What is this a picture of? hmmmm..!!
Why it's just a American Oil Company showing off their hydrogen refilling station!

So let me get this straight, here in the states we are told... Hydrogen autos are 5 years, then 10 away, all shortly after the state of the union address last year. The fact is, a American Oil Company has a refilling operation going on in a foreign country. Apparently theirs was just a year into the future.

I know all about the politics of putting ten of thousands workers around the auto industry out of work. But that includes: the dishonest mechanic, the day off work to have car inspected including the emission test, the oil and coolent changing, being nice to Arab countries, plus all the fees and parts to keep them running. Shall I go on?

Of course we will always need the explosive power of gasoline, but imagine traffic with a lot less noise and fumes. I don't want it forced on us, but if a American company can do it in a foreign country, then we should have the same chance. The Japs have cars ready for sale in the 2005 season, maybe we need a new car company, and a energy provider to support them.

Basic example of a hydrogen fuel cell
From the Hydrogen Newsletter

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - A smiling Valgerdur Sverrisdottir, Icelands minister of industry and commerce, did the honors here last month during the opening of the world's first hydrogen fueling station built at an existing commercial retail site on Iceland's official First day of summer April 24, 2003.

Ms. Sverrisdottir, assisted by Jon Bjoern Skulason, Icelandic New Energy's general manager, held the nozzle of the fueling line at a local shell station outside Iceland's capital that pumped the first tankful of compressed Hydrogen gas into a DaimlerChrysler fuel cell van. The van normal operating base in Hamburg Germany, where it has covered some 16,000 miles over the last two years in day-to-day test operations delivering parcels for a major German delivery service.

"The opening is a major step towards a hydrogen society and in full keeping with the icelandics government's policy of encouraging renewable energy sources. Minister Sverrisdottir said "In time, what is happening is Iceland will show hydrogen is a real commercial possibly that will lead to a cleaner, pollution free environment"

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