Fuel cells are powered by hydrogen, which can be difficult and environmentally messy to produce. Researchers at Virginia Tech have found a way to extract hydrogen from plants in a simple, non-polluting way. They expect it to be on the market within a few years. If so, this would mainstream fuel cell vehicles. A team […]
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While other automakers continue to develop fuel cell vehicles, which are powered by hydrogen and have no harmful emissions, Volkwswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says they are impossible to build at a “reasonable cost.” Even if they could be, then huge numbers of hydrogen fueling stations would need to be built to fuel them, which seems […]
By building a wind turbine to power a hydrogen production and fueling station, a little hamlet in Long Island is positioning itself as the bellwether for carbon-neutral transportation. The hydrogen will power two Toyota fuel cell Highlanders and a fuel cell / gas bus. Thus, Hempstead NY may become an important test area for fuel […]
That’s what the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory (NRL) is doing these days. Integrating the NRL developed technologies in microrobotics, microbial fuel cells, and low power electronics, space robotics scientist Dr. Gregory P. Scott at NRL’s Spacecraft Engineering Department inspires a novel autonomous microrover, weighing in at nearly one-kilogram and powered by an advanced microbial fuel […]
A fuel-cell laptop could run for weeks without a recharge.
Research is underway to determine if B12 could be used instead of expensive platinum as a catalyst for fuel cells.
Clean Technica reports that Fuel Cell Energy is getting a DOE grant to evaluate using CO2 from coal emissions along with hydrogen from natural gas to run fuel cells, creating electricity and reducing emissions. But CO2 can not be used as a feedstock for fuel cells. So the whole thing is a bit baffling.
Storing excess energy from wind is always a good idea. A German city plans to do so with ultra-clean fuel cells.
[Michelin], the tire company has decided to develop a fuel cell. That’s right, a tire company developing a hydrogen fuel cell which will go inside a FAM F-City car in France. This will be the first fuel cell vehicle in France to win certification to drive on its roads. The FAM F-City will run mainly […]
The scientists say introducing an enzyme into the water in which the algae live suppresses sugar production and increases hydrogen production by about 400 percent without killing the organisms. Ultimately, the bioengineered algae could be used to produce hydrogen on a large scale because algae is abundant, prolific and hardy and there is nothing toxic […]