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:"An unusual but valid idea with some real prospect, the boron powered car. The main reason for a car fuelled on boron is a safety reason. Boron is very combustible but very difficult to light. This is great for a car because, many accidents are made worse by the flammability of the fuel. The key to making boron burn is to ignite it in an atmosphere of pure oxygen. When pure boron and pure oxygen have no products but solid boron oxide. So there are no other emissions and no harmful pollutants - it is a real zero emission car! Also, at engine temperatures boron oxide is not solid, but like treacle, so is fairly easily transported, then once below 200C it is solid so, is easily disposable. An added bonus is that boron oxide is involatile so, excess oxygen can be used in the combustion process making a very efficient process. So, this is all very well but surely boron does not contain as much energy per gallon of petrol? So, you would think but strange as it may seem boron has a very high energy density." (earth.bravepages.com/GL/vehicles.html Seaswept)

:"The hydrogen-on-demand systems that use a chemical reaction usually start with sodium borohydride (or another boron / hydrogen derivative), which is a hydrogen-rich chemical compound and force a reaction that releases the hydrogen as needed. In the case of sodium borohydride (NaBH4), the result of the chemical reaction is to degrade into inert salt, which can then be recycled back into sodium borohydride again." Hydrogen on demand

Companies

Millennium Cell No More - The company goes bankrupt with its fuel cell technology after DOE decides to no longer fund it. (Cleantech July 24, 2008)

Research and Development

How fire can be tamed - 14-page PDF. Some ashes, especially boria, both precipitate well from the diluted flame and travel well. By visiting faraway solar or fission power stations, and returning to the chamber as regenerated fuel, they can make combustion both docile, and subsidiary to docile primary energies.

International Team Uncovers Unusual Shapes Formed by Boron Clusters - Understanding the structures and energy involved in building and breaking boron clusters could help design hydrogen storage devices. These devices are critical in developing cars and trucks that run on hydrogen, an alternative fuel that produces few pollutants. (PNNL Jan, 2009)

- Fuel cell car could be powered by water - According to New Scientist magazine, the experts have discovered that by reacting the element boron with water to produce hydrogen, the gas can be used to power an internal combustion engine or to generate electricity via a fuel cell. (Platinum Today'' Aug. 2, 2006)

Directories

Google Search on Boron Oxide

Boron: A Better Energy Carrier than Hydrogen?

Boron Car

Politics

Review Panel Recommends “No-Go” on Further Funding for Sodium Borohydride for On-Board Vehicular Hydrogen Storage - An independent technical review panel convened at the behest of the Department of Energy to consider the technical status and progress of R&D on the hydrolysis of sodium borohydride (NaBH4) for on-board vehicular hydrogen storage has unanimously recommended a “no-go” to further funding. (Green Car Congress'' Dec. 29, 2007)

Skeptics

Water Cars (video) - Cars CAN "run on water".

In the News

Tom Blees Interview - Review:Prescription for the Planet said "The element boron is an ideal energy carrier, and cars could be made with a combustion chamber to run on it. Boron would be much cheaper than hydrocarbon fuel, costing around the equivalent of 25 cents a gallon." (CoasttoCoast Feb. 1, 2009)

Prescription for the Planet - Boron-powered vehicles - Tom Blees discusses how the 5th element can be used f to power vehicles. Chapter 5, 5th element. get it? (Brave New Climate Jan. 13, 2009)

Water Powered Cars - Hydrogen Fuel from Chemicals - Boron is one of the named substances that can be combined with water to create a chemical reaction in order to generate hydrogen that can be run through a fuel cell to power a car or other vehicle. Apparently, there is plenty of boron in the U. S. and Turkey to satisfy future needs if this technology takes off. (''Hydrogen Cars and Vehicles"'Aug. 24, 2006)

A fuel tank full of water - Tareq Abu-Hamed, now at the University of Minnesota, and colleagues at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, discovered that by reacting water with the element boron, their system produces hydrogen that can be burnt in an internal combustion engine or fed to a fuel cell to generate electricity. (New Scientist Aug. 1, 2006)

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