Thanks for the reply and the
reference/reading material. I haven't read it all but I read enough to know
that I cannot see any gaps in your logic and knowledge. But that leaves me in a
bit of a quandary, regarding a statement you made. You said "Longer lasting
Fuel cells remain an issue as does overall testing (fuel cells I presume) in a
multitude of climates." I know this isn't an omni important point, but whenever
I'm discussing the issue with someone who needs even more education than I, I
say " if H2 fuel is so good why are we not using it." And the answer is always
"we are waiting for fuel cell technology". I say If it's so good we can use it
in IC engines right now like BMW and Ford" pointing out too, that by the time
you get FCs affordable and mass producible (ie not experimental) the difference
in capability will be transparent. My, perhaps belabored point i,s the other
issues are the reasons for not having H2 fuel, and as you noted, these are far
more insurmountable than a single technology breakthrough.
On another topic: In the same
issue the "News" section discusses the importance of automotive transmissions on
efficiency. I have created a CVT that I have been unable to present to a broad
interested audience. I did present it in the NASA "create the future" contest
last year, and one company for helicopter application but I'd like to find a
more targeted audience. I do have one potential partner but that's not
sufficient to get it going. Any suggestions?
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