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But the filmmakers have intolerable ignorance on issues like EROEI, the energy density of gasoline, basic economics, basic physics, how much land it would take (all arable land in the US, probably) to replace petro-diesel with biodiesel. They don't seem to know that 95% of hydrogen is made by using other fossil fuels (usually natural gas), splitting off the Hydrogen, and blowing the CO2 up the smokestack. Their suggested version of having a solar powered electrolysis unit with a compressor to store your H2 in tanks, doesn't mention what you're going to do with all the O2 floating around in your garage, nor do they mention that the catalytic material in the passive electron membrane fuel cell (AKA PEMFC, or just "fuel cell") is platinum, currently selling at ~$3000/oz. Nor do they mention it takes 1.7 volts to crack water to 2H2 & O2, and the PEMFC output will be just 0.7 volt when they are recombined, so you will need LOTS of them (which is why prototype hydrogen cars cost upwards of $1 million). Besides, it would be clearly a better use of your 1.7 volts to just charge a fully electric car rather than waste most of your electric energy cracking water and running the compressors for your tanks? Not to mention your PEMFC will wear out its catalytic material at something like 40,000 miles, and there you are having to spend anther million every 3 or 4 years to stay on the road!Read more ›
their are more advancements in computers and stereos, and video equipment.
The advancements in the increase of fuel milage are PATHETIC. wonder why?
Cars & Trucks today have more Power, more Torque, more Speed, but gas milage remains the same. wonder why?
If you wonder why, then watch this documentary as well as Gas Nation.
Then you will know why.
Other notes: 1. is this company serious with the 10 or so trailers before the actual movie starts?
2. On the opening sequence of the magic carburetor: perhaps there were devices invented 70 years ago that were bought and buried. I cannot comment on that. But let's face it. There are enough mechanics and engineers tinkering in their garages to have come up with these things if they were feasible. And there are enough venture capitalists with the muscle to stand up to big oil that would back such ventures.
The net effect is that it is a somewhat entertaining movie but you have to suspend your intellect in order to really enjoy it. There is a conspiratorial thread running through the movie and they have no idea just how impractical it would be to do what they think should be done.
To sum it up? It is a silly movie which pretends to be serious and wise. Don't waste your time or money.
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Good summary of the political/industrial timeline that led up to the early 70s gas shortage and gov involvement.Published 1 day ago by Hemifan
I beleave the whole thing. The US has improved everything else, except gas milage. The oil companys keep it like that, they keep you under their thumb.Published 14 months ago by T. Kidd
Great film very eye opening and how we need to move to alternative fuel if we can without the oil industries trying to stop us.Published on September 26, 2013 by H
This is total propaganda.
Shell Oil is not the enemy.
Cars don't run on water.
People! Go take a college class.
This book has a lot of good material in it, but a lot of it is based on, "I heard this story from an old timer a long time ago". Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Dan Ellerbusch