Researchers develop new material that could help set up a hydrogen society

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New material may pave the way for a hydrogen society Researchers from the UC Davis College of Letters and Science have overcome a major technical challenge concerning the use of hydrogen fuel. This new advancement may open up the way to establishing a hydrogen society, something that Japan has been working to achieve in recent years. The research team has developed new nanofoams that can be used to store hydrogen in an efficient manner. These nanofoams could help solve the storage problem that has faced hydrogen for many years. Hydrogen…

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New material could lead to a new generation of fuel cells

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Research team develops new material that could benefit fuel cells A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new material that could lead to a new generation of hydrogen fuel cells. The material is a mix of metal nanocrystals that are enveloped in graphene. Researchers believe that the new material could allow for enhanced hydrogen storage properties. This could make fuel cells more efficient and a much more attractive option when compared to other clean energy systems. Material makes use of graphene and magnesium nanocrystals…

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Hexagon to develop new hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles

Hydrogen Fuel Tanks for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hexagon wins $10 million contract to develop hydrogen tanks Hexagon Composites, a Norwegian company, has announced that it has been awarded a $10 million contract from an as yet unnamed company. Per the contract, Hexagon will be producing new gas cylinders that are designed to store compressed hydrogen. These gas cylinders will then be used to power fuel cell vehicles. This will offer up yet another hydrogen storage solution for those interested in developing and launching fuel cell vehicles. Company has extensive experience with hydrogen fuel Hexagon has significant experience…

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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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DOE supports ambitious new energy storage system from FuelCell Energy

FuelCell Energy develops new storage solution based on solid oxide electrolysis cells FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of fuel cells and hydrogen solutions, has announced a new energy storage project that has received support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The federal agency is supporting the energy storage project with a $3 million cost-share contract. The project itself is focused on the use of solid oxide electrolysis cells, which may be suitable for to meet energy demand among those using fuel cells as primary or secondary energy systems. Demand for…

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Researchers discover a new hydrogen fuel production method by recycling greenhouse gases

Chemists identify formic acid as a carrier of hydrogen fuel Chemists from the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a new way to produce hydrogen fuel. The method involves capturing greenhouse gases and using these gases to generate hydrogen without further creating any harmful emissions. Finding ways to produce hydrogen using greenhouse gases has long been an important concept among researchers interested in renewable energy. The new method could have major implications for future implementation of hydrogen fuel cells and how they are used in various sectors as energy…

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New hydrogen fuel study project to launch in Sweden

PowerCell partners with other companies to launch promising new project PowerCell Sweden, a company specializing in hydrogen fuel, has launched a new study project that is aimed at the development of a new system that is able to store and produce hydrogen through the use of excess electrical power. This energy would be generated through wind and solar power systems that have already been developed in Sweden. Fuel cells will be using the hydrogen fuel generated through this system to produce backup electrical power. Surplus clean energy can be used…

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BMW has developed a new method to store hydrogen fuel

BMW could improve the range of fuel cell vehicles with its new hydrogen compression method Automaker BMW has announced a new way to compress hydrogen fuel, which could have a major impact on the range of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles consume hydrogen in order to produce electrical power, which is their primary source of energy. Fuel cell vehicles have won praise for their high efficiency. Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, can travel more than 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen fuel. Honda’s recently unveiled fuel cell…

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CSA Group to test hydrogen fuel and natural gas storage solutions

Canadian government shows support for new testing site that will help relax safety concerns regarding clean vehicles The Canadian government has announced that it will be providing funding to a project being run by the CSA Group, a testing and certification organization that has a focus on various industries. The project involves the creation of a field test site where high-pressure hydrogen fuel and natural gas components with be tested and certified for use in the auto industry. There are some concerns regarding the safety of storage solutions that are…

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Research team finds new way to affordably produce hydrogen fuel

Micromotors have been used to generate hydrogen in an efficient manner Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, have successfully used micromotors to catalyze a reaction that has produced pure hydrogen from a salt solution. This work could eventually lead to the development of affordable and safer hydrogen fuel storage systems. These systems could be used by fuel cell vehicles, which may become a more common sight on the roadways of the United States and other countries in the coming years. Process uses sodium borohydride to produce hydrogen fuel…

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Research team aims to develop better hydrogen fuel storage solutions

Researchers receive funding to developer better hydrogen fuel storage materials Researchers from the University of Michigan have been exploring for efficient materials that could be used to build hydrogen fuel storage solutions. The research team intends to develop what it believes to be a “best-in-class” storage solution that can overcome the problems that conventional hydrogen storage systems face currently. The Department of Energy has awarded the university’s research team a $1.2 million grant that will help in the endeavor. Metal-organic frameworks could make hydrogen storage more efficient The research project…

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DOE awards funding to projects focused on hydrogen fuel storage

Department of Energy provides $4.6 million in funding for promising hydrogen fuel storage projects in the US The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that $4.6 million in funding will be issued to four projects that are meant to develop advanced hydrogen storage materials. These projects may be critical to the future of hydrogen fuel in the future, as modern storage methods are often considered inefficient and expensive. Advanced storing materials may aid in the commercialization of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technologies, paving the way for a hydrogen economy…

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Coconuts could hold the key to hydrogen fuel storage

Hydrogen storage continues to be a problematic issue that needs a solution Hydrogen has become a prominent subject in the transportation world in recent years. As automakers begin to look for ways to comply with stricter emissions regulations coming from their most prominent markets, more are beginning to turn to hydrogen fuel cells to develop a new generation of vehicles that will produce zero emissions. Though many automakers have plans to release fuel cell vehicles in the coming years, these vehicles still face significant challenges that could slow their adoption.…

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Element is taking part in a hydrogen fuel storage project in the UK

Element will participate in the Hydrogen – Optimization of Storage and Transfer project supported by the UK Technology Strategy Board Element Materials Technology has announced that it will be taking part in the Hydrogen – Optimization of Storage and Transfer (HOST) project in the United Kingdom. The project is partly funded by the Technology Strategy Board, which has been showing strong support for hydrogen fuel cells in recent years. The HOST project is meant to find effective storage and delivery solutions for hydrogen fuel. These storage and delivery solutions are…

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Element joins hydrogen fuel storage research project

Element has announced that it has joined a new project focused on hydrogen storage Element Materials Technology, a materials testing firm based in the United Kingdom, has joined a large research project being lead by its Element Hitchin laboratory. The project is focused on hydrogen storage systems that can be used for fuel cell vehicles. Storage has been a challenge for hydrogen fuel for some time. Conventional storage methods are both expensive and energy intensive, which make them somewhat unattractive for various purposes. HOST project receives funding from Technology Strategy…

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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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