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Ford Motor Uses Paint Shop Emissions in Fuel Cells

Ford Motor Company is now running an experimental process where they are taking paint shop fumes and using them as fuel to run a fuel cell and generate electricity. At its Oakville, Ontario plant just a few miles across the U. S. and Canadian border from Detroit, Ford is capturing …

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South Africa Pushing Platinum for Fuel Cells

The South African government has recently announced an investment of $49 million for research in hydrogen and in fuel cells. The government calls for 80-percent of the money to go towards expertise development and technology and the remaining 20-percent to be allocated for the private sector. The hydrogen research would …

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Slovenia Commits to Hydrogen Cars and Economy

Slovenia, a small country just east of Italy and south of Austria has committed itself to developing hydrogen autos and a hydrogen-based economy. According to Jure Leben, Head of Slovenian Government Group for Hydrogen, global warming and peak oil are two of the main factors in Slovenia’s decision to pursue …

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Hydrogen Generator Message Boards Offer Support

I’ve talked about HHO user groups before and in a way this is an expansion of that post. If you’ve been reading this blog you probably already know that I’ve been advocating for the somewhat controversial subject of hydrogen generators for autos. Over the past couple of months I’ve shown …

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Fuel Cells to Power Traffic Signals

With hydrogen autos from Honda, GM, BMW and others hitting the roads, what can be more poetic than traffic signals powered by fuel cells? There are many remote traffic signals on the road that don’t have access to the power grid, so they must use batteries which must be changed …

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Cyanobacteria Genes Show Hope for Producing Hydrogen

Cyanobacteria genes (blue-green algae) have been shown by scientists to produce both hydrogen and ethanol. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that a certain strain of cyanobacteria is on a circadian rhythm and has a rare linear chromosome. By day the blue-green algae works at photosynthesis including …

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