Friday, April 09, 2004
The Hydrogen Economy May be Vaporware
In a 10-page PDF document, Dr. Robert E. Uhrig describes the engineering challenges that will delay the advent of the Hydrogen Economy. He notes that we would need double the amount of electrical generating capacity to generate the hydrogen needed to replace the current demand for oil. The infrastructure to distribute hydrogen to vehicles would likely rival the current electrical grid in terms of scale. In short, it could be 25 years or more before the hydrogen economy is possible and unless it is implemented correctly, it may not be practical.