UK Scientists Bring Hydrogen Cars Closer

Researchers at Liverpool and Newcastle Universities report in the US journal Science that they have found a workable method of injecting the gas at high pressure into material riddled with pores that are millionths of a millimetre in diameter. The pores could reduce the pressure to hold the gas safely, and then the gas heated and released as energy, which would drive an engine....

Published: 15-Oct-2004

British scientists have used nanotechnology to trap and store hydrogen gas for a new generation of fuel cell car engines, they report today.

Hydrogen is the commonest element in the universe. In a fuel cell, it reacts with oxygen from the atmosphere to generate heat and an exhaust of water vapour.

With these cars on the road, there would be no carbon dioxide to fuel global warming, and no toxic fumes to trigger respiratory diseases or make clouds of acid rain.

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