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2010-12-08 13:58:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Phantom Eye takes to the skies, Air Products' (NYSE: APD) hydrogen fueling capabilities will be put to another unique and advanced technological use. Air Products is providing the hydrogen and fueling infrastructure for The Boeing Company's (NYSE: BA) Phantom Eye, a newly unveiled hydrogen-powered and unmanned airborne system demonstrator that is able to stay aloft at 65,000 feet for up to four days. Phantom Eye will soon begin a...

2010-11-16 10:07:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), the leading global hydrogen supplier to refineries to assist in making cleaner burning transportation fuels, today announced it is supplying hydrogen to power a fleet of more than 50 hydrogen fuel cell buses in operation at the Asian Games and Asian Para Games from November 12-December 19 in Guangzhou City, China. It is another energy conservation and new-energy vehicle demonstration project similar to the one Air...

2010-10-15 11:38:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- FUKAI Environmental Research Institute, Inc., based in Ueda, Japan, has developed an innovative technology capable of generating hydrogen energy at the world's lowest cost. This newly developed technology generates hydrogen by adding aluminum or magnesium to what is known as "functional water" in the boiling state. The amount of hydrogen generated is 2.0L per 1g of aluminum or 3.3L per 1g of magnesium. Thanks to this technology, it is possible to...

2010-07-27 15:50:43

Don't pour that dirty fat from the frier down the sink "“ it could be used to make the fuel of the future. Hydrogen has been tipped as a cleaner, greener alternative to fossil fuels. But scientists have struggled to find a way to make it that doesn't consume vast amounts of energy, use up scarce natural resources, or spew out high levels of greenhouse gas. Researchers at the University of Leeds have now found an energy-efficient way to make hydrogen out of used vegetable oils discarded...

2010-06-24 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in history hydrogen was mixed with race fuel to power a 700 HP Trophy Truck on the roughest 500 mile course in history. Against all odds and a sea of skepticism from the off-road community Hessgen Hydrogen powered #88 lined up to do battle with the best in the business. It was a testament of complete commitment, will and strength that got the team through 500 miles of the meanest, roughest and worst roads on the planet. To view the...

2010-06-17 14:55:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The ribbon has been cut and Air Products' (NYSE: APD) hydrogen and fueling station technology is now onstream and will daily power Sysco Corporation's (NYSE: SYY) fleet of nearly 100 hydrogen fueled pallet trucks and forklifts operating at Sysco's new 585,000 square foot food service distribution facility in Houston, Texas. The facility and hydrogen powered material handling equipment was showcased to business leaders and government...

2010-05-04 09:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that its hydrogen fueling technology has been selected for a demonstration project at the Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin (DDJC) in Tracy, California. Upon successful negotiation of an agreement, Air Products' hydrogen and fueling technology will be used to power 20 Class I forklifts that will move warehouse materials in support of America's Armed Forces located around the world. The work...

2010-04-28 10:34:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that its hydrogen fueling technology for the material handling market is being installed at the Sarasota, Florida distribution center of United Natural Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI). Air Products' technology will fuel 65 fuel cell powered lift trucks that will be mobilized at the distribution facility moving consumer goods on a daily basis. The equipment for the 352,000 square-foot Sarasota...

2010-04-26 08:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The produce at Wegmans Retail Service Center (RSC) just got greener. Wegmans, a supermarket chain leader and innovator, has launched a fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell-powered pallet trucks using Air Products' (NYSE: APD) hydrogen and hydrogen fueling station technology at its Pottsville, Pa. warehouse to move produce on a daily basis for shipment to its stores in a five state area. The warehouse installation is the first commercial...

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2010-03-26 07:44:28

Scientists presented a design strategy yesterday to produce the long-sought artificial leaf, which could harness Mother Nature's ability to produce energy from sunlight and water in the process called photosynthesis. The new recipe, based on the chemistry and biology of natural leaves, could lead to working prototypes of an artificial leaf that capture solar energy and use it efficiently to change water into hydrogen fuel, they stated. Their report was presented at for the 239th National...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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