President Bush has made a challenge to the American people to begin running our
cars on hydrogen as soon as possible, and has allocated over one billion dollars
for research to find out how to do that.
In a suburb of Toronto, Canada, a small company called Rothman Technologies,
Inc., has in fact discovered not one but two viable methods for breaking down
ordinary water into hydrogen and oxygen. Neither method involves the need to
spend a billion dollars. They are simple answers. The existing engines in our
automobiles could work with these systems with very little alteration and no
need for an external support infrastructure like the one now provided by gas
stations, and which would be required by fuel-cell technology.
To understand how these
water-fuel systems work, it helps to begin by realizing that ordinary
water is actually a "battery" containing vast amounts of energy. Water is H2O
two parts hydrogen combined with one part oxygen. And, as President Bush says,
hydrogen is an excellent fuel.
The amount of energy in the water molecule is thus vast, and has absolutely
nothing to do with the amount of energy it takes to break down that molecule.
This is an extremely important point, as so many people even scientists are
unclear on this concept. And yet if we can find an economical means to break
down the water molecule, our energy problems are over.
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