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Green Home Energy=Hydrogen Generators-alternative sources

I propose .......that we research, communicate and develop a product, with the help of all countries that are working on successful green energy sources and adapt it into single family living.

I have seen shows where they have been working on Low Pressure Hydrogen tanks with special organic storage cells that make it store energy longer and safer and I think that it would be a great option to have to take your home off the grid and into a Hydrogen Generator for all your home's energy needs.

It would work like the backup generators do, but would have a storage tank/battery for the home's electrical needs and only kick in the generator when the electricity runs low. Like hybrid car engines do. It would also offer a safer system because it would not be producing poisonous gases that could cause death from carbon monoxide leaks. I for one, am trying to figure out a way to bring this into a working system for my new home that I want to be totally self sufficient. I figure it would be cheaper in the long run and it would be greener for my planet. :) I have seen some versions of this for large scale business formats but not for personal home use. I'd like to see it considered for an alternative energy source that anyone can adapt to their homes. If you know of anything like this please let me know? Thank you. KE Gilligan-Smith

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I FOUND IT!!! I finally found the video that got me wondering about this in the first place --

http://video.pbs.org/video/1768954299/

It is the NOVA series on Making Stuff.... and it is the Making Stuff-CLEANER episodes---. I could not believe all the progress we have made but it got me wondering WHY.....why can't we get all these people in this episode together to come up with the best of all of them??? If we could get........The guy with the chicken feathers that are as absorbant as carbon nano tubes at a greener/cheaper way to produce it - that allows storage of Hydrogen in a container without pressure..........along with the guy who developed the BLOOM BOX technology that helps run Google and several other companies.......and the guy that produced a paper thin 'natural leaf' solar strip that operates in water to produce hydrogen with minimal light........and also the guys that have a 500 hp electric motorcycle because of the use of lithium batteries......... if we could get all these people together to create a self sustaining power storage/unit to self contain our homes power and our transportation needs..... - we'd be better for it! Harnessing the solar and hydrogen energy and storing it safely - long term............THAT'S what we need to do now.

Just sayin...............the answers are here....we just need to get them all together to produce the products we need to advance our lives to a cleaner/healthier future!!! :)

So....GO.... WATCH THE VIDEO..... and see what I'm talking about???

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  • Apr 22 2012: KE Gilligan-Smith - If you know of anything like this please let me know?

    I would stay connected to the local electric grid or be prepared to be without electricity for the time required for maintenance on your generator. If you stay on the grid check with your utility company about requirements to ensure the safety of electrical workmen down line from you.

    As for the electric generators, small engines can already be converted to run on a variety of commercially available gasses. And for storage of the gas, most people have had or seen LPG tanks in yards. I believe these tanks maybe sufficiently strong to contain the Hydrogen safely.

    Thanks in advance for your consideration, James
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      Apr 22 2012: Here is a snipping from one of the articles I've read....they are looking at several ways to store the hydrogen. I can't remember which documentary I was watching that showed Hydrogen Generators already in use at what I thought, was Googles Headquarters...but for the life of me I can't remember who the company was that produced it. When I find it I will post it here.

      "Electrolysis is a process that is most common for hydrogen production. Hydrogen generators produce
      hydrogen at a flow rate that is not sufficient enough for direct compressor use. A buffer container is used for
      collecting enough volume of hydrogen from the generator for the compressor. Since hydrogen coming out of
      hydrogen generators is
      of low pressure, the
      buffer becomes bulky.
      Both hydrogen
      generator and hydrogen
      compressor are heavy
      users of electricity;
      besides, fuel cells are
      fragile for hydrogen
      supply of unstable
      pressure and low purity
      of hydrogen.
      Metal Hydride (MH) is the answer for the given dilemma. Compared to high pressure tanks, metal
      hydride storages require less pressure and compression. Its volumetric density is no larger than that of high
      pressure tanks. The current development of metal hydride technology has reached point that for same
      capacity of hydrogen content, metal hydride storages are no heavier in weight, but 15 times smaller in volume
      than 150bar high pressure tanks. Charged with lower purity hydrogen gas, metal hydrides purify the stored
      gas instantly, and deliver higher purity gas at no additional cost. For the benefit of fuel cells, metal hydrides
      deliver high purity, stable pressure hydrogen at constant flow rate, which considerably prolongs equipment
      lifespan. "
      • Apr 22 2012: Kathleen Gilligan-Smith - from the link you posted the largest available storage tank they have is 762 L.
        http://www.hgenerators.com/
        I don't think that would be enough storage for any of the alternatives I spoke about above.

        Thanks in advance for your consideration, James

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