Building on its experience in converting commercial vehicles to hydrogen power, Billings Energy Corporation of Provo, Utah, will soon begin marketing hydrogen powered private automobiles. 10 protoypes will be converted for sale to the general public at a cost of $30,000 (which includes the costs of the automobile, the engine conversion itself, and the electrolyzers). After these prototypes are successfully marketed, the company hopes to undertake a series of 10 conversions which it can sell for a substantially lower cost than the current package. Another recent project is a "hydrogen homestead" to demonstrate the residential applications of hydrogen fuel. The home's kitchen range, stove, water heater, gas log, outdoor barbecue and 20- horsepowered garden tractor are equipped to utilize the pollution-free fuel. More long term projects include research into hydrogen fuel generation, with emphasis on coal gasification. Use of hydrogen as a fuel is particularly appealing since it has the potential for both alleviating the air pollution problem and the energy shortage.

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    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  United States  20402-9325
  • Authors:
    • McKay, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-3-6

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  • Pagination: p. E893
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  • Accession Number: 00194147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM