New hydrogen fuel station opens in California

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State’s 29th hydrogen fuel station has officially been opened The California Fuel Cell Partnership has announced that a new hydrogen fuel station has opened. This is the 29th hydrogen station that has been opened to the public in the state. The station aims to provide efficient services to those that drive fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles consume hydrogen to generate electricity. As a result, fuel cell vehicles produce no harmful emissions and are considered more environmentally friendly than their conventional counterparts. New fueling station has been developed by the Linde…

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Fuel cell trucks to benefit from new partnership in California

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Partnership aims to provide economic assessment of fuel cell trucks Ricardo Strategic Consulting has announced that it will be collaborating with the California Fuel Cell Partnership in order to promote the use of fuel cell trucks. Through the collaboration, Ricardo Strategic Consulting will be providing the organization with economic modeling tools, which will help assess the costs associated with the ownership of fuel cell trucks. These modeling tools will also help assess the cost of developing new hydrogen stations that would be needed to support the commercial use of fuel…

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California agencies aim to demonstrate the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells in vehicles

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Agencies will be testing fuel cell vehicles on a road trip Officials from three major agencies in California have announced that they will be traveling from Sacramento to the bay area and back again. The venture is meant to showcase the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells and how they can be used to power vehicles. The initiative will also highlight the expansion of the state’s hydrogen infrastructure, which has been steadily growing due to a greater focus that California has placed on clean transportation. The future of transportation may be…

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Altergy Systems affirms commitment to California hydrogen fuel market

Altergy Systems will remain in California to take advantage of the state’s growing hydrogen market Altergy Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has reaffirmed its commitment to continuing its manufacturing operations in California. The California hydrogen fuel market has been growing quickly over the past few years, which has created new opportunities for companies that are interested in hydrogen-based technologies, such as fuel cells. Altergy Systems has committed to a long-term lease for its facility in California, where the company develops a wide range of its technologies. California…

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Toyota prepares to launch hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in California

Automaker prepares to launch Mirai in California, though it may encounter challenges Toyota is gearing up to launch its new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, in California in the near future, but prospects for the new car may not be favorable. While Toyota has found success in the past with its clean vehicles, California may not be prepared to support the widespread adoption of vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The state has been investing in the development of new hydrogen fuel stations, but the infrastructure may not be ready…

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New locations for hydrogen fuel stations identified in California

California Fuel Cell Partnership identifies 19 locations that would be ideal for new fueling stations The California Fuel Cell Partnership has listed a network of 19 locations that could effectively bolster California’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The organization has been looking for locations that would be ideal for new fueling stations that can support fuel cell vehicles. These fuel stations are meant to be beneficial for those using fuel cell vehicles in daily travels, while also providing those conducting city-to-city travel with a way to keep their vehicles fueled. State continues…

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New hydrogen fuel training program launched in the US

Training program aims to equip first responders with the tools they need to handle emergency situations The United States Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has announced the launch of a new safety training resource program that is available online. The new program is designed for emergency responders that may have to deal with incidents involving hydrogen fuel in the future. The program has been developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the California Fuel Cell Partnership. The two organizations have extensive experience with hydrogen fuel and fuel…

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New hydrogen fuel buses come to California

SunLine introduces two new fuel cell buses that will operate in California SunLine Transit Agency, a transit operator based in Riverside County, California, will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony in order to honor the winners of its SunLine Student Art Contest. The ceremony will also unveil the organization’s new hydrogen-powered buses, which will be clad in the winning art from those that have won SunLine’s contest. The buses are powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which use hydrogen to generate electrical power. Fuel cell buses are becoming more prominent in…

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State of California Partners with Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai and Other

Auto Manufacturers for 2015 Roll Out Sacramento, Calif. – California state economic development director Kish Rajan today announced an effort to streamline the permitting process for zero emission vehicle fueling stations and significantly expand California’s hydrogen and electric vehicle capacity. “California is a world leader in zero emission technologyand our infrastructure needs to reflect that dynamism,” said director Rajan. “GO-Biz is partnering with several automotive companies to ensure California has the necessary infrastructure to meet the goal of delivering more hydrogen and electric vehicles to market.” Automobile manufacturers plan to roll…

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California Legislature makes a move on hydrogen fuel

New legislation could boost support behind hydrogen fuel Legislative action in California could herald major progress concerning hydrogen fuel and its use in transportation. State lawmakers have approved Assembly Bill 8, which is meant to provide more than $2 billion for the development of clean transportation incentives. The funds will be used to support several initiatives that already exist in the state as well as those that have yet to be formed. A portion of the money will also be used to bolster the state’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure, preparing California…

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Report sheds light on hydrogen fuel and clean transportation in the US

New report highlights clean vehicles and the role of hydrogen fuel The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has released a new report concerning clean transportation in the U.S. The country is currently home to some of the world’s most attractive automobile markets. As such, it has become a major testing ground for the launch of innovative electric vehicles, especially those powered by hydrogen fuel. The country currently has more than 100 hydrogen-powered vehicles traveling its roads, the majority of which are located in California. Federal government shows more support…

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Hydrogen fuel roadmap laid out in California

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California sets plans for hydrogen fuel cells and public transit Clean transportation is gaining more traction in California. This week, the California Fuel Cell Partnership published the latest edition of its “A Road Map for Fuel Cell Electric Buses in California: A Zero-Emission Solution for Public Transit” report. The report highlights the use of hydrogen fuel cells in buses that offer transportation services to the public and outlines the state’s efforts to introduce hydrogen-powered buses into its public transit structure. California is one among several states in the U.S. that…

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Electric vehicles gain more support in California

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California aims to expand infrastructure for electric vehicles The success of clean transportation has long relied on the support of a comprehensive fueling infrastructure. Most of the world currently lacks an infrastructure capable of supporting new kinds of transportation, such as electric vehicles, but there are efforts underway to solve this problem. In California, Governor Jerry Brown has announced more than $120 million in funding for a new, statewide charging network for electric vehicles. The endeavor is backed by the California Public Utilities Commission and NRG Energy. Funding will help…

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California embraces a fuel cell future

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  Fuel cell vehicles (FCV) will be introduced as consumer cars and trucks as early as 2015, leaving advocates scrambling to make them viable for use by the consumer in line with what they are used to with their gasoline-powered vehicles. California is on the forefront of advancing hydrogen power or FCV into a viable reality. California embraces FCV Hydrogen as come a long way, and with it comes hope for the future. Hydrogen fuel-celled vehicles emit water and heat rather than pollutants into the air. California is working on…

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Report highlights California’s hydrogen transportation plans

Hydrogen transportation remains a major focus in California California has been a major advocate in the adoption of hydrogen powered vehicles. The state currently boasts of the most robust hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the country, rivaled only by Hawaii and Connecticut. Recently, the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) revealed a sleuth of guidelines that were meant to direct the state’s course in its adoption of hydrogen transportation and secure its place in the emerging hydrogen market. These guidelines, often referred to as a “road map,” produced many questions amongst consumers.…

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California faces challenges in building hydrogen fuel infrastructure

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State may struggle to make its hydrogen fuel infrastructure ready for release of new vehicles Hydrogen-powered vehicles have generated a significant amount of hype over the past two years, managing to capture the interest of many consumers throughout the world. This hype may be short-lived, however, if an infrastructure capable of supporting the mass launch of these vehicles does not take form. In the U.S., California has been among the states to make the most significant progress in the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The state faces a daunting…

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