London introduces hydrogen-powered double-decker buses

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Mayor Khan posing in front of London’s new hydrogen buses. In June London’s then recently re-elected mayor Sadiq Khan announced a new fleet of hydrogen-powered buses. Hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen used in a fuel cell is free from harmful emissions.

Disposable plastics make up this conceptual hydrogen-powered car

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Created as a solution to the worldwide problem of air pollution and the ubiquity of plastics, the design exercise proposes a greener alternative to gas-powered vehicles. The vast majority of hydrogen today is produced by the high-carbon process of steam methane reforming.

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The Skai hydrogen-powered aircraft produces zero emissions

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Alaka’i Technologies has launched a zero-emissions aircraft with six rotors, electric motors and hydrogen fuel cells as well as a range of 400 miles or four hours. The most impressive feature — that it runs on hydrogen fuel cells — gives this aircraft the potential to become one of the greenest modes of air transportation. Related: Germany premieres the first hydrogen-powered train in the world So who exactly designed this futuristic, environmentally friendly aircraft ?

Honda FCTourer: A hydrogen powered concept with robotic design

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Firstly, it’s the hydrogen engine of Honda that will power it. Ishan Sidhu: Taking an inspiration from Asimo, the Honda robot, this car is designed by Diego Garcia, an Industrial Design Engineer. Named the Honda FCTourer it is a sportsbreak for four passengers. The car was the final project of the ‘Master of Styling and Automotive Design’ that was finished by the designer this year. Honda FCTourer. Picture Gallery. Honda FCTourer. It’s a sportbreak for 4 people.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 18

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Hydrogen extraction from stones could be a green energy solution ! Climate Change Energy Environmental News Global Warming The Green Buzz Arctic ice carbon environmental news global temperature global warming hydrogen power “Green chemistry” energy solutions and an Arctic ice increase?? in today’s green news. Those of you in the snowy U.S. and Middle East might be surprised to hear this, but global temperatures actually set a new high last month. ( CNN ).

Fuel Cell Road sweeper cleans Switz streets with green oomph

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Solar Power. Wind Power. There is absolutely no doubt that hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology is the way forward when it comes to providing clean energy for the future. The hydrogen powered fuel cell clean machine did get a revamp in 2011 with a few tech tweaks and it has been working hassle-free on a daily basis for over a year now. Eco Cars: TAXI 2020 hopes to green Australian streets with fuel cells and solar power. solar power.

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Hydrogen driven Lexus LFA-h beats gasoline version in terms of.

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Solar Power. Wind Power. Hydrogen driven Lexus LFA-h beats gasoline version in terms of power. Considering hydrogen is the most plentiful element in the universe, it’s strange that our technology doesn’t optimize on its potential. Of course, hydrogen-powered cars do exist but they haven’t made it to the top choice of automobiles yet. This hydrogen-driven car is one powerful automobile, more powerful than even the gasoline model.

Analysis: Is hydrogen the new oil?

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Japan, a long-time supporter of nuclear power, now has serious hydrogen ambitions. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be powered by hydrogen. The Tokyo Olympics will be powered by a fuel with ambition – hydrogen. Hydrogen is rarely burned directly as a fuel source.

Airbus unveils worlds first zero-emission commercial aircrafts

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European aerospace corporation Airbus has unveiled three designs for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircrafts that would rely on hydrogen as a primary power source. Airbus’ hydrogen-powered commercial aircrafts could enter service as early as 2035.

Hydrogen fuel cells good or bad for the environment?

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Scotland is planning to have its first hydrogen-powered train ready to go by November of this year. It’s a huge undertaking involving many partners, including the Hydrogen Accelerator at the University of Saint Andrews and engineering firm Arcola Energy. ” But not all experts are sure that hydrogen fuel cells are a clean enough power source to warrant enthusiasm. Some even worry hydrogen production will accelerate it.

Whither hydrogen?

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city will have a fleet (more than 10) of public vehicles--buses, or taxis, or garbage collection or police or whatever--powered by hydrogen.    As I see it, the major hurdles with hydrogen powered vehicles are: 1) Developing a fuel cell that will be cheap enough to mass produceand sell.  2) Producing hydrogen.    Initially, hydrogen production will be fossil fuel based.  Cue flashback music.

Seoul to arm itself with 29 hydrogen fuel cell plants to battle power crisis

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Sonia Renthlei: The capital city of Seoul in South Korea looks to be taking the bull by the horns in its quest to provide proper power supply to its citizens. To offset any chance of a similar incident occurring again, the city has decided to construct 29 hydrogen-based fuel cell power plants in the next two years. Hydrogen fuel cell power plant in seoul. Hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity by an electrochemical reaction.

Hydrogen fuel cell bus demonstration: A logical progression towards clean transportation

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Pratima Kalra: Hydrogen is evolving to become a major source of fueling transportation. There is a wide range of sources from which we can produce hydrogen , including natural gas and also some renewable sources, therefore allowing for a reliable supply of clean energy. During the summer of 2012, CTE, a nonprofit organization will initiate the hydrogen fuel cell bus demonstration to showcase the potential of hydrogen.

Honda unveils Japan's first hydrogen station powered by the sun

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Sonia Renthlei: Renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer, Honda, recently lifted the curtains off its Solar Hydrogen Station at Saitama Prefectural Office. Located in Tokyo, the station will serve as a platform for producing, storing and dispensing hydrogen fuel. Honda Introduces Solar Hydrogen Station on Saitama Prefectural Office Grounds. Honda Introduces Solar Hydrogen Station on Saitama Prefectural Office Grounds.

Eco-Hybrid Car From Qatar Unveiled During Climate Talks

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“The engine captures thermal waste energy that is utilized to generate electric energy to run hydrogen fuel cells using the potable water as a source for the gas,” GORD announced in a press release. Initial studies show that this technology emits 50% less carbon monoxide (CO) & nitrous oxide (NOX) than conventional oil or natural gas-powered vehicles. Cars & Transportation Climate Change COP18 Eco-Hybrid Car global warming GORD hybrid car hydrogen vehicles

Pee Power is making energy from urine in Africa

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as well as creating biogas power from methane gas. This readily available “resource”, whether it be from animal or human origin, is now being experimented with to actually generate electricity by using our pee’s basic ingredients to create enough hydrogen to provide electricity for both homes and businesses. The pee-power process occurs like this: 1. Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.

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Bosphorus To Become Center of Hydrogen Energy Production If Second Canal Is Built

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But authorities at Turkey’s center for hydrogen energy technology see a silver lining: the canal could enable Turkey to become one of the world’s most important producers of hydrogen energy. And that would free up the strait for hydrogen energy projects that Turkey has been waiting years to realize. By electrolyzing the seawater in the Bosphorus, the turbine would produce hydrogen, which would be stored under heavy pressure.

Building Better Buses

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Some cities have modernized trolley buses that run on overhead wires, or light rail trains powered by electrified rails. The East Bay region, across from San Francisco, has invested in some hydrogen-powered buses. AC Transit bought its first hydrogen fuel cell bus in 2005, with the goal of amassing a total of eight buses by 2009. Hydrogen fuel cell buses have electric motors. Hydrogen gas flows into the fuel cell, where it reacts with oxygen to form water.

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Swatch to create a hydrogen and oxygen fueled automobile

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In a wondrous turn of events, Belenos, a subsidiary of Swatch is about to embark upon an ambitious project of manufacturing an automobile line that runs solely on oxygen and hydrogen. Swatch hydrogen powered car. Successfully driven by even the board members of Belenos, this progressive mechanism entails the usage of liquid hydrogen and oxygen for efficient combustion.

Turkish Village Goes Off The Grid With A Wind Turbine

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At that point, the villagers faced a choice: pay off the debt and get back on the national power grid, or find a new energy source that they could harness and control on their own. They chose to stay off the grid and switch to wind power, securing their energy future and making them one of the greenest villages in Turkey. k’s residents and village headman researched various forms of renewable energy before settling on wind power.

What is hydrogen?

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Not only is Hydrogen one of the simplest elements known to man (each hydrogen atom has only one proton); it is also the most plentiful gas in the universe, especially if you consider that stars are primarily made-up of hydrogen. Yes, this would infer that sun is hydrogen, inclusive of helium, which through a process of fusion, gives us radiant (and solar) energy. So given the abundance of hydrogen, why haven’t we capitalized more on it as a source of fuel?

Legacy of Hybrid Battery Inventor Stan Ovshinsky Lives On

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The Volt, parts of which have been made from recycled rubber and plastic materials, is in fact what one might refer to as a “reverse hybrid” with the prime power unit being the electric motor. He is also credited with developing fuel cells and solid sate hydrogen fuel storage which could find use in developing hydrogen-powered cars and other machinery. Frontal view of Toyota Prius Mk III hybrid : its battery was innovated by Stan Ovshinsky.

The Limitation of Hydrogen Car Conversion Kits

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Oil has powered the world for more than a century but it has gifted us soot, smog and lung cancer. On that list is an abundant element – Hydrogen. Hydrogen though is not available in its elemental state on Earth. Hydrogen in fossil fuels reacts with oxygen in the atmosphere to release chemical energy. This is the first hurdle of hydrogen-as-a-fuel systems. To use hydrogen as a fuel, energy is required to free hydrogen into its elemental state.

Mayor of London's Hydrogen Highway

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, is to help create Britain's first "hydrogen highway", using a scheme to promote zero-emission cars along the lines of the one that has been introduced in California by State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Mayor of London wants to make Britain a leader in fuel cell technology and is planning a network of hydrogen filling stations in the capital.

Spray-On Solar-Power Cells Are True Breakthrough

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Scientists have invented a plastic solar cell that can turn the sun's power into electrical energy, even on a cloudy day. A sweater coated in the material could power a cell phone or other wireless devices. A hydrogen-powered car painted with the film could potentially convert enough energy into electricity to continually recharge the car's battery. " Infrared Power. "That's only communications wireless, not power wireless."

Spray-On Solar-Power Cells Are True Breakthrough

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Scientists have invented a plastic solar cell that can turn the sun's power into electrical energy, even on a cloudy day. A sweater coated in the material could power a cell phone or other wireless devices. A hydrogen-powered car painted with the film could potentially convert enough energy into electricity to continually recharge the car's battery. " Infrared Power. "That's only communications wireless, not power wireless."

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The Most Promising Alternative Fuels on the Road Today

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Hydrogen. Hydrogen’s becoming one of the most promising forms of alternative fuel on the market today. It can be used to power fuel cell vehicles as well as hydrogen-specific cars. In a hydrogen-powered fuel cell car, the fuel cell is used to create its own electricity rather than relying on batteries. The difference is that hydrogen cars produce water vapour as a by-product of combustion, rather than carbon dioxide.

Future Perfect: Producing hydrogen fuel from wastewater

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We have been listening about the green potentials of hydrogen based energy technology for quite some time now. Reason for this is the fact that hydrogen is an energy carrier, which doesn’t occur naturally. And, the artificial production of hydrogen faces huge technological and cost based challenges. It has been shown that hydrogen could be produced from wastewater through new carbon neutral processes. The hydrogen can then be used in fuel cells.

Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy?

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Could green hydrogen be key to a carbon-free economy? And what energy product will be used both to power this city and sell to the world? The plant is powered by 4 gigawatts from wind and solar projects that sprawl across the desert. Green hydrogen?

10 Ways The Green Industry Can Benefit From Commercial Cleaning Trends

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But in the modern context, they use propellers and turbines, as pushed by the wind, to turn a manually powered generator. Solar power sources are the undisputed king of green alternative energy in equatorial regions. Their Altona factory has become completely dedicated to the production of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen powered cars, as funded in part by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

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SteelZero commitments represent a new era in heavy manufacturing production

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Sweden saw the first hydrogen powered commercial steel production. According to the Rocky Mountain Institute , last year, Swedish steel maker SSAB working with iron ore producer LKAB and utility Vattenfall, created a pilot plant for hydrogen-based primary steel. By using hydrogen instead of coal in blast furnaces, they were able to lower greenhouse gas emissions. metric tons of CO2 per metric ton of finished product, while burning hydrogen produces only water.

Excrement to energy: Human waste to produce clean power!

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Solar Power. Wind Power. Excrement to energy: Human waste to produce clean power! Orange County Sanitation District turns human waste to hydrogen fumes: Human Waste to Power cars with Hydrogen fuel The Gold: it seems that Orange County Sanitation District is attempting something rather difficult, but for the moment they seem to be on the right track. Human Waste to Power cars with Hydrogen fuel! One of the major hindrances for Hydrogen.

Keep your eyes on these 9 electric truck and van companies in 2021

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The power utility company will use the eCascadia to transport heavy equipment from its warehouse to service centers. Ford’s ambitious production timeline is backed by a $100 million investment to retrofit a Kansas City plant that is already making the diesel-powered Transit. The company announced over the summer plans for a $600 million factory in Arizona, where it wants to begin making fully electric trucks in 2021 and hydrogen fuel-cell models by 2023.

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Gear up for an experience with nature with the Tentsile

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Solar Power. Wind Power. Eco Tech: London to gear up for next-gen vehicles with UK’s first ‘Hydrogen Highway’. Eco Factor: Hydrogen fueling stations to be built in London in efforts to promote the use of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen has for long been touted as the green fuel of tomorrow, however the lack of adequate infrastructure has kept things. Powerfully seductive, these oils were once more precious than gold. solar power.

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Responsible living

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS Compact fluorescent bulbs are more efficient and last longer Be aware that electronics and appliances can still draw power in standby mode Driving less aggressively can increase fuel mileage (Mother Nature Network) -- It all seems so daunting: Climate change. Not to mention biofuels, hydrogen power and solar energy. Check Lighter Footstep for energy-efficient ways to stay comfortable through the seasons, and save up to $100 a year on your power bill.

Petrolheads go green.

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A cyclist beats an F1 driver to Sports Personality of The Year on BBC1 and then over on BBC2 James May on Top Gear calls the hydrogen powered Honda Clarity "the most important car to be developed in the last 100 years". Interesting TV (in the UK) last night if you are a green.

Ten First Steps Toward Lighter Living

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Biofuels, hydrogen power, and solar energy. the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere to produce goods or electrical power. That’s more expensive at purchase than incandescent bulbs, but lumen for lumen (the unit by which a light bulb’s brightness is measured), CLFs use much less power. Check Lighter Footstep for energy-efficient ways to stay comfortable through the seasons and save up to $100 a year on your power bill.

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GM Hydrogen Hy-Wire and Sequel Cars Could Power Our Future | Green.

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Two of these concepts involve using hydrogen powered fuel cells to provide electricity for one or more electric motors to propel the cars along at speeds ranging up to 130 mph and with cruising ranges of up to 300 miles (480 km). The Sequel car concept, called the “next-generation hydrogen car&# was unveiled at the Detroit auto show already back in 2005.