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It's Possible to Convert to Hydrogen

By City Weekly Readers
Posted // January 16,2013 -

I was reading Peter Maier’s letter [“Hydrogen-Based Energy Is the Future,” Dec. 20, City Weekly] and nostalgia set in.

During the early 1970s, I was employed as an auto tech in Provo. I came across a man who was converting cars to run on hydrogen. In 1972, he was returning a rotary engine Mazda that he had converted. In 1976, we had a conversation at an Orem used-car lot, and again at the Datsun dealership. Virtually all of the engines available in those years, ’72 to ’76, had been successfully converted to operate on hydrogen as a fuel.

Who is keeping this information from us? The byproducts of combustion in our vehicles are carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. With hydrogen, it’s mainly water.

LESTER LIEBSCHUTZ
Salt Lake City

 
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Posted // January 16,2013 at 17:06

Unfortunately the current office holder, and his advisors Chu and Immelt, have done everything possible to destroy the hydrogen industry and technological advancements in this county.  Even though Europe and South Korea are proceding apace, the US, which had an 8 year lead under Bush, then squandered it.   Even now the lack of support and disparagement by Obama and his ilk are dragging down the sector when it could be not only an energy and pollution solution, but also a major jobs creator.   Short of another election, I don't know what we can do to get this anti-technology President moving.

 

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Posted // January 16,2013 at 09:25

Your only partly right. The products of gasoline combustion include a large amount of water.  

Any explosive gas feed to an engine will run the engine. It need to be mixed properly with air and in the right proportions.

 

 
 
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