The Anonymous Widower

London Euston Cat-Astrophe Averted For Train-Surfing Puss

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

Except for the headline, the BBC resisted the urge to use more feline puns in the story.

March 3, 2021 Posted by | News, Transport/Travel | , , , , | 2 Comments

Eight New Freeports Set To Open In The UK

Today, in his 2021 Budget, Rishi Sunak announced eight new freeports.

This article on the BBC, which is entitled Freeports: What Are They And Where Will They Be?, gives a brief guide to the freeports.

This links link to the nearest I can find to an official web site for each of the freeports.

The Government has said that the freeports will start their operations late this year.

March 3, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Biggest Mobile Hydrogen Fuel Cell In The World To Power Sergey Brin’s Mysterious Airship

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Hydrogen Fuel News.

This is the introductory paragraph.

LTA Research and Exploration, the secretive and mysterious airship company owned by Google co-founder and former Alphabet President Sergey Brin, will use the biggest mobile hydrogen fuel cell in the world to power its disaster relief airship.

The size of the fuel cell appears to be 1.5 MW according to the Hydrogen Fuel News article.

The company has a web site with a title of The Future Off 21st Century Airships.

The web site talks about vision, focus and their response to Covid-19, so it is certainly not vapourware, although it seems to be more about building the team.

Conclusion

Sergey Brin has his heart in the right place

But he is ploughing a furrow, that has been attempted many times and sadly most attempts have ended in failure.

March 3, 2021 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , | 1 Comment