British Students Convert Micro-Racer to Hydrogen Power HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE, UK Its not exactly Formula One racing - yet - but a couple of British students have converted a tiny single-seater open-wheel race car to hydrogen as their entry in an international student competition.
Opportunities Hydrogen is one of the renewable energies targeted by the electric utility Progress Energy Florida in its request for renewables (RFR) to expand its renewable portfolio.
Briefly Noted: Air Products Air Products has announced plans for participating in a big new petroleum coke-fed gasification project planned to be built by Eastman Chemical, Inc., Kingsport, TN in the Gulf Coast.
Briefly Noted: Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RC Mazda Motor Corp. this month handed over another dual-fuel RX-8 Hydrogen Rotary Engine (RE) vehicle to an outside customer, in this case Japans Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI). Its the eighth hydrogen rotary engined vehicle.
Briefly Noted: Argonne Aerogels Scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory together with others at Northwestern and Michigan State universities have identified a new technique for cleaning contaminated water and potentially purify hydrogen via a new type of porous material.
Briefly Noted: Iceland Priuses Icelands clean energy folks will have to face the, presumably unfamiliar, August heat of Southern California this month when they formally take delivery of ten hybrid Toyota Priuses converted to hydrogen by Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
Briefly Noted: UC Davis Zirconia Oxides Lowering the operating temperatures of solid oxide fuel cells to the level of PEM fuel cells looks achievable with the fabrication of nanometric zirconia oxides or similar materials that exhibit much better conductivity characteristics.
Briefly Noted: Office Moves More office moves: Technology Transition Corp. (TTC), home of the National Hydrogen Association (NHA), the Hydrogen Education Foundation and the Partnership for Advancing the Transition to Hydrogen.
Briefly Noted: Codes & Standards Codes and Standards News: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) reports it has been awarded a new contract to enhance and expand its Hydrogen Codes and Standards Portal.
Briefly Noted: FuelCell Energy Fuel cell power plant manufacturer FuelCell Energy, Inc., Danbury, CT has signed a contract with the Federal government for the scale-up of a system that separates hydrogen from a gas mixture while generating electricity.
Briefly Noted: IdaTech Fuel cell solutions company IdaTech LLC, Bend, OR reports the U. S. Armys Communications Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center has awarded the company a second contract to further develop its 3 kW tactical fuel cell generator.
Briefly Noted: Aurora Flight Sciences Aurora Flight Sciences, Columbus, MS reports it has signed a $6.1 million contract with the U.S. Armys Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command for continued development of its Orion HALL.
Briefly Noted: HydroGen Cleveland, OH-based HydroGen manufacturer of phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) power plants says it has finished building its first 400 kW commercial demonstration plant.
Briefly Noted: Sigma-Aldrich/Hy-Energy Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO, a life science and high technology company that markets biochemical and organic chemical products, has signed a global agreement with Hy-Energy LLC, Fremont, CA.