Book Sequel Provides a Novel New Way of Establishing a Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure and Innovative New Ideas to Generate Energy

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Don Bongaards warns about the dangers of global oil demand and presents a practical method of establishing a hydrogen fuel program

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Author Don Bongaards’s initial intention in writing his first book titled “A Sense of Urgency” was to show how the United States could free itself from its dependence upon imported oil and achieve economic growth and prosperity. However, during his research it became evident that the worldwide increase in oil consumption shows a clear and present danger that needs to be addressed immediately.

HYDROGEN is a sequel to Bongaard’s first book. Aside from its continued warning about global oil demand, this book provides a new method of establishing a hydrogen fuel infrastructure that will lower costs at the gas station pump. It also proposes innovative new ways to employ renewable energy, and the last few chapters provide a unique perspective regarding the future of energy, and other resources needed to sustain an increasing world population.

This book explains why both new oil discovery plus the implementation of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure will complement each other and get the United States out of its dependence on oil imports. Bongaards believes that since the United States currently spends hundreds of billions of dollars each year to purchase oil from other countries it makes sense that this money would be better spent in the United States to support the Social Security Program. He proposes a hydrogen fuel consortium, comprised of social security investors that can build the hydrogen infrastructure and potentially save the program from extinction. While this may not be the only way to get the job done, he thinks that it should give everyone food for thought.

HYDROGEN is a thought-provoking read that exposes the public to the dangers of worldwide exponentially increasing oil consumption. Bongaards shows mathematically why claims of hundreds of years of fossil fuel supply is wrong and why we need to begin substituting transportation fuels with hydrogen now.

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Don Bongaards earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. Upon graduation in 1964, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers and served in Vietnam. He began his career with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. His experience was primarily in nuclear steam generator development. Later on, he was promoted to Section Engineering Manager and, Department Engineering Manager of a $40-million Atomic Energy Commission contract to develop a steam generator for a “breeder” nuclear power plant. His department also performed government contract engineering studies to develop solar power steam generators and fluidized bed coal gasification boilers. In 1982, he transferred to the Thermo King Corporation as Engineering Manager for the Truck Transport Refrigeration Equipment Department. His engineering group developed a new line of truck refrigeration equipment for the world market. He was also involved in design engineering activities at Thermo King factories in Barcelona, Spain; Hamble, England; and Prague, Czech Republic. He was also responsible for the successful development of a new line of refrigeration equipment for the Japanese market and a new alternator-powered refrigeration system for the European market. He has written numerous technical papers for international conferences and for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He was the Chairman of the Florida West Coast Section of ASME in 1974-75 and passed the state of Florida professional engineering examination in 1975. His experience in power generation equipment design, and the design and manufacturing of complex electromechanical equipment, makes him uniquely qualified to evaluate the process of producing hydrogen and the mass production costs of equipment associated with that process.
HYDROGEN * by Don Bongaards
Publication Date: 11/30/2012
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