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Fuel Cell Bus from New Flyer Industries & Ballard starts Hydrogen Fuel Cell Industry

 “The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in agriculture or industry, have never come from centralized government.” – Milton Friedman, 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences  Great developments come from individuals with a vision; some of their names I mentioned in previous articles. History has shown their […]

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Hydrail provenance: Thanks, James Neal !

by guest blogger, Stan Thompson The Twelfth International Hydrail Conference next week (27-28 June 2017) in Graz, Austria, will be very different from the first of its kind in Charlotte NC, back in 2005. To begin with, our secondary objective now is to integrate the efforts of companies like Alstom Transport and China Railway Rolling-stock […]

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Volkswagen-Audi Cooperation with China benefits Hydrogen Economy & Fuel Cell Future

“We need to bring sustainable energy to every corner of the globe with technologies like solar energy mini-grids, solar powered lights, and wind turbines.”       Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary General Free energy from sun and wind was the topic of two previous articles, a minor detour from the actual theme. Nevertheless, sustainable energy is […]

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Free Wind Energy Aids Hydrogen & Fuel Cell History, Boosts Future

“Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature – it’s the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century.”             Bjork, Reykjavík, Iceland Wind power is universal. Countless mills in the Netherlands and elsewhere have done work before steam engines out-paced them. Wind propelled […]

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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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