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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

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New electrolyzer improves green hydrogen production

Green hydrogen continues to gain momentum in funding and research. The hydrogen market is projected to grow to $2.5 trillion by 2050. "Green" hydrogen is hydrogen fuel made using energy from zero-carbon renewable sources through a method called electrolysis. As the world seeks to limit its carbon Read More...

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Are hydrogen fuel cell cars a better choice than plug-in EVs?

There is no doubt that The Optimist Daily is excited about the increasing number of electric vehicles on the roads. In the US, infrastructure for plug-in EVs has been fleshed out in many regions, easing drivers’ range anxiety.  With new tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act, we can expect Read More...

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You could soon produce green hydrogen yourself to power your home

About 80 percent of global energy consumption still relies on fossil fuels. In recent years, green hydrogen has come up as an attractive renewable alternative to planet-warming fuels. Now, a startup in Germany wants to make emission-free hydrogen accessible to all. The company, called Enapter, was Read More...

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New hydrogen fuel method also cleans up pharmaceutical waste

We recently wrote about how hydrogen power could be used to clean up commercial ammonia production. Now, another group of researchers is also exploring the symbiotic cleaning powers of this green energy source. A team of engineers has come up with a catalyst that could remove pharmaceutical toxins Read More...

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Hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft successfully completes maiden flight

Over the last few years, hydrogen has been gaining serious traction for its potential to replace jet fuel and propel the aviation industry towards a zero-emissions future. More recently, aerospace giant Airbus announced its ZeroE initiative to manufacture hydrogen-powered commercial planes by 2035. Read More...

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Could a trash-to-hydrogen plant realize the dream of green hydrogen fuel?

Hydrogen fuel has seemingly fallen off the radar considering all the hype that surrounded this potentially sustainable fuel source in past years. Other than a blatant lack of infrastructure, a big problem with hydrogen fuel is that we haven’t figured out a way to produce hydrogen fuel in a clean, Read More...

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Mining is set to become a tiny bit greener with hydrogen-powered haul trucks

Mining companies are responsible for a huge chunk of our carbon emissions. One reason why is that the process requires big trucks to haul those minerals and ore around. With heavy loads and lots of back-and-forth travel, a fleet of these diesel-powered dump trucks are the main source of Read More...

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Stanford scientists have figured out a way to turn seawater into hydrogen fuel

Harnessing the power of waves isn’t the only way to generate energy from the ocean. As it turns out, a team of scientists at Stanford have figured out a way to make hydrogen fuel out of saltwater.  The discovery could open up the world's oceans as a potential source of energy. Researchers Read More...