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Visionary and innovator in the utility industry and grid modernization, Burns & McDonnell

I have a broad background in utilities and energy. I worked for Capgemini in the Energy Practice for more than 15 years. During that time I rose to the position of CTO of the 12,000 person...

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In the lab (U of C SC) it was discovered how to make hydrogen without using energy. The published technical paper leaves a lot of unanswered questions including:

1) is the alloy a one time use?
2) how much energy does it take to make the alloy?
3) how many square units of the alloy does it take to produce 1Kg of Hydrogen

Now the work is in a lab, not in commercial production, so it may be completely infeasible to make it a commercial process.

But if it is feasible, it may solve many issues with making hydrogen, with the energy directed to making the alloy, and not the actual hydrogen.

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Bob Meinetz on Feb 24, 2022

Doug, though the folks who sell kits that enable your car to run on water may find this process useful for marketing purposes, I think you're reading too much into it.
Fortunately there are some things we can count on in this crazy world, and the impossibility of separating hydrogen from water, without an input of energy, is one of them.

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