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Hydrogen: A rising balloon, or bursting bubble?

Riversimple RasaNew writing… My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – looks at the prospects for the hydrogen economy, particularly in the world of transport. Hydrogen-fuelled planes, trains and… bikes, as well as headline-grabbing cars, have all been in the news recently, but does that mean the technology is finally mainstreaming? What about heating buildings and homes? Is the time now right for the most abundant element on the planet to help hasten our exit from fossil fuels? Please click the link to read the post in full and learn more about Hydrogen: A rising balloon, or bursting bubble?



SUSTMEME: Get the Susty Story Straight!

Powering the future: 5 innovations of interest

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Powering the Future’, published in The Times, 1 May, 2013.

BIOFUELS FROM ALGAE

Lava lamp InstaA near-perfect poster child for sustainable energy, algae is both a biodegradable living organism and literally green. Cultivation is possible on lands unsuited to traditional agriculture and with minimal demand on freshwater resources.

Research and development funding for farming (algaculture) has flowed into institutions around the world, including the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the EnAlgae project, a strategic initiative supported by the INTERREG IVB North West Europe programme.
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