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Alternative Energy / Fuel Cells

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Not Long to Wait Now

Feb 23, 2012 at 17:57 | Ag Metal Miner

Fuel cells are one of those technologies we have covered before, usually citing some manufacturer who is fan-faring a new technology purported to be game-changing for the cost structure of…

Continued Advances in Fuel Cell Technology

Jan 04, 2012 at 16:56 | Brian Westenhaus

The New Year may well be the breakthrough year for fuel cells.  The astonishing innovation and marketing locomotive of Apple Computers with the i – you name it – product…

Reducing the Cost of Fuel Cells

Dec 30, 2011 at 08:12 | Brian Westenhaus

Most folks don’t realize the depth of the economic problem that fuels cells pose for mass adoption.  Often there are price quotes running in the tens or hundreds of thousands…

Biogas Fuel Cell Could Offer an Affordable Alternative to Short-Lived Batteries

Jun 22, 2011 at 07:44 | Green Futures

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are pioneering a methane fuel cell which could provide portable storage for small-scale power generation, and an affordable alternative to…

First Hydrogen Station for Fuel Cell Cars Opens in California

May 16, 2011 at 07:40 | David Gabel

On May 10th Toyota celebrated the opening of the first pipeline-fed refueling station in the US. Located in Torrance, California, it is the first hydrogen station to be directly connected…

The Cost of Fuel Cell Catalysts Could Drop by a Factor of 650

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:01 | Al Fin

Platinum, which represents at least a quarter of the cost of fuel cells, currently sells for about $65,000 per kilogram. These researchers say their activated carbon nanotubes cost about $100…

One Step Closer to Practical and Affordable Fuel Cells

Dec 02, 2010 at 10:22 | Brian Westenhaus

A group of researchers led by Shriram Ramanathan at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are increasingly optimistic about the commercial viability of making fuel cells practical…

A Fuel cell that runs on Regular Diesel and Biodiesel

Oct 18, 2010 at 08:38 | Brian Westenhaus

Using biodiesel as well as regular diesel in a fuel cell is for many an incredible idea. The Research Council of Norway’s RENERGI program Technical Director Dag Øvrebø is developing…

Energy for Electric Vehicles Dealt a Blow by Bolivian Lithium Production

Feb 22, 2010 at 17:57 | Dave Summers

a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/energy"> Just over a year ago, and spurred by an article in Time, I wrote a post on the possible global supply of lithium, which is used in renewable…

Fuel Cells - An Environmental Saviour or Just a Load of Hype

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

A fuel cell is basically an engine that produces electricity. Which is not that different in it’s make up to its cousin, the standard battery. As the cells found within…

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