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Mon Sep 29, 2014, 03:03 AM

Honda Sets Up Compact Hydrogen Station in Japan

Masaya Sato, Nikkei Monozukuri Sept 23, 2014

The Smart Hydrogen Station sold to the government of Saitama City

Honda Motor Co Ltd and Iwatani Corp developed the "Smart Hydrogen Station," the world's first hydrogen station unit containing hydrogen production equipment, hydrogen charging system, etc...

...The installation cost of existing hydrogen stations is reportedly about 400 to 500 million (approx US$3.68-4.6 million) per unit, but Honda aims to reduce it by 90%. Honda and Iwatani consider that the new unit will contribute to the spread of hydrogen stations. Honda, which plans to release a fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) in 2015, intends to use the unit for the establishment of basic infrastructure for FCVs...

...The Smart Hydrogen Station developed by the two companies uses utility power to electrically decompose water and produce hydrogen. It can also use renewable energy such as solar electricity for hydrogen production. The government of Saitama City installed the unit on the property of a waste incineration plant and uses electricity generated from exhaust heat produced by incinerating garbage for water decomposition...

...To solve this problem, Honda employed a hydrogen production unit called "high-pressure water electrolysis type," which does not require a compressor. The new method adds pressure resistance (up to 35MPa) to the electrolyte film that electrically decomposes water, enabling to keep a high pressure in the electrolysis cell and increase the pressure as hydrogen is produced. As a result, the need for a compressor is eliminated, solving the problem of energy loss caused by the small size of the hydrogen station...MORE>

A neighborhood Hydrogen station. Energy production by anyone that wants to produce it. Truly de-centralized.

Honda Water

Top Gear's James May reviews the Honda Hydrogen Electric (2008)

Watch as the rest of the world leaves the US in the Hydrogen dust. Of course, one can also, at the same time, watch reports of the latest bombing campaign on the telly. They're (kind of) related.

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Mon Sep 29, 2014, 03:40 PM

1. Where are the people that say

it's all just a ruse to keep "big oil" in control?

Nowhere to be found. People can ignore examples but it doesn't make them go away.

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