Home Hydrogen Fueling Station, how would you like to have
something like this?
Hydrogenics Home Fueler Energy Station
Since 2003, Honda tested Home Energy Station in Torrance, California called Home Energy Station IV. Honda further state that Station IV is more efficient and better as it reduces CO2 emissions by 30% compared to average households using fossil fuel and electricity from commercial providers. Such poses our chance to be off grid and develop hybrid homes and use hybrid cars.
Take Michael Strizki's hydrogen-powered home in East Amwell, New Jersey. While Honda uses natural gas to produce hydrogen, Mr. Strizki installed solar panels and electrolyzer to produce hydrogen and stored excess hydrogen energy in propane tanks.
Another is, the common solar panels that we know has advanced into what is called Tandem Cell. The technology offers clean hydrogen production without the need for fossil fuels and the high electricity cost of electrolysis, as Hydrogen Solar Production Company's intention in the research and production of the Tandem Cell, from which I understand can also be utilized for production of hydrogen at home.
Other experiments and production of home hydrogen fueling stations includes:
* Chewonki Renewable Hydrogen Project
"The project is installing a renewable powered hydrogen energy system, developing a range of outreach programs and building links between regional companies."
* HomeFueler. This uses electricity which could also be hooked into renewable energy sources such as wind or sunlight to electrolyze water for production of hydrogen energy.
* General Motors is building a prototype for a hydrogen refueling unit that uses either electricity or sunlight and has plans to put 100 hydrogen fuel-cell versions of its Chevrolet Equinox SUV.
For small scale hydrogen production here's some:
* "Oxides of the rare earth elements cerium (Ce), terbium (Tb), and praseodymium (Pr) can produce hydrogen from water vapor and methane in continuous "inhale and exhale" cycles. By doping iron atoms into the oxides, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have lowered the temperatures at which these "oxygen pump" materials produce hydrogen, potentially allowing the process to be powered by solar energy."
An alternative appropriate for, also, small scale fuel cells used in cellphones and household appliances.
Almost all hydrogen supporters claimed that producing hydrogen at home provides a head start for the hydrogen economy to completely emerge and stabilized. What do you think?
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