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George Wand

George Wand
Our guest writer George Wand retired from the automotive industry. During his career, he worked in R&D on advanced EV mobility concepts, and working with a museum drives his interest in history. These Hydrogen and Fuel Cell History items are but a small part of more than 750 articles he published in print and digital form. He compiled some of those in a series of eBooks from Amazon-Kindle. Racing to Preserve Precious Petroleum, Part 1 and Part 2 were released in 2016, Part 3 is ready to go by mid-2017. (Download ‘Kindle-for-PC’ or ‘Kindle-for-Mac’ and read on any computer.) Wikipedia, HowStuffWorks.com and EVWorld have referenced Wand’s thoroughly researched, plainly written articles. True to his slogan “On the inventive past the ingenious future will thrive”, Wand is passionate about sustainable mobility in a future without pollution. He has driven a variety of FCVs at Hydrogenics in his Toronto ’backyard’. An article about that will arrive here soon.

Mazda Conducts Serious R&D During Hydrogen & Fuel Cell History

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” Wernher von Braun The NASA space program initiated the commercial use of hydrogen in fuel cells to generate electricity. Different applications require various types of fuel cells; Alkaline FCs, Molten Carbonate, Phosphoric Acid, Solid Oxide, Direct Alcohol, Electrolyte …

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Mercedes Research Vehicles Advance Hydrogen & Fuel Cell History

“That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.”                                                                                                                                        Scientific American, June 2, 1909. The only constant is change, an old proverb affirms. More than …

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Do Hybrids advance Hydrogen & Fuel Cell History?

  “I believe fuel cells could end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine.”             William Clay Ford, Jr.   Henry Ford’s father William came to Canada from Ireland, before settling ‘on the other side’ — years before Henry started to change the world. BTW, Cadillac also came to …

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Rockets propel Hydrogen & Fuel Cell History

  “A rocket will never leave the Earth’s atmosphere.”         New York Times, 1936 “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”  – Dwight …

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BMW using Hydrogen Fuel during Hydrogen & Fuel Cell History

  “When I hear people blaming the automobile for global warming, I have to chuckle. It’s not the car. It’s the fuel.”                        Jay Leno in this article Hollywood stars drive hydrogen-fueled cars: actors Edward Norton and Cameron Diaz, Placido Domingo and Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Joely Fisher, and many others, as they wait patiently …

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