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Sun Jun 28, 2015, 07:34 PM

Invention May Make Hydrogen a Real Green Contender [View all]

Don Pitts | CBC News | Jun 25, 2015

When Canadian fuel cell pioneer Geoffrey Ballard had the idea of "replacing the internal combustion engine — just getting that off the streets," the difficulties seemed overwhelming.

The six roof mounted hydrogen fuel tanks of First London bus WSH62991, a 2010 single-deck fuel cell bus, part of the Transport for London / HyFLEET:CUTE project. Credit: Spsmiler

But 30 years after Vancouver-based Ballard Power Systems created its first commercial hydrogen fuel cell, a breakthrough at Stanford University may suddenly make the hydrogen-powered car a serious green contender.

Elon Musk, whose company Tesla Motors has been a leader in battery-powered cars, has scoffed at his hydrogen-fuelled competitors, calling them silly and implying it was a dead-end technology.

But this latest invention out of California may allow hydrogen to give Musk a run for his money...SNIP
MORE: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/invention-may-make-hydrogen-a-real-green-contender-don-pittis-1.3125826

Stanford water splitter produces clean hydrogen 24/7

Published on Jun 23, 2015

Stanford University engineer Yi Cui, graduate student Haotian Wang and colleagues have invented a low-cost water splitter that uses a single catalyst to produce both hydrogen and oxygen gas from liquid water, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The novel low-voltage device could provide a renewable source of clean-burning hydrogen fuel for transportation and industry.

Video credit: Haotian Wang, Stanford University

Single-Nanocatalyst Water Splitter Produces Clean-Burning Hydrogen 24/7

Related: Why Elon Musk, Steven Chu and John Doerr hate hydrogen more than anything on Earth!

...The Cartel has spent more than a billion dollars on “doubt” and disinformation campaigns like those shown in the feature film: “Merchants of Doubt”. Whenever the word “hydrogen” or “Fuel Cell” shows up on any blog comment in the world, Companies like Palantir, Axciom, and other web scanning services, relay those mentions to the Cartel bloggers, who immediately descend on that blog to flood it with “hydrogen Sucks” and “Elon Musk is the greatest thing since sliced bread” comments.

Back in the day, John Doerr and his cohorts at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey Consulting flooded Washington, finance newspapers and tip-sheets with whitepapers, articles and buzz-sheets saying: “Afghanistan is the Saudi Arabia of Lithium”, “Over a trillion dollars of lithium found in Afghanistan” ad other related hype. This was based on documents acquired from the Russians who had previously tried, and failed, to take over Afghanistan. That was during the Afghan period in which the U.S. was paying Bin Laden to help screw up the Russians, before Bin Laden turned bad. Little did they suspect that the names: Frank Guistra, Ener1, Severstal and Solyndra would be their downfall...

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