It’s not often that I blog more than once a day. In fact, I can count on one finger how many times I’ve done it. But, this story is so significant that it can’t wait until Monday.
A company called Global Hydrogen, Incorporated has created breakthrough technology that lowers the price of compressed hydrogen gas to $2.47 per kilogram (a kilogram is the same as a gallon). So, the next time you fuel up your gasoline or diesel vehicle at over $4 or $5 per gallon, think of how hydrogen car drivers can fuel up for about half of that price.
Now, add to this fact, that most hydrogen cars get far superior gas mileage to begin with. Take for instance the Honda FCX Clarity that uses 4 kilograms of hydrogen to power the vehicle for 270 miles. This means the vehicle gets 67.5 mpg equivalent. And, at a cost of $2.47 per gallon equivalent, the total price is $9.88.
When is the last time you were able to fill up your car, travel 270 miles for under $10? Was it in the 1960s or 1970s?
The proprietary Global Hydrogen system uses water, a special electrolytic solution and electrode construction plus electrolysis to create hydrogen cheaply from water. Efficiencies of 90-percent have been reported.
It is this kind of breakthrough technology that will spur the development of more hydrogen fueling stations and home hydrogen fueling stations as well.
Now, that hydrogen is not just a little cheaper than gasoline, but way cheaper, expect consumers to start clamoring and bugging their political representatives for more hydrogen fueling stations to be built. I know I have. I’ve been bugging my state and federal representatives lately. I encourage you to do the same. If enough people clamor for change, then the states and federal bodies cannot help but take notice.
And the representative who does take notice, in turn will be noticed themselves for bringing fresh new green ideas to the forefront. And, in the end this will benefit us all.