Monday, March 26, 2007


Hydrogen (from the Greek word ὑδρογόνο= that makes water) (IPA: /ˈhaɪdrə(ʊ)dʒən/), is a chemical element that has the symbol H and an atomic number of 1. At standard temperature and pressure it is a colorless, odorless, nonmetallic, tasteless, highly flammable diatomic gas (H2). With an atomic mass of 1.00794 g/mol, hydrogen is the lightest element.

Is this the symbol of your economic future?

South Carolina leaders are betting hydrogen will energy the state’s economy

USC president Andrew Sorensen’s sleep is the sleep of the faithful, of a true-believer in South Carolina’s future.

In Innovista, USC’s new research campus, Sorensen is convinced the school has a plan to help take the state not just into the 21st century but the 22nd.

South Carolina is counting on Sorensen, and his counterparts at MUSC and Clemson, to be right.

The state has lost manufacturing jobs steadily over the past decade. To compete in the global economy, South Carolina has shifted from an almost complete reliance on pursuing smokestack industries. Instead, the state is investing millions in its research universities — to attract top professors and knowledge-based companies, with hopes they’ll spin off even more companies.

Read all a link above. That was in Sunday's paper. In today's paper there's more. There's an article titled: "State positioning itself to win in the hydrogen world." (Perhaps they will have a link later today or tomorrow.)

UPDATE: here's the link.
South Carolina hopes to be the nation's hydrogen headquarters, but the competition is pretty stiff.

UPDATE UPDATE: Here's the Tuesday article: Imagine a world where nothingis plugged in
Columbia mught get glimpse into future when it becomes Hydrogen City USA

"Fancy a ride on a fuel cell-powered scooter? Golf cart? Bus? You may not have long to wait."

This is good to see, living in South Carolina. I'm glad to see there are people with a vision beyond a petroleum based economy. Here's hoping that we will indeed at least push these ideas forward, if not lead the US and the world in the next era of new energy ideas and implementation.

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