Why hasn't some chemist come up with a clean burning alternative that would work in existing engines? They'd be set for life
Wasn't there a guy who did just that and then was offered by oil companies a million dollars or so to keep his technology to himself and when he rejected the money he was assasinated and all of his notes and diagrams suddenly went missing?
He probably never existed to begin with
>tfw corporations are sending assassins back in time to prevent their births
Why burn things in the first place to generate power? Heat engines are limited by carnot efficiency, but there is no such law for conversion of chemical energy to work.
Pic related, a device for converting chemical energy to work
The energy in fossil fuels was formed without human effort, and can pretty easily be extracted and turned into a massive list of different industry chemicals. I really can't foresee a way to synthesize burning fuel on a large-enough scale.
The next move will be redesigning the internal combustion engine altogether. But with the global economy the way it is, and the availability of oil, it's gonna have to wait a while.
A heat engine and the engine in your car are entirely different. Carnot engines work on the principle of a hot mass transferring energy to a cold mass, where work can then be extracted. The heat gradient is essentially a voltage gradient. Also, there all sorts of laws pertaining to work from chemical energy.
X amount of gasoline contains X kJ per unit volume, etc etc.
Retard, u need energy to create H2 in the first place. That energy comes from current power sources, like fossil fuels and nuclear energy.
In the process of creating H2 there's also energy loss... So you might aswell use a fossil fuel combustion engine.