Hydrogen

  • Hyundai's Blue2 Fuel Cell Concept Is What A Future Car Should Be

    Hyundai's Blue2 Fuel Cell Concept Is What A Future Car Should Be

    Hyundai plans to reveal their rather fetching Blue2 (pronounced "Blue square") hydrogen fuel cell concept later this week at the Seoul Motor Show. We haven't been seeing many hydrogen-powered cars lately -- most of the ongoing eco-craze involves electric cars. Nonetheless, hydrogen-powered cars are considered to be the industry's endgame, and the "liberator" for polluting vehicles. Exciting stuff. Read More

  • Japanese company demos hydrogen-powered electric bike

    Japanese company demos hydrogen-powered electric bike

    One thing is clear: Japan loves electric bikes. And now Tokyo-based Iwatani is presenting a model [JP] that's powered by hydrogen. It isn't exactly the prettiest vehicle out there, but the so-called Hydrogen Bicycle is ecological (it doesn't emit any CO2). Read More

  • Going Green: What of hydrogen-powered cars? (Keep dreamin')

    Going Green: What of hydrogen-powered cars? (Keep dreamin')

    Outside of the cesspool that is New York City, regular folk drive cars to and fro’. And while New Yorkers may get a bad rap for being “mean” or “high-strung” or “fancy,” by relying on public transportation (7 train~!) and our well-muscled legs to get around, we’re doing Mother Earth a big favor. As the rest of the country pumps CO2 and other fun… Read More

  • BMW Hydrogen 7 emits near-zero emissions

    BMW Hydrogen 7 emits near-zero emissions

    Testing on BMW’s Hydrogen 7 Mono-Fuel prototype by the U.S. DOE has concluded that the hydrogen-powered engine surpasses the most rigorous of emissions performance standards. The BMW finds itself beyond the super-ultra low-emission vehicle (SULEV) level. “The BMW Hydrogen 7′s emissions were only a fraction of SULEV level, making it one of the lowest emitting combustion engine… Read More

  • Fuel cell-powered Lifecar has 250 mile range: 0-60 in seven seconds

    [photopress:lifecar.jpg,full,center] A hydrogen-powered sports car will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show that begins on Thursday that’s expected to go from 0-60 mph in seven seconds. (It tops out at about 90 mph.) The car, called the Lifecar and based on the Morgan Aero-8 (look at me, talking like I know anything about cars), has a range of 250 miles. It’s being touted as a… Read More

  • New solar cell splits water molecules, produces usable hydrogen

    New solar cell splits water molecules, produces usable hydrogen

    Some really smart researchers at Penn State have created a device that mimics the photosynthesis process that plants use to strip energy from sunlight and water. Their solar cell is super inefficient right now (the researchers have to help the reaction along a bit) but they say that with time and effort they may get to a level of efficiency (10-15%, which means nothing to me) that could provide a… Read More

  • Chevy's Project Driveway helps save the Earth

    Chevy's Project Driveway helps save the Earth

    Allow my inner treehugger to take over for a few moments. And allow me to talk about cars because we don’t often do that. GM is launching Project Driveway in NY, LA, and Washington, D.C. that will allow over 100 eco-conscious individuals the opportunity to test-drive the Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell electric SUV for three to 30 months. Yesterday in Westchester, NY (White Plains to be exact) the… Read More

  • Water-powered phones by 2010?

    Water-powered phones by 2010?

    New development on the liquid-powered battery front. Samsung’s apparently "developed a micro-fuel cell and hydrogen generator that runs on H20." Metal and water inside the phone bump uglies to produce hydrogen, which is supplied to a small fuel cell where it bumps uglies with oxygen. After all is said and done, you’ve got about three watts of power. That’s enough for… Read More

  • Hands on with Horizon fuel cells

    Hands on with Horizon fuel cells

    Ready to power your iPod with clean, delicious hydrogen? I got a chance to see Horizon fuel cell technologies up close yesterday and I’m pleased to report that soon we all will be using our pent up atoms to power iPods, toy cars, and unmanned assault vehicles. Most of the cells are fairly bulky but they showed a small cell using a hydrogen canister the size of a AA battery that they designed… Read More

  • BMW Designs Hydrogen Powered 7-Series

    BMW Designs Hydrogen Powered 7-Series

    Oh this is cool and I’m not just referring to the temperature of the hydrogen. This prototype BMW 7-series sedan was featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It can run on both gas and hydrogen and can switch between the two fuel sources in case you can’t find a hydrogen fueling station. It currently uses BMW’s 6-liter V-12, but BMW engineers say that with further development, a… Read More