New Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Van Concept Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz fuel cell van - Mercdes-Benz Logo

The German automaker’s bestselling van to be equipped with a full cell system. A Mercedes-Benz fuel cell van will join the company’s growing clean transportation portfolio. The alternative fuel upgrade will be added to the Sprinter, the automaker’s top selling van. The first concept takes the form of a motor home. Dubbed the Concept Sprinter F-CELL, the new Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Van is a showcase for new commercial applications and is first being presented in the form of a motorhome. The new fuel cell vehicle is in addition to the…

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Scientists discover new and cheaper hydrogen fuel production method

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A unique catalyst can help harvest fuel from water. An inexpensive material has been developed for hydrogen fuel production by researchers from the University of Houston and the California Institute of Technology in the United States. This novel catalyst can help split water to produce hydrogen fuel without the need for an additional catalyst, ETEnergyWorld reported. The new catalyst performs both functions required to split water. Traditionally, in order to split water for hydrogen fuel production, it is a process that requires two catalysts. One is needed to create a…

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First passenger hydrogen fuel cell ferry in the U.S. to become a reality

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry - Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

The green fueled ferry will be built in the San Francisco Bay Area. Called the “Water-Go-Round,” the hydrogen fuel cell ferry will be the first passenger ferry in America to be powered solely by hydrogen fuel cells. With its only byproduct being water, the ferry will produce zero emissions and, if the demonstration project proves successful, it could revolutionize an industry that continues to rely heavily on fossil fuels. The launch has been planned for next year. The company behind the hydrogen fuel cell ferry is the Golden Gate Zero…

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Hydrogen fuel vehicle industry will boost supply chain job security

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Hyundai and Audi have teamed up to work on the tech to produce alternative cars to electric. Hyundai has announced that its partnership with Audi in the hydrogen fuel vehicle industry will help keep jobs safe. The automaker stated that hundreds of thousands of supply chain jobs will be protected when compared to a move toward battery-powered electric cars. Automakers worldwide are working diligently to produce cleaner cars compliant with emissions targets. In its statement, Hyundai urged other manufacturers to move into the hydrogen fuel vehicle industry. They stated that…

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Canada opens first retail hydrogen refueling station in BC

Hydrogen refueling station - Shell Gas Station in Canada

Vancouver becomes first city in the nation to provide a hydrogen fuel station to consumers. HTEC (Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation) and Shell have partnered and opened the very first retail hydrogen refueling station in Canada, according to an HTCE press release. The station is located at a Shell refueling station in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). This is the first of many stations to be built in BC. The now open hydrogen refueling station is the first in a six-station network HTEC intends to build in BC’s Greater Vancouver and…

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Hyundai and Audi team up for hydrogen car technology

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The two auto manufacturers will partner to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Hyundai and Audi believe that collaborating will accelerate the development of hydrogen car technology and lower the cost of fuel cell vehicles. This could make hydrogen-powered electric vehicles a feasible alternative to battery-electric vehicles in the not too distant future. The companies will gain access to each other’s intellectual property. Initially, the partnership will allow for the cross-licensing of patents as well as access to parts that are deemed non-competitive. Among these include new parts that have been…

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France launches ambitious new hydrogen plan

Hydrogen Plan Launched by France - Strategy

New plan calls for establishing a decarbonized hydrogen sector France has an ambitious new hydrogen plan. The French Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition unveiled the plan earlier this month. Per the plan, the country intends to establish a comprehensive decarbonized hydrogen sector. Through this new plan, France intends to establish itself as a world leading supplier of hydrogen fuel. France will commit to $116 million to new plan Beginning in 2019, the French government will commit $116 million to its new hydrogen initiative. The plan consisted of three major…

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Toyota unveils new hydrogen refueling station in Quebec

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New station will provide hydrogen to the public Toyota is helping expand accessibility to hydrogen in Canada. The Japanese automaker has unveiled a new hydrogen refueling station in Quebec City.  The company suggests that it is the largest hydrogen demonstration project in the country. Moreover, it is the first hydrogen station in Quebec to be open to the public. Station will produce 200 kilograms of hydrogen per day The hydrogen on offer at the new station is produced on site using clean energy. The energy is being provided by Hydro-Quebec.…

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Hexagon lands deal to manufacture new hydrogen tanks

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Hexagon will be developing hydrogen storage tanks for an unnamed automaker Hexagon Composites has announced that it has settled a new deal with an unnamed automaker. The deal represents the largest of its kind in the company’s history. Per the deal, Hexagon will be responsible for manufacturing hydrogen tanks that will be used by fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are being developed by the automaker that has formed a deal with Hexagon. Manufacturing expected to begin in 2020 According to Hexagon, production of the new vehicles is expected to begin…

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ENGIE launches new fleet of fuel cell vehicles

ENGIE launched new fleet of vehicles - Row of random Parked Cars

Fleet is made up of hydrogen-powered Renault vehicles ENGIE, a global energy group based in France, has launched a fleet comprised of 50 fuel cell vehicles. The vehicles themselves come from automaker Renault and were made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a mobility solutions company. The fleet will be used by ENGIE technicians to provide technical operations and maintenance services for commercial buildings. The fuel cell systems that power the fleet have been developed by Symbio. They will also receive the fuel that they need to operate effectively from…

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Swansea University researchers highlight potential of hydrogen enriched natural gas

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Natural gas could be replaced by hydrogen As much as a third of the United Kingdom’s natural gas could be replaced by hydrogen, according to researchers from Swansea University. The country currently uses natural gas to provide power to homes. Unfortunately, this form of fuel still produces harmful emissions, which the UK has been working to cut down on in recent years. By replacing natural gas with hydrogen, the country may be able to make further progress on accomplishing it’s environmental goals. Hydrogen can help the UK cut emissions Researchers…

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New hydrogen facility opened by Haskel

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Testing facility is the largest of its kind in Europe Haskel Europe has opened the largest hydrogen facility in Europe. The new facility is devoted to the testing of components and systems that are used to produce energy through the consumption of hydrogen fuel. Haskel will be able to use the facility to provide it’s customers with real world simulations concerning the use of hydrogen. This will allow the company to develop products that accommodate the needs of customers more effectively. Using fuel cells could help Europe cut emissions The…

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Department of Energy Funds Development of Next-Generation PEM Fuel Cell Cathode Materials at pH Matter

Columbus, Ohio, June 8, 2018 — pH Matter announced today that it has been awarded over $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the continued development of its COR-Cat™ high-activity catalyst materials for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. A key to the cost and lifetime of PEM fuel cells is the performance of materials in the cathode, particularly the catalyst layer. pH Matter’s new catalyst material retains activity following lifetime durability demonstrations of 30,000 cycles, and is suitable for use in fuel cell applications…

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Toyota and 7-Eleven launch new hydrogen initiative

Hydrogen Initiative - 7-Eleven

New hydrogen initiative will bring fuel cell vehicles to 7-Eleven Japanese automaker Toyota has launched a new hydrogen initiative alongside 7-Eleven in Japan. The initiative will see Toyota delivering fuel cell vehicles that 7-Eleven will use. Overall, the plan is to reduce the emissions that 7-Eleven produces every year. Toyota believes that this can be accomplished through the use of hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology. Batteries will be used to store electricity generated by solar panels Toyota will be delivering batteries and fuel cells to 7-Eleven stores in the…

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France has a new plan to embrace hydrogen energy

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New plan calls for the incorporation of fuel cells in various industries France has an ambitious new plan to make itself more environmentally friendly. Environment minister Nicholas Hulot has introduced a new plan that calls for the country to rely more heavily on hydrogen energy. The plan would have all of France embrace fuel cells in order to accommodate the demand for electrical power. France aims to be a leading fuel cell market The plan intends to make France a leader in fuel cell technology, which is expected to have…

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Toyota has high hopes for hydrogen powered cars

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Automaker plans to increase production of fuel cell vehicles Japanese automaker Toyota intends to increase production of hydrogen powered cars. Currently, an estimated 3,000 fuel cell vehicles are sold throughout the world annually. Toyota believes that this number will rapidly increase due to the introduction of more efficient and affordable vehicles, however. As such, the automaker has set a goal of selling 30,000 fuel cell vehicles every year by 2020. Toyota is building two new production facilities To accomplish this lofty goal, Toyota is building two new production facilities in…

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