Franz Alt and the hydrogen refueling station

In his newsletter from September 2008, Franz Alt asks: ''Who builts the hydrogen refueling stations''. But the more important question remains unanswered: For what?



Journalism has to be more than to pass on press releases. Journalism has to investigate, reveal, inform about the background.

Will 2015 be the natural laws changed? The transport of hydrogen in a car is hard (hydrid storage), liquid or as a gas extrem costly.

It is possible to make the transport of 4 atoms hydrogen more easy by adding one atom oxygen and one atom carbon. This is liquid at room temperature and called methanol.

There is a study about an plug-in hybridcar with range extender methanol ICE or hydrogen with fuel call. After 300.000 km is the difference only 2800 kg wood. For 2800 kg wood, it's even impossible to purchase a high pressure tank.

Hydrogen comes, but not in the tank of the car, but in the biomass upgrade factories, to make methanol.

  Pretend extrem high costs


All this hydrogen fuel cell cars are very good to show the simple car driver, how expensive it is to replace fossil fuel. The simple car driver should continue to buy so called "new cars" with fossil propulsion. He should be happy to pay 1,50 EUR, soon 2.-EUR or 3.-EUR per litre gasoline, because the alternatie is much more expensive.

  To carry on the propagande line of big industry


I can charge a plug-in hybrid car in my underground car park. I invested 20.-EUR for a cabel from my cellar to my parking lot. Hydrogen refueling stations are a very expensive huge investion.

I speak for this Franz Alt guilty, to pass on the propaganda line of big industry complete unfiltered to the receivers of his newsletter.



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