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.
need technical assistance - fast if you are going to continue to write about
not going to go into a whole lot of detail because you probably wouldn't believe
me anyhow. There is an article in the Proceedings of the IEEE concerning the
Hydrogen economy that you need to read. I was written by a Swiss scientist. I
am on the road and don't have access right now, so you will have to look it up
yourself. It is from an edition focusing on the "Hydrogen
Hydrogen Economy is INCREDIBLY inefficient compared to the Electron Economy.
Chasing after the Hydrogen economy is a big loser. The article that I reference
goes through the numbers in detail to explain what it costs to get from
electrical energy sources to Hydrogen and how much energy you can get to the
wheels of a car - about 22%. Do the math. The average citizen can not afford
time for some facts to enter the consciousness of the average citizen instead of
this hydrogen economy snake oil.
interesting example is providing hydrogen for airplanes. An airport such as
Dallas-Ft. Worth would require the entire supply of fresh water for the two
cities just to generate the hydrogen for the airplanes taking off from this one
airport. Of course, alternatively, the hydrogen could be produced from natural
gas, but what then is the point, just use fossil fuels