New Hydrogen Storage from Metal Alloy 40% Lighter Than Batteries

Robin Gremaud, a researcher from Netherlands, found out through experimentation that an alloy of the metals magnesium, titanium and nickel is absorbing hydrogen very well. What's most interesting about his discovery is that the three metals form a very light alloy, about 40% lighter than a Lithium Ion battery pack at the same size (for example, a Prius battery weights 317 kg, while this hydrogen tank would only weight 200 kg).

Honda Planning to Market Solar Powered Home-Based Hydrogen Refueler Starting 2015

Having your hydrogen fuel cell car powered by some solar panels in your own backyard looks like a dream not able to come true in a lifetime for some. For others, this is already a reality and a long-term plan. Honda, GM, Toyota, Mercedes and several other car manufacturers, joined by fuel providers including Shell, look at home-based refueling stations quite seriously and plan to have the first ones implemented in as little as five years.

Argonne Researchers Splitting Water 10 Times Faster With New Metallic Compound

Due to its storage capacity, hydrogen has an enormous potential in the clean energy industry. Unfortunately, it is very hard to "master": only setting...

New Solar Materials Could Lower Hydrogen Energy Cost

Up to this point, solar has made big gains in efficiency, but nothing near what is needed to effectively compete with fossil fuels. While parity...

Genepax (Japanese Water Car Company) Shut to Silence

In June last year, everyone may have heard the buzz about a japanese water car. The buzz was about Genepax, a company from Japan who had claimed that they invented a revolutionary system that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen and then uses a fuel cell to recombine it and generate electricity. That electricity would have driven a car, fact that they demonstrated in front of the press at that time.

Smallest Hydrogen Fuel Cell for Use in Tiny Portable Gadgets

The smallest hydrogen fuel cell of just 3mm diameter was created by US chemical scientists and could replace batteries in portable electronics devices.
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Toyota to Produce Hydrogen Fuel from Cow Dung

Toyota engineer Scott Blanchet has been working on a new car engine - one that is powered by cow dung. Exploiting a waste product to...
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New Platinum Electroplate Method Could Make Hydrogen Fuel Cells More Affordable

In order for the anode and cathodes in hydrogen fuel cells to survive, that is, do the job without degrading, they are covered with...

Hyundai/Toyota Partnership to Sell 1,000 Hydrogen-Powered Trucks

Hydrogen vehicles may have finally received the boost that is needed to propel the technology forward. Hyundai announced on Wednesday that it will sell...

New Ceramic Material Makes Fuel Cells Capable of Using Normal Fuels

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have invented a new type of ceramic material that could widen the uses of SOFCs, so they could also be used with a wide range of liquid or gaseous fuels, without the need of separating hydrogen or cleaning them.