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by paultrafalgar
Oct 19 2011 2:43am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Serial Hybrid Project
Replies: 8
Views: 3031

Re: Serial Hybrid Project

I wonder if this connection may be relevant to your work - a system for storing ammonia: http://www.amminex.net/ Hey Paul - yeah, their CTO (Tue Johannessen) and I have been at a couple of ammonia fuel conferences together. The storage medium is a magnesium chloride salt that soaks up ammonia, you ...
by paultrafalgar
Jul 28 2011 4:16am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: EV-1 Conversion
Replies: 179
Views: 55600

Re: EV-1 Conversion

I read your elegantly written thesis. I found no typos or grammatical errors - I didn't check the maths - not my strong point. But one thing bothers me (not wishing to rain on your parade): From page 26 we have: "These fuel economy values are equivalent to 42.3 city and 72.2 highway miles per US gal...
by paultrafalgar
Jul 25 2011 2:31am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Michelin Active Wheel System
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Michelin Active Wheel System

Michelin Active Wheel is definitely the future. I read somewhere that it uses 5 times less energy than a conventional transmission. I think it might be an idea to combine it with a small diesel-electric generator (as in the Volkswagen XL1 concept car). Diesel is the most concentrated form of energy ...
by paultrafalgar
Jul 06 2011 5:18am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Gasoline from Solar
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Gasoline from Solar

Thought you might be interested in this:
http://www.sccij.jp/news/overview/detai ... -sunlight/
by paultrafalgar
May 09 2011 3:18am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: EV-1 Conversion
Replies: 179
Views: 55600

Re: EV-1 Conversion

Very well done, Jason! I too am shocked by the end of the project. I hope you will encourage whoever takes it over to continue posting news here. All the best in your new job. Best wishes. :D
by paultrafalgar
Apr 05 2011 2:41am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: EV-1 Conversion
Replies: 179
Views: 55600

Re: EV-1 Conversion

Hey Jason,
You should have put those fans on the back side of the boot(trunk). Then instead of sucking the back seat passengers into the trunk you would have had electric jet-assist! :D
by paultrafalgar
Dec 01 2010 5:32am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have numbers on Hydrogen?
Replies: 27
Views: 3650

Re: Does anyone have numbers on Hydrogen?

This (which is posted already somewhere here): http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/27/dbm-energys-electric-audi-a2-completes-record-setting-372-mile/ would suggest that batteries can be good enough not to necessitate going the hydrogen route. However, some hydrogen storage (beit as hydrogen, ammonia, am...
by paultrafalgar
Dec 01 2010 5:09am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have numbers on Hydrogen?
Replies: 27
Views: 3650

Re: Does anyone have numbers on Hydrogen?

Big moose has an impressive CV but this guy does as well and he doesn't seem to agree: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2010/7/dennis-bushnell-nasas-chief-scientist-on-conquering-climate-change "Nuclear power could play a larger role if we were able to go to nuclear reactors that generate more fissil...
by paultrafalgar
Nov 22 2010 10:53am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: EV-1 Conversion
Replies: 179
Views: 55600

Re: EV-1 Conversion

Thanks for the update, Jason. All the best - look forward to developments in Spring.
by paultrafalgar
Nov 22 2010 8:32am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: EV-1 Conversion
Replies: 179
Views: 55600

Re: EV-1 Conversion

Hey JCG,
What's new?
by paultrafalgar
Oct 19 2010 8:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycle Gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Cycle Gearbox

Miles wrote:We scooped them on that, Paul :wink:
http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/vi ... 91#p307491
Sorry all. That's what comes of not spending n hours a day reading this forum and then not conducting a search! Shame on me!
by paultrafalgar
Oct 19 2010 2:04am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cycle Gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Cycle Gearbox

Found courtesy of Velovision:
http://www.pinion.eu/en/index.html
Edit:
In fact there's so much in the latest issue that I recommend that you subscribe:
www.velovision.com
They have a new electric bike mag at:
http://www.electricbikemag.co.uk/
by paultrafalgar
Sep 17 2010 9:50am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Water Powered Toy
Replies: 31
Views: 2430

Re: New Water Powered Toy

It's a plot to get the water aerated for free. A bit like Tom Sawyer charging people to paint his fence. "Pay me $100 to have a go". Giant fish tank bubbler! :D
by paultrafalgar
Sep 13 2010 5:43am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: The Argument for Zinc-Air Batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 328

The Argument for Zinc-Air Batteries

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CDwQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reveo.com%2Fus%2Freveofiles%2Freveofiles%2FAcrobat%2520Document-zinc.pdf&rct=j&q=zinc-air%20rechargeable%20battery&ei=xfONTOrRB9Ta4AaS45jpCg&usg=AFQjCNHX6BG1skM_X-OdidT4pAOLqhDJVA&cad=rja ... edit... see also: http:/...
by paultrafalgar
Sep 13 2010 4:17am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Bestmag - a magazine about batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Bestmag - a magazine about batteries

Bestmag - a magazine about batteries
http://www.bestmag.co.uk/
by paultrafalgar
Aug 26 2010 11:15am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammonia as Internal Combustion Engine Fuel
Replies: 38
Views: 4875

Re: Ammonia as Internal Combustion Engine Fuel

So you're still skeptical? You don't believe me? Then take an hour to look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKPFkLL3A-o
by paultrafalgar
Aug 25 2010 9:52am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammonia as Internal Combustion Engine Fuel
Replies: 38
Views: 4875

Re: Ammonia as Internal Combustion Engine Fuel

Carbon-free shipping – using renewables to create ammonia by electrolysis during peak periods to be used as shipping or aviation fuel http://www.claverton-energy.com/carbon-free-shipping.html " Ammonia (NH3) could be used as a carbon free fuel for shipping. It could be made from atmospheric n...
by paultrafalgar
Aug 25 2010 9:36am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammonia as Internal Combustion Engine Fuel
Replies: 38
Views: 4875

Re: Ammonia as Internal Combustion Engine Fuel

Electrolytic Synthesis of Ammonia in Molten Salts under Atmospheric Pressure http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja028891t " Ammonia was successfully synthesized by using a new electrochemical reaction with high current efficiency at atmospheric pressure and at lower temperatures than the Haber̢蠉...
by paultrafalgar
Aug 24 2010 11:30am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: New IC reduces battery-management system
Replies: 2
Views: 419

New IC reduces battery-management system

Is this only pertinent to cars or could it be useful on bikes?
http://www.eetimes.de/en/new-ic-reduces ... 11&vID=209
by paultrafalgar
Aug 23 2010 7:06am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS - INFRASTRUCTURE
Replies: 1
Views: 311

ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS - INFRASTRUCTURE

A recent academic study of EV technology trends and infrastructure implications ( a PDF file): http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ce.utexas.edu%2Fprof%2Fkockelman%2Fpublic_html%2FTRB11PEVtrends.pdf&rct=j&q=ELECTRIFIED%20VEHICLE%20TECHNOLOGY%20TRENDS%2...
by paultrafalgar
Aug 03 2010 9:32am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammonia as Internal Combustion Engine Fuel
Replies: 38
Views: 4875

Re: Ammonia as Internal Combustion Engine Fuel

Here's a strange coincidence: two interests of mine coalesce: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=90cae5b7fbd68bccdf04902dd9f48c85&t=1533675 ...edit: this link was interesting: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=43995541 ...edit: and so is this: http://nh3car.com/inde...
by paultrafalgar
Aug 03 2010 8:50am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: EV-1 Conversion
Replies: 179
Views: 55600

Re: EV-1 Conversion

Hey JCG,
Moved my ammonia intervention to here:
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =1&t=20325
so as not to hijack your EV1 thread.
Best wishes,
Paul