Tag: hydrogen

Air Products extends PRISM Hydrogen Generator line to higher volumes

Air Products extends PRISM Hydrogen Generator line to higher volumes

July 3, 2013 |

In Pennsylvania, Air Products has extended its PRISM Hydrogen Generator product line for on-site gas production to supply requirements greater than 4,500 normal cubic meters per hour (4.1 million standard cubic feet per day). By combining the company’s proprietary reformer technology with its hydrogen pressure swing adsorption capabilities, Air Products’ PRISM Hydrogen Generators can now offer lower […]

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Virginia Tech breakthrough produces vast quantities of hydrogen from biomass

Virginia Tech breakthrough produces vast quantities of hydrogen from biomass

April 9, 2013 |

In Virginia, researchers at Virginia Tech have made a major breakthrough by using xylose to produce a large quantity of hydrogen that previously was only theoretically possible. The method can be applied to any kind of biomass to produce hydrogen, a process which could find its way to the market in as quick as three […]

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The Hydrogen Problem

The Hydrogen Problem

April 2, 2013 |

HydroMan may do his hydrogen-shift thing via water, at will – but outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have some hydrogen issues. Psst! Like cutting out a fossil hydrogen dependency for many biofuels. But, new pathways ensure that the status hydroquo may not last for long. A numbers of readers responding to “Biofuels from […]

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Syntroleum to shut down biofuels production in Louisiana as hydrogen supplies sag

Syntroleum to shut down biofuels production in Louisiana as hydrogen supplies sag

March 28, 2012 |

In Louisiana, Syntroleum will stop its biofuel production at the Dynamic Fuels facility in Geismar during the four weeks beginning March 28 as a result of expected hydrogen supply interruptions. The company will take advantage of the shut down to switch out catalysts and undertake other maintenance that is required every seven years. The hunt […]

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Nanowires key to hydrogen at scale: new R&D

Nanowires key to hydrogen at scale: new R&D

March 9, 2012 |

In California, a UC San Diego team of electrical engineers has found that nanowires made from silicon and zinc oxide offer a cheap way to deliver hydrogen fuel on a mass scale.  Using a vertical structure and branches, the vertical structures are better able to grab and absorb light compared to flat surfaces. This leads […]

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Air Fuel Synthesis technology proven by September?

Air Fuel Synthesis technology proven by September?

July 5, 2011 |

In the UK, Air Fuel Synthesis revealed that it is constructing two reactors that convert atmospheric CO2 and hydrogen extracted from water, and converting it into methanol. AFS scientists, according to the company are supervising a team of chemical engineering experts from the Centre for Processing Innovation (CPI) in Teesside to prove their technology within […]

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Cheaper, simpler hydrogen process, from ethanol

Cheaper, simpler hydrogen process, from ethanol

May 31, 2011 |

In Spain, researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Auckland announced that they made the hydrogen production process simpler and cheaper, at ambient temperature and pressure, using a fully scalable powder photocatalyst and ethanol as a feedstock. The demonstrations have shown 5 litres of hydrogen can be […]

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Magic bug produces hydrogen from glycerol

Magic bug produces hydrogen from glycerol

[ 0 ] February 22, 2011 |

In Tennessee, a researcher and his students at Austin Peay State University have produced molecular hydrogen from glycerol using the bacterium Enterobacter aerogenes. They say the conversion process is ready for practical application. What’s the big deal? Higher biodiesel production puts excess glycerol on the market – meanwhile, affordable, renewable sources of hydrogen are generally […]

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