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  • New Innovative System Can Turn Seawater Into Fuel

    05/30/2023 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | MAY 30, 2023 | By SLAC NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY, Stanford University, University Of Oregon
    A representation of the team’s bipolar membrane system that converts seawater into hydrogen gas. Credit: Nina Fujikawa/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory The cocktail of elements in seawater, including hydrogen, oxygen, sodium, and others, is essential for life on Earth. However, this intricate chemical makeup poses a challenge when attempting to separate hydrogen gas for sustainable energy applications. Recently, a team of scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, University of Oregon, and Manchester Metropolitan University has discovered a method to extract hydrogen from the ocean. They accomplish this by funneling seawater through a double-membrane system and...
  • Japan motorcycle makers revving up on hydrogen

    05/20/2023 4:03:16 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 31 replies
    Japanese motorcycle makers Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha will work together to develop hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines for “small mobility.” In addition to motorcycles, that is likely to include various hydrogen-powered mini-vehicles, small marine vessels, construction equipment and drones. Each company will develop its own final products. Their current product lines give an indication of what those might be in addition to those mentioned above: three- and four-wheeled minicars, all-terrain and off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, jet skis, outboard motors for small boats, golf carts and multi-purpose engines for the likes of lawn mowers and generators. The four companies announced this week...
  • New Tech Transforms Sea Water Into Hydrogen Fuel for Cars

    04/14/2023 9:52:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 101 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 14, 2023 | Naveen Athrappully
    A Toyota Project Portal hydrogen fuel cell electric semi-truck is shown during an event in San Francisco, Calif., on Sept. 13, 2018. (Stephen Lam/Reuters) Researchers have come up with a new system that turns seawater into hydrogen fuel—a development that could aid in the proliferation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The new method extracts hydrogen from the ocean by funneling seawater through a double membrane system, using electricity. The design was successful in generating hydrogen gas without the accompaniment of large quantities of harmful byproducts. Vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells are fed with compressed hydrogen gas. The fuel cells do...
  • First hydrogen-powered airplane takes flight....

    03/04/2023 7:28:39 AM PST · by volunbeer · 98 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 3/3/23 | KOMO News
    MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The first flight of a hydrogen-powered airplane was a success this week, showing zero-emissions air travel could be on the horizon. The 40-passenger regional airliner using hydrogen fuel cell propulsion took off at 8:41 a.m. Thursday from Grant County International Airport and flew 15 minutes, reaching an altitude of 3,500 MLS. The aircraft, nicknamed Lightning McClean, was developed by California-based company Universal Hydrogen.
  • L.A. City Council Votes Unanimously to Replace Natural Gas with Unproven Hydrogen Power

    02/10/2023 6:00:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-09-2023 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to convert a natural gas power plant to a new hydrogen system that critics say may not provide enough power and could cause more environmental damage. The proposal is part of a “Green New Deal” adopted by former mayor Eric Garcetti to shutter three natural gas plants in favor of “renewable” energy — over objections that solar and wind power would not be sufficient, and that the move would cost thousands of union jobs. Garcetti stuck with his plan even after the state suffered electricity shortages in 2020 and after Democrats...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Where Your Elements Came From

    01/08/2023 5:50:22 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies ^ | 8 Jan, 2023 | Image Credit & License: Wikipedia: Cmglee; Data: Jennifer Johnson (OSU)
    Explanation: The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the Big Bang. There are no other appreciable sources of hydrogen in the universe. The carbon in your body was made by nuclear fusion in the interior of stars, as was the oxygen. Much of the iron in your body was made during supernovas of stars that occurred long ago and far away. The gold in your jewelry was likely made from neutron stars during collisions that may have been visible as short-duration gamma-ray bursts or gravitational wave events. Elements like phosphorus and copper are present...
  • EU aims to simplify tax credits to counteract US green subsidies

    02/01/2023 2:19:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 30 Jan 2023, 17:29 | Wester van Gaal
    The European Union is set to propose a plan to counteract the US $369 billion [€339 billion] Inflation Reduction Act on Wednesday (1 February), with looser state-aid rules for tax credits in green investments. The EU Commission has drafted plans to simplify and speed up companies’ access to tax credits in an effort to prevent companies from leaving the EU. Large wind and solar developers have criticized the EU funding regime for being too complicated and have pointed out that tax incentives in the US trigger automatically, making them more attractive. To address this, the commission has built a plan...
  • Toyota Chief Says ‘Silent Majority’ Has Doubts About Pursuing Only EVs: Company President Akio Toyoda says electric vehicles are just one option alongside hybrids and hydrogen-powered cars

    12/19/2022 11:37:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/18/2022 | River Davis and Sean Mclain
    BURIRAM, Thailand—Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said he is among the auto industry’s silent majority in questioning whether electric vehicles should be pursued exclusively, comments that reflect a growing uneasiness about how quickly car companies can transition. Auto makers are making big bets on fully electric vehicles, investments that have been bolstered by robust demand for the limited numbers of models that are now available. Still, challenges are mounting—particularly in securing parts and raw materials for batteries—and concerns have emerged in some pockets of the car business about the speed to which buyers will make the shift, especially as...
  • General Assembly sends governor legislation that would provide tax credits on hydrogen, natural gas

    10/28/2022 6:34:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 27, 2022 |
    HARRISBURG – The General Assembly has sent the governor legislation that will create a new program to encourage the development of technology to convert fracked gas into hydrogen through $141.6 million a year in tax credits. The approval of House Bill 1059 came over the objections of environmental groups and some Democrats who said that the plan will keep Pennsylvania invested in fossil fuel production for decades even as much of the world turns toward renewable energy. “State lawmakers have clearly not learned from example after example of broken promises,” said former Secretary of Environmental Protection Patrick McDonnell, now the...
  • New system retrofits diesel engines to run on 90 per cent hydrogen

    10/17/2022 12:34:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | October 07, 2022 | NEIL MARTIN - University of New South Wales - Sydney
    Team from UNSW Engine Research Laboratory develop new Hydrogen-Diesel Direct Injection Dual-Fuel System that significantly cuts carbon emissions. Hydrogen-Diesel Direct Injection Dual-Fuel System team The Hydrogen-Diesel Direct Injection Dual-Fuel System has been developed by a team from the UNSW Engine Research Laboratory led by Professor Shawn Kook (right), and including Xinyu Liu (back left) and Jinxin Yang (front left). Photo from Prof. Shawn Kook ********************************************************************************** Engineers from UNSW Sydney have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine – reducing CO2 emissions by more than 85 per cent in the process. The team, led by Professor...
  • Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda talks about why he isn’t all-in on EVs — and what made him do a ‘happy dance’

    10/02/2022 10:00:21 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 49 replies
    ... “For me, playing to win also means doing things differently. Doing things that others may question, but that we believe will put us in the winner’s circle the longest,” he said Wednesday during Toyota’s annual dealer meeting in Las Vegas, which, by the way, was called “Playing to Win.” Toyoda, who described Toyota as a large department store, said the company’s goal “remains the same, pleasing the widest possible range of customers with the widest possible range of powertrains.” Those powertrains will include hybrids and plug-in hybrids like the Prius, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles like the Mirai and 15...
  • Scientists say their device can pull water from the air to create green hydrogen

    09/12/2022 5:14:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | SEPTEMBER 06, 2022 | Holly Chik
    An international team of scientists say they have found a new way to extract water from bone-dry air to produce hydrogen, which they call “the ultimate clean energy”. Unsplash AsiaOne has launched EarthOne, a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe science. Find articles like this there. An international team of scientists say they have found a new way to extract water from bone-dry air to produce hydrogen, which they call “the ultimate clean energy”. The researchers said the device could be used in an arid environment where relative humidity was as...
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Unveiled In Maharashtra's Pune

    08/28/2022 2:50:08 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 32 replies ^ | 24 Aug 2022 | Simran Jeet
    The hydrogen fuel cell uses hydrogen and air to generate electricity, producing only heat and water as tailpipe emissions. The reaction occurs across an electrochemical cell similar to a conventional battery cell, causing energy engines used to propel the vehicle forward. Union minister of state for science and technology Dr Jitendra Singhsaid that if a diesel bus is compared to a hydrogen bus, it typically emits 100 tons of co2 per annum on long-distance routes, and there are millions of buses across the country, reports The Times of India. Also, a hydrogen fuel cell truck's operational cost is competitively lower...
  • BREAKING: California to BAN Sales of Gas-Powered Vehicles

    08/24/2022 10:59:36 AM PDT · by montag813 · 107 replies
    24News ^ | 08-24-2022 | Samantha Foster
    by Samantha Foster | 24NewsJust days after Democrats passed a sweeping law that mandates "green energy" policies and spends a whopping $370 billion on wind, solar and "carbon sequestration" in an effort to "slow climate change," America's largest state is about to up the ante with a unprecedented move.California on Thursday is expected to put into effect its sweeping plan to prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, a stunning move to force a national mandate for electric vehicles.The move comes despite critics warning that the state's power grid could not even power 10% of its cars being...
  • BREAKING: California to begin sweeping BAN on new gasoline car sales TOMORROW in bid to reach 100 percent zero emissions by 2035

    08/24/2022 10:15:38 AM PDT · by DFG · 149 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/24/2022 | STACY LIBERATORE
    California is set to roll out its long-awaited ban on new gasoline cars on Thursday, which is part of its rule to have all new cars sold by 2035 to be electric only in an effort to fight climate change. Governor Gavin Newsom first announced the ban in 2020 as a means to reduce the amount of smog-induced pollution in the air, which will improve the state's air quality that is the worst in the US. The move will also make California the first in the world to mandate zero-emission vehicles on its roads. Thursday's launch will require that 35...
  • California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars

    08/24/2022 9:26:40 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 111 replies
    DNYUZ ^ | August 24, 2022
    WASHINGTON — California on Thursday is expected to put into effect its sweeping plan to prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, a groundbreaking move that could have major effects on the effort to fight climate change and accelerate a global transition toward electric vehicles. “This is huge,” said Margo Oge, an electric vehicles expert who headed the Environmental Protection Agency’s transportation emissions program under Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. “California will now be the only government in the world that mandates zero-emission vehicles. It is unique.” The rule, issued by the California Air...
  • Editorial: California should go bolder on climate, even if it’s an 11th-hour push

    08/21/2022 5:42:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2022 | BY THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
    California may be known as a climate leader, but when it comes to legislation to cut pollution and phase out fossil fuels, state lawmakers are largely resting on their laurels. The state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, once heralded as pioneering and ambitious, now lag other states and countries. California isn’t on track to meet even those outdated targets. And it’s been years since lawmakers have enacted major climate legislation on par with the landmark SB 32 in 2016. Setting a legal requirement to slash climate emissions by 55% by 2030 would help reestablish California as a global climate leader, in...
  • Toyota Exec Says Lack Of Consumer Demand Makes U.S. Goal Of 50% Electric Vehicles By 2030 A Long Shot

    08/23/2022 3:50:51 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 91 replies
    Forbes via MSN ^ | 8/23/2022 | Jim HenryContributor
    It’s unlikely mass adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles will develop as fast as environmentalists, the U.S. government, and most of the U.S. auto industry seem to expect. That’s because, fundamentally, consumer demand just isn’t sufficient, says Jack Hollis, executive vice president of sales at Toyota Motor North America. In turn, consumer demand isn’t sufficient because on average, BEVs cost too much, and because the infrastructure isn’t ready, like for recharging batteries away from home, Hollis said, in a recent webinar hosted by the Detroit-based Automotive Press Association. “I don’t think the market is ready. I don’t think the infrastructure is...
  • Toyota’s Cartridge Helps Make Hydrogen Portable

    08/21/2022 12:19:54 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 78 replies ^ | 8/21/2022 | by: Lewin Day
    Hydrogen has long been touted as the solution to cleaning up road transport. When used in fuel cells, the only emissions from its use are water, and it eliminates the slow recharging problem of battery-electric vehicles. It’s also been put forth as a replacement for everything from natural gas supplies to laptop batteries. Toyota has been pushing hard for hydrogen technology, and has worked to develop vehicles and infrastructure to this end. The company’s latest efforts involve a toteable hydrogen cartridge – letting you take hydrogen power on the go! For all its benefits, hydrogen is a bit of a...
  • Another hydrogen transport powder emerges, promising double the density

    07/22/2022 1:04:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | July 21, 2022 | By Loz Blain
    A silicon-based powder that generates hydrogen when mixed into water EPRO Advance Technology Stir this silicon-based powder into water, and hydrogen will bubble out, ready for immediate use. Hong Kong company EPRO Advance Technology (EAT) says its Si+ powder offers an instant end to the difficulties of shipping and storing green energy. This is the second powdered hydrogen advance we've learned about this week, designed to solve the same problems: transporting hydrogen is difficult, dangerous and expensive, whether the costs are for cryogenic cooling in a liquid hydrogen system, or for compression to around 700 times the normal sea-level air...