Thursday, March 09, 2006

GE: Reducing the Costs of Hydrogen Production

According to the article it costs about $8 per kilogram of hydrogen. That is a lot of money for something just around a gallon of gas. GE decided to tackle the issue head on and now the hydrogen economy might become more viable in the near term.

The equipment used for the electrolysis, the process that seperates the hydrogen and the oxygen gases. This equipment does not need to be connected to a pollution source to function as any outside energy source such as wind or solar power could be used. The equipment that does the electrolysis is made up of a bunch of metal. What GE decided to do was to use plastic. The electrodes will be sprayed with a nickel based coating.

This makes it cheaper and easier. Hopefully their testing of larger facilities will work.

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