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Fuel cell has week-long battery life
8/25/2015 01:49 PM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: When and how much
R_Colin_Johnson   8/27/2015 6:35:59 PM
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Plus there's the danger factor--wasn't the Hindenburg Blimp filled with hydrogen?

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ANON1253646519126   8/27/2015 5:43:03 PM
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I think I'd need to own a lot more acreage to support the necessary PV array. But it is an idea I've toyed with. Hydrogen conversion kits instead of for propane.

Pretty low energy density, but Clean!

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R_Colin_Johnson   8/27/2015 12:08:54 AM
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You could set up a little electrolysis machine and capture the hydrogen instead of buying gasolie :)

Thanks for the comment.

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ANON1253646519126   8/26/2015 10:04:38 PM
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What a model: From the ubiquity of power networks, back to the gas station model.

Has anyone looked at the planet at night from the satellite picture?

There are few places without line power.

Perhaps as a (very) remote survival resource ?

Can I set up a solar distiller and a little pumpt so the the thing just keeps recharging in the sun?

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Re: doesn't scale for cars
R_Colin_Johnson   8/26/2015 7:52:50 PM
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Yes, Toyota promised a fuel cell car that could refuel in 3-5 minutes in 2014:

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320572

But it hasn't happened (yet).

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doesn't scale for cars
tb100   8/26/2015 6:07:23 PM
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I used to think fuel cell cars were a good solution to the electric car range problem: they are ultimately electric cars (with a fuel-cell battery), but you can fill them up in seconds.

Then I read that fuel cell stations (at least the ones they are building today), can only handle about 20 cars a day!  That clearly doesn't scale. Even the Tesla charging stations can handle more cars/day than this. 

If you had a fuel cell car, you better hope that there are not too many others in your neighborhood or you'll be stranded when you run out of fuel.

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hayoungkim   8/26/2015 1:42:39 PM
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I am almost certain some corporation(s) will be able to monopolize the supply of hydrogen capsules or some form and bring up the price that is just enough for consumers to get hooked and not gain enough benefit from technical advancement just like anything else on earth.  Only to make rich richer.

How much ecological benefit are we getting from alternative fuel and electric/hybrid cars in current form actually?

It is so sad that I have to see in negative view but lifetime experience does not make me optimistic.

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Re: Carrying a Canister
R_Colin_Johnson   8/26/2015 12:56:01 PM
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Yes, you would have to carry around a fuel canister, or keep one in your car and deskdrawer at the least. That would be a distinct trade off to having a week's worth of charge (plus batteries are getting better--in fact the iPhone6+ gives most users two days on a charge, and hopefully that will improve further next month when Apple introduces the iPhone-6s and -6s+). Thanks for the comment.

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Re: iPhone/Macbook Fuel Cells Replace Battery
R_Colin_Johnson   8/26/2015 12:48:35 PM
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Yes, of course you are right. Thank you for describing the state of hydrogen production today. I was basing my statement on a follow up story about a new kind of filter a researcher has proposed to harvest the miniscule amount of hydrogen in the air. I had hoped to follow up with that story by now, but alas the researcher, who has otherwise world reknown credentials appears not ready to go pubic, giving me pause to think. Thank you again for setting the story straight on hydrogen production today.  

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Gordon.Apple   8/26/2015 12:44:11 PM
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It also means you will have to carry a fuel canister around with you in case you run out. No more just plugging it into a USB port or your car cigar lighter.

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