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Rocket Fuel Used To Build Clean Cars
2012-11-02 10:44:16

ESA Austrian manufacturer MagnaSteyr has adapted technology developed for the Ariane rocket to build clean-burning cars that can use hydrogen instead of petrol for fuel. Hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the Universe. That makes keeping it in one place very, very difficult. To tap its tremendous potential as a fuel, spacecraft must be able to store liquid hydrogen at extremely low temperatures, then feed it smoothly to rocket engines. When ESA was developing its hydrogen-fuelled...

2012-03-13 23:00:29

Since 2009, a hydrogen powered street cleaning vehicle has been undergoing testing on the streets of Basel. The project is intended to take hydrogen drives out of the laboratory and onto the streets in order to gain experience on using them under practical conditions. The result of the pilot trial: hydrogen as a fuel for municipal utility vehicles saves energy, is environmentally friendly and is technically feasible. In order to make it cost-effective, however, the prices of fuel cells,...

2010-03-25 10:30:00

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BMW Forschung und Technik (Research and Technology) today displayed a new hybrid electric vehicle that uses a UTC Power fuel cell system. The vehicle was unveiled at the 25th anniversary BMW ZT celebration in Munich, Germany. UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has been working with BMW since 1999 to develop highly efficient, emission-free and freeze-capable fuel cell systems. "We have highly valued our...

2006-03-14 13:41:53

MUNICH, Germany -- BMW intends to start serial production of a hydrogen-burning 7-Series executive car within two years, the world's largest premium automaker said on Tuesday. "We will present such a vehicle to the public in less than two years," a spokesman said, confirming media reports. BMW had said last year its hydrogen-fuelled cars, which emit only water vapour, would make their debut in 2010. BMW intends to build a few hundred such cars at first. They will be able to switch between...