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Comment: Re:How do I refill it? (Score 1) 194

by nmonsey (#48408605) Attached to: Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
I believe this is what your looking for. http://automobiles.honda.com/f...
Increasing the number of convenient hydrogen refueling options is one of the last remaining hurdles to widespread adoption of fuel cell vehicles.
Honda took a proactive approach to this challenge, and our research and development in this area is ongoing.
We have experience in the development of power stations to generate heat and electricity (cogeneration technology), as well as experience with home-refueled electric and natural gas vehicles.
So it was a natural next step for us to leverage that learning to explore potential solutions to the hydrogen refueling dilemma.
The Home Energy Station
Honda has operated an experimental Home Energy Station in Torrance, California, since 2003.
The Home Energy Station, which generates hydrogen from natural gas, is designed to provide heat and electricity for the home through fuel cell cogeneration and to supply fuel for a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicle.
Honda has worked in cooperation with technology partner Plug Power, Inc., to reduce size and increase convenience in each subsequent generation of the Home Energy Station.
In 2007 Honda developed the still experimental Home Energy Station IV—which is even more efficient and better suited for home use than previous versions.
CO2 emissions for a household using the Home Energy Station are 30% lower than those for an average household using a gasoline-engine car and commercial electricity and heat. Honda believes in a future society powered by hydrogen, and we are serious about our commitment to contribute to the development of useful refueling solutions.

Comment: Re:Reduced Carbon Cycling in Austin (Score 1) 542

by nmonsey (#37090820) Attached to: What's the Carbon Footprint of Bicycling?
I live in Scottsdale, and my ten mile one way ride is great. The temperature is frequently over 110 degrees with a low temperature of 85 degrees. If you obey the laws, ride on the correct side of the road, traffic is not a problem. Riding home when it is 115 degrees is a great way to lose weight for a few hours. Texas has some great warm weather rides http://www.hh100.org/ After a little acclimation, and proper training, riding when it is warm is possible.

Comment: More Information on fuel cells. (Score 4, Informative) 562

by nmonsey (#31235598) Attached to: Fuel Cell Marvel "Bloom Box" Gaining Momentum
Here is a quote from the EETimes article. "The resultant Bloom Boxes are not inexpensive today— about $750,000 for a unit capable of running a household (about four to six units are needed to run a typical data center). But within five to 10 years the company promises to reduce the price to as little as $3,000" These fuel cell are not being mass produced yet. Please read about fuel cells before making any judgments about the technology. http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/online/news http://www.fuelcells.org/news/updates.html There are many other companies working on similar fuell cells for homes and vehicles that have already been in use for several years.

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