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(The Next Web)   "Drop some of this toothpaste into your fuel tank," said a crestfallen Tom Swiftly   (thenextweb.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Automobile, Electric vehicle, Fuel cell, crazy scientists, Hydrogen vehicle, hydrogen power, electric vehicles, Hydrogen economy  
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813 clicks; posted to STEM » on 03 Mar 2021 at 10:20 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-03-03 9:11:35 AM  
Like this?
I have lamps, I put the paste in and spit in there and screw shut and then light up for emergencies
 
2021-03-03 9:41:04 AM  
Hydrogen atoms prefer the term "protons".
 
2021-03-03 10:31:55 AM  
It looks like tile putty what kind of freak show thinks that looks gross?
 
2021-03-03 10:45:59 AM  
Hydrogen is light and very energy dense, Yay! Things that are light and energy dense tend to leak out of things and maybe go boom, boo. I know, let's make hydrogen less energy dense and heavier, oh, and more expensive to produce...yay? A hydrogen economy is the oil and gas industry's last grasp for relevance in the 21st C.
 
2021-03-03 11:13:28 AM  
Its made mostly of magnesium hydride. When this is mixed with water, it reacts to produce hydrogen (yay!) and magnesium hydroxide (which is also a laxative... yay?).


your car will go faster than shiat through a tin goose
 
2021-03-03 11:14:15 AM  
Is this the second or third repeat?
 
2021-03-03 11:33:38 AM  
So, a renewable source stored in one-time use plastic cartridges?

SHUTUPANDTAKEMYMONEY!

(Okay, maybe reusable carts, but you know a lot will end up in landfills.)
 
2021-03-03 11:35:22 AM  
Presumably the entire advantage over methanol is that it can be patented.  Although I think that the last time methanol was tried for commercial fuel cells it required funky catalysts (patented) in the fuel.

Hydrogen's density issue just won't go away.  Especially when it has to compete against an electrical grid.
 
2021-03-03 12:55:05 PM  
SWIFTY, subby
 
2021-03-03 12:56:51 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Presumably the entire advantage over methanol is that it can be patented.  Although I think that the last time methanol was tried for commercial fuel cells it required funky catalysts (patented) in the fuel.

Hydrogen's density issue just won't go away.  Especially when it has to compete against an electrical grid.


Methanol fuel cells are available from your local yacht dealer, and are priced accordingly.

Hydrogen's best shot as a transportation fuel is for aviation, where the energy density per kg matters and where there's enough infrastructure to reasonably handle it as a cryogenic liquid.
 
2021-03-03 1:32:53 PM  
So THAT'S what protoculture looks like!
 
2021-03-03 1:53:38 PM  
Non Newtonian fluid as a fuel...

Possible but can't you make it less viscous somehow?

/ yes I am an engineer
 
2021-03-03 6:09:38 PM  
Goo runs the world.
 
2021-03-03 7:09:06 PM  
Subby, here is what a Tom Swifty looks like:

"Drop some of that toothpaste in the gas tank!" said Tom crestfallenly.
or
"Put some sugar in the gas tank" said Tom sweetly.
 
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