DOE to issue funding for hydrogen fuel storage endeavors

Agency to invest in the development of better storage technologies for hydrogen The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that it will be investing $7 million in funding in order to promote improvements to hydrogen fuel storage and distribution. The federal agency has been growing more aggressive on the matter of fuel infrastructure in recent years, hoping to accommodate the major shifts that are occurring in the transportation landscape. Automakers have plans to launch a new generation of clean vehicles in the coming years, many of which will be powered…

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DOE issues funding for hydrogen fuel storage projects

Department of Energy provides $7 million in funding for innovative storage projects The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that $7 million in funding has been awarded to six projects that focus on developing innovative hydrogen fuel storage solutions. Storage has become a top priority when it comes to hydrogen fuel and its use in transportation and other sectors. Without efficient or effective storage solutions, the benefit of hydrogen is limited and its use would narrow. The Department of Energy has been showing more support for hydrogen in recent years…

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Researchers to develop a hydrogen fuel storage monitoring system

Team of researchers wins funding from Technology Strategy Board for project involving hydrogen storage tanks A team of researchers from R-Tech Services has been awarded funding from the United Kingdom’s Technology Strategy Board. The funding will help researchers develop a monitoring system for hydrogen fuel storage tanks. The system is meant to serve as an early warning of any damage done to a storage tank and will also warn of faults in the storage system it is monitoring. This could be particularly useful for the transportation sector, where fuel cell…

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New molecule could help solve problems with hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Scientists discover new molecule that could have a major impact on the way hydrogen is delivered to vehicles Scientists from Australia and Taiwan have discovered a new molecule that could help them better understanding how to fuel vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. Fueling these vehicles has been one of the major challenges facing clean transportation. Modern fueling techniques are often considered inefficient, making fuel cell vehicles somewhat unattractive. The new molecule could provide some valuable insight into how fueling these vehicles could work in the relatively near future. Chinese…

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German researchers develop new hydrogen fuel storage tank

German Aerospace Center makes a breakthrough in hydrogen storage Researchers from the German Aerospace Center have made a breakthrough in hydrogen fuel storage. For years, storage has been a problematic issue when it comes to using hydrogen as an energy source. Modern storage methods are somewhat inefficient and consume quite a lot of energy in order to be effective. New storage methods are needed in order for hydrogen to be considered viable, especially in the field of transportation, where the fuel is becoming more popular. New tank is able to…

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DOE to issue funding for hydrogen fuel storage endeavors

Agency to invest in the development of better storage technologies for hydrogen The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that it will be investing $7 million in funding in order to promote improvements to hydrogen fuel storage and distribution. The federal agency has been growing more aggressive on the matter of fuel infrastructure in recent years, hoping to accommodate the major shifts that are occurring in the transportation landscape. Automakers have plans to launch a new generation of clean vehicles in the coming years, many of which will be powered…

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New hydrogen fuel cells coming to energy project in Canada

Renewable energy project enters its second phase and will  incorporate new fuel cells The Ramea Wind-Hydrogen-Diesel Project is beginning its second phase, which is expected to last for the next five years. The project  is meant to show how traditional diesel generators can be displaced through the introduction of wind energy and hydrogen fuel. The construction of the project was completed in 2010 and it has been generating electrical power since then. Nalcor, the organization managing the project, is now pushing ahead with plans to build and incorporate new hydrogen…

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A Brief Primer on Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Fuel cells are promising, but not perfect energy systems Fuel cells have begun to attract a great deal of attention lately. This is partly due to their use in transportation, but also because o f their growing acceptance as viable renewable energy systems, as favored as solar panels, wind turbines, and other such technologies. While fuel cells are gaining prominence, they are still falling victim to negative stigma that may be outdated. Many of the unfavorable opinions regarding fuel cells are valid, but advances in technology may have laid some…

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DOE issues funding for hydrogen fuel storage projects

Department of Energy provides $7 million in funding for innovative storage projects The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that $7 million in funding has been awarded to six projects that focus on developing innovative hydrogen fuel storage solutions. Storage has become a top priority when it comes to hydrogen fuel and its use in transportation and other sectors. Without efficient or effective storage solutions, the benefit of hydrogen is limited and its use would narrow. The Department of Energy has been showing more support for hydrogen in recent years…

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New hydrogen storage research leads to development of promising materials

USCD engineers may have found a way to efficiently and safely store hydrogen. Researchers at University of California, San Diego have developed new ceramic materials for hydrogen storage that have been created using a blend of barium hexaboride, calcium hexaboride and strontium. These compounds could be manufactured at lower costs compared to traditional methods. The ceramics manufacturing process is not as complex and is faster than standard methods that are used for producing these kinds of materials. Professor Olivia Graeve from the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD said, “We…

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Researchers work to improve the capabilities of hydrogen fuel batteries

Research team aim to develop more cost effective hydrogen production methods for hydrogen batteries A team of researchers from the  have been developing a new way to produce hydrogen fuel in order to make hydrogen batteries less expensive. Hydrogen batteries are used to store gaseous hydrogen for later use and act in a similar fashion to lithium-ion batteries. These batteries could be useful for various purposes, but they have received relatively little attention because they are somewhat less effective than their lithium-ion counterparts. Funding from the Department of Energy allows…

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Federal agency provides more funding for hydrogen fuel storage projects

Hydrogen fuel storage gains more focus from the Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the availability of more funding for the research and development of efficient hydrogen fuel storage technologies. The federal agency cites the Obama Administration’s “all of the above” energy policy as the reason behind the availability of this funding. This policy calls for the country to pursue various forms of renewable energy, but also calls for a continued focus on fossil-fuels. Through the policy, hydrogen fuel has managed to acquire a significant level…

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State of California Partners with Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai and Other

Auto Manufacturers for 2015 Roll Out Sacramento, Calif. – California state economic development director Kish Rajan today announced an effort to streamline the permitting process for zero emission vehicle fueling stations and significantly expand California’s hydrogen and electric vehicle capacity. “California is a world leader in zero emission technologyand our infrastructure needs to reflect that dynamism,” said director Rajan. “GO-Biz is partnering with several automotive companies to ensure California has the necessary infrastructure to meet the goal of delivering more hydrogen and electric vehicles to market.” Automobile manufacturers plan to roll…

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Patent for new hydrogen fuel storage technology issued in the US

New patent highlights hydrogen fuel storage technology The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent to Peter Schubert, director of the Richard Lugar Renewable Energy Center at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The patent outlines a new hydrogen fuel storage system and how storage technology can be used with fuel cell energy systems. Storage has been a major challenge for hydrogen fuel over the past several years. Conventional storage methods require significant amounts of energy and are often considered to be considerably expensive. Finding ways to make…

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New Japanese facility to test hydrogen fuel storage tanks

Hydrogen fuel continues to make progress in Japan A new test facility is being constructed in the Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka and its purpose is to examine the performance of a variety of hydrogen storage technologies and materials. Hydrogen fuel has long held a modest place in Japanese society, but the country is beginning to show more attention to this form of renewable energy as it works to distance itself from fossil-fuels. Hydrogen fuel has managed to attract much of this attention due to its uses in transportation. Facility will…

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ITM Power joins California hydrogen fuel organization

Hydrogen fuel organization gains a new member ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that its U.S. representative, Geoff Budd, has been elected as the newest member of the California Hydrogen Business Council. The council is part of a state initiative involving utility-scale hydrogen fuel systems that can be connected to the existing energy grid. The Council is meant to promote hydrogen fuel among businesses and other organizations. Budd aims to take an aggressive stance on this endeavor, hoping to promote hydrogen fuel as a complete…

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