Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Israeli Science Breakthrough Extracts Fuel from Water

What if they came for the carbon tax and no one paid? Enterprising men will always find a way to redefine the political playing field and send the politicians scrambling. The carbon tax juggernaut, now being eyed as the coming cash cow for financing an ever more bloated and intrusive government must surely, if there is any justice in the world, or any luck at all, sputter and die. And hopefully with it will go all of the other avatars of eco-fascist impulse.

An Israeli research team at the Weizmann Institute has found a promising way to convert water into its constituent oxygen and hydrogen parts that may make hydrogen fuel cells economical. The current technique for creating the hydrogen for fuel cells from water has required so much energy input, that hydrogen fuel cells are not now economical to operate as an everyday energy source. The Israeli scientists have devised a three stage process inspired by photosynthesis which actually utilizes light energy in its third stage.

Among the most important challenges facing science today is designing an efficient system for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The ability to do so will introduce hydrogen into the market as a clean, sustainable fuel. But man-made systems for getting to the root of water that exist today are very inefficient and often require additional use of sacrificial chemical agents.


airbird said...

Sadly my Eco-fascist tendencies seem closely allied with those same ding dang tele-fascist tendencies so prominently displayed during the late 1800’s. Yes indeed those very same tendencies that sent the politicians scrambling when them damn upstarts had the gall to start convoluting a method to wire the entire U.S. with telephone wires. For Christ sakes, everyone already knows that you can get your messages and information from the pony express, what do they think they can accomplish by putting the most efficient communication method out to pasture anyway? We didn’t spend years breeding the best steeds and thoroughbreds just to have some highfalutin rascal’s band together and proclaim they had a “better” way. Let me assert just one more time- “Nothing, yes nothing these ne'er-do-wells present will ever achieve any glimmer of success such as has already been experienced by our brave and courageous pony express riders. To even possibly think that a consortium of inventors and educated hacks could even consider that they can see the future is complete starry eyes nonsense. My assertion is this can lead to nothing more than mass psychosis and before we know it they will want to take our stage coaches away. When will it end!!!!! Everyone knows everything we will ever need to know has already been discovered and put into practice.

Emerson Twain said...

You completely (deliberately?) misread me. Its clear however, that you believe the true visionaries are the earnest and intrepid climate modelers and their backers with a politically inspired, tax-payer funded command-and-control agenda. Entrepreneurs built the telegraph system. The Pony Express was a one and 1/2 year experiment, also engineered by entrepreneurs. They ran their operations for profit. When the profits dried up, they moved on. The Pony Express, as an industry, was not taxed into extinction by the government, as our current government visionaries seek to do to the viable and innovative hydrocarbon industry. True progress will never come from today's "progressives", who instead seek to inflict upon us a pre-conceived steady-state economy and a steady-state climate, against all of history, natural science and human nature. What is it that you like so much about being dictated to by the state? Does it give you comfort? Not me.