Blog: Dave LeggettHydrogen and fuel cells

Dave Leggett | 7 April 2004

The office went out for lunch today and I had one chocolate mocha slice too many for dessert. I feel like I could explode at any moment - and here comes the lame link to something vaguely automotive related - like the flaming Hindenburg airship, which illustrated the terrible dangers inherent in using highly flammable hydrogen as a fuel, right? Maybe not...  

'It was established in the late 1990s that the Hindenburg disaster was not caused by a hydrogen explosion, but by the use of a highly inflammable dope on the envelope. Although, like any fuel, there are dangers associated with the use of hydrogen, the consensus is that they are no greater than conventional fuels.'

The above para comes from the just published members' management briefing looking at fuel cells and written by Jesse Crosse.

The briefing's contents page looks like this:

Introduction; Policy, funding and markets; The challenges of fuel cell design; Manufacturing; Technologies; Reforming liquid fuel; Fuel cell hybrid trends; Alliances and partnerships; California Fuel Cell Partnership: full members; Fuel and fuel storage; Safety;Infrastructure; Summary

Click the below link to find out more.

Fuel cells briefing


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