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]

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