Originally Posted by akashara
- right now we think a lot about the energy problem: a solution seems to be a fuel cell
; it has a far higher energy density than batteries or fuel
, and is completely without emissions. A fuel cell
(in combination with solar
panels) could obtain enough energy for a 1-2 week turn. The hydrogen needed could be carried in pressure tanks
or bounded in a special granulate (which is safer).
even issues like the cooking
gas could be solved
- an idea was to create the hydrogen needed at the charter
base; at the marina could be a device which gets hydrogen through electrolyse (you only need salt water
, 2 electrodes and electrical
power for it). the power could come from wind
generators or from water
powerplants near the marina.
I suggest you to a true power budget
for all this. Much of what you are contemplating requires shoreside power (for electrolysis
, etc). This needs to be accounted for if your concern is to truly be "green".
The "Hydrogen Economy", much like all-electric cars, moves the pollution but it doesn't eliminate it. In some cases the net pollution is worse. In other cases it may be better. A fuel
cell solution may be ultimately dirtier than a diesel generator
-- it depends on the power-generation and delivery
There are available Alcohol-based fuel cells being sold for boat use. These might make sense, or they may not -- I have no idea.
If you are serious about this, do the math. It would be nice to see a real solution rather than a collection of currently-hot green buzzwords.
Do the math.