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- Rwanda aims to turn a threat into a power supply
Mar 1, 2012 - Aimable Twahirwa - www.trust.org
RUTSIRO, Rwanda (AlertNet) - The deep waters of Lake Kivu harbour a silent and invisible threat. Vast and growing quantities of methane and carbon dioxide, generated by volcanic activity, are trapped at the bottom of the lake. If they were to escape, the results could be deadly for the millions who live and work around Kivu’s shores.
- The Ice That Burns: Are Methane Hydrates the Next Big Resource?
Nov 17, 2011 - John Rennie - txchnologist.com
Petroleum engineers in the 1930s knew what to think about methane hydrates, the magical “ice that burns”: they were a big nuisance. Chunks of these flammable frozen solids would sometimes clog oil and natural gas pipelines and slow production, so eliminating them became a priority. For decades, methane hydrates remained a worthless, vexing curiosity to industry.
- Switch From Coal To Natural Gas No Boon To Climate
Oct 6, 2011 - Deborah Zabarenko - planetark.org
Relying more on natural gas than on coal would not significantly slow down the effects of climate change, even though direct carbon dioxide emissions would be less, a new study has found.
- Will Germany Become First Nation with a Hydrogen Economy?
Sep 27, 2011 - scientificamerican.com
Germany will become the first country completely accessible to fuel cell vehicles in 2015, when carmaker Daimler and the Linde technology group will build 20 new hydrogen filling stations. The result will quadruple the number of public stations available and make it possible for a fuel cell vehicle to reach any location in the country.
- Government Fracking Panel Calls for Environmental Impact Study
Sep 1, 2011 - Joel Kirkland and ClimateWire - scientificamerican.com
From increased greenhouse gas emissions to water contamination, hydraulic fracturing to free natural gas poses a range of environmental challenges
- The Real Story About the Risks of Fracking
Aug 19, 2011 - Richard Liroff - greenbiz.com
Sorting out the competing claims regarding fracking (hydraulic fracturing) for natural gas sure is challenging..
- N.J. and France Ban Fracking While N.Y. Is About to Lift Fracking Moratorium
Aug 9, 2011 - powermag.com
Last week, New Jersey's Legislature passed legislation that affirmed the state's involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and banned the natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Neighboring New York, meanwhile, is poised to lift a moratorium on new shale gas drilling, and France has become the first country to ban fracking.
- A Grandad in Fuel Cells Takes Off
May 10, 2010 - Mark Boslet - greentechmedia.com
After 40 years of making fuel cells, FuelCell Energy could be ready to hit the big time.
- Fueling the future: Fuel cells show promise
Mar 7, 2010 - Onell R. Soto - Union-Tribune
Fuel cells, which decades ago powered the moon mission, are quietly making their way into businesses and homes, and some see them as the future of power production.
- Bloom Energy fuel cell claim raises hype, questions
Feb 26, 2010 - John Timmer - arstechnica.com
In a binge of hype that might make Dean Kamen blush, the world has been introduced to Bloom Energy, a new entrant to the fuel cell business that claims to be ready to revolutionize the energy economy.
First Fuel Cell Ship Docks in Copenhagen
Dec 21, 2009 - David Biello - Scientificamerican.com
Can fuel cells and natural gas help reduce emissions from shipping?
rolls out region's 1st hydrogen-powered bus
Jul 1, 2009 - EFE
Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy and Sao Paulo's Empresa Metropolitana de Transportes Urbanos presented here on Wednesday Latin America's first hydrogen-powered bus, a vehicle that emits no polluting gases.
Interactive Map Shows U.S. Alternative Fuel Data
Jun 9, 2009 - NREL
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) announced the launch of a comprehensive mapping tool to help industry and government planners implement alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. The new TransAtlas tool combines several different types of geographic data to identify areas with potential for developing advanced transportation projects. It is sponsored by DOE’s Clean Cities initiative, which aims to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by promoting advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels. This interactive mapping tool is available by visiting www.afdc.energy.govand clicking on the TransAtlas icon.
Drops Research Into Fuel Cells for Cars
May 7, 2009 - Matthew L.Wald - New York Times
WASHINGTON — Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells, once hailed by President George W. Bush as a pollution-free solution for reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, will not be practical over the next 10 to 20 years, the energy secretary said Thursday, and the government will cut off funds for the vehicles’ development.
of Canada Announces Support for World's Biggest
Apr 20, 2009 - MARKET WIRE
Canada's expertise in putting clean energy technology to work for our economy and our environment will be displayed for millions of people from Canada and around the world at a new, one-of-a kind hydrogen demonstration project. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, along with the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, launched the project today with partners at Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport.
Cell Buses Embraced Among Transit Agencies and Passengers;
Performance and Reliability Better than Expected
in Revenue Service
Apr 16, 2009 - Business Wire
Fuel cell buses have operated successfully in public transit fleets around the world, according to a new report written for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) by the Breakthrough Technologies Institute (BTI) and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE).
Vehicles Coming Soon? Two Million Could Be On Roads
Jul 18, 2008 - Science Daily
A transition to hydrogen vehicles could greatly reduce U.S. oil dependence and carbon dioxide emissions, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council, but making hydrogen vehicles competitive in the automotive market will not be easy. While the development of fuel cell and hydrogen production technology over the past several years has been impressive, challenges remain.
hydrogen filling station opened in Belgium
Jun 3, 2008 - Reuters
The first Belgian hydrogen filling station was inaugurated today in Brussels by Total in the presence of the Flemish Ministry for Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade. Linde developed the technology which allows the low-temperature liquid hydrogen to be stored next to the station, as well as the refuelling system. The Total filling station, which is situated on the Paris-bound carriageway of the E19 motorway, was built as part of the cooperation of BMW and Total.
Stations Could Soon Be Obsolete, Say Fuel Cell Scientists
Jan 7, 2001 - The New Scientist Magazine
LONDON's fabulously successful Tate Modern art gallery has wowed the public. Now it seems that the gallery, housed in the disused Bankside power station, has captured the industrial zeitgeist, too. Power stations, the behemoths of the industrial age, could be on the way out.
fuel cell hums to life
Dec 29, 2000 - CBC
Dearborn, Michigan - The auto industry is very excited about the prototype of Ford's latest Focus. That's because of what's under the hood -- hydrogen fuel cells to provide energy for an electric motor.
sees the future -- in hydrogen
Dec 26, 2000 - Seth Dunn - Worldwatch Institute
Riding from the airport to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, gives one the sensation of having landed on the moon. Black lava rocks cover the mostly barren landscape, which is articulated by craters, hills and mountains. Other parts of the island are covered by a thin layer of green moss. American astronauts traveled here in the 1960s to practice walking the lunar surface, defining rock types and taking specimens.
age coming upon us fast
Nov 18, 2000 - Cameron Smith - Toronto Star
It's about the size of a regular washing machine and it's going to get about one-third smaller. If all goes as expected, you'll be able to buy one in two or three years for $2,300 to $3,000, put it in your driveway, plug it into a normal electrical outlet, hook a water hose to it, and pump fuel into your car.
to build hydrogen/electricity co-production system
in Las Vegas
Jul 28, 2000 - John McKnight
Within a few years, Southern Nevadans may be able to fuel their vehicles with clean-burning hydrogen, thanks to a cooperative agreement signed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Air Products and Chemical, Inc. The agreement for cost-shared development of the world's first hydrogen electrical generating system and a hydrogen and hydrogen-enriched natural gas fueling station is the result of a partnership that includes the City of Las Vegas.