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A hydrogen-powered boat is touring the worlds oceans
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gordo
2018-07-10 20:41:14 UTC
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A hydrogen-powered boat is touring the world’s oceans

The ship is circling the planet without the benefit of fossil fuels.

The tour: The Energy Observer is a Toyota-sponsored vessel on a
six-year global tour powered by solar, wave, hydrogen, and wind (yeah,
this one isn’t that revolutionary) power. During that time it will
visit 50 countries, including Italy, where it will stop today in
Venice.

How it works: The ship removes the salt and ions from ocean water, and
then separates it into its base elements: hydrogen and oxygen. The
hydrogen is stored until it's needed for fuel. Solar panels and wind
turbines supplement the power.

Why it matters: The crew is determined to show the feasibility of
hydrogen power—which has struggled to find a practical and affordable
everyday use—both at sea and on land. As the ship’s captain, Victorien
Erussard, told Wired, “the idea with this ship is to prove a potential
energy system of the future.”
https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611599/a-hydrogen-powered-boat-is-touring-the-worlds-oceans/

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Eric®
2018-07-11 02:39:19 UTC
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A hydrogen-powered boat is touring the world?s oceans
The ship is circling the planet without the benefit of fossil fuels.
The tour: The Energy Observer is a Toyota-sponsored vessel on a
six-year global tour powered by solar, wave, hydrogen, and wind (yeah,
this one isn?t that revolutionary) power. During that time it will
visit 50 countries, including Italy, where it will stop today in
Venice.
How it works: The ship removes the salt and ions from ocean water, and
then separates it into its base elements: hydrogen and oxygen. The
hydrogen is stored until it's needed for fuel. Solar panels and wind
turbines supplement the power.
Why it matters: The crew is determined to show the feasibility of
hydrogen power?which has struggled to find a practical and affordable
everyday use?both at sea and on land. As the ship?s captain, Victorien
Erussard, told Wired, ?the idea with this ship is to prove a potential
energy system of the future.?
https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611599/a-hydrogen-powered-boat-is-touring-the-worlds-oceans/
But can it carry a load of coal from one continent to another?
JTEM is right
2018-07-11 04:14:03 UTC
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The end result of hydrogen power will be
dangerously high ocean salinity. Without
massive regulations and enforcement,
eventually the great oceans of the world
will be as dead as the Dead Sea.

It's impossible to avoid.

Everything has consequences. Everything.

All solar panels remove energy from the
sun that would have been going to warming
the surface of the earth. Capture, say,
5% of the sunlight reaching the surface,
which some nutters claim is within the
realm of possibilities, and we're inside
of another glacial period! It may even
be a "Snowball Earth" scenario!"

Even the wind plays a role in the system
that is the earth, and every last windmill
is removing energy. Oh, sure, tiny amounts,
but the more energy we start generating from
the wind, the more that figure grows. If we
produced anywhere near as much power from
wind as the nutters claim we could/should,
we'd start seeing some consequences...

Life is a balancing act. Burning coal has
consequences, NOT burning coal has consequences.

You can tell that "Global Warming" idiocy is
propaganda and not "news" because it only ever
recognizes the consequences from fossil fuels,
and even then it leans heavily on fantasy over
facts. Never does it explore the negative
consequences of "alternative" energy sources,
and there are many, many, many...



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