Author Darryl McMahon writes that a workable form of this alternative fuel is probably 50 years away. While the technology for vehicles might be ready sooner, development of the infrastructure is lagging.
Darryl McMahon and Arnold Schwarzenegger are at loggerheads.
Should they meet at a cocktail party and were a discussion to ensue about the
use of hydrogen as an alternative energy source - as it surely would, given both
men's commitment to reducing society's dependence on fossil fuels - canapes
Whereas the governor of California is a huge proponent of the hydrogen
economy - right down to his 2003 election promise, win or lose, to convert one
of his Hummers to hydrogen power - McMahon is on to him and says that the
ballyhoo at a 2004 news conference, at which a hydrogen-powered Hummer H2 was
unveiled, was mostly poppycock.
Intelligent Energy will also be exhibiting its 10 kW automotive fuel cell system, which it is developing in partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën, as well as a 75 kW PEM fuel cell stack and a compact hydrogen generator capable of multi-fuel cell operation. Photo: EV World correspondent Richard Harding test drives ENV FC motorbike at Donington Grand Prix Circuit Dec. 7, 2005.