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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.


James May on why hydrogen power for cars makes sense:



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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