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The potential for this development to signal a real shift away from oil is amazing.  I wrote this for an American audience over at Daily Kos.  But I think that the implications are global.  Imagine being able to convert intermittent renewable energy production into a medium that can be stored for long periods, and replace gasoline.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Fri May 18th, 2007 at 02:04:04 PM EST
Interesting article and prospects for similar chemical concoctions with more available agents, i.e., more available than gallium, might ensue.

Sounds like what we used to do as kids to fuel lighter than air balloons by mixing aluminium and water with lye.  Produced hydrogen also, I believe, but was probably dangerous and also yielded noxious fumes.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sat May 19th, 2007 at 10:54:47 AM EST
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