Tag: hydrogen

FuelCell energy’s carbonate fuel cell tech produces graphene and carbon fiber

FuelCell energy’s carbonate fuel cell tech produces graphene and carbon fiber

August 18, 2019 |

In Missouri, New Energy Opportunities reports that FuelCell Energy’s solid oxide cells produce electricity more efficiently than a steam-fired generator, but the efficiency is driven by the hydrogen that is also produced in the process. FuelCell Energy’s molten carbonate fuel cell technology can be used to produce graphene and carbon fiber materials from virtually all […]

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Scientists look at how nature builds hydrogen-producing enzymes

Scientists look at how nature builds hydrogen-producing enzymes

July 28, 2019 |

In Germany, a team from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Oxford has found out how hydrogen-producing enzymes, or so-called hydrogenases, are activated during their biosynthesis. They showed how the cofactor – a part of the active center and at the same time the heart of the enzyme – is introduced into the interior. […]

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EU project to partly fund Norwegian ferry operator’s trial switch to hydrogen from biodiesel

EU project to partly fund Norwegian ferry operator’s trial switch to hydrogen from biodiesel

May 13, 2019 |

In Norway, The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. The FLAGSHIPS project contributes in building two new build vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway. In Lyon, a hydrogen push-boat […]

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Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

January 13, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF is off to a roaring start with its pursuit of ambitious goals and announcements of new innovations. They launched four groundbreaking projects for CO2-reduced future production processes. They advanced five new cottonseed varieties, including dicamba-tolerant varieties for enhanced weed control. They presented novel high-performance insulation in their first carbon concrete composite facade […]

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Proton pathway reproduced to understand how algae enzymes produce hydrogen

Proton pathway reproduced to understand how algae enzymes produce hydrogen

November 25, 2018 |

In Germany, scientists from Ruhr-Universität Bochum succeeded for the first time in understanding how certain algae enzymes produce hydrogen by reproducing the pathway of the protons to the active center of these [FeFe] hydrogenases. This could allow such efficient but vulnerable biocatalysts to be chemically more stable. The hydrogenases produce two protons and two electrons […]

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Purple bacteria turns sewage into hydrogen energy

Purple bacteria turns sewage into hydrogen energy

November 18, 2018 |

In Spain, researchers at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos found a new method using purple bacteria and electrical currents that reduces carbon emissions from wastewater treatment plants. Purple bacteria are photosynthetic and use infrared light as their energy source, giving them various colors like purple, brown and red. The bacteria can perform metabolic reactions and are […]

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From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

July 8, 2018 |

In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU, is producing hydrogen biofuel from water instead of from natural gas which is a fossil fuel. Redding said, “I’m trying to redirect the natural photosynthesis pathway to […]

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BayoTech closes $12.5M Series B financing, gets fertilizer partner

BayoTech closes $12.5M Series B financing, gets fertilizer partner

April 15, 2018 |

In New Mexico, BayoTech, Inc., developer of advanced chemical reactors for the distributed production of hydrogen and fertilizers, closed a $12.5 million Series B round of financing. BayoTech also welcomed one of the world’s largest fertilizer companies as a strategic partner and investor. The partner participated in the Series B round of financing along with […]

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Are electrics a bridging technology, and hydrogen fuel cells the future?

Are electrics a bridging technology, and hydrogen fuel cells the future?

November 1, 2017 |

Are electrics the future, or a bridge to the future? Recently, Lexus’ Paul Williamsen told Australia’s CarAdvice team: “Both hybrid and EVs are merely bridging technologies on the way to the solution, which is hydrogen. The problem with EVs is a simple matter of chemistry – we won’t be able to get the charging times down. […]

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You Just Can’t Have Enough Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to renewable hydrogen via biomass pyrolysis aqueous phase

You Just Can’t Have Enough Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to renewable hydrogen via biomass pyrolysis aqueous phase

August 14, 2017 |

Hydrogen, hydrogen, hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe, but the advanced bioeconomy can never seem to get enough of it, and finding ways to produce renewable, affordable hydrogen — well, that’s real gold. A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Abhijeet Borole and including a number of ORNL colleagues and also […]

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