Navy adopts device that can produce hydrogen fuel from seawater

US Navy has begun using the Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module to produce hydrogen fuel The United States Navy has begun using a new machine that could make its armada of ships and other seafaring vessels much more efficient and environmentally friendly. The device is called the Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module, and it is designed to capture carbon dioxide from the sea and produce hydrogen fuel as a byproduct of this process. The device is meant to serve as a way to generate renewable fuel while ships are at sea, giving…

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Navy drone sets new record with the help of hydrogen fuel

ION Tiger - hydrogen fuel celled powered UAV

Navy makes major breakthrough with hydrogen fuel The U.S. Navy has become a very strong supporter of renewable energy over the past few years, driven heavily by the interests of the Department of Defense. The Navy has been involved in projects concerning various types of renewable energy, from solar energy to biofuels. Hydrogen fuel is included in the Navy’s interests as well, but the military has been relatively reserved on its experimentation with fuel cells, preferring these energy systems for transportation purposes. The Navy has, however, achieved a major accomplishment…

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Naval Research Laboratory sets its sights on hydrogen fuel

Naval Research Laboratory hydrogen fuel research

Naval Research Laboratory develops new process to generate fuel from seawater The U.S. Navy is continuing its work to find more efficient forms of fuel that can be used at sea. The Navy has been working in the realm of biofuels for some time, even shrugging off actions from Congress to abandon the endeavor. Though biofuels present several potential benefits for the military, the Navy has need for diversity. As such, it has set its sights on hydrogen fuel. Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory are now developing a process…

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Insitu announces successful flight of hydrogen-powered UAV ScanEagle

hydrogen powered UAV ScanEagle

Unmanned hydrogen powered flight Insitu Inc., a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft based in the U.S., has announced that its hydrogen-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ScanEagle has successfully completed its first flight. The ScanEagle is the result of collaboration between Insitu, the Naval Research Laboratory and United Technologies, owners of UTC Power, a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells. The successful flight marks one of the first times hydrogen has been used to power a UAV. At present, Insitu one of the few U.S. companies that have successfully tested hydrogen fuel with…

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U.S. Navy tests microbial fuel cells for their new ocean sensor

US Navy - Fuel Cells

Microbial hydrogen fuel cells seem to be very popular lately. The U.S. Navy has recently announced that it will be using these fuel cells as part of its now autonomous ocean sensor. The sensor will be able to surface and dive easily and much of its buoyancy will be derived from the fuel cell itself. This is a new use for fuel cells as they are more often used to generate electricity rather than keep an oceanic device afloat. The Naval Research Laboratory calls their new device the Zero Power…

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