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A recent research finding by Dr. Percival Zhang of Virginia Tech showed that hydrogen produced from plant sugars was three times the yield as compared to the same from fossil fuels and other conventional methods. Using plant sugars, water and a cocktail of 14- odd enzymes, hydrogen was successfully liberated at moderate temperatures, which means that production will be both high- yielding as well as economical than before. As far as the storage issues are concerned, a new class of organic compounds (MOFs) has been discovered, which might hold the key for the same. Metal Organic Frameworks have a typical structure in which hydrogen can be successfully bound to them as well as liberated easily at moderate temperatures only. MOF- 74 has an inner layer of zinc and is being viewed as the most crucial compound in this endeavour. So, if everything goes well, we might have hydrogen- powered cars in the future. Plant sugars, being renewable, will produce hydrogen eternally, and fuel tanks of vehicles designed using MOFs will solve issues of storage.

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Good. But then expect food prices to skyrocket even further. The current food price hike is being attributed to US farmers switching to corn, which is used for biofuelssmiley21.gif

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But hey, you can't have everything at the same time. Wait a while, and maybe you'll get to see such GM crops which are so yielding that farmers needn't switch. We're still witnessing an infant research area. Let it mature a bit. I'm sure the prospects will be good, for I'm hopeful of playing a nice part in this field when I graduate. Leave everything on the genius smiley2.gif!

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You can produce hydrogen from water by electrolysis and the electricity required can be got from solar panels the yield is high enought for the plant installation process and the best part is that Hydrogen can be produced at the hydroen pump itself (like petrol pump).

 

Source : future car Discovery Channel.

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