Archive | February, 2011

Quick Statistics on Libya Oil and Natural Gas

Oil and Natural Gas provides 95% of Libya’s hard currency earnings and 95% of the government’s budget. Libya holds the largest proved oil reserves in Africa. Proved oil reserves stand at 46.4 billion barrels, as of January 2011. That represents a share of more than 3% of World proved oil reserves. Preliminary trade data indicate that […]

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Hydrogen Power Sneaking Up on the Public

Sometimes when I read the news, I get a “not in my neighborhood” feeling when it comes to hydrogen development. I’m chomping at the bit for hydrogen technology to become normalized to the point where I can have casual discussions about it with my neighbors as I would any other topic such as the price […]

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PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Backup Power for Small Electronics

Whether you are camping, vacationing on some tropical island, holed up on the back 40’s cabin or stuck in a snow bank and need emergency help there are many reasons to have backup power that don’t rely on typical batteries or electricity. Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I’m a […]

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Hydrogen Nanogenerator Developed Using Nanogels

University of Tokyo researchers have developed photosensitive nanogels that are made into hydrogen nanogenerators. Researcher Kosuke Okeyoshi explains, “We have designed photoinduced hydrogen nanogenerators and fabricated them by a novel nanointegration method that uses nanogel as sensitizer and nanoparticles as catalyst. The nanogels involve a photoinduced electronic transmission circuit to realize a smart photoenergy-converting system.” […]

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AeroVironment Smart Charging Dock for EV and PHEV Owners

AeroVironment is used to building alternative energy devices and even vehicles. In January 2011, AeroVironment unleashed its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the Global Observer which was powered by hydrogen. Now, AeroVironment has unveiled it Smart Charging Dock for consumers in anticipation of large sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs). The […]

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