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2009-07-08 06:25:00

On Tuesday, the world's first piloted fuel cell powered aircraft took off from an airfield in Germany, leaving zero carbon dioxide emissions in its wake. "We have improved the performance capabilities and efficiency of the fuel cell to such an extent that a piloted aircraft is now able to take off using it," said Johann-Dietrich Woerner from the German Aerospace Center (DLR). "This enables us to demonstrate the true potential of this technology, also and perhaps specifically for applications...

2009-06-16 03:00:00

LONDON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a new generation of fuel cells developed by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has enabled the world's first low-cost and practical hydrogen car. The top secret UK development unveiled today in London is a two-seater zero emissions hydrogen-electric city car with an expected fuel consumption equivalent to 360 miles per gallon*, six times better than today's best available hybrid electric vehicles. What's more, this innovative car could be made available to...

2009-06-11 06:58:00

BILLERICA, Mass., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuvera Fuel Cells announced today the sale of 14 PowerEdge(TM) fuel cell systems, along with a complete PowerTap(TM) Hydrogen Generator and Hydrogen Station, to H-E-B in San Antonio, Texas. The fuel cell units will power Class II forklift trucks used for the company's distribution center operations. Delivery is scheduled for September, 2009. Partial funding is being provided by the Department of Energy's hydrogen and fuel cell market transformation...

2009-05-26 13:52:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 2009 Hydrogen Road Tour begins today, and Air Products' (NYSE: APD) hydrogen fueling technology will be key to making possible the 1,700-mile start-to-finish hydrogen powered vehicle trek from California to Vancouver, British Columbia. Along the way, the touring vehicles from seven major automakers will make 28 stops over the next nine days in three states and Canada, with Air Products' hydrogen, hydrogen fueling stations and mobile...

2009-05-14 10:39:00

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Environmental Protection Agency, one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from oil-based vehicles used for transportation. With oil prices unstable and environmental concerns increasing, many automakers are testing vehicles powered by hydrogen. See video from General Motors (NYSE: GM) at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=jAdu5FD7UEB19SdQDfWVwa6b18Qlpd_1 Researchers are continually working to replace the fossil...

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2009-05-08 10:54:06

The U.S. energy secretary said on Thursday that cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will not be practical over the next 10 to 20 years, and the government will cut off funds for the vehicles' development, The New York Times reported. Such vehicles were once hailed by former President George W. Bush as a pollution-free solution for reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil. But Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced during energy-related details of the administration's budget for the year...

2009-04-09 06:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), a global leader in hydrogen fueling and infrastructure, today announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Nestle Waters North America, Inc. to supply hydrogen and hydrogen fueling station technology for Nestle's Dallas, Tex. facility, where it will be used to fuel a fleet of approximately 32 Class I hydrogen fuel cell powered forklifts to be used in daily operations. Nestle Waters is in the process of...

2008-10-09 03:00:28

By Anonymous Monash University has demonstrated that Goretex can replace platinum in fuel cells, potentially revolutionising pollution-free transport. The announcement comes as a geochemist warns that global reserves of platinum are inadequate to support the mass production of hydrogen fuel cell cars. Hydrogen fuel cells offer the theoretical possibility of eliminating tailpipe pollution. Provided the hydrogen is produced using clean energy sources, cars driven by hydrogen fuel cells would...

2008-09-03 09:30:00

SINGAPORE, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is preparing the scientists of tomorrow with a unique line of educational products designed to explore the science behind clean energy technologies. Horizon, known for introducing the H-racer, an award-winning miniature hydrogen fuel cell car is now launching a complete range of new products to inspire students and encourage the development of new jobs in the fast-growing Cleantech industry. "As governments look to encourage...

2008-08-26 18:00:27

A U.S. energy official has acknowledged that responding to global warming while meeting energy needs will be one of the greatest challenges faced by humanity. Raymond L. Orbach, the U.S. Department of Energy's undersecretary for science, reaches that conclusion in a two-part podcast entitled "Confronting Climate Change," published Tuesday as part of the American Chemical Society's Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions series. Orbach says this challenge will require "transformational...


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