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2 scientists get $1 million, world's biggest alternate fuel prize
Times of Israel
The inventor of a low-cost solar cell that works even when the sun isn't out and a researcher who is using artificial photosynthesis to convert solar energy into hydrogen fuel are the two winners of the $1 million Eric and Sheila Samson Prize, the world's largest award for innovation in the field of alternative fuels. The winners were announced recently by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri.
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This is how you know hydrogen fuel cells are readying for the big time
The Motley Fool
Hydrogen fuel cells represent a fantastic technology that has great promise, but so far hasn't delivered on many of the biggest dreams of its proponents. However, that may be slowly changing. Niche applications like Plug Power's fuel-cell powered fork lifts and FuelCell Energy's small industrial installations are still huge opportunities. But the push toward utility scale projects, which is starting to gain traction, is the key area for taking the technology mainstream.
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World's largest hydrogen fuel cell system being built in South Korea
Hydrogen Fuel News
POSCO Energy, one of the largest private energy producers in South Korea, is planning to build the world's largest hydrogen fuel cell systems. The fuel cell park is located in the city of Pyeongtaek and boasts of a maximum energy capacity of 360 megawatts. POSCO has made investment agreements with Doosan, Korea Gas Corporation, Korea Investment & Securities, and two other organizations. Per the agreement, these organizations will be investing $1.9 billion into the development of the fuel cell system.
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Paris Motor Show: Toyota's plans for a fuel cell future
BBC News
Dead-end, or the fast lane into the future? Opinion is divided over whether there will ever be a market for cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Well, Toyota is about to go some way to giving an answer. The Japanese giant announced at the Paris Motor Show that it will be putting fuel cell vehicles on sale in Europe next year. Following announcements that Toyota's fuel cell sedan car will go on sale in Japan and California in 2015, the company has added the U.K., Germany and Denmark to the list.
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Improvements in fuel cell design
Product Design & Development
Fuel cells could possibly replace the batteries of mobile phones and laptop computers, and the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is looking at ways of enhancing their efficiency. Researchers in the renewable energy sector are working hard in this respect. In this context, researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Applied Chemistry are exploring possible solutions to improve the efficiency of mobile devices like, for example, mobile phones, laptop computers and vehicles.

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Fuel cells now lead technology in Micro CHP market, estimated $3.5 billion by 2019
SHFCA
Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use. That's the conclusion reached by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and others after a multiyear project sponsored by the Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Boeing Co.

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New method to harvest hydrogen fuel from Sun
ET Auto
Scientists have developed a new and efficient method of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, led by Michael Gratzel, have developed methods for generating fuels such as hydrogen through solar water splitting. To do this, they either use photoelectrochemical cells that directly split water into hydrogen and oxygen when exposed to sunlight, or they combine electricity-generating cells with an electrolyzer that separates the water molecules.

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Why coconuts could be the hydrogen storage material of the future
MIT Technology Review
Hydrogen is a potential renewable fuel because it can easily be generated from water using electrolysis. It also burns cleanly to produce water vapor. The hope is that it could also be distributed using the same global network of liquid fuel transport that moves petrol around the planet. But there are numerous problems with this dream of a hydrogen-based economy. One is that hydrogen is difficult to store efficiently.
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Hydrogen fuel cells can effectively power mobile lighting towers
Hydrogen Fuel News
Mobile lighting systems that are powered by hydrogen fuel cells may be a viable lighting option for entertainment events and construction sites. The results of a multi-year study from Sandia National Laboratories shows that fuel cell lighting towers could be an effective replacement for traditional lighting towers that are powered by diesel generators. The research endeavor from Sandia National Laboratories was supported by 14 institutional partners, including Boeing, and the California Department of Transportation.
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Grand Coalition to expand network of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany
Renewable Energy Focus
Daimler and Linde are each investing around $10 million in 10 fueling stations. Last month, the first of the Daimler- and Linde-initiated public fueling stations for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) was officially opened at a Total multi-energy fueling station (i.e. also with conventional fuels) on Jafféstrasse in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The following locations have been earmarked for additional stations by the end of 2015.
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Iwatani expects hydrogen sales to jump on fuel cells
Bloomberg
Iwatani, Japan's biggest supplier of hydrogen, expects sales of the fuel to rise five-fold by 2025 as car makers including Toyota and Honda race to introduce fuel-cell vehicles. The company's hydrogen revenue may swell to as much as $735 million in 10 years from now, boosted by demand for the vehicles, which emit only water vapor, Hisato Ueha, executive vice president of the Osaka-based company, said in a recent interview.
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