Who Gains from Burning Fossil Fuel?

big_oilSan Francisco, Sep 2017:

What organizations do you think have the most to gain by continuing the trend of burning fossil fuel? …  And, why are the Americans so interested in maintaining their influence with the Middle East?  I hope you can guess the answer:  it is “black gold” – also called oil.

However, aren’t there any alternative fuels?

The hydrogen engine has been called the “clean motor.”  And it certainly is.  The only byproduct is water since the motor only burns hydrogen combined with oxygen gas.  We already have the technology to build and use clean engines, but somehow we are still not getting the technology into mass-production. 

Read an interesting paper by Prof. A. Oppenheim, University of California, Berkeley, who says we can develop a clean combustion engine – by “bridging the gap between the progress of science and its engineering implementation”.

Major auto-makers in non-oil producing countries (like Germany and Japan) have already built prototypes of hydrogen cars. 

The reason hydrogen engine cars are not already more popular is the high cost per mile when driving a hydrogen engine car i.e. from the low energy density.  A much better solution seems to be making an electric car powered by several hydrogen fuel cells.

Hydrogen fuel cells are much more efficient than ICEs (internal combustion engines), often topping 70 percent efficiency whilst internal combustion engines on gasoline are only 20-30% efficient.  However, fuel cells are currently too cost-prohibitive to be competitive, but they are more efficient than hydrogen combustion engines.

Another drawback is that hydrogen fuel-cell cars cost 5-10 times more than regular gasoline engine cars, as of 2017.

Toyota and Honda are betting big on the next generation of hydrogen cars, even though there are only 40 public hydrogen pumps in the USA.  Take a look at Honda and Toyota 2017 hydrogen car photos.

It is safe to assume that the hydrogen engine/fuel cell will solve most of the world’s pollution problems from cars if the hydrogen is produced from green renewable energy methods – such as wind or solar.

Since hydrogen combusts fairly readily, it doesn’t take much in the way of modifications – mainly new fuel injectors and a storage system – to make hydrogen work in an ICE (internal combustion engine). Here is private vehicle conversion from gasoline to hydrogen from the American Hydrogen Association. It shows how to modify a regular car engine into an ICE engine using hydrogen for fuel.

Still, the powers at being – governments and oil-producing countries and their oil-company puppets – have too much profit to lose, so they are not interested in products (like hydrogen vehicles) that will decrease the demand for oil. 

Hopefully, the oil companies will start promoting hydrogen vehicles when they get a slice of the hydrogen manufacturing and distribution business…  It could be a good business; just like oil and energy. 

Nils Rognerud
Founder of ElectroGravityPhysics.com

1 comment to Who Gains from Burning Fossil Fuel?

  • Joking? Maybe.And of course the water preeipitatcs out. But if the supply is being continually artificially replenished that has got to cause a shift in the system. And don’t forget that according to global climate models used by the warmists water vapor is an amplifier of CO2 warming. So adding water vapor to the system must cause a huge temperature rise. Because the addition of water vapor will cause the effect of water vapor to be multiplied. At least if you believe the AGW folks.

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