Not finding a viable near-term future in solar energy, a team of Missouri University engineering students is building a hydrogen vehicle
. The group had built the Suntiger VI solar car but will now focus on a hydrogen
fuel-cell vehicle capable of running 10 hours at 60 mph on a single tank of fuel. Team president Kenneth Keane explains: "We know the way technology is going these days and, unless there is a big breakthrough with solar technology, it's pretty impractical to continue building solar-powered cars." The MU team is only the second university to tackle a hydrogen car
effort. The team currently has an $8,000 fuel cell
but is looking for a second model. Visit the team's Web site
for more info.
[Source: Allison Hull/Columbia Missourian]