I couldnt find a thread about this fuel system and its details on ATS so here goes.
The company United Nuclear, which is owned by Bob Lazar, has created a hydrogen combustion fuel system kit that can be used in gasoline vehicles or
any gasoline engine if built manually.
Part of the system is a hydrogen generator that seperates the hydrogen from the oxygen in water. Solar panels can be used to run the generator (any
power source can be used) but the generator requires 400 watts. With the solar panels or a wind turbine electric generator, its nearly free fuel.
The hydrogen is stored as a solid by bonding the hydrogen with metal hydride which is stored in their
. Aparently they fired an incendiary bullet into the tank and instead of exploding,
it only smoldered like a cigarette. The hydrogen is released when electric coils heat up the tank. The coils are controled by a temperature sensor in
An engine controller and a datalink interface are also required. These control the fuel injection. The system will still allow the vehicle to use
gasoline and will seamlessly switch to gasoline if the hydrogen runs out.
Here are the downsides.
As an example, it takes over 2 days of our generator running at full power, 24 hours a day, to fill our smallest "short range" tank.
So basically it will take 4 days to fill 4 of their smallest tanks. Now thats if its running 24 hours a day. Solar panels arent even going to do half
that in the winter which is funny because the photo showing their 5 acre testing facility
during the winter when everything is covered in snow. They should realy work on that generator.
The entrance to our ~very~ remote, 5 acre testing facility,
located high up in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico.
Ive figured that the tank could still possibly explode if it released too much gas by overheating due to malfunction or fire. This is still most
likely safer than gasoline because in a crash, the tank would not explode.
In all, its a great alternative to paying for gasoline all the time even though it costs $7,000 - $10,000.
Damn that took a long time
[edit on 21-8-2006 by GlassRunner]