Students at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom have developed the country’s first hydrogen race car. Engineering Ph.D. students, John Goddard and the ironically-named James Waters have converted a Formula Student racecar to run on hydrogen gas.
The first Formula Student racecar to run on hydrogen will do so in a very green way. The hydrogen will be produced from farm waste giving the vehicle zero CO2 emissions throughout the process.
While the two have stated that this is the first hydrogen racecar in the world, it is in fact one of several hydrogen racecars that have been developed including the BMW HR2, Buckeye Bullet 2 and even the Peroxide Thunder. In August, the Buckeye Bullet 2 and a modified Ford Fusion XV1 will go after the land speed record for hydrogen racecars.