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

Dan Hook (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 21:44:39 -0400

The key to electrolysis is, as many with a passing familiarity with the
English language may deduce, electricity. Sure, you could split the water
molecule with an on board battery and then combust the hydrogen, but that
would be like running a sail boat with a fan when you could just as easily
get a boat with an engine. Use the electricity directly. It would be
considerably more efficient that way.
Also, an incredibly efficient power source would not ruin the economy. If
the oil companies owned it, they could simply sell it for an enormous price
and invest the proceeds in some business that would turn a profit. If
someone else owned it, the ICE would go the way of the horse and buggy.
That did not ruin the economy.

Apologies to all those who have actually taken chemistry and know something
about price theory.

Dan Hook
> From:
> << Remember, you need to make that hydrogen at power
> plants >>
> actually, the author states the electrolysis can be done in the car, and
> reason it's not in use is because the federal government told him that it
> would ruin the economy. Also, the media wont air the info because of
> which is also why i believe many people wont go for it, even though its
> possible (he gave instructions for it).
Why not post them? They have to be at least as entertaining as
fundamentalist dogma.