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Hydrogen trains on track for UK

The news on hydrogen for heavy duty vehicles and now trains seems to be running to a regular schedule. Almost every day news emerges of government appetite for electrification by means other than overhead wires, or of train builders planning new products. Train builder Alstom’s name recently joined the list of companies planning activities in […]

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Pre-processing UK biomass – does it help?

E4tech recently completed a 2 year, £502k project commissioned by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), to understand the impact that pre-processing technologies could have on UK bioenergy value chains. The Techno-Economic Assessment of Biomass Pre-Processing (TEABPP) project was led by E4tech, working with Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), CMCL Innovations, Imperial College Consultants, Black & Veatch, […]

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Cooling is an iceberg issue

The growth in energy demand for cooling from a warming planet and growing population is an enormous but mostly hidden issue. By the middle of the century global demand for cooling is predicted to exceed that for heating, yet the attention given to cooling – for buildings or cold chains – does not gain much […]

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Hear E4tech speak on what’s driving fuel cells at IDTechEx in Berlin

The debate on hydrogen and fuel cells is picking up, with major developments in China and increasing corporate interest in Europe. David Hart will explain what lies behind the interest at the IDTechEx Conference in Berlin on 11th April. More details can also be found in E4tech’s Fuel Cell Industry Review 2017. To find out […]

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Hydrogen at High speed!

E4tech client GreenGT unveiled its pre-production Pininfarina H2Speed at the Geneva International Motor Show last week. The H2Speed’s aerodynamics have been refined and the 250 kW fuel cell (plus batteries) can feed 480kW (653bhp) to the wheels, taking the car to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 300km/h. The chassis is […]

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Scaling-up modern bioenergy in Africa – what next?

Modern bioenergy production could become an important part of the energy solution in Sub-Saharan Africa, addressing the challenge of increasing energy demand and improving energy access for poor people by making use of the large amount of biomass residues which are produced as a by-product of agricultural value chains. However, in spite of significant and […]

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China offers lessons for future of fuel cell vehicles

With over a million plug in vehicles in China and fewer than 500 fuel cell vehicles it would seem like the latter’s chances are slim. But recent moves suggest that China is far from decided, with a strong government-industry alliance and policies underpinning a national target for a million vehicles and over a thousand hydrogen […]

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