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Hydrogen Transportation Chicken Or Egg Obstacles

This week, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is talking about the chicken or egg phenomenon as it applies to hydrogen autos and the supporting infrastructure. The chicken or the egg argument basically says that no one will want to buy a hydrogen auto because there are too few fueling …

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Hydrogen Engine Center and ITM Power Team Up

Two of my favorite subjects of discussion over these past few months, ITM Power and the Hydrogen Engine Center (HOC) have joined forces to promote the hydrogen economy and fueling infrastructure. The Hydrogen Engine Center, based in Algona, Iowa has just shipped an 8 kw hydrogen-powered generator to ITM Power …

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StarTech No Carbon Hydrogen Engine Powers Up

StarTech Environmental Corporation, an award-winning environment and energy company, on an international scale has decided to put waste to use and power a hydrogen engine with it. The StarTech hydrogen engine is not a fuel cell, but rather an internal combustion engine coupled with an electric generator. While other manufacturers …

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Saudi Arabia Moves to Big Hydrogen Cartel

Online satire magazine “Unconfirmed Sources” has written a humorous article poking fun at the Saudi autotel OPEC and the lock they have on the oil industry. According to this magazine, Saudi Arabia is now taking measures to move from Big Oil to Big Hydrogen as they see where the future …

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Resistance to Fuel Cell Vehicles

I’ve talked at length about the resistance to fuel cell vehicles from a technological standpoint, but have not really delved into the psychological resistance to hydrogen autos. I was reading this article titled, “Fuel Cells Not Exciting Car Makers in Germany” and the first thing that popped into my head …

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Toyota FCHV-adv to Lease Soon in Japan

On Friday, Toyota announced that it will begin leasing its FCHV-adv to Japan’s Ministry of the Environment a few other government entities. In early June, Toyota had announced that it had acquired certification from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to put this new, advanced vehicle on the …

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