New project aims to use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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Ambitious new project launched in Germany A new project has been launched in Germany which seeks to leverage the power of the sun to generate hydrogen fuel. The PECSYS project is being coordinated by the Competence Center Thin Film and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB). The project is meant to address the issues facing solar energy generation. These issues are difficult to overcome, because they have to do with the simple nature of the world. For instance, solar panels cannot produce electricity during the night or when the sun is…

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New system combines rainwater with renewable energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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Clean Power Solutions develops innovative hydrogen fuel production system The United Kingdom’s Clean Power Solutions has developed a new system that can reliably produce hydrogen fuel. The new system is designed to be used to generate fuel on site, which could help some organizations overcome challenges associated with operating a fleet of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the materials handling space. More companies throughout the world are investing in fuel cell vehicles as a way to become more environmentally friendly and comply with increasingly…

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NREL develops method to improve renewable hydrogen fuel production

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Researchers have found a way to improve the longevity of photocathodes Researchers from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new method that is meant to enhance the longevity of photocathodes in photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting devices. These devices are often used to generate hydrogen fuel through the use of solar power. A PEC device could be a promising way to produce renewable hydrogen fuel, as it is reliant on solar power rather than natural gas. The relatively short longevity of the photocathodes used by these devices has…

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Researchers develop artificial leaf capable of producing hydrogen fuel

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Artificial leaf harvests sunlight in order to produce hydrogen fuel An international team of researchers working with the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have developed a new artificial leaf, which is capable of producing hydrogen fuel. The leaf is meant to mimic photosynthesis, gathering sunlight and generating the electricity needed for the hydrogen production process. For years, researchers throughout the world have been looking for ways to harness renewable power in order to produce hydrogen. Using clean energy to produce hydrogen fuel has been a priority for research…

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University of California sees success with ambitious power-to-gas project

Engineers use renewable energy to generate hydrogen in new power-to-gas project Engineers from the University of California have announced the successful implementation of the nation’s first power-to-gas hydrogen pipeline injection project. The project is meant to demonstrate how excess electricity can be put to use rather than allowing this energy to go to waste. Power-to-gas operations have begun to attract a great deal of attention because of this. Hydrogen has become a very popular tool for power-to-gas systems as it can serve as an effective method of chemical storage. Storing…

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Toshiba to build new hydrogen fuel production facility in Japan

New Hydrogen Application Center being built in Tokyo Japan’s Toshiba Corporation has broken ground on its new Hydrogen Application Center in western Tokyo. The new facility is expected to begin operations in April 2017 and will be responsible for producing hydrogen fuel. The hydrogen production system will draw power from renewable resources, such as wind and solar. The hydrogen will then be used to power forklift trucks equipped with fuel cells, which will be operating at the nearby Fuchu Complex. Hydrogen could become more popular in the materials handling space…

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HyperSolar shows off its hydrogen fuel production prototype in new video

Video highlights the efficiency of hydrogen fuel production technology HyperSolar, a leading developer of renewable hydrogen fuel production technology, has launched a new video to demonstrate its prototype production solution. The company has a long history of developing innovative technology and has produced many promising prototypes that could, one day, make hydrogen fuel production much more environmentally friendly. The new video showcases how the company’s new prototype system can be used nearly anywhere, as long as there is access to water. Video shows how water and sunlight can be used…

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DOE to fund the launch of HydroGEN initiative

HydroGEN could benefit from $10 million support from DOE The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new initiative designed to launch the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN). The consortium is meant to utilize the expertise and capabilities of the country’s national laboratories, which haven focusing more heavily on hydrogen fuel cells in recent years. HydroGEN may be able to take advantage of some $10 million in financial support, based on whether or not the Department of Energy can gain approval for this level of funding. New initiative…

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Fuel cell developers may be key to building a hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Automakers are showing more support for fuel cells The auto industry continues its slow march toward incorporating hydrogen fuel cells, but many are still concerned about the potential success of these vehicles. Cars equipped with fuel cells produce no harmful emissions, which has made them quite attractive to automakers and consumers alike. These vehicles do, however, lack infrastructure support. Very few hydrogen stations are available to the public, which could have a major impact on the future of fuel cell vehicles if this problem is not resolved. ITM Power is…

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New discover could lead to efficient hydrogen fuel production

Hydrogen fuel production could get a boost through new discovery Hydrogen is often considered to be the fuel of the future, but this form of renewable energy faces many challenges preventing it from becoming so. One of these challenges has to do with efficient storage. Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Cardiff may have found a way to overcome this problem with the development of a new hydrogen fuel storage solution. This solution could lead to a brighter future for the clean…

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New hydrogen fuel production system could help jump start a hydrogen economy

Demand for hydrogen stations is growing quickly The demand for a hydrogen fuel infrastructure is growing, but building this infrastructure has proven both difficult and time consuming. Conventional hydrogen production methods are heavily reliant on fossil-fuels, which makes hydrogen, as a whole, less attractive than other forms of clean energy. Using wind or solar energy to power vehicles, however, is also unviable, which is why major automakers are focusing their efforts on hydrogen. Combining renewable energy and hydrogen fuel production may help fuel cells become more prominent in the transportation…

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Researchers develop new hydrogen fuel production system

Hydrogen can be used as a way to store clean energy Hydrogen is often used to generate electrical power by clean energy systems, but it can also serve as an efficient means to store energy. Storage solutions for renewable energy systems are becoming more important as clean power grows as more of a priority for many countries. According to researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, hydrogen can serve as  an efficient and effective means of chemical storage, making renewable energy…

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US could turn to sewage for the sake of hydrogen fuel production

Fuel cell vehicles may soon be powered by hydrogen generated through the use of sewage The United States may soon turn to sewage to power a new generation of vehicles coming to the market. These vehicles are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The energy systems consume hydrogen to generate electricity, but do not produce harmful emissions. Fuel cells have become very popular among automakers looking to create environmentally friendly vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles are currently in short supply, which is partly due to lacking infrastructure. Producing hydrogen through the consumption…

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Biogas may be the future of hydrogen fuel production

Using biogas from sewage plants may lead to a brighter future for hydrogen fuel cells The future of fuel cell vehicles may hinge on the availability of biogas. The concept of using biogas to produce hydrogen fuel is nothing new, but many had been skeptical of the process. The process involves taking advantage of the biogas generated at sewage plants. Biogas is produced at these facilities through the breakdown of organic material. In Japan, using biogas to produce hydrogen fuel has become an exciting reality. Japanese sewage plant is using…

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HyperSolar makes breakthrough with renewable hydrogen fuel production technology

Company reaches new milestone with its innovative technology HyperSolar, a developer of innovative technology that generates hydrogen fuel through the use of solar energy, has reached a new milestone with its technology. The company has announced that it has been able to nearly triple the photocurrents within its solar cell. This allows the solar cell system to generate more electrical power, which can be used in the hydrogen fuel production process.  The breakthrough brings HyperSolar another step closer to commercializing its renewable hydrogen production solutions. Performance of solar cell has…

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Hydrogenics to bolster hydrogen fuel production in Thailand

Company has been chosen to help build new hydrogen production and storage system Hydrogenics, a leading developer of hybrid hydrogen fuel production technology, has been awarded a role in helping develop Southeast Asia’s first renewable hydrogen fuel storage system and power plant. The project is being headed by Pharam 2 Civil Engineering and is backed by the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand. This project will seek to generate hydrogen through the use of renewable energy. This hydrogen will then be used to generate electrical power through fuel cells. Hydrogenics to…

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