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Old 18-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by oiram View Post
You can Build a Hydrogen
Powered Fuel Cell

The latest buzz in alternative fuels is hydrogen powered. People everywhere are trying to find ways to reduce the amount of carbon that is being pumped into our atmosphere and this is one way of doing it.

You may be surprised at how many people on the street are driving a hydrogen powered car. If you have been thinking about getting such a vehicle, you should know that you don’t have to buy a brand new car in order to use hydrogen fuel cells. You can build your own hydrogen fuel cell and install it into your vehicle. Now, how is that for progress?

The advantages of building a hydrogen fuel cell and installing it into your vehicle are many. For one, they are not expensive to make. All of the parts can be found at your local hardware store and probably in your own kitchen. The fact that it is powerful doesn’t make it expensive. Second of all, it is actually very simple to do.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Supplies:

Baking soda
Quart-sized container (for water)
Vacuum hose
Electric wiring to connect the car’s battery to an HHO generator
If you don’t like the idea of making your own hydrogen fuel cell, you can purchase an HHO kit that includes everything you will need. These are easily found online or at local auto parts stores.
Putting all the parts together is not as difficult as it might seem - even if you purchase them separately. It is easier to build a hydrogen fuel cell than it is to do the chemical science behind it - a fact for which we can all be thankful. If you choose to buy the HHO kit, the instructions will be in the box.


Running electric 5.5-kW Genset on nothing but water

Can a 5.5-kW Genset be run on water?

The 16,000+ member Watercar Yahoo! group has recently been discussing a couple of new claims of people running a several-kW generator that usually runs on fossil fuel, but running it on hydroxy and water mist instead, producing several kilowatts of electrical power.

Diagram from a section titled "Running an Electrical Generator without Fossil Fuel" found on pages 50-59 in the Chapter10.pdf document by Patrick Kelly (who comments below).

by Charles Couch
for Pure Energy Systems News

Patrick Kelly, a major documenter of the free energy open source movement, recently reported that three people who live near him had extracted 4 kilowatts of power from a generator (rated for 5.5 kW output) running 100% on 3 liter/minute of hydroxy and cold water fog, using no fossil fuel at all. The system is documented on pages 50-59 of the latest update of the famous Chapter10.pdf document [1.3 Mb] which is pretty much the most referenced beginners guide to hydroxy research.

Diagram from a section titled "Running an Electrical Generator without Fossil Fuel" found on pages 50-59 in the Chapter10.pdf document by Patrick Kelly (who comments below).


Directory:HydroStar electrolysis (separate page) - electrolysis system for creating H/O to inject into air intake of vehicle. Complete plans for sale.
Millennium Cell

Millennium Cell (Nasdaq:MCEL) develops hydrogen battery technology through a patented chemical process that safely stores and delivers hydrogen energy to power portable devices. The borohydride-based technology can be scaled to fit any application requiring high energy density for a long run time in a compact space. Since its inception in 1998, Millennium cell has been awarded more than 30 patents and has 70 pending patents worldwide. Their primary business model is to license their intellectual property to enable successful new products. When market leadership is required, they will develop and sell their own products as well.

Currently, portable electronic devices used in the military, medical, industrial and consumer markets all require a better battery. To meet this challenge, Millennium Cell is developing hydrogen battery technology in partnership with corporate and government entities. Based in Eatontown, New Jersey, Millennium Cell employs 40 people, primarily in technology development.

As with many new technologies, the military has been an early adopter and will be the first market they enter. This offers the opportunity to further develop their technology while solving unique power needs for the military. It also serves as a springboard to subsequently enter the medical and industrial markets while keeping their long-term focus on the high-volume consumer market.

How it Works
For information on how to use the electrolysis process to generate a hydrogen-oxygen gas mixture, and links to companies doing it, see Directory:Brown's Gas.
For information on how to run vehicles on the H/O gas, running the gas into the air intake, to catalyze more effective burning of the gas or diesel, along with links to companies producing products that implement this approach, see Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection.

Diagram of Hydrostar process, excerpt from manual.

Company runs truck on 100% hydroxy

In the tradition of Stanley Meyer, the people at Future Energy Concepts, Inc. have allegedly configured a 2004 Dodge 4x4 pickup truck to run on nothing but water via their on-board hydroxy gas generator that uses the the truck's alternator to electrolyze water, which is then ducted into the air intake.

by C. Michael Couch
for Pure Energy Systems News

Future Energy's hydroxy unit sits in the back of the truck it supposedly is powering.

Here is the initial response to my request for article info from Future Energy Concepts, Inc. which posted a reported 100% Hydroxy Truck video on Youtube.

Three weeks ago, Future Energy posted a reported 100% Hydroxy Truck video on Youtube which has caused a huge stir. Future Energy claims to be running at ~60PSI though most researchers believe HHO or Hydroxy Gas to self ignite at 15PSI. Below are the responses to a brief e-mail interview with Frederick Wells the Vice President of Future Energy Concepts Inc. and owner of the intellectual property pending patent on the Hydrogen Hog.

The system is shown to be a basic Meyers type cell with somewhat conventional PWM driving circuitry. Any patentable information that might be unknown to those proficient in the Hydroxy/HHO Arts seems to have been omitted thus far. The only obvious difference to the trained observer is the oversized central tube pair. Further research will verify whether this is one of the original Meyers configurations or not. The writer of this article seems to remember seeing a similar configuration before in his Meyers research though it could have been by a replicator, possible something posted much earlier by Mr. Wells, himself.

2004 DODGE PU RUNS ON 100% WATER.mpg droxy/

Water-Powered Batteries
H20 Battery from Tango Group

Hydrogen Generators
Fuel Reformer

The Pegasus Me-10, Me-25, and Me-50 Hydrogen Generators (fuel reformers) convert methanol and water liquid fuel into hydrogen gas to power PEM fuel cells. Proprietary technology achieves unprecedented cost reduction and delivers the peak performance required of today's advanced commercial fuel cell systems.

Pegasus models span a range of hydrogen output from 13 NLm to 65 NLm and are designed to support the requirements of 1 kW, 2.5 kW, and 5 kW PEM fuel cell systems. E1 Pegasus reformers provide reliable performance greatly reducing maintenance for extended run applications.

All models offer the same user-friendly controller interface and are packaged for mounting onto a standard 19-inch rack allowing the customer to complete final packaging into their unique product identification.

Aluminum + Water + Secret Sauce = Low-Cost Hydrogen Fuel

Aside from the chemistry, the engineers were charged with developing production and packaging methods that would keep the cost of all consumables low and make the system easy to use. One way they did that was to build the entire system around readily available items of commerce. The aluminum powder, for example, is nothing exotic, just a low-cost commercial grade. The cartridges, to take another important example, are based on 32-ounce aluminum beverage cans that lend themselves to high-volume manufacturing techniques. Initially, the cans, the same kind used for Monster Energy Drinks, could not withstand the temperatures associated with the aluminum-water reactions. Therefore, the engineers developed proprietary packing methods and packing materials that preserve the integrity of the can once the reaction begins.

AlumiFuel’s engineers also made the hydrogen generation system modular, scalable, and flexible, in keeping with the diverse group of applications that the technology targets. For example, the reactor design used for balloon inflation comes in one-cartridge and two-cartridge versions, depending on the desired hydrogen generation capabilities. AlumiFuel engineers can scale the reactor technology even further, adding cartridges or groups of reactors to increase the capacity of the system beyond the 1,000 liters of gas produced in 20 minutes by the current system. On the other end of the capacity spectrum, they are ironing out the details on a small lab-scale reactor for use in educational or research settings.

5 kW fuel cell manufactured by PlugPower (large cell), 25 watt fuel cell (three cell stack) manufactured by H2ECOnomy (smaller silver cell), 30 watt fuel cell manufactured by Avista Labs
A hydrogen fuel cell generates electricity through an electrochemical reaction using hydrogen and oxygen. In simplified terms it works like this: Hydrogen is sent into one side of a proton exchange membrane (PEM). The hydrogen proton travels through the membrane, while the electron enters an electrical circuit, creating a DC electrical current. On the other side of the membrane, the proton and electron are recombined and mixed with oxygen from room air, forming pure water.

Because there is no combustion in the process, there are no other emissions, making fuel cells an extremely clean and renewable source of electricity.

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