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Comment #223121 by phil rimmer

The process is 37% more efficient (they claim) which is good


This is pretty big, if it is really 37 percent efficient and runs under benign conditions. There's still the problem of gathering and storing the hydrogen, but that's being worked on and pretty good solutions are or will exist. Auto fuel cells will need efficient, light hydrogen storage methods. This is great for people who are (or want to be) far from the electric grid. Photovoltaic technology is about to take off with cheaper, (or) higher efficiency, or hopefully both new polymer film, multilayer, multicolor absorbing units. I can't wait for the solar car that makes hydrogen while you are not driving it, so you may never need a fillup... unless you drive at night.

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 18:25:00 UTC | #211617