Researchers use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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New hydrogen production method taps into the power of the sun Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed a new way to use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel. The new method is meant to make hydrogen much more attractive from a cost standpoint. Researchers believe the method will also make hydrogen much more available to those that need it, such as those with fuel cell vehicles. Notably, the method is considered and environmentally friendly way to produce the fuel as it makes use of solar energy rather than…

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China continues spending vast sums to support renewable energy

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Clean power continues to find financial support from the Chinese government China continues to show its commitment to renewable energy by supporting the sector financially. The country has been the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases for some time, but the government has been working to cut emissions in order to become more environmentally friendly. In this pursuit, China has become one of the largest investors in clean power in the world. The country now dwarfs the investments that are made by the United States, which is the second largest…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens in California

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Ventura Country’s first hydrogen station opens in Thousand Oaks First Element Fuel has opened a new hydrogen fuel station in Thousand Oaks, California. It is the first hydrogen station in Ventura County and the 33rd to be opened to the public in the entire state. The new station will be open 24-hours a day. Since the station has opened, it has served about 7 fuel cell vehicles each day. The station adds to California’s growing hydrogen fuel infrastructure, which has been steadily expanding over the past few years. Fuel cell…

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California legislation could be a boon for renewable energy

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Legislation seeks to increase access to clean power New legislation in California could expand the access that non-residential consumers have to renewable energy. Senate Bill 1399 aims to allow these consumers to facilitate the development of clean power projects that would be located outside of properties. Such projects could be very beneficial for those living in apartment buildings, providing them access to the renewable energy that they are interested in using. These projects would have a maximum capacity of 20 megawatts. Solar sector may benefit from the new legislation The…

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Electric vehicles are becoming cleaner in the United States

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Renewable energy is helping reduce the emissions that clean cars are linked to Electric vehicles in the United States are becoming more environmentally friendly thanks to the country’s energy grid relying more heavily on renewable energy. For years, electric vehicles have been criticized for contributing to air pollution because they derive their electricity produced through the consumption of fossil-fuels. Throughout the country, charging stations are being connected to an existing energy infrastructure. The majority of the electricity delivered through this infrastructure is produced through the burning of coal. This is…

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Audi makes progress with its synthetic fuel for clean vehicles

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Audi is making a significant amount of clean fuel Audi is making progress with its e-fuels strategy. The automaker’s initiative involves producing clean fuels that produce no harmful emissions when used to power clean vehicles. Audi has achieved part of this goal with the development of synthetic gasoline, which is calls “e-benzin.” To accomplish this, Audi teamed with Global Bioenergies. Together, the two companies were able to produce the largest amount of synthetic gasoline ever – approximately 60 liters of fuel. New fuel is compatible with existing infrastructure According to…

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More companies join the Hydrogen Council

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11 companies have become a part of the Hydrogen Council The Hydrogen Council, an organization focused on promoting hydrogen-based technologies throughout the world, has announced that 11 companies have joined. These companies include 3M, China Energy, Great Wall Motor, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, and Weichai. These companies have joined the Hydrogen Council as major members and will play a significant role in guiding the organization’s initiatives concerning hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology. Council continues its efforts to promote hydrogen The Hydrogen Council was launched in early 2017 and…

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Ontario makes changes to its rebate program supporting electric vehicles

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Rebate program will no longer support vehicles that cost more than $75,000 The government of Ontario is making changes to its rebate program that serves as an incentive to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles. In 2016, some $800,000 in rebates were provided to consumers that purchased vehicles with six-figure price tags. On average, consumers received approximately $5,000 to help cover the cost of their new clean vehicles. The government is now setting a limit on the rebate program, which will no longer support vehicles that cost more than $75,000.…

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Renewable energy wins a new ally in Visa

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Visa has announced that it has joined RE100 Visa has announced an ambitious new environmental goal. The company has vowed to derive 100% of its electrical power from renewable energy sources by the end of 2019. Visa has joined the RE100, a global initiative focused on embracing clean power. The organization is comprised of several large corporations and is lead by the Climate Group. As part of RE100, Visa has pledged to abandon fossil-fuels over the next two years, replacing old forms of power with cleaner alternatives. Initiatives will help…

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Clean vehicles may begin to influence property developers

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Property developers may soon need to include charging points in their designs for apartment buildings Property developers in prominent markets are being urged to include electric chargers in their designs for new apartment buildings. Automakers are leading the call for developers to do so in an effort to ensure that consumers will be able to charge their electric vehicles at home. Property developers are also being urged to create strategies to retrofit existing properties with charging points. Hyundai is one of the companies that is more outspoken in these urgings,…

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H2 Mobility opens new hydrogen fuel station in Germany

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New hydrogen station has been opened in Southern Germany H2 Mobility, a joint venture focused on developing Europe’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure, has opened a new fueling station in Germany. The new station is located between Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria in the southern regions of the country. H2 Mobility owns and operates the fueling station but the technology that it uses has been provided by Air Liquide. The new station is one of many that are planned to be built throughout Germany to prepare the country for the widespread adoption of new…

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Air Force begins testing new hydrogen fuel production solutions in Hawaii

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Project to focus more heavily on hydrogen as an alternative fuel The United States Air Force has begun a new demonstration project focused on hydrogen fuel. The Air Force has developed a new hydrogen production facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. The hydrogen produced at the facility is used to power a variety of vehicles equipped with fuel cells. The facility is part of a project that is aimed at showcasing how hydrogen fuel can be effectively used to power a new generation of vehicles that produce no…

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Hyundai brings clean vehicles to the Winter Olympics

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Clean cars are on display at the Olympic Games in South Korea The 2018 Winter Olympics have arrived in South Korea and the event is beginning to highlight the capabilities of self-driving, clean vehicles. Those attending the event, which is being hosted in Pyeongchang, are using shuttle buses to travel around. These buses are equipped with clean power systems as well as autonomous technology. South Korean automaker Hyundai has also brought its fuel cell vehicles to the Olympic Games in order to provide attendees with clean transportation. Hyundai’s Nexo is…

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Bloom Energy to bring fuel cells to South Korea

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Bloom Energy to bring new fuel cell systems to South Korea for the first time Bloom Energy, a leading developer of fuel cells, has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide a fuel cell system to Korea South-East Power. The utility is working to develop a new power plant that makes use of fuel cells to produce electricity. Fuel cells were chosen due to their high levels of performance and proficiency. These energy systems are well aligned with South Korea’s overarching efforts to embrace renewable energy and…

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Ballard fights back against report concerning its success with Chinese fuel cells

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Report suggests that Ballard’s stock gains in 2017 may be unwarranted Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cell technology, is fighting back against a recent report from Spruce Grove Capital. The report claimed that Ballard’s stock gains throughout 2017 were unwarranted. This lead to a 22% drop in the company’s shares in the week following the report. Now, Ballard has released its own statement, showing that it is on track to generate more than $120 million in revenue during the 2017 fiscal year. Report predicts failure for Ballard…

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Alstom to bring trains equipped with fuel cells to Germany

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New train to begin trial runs in Germany Alstom, a leading manufacturer of trains, is making promising progress on its Coradia iLint, which may be the world’s first passenger train equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The new train is expected to make its debut in Germany later this year. The train will be part of Germany’s overarching efforts to revolutionize its railway system to become more environmentally friendly and cut down on emissions. If successful, the train may be the first of many that will be put to use…

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