Air Products breaks ground on new hydrogen fuel production facility

Hydrogen Fuel - Breaking Ground on New Project - Gradening

New facility will help expand company’s hydrogen network Air Products, a leading producer of chemical gases, has broken ground on a new steam methane reformer facility in Louisiana. The new facility is part of the company’s overarching plan to expand its 600-mile hydrogen pipeline along the Gulf Coast. Air Products will be working with the Huntsman Corp. to develop the new facility but will own and operate the facility itself. The facility will be responsible for producing carbon monoxide, hydrogen fuel, and steam, which will then be used by the…

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Growing number of cities are showing support for renewable energy

Renewable Energy - Support for Change

Two more cities opt to abandon fossil-fuels in favor of renewable energy More cities throughout the United States are making the commitment to abandon fossil-fuels. Madison, Wisconsin, and Abita Springs, Louisiana, have become the latest cities to make renewable energy a major priority. They have joined 23 other cities, such as San Diego, California, in committing to derive no less than 100% of their power from renewable sources in the coming years. Both cities have plans to invest heavily in renewable energy in order to achieve their goals. City council…

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Louisiana reaches funding cap for solar energy systems

Department of Revenue reports that the funding limit has been reached for state’s solar tax credit program The Louisiana Department of Revenue has released a report noting that the claims submitted by those seeking to take advantage of the state’s solar energy system tax credit exceeds the amount of money available. This program is meant to provide financial compensation for those that have purchased photovoltaic systems. Initially, the program was slated to come to an end in December of 2017. Solar power has proven to be very attractive to homeowners,…

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Plug Power provides more fuel cells to Procter & Gamble

Fuel Cells Partnership with P&G - Procter & Gamble Headquaters

  Plug Power announces new deal with Procter & Gamble Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has been the subject of growing popularity recently. Last month, the company was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for an ambitious hydrogen fuel-based project. Now, the company is receiving more attention from the retail industry, which is has served extensively over the past several years. Plug Power has announced that Procter & Gamble, one of the world’s largest retail companies, has submitted a new order for the company’s GenDrive…

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Scientists discover bacteria that produced fuel by consuming paper

Alternative Fuel

Print may not be dead, but it could certainly be used to make fuel. Scientists from the Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, have discovered a strain of bacteria, which they named TU-103, that consumes paper and produces butanol. Butanol is a biofuel that can be used in place of gasoline. Whether the bacteria can produce enough butanol to, say, run a car, is still a question that has yet to be answered. Yet, scientists are sure that the bacteria can be used in fuel cells to power chemical conversions.…

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