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Energy Expert Calls on the UK Government for Tenfold Increase in Fuel Cell Research
Robert Thring, a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Professor of Fuel Cell Engineering at Loughborough University, is urging the UK Government to increase fuel prices and take urgent action to avert a fuel crisis. Thring has hit out at the lack of government funding for research into alternative energy sources. He is calling on the government to find alternative ways of powering the UK's motor fleet if a major petrol crisis is to be avoided. Thring is calling on the Government to invest more money into researching the relevant technology and in demonstrating to people that these new technologies are feasible and practical. Currently around 3m per year is spent on fuel cell technology, and Thring is calling for a tenfold increase in funding to keep up with countries such as the USA and Japan. Without increased investment he believes the country will remain addicted to petroleum and will face a major crisis in the future when this source of fuel runs short. Thring has spent years researching PEM fuel cells, which he believes need to be developed rapidly if we want to continue using motor vehicles in the future. "The petroleum pool is not unlimited, and in about 100 years we have depleted what took millions of years for nature to generate Some time soon, and predictions vary from three years to 20 years, petroleum production will peak and start to decline. At that point, the price will skyrocket. We need to put the technology in place to cope with that, but it will take 10 years to develop - so we need to start now," he said.
1/20/2006

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Hydrogen Energy Technologies
T. Nejat Veziroglu and Frano Barbir
30 $

UNIDO Emerging Technologies Series, UNIDO, Vienna, 1998.
21 cm X 30 cm, 122 pages, Paper Cover, Price $30.00.
Price $30.00 per copy (postage and handling included).
IAHE Members and Booksellers receive a discount of 30%

Only English version of this book is available for sale online. For other languages please contact local publishers.


Hydrogen Energy Technologies
T. Nejat Veziroglu and Frano Barbir
30 $

UNIDO Emerging Technologies Series, UNIDO, Vienna, 1998.
21 cm X 30 cm, 122 pages, Paper Cover, Price $30.00.
Price $30.00 per copy (postage and handling included).
IAHE Members and Booksellers receive a discount of 30%

Only English version of this book is available for sale online. For other languages please contact local publishers.

 
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