World’s First mobile liquid hydrogen refueling station launched

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Hylium Industries Inc. seeks to help resolve the hydrogen fueling stations shortage. The South Korean-based company that aims to be the leader in worldwide liquid hydrogen power technologies, has released the first-ever mobile liquid hydrogen refueling station. What’s more, the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, which throws its support behind promising technology companies who strive to enter global markets, announced that it expects the mobile hydrogen fuel station will play a significant role in resolving the hydrogen fuel station shortage in Korea and overseas. Hylium’s station manages to efficiently and safely store…

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One of a kind hydrogen-powered ship sets sail on six year sea voyage

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Toyota is sponsoring the six-year world tour. Energy Observer is an autonomous hydrogen-powered ship on a six-year world tour, the first in the world. The project is being sponsored by Toyota, which is well-known for supporting a hydrogen society. Toyota has used hydrogen to help power land vehicles, including forklifts, trucks, buses and their hydrogen car, the Toyota Mirai. The unique boat is powered by renewable energy. The one-of-a-kind ship is a race boat that is more than a mere hydrogen-powered ship. It has been specially adapted so that it…

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North Wales company receives funding for its MDF recycling technology

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MDF Recovery is developing the world’s first tech to recycle MDF waste. The company based in North Wales is the brainchild of Craig Bennet, a Cheshire businessman who is pioneering a recycling technology designed to recycle MDF (medium-density fiberboard) waste. The firm recently received an additional £165,000 in funding to continue with the development of the technology. MDF Recovery is nearing commercialization. The company has successfully concluded proof of concept trials to create a commercially viable process that enables wood fiber to be recovered from used or off-cuts of MDF.…

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California wants to reach a 100% renewable energy target by 2045

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A California Assembly committee breathed new life into Senate Bill 100. A 100% renewable energy target proposal that had come to a standstill last year, has been brought back to life due to a California Assembly committee voting 10-5 in favor of moving forward with Senate Bill 100. If the bill is signed it would increase the state’s current 2030 target by 10%. Senate Bill 100 would require California to use only renewable power and other sources that do not emit carbon dioxide emissions, by 2045, according to a PV…

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Researchers build new cheap and sustainable biogenic solar cell

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A solar cell that uses bacteria can convert light to energy. Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have discovered a new way to build cheap solar cells that are also sustainable. Called biogenic solar cells, they use bacteria that converts light to energy, even under cloudy skies. The bacteria-powered solar cell works equally efficient in both bright and dim light. This innovative biogenic solar cell generated a current more powerful than any previously recorded from this type of device. Its ability to convert light to energy, even in…

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New biofuel production technique could dramatically reduce fuel-related CO2 emissions

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Scientists have discovered a way to make the production of biofuels more environmentally friendly. Imperial College London scientists have improved the process of using biology to make products, which could lead to a cheaper and more environmentally friendly biofuel production technique as well as more efficient plastic recycling. The scientists’ findings were published in the journal Nature Chemistry. The scientists claim to be able to breakdown plant-based biomass 30 times faster. The biofuel production technique discovered by the researchers can reportedly breakdown plant-based biomass 30 times faster than current bioprocessing…

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Nestlé uses wind turbine energy to help reach its renewable power target

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A new power purchase agreement will take Nestlé one major step closer to its 100% renewable energy goal. The food and beverage powerhouse, Nestlé, recently announced a 15-year power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables involving the use of wind turbine energy. The partnership will result in wind power providing approximately 80% of the electricity load for five of Nestlé’s facilities located in southeastern Pennsylvania. An EDP wind farm will generate and deliver 50 MW of electricity via the PJM Interconnection grid. EDP Renewables is one of the largest wind energy…

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New Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Van Concept Unveiled

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The German automaker’s bestselling van to be equipped with a full cell system. A Mercedes-Benz fuel cell van will join the company’s growing clean transportation portfolio. The alternative fuel upgrade will be added to the Sprinter, the automaker’s top selling van. The first concept takes the form of a motor home. Dubbed the Concept Sprinter F-CELL, the new Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Van is a showcase for new commercial applications and is first being presented in the form of a motorhome. The new fuel cell vehicle is in addition to the…

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Deliberate freshwater oil spill conducted in the name of science

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Canadian researchers seek to study the effects of oil spills on freshwater ecosystems. A team of scientists in northern Ontario, Canada, are purposely creating a freshwater oils spill in small cordoned off sections in an actual freshwater lake to study the effects the oil has on the natural environment. The scientists used diluted bitumen for their research. Thousands of miles of pipelines and rail lines cross many thousands of miles of freshwater lakes, rivers, marshes and drainage basins in North America. Pumped through these pipelines and railway tank cars is…

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UK solar power briefly overtakes gas as top energy source

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The heatwave in Britain has broken multiple solar energy-generation records. UK solar energy made headlines this past weekend when the nation’s solar power briefly overtook gas power stations as the United Kingdom’s top energy source. Last week, solar broke the record for weekly output in the UK. Although UK solar energy installations have “virtually flatlined” over the past year, according to a report from The Guardian, a week of mostly cloudless days has contributed to a series of record-breaking highs for this renewable form of power generation. According to Sheffield…

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Scientists discover new and cheaper hydrogen fuel production method

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A unique catalyst can help harvest fuel from water. An inexpensive material has been developed for hydrogen fuel production by researchers from the University of Houston and the California Institute of Technology in the United States. This novel catalyst can help split water to produce hydrogen fuel without the need for an additional catalyst, ETEnergyWorld reported. The new catalyst performs both functions required to split water. Traditionally, in order to split water for hydrogen fuel production, it is a process that requires two catalysts. One is needed to create a…

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Researchers develop “climate-immune” electric car battery

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New fast-charging EV (electric vehicle) battery can self-heat. Penn State engineers have developed an electric car battery that can stand up to cold weather. The newly designed battery is capable of self-heating, which allows it to rapidly charge in spite of frigid outdoor temperatures. EV batteries are negatively impacted by the cold. As is the case with most other batteries, the performance of an electric car battery suffers when it is subjected to cold temperatures. In fact, the Department of Energy (DOE) reported that extreme weather (either very hot or…

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Transparent solar cells could one day generate power for homes and office buildings

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A team of researchers wants to turn windows into viable solar panels. Windows of homes and office buildings could one day generate solar energy via transparent solar cells, according to research conducted by scientists at Michigan State University. New technologies could revolutionize traditional solar windows. While glass windows generating solar power isn’t anything new, the trouble is that these windows traditionally have light-absorbing films embedded in their glass, which removes their transparency. Instead, they have a brown or reddish tint. Although this lack of transparency maximizes their efficiency to convert…

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New research explores how ammonia could be utilized for hydrogen storage

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Siemens is investing a new form of energy storage for renewable sources. Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, Siemens, has opened a new and innovative facility to study new hydrogen storage possibilities that involve the use of ammonia. The new facility is thought to be the first of its kind in the world. The $2 million proof-of-concept plant opened by the German-based company in Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK was funded by Siemens and Innovate UK, a government agency in the United Kingdom. The one-of-a-kind plant is where Siemens intends to test the…

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Italy wants one million electric cars on its roads by 2022

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This ambitious electric vehicle (EV) goal could cost the nation $10 billion in incentives. Italy’s one million electric cars 2022 goal is no joke. Bloomberg reported that a spokesperson confirmed the Italian government is working toward the objective. However, what isn’t known is if every one of the million battery-powered vehicles will be fully electric or if this target also includes hybrids. Either way, such an endeavor would be an expensive one and could cost $10 billion in incentives. The estimated number of EVs on Italy’s roads today is less…

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Mexico could achieve its geothermal energy potential with help from Seequent

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Mexico has the capacity to generate huge geothermal power. The country has incredible geothermal energy potential, but the cost to tap into this potential has created a significant barrier. However, Seequent, a New Zealand company, may be able to help Mexico overcome this hurdle. The New Zealand company has developed a close relationship with Mexico. Since its inception back in 2004, Seequent has developed a close relationship with the North American country. Specializing in developing technologies designed to overcome environmental, earth and energy challenges, Seequent intends to support the development…

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