Does this mean we will not be seeing any more posting by the "fish_antlers" ? Hope not. Always enjoyed a good laugh from your postings.fish_antlers said:
There is a lot of hype, and some very expensive prototypes are on the road, but there just isn't a market for half million dollar cars with limited range and that need new fuel cell membranes ($30,000) every 15 thousand miles. Hydrogen storage is a major problem, requiring either large heavy expensive 10,000 psi (yes, 5 tons per sq. inch!) pressure tanks, or large expensive liquid hydrogen flasks (-422 F), or heavy large expensive metal hydride tanks that take 20 minutes to fill.fish_antlers said:we'll see in the next few years... Olympics are in Vancouver for 2010 and they claim the highway between Vancouver and Whistler will be the "Hydrogen Highway" with hydrogen refueling stations along the way. Not sure what they'll be fueling with it? Perhaps an imaginary fleet of Hydrogen busses?
Seems likely something will happen as Ballard Power Systems who first developed the hydrogen fuel cell is based in Vancouver.
A company called "Quantum" adapted 6 Priuses (Priii?) by taking out the fuel tank and spare tire and putting high pressure hydrogen tanks in it's place. Most of the trunk space disappeared. The engine was modified to run on hydrogen, but otherwise unchanged. These "hydrogen Priuses" get an amazing 80 miles on one tank of hydrogen. :roll:DanMan32 said:As a matter of fact, someone HAS adapted the prius to run on hydrogen stored in solid pellets. This was supposed to make the hydrogen storage safer.
DanMan32, You are one of the residents technical Guru. Read this letter that came to me and forwarded to Toyota. Long post but could be valid....DanMan32 said:Nothing new. The problem is getting an efficient way of producing and/or distributing hydrogen. Even the Prius could be adapted to run on hydrogen, either through the ICE, or adding a fuel cell to power MG2.
As a matter of fact, someone HAS adapted the prius to run on hydrogen stored in solid pellets. This was supposed to make the hydrogen storage safer.
OK, maybe 'many' was the wrong word to use. I saw this featured in a home improvement show. It might have been 'This Old House', but it could have been a different show.DanMan32 wrote:
many homes are using hydrogen to store electrical energy obtained from solar panels.
How do you define "many" and where are these homes?