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  • LeefH2 wants to clean up pretty much every diesel engine favicon Autoblog Green (Today) - Filed under: Diesel, Emerging Technologies, Hydrogen Imagine if a little bit of water could make your internal combustion engine run cleaner and more efficiently, and help it produce more oxygen than a tree. That's what the LeefH2 device is designed to help your motor do....
  • Toyota Mirai – What’s In a Name? favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Yesterday) - While it is still just rumor and speculation, the Toyota Mirai may be the name of the company’s first production fuel cell car available to the buying public. Mirai means “future” and is a leap forward from Prius which means “to go before.” According to...
  • Toyota Mirai might be the name of new fuel cell car; it means 'future' favicon Autoblog Green (2 days ago) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Toyota, Japan Anybody remember the Ford Futura? It wasn't exactly a world-beater of a car, so we don't think the name Toyota's has apparently chosen for its first production fuel-cell vehicle is a tribute of sorts. Though one never knows. Maybe Toyota...
  • Toyota Mirai might be the name new fuel cell car; it means 'future' favicon Autoblog Green (2 days ago) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Toyota, Japan Anybody remember the Ford Futura? It wasn't exactly a world-beater of a car, so we don't think the name Toyota's has apparently chosen for its first production fuel-cell vehicle is a tribute of sorts. Though one never knows. Maybe Toyota...
  • A Grand Vision of a Potential U.S. Energy System favicon Renewable Energy World (2 days ago) - If all energy production channels were employed, the United States has sufficient resources to eliminate all coal, gasoline and diesel combustion in all demand sectors and replace them with natural gas, wind and solar electricity firmed and shaped with both grid-scale and distributed energy storage....
  • Japan Says All Ministries Must Use Fuel Cell Vehicles favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (3 days ago) - On Friday, 07/25/2014, in Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga had stated that all official vehicles at the various ministries must be fuel cell vehicles. The government is also discussing subsidies to help promote the introduction of commercial fuel cell vehicles in that country. According...
  • Total government incentives in Japan could top $30,000 for hydrogen cars favicon Autoblog Green (3 days ago) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Legislation and Policy, Japan With the two main Japanese automakers, Toyota and Honda, leading the charge for hydrogen vehicles (along with Korea's Hyundai), we shouldn't be too surprised that the Japanese government is supporting the technology big time. We knew the national...
  • Google Hangout July 30 at 1:00 PM ET with PennWell Editors to Learn About Our Awards Programs favicon Renewable Energy World (4 days ago) - http://www.power-gen.com/projects-of-the-year-nomination-form.html...
  • 'Holy grail' of battery design achieved: Stable lithium anode favicon ScienceDaily (5 days ago) - Researchers report that they have taken a big step toward accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades -- design a pure lithium anode. All batteries have three basic components: an electrolyte to provide electrons, an anode to discharge those electrons, and...
  • Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars favicon ScienceDaily (Thursday, 24 July) - Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. This movement is currently being motivated by the advancements in the state-of-the-art of this device....
  • Cost-effective, solvothermal synthesis of heteroatom (S or N)-doped graphene developed favicon ScienceDaily (Thursday, 24 July) - A research team has developed cost-effective technology to synthesize sulfur-doped and nitrogen-doped graphenes which can be applied as high performance electrodes for secondary batteries and fuel cells....
  • Japan offering $20,000 incentives for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles favicon Autoblog Green (Tuesday, 22 July) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Toyota, Legislation and Policy, Japan That tailwind Toyota may be feeling in Japan won't be from a stiff breeze off the northern Pacific Ocean. The Japanese automaker is getting ready to start selling its first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in its native...
  • Fill 'er up: Prototype meter test for hydrogen refueling stations developed favicon ScienceDaily (Tuesday, 22 July) - To support the fair sale of gaseous hydrogen as a vehicle fuel, researchers have developed a prototype field test standard to test the accuracy of hydrogen fuel dispensers. Once the standard is field tested, it will serve as a model for constructing similar devices for...
  • Daimler: 2017 the right time to launch our hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle favicon Autoblog Green (Tuesday, 22 July) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Zero-emissions vehicle development has never focused purely on off-the-line acceleration. So when a research executive with Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler says it's Okay that companies like Toyota and Hyundai will have a head start selling hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, it's somewhat...
  • Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues favicon ScienceDaily (Monday, 21 July) - Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating. "While emissions of carbon dioxide are less from natural gas than from coal and oil, methane emissions...
  • SAE announces J2601 hydrogen fueling standard favicon Autoblog Green (Monday, 21 July) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Legislation and Policy Standardizing refueling systems isn't a quick process, and a new set of fueling standards for hydrogen stations were about 13 years in the making. But SAE International (SAE stands for Society of Automotive Engineers) said this week that it...
  • Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage favicon ScienceDaily (Sunday, 20 July) - Scientists have developed a method for improving the catalysis of water-splitting reactions used for storing wind and solar energy. The method chemically peels off the outermost surface of a catalyst, thereby maximizing its active surface for the reaction....
  • Microgrids: They're Kind of a Big Deal favicon Renewable Energy World (Friday, 18 July) - For locals participating in the Pecan Street Demonstration in Austin’s suburban town of Mueller, TX, residential carbon footprint data is about as available as square footage. Their home utility consumption is monitored by the Pecan Street Research Institute at The University of Texas-Austin as part...
  • From the Editor: It's Really All About Renewable Energy Projects favicon Renewable Energy World (Thursday, 17 July) - At Renewable Energy World, we understand that while we spend lots of time writing about the policies, technologies and intricacies of financing renewable energy, the only measureable result of all of this effort is steel in the ground (or on the roof…or in the water…...
  • Boron Buckyballs for Holding Hydrogen Discovered at Brown favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Thursday, 17 July) - Carbon buckyballs (or fullerenes) were discovered several years ago and hold the promise of hydrogen storage. Now, recently researchers at Brown University have discovered boron buckyballs or as they call them borospherenes that may hold hydrogen atoms as well. According to Brown, “The discovery...
  • First Assembly Line Produced Hydrogen Fueling Stations Are Here favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Wednesday, 16 July) - In Vienna, Austria the Linde Group has opened the world’s first small-series production facility for building hydrogen fueling stations. Now that Hyundai has built the first assembly line produced fuel cell vehicle in Japan with others to follow, it makes sense that hydrogen fueling stations...
  • Fuel cells for powering homes favicon ScienceDaily (Tuesday, 15 July) - Fuel cells are similar to batteries, but they differ from them mainly in that they are continually resupplied by the reagents consumed, typically oxygen and hydrogen. One of the applications that fuel cells may have is the supplying of homes with electrical power. When considering...
  • Hyundai Fuel Cell Vehicle Travels 435 Miles on One Tank favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Tuesday, 15 July) - According to Hyundai they have set a record for the driving range for mass-produced fuel cell vehicles. Recently a Hyundai ix35 FCEV traveled 700 kilometers (435 miles) on one tank of hydrogen through three countries in northern Europe. According to News24.com, “”The ix35 Fuel Cell,...
  • Technology produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel cheaply using carbon nanotubes favicon ScienceDaily (Tuesday, 15 July) - Researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel -- a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels. The new technology is a novel catalyst that performs almost as well as cost-prohibitive platinum for...
  • Labs characterize carbon for lithion-ion batteries favicon ScienceDaily (Tuesday, 15 July) - Researchers have found a universal descriptor of charge-transfer binding properties for carbon-based lithium-ion batteries. The model is based on intrinsic electronic characteristics of materials used as battery anodes. These include the material's quantum capacitance (the ability of the material to absorb charge) and the material's...
  • Anti-EV messaging alive and well at Toyota, sort of favicon Autoblog Green (Thursday, 10 July) - Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hydrogen The folks at Toyota in Japan can be pretty blunt about electric-vehicle technology prospects as a viable transportation alternative to the internal combustion engine. Here in the states? Slightly more sanguine. Toyota global head of research and development Mitsuhisa Kato, according...
  • Science-Based Fire Codes Will Lead to More H2 Fueling Stations favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Thursday, 10 July) - Who would have thought that the use of ultra-conservative and overly restrictive fire codes was holding back the building of the hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California? Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories discovered that by going with science-based, risk-informed fire codes aligned with the U....
  • More efficient fuel cells under developement by engineers favicon ScienceDaily (Wednesday, 9 July) - Solar panels need sun. Wind turbines need wind. Society needs ways to store and dispense alternative energy. Fuel cells could do this. But their chemical reactions are not fully understood. Researchers have studied a high-efficiency solid-oxide fuel cell. They took atomic-scale 'snapshots' of the conversion...
  • Chemists develop novel catalyst with two functions favicon ScienceDaily (Wednesday, 9 July) - Chemists have made a decisive step towards more cost-efficient regenerative fuel cells and rechargeable metal-air batteries. They developed a new type of catalyst on the basis of carbon, which can facilitate two opposite reactions: electrolysis of water and combustion of hydrogen with oxygen. A catalyst...
  • Two More H2 Fuel Cell Buses Roll into Aberdeen, Scotland favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Wednesday, 9 July) - Two more hydrogen fuel cell buses, created by Belgian firm Van Hool, have rolled out into Aberdeen, Scotland. This is an update to an article I had published on May 22, 2014 when the first four H2 buses were delivered. According to the City...

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