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The Resource Tomorrow's energy : hydrogen, fuel cells, and the prospects for a cleaner planet, Peter Hoffmann

Tomorrow's energy : hydrogen, fuel cells, and the prospects for a cleaner planet, Peter Hoffmann

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Tomorrow's energy : hydrogen, fuel cells, and the prospects for a cleaner planet
Title
Tomorrow's energy
Title remainder
hydrogen, fuel cells, and the prospects for a cleaner planet
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hoffmann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. An invisible, tasteless, colorless gas, it can be converted to nonpolluting, zero-emission, renewable energy. When burned in an internal combustion engine, hydrogen produces mostly harmless water vapor. It performs even better in fuel cells, which can be 2.5 times as efficient as internal-combustion engines. Zero-emission hydrogen does not contribute to CO2-caused global warming. Abundant and renewable, it is unlikely to be subject to geopolitical pressures or scarcity concerns. In this new edition of his pioneering book Tomorrow's Energy, Peter Hoffmann makes the case for hydrogen as the cornerstone of a new energy economy. Hoffmann covers the major aspects of hydrogen production, storage, transportation, fuel use, and safety. He explains that hydrogen is not an energy source but a carrier, like electricity, and introduces the concept of "hydricity," the essential interchangeability of electricity and hydrogen. He brings the hydrogen story up to date, reporting on the latest developments, including new hydrogen and fuel-cell cars from GM, Daimler, BMW, Honda, and Toyota. He describes recent political controversies, including Obama administration Energy Secretary (and Nobel laureate in Physics) Steven Chu's inexplicable dismissal of hydrogen--which puts him at odds with major automakers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and others. Our current energy system is a complex infrastructure, and phasing in hydrogen will take effort and money. But if we consider the real costs of fossil fuels--pollution and its effects, international tensions over gas and oil supplies, and climate change--we would be wise to promote its development."
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1935-
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Hoffmann, Peter
Dewey number
665.8/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TP359.H8
LC item number
H633 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hydrogen as fuel
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Hydrogen as fuel
Label
Tomorrow's energy : hydrogen, fuel cells, and the prospects for a cleaner planet, Peter Hoffmann
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Safety: The Hindenburg Syndrome, or "Don't Paint Your Dirigible with Rocket Fuel"
  • The Next Fifty Years
  • Why Hydrogen? The Grand Picture
  • Hydrogen's Discovery: Phlogiston and Inflammable Air
  • A History of Hydrogen Energy: The Reverend Cecil, Jules Verne, and the Redoubtable Mr. Erren
  • Primary Energy: Using Solar and Other Power to Make Hydrogen
  • Fuel Cells: Mr. Grove's Lovely Technology
  • Clean Contrails: The Orient Express, Phantom Eye, and LAPCAT
  • Hydrogen as Utility Gas: Hydricity, and the Invisible Flame
  • Nonenergy Uses of Hydrogen: Metallic H2, Biodegradable Plastics, and H2 Tofu
Control code
776201988
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262301275
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613594631
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 359463
  • 3cd853d7-20d4-4017-9111-55a797272e11
  • 22573/ctt5mz03h
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776201988
Label
Tomorrow's energy : hydrogen, fuel cells, and the prospects for a cleaner planet, Peter Hoffmann
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Safety: The Hindenburg Syndrome, or "Don't Paint Your Dirigible with Rocket Fuel"
  • The Next Fifty Years
  • Why Hydrogen? The Grand Picture
  • Hydrogen's Discovery: Phlogiston and Inflammable Air
  • A History of Hydrogen Energy: The Reverend Cecil, Jules Verne, and the Redoubtable Mr. Erren
  • Primary Energy: Using Solar and Other Power to Make Hydrogen
  • Fuel Cells: Mr. Grove's Lovely Technology
  • Clean Contrails: The Orient Express, Phantom Eye, and LAPCAT
  • Hydrogen as Utility Gas: Hydricity, and the Invisible Flame
  • Nonenergy Uses of Hydrogen: Metallic H2, Biodegradable Plastics, and H2 Tofu
Control code
776201988
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262301275
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613594631
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 359463
  • 3cd853d7-20d4-4017-9111-55a797272e11
  • 22573/ctt5mz03h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776201988

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