<duggg writes an excellent discussion of on-site power generation versus grid losses, including this line:>How is its pollution disposed of?... to which I (metallurge) respond,With most of the currently feasible fuels being converted on-site into the hydrogen needed to feed the fuel cell, there are essentially four things the fuel cell process produces:1) electricity2) heat3) nearly pure water4) CO2Now, the CO2 produced is substantially less (like 1/4 to 1/2, depending on whether you can use that heat or not) than would have been produced through traditional electrical generation methods.Other pollutants like CO, NOx, NO, SOx are in the <1 ppm range from the data I've seen.FWIW, the number I've seen for electrical transmission line losses in the US is 3-7%.
Best Of |
Favorites & Replies |
Start a New Board |
My Fool |
BATS data provided in real-time. NYSE, NASDAQ and NYSEMKT data delayed 15 minutes.
Real-Time prices provided by BATS. Market data provided by Interactive Data.
Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings Estimates, Analyst Ra