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1967 - motorbike powered by a hydrazine-air fuel system, was built under the direction of Union Carbide's Dr.Karl Kordesch

FUEL CELL POWERED MOTORBIKE

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Fuel Cells

March 1, 1967

It looks like an ordinary motorbike but there's no internal combustion engine and there's no noise. The machine, which is powered by a hydrazine-air fuel system, was built under the direction of Union Carbide's Dr. Karl Kordesch (pictured), a pioneer in fuel cell development. Dr. Kordesch has run up over 300 miles on the motorbike which can do 25 miles an hour and can travel 200 miles on a gallon of hydrazine.


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Union Carbide



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