GM Tests Technology To Raise Fuel Economy 15%

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Detroit automaker General Motors Corp. says it is testing a new combustion process that could increase fuel economy in conventional engines by up to 15 percent. The announcement comes as fuel economy has become an...

New Bio Fuel Cell Extracts Electricity From Air

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Fraser Armstrong, Ph.D. and his research team at Oxford University have managed to develop a revolutionary bio fuel cell which promises clean and renewable energy. The bio fuel cell contains two electrodes that are covered...

Startup using water to fuel cars

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A small startup has patented a way of extracting the hydrogen in water to supliment or replace gasoline in automobiles. The inventor was working on a way to replace the dangerous fuels in cutting...

Toshiba shows fuel cell prototype

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Toshiba used the Cebit trade show to demonstrate for the first time an operating prototype fuel cell for notebook PCs, but the company, citing size, weight and regulatory concerns, said it will not commercialize the...

New Technology Powers Fuel Cells

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A new fuel cell for notebook PCs, more compact and powerful than competing technologies, could be on the market in early 2006 at a price of around $90, its Japanese inventors claim. Materials and Energy...

NEC Delays Fuel Cell Launch

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NEC has succeeded in reducing the size of a prototype direct methanol fuel cell for use with notebook PCs but says it is unlikely to see commercialization until at least two years later than previously...

Company Makes Plans for Portable Fuel Cells

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For a while now getting fuel cell technology into notebooks and handhelds has been difficult. A company called Mobion has made what it believes is the right design to solve this problem. Mobion...

Don't Bet on Fuel Cells, Manufacturer Says

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The producer of fuel cells that can recharge mobile phones and portable music players told industrialists and policymakers on Friday not to count on the power packs to solve the energy crisis. "Don't hold your...

Portable Fuel Cells: Coming Soon?

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A California start-up has made an advance that it says stands to make Direct Methanol Fuel Cells--envisaged as a future power source for mobile electronics devices--smaller, cheaper, and lighter. PolyFuel's development of a new Direct...

Laptop Fuel Cells -- Ready for Takeoff?

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Fuel cells that can run laptops for 10 hours or more without plug power have captured the imagination of computer junkies. But first, backers must prove that they are as safe to fly with as...

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