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Post by Martini on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 5:10 pm

As you all know, we are (hopefully as quickly as possible) going to exploit our tidal power resources in the fairly near future. This is all well and good, and we should be able to make a pretty penny off it, but there will be times, when the tide is running at night, where nobody will want the power, or it will be priced very lowly. This being the case, it makes sense to look at using this off-peak generation for alternative income streams.
One of the major problems in the world today, as we all know, is our reliance on fossil fuels. As a result, the development of fuel cells is proceeding apace. They really appear to offer a viable alternative to oil, especially in vehicles, and by definition, eventually in homes too. Trouble is, they need hydrogen to power them. Now getting hydrogen is not a problem, but producing it is. We obviously have to crack water, which takes a lot of power - which could be done with the off-peak power. This means we could become a major exporter of electricity AND hydrogen, the two most important fuels in the world today.
So, lots to do, and lots to earn, but I believe this should seriously be looked into, to give us another income stream, and who knows, may even be sufficient for the islands to get rid of the banks!


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Post by Spirit on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 5:16 pm

The holy grail of renewable energy is a man-made hydro-carbon. Burning oil and gas has made the world we live in due to the high levels of energy available and the ease of transport.

Work is underway into developing these new fuels, mainly using bacteria, but as Martini points out, large amounts of energy will be needed to make this liquid fuel. Any excess production of electricity from tidal power could be used in these new processes.


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Post by Martini on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 5:19 pm

I agree, but I suspect it is highly unlikely that we'll have the resources to be able to contribute to these developments, which is why I favour the hydrogen cracker, which could be done on a smaller scale, I believe


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Post by Barney Gumble on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 5:57 pm

Martini, agree with you, but if we cant impliment a paid parking scheme which i am going to greatly contest Mr Gollops shite on this subject, and we cant impliment a simple waste incinerator at a site like the Longue Hougue, what gives us any confidence that our governing body can do us any favours in implimening a hydrogen cracker facility???


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Post by Martini on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 6:17 pm

You're right, of course, but the points you raise are contentious, which is why they don't get through. My idea makes money - that's a powerful incentive to get to it!


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Post by Digger on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 7:26 pm

Hi and welcome Martini , Trust you to come up with something that sounds sensible , i have not looked into this but will in the near future . I like the words "hydrogen cracker" sounds very futuristic. We could be world leaders . :)


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Post by Martini on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:41 pm

Good oh Digs! I look forward to reading what you find!


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Post by karma on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:43 pm

NOT RELATED TO KK'S UNDERCRACKERS BY ANY CHANCE????
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Post by Digger on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:48 pm

I hope not Karma i a not sure she would let us borrow them. :-)


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Post by karma on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:51 pm

Just a thort :-)
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Post by kiwis kitten on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:54 pm

PMSL at u 2 :-) ...




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Post by karma on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:57 pm

KK go back to bed....you know you want to LOL
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Post by kiwis kitten on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 8:59 pm

lmao..i doooooo ....but i am tired this time !! Wink




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Post by karma on Sun 22 Feb 2009, 9:00 pm

:) lol! :(
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