Monday, October 11, 2010 11:07:27 PM
CrakrJak, it's still pretty difficult to make tanks, connectors, and fuel lines for H2 that don`t leak. Have you ever seen the space shuttle just before liftoff? All that vapor you see is leaking H2, and it`s not that NASA cuts corners; it`s just that the H2 molecule is so small and hard to contain.
Also, remember that H2 is not a SOURCE of energy; only a means of storing and using energy derived from other sources. Ideally, we would make it at nuclear power plants during off-peak hours. That way we could keep the plants running at full power 24-7, but again, storing and transporting it is tough.
It`s coming one of these days, but we still have quite a ways to go.
Monday, October 11, 2010 8:07:11 AM
I long for the day when we use hydrogen as fuel in our cars. I know some people get all freaked out by the word hydrogen, Because of the Hindenburg, But they have good safe fuel tanks for storing it now and it's only exhaust is water. Cars that already run with gasoline could be easily converted as well.