The Hydrogen Hoax and Take the Branson Challenge
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2007 @ 12:20:14 GMT
Topic: General


William Alek writes: Hello all, I would tend to agree with Zubrin's article:
http://www.thenewatlantis.com/archive/15/zubrin.htm

"... So if we put aside the spectacularly improbable prospect of fueling our planet with extraterrestrial hydrogen imports, the only way to get free hydrogen on Earth is to make it. The trouble is that making hydrogen requires more energy than the hydrogen so produced can provide. Hydrogen, therefore, is not a source of energy. It simply is a carrier of energy. And it is, as we shall see, an extremely poor one.

The spokesmen for the hydrogen hoax claim that hydrogen will be manufactured from water via electrolysis. It is certainly possible to make hydrogen this way, but it is very expensive-so much so, that only four percent of all hydrogen currently produced in the United States is produced in this manner. The rest is made by breaking down hydrocarbons, through processes like pyrolysis of natural gas or steam reforming of coal.

Neither type of hydrogen is even remotely economical as fuel. The wholesale cost of commercial grade liquid hydrogen (made the cheap way, from hydrocarbons) shipped to large customers in the United States is about $6 per kilogram. High purity hydrogen made from electrolysis for scientific applications costs considerably more. Dispensed in compressed gas cylinders to retail customers, the current price of commercial grade hydrogen is about $100 per kilogram. For comparison, a kilogram of hydrogen contains about the same amount of energy as a gallon of gasoline. This means that even if hydrogen cars were available and hydrogen stations existed to fuel them, no one with the power to choose otherwise would ever buy such vehicles. This fact alone makes the hydrogen economy a non-starter in a free society. ..."

Now, there could be a method of improving the efficiency or applying an "overunity" process of electrolysis using carbon arc, but why use it to make hydrogen and oxygen as a sidestepping or indirect process? Forget about electrolysis and utilize the electric energy directly.

"... And even if you are among those willing to sacrifice freedom and economic rationality for the sake of the environment, and therefore prefer hydrogen for its advertised benefit of reduced carbon dioxide emissions, think again. Because hydrogen is actually made by reforming hydrocarbons, its use as fuel would not reduce greenhouse gas emissions at all. In fact, it would greatly increase them. ..."

Ok, so the so-called Hydrogen Economy is pretty much of a boondoggle. Now what?

On the other hand we see the Branson Challenge. What is this brew-haha all about: Branson Challenge

"... Airline tycoon Richard Branson announced on Friday a $25 million prize for the first person to come up with a way of scrubbing greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere in the battle to beat global warming.

Flanked by climate campaigners former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and British ex-diplomat Crispin Tickell, Branson said he hoped the prize would spur innovative and creative thought to save mankind from self-destruction.

"Man created the problem and therefore man should solve the problem," he told a news conference to reveal the Virgin Earth Challenge. ..."

Hmmmm, scrubbing green house gases out of the atmosphere? Could carbon arc technology be applied to remediate this "problem"??? That is a really good question. And, of course, NOT make more CO2 in the process. Secondly, we're looking at a systemic crises thats occurring throughout the solar system, NOT just here on Earth. "Man created the problem" simply isn't true and calls into question the REAL motive, the REAL agenda, behind this program.

One MUST keep in mind that the SUV you drive, the SUV you know and love, for every gallon of gasoline it burns, 20 lbs of CO2 gas are produced! HOWEVER, forget about every volcano that blows its top, there's enough CO2 gas released in a single eruption that dwarfs the CO2 put out by all of mankind since before the industrial age. And what about this Chemtrail SO2 Global Cooling Spray program thats been clandestinely implemented over our heads?

These are indeed, interesting times...

Bill

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