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Genii UAV highlighted in DOE’s 2013 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report

The DOE’s 2013 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report discusses emerging trends in the hydrogen fuel cell industry. Genii is one of two technologies highlighted in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) section of the report: http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/11/f19/fcto_2013_market_report.pdf  Way to go team!

Incidentally, it is the only mention of the State of Washington in the entire report (aside from Neah Power’s address).

H2 Fuel Station Mentioned in Alaska Airlines Magazine

The award winning hydrogen fuel station designed by Ian Richardson, Jake Fisher and Dr. Jake Leachman was mentioned in the latest version of Alaska Airline’s Magazine.  The excerpt is available here on page 34 or is provided bellow.

“In May, a team comprising WSU students and one University of Idaho student-involved in academic tracks ranging from mechanical engineering to economics and public policy-won first place in an international student competition to design a transportable, stand-alone, economical refueling station for hydrogen fuel cell-power cars, whose use may help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.”

Hydrogen station design by HYPER lab members published by SAE magazines

HYPER lab members Jacob Fisher and Ian Richardson wrote an article for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) about a design for a hydrogen fueling station. The station is designed to support Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) during the early expansion of this new market. Follow the link below to read more about the design and the competition it won…

Hydrogen Fueling Station Design in SAE magazines

The only thing loony about Google’s project Loon is the helium.

Google’s project Loon  may be our best chance at saving the planet. Free access to humanity’s collective knowledge will do more than anything to assist those in 3rd world countries to help themselves,, and to inform those of us in the 1st world how bad things really are. The irony of Loon may be the “Balloon-powered” part of the “internet for all” slogan.

The balloons used in Loon are inflated with helium, yes the same gas filling in your party balloons, that is truly a depleting planetary resource. Helium cannot be created by any process besides nuclear reactions, in the sun or deep in the earth, and has escape velocity. … » More …