Thursday, August 17, 2017

Is Hydrogen the Key to Energy Independence?

March 30, 2012 by kcanada  
Filed under Feature, Why Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and is found in roughly ¾ of all matter, which makes it an excellent candidate to replace nonrenewable fossil fuels. It is the first element listed in the periodic table because it is the smallest with an atomic number of 1.  It is an invisible, tasteless, [...]

Sunlight Could Help Fill Growing Demand for Hydrogen Fuel

August 24, 2011 by kcanada  
Filed under Why Hydrogen

In early August of this year, the Duke University Press released and article about a professor’s work in designing a solar system to create hydrogen fuel. Engineer Nico Hotz, now assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke, is currently constructing a solar collection system that uses sunlight to produce more than just [...]

Bioengineered Algae- The Possibility of Cleaner Hydrogen Fuel Production

June 21, 2011 by kcanada  
Filed under Feature, Why Hydrogen

The environmental benefits of using hydrogen as a fuel source in the place of conventional fossil fuels are numerous, but one of the most notable drawbacks has been the energy costs associated with producing hydrogen through the traditional method of splitting water molecules. In addressing this issue, scientists are taking a closer look at the [...]

Is Hydrogen Safe?

August 18, 2010 by lwatts  
Filed under Why Hydrogen

Since the infamous Hindenburg disaster in 1937, hydrogen has developed a bad reputation as being a dangerous option for replacing conventional gasoline. Hydrogen is considered a fuel which means that it is combustible, but many of its properties make this element safer than many might think. If hydrogen fuel leaks or spills, it disperses and [...]

Hydrogen is Cleaner

August 18, 2010 by lwatts  
Filed under Feature, Why Hydrogen

Efficiency of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

August 18, 2010 by lwatts  
Filed under Why Hydrogen

Hydrogen can be obtained from the splitting of water molecules through electrolysis. This process can be performed domestically, which can greatly reduce the dependence on petroleum imports. Using fuel cells can increase the range of vehicles because hydrogen fuel cells are nearly three times more efficient than cars that run on gasoline. In fuel cells, [...]

Water into Hydrogen Fuel

June 23, 2010 by JDickshinski  
Filed under Feature, Why Hydrogen

With each passing day, scientists are coming out with unique solutions to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. They are now thinking of turning stray forms of energy such as noise or random vibrations from the environment into useful form of energy. They want to use piezoelectric effect for such purposes. Some materials produce electricity [...]