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

New fuel-cell car from Toyota (Fine-N ) with four engines

With a large crowd will start tomorrow at the 37th Tokyo Motor Show expected. Well over one million visitors are on the international auto show in Makuhari, Chiba, Japan until 5 November is expected that the newest car innovations want to look. With this, among others, is Toyota with a new concept car with fuel cell propulsion, the Fine-N..
toyota fine n

About 260 companies present at just 42,000 square meters of exhibition space exhibits, including several new innovations in the fuel-cell vehicles.

The Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is under the theme “Ecology & Emotion” a total of six new concept vehicles imagine, two cars and 21-series cars. One of the new studies is the concept hybrid version with fuel cell and electric propulsion, in Fine-N is presented. With this model would like the Japanese automobile company a vision of the propulsion technology of the future presented with a radical new design and four-wheel drive.

Fine-N has a total of four separate motors, directly to the appropriate wheels and electronically (by-wire) will be activated. By the hybrid technique derived space also enables wide design freedoms, which is expressed that the wheels very far outside of the four corners are located. This long wheelbase with a very long passenger compartment gives the innovative car a futuristic look. Furthermore, since the heavy components (eg BZ stack, battery) in the new packaging system and relatively low center were built, gives the Fine-N an entirely new ride.

The four in-wheel motors are on the inside of the wheels mounted at the same time very light and very efficient electric motors, which every 25 kilowatts peak power at 110 Newton meters of torque delivered. These engines powered by a Toyota’s own fuel cell stack and a lithium-ion battery. An improved efficiency of the fuel cell system and an elevated tank pressure enable a whole range of 500 kilometers.

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This post was written by admin on October 28, 2008

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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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