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Hydrogen Powered Drones Closer to Commercialization

Intelligent Energy has signed a deal with PINC to supply its air cooled fuel cell systems (see image) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), marking Intelligent Energy’s first sale of fuel cell systems for UAVs as the company moves forward with the commercialization of its technology. READ MORE
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This documentary tells the story of hydrogen through a series of intriguing interviews from those working on cutting-edge hydrogen technologies. The program explains to viewers every step of the process, including how hydrogen is created, how it is transported and dispensed, and how it is used in fuel cell vehicles and other end uses. Link

 

Mercedes Benz F015 Fuel Cell Concept Car

This is because the F015 combines arguably the two greatest innovations in the auto industry over the past two decades, hydrogen fuel cells and autonomous driving. Thanks to advancing connected car technology, both systems are now fully ready to be employed and the F015 is the combination of both which transforms it from a vehicle to a mobile living space.

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The vehicle has a range (in theory) of about 684 miles including the first 124 miles by battery power and then 560 miles from hydrogen fuel cell. The fuel cell itself has a peak output of around 272 hp driving its two rear mounted electric motors. The top speed for the Mercedes F015 is around 125 mph with 0 to 62 mph acceleration of around 6.7 seconds. More Read


 

 Paris 2015 Getting a global agreement on climate change

 At the Paris summit in December 2015, 196 countries will meet to sign a new climate change agreement. But how likely is it that it will be meaningful and make a difference to climate action on the ground? Not only is a deal possible but, with the right political leadership, it can lead to ambitious outcomes that will have a real impact on tackling climate change. Countries like the US and China are working to ensure an outcome is likely in 2015; and the years since the 2009 Copenhagen negotiations have seen some significant breakthroughs.  Read More


Next-generation fuel cells are ready for low-emission electricity production

A new-generation, long-life fuel cell system is under development, offering efficiency higher than that of competing technologies. The project will result in new, energy-efficient and commercially viable applications, say experts. Read More


Colorado Joins the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Race

When one thinks of clean energy, they often think of California, who is committing up to $100M over five years to build 100 hydrogen stations across the state, as the biggest mover and shaker. But Colorado is quickly gaining ground when it comes to hydrogen and fuel cells.Read More


Energy Department Announces $35 Million to Advance Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department today announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technologies that will reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and cut harmful carbon emissions. As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, this funding will accelerate American innovation in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies by supporting research and development, early market deployments, and domestic manufacturing.Read More


Energy Department Reports: U.S. Fuel Cell Market Production and Deployment Continues Strong Growth

The Energy Department released three new reports today showcasing strong growth across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market – continuing America’s leadership in clean energy innovation and providing U.S. businesses and consumers more affordable, cleaner transportation and power options. According to these reports, the United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. Read More


Global Summit and Expo on Dubai Healthcare

Global Summit and Expo on Dubai Healthcare November 09-11, 2015

Dubai Healthcare conference is scheduled from November 09-11, 2015 at Dubai, UAE which aims to gather the most elegant societies and industries along with the renowned and honorable persons form top universities across the globe. During these conferences, the international symposiums, B2B meetings, international workshops will also be organized to discuss the specific topics in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation…

The theme of the conference is based on “Innovation and advances in various fields of Medical Sciences”. The audience of the Dubai Healthcare conference are expected from wide discipline, the conference will be informative and interesting with thought provoking International workshops and International symposiums to the all the participants. Read More

 


 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/Toyota-to-launch-fuel-cell-car-next-month/articleshow/45187644.cmsTOKYO: There will only be a few hundred, and they won’t be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The world’s largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in Japan on Dec. 15 and in the US and Europe in mid-2015. The sporty-looking, four-door Toyota Mirai will retail for 6.7 million yen ($57,600) before taxes. Toyota Motor Corp hopes to sell 400 in Japan and 300 in the rest of the world in the first year. “In time, the fuel cell vehicle will become mainstream. We wanted to take the first step,” said Mitsuhisa Kato, a Toyota executive vice president, at the vehicle’s launch Tuesday. “We want to be at the leading edge.”
Fuel cell vehicles run on compressed hydrogen gas, which in the Mirai’s case is stored in two tanks mounted underneath the vehicle. They emit no exhaust, though fossil fuels are used in the production of hydrogen and to pressurize it. Both Honda and Hyundai are also experimenting with limited sales and leases of fuel cell cars. Honda showed a fuel cell concept car on Monday. Read More

 


 

Will Your Next Best Friend Be A Robot?

Pepper Pepper, Japan's first affordable social robot, goes on sale in February. It can read emotions and will be a platform for new apps. Courtesy Softbank

Pepper Pepper, Japan’s first affordable social robot, goes on sale in February. It can read emotions and will be a platform for new apps. Courtesy Softbank

 

Robots can already vacuum your house and drive your car. Soon, they will be your companions.

The Japanese crowd sits hushed and somber as the character on stage turns away from his co-star, an actress seated on the floor in front of a small table. He lowers his head, then turns to face the audience with a look that is both blank and inscrutable, yet somehow conveys a profound sense of alarm. Something here is very wrong.

The dimly lit theater somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo is packed. Young couples on dates, elderly theater connoisseurs, and even a few teenagers have crammed into the rickety building to catch a glimpse of the future, as visualized by playwright and director Oriza Hirata. They entered in good humor, chatting and laughing. But now they’re quietly transfixed.

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Arkansas State Science Fair at UCA

More than 300 of the state’s best high school science students will test their skills against each other at the Arkansas State Science Fair and the Junior Academy of Science meeting, to be held April 2 and 3 at the University of Central Arkansas.

The state science fair is sponsored by the Arkansas Science Fair Association, which is affiliated with Science Service of Washington, D.C. The Junior Academy of Science is sponsored by the Arkansas Academy of Science.

More than 250 students who have already won first, second, or third places at regional fairs in Arkadelphia, Batesville, Fayetteville, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Hot Springs, and Monticello are expected to exhibit their projects at the state science fair on Friday. About 75 students are expected to present the papers at the Junior Academy meeting on Saturday. This is the 50th annual state science fair, and it is the 24th consecutive year that UCA has hosted these events. READ MORE


Arkansas FIRST® Robotics Regional Competition

FIRST® is a non-profit organization which has operated in North America, Israel, and Europe for the past 21 years, and provides programs for students of all ages. They seek to interest students in STEM-related skills.

FIRST® Regional Robotics Competition will be held in Searcy at Harding UniversityMarch 6-8, 2014.  There are currently eight high school FRC teams in Arkansas. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a FIRST® founding sponsor, is committing $25,000 a year for four years to support the Arkansas event, in addition to providing seed funding for Arkansas FIRST® Incorporated, a 501(c)(3), to start and develop teams across the state. The events in other states are also sponsored by large companies such as Procter & Gamble, GM, and Microsoft (a complete list of these sponsors can be found on the FIRST® annual report.

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LM Glasfiber Plans Wind Turbine Blade Plant in Arkansas

LM Glasfiber plans to open a new facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, to manufacture blades for wind turbines. This is the company’s third North American production facility and doubles the capacity of existing factories in North Dakota and Quebec. READ MORE


Solar Training Heads South to the Home of the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Arkansas

PV101 is designed as an overview of the three basic PV system applications


Giant Energy Storage Project Aims at Renewable Energy’s Holy Grail

Energy storgage technologies are increasinly being used to boost the amount of renewable energy that the grid can use.

At a windy mountain pass on the edge of the Mojave Desert, North America’s most potent collection of batteries used for storing unused power is humming its way toward an electricity revolution.


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Nanotek & Expo; 4th International Conference

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What is Energy?

Energy is the capacity of a system to do work. That system may be a jet, carrying hundreds of passengers across the ocean. A baby’s body, growing bone cells. A kite, rising on the wind. Or a wave of light crossing a space.

In moving or growing, each of these systems is doing work, and using energy. Every living organism does work, and needs energy from food or photosynthesis. Humans also create machines that do work for them, and that derive energy from fuels. » Read More

Renewable Energy for America

Renewable Energy for America

This guide for farmers and agricultural communities on the economic benefits of investment in renewable energy includes maps showing both existing renewable energy facilities and potential for development of renewable resources.(Photo Credit: David Frazier/Corbis) READ MORE »

Better Viewing, Lower Energy Bills, and Less Pollution

American Wind Farms

Wind works. The growing U.S. wind industry is providing opportunities to American workers, companies, and communities, giving them the chance to prosper from truly clean, renewable energy. READ MORE »

Stop Dirty Fuels

Stop Dirty Fuels

Looking for fuel in all the wrong places puts wildlands, air, water and climate at risk. READ MORE »

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a Model for the Nation

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a Model for the Nation

In the absence of a comprehensive national energy policy, ten northeastern and mid-Atlantic states are working together to shift their energy dollars to cleaner, local, job-creating resources through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, RGGI. READ MORE »

No More Mountaintop Removal

No More Mountaintop Removal

Across the Appalachians, companies are blowing entire mountaintops to smithereens to get at the thin coal seams below, harming communities and the environment. (Photo Credit: J. Henry Fair, www.jhenryfair.com) READ MORE »

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