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Fuel Cells

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Fuel Cells and other Clean Energy Sources...

A Hydrogen Fuel Cell is a device that converts hydrogen and oxygen from the air into electrical current. An Electrolizer is a device that breaks water into it's two basic parts of 2 Hydrogen and 1 Oxygen atom. Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table, with just one Electron and one Proton. It is a fundimental building block of many parts of our environment, like water, ..., natural gass, propane, fosil fuels.

I am currently playing arround with a Regenerative or Reversible Fuel Cell, Which works as both a hydrogen fuel cell and an electrolizer. It is capable of producing Hydrogen (H2) and Oxygen (O2) gasses from water (H2O) and electricity. It can then use this H2 and O2 to produce electricity where the only byproduct is water. My Fuel Cell is part of a model car kit that costs ~$150. Like this kit from

thames and kosmos or this kit from Heliocentris.

Hydrogen wants to return to a "stable" state, by sharing an electron with another atom, like oxygen to form water. To store it for use with a fuel cell, stove, or blimb you have to have a lot of it in a tight container. To keep enough of it you have to compress it to more than 5,000 psi, or you can cool it into a liquid and use it as it boils back into a gas at -2?? degrees C. Both of these options are a little difficult to deal with in our world. Another way to store it is to give it nice place to share electrons with a hydrogen sponge like metal-hydride. In a Metal-Hydride Tank hydrogen gas at as little as 60 psi is obsorbed creating heat in the process. To get the hydrogen back you just add some heat, luckily there is usuaily enough here on earth to do just that.

So, you want to drive a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles?
So, you want to drive a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles?

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