Next Steps for US Hydrogen Convergence

By Zachary Alexander on

The only real hydrogen convergence success in the United States has occurred in the area of material handling. Both large and small businesses have been quick to invest in hydrogen fuel cell powered forklifts because they can operate longer than battery powered ones and refuel faster. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, this means that …

SNICE way of dealing with the DOE in Obama’s 2nd Term

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A lot of very serious people want to see the Department of Energy allocate more resources  to commercialization in a second Obama Administration. You can hear the wheels turning and sausage being made when you read a pro-solar article like the one on Earthtechling.com. On the other hand, those tasked with supporting sustainability would be …

Here’s to a Happy Drama-Free Thanksgiving

By Zachary Alexander on

Of all the holiday blog segments written each year, this is by far the best one. We at the ebTDesign Forum wish you and yours a happy and drama-free Thanksgiving. We are very thankful for the support you and your peers have shown. This year has been remarkable because of the Olympics and the many …

The Next Secretary of Energy

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A lot of very serious people are starting to talk about the kind of person who should replace Secretary Chu at the Department of Energy. His successes have been too few for someone with so distinguished a career. He came into office dedicated to leading a nuclear power renaissance in the United States. Unfortunately, he …

The Ugly Truth about Battery Electric Vehicles (EV)

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As published this weekend, battery electric vehicles (EV) have the economic utility of a sports car without the range. Now Reuters is reporting that they don’t make sense from the automaker’s point of view either. Hybrid vehicles have never been really very popular and GM’s Chevy Volt is no exception. No news there. But, what’s …

Over 21 Million for development of lighter Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be the real beneficiaries of the 21.75 million dollar investment by the Depart of Energy in lightweight materials. The reason is because hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are already the lightest vehicles in development, which is why they are so energy efficient. And building them from even lighter weight materials will …

Redux: Impact of Obama 2nd Term on Hydrogen Convergence

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In June, we at the ebTDesign Forum talked about how a second term would be good for sustainability efforts based on hydrogen convergence. Well it appears that Secretary Chu has finally seen the light and the requisite number of miracles have occurred to warrant funding of hydrogen convergence programs at the Department of Energy. Now …

What a Second Obama Term may mean for Hydrogen Convergence

By Zachary Alexander on

A lot of very serious people like to compare President Obama’s reelection campaign to that of President Bush. In fact, you can’t turn on a cable news show without hearing some so-called guru talk about how President Obama is taking a page out the Bush Playbook when it comes to Former Governor Romney.  We at …

EHA is promoting Hydrogen Convergence of the UNFCCC

By Zachary Alexander on

As you know, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental sustainability treaty. Unfortunately, there is no reference to the use of hydrogen fuel or hydrogen fuel cell in the UNFCCC. On June 6th, the European Hydrogen Association (EHA) is organizing an effort to include hydrogen convergence in the UNFCCC. This …

Hydrogen Convergence Movement grows in South Africa

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The European Hydrogen Association (EHA) participated in a South African Round-Table on Technology Cooperation with developing countries.  This event showcased the efforts of EHA to promote hydrogen convergence around the world. The reason that economic developers in the United States should care about this event is because South Africa is the largest trading partner of …