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  • Fuel cell-powered mobile lights tested, proven, ready for commercial use favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use, developers say....
  • Microgrid Economics: It Takes a Village, a University, and a Ship favicon Renewable Energy World (Yesterday) - As a businessman exploring investments, I need simple answers, however complicated the problem. I wish to know: Are microgrids economical? How much investment is needed and for what? What are the factors that principally affect profitability, within the system and in the environment? If microgrids...
  • Japan Installs 11 GW of Renewable Energy in Two Years favicon Renewable Energy World (2 days ago) - Japan has added 11,090 megawatts of clean energy capacity since July 2012, when it began an incentive program to encourage investment in renewables, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry....
  • Forty Alstom hydrail trainsets for Germany ! favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (5 days ago) - by guest blogger Stan Thompson Since you’re reading this, you already know how indebted the hydrogen community is to Kevin—the originator of this blog—for his role in keeping us up to date with the biggest news about the littlest atom. Today, though, I’m more grateful...
  • Efficiently harvesting hydrogen fuel from Sun using Earth-abundant materials favicon ScienceDaily (6 days ago) - Scientists have a new efficient way of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. By combining a pair of solar cells made with a mineral called perovskite and low cost electrodes, scientists have obtained a 12.3 percent conversion efficiency from solar energy to hydrogen, a...
  • Harvesting hydrogen fuel from the Sun using Earth-abundant materials favicon ScienceDaily (6 days ago) - Scientists have a new efficient way of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. By combining a pair of solar cells made with a mineral called perovskite and low cost electrodes, scientists have obtained a 12.3 percent conversion efficiency from solar energy to hydrogen, a...
  • Glasgow Half Full in Hydrogen Production favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (6 days ago) - Researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland (still part of the UK after the vote) have discovered a way to produce hydrogen 30 times faster than current renewable methods. This method allows hydrogen to be produced using less electricity, at atmospheric pressure and do...
  • Hyundai hearts House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus in Tucson promotion favicon Autoblog Green (6 days ago) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Hyundai, Legislation and Policy Hyundai may be based in South Korea, but the automaker is touting hydrogen fuel-cell technology as an all-American benefit and is getting some help from the US government to do so. The company said this week that it's...
  • Recharge Wrap-up: KillaJoule hits 270 mph; Mercedes B-Class ED gets PlugShare favicon Autoblog Green (7 days ago) - Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, Hydrogen, Solar, Mercedes Benz, Racing, Videos The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will get its own version of the PlugShare charging-station locator app. Developed by Recargo with the help of Daimler, the vehicle-specific app will be integrated into the car's navigation...
  • Nanosized hydrogen generator uses light and two-dimensional graphene favicon ScienceDaily (Monday, 22 September) - Researchers have created a small scale “hydrogen generator” that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element. The research also unveiled a previously unknown property of graphene. The two-dimensional chain of carbon atoms not only gives and receives electrons,...
  • Toyota ad says fuel cell cars are inevitable favicon Autoblog Green (Thursday, 18 September) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Toyota, Videos Toyota's confidence in H2 technology remains as strong as ever. The company has released a new commercial that says it's not a matter of if we all start driving hydrogen cars, but when. In fact, the 70-second spot calls 2015...
  • Two New Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicles Spied in California favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Thursday, 18 September) - Two new Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicles have been spied in different parts of California this week. The first report was by Mike Magrath, a Features Editor at Edmunds.com. Mr. Magrath tweeted two spy shots he took of the FCV in Southern California as he was...
  • Smooth combustion and learning how engine knock develops favicon ScienceDaily (Thursday, 18 September) - High-fidelity simulations to help determine how engine knock develops and assist in predicting how the transition from smooth combustion to knocking occurs....
  • United Hydrail Nations favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Wednesday, 17 September) - by guest blogger Stan Thompson This update follows much farther behind the wonderfully successful 9th International Hydrail Conference in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (June 2014) than I had intended.  The reason is one I can’t regret: the cast of international players on the hydrail stage has grown so large, and there are...
  • Gold Nanoparticles Help Produce 74 Times More Hydrogen favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Tuesday, 16 September) - Researchers in South Korea have succeeded in producing 74 times more hydrogen from water using sunlight and gold nanoparticles. Business Korea says, “According to the research team, gold nanoparticles are capable of producing hydrogen from water by absorbing visible rays at a low energy level...
  • Imaging fuel injectors with neutrons favicon ScienceDaily (Monday, 15 September) - Researchers are using neutrons to study the formation of these damage-causing bubbles in fuel injectors....
  • Say hello to Hy-Cycle, Australia's first hydrogen fuel cell bicycle favicon Autoblog Green (Sunday, 14 September) - Filed under: Hydrogen, On Two Wheels, Pacific Region Fuel-cell bicycles. It's an idea that comes around every couple of years. Or about seven. It's a complicated process, but then again, so is procuring a little hydrogen. The newest version of the two-wheeled hydrogen fuel cell...
  • 2030 Outlook: A Trillion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout for Electrical Utilities favicon Renewable Energy World (Thursday, 11 September) - After bailing out Wall Street in 2008, are Americans ready to provide a one trillion dollar bailout to our electric utilities in 2030?  Even though worldwide demand for energy is estimated to rise 41 percent by 2035, Barclays recently downgraded their outlook for utilities.  The question...
  • More efficient fuel cells for vehicles: Angling chromium to let oxygen through favicon ScienceDaily (Thursday, 11 September) - More efficient fuel cells might gain wider use in vehicles or as quiet, pollution-free, neighborhood electricity generating stations. A serendipitous finding has resulted in a semiconducting material that could enable fuel cells to operate at temperatures two-thirds lower than current technology, scientists report....
  • How Toyota's 100-year textile history influenced FCV hydrogen fuel cell car favicon Autoblog Green (Wednesday, 10 September) - Filed under: Hydrogen, Toyota, AutoblogGreen Exclusive Turns out, Toyota had a surprising ace in the hole when it came to building the new fuel tanks for the FCV hydrogen fuel cell car, which is coming next year. Well before Toyota became the Toyota Motor Company,...
  • Here We Go Again: Lexus attacks EVs in new ad [UPDATE] favicon Autoblog Green (Wednesday, 10 September) - Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Hydrogen, Lexus UPDATE: We got a comment from founding member of Plug In America Paul Scott on this ad. It's available below. The last time Lexus attacked plug-in battery vehicles in an ad, it had to apologize. The company is remaining...
  • Energy Storage: Progress and Promise favicon Renewable Energy World (Wednesday, 10 September) - The pending boom of the energy storage industry is right around the corner, and the U.S. is taking a front seat. According to recent IHS research, the U.S. is the largest market for grid-connected energy storage installations through 2017, and global sales of combined solar...
  • Thermoplastic Hydrogen Storage Tanks for FCVs in Development favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Wednesday, 10 September) - A company called Element Materials Technology is developing a high pressure thermoplastic hydrogen storage tank to be used inside of fuel cell vehicles. The resulting storage vessel is expected to be strong, light-weight and leak-free. According to Element, “During this project Element Hitchin performed high-pressure...
  • Cetane data used for development of energy efficient fuels and engines updated favicon ScienceDaily (Wednesday, 10 September) - The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data. This information is vital to the development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines. Researchers, as well as members of the engine, vehicle, and fuel...
  • Here We Go Again: Lexus attacks EVs in new ad favicon Autoblog Green (Tuesday, 9 September) - Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Hydrogen, Lexus The last time Lexus attacked plug-in battery vehicles in an ad, it had to apologize. The company is remaining on message, though, and has revisited a hybrid-vehicle advertising campaign that implies that driving a battery-electric vehicle is a big...
  • VW Bearish on FCVs Outside of Japan favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Tuesday, 9 September) - One may think that a German automaker that has hydrogen fueling stations popping up all around the hillsides of Germany may be bullish on fuel cell vehicles at least in that country. But, this is not the case with Volkswagen. In fact, VW is predicting...
  • Looking deep inside a working lithium-ion battery favicon ScienceDaily (Monday, 8 September) - In an unprecedented view inside a working lithium-ion battery, researchers used a neutron beam to "see" the flow of lithium in real time, as the battery charged and discharged. What they saw could one day help explain why rechargeable batteries lose capacity over time, and...
  • Jet fuel ignition advancement favicon ScienceDaily (Saturday, 6 September) - Scientists have published an experimental study of ignition of jet fuel. They have described how quickly a mixture of jet fuel and oxygen ignites depending on different conditions....
  • Lithium-ion batteries: Phenomenon of 'lithium plating' during the charging process observed favicon ScienceDaily (Friday, 5 September) - Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensable, especially in electromobility. However, when metallic lithium forms and deposits during charging it can lead to a reduced battery lifespan and even short-circuits. Scientists have now managed to...
  • Hyundai FCV Travels 1481 Miles in 24 Hours favicon Hydrogen Cars Now (Wednesday, 3 September) - Drivers Marius Bornstein and Arnt-Gøran Hartvig (pictured left to right) hopped inside of a Hyundai ix35 Tucson Fuel Cell and drove it 1481 miles in 24 hours – try to do that, battery electric vehicle fans. The entire trip took place inside of Germany between Hamburg...

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