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Joe Pratt studies hydrogen fuel cell energy storage in ports at the Port of Oakland, California. Photo credit: Sandia National Laboratories

Energy storage in port operations

A hidden challenge for renewable energy, in terms of carbon reductions at least, is making sure your cure is not more damaging than your disease. Many types of renewable power plants, for example, contain large…


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Sea ports to benefit from fuel cells

Sandia Labs has identified another promising market for fuel cells: the dockside. Fuel cells, says the organisation, have already proven themselves in powering mobile lighting systems, forklifts, emergency backup systems and light-duty trucks. And now researchers…