Generating Hydrogen With a Liquid Aluminum-Gallium Alloy

New process generates hydrogen from aluminum alloy to run engines, fuel cells. ‘A Purdue University engineer has developed a method that uses an aluminum alloy to extract hydrogen from water for running fuel cells or internal combustion engines, and the technique could be used to replace gasoline. The method makes it unnecessary to store or […]

A New Class of Aluminum-Hydrogen Compounds

Researchers Create New Class of Compounds. ‘Findings may have applications in solid rocket fuel and/or the hydrogen economy. Researchers have synthesized a new class of aluminum-hydrogen compounds with a unique chemistry that could lead to the development of more powerful solid rocket fuel and may also, in time, be useful for hydrogen-powered vehicles or other […]

Ulf Bossel on Hydrogen Economy

Why a hydrogen economy doesn’t make sense. ‘In a recent study, fuel cell expert Ulf Bossel explains that a hydrogen economy is a wasteful economy. The large amount of energy required to isolate hydrogen from natural compounds (water, natural gas, biomass), package the light gas by compression or liquefaction, transfer the energy carrier to the […]

Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC)

The Alternative Fuels Data Center. ‘The Alternative Fuels Data Center is a vast collection of information on alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them. Alternative fuels described here are those defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, including biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. This site has more than 3,000 documents […]

How to Solve the Hydrogen Storage Problem

Not Hydrogen – Ammonia!: A recent letter to Physics Today, by Sandia National Laboratory scientist Peter J. Feibelman, offers a surprisingly easy path to hydrogen storage: store it as ammonia!