[FoRK] Redox battery for EVs is recharged in minutes through electrolyte exchange

Reese howell.r at inkworkswell.com
Thu Oct 22 08:49:46 PDT 2009


Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 05:52:23PM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> Cool.  As long as we don't get exploding / lightning-capable liquid at 
>> the GAS STATION.
> 
> I have this neat idea. Why not taking liquid methanol, which
> has half the energy density of diesel/gasoline, and use this
> as one electrode in a redox pair, the other being air. You
> don't have to carry the oxidant, and you lose mass as one 
> electrode is consumed, since you vent the reaction products
> (water and CO2) into air. I think I will call it a "fuel cell".

Given everything else that is going on with CO2, why would you want
to vent more of it to the atmosphere?

Reese



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