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Old 03-18-2013, 05:48 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
Q: how many fuel-cell powered vehicles currently driving around?
A: not many!
That is sort of my point when highlighting this fuel cell design...

That is, I've never been a fan of H2 fuel-cells for cars, actually because of the complete sea-change that would be needed in the 'gas station' infrastructure, and all the problems associated with piping it and storing it, or reforming it on site.... Now, admittedly some of these problems also apply to methanol but it is much closer to our current fuels. The other old hang up is that methanol has half energy per kilo (and, per litre) of petrol ... but this fuel-cell reports efficiencies close to that of a straight hydrogen FC, so it seems like the final big hurdle has been overcome.
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