Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
... presently for hydrogen research getting a possible breakthrough in terms of existing hydrogen technology and selling the research results, as one must do in these days of short-sighted R&D funding, using the biggest splash argument they can.

But note that the conversion of H20 could be at the impossible 100% thermodynamic efficiency, and the power source -> motor energy efficiency is still only 36%, compared to 86 with current battery technology.

So in reality, it still leaves Hydrogen nowhere in terms of the plug and play fantasy ... which, as its a fantasy, is not all that surprising.

Getting back down to earth, as noted in the diary, its still good news ... as we move from the age of cheap oil to the age of net energy return on investment, higher efficiency or lower capital cost hydrogen electrolysis could be a tremendous boost to ammonium production from volatile, sustainable energy sources.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Aug 6th, 2008 at 01:07:11 PM EST

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