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|Chapter 1||Why Hydrogen? Why Now?||11|
|Chapter 2||Fuel Cell Basics||23|
|Chapter 3||The Path to Fuel Cell Commercialization||35|
|Chapter 4||Hydrogen Production||67|
|Chapter 5||Key Elements of a Hydrogen-Based Transportation System||89|
|Chapter 6||The Long Road to Commercialization of Fuel Cell Vehicles||115|
|Chapter 7||Global Warming and Scenarios for a Hydrogen Transition||125|
|Chapter 8||Coping with the Global Warming Century||143|
|Chapter 9||Hydrogen Partnerships and Pilots||175|
|Conclusion: Choosing Our Future||187|
|Afterword to the 2005 Edition||197|
Posted August 9, 2009
The author looks at all the pros and cons of hydrogen: "It is the best of fuels, it is the worst of fuels". He looks at many forms of generating hydrogen, and different types of fuel cells, both fixed and mobile. Many facts, analyses, efficiencies presented and some recommendations presented, both his and others. I didn't detect any real errors or misconceptions, although GM has now demonstrated over 300 miles with a fuel cell vehicle, which was not the case when the book was written. The author leaves room for scientific breakthroughs and even estimates how much certain efficiencies are likely to improve. Good reference.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 23, 2008
As a senior staff scientist with the federal government, the author has been able to learn about and evaluate the possibilities in migrating to a 'Hydrogen Economy'. What he has found is that this promise is ill founded. Written objectively and in a way that empowers the reader to understand the very core of the issues, the author takes the reader through a course that clearly represents his personal and professional journey. These insights reflect the hard lessons of one optimist looking for answers and walking away empty handed and pessimistic. I recommend this book for all those who want to know the real scoop on hydrogen. The numbers tell the whole story. Electrolysis is inefficient in converting electricity to hydrogen. Fuel cells for autos must operate at lower temperatores in order to start up quickly, and this results in even greater inefficiencies. Learn the truth about the 'Hydrogen Economy', so you can devote your energies where the real opportunities are. Learn from the hard fought and painful lessons of those who have preceeded us.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.