December 1992

Vol 7-12 December 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Hydrogen is Part of "Sustainable Energy Blueprint" WASHINGTON DC -A 31-page "Sustainable Energy Blueprint," offered by the nation's largest environmental groups and renewable energy trade associations to the incoming Clinton/Gore administration and Congress, includes - if a bit gingerly - a call for more hydrogen research and development. The coalition which includes the Natural Resources Defense Council, Public Citizen, American Wind Energy Association, Safe Energy Communications Council and others says the blue print aims at a "comprehensive, ...

November 1992

Vol 7-11 November 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Canada's HIC Forges Links to Russia, Japan MONTREAL- Canada's Hydrogen Industry Council (HI C) expects to sign an agreement with a group of Japanese companies this month in Tokyo that may provide the framework for the export of large quanties of Canadian hydrogen to Japan. Earlier. HIC signed a master agreement with two Russian organizations outlining plans for marketing Russian hydrogen-related technologies worldwide. According to an HIC announcement. some of these technologies are "far ahead" of existing Western versions and present "extremely ...

October 1992

Vol 7-10 October 1992
T e H~drogen Letter Peter Hoffmann, Ed itor and Publisher Congress Votes $4.5 Million for Hydrogen For '93 WASHINGTON DC · With the help from some friends inside as well as outside, Congress managed to overcome its customary distrust of the radically new and decided to appropriate $4.5 million for hydrogen research in the 1993 Energy and Water Budget. This is three times the amount President Bush had requested, which was only marginally higher than the $1 .4 million enacted for fiscal 1992. But it is also the largest amount ever voted by Congress. almost double the amounts made ...

September 1992

Vol 7-9 September 1992
Peter Hoffrn:Jnr1, Editor and Publisher L.A. Agency Forms Fuel Cell Locomotive Group DIAMOND BAR, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has set up a Locomotive Propulsion Systems Task Force to examine prospects for fuel cell-powered rail traction In the Los Angeles basin with the aim to arrive at specifications for a demonstrator locomotive by the end of a year. The task force which was established at the end of June consists of some three dozen experts from the fuel cell community, railroad executives. locomotive manufacturers, transportation/transit ...

August 1992

Vol 7-8 August 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher No H-Airbus Demonstrator Now, Focus on R&D HAMBURG, GERMANY - Deutsche Airbus has concluded there Is no justification for rushing into building what would be a "very expensive" hydrogen-powered Airbus-sized jet demonstrator now. instead, says a spokesman. the company would focus on the development of key components such as jet engine combustion chambers, pumps, valves and tanks. Deutsche Airbus will continue to cooperate with Soviet aircraft companies such as Tupolev and engine maker Kuznetsov in developing hydrogen engine technology, ...

July 1992

Vol 7-7 July 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher WHEC-9 Meets in Paris: FC Bus to Run in Brussels in 1993; UN Agency to Set Up Hydrogen Center? PARIS- Accentuated by the triumphant strains of Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra." theme music of the space movie classic "2001 ." and boosted to proper historical perspective by references to France's grand names of hydrogen history. Antoine Lavoisier and Jules Verne. some 500 delegates gathered here June 22-25 for the Ninth World Hydrogen Energy Conference in La Defense. the high-rise office suburb at the western periphery, in sight of the Arc ...

June 1992

Vol 7-6 June 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Euro-Ouebec Announces 7 Demo Projects ISPRA, ITALY /MONTREAL - It's official: Th!:> Euro-Quebec Hydro-Hydrogen Pilot Project (EQHHPP) is moving into tile hardware phase with the announcement of seven hydrogen application demonstration projects. While details such as the names of participating firms and locations have yet to be disclosed. the joint intergovernmental committee of the European Community and Quebec announced in mid-May that a total of 22.1 millllon ECU (European Units of Account. about $28 million at current exchange rates) have been ...

May 1992

Vol 7-5 May 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Mazda Hydrogen Car Debuts in New York NEW YORK - Mazda's HR-X Hydrogen Concept Car made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show last month, and. said Mazda. its engineering advances promise "to make hydrogen a truly viable energy alternative by the end of the decade." The futuristically-shaped four-seater. styled to resemble a water drop. was the centerpiece of the display of Mazda's current lineup of conventional cars at the show at New York's Javits Convention Center April 18-26. The car was first shown at the Tokyo Auto ...

April 1992

Vol 7-4 April 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Third U.S. Hydrogen Meeting Draws Record Crowd ARLINGTON, VA- lnovative residential fuel cells for Los Angeles, the first spinalis from the National Aero Space Plane (NASP) program, a cautious proposal for a hydrogen-powered U.S. jet aircraft program and a call for a new across-the-board hydrogen advocacy coalition were among some of the hightlights of the Third National U.S. Hydrogen Meeting March 18-20 here. Some 180 experts and supporters turned out for the three-day event. almost a third more than last year, according to the organizers, the ...

March 1992

Vol 7-3 March 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher DoE Releases Hydrogen Plan, Convenes Advisers WASHINGTON DC - As mandated by the Matsunaga Hydrogen Energy R&D Act of two years ago, the U.S. Energy Department unveiled its Hydrogen Multi-Year Program in mid-February here and convened its panel of 12 advisers on hydrogen energy, established by the Act, for its first session (see box on panel members). "The strategic plan is not a defense of existing programs. but it's a clean sheet of paper," said J. Michael Davis, Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy, in his opening remarks. ...

February 1992

Vol 7-2 February 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher nletter February 1992 Vol VII/No. 2 ISSN 1057-0713 Harkin Presidency Would Substantially Boost Hydrogen, Create New DoE Hydrogen Office WASHINGTON DC -If elected President. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) would propose a 1993$12 million hydrogen budget for starters, growing to $50·100 million in five years. Harkin would also establish a hydrogen office within the Energy Department and would immediately begin work on a long-range renewable hydrogen development plan. Harkin. one of five contenders for the Democratic party nomination. also considers current ...

January 1992

Vol 7-1 January 1992
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Ovonic Signs Battery Pact with Korea's Hyundai TROY, Ml - Ovonic Battery Co. here has signed an agreement with Korea's Hyundal Motor Co. to make and sell nickel hydride batteries, including batteries for cars that the company could sell in the United States. the company announced in early December. Hyundal says it has already developed an electric car equipped with lead acid batteries based on its "Sonata" model that achieves a top speed of 60 kmh (38 mph) and a range of 70 km (44 miles) per charge. Hyundai believes. according to the announcement, ...