Saturday, June 11, 2005

Energy conversion


Did you know that it takes 14 liters (3.5 gallons more or less) of liquid hydrogen to equal the energy in one gallon of gasoline? So much for it being an alternative fuel. However, biodiesel and gasoline are about the same energywise. How do I know this? Why, with this nifty little energy conversion calculator.

On second thought, take a look at the rest of this site, they are using focused sunlight to liberate hydrogen gas from water....I like the sound of that. And furthermore, evidence indicates that it was the skin of the Hindenberg that was the most flamable thing, the hydrogen gas inside only assisted the burn. So there.

1 Comments:

Blogger monkeygrinder said...

Good post, but that thing about the skin of the hindenburg is a myth. Whether or not it caught on fire is irrelevent - it was the hydrogen inside that exploded.

6/11/2005 10:04 PM  

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