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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 07 April 2008 14:12

 Some companies in the hydrogen fuel cell industry are counting on toys to make the much-ballyhooed hydrogen economy a reality, if on a small scale.

April 7, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
Posted by Martin LaMonica
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The personal computer was famously derided as a "toy" when it entered the computing world. Some companies in the hydrogen fuel cell industry are counting on toys to make the much-ballyhooed hydrogen economy a reality, if on a small scale.



Horizon Fuel Cells is one of a handful of companies that make such toys and educational products, including the H-racer, a toy car that runs on a small fuel cell. A fueling station uses a small solar panel or power outlet to convert water to hydrogen gas, which is then put on-board to power the car.

But that's just the beginning of the company's grand plans, said Horizon Fuel Cells Vice President Taras Wankewycz.

In the fall, it will be releasing a portable back-up power supply called the HydroPak which runs on solid fuel cartridges and water. (See CNET blogger Peter Glaskowsky's description and take on it.)   [C/Net News ...]   [Comments...]
 

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