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The Hydrogen Revolution: Game-Changing Developments Loom for Global Energy Supply

Kikkawa Takeo | Nippon.com | 2015.04.02

With zero emissions, hydrogen has long been regarded as a highly promising green fuel. But difficulties in transporting and storing this highly volatile gas, along with slow development of the necessary infrastructure, have kept progress stalled until relatively recently. But 2014 was a big year for hydrogen energy in Japan. An expert on the topic looks to what the future may hold.

Long-Awaited Progress on Hydrogen Energy

The year 2014 was when real progress finally started to be seen in the use of hydrogen energy. In June, the Ministry for Economy, Trade, and Industry’s Council for Strategy on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells compiled its “Strategic Road Map for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.” And November saw a major step toward the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s goal of realizing a “hydrogen society” by the time of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics with the release of a list of concrete measures and budgetary provisions. Around that same time, both Honda and Toyota Motors confirmed plans to put hydrogen fuel cell cars on the market. And two other firms––Iwatani Corporation and JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation––announced prices for the sale of hydrogen at hydrogen stations. All the gears seemed to have ground into action at once.



Japan had already taken the global lead in the implementation of hydrogen fuel cell technology. In 2009 Panasonic teamed up with Tokyo Gas to launch Ene-Farm, a pioneering electrochemical fuel cell for the home. And in December 2014 Toyota unveiled the world’s first mass-market fuel cell car, a development that attracted much media attention.

Five Potential Benefits

The great potential benefits of hydrogen energy can be summed up in five main points.

First, because the use of hydrogen as a fuel produces no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases (the only byproduct is pure water), it is considered to be a “green” fuel. This eco-friendly status, however, extends only to the actual use of hydrogen, and not to its initial production. Because such merits are negated if fossil fuels are used in production of the gas, hydrogen production via renewable energy sources is a preferable option in order to reap the full environmental benefits.

Second, because hydrogen fuel cells are exceptionally energy efficient, they have great potential in the ongoing drive to curb overall energy consumption....SNIP

The fourth point is, because hydrogen can be produced by a broad variety of means,..SNIP

The fifth and final point is of particular interest to Japan. This country leads the world in the development of the technology for hydrogen energy...SNIP

Continue: http://www.nippon.com/en/currents/d00167/

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Some may attempt to slime the author Kikkawa Takeo but most (all?) will not have Takeo's credentials. So the reader is free to believe anonymous posters on the net or credentialed Professors at Universities.

Kikiawa Takeo is Professor of Management at Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Innovation Studies. Specializes in the history of management in Japan, along with issues relating to the energy industry, local economies, and the sports industry. Obtained his doctor's degree from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics in 1996, and held a research position at Harvard Business School, as well as professorships at the University of Tokyo Institute of Social Science and Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Commerce and Management before assuming his current position in April 2015. Was appointed chair of the Tokyo’s Strategic Committee on the Realization of a Hydrogen Society in 2014. Published works include: Denryoku kaikaku: Enerugī seisaku no rekishiteki daitenkan (Electricity Reforms: A Historic Turnaround in Energy Policy) and Nihon no enerugī mondai (Japan’s Energy Problems).


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What is Spera Hydrogen? (From Takeo's article)
http://www.chiyoda-corp.com/technology/en/spera-hydrogen/index.html

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Related: Panasonic Ene-Farm



The 2013 model of Panasonic's household fuel cell (ENE FARM) released in April 2013 achieved the world's highest (*1) total efficiency of 95.0% (LHV) (*2). It has also achieved significant price reduction (*3) through the reduction in the number of components used...
http://panasonic.co.jp/ap/FC/en_doc03_00.html

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The Hydrogen Revolution is here- and no one can stop it.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Apr 5, 2015, 10:24 AM (10 replies)

President Assad’s Interview with Charlie Rose CBSNEWS 29 Mar 2015

31/03/2015
Damascus, SANA

President Bashar al-Assad interviewed by Charlie Rose, CBS News. Following is the full text:

Question 1: Mr. President, thank you for allowing us to come here. We asked for this interview because your country’s been at war for four years. It is a humanitarian crisis, perhaps the worst on the planet right now. 200,000 Syrians have died, four million refugees, ten million have left their homes, life expectancy is down, 50% of your country is occupied by hostile forces. It’s become a battleground for outside forces. What’s next? Because we have seen since I last visited you the rise of ISIS, we have seen Hezbollah in here, we have seen the United States becoming increasingly concerned about ISIS, so much so that the President, and especially the Secretary of State, have said that there’s a need for a negotiated settlement...

https://syria360.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/president-assads-interview-with-charlie-rose-cbsnews-29-mar-2015/



John Kerry: "Assad now joins the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein who used these weapon"





Assad is like Hitler: Kerry
http://nypost.com/2013/09/02/assad-is-like-hitler-kerry/
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 01:52 PM (0 replies)

Australia’s First Hydrogen Car Launched, with Solar Refueller

RenewEconomy.com.au |Sophie Vorrath | 1 April 2015

Nearly four months after its arrival on Australian soil, the nation’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicle has been officially unveiled in Sydney, alongside another first – a solar powered hydrogen refuelling station...

...In December, the company flagged its plans to build its own solar powered hydrogen refueller, as well as its own electrolyser, in partnership with Australian company Sefca.



The hydrogen electrolyser was also to be powered by the solar array, making the whole operation fully self-sustainable, with hydrogen made on-site...

...“The potential to produce hydrogen from renewable solar and wind energy, particularly for fuel cell powered electric vehicles, is of significant interest and potential economic benefit for Australia,” said CEFC CEO Oliver Yates. “The refuelling facility at Ryde in Sydney will generate hydrogen from solar panels – demonstrating that you can bottle sunshine to refuel cars,” he said...MORE

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/australias-first-hydrogen-car-launched-with-solar-refueller-63637



It’s not an April Fools joke: Hyundai unveils hydrogen powered car

"It runs on hydrogen, you can actually make the hydrogen with water and electricity."
Audio: http://www.3aw.com.au/news/its-not-an-april-fools-joke-hyundai-unveils-hydrogen-powered-car-20150331-1mcgjn.html

Australia kicks off plans for ‘Hydrogen Highway’

Australia’s Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane has unveiled the country’s first cell passenger vehicle as well as its first hydrogen refuelling station as part of plans for a ‘hydrogen highway’.

The Hyundai SUV ix35 Fuel Cell arrived in Australia in June 2014 and has been undergoing operational trials since.

The official unveiling was accompanied by the installation of Australia’s first solar powered hydrogen refuelling station at Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Macquarie Park headquarters.

The site is currently using hydrogen provided by gas partner Coregas Australia, but soon to be creating its own hydrogen onsite through the use of an electrolyser and harnessing solar power...
http://evfleetworld.co.uk/news/2015/Apr/Australia-kicks-off-plans-for-8216Hydrogen-Highway8217/0438019211

Looks like some in Australia can grasp the concept of renewable hydrogen produced from solar energy.
Like England:


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Meanwhile, in the US: Chorus of Outrage as Obama Administration Approves Arctic Drilling for Shell Oil

Department of the Interior ignoring its own report on threat to climate, say environmental groups

Environmental activists expressed shock and outrage on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of the Interior upheld a 2008 lease sale on the Arctic's Chuchki Sea, opening the door for continued oil exploration in a region long eyed for drilling by Shell Corporation and increasingly strained under the effects of climate change...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6447075

Obama the Fracker continues on with yesterday's dirty energy policies.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 05:59 AM (5 replies)

Germany: Super-stealth submarine powered by hydrogen fuel cells

April [strike]fool[/strike] fuel?

Nope

Frederik Pleitgen CNN 2/22/2011

Eckernfoerde, Germany (CNN) -- It is almost totally silent, radiates virtually no heat and is constructed entirely from non-magnetic metals.

Meet the U212A -- an ultra-advanced non-nuclear sub developed by German naval shipyard Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft, who claim it to be "the peak of German submarine technology."

And few would argue. The super-stealth vessel is the first of its kind to be powered by a revolutionary hydrogen fuel cell that lets it cruise the deep blue without giving off noise or exhaust heat...

...With this latest technology, he added, "the boat is virtually undetectable."
Video: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/02/22/hybrid.submarine/


Photo credit: Stahlkocher





Propulsion:
1 MTU 16V 396 diesel-engine
9 HDW/Siemens PEM fuel cells, 30–40 kW each (U31)
2 HDW/Siemens PEM fuel cells 120 kW (U32, U33, U34)
1 Siemens Permasyn electric motor 1700 kW, driving a single seven-bladed skewback propeller
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_212_submarine

Hydrogen Fuel Cells work. Even under water.
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Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Apr 1, 2015, 03:38 PM (11 replies)
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