Read more reader reponses to DN Editor-in-Chief John
Energized about Energy" column in the August 11 issue as well as Design
News' exhaustive hydrogen
fuel cell vehicle and fueling infrastructure package.
I'm an occasional reader of your
column and followed the recent thread about
It is my opinion that we do not have
to wait for Fuel Cells to become the panacea people thing they are and then make
good use of Hydrogen as a clean, alternative fuel. I do not know why but nobody
talks about the immediate use of H2 in our current crop of automotive
BMW has shown "add nauseum" that
this is a reality today, as you can go and buy one of their models at their
Actually, burning H2 in a
spark ignited engine was practiced along the 1920s, by German
As consumables turned the ship
lighter, the excess buoyancy was counteracted by having the engines burn
Hydrogen, besides Benzin (gasoline).
I bet our ex-Big Three could have H2
fueled cars on the road within 18 months, if not sooner, if so pressed to do.
Key word: pressed!
I really do not understand all this
fuss about FC, when the most reliable prime motive power ever developed can
continue to provide stalwart service almost forever, with today's technology and
meeting all emissions laws now or in the future. No need for giga investments
that, in one way or another, will find their way out of consumer's pockets. What
am I missing?
Please, carry on with your good, no