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Sustainable hydrogen fuel from spinach and sunlight

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have confirmed a system for converting visible light into hydrogen fuel based on an ordinary, off-the-shelf ingredient from the produce section of a local market: spinach. Fuel cells run on hydrogen. Given a cheap reliable source of hydrogen, they could power cars, homes, offie buildings and […]

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Underground hydrogen streams as power for fuel cells

The theory is that it is possible to drill for hydrogen streams approximately 1/2 miles under the Earth’s surface to tap into these streams. Such underground hyrogen streams exist in the US as well as Russia. If tapped, they could provide enormous amounts of hydrogen to be used to power fuel cells.

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Japan plans adoption of fuel cell vehicles by 2015

The Japanese government is working towards a steady supply of high grade hydroden and researchers have developed a low-cost replacement for platinum and palladium, which are used by fuel cells to create electicity. Being a large island smaller than the state of California, Japan is perfectly poised for this type of venture. Much less infrastructure […]

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Hydrogen from concentrated solar

A new technique creates hydrogen at much high efficiency from concentrated solar. The hydrogen can then be used to power fuel cells and create energy. The researchers involved specifically designed the hardware to be easy to manufacture in bulk and incorporate into a industrial-size facility, so it seems to be a serious attempt at getting […]

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Fuel cell laptop that runs on water

A new process for generating hydrogen from water could make water-powered laptops feasible. The process produces hydrogen on demand at very low pressure, and the company says is cheaper than standard batteries. “Flight attendant, could I have some water, please? My laptop needs recharging.”

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$20 solar to hydrogen conversion system

The system can use water from any source, be it river water, sea water or even waste water. The company claims to that the system is highly efficient and is capable of powering a house with only two bottles of water from ‘any source’. Tata, the huge company from India is seriously interested and has […]

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Water treatment plant produces own energy from waste

The San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant currently creates two-thirds of its energy from methane from digesters and landfills. They just signed an agreement with FuelCell Energy for a 1.4 MW fuel cell system powered by biogas from their own treatment process. Fuel cells operate 24/7 with virtually no emissions. Imagine the cost reductions […]

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