Environmental Impact: Making hydrogen fuel is a timely pursuit and a fitting contribution in addressing global climate crisis.
It has been known that it is a clean and green alternative, it being the most abundant element in the universe.
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Think. If we had harnessed hydrogen before instead of fossil fuel, what would life be today without the ramifications of Global Warming? What could have independence in fuel brought to each and every nation? To each of its communities? And to each of the households producing their own hydrogen energy?
IF simple hydrogen electrolysis works at the household level, producing enough hydrogen as fuel for cooking and other domestic use, it reduces or eliminates use of wood-fuel. By that, we would saved about 1.8 billion cubic meters of wood being burned directly as fuel each year.
Taking this calculation for example:
"Data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture of El Salvador and Hidayat & Simpson (1994) to determine the specific gravity of wood from the six tree species... Spanish cedar, mahogany, rosewood, mango, cashew, and Maya Nut. The average of the six species was 639 kg/cubic meter of wood. It is estimated that these species have an average of 3.5 cubic meters of wood at maturity. Multiplying average specific gravity by average volume yields an average biomass of 2,237 kg per mature tree. Tree biomass is approximately 50% carbon, resulting in 1,118 kg or 1.118 tons of carbon per mature tree. Therefore approximately 0.9 mature trees offset 1 ton of carbon."
Meaning we could save 514,285,714 of those type of trees. with a sample distance of 5 meters from each tree, that equals to 1,285,714.28 hectares plantation of those tree species or a recovery of more or less than 18% from the global deforestation rate of 7.3 hectares per year(FRA 2005).
If those number of trees were not burned, each tree could retain approximately 3,670 kg of CO2 (1,000 kg carbon or 1 ton x 3.67-ratio of carbon mass and mass of carbon dioxide). Saving over 5 million trees we could retain 1.88 billion kgs of CO2. Accumulating that amount over the past 20 years, we could have not emitted 37,748,571,408 kgs of CO2 or 19.05 ppm (approximately 27.5% of CO2 emission is due to deforestation. With the computation above, we have 18% forest recovery). Meaning, 384.78 less 19.05 is equal to 365.73 ppm, which is 15.73 left to go to achieve the normal CO2 level in the atmosphere of 350ppm. The computation is only for 20 years. Based from the premise of harnessing hydrogen before fossil fuel we could have not experienced Hurricane Katrina.
But instead, we are here...
So think more deeply. Why make hydrogen fuel? Because it's a decision we have to make and take responsibility of. Let us build a movement for this and help our leaders make the right decisions. Discover, Hydrogen Potentials, The Quest for Hydrogen Fuel Efficiency, Hydrogen Myths and Theories, Hydrogen R & D Milestones, Hydrogen Generation Technology.
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