04335093 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 4 patents.

A system is described for the conversion of the energy in the wind over oceanic regions into hydrogen which can be used as a supplement to or replacement for fossil fuels. The system is based on the use of modified sailing vessels which serve as water electrolysis plants. In operation, the wind propels the vessel through the water in the manner common to all sailing vessels except that the vessel in this system does not carry a mast and does not need the ballasting characteristic of conventional sailcraft. The propulsion of the vessel causes an immersed screw propeller to power an electromagnetic generator, the electric current from which electrolytically decomposes water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen is stored on board the vessel by allowing it to combine with suitable metal alloys such as the Fe-Ti alloys to form a hydride. The metal alloy hydride is stored in cannisters which are allowed to desorb their hydrogen at sea for use as a fuel source, or alternatively may be discharged ashore through pipelines at suitable intervals.

Title
Process of converting wind energy to elemental hydrogen and apparatus therefor
Application Number
6/198449
Publication Number
4335093
Application Date
October 20, 1980
Publication Date
June 15, 1982
Inventor
Robert E Salomon
Dresher
PA, US
Agent
Paul & Paul
Assignee
Temple University
PA, US
IPC
F03B 13/00
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