The conversion of this Model A Ford to run on hydrogen – Roger Billings’ high school science fair project – was a pivotal event to finally launch the sustained interest in and development of hydrogen for private automotive use.
Although the Model A was a successful proof of concept, much work still remained to be done to harness hydrogen for clean, safe, reliable, transportation.
Roger set to work on solving the inherent hydrogen combustion problems, launching his career as a hydrogen energy pioneer.
What a triumph that this individual man has been able to do what has escaped the ability of the world’s large corporations – to actualize an effective contribution to the most important area of all, the economically acceptable application of hydrogen to automotive transportation.
– J. O’M Bockris
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Texas A&M University