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H2Logic launches ‘next generation’ hydrogen dispenser for day-to-day refuelling

April 18, 2016: H2 Logic A/S, a hydrogen (H2) refuelling station manufacturer, has launched a new, next generation H2 fuelling station product, aimed to seamlessly function within already-existing, conventional petrol stations.

The H2Station® CAR-200 dispenser triples H2 fuelling capacity, at a rate of 70 megapascal (MPa), as well as being just one third of the size of its predecessor – the CAR-100 product – enabling installation at smaller stations.

The new instrument can dispense a peak rush-hour capacity of up to 100kg of H2 in three hours from a single fuelling hose and can be installed anywhere within a radius of 50m away from a H2Station...snip

...H2Station technology is used on a daily basis in Denmark, which offers the worlds first countrywide network of H2 fueling stations. The Danish network is operated in collaboration with leading energy and gas companies and is based on 100% renewable H2 supply from electrolysis.
Full Article: http://www.gasworld.com/h2logic-launches-next-generation-h2-dispenser/2010280.article

H2Logic.com: http://h2logic.com/h2-logic-launches-next-generation-hydrogen-fueling-station-product/

H2 Logic Builds a hydrogen refueling station in 48 hours (time-lapse)

H2 Logic-Developing the World´s Largest Factory for Hydrogen Refuelling Stations

H2 Logic A/S has entered into a contract for the purchase of a facility in Herning, Denmark for the development of a new large-scale production plant for hydrogen refuelling stations. The factory will have an annual capacity to manufacture hydrogen refuelling stations sufficient to support 200 000 new Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) annually.

With a total investment of NOK ~85 million, including contingency, NEL intends to convert the facility into a state-of-the-art volume production facility for refuelling stations based on lean manufacturing principles. When ramp-up and plant optimization is complete, the facility will have a name-plate production capacity of up to 300 refuelling stations per year. This will ensure further product improvements over time as well as other scale benefits...snip

In Denmark, H2 is #1

Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Apr 18, 2016, 05:37 AM (0 replies)

UK Guardian: Which country has the world's best healthcare system? "US scores poorly..."

Guardian Reporters, 9 Feb 2016


Upfront payments: yes

Data: the US scores poorly on many fronts, ranked 11th out of 11 in the Commonwealth Fund 2014 list. And yet it far outstrips all its peers in terms of the amount it spends on healthcare – a whopping 17% of GDP....snip

...For the rest, standards are generally high, sometimes among the best in the world. But no matter how good the insurance policy, few Americans can escape the crushing weight of payments bureaucracy, or the risk-averse medical practices that flow from a fear of lawsuits.

Almost all visits to the doctor (often a specialist, rather than general practitioner) will generate “co-pays” for the patient and revenue streams for the physician that some fear encourages excessive testing and intervention: a consumer, rather than care-led, culture.

Preventive medicine and public health are harder to incentivise. Patchy access to insurance can leave emergency rooms clogged with chronic conditions. Obesity and mental illness often go entirely untreated.

Though the system fosters excellence and innovation in places, the messy combination of underinsurance and overinsurance has left the US with the highest healthcare costs in the developed world and some of the worst overall health outcomes...snip
Full Article: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/09/which-country-has-worlds-best-healthcare-system-this-is-the-nhs

Summaries from France, China, Sweden, Ireland, Japan, Spain and more at above link

"Health Care Reform Will Be Uniquely American" -Sen. Max Baucus, who is spearheading health care reform from the helm of the Senate Finance Committee, said: "We are not Europe. We are not Canada...We need a uniquely American solution. It has to be a partnership of public and private players." (Washington Post, 5/11/09)

Max Baucus (a "Democrat" then went on to have Single Payer advocates arrested on Capitol Hill. Baucus was rewarded for this incredible feat by being named Ambassador to China. Thanks MAX!

Baucus's Raucous Caucus: Doctors, Nurses and Activists Arrested Again for Protesting Exclusion of Single-Payer Advocates at Senate Hearing on Healthcare

Video at link
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Apr 18, 2016, 02:24 AM (7 replies)

Medicinal cannabis legalised in Victoria, child epilepsy patients to be given access from 2017

Abc.net.au April 12, 2016

Victoria has become the first state in Australia to legalise the use of medicinal cannabis.

Children with severe epilepsy will be the first to access to the drug in 2017, Victoria's Health Minister Jill Hennessy said, after the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill passed Parliament.

The legislation enables the manufacture, supply and access to medicinal cannabis products in the state.

"We're starting with these children with severe epilepsy, whose lives have been shown to improve so significantly, because we know these children often don't make it until adulthood," Ms Hennessy said.

"We want to improve the quality of their life."

She said it also meant parents of children with the disorder have to purchase the drug illegally...snip
MORE: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-12/victoria-becomes-first-state-to-legalise-medicinal-cannabis/7321152

29 US Pot Patents
including the famous 6630507
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 05:45 AM (0 replies)

Down with the batteries, I’m flying “fuel cell”!

Elektormagazine.com | April 12, 2016

With hydrogen fuel cells, a commercial, electric drone could spend up to two hours hanging in the sky, be refueled almost instantly after landing, and then take another 120 minutes in the air. Such performance beats batteries hands down.

Intelligent Energy attached a hydrogen fuel cell to a DJI Matrice 100 quadcopter. The fuel cell and its fuel weigh just 3.5 pounds, which is lighter than the battery it replaces. Hydrogen fuel sometimes comes with unique risks, but the National Hydrogen Association thinks those risks are overblown.

The company has been making hydrogen fuel cells since 2001, and recently demonstrated their drone on BBC’s Click. Intelligent Energy isn’t the first to make such a device: Boeing and others have their own fuel-cell drones. What makes this design stand out is the simple reality of it: a normal quadcopter, with a new power source, hovering in a gymnasium as though it was supposed to do this all along...snip
MORE: https://www.elektormagazine.com/news/down-with-the-batteries-i-m-flying-fuel-cell

Watch a hydrogen powered drone fly BBC News-Click UK

Mar 25, 2016

Jen Copestake has been given exclusive access to the test flights of a drone powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Intelligent Energy's fuel cell can power a modified drone for up to two hours - about six times longer than the average with a normal battery.

Refuelling with compressed hydrogen takes a few minutes compared to recharging a battery.

The company sees its drones being primarily used in industry for agriculture and oil and gas mapping, before being offered as a consumer product.

Intelligent Energy

Drones know- H2 is #1
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Apr 12, 2016, 07:40 PM (2 replies)

UK homes could be heated by hydrogen under plan to tackle global warming

Telegraph.co.uk | Emily Gosden, Energy Editor
9 April 2016

UK households could start heating their homes and cooking using ‘green’ hydrogen gas within a decade, under a radical new plan to tackle climate change by phasing out the use of natural gas.

The entire gas network for the city of Leeds, including all domestic gas boilers and cookers, would be converted to run on clean-burning hydrogen under the proposed world-first project.

The plans to make Leeds a “hydrogen city” would cost an estimated £2 billion, according to Northern Gas Networks (NGN), which is responsible for distributing gas across northern England and has received funding from energy regulator Ofgem to develop the idea.

The range of heat appliances in homes in 2050 necessary to achieve an 80 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions. Source: (PDF) https://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/energy/research/themes/energy-systems/hydrogen/dodds-demoullin-2013-gas-network-conversion

It hopes Leeds could be converted by 2025-30 and that the model could then be replicated in other major cities across the UK...snip

...Although this would require the conversion of all household gas appliances, the company believes this is not an insurmountable task, likening it to the nationwide programme to convert boilers and cookers from towns gas to natural gas in the sixties and seventies, following the discovery of North Sea reserves....snip more:

H21 Leeds City Gate

A practical answer for decarbonising heat presented to date.
Minimal Impact on Customers (85% use gas) Maximising the use of existing infrastructure.
Understanding lessons of the past and investments of today to influence options of the future
(PDF) http://www.praseg.org.uk/docs/PRASEG%20EVENT%20NGN%20SLIDES%20dan%20sadler.pdf

See also: The hydrogen city: clean, green & another nail in the fossil fuel coffin

In the UK, H2 is #1
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Apr 12, 2016, 06:48 PM (4 replies)

BBC Newsnight, Greg Palast 11/6/2001: Somebody Has Been Sitting on the FBI

Somebody Has Been Sitting on the FBI

Greg Palast
Uploaded on Nov 3, 2009

BBC Newsnight. Broadcast November 6, 2001.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Apr 10, 2016, 11:23 PM (10 replies)

First 2 hydrogen refueling stations to open in Massachusetts next year

Sanjay Salomon | Boston.com Staff | 04.08.16

Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology have been struggling to make inroads in the New England market. But a recent development by a French energy company promises to open the door to more hydrogen vehicles hitting the road.

Air Liquide Hydrogen Station in Europe

On Thursday, Air Liquide announced it has entered long-term lease agreements for hydrogen stations in the Massachusetts communities of Braintree and Mansfield. The stations are scheduled to open to the public in early 2017.

Two more hydrogen stations are also planned for Hartford, Connecticut and the Bronx in New York City.

The stations are the first of 12 hydrogen stations Air Liquide plans to open in the northeast region of the U.S. The company has partnered with Toyota Motors in an effort to promote Toyota’s hydrogen-powered Mirai...snip more:

Five-state US hydrogen network confirmed

The north east coast of the United States is to get its first public access hydrogen fuelling network, spanning a route covering 300 miles across five states...snip

Related: Air Liquide, founding partner of the H2 MOBILITY initiative to build up to 400 hydrogen stations in Germany

The German cross-sector joint venture H2 MOBILITY was officially presented today in Berlin to the German government by senior representatives of its six partners1 among which Air Liquide. A joint declaration was signed by the industrial partners and the German Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt to ensure a positive development of this initiative.

Together, industry and government intend to invest around 400 million euros in the next years to build the hydrogen distribution infrastructure. While 100 hydrogen stations are already planned in the next few years, an overall number of 400 is targeted to cover the whole territory, making Germany the first country to have an inter-regional hydrogen supply network for private cars...snip more:


US Taxpayers spent $43 million dollars on this ONE CNG STATION in Afghanistan

To help reduce Afghanistan's dependence on foreign oil.

In Boston (and Germany) H2 is #1
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Apr 10, 2016, 08:47 AM (1 replies)

Rare 1967 Martin Luther King press conference - MLK discusses Vietnam and running for President

Published on Youtube Mar 5, 2016: Because of his spirited opposition to the Vietnam War under Democratic President Lyndon Johnson, King was strongly considered as a presidential candidate by anti-war liberals.

Identified as Americas' premier civil rights leader by 1967, King stunned and disappointed many of his followers by embracing the anti-Vietnam movement.

"Against the advice of fellow civil rights leaders, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, Martin Luther King began marching against the war," wrote historian Richard Pearlstein. "The two struggles felt to him one, and silence began to feel to him self-betrayal."

In April of that year, King brought a massive anti-war rally in United Nations Plaza in New York to its feet with his signature pulpit oratory.

"Let us take a single instantaneous step to the peace table— stop the bombing!" he thundered. "Let our voices ring across the land to say the American people are not vainglorious conquerors — stop the bombing!"

Unknown to the public or the anti-war movement at large, its leaders were already talking to Dr. King as their candidate for president against Johnson in 1968...Read More at Youtube

1999 Trial - a Memphis Jury decided in an hour that Dr King had not been assassinated by James Earl Ray

Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:20 AM (5 replies)

South Africa's first hydrogen fuel cell forklift

4 April 2016 | SouthAfrica.info

South Africa's hydrogen fuel cell industry received a boost on 31 March with the unveiling of a prototype hydrogen fuel cell forklift and refuelling station at Impala Refining Services in Springs, east of Joburg.

A first for South Africa: a prototype hydrogen fuel cell forklift and refuelling station is unveiled at Impala Refining Services in Springs on 31 March 2016. (Image: Department of Science and Technology, Twitter)

Over the past three years, Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has provided HySA Systems with funds of R6-million to enable the prototype development. Implats plans to use hydrogen fuel cell technology as its main source of energy for material handling and underground mining equipment.

Impala Refining Services is a unit of Implats, one of the world's foremost producers of platinum and associated platinum group metals. The refining services unit was created in July 1998 as a dedicated vehicle to house the toll refining and metal concentrate purchases built up by Implats.

Speaking at the event, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said fuel cell technologies had the potential to provide access to affordable, safe, clean and reliable energy, which was necessary for broad-based economic development and growth in the country.

"That's what we are here to make. A bold move. A forklift may appear to be a small move. But great industries have developed from small moves." -Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor

"While the fuel cell market is still in its infancy in South Africa, recent developments indicate a growing appetite for the technology," Pandor said...snip
MORE: http://www.southafrica.info/about/science/forklift-040416.htm

Apr 1, 2016:Thursday, the minister of the Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor unveiled the first prototype of a hydrogen fuel cell forklift and a refuelling station at Impala Platinum in Springs in the East of Johannesburg. The department of Science and Technology (through the HySA systems Centre of Competence at the University of the Western Cape) and Impala Refining Service joined forces in developing this prototype.

Mmboneni Muofhe is Deputy Director-General: Technology Innovation at the Department of Science and Technology, joins us from our Pretoria studios.

In Suid-Afrika, Waterstof is nommer een

Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Apr 7, 2016, 04:53 AM (0 replies)

Seeing Hydrogen Work Is Believing | A Tour of Blue Planet Research in Hawaii

Jan 8, 2016: Stan takes us on a tour of Blue Planet Research on the Big Island. Plus we'll see a great demonstration of hydrogen safety.


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Blue Planet Foundation

Henk Rogers Blue Planet Research Facility- Hydrogen is stored in propane tanks

Henk Rogers Vision


Henk Rogers is a video game designer and entrepreneur. He is known for producing Japan's first major turn-based role-playing video game The Black Onyx, securing the rights to distribute Tetris on video game consoles where the game found popularity, and as the founder of The Tetris Company which licenses the Tetris trademark.


In Hawaii, H2 is #1

Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Apr 6, 2016, 07:05 PM (0 replies)
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