HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Feature

Does Hydrogen Pack Enough Power?

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Threaded|Newest First|Oldest First
David12345
User Rank
Platinum
Hydrogen CAN be Pollution free and a helpful "Load leveler"
David12345   7/17/2012 10:57:19 AM
NO RATINGS
Hydrogen and oxygen can be generated at the same time at the point of power generation.  Our power plants are sized for peak demand, but have few ways to store excess capacity. Running coal plants is very polluting.  Running nuclear plants is a deferred radiation pollution/storage issue; howver, current plants could have the off-peak capacity used to generate H2 and O2.  Additionally, off shore tide action, wave action, current, hydroelectric dams, wind energy, ocean thermal differential (indirect solar), and direct solar power can all be used with hydrogen and oxygen generation during any off-peak (e.g. - middle of sleeping hours, during off-peak fluctuation during the day, etc)) or high-generation time (e.g. - wind is blowing, sun is shining, current is flowing, heavy rain waters are being released, etc.).

I view this as more efficient than the electric cars all plugged into the grid. Transmission losses are staggering, the infrastructure would also need to be upgraded, and there is no way to "store-up" energy on the grid when cars are not plugged-in charging.)

This CAN be a regenerative type of energy. Coal is not, but hydroelectric, currents, wind, solar, methane from sewage, or even wood burning are.  The coal and wood are also not as green, even with super scrubbing stacks. Oil will not be here forever.  We are consuming it far faster than it could ever be made; unless, we start extracting it from peanuts or other plants (indirect solar).  Besides, plastics are also valuable and require our precious oil as well.

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Industrial trade shows, like Design News' upcoming Pacific Design & Manufacturing, deserve proper planning in order to truly get the most out of them as marketing tools. Here's how to plan effectively.
Take a peek into the world of a test engineer – and then tell us about yourself! We want to know what part each of our readers plays in the wonderful umbrella known as design engineering.
On Sunday, when more than a hundred million Americans turn on their televisions to watch the Super Bowl, they might consider first giving thanks to a polymer known as polybutadiene. .
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Design Tools - Hardware & Software category of our 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
The series now can interface with a wider array of EtherNet/IP-compliant hardware across many industrial sectors, including factory automation systems, plastic injection molding apparatus, and materials-handling equipment.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
1/28/2016 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/8/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/18/2016 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET
2/24/2016 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 11 - 15, Designing ARM Devices Using Segger Tools
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service