December 1998

Vol 8-12 December 1998
The (_& Fuel Cell The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels Dec. 1998 Vol. XIII!No.l2 ISSN 1080-8019 Fuel Processors, Record Attendance Highlight Fuel Cell Seminar PALM SPRINGS, CA -"It's the year of the fuel processor." That's how Patrick Grimes, who has seen it all in his 40-plus years as energy consultant, academic and all-round energy guru, summarized his impressions of the recordattendance 1998 Fuel Cell Seminar Nov. 16-19 here. A total of some 1, I 00 scientists, engineers, policy experts but also marketers and salesmen rubbed shoulders in the cavernous Palm Springs ...

November 1998

Vol 8-11 November 1998
The ~&Fuel The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels Nov. 1998 Vol. Xlll!No.11 ISSN 1080-8019 Large German Solar Hydrogen SWB Test Site to Halt Operations Next Year MUNICH - Solar-Wasserstoff-Bayern (SWB), the internationally recognized large experimental solar hydrogen facility launched more than a decade ago to demonstrate renewable, clean energy technologies, will cease operations next year. An SWB source confirmed an early-October story by the German news agency dpa that tests and other operations at SWB will terminate next year and the facility will be shut down, insisting ...

October 1998

Vol 8-10 October 1998
The H The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels Oct. 1998 Vol. XIII/No. l 0 ISSN I 080-8019 Siemens Halts Planar SOFC Development, Focus Now on Westinghouse Tubular Design ERLANGEN, GERMANY- Bowing to what some experts predicted as inevitable, Germany's electrical equipment giant Siemens has decided to halt work on its own planar stationary solid oxide fuel cell technology. Instead, it will concentrate on Westinghouse's tubular SOFC version it acquired recently. Siemens has not officially confirmed the decision, but sources inside and outside of Siemens are saying that KWU, the ...

September 1998

Vol 8-9 September 1998
The September 1998 Yo . XIII!No.9 The Energy Alternative- Renewable Fuels ISSN 1080-8019 Shell, Daimler-Benz to Adapt Catalytic POX for On board H2 Extraction From Gasoline LONDON - Subsidiaries of oil giant Shell and of carmaker Daimler-Benz have agreed to jointly accelerate development of process for low-emission onboard hydrogen extraction from gasoline for fuel cell cars, the companies said in a joint announcement. Partners in the new multi-million dollar project are Shell International Oil Products, BY in Amsterdam, Holland and DBB Fuel Cell Engines GmbH in Nabern, near ...

August 1998

Vol 8-8 August 1998
The H The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels August 1998 VoL XIII!No.8 ISSN 1 080-8019 ZEVCO Unveils Fuel Cell Taxi, Shell UK Chief Says Company is into Hydrogen for Real LONDON - With oil giant Royal Dutch Shell publicly signaling its support for clean energy and hydrogen, Europe's first hydrogen-powered fuel cell cab made its public debut in front ofLondon's historic Parliament building late last month. As photographers swarmed around the black, traditionally styled, zero-emitting "Millenium Taxi", Nick Abson, chief executive of ZEVCO, the Anglo-British company that ...

July 1998

Vol 8-7 July 1998
. ~..&Fuel Cell The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels July 1998 Vol. XIII!No.7 ISSN 1080-8019 First World H2 Conference in Latin America Opens, Shell is Briefed on Hydrogen BUENOS AIRES - The possibly most significant development at the 12th World Hydrogen Energy Conference here June 21-25, the first ever held in Latin America, wasn't even on the official agenda: Meeting in an invitation-only, all-day low-key session on the last day, more than a dozen executives from several divisions oft he Royal Dutch/Shell Group, the biggest producer among Big Oil's Seven Sisters, swapped ...

June 1998

Vol 8-6 June 1998
. <-&Fuel The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels June 1998 Vol. XIII/No. 6 ISSN 1080-8019 Iceland and Daimler-Benz/Ballard Start Plans for Hydrogen Economy REYKJAVIK, ICELAND- The Icelandic government is moving ahead with plans to lay the groundwork for a hydrogen economy in cooperation with German carmaker Daimler-Benz and Canadian fuel cell developer Ballard Power Systems. This effort is now in its very early stages. But together with similar interests by other groups, it raises the prospect that this small nation of only 260,000 inhabitants - Europe's most sparsely ...

May 1998

Vol 8-5 May 1998
The . H -..&Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels May 1998 Vol. XIII/No. 5 ISSN 1080-8019 Norsk Hydro to Generate Power With H2 Thrbines, Inject C02 into Oil Fields OSLO, NORWAY - In a potential breakthrough of great environmental significance, Norsk Hydro, this country's premier utility-cum-chemicals and metals conglomerate, may become the first multinational to produce electricity from burning hydrogen as fuel gas in steam turbines. The basic idea is both to produce "clean" carbon dioxide from natural gas for enhanced oil recovery in North Sea oil fields, and ...

April 1998

Vol 8-4 April 1998
l&Fuel Cell The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels April1998 Vol. XIII/No. 4 ISSN 1080-8019 Senate Help for Carbon Sequestration, New Nevada H2 Site Reported at NHA Meeting VIENNA, VA- Possible interest in carbon sequestration by the U.S. coal industry and a new hydrogen technology center for Nevada were among the new initiatives outlined by hydrogen's key Senate supporters at the 9th Annual U.S. Hydrogen Meeting here March 3-5. Recasting the ongoing debate on climate change and President Clinton's new program to reduce carbon emission, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) told the ...

March 1998

Vol 8-3 March 1998
"&Fuei.·Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels DoE NEws 1999 Budget Requests for Hydrogen, Fuel Cell Programs Are Up, Tough Battle is Likely WASHINGTON, DC - In keeping with President Clinton's State of the Union message (H&FCL Feb. 98), the administration's budget request for fiscal year 1999 includes substantial increases in most of the Energy Department's alternative energy areas, including a 50% hike in the hydrogen program. But the proposal is likely to run into rough - some would say doctrinaire -partisan opposition by the Republican majority on Capitol Hill ...

February 1998

Vol 8-2 February 1998
Fuel Cell The Energy Alternative- Renewable Fuels February 1998 Vol. XIII!No. 2 ISSN 1080-8019 President Clinton Calls for $6 Billion Global Warming R&D Program in State-of-Union Speech WASHINGTON, DC - Saying that cleaning up the environment and economic growth can and must proceed as one, President Bill Clinton proposed a massive r&d program to address the global warming issue via advanced energy technologies in his annual State-of-the-Union address. Coming near the end of his 75-minute, remarkably buoyant and eloquently upbeat talk to Congress in late January with not even a ...

January 1998

Vol 8-1 January 1998
~._& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels January 1998 \bl. XDI/No. 1 1SSN1~19 Ford Motor Co. Joins Ballard, DaimlerBenz in Transatlantic Fuel CeU Pact STUTTGART - Injecting a new dimension -and more cash - into the international fuel cell sweepstakes, Ford Motor Co. has joined Gennany's premier cannaker Daimler-Benz and the world's leading fuel cell developer, Ballard Power Systems, Inc., in an expanded alliance to develop this environmentally benign technology for automobiles. Coming only a few days after the closing of the Kyoto Climate Change conference ...