Shelling Out H2

Iceland debuts the world's first retail hydrogen station.

by Courtesy Icelandic New Energy

Courtesy Icelandic New Energy

President Bush assured Americans in January's State of the Union address that with his $1.7 billion five-year hydrogen initiative, "America can lead the world in developing clean, hydrogen-powered automobiles." In April, however, while U.S. automakers tinkered with prototypes, Iceland opened the world's first retail hydrogen-fuel pumps in a converted Shell station in Reykjavik.