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Scientists make hydrogen fuel breakthroughs

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Hydrogen was never one of Greenbang’s favourite gases. That honour would go to helium – the hilarity-generating, voice changing gas often found in kiddies’ balloons. But it might be time for a rethink.

Science Daily is responsible for Greenbang’s radical mental repositioning this week with two hydrogen related stories.

The first, here, is all about Penn State University is using microbes to extract hydrogen from fermenting organic matter to help generate hydrogen fuel.

And once you’ve got all that hydrogen, what do you do with it? Hydrogen fuel cells of course. And those clever folks over at the University of Virginia have come up with some new storage tech to make them more efficient than ever. Full story here.