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Artificial Photosynthesis: Hydrogen fuel from manganese oxide
author FuelCellsWorks, December 16, 2015

A new artificial photosynthesis method developed at Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, Florida (US), uses less material to capture sunlight and produces hydrogen fuel faster.  Plants use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide to carbohydrates and oxygen. The compounds in FSU’s process can do the same but break down water into hydrogen and oxygen — the generated...

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Electro Power Systems Partners With AutoGrid to Build Software-Defined Power Plants(TM) Using Hydrogen Energy Storage Systems
author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2015

PARIS, FRANCE and REDWOOD CITY, CA -- AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and control software for the electricity and energy industry, and Electro Power Systems (EPS), a leader in smart oxygen and hydrogen-based integrated systems for clean energy storage, today announced that EPS has selected AutoGrid's Predictive Controls™ technology to build and operate Software-Defined...

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author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers are proposing a new "hydricity" concept aimed at creating a sustainable economy by not only generating electricity with solar energy but also producing and storing hydrogen from superheated water for round-the-clock power production. "The proposed hydricity concept represents a potential breakthrough solution for continuous and efficient power generation," said Rakesh Agrawal,...

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author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2015

A research team at DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has discovered that a common type of cyanobacterium, or blue-green algae, produces hydrogen, via photosynthesis, in two ways. The finding could lead to new approaches for hydrogen production as a renewable energy resource. The PNNL team published the information, which pertains to a cyanobacterium known as Cyanothece 51142,...

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author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2015

Sign memorandum of understanding to continue their collaboration to develop hydrogen-based power systems for aerospace. Le Haillan, France – The solid-state hydrogen storage company Cella Energy and the French aerospace firm Herakles (Safran) have signed a memorandum of understanding to define the principles which will govern a five year exclusive cooperation plan which will kick-off at the conclusion...

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author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2015

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, -- Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSX:HYG) (“Hydrogenics” or the “Company”), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology and hydrogen fuel cell power modules, today announced that it has been awarded almost $2 million in orders for fuel cell power modules by a US-based developer of hydrogen powered forklifts. The customer will, in turn, supply its forklifts...

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Apple plans nation’s biggest private fuel cell energy project at N.C. data center
author FuelCellsWorks, December 12, 2015

North Carolina will be home to the nation’s largest private fuel cell energy project,a nonpolluting, silent power plant that will generate electricity from hydrogen. Apple (yes, that Apple) filed its plans with the N.C. Utilities Commission on Thursday to build the 4.8-megawatt project in Maiden, about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte. That’s where Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has...

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author FuelCellsWorks, December 12, 2015

OSLO, Norway--The board of directors in NEL ASA (NEL) (OSE:NEL) has appointed Jon André Løkke as chief executive officer (CEO) and Lars Christian Stugaard as chief financial officer (CFO) in NEL from 4 January 2016. “We are pleased to welcome Jon Andre to the NEL team, developing and leveraging on the company´s solid strategic, financial...

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author FuelCellsWorks, December 12, 2015

Market value has plunged since announcing plan to sell shares Fuel-cell manufacturer raising cash to fund expansion plans Bloomberg--Hydrogenics Corp., a Canadian provider of fuel-cell power systems, lost $34 million in market value in the week since announcing a secondary offering of shares to raise about half that amount. Hydrogenics priced a sale of 2.13...

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author FuelCellsWorks, December 11, 2015

The Energy Department today announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technologies that will reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and cut harmful carbon emissions. As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, this funding will accelerate American innovation in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies by supporting...

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