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t has been a long time since I have posted on this board, but as BLDP has began to show some signs of a new life, it seems to be the time to get back to a board that is trustworthy. Does any one have a feeling for use of ethanol as well as methanol with on board transformer? The first fuel cell vehicles used on board systems, which did no seem to be a huge problem then. There must be a way to fuel from the pump without huge costs.
I see some of the same names here were posting in the early eighties when I purchased the stock prior to the three-to-one split. I saw it go to 142 and didn't sell, then down to 3.5 and held. Have is a small profit on today's market and still holding. Contrary to most opinions, I am not in love with the stock, only in love with the concept. There has been very little progress over the years in reaching the mass market, but it only takes one breakthrough to reach that goal. The question is will it be infrastructure or practical cars? There should be some shattering news in the near future that will cause the stock to skyrocket, again!! Hope is enduring.
I'm back on board from the 90's for similar reasons as you are. Bought at $12 and got close to a 10X out of it. I think buses , cabs, home heating, fork lifts will be the beginning Almost anything thing where the equipment has a designated daily home base is a good candidate for the beginning of the hydrogen economy. IMOP it will move out toward personal vehicles from there.
Take Mr. Ballards fork lift power co. for example. That is a pretttyy coooool deal. You can google it up. Scott
Scott, There are no good reasons to think that Ballard will not do well in the long run, but, It will take some time before there is a public acceptance for broad usage. The recent government push for Ethanol may create some pluses. If ethanol production is cheap and large enough, it can be a source for hydrogen, and if the gasoline mixture with ethanol is adopted by hybrids then future conversion to fuel cells to replace the gas/ethanol engines could be practical. These are all assumptions for the future. Since I am closer to 90 years of age than to 80, I feel they have to hurry if I am to see the final stage of this technology. As you pointed out the general use of fuel cells, such as on fork lifts, emergency back up systems as with the NYC Police Department, Brokerage houses, hospitals and other uses installed to back up during electric black outs. Also there has been some progress in home installation here and in Japan. All this adds to public awareness of the advantages. Jim
Has this board died??? There should be some exciting times ahead. Have you seen the new Mercedes FC car notices? Hybrids, biodiesel, ethanol, and fuel efficiency are all getting a good push to save the planet from global warming and pollution. It will soon be FC's chance to shine and get some positive plugs.
hey Jim thks for the wake up call. you could be right BLD has been in the gutter for some time now. I'm not sure if we are going to burn hydrogen in the auto industry or use fuel cells. Also there is lots of LPG and NG around as well.
Scott, have you looked into Idatech.com recently. It is for home power but seems good. Japan development for home use seems to be growing. Perhaps the big bucks for vehicle use has not done much, but it is still alive and kicking. There is a need for more technology break outs. I am still betting that onboard reformers will come back, this would eliminate much of the infrastructure problems. The die hard FC advocates may have to wait a little longer. But let us keep the dialog going!!
Anybody still out there. Man I went over the BLD and the FCEL sites today and really didn't find much to excite me. From an investors point of view anyhow. I'm going to go over the numbers tomorrow. I'm sure they won't look pretty. It looks as though there are a lot of big guns involved as well. GM, United Tech etc. etc. etc.