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Old 07-25-2006, 08:00 PM   #1
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For those stuck on IND hwy
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/07/25/hig....ap/index.html

This from CNN just plain interesting
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/07/24/c....ap/index.html
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:00 PM   #2
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For those stuck on IND hwy
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/07/25/hig....ap/index.html

This from CNN just plain interesting
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/07/24/c....ap/index.html
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:12 PM   #3
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Yes indeed, remarkable is look at who's doing the H2 car the Chinese!

We should be all over this hydrogen fueled vehicle as well as other alternate fuel vehicles. I see Ethanol as an interim. The way to the future is better living through chemistry.
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Thought YOU would like it. Here's the kicker. A university here in the US came up w/hydrogen in tablet form, resolving the problems about heavy pressure tanks, distribution issues,etc. A search for hydrogen tablet will bring it up. It's been long enough ago to see a usage development. I dunna know??

BTW I called Dana re compound rearends and spoke to a tech. He started with an all the gears in the world thing and I said no, the objective is to achieve the final ratio as the Allison 6 spd whether by compound or whatever. Same cruise spd, lower rpms = economy, better mpg. He said he thought it was a good idea, didn't know why their company had never seen the application. They have always concentrated on the lowend need. And there is likely a large enough market. He would definitely pass on the idea and we would see what happens. Peculiar how many holes we can find in the market.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:10 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by eandy:
A university here in the US came up w/hydrogen in tablet form, resolving the problems about heavy pressure tanks, distribution issues,etc. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>If anyone might be looking at this technology given the fact that you wouldn't need to carry all the obsolete support systems perhaps Workhorse might build us a hydrogen powered motorhome chassis.

HEY! It can happen - give it time.
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The only way to generate hydrogen economically is to use nuclear power to generate the electricity to split the water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen. When you are ready for a nuclear plant in your neighborhood, hydrogen will be the way to go. Any politician that tells you anything else is just blowing smoke to get votes.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lukeaa:
The only way to generate hydrogen economically is to use nuclear power to generate the electricity to split the water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Now were back to carrying hi pressure vessels to contain the hydrogen.
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Couple of comments on this subject...

1) Do not be amazed at China being ahead of us in technology. I spent some time there about two years ago and was amazed that they were so far ahead of us in their Engineering systems and processes. I fear they are 10 to 15 years ahead of us in many ways.

2) The main issue with any new fuel or power source is commercializing the product. If auto makers release products that there is no provider of the "fuel" like your local fuel station, this product would not sell. We must remember the big "5" (Yes, 5: GM, Ford, Daimler, Honda and Toyota) are in the business of making profits and look at the volume of sales, not the content. Although, I am looking forward to the new diesel hybrids to be released over the next few years.

One other comment is if you have not drove the Toyota Prius Hybrid, then you should! Very roomy, very quick and the one I drove averaged 52 mpg! I was pleasantly surprised during my review of this vehicle. I was even amazed at the pricing! Would be a great toad!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The only way to generate hydrogen economically is to use nuclear power to generate the electricity to split the water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen. When you are ready for a nuclear plant in your neighborhood, hydrogen will be the way to go. Any politician that tells you anything else is just blowing smoke to get votes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You can build one in our backyard if you want, nuclear power has been proven safe and clean. I'd rather live next to that than a coal powered plant. Wisconsin has a couple nuclear power plants along side of Lake Michigan and as far as I know- no problems. To lick the energy crisis we are facing in the near future we have to get over the paranoia of fearing things we ordinary citizens are not knowledgable about. We have to base decisions on facts and not on something we saw in a movie and trust those that are educated on the subject. France is way ahead of us in nuclear power generation, we could learn a lot from them on power generation.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Easyrider:
France is way ahead of us .... we could learn a lot from them. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Since France choose to deny the US access to their air space when it was critical that they did, I have since developed a bad taste for anything French.
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When you open up a thread(conversation) on the forum, there are a set of action buttons at the top.

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