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RE: [cdn-nucl-l] Hydrogen fuel firms agree to merge
There are many ways to store hydrogen outside of just compressing it: metal
hybrids, liquid hybrids, carbon nanotubes, and onboard hydrogen reforming.
One example of a metal hydride hydrogen storage approach - check this out:
Easy to store at room temperature and pressure, non explosive, non
flammable, non corrosive, transportable through pipes, fully recyclable and
environmentally safe byproducts.
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Subject: Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Hydrogen fuel firms agree to merge
Adam Mclean wrote:
> Hydrogen fuel firms agree to merge
> Hydrogenics takes over Stuart Energy All-stock deal worth $155 million
They can merge all they want - they still don't have the answer.
Hydrogen is very difficult to store, and explodes brilliantly when it
gets out. It cannot be transported through pipes - it corrodes the
pipes too quickly. If a large leak occurs the hydrogen will rise to
the top of the atmosphere and destroy the ozone layer in seconds. You
won't have time to even put your sunglasses on. And hydrogen fuel
cells pump out water vapour as an exhaust - and it is a greenhouse gas
too. You can't get hydrogen without building nuclear reactors first,
and once you have reactors you don't need hydrogen.
OK - so what is the answer? First CANDU reactors for all our
stationary energy requirements - cooking, heating, cooling, and
appliances. For mobile needs (transportation, robots, bionic
implants) we need a power cell of some kind that plugs into the grid
to be recharged, and then generates electrical energy without
producing any air borne pollution. Zinc based power cells are
candidates for this use.
In the vehicle:
Zinc + oxygen produces electricity and zinc-oxide (a solid).
In the recharging station:
Zinc-oxide + electricity produces zinc and oxygen.
No net change in atmosphere.
Actually, I don't care what metal is used as long as the atmosphere is
Randal Leavitt gnupg public key: bbbad04d
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