December 1993

Vol 8-12 December 1993
The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels December 1993 Vol VIII/No. 12 ISSN 1057-0713 International Hydrogen Industry Group Formed MONTREAL · A new international industry-based group that aims to accelerate and support the move towards hydrogen energy was created here In late November at the "First World Hydrogen Summit.· Twenty-nine delegates from nine countries agreed to establish the new "International Council on Cooperation and Development of Hydrogen" (ICCDH), Initiated by Summit Chairman Richard D. Champagne. president and CEO of Canada's Hydrogen Industry Council. A total of ...

November 1993

Vol 8-11 November 1993
The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels November 1993 Vol VIII/NO. 11 ISSN 1057-0713 It's Official: EOHHPP Announces Demo Projects MONTREAL- More than a year after first details about hydrogen's most ambitious effort yet surfaced at the Paris World Hydrogen Conference (THL July. Aug. 1992). officials from Quebec's government and the European Community released a review of the Euro-Quebec Hydro-Hydrogen Pilot Project (EQHHPP) project activities at a press conference here in early October. The review came in form of a 27-page booklet, "Euro-Quebec Hydro-Hydrogen Pilot Project - ...

October 1993

Vol 8-10 October 1993
The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels October 1993 Vol VUifNo. 10 ISSN 1057-0713 LH2 Airbus Will Come, Says Designer, But When? YOKOHAMA- Developing a liquid hydrogen-fueled commercial jet transport Is not a question of whether to design and build one, but of when, says the chief design engineer of a future hydrogen-powered Airbus. Rolf Volkhausen. of Deutsche Aerospace Airbus GmbH, Hamburg, presented a paper here "Liquid Hydrogen: Avfatlon Fuel of the Future?" at the "New Energy Systems and Conversions" Conference June 27-30 (THL Aug. 1993). The paper reviewed the joint efforts of ...

September 1993

Vol 8-9 September 1993
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels September 1 Vol VIII/No. 9 ISSN 1057..0713 Japan's WE-NET Is Launched with Briefing Session TOKYO - Japan's ambitious multi-billion dollar hydrogen-based WE-NET program got off to its formal start in August with formal announcements and an explanatory meeting at the headquarters here of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Fragmentary details filtering back to the U.S. indicate that a number of details still may need to be worked out. The August 31 meeting here was attended by 82 companies. ...

August 1993

Vol 8-8 August 1993
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels August 199~ Vol VIII/No. 8 ISSN 1057-0713 New Energy Conference Highlights Japan's Efforts YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - Coinciding with this year's launch of Japan's ambitious 28-year multi-billion dollar "New Sunshine" program for energy and environmental technologies. four Japanese alternative energy societies jointly organized the "First International Conference on New Energy Systems and Conversions" at the brand-new Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center here June 27-30. Two years ago. the four groups -the Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of ...

July 1993

Vol 8-7 July 1993
The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels July 1993 Vol VIII/No. 7 ISSN 1057-0713 Hydrogen to Fuel VTOL Rocket, SST /NASP Combo HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA/SEATILE, WA - A rocket-powered lightweight pyramid made of epoxy-graphite and a spaceplane/aerial carrier combination. both powered by hydrogen. promise to ring in a new era of comparatively low-cost access to space. McDonnell-Douglas· single-stage vertical take-off. reusable rocket concept is getting close to reality. The maiden test flight of a 40-foot remote-controlled test version - 1/3 the size of the final design - is scheduled for ...

June 1993

Vol 8-6 June 1993
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publ isher UNIDO Plans Hydrogen Center in Turkey VIENNA, AUSTRIA- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) here is laying the groundwork for the establishment of an international center for hydrogen energy and technology in Istanbul, Turkey. A basic goal would be to channel Information on this emerging technology to developing countries, says Anthony Bromley, the chief of UNIDO's New Technologies Unit (See Bromley 0 /A interview). The project is being promoted by UNIDO's New Technology Unit which has been instrumental in establishing ...

May 1993

Vol 8-5 May 1993
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Xerox Corp. to Launch Hydrogen Vehicle Fleet EL SEGUNDO, CA -In what seems to be a corporate First in America. Xerox Corp. is gearing up to launch a small fleet of hydrogen-powered company vehicles at its site here that will eventually also include a hydrogen generating station. Xerox is cooperating in the venture with Clean Air Now' (CAN). an environmental group, and industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc .. according to James Provenzano. recycling supervisor at the Xerox facility here. who initiated the idea about a year ago. The 15-building site ...

April 1993

Vol 8-4 April 1993
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Call for US H Development Corp. at NHA Meeting WASHINGTON, DC- A call for a national Hydrogen Development Corporation, new hydrogen iniatives in Congress, prospects for a new hydrogen car fleet test and first official word about a massive $2 billion. 28-year hydrogen plan (see box) in Japan were among the highlights of the 4th Annual U.S. Hydrogen Meeting March 25-26 here, organized by the National Hydrogen Association (NHA). Some 220 hydrogen supporters, energy experts, businessmen, policymakers, politicians and the plain curious listened to some ...

March 1993

Vol 8-3 March 1993
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Ballard PEM Fuel Cell Bus Rolls Out N. VANCOUVER/B.C., CANADA · It was a Wright Brothers-type moment. tinged with a touch of Stealth perhaps: the world's first Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell bus (THL Jan. 1993) rolled out of a Ballard Power Systems hangar here in January and did its first cautious turns . all of some five miles . on company grounds. "The initial results look very, very promising." an obviously elated Paul Howard, vice president and one of the founders of Ballard, told THL. "It's the first solid polymer fuel cell bus · ...

February 1993

Vol 8-2 February 1993
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Energy Sec'y O'Leary May Boost Hydrogen R&D WASHINGTON, DC - Incoming Energy Secretary Hazel R. O'Leary Is on record of supporting hydrogen energy technology, and she may decide to beef up research efforts. Ms. O'Leary's views emerged as part of some 48 pages of written responses to a broad range of questions from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee before her confirmation by the Senate in late January. Both the voluminous questions and her answers were made available to the press by the Safe Energy Communications Council, a ...

January 1993

Vol 8-1 January 1993
Peter Hoffmann, Editor and Publisher Sen. Harkin Proposes Large H Program to Clinton WASHINGTON, DC - Wasting no time, Sen. Tom Harkin has proposed an expanded and rapidly growing hydrogen energy program to the incoming administration even before Bill Clinton and AI Gore take oftice this month. Harkin, Clinton's rival in the Democratic presidential primary race last year. is now the Senate's foremost hydrogen advocate after the 1990 death of Sen. Spark Matsunaga (D-HI), who fought for almost a decade for hydrogen energy legislation. The author of a large hydrogen bill two years ago ...