QC#55 – Earth Friendly Fuel
Sun and water come together and make a very powerful, and virtually unlimited, "earth friendly" fuel.
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WARNING: Hydroxy gas is very powerful. Wear ear plugs when igniting the gas to avoid damage to hearing, and use caution and common sense to avoid injury and/or property damage. Misuse, or careless use may result in serious injury. These explosions sound like gunfire. Check local laws and county ordinances on noise restrictions. Use of this video content is at your own risk.
Project History & More Info:
Verengo Solar ( ) sent me some solar panels so I could get my feet wet with using energy from the sun. I tried a bunch of experiments, which you'll see in the project video. One of my favorites was hooking up my hydrogen generator, from a previous project, and generating this "earth friendly" fuel with renewable energy.
I've always wanted to hook my hydrogen generator to solar panels and see what happened, so that was the first order of business 🙂
I expected that gas production would be low, but was surprised to even get around 1 liter every 5 minutes. Imagine if you ran the generator all day. You could collect copious amounts of the fuel and it wouldn't cost a penny. Perhaps 100 liters for 8 hours of sunlight? That blows my mind .. and my ear drums.
The fuel is made by electrically splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen gasses (2H20 = 2H2 + O2)
This gas is perfectly balanced for a powerful reaction, and when ignited, turns back into water. There are no harmful by-products. The process can be repeated over and over, and the gas is very powerful.