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    Default Solar Energy and Hidogen Fuel Car - PortugueseInvention Patents

    see the pictures here.......

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007...lar_energy.php

    Manuel António Gomes, best known as Padre Himalaya. This Portuguese priest, who was also a scientist and inventor, was one of the pioneers in the investigation of solar energy.

    His biggest achievement was the Pirelióforo, a device in which thousands of mirrors over a surface of 80 square meters concentrated solar energy up to a temperature of 3500 degrees Celsius: enough to melt most metals and stones. The huge installment was a star in the 1904 Universal Expo of St. Louis, where it won two gold medals.

    Himalaya lived in Paris and in Argentina (1927-1932), where he continued his studies and wrote books on Cosmology; and died in 1933 in Portugal. His work is analyzed in both a book by the name A Conspiração Solar do Padre Himalaya - Esboço biográfico dum português pioneiro da Ecologia (The Solar Conspiration of Father Himalaya - Biographic Outline of a Portuguese Pioneer in Ecology), and a documentary by Jorge António by the name A Utopia do Padre Himalaya (Father Himalaya’s Utopia).
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    Also the first hidrogen car


    http://www.agenciafinanceira.iol.pt/...8037-2974.html


    GoogleTranslation of the portuguese news --------

    The Portuguese first hydrogen powered car is already on the slopes. Created by a group of students from the Instituto Superior Técnico, missing only the last test for the big race cars greener.

    Over the next 6 and May 7, will compete against the best in the world at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Germany.

    It is the last trip of Hidrogenist before heading to the racing world eco-friendly cars at the German circuit.

    Hidrogenist is the Portuguese name of the first prototype powered by hydrogen, a project that was born in the classrooms of the IST.

    Breeders? 28 students who have put the machine in the service of imagination to create a competitor to match the best in the world.

    In partnership with Air Liquide developed a system powered by hydrogen, which makes this vehicle a totally green car.

    Quiet and clean, makes more than a thousand miles on the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. It is only a prototype, but a project that may be the cars of the future.

    On wheels is the participation in the big race: expected to win for this edition.


    The Portuguese first hydrogen powered car is already on the slopes. Created by a group of students from the Instituto Superior Técnico, missing only the last test for the big race cars greener.Over the next 6 and May 7, will compete against the best in the world at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Germany.It is the last trip of Hidrogenist before heading to the racing world eco-friendly cars at the German circuit.Hidrogenist is the Portuguese name of the first prototype powered by hydrogen, a project that was born in the classrooms of the IST.Breeders? 28 students who have put the machine in the service of imagination to create a competitor to match the best in the world.In partnership with Air Liquide developed a system powered by hydrogen, which makes this vehicle a totally green car.Quiet and clean, makes more than a thousand miles on the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. It is only a prototype, but a project that may be the cars of the future.On wheels is the participation in the big race: expected to win for this edition.

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    O primeiro carro português movido a hidrogénio já está nas pistas. Criado por um grupo de alunos do Instituto Superior Técnico, faltam apenas os últimos testes para a grande maratona dos carros ecológicos.

    Nos próximos dias 6 e 7 de Maio, vai competir contra os melhores do Mundo na Shell Eco-Marathon, na Alemanha.

    É a última viagem do Hidrogenist antes de rumar para a competição mundial de carros ecológicos, no circuito alemão.

    Hidrogenist é o nome do primeiro protótipo português movido a hidrogénio, um projecto que nasceu nas salas de aula do Instituto Superior Técnico.

    Os criadores? 28 alunos que puseram o engenho ao serviço da imaginação para criar um concorrente à altura dos melhores do mundo.

    Em parceria com a Air Liquide, desenvolveram um sistema movido a hidrogénio, que torna este veículo num carro totalmente ecológico.

    Silencioso e limpo, faz mais de mil quilómetros com o equivalente a um litro de gasolina. É um protótipo apenas, mas um projecto do que podem vir a ser os carros do futuro.

    Sobre rodas está a participação na grande maratona: esperam-se vitórias para esta edição.
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    Portugal
    • IEA 2004 Report on H2 & FC Review of National R&D Programs:
    o Portugal – implemented a €4 million project financed by the National Program
    PEDIP II, directed towards the implementation of an infrastructure for the
    research and demonstration of low temperature PEMs and new materials for
    components. This project also aimed at inducing commercialisation in the
    industrial sector by disseminating emerging technologies, validating components
    and demonstrating a prototype of a fuel cell.
    o Project PRO-H2. In this project, a low temperature hydrogen producing process
    is studied using chemical hydrides (binary and complex) as producing agents
    with high volumetric efficiency, able to compete with available storage options
    such as compression and liquefaction. The project involves: the production of
    hydrogen from binary and complex hydrides; synthesis and characterization of
    suitable catalyst; study of reaction kinetics; reactor project and construction; and,
    potential recycling of reaction products. The project has participation from INETI,
    IST, INEGI and SRE and is funded at €981,000.

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    Default Re: Solar Energy and Hidogen Fuel Car - PortugueseInvention Patents

    Just a small correction maria,and i am sure its a google transalator issue,but one thousand kilometers doesnt equal one thousand miles,each mile is around 1.6kilometers,so it would run around 625 miles on a liter of gas wich also doesnt equal to a gallon,gotta love this metric system conflicts LOL

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    Default Re: Solar Energy and Hidogen Fuel Car - PortugueseInvention Patents

    Yesssssssssssssss.... you quite right ! A google Ups translation

    Thanks for the keen eye !

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