Hydrogen fuel sources

Posted by $ blarman 3 weeks, 1 day ago to Science
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For a separate but related idea, see: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...

Amazing what we can do when we get creative about solving problems rather than just complaining about them!
SOURCE URL: https://www.sciencealert.com/rust-and-light-promise-to-make-hydrogen-fuel-production-25x-more-efficient


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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Thank you, Blarman for the articles.
    I wonder if the byproduct of water will have an affect on Humidity long term in the environment.

    The second process, using aluminum, I wonder if any of it lingers and potentially have a health effect upon us; ie: breathing, absorption, etc, long term.

    I like the idea of using Hydrogen in our internal combustion engines but I am not a fan of using hydrogen cells to produce electricity for electric cars...seems to me to be way more complicated commercially...we need simple stupid.
    I admit, I have a bias in favor of internal combustion engines but it has worked well for a long time now.
    Would be nice to have some sort of "On board generation" with easily accessed resources.
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    • Posted by $ 2 weeks, 6 days ago
      "I wonder if the byproduct of water will have an affect on Humidity long term in the environment."

      I believe that in at least one of the proposed methods, the starting material is water. Thus the use would be circular: separate the hydrogen from the oxygen in water, then recombine.

      "Would be nice to have some sort of "On board generation" with easily accessed resources."

      Agreed. That is one of the nice things about gasoline and diesel fuels: they are fairly stable and fairly easily processed from fairly abundant resources. Hydrogen can be obtained from a very accessible resource, but is more volatile and harder to handle.
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  • Posted by VetteGuy 3 weeks ago
    And use it to fuel this:
    https://www.toyota.com/mirai/

    They claim a 400-mile range and "complementary fuel" for 6 years. I'm guessing for a road trip you would have to plan hops between Toyota dealers?

    Depending on time to refuel and availability of refueling locations, I could see this as a serious competitor to battery-only electrics.

    Still, for now at least, I prefer my cars to go "vroom!" And keep going for 500 miles on a tank!
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  • Posted by $ kddr22 3 weeks ago
    fascinating idea, Hydrogen fuel has always been intriguing to me along with fusion. My son's nuclear/plasma engineering professor suggested to him that a viable model for fusion is only 3-5 years away!
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