Chapter 11

Hydrogen Storage

11.1 Introduction

As one approaches the city, one sees a landscape unmarred by unsightly towers and dangling transmission lines. Suburbs and center are devoid of wire-carrying poles, and the electric system is totally immune to storm-felled trees and branches. The only carbon dioxide produced has been exhaled by men, animals, and, at night, by plants. Cooking fires and heating systems release only water vapor, as do cars and buses. No ozone, no carbon monoxide, no nitrogen oxides can trace their birth to devices created by humans.

Each factory, each office, each house derives its energy from ultra-pure hydrogen either generated in situ or brought in by reliable underground pipelines. During the day, gleaming roofs collect ...

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