Thursday 7 July 2022 02:12 PM Elon Musk seems to troll Bill Gates over 'green hydrogen' claim with laughing ... trends now

Thursday 7 July 2022 02:12 PM Elon Musk seems to troll Bill Gates over 'green hydrogen' claim with laughing ... trends now
Thursday 7 July 2022 02:12 PM Elon Musk seems to troll Bill Gates over 'green hydrogen' claim with laughing ... trends now

Thursday 7 July 2022 02:12 PM Elon Musk seems to troll Bill Gates over 'green hydrogen' claim with laughing ... trends now

Elon Musk trolls Bill Gates over 'green hydrogen' claim with laughing emoji tweet responding to user who compares a breakthrough on the challenging energy source to the tooth fairy and Santa Claus

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Elon Musk seemed to troll Bill Gates on Thursday over the concept of green hydrogen with a laughing emoji on Twitter.  

The Whole Mars Catalog tweeted a screen grab of a Bill Gates promoted tweet stating that 'cheap, clean hydrogen would be a massive energy breakthrough' with the phrase 'Bill Gates promoting hydrogen' and a face palm emoji.

In reply to that tweet, another user wrote: 'Cheap clean hydrogen would be a great breakthrough we have uses for it. Also if we could bottle the tooth fairy and clone Santa Claus, and replace public transport with unicorns we'd be all good.' 

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Musk - a longstanding proponent of solar energy - replied to that tweet with a laughing emoji.   

On Gates' blog, after noting that most of the 70 million tons of hydrogen the world currently uses is produced from fossil fuels, the billionaire mogul writes that making the hydrogen 'clean' could eliminate the 1.6 percent of global emissions that it's responsible for. 

Electrolysis is the process of using solar, wind or nuclear power to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.  

'There are four different electrolyzer technologies being developed, and the price of each one needs to go down to make electrolyzed hydrogen cost-competitive,' Gates writes on his blog.

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However, this type of technology isn't commercially viable at the moment.

Emanuele Taibi, head of Power Sector Transformation Strategies at the International Renewable Energy Agency, told the World Economic Forum that 'renewable energy technologies [have] reached a level of maturity… today that

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