30 Jan '12, 10am

The Hydrogen dream

Today the hydrogen dream is very different from Marchetti's. It starts with a home, self-reliant, grid-disconnected, housing micro-generation system, mostly solar and wind, that primarily feed the electrical system. Then surplus energy is converted into hydrogen and stored in a container in a special division of the house. This hydrogen can later be used to generate electricity through a fuel cell when the micro-systems do not match the instantaneous power needs; the waste heat generated by the fuel cell can also be used to heat the house. Finally this hydrogen can be used to feed one or more vehicles powered by fuel cells. A general presentation along these lines opened the session by Sophie Didierjean from the University of Lorraine . There is an obvious philosophical dimension to this dream, that I won't explore here, for technical aspects are enough to question it. Thi...

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