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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...

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-cell.htm

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.

/herb

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Kuhnke [mailto:eric@fnordsystems.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 5:11 PM
> To: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Large tanks of pressurized hydrogen
>
>
>
> Greetings list,
>
> I recently ran across this company:
>
> http://www.hydrogenics.com/hyups.htm
>
> 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:
> http://ufalocal94.org/news_stories/nytimes/nytimes_11_19_02.html
>
>