On the Production of Hydrogen as an Energy Medium

  • J. O’M Bockris


The supply of liquid and gaseous fossil fuels has now reached a maximum insofar as Western countries are concerned (1), including supplies from the Middle East. Even if there is no catastrophic interruption of supplies from Saudi Arabia, the net supply of fossil fuels available to the United States and European countries will turn down during the 1980’s. The standard of life is proportional to the energy consumed. To avoid a massive retrenchment of economic welfare in the western world, with obvious geopolitical consequences, the failing fossil fuel supply must be replaced. The replacement sources are agreed upon. They are: coal; atomic breeder reactors; and solar energy, collected upon a massive scale in desert sites or upon the sea.


Strontium Titanate Energy Medium Synthetic Fuel Carnot Cycle Desert Site 
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  • J. O’M Bockris
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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