New hydrogen fuel bus begins operation in Costa Rica

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The Nyuti is the first operational hydrogen-powered bus in Central America Central America’s first hydrogen-powered bus has begun operation in Costa Rica. The new bus is called Nyuti and is being operated by the Ad Astra Company, which also has operations in the United States. The company itself does not develop hydrogen fuel cell technology, but it has been working with several organizations in order to incorporate these energy systems. The bus represents the first step in Costa Rica’s efforts to establish a hydrogen transportation “ecosystem.” The country has been…

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Google purchases more renewable energy than it consumes

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Google has announced that it now purchases more clean power than it actually uses Google has become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world. The company claims that it now purchases more clean power than it actually consumes. Google’s renewable energy efforts began in earnest in 2017, when it unveiled plans to power all of its data centers with wind, solar, and others forms of clean power. While Google now purchases more clean power than it actually consumes, not all of the company’s electricity comes from renewable…

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ITM Power to use power-to-gas for hydrogen fuel production

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Company wins grant for feasibility study in Massachusetts ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen technologies, has announced that it has been awarded with a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). The grant will be used to fund a power-to-gas feasibility study. The study is meant to assess the potential for a power-to-gas system to be used in the production of hydrogen fuel. This fuel would be used in the Massachusetts region. ITM Power will be working with Holyoke Gas and Electric, a gas and electric utility. Study…

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Colorado to invest in clean vehicles

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State will use funding from Volkswagen settlement to support clean vehicles Colorado has finalized a plan to cut the amount of pollution that the transportation space produces by bolstering the infrastructure needed to support clean vehicles. The state will be spending some $68 million on building new electric charging and alternative fuel stations. The funding is Colorado’s share of a $2.7 billion settlement that automaker Volkswagen reached with the federal government. The settlement has to do with Volkswagen’s artificially lowering its emissions results, wrongfully presenting its vehicles as more environmentally…

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China continues its fight against air pollution with electric vehicles and renewable energy

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China is working toward a more environmentally friendly and healthier future China is fighting against air pollution like never before in its long history. The Chinese government is quickly enacting new policies that place strict regulations on emission production. These policies are forcing many large companies to make a dramatic shift in energy production, favoring clean power. China’s increasingly environmentally friendly policies align well with the government’s plans concerning clean and electric vehicles. These policies and China’s clean transportation endeavors are having a major impact on the world at large.…

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Shell Eco-Marathon highlights the latest capabilities of clean vehicles

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Clean cars set new records at the Eco-Marathon The latest Shell Eco-Marathon has come to an end and the event has seen many records broken in the clean transportation space. Shell has held the event for more than 30 years and has used it as an opportunity to highlight clean technology and how it can be used to power new vehicles. The latest Eco-Marathon was hosted in Singapore and features more than 120 participating teams of engineers from 18 different countries. Notably, hydrogen fuel served as a major part of…

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Microsoft forms new renewable energy agreement in Singapore

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Microsoft has announced an ambitious agreement with Sunseap Microsoft has announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Sunseap, a renewable energy company based in Singapore. The deal is part of Microsoft’s ongoing effort to use clean energy to power its data centers throughout the world. According to the company, the deal will create the largest solar energy portfolio in Singapore. Microsoft and Sunseap will be working together for the next 20 years, with Microsoft purchasing all of the electricity that Sunseap’s solar energy system generates. Solar energy…

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EU could reach a higher renewable energy goal by 2030

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Report suggests that the EU may need to show more support for clean power The European Union could set up more aggressive clean power targets for itself, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report suggests that the EU is capable of reaching higher targets, which could have a significant impact on the fight against climate change. According to the report, the EU is capable of deriving no less than 34% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. If successful, this would allow…

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Ballard to bring 500 fuel cell trucks to China

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New fuel cell trucks are set to launch in Shanghai Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced plans to launch 500 licensed fuel cell trucks in China. These trucks will be delivered to Shanghai, where they will be used for commercial purposes. The trucks will be integrated by the Shanghai Reinventing Fire Technology Company and the trucks themselves will be manufactured by Dongfeng Special Vehicle Company. Ballard has already licensed the technology that will be used to power the new trucks. Trucks will be able…

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Fuel cell industry praises reinstatement of federal tax credits

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Federal tax credits have been restored through the Bipartisan Budget Act The U.S. fuel cell industry received good news late last week thanks to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The legislation enacted new tax provisions for some sectors and also reinstated the investment tax credit that was focused on fuel cell technology. The industry saw these tax credits expunged in 2015 in favor of credits favoring solar and wind energy. With the credits reinstated, fuel cell developers see a promising future ahead. FuelCell Energy sees promise in federal policies…

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New coalition seeks to bring fuel cells to the aerospace sector

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HES will be working with French companies to launch the FLY-HY alliance HES Energy Systems, a fuel cell developer based in Singapore, is moving forward with plans to team with three clean energy and aerospace technology companies in France. Together, these companies will form a coalition names FLY-HY. The coalition will work to address issues concerning the world’s hydrogen supply chain and effective energy storage solutions. FLY-HY will officially launch at the 2018 Singapore Airshow. After this launch, the coalition will work to aggressively promote and improve hydrogen technologies. Fuel…

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Riversimple could help promote hydrogen fuel in China

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Riversimple founder will be joining Prime Minister Theresa May in China Clean transportation may be a subject of discussion as United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May makes her first journey to China. Hugo Spowers, founder of clean vehicle developer Riversimple, will be part of a delegation that will be traveling with the Prime Minister. During the trip, the delegation will be visiting several cities. This may serve as an opportunity for Riversimple, as well as several other companies, to lay groundwork to make an entry into the Chinese market. Riversimple…

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New solar energy roadway is being constructed in China

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New highway will be capable of generating solar energy The Qilu Transportation Development Group, a state-run transportation firm in China, is building a solar highway. The highway will span some 2,000 meters and will be capable of generating electrical power by collecting sunlight. Called the Jinan South Ring Expressway, the new highway will be connected to an existing energy grid and serve as a research opportunity for those interested in solar energy and clean technology. Engineers from Tongji University will be collecting data concerning the capabilities of the new road.…

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Toyota Mirai is coming to Canada

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Mirai will begin being sold in Quebec this year Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it will be bringing its fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, to Canada. The company made the announcement at the Montreal Auto Show, where Toyota noted that fleet sales will begin in Quebec. The province has been chosen as a market for the Mirai due to its strong focus on clean transportation. It is the first Canadian province to introduce a zero emission vehicle mandate, which will go into effect this year. Quebec to use clean…

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Demand for hydrogen fuel cells is on the rise in China

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Chinese fuel cell market is growing quickly China’s fuel cell industry is showing healthy signs of growth. These energy systems have managed to attract a great deal of attention due to their performance capabilities and the growing need for renewable power. In 2017, fuel cells found the majority of their growth, with several new fuel cell systems and hydrogen-powered vehicles coming to the country. The growing demand for hydrogen fuel cells has proven beneficial for companies like Ballard Power Systems, which has established a foothold in the Chinese market. Falling…

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Hydrogen fuel production project is gaining momentum in Orkney

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Project seeks to use clean power to generate hydrogen fuel A new hydrogen fuel production project is taking place in Orkney, a small archipelago north of Scotland. The islands have a great need for effective energy storage and hydrogen may be able to serve this purpose. Orkney is home to considerably wind and tidal resources that can be used to produce electrical power. Hydrogen could serve as a form of chemical storage, allowing excess electrical power to be saved for when it is needed most. Hydrogen could be used as…

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