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Nanotechnology-based clean hydrogen for cars

rpiquepa (644694) writes | more than 6 years ago

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Roland Piquepaille writes "According to EE Times, a California-based company called QuantumSphere has developed nanoparticles that could make hydrogen cheaper than gasoline. The company says its reactive catalytic nanoparticle coatings can boost the efficiency of electrolysis (the technique that generates hydrogen from water) to 85% today, exceeding the Department of Energy's goal for 2010 by 10%. The company says its process could be improved to reach an efficiency of 96% in a few years. The most interesting part of the story is that the existing gas stations would not need to be modified to distribute hydrogen. With these nanoparticle coatings, car owners could to make their own hydrogen, either in their garage or even when driving. But read more for many additional details."

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Distilled water, anyone? (1)

Zagra (901780) | more than 6 years ago | (#22618348)

Sooo, if one lives in a 'hard water' area, would you have to add a tablet of Calgon to stop the pipes furring-up? Or use distilled water. The energy cost for that might wipe-out the savings of the new process.
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