Toyota is experimenting with new types of hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogne Fuel Cells - Hybrid Toyota Car

Toyota is using a new fuel cell system to power a manufacturing facility in Japan Toyota has become a prominent name in the fuel cell industry. The company has showcased how capable hydrogen fuel cells are at providing power for vehicles and, in emergency situations, even homes. The company’s focus on fuel cells is part of its overarching effort to rely more heavily on clean power and make transportation more environmentally friendly. Now, the automaker is experimenting with a new fuel cell system that is being used to power one…

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Researchers win funding for development of hybrid fuel cells

ARPA-E issues funding for ambitious clean technology project seeking to convert methane into liquid fuels Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory and the Illinois Institute of Technology have been awarded funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is part of the Department of Energy and was formed specifically to reward high-risk, high-reward clean energy and technology projects with funding and technical support. The agency has issued funding to support the development of hybrid fuel cells that can turn methane into liquid fuels. Hybrid fuel cell…

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Researchers in New Jersey make a clean technology breakthrough

Clean technology project taps into the power of photosynthesis Researchers from Princeton University have been working with Liquid Light, a technology startup based in New Jersey, and have made a major breakthrough in fuel cell technology. Through a collaborative effort, the research team has been able to transform a combination of water and carbon dioxide into formic acid using a fuel cell powered by solar energy. The solar power used for this project was provided by Public Service Electric and Gas of New Jersey. Solar powered fuel cell is able…

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International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo 2011

This last Thursday, marked the official opening of the International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo held in Tokyo, Japan. A multitude of companies have gathered to showcase their developments and research in the field of hydrogen energy. In the past, hybrid fuel cells were all the buzz, but hydrogen has taken the spotlight this year. In attendance are the typical crowd of enthusiasts and those whose interest in alternative fuels have been provoked over the years. Among them are government officials who are looking for the next breakthrough in alternative…

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