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[ba-unrev-talk] Hydrogen Puts Iceland on Road to Oil-Free Future

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=585&ncid=753&e=1&u=/nm/20020530/sc_nm/autos_environment_iceland_dc_2    (01)

   Converting all the country's 180,000 vehicles and
   2,500 fishing trawlers to hydrogen won't happen
   overnight -- Iceland is giving itself 30-40 years to
   kick the oil habit completely -- but the launch of the
   energy plan a year ago was a watershed.     (02)

   The scheme is backed by DaimlerChrysler, which
   will build the first buses, together with energy giant
   Royal Dutch Shell and Norwegian industrial group
   Norsk Hydro     (03)

   All three firms have invested in a new company
   called Icelandic New Energy and plan to use Iceland
   as a test-bed for a technology that some scientists
   think holds the key to mankind's energy needs after the
   oil runs out.     (04)

   "Thirty years ago people said it was nonsense,"
   Arnason told Reuters. "But slowly people have come
   round to the idea -- especially with the involvement of
   big companies. Now, all around the world, people are
   starting to look at hydrogen."     (05)

Discussed here:    (06)

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/05/30/199229&mode=thread&tid=134&threshold=2    (07)

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