Walt Pyle, John Dabritz, Reynaldo Cortez, and Jim Healy
©1994 Walt Pyle, John Dabritz, Reynaldo Cortez, and Jim Healy
Barbecuing with hydrogen is cleaner than using charcoal or propane because there's no carbon in hydrogen. When hydrogen burns, it emits only water vapor and traces of nitrogen oxide. No toxic pollutants, smoke, or particulates are released by a hydrogen flame. When hydrogen is produced by renewable energy, the water-to-fuel-to-water cycle can be sustained virtually forever!
For generations, barbecue fires have been made from charcoal. Though we also have natural gas and electricity for cooking, resources these are largely based on fossil fuels and are not sustainable. PV produced hydrogen PV electrolysis is accomplished. Cooking with hydrogen also appeared in HP #33.) Air pollution from barbecues is becoming objectionable in densely populated areas. Outdoor cooking is very popular on hot summer days. Unfortunately, that's also when air quality is usually at its worst. Legislation regulating barbecuing has even been enacted in some areas.