Canada-based Palcan Fuel Cells (www.palcan.com) has unveiled a prototype scooter that is powered by the company's metal hydride hydrogen storage technology and 2 kW fuel cell stack system. Designed as a low-end mass transport vehicle and aimed at markets for smaller internal combustion engines such as in two- and three-wheeled applications, the scooter has generated interest from scooter OEMs in Europe and Asia, Palcan said. It added that China has endorsed the company's proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells technology.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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