Possibilities of Using Hydrogen as Motor Vehicle Fuel

This article considers the possibilities of using hydrogen as a motor vehicle fuel. The authors discuss the laboratory and industrial methods of obtaining hydrogen, different types of fuel cells used for various purposes, the development of hydrogen-propelled motor vehicles, and the advantages and disadvantages of hydrogen used as fuel. The advantages of hydrogen fuel cells include zero emission of harmful substances, high efficiency, quiet performance, long lifecycle, and low costs. Hydrogen as a fuel can be produced from various renewable and non-renewable sources including oil, coal, natural gas, biomass, and water. The article also briefly describes the Otto-engines used by the BMW Company as an alternative. This engine operates in the same manner as a gasoline engine, the air-fuel mixture being ignited by electric spark, but instead of gasoline it consumes hydrogen.

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  • Authors:
    • Bukljas, Zdravko
    • Vurdelja, Joso
    • Lovric, Mario
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 87-93
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  • Accession Number: 01001824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2005 10:16AM