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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Toshiba slashing utility bills with domestic fuel cells

As the world’s supply of fossil fuels shrinks, it’s heartening to see one company pressing ahead with serious plans for alternative ways to power our homes.

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.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Buckyballs power tiny fuel-cell powerhouse

Exotic molecules like carbon buckyballs may soon become part of our everyday lives if the latest prototype fuel cell from Sony ever makes it to the stores.

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.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sony Bio Battery powers gadgets on grape juice and sports drinks
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Sony Japan has just posted a short video and press release detailing its latest fuel cell - a device that uses not ethanol or methanol this time, but glucose extracted from grape juice and sports drinks.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Normal-size phones set for fuel cells and touchscreens

The Wireless Japan exhibition near Tokyo this week has seen plenty of demonstrations of existing and future technologies, but there’s one that we’re still not sure how to categorize – fuel cells.

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