• Sep 2nd 2009 at 12:29PM
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Surprisingly (j/k), none of the satirical and funny submissions that AutoblogGreen readers posted in the comments of our original post on the California Fuel Cell Partnership's t-shirt contest made it to the final four. Instead, we have the potential winners seen above:
  • Change. It's in the air.
  • Ahead of the pack with a fuel cell stack.
  • Designed with the world in mind.
  • Say hello to progress. Say Hy to to the future.
These four were selected from over 600 entries, the CaFCP says, and voting is now open to see which one will get made into a T-shirt. The CaFCP is redesigning the images that are assigned to these slogans, and wants you to vote for the slogan, not the picture. Voting closes September 8.

[Source: CaFCP]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Marshall Davidoff
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh the humanity!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't understand them, i said 2 weeks ago to start experimenting small hydrogen gas production machines, im sure it cost next to nothing to produce hydrogen gas from water because it's not the electricity that is stored in the tank but actual mass from water, don't listen to the black pr from chris m and other chatters here that try to convince you that you are a fool if you discover how to propel your car forward without huge fueling cost and pollution, remember billions of dollars are collected each 2 minutes by big-oil, paid pr politicians and chatters, journalists, scientists, car manufacturers, social cowards, death wish folks, guilty motorists, victims of life, incompetants car technicians and mechanics and engineers, toyota share holders, car guy having paid extra for supreme gasoline 92 octans. These folks amount to 99.8% of the population and are not ready to admit they are stupids, tasteless, criminals, emptied, polluted, discording with trees and fishs and babies and womens and other races. They even start with the help of gm and high financial circles to cut trees and hack the food chain to burn it thereafter for no real reasons.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I said to stop these tasteless emptied proposed by you scientific nightmares. Is it clear now or not ? It cost next to nothing to produce 1 kilo of hydrogen gas, stored at 10 000 p.s.i, ready to fuel any cars that is on the road till 1908. Any car, except tesla, imiev, better place, leaf , etc can be converted to run on compressed hydrogen gas

        The trick, since that known, is to conceive, small, cheap, efficient, water electrolizers, ready to install at home or at grocery stores to attrack consumers and do 50-60 cents profit for the convenience and more money with the goods sold inside the store.

        So now i wanna see experimental electrolizers made by any inventors or technicians put on test anywhere. It's easy to measure the performance and cost of production of 1 kilo of hydrogen stored at 10 000 p.s.i , ready to sell.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Im sure it cost next to nothing to produce hydrogen gas from water because it's not the electricity that is stored in the tank but actual mass from water..."

        In electrolysis, the electric input required is larger than the enthalpy change of the reaction -- that is, some energy is released in the form of heat. This is just high school physics. In practice, the efficiencies are between 50% and 70%.

        At those efficiencies, it take roughly 60kWh of electricity (and about 9 liters of water) to produce kilogram of hydrogen. At $.05 per kWh, that comes out to $3.00 per kilogram. This price is just for the electricity -- it doesn't include the facility cost, personnel, infrastructure, storage, transport, or profit. The price to the consumer would actually be closer to $6-8/kg.

        This is not "next to nothing".

        BTW: A kilogram of hydrogen contains approximately 116 MMBTU/kg. By comparison, a gallon of gasoline contains 108 to 124 MMBTUs. The two are roughly energy equivalent.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Aren't you curious why GWBush was so gung-ho on Hydrogen? He is not exactly a foe to big oil.

        Big oil likes hydrogen because you make it from fossil fuel energy. Hydrogen here is a battery, not a source of energy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Gorr, the California Fuel Cell Partnership is a promotional group, they don't do research or development (though some of their members do), nor do they sell H2 vehicles (though some of their members might, someday, for a high price).

        They aren't paying any attention to you, as your posts sound even more delusional than their H2 propaganda.
      • 6 Years Ago

      What exactly is going to happen in 2015?


      > im sure it cost next to nothing to produce hydrogen gas from water.

      It costs electricity... electricity that's best used directly.

      > because it's not the electricity that is stored in the tank but actual mass from water

      Without electricity, you're stuck with water. Good luck burning it, no matter what its mass.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Blencoe and the H2 zealots are hoping that in 2015 there will be a big push for H2 fuel cell cars with millions sold. Of course, all the auto makers will have one or more "plug-in car models" on the market well before 2015, if plug-ins sell well the automakers might not bother with the troublesome and expensive H2 fuel cells. So it is much more likely that on 2015 there will be just a few new H2 fueled development prototypes leased in limited areas, and the big "official" H2 introduction will be pushed back to 2020 or 2025, or quietly cancelled altogether.

        As for Gorr, he apparently thinks that if he says something often enough, it will become true, even if it defies the laws of nature, even if it is physically and economically impossible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hydrogen: More bang for your buck, literally.
      • 6 Years Ago
      H2 is a silly way to store electricity.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Come to a town near year 2115

      (yes you read that right)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I said to not listen to fools that want to continue selling petrol. Water is free, so let use it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        since WHEN is water free?? Shockingly misinformed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Hydrogen, its the fuel of the future and it alway will be"
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's "in the air" is all the CO2 released from cracking fossil fuels into hydrogen.

      It shouldn't come as a great shock that the oil companies are in the oil business. Sure... they'll reform -- they'll reform the same dirty fuels into hydrogen, and bill you twice for their trouble.
      • 6 Years Ago
      All cynicism aside, this is the best they could up with?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Um, yeah. After all, the facts that H2 fuel cell vehices are less efficient than plug-ins yet costs considerably more, and run on a much more expensive and leak prone H2 fuel makes it almost impossible to use reality for promotion, so they have to settle for mindless propaganda.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Came up with a few:

      "Hydrogen: The less you know, the more you like."

      "The latest turd polish from your friends at Exxon."

      "Hydrogen: Designed to Screw with your Mind."

      "CO2. It's in the Air."

      "Hydrogen: A completely 'Natural Gas'."

      "Say hello to the future. Say goodbye to common sense."

      "Big Oil loves it, so it MUST be OK."

      Sausage: "You'll like it more if you don't know where it comes from."
      Hydrogen: "You'll like it more if you don't know where it comes from."

      The California Fuel Cell Partnership would like you to know that the winning slogan will be printed on 100% natural, organic T-shirts. Each T-shirt is made from about one-quarter acre of old-growth Amazon rainforest timber, treated with acids, bleached with chemicals, and spun into a soft cottony fiber.
      • 6 Years Ago
      We can't go with the 'progress' slogan. Religious people would be alienated by progress.
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