This probably caught my eye mostly because I just filled up my truck. Gas prices are climbing higher and higher, and any hope of relief looks good.
This article describes a project that might help. Erik Koepf is designing a process that does not require fossil fuels to create the hydrogen. Maybe it might start us on a path toward oil independence?
You can read about it in the following articles:
- Engadget: Delaware Ph.D. student hopes to solve energy woes with renewable hydrogen production
- Phys.Org: Novel solar reactor may enable clean fuel derived from sunlight
- UDaily: Bottling sunlight
Maybe I don’t understand all of the articles, but I don’t see anything that makes hope for soon relief. At least, someone seems to be making progress. Until this technology reaches consumers, we may need to turn to things like WVO.
Or, if you want a cooler alternative, here’s a floating wind turbine: