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Posted by PolicySpy on April 6, 2010, 11:59 pm
 
Well, Honda has a fuel-cell car for the U.S. market and MB will have a
fuel-cell car in the U.S. market in a few months.

I'm saying that the government could establish a market for Hydrogen
produced from water and produced by solar mirror powerplants. If the
governments will establish the market then the solar mirror
powerplants will be built around the world and in the locations where
they are most effective. Then the hydrogen can come into ports and
fueling stations can be established within trucking distance of the
ports.

The advantage of a fuel-cell vehicle over a plug-in electric vehicle
is that the fuel-cell vehicle has quicker fueling, less vehicle
weight, and a lower cost of battery replacement.


Posted by PolicySpy on April 8, 2010, 12:17 am
 
The hydrogen produced by solar electrolysis only has to be pumped to
the nearest port. At the port it can liquefied and loaded onto tankers
for export. Then at the destination port the hydrogen fueling network
can be limited to delivery trucking range. Fuel-cell vehicles can then
be based within 50 miles of all ports worldwide.

Also, any hydrogen produced by solar electrolysis and not near a port
can be pumped to the nearest major city and then fuel-cell vehicles
can be based in that city.

Making the hydrogen may be an additional step beyond making the steam
and electricity but fuel-cell vehicles have advantages over plug-in
electric-vehicles. A fuel-cell vehicle has quicker fueling, a lower
cost of battery replacement, less vehicle weight, and greater range
than a plug-in electric vehicle.

Posted by PolicySpy on April 8, 2010, 12:33 am
 
Now the hydrogen produced by solar electrolysis has consumed water at
the production country and the fuel cell will output water at the
country of use. That's a strange transfer of water. But also the solar
electrolysis has produced oxygen at the production country and the
fuel cell has consumed oxygen from air at the country of use. The
question is, is the oxygen consumed by a large number of fuel cells a
significant problem ? If so then the fuel cell needs to be fueled with
both hydrogen and oxygen...otherwise oxygen has been gained at the
Hydrogen production country and lost at the country of fuel-cell use.

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