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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Fuel cells powered by sewage and cookie dough

Hydrogen fuel cells are clearly a great idea, but the fact that much of the gas that goes into them still comes from fossil fuels is a bit of a problem. That’s why researchers are looking at alternative sources of hydrogen from substances as diverse as dough and sewage.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

High-tech tanks to fuel hydrogen car, um, boom

When it comes to safely storing hydrogen for car fuel cells, Buckytubes may be the future, but the here and now appears to be carbon fibers that can contain a lot more of the pressurized gas.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Smaller hydrogen pumps mean more fuel-cell cars

Alternative fuel is all very well, but it’s pretty damn hopeless, regardless of good intentions, when all you can get on Main Street is regular gasoline by the liter.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Water-powered phones coming in three years?

After a lot of recent news about methanol-powered fuel cells and speculation over when they might actually become available, a Korean firm has surprised everyone by producing a device that runs on water.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Toyota's hydrogen car covers new ground — 550 miles of it

Toyota Japan has word of a major breakthrough for one of its hydrogen-powered research cars that is sure to get plenty of column inches there.

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