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  • Published: Jul 5th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Hydrogen City Car Hits 300mpg and 30g/km CO2

| Sourced From Worldchanging.com |

Open source, locally manufactured fuel cell car designed for sharing.
With politicians and carmakers waxing lyrical about electric vehicles, the squat hydrogen fuel cell car with a top speed of 50mph introduced by start-up Riversimple in June is definitely bucking prevailing trends.

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  • Published: Jun 17th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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New ‘Urban Car’ claims to slash CO2 emissions by two thirds

| Sourced From Edition.cnn.com |

LONDON, England (CNN) — A former motor-racing engineer has unveiled a prototype of a new hydrogen-powered city car which claims to emit less than one third of the carbon emissions produced by its nearest rival.

The creators of the ‘Urban Car,’ UK-based company Riversimple, say the vehicle emits less than 30 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide, less than one third of the carbon produced by the Polo Bluemotion.

Riversimple founder Hugo Spowers has spent nine years researching and developing the prototype car.

“I think that the auto industry is focusing a lot of money on research and development at a basic science level on hydrogen storage and fuel cell technology. We don’t think it’s necessary to do that,” Spowers told CNN.

“We can use existing technology and integrate it into a whole system design approach — that is where the breakthrough has come.”

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  • Published: May 31st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Carbon capture funding up, while hydrogen funding decreases

| Sourced From Blogs.PhysicsToday.org |

A couple of weeks ago Chu announced that $2.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to expand and accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Of that, $800 million will be used to expand DOE’s Clean Coal Power Initiative, which provides government co-financing for new coal technologies that can help utilities cut sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury pollutants from power plants.

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