A Ford Transit with hydrogen!

The utilities are also entitled to their green technology! Roush Technologies Ltd (car preparer specializing in commercial vehicles) and ITM Power plc (dedicated to hydrogen technology) work together on a project to circulate on roads in the UK vehicles powered by gasoline or with hydrogen.

They are based on the utility Ford Transit, with a 4-cylinder petrol engine 2.3 liters. The latter has undergone transformations to run on hydrogen: it has a compressor and 3 tanks of 4.5 kg of hydrogen (350 bars) placed under the chassis. It enjoys autonomy up to 217 km.

Ford Transit Hydrogen

Ford Transit Hydrogen

At their marketing, these green vehicles will be accompanied by a small electrolyzer (requiring a water supply and electricity) and transmits the compressed hydrogen tank for recharging. The electric car is no longer the only benefit from this type of fueling system! The initial target customers? Businesses and environmental organizations who wish to show their commitment in the fight against auto pollution.

Roush Technologies is responsible for changes in utilities and development of new units for the use of hydrogen fuel. ITM Power electrolyzers provides to enable motorists to generate their own green fuel. This partnership offers a comprehensive set of technology to customers.

(Photo Source: Roush Technologies Ltd, ITM Power plc)

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This post was written by admin on October 31, 2008

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BMW Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer

The BMW Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer wants it flat and fast. He sets course for hydrogen so that the RennspaB not too expensive, can BMW in 2025 the recycling of old drums for the body imagine.

BMW Hydrogen

BMW Hydrogen

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This post was written by admin on October 28, 2008

It left the program for Hydrogen Energy Horizon!

Here’s another good news for hydrogen technologies: the European Commission has approved funding in late 2007 by OSEO (French Agency for supporting innovation, 67.6 million euros) for the program of Innovation Horizon Hydrogen Energy (H2E in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell) coordinated by the French group Air Liquide (specializing in industrial gases).

Hydrogen Energy Horizon

The H2E program represents an overall investment in research and technology of about 200 million euros over a period of 7 years. It is intended to build a hydrogen energy-sustainable and competitive. The research and development activities cover the following areas: development of innovative technologies for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources, hydrogen storage and the industrialization of fuel cells and the establishment of a appropriate regulatory framework, a program of demonstrations and education to familiarize a wider audience with this new clean energy carrier.

20 partners in the field of hydrogen energy (industrial groups, SMEs and public research laboratories French) are associated with this program on Air Liquide.

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This post was written by admin on October 27, 2008

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European industrialists to invest in fuel cells and hydrogen

Vehicles with a fuel cell the hydrogen do not pollute when they’re riding. Many prototypes are currently under development and expected their mass marketing by 2020. In May 2008, the Council of Ministers adopted a regulation establishing the joint venture “fuel cells and hydrogen, following six years of work involving the main players in the sector and the European Commission to” develop a new type of public-private partnership that is the joint technolog.

In October 2008, the European Union and European manufacturers have announced their plans to make fuel cells and hydrogen one of the new technologies in the strategic energy sector. The European Commission, industry (60 private companies: multinationals, SMEs), and those of European research (universities, research centers), as this public-private invest about one billion euros in research, technological development and demonstration over a period of six years.

The objectives: investing in such a scientific research project focuses on results; accelerate the development of technologies and advance their marketing in Europe (between 2010 and 2020); implement an integrated and effective basic and applied research to technological development and demonstration activities and support, focused on the most innovative applications; reduce from 2 to 5 years the time required for sale; develop by 2020 a mass market for these technologies and ensuring Europe a head of green in this race.

The first call for proposals, with a budget of 28.1 million euros, the production, storage and distribution as well as hydrogen refueling infrastructure and transport. A steering committee will lead the legal entity, the joint venture “fuel cells and hydrogen”: the management and daily operation missions will be in charge of an Executive Director supported by the Program Office based in Brussels. A scientific committee will advise the Steering Committee. Member States will follow closely the activities through the group of states. The general meeting of stakeholders will be held annually.

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This post was written by admin on October 26, 2008

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A hydrogen car comes out in Europe: Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE

The Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE, with a rotary engine operating through with gasoline or of the hydrogen, now circulating on the roads in Norway. The manufacturer Mazda and joins the project “Hydrogen Road of Norway (HyNor) to implement a transportation infrastructure based on hydrogen technologies. The objective is that this vehicle is validated on the road in Europe after having evolved in Japan.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE

Following this validation, the project HyNor will host 30 other copies of the leases will be concluded. Mazda will also study the data collected in the development of its zero-emission vehicles. Hydrogen is spawning a path not far from home: Good news!

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This post was written by admin on October 21, 2008

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