Make Hydrogen Gas from Eggshells?
Did I say eggshells? Yes!
EGGSHELLS: Project leader L.S. Fan, an Engineer at Ohio State University, is one of the researchers that has discovered a way to turn discarded chicken eggshells into an alternative energy resource.
"The key to making pure hydrogen is separating out the carbon dioxide," Fan said. "In order to do it very economically, we needed a new way of thinking, a new process scheme." - Fan is a distinguished Ohio State University Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the university.
NANO TECHNOLOGY: Arizona State Scientists Invent a Small Hydrogen Gas Generator
"We're trying to maximize the usable hydrogen storage capacity of borohydride in order to make this fuel cell power source last longer," says study leader Don Gervasio, Ph.D., a chemist at the University's Biodesign Institute, Center for Applied NanoBioScience. "That could lead to the longest lasting power source ever produced for portable electronics."
Are there other ways that hydrogen gas can be made from other sources of renewable organic materials?
BACTERIA: "Researchers [at Penn State University] have invented a way to harvest protons and electrons from bacteria in a reactor and create small quantities of hydrogen gas."
"Hydrogen is an excellent transportation fuel, but you've got to make it in a sustainable way," said study author Bruce Logan of Pennsylvania State University. - Bacteria Research Source Credited to Anne Minard for National Geographic News November 13, 2007
Read about MIT research on Biohydrogen.
Use of METAL CATALYTIC substances like "molecular molybdenum-oxo" - Catalyst for Hydrogen. The metallic version of the hydrogenases, an enzyme use by plants during photosynthesis. A research by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley.
Creating Hydrogen fuel via Artificial Inorganic Leaf (AIL) replicating PHOTOSYNTHESIS had been Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) subject for research, trying to mimic nature's way to produce energy using sunlight and water.
And of course the classic ELECTROLYSIS of how to make hydrogen gas. Not a research anymore but a proven one, and is already being used.
See schematics of Hydrogen Gas Savers Gadget incorporated in the car's intake system through electrolysis - using the car's battery.
But before anything else, read on this and watch the following videos for precautionary measures, Hydrogen Explosion and Hydrogen Bomb Explosion.
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?