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VanLuke
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posted 20 January 2006 10:06 AM      Profile for VanLuke     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Iceland the First Country to Try Abandoning Gasoline ...
Hot Water Heats Homes, Businesses; Hydrogen Fuel Oil Powers Cars, Buses

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Jan. 18, 2005 — Iceland has energy to spare, and the small country has found a cutting-edge way to reduce its oil dependency. ....

Iceland ... plans to modify its cars, buses and trucks to run on renewable energy — with no dependence on oil.

Water Turned Into Fuel

Iceland has already started by turning water into fuel — hydrogen fuel. ...


Hydrogen fuel now costs two to three times as much as gasoline, but gets up to three times the mileage of gas, making the overall cost about the same. ....

By the middle of this century, all Icelanders will be required to run their cars only on hydrogen fuel, meaning no more gasoline.

"If we make hydrogen and use that as a fuel for transportation then we can run the whole society on our own local renewable energy sources," said Marie Maack of the Hydrogen Research Project.

Icelanders say they're committed to showing the world that by making fuel from water, it is possible to kick the oil habit.


http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=1518556&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

If the Icelanders can do it why can't we?

Ballard is a BC company with quite some experience in this emerging technology. If our politicians had any vision they'd back this company with massive funds. But the silence is deafening.


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Albireo
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posted 20 January 2006 11:33 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey, this topic would go nicely in the new environment forum.
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