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At Home Hydrogen Fuel

Now It’s Getting Exciting

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies are producing extremely compact, lightweight, simple and ….  Why don’t I let CNN tell ya!

WOW! Now this I really like!

So tell me what you think of this….

as the green future unfolds!

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  1. Lissof Says:

    Hi Linda,

    All I can say is,,, Carpe DIEM “Seize the Day”

    I checked into Horizon Fuel Cell Technology’s website to place an order for one of their H2GO Hybrid Electric Hydrogen Vehicles, unfortunately they are currently sold out… 🙁

    However I would encourage everyone to support this technology, we cannot afford to let this opportunity pass.

    It could take another 32 years before an opportunity like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjfONpsFvyM will come around again… 🙂

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Lissof … Oh Man! I bet you were disappointed when you were told they were sold out! Did they give you a price and an idea of how long the waiting list is? Enquiring minds wanna know! 😀

  3. Sarah from Prince William County, Virginia Says:

    To see these advancements in technology is really exciting. Hopefully one day, we will all have these in our homes.

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Sarah … If I were a betting person, I would like to say that this should be in our homes within the next 3-5 years if not sooner. The problem is getting the car into a big manufacturer to get it to market.

  5. Diane Scott Says:

    Wow this is incredible! So long as the price of water doesn’t skyrocket (you know they’ll want to make something off this) and they keep the price extremely affordable for all. This is a winner in my book and I’d buy one today if you could!
    .-= Diane Scott´s last blog ..Are You A Real News Hound? =-.

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi Diane … LOL! you know, they already are ripping us off on the price of water now! I would love to have one of these right now as well! I truly believe if this can get rolling, takes the oil companies out of their comfort zone immediately. My hope is that these guys get rolling so that no governments can shut him down.

  7. Lissof Says:

    Hi Linda,

    The price was not that bad, probably why it was sold out. After exhaustive serious internet research ( well at least 5 minutes worth ) I was able to find their Mother company’s website.

    The Mother company inficated their back log to be about 7 days at a price of $149.98; a 2 cent savings over the $150.00 Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies price listing.

    The products currently offered by Horizon Fuel Cell are primarily orientated towards education of youth or research and development at colleges, corporation and government facilities.

    I know a lot of people would look at these educational “Toys” as not adding to the technology, but I would like to point out that for no other reason than to tweek the interest of future scientists and engineers, they are well worth the investment.

    These toys also fund further R&D work of full scale units and applications. Besides that, it would be nice if one of my grandchildren became a future energy research engineer.

    Someday she could look back, and explain to her grandchildren that people did not always drive Hydrogen fueled cars. That when she was their age, her first Hydrogen car was a toy.

    You can find price listings for most products at the Mother site: http://www.thehydrogencompany.com/subsite_54_products.html

  8. Linda Says:

    Hi Lissof … thanks for the tip!

  9. ConnieFoggles Says:

    Can’t wait for this to be available every where. I love the exciting advances that are being made!
    .-= ConnieFoggles´s last blog ..Our Handmade Gifts Custom Pendant Review and Giveaway =-.

  10. Linda Says:

    Hi Connie … We are in the middle of innovations that will become the norm in the future. Just imagine some of these inventions being in your home now. Cool!

  11. westwood Says:

    I’ll be very surprised if subsequent technologies don’t get supressed.
    .-= westwood´s last blog ..Avatar’s false green =-.

  12. Linda Says:

    Hi Westwood … The internet will help keep that from happening….

  13. jason Says:

    @ 1:40
    The Hindenberg was government sabotage.

  14. Linda Says:

    Hi Jason …. oh well, i believe everyone associated with that is really dead now…. Any current events? 😀

  15. psyche Says:

    BTW something seems to be going on with your blog loading time? 15 seconds or more for me 🙁
    .-= psyche´s last blog .. =-.

  16. Linda Says:

    Hi psyche … Hmmm.. Is anyone else seeing this? OR It could be all of the millions and millions of people trying to get on this blog .. Teheeee! 😀

  17. Lissof Says:

    Hi Linda,

    Some additional information I was able to find, related to the application of fuel cells from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. There has been an R/C Jet aircraft, “HyFish”, developed with their products.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4NSUA-soKs

    I know this is another hobby “toy” application, but remember it was a “Toy Airplane” designer who was able to bring the “Flight of the Phoenix” out of the desert. 🙂

    Are there any real world applications? Well think of all the UAV Predator type aircraft being deployed around the world for military functions, border & coastal surveillance and monitoring crops, forest & wildlife health. In order to get the extended range and flight time from the UAVs, they are being powered by fuel cells, some of them provided by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.

    Back to our “HyFish” fuel cell powered R/C Jet aircraft, what are the real world applications? Well take a look at their parent company “SmartFish” here:

    http://www.smartfish.ch/index.cfm/fuseaction/show/path/1-2.htm

    While on that website be sure to check out their “SpaceFish”, being backed by several European Space agencies. It looks to be a viable replacement for the NASA Space Shuttle program, due to retire later this year..

  18. Linda Says:

    Hi Lissof … WOW! I really like the smartfish! Thanks for the tips!

    Hi Barbara … You would be standing in line with me when its available. BTW, did Forced Green load ok for you? Let me know.

  19. Barbara Says:

    This will be something I will stand in line for, when it is readily available. This is great and exciting news!

  20. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Linda,

    Where you find all of this good stuff? I watch CNN but missed this one.

    I LOVE this idea. Can you imagine how much we could save? The future of green living is truly exciting. Thank you for being a blogger with her thumb on the “green”. You finds are the greatest!
    .-= Barbara Swafford´s last blog ..Be Careful What You Wish For =-.

  21. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara … Thank you! The savings on this one would be astromical.

  22. Christa Says:

    Most hydrogen manufacturing facilities are located away from residential areas. (the bang factor)

    If you happen to live on a acreage.

    The easiest way is by passing an electrical current through a Knowles cell. This produces hydrogen at one pole and oxygen at the other. You will the need to collect and store the hydrogen to get usable quantities. Probably need a compressor to put the hydrogen into bottles.

    There are many statute requirements concerning intrinsic safety etc. Complying with these can blow the cost right out.

    A lot will depend on what you want to power with the hydrogen that you produce as to what quantities you need to produce.

    From an environmental perspective. If you use mains power to produce you hydrogen you will have little impact on co2 emissions. Depending on the use it could actually wind up producing more.

    Good luck and don’t blow yourself up.

  23. Linda Says:

    Hi Christa … thanks! I will try to not have a bang factor! You bring up some valid points, please read Lissof’s view.

    Hi Lissof … thanks! Good job of explaining Hydrogen and various uses.

    Hi Luc … As the technology improves the efficiency of photovoltaics, you will see the wattage generated coming up or growing to meet your useage.

  24. Lissof Says:

    Hi Christa,

    You bring up some very valid points. I would like to expound on some of these and please understand I am in no way attempting to “Flame” you. I wish to provide addition educational information.

    The Hydrogen industry is a mature well regulated enterprise as it exists today. Intrinsic safety is involved in the production, handling, transportation and final distribution/consumption or use of Hydrogen and other Hazardous products.

    Intrinsic safety involves design engineering of manufacturing facilities, handling, transportation and final use of potentially hazardous products, taking into consideration; materials of construction, electrical, electronic and instrumentation devices, physical location and even the hand tools (non-sparking i.e. bronze or aluminum) allowed in designated areas.

    Intrinsic safety is also designed into facilities manufacturing, handling, transporting and repackaging such diverse products as Sugar, Flour, Fertilizer, Hairspray, Insecticide, Fourth of July Fireworks and Whiskey. All of which are commonly found as household products and have a very impressive “Bang Factor”!!!!

    There again Paint, Varnishes, Oil, Propane, Gasoline and Lithium Batteries are produced, handled, transported and “repackaged” under intrinsic safety regulated conditions; yet are commonly found in or around most households. As a matter of interest, Gasoline is so dangerous, that the states of Oregon and New Jersey do not allow “Self-Service” fueling of vehicles or containers with Gasoline, due to safety concerns. I will honestly tell everyone, it makes me feel safer knowing that the U.S. government has managed to contain all of the careless, reckless and irresponsible people handling fuel to these two states… 🙂

    For most people the electrolysis of water to produce Hydrogen and Oxygen is the most familiar production process, possibly due to high school chemistry classes… But that is neither the easiest nor the most common production method.

    http://energyindependencenow.org/pdf/fs/EIN-WhereDoesHydrogenFuelCo.pdf

    However I would like to see electrolysis become perhaps the most common production method. Currently, to my knowledge, Norway and Iceland are putting the strongest effort forward to develop an infrastructure that would support open travel with electrolysis derived Hydrogen fueled vehicles. As for the USA, as far as I know Washington, Oregon and California are the closest to providing a Hydrogen corridor, by jointly designating I-5, as a renewable highway with intent to support Hydrogen (as well as electrical, bio-diesel & ethanol) refueling stations along its entire length from the Mexican to Canadian borders.

    Realizing that over 50% of the electrical production in the USA is coal fired power generators, you are correct in stating that the production of Hydrogen through electrolysis could result in higher CO2 emissions, especially when you view the population distribution across the states.

    Living in Washington State, where our electricity is generated primarily by Hydro, Wind and Nuclear resources, with untapped Geo-Thermo, Tidal/Wave and Solar resources, it is sometimes hard to remember that “Fossil Fuel” connection the majority of the states are tied to for electrical production.

    But I propose that since the majority of the US population is concentrated close to the coastal regions, that Tidal/Wave, Geo-Thermal, Wind and Solar resources could be utilized for the production of Hydrogen for transportation. Tidal/Wave energy potential is about as predictable as the Moon phase cycle. Geo-Thermal is fairly constant in the time measurements of Mother Earth.

    Wind and Solar are subject to the fluctuation of seasonal and local weather conditions. Therein lies the beauty of Hydrogen. Hydrogen is not a power generator. Hydrogen is a storage and transportation means of delivering energy to another point of time and/or location, exactly the same as a battery in your car, cell phone or laptop computer.

    Rather than furiously cycling our constant sources of power generation (Tidal/Wave, Geo-Thermal, Hydro) to accommodate Solar and Wind resources, Solar and Wind excess generation could be dedicated to the production of Hydrogen for the use of later (delayed) energy production and/or transportation.

    If anyone has any questions, challenges or further information to provide,,, please post your information.

  25. Luc J Says:

    Great invention. But the solar cell part is a bit optimistic. With my whole roof full of solar panels, I generate 4 kilowatt on a very sunny day. My car engine is 100 kilowatt. So I won’t get far even with a day of sunshine, maybe a charge will last for half an hour max.
    .-= Luc J´s last blog ..Low-cost Stairlift Alternative – StairSteady =-.

  26. Brad Says:

    Hi Linda!

    WooooooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooo!

    This sounds terrific. Keep us posted.

  27. Linda Says:

    Hi Brad … LOL! Will do!

  28. Bisnis Internet Says:

    wow it’s look like expensive
    .-= Bisnis Internet´s last blog ..Neobux – DiBayar Tiap NgeKlik Iklan =-.

  29. Linda Says:

    Hi Bisnis … Maybe not when it comes out to market.

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