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  1. I know someone who used to be in the national women's team. From what she has told me, there may have been other non cricketing reasons for dropping him. Being a public forum I'll not elaborate. You blokes keeping an eye on how Ashes contenders are going in red ball county cricket? Labuchagne has our first century.
  2. Very informative. Had hydrogen been a snack to produce we will have had it powering cars by now. Both the BEV and HFCV are the future.. a clean future. So governments and the private sector need to get cracking now. Australia's CSIRO is on the job. We need more to follow suit.
  3. I expect there has been some movement since as this experiment was conducted last August. This is an exciting development.
  4. Why I wanna know why there is so little talk about Hydrogen FCVs when our Asian neibors are planning on building millions in the next two decades. Why has Shorten not made hydrogen powered vehicles as transparent as his BEV policy? From what I have read Hydrogen has some distinct advantages over SEVs..charge times for instance. At its core, a hydrogen car is an electric vehicle with a small onboard battery that is continuously charged from a hydrogen fuel cell that pulls stored hydrogen gas, mixes it with oxygen from the atmosphere, and runs it through a proton exchange membrane, releasing electricity along the way. The only byproduct of this process is water, making the vehicle essentially just an electric vehicle that gets its power from a different type of onboard battery drivetrain. The energy is transferred into hydrogen fuel cell vehicles physically, by pumping pressurized gaseous hydrogen into the vehicle. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs), on the other hand, are charged up by running electricity into them (electricity which is stored in chemical batteries). Today, that takes time and is one of the primary drawbacks of BEVs. With pure hydrogen as the input, fuel cells are 60% efficient at converting the stored energy in hydrogen into electricity. Battery electric vehicles, on the other hand, have losses related to charging, which is 90% efficient, converting the stored DC power to AC for the motors through an inverter, which is 90% efficient, and battery leakage — a phenomenon whereby batteries lose their charge over time. These inefficiencies stack up for a total efficiency from the wall to the wheels of around 75%. When it comes to onboard storage of energy, hydrogen has the advantage, as hydrogen is stored in high-pressure tanks underneath the vehicle. These lightweight tanks are used to store the high-pressure hydrogen, which stores a much larger capacity of energy in the form of hydrogen compared to lithium-ion batteries. Energy stored in batteries requires many more battery cells for each extra mile added to the range of the vehicle. That means more weight and weight that the vehicle has to overcome for all those miles. In terms of the weight of the energy storage in the vehicle, hydrogen clearly has the advantage, even when the fuel cell and its infrastructure are taken into account. S
  5. A world first Australian process of producing hydrogen derived from ammonia has the potential to turn Australia into a renewable energy superpower. CSIRO researchers have found a way to turn Australian-made hydrogen back into ammonia, meaning it could be shipped safely to the mass market of Asia. They say the unique process has been a decade in the making and promises to open a massive export market for us. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-08/hydrogen-fuel-breakthrough-csiro-game-changer-export-potential/10082514 CSIRO researchers Michael Dolan (L) and David Harris.
  6. Agree 10 times that is needed given our vast land mass. The time frame of 2030 is also rather optimistic. That is only 11 years off. It is a start I suppose. This is more realistic.
  7. I see this being the case as no one until now has had the guts to commit to something tangible. Climate change is not a figment of our imagination. Our kids and their kids deserve to be able to live in a world where they can breath clean air.
  8. Libs are dragging their feet. Stuck in the past.
  9. A fly in the ointment could be Australia's vast distances from one place to another. Labor has confirmed there will be $200 million of funding for infrastructure, installing much-needed charging stations around Australia, but Queensland’s new superhighway – littered with 18 superchargers for the state’s 700 EV owners - was installed at a cost of around $200,000 a pop. Spread over the expanse of Australia’s huge road network, that $200 million isn’t going to go too far, particularly when the first round of chargers are likely to be slotted into the Government’s own backyard to support its 2025 proposal. Hats off to the Qld Govt for its ambitious EV Superhighway. https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/projects/electricvehicles/future/super-highway An Australian Tritium EV Supercharger.
  10. yes all new car sales. Do you think we have the know how to build them locally? We have the raw materials for making EV batteries. Some of the largest deposits of cobalt and lithium in the world.. just a matter of digging it up. Well we have a pretty good track record of doing that.
  11. It is almost certain that cars powered by fossil fuels will continue to dominate the industry for at least another decade. Not if Bill Shorten has his way. He announced an energy bombshell on Budget day that should Labor win government his party wants 50% of all cars being sold by 2030 to be EVs. Far fetched, visionary.. what ever it certainly has people talking. Finally someone has put something concrete on the table regarding the EV . Is this pie in the sky stuff?
  12. What is going on. We have gremlins in the system.
  13. CA and Langer said at the beginning of this summers shield season that handling of the Dukes ball will be an important selection criteria.. it being an Ashes year. My selections and hopefully our national selectors, reflect the best performers with bat and ball over the second half of the Shield when English Dukes ball was used. Also the best over the previous two years. When we arrive on English shores we want batsmen that know how to best play the moving ball and bowlers that have the skill to best control the swinging ball.
  14. No players spots are safe.. CA have made this clear as the reason they are sending an A side to England at same time as the WC plus permitting contenders to play county cricket at the same time. Pretty much leaving no stone unturned to get the best possible Ashes XV. Cricket can be brutal at times.. or rather the selectors can. Just ask Brad Hodge.. a double hundred and two Test later he was dropped. In his 6 tests he averaged @55. What some of our incumbents, like Burns, would give to have that average. My point being you are only as good as your last game. Burns was moderate at best in the Dukes phase of the Shield. They were his last red ball games. Harris' incredible Shield is putting enormous pressure on Joe as is Bancroft. No doubt CA will want their boy Warner in one spot. So Joe's spot is far from secure. He does tho have a golden chance to cement his place with a strong county performance. Sorry to make this so long winded.
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