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Turning Sunlight Into Hydrogen Directly By Using Spinach-Derived Proteins

A system that converts the energy of sunlight directly into hydrogen has been discovered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scientists there have managed to design what they call a “biohybrid photoconversion system,” which consists in the interaction of plant proteins responsible with photosynthesis and a synthetic polymer they created.

Black Titanium Dioxide Helps Hydrogen Ouf of Water, Berkeley Scientists Find

They used titanium dioxide (TiO2) whose lattice structure had been modified by changing its ordered pattern. They did that by hydrogenating the TiO2 crystals and found out that the disordered titanium dioxide they obtained was black, hence the idea that it absorbs light much better than the white one.

Hawaii Implementing Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure In Collaboration With GM

A large scale partnership called H2I (Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative) is coming together as combined efforts are being made for the fueling infrastructure that will support the future face of the Hawaiian transportation system. Hydrogen fuel is the word of the day, as Hawaii expects thousands of fuel-cell vehicles to hit the market starting with 2015.

Netherlands' First Public Hydrogen Fueling Station Officially Opened

The gas station also has a small-scale factory for converting the gas into hydrogen, which is stored in compressed form. The hydrogen fuel is fed through a special hose, just like ordinary LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and then converted in energy by means of fuel cell technology in the cars.

Toyota's Hydrogen Powered FCHV-adv Exhibited in London

Toyota has exhibited its newest starlet running on hydrogen fuel, the FCHV-adv (Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle-advanced) at the RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge. This was another chance for Toyota to show just how well its current hybrids can perform in real-world conditions.

Volvo Tests Petrol-Powered Fuel Cells For Extending EV Range

Volvo has been testing lately their newest innovation in the field of electric cars – an electric car range extender based on a hydrogen fuel cell powered by liquid organic fuels, such as petrol. In collaboration with Powercell Sweden AB, Volvo’s range extender could take the EV for up to 250 kilometers more and at the same time only emit minute carbon dioxide quantities.

Mercedes Benz Starts Leasing B-Class Fuel Cell Vehicles In Europe and US

Only to the visually-impaired it may look like fuel cells and electric cars don’t enjoy success nowadays. Daimler AG has just started a pilot program of leasing Mercedes-Benz hydrogen fuel cell cars to 5 to 15 users in the US, to see how their car acts in real life conditions and how people receive them. To me this looks like a postpone of the real thing, just like GM did to EV1.

Hydrogen Refueling Point Launched by SunHydro in Connecticut

SunHydro, a hydrogen refueling company is launching their first hydrogen station that will be open to the public. The refueling point will be made available starting Friday in Connecticut, USA, in an attempt of the firm to create a chain of hydrogen refueling stations from Maine to Florida.