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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...

Fine Line For Hydrogen Release From Storage Materials Revealed
2012-07-17 09:00:46

UC Santa Barbara scientists calculate microscopic reaction mechanisms in promising energy storage material aluminum hydride — and challenge outdated reaction curve interpretations Hydrogen, the simplest and most abundant element on Earth, is a promising energy carrier for emerging clean energy technology. Hydrogen is the energy carrier that powers fuel cells in electric cars, and can be used to store energy generated by renewable sources at times of low demand. A major challenge...

2012-06-18 10:45:38

Ongoing saga of building a better fuel cell catalyst goes holistic The design of a nature-inspired material that can make energy-storing hydrogen gas has gone holistic. Usually, tweaking the design of this particular catalyst -- a work in progress for cheaper, better fuel cells -- results in either faster or more energy efficient production but not both. Now, researchers have found a condition that creates hydrogen faster without a loss in efficiency. And, holistically, it requires the...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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