Intelligent Energy moves forward with plans for portable hydrogen fuel cells

Intelligent Energy successfully acquires maker of disposable consumer products Intelligent Energy, a prominent developer of hydrogen fuel cell technology, has announced its acquisition of Societe Bic, a producer of disposable consumer products. The acquisition cost Intelligent Energy $13 million, and the company will pay an additional $2 million when the transactions is completely finalized. Intelligent Energy could benefit from the acquisition as the company continues to show focus on producing portable and disposable hydrogen fuel cell systems that can be used to power consumer electronics. Portable fuel cells are gaining…

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Port of Honolulu becomes home to new hydrogen fuel cell project

New project aims to use fuel cells to provide power to docked and anchored ships The Port of Honolulu in Hawaii is set to be home to a new project involving hydrogen fuel cells. The project is being managed by a team of researchers from Sandia National Laboratories. The team has partnered with several other groups that have a vested interest in fuel cells and how they can be used as primary energy systems. Fuel cells tend to receive the majority of their attention for their uses in transportation, but…

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Portable hydrogen fuel cell system launched by Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy reveals new hydrogen fuel cell system Intelligent Energy, a clean technology company based in the United Kingdom, may be the first to launch a portable hydrogen fuel cell system that is designed to charge mobile devices. The company has unveiled its Upp fuel cell system, which will go on sale in Africa in the near future. Upp is designed to be a lightweight energy system that is capable of charging consumer electronics, such as smartphones and laptops. Portable fuel cells are gaining some attention Portable fuel cells have…

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Report sheds light on future of fuel cell industry

Fuel cell industry sees strong growth Reportlinker, a provider of market research reports and analysis, has released a new study concerning the global fuel cell market. The fuel cell industry has been seeing promising growth in recent years as counties around the world begin to focus more heavily on renewable energy. Fuel cells, in particular, have managed to acquire significant support from the auto industry, but these energy systems are being used for much more than transportation. Report shows that market revenue is growing The study, entitled “Fuel Cells Annual…

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Portable hydrogen fuel cell unveiled by Brunton

Brunton shows off its portable hydrogen fuel cell device As smartphones and tablets grow in popularity, so too do portable charging solutions for these mobile devices. Conventional portable chargers are equipped with batteries that have a relatively short lifetime. For those using these portable chargers for their mobile devices, being away from a power outlet could become a problematic issue as their smartphone or tablet drains the energy from the battery packs quite quickly. The solution to this problem may be found within the realm of renewable energy, where Brunton,…

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Japanese company develops new portable hydrogen fuel cell

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Hydrogen fuel cells becoming more attractive to consumers Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining more attention around the world, but most of this attention is due to their uses in transportation. Fuel cells do, however, have uses that extend beyond transportation that receive relatively little attention. Hydrogen fuel cells have been used regularly throughout the industrial sector for some time, but these energy systems are primarily used by large companies that can afford them. As fuel cell technology advances, however, these energy systems are becoming less expensive and more available to…

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AlumiFuel announces partnership with Genport

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AlumiFuel and Genport establish joint venture in US AlumiFuel Power Technologies, a leading hydrogen production company and subsidiary of AlumiFuel Power Corporation, has announced that it has signed a Technology Development Agreement with Genport North America, a hybrid energy company. Per the agreement, both companies will combine their resources to set up a joint venture in the U.S. This venture will be focused on the development of back-up and portable power systems. The venture will also help the companies break into new markets in the U.S. and Europe. Companies combine…

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Portable fuel cells gets a new catalyst

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Oxford University scientists develop new catalyst for portable fuel cells Scientists from Oxford University in the United Kingdom have developed a new catalyst that could lead the way to a new generation of portable fuel cells. As energy technology becomes more advanced, fuel cells are becoming smaller, which also means that the energy systems are becoming much more portable. A portable fuel cell has a vast multitude of uses, one of the most popular being an energy source for mobile device such as smart phones and tablets. Researchers from the…

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SiGNa Chemistry making strides in portable energy

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Hydrogen fuel cartridges from SiGNa Chemistry create new energy solutions for mobile technology Energy solutions for mobile technology are becoming a more prominent issue as the technology continues to expand its influence on society. Portable hydrogen fuel cells have emerged as a promising way to keep mobile devices charged with their ability to produce significant amounts of electricity without releasing any harmful emissions. SiGNa Chemistry has made significant progress in the development of portable fuel cells with its innovative hydrogen fuel cartridges. These cartridges make it possible to power a…

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Horizon announces retail availability of MINIPAK

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Horizon brings fuel cells into the retail market Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, a manufacturer of portable hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that its products are now available through many retail stores in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company’s MINIPAK fuel cell is the smallest, most affordable of its kind in the commercial market, costing a scant $99. The fuel cell is powered by a refillable metal hydride fuel cartridge, which is very similar in design and function to a battery. Horizon notes that this marks a significant milestone for…

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Lilliputian Systems unveils new portable fuel cell charger

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Fuel cell to charge mobile devices Portable fuel cells are gaining traction around the world as mobile technology becomes more prevalent. New mobile devices are often acclaimed for their innovative features, but these devices receive little love for their energy efficiency. As mobile devices come equipped with more powerful features, they are using more and more electricity. The concept of a portable charger for a device like a smart phone has become quite popular for this reason. Lilliputian Systems, a technology company based in Massachusetts, has developed a hydrogen fuel…

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Apple is not alone in the world of portable hydrogen fuel cells

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Apple developing new hydrogen fuel cell system, but the company is not alone in the field Late last year, technology giant Apple filed patents for a portable hydrogen fuel cell system that could be used to power mobile devices and computers. The company’s interest in fuel cells had an immediate effect on the industry in that hydrogen energy become more credible almost immediately. Apple is not the first to show interest in mobile hydrogen fuel cells; however, as a handful of other technology companies have been working toward making such…

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Pike Research: Hydrogen industry to generate more than $700 million in revenue this year

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The fuel cell industry is rapidly approaching commercialization as emerging technologies make production more cost effective. A new report from Pike Research, a market analysis firm specializing in alternative energy, shows that the industry will produce $785 million in revenue this year. Much of this money will come from fuel cells being used in residential areas. Another large contributor to the revenue gain is the auto industry, with many of the largest manufacturers adopting hydrogen as their fuel of choice. Pike Research anticipates that remote sensing fuel cells, those used…

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Apple to consider use of hydrogen fuel to power future electronics

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Apple may be taking a new approach to how it builds its future technologies, according to a new patents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The technology company has been investigating the uses of alternative energy recently, with a keen interest in hydrogen fuel. Earlier this month, the company announced that its new headquarters in Silicon Valley, California, will be powered almost entirely by solar energy. According to the new patents, the company’s new products may be powered by hydrogen. One of the new projects Apple is considering…

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