It's called liquified natural gas, and it requires refrigeration to very low temps as well as some pressure. Then the chill and pressure have to be maintained to keep it liquid. Neither cheap nor light.The whole point If methane requires an excessively heavy tank, I"m sure that chemists can make a liquid fuel with it. At the moment,
It was an independent company. Not sure exactly what killed it in the end, though given the wide range of interest and partners signed on, if it had been as good as promised, I expect it would still be around.can you elaborate,at least to the extent of the concepts viability bieng without merit,or was it the case of big companys having a
"disruptive technology division" ?
Yup. Gasoline, diesel, jet fuels. Ethanol and methanol are solutions in search of a problem. Liquified or compressed gas storage is heavy and risky.??Obviously. And much more practical than pure hydrogen.
Very common, useful practical liquid fuels based on hydrogen would be those ubiquitous "hydrocarbons."
Sarcasm. So, your optimistic views represent reality? Many of us here are old enough to have read about the next revolutionary airplane or engine or motor or whatever for decades, and we're still waiting. I remember Popular Mechanics and Mechanix Illustrated and Science Illustrated bombarding us with the stuff we ould be flying or driving within a year or two, all through the '50s and '60s and'70s. It was all fake news by journalists trying to get advertising revenue and a big paycheck, based on interviews with guys with ideas and very seldom with a working model. Unscrupulous journalists have multiplied like rabbits and are a blight on the landscape of technology, convincing so many that the new technologies are ready to replace all fossil fuels. They're not, not even close.I would like to thank all of the posters for there contributions to battery deveopment.
The complaining about the unsatisfactory performance of your many many battery powered
devices is helping thousands of researchers and
physisists,chemists,etc develope the next generation of battery.
That is one of the beuties of batteries,what will make a realy good cell phone battery will also
power an airplane.
So keep up the good work.
Sarcasm. So, your optimistic views represent reality.
We call it irony,and put it on with our shirts, it is delicious, while serving both as a litmus test and
a little insulation.
convincing so many that the new technologies are ready to replace all fossil fuels. They're not, not even close.
Topic(s)at hand,electric propulsion,and lets give the
rest a name,and since it has already been used,how about "Gretta".
Ok there is an (unpiloted) aircraft right now in the air,hunded and something wingspan,solar electric,
flight plan is to stay aloft @32km altitude for 26 days.Right now.
Two seat plane,undergoing certification in
the US, deep pockets,prototype is with the FAA,
have order book full already,four seat is cued up.
Major players providing the systems.Its a go.Now.
The rest is "Gretta",I realy realy like and respect all things "Gretta" I suspect that is little shared.ho hum
THAT is not why I am here.
Watching a bird
Kid one "ooooooo yuck"
Kid two " id eat worms too if I could fly"
Im kid two.Dont realy care.The fact of personal flight that is electricaly powered is just the reality
of now.AND I AM HAPPY ABOUT IT.gretta go now