Hydrogen update

Torild Skogsholm, Norway's Minister of Transport and Communication, has announced that Norway intends to create a hydrogen highway. The NOK 30 million (roughly 3.8 million €) Hydro-led HyNor project will make it possible to drive from Oslo to Stavanger in hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen Cars Business Magazine, vol. 3, No. 2, June 2005. The world's first fuel-cell purpose-built motorbike has been developed by the British firm Intelligent Energy. The ENV (Emissions Neutral Vehicle) bike not only looks good, it also demonstrates the real applicability of fuel cell technology. The CORE fuel cell system, which is completely detachable from the bike, is a compact and efficient fuel cell, capable of powering anything from a motorboat to a small domestic property. Intelligent Energy says the bike concept is new and offers a glimpse of the future: "In the none-too-distant future"…. "people will be able to use a bike like ENV to leave work in an urban environment, drive to the countryside, detach the CORE and attach it to another vehicle, such as a motorboat, before going on to power a log cabin with the very same fuel cell, which could then be re-charged from a mini hydrogen creator, the size of a shoebox."