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South Korea Hopping Aboard Hydrogen Cars and Buses

South Korea is going forward with its plans to develop and test more hydrogen autos and buses in the near future. Science and Technology Minister Kim Woo-sik has stated his plans to test 14 hydrogen fuel cell autos next year. South Korean automaker Hyundai-Kia Motors has already developed five of …

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Photovoltaic Revolution May Spur Hydrogen Revolution

Many scientists, engineers, academics and environmentalists believe that we are on the edge of a photovoltaic revolution right now. Using solar energy cells (photovoltaic) to create energy is nothing new as the industry has been charging ahead for the past 30 or so years trying to produce photovoltaic cells that …

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DuPont Extended Life Fuel Cells Address Durability Issue

Three of the major current criticisms regarding proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells for hydrogen autos has been cost, cold-cranking power and durability. The cost has come down dramatically within the past 3 years and will continue to descend as new technology is developed and production lines assembled for higher …

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Hydrogen Cars and Fueling Stations Go Dutch

The Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) has opened it first hydrogen fueling station on Friday, October 27 in Petten. The hydrogen filling station will be used to fuel up ECN’s HydroGEM PEM fuel cell vehicle. The HydroGEM’s fuel cell and vehicle system have been built entirely by ECN, …

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New Hydrogen Production Technologies Promising

Hydrogen production has been a sticking point in the desire to move to a hydrogen-based transportation system and hydrogen economy. How do we go about producing enough hydrogen to fuel autos, businesses and homes? Most current hydrogen production centers around steam-reforming natural gas. Much research is being conducted, however, on …

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Honda FCX Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Is Tilting At Windmills

There was a blog posting at that started off innocent enough talking about the new Honda FCX that was just demoed this week in Northern California to the public. From this posting the conversation quickly turned to windmills for generating renewable hydrogen to power the vehicles. The usual topics …

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