• Question: Do you think hydrogen fuel is a potential substitute for petrol/diesel in the future?

    Asked by mijeffs to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 15 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by johnathan.
    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Absolutely!! It has to be the way ahead. Hydrogen is produced by electrolysis of water and is a great way of effectively storing electricity. the hydrogen can then be stored by absorbing it onto special metal sponges made of metals such as palladium and then can be used in fuel cells to generate power. The by-product of all this is water which is what we started with. The technology to use hydrogen is now advanced enough that hydrogen powered cars are commercially available and the technology can only get better.

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Laurence, does it leak out of fuel cells if you leave them for a week or so?

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      I look forward to a day when the petrol/diesel engine is a thing of the past ….

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      Akram Alomainy answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Yes and I hope so very soon for the same of our environment and the future generations!!