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Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet

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Hydrogen is the quintessential eco-fuel. This invisible, tasteless gas is the most abundant element in the universe. It is the basic building block and fuel of stars and an essential raw material in innumerable biological and chemical processes. As a completely nonpolluting fuel, it may hold the answer to growing environmental concerns about atmospheric accumulation of car ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published August 23rd 2002 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 2001)
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Peter. Yawei Zhang
May 26, 2016 Peter. Yawei Zhang rated it it was amazing
Extremely well studied and well written, the grand history of generations of hydrogen research and hydrogen mass implementation struggle. so many failures, setbacks, fading to oblivion, getting nowhere, etc. but still going on.Not like many other kind of books with the author having a biased and cheerleading mindset and using examples which just supports his /her idea, without mentioning or intentionally eliminating the final dead end of the quoted examples in its final shapes, Mr. Peter Hoffman ...more
Paul Varner
Jun 27, 2010 Paul Varner rated it liked it
Almost every developed country has a "Hydrogen Highway" where hydrogen powered cars can travel and be filled at hydrogen fueling stations. This will get more attention since the 2010 gulf oil disaster. Norway has the largest and most advanced, I think. California has one. Honda has 100-200 Acord-size prototype cars running in Calif.

Somewhat technical for the non engineer, but to me the generation of Hydrogen from solar and wind power helps answer the "storage" problem associated with these two b
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Mickey Somsanith
Feb 12, 2008 Mickey Somsanith rated it it was amazing
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This is a great introductory read to tomorrow's energy decision. It gives you a pretty good idea of what can be done to move away from a fossil-fuel based society. Very informative, and the ideas that are out there are very creative. Also, if you're an investor like me, it'll help you understand the new technologies and their limitations. It's very good for all the environmentalists out there.
Glenn
Feb 02, 2010 Glenn rated it liked it
Explains how hydrogen works and what it could do, but doesn't go into the problems associated with it so much (such as storing it).
Roger Walker
Dec 23, 2013 Roger Walker rated it liked it
Lots of cool concepts in here. Worth a read.
gargravarr
Jun 14, 2012 gargravarr rated it liked it
If you're interested in alternative fuels, give it a go.
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