Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus

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Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus
« on: January 12, 2020, 06:18:49 PM »
https://www.h2-view.com/story/u2-concert-powered-by-hydrogen/



Four Toyota Mirai vehicles provided the power for a U2 concert in Tokyo, Japan last month, making U2 the first international touring band to use hydrogen power at a show.

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Re: Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 07:03:39 PM »
Very cool.
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Re: Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 07:28:26 PM »
Is hydrogen power something we... want?

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Re: Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 07:50:47 PM »
There is no future in hydrogen cars. Itís a pipe dream.
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Re: Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 08:02:52 PM »
Remember the Hindenburg.  ::)
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Re: Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 09:51:27 PM »
There is no future in hydrogen cars. Itís a pipe dream.
Not a pipe dream. I work for energy companies as a financial consultant and there is a lot of hype right now about Hydrogen as a fossil fuel. By Hydraulically Fracturing in the right places, instead of releasing Co2 or methane, you can release huge quantities of isolated hydrogen. The problem with Hydrogen today is that it is expensive to separate from the compounds it's bound in, like water. However, if you can get hydrogen directly out of the ground you can use it to power a car or generate electricity.
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Re: Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 10:10:23 PM »
There is no future in hydrogen cars. Itís a pipe dream.
Not a pipe dream. I work for energy companies as a financial consultant and there is a lot of hype right now about Hydrogen as a fossil fuel. By Hydraulically Fracturing in the right places, instead of releasing Co2 or methane, you can release huge quantities of isolated hydrogen. The problem with Hydrogen today is that it is expensive to separate from the compounds it's bound in, like water. However, if you can get hydrogen directly out of the ground you can use it to power a car or generate electricity.

I have no trouble with hydrogen as a fuel that could be used for industrial or other institutional use. Iím sure it will happen.

But, for cars, itís just not practical. And until thereís a distribution infrastructure in place, no one will buy these cars. If no one buys the cars, no one will build the infrastructure. Toyota Mirai sales in Canada in 2019 were a slim 70 units...

In the case of EVís, you have the power source right there at home. And fast chargers for long distance travel are popping all over. They are less expensive to put in place than hydrogen fueling stations.

Maybe thereís a future for hydrogen in cars, but we wonít see it in our lifetime.

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Re: Punk Hydrogen Power From Venus
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 10:49:43 AM »
I thought this story was taking the mick, until i read that it was just the backline equipment that was powered. Still tho, its a step in the right direction
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