California’s hydrogen infrastructure reaches major pricing milestone

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Air Products announces that its hydrogen stations have reached a new milestone Air Products, a leading producer of industrial gases, has reached a significant pricing milestone with its hydrogen fuel stations in California. The company has been building these fueling stations in order to help prepare for the eventual launch of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles will rely heavily on an established hydrogen infrastructure in order to appeal to consumers and become successful. Building this hydrogen infrastructure has been somewhat expensive, which has called into question just how costly hydrogen…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens in Tokyo

Air Products and NPSE launch their first hydrogen station in Tokyo Air Products and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering (NPSE) have successfully brought their first hydrogen fuel station in Tokyo online. In February of 2014, both companies agreed to work with one another to develop Japan’s hydrogen market. The country is currently home to one of the most attractive clean transportation and renewable energy markets in the world and the demand for hydrogen fuel cells has been growing aggressively over the past few years. Developing the market is…

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Air Products to leave waste-to-energy business

An inability to resolve operation and design issues has lead to the company shutting down its W2E business. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. has announced that it will be closing down its struggling waste-to-energy (W2E) operation after it failed to efficiently resolve operational and design challenges, reported The Wall Street Journal. The initial promise was for the company’s planned renewable energy plants to power over 100,000 UK homes. In addition to powering thousands of homes in England, the two energy from waste plants that had been planned by Air Products…

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Toyota to deliver hydrogen fuel stations to California

Automaker will be delivering mobile hydrogen stations that may make fuel cell vehicles more attractive Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it will be delivering temporary hydrogen fuel stations to California, where its new vehicle, the Mirai, is being sold. Dealers offering the Mirai will receive these temporary hydrogen stations. Many of these dealers have reported that interest in the Mirai is quite high, but the lack of a hydrogen infrastructure has prevented consumers from having their Mirai’s delivered. Without a hydrogen infrastructure in place, fuel cell vehicles have limited…

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Air Products to aid in Toyota’s vision for a future powered by hydrogen fuel

Toyota believes that fuel cell vehicles are the future Air Products intends to assist Toyota in the automakers “Fueled by the Future” campaign. The campaign focuses on fuel cell vehicles, which Toyota believes will eventually replace conventional cars that use gasoline. Toyota’s Mirai, which is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, is the star of the campaign, with Toyota taking every opportunity to highlight the capabilities of this vehicle. Air Products’ technology may play a major role in making Toyota’s vision of a hydrogen-powered future a reality. Air Products is…

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Air Products to open three new hydrogen fuel stations in California

Three new hydrogen stations to be open to the public later this month Air Products, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel technology and supporter of infrastructure projects, has announced that it will be opening three new hydrogen fuel stations in California later this month. The three new stations will be making use of the company’s SmartFuel technology, which is being used in several of the station’s other fueling stations. The new stations are part of a larger endeavor from Air Products involving the development of 25 other hydrogen stations that…

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Air Products works to bring hydrogen fuel cells to South African health care facility

Air Products partners with other groups to bring hydrogen fuel cells to Johannesburg Air Products, a leading provider of chemical gases, has announced its partnership with the South Africa Department of Science and Technology (DST), the City of Johannesburg, and Clean Energy Investments. Together, these organizations have launched a new pilot project that will bring hydrogen fuel cells to a health care facility in Johannesburg. The facility will use these fuel cells in order to have access to back up power during periods of “load shedding” when access to energy…

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AFC Energy begins operation of hydrogen fuel cells in Germany

New fuel cells are being put to use in German power plant AFC Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it had been commissioned to deliver and operate its KORE fuel cell system to Stade, Germany, where a new commercial-scale power plant has been developed. The facility is managed by Air Products and its equipped with fuel cell technology that AFC Energy has spent the past decade developing. According to Air Products, the new facility has produced some 7.56 kilowatts of electrical power, which falls in…

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UK government invests in a hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Government funding will help build new hydrogen fuel stations in the United Kingdom The United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills has announced that the government will be investing some $7 million into the country’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure. This funding is expected to increase the popularity of fuel cell vehicles, which are slated for release in the country later this year. Hyundai, one of the first companies to commercialize a fuel cell vehicle, has praised the funding initiative from the British government, claiming that it will help establish the…

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AFC Energy makes breakthrough with its fuel cells

Company develops new fuel cell cartridge for its modular system operating in Germany AFC Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has made a significant breakthrough with its new alkaline fuel cell system. The company has designed a 101-cell stack cartridge, which has improved the performance of its fuel cells that are being used by Air Products in Germany. AFC Energy’s fuel cell system is part of the larger Power-Up project, which is meant to demonstrate how alkaline fuel cells can be used to produce electrical power. Alkaline fuel…

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Companies partner to bolster Japan’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Air Products and Suzuki Shokan will establish a fuel infrastructure for the materials handling space Air Products has announced that it has signed an “Alliance Agreement” with Suzuki Shokan, a prominent gas company in Japan. Together, the two companies will be working to design, construct, and operate hydrogen fuel stations in Japan. These fuel stations will serve the materials handling space, where fuel cells are becoming the primary energy system for forklift trucks and other such vehicles. Through the agreement, both companies will share technologies and resources in order to…

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AFC Energy focuses on new hydrogen fuel cell technology

AFC Energy will be focusing on commercializing its new technology, following new executive’s plan AFC Energy, a leading developer of fuel cells, expects to make a major breakthrough in the commercialization of its hydrogen fuel cell technology by the end of this year. The company is now following a plan outlined by its new chief executive, Adam Bond. In December of last year, the company’s old chief executive, Ian Williamson, stepped down, allowing Bond to take the position and institute a new plan that may lead to greater success for…

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Air Products sells hydrogen fuel station to Hyundai

New hydrogen fuel station will be used by Hyundai Australia Air Products, a leading producer of industrial gases, has announced that it has sold a hydrogen fuel station to South Korean automaker Hyundai. The new fuel station will be used by Hyundai’s Australian division, which is currently demonstrating the new ix35 fuel cell vehicle. The new fuel station will help ensure that the ix35 has access to the fuel it needs and fueling technology developed by Air Products will on display at the station. Air Products continues to work to…

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Hyundai hydrogen fuel vehicles arrive in the United Kingdom

Hyundai has successfully delivered its first fuel cell vehicles to the United Kingdom South Korean automaker Hyundai has successfully delivered the first of its hydrogen-powered vehicles to the United Kingdom. The company has been promoting fuel cell vehicles for some years now, highlighting the environmental friendliness of these vehicles as well as their efficiency when compared to their more conventional counterparts. In the UK, there has been a push to promote the adoption of electric vehicles among consumers. Hyundai, as well as other automakers, see a great deal of opportunity…

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Air Products teams with developer of hydrogen fuel stations

Air Products to help develop hydrogen stations in California Air Products, a leading producer of chemical gasses, has announced that it has partnered with FirstElement Fuel, a developer of retail hydrogen fuel solutions. Per an agreement made between the two companies, Air Products will assist in the development of new hydrogen fuel stations that FirstElement Fuel is building in California beginning in 2015. FirstElement plans to build 19 hydrogen stations in the state in order to bolster its infrastructure and prepare for the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. California continues…

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Air Products adds new vehicle to UK fleet to support hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Air Products is bolstering its hydrogen delivery fleet before fuel cell vehicles hit the streets Air Products, a leading producer of chemical gases, has announced that it is expanding its hydrogen tube trailer fleet in the United Kingdom. These vehicles are used by the company to transport hydrogen fuel under high pressures. The vehicles will be delivering fuel to Air Products’ hydrogen fuel station located at London Heathrow Airport. This fuel station is part of the country’s growing hydrogen infrastructure and is currently open to the public. Building a working…

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