Author Archive | Hydro Kevin

Hyundai Teases in Unveiling Its Unnamed 2018 Fuel Cell Vehicle

Since 2013, Hyundai began selling commercial hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Today, Hyundai is selling its FCEV (Tucson Fuel Cell or ix35 Fuel Cell depending upon the market) in 18 different countries. This week, Hyundai had decided to tease us with another model of fuel cell vehicle. They will be fully unveiling it at the 2018 […]

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Fuel Cell Friend Al Gore Fails to Mention FCEVs in New Movie

Mega-environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore has released his new movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” which I highly recommend viewing. The movie fast forwards from the first movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” (which rolled out in 2006 and told the tale in video and graphs about the fact that the planet is warming […]

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Personally Experiencing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell History

 “I don’t believe that a hydrogen economy depends on a carbon economy at all.” Larry Burns My interpretation of Larry Burns’ quote is that he anticipates power from free green energy will soon deliver the means for producing hydrogen for the new H2 economy. (At present, most H2 is produced from natural gas.) Growing up […]

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Ford believes in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Future

“I believe fuel cells could end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine.”          — William Clay Ford, Jr. Henry Ford’s great-grandson may well be right. As executive chairperson of the Ford Motor Company, he has to way his words. Every major automaker is now developing the “oh-so-simple” (NOT) machine, which dodged scientists and engineers […]

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Real Algae and Artificial Leaf Gain Breakthroughs in Hydrogen Production

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists and researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) have been working on using both natural plant life and artificial leaves (respectively) in order to create hydrogen gas. NREL scientists are tweaking two iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins of a certain strain of algae while the ASU researchers are working with artificial photosynthesis. According […]

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Forbes Pokes Fun at Hydrogen Car Development in California

Michael Lynch, a contributor to Forbes, has written a funny “future” overview of hydrogen car development in California. Mr. Lynch’s satirical prognostication pokes fun at the government and governor of California. According to Mr. Lynch, “In January 2015, with hydrogen vehicles still costing nearly $100,000, the state of California decides to hold auto executives hostage. […]

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Commercial Hyundai FCEV to Rollout within 60 Days

People have been clamoring for the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to roll out to the public and now Hyundai will do so within the next 60 days. The target area for the rollouts will be in Los Angeles and Orange counties of Southern California. The cost of the 36 month lease will be $2,999 […]

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China: Choosing hydrail?

by Guest Blogger Stan Thompson A version of this post originally appeared January 12, 2014, in my Mooresville [NC] Tribune newspaper column. Last month, when China’s Jade Rabbit lunar explorer touched down on the moon, it may have given the world a hint about that country’s railroad vision. As the pundits observed, China didn’t replicate the American […]

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Drop-in Hydrogen Fueling Stations Designed by Students

Yesterday, I talked about the need in Whistler, B. C., Canada for better hydrogen refueling infrastructure in order to save their fuel cell bus program. Today, I would like to talk about a student contest for building drop-in hydrogen fueling stations that could be a solution for Whistler. The aim of the 2014 Hydrogen Student […]

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