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
Six big automakers will carry the electric vehicle (EV) battery market to a five-fold sales increase by 2020, a new study says.
Take advantage of the properties of plastic to integrate clever features that benefit everyone. Abiding by these guidelines will prepare you for a smooth design cycle.
Determining the quantities and location of sensors in an Internet of Things application requires a thorough problem statement and a clear vision of success, an expert will tell engineers at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
2016 engineering grads can expect to earn an average salary of $65,000 right out of the gate. Petroleum engineers' wallets are much fatter, though -- they are expected to earn about $20K more.
3D printing is now adding value to manufacturers at all steps along the business value chain. Come find out how at a talk by John Jaddou at next month's Embedded Systems Conference in Minneapolis.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 8 - 12, Getting Hands On with Arduino Mechatronics
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


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

Technology Marketplace

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