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    Or a miniature vicar
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2019
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2019
     
    That looks like a good one.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2019
     
    Storing energy in hydrogen 20 times more effective using platinum-nickel catalyst



    Catalysts accelerate chemical reactions, but the widely used metal platinum is scarce and expensive. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), together with Chinese, Singaporean and Japanese researchers, have now developed an alternative with a 20 times higher activity: a catalyst with hollow nanocages of an alloy of nickel and platinum. TU/e researcher Emiel Hensen wants to use this new catalyst to develop a refrigerator-size electrolyzer of about 10 megawatts in the future. The results will be published on November 15th in the journal Science.
    https://phys.org/news/2019-11-energy-hydrogen-effective-platinum-nickel-catalyst.html
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019
     
    Posted By: goatcheezdevelop a refrigerator-size electrolyzer of about 10 megawatts


    Connectors!!
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019
     
    Posted By: Angus
    Posted By: goatcheezdevelop a refrigerator-size electrolyzer of about 10 megawatts


    Connectors!!


    10 MW = 100A at 100KV, so not enormous...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019
     
    OK OK. It was on the way to an Angus.
    But not so small either.
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    Anything carrying substantial current at 100kV is going to be pretty large.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019
     
    Does it come on wheels?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinAnything carrying substantial current at 100kV is going to be pretty large.


    Yabut, insulation is lighter than copper.
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    The only thing that can truly insulate that kind of voltage is distance, that is, empty space itself. Which is indeed a lot lighter than copper, but requires a lot of... well... space to be effective.
    Once you get a little dust or moisture on any surface in between 100kV of potential, you will get leakage current, which will rapidly develop into a catastrophe if the source is actually capable of delivering 100 amps at 100 kV.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019
     
    Good point. What's the outlook for inductive coupling?
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    At 10 MW? Not something I'd want in my garage, I don't think.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019
     
    Is anyone talking about installing in residences?
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019 edited
     
    I sure hope not. But what are you gonna do with a 10 MW source the size of a refrigerator? It's like some monster that lives deep inside a cave, all bundled up with potential, and if you get too close it will barbecue your spleen.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2019 edited
     
    Methinks the technology has been exaggerated a bit...
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2019
     
    Bill Gates Heliogen Has Breakthroughs for Concentrated Solar-Hydrogen to Replace Fossil Fuels Across Big Industries.

    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/11/bill-gates-heliogen-has-breakthroughs-for-concentrated-solar-hydrogen-to-replace-fossil-fuels-across-big-industries.html#more-161275
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2019 edited
     
    Easy hydrogen from methanol.

    https://revolution-green.com/hydrogen-methanol-using-sunlight-mos2-ambient-temperature-pressure/

    Formaldehyde and producing methanol?