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NanoFlowcell QUANTiNO Water Fuel Cell Car Stuff

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by Hydro Kevin So, is the nanoFlowcell QUANTiNO a hydrogen fuel cell car or not? This may be a tough call. The vehicle doesn’t use a traditional hydrogen fuel cell with compressed H2 gas and oxygen from the air flowing over the polymer exchange membrane (PEM). Instead the nanoFlowcell uses […]

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What is Saudi Arabia not telling us about its oil future?

It is popular these days to speculate about why Saudi Arabia cajoled its OPEC allies into maintaining oil production in the face of flagging world demand. As the price the world pays for oil and oil products has plummeted, the price OPEC members are paying in terms of lower revenues is high, even unbearable for […]

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2 Consumers Criticize the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by Hydro Kevin It’s true that the Hyundai ix35 Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle has won several awards such as Ward’s 10 Best Engines. But there are also a couple of consumer critics who need to be listened to as well. Ultimately it is the consumers who decide the fate of […]

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Nuclear Power Plant Performance 2014:

Maintaining High Levels One recent bright spot was the announcement by the that the .  In particular, the average estimated capacity factor for 2014 was 91.9 percent – the highest capacity factor achieved by the U.S. nuclear industry in any year. The second highest capacity factor in a year was 91.8 percent in 2007.  Now, […]

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More Acronyms:

Beyond Energy I remain fascinated by the number of acronyms that pop up on my radar screen.  I’ve blogged about acronyms a couple of times over the years, first and .  In between, I’ve written several pieces on different subjects in which I incorporated some of my own acronym creations.  Once again, these pieces ranged […]

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NRDC airline scorecard ranks airline biofuel use

Here’s the deal: air travel emissions pump more than 650 million metric tons of carbon pollution into the air each year – that’s equivalent to the pollution from 136 million cars. It’s not likely that airplanes will go away anytime soon, which makes the increased use of sustainable biofuels critical to reducing the industry’s carbon footprint. According […]

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William Catton’s warning

William Catton Jr., author of the seminal volume about our human destiny, , died last month at age 88. Catton believed that industrial civilization had sown the seeds of its own demise and that humanity’s seeming dominance of the biosphere is only a prelude to decline. His work foreshadowed later works such as Joseph Tainter’s […]

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Australia and Nuclear Power:

Does Change Lie Ahead? One of the most striking news items in the last few days has been the announcement by Jay Weatherill, the Premier of South Australia, that . This announcement is notable because Australia has remained consistently against using nuclear power over the years.  They have kept this stance even though their heavy […]

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Nuclear Anniversaries–February:

Continuing the Story A couple of months ago, I promised to provide a monthly list of nuclear anniversaries, drawing mainly from my book, . When I looked at the list for February, I almost had second thoughts.  It’s not that the firsts in February were any less worthy than those in other months.  It’s just […]

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France Fuel Cell Businesses Face Off with Japanese Market

Posted on February 10th, 2015 by Hydro Kevin The French say “in your face” when it comes to introducing fuel cells to the Japanese market. Last month I had talked about 5 plug-in hybrid fuel cell rolling out in France. This month, 3 French fuel cell companies, McPhy, PaxiTech and Atawey (which a way?) will […]

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