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Locate an SOEC next to a cellulose ethanol plant for the bio CO2 and waste heat, then get energy from wind turbines to make bio synthetic fuels.
LNG can be made from bio carbon and solar hydrogen.
You can reform jet fuel for a PEM APU, but that is about it. Ships can use LNG in SOFCs, so could trucks.
Renewable energy can be used for point of dispense H2 electrolysis, the compression heat can be used in the endothermic reaction for higher efficiency.
GM and Honda teamed up on fuel cells. GM had the Equinox FCV like 8 years ago, Honda has made advances over the years. Point of dispensing electrolysis with renewable power contracts then selling oxygen could make the fuel available and affordable.
They go with what works. Sony had tape machinery they wanted to use for batteries, the rest is history.
Better yet just use a direct methanol fuel cell.
The space elevator uses microwaves, just aim beam for power.
I would say replace the turbo with a motor, good response and less NOx.
"SOECs have possible application in fuel production, carbon dioxide recycling, and chemicals synthesis. In addition to the production of hydrogen and oxygen, an SOEC could be used to create syngas by electrolyzing water vapor and carbon dioxide."
PHEVs seem like a better use of batteries when you can run the engines on bio synthetic fuels.
Pumped hydro or CAES require large capital investment, this can be done locally at lower cost. SOEC is endothermic requiring heat at high temperatures, waste power plant heat might work.
If it is non turbo I would agree. Engine GM-Opel New 1.6L Turbo Diesel Horsepower 136 Torque (lb.-ft.) 236 236 lb.-ft. seems adequate without a motor.
More cellulose bio fuels CAN help, internal combustion engines are not going away soon, EV/PHEV at 1% after 5 years show that.
" interaction between manufacturer and consumer." Like Tesla they want to go direct, go for it!
Renewable contracts from wind turbines can make H2, add pressure and heat from power plants for higher efficiency.
Diesel does not need the torque down low, but this reduces NOX.
Could be one of the reasons, the Toyota fuel cell car would have more places to fill up.
Maybe 50,000 per year, became 100,000 per year then 150,000 per year, it is growing and accelerating, be patient.
"Practical electrolysis (using a rotating electrolyser at 15 bar pressure) may consume 50 kilowatt-hours per kilogram (180 MJ/kg), and a further 15 kilowatt-hours (54 MJ) if the hydrogen is compressed for use in hydrogen cars" "By pressurising the hydrogen in the electrolyser, the need for an external hydrogen compressor is eliminated; the average energy consumption for internal compression is around 3%" "electrolysis reaction is more efficient at higher temperatures." So if you have waste heat from a power plant and compress the electrolyzer you could get more than 70% efficiency.
Many compact front wheel drive cars could use a boost.