10 million Euros for low-pressure Hydrogen Convergence

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Traditionally, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have required high-pressure compressed hydrogen storage systems. And this meant outlays for very expensive high-pressure hydrogen infrastructure to fuel them. However, McPhy Energy has just announced that it closed a 10 million Euros (i.e. 13.2 million dollars) round of funding. This means that there is a commercial market for low-pressure …

Looking to Local Motors for Hydrogen Convergence

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A lot of very serious people are questioning the market potential of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles because of the lack of hydrogen infrastructure assets in the United States. In fact, the majority of these very learned people would give up before most communities even get started. However, this is not an option for those tasked …

Mackie’s of Scotland vision of Hydrogen Convergence

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According to the Power Engineering website, Mackie’s of Scotland is investigating using surplus energy from wind turbines to produce and store hydrogen. Back in May, Mackie’s of Scotland announced plans to exclusively run its operations on renewable energy resources. The Power Engineering story goes on to say that “Maitland Mackie firmly believes his vision can …

The need to Fundamentally change Economic Development

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A lot of very serious people like to talk about the fact that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been on the horizon for decades. You can tell you are winning the sustainability debate when someone asks, “What’s different?” They will happily point out that hydrogen cars have been on the verge of breaking through for …

Pure Energy introduces Morocco to Hydrogen Convergence

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A lot of very serious people are talking about the Pure Energy® hydrogen infrastructure at the Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. Many of these so-called gurus are apparently impressed by the fact that such cutting edge technology has made it all the way to “Africa.” Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be just as impressed that …

New Report Suggests Faster Retirement of Coal Fired Plants

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A lot of very serious people are just now starting to come to the realization that the Fossil Fuel Era is coming to an end. And an update of the report called “Potential Coal Plant Retirements” will do nothing to change this position. According to the authors of this report, coal plant owners are opting …

Will Hydrogen Convergence usher in New Era of Industry Cluster Empowerment

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Last night, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown talked about the introduction of a new steel mill and a ramp up of other manufacturing materials like aluminum in his state. Normally, this would be considered good news given the level of job loss in the manufacturing sector. However, you and your peers may want to consider whether …

Making the case for Infrastructure Time versus Financial Engineering

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The term “Internet Time” was coined back before anyone knew there was going to be an Internet Boom or that financial engineers would be the real winners.  The term was used by Internet pioneers too mean that everything moves faster when it travels across the network including profits. Unfortunately, the financial engineers and the venture …

Hydrogen Convergence of the 2020 Olympics

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With all of the turmoil in the Middle East last week, a lot of very serious people have forgotten the feelings of shared achievement many in the United States experienced during the London Olympics. If you watched cable news or the Sunday talk shows, you may have was missed the pro-America protests because of all …

Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles before COB 2012

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According to Hybridcars.com, Dr. Sae Hoon Kim announced that Hyundai will start selling its mass produced third-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicles before the end of 2012. Dr. Kim is Hyundai’s principal fuel cell research engineer and he announced this during his comments to conference goers attending “Investing in Future Transport,” which was held at London’s …