Thanks! Now to research the various methods to hydride metals. I figure a workable solution for using metal hydrides as fuels for IC engines is pending. Until then using pressured hydrogen tanks for IC powered tools and vehicles will work.
Electrolysis using solar and wind is a good stop gap until someone figures out fusion.
"="PeterZ"]Are there any chemists out there to answer a question? Is there a way to store hydrogen in some easy to access compound?
I would like to be able to use wind and solar to generate electricity and hydrogen for peak usage. I would also like to use hydrogen for converted IC engines. The trouble is storage. Storing hydrogen as a gas is difficult and cumbersome.
Is there a compound I can bind hydrogen into and then extract it again later?"
As always, cost is the critical element. Search on (hydrogen storage "Metal hydride"). There may be something else also, but at present this is the most likely
I just remembered - there is a company doing solar powered electrolysis which has a deal with the natural gas company - when there is extra hydrogen, they pump it into the NG pipes and the company pays for the energy, less a fee for using their pipelines for storage. This wouldn't work at a small scale, however, and it may be experimental.
The NG companies are storing energy in another fashion also. It is common for them to raise pipeline pressures at night when electricity rates are low, then partially coast when the rates are high. There are other forms of load shedding also.
For H2, check out fuel cells to produce DC, as their prices are dropping a bit.
As always, the critical part is cost vs. benefit.
Back to the thread's basic, From:http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/want-pro ... mpid=40055
I’ve hammered away at the auto loan bubble relentlessly for months, and we’ve also seen a massive bubble in student loan debt.
Mike Larson has been warning about a change in the credit cycle since last year, giving reasons for so believing