Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new way to use solar energy to split water into its base components. This technique could herald the dawn of a new and cost-effective way to produce hydrogen fuel. Using solar energy to produce hydrogen is not a new concept, but doing so has proven difficult over the past few years due to technological constraints and efficiency issues
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program offers a portal to information about the Department of Energy’s research and development in hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and fuel cells, as well as activities in technology validation, systems analysis and integration, safety codes and standards, and education.http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/
Hydrogen makes as energy-efficient as petrol, Nasa used it to power its space shuttles. It can be used to generate electan extraordinarily efficient and clean fuel. Three timesricity and only produces water as a byproduct.And yet, scientists are struggling to scale up hydrogen production. Ironically, given hydrogen’s green potential, the cheapest and most viable sources are hydrocarbon-based compounds such as natural gas. But liberating hydrogen from fossil fuels creates carbon emissions that outweigh any environmental advantages.
For the first time in the country, a Hydrogen-powered bus has been developed by Tata Motors and Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) after several years of research.
The hydrogen fuel-fitted bus was demonstrated at Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, an Isro facility in Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.
BASF, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, has found a way to produce hydrogen fuel that it claims is significantly more environmentally friendly than other methods. The new method could be a boon for the clean transportation field as it would mean more availability to hydrogen fuel and could lower the cost of this fuel’s production significantly.
This target chamber at the U.S. National Ignition Facility was meant to be a corridor for almost limitless power from fusion energy. But the energy pumped in by the lasers still exceeds the energy created by the fusing hydrogen. Funding for continued research is uncertain.
We all know that scientists are in a constant search for alternative energy sources and this happens because in recent years conventional energy sources have started to decrease significantly.They have developed various systems that convert the energy from nature in electricity and many of these systems could be built at home, on a smaller scale, in order to reduce electricity consumption
After decades of stories of inventors claiming to use water as fuel. None of them to date have ever been successfully validated or replicated. All required additional or external power sources. The problem being the energy it takes to split water into hydrogen (normally using electricity) far exceeds any energy that can be recovered from the utilization of the gases.
The principle is simple hydrogen generator. Electrolysis of water (H2O) to form a mixture of hydrogen gas (H2) and oxygen (O2), which is subsequently introduced into the intake. Energy supplies in the vehicle alternator. If you’re smiling now, again that someone invented a perpetual motion machine (after burning gas so formed can not get more energy than it consumes alternator), still hold it.
Tiny (nano-sized) particles of Haematite (crystalline iron oxide, or rust) have been shown to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in the presence of solar energy. This week, Nature Materials is publishing an article on this subject. EPFL researchers, working with Avner Rotschild from Technion (Israel), have managed to accurately characterize the iron oxide nano structures to be used in order to produce hydrogen at the lowest possible cost. The researchers claim to use an exceptionally abundant, stable and cheap material: rust.
The North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany recently began daily operation of its first wind power electrolysis plant, which independently and reliably supplies the h2herten application centre with renewable energy. Part 2 of this article describes the Energy Complementary System at the core of the plant, and its several components.
We’re not sure how “hydrogen superhighway” translates in Japanese, but it looks like Japan is looking to promote the kind of public-private partnership to accelerate hydrogen-refueling infrastructure that the US government has espoused at various times
ACAL Energy said it recently had developed a proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cell that “reached 10,000 hours runtime on a third party automotive industry durability test without any significant signs of degradation.” This endurance is said to easily beat current U.S. Department of Energy targets for fuel cell powered vehicles to last 5,000 hours, equivalent to 150,000 road miles, with an expected degradation threshold of approximately 10%.
Alternative fuels like Hydrogen or HHO promise to be an important part of our future. Hydrogen Buses, Generators and even the NASA Space program uses Hydrogen. Fossil fuels have been powering our vehicles, at a high cost and have been polluting our environment for over a century.
A process known as ethanol steam reforming is creating opportunities for fuel cell researchers, thanks to the recent rise of the bioethanol industry. This technique generates hydrogen gas (H2) directly within fuel cell systems onboard vehicles by decomposing bioethanol in the presence of special catalysts
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