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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China is leading the transportation market with electric vehicles

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China is focusing more heavily on electric vehicles China has become the dominating force in the clean transportation market. The country became the world’s largest vehicle market with more than 28 million cars sold in 2016. Unfortunately, the transportation field has committed heavily to the country’s air pollution problems. As such, the government has targeted vehicles in order to reduce emissions. Now, government regulations and standards may end up affecting the rest of the auto industry and its plans concerning electric vehicles. Government standards require automakers to sell a certain…

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Hydrogen fuel to power experimental taxi service in Dubai

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RTA launches new initiative to use fuel cell vehicles to power taxis Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the region’s first hydrogen-powered taxi fleet. RTA will be using the Toyota Mirai for its new fleet. The new initiative is meant to highlight the capabilities of clean vehicles and how they can be used to cut emissions. Hydrogen fuel cells have become quite prominent in the transportation space, especially among organizations looking to make taxi fleets and public transportation services more environmentally friendly. Mirai will be used as part…

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New catalyst could make fuel cells much less expensive

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Researchers draw inspiration from ancient Egyptian artists A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University are developing a new catalyst that has drawn inspiration from ancient Egypt. The new catalyst could be a useful tool in making hydrogen fuel cells less expensive without also sacrificing their performance or efficiency. Researchers took inspiration from ancient Egyptian artists when developing the new catalyst. In the past, these artists would use a technique called “gilding.” The technique involves covering inexpensive materials, such as copper, in a thin layer of gold, thereby creating…

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Hydrogen fuel cells to gain more attention from South Korea and the US

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Both countries seek to expand their cooperation concerning renewable energy South Korea and the United States are currently in talks to expand their cooperation in the energy space. Government officials will be meeting together this week in order to lay out plans to decommission old nuclear power facilities as well as replacing these facilities with clean power solutions. Notably, hydrogen fuel cells may be used in place of nuclear energy. These energy systems have become quite popular in South Korea, largely due to the government’s focus on clean power. South…

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Fuel cell vehicles are gaining momentum, according to new report

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Report shows that some 6,000 hydrogen-powered cars will have been sold by year’s end More than 6,000 fuel cell vehicles could be sold throughout the world by the end of this year, according to the new report “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles: A Global Analysis.” The report shows that some 5,500 vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells have already been sold. Approximately 2,400 of these vehicles were sold in the first three quarters of this year alone.  Naqi Jaffery, the leady author of the report, suggests that “at least 10 brands…

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Australian Northern Territory announces new plans for renewable energy

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Territory aims to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 Australia’s Northern Territory has announced plans to embrace renewable energy more aggressively. The government hopes to generate no less than 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Notably, the government intends to provide grants to homeowners that make use of clean power. According to officials, these homeowners may be eligible for grants up to $750, which will help them install solar panels, battery systems, and various renewable energy solutions. Renewable energy will allow territory to move…

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Eco-savvy businesses focus on the right well-maintained environmental equipment

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High quality instruments make the difference to results and reputation. For businesses using environmental equipment, their successes rely on the quality of their instruments.  Regardless of whether they rent or own their instruments, they need to know that they can complete the job efficiently, accurately and on time. Environmental equipment must be well made, calibrated and up to date. If a business is going to make an investment of its time, energy and funds into a project, there is no arguing the importance of using the best possible equipment. Experienced…

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California may beat its own renewable energy goals 10 years early

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Clean power is growing aggressively throughout the state California may be on track to achieve its renewable energy goals 10 years ahead of schedule. In 2015, the state outlined its plans to distance itself from fossil-fuels in order to cut emissions and become more environmentally friendly. The plan involved meeting this goal by 2030. By that time, the state intended to derive no less than 50% of its electricity from renewable sources. Only two years after the plan was first introduced, California is outpacing its own expectations. Report shows that…

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