Hydrogen fuel research wins more support from the Department of Energy

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Agency to offer $39 million in new funding to support research and development The U.S. Department of Energy is set to provide some $39 million to support the research and development of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The federal agency believes that research will be vital to addressing the current challenges that fuel cells face. The funding will also aid in research focused on hydrogen production, distribution, and storage. Such research could help hasten the development of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure in many parts of the country. ElectroCat project aims…

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New white papers highlight the value of smart hydrogen

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Smart hydrogen could help make renewable energy networks stronger A team of 11 European research partners, which includes NUI Galaway and the Belfast Metropolitan College, have released new white papers concerning the concept of “smart hydrogen.” This type of hydrogen is produced through the use of renewable energy, which makes the fuel considerably more environmentally friendly than what is available today. The white papers are part of the GenComm project, which is an initiative focused on determining the maturity of hydrogen-based technology and how it can be used at new…

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Clean vehicles could thrive through Shell’s ambitious proposal

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Shell calls for a ban on gas and diesel vehicles by 2035 Shell has proposed banning the sale of all new gas and diesel powered vehicles in the United States, European Union, and China by 2035. The company suggests that the ambitious proposal would help countries meet the emissions reduction targets outlined by the Paris Agreement. Shell claims that the transition toward clean vehicles could occur faster than most expect. Notably, the company believes that autonomous electric vehicles will play a major role in helping accomplishing this goal. Clean vehicles…

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Fate of renewable energy may be in the hands of Arizona voters

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Two ballots may decide the future of clean power Arizona voters may need to determine the fate of renewable energy in the state this fall. Lawmakers are currently preparing new ballot initiatives that intend to increase the state’s clean power targets. Both of the ballots are nearly identical: Both seek to require Arizona to derive 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The issue, however, is that the ballots impose very little penalties on utilities that do not reach a certain mark with clean power. Ballots are identical…

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Hyundai officially begins selling its Nexo in South Korea

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Automaker has now officially launched the Nexo Hyundai has officially begun selling its new hydrogen-powered vehicle, the Nexo, in South Korea. The Nexo represents the automaker’s next step in producing vehicles that use clean technology and produce no harmful emissions. Hyundai has shown particular interest in fuel cells, which consume hydrogen to generate electricity. The company has already found modest success with fuel cell vehicles, having launched its first models in promising markets a few years ago. Pre-order period in the US sees 1,061 models sold in eight days Hyundai’s…

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Research team focused on renewable energy receives $1.2 million in funding

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Funding will help the development of new facility that will examine clean forms of power A multidisciplinary research team from the Concordia University has been awarded $1.2 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The funding will help the research team develop a new facility that will be focused on examining sustainable power. The new facility is meant to be powered from renewable energy sources. It will be equipped with solar panels, hydrogen fuel cells, and wind turbines. These clean power sources will also be examined by researchers…

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New fuel cell vehicles are coming to Sumatra

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Ecubus will be delivering new hydrogen-powered vehicles to the Jakabaring Sports Center New fuel cell vehicles are set to be delivered to the Jakabaring Sports Complex in Southern Sumatra. The vehicles will be arriving before the Asian Games 2018 and will serve as a means of transportation for those attending the event. IMS Ecubus Arcola, an energy and technology company based in the United Kingdom, will be providing the 10 hydrogen-powered mini cars and several double-decker buses that will be used during the Asian Games. The company expects that the…

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Researchers develop innovative new battery system that can efficiently store renewable energy

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Researchers develop world’s first rechargeable proton battery Researchers from the RMIT University in Australia have developed what they are calling the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The battery is designed t make use of carbon and water instead of lithium. As such, it is somewhat less expensive than its conventional counterparts. The battery itself produces no harmful emissions and can store electricity in an efficient manner. Researchers claim that it is a sort of hybrid between a chemical battery and a hydrogen fuel cell. New system acts as a hybrid…

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GE develops new offshore wind energy system

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GE has announced its new Haliade-X turbine GE Renewable Energy, a division of General Electric, has announced plans to build a powerful offshore wind turbine called Haliade-X. The new turbine is meant to be a step forward in wind energy technology. The company has been heavily involved with wind power for several years and has recently taken a greater interest in offshore endeavors. As such, the developing offshore wind turbines has become more of a priority. The Haliade-X turbine could be the first of many more turbines to come that…

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Fuel cell industry rejoices as tax credits return

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State lawmakers praise the reintroduction of tax credits Political leaders in Connecticut are celebrating the return of tax credits for the fuel cell industry. Fuel cell developers are also praising the return of the tax credits, as they may open up many new opportunities in the coming years. The tax credits were not a part of a budget plan adopted in 2015. The plan instead showed favor for the solar and wind power industries, which drew the ire of fuel cell developers throughout the country. State’s fuel cell industry is…

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Renewable energy makes impressive gains in the United States

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Report highlights the growth that clean power saw in 2017 Clean power saw impressive growth in the United States last year. The country’s renewable energy capacity grew significantly in 2017, with wind, solar, and hydropower finding greater degrees of success throughout the country. Efforts to embrace clean technology, such as hydrogen fuel cells, also grow more aggressive, as many states worked to make transportation more environmentally friendly. Last year, approximately 18% of all electricity generated in the United States was generated using renewable energy sources, according to a report from…

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Clean vehicles could find major success in China in 2018

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China is increasing its clean transportation efforts this year China has ambitious plans when it comes to launching clean vehicles in 2018. This year, the country intends to deploy a wide range of battery, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles simultaneously. China has already established itself as the world’s leading market for clean cars and will be leveraging the momentum it has created in order to bring new vehicles to consumers. New data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) shows that the country is well on track to accomplishing its…

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Swedish steelmaker embraces hydrogen fuel cells

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SSAB will be building new facility powered by hydrogen fuel cells SSAB, a leading steelmaker in Sweden, has announced its participation in a new project called HYBRIT. The project involves the use of hydrogen fuel cells to generate the electricity needed to power a steel refining facility. Like other major companies, SSAB is looking to make use of cleaner forms of energy in order to cut emissions. Currently, the company accounts for a significant portion of the carbon emissions produced in both Sweden and Finland. Facility to begin testing fuel…

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Mirai reaches new milestone in California

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Toyota has sold more than 3,000 fuel cell vehicles in California Toyota has reached a new milestone with its fuel cell vehicle in California. The Japanese automaker has announced that it has surpassed 3,000 units of its Mirai sold in the state. The Mirai now accounts for more than 80% of all fuel cell vehicles in operation throughout the United States. Toyota brought the vehicle to California to take advantage of the state’s growing focus on and support for clean transportation. The state is currently home to the largest hydrogen…

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Report highlights the future growth of fuel cell vehicles

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Report shows that the market for fuel cell vehicles is growing quickly The market for fuel cell vehicles is set to see healthy growth, according to a report from Global Market Insights. The report predicts that the market will surpass 300,000 units sold by 2024. This growth is being powered by technological advances, which have helped make fuel cell vehicles more efficient and less expensive. Continued technological development may help these vehicles overcome their battery-powered counterparts, establishing a leading presence in the clean transportation space. Large investments are fueling technological…

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South Korea looks to produce environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel

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Government agency is investing in clean hydrogen The South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is working to produce environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel. The government agency has announced that it will be investing some $11 million over the next three years to commercially produce hydrogen. The agency intends to make use of a microbe called NA1, which will act as a catalyst to produce hydrogen from carbon monoxide and seawater. The microbe will be put to work at a demonstration facility that is expected to begin hydrogen production at some…

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