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  "Pure POWER"
Diagrams of the Hydrogen Car and the Hydrogen Fuel Cell.
The hydrogen fuel is fed into one end of the cell, where it comes in contact with a platinum plate.
Hydrogen can also come in liquid and solid forms that require less space and do not leak as readily, but each has drawbacks in the ease of handling and cost of refueling.
sln.fi.edu /inquirer/hydrocar.html   (1307 words)

 Army to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
Hydrogen fuel cells produce less sound and heat than a conventional internal combustion engine.
Many obstacles exist for a hydrogen future, including a system of fueling stations, but nearly every automaker is developing hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The technology is backed by a five-year, $1.2 billion hydrogen initiative announced by President Bush in his 2003 State of the Union address.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,114503,00.html?ESRC=eb.nl   (381 words)

 Hydrogen Cars Vehicles and Infrastructure
The future of hydrogen cars is not a pipe dream, as there are already many hydrogen cars on the road.
But, hydrogen cars are not isolated to those that burn the fuel in internal combustion engines.
Hydrogen cars are the future, so why not take a test drive of this website right now and see what you'll be driving a few short years from now.
hydrogencarsnow.com   (649 words)

 Toyota Fuel Cell Hydrogen Vehicle (FCHV)
The fuel cell cars of today should be kept and put in the Smithsonian, just as the Model A and Model T surely reside in museums.
The current hydrogen cars are the cars of a hundred years ago.
Reinert knows it's not good enough to build a hydrogen Model A when consumers are used to driving the car of their choice with all the functionality included.
www.carlist.com /autonews/2004/toyota_fchv.html   (910 words)

 Hydrogen news - a hydrogen economy
But when the hydrogen car's fuel cell was punctured, since hydrogen is 14 times lighter than air, the flames just shot straight up.
Hydrogen's volatility, however, underscores the need to develop tight seals to prevent leakage from storage tanks, filling stations and the fuel cells themselves.
Because wind generation of hydrogen provided the best health and climate benefits, the researchers did a cost analysis to compare the cost of a gallon of gasoline with that of a gallon of hydrogen generated by wind electrolysis.
www.hydrogenfirst.com /news.html   (1501 words)

 12.20.2005 - Transportation researchers get DaimlerChrysler hydrogen car for the holidays   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hydrogen cars are being explored nationally as an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline powered vehicles.
In hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, the hydrogen is converted into electricity to run an electric motor, producing water as a byproduct.
Even when hydrogen is burned in a combustion engine vehicle, the exhaust is much cleaner than that of gasoline- or diesel-powered engines, as well as that burned in gasoline-electric hybrids that have grown increasingly popular in recent years.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2005/12/20_car.shtml   (816 words)

 The Josef Hasslberger page: Tecno
Hydrogen is separated from its molecular bond with oxygen by exposing the fluid of water to direct-current voltage.
Small cars are light on gasoline, thus cheaper to operatr, but when all of a sudden the fuel becomes free, the size and weight of the car is of no concern, except for Porsches and similar sportscars, street rods etc.
To gbegin hydrogen generation, flip one of the dash-mounted switches and wait for the gauge to show fuel-line pressure; then start the engine when pressure is shown by the gauge to exist.
www.hasslberger.com /tecno/hydrogen.html   (2242 words)

 Fiat launches hydrogen powered car
Fiat has launched a hydrogen version of its new city car - the Panda - which runs on hydrogen and produces water vapour as its only exhaust gas which, unlike the emissions of a normal car (or indeed the methane produced as the exhaust gas of bamboo-eating Panda) is harmless to the environment.
The system is supplied with hydrogen at a pressure of 1.5 bar and produces, from oxygen contained in air (also compressed), electrical energy with a maximum power of 40 kW with a high rate of efficiency (65% at 20% of maximum power).
The hydrogen that feeds the Fuel Cell is contained at a pressure of 350 bar in two tanks made out of composite material installed beneath the floorpan.
www.italiancar.net /pilot/art089.htm   (759 words)

 Hydrogen vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hydrogen can be obtained through various thermochemical methods utilizing methane (natural gas), coal (by a process known as coal gasification), liquified petroleum gas, biomass (biomass gasification), or from water by electrolysis or by a process called thermolysis.
As in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, the volume of the vehicle that the tank occupies is significant.
The device, called a hydrogen power pack, inserts hydrogen upstream of a forced induction system, and is used to increase the amount of compression and timing advance feasible before detonation occurs with low-grade fuels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hydrogen_car   (3025 words)

 Hydrogen - Energy
Hydrogen is the simplest element known to man. Each atom of hydrogen has only one proton.
Hydrogen gas is lighter than air and, as a result, it rises in the atmosphere.
Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of resources (water, fossil fuels, biomass) and is a byproduct of other chemical processes.
www.eia.doe.gov /kids/energyfacts/sources/IntermediateHydrogen.html   (1124 words)

 The Hydrogen Hoax on future cars
Hydrogen has been greatly oversold by ‘evangelists” in the USDOE and elsewhere and also by the environmental lobby, including some very persuasive writers who are adept at choosing half truths to fit their preconceived conclusions.
A natural hydrogen carrier such as natural gas, methane, a liquid hydrocarbon or methanol, represents a viable alternative to pure hydrogen for fuel cells, as they require far less energy to extract the hydrogen at the point of use and can readily be derived from coal.
The reason that the hydrogen car goes such a very small fraction of the distance is that there is a large energy lost in separating and in compressing the hydrogen.
www.recoverybydiscovery.com /hydrogen.htm   (3468 words)

 Teachers' Domain: Global Warming: The Hydrogen Car
Because its by-products don't harm the environment, the hydrogen fuel cell, which produces electricity capable of powering cars and other vehicles, has been touted by many as a promising replacement for the internal combustion engine.
Hydrogen can be removed from water using another fuel, such as natural gas or coal, to power the extraction process, but this creates CO Thus, the challenge is to find a way to extract hydrogen using a carbon-free energy source.
The other problem with hydrogen as a fuel is that a distribution and refueling infrastructure to serve drivers of hydrogen-powered cars would be extremely expensive.
www.teachersdomain.org /resources/phy03/sci/phys/matter/hydrogencar/index.html   (627 words)

 Fuel Cell Works Supplemental News Page
Fiat has launched a Hydrogen version of its new city car, the Panda, which runs on Hydrogen and produces water vapour as its only exhaust gas which, unlike the emissions of a normal car or, indeed, the methane produced as the exhaust gas of bamboo eating Panda, is harmless to the environment.
Inside, hydrogen and oxygen atoms combine with the aid of a catalytic converter to produce water and heat and also generate electrical energy with zero emissions.
The system is supplied with hydrogen at a pressure of 1.5 bar and produces, from oxygen contained in air (also compressed), electrical energy with a maximum power of 40 kW with a high rate of efficiency (65% at 20% of maximum power).
www.fuelcellsworks.com /Supppage1276.html   (828 words)

So when California's Hydrogen Highway opens, there may be one production hydrogen vehicle for sale, with Ford as a possible second.
Hydrogen ICE's are less complicated than fuel cell vehicles (and therefore more attainable), but most of the industry is determined to stick it out with FCVs until the cost and safety issues can be resolved.
Fusion-powered cars in 20 years (on clogged freeways as we are now) doesn't make it so.I hope and pray that miracle will happen to let us continue living life without major disruptions, but it would be completely irresponsible to do so.
blog.wired.com /cars/index.blog?entry_id=1496348   (740 words)

 Hydrogen powered cars
This will be done by developing the technology for commercially viable hydrogen-powered fuel cells to power cars, hydrogen powered trucks, homes and businesses, without air pollution or negative greenhouse gases.
Even President Bush the Oilman, has been forced to say the words "hydrogen cars" but the problem is he's talking about the hydrogen fuel cell, an expensive detour requiring billions for research and precious metals to manufacture, and would only fuel cars other than the internal combustion ones we already have.
So accept no substitutes: Cleanly produced hydrogen fuel could be available from modules to serve thousands at existing gas stations-using electricity produced in solar- or wind-powered plants-and also from a module small enough to fit in your own garage, powered by electricity generated by a solar panel.
hydrogenpoweredcars.com   (753 words)

 DailyTech - BMW to Unveil Hydrogen 7, Decline BLUETEC Diesels at LA Auto Show   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The control system in BMW Hydrogen 7 gives priority to the use of hydrogen; and should one of the two types of fuel be fully consumed, the system will automatically switch over to the other type of fuel.
By using hydrogen produced from water and renewable energy, such as wind, sun or hydropower, in an internal combustion engine, the car's emissions in hydrogen mode are essentially nothing but vapor, allowing the water cycle to start again.
The advantage of hydrogen over electric is that you can use both on the same engine, and don't need to carry heavy batteries around (and remember that lithium batteries will die after about 4 years, and are very expensive to replace, not to mention hard to recycle).
www.dailytech.com /article.aspx?newsid=5043   (2635 words)

 Zinc Powder Will Drive Your Hydrogen Car
Hydrogen can be found in great abundance (mainly as part of water); it does not pollute the air as it burns and it is more energetic then most existing fuels.
In order to produce hydrogen from the Zn powder a much simpler process is performed where the Zn is mixed with water at a temperature of 350°C (662F).
Another important advantage is that the hydrogen could be produced where it is needed, i.e., at the local fuel station instead of transporting large amounts of explosive hydrogen across the country.
www.physorg.com /news6381.html   (1226 words)

 Hydrogen Autos
The dots that connect the present to the future are the composite of the present manufacturers of hydrogen technology, consumer awareness, government policy makers, economic drivers and not the least of all, the impending demise of the fossil fuel industry due to ultimate extraction.
We are realists and not dreamers, we have no certainty that the hydrogen car will ever be broadly available, not because it will never work but because of the transition effects involved in fuel politics.
This process may not be the most energy efficient way of producing hydrogen for vehicles but it demonstrates one source of hydrogen and is useful for a basic understanding of the debates you will find about hydrogen’s viability as the fuel of the future.
www.hydrogen-autos.com   (3007 words)

 Hydrogen car filling network in Europe is feasible, study finds - 02/24/05
The expense of building up a new distribution system for hydrogen-burning cars that emit only water vapour has often been cited as a potential stumbling stock for the technology that could one day make standard petrol and diesel engines obsolete.
The filling stations could support cars with fuel cells, which use the chemical reaction between hydrogen and air to generate electricity and emit only water vapour, as well as those that burn hydrogen in converted standard engines.
Only around 500 hydrogen test cars are making the rounds now, and officials say costs have to drop drastically before they become commercially viable.
www.detnews.com /2005/autosinsider/0502/24/autos-99627.htm   (428 words)

 Hydrogen Car
Hydrogen has often been seen as the holy grail of fuel, but has existed only as a series of experiments and concept cars.
Not only that, but Honda says that their hydrogen vehicles are commercially infeasible, costing at least a million dollars to produce each one.
Hydrogen fuel is a promising technology, but its fate remains to be seen.
www.buyingadvice.com /hydrogen-car.html   (656 words)

 Subject Top Page: Hydrogen Ice Vehicles
HCC is an innovative, environmentally-conscious company that produces hydrogen internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles that enable consumers to reduce air pollution and dependency on foreign oil, while at the same time meeting government imposed environmental mandates without compromising performance, reliability and comfort.
Powered by the world's first supercharged hydrogen internal combustion engine, equipped with a hybrid electric transmission and pioneering green materials and processes, Model U is a vision for the future.
The goal is now to establish a hydrogen infrastructure through global partnerships in order to cause the breakthrough of the fuel of the future.
www.hydrogenhighway.ca.gov /vehicles/ice.htm   (153 words)

H2 cars should be placarded with the 'unusual' fuel, until rescue crews are trained in new proceedures such as using gas detectors at MVA's, hydrogen properties, and system failures experienced.
Its jetting up clear of the car, and not destroying it, would therefore seem not to have been much of a surprise to Swain, however much of one it was to EV World's headline writer.
In the article you explained that the gas tank in a hydrogen car is in the middle of the car, while the gasoline tank is is behind the rear axle.
evworld.com /view.cfm?section=article&storyid=482   (2296 words)

 The Hydrogen Car?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And while we all want it to happen, the hydrogen car just may be too good to be true.
It's taken 100 years to get the internal combustion engine where it is today, working not in the laboratory but under all conditions, cheap to build, low polluting, repairable.
Hydrogen just sounds too good to be true.
wardsautoworld.com /ar/auto_hydrogen_car_2   (471 words)

 World's smallest hydrogen car
Hydrogen as with the Shelby Cobra is used in a hydrogen internal combustion engine (HICE).Hydrogen in a FCV is supplied to the fuel cell engine which produced lots of electricity.
Storing hydrogen required compression for a cylinder storage vessel, or hydrogen can be stored under low pressure in metal hydride canister cylinders with these a lot more expensive than normal cylinders.
Hydrogen exists in chemical form as like in ammonia NH3 or methanol CH3OH,or sodium borohydride(NaBH4).In fact these chemicals are seriously looked at because they can be taken over special catalytic materials that will then release pure hydrogen on demand.
www.hydrogen.asn.au /hydrogen-cars.htm   (884 words)

 IEEE Spectrum: Driving GM's New Hydrogen Car
Instead, the debate over the types of energy used to generate hydrogen shifts from GM and other carmakers to the natural resources and power industries.
The 73-kW fuel cell in the Sequel is a sealed box in which hydrogen passes through a membrane to react with oxygen, producing water and giving off energy.
Each of these concept cars probably costs one million dollars or more, although “productionizing”—figuring out how to lower weight, reduce complexity, cut costs, and improve reliability—is a standard part of technology innovation.
www.spectrum.ieee.org /sep06/4576   (847 words)

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