Going With The Flow

On May 28, 2012, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

In recent months, I’ve come across more work being done in flow batteries than I’ve seen in the prior decade. I’ve been known in the past to say that fuel cells are kinda like fueled batteries.  Well, flow batteries really are fueled-batteries.  A traditional chemical battery is one sealed system that charges and discharges chemical […]

Shell uses Hydrogen Pipeline for Fuel Cell Cars from Toyota, Honda and Mercedes

On May 17, 2011, in Blog, by John Addison

Shell Opens Third Hydrogen Station in Southern California Shell announced the opening of a new demonstration hydrogen station in Torrance, California, the first in the US to have hydrogen delivered to the site directly from an existing underground pipeline. Excess hydrogen is typically available on the hydrogen pipelines used by oil refiners. Hydrogen is used […]

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Intelligent Energy Raises £7 Million to Accelerate Commercialisation Plans in Further Material Up Round

On April 25, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

Loughborough UK, 14th April, 2011 – Intelligent Energy, the global clean power systems company, today announced it has recently completed a fundraising round of approximately £7 million ($11 million) from existing and new institutional shareholders. This investment, achieved through a placement at £1.70 per share, enables Intelligent Energy to accelerate the commercialisation of its advanced […]

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Hydrogen: The Fuel of the Future. Will It Always Be Thus?

On November 17, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi For years, the utopian vision for powering humankind’s energy requirements has been based on hydrogen, produced by decomposing ever-abundant water (H2O), via renewable sources of power (e.g., sunlight). When hydrogen is used in fuel cells to produce electricity on-demand, the only by-products of the chemical reaction are water vapor and pure […]

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Solar Rises 10.8%, Renewable Elec and Biofuels increase also (week ending 5/16)

On May 18, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood Broad market indices (Emerging Markets, EAFA, S&P500) all rose significantly this week. Camino’s PurePlay™ indices, with the exception of Fuel Cells, were up. Commodities (DJP) retreated slightly. Solar was the story of the week with our 34 member index increasing 10.8%. Six constituents rose more than 20% with the top three, SolarFun […]

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Only Renewables Gain (Week Ending 4/25) + Solar ETFs

On April 28, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood Broad market indices were mixed this week and so were Camino’s PurePlay™ indices. The Solar index followed last week’s 7.0% gain with a small 0.2% decline. The index members were also mixed with 15 stocks increasing and 19 stocks declining. Most notable in the group was Centrosolar (C3O.DE) which gained 26.2% for […]

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The Best Fuel Cell Company You’ve Never Seen

On April 22, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had a chat with Dr. Peter Podessor this week. He is the CEO of Smart Fuel Cells (XETRA: F3C.DE), the best fuel cell company that most Americans have never heard of. Cleantech Blog did an article on the problems with micro fuel cells last year, but we have never written much on the larger […]

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Only Renewable Electricity Stocks Advance (Week Ending 4/11)

On April 13, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark HenwoodSustainable energy stocks followed the broader markets down this week with only Renewable Electricity able to show a gain.The Solar index followed last week’s 14.5% advance with a 4.7% decline. The retreat was broad-based with only 4 stocks increasing and 30 stocks declining. Aloe Solar SG (AS1.DE) led the declines falling 13.1% for […]

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The Week in Sustainable Energy Stocks (Week Ending 3/14)

On March 15, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood The Dow traded in a 569 range this week reflecting negative credit market news and strong intervention by government institutions. Global results were mixed with EAFA advancing and the S&P and Emerging Markets declining. The final changes were not dramatic. This translated into mixed results for the Camino indices with three indices […]

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The week in sustainable energy stocks (ending 3/7/08) ….

On March 9, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

By Mark Henwood Continuing concerns with economic conditions drove all the broad stock indicators into negative territory for the week. With one expectation our sustainable energy indices followed suit with three indices retreating and one, Renewable Electricity, advancing. The Solar index suffered another large drop of 5.9% bringing the YTD decline for the sector to […]

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The week in sustainable energy stocks….

On March 1, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

By Mark Henwood Neal says “keep going”. So let’s start with the big picture. Stocks were down – S&P, EAFA, emerging markets. Commodities advanced. The broad based ETN tracking the DJ AIG commodity index (DJP) increased 3.1% for the week. This was the week of oil history. Our sustainable energy indices were mixed with one, […]

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The week in sustainable energy stocks….

On February 24, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Neal asked me if I would comment on the markets for sustainable energy stocks in the last week. It’s an area I follow closely so he hopes I will occasionally stumble across some nuggets. Let me start by saying I believe there is potential for good returns in sustainable energy stocks over time. In the […]

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The Micro Fuel Cell Promise

On December 7, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Earlier this year I did a Cleantech Blog article called Micro Fuel Cell Killer talking about the challenges that undermined the promise of micro fuel cells. Well, now we are looking at the other side of the story. One of my friends, Peng Lim, who is the CEO of Mechanical Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:MKTY), parent company […]

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Bio-fuel Cells

On October 22, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Earlier this month, here in Ohio, the fuel cell developer Technology Management Inc. issued a press release that it had succesfully operated its 1 kw solid oxide fuel cell stack on vegetable oil from soybeans. As reported on the Internet, it is claimed that this is the first instance of a […]

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Riding on Sunlight

On September 21, 2007, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (9/20/07). Electric light rail is a popular way to whisk millions through cities with speed, ease, and minimal emissions. Per passenger mile, source-to-wheels emissions are far less than people trying to navigate busy cities in their cars. Even if there is a coal power plant supplying the electricity, the efficiency of moving […]

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Fuel Cell 2007 Conference Highlights

On June 19, 2007, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (6/19/07). Several hundred engineers, researchers, and managers shared fuel cell technology, trends, and market success at the Fuel Cell 2007 Conference. In some areas, fuel cells generate millions in revenues from commercial deployment; in other areas, fuel cells are early in research and development. A number of commercial products involve hydrogen PEM […]

Micro Fuel Cell Killer – What’s Next?

On June 14, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

About 4 or 5 years ago micro fuel cells were quite a hot topic in cleantech. They were going to power our laptops, cell phones, PDAs, blackberries, hand held multimedia devices, etc. The story ran like this: The digital age and increasing customer demand for more power hungry features like bandwidth, multimedia, et al on […]

Plugging Along

On June 4, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi It has long been axiomatic that fuel cells are years away from being commercially available: a technology that is not yet a product. For a brief shining moment in 2000, fuel cells were almost as hot as dot-coms, and several fuel cell companies went public and soared to extraordinary heights, before […]

Honda’s FCX: Out-Priusing the Prius

On May 21, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi While the Toyota Prius is the current “must-have” of the “green” community, Honda (NYSE: HMC) is aiming to trump Toyota (NYSE: TM) in the eco-friendly car derby. Recently, Honda announced that it will commercially-unveil a fuel cell vehicle aimed for U.S. drivers, the FCX — not 10 years from now, not […]

Blogroll Review: Beers, Cars, & Responsibility

On May 5, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

Less Filling?Back in the 80’s, there was a great movie called “Back to the Future.” It was about a car that could time travel. There was also something about a boy and scientist trying to change the past …but they not succeed in preventing the Kennedy Assassination! At the end of the film, we realize […]

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