Stretch by hydrogen

Future vision solar electric power plentifulness. Shortage of crude oil and biomass. The logical consequence: Biomass and crude oil refined by hydrogen from solar electricity.

  Carbon makes hydrogen more easy to transport

With electric power from renewable energy split H2O and connect the hydrogen with carbon to make fuels from methan up to kerosene.

  Coal, crude oil and biomass to deliver carbon

Even in a car is hydrogen very troublesomely, in the airplane practical unuseable. Too much volume, the tanks to heavy. When there will be electric power from renewable energy in abundance, it is possible to produce hydrogen by electrolysis and to optimize the fuel production with it.

  How much wood for 100km

1 kg wood contains, depending on sort, 0,4 to 0,5 kg carbon. This is enough to produce methan with 8,25 kWh bis 10,3 kWh. A Plug-in Hybrid medium sized car needs 15 kWh at the plug or 13,5 kWh from the range extender. When it's possible to make a methan engine with 40% electrical efficiency, 33,75 kWh chemical energy are enough for 100km. This would be 3,3 to 4,1 kg wood for 100km. Additional the electric power to produce the hydrogen to make more methan with the wood.

  Plug-in Hybrid with wood and hydrogen

At a distribution of 80% with electric power, 20% with range extender, there would be the following balance for a Plug-in Hybrid car.

  • 12 kWh for 80km in electric drive modus
  • 0,8 kg wood for 20km in range extender modus
  • 8 to 12 kWh electric power to produce the hydrogen to make methan from wood
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Where will hydrogen as a storage medium determine our energy future and where will the hydrogen technology fail by more suitable methods?

  Key questions for a future after peak oil

The Energy Watch Group shows, peakoik is history and happened 2006. PEGE creates a catalog of questions for a path to our future energy system.

Change energy source: plug-in hybrid
Since decades, our cars are using less and less fuel, but the world consume of oil goes up. Now after peak oil, we need a radical change of the energy source.

Energy usage car changing
Until now, the consumption was only measured in litres of an crude oil product. The new norm is the earth surface to produce the necessary energy.

Swap electricity oil
Even when Plug-in Hybrid cars use less than 1 litre fuel from crude oil for 100km, even this reduction is in the long run not enough. More potentail for reduction by electric power.

Biomass efficiency
With the example wood increasing the potential of biomass for our mobility from the present beginnings to the time with large amounts of electricity from renewable energy.

Methan Methanol Hydrogen
After a preselection for this 3 fuel sorts has to be evaluated which one is cheapest for the cars drivers in 20 years.

Heavy oil castling
From all vehicles are only big ships suitable for hydrogen. This is because a tank with 125,000 times more volume has only 2,500 times more surface.

Biomass evaluation
Because of new knowledge about the future energy situation, the evaluation of plant sorts for the earning of energy has to be recalculated.

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