MAY BE SOME DISTANCE OVER THE HORIZON, but a
group of forward-thinking students has developed
a winning design for the filling station of the
A nine-member team of engineering,
business and economics students led by Mechanical
Engineering Prof. Andrew Rowe, won the grand
prize in a competition sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada.
Their hydrogen station concept includes technical
details, environmental impacts, safety issues,
profit margins, and public awareness strategies.
The results were chosen ahead of competitors
from 16 other North American universities.
UVic’s hydrogen pump
would store liquid hydrogen at -20?C for vehicles
that could produce 95 per cent fewer greenhouse
gasses and require 42 per cent less energy. Rowe
calls it “a beautiful solution.”
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