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H2USA, Department of Energy Announce New Tools for Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Deployment | FuelCellsWorks

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Hydrogen filling station

H2USA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced two new tools and the release of two reports developed through H2USA to support hydrogen fueling

To follow recent article. Hence, the USA are studying ways of setting up the Hydrogen fuel cell car filling station network. This is well worth a look at ?.Because as far as i know.As expected the Americans are well ahead of anything .

“H2USA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced two new tools and the release of two reports developed through H2USA to support hydrogen fueling infrastructure deployment.  H2USA is a public private partnership co-launched in 2013 by DOE and industry to develop hydrogen infrastructure and deploy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across the United States”

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In the USA the Department of Energy. They have launched a private/public joint venture. That therefore, will be looking at ways of setting up a network of filling stations. Thus,  to accommodate the growing possibility of Hydrogen cars.
Her in the UK. For this reason, are also looking at the problem through the eyes of the UK.  Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

As a result, the association have been spurred on by the plan to provide £11 million to support. So for a network of hydrogen filling stations to be rolled out across the UK. This follows a recent successful campaign. As expected, from a group known as UKH2 Mobility, who supports the network of hydrogen fuel facilities.
As you can see from my image. Naturally, there is already hydrogen fuel filling stations. All dotted around Europe. Therefore it will only be a matter of time. Before we see these as common place on the existing forecourts across the world.Thus, similar to the addition of LPG gas pumps.

To bring this post more upto date.  Countries are expecting to roll out the pumps. Henvce,  to be able to sell Hydrogen fuel to motorists.

Source: www.fuelcellsworks.com

Toyota Mira—on the hydrogen highway – A race between hydrogen and batteries- ConsumerReports.org

Toyota Mira

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Consumer Reports drives the 2016 Toyota Mira

—on the hydrogen highway. The promise of free fuel for three years makes this fuel-cell car an intriguing option.

This is one of my best bets for the car of the future.Hence, along with the battery driven car. Toyota have indeed spent millions of dollars. Thus , developing the Mira. Which are expected to travel 300 miles. So using the fuel that consists of a high pressure hydrogen gas. As expected, the gas will be stored in two fiberglass  fuel tanks.

This will give the Toyota Mira a big advantage over the battery driven Lithium-Ion cars, that are at present being developed by a number of car makers.

The hydrogen fuel. Therefore, is expected to be eventually rolled out. Therefore, onto conventional filling stations. Thus, across Europe and the USA, including Japan. The car will fill up in a similar manner to LPG cars are now, and only take a few minutes to fill.

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Hydrogen filling station

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/toyota-to-launch-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-in-us-next-year-2015-domain-b/

Department of Energy (DOE) are looking at setting up a network of Hydrogen fuel stations across America. H2USA are looking at the financial implications and costs of setting up a network.

http://h2usa.org/why-hydrogen

My own opinion is that all the new technologies will be battling it out for the most cost effective solution to fuels for cars of the future. Crude oil prices,will still have a say in the matter. As new oil fields are still being found. Even in the UK. We have found new oil reserves in the county of Kent. I do believe that the fuels such as hydrogen that could run along the same infrastructure as petrol (gasoline), will be the more successful fuel. The sales of battery driven cars are already falling because of the massive drop in petrol prices so the regular driver is only concerned about his pocket and not the environment.

Source: www.consumerreports.org

leisure batteries -Which one do you buy- a guide from the The Camping and Caravanning Club

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Selecting the correct leisure battery for your needs is not as easy choice, this data sheet is aimed at providing knowledge of the anatomy and principals behind leisure batteries to help you make an informed decision.

This leisure batteries article is a very long and drawn out article, but you can pick up some good bits?

As a result, I think that it could be complicated subject to some people . Hence ,I would recommend that two basic types of batteries should be used . Especially, for the leisure market. Mostly used by motorhomes and caravan users. The best one  for the person who goes away . So for long weekends is the specified leisure batteries. Specially, developed for this market. Thus, they are a crossover between a starter battery and a storage battery . Coming in the Amp sizes of which the most popular ones are. hence, the 100 amp and the 110 amp batteries.

The other type of leisure batteries is the one for use on more adventurous outings and longer journeys. These  in my opinion are the AGM batteries, such as the Optima range of batteries, or indeed most good makes of battery.

The AGM battery is a deep cycle battery and will take much more dis-charge than the other type of leisure batteries. You can totally drain the battery and it will recover on charging.

Which type of leisure batteries for you?

It is now the middle of March and motorhome and caravan people are getting ready for another busy season ahead. In my opinion it is right that you buy the correct battery, which suites your type of vacation, so buy the best battery that you can afford, the choice of battery is fantastic, but you get what you pay for?

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of battery. The article may contain a link to Batteriesontheweb where you can buy battery products online.

Eric Roberts

Source: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3601712-OPTIMA-AGM-BATTERY-BLUETOP-MARINE-TWINPOST.html

solar-Charged battery-could challenge Australia’s soaring electricity prices 

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solar-Charged battery-ZCell developer says its battery for homes is more efficient and recyclable

This is where the countries with good sunshine will benefit in the future?

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solar-Charged battery-Roof tiles blended in with roof tile shape Solar panels will be a common site including Australia

battery storage systems have already been successful in different parts of our planet. This includes whole Island communities. The batteries are stored in 20 ft containers and are charged by the sun during the day. The energy stored in the batteries is then released at night, making aa 24-hour cycle.

This system would be ideal for the remoter parts of Australia. And then spread to the outskirts of towns near to the outback. This will relieve the coal and oil powered national grid and become more eco-friendly.

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069 Car battery-Apollo-Power battery or upgrade to a Quality Lucas battery.

069 Car battery

Consequently, we are now coming up to our main battery season? winter time. Therefore, as the nights get shorter and colder. Then your car battery will have to work twice as hard. This Apollo-Power battery from Batteriesontheweb in Halifax Yorkshire. Is a top class battery at a budget battery price.

The battery in the image is in fact a 069 and fits many imported Japanese car and pickup truck models. Nissan’s in particular use this model of battery. The 069 car battery also fits Mitsubishi L300 2.5 Diesel pickups and also the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV 5.2i many more include Isuzu Trooper SUV 3.2 petrol, in fact this battery fits many similar types of vehicle not forgetting our own Land Rover 069 Car batteryDiscovery (most models).

069 Car battery

The battery is a sealed lead acid, low maintenance battery. Hence, which are commonly used on today’s modern cars. Many of these large pick-up trucks are actually fitted with more that one 069 car battery. Thus ,two batteries are required to turn the large diesel engines over on a cold winters morning.

The label name of Apollo-Power batteries was the brainchild of Eric Roberts. “We source the batteries from the best companies, at the best prices and pass the savings on to our customers” said Eric.

Apollo-Power batteries have a full range of batteries to fit most cars imported into the UK.

The batteries are all spill proof and come with a three year warranty.

Lucas Premium  batteries

This battery brand was originally manufactured in the UK by a private company, but closed down due to cheap imports. The brand was revitalised by a battery importer from the Manchester area of the UK.

The Lucas battery brand comes with a three year warranty and is a spill proof sealed lead acid battery.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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