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L23-Motive Power - Motive Power Automobile 1 TOPIC TOPIC TOPIC TOPIC H y d r o g e n a s M o t i v e P o w e r A u t o m o b i l e LECTURE LECTURE

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Unformatted text preview: Motive Power: Automobile 1 8/19/2005 TOPIC TOPIC TOPIC TOPIC: H y d r o g e n a s M o t i v e P o w e r : A u t o m o b i l e LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE # # # # 23 23 23 23 Motive Power: Automobile 2 8/19/2005 Why Drive Hydrogen Powered Vehicles? a) Cheaper than a vehicle with internal combustible engine b) Available at every local car dealer c) Better for environment d) Decrease dependence on fossil fuels e) Both c and d Motive Power: Automobile 3 8/19/2005 More Cars = More Pollution s # Of automobiles owned will increase b 1960: <4% world’s population owned cars b 1980: 9% b Today: 12% of 6 billion pop. b 2020: 15% of 7.5 billion pop. s Estimated 1.1 billion cars by 2020 s Need to find environmentally safe alternative Motive Power: Automobile 4 8/19/2005 Better for Environment s Only emissions of hydrogen car on road are water and heat s More efficient than internal combustion engines s If extracted from renewable sources, i.e. solar energy, it is completely environmentally friendly Motive Power: Automobile 5 8/19/2005 U.S. Dependency on Oil s 98% energy for cars derived from petroleum s 2/3 of imported oil used for transportation s Hydrogen produced from number of sources besides oil b Natural gas b Ethanol b Renewable energy sources Motive Power: Automobile 6 8/19/2005 Major Challenges s Development of onboard hydrogen storage b Durable enough to run for 150,000 miles b Operate in temperature range –40 to 113ºF (-40 to 45ºC) b Quick and easy refueling Motive Power: Automobile 7 8/19/2005 Major Challenges s Complete infrastructure change b Every pipeline, tanker truck, and gasoline station must be converted b Shell hydrogen estimates cost >$19 billion Motive Power: Automobile 8 8/19/2005 Major Challenges s Converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen b Uses a lot of energy b Releases greenhouse gases b Carbon dioxide left behind by conversion s Possible Solution: pump CO 2 into ground b Norwegian Company, Norsk Hydro building power plant fueled with hydrogen b Leftover CO 2 will be injected into oil field on continental shelf b Pressurize oil field and make it easier to pump later Motive Power: Automobile 9 8/19/2005 Hydrogen Power for Cars Source: GM Motors website...
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L23-Motive Power - Motive Power Automobile 1 TOPIC TOPIC TOPIC TOPIC H y d r o g e n a s M o t i v e P o w e r A u t o m o b i l e LECTURE LECTURE

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