Re: FYI:$$$:PtPtPt:EVLN(automotive fuel cell development raises platinum dema...

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 17:15:20 -0700 (PDT)

> << Hydrogen produced from
> water by means of (PV-originated) electrolysis is not a source of energy, >>
> Actually it is, consult Psychedelic Illuminations # 6 on how to convert your
> engine into a hydrogen generator. Hydrogen combusts and can be used. He has
> done it and says it works, unless he's liar. I doubt it though, because
> there is a mass coverup about it, and some people just dont want to accept
> its simplicity and usefullness.

Well, there's a reliable scientific source. Please read the statement
to which you responded: it doesn't deny that Hydrogen is a useful fuel;
of course it is. There's no cover-up. Everyone knows exactly what it
does, and how to do it. The unfortunate fact is that /producing/ it
by electrolysis takes more enegry than can be generated from combusting
it. A hydrogen-fueled car may be useful for some applications, but it
is not practical with present technology, and it is not zero-emission
if you include the emissions of the power plant used to produce the
Hydrogen. There's no conspiracy, and there's no free lunch.

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