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Taking advantage of the mistaken belief that hydrogen is a nuclear bomb fuel, not realizing that it takes a nuke to set it off.


27th April 2021: It's been a few months since I've worked on this project and I've been thinking on the electric option,

inspired by Gary Newman's electric one man car used in his 79-80 tour and C-5 steering.


MK1 DIY build using cut down Wheely bins and lawnmower front engine chariot racing in car parks craze. Formula W ?

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F-W, Formula W, Wheely bin racing

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The lawnmower men.

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Inspired from memory of Gary Numan's stage car 79-80 tour

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Teardrop solo:

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Back to original site with hydrogen powered internal combustion engines.

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This project is the basis of a design brief for a green Ulster auto industry :


The case for duel fuelled vehicles, conversion kits for petrol engines that can easily switch

to hydrogen gas ( engine page ) with a similar refuelling to L.P.G. petrol engine conversions.


Bivalent (engine) - Wikipedia

Hydrogen and natural gas (L.P.G.) are very similar as fuels, so the differences between the

components needed to burn them are trivial, and interoperable systems are easily made.


After being decarbonized ( Edd China shows how )

L.P.G. style hydrogen kits could be developed to be retro fitted to classic sports cars worth

the investment and Gov. spec utility vehicles, if adopted by Stormont.


The information provided on this site is primarily a collage of other people's work, mainly validated on Wikipedia, the world encyclopedia.

My input is as a creative who has done many collages both with printed paper cut up and glued punk style, (a style that evolved from

the Da-Da art movement in the early 1900's) and digital collages on Photo shop, It is from my artistic background and experience as a graphic

designer (where I found establishing a design brief was the hardest part), that I have organized the information on this site.

My basic conclusion is that Hydrogen is an old school analogue solution to global warming.

One that at least the military should research and think about investing in.


The objective of this site is to establish a green auto industry in Ulster. The first spark of the concept was when I remembered Top Gear's

hydrogen powered BMW review, mid 2000s, and over time accepted the science of hydrogen fueled internal combustion engines as fact.

Through this project and many other people's projects, I hope that in the 21st century Ulster will hop, skip and jump into the future and lead

the world in eco-diversity with the most sustainable green energy cycle in the western world.

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The concept for this site is Bi-fuelled utility vehicles, hydro-sports cars and Sinclair style hydro-micro cars,

giving both petrol / gasoline and hydrogen gas powered choices, like L.P.G. conversions.

The ideal would be for Shorts to build the body and Harland and Wolff to build the chassis for the utility units.

We could lead the way in robust eco-friendly hydro powered utility vehicles and also develop a hydro-sports and hydro-micro car option.

Decisions would need to be made at government level to test bed the tech in N. Ireland.

For the utility vehicles, example farming, industry, public transport, Gov. utility vehicles, all with various build options,

they could be made in order to meet demand, as defined by the government's requirements.


Project started 20/12/2020

Finish target 31/12/20 23.59.59

Finished 03/01/21 ( more information on hydrogen added 17/01/2021 )

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I will approach Stormont when this site is no longer 'Under Construction' and is fit for purpose.

As an ideas man, I see this project developing into a business in a box, the basis of a good business plan that the

government can have at cost price to develop and deploy, me only ever having creative input.


On 04/01/2021 I contacted the five main parties about this project, as yet (17/01/2021) there has been no reply.

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Over the past two weeks (14/01/21) I have been trying to get Microsoft advertising to promote the site and today they closed my account with the following email.

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First draft of design brief (A4 scrapper)


Link to hydrogen powered motor bike :



An idea for 3-D printed body panels:


BMW Z1; Plastic body panels that could be 3-D printed.

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3-D printed car panels on an esprit chassis ?,ground%20up%2C%20layer%20by%20layer.



Limited production lines of utility hydro power / petrol vehicles for N.I. only at first, then export to order.

Harland and Wolff could make the chassis and Shorts could do the cab and body work.



Samples of limited production sportsters that could influence a KIT CAR style build.


Awaiting Stormont approval :



'Sunday Cup Stormont' idea, who can get furthest in 6 hours with 2 drivers, Gov. funded amateur race league.

Self build hydro-chariots Sunday cup on the roads around Stormont ?

Note: Sir Clive Sinclair spent a lot of time and effort developing the C5 seating position, very ergonomic.

sunday cup stormont


Narrow cars for narrow back roads formula.



It's 'Back to the Future' ( 1, 2 & 3 ) with C-5 Hydro Racers.

c5 hydrogen racer


Narrow road racing C-5 style steering guess ?

c5 steering


Quick paste up sheet on the Sinclair C-5:



DIY C-5 style steering prototype using bike parts continued.

diy c5


Any suggestions on a name for this style of car ?

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Eco-racer concept.

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Nascar seperate skin for bodywork bolted on. A much smaller one seater could be adapted with much smaller wheels.



Get the look you want by DIY or download 3D print job to a local garage option?

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Shortened, narrowed and chopped cheap classics to convert into hydrogen racers.

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Micro car paste up board:

Note ; Small wheels and small suspension.

micro car


Scaled up go cart for hydro sportster.

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Mainly one seater roll cage buggies that could be adapted for road use.

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DIY projects all around for garage builds & 1:24 scale scaletrix 3D print body prototypes racing idea;



Logo for 1st draft. As they say ' it's always a riot in a chariot dash auto dot com '.

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Draft 2 of logo. ' it's Biblical transport'.

Low riders from the time of Christ and before,

over four thousand years ago to 1850, then the cannon became the basis for the piston on steam machines powered by coal.

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James May on why hydrogen power for cars makes sense:



To start things off the most important thing is to understand that hydrogen and oxygen can be made from water

with a process called electrolysis. The big decision is how to power the electrolysis, either by renewables

like solar and wind farms or nuclear probably on a massive scale.

Below are my findings from information I gathered in the public domain, mainly Wikipedia,

in summary it is all in support of hydrogen as a viable fuel source that has very green credentials.


Hydrogen: How to make it on Electrolysis of water - Wikipedia

Two leads, running from the terminals of a battery, are placed in a cup of water with a quantity of electrolyte to establish conductivity in the solution.

Using NaCl (table salt) in an electrolyte solution results in chlorine gas rather than oxygen due to a competing half-reaction. With the correct

electrodes and correct electrolyte, such as baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), hydrogen and oxygen gases will stream from the oppositely

charged electrodes. Oxygen will collect at the positively charged electrode (anode) and hydrogen will collect at the negatively charged

electrode (cathode). Note that hydrogen is positively charged in the H2O molecule, so it ends up at the negative electrode. (And vice versa for oxygen.)


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Below is an example of a hydrogen solar farm by Belgian company Tiger power ( )

Note: I have contacted Tiger power for confirmation on product as website is not live, awaiting reply.

As confirmation of the hydrogen solar farm below has not been received the image below is for

illustration purposes only as to how one might look.

It uses excess power from solar to make hydrogen and store it to run generators when not enough solar is available, at night etc.

The same concept could also be powered by wind and wave farms in N. Ireland.

In simple terms it just transforms live power 'electricity' into potential energy gasses hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis with water,

that can be combusted in an internal combustion engine to power machines or drive a generator going back to electricity.

World’s First, Solar-Hydrogen Powered Mini-Grids in Uganda - FuelCellsWorks

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Interesting book on the topic @ £300 Paperback ISBN: 9780128148532

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Solar Hydrogen Production: Processes, Systems and Technologies presents the most recent developments in solar-driven hydrogen

generation methods. The book covers different hydrogen production routes, from renewable sources, to solar harvesting technologies.

Sections focus on solar energy, presenting the main thermal and electrical technologies suitable for possible integration into solar-based

hydrogen production systems and present a thorough examination of solar hydrogen technologies, ranging from solar-driven water electrolysis

and solar thermal methods, to photo-catalytic and biological processes. All hydrogen-based technologies are covered, including data regarding

the state-of-the art of each process in terms of costs, efficiency, measured parameters, experimental analyses, and demonstration projects.

In the last part of the book, the role of hydrogen in the integration of renewable sources in electric grids, transportation sector, and end-use

applications is assessed, considering their current status and future perspectives. The book includes performance data, tables, models and

references to available standards. It is thus a key-resource for engineering researchers and scientists, in both academic and industrial contexts,

involved in designing, planning and developing solar hydrogen systems.


Below is a book on the topic @ £100 online.

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Solar Hydrogen Generation Description

Renewable Energy and the Hydrogen Economy.- The Solar Resource.- Electrolysis of Water.- A Solar Concentrator Pathway to Low-Cost Electrolytic Hydrogen.-

Thermochemical and Thermal/Photo Hybrid Solar Water Splitting.- Molecular Approaches to Photochemical Splitting of Water.- Hydrogen Generation from

Irradiated Semiconductor-Liquid Interfaces.- Photobiological Methods of Renewable Hydrogen Production.- Centralized Production of Hydrogen

using a Coupled Water Electrolyzer-Solar Photovoltaic System.


L.P.G. style hydrogen powered internal combustion engine conversion kits required ?

Bivalent (engine) - Wikipedia

Hydrogen and natural gas (L.P.G.) are very similar as fuels, so the differences between the

components needed to burn them are trivial, and interoperable systems are easily made.

After being decarbonized ( Edd China shows how )

L.P.G. style hydrogen kits could be developed to be retro fitted to classic sports cars worth the investment.

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Wheeler dealer episode of Edd China fitting an L.P.G. conversion to a Land Rover defender :

The hydrogen would be mixed with the air in the intake manifold in an internal combustion engine.

The hydrogen tank would need a pressure escape valve as hydrogen expands from liquid at low temperatures.

You would probably need a butterfly valve on the exhaust to bypass the catalatic converter as does not like water.


Bivalent (engine) - Wikipedia



BMW Hydrogen 7 - Wikipedia

V-12 might be a bit much, maybe a V-6 version.

Only complete lack of infrastructure condemned it back in 2007, similar to a L.P.G. tank fill up at most garages.

Begs the question, is it better to convert utility petrol vehicles to run on hydrogen rather than replace them ?


Nuclear or renewables to power hydrogen power plant idea. refill like L.P.G. now for road transit:


As part of the desalination process the sea water's cadmium chloride could be used to make solar panels :

Offshore Solar Farms | GreenMatch



We have the technology for hydrogen based internal combustion engines since the noughties

BMW could either supply the engines or give us their noughties blue prints to make our own.


We could show the world Ulster is Old School New, fighting fit and ready for the 21'st century's industrial battles.

May the games begin in 2021.

Please get a clip pad, A4 paper, a pen and ponder on the Hydrogen evolution happening in the not too distant future. is a two week project for me, one that is just the basis for a design brief.

Any mechanics, engineers, auto CAD operators etc. out there please take the baton and pass it on to others

and build and develop your own, prototype builds to compete in a competition. Mock ups with sink width drain pipe

and glue to photo and 3-D scan into Auto-CAD for further development. Please give it a go. Eddy.



Confirmation of project by BMW:

Now comes the hard part of filling out the forms and putting it into a legal context.




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