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Re: Large tanks of pressurized hydrogen

  • From: Herb Leong
  • Date: Wed Apr 02 21:53:55 2003

Um, hydrogen fuel cell != pressurized tank of hydrogen

Most sources of hydrogen for fuel cells will probably be from breaking down a hydrocarbon hootch of some sort, stealing the hydrogen and (hopefully) storing the rest for recycling...

If they are trying to make it safe for use in cars, then it probably going to be safe enough to use in a backup generator situation.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Kuhnke []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 5:11 PM
> To:
> Subject: Large tanks of pressurized hydrogen
> Greetings list,
> I recently ran across this company:
> They're marketing a hydrogen fuel cell generator to the
> telecom market. I
> know they have a few competitors (Ballard Power Systems?), with more
> companies in the R&D phase of product development. Would you
> store a large
> tank of pressurized hydrogen in a downtown Manhattan office
> building? Should people legally be allowed to? Does anyone
> think fuel
> cell technology is a viable replacement for Diesel generators yet?
> NY Times article, 11/19/02 for those who haven't seen it yet: