Ballard joins the global Hydrogen Council

Ballard Power Joins Hydrogen Council - Forming of Business Partnership

Ballard will be joining internationally-recognized advisory group Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cell technology, has announced that it has been officially invited to join the Hydrogen Council. The organization is an internationally-recognized advisory group. The Hydrogen Council is meant to provide long-term insight on the capabilities of fuel cells and how they can be used in the future. The organization was officially launched earlier this year at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Switzerland. Organization aims to promote the use of fuel cells and hydrogen-based technologies As…

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Air Liquide commissions world’s largest hydrogen storage facility, underground

Hydrogen Storage

New hydrogen storage facility will be located in Texas Air Liquide has commissioned the world’s largest hydrogen storage facility, which will be based in Beaumont, Texas. The new hydrogen storage facility will be located in an underground cavern and will compliment Air Liquide’s already considerable hydrogen supply line. The cavern is 1,500 meters below the surface and is 70 meters in diameter. According to Air Liquide, the cavern will be able to store enough hydrogen to power a backup, large-scale methane reformer for 30 days. Hydrogen continues to grow in…

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Hyundai and Air Liquide join together to promote fuel cell vehicles

Hyundai has agreed to work with Air Liquide in the clean transportation space South Korean automaker Hyundai has entered into an agreement with Air Liquide, a leading producer of industrial gases, to boost the development of fuel cell vehicles. Both companies will work together to spread awareness of hydrogen fuel cells and how they can be used in transportation. Hyundai was among the first major automakers to release its own vehicle equipped with a fuel cell and has managed to find some success with the model. Relatively few consumers are…

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Air Liquide to build new hydrogen fuel stations in the US

New hydrogen stations to be built in four new locations Air Liquide has announced new locations for hydrogen fuel stations in the United States. The company plans to build these fueling stations in the northeastern region of the company, and they will be open to the public. These stations will serve to bolster the regions hydrogen infrastructure, which has been taking form over the past few years. This infrastructure is needed to ensure the successful adoption of fuel cell vehicles, which automakers intend to launch throughout the country in the…

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Hydrogenics joins HyBalance project to support hydrogen fuel production and technology

HyBalance project aims to support the advancement of fuel cell technology Hydrogenics, a leading developer of hybrid hydrogen fuel production technology, has announced that it has been selected to join a European consortium of companies to participate in a $15 million power-to-gas project called HyBalance. The consortium includes several companies, including Air Liquide, that have had a role to play in power-to-gas projects in the past. The aim of the HyBalance program is to support the advancement of fuel cell technology, as well as hydrogen production solutions. HyBalance aims to…

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Companies team up to expand hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Germany

New partnership seeks to build 400 hydrogen fuel stations in Germany An industrial partnership is looking to expand the availability of hydrogen fuel in Germany. Air Liquide, Linde, OMV, Shell, and Total have come together to launch a new joint venture called H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH. The venture aims to install some 400 hydrogen fuel stations throughout Germany by 2023. The country is quickly becoming an attractive market for fuel cell vehicles, which consume hydrogen rather than conventional gas. First stage of the partnership will involve the development of some…

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Companies team to bring hydrogen fuel cells to commercial vans in the UK

ITM Power joins with Symbio FCell and Arcola Energy to promote fuel cell technology ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has partnered with Symbio FCell and Arcola Energy in the United Kingdom. Through this partnership, ITM Power aims to provide support and technology for commercial van fleets that are powered by fuel cells. Such vehicles have become more attractive in the UK among businesses, as they can operate for long periods of time and are environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional vans. Symbio FCell…

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Plug Power takes ownership of hydrogen fuel joint venture in Europe

Plug Power to focus more heavily on the European market Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has plans to focus more heavily on the European market. The company has entered into an agreement with Axane SA, a subsidiary of Air Liquide, and will be acquiring an 80% stake in HyPulsion, the joint venture that both Plug Power and Axane has established in 2012. The acquisition, costing some $11.47 million, will make Plug Power the full owner of HyPulsion. HyPulsion to continue providing hydrogen fuel cells to the…

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Air Liquide installs to hydrogen fuel station in France

New fuel station is located in the Rhone-Alpes region Air Liquide, a leading producer of chemical gases, has installed a new hydrogen fuel station in France, within the Rhone-Alpes region. This is the second high-capacity hydrogen station that will be installed within the region, further bolstering France’s fueling infrastructure and preparing it for the launch of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells, which consume hydrogen to produce electricity. The only things that fuel cell vehicles emit as a byproduct of operation are water and oxygen.…

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New hydrogen fuel stations open in Japan

Air Liquide celebrates the opening of two new fuel stations in Japan Air Liquide, a producer of industrial gases, has announced the completion of two new hydrogen fuel stations in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. The stations are located in the cities of Nogoya and Toyota and serve to further bolster Japan’s emerging hydrogen fuel infrastructure. These are the first hydrogen stations that have been made available to the public in both of these cities and will support the adoption of fuel cell vehicles. Joint venture builds new fueling stations that will…

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Toyota releases hydrogen fuel cell patents

Toyota offers information concerning its fuel cell technology in order to aid the growth of clean transportation Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it is released some 5,600 patents relating to its hydrogen fuel cell technology. The company is following the example of Tesla, which had released patents concerning its electric vehicles and super charging stations. By making patents available to other automakers, Toyota may help accelerate the development of new clean vehicles and make it possible for other companies to better understand hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology. Some…

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Air Liquide to build new hydrogen fuel stations in Denmark

Denmark will receive new hydrogen stations thanks to Air Liquide and its partners Air Liquide, one of the world’s leading producers of chemical gases, has announced that it will be installing four new hydrogen fuel stations in Denmark. These fuel stations will be part of the Copenhagen Hydrogen Network, which has the backing of the European Commission. Denmark is currently working to promote clean transportation and has served as a test market for some fuel cell vehicles coming from the auto industry. In order for clean transportation to find success…

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France aims to lead Europe in hydrogen fuel

France set to become a leader in hydrogen-centric energy France’s Minister for Economic Regeneration has pledged to help the country become a leader in the hydrogen energy sector. The country has been investing aggressively in clean power in recent years in order to establish a stronger degree of economic stability as well as make itself more environmentally friendly. Various forms of clean power have found support in France, as well as projects that focus on energy conservation, but the country is beginning to grow more interested in the concept of…

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DOE seeks feedback concerning hydrogen fuel infrastructure efforts

Agency looks for information from stakeholders The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information concerning the introduction of hydrogen-powered vehicles and the establishment of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The request for information was issued through the agency’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office, which has been working to support fuel cell technology and its adoption throughout the U.S. for some time. Those investing in the concept of hydrogen transportation have been encouraged to submit feedback to the federal agency. Infrastructure remains a problematic issue One of the greatest challenges…

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Air Liquide focused on the long term for hydrogen fuel

Success of hydrogen may not be found in short term initiatives Air Liquide, a leading producer of chemical gases, is well known as an aggressive advocate when it comes to hydrogen transportation. The company has aided in the establishment of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure in many parts of the world and continues to do so in prominent countries throughout Europe. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to hit the global market in 2015 and many countries are still lacking the sufficient infrastructure needed to ensure the success of these vehicles. Air Liquide…

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Air Liquide is the first to own hydrogen fuel vehicles from Hyundai

Air Liquide becomes the first owner of officially registered fuel cell vehicles Air Liquide, a prominent producer of chemical gases, has become the first official owner of the first mass produced hydrogen-powered vehicles from Hyundai. The South Korean automaker is the first in the world to begin mass production on its fuel cell vehicles and has plans to launch these vehicles throughout the world in 2014, a full year before other automakers. Hyundai has been working tirelessly to promote the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells and how they can be…

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