Turning Ethanol into Hydrogen--Is This Finally the Answer?
But Lanny Schmidt, a professor at the University of Minnesota, has developed a reactor that can produce hydrogen gas from ethanol, using the ethanol to power a hydrogen fuel cell. Fuel cell technology is emission-free and shows great promise as a source of energy, but getting the highly exothermic reactions under control has prevented fuel cells from being mass marketable so far. What's even more exciting is that the team says they're close to being able to use other biomass, even grass clippings, to power the reactions. All hail the college kids--keep it up! [Source: The Minnesota Daily, and thanks again to Joel A]
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