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JCAP team reports first complete “artificial leaf”; >10% solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency

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The photocathode recombines the protons and electrons to form hydrogen gas. μL s -1 and a solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 8.6%

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U of I study: synthetic fuels via CO2 conversion and FT not currently economically & environmentally competitive

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Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Diesel Emissions FuelsA paper detailing the study is published in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels. Li et al.

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US Navy demos recovery of CO2 and production of H2 from seawater, with conversion to liquid fuel; “Fuel from Seawater”

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The energy required to obtain these feedstocks from the ocean is primarily for the production of hydrogen; the carbon dioxide is a “free” byproduct.

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UK government awards ULEMCo £1.3M for hydrogen dual-fuel trials

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UK-based ULEMCo , a developer of a hydrogen-diesel dual-fuel conversion system ( earlier post ), has been awarded Government funding to trial a range of vehicles with hydrogen dual-fuel technology. million), and will see large vans and trucks running on hydrogen dual-fuel. The funding is worth more than £1.3 Brief

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Researchers show mixotrophic fermentation process improves carbon conversion, boosting yields and reducing CO2

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One way to mitigate high feedstock cost is to maximize conversion into the bioproduct of interest. In addition, when enough reductant (i.e.,

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Hydrogenics to supply 1MW electrolyzer to project converting CO2 to methanol; Power-to-Gas

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Hydrogenics Corporation will supply a 1MW electrolyzer and provide engineering expertise to a consortium of companies working on the European project MefCO2 (methanol fuel from CO 2 ) in Germany. The Hydrogenics electrolyzer will produce 200 cubic meters of hydrogen per hour. —Daryl Wilson, CEO of Hydrogenics.

DOE to issue $35M funding opportunity for hydrogen and fuel cell technology; Class 1-2 fuel cell plug-in hybrids

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This FOA also includes demonstration topic areas that will help to accelerate adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with specific interest in mobile hydrogen refuelers; fuel cell powered range extenders for light duty hybrid electric vehicles; and a Communities of Excellence topic featuring hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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Stanford team develops new low-voltage single-catalyst water splitter for hydrogen production

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Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new low-voltage, single-catalyst water splitter that continuously generates hydrogen and oxygen.

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NREL shows graded catalytic-protective layer boosts longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes for renewable hydrogen

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Their works demonstrates the potential of utilizing a hybridized, heterogeneous surface layer as a cost-effective catalytic and protective interface for solar hydrogen production. Using a photoelectrochemical (PEC) device is a promising way to produce hydrogen. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

SOLAR-JET project demonstrates solar-driven thermochemical conversion of CO2 and water to jet fuel

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Aviation Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar Solar fuels SOLAR-JET concentrated thermochemical reactor. Click to enlarge. to 2.34

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California Hydrogen Business Council says a robust P2G RD&D program should be a priority for the state

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The paper, —“Power-To-Gas: The Case For Hydrogen”—outlines the feasibility and economics of renewable energy storage solutions using P2G.

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New ceramic membrane enables first direct conversion of methane to liquids without CO2 emissions

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The process uses a novel ceramic membrane that simultaneously extracts hydrogen and injects oxide ions. —Morejudo. Morejudo et al.

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Audi in new e-fuels project: synthetic diesel from water, air-captured CO2 and green electricity; “Blue Crude”

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In a separate process, a solid oxide electrolysis (SOEC) unit powered with green electricity splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. The Audi e?gas

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ULEMCo delivers first hydrogen-diesel dual-fuel refuse trucks to Fife Council in Scotland

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ULEMCo, the developer of a hydrogen-diesel dual fuel conversion system for commercial vehicles, has delivered its first hydrogen dual-fuel refuse vehicles to Fife Council in Scotland. The dual-fuel engines are equipped with hydrogen injection and a separate ECU control system. Diesel Emissions Fuels Hydrogen

CO2-neutral hydrogen storage with a bicarbonate/formate system

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Reversible hydrogen storage cycle based on the redox system bicarbonate/formate. In their study, they achieved hydrogenation of NaHCO 3.

Hydrogen from biomethane; gasoline & diesel from tree residue; cellulosic ethanol among new proposed California LCFS fuel pathways

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Among the multiple applications for different processing pathways of corn or sorghum ethanol are four pathways from LytEn for hydrogen produced from biomethane; four pathways for renewable gasoline and diesel produced from tree residue from Ensyn; and one application for cellulosic ethanol using corn stover feedstock from POET. gCO 2 e/MJ.

EPFL team develops low-cost water splitting cell with solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of 12.3%

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Science published the latest developments in Michael Grätzel''s laboratory at EPFL in the field of hydrogen production from water. Credit: EPFL.

Symbio targets European taxi market with fuel cell range extender in Nissan e-NV200; 500 km range

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The new plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will deliver at least 500 km of range. kg hydrogen at 700 bar).

DOE to award up to $4.6M for innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies

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million for 12–24 month projects with industry and academia ( DE-FOA-0000966 ) in support of innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies. Fuel cell–based electrochemical conversion devices for stationary energy storage (TRL 2- 5). Hydrogen infrastructure (TRL 9-10). Earlier post.). The incubator approach.

Swiss team develops effective and low-cost solar water-splitting device; 14.2% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

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Recently, c-Si modules have been implemented in solar-hydrogen devices, demonstrating SHE [solar-to-hydrogen efficiency] of 9.7%.

Corn stalk the key for hydrogen production

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Leave it to the Chinese to make a potentially significant breakthrough in the production of hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles. The hydrogen content left in the biogas is 57.2 By using dairy manure for hydrogen production, the hydrogen was produced from the first, cellulosic ethanol stage.

EPFL/Technion team develops “champion” nanostructures for efficient solar water-splitting to produce hydrogen

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Hydrogen bubbles as they appear in a photoelectrochemical cell. © Hydrogen Production Nanotech Solar LPI / EPFL. Click to enlarge.

Hyundai On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles: Critiquing Its Claims

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Every so often, Hyundai posts an entry on its "Hyundai Like Sunday" blog, which promotes itself as "Truth, Candor and Conversation." Two months ago, the company''s Elizabeth Chun offered some thoughts on its upcoming 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell compact crossover.

California Energy Commission to award up to $29.9M to hydrogen refueling infrastructure projects

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million to projects to develop hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California ( PON-13-607 ). All projects funded under this solicitation must support the future deployment of FCVs and hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles (HICEVs). 100% Renewable Hydrogen Refueling Station Competition. Hydrogen dispensing.

Taiwan’s ITRI introduces cellulosic bio-butanol production technology; pathway with highest carbon conversion yield

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g/g-sugar, which is 94% of carbon conversion yield. The process operates in mild temperatures; benchmarking results cited by ITRI show a 95 wt.%

Double catalyst for the direct conversion of syngas to lower olefins

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The first step in such a process would involve the conversion of these materials into syngas through either gasification or steam reforming.

Review paper: Graphene and related materials (GRMs) may play major role in energy applications

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The combination of chemical functionalization and curvature control also opens new opportunities for hydrogen storage. MXene sheets are promising for energy applications, such as lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen storage. For hydrogen storage, the challenge is to achieve a gravimetric storage of 5.5%.

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California Energy Commission to award up to $28.59M for hydrogen refueling stations in 25 areas

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million for new hydrogen refueling stations in 25 selected areas. Only one hydrogen fueling station will be funded per Station Location Area.

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NIST team boosts performance of solar-powered hydrogen generation in stable, lower-cost device

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Multiple views of NIST’s photoelectrochemical hydrogen cell. A paper on their work is published in the journal Nature Materials. Source: NIST.

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On the road to solar fuels and chemicals

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One such connects a photovoltaic (PV) to a separate electrolyzer with catalysts that drive the necessary conversion reactions (PV/electrolysis). While there has recently been “remarkable progress” in developing new, non-precious metal catalysts for hydrogen evolution, there is still significant room for improvement. Resources.

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GWU team uses one-pot process to co-generate H2 and solid carbon from water and CO2; solar fuels

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In this study, they focused on the electrolysis component for STEP fuel, producing hydrogen and graphitic carbon from water and carbon dioxide.

DOE reports progress on development of low-carbon and renewable sources of hydrogen production

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Based on current analysis, this translates to a hydrogen threshold cost of. L/L-reactor/day hydrogen production rate, a 12.5% mg/cm 2.

BMW Manufacturing launches study to convert landfill gas to hydrogen to power material handling equipment fleet

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BMW Manufacturing has launched the first phase of an integrated program of work with the intent to validate the economic and technical feasibility of converting landfill gas (LFG) into hydrogen. and the South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance. Hydrogen Production LFGmethane, CO 2. Resources.

Light over heat: UV-driven rhodium nanoparticles catalyze conversion of CO2 to methane

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The black, red, and blue spheres are carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms, respectively. —Zhang et al. Zhang et al. Click to enlarge.

Cambridge team demonstrates light-driven photoreforming of unprocessed biomass to H2 at room temperature

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In the interest of increasing the selectivity and efficiency of this conversion, it is possible to replace the thermal input with sunlight.

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S. Korean researchers develop new catalytic pathway for direct conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Making hydrocarbons out of CO 2 must overcome two challenges—chemical stability of the CO 2 molecule and a cheap and renewable hydrogen source.

DOE to award up to $35M to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies; fuel cell range extenders

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced ( DOE-FOA-0001224 ) up to $35 million in available funding to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and to enable early adoption of fuel cell applications, such as light duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Subtopics include Microbial Biomass Conversion. Earlier post.). Units.

Argonne LCA study finds many alternative fuels consume more water than petroleum and natural gas fuels

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Pathways for centralized production of hydrogen fuel showed similar water consumption footprints to the thermoelectric pathways on an energy basis.

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Air Liquide makes $6.5M strategic investment in hydrogen fuel cell partner Plug Power

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Plug Power, a provider of hydrogen fuel cell systems for material handling applications, announced a $6.5-million strategic investment from its partner Air Liquide, which includes a preferred stock purchase, increased ownership of the companies’ HyPulsion joint venture, and an engineering services contract. million. Brief

Study for European Parliament assesses options for turning CO2 into methanol for use in transport

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This approach, supported by the promoters of the Open Fuel Standard Act in the US, would oblige the car industry to put a substantial number of vehicles in the market, which can run on natural gas, hydrogen, biodiesel, methanol, as well as flexible fuel or plug-in electric drive vehicles, among others. 2009, earlier post. Click to enlarge.