The dean of UW-Madison’s College of Engineering says hydrogen represents a significant opportunity for Wisconsin’s economy as the country moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

But Ian Robertson also said society isn’t ready yet for widespread adoption of clean hydrogen as a source of energy. He spoke yesterday during a Wisconsin Technology Council luncheon held in Madison.

“That’s one of the challenges we have …there has to be a huge educational component to train the workforce,” he said. “There’ll also going to have to be an effort that says, let’s train the general public on why we’re moving toward a hydrogen-based technology. And that’s going to take time.”

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