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Japan Says All Ministries Must Use Fuel Cell Vehicles

On Friday, 07/25/2014, in Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga had stated that all official vehicles at the various ministries must be fuel cell vehicles. The government is also discussing subsidies to help promote the introduction of commercial fuel cell vehicles in that country. According to 4-Traders, “Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to start selling […]

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NRC Commissioner Nominees:

A First Look As had been widely rumored, the White House this week nominated Stephen Burns and Jeffrey Baran for positions as NRC Commissioners.  If confirmed, the two would replace George Apostolakis, whose term ended June 30, and William Magwood, who is about to assume the position of Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency […]

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Green truck standards aid business and the planet

A recent report from the Environmental Defense Fund and Ceres says that strong fuel efficiency and GHG emission standards for freight trucks could slash fuel consumption by as much as 40 percent compared to 2010 levels, resulting in significant environmental and economic benefits. In fact the report suggests that American businesses could save more than […]

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Nuclear Power and Crystal Doorknobs:

The Risk of Just about Everything A news item from the UK a couple of days ago piqued my interest–an expensive house had caught fire because a crystal doorknob had concentrated the the rays of the sun.  My first thought was to wonder how such a well-known and well-understood phenomena could have caused such a […]

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Boron Buckyballs for Holding Hydrogen Discovered at Brown

Carbon buckyballs (or fullerenes) were discovered several years ago and hold the promise of hydrogen storage. Now, recently researchers at Brown University have discovered boron buckyballs or as they call them borospherenes that may hold hydrogen atoms as well. According to Brown, “The discovery of buckyballs – soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon – helped usher in […]

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First Assembly Line Produced Hydrogen Fueling Stations Are Here

In Vienna, Austria the Linde Group has opened the world’s first small-series production facility for building hydrogen fueling stations. Now that Hyundai has built the first assembly line produced fuel cell vehicle in Japan with others to follow, it makes sense that hydrogen fueling stations should also be built with economies of scale in mind. […]

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Hyundai Fuel Cell Vehicle Travels 435 Miles on One Tank

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by Hydro Kevin According to Hyundai they have set a record for the driving range for mass-produced fuel cell vehicles. Recently a Hyundai ix35 FCEV traveled 700 kilometers (435 miles) on one tank of hydrogen through three countries in northern Europe. According to News24.com, “”The ix35 Fuel Cell, claimed to […]

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Science-Based Fire Codes Will Lead to More H2 Fueling Stations

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by Hydro Kevin Who would have thought that the use of ultra-conservative and overly restrictive fire codes was holding back the building of the hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California? Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratories discovered that by going with science-based, risk-informed fire codes aligned with the U. S. Department […]

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