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[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

That's a cool step toward progress. I wonder what their annual oil company subsidies are though?

I just looked it up. If you include coal and oil, the answer is 4 billion. So they're spending 1/200th of that on hydrogen research. Kind of puts it in perspective!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-11/coal-oil-and-gas-companies-receive-4-billion-dollar-in-subsidie/5881814

That said I'm very happy it's happening at all and I hope more countries follow suit.

[–]chrometits 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Is this hydrogen or browns gas? How will this be transported safely given that browns gas can't be compressed and hydrogen cannot be stored safely?

I should imagine they have found a a material to line the inside of the storage tanks in the case of hydrogen and browns gas is easily made anywhere there is electric power for around $80 USD.

[–]Chop_Chop[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Hydrogen. The 3 H2 cars on the road from Honda, Toyota and Hyundai use carbon fibre tanks and Toyota had to shoot theirs with a 50 calibre bullet to do any damage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVeagFmmwA0