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Cheap soy catalyst produces hydrogen fuel
A US research team inspired by the work of twin sisters from a New York high school has identified a low-cost but effective catalyst that could replace expensive platinum for hydrogen production. Hydrogen has long been touted as a clean-burning, efficient fuel that could power cars and fuel cells... Read more
As they bring more renewable energy sources online, utility companies face a double challenge: how to keep the grid stable despite the ups and downs of wind and solar energy, and how to store excess energy from renewables for times when demand is high. That’s why E.ON plans to... Read more
California has seen the commissioning of the world’s first tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station, which will provide transportation fuel to the public and electric power to the Orange County Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant in Fountain Valley. The fuel cell is called a tri-generation system because it... Read more
A Canadian power system operator has found that hydrogen energy could be the answer to keeping the electricity grid stable. Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) recently completed a successful trial in which it used electrolyzer technology from Hydrogenics Corporation to provide utility-scale grid stabilization. The HySTAT electrolyzer, which... Read more
Renewable power sources, coupled with improvements in how we currently split water into hydrogen and oxygen, could make it possible to develop large-scale energy storage systems based on hydrogen. Siemens says it’s further developed an electrolysis system — a way to split water molecules into their components, hydrogen and... Read more
What could a hydrogen-based energy economy look like? You’ll find a glimpse of its potential in a remote town in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Bella Coola, located about 400 kilometres north of Vancouver, has turned to Hydrogen Assisted Renewable Power (HARP) to store locally generated energy from... Read more
A French technology company says it plans to manufacture and test two prototypes for solid-state hydrogen storage that, if they prove workable at an industrial scale, could eliminate the problem of not being able to tap solar or wind energy when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t... Read more
How could a bacterium discovered in a New Zealand hot spring pave the way for a clean-energy, hydrogen-based economy? Researchers in Sweden think they might have found the answer. Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus has more than a tongue-twisting name; it also has the ability to pump out twice as much hydrogen... Read more
Editor’s note: The following is part one of an ongoing series Greenbang will be publishing to review how each element in the periodic table fits in with the vision of a cleaner, greener economy. Hydrogen, the first entry in the periodic table of elements, is not only the lightest... Read more
Scientists have devised a new way for storing hydrogen, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new hydrogen technologies. Researchers at the Carnegie Institution have found that high pressure can be used to make a unique hydrogen-storage material. They found that the normally unreactive, noble gas xenon combines... Read more