Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Sweet out-of-the box solution to the hydrogen economy: is the sugar-powered car science fiction

Source: Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 2 (2009)
"The hydrogen economy presents a compelling future energy picture, especially for the transportation sector. The obstacles, such as low-cost hydrogen production, lack of high-density hydrogen storage approaches, costly infrastructure, and safety concerns are prohibiting its large-scale implementation. To address the above challenges, we propose a new solution - use of starch or cellulose (C6H10O5) from biomass as a hydrogen carrier."