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2008-07-11 09:00:59

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7e7331/hydrogen_fuel_ce) has announced the addition of the "Hydrogen & Fuel Cells: Advanced Transporation & Power Generation Systems" report to their offering. Author: Michael F. Hordeski The hydrogen car has been proposed as the solution to our oil problems, but how would it work, and what potential problems associated with it? This book attempts to address these questions, and to provide specifics about...

2008-07-09 21:00:28

By Richard Hammond THE performance of electric cars has been dismal. They really are little more than milk floats. But more pressing is why they have sprung into existence in the first place - the emissions. Not from the car but the means by which the electricity is produced. It has got to come from somewhere - and at the moment it comes from huge power stations which burn fossil fuels. Rather than burning petrol in cars one by one, you are burning it in a massive central power...

2008-07-01 00:14:20

By Lawrence T. Beckerle It's a little amusing to listen to West Virginia politicians and editors speak out against the federal subsidies to produce more biofuels. More than that, it's sad because it's a sure sign that they don't understand what is going on. The move toward biofuels is by stringent pollution-control standards. For a few years, automakers were able to postpone ever more stringent standards by showing the pollution-control equipment wouldn't work with the sulfur levels that...

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2008-06-16 13:53:49

Honda has become the first car manufacturer to rollout its line of zero-emission, hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars for commercial production.The Japanese car manufacturer said its new FCX Clarity, which runs on electricity produced by combining hydrogen with oxygen, will offer three times the fuel efficiency than a gas-powered car. The FCX Clarity is based on Honda's first-generation hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the FCX concept car. Honda created about 34 of the concept cars, of which 10 are...

2008-04-04 16:57:20

For the first time in aviation history, a manned aircraft has flown powered only by hydrogen fuel cells. The recent first flight of the Fuel Cell Demonstrator Airplane (FCDA) was the work of an engineering team at Boeing Research & Technology Europe (BR&TE) in Madrid, with assistance from industry partners in Austria, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. "We are proud of our pioneering work during the past five years on the Fuel Cell...

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2008-03-19 15:00:00

Midcourse shift in strategic plan neededA public-private effort to develop technologies for more fuel-efficient automobiles and to investigate the feasibility of hydrogen-based vehicles has made significant progress in most research areas, says a new report from the National Research Council. While several barriers hinder the program from achieving its full objectives, the potential benefits -- reducing dependence on imported oil and minimizing harmful environmental effects -- justify the...

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2008-03-09 00:00:00

The wireless industry is among the latest to consider "going green" to reduce their impact on the environment and potentially cut costs.   Speaking of "green" cell towers, wireless operators are looking to new energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels to power cell towers. They are also considering how they might obtain backup power for these towers from hydrogen fuel cells, and looking at geothermal cooling for cooling computer equipment.  The movement is in...

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2008-03-04 00:00:00

In an effort to stem pollution and global warming, the Japanese are beginning to use hydrogen fuel cells to power their homes.  Developers say the hydrogen fuel cells, which produce energy from the chemical reaction that occurs when hydrogen and oxygen combine to form water, generate only two-thirds the pollution produced with conventional electricity generation.  "I was a bit worried in the beginning whether it was going to inconvenience my family or I wouldn't be able to take a...

2007-01-23 15:50:00

New design could open door to small-scale fuel cells In a breakthrough that could make fuel cells practical for such small machines as lawnmowers and chainsaws, researchers have developed a new mechanism to efficiently control hydrogen fuel cell power. Many standard fuel cell designs use electronics to control power output, but such designs require complex systems to manage humidity and fuel recovery and recycling systems to achieve acceptable efficiency. The new process controls the hydrogen...

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2006-05-10 17:50:16

WASHINGTON -- Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs will be able to vie for a grand prize of $10 million, and smaller prizes reaching millions of dollars, under House-passed legislation to encourage research into hydrogen as an alternative fuel. Legislation creating the "H-Prize," modeled after the privately funded Ansari X Prize that resulted last year in the first privately developed manned rocket to reach space twice, passed the House Wednesday on a 416-6 vote. A companion bill is to be...