CSIRO works to develop new membrane technology to help fuel cell vehicles

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New technology could make fuel cell vehicles more viable Scientists from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) are developing a new fuel cell membrane that may be able to make hydrogen production and distribution more viable for fuel cell vehicles. These efforts are part of a two-year project that is focused on producing pure hydrogen through the separation of mixed gases. Notably, the project is looking into converting ammonia into highly pure hydrogen, which can then be stored and used by a fuel cell to generate electrical power.…

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Breakthrough in concentrated solar energy made in Australia

Breakthrough from CSIRO may eventually find its way to the United States A breakthrough in concentrated solar power made in Australia may be coming to the United States. Researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have developed a “supercritical” steam system for concentrated solar power facilities. This system utilized concentrated sunlight to generate super hot, highly pressurized steam. CSIRO is one of the partners of Abengoa, which is a leading clean technology organization with operations in the U.S. This partnership may bring CSIRO’s breakthrough to the U.S.…

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Alternative energy news is made by Australian solar plant

A solar energy facility in Australia has proved that solar power could replace fossil fuels at power stations. A CSIRO solar thermal test plant located in Newcastle, Australia is the first in the world to generate “supercritical” steam, and made alternative energy news by proving that power produced from the sun’s heat could be an efficient fossil fuel replacement. CSIRO claims that the solar-generated supercritical steam it has achieved a world record. The facility has produced supercritical steam at 1,058 degrees Fahrenheit (570 degrees Celsius) and at a pressure of…

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