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2010-09-25 00:30:00

Engineering researchers from Tufts University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harvard University have demonstrated the low-temperature efficacy of an atomically dispersed platinum catalyst, which could be suitable for on-board hydrogen production in fuel-cell-powered vehicles of the future. An alternative to copper, which under certain conditions can ignite spontaneously, the platinum-based catalyst is highly active and stable. The researchers' understanding of the structure and...

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2010-08-04 13:47:40

Call it the anti-sunscreen. That's more or less the description of what many solar energy researchers would like to find -- light-catching substances that could be added to photovoltaic materials in order to convert more of the sun's energy into carbon-free electricity. Research reported in the journal Applied Physics Letters, published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), describes how solar power could potentially be harvested by using oxide materials that contain the element...

2010-07-22 16:54:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- FlexEnergy, a clean tech business with the breakthrough solution to create clean energy from harmful greenhouse gases with near zero emissions, in collaboration with the County of Riverside Waste Management Department, will celebrate the inaugural installation of the Flex Powerstation at Lamb Canyon Landfill on August 12, 2010. FlexEnergy CEO Joseph Perry states, "FlexEnergy will allow landfills to generate the power we need while efficiently...

2010-07-07 06:50:00

PRAGUE, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Technologies CZ a.s., a small private R&D company, has found success in their revolutionary technological improvements: "a better way to generate the cheapest hydrogen fuel yet," says Karel Pesel, spokesmen for Energy Technologies CZ a.s. The electrolysis of water for hydrogen production has been considered expensive, burdened by the high cost of electricity, and by technical issues of storage and transportation. "We have now consistently made...

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2010-06-02 08:54:27

Scientists have been hard at work harnessing the power of microbes as an attractive source of clean energy. Now, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University researcher Dr. Prathap Parameswaran and his colleagues have investigated a means for enhancing the efficiency of clean energy production by using specialized bacteria. Microbial electrochemical cells or MXCs are able to use bacterial respiration as a means of  liberating electrons, which can be used to generate current and make...

2010-05-26 08:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: QTWW), today announced that it has been awarded a contract for expanded support of Lockheed Martin's Space Systems' development of ISIS (Integrated Sensor is the Structure) airship powered by a Regenerative Fuel Cell (RFC). Quantum will supply critical hydrogen metering systems in conjunction with the hydrogen and oxygen storage systems that it is currently supplying to Lockheed...

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2010-05-01 09:01:50

Hydrogen would command a key role in future renewable energy technologies, experts agree, if a relatively cheap, efficient and carbon-neutral means of producing it can be developed. An important step towards this elusive goal has been taken by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley. The team has discovered an inexpensive metal catalyst that can effectively generate...

2010-04-19 12:30:22

Showcasing its energy research initiatives for an Earth Day event on April 22 at the Pentagon, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will highlight the microbial fuel cell, a device with the potential to revolutionize naval energy use by converting decomposed marine organisms into electricity. These fuel cells convert naturally occurring fuels and oxidants in the marine environment into electricity, offering a clean, efficient and reliable alternative to batteries and other environmentally...

2010-04-11 14:12:05

Crucial step toward turning water into hydrogen fuel A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth. In this case, the team used a modified virus as a kind of biological scaffold that can assemble the nanoscale components needed to split a water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Splitting water is one way to solve the basic problem of solar energy: It's only...

2010-04-06 09:52:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), the leading global hydrogen provider, today announced it is building a new hydrogen production facility in West Port, Selangor, Malaysia to support increasing product demand in the region. The steam methane reformer (SMR) will have a hydrogen production capacity of more than 1.5 million standard cubic feet per day and is projected to be completed in the first quarter of 2011. It will supply high purity hydrogen...


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