Starting with European Mobility Week en route to London Olympics

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As you and your peers may have noticed, what happens in Europe doesn’t just stay in Europe. Post-Globalization, world economies and financial systems are fully integrated. Hopefully, this will also hold true for the European Mobility Week September 16-22. This event will engage citizens of the EU in activities that stress the importance of public …

Hydrogen Convergence Movement enters the Solar Age

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Yen-Ting Kuo, a doctoral candidate at Kansas State University, has developed a hydrogen production process that uses sunlight to directly extract hydrogen. Traditionally, hydrogen convergence advocates have proposed electrolysis using electricity from renewable energy sources. This new process uses the reaction to sunlight by a photocatalyst to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. For years, …

Mercedes’ F125 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept: Olympic Tease?

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Unlike many of the original equipment manufacturers (OEM), Mercedes-Benz has been steadfast in its support for hydrogen convergence. We at the ebTDesign Forum have always suggested that you and your peers respect their focus and lack of market confusion. Yesterday, they gave the car buying public something we can all applaud which is the F125 …

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Celebrating Drayage

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This year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week takes on a special meaning for hydrogen convergence advocates because of the work being done at Vision Industries in the drayage sector. Drayage is a term used by the shipping industry for short haul trucking (i.e., from ship to warehouse, from warehouse to retail outlet).  Vision Industries serves …

Can Hydrogen Convergence save the European Union?

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Amid all of the worries about the Greek Debt Crisis, the role of high oil prices seems to go unnoticed. A direct causation may be difficult to find but the impact of peak oil in 2005 and the resulting fossil fuel debt spiral is hard to miss. No region of the world is more susceptible …

CHIC Bus Project commits to 60 buses by Summer of 2012

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We at ebTDesign Forum obtained the Hydrogen Bus Alliance (HBA) Annual Review for 2010 as part of the follow-up on a recent blog segment about the CHIC (Clean Hydrogen in European Cities) Bus Project. This document answered many of the questions that we asked about CHIC Bus Project like when did it start and will …

JOBS Dilemma: What would Dr. Deming Say?

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As you know, W. Edwards Deming was credited with providing the Japanese with a management system for rebuilding their economy after World War II. This system was called Total Quality Management and it allowed the Japanese to overtake the United States dominance in manufacturing. We at ebTDesign Forum suggest you consider what Dr. Deming would …

European Union launches CHIC Bus Project in Time for Olympics?

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The details are still a bit sketchy. However, here is what we know. The European Union launched the CHIC (Clean Hydrogen In European Cities) project after the successful completion of the CUTE (Clean Urban Transport for Europe) bus trails. There is no date listed for when the CHIC project actually started on the website. So …

JOBS Dilemma: G-20 Commitment to Phasing out Oil Subsidies

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The biggest impediment to hydrogen convergence besides dinosaur (i.e., big coal, big oil, or big nuclear power) attacks has been oil subsidies. As you know, oil subsidies keep the perceived price of oil artificially low. The announcement by the G-20 signals that energy ministers understand that extending the fossil fuel era is unsustainable. Now, they …

Honda crashes Hyundai’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Party

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Any doubts that the race for dominance of the hydrogen convergence marketplace should be put to rest after Honda announces its Clarity FCX UK debut will take place at EcoVelocity 2011. As you know, Hyundai attempted a coup of sorts by announcing that they would introduce their ix35 which is a 3rd generation hydrogen fuel …