The researchers found that the key lies in xylose, a simple plant sugar which is most abundant in plants. The researchers found a way to use xylose to produce hydrogen, a previously considered theory that now has been put into practice. Because xylose comprises as much as 30 percent of plant cell walls, this new process can attain hydrogen from any type of biomass.
This says newspaper China Daily last week, stating it has seen government plans to reduce pollution in the capital.
The approximately 20 million Beijing residents suffer from poor air quality, inadequate sanitation and waste disposal faltering. To improve this the government of China will invest 15,6 billion dollar in improving living conditions, including the construction of 1290 kilometers of new or improved sewerage systems, 5 new waste incineration plants, and 47 waste water treatment plants.
According to local news agency RTL, there also will be stations built in Amsterdam, Arnhem and Helmond.
Mansveld states that this is the start of the introduction of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the Netherlands.
It is estimated that Japan will have installed around 6.1 gigawatts to 9.4 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013. The forecasts for China is estimated to be between 6.2 and 10.5 gigawatts, while the United States will ‘only’ have installed 3.3 to 3.9 gigawatts.
Toyota introduced the first generation of hybrid cars in 1997. At that time sales were still relatively modest, however, 16 years later the sales program of Toyota exists of 19 hybrid models and a plug-in hybrid. Until the end of 2015, the automaker will present as many as 18 new hybrid models and hydrogen car.