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Entrepreneur Builds Hydrogen On Demand Engine

Wired is reporting that an entrepreneur from Tallahassee, Florida Mark Miller has created a small internal combustion engine that runs on hydrogen and electricity. The hydrogen is created on-demand from calcium hydride and water (or spit), which fuels the small motor.

The motor is rated at 6.4 horsepower in hydrogen mode and 3.1 horsepower in reciprocating electrical mode. It has a small three-phase alternator that helps to recharge the batteries.

A note of a caution is in order here for all would be inventors. Calcium hydride reacts violently with water plus some other alcohols and acids. It may also create a very caustic power, calcium hydroxide.

Mark Miller expects to scale his engine up within the next year. It’s good to see yet another entrepreneur at the grass roots level step up to the plate to help move the hydrogen economy forward. This kind of engine ingenuity will most assuredly be necessary in order for the hydrogen transportation system to become mainstreamed.

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3 comments

  1. That’s great that someone has brought this into the public light. I hope he doesn’t sell out to the man! Check out hydrogen on demand for your existing car. Cheap and easy to make.

  2. Alternative Energy

    There’s a way to get these gains for yourself.

  3. A.J. CARIAGA JR.

    h2 on demand must become the fuel of the future! petrol -chem fuel are toxic , must be outlawed!

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