Tag: hydrogen

The Hydrogen Spring that became the Year without a Summer

The Hydrogen Spring that became the Year without a Summer

March 29, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, Lux Research in a new report asks “Hyundai, Toyota Lead in Hydrogen Innovation – But Is Anyone Following?” in going pessimistic on the development of the hydrogen economy. “A few automakers led by Toyota are putting their money where their mouth is, but the rest of the value chain lags behind by orders […]

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Modernizing the Electric Grid And its Integration with the Transportation Sector

Modernizing the Electric Grid And its Integration with the Transportation Sector

June 20, 2016 |

By Bill Brandon Special to The Digest Germany is a recognized leader in renewable electricity. Their Energiewende law set ambitious goals for renewables but may be stalling out because of infrastructure insufficiencies. Germany curtailed 1581 gigawatt-hours of green energy in 2014. PV penetration levels are unsustainable with curtailment increasing an average of 100% every year. […]

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Short on sustainable hydrogen? Here comes new water-splitting tech to save the day

Short on sustainable hydrogen? Here comes new water-splitting tech to save the day

January 6, 2016 |

You may not know it, but you are short on hydrogen. Right now. We live in a hydrogen-starved world, and it’s expensive to make. And most of what we make is unsustainable, produced from fossil sources. All that might be ready to change. The Digest investigates. Making syngas for efficient production of fuels? Need hydrogen. Fuel-cell […]

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Connecticut legislators attend briefing on hydrogen and fuel cell technology

Connecticut legislators attend briefing on hydrogen and fuel cell technology

April 20, 2015 |

In Connecticut, a briefing for Connecticut state legislators about hydrogen and fuel cell technology was led by the Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition (CHFCC) and Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), both administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT). The briefing, held April 9, focused on measures to improve energy reliability, increase environmental protection, […]

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The Hydrogen Wall: Looking at the prospects for drop-in biofuels

The Hydrogen Wall: Looking at the prospects for drop-in biofuels

August 11, 2014 |

Think affordable, available, sustainable carbon is the biggest barrier to the growth of biofuels? Or, access to market via blender pumps? In the case of drop-in biofuels, the biggest challenge might be finding enough hydrogen. You might have heard of the Hydrogen Economy, the Hydrogen Miracle, the Hydrogen Car, or that free hydrogen (H2) is […]

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Up, Up, and Away: This year’s Amazing Hydrogen Ascent

Up, Up, and Away: This year’s Amazing Hydrogen Ascent

April 9, 2014 |

Could the hydrogen balloon be rising any faster — and what, if anything, is just hot air? The Digest investigates.  Some say there’s nothing hotter this year than hydrogen, and when we look in the general direction of the sun and its ongoing hydrogen fusion spectacular, we think “there’s nothing hotter next year, either.” Of […]

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The Hydrogen Spring

The Hydrogen Spring

March 13, 2014 |

Reminiscent of 2009’s Summer of Algae, when those technologies were coming out of the woodwork, we appear to be in the Hydrogen Spring. Every time we write about them, more pop up, like a Prairie Dog town. Over the past couple of months we have written several times about the hunt for hydrogen and effective […]

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The Hunt for hydrogen and hydro-riches

The Hunt for hydrogen and hydro-riches

March 6, 2014 |

OK, you have a carbon strategy, and that’s good. But how’s your hydrogen strategy coming along? In our “100 Fortune Cookies,” we put it as plainly as we could: “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.” Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced  third party confirmation of […]

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Non-traditional hydrogen use to skyrocket

Non-traditional hydrogen use to skyrocket

February 17, 2014 |

In Colorado, growth in the utilization of hydrogen outside of petroleum refining and chemical manufacturing is expected to accelerate sharply over the next 16 years. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, hydrogen consumption for non-traditional applications (i.e., outside the petroleum and chemical sectors) will grow from 168 million kilograms (kg) in 2013 to […]

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Hydrogen, gasoline, solar panel hybrid or cellulosic ethanol: what’s better, what’s best?

Hydrogen, gasoline, solar panel hybrid or cellulosic ethanol: what’s better, what’s best?

January 13, 2014 |

As a flurry of coverage on Toyota’s hydrogen cars and Ford’s solar hybrid floods the airwaves, here in Digestville we look at the hard data. And we find that, sometimes, there is less than meets the eye. This past week, we’ve had the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto […]

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