WASHINGTON – The hydrogen age may be further away than many advocates hope. Speaking here at the inaugural meeting of the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy, Jeremy Bentham, CEO, Shell Hydrogen, says "initial infrastructure investment required to supply 2% of cars in Europe with hydrogen by 2020 would be some $20 billion." Bentham adds that an additional hurdle to this cost requirement is the need for consumers to be convinced fuel-cell vehicles offer benefits ...

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