[FoRK] Magnesium / Water cycle hydrogen production

Eugen Leitl eugen
Wed Oct 26 02:22:32 PDT 2005


On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 01:16:36AM -0400, Stephen D. Williams wrote:

> Some fuel cells run with liquid (i.e. very hot) sodium or other metals, 
> so burning a little metal with water doesn't seem so rediculous.

Actually, the design in question is quite ridiculous. Magnesium
is made by high-temperature electrolysis, and is not a liquid,
and not even a gas (refuelling issues). Metal oxides are solid, 
bulky, and need to be recycled. There is no infrastructure for it.

The idiot press can't tell shit from shinola, as usual.

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