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Obituary: Alexander K. Stuart
Toronto Star
Peacefully, in his 91st year, at his home at the Bradgate Arms. Most beloved husband for 62 years of the late Mary Alice (Burton) Stuart (2011); dearest father of daughter Clayton Scott (Ian Scott, Callaway (Christopher Weaver, great-granddaughter Penelope), Harry and Susannah), son Alexander E. (Al) Stuart (Julie Wells, Kyle, William, David and Natalie), son James M.K. Stuart, and son Andrew T.B. Stuart (Lisa Stuart, Samantha and Edward (Ted)).
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Toyota to share hydrogen fuel cell patents
Forbes
Toyota chose the bully pulpit of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to announce that they are making thousands of patents relating to hydrogen fuel cells available on a royalty-free basis. There is little doubt that the development of these 5,680 patents represents millions of dollars of research investment. Many of the patents apply to Toyota's planned hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, which is on the docket for the 2016 model year.
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Mercedes F015 is the autonomous, hydrogen-powered car of the future
International Business Times
Cars of the future will be mobile living spaces rather than modes of transport, claims Mercedes, which has shown off its latest, hydrogen-powered glimpse at the future of motoring. Called the F015 Luxury in Motion concept, the car was revealed at the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas and is powered by a plug-in hydrogen fuel cell and two electric motors developing 268bhp and zero emissions.
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New concept of fuel cell for efficiency, environment
R&D Magazine
The Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has succeeded in proposing a new method to enhance fuel cell efficiency with the simultaneous removal of toxic heavy metal ions. The direct methanol fuel cell (DFMC) has been a promising energy conversion device for electrical vehicles and portable devices. However, the inevitable carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the main factors reducing its performance. Furthermore, the hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)) also present, is a harmfully toxic, carcinogenic heavy metal in the aquatic environment.
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Australia's first hydrogen-powered car to run on Coregas hydrogen
Ferret
Australian gases company, Coregas will supply hydrogen gas for Hyundai's new hydrogen powered concept car, the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell. Hyundai is currently installing Australia's first hydrogen car refuelling station at its headquarters in Macquarie Park, NSW. Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety division company, Coregas will supply high purity compressed hydrogen to the refuelling station designed as a special hydrogen storage and dispensing system.

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Hyundai fuel cell motor picked as one of world's 10 best engines
YonHap News
Hyundai Motor Co.'s fuel cell hydrogen-powered electric motor used in the Tucson crossover made the prestigious WardsAuto World's 10 Best Engines Winners list for 2015, the carmaker said. The Tucson fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) is the world's first mass-produced zero emission vehicle that does not rely on large battery packs to get power, but pushes itself forward by means of an electrochemical process that does not involve hydrogen combustion, South Korea's largest carmaker said.

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Toyota Mirai production to triple with $165 million investment
Gas2
Sales expectations for the Toyota Mirai may be modes, but the automaker says it's investing an additional $165 million to triple production of their hydrogen fuel cell sedan. At last count Toyota had just 200 orders for the Mirai, but it now expects to exceed its initial allotment of 700 vehicles by the December 15th release date, reports Green Car Congress. Toyota had planned to produce just 700 Mirai fuel cell sedans through 2015, with 400 units earmarked for Japan, 50 units in Europe, and the remainder sent to Southern California, the only place in the U.S. with the necessary infrastructure.

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Upp's hydrogen fuel cell charger can power your smartphone for a week
Beta News
A new way of powering your smartphone has been released that can provide a week's worth of charge using renewable energy sources. Upp is a portable power solution utilizing hydrogen fuel cells that should charge any USB-compatible device.
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Report: Lexus will adopt fuel cells for flagship LS sedan
Inside Car News
Australian automotive site Motoring recently published a report claiming that Toyota's luxury line, Lexus, is seriously considering adopting fuel cells for its flagship LS sedan. The hydrogen-powered version of the luxury vehicle supposedly will launch before 2017, meaning well-heeled consumers won't have to wait long at all to have the latest in alternative fuel technology.
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Plug Power identifies SouthernLINC Wireless as multi-year ReliOn fuel cell customer
CNN
Plug Power, a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, announced that it has executed a multi-year contract with SouthernLINC Wireless, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company, for its ReliOn integrated fuel cell solution and GenFuel hydrogen services. Plug Power will provide ReliOn integrated backup power fuel cell solutions to SouthernLINC Wireless for use in its wireless network, which supports Southern Company's communication needs and provides a wireless communications network for customers.
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Graphene can be used to collect hydrogen from moist ambient air to power fuel cells
Next Big Future
University of Manchester research suggests that the use of graphene or monolayer boron nitride can allow the existing membranes to become thinner and more efficient, with less fuel crossover and poisoning. This can boost competitiveness of fuel cells. You can put a hydrogen-containing gas on one side, apply small electric current and collect pure hydrogen on the other side. This hydrogen can then be burned in a fuel cell.
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    Japan promotes home fuel cell on path to hydrogen society (Bloomberg)
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