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Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union'

BBC 16 March 2014

Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say, after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.

Crimea's leader says he will apply to join Russia on Monday. Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the Crimean people's wishes...more:

Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine in 'illegal' poll

UK Guardian, Sunday 16 March 2014

Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine in a referendum that most of the world has condemned as illegal. Early results – when 50% of the votes were counted – showed that 95.5% of ballots were in favour of joining Russia.

Russia's lower house of parliament will pass legislation allowing Ukraine's southern Crimea region to join Russia "in the very near future", news agency Interfax cited its deputy speaker as saying on Monday morning...more:
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Aug 1, 2016, 06:11 PM (0 replies)

Japan: Local Gov't Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems for Energy Self-sufficiency

Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute 2016/07/27

Yamanashi Prefectural Enterprise Bureau will introduce three units of a new pure hydrogen-type fuel cell system (0.7kW per unit) to "Yume Solar House Yamanashi," a facility that is powered by renewable energy-derived electricity generated in house on a trial basis and open to the public, in October or November 2016.

With the introduction, the bureau aims to establish a system that can be operated with almost no grid electricity even during nighttime hours.

"Yume Solar House Yamanashi" and its rooftop solar power generation system (source: Nikkei BP)

Yume Solar House Yamanashi is an exhibition facility related to renewable energy and has a peak demand of about 10kW. It is powered by storing electricity generated by a 20kW rooftop solar power generation system and a 1.5kW small hydroelectric generation system using rainwater in three power storage systems: (1) an electric double layer capacitor with a capacity of 3kWh, (2) a lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery with a capacity of about 30kWh and (3) a hydrogen production system with a capacity equivalent to about 30kWh. Hydrogen generated by the hydrogen production system is reconverted to electricity by using the fuel cells.

Hydrogen is produced by using surplus solar electricity and stored. (source: Nikkei BP)

The facility is also connected to a power grid of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. And the final supply-demand balance is controlled by sending (selling) electricity to and receiving (buying) electricity from the grid...snip
Read More: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/atclen/news_en/15mk/072700736/


Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Aug 1, 2016, 05:28 PM (1 replies)

Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars

LA Times, Julie Makinen, July 31, 2016

Does the future of driving start with flushing your toilet?

When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant here in this southern Japanese city, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of stinky matter — he was skeptical. “I thought it was a joke,” he says.

An attendant prepares to fill up a Toyota Mirai at a Fukuoka sewage treatment plant, which is creating hydrogen from biogas. (Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times)

But after a $12-million investment from Japan’s government, plus research, engineering, design and building work by Mitsubishi, Toyota and Kyushu University, Yuji is no longer laughing. Starting late last year, drivers of vehicles like the Toyota Mirai and Honda Clarity have been able to roll up to the sewage plant and power up their hydrogen fuel cell cars at what you might call the world’s first toilet-to-tank filling station.

The station is working only 12 hours per day but already is making enough hydrogen to fill 65 cars daily — and that could grow to 600 if all the biogas at the plant was harnessed.

After years of fits and starts, Japan is in the midst of a major push to move hydrogen-powered cars off the drawing board and into driveways. The government this year has doubled its funding for fuel cell vehicle subsidies, construction of filling stations and hydrogen energy farms to about $280 million, up from $120 million last year. Meanwhile, carmakers including Toyota are ramping up production plans for the zero-emission vehicles...snip

...In the U.S., most hydrogen is produced from natural gas. But a 2014 study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that biogas from waste water treatment plants, landfills, animal manure and industrial facilities could be used as a major source of hydrogen — enough to support 11 million fuel cell vehicles per year... snip
Read More: http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-japan-hydrogen-cars-sewage-snap-story.html

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Wall Street Journal: Extreme Testing for Hydrogen Cars

Wall Street Journal, HILARY POTKEWITZ July 27, 2016

Jackie Birdsall pushes vehicles to their limits for a living.

As a senior automotive engineer for the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, Ms. Birdsall, 32, and her Los Angeles-based team hit the road a few times a year for a couple of weeks of rigorous testing.

Jackie Birdsall, senior automotive engineer for the Toyota Mirai hydrogen-fuel-cell car, is responsible for testing the company’s prototype hydrogen-powered vehicles. PHOTO: JOSEPH PHILIPSON FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Their typical destinations include California’s Death Valley, where summer temperatures routinely top 115 degrees Fahrenheit, and Yellowknife, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, where winter temperatures can hover near 20 degrees below zero.

In addition to the usual auto tests, such as speed, handling and weathering the elements, Ms. Birdsall has been subjecting the vehicle’s hydrogen cylinders to high pressure, blunt impact and open flame...snip

...Most car makers use the same extreme test sites. “There’s one hotel in Death Valley, and you’ll walk in and see a table of Germans and a table of Japanese, and we all know we’re there doing the same thing,” Ms. Birdsall says...

...Toyota released the first U.S. model of the Mirai in October 2015 in California, and Ms. Birdsall is currently working on Toyota’s next generation of fuel-cell vehicle...snip
Read More: http://www.wsj.com/articles/extreme-testing-for-hydrogen-cars-1469639681

Toyota Mirai 120° hot weather testing in Death Valley, CA

Toyota Mirai -30°C cold weather testing in Yellowknife, Canada

In Death Valley, Hydrogen is #1
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Jul 30, 2016, 04:33 PM (0 replies)

Toshiba to build Japan’s largest hydrogen fuel production system

HydrogenFuelNews.com, 18 July 2016

Company to develop new hydrogen production system for inexpensive fuel and energy

Toshiba Corporation has revealed plans to launch Japan’s largest hydrogen fuel production system, relying on new alkaline water electrolysis technology. The endeavor aims to enable the production of inexpensive, high volume production of hydrogen, thereby making it more accessible to those interested in using fuel cells to generate electricity. Once completed, the new system will be able to produce enough hydrogen in one hour to power two vehicles equipped with fuel cells.

Toshiba has managed to create an inexpensive hydrogen production solution

The new system will rely on an alkaline solution to act as the electrolyte needed to trigger hydrogen producing chemical reactions. This means that the new system will not make use of precious and expensive materials, allowing the hydrogen fuel production process to be more financially viable. Using alkaline electrolysis has allowed Toshiba to scale up the system without the system itself becoming too expensive.

Fuel cells are beginning to gain more support

Toshiba has begun to show strong interest in hydrogen fuel, noting that it has begun to prove its value in terms of energy production. The company notes that the growing popularity of stationary fuel cells and fuel cell vehicles are evidence of the increasing viability of fuel cell systems. Hydrogen fuel production...snip
Read More: http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/toshiba-build-japans-largest-hydrogen-fuel-production-system/8529596/

Toshiba Unveils Largest Alkaline Water Electrolysis Hydrogen Production System in Japan

AzoCleanTech.com, July 14, 2016: Toshiba Corporation, a leader of the development of technologies for the low carbon hydrogen economy, today unveiled Japan's largest alkaline water electrolysis hydrogen production system*1, pointing the way to low cost, high volume production of hydrogen for various applications. The system can produce approximately 100Nm3/h of hydrogen in an hour, an amount sufficient for two vehicles powered by fuel cells...snip
More: http://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=23494

Opening of the Toshiba Hydrogen R&D Centre, Tokyo Japan


Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Jul 22, 2016, 03:24 AM (3 replies)

Monsanto's Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS

A new study reveals that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's popular herbicide, alters DNA function that correlates to a number of diseases.

Alternet, July 19, 2016

A review of the scientific literature links glyphosate, one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. and the active ingredient in Roundup, to a wide range of diseases through a mechanism that modifies DNA functioning, adding a new even more troubling dimension to the herbicide’s cancer classification by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. According to the most recent review, Glyphosate pathways to modern disease V: Amino acid analogue of glycine in diverse proteins, conducted by independent scientists Anthony Samsel, Ph.D. and Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), glyphosate acts as a glycine analogue that incorporates into peptides during protein synthesis. In this process, it alters a number of proteins that depend on conserved glycine for proper function. According to the authors, glyphosate substitution for glycine correlates with several diseases, including diabetes, obesity, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Parkinson’s disease, among others.

Glycine, the smallest amino acid commonly found in proteins, has unique properties that support flexibility and the ability to anchor to the plasma membrane or the cytoskeleton. This new direct biological evidence, taken together with correlational data, make a compelling case that glyphosate action as a glycine analogue accounts for much of glyphosate’s toxicity, according to the study. The authors find that glyphosate, as an amino acid analogue of glycine, may be incorporated into polypeptide chains during protein synthesis. In doing so, it has an impact on the structure and function of the proteins. Proteins fold up, and glycine is a small molecule that is often found at the folding places. Since glyphosate is much larger, it prevents the protein molecule from folding properly, leading to the disruption of function of many proteins with essential roles in metabolism and regulatory processes.

The article cites a number of ways that this affects humans and other organisms. According to the study, the consequences of this action can lead to impaired fatty acid release leading to obesity, impaired insulin receptor response leading to diabetes, impaired one-carbon metabolism leading to neural tube defects and autism, impaired cell cycle control during DNA synthesis, and disregulated phosphorylation cascades leading to cancer, lung disorders, and autoimmune diseases.

Stephen Frantz, Ph.D., a pathobiologist research scientist explains it like this: “When a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine to form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it’s medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual causing unpredicted consequences with many diseases and disorders as a result.”...snip
Read More: http://www.alternet.org/food/monsantos-roundup-weedkiller-changes-dna-function-causing-chronic-disease
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Jul 20, 2016, 06:54 PM (182 replies)

Energy.gov: Washington D.C. Showcases Cutting-Edge Hydrogen Fueling Station Demo

July 11, 2016, Energy.Gov

The greatest innovations in the world can only have so much impact on a laboratory bench. It’s crucial to bring new ideas out into the world to demonstrate their power. Henry Ford famously said that if he had simply asked his customers what they wanted, “they would have said a faster horse.” It wasn’t until Americans saw firsthand what automobiles could do that they began to demand them and change the face of transportation forever.

Today, a new generation of transportation pioneers is hard at work reshaping transportation through the development of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, or FCEVs. The benefits of the technology are clear. They can fuel in just minutes for a more than 300 mile driving range. You never need to change the oil. And, other than water, they offer completely zero emissions from the tailpipe with no compromise in performance. Because a fuel cell can be more than twice as efficient as an internal combustion engine, you can get much farther on a tank of hydrogen than with a tank of gasoline. (And the journey will be much quieter along the way!)

The technology has made enormous strides over the past several years, with the cost of hydrogen fuel cells dropping by 50% since 2006 with the help of research and development efforts backed by our office and our collaborations with industry partners. That’s why nearly every major automaker is now actively pursuing the development of FCEVs...snip

...I was proud to attend the official opening of the station today, along with a range of dignitaries and partners from the National Park Service and industry, including several key automakers. This collaboration will showcase cutting-edge hydrogen generation technology and provide opportunities to demonstrate FCEVs at federal agencies and throughout the surrounding region. The station is supported by Proton OnSite – an innovative company based in Connecticut that manufactures hydrogen generators and other gas products – and their corporate partners SunHydro and Air Products. The station incorporates DOE-funded electrolysis technology advancements....snip
Read More: http://energy.gov/eere/articles/dc-showcases-cutting-edge-hydrogen-fueling-station-demo

To learn more, visit the homepage of our Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

Even in DC, H2 is #!
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Jul 18, 2016, 05:05 AM (0 replies)

Solar-powered desalination produces energy

Chemistry World, 5 July 2016, William Bergius

Over 300 million people worldwide rely on the desalination of seawater for their daily water needs, even though it is an energy-intensive and expensive process. But what if you could use desalination to make energy instead of consume it? A research team from Singapore has done just this, designing a prototype solar-powered reactor that converts seawater into clean drinking water and hydrogen fuel.

The proposed mechanism of photothermic catalysis

Desalination is up to 10 times more energy intensive than obtaining drinking water from local fresh water supplies, but in dry coastal regions it is a necessary option. Current methods involve heating water under vacuum to evaporate and distil clean water, or reverse osmosis, which involves driving pressurised salt water through an ion-blocking membrane. If we could desalinate seawater at a lower energy cost, our oceans could become an almost infinite source of clean water, as they contain 97% of the world’s water.

Ghim Wei Ho and her team at the National University of Singapore have developed a new material which could reverse those energy costs. Their nanocomposite consists of silver nanoparticles suspended in tiny particles of silica, all coated in a titania shell. They carefully designed this elaborate morphology to take advantage of the properties of each component and synergistic effects between them...snip

...Ho is excited about the synergy between photocatalytic and photothermic properties. ‘This work defines the forefront of plasmonic photothermic technology, which is vastly untapped and has broad implications in other fields.’ Her team have already built a prototype solar reactor which, when filled with seawater seeded with the new material, condenses the resulting steam into clean water and collects the hydrogen separately...snip
Read More: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2016/06/solar-powered-desalination-produces-pure-water-hydrogen

Dalam Singapore, hidrogen adalah nombor satu
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Jul 18, 2016, 04:47 AM (4 replies)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Calls for Real Food Transparency for American Consumers

Rep. Gabbard has co-sponsored H.R.913 - Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that genetically engineered food and foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients be labeled accordingly. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/913/text

Published on Jul 14, 2016: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Real Food Transparency for American Consumers

Tulsi on GMO's last July

More Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/tulsipress/videos
Official House Page: http://gabbard.house.gov/

Related: I Used to Work as a Scientist with GMOs—Now I'm Having Serious Second Thoughts About The Risks
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Jul 17, 2016, 04:24 AM (0 replies)
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