KOGAS and Technical University of Denmark team to improve fuel cell technology

Organizations enter agreement to attempt to commercialize hydrogen fuel cells The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has signed a memorandum understanding with the Technical University of Denmark to research and develop new fuel cell technology. The two organizations believe that this technology holds a great deal of promise, both as primary energy systems and for use in the transportation space. Together, the organizations will seek to identify and solve the challenges facing the commercialization of fuel cell systems and develop new technology that may be beneficial to the fuel cell space…

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Briefing highlights advances in hydrogen fuel cells

Organizations host briefing concerning hydrogen fuel cells The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association joined the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus to host a briefing meant to draw attention to advances being made in the field of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The briefing was designed to give lawmakers and those with a stake in the renewable energy sector a chance to better understand the fuel cell sector and the benefits of these energy systems. Fuel cell technology has been advancing at a rapid pace, which may be good news…

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NovoFuel wins patent for hydrogen fuel production technology

New patent covers innovative technology developed by NovoFuel The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a provisional patent to NovoFuel, a company specializing in hydrogen fuel. The patent covers the company’s hydrogen production technology. NovoFuel had submitted its application for the patent in 2009, and the patent itself outlines numerous ways in which the company’s technology can be used. Effective and efficient hydrogen fuel production is becoming more important, especially in the auto industry, where fuel cell vehicles are becoming more common. Modern hydrogen production systems are still not considered…

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HIT group to test new hydrogen production technology

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HIT announces tests of hydrogen production technology in Japan The HIT Business Research Group, a coalition of four companies working to bring innovative solutions to numerous industries, has announced that it will begin testing new hydrogen production technology. This technology is capable of generating hydrogen gas through the use of sewage sludge. The hydrogen produces in this way can be used by fuel cells to generate electricity without producing any harmful emissions. HIT believes that the technology could embody the solution to two problems: Waste and energy. Demand for hydrogen…

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Linde North America to feature new hydrogen-centric technologies at Hydrogen Energy Conference

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Hydrogen production and distribution technologies to be given the spotlight this year Linde North America, the North American arm of The Linde Group, producers of industrial gases, has announced that it will be showcasing its various hydrogen-based technologies at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 in Canada. These technologies range from hydrogen gas production to distribution systems. Linde has long held a closer relationship with the fuel cell industry and has made efforts to promote the viability of the hydrogen fuel cells in various applications. This year, the company plans…

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Mobile application seeks to tap the power of creative amateur engineers

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Technology companies team to develop ambitious app A team of technology companies have come together to develop a mobile application designed specifically for those in the hydrogen fuel industry. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, MIT Fab Labs and Arcola Energy, all technology companies with an interest in alternative energy, have partnered to take on the challenge of developing an application that could solve some of the problems concerning hydrogen-powered transportation and a fuel infrastructure. If successful, the application could have far reaching implications for the hydrogen industry as a whole. It…

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New energy production technology validated by scientific and academic sources

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New technology could make hydrogen fuel cells more viable BlackLight Power Inc., a leading developer of innovative energy technologies, has announced that its breakthrough energy production technology concerning stable hydrogen fuel has won validation from leading scientific and academic sources. The company calls this production method its “Hydrino theory,” which encompasses its goals in converting water vapor into usable hydrogen gas. The theory has been tested by leading academic and industry experts who have all validated BlackLight’s process and deemed it effective for energy production. This breakthrough could open up…

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Swatch announces plans for new hydrogen-powered car

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Hydrogen-powered cars are becoming more popular around the world, so much so that companies that do not specialize in building vehicles are looking to get in on the action. Swatch, the largest watch-maker in Switzerland, has announced that it is looking to build a new vehicle that is powered by hydrogen and oxygen. Swatch tried to build an alternative energy vehicle once before. In 1997, the company partnered with Daimler, makers of Mercedes-Benz, to build a small electric car. The project was never completed. Swatch CEO Nick Hayek notes that…

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German researchers experimenting with chemical compound that could be used for hydrogen storage

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Researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, have been experimenting with a chemical compound first patented by Air Products, a hydrogen production company, back in 2004. Known as N-ethylcarbazole, the chemical dates back to World War I where it was used in chemical weapons. Instead of focusing on its potential applications in weaponry, German scientists are trying to use the chemical for hydrogen storage. The research is in line with Germany’s continued pursuance of hydrogen energy as a potential replacement to fossil-fuels and nuclear power. Researchers claim that the chemical…

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Hydrogen-powered cars may be a longshot, unless a fuel infrastructure exists

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With most major automakers designing hydrogen-powered vehicles, hydrogen transportation has moved beyond the realm of possibility and has become inevitable. Though car manufacturers are touting hydrogen as the fuel of the future, they have largely been unsuccessful in lowering the cost of hydrogen fuel cells. This could be a problem for the future of hydrogen transportation because most new hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to cost at least $100,000. Couple the cost with a nearly non-existent infrastructure and hydrogen may not be the fuel that powers future transportation. Many automakers have…

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Texas to work toward establishing itself as a key player in the manufacture of new vehicles

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The auto industry has been championing hydrogen transportation aggressively for the past two years. As automakers focus on producing hydrogen-powered vehicles, they have set their sights on California and Hawaii as priority markets. Both states have working hydrogen fuel infrastructures and a base of consumers that are keenly interested in hydrogen. Texas, however, wants to establish itself as a competitor with both California and Hawaii. In Austin, state officials are working to make manufacturing cars in the state more alluring. State officials are working with the Greater Austin Chamber of…

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell now available to the U.S. market

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Mercedes-Benz has been spending the better part of two years promoting hydrogen fuel. In 2010, the automaker embarked on a world tour, in which it took its B-Class F-Cell hydrogen-powered vehicle to various locations as a way to show off how viable fuel cells really are. Like most other automakers, Mercedes-Benz expected its vehicles to be released at some point in 2013, at the earliest. The company seems to be well ahead of schedule, as it has recently announced that its B-Class F-Cell is now available to the U.S. market.…

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President Obama announces new plan to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles

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Continuing his push to promote alternative energy, President Obama hosted a speech at a Daimler manufacturing factory in North Carolina. Over the past few weeks, Obama has been drawing attention to various forms of alternative energy and the government’s plans to pursue them. During his speech on Wednesday, the President focused on hydrogen and how it was being used by the global auto industry. Obama also introduced a new plan that would bring more than $1 billion in tax credits and federal grants to those purchasing hydrogen-powered vehicles. The plan…

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Lexus unveils its new hydrogen-powered supercar, claims it to be more powerful than its conventional counterpart

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Lexus is the latest automaker to join the hydrogen-powered transportation revolution. The company’s move to adopt hydrogen should come as no surprise because it is actually a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation, a company that recently announced plans to focus on hydrogen more aggressively. Lexus, which specializes in the manufacture of luxury vehicles, was resistant to the allure of hydrogen for fear that it would not be able to perform as reliably as gasoline. The automaker believed that fuel cells could not compete with conventional engines, but was proven…

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Toyota releases more news about hydrogen power with details on their future manufacturing plans

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Toyota recently announced that it had taken on hydrogen fuel as one of its primary focuses. The Japanese automaker has long been an advocate of electric transportation, showing strong support for battery batter. After showing off its latest concept of its FCV model, Toyota has announced that it is taking a very aggressive stance in regards to hydrogen-powered vehicles. The company has announced that it will be making thousands of fuel cell cars each year for the next ten years. The company believes that the world is moving toward oil-free…

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Mercedes-Benz shows of hydrogen-powered invisible car in Germany

As part of its ongoing F-Cell World Tour, Mercedes-Benz spent a week in Germany showing off their new invisible car. The car is a hydrogen-powered SUV and is not actually invisible, but was made to appear so with the use of LED-embedded materials. The automaker is trying to convey the idea that their vehicle produces absolutely no harmful emission. This means that from an environmental stand point, the car is virtually invisible. People throughout Germany have responded well to the campaign thus far. Using a simple camera and material containing…

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