The first hybrid superyacht in the world has launched

The Savannah is one of the most innovative ships on water. The world’s first real hybrid superyacht, called Savannah, was recently launched by Netherlands-based Feadship (the prestigious yacht builder), and is a green alternative compared to the average superyacht, which burns roughly over 130 gallons of fuel every hour and even more than that when it’s not idling. Savannah is 30% more fuel efficient than other vessels the same size. Feadship’s five-story, 273-foot hybrid ship looks very similar to the average superyacht on the outside, complete with massive decks, a…

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HyperSolar makes breakthrough with its hydrogen fuel production technology

Company manages to reach a new milestone with its hybrid technology HyperSolar, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel production technology, has made a major breakthrough recently. The company specializes in creating hydrogen production systems that leverage the power of sunlight. HyperSolar’s hybrid technology has won praise for being an efficient way to produce hydrogen, which is becoming more important as fuel cell vehicles, as well as fuel cell themselves, become more prominent throughout the world. Efficient production methods are needed for these energy systems to find any significant degree of…

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Hydrogen Fuel is the Future

HydrogenFuelNews.com has released the results of its latest survey. The survey questioned readers about what they believed would be the dominant form of renewable energy within the next 10 years. Survey respondents claimed that hydrogen fuel will become the form of energy that meets much of the world’s power and industry needs over the next decade, with hybrid energy systems and solar following behind. Approximately 27% of respondents believe that hydrogen fuel cells will begin playing a major role in the world’s energy make up within a decade. Many believe…

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Hydrogen fuel production may soon be much less expensive

HyperSolar makes significnant technological breakthrough concerning hydrogen and gas separation HyperSolar, a developer of hybrid technology that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen, has announced that it has reached a significant technological milestone. The company has been making strides in the efficient production of hydrogen fuel, leveraging the power of the sun to accomplish this process. Hydrogen production is becoming an issue that requires serious attention and conventional production methods may no longer be viable if hydrogen is meant to serve as a suitable alternative for fossil-fuels. Current hydrogen production methods…

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New fuel cell vehicle to begin testing in Germany

Quant wins approval to test its new fuel cell vehicle A new fuel cell vehicle is getting ready to hit the roads in Germany. Quant has been working on a vehicle that makes use of its innovative flow-cell technology. This vehicle is called the Quant e-Sportslimousine and was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The vehicle promises to be more environmentally friendly than its conventional counterparts. Testing this vehicle in the real world will soon become a reality thanks to the approval the vehicle has received…

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HyperSolar extends agreement concerning hydrogen fuel production research

HyperSolar announces the extension of its research agreement with University of California HyperSolar, developers of innovative hydrogen fuel production technology, has announced that it has extended its research agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara. The agreement will now run through December 31, 2014, and will allow the two organizations to continue working together on promising projects. The agreement between the two parties has birthed an ambitious research project that aims to make advances in hydrogen production powered by solar energy. Hybrid technology may be the solution to the…

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Scotland utilizes hybrid technology in innovative ferry project

Two double-ended hybrid ferries have been designed specifically for the Hebrides. Special ferries developed with hybrid technology were built to sail the harsh environs of the Hebrides, which is made up of an assorted and widespread chain of islands and is located off of mainland Scotland’s west coast. The Hallaig is claimed to be the first seafaring hybrid ferry. There are two ferries equipped with the hybrid technology. The Hallaig was introduced this past winter and travels the route that connects the Isle of Skye with Raasay. Its sister ship,…

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HyperSolar files patent for new hydrogen fuel production technology

Company files joint patent with the University of California, Santa Barbara HyperSolar, developers of hybrid technology combining fuel cells and solar power, has announced that it has filed a patent application alongside the University of California, Santa Barbara. The patent outlines a method of manufacturing multi-junction photosynthetic cells. The patent claims that this would lead to low cost and high voltage solar cells that can be used to produce hydrogen fuel. Multi-junction photosynthetic cells could be a boon for the emerging hydrogen infrastructure that is taking root in many parts…

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ARENA aims to introduce renewable energy to existing power plants in Australia

Agency has big plans for renewable energy and hybridization The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is expected to unveil a new strategy concerning the hybridization of the country’s power plants. The majority of Australia’s electrical power is currently derived from fossil-fuels, but the country has been growing more interested in renewable energy in recent years. Part of this interest in clean power is linked to environmental concerns and the country’s intentions to reduce the emissions it is responsible for. Introduction of clean technology to existing power plants is becoming more…

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Report highlights the opportunities found in renewable energy

World begins moving toward renewable energy The world has found itself in a tricky situation concerning energy. Global population is on the rise, leading to a higher demand for electrical power. At the same time, countries around the world are working to reduce their reliance on fossil-fuels, which have been their primary energy source for centuries. As countries move away from fossil-fuels, they are beginning to embrace renewable energy. A new report published by Amadee & Company suggests that there may be immense economic opportunities in the renewable energy market…

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HyperSolar makes breakthrough with hydrogen fuel production technology

Hydrogen fuel production technology reaches new milestone HyperSolar, a developer of hydrogen fuel production systems that make use of solar energy, has reached a major milestone in its endeavors to generate renewable hydrogen through the use of sunlight and any water source. The company has announced that its artificial photosynthesis technology has reached the 1 volt open circuit milestone, a significant increase from the technology’s 0.2 volt capabilities of only 8 months ago. HyperSolar believes that it will soon be possible to use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel in…

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New renewable energy system under development in Japan

Modec currently developing hybrid renewable energy system Modec, a Japanese engineering firm, is currently developing a new system that harnesses the power of ocean and wind currents in order to generate electricity. The firm is currently developing a small-scale prototype of this system in order to demonstrate its capabilities and how it can be used to produce energy and send this power back to the mainland. The system is designed to generate electrical power offshore and will take advantage of the strong wind and ocean currents that can be found…

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Joe Dalum, President and CEO of Odyne Systems, Elected to the Electric Drive Transportation Association Board

Waukesha, WI, August 04, 2013 –(PR.com)– Joe Dalum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium and heavy-duty trucks, has been appointed to the Board of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, which works with policymakers and the public to advance electric drive transportation. Dalum has been active with the EDTA for several years and has been a speaker at several EDTA conferences regarding new directions in hybrid technology for medium and heavy-duty trucks that reduce emissions, increase efficiency and tap cost…

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Odyne Systems, LLC Showcasing Hybrid Power Truck System Selected for Nationwide Deployment by the DOE at ICUEE 2013

Waukesha, WI, August 02, 2013 –(PR.com)– Waukesha based Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium and heavy duty work trucks and winner of the NTEA 2013 Green Award, will be showcasing its advanced hybrid propulsion system in booth 4324 at the ICUEE 2013 show October 1-3 in Louisville, Kentucky. Odyne was recently selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy over 120 plug-in hybrid systems for trucks throughout North America. The program will strongly position Odyne for…

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Solar energy used to produce hydrogen fuel in Germany

Germany Solar Energy and Hydrogen Fuel

German researchers tap into solar power to produce hydrogen fuel A team of researchers from Germany’s Helmholtz Association and TU Delft University of Technology have made a significant breakthrough concerning hydrogen fuel production. As hydrogen fuel gains popularity around the world through various industries, the need for better production methods is becoming more apparent. Conventional hydrogen fuel production methods are falling short of rising demand and have been receiving harsh criticism for their use of natural gas and other fossil-fuels. The team of researchers has found a way to produce…

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Low-cost hydrogen fuel production discovered by international research team

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Cost of hydrogen fuel cells proves problematic for many Hydrogen fuel has managed to garner strong support around the world, but many still have serious concerns regarding the cost of the energy systems that use this fuel. Fuel cells are notoriously expensive due to their use of expensive materials like platinum. The cost of fuel cells has proven inhibitive for some that have expressed interest in hydrogen fuel, forcing these parties to turn to other forms of renewable energy that are significantly less expensive. Finding a way to make fuel…

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