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Taiwan's first biohydrogen fuel station unveiled

2011/11/03 19:54:16

Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) Feng Chia University in Taichung unveiled Thursday the first hydrogen fuel station in Taiwan that supplies biologically produced hydrogen.

Two mini hydrogen concept cars were also introduced at the launch ceremony and a change of the biohydrogen batteries in the vehicles was demonstrated.

The technology was developed through collaboration among the university, the National Science Council and the Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) since 1998.

In their research, they succeeded in using microbiological technology to produce hydrogen fuel from agricultural waste.

The cars, each fueled by six containers of hydrogen, produce no air pollutants, only water, said the university's vice president Lee Bing-jean.

The concept cars will be test driven by students for a year, with the evaluations and results recorded for future hydrogen energy research, the university said.

(By Chen Ching-ping and Kendra Lin)
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