Electric Power and Fuel Transmission by Liquid Hydrogen Superconductive Pipeline

  • Robert L. Whitelaw


In the ultimate hydrogen economy, the twin premises are that hydrogen -will be derived from solar- or nuclear-generated electric power and that most road vehicles will be fueled by liquid hydrogen at about −420°F.

Thanks to four new technologies recently come to fruition, the above objective can be attained by transmitting high voltage D.C. power in a superconductive liquid hydrogen underground pipeline.


Liquid Hydrogen Outer Casing Pure Niobium Double Circuit Triangular Phase 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Whitelaw
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  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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