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Hydrogen Vaporware VS the Big Battery Breakthrough

December 13, 2013 by Lou Grinzo

To no one’s surprise, there’s been some news lately about both a (potential) BBB (Big Battery Breakthrough) as well as RCH (Really Cheap Hydrogen), with a 600 kilometer range battery, and a potential new formula for fast, abundant hydrogen production.[read more]

Climate Change and Driving the Hydrogen Highway

June 8, 2013 by Jim Baird

a new interstate?

According to the Energy Information Administration, transportation (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc.) accounts for about 2/3 of the oil used in the United States. The Hydrogen Highway would supplant this usage.[read more]

Hydrogen Vehicles Not Quite A Sweeping Success

March 19, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Scientists and energy industry visionaries have been talking about hydrogen fuel cells as a potential source of clean energy for years. Around 2008, a team of Swiss engineers decided to stop talking and start doing. The result was a small hydrogen-powered street-cleaning vehicle called the “CityCat H2″ that began trials in on the streets of Basel in 2009.[read more]

Fuel Cell Trains

September 14, 2009 by Geoffrey Styles

I often use my gym time to catch up on interesting podcasts, and NPR's excellent Science Friday series is one of my favorite sources. I just caught up with a recent segment on the development of hydrogen-powered trains, which seem like a particularly clever application of a promising technology that must still overcome serious obstacles...[read more]

Biofuel Pretenders

August 31, 2009 by Robert Rapier

NoteThis article was initially titled "Pretenders, Contenders, and Niches." However, the section on pretenders grew to the point that I have decided to split the essay up into three parts. The first part, Biofuel Pretenders, will cover many of the current media and political darlings. The second part, Biofuel Contenders, will discuss...[read more]

World’s first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plant?

July 15, 2009 by Michael Giberson

Michael Giberson The Associated Press is reporting that a New Mexico company, Jetstream Wind (WARNING: annoying animated introduction accompanied by equally annoying dramatic soundtrack), has broken ground on what it claims will be “the world’s first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plant.” According to the company website,...[read more]

Bring back the electric car

November 22, 2007 by Jonathan Smith

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed (November 19, 2007), entitled, “Bring back the electric car1” (repeated below), Sherry Boschert advocates that the state of California should reverse its mistake of putting its clean-air hopes in hydrogen instead of battery-powered autos. Californians are being taken for a ride by state clean-air regulators...[read more]