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Mark



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:29 pm    Post subject: Hydrogen Tech Centre launched Reply with quote

http://www.greenintelligence.org.uk/article/4m-hydrogen-tech-centre-launched-manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University has launched a new technology hub to help SMEs create the next generation of carbon-neutral fuel cell technologies. The Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) will house start-of-the-art equipment for SMEs to lead the development of the cutting edge technology, which has the potential to provide emission-free energy power. The project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Hydrogen fuel cells harness the energy generated when combing hydrogen with oxygen, producing clean electricity and water as a byproduct. The global market for fuel cells is projected to grow by 10 per cent over the next eight years, led by key projects in the UK, Japan, USA, Germany and several major car manufacturers. The MFCIC will help to speed up the development of fuel cells and next generation energy storage, utilising high tech solutions such as nanomaterials and 3D printing, and also plan fuel cell infrastructure for the wider region. Much of the anticipated work will focus on the rapid development of prototyping to test and re-test new designs in order to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.............. which has the potential to provide emission-free energy ...............power.


This is deceitful IMO. It is impossible to provide the hardware without having resorted to mined and/or fossil inputs. To claim that it is possible to have emission free anything is conveniently forgetting the bits you wish to pretend don't exist.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, anything which doesn't burn fossil fuels directly can be deemed "emissions-free", like nuclear or your recent post's subject. Either that or we get the duplicitous "carbon neutral".
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