One of the things holding back hydrogen fuel cells has been the necessity of an energy source to produce the hydrogen. The energy is often electricity produced by oil fired plants or nuclear reactors. That limits the self-sufficiency and environmental benefits of fuel cells.
But now there's the Electrical Chemical Hydrogen Fuel Reactor:
"The ECHFR is one of the first hydrogen reactors that eliminates the need for an outside energy source to produce a pure commercial-grade of hydrogen at low pressure. This proprietary process delivers a highly mobile, more cost-effective and physically safe production of hydrogen than alternative methods requiring outside energy sources such as electricity, solar power and fossil fuels."Posted by Dave at October 21, 2002 08:16 PM