Report: Hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles likely to reach price parity with gasoline by 2025

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Hydrogen fuel-cell cars face many roadblocks to mass adoption, but a new report claims they could achieve price parity with gasoline by 2025.

 Drafted by the California Energy Commission, the report lays out a plan for development of renewable hydrogen production plants in the state, predicting that future demand and costs will make this new infrastructure worthwhile.

“The key findings are that the dispensed price of hydrogen is likely to meet an interim target based on fuel economy-adjusted price parity with gasoline of $6.00 to $8.50 per kilogram by 2025,” the report said.

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The home of the future isn’t smart — It’s ‘Living’ and green

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The varied universes of science fiction often offer inspiration for emerging technologies, or at least fitting leads for articles to describe them. Take the spaceship Moya from a sci-fi series called “Farscape,” which follows the adventures of a ragtag team of aliens very much in the spirit of “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Moya is a biomechanical ship, part of an alien race called Leviathans that’s been described as a cross between a stingray and a horseshoe crab. She comes equipped with her own version of the warp drive and repair drones, but is also capable of producing offspring, giving a whole new meaning to the term “mothership.”

This hybrid of biology and technology is a fantastical spin on real-world concepts that come with labels like organicism, biotecture, or living architecture. The basic idea of these theories is simple: Integrating biological systems into our living spaces, whether it’s the home, the office, or the first rocket carrying humans to Mars, is imperative for creating more sustainable and healthier environments.

“To develop a more sustainable relationship with the natural world, we need to allow chemical exchanges that take place within our living spaces, and between the inside and the outside,” wrote Dr. Rachel Armstrong, a professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University who also holds a medical degree.

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New fuel cell system will heat and power homes using natural gas

The fuel cell for home

The fuel cell system is based on the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.

Those interested in off-the-grid heating and power sources for the home might soon be getting a new option. The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) has joined forces with the heater manufacturer Vaillant and together they have come up with a domestic fuel cell system, which uses natural gas to produce both heat and electricity.

 

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Apple secretly partners with Intelligent Energy to make battery life a lot better

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The two companies are rumored to be working on a fuel cell that could last days or weeks.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, Apple is rumored to be working with Intelligent Energy, a fuel-cell firm that could enable Apple’s devices to last “days or even weeks.”

 

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GM Hy-Wire – Hydrogen Car of the Future

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The General Motors Hy-wire hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has set the standard even among other futuristic hydrogen cars. Within its 11-inch thick skateboard chassis, the GM Hy-wire contains fuel cell (94 kw), electric motors and drive system that gives the most advanced design flexibility of any car to date. The weight from the drive components is also evenly distributed providing superior handling and resisting rollover forces.

 

 

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World’s Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Heads To Ohio

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Fuel Cell a Go Go
We have talked about hydrogen fuel cells before around here. The ones we are familiar with are usually small and can barely produce enough power to charge a smartphone. The world’s largest hydrogen fuel cell is shipping to Ohio for its 5-year trial run.
The massive fuel cell is mounted inside a semi trailer and produces enough juice to run 500 homes…

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Fuel Cell X7 Car Experiment Kit

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Here’s one of those DIY toys that remind us that learning can be fun and educational at the same time. The Fuel Car and Experiment X7 kit will allow you to assemble the car, and also hook it up to the fuel cell that will be powering it. Thanks to the fuel cell, your car will be powered by water…

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Samsung Fuel Cell Battery Ready for Market

 Samsung Fuel Cell Battery Ready for Market

Amazingly light and efficient fuel cells

Samsung’s been toying around with fuel cell batteries for about three years, but now it means business. Rolling out first to the military, this ethanol-powered fuel cell is set to power military paraphernalia next year. But it’s not going to run laptops for a month as originally promised. (Pics)

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