What kind of Hydrogen Car testing is being done by Automakers? Consumers? Scientists? and Do-it-yourselfers?
Watch a video below on a company that has discovered a way to make, "...electrodes have an increased surface area of approximately
1000 times vs. standard SS (Stainless Steel) metal plates" - I am still catching my breath on the possibilities!
Let's explore the possible answers to these questions by discussing each topic.
August 27th, 2008, Time Magazine and CNN did an article on how some
of the largest automakers are having consumers test hydrogen car
prototypes. GM, Honda Motor Co., and BMW AG are placing hundreds of
these prototypes into the consumer's hands to test on the highways and
cities. For years, fuel cells have been produced by the
auto industry and tested in many companies small fleets. Hydrogen
cars came to the public's attention after President Bush announced in
2003 that the government would invest $1.2 billion to fund research and
development of fuel cells. With record high gas prices of 2008, we are hearing more and more about the possibilities of our fuel coming from hydrogen.
Read more on Hydrogen Powered Cars.
Scientists and their research: Scientists
are continually discovering what works and what doesn't work. Recently
a few companies appear to have found a way to use nanotechnology to increase the surface area of electrodes 1000 times more than standard stainless steel plates! One such company is QuantumSphere.
we are aware, numerous people are experimenting with making their cars
run on hydrogen, especially with the crazy high gasoline prices at the
pump! Check out the video below to see what could be in store for DIY people!
Read more about Hydrogen Hybrid Cars.
Fuel Storage Safety
One of the biggest concerns I have with fuel cell storage in a hydrogen car are the possibilities of explosion.
allows your car to drive with a certain amount of hydrogen injected
into the intake manifold to be combusted with your gas and air mixture.
Watch the video below to see what is in store for you!
Watch a video on how to make hydrogen on demand generator.
Read about Hydrogen Pump and watch an inspiring video on the future of hydrogen and cars.
are obtained at the micron scale which is then converted to very active
catalytic conductive or magnetic and antimicrobial in some cases
materials for the energy devices...porous wafer to generate hydrogen..."
The following information is from QuanumSphere's website from their newest product and it is their product with respective copyrights. I'm providing their information here so you can see the possibilities of how hydrogen on demand could now be more of a reality than most people can even dream about in my opinion!
QSI-Nano® NiFe Product Profile
Hydrogen Generation Electrodes
SS Electrode (left), QSI-Nano® NiFe Coated Electrode (right)
Nano NiFe Cathode Electrodes for Water Electrolysis
QSI-Nano® NiFe alkaline water electrolysis electrodes are
manufactured using a process in which a blend of highly
catalytic QSI-Nano® nickel and iron particles are functionalized
by dispersing into a proprietary formulation, spray coated, and
sintered onto a stainless steel (SS) substrate.
The resulting electrodes have an increased surface area of approximately 1000 times vs. standard SS (Stainless Steel) metal plates and may be used as a drop-in solution for existing alkaline electrolyzers to achieve the following results:
• Increased Gas Output
• Decreased Energy Consumption
• Decreased Size While Maintaining Efficiency
What I gathered from this is that this opens a HUGE DOOR to hydrogen on demand!
Why? By increasing the surface area of your electrodes by up to 1000 times, your hydrogen generator should be able to produce a lot more hydrogen with less electricity to power your car.
Awesome possibilities are in store for our future! Mark my words!
At the end of the day, Making-Hydrogen.com is about how to create hydrogen from solar power to bacteria! What is the coolest way you have discovered in making hydrogen?