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, Volume 78, Issue 4, pp 8–13 | Cite as

Hydrogen Is Also a Superb Combustion Fuel

  • Andreas BurkertEmail author
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The hydrogen combustion engine was once what carried the hopes of modern mobility. However, despite notable successes from the engine perspective, energy efficiency and storage of liquid hydrogen have proved problematic. This is why Mercedes and BMW ultimately opted to shelve the project. Mazda, conversely, still sees potential success within reach and continues researching a rotary piston engine, albeit discreetly. Aston Martin, meanwhile, hopes that hydrogen combustion will result in faster lap times.

Hydrogen Combustion Engine

One day the fuel of the future will be extracted from fruit, from apples, weeds or sawdust. This may sound like something from "Back to the Future", but it is actually an approach Henry Ford proposed well before any script by Bob Gale – as he revealed in an interview with the New York Times [1]. Ford really firmly believed in it. After all, he had originally designed his Ford Model T, produced between 1908 and 1927, on the basis that "ethanol would be the...

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  1. 1.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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