Daihatsu Motor Show, demonstrating without a platinum catalyst in fuel cell development

fuel cell vehicle platform Daihatsu

Daihatsu is “The 41st Tokyo Motor Show,” was exhibited, hydrazine hydrate (hydrate Haidorajin: N2H4 · H2O) using a fuel cell vehicle platform, as compared to conventional fuel cells use hydrogen as fuel and on the available amount of liquid fuel with fewer, platinum (Pt) without the need for expensive catalysts such as precious metals (Figure 1, story).

The new fuel cell has been developed by Daihatsu, fuel hydrazine hydrate (N2H4 · H2O) can be introduced directly into the power generation and liquid fuels. Conventional PEFC (polymer fuel cell electrolyte population), the catalyst used, was used expensive platinum-based catalyst is required to work in the highly acidic environment.

In contrast, Daihatsu PMfLFC alkaline environment because it works, characterized by the use of cobalt and nickel as a catalyst. Could be reduced substantially the cost of fuel cells for this purpose. The use of hydrogen fuel for the PEFC, it can use liquid fuel, the fuel easier to handle, it is characterized by a high degree of freedom in the shape of the fuel tank.

However, many issues still to be commercialized. One is the efficiency, at present to less than PEFC. Therefore, in collaboration with foreign universities and research institutions are continuing efforts to improve efficiency. The 30 percent concentration or higher concentration of hydrazine hydrate is toxic control law has been given to the deleterious substance, and essential safety measures. Daihatsu This is assumed to be of solid polymer with hydrazine hydrate inside the fuel tank.

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This post was written by admin on October 26, 2009

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New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Gets Ready For Series Production

The new fuel cell vehicle offers everything that people expect from a Mercedes-Benz: High comfort and safety as well as no reduction in interior space and boot capacity. Customers will not have to sacrifice any driving pleasure either, because the electric motor has a peak performance of 100 kW/136 hp and a maximum torque of 290 Nm, which is available from the first rotation. It ensures that the B‑Class F-CELL, whose impressive dynamic handling properties are in some cases far better than those of a two-litre petrol car, gets off to an excellent start. Despite these qualities, the zero-emission fuel cell drive consumes the equivalent of only 3.3 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC). Thanks to its great range of about 400 kilometres and short refuelling times of around three minutes, the B‑Class F-CELL ensures local zero-emission mobility even for long stretches.

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

It was just. Mercedes has announced several times that he would have a hydrogen car into production before the end of the decade. We wanted to believe, but we saw in 2010 will bring … And finally here is the car. It was afraid, but here it is, and it is real. It is a class B as we had already seen several prototypes on many shows. Except it is no longer a prototype. It is still far from mass production, Mercedes does not provide for a first time to produce 200 copies. But it is a milestone of crossing over the prototype made by unit.
The rate provided is 2 cars per day. It’s little, but it already requires a dedicated organization, and Mercedes has put in place. It is true that the task was considerably simpler than that manufactures the Honda Clarity: Class B is a model already in production. The car already exists with gasoline engines, diesel or natural gas. And this versatility has opened doors that was enough to open a slightly larger version of this CAP. The integration is perfect, and even surprising, since touring the owner, it is difficult to see that it is a hydrogen car.

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

Source: New Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Gets Ready For Series Production

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This post was written by admin on September 16, 2009

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Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda goes with the circle piston Wankel engine in the future and uses the rotary engine as an entry into the hydrogen age. How to drive the two prototypes Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

In Japan, the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen has leased since 2006.  Athletes with mild grade: 109 hp must meet the prototypes.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary is conspicuous only by pasting on.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The prototype will demonstrate that hydrogen rotary engine and fit together well.
Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

From the pipes flowing at RX-8 Hydrogen only water vapor.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen was founded in 2003 at the Tokyo Motor Show presented.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda uses the technique on tank vessels, the 350 bar handle. One filling is sufficient for approximately 100 kilometers.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The dual-fuel system makes changing the use of hydrogen and super gasoline possible.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The 105-liter tank H2 requires a complete boot.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Inside are Tankuhr except the second and the switch no difference to the production model to recognize.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Two ads for gasoline tank (five liters) and H2 (105 liters).

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary with electric motor and lithium-ion battery makes the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The hydrogen rotary hybrid provides powerful propulsion.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Mazda Premacy 5.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Given the high-pressure hydrogen tanks, the trunk shrinks to 230 liters.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The overall efficiency of the prototype is extremely low.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The drive of the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid is that of the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen in the shade.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Dre hydrogen Wankel has 350 Newton meter torque.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

With hydrogen, the power is lower than with ordinary gasoline.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

At the pump, there are expected differences.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

Hydrogen pumps are rare in Norway.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The rotary engine is nothing to see, the high-performance electronic components dominate the engine compartment.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, two of seven seats to the hydrogen tank’s sake soft.

Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen and Premacy Hydrogen Hybrid

The graph shows the Wankel as electricity producers to charge the lithium-ion batteries.

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This post was written by admin on August 10, 2009

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Riversimple, the return of hydrogen. Zero pollution in the city daily

Riversimple Urban Car

Hydrogen cars are just moved to a second place in recent months. The future belongs to electric batteries, and we’ll build it for thousands of recharging terminals in all cities! For people who are struggling to convince that we can overcome the weakness of the self-electric cars by the infrastructure, the solution of hydrogen would quickly resurface. The potential is greatest, it is immediately apparent in the urban prototype car, which was announced with a range of 340/380 km. You can drive with peace of mind.

This prototype Riversimple Urban Car is an electric car, with 4 small electric motors in the wheels, which draws its energy in supercapacitors. They are much faster and more durable than batteries. But the amount of stored energy is very low. Just what travel a few kilometers. The characteristics are also smiling these supercapacitors weigh only 21 kg. They may nevertheless provide a current of 15 kilowatts for 10 seconds, which is sufficient in a vehicle that urban n’accuse 350 kg on the scale.
In addition, coming to add energy to that provided by the supercapacitors in the accelerations, a fuel cell (PAC). The PAC is very small, so affordable, but it can not issue a power of 6 kW. It is nevertheless sufficient to maintain the small vehicle at its maximum speed of 80 km/ h. A more moderate speeds, the CAP works in slow motion, to charge the supercapacitors. And it is these supercapacitors that allow this Riversimple accelerate the CAP alone does not provide enough power for that.
This is called decoupling or separation of what makes the car accelerate, thus enabling it to maintain its cruising speed. Hybrid cars already use a little idea, it is brought to its climax. And the future. All the work on the subject, even Ferrari, and the small team behind Riversimple adhered to the idea because they are not beginners. The project leader behind the car had already designed the LIFECARE Morgan, he has several years of experience in the development of hybrid / electric and hydrogen.
It is now seeking partners. Where an original approach, Open Source. One knows the software of this type, but the design of a car has very little to do with editing software. Riversimple and continued to explain that they did not want a large group resume their solutions for a mass production without worrying about the future of its designers. Commercial use is not authorized. But if an innovative SMEs would like to work on the project to accelerate the emergence, in a return on investment mutualized, it is welcome here.
Kind of Smart elongated to reduce the frontal surface, the prototype meets all the best ideas for what is to make a car more environmentally friendly. Use of lightweight composite materials, motors in the wheels to ensure maximum recovery of energy lost to braking (although better than a Prius) … The Riversimple could be available in 2013, and it would not be sold, but proposed lease including all costs, including hydrogen refueling. The customer would have a package with a rent to pay mileage. That would be from ÂŁ 200 per month, or about 236 euros, and it seems for a competitive auto zero pollution.

Source: Riversimple

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This post was written by admin on July 13, 2009

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Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster on the Bertha Benz Route

As you may remember, about a month ago we brought you the details of a special concept vehicle known simply as the F-Cell Roadster. The F-Cell’s 1.2 kW (1.63 hp) hybrid drive allows, top speed is low 25 km/h and achieve an operating range of 350 km.
Even if the 250,000 euros well expensive single item is rarely faster than the pace moves – the maximum speed is 25 km/h – has been given to the airy outdoor seating at least as much fun as on board a Mercedes SLK.

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

With her two kids in tow, Bertha Benz became the first soccer mom in history. Wanting to prove to Karl that his invention was worthwhile, she drove over a hundred kilometers in the Benz Motorwagen back in 1888. The drive on the other hand, is a message from the future.  “The second task of this project was the use of clean propulsion technologies,” said trainer Marcus Troll.

Source: Daimler Unveils Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster With Hybrid Drive

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster

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This post was written by admin on April 29, 2009

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