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It's Possible to Convert to Hydrogen 

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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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