[TAG] Hydrogen fuel (non-Linux)
thomas_adam16 at yahoo.com
Wed May 19 15:48:14 MSD 2004
--- Mike Orr <mso at oz.net> wrote:
> Iceland (pop. 250 000) is the first country in the world to convert to
> hydrogen energy on a national scale. Currently there are test buses
> rolling. Test cars will be next, but one of their major goals is
> fishing trawlers, which bring in 70% of Iceland's GNP but are powered
Actually, while this is the "official" story, we _all_ know that someone
in America has been using this form of energy for ages.
> For the ships, they are considering putting a hydrogen refiner (reactor)
Look at the issues that the old air-ships had. Hydrogen is *extremely*
combustable -- "volatile" doesn't even describe it enough. One false error
with hydrogen fuel and there won't be anything left...
But to side-track completely, Iceland has another interesting sideline for
fuel -- geothermal energy. Granted, this can only be used in-situ, but the
potential that this has had for both Iceland, and other countries has been
better than predicted.
-- Thomas Adam
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