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Did you know that UK Goverment will provide new greener police cars to run on hydrogen?

Police cars and taxis will be among nearly 200 new hydrogen powered vehicles switching to zero emission miles, thanks to a multi-million pound government boost. The zero emission vehicles are part of a project that has won 8.8 million in funding from the Department for Transport to improve access to hydrogen refuelling stations up and down the country and increase the number of hydrogen cars on our roads from this summer.

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Air Liquide Japan opens first permanent hydrogen station in Kawaski City

Air Liquide Japan has completed construction of the first public fixed location hydrogen (H2) station in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and it began operations last month. The station, which is the first to be built in the city except a mobile one, is subsidised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI), as well as municipal government of Kanagawa Prefecture.

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Dundee and Aberdeen to receive 22 hydrogen buses

The Scottish cities of Dundee and Aberdeen will be participating in the recently introduced European H2-bus project JIVE 2, which plans to bring another 152 fuel cell buses to 14 cities by 2023. Dundee will receive 12 hydrogen buses as a part of the project, while Aberdeen will receive ten hydrogen powered buses to double their existing fleet. Under the leadership of Element Energy, JIVE 2 will be laying the trail for fuel-cell powered bus lines in 14 European cities.

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The Australian and Victorian governments announce the launch of hydrogen pilot plant trial in the LaTrobe Valley

The Turnbull Government will create 400 local jobs and establish a new energy industry to provide more opportunities for businesses and families in the LaTrobe Valley. These are real jobs being created right now. The $50 million investment into a world-first Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project will open up a new global market, grow the local economy and create more jobs.

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Hydrogen: the fuel cell car, on the take-off ramp

It will not happen overnight, but experts and scientists believe that hydrogen is the energy source of the future. It is an indispensable resource for the transition to a society with low carbon content because it can store and transport energy from renewable sources to supply electricity to the means of transportation and many other things. Takeshi Uchiyamada, president of Toyota Motor Corporation and co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, sums up that thought.

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First direct visualization of the square of the wave function of the hydrogen molecule

An international team co-directed from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) (Spain) has obtained the first direct image of the square of the wave function of the hydrogen molecule. The experiment allows to observe for the first time the correlation between two electrons and to explore the implications of this interdependence in the electronic properties.

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Spanish scientists design a cheap material to produce hydrogen in a massive and sustainable way

Spanish scientists have designed, inspired by the biochemical mechanisms related to photosynthesis, a cheap and available material that could facilitate the mass production of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels. The plants store the energy of the Sun in the form of chemical fuel (sugars) with photosynthesis, so scientists believe that a simplified version of this process would serve to use sunlight to break the water molecule and store energy in the form of hydrogen that could be a clean and efficient chemical fuel.

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Audi tests with its oil-free naphtha

Together with allied companies produced a sufficient amount of this synthetic fuel, compatible with existing infrastructures. He also works in the development of e-diesel and e-gas. The trend of the industry on the development of hybrid, electric and hydrogen vehicles does not stop its march. However, that does not mean that some brands work on their own projects, also very committed to taking care of the environment.

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Javier Brey: Without a country strategy nobody will sell hydrogen cars

The president of the Spanish Hydrogen Association says that fuel cell vehicles offer 700 kilometers of autonomy with a five-minute refueling. "We need an infrastructure and that is not built overnight, it's a matter of years, we have to plan it."

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This 2018 comes the electric revolution: 88th edition of the Geneva Motor Show

If something has made clear to us the 88th edition of the Geneva Motor Show is that electrification is one of the main priorities today for the major manufacturers of the automotive sector. So much so that there are almost infinite electric that we have met in this important event, from the Porsche Mission E Cross Tourism, the Audi e-tron SUV, or the CUPRA e-racer created to compete in the E TCR category.

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The "slow" advance of hydrogen as an alternative fuel

Only two prototypes of hydrogen-powered cars were presented at the latest engine macroferia, which was held at the end of 2017 in Frankfurt. Experts say that the technology based on the hydrogen battery has hardly evolved for 15 years, there is no infrastructure to refuel, the commercial offer is very scarce and economically it is an unfeasible fuel. However, the most optimistic still think that hydrogen has a future and a lot of development potential.

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Japan H2 Mobility: in search of the development of hydrogenera

Toyota, Nissan and Honda, along with eight other companies, have set up Japan H2 Mobility, a company that will develop hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles in Japan.

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EHEC 2018 unveils the latest developments in hydrogen cars

Toyota has taken advantage of the European Congress of Hydrogen Energy to influence the need for authorities and public and private entities to collaborate in the development of an infrastructure that allows the deployment of hydrogen cars, which will contribute to achieving a low society in carbon. EHEC 2018 has been held from March 14 to 16 at the Palace of Congresses and Fairs of Malaga.

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Did you knpw that with computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materials?

Using advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.

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Rational Design of Nanosized Light Elements for Hydrogen Storage: Classes, Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties

Hydrogen is often considered as a technology for the future owing to the limitations of current hydrogen storage materials in powering fuel cell vehicles.

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High-efficiency, low-cost catalyst for water electrolysis

A research team led by Professor Sangaraju Shanmugam of Energy Science and Engineering at DGIST has developed highly efficient, ultra-durable core-shell nanostructured electrocatalyst and successfully replaced the precious anode in water electrolysis, through the collaboration with the research group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

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Hydrogen cars, the great unknown market

Last January, Hyundai surprised with the global presentation of the new Nexus at the International Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It is an electric SUV that will hit the market this year to replace the Tucson FCEV (not marketed in Spain) incorporating improvements that allow it to offer better benefits and greater autonomy.

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New fuel cell demonstrates exceptional power density and stability

A team of researchers led by Northwestern University professor and fuel cell pioneer Sossina Haile has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities and long-term stability at optimal temperatures, a discovery that heightens the viability of incorporating fuel cells into a sustainable energy future.

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Development of a Simple and Rapid Diagnostic Method for Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells

A simple and fast diagnostic tool has been developed for analyzing polymer-electrolyte fuel-cell degradation. The tool is based on analyzing changes in polarization curves of a cell over its lifetime. The shape of the polarization-change curve and its sensitivity to oxygen concentration are found to be unique for each degradation pathway based on analysis from a detailed 2-D numerical model of the cell.

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EU starts five-year project to make fuel-cell gensets

The Everywh2ere project has brought together twelve companies from across Europe, and given them five years and 7 million ($8.6m) to build eight plug-and-play gensets powered by proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cells, to be used for portable, temporary power in urban environments.

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New hydrogen-based electric generators will prevent CO2 emissions

The project, called EVERYWH2ERE, consists of the development of generator sets that use hydrogen instead of petroleum derivatives to generate energy. The Everywh2ere project - within the Horizon 2020 program, with which the European Union promotes innovation projects that ensure the sustainable development and competitiveness of the European economy, will develop electric generators that will produce electricity from hydrogen instead of combustion. fuel

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The hydrogen engine

In the world of motors and renewable energies, we are looking to optimize those that do not pollute the atmosphere and that do not depend on fossil fuels. Diesel and gasoline combustion engines have already counted. Electric vehicles are giving. Much to talk about given its accelerated evolution and its fleet increase in recent years. But hydrogen engines are also becoming a trend given their capabilities and performance.

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Bikes that move based on hydrogen

The company Pragma Industries, based in Biarritz, is a pioneer in the construction of electric bicycles that run on hydrogen. In 2017 they sold a hundred of these bikes and this year they hope to sell more than 150 units. Having worked for years in the arms industry, Pierre Fort, a natural aeronautical engineer from Dax, decided to turn his career around and create a company that would rely on an inexhaustible and non-polluting energy such as hydrogen.

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