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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Panasonic, a prototype fuel cell, 20mm thick and smaller modules

Built-in laptop and an external charger product prototypes

Panasonic, a small direct-methanol fuel cells to develop a prototype October 2008 to 22-24 was held in Fukuoka, “Hydrogen Energy Advanced Technology Exhibition 2008″ exhibition in the reference. The prototype of the laptop can be built into the fuel cell module, two USB mobile device charger output pins can be two models of external charger.

The two models in both fuel and pump to supply air in the form of active and the maximum output of 20W, a 10W average output. About 10 percent of the methanol fuel used for internal use and dilution. Therefore, subsidies for water tanks are built.

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This post was written by admin on October 30, 2008


Researchers create the basis for fuel-saving cars

High-performance batteries and fuel cells are key technologies for fuel-efficient vehicles. So they quickly go to market and their production takes place in Germany, the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW), 28 October in Ulm, a new research and development center with 1,000 square feet in operation.

In the presence of representatives of the German battery and automotive industries and the Mayor of the city of science, Ivo patrons, opened Nilgün Parker from the Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development in the Technology Center.

The demand for low-emission vehicles is growing worldwide. Legal requirements such as national and international climate protection goals, CO2 tax, fine dust zones, downtown toll and long-term rising oil prices, the demand for cars with high fuel consumption burglarize.

The professional world is united. The desired objectives can only be equipped with modern high-performance batteries can be achieved. But the techniques are still too expensive and must be further developed. “Our technology center here sets new standards,” says Ulmer ZSW Board Prof. Dr. Werner Till Metz. “With him we can bridge the gap between today’s know-how and future requirements of the rapidly closing.”

In the highly specialized laboratories and workshops are art facilities for the manufacture of battery components, battery cells and prototypes with a new cell chemistry. Estates evaluate the test security systems and smart battery management techniques to prevent critical states of the highly complex energy. This improves the stability and security in extreme temperatures. The aim is high charge cycles and a lifespan of more than ten years. Fuel cells, the researchers tested, inter alia, the automation of production with robots. This reduces costs and prevents errors in the production.

Especially hybrid and electric cars, whether in combination with conventional internal combustion engines with electric drive exclusively or as a hybrid concept in combination with lower fuel consumption significantly. They are also open to the use of renewable energies. The German automotive industry sees this as an opportunity, their traditionally strong international competitive position in the future further.

High-performance batteries and fuel cells are not just for mobility of central importance: The batteries can store the fluctuating electricity supply renewable energies such as wind and sun balance. If necessary give them the power again. Fuel cells turn to heat in homes for heating and electricity more efficiently provide.

The Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban promotes since this September in a model project to install 800 fuel cells in private single-and multi-family houses. The ZSW coordinated the project and evaluate it scientifically made.

The ZSW is one of the most renowned German research institutes in the fields of energy analysis, photovoltaics, renewable fuels, battery and fuel cell technology. For batteries and fuel cells, it is the largest independent research and technology center in Europe. It explores the last twenty years, electrochemical energy technologies and places them into marketable products around. At the three sites Stuttgart, and Ulm ram shed are currently around 150 scientists, engineers and technicians employed.

They generate a turnover of around 18 million euros.

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This post was written by admin on October 28, 2008


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