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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New fuel cell vehicles have been delivered to London, Paris, and Brussels

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Fleet of 60 hydrogen-powered cars have come to European cities A fleet of 60 fuel cell vehicles have been deployed in the United Kingdom, France, and Belgium as part of Europe’s ZEFER project. The project aims to deliver 180 new hydrogen-powered vehicles to Europe. These vehicles will be used as taxis, private-hire cars, and will also be used by law enforcement agencies. The fuel cell vehicles are part of an overarching effort to make transportation throughout Europe more environmentally friendly. New vehicles will provide data on the operation of fuel…

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New white papers highlight the value of smart hydrogen

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Smart hydrogen could help make renewable energy networks stronger A team of 11 European research partners, which includes NUI Galaway and the Belfast Metropolitan College, have released new white papers concerning the concept of “smart hydrogen.” This type of hydrogen is produced through the use of renewable energy, which makes the fuel considerably more environmentally friendly than what is available today. The white papers are part of the GenComm project, which is an initiative focused on determining the maturity of hydrogen-based technology and how it can be used at new…

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JIVE 2 project seeks to bring more buses equipped with fuel cells to Europe

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New project launches to deploy hydrogen-powered buses Clean transportation in Europe is gaining more momentum thanks to the launch of the JIVE 2 project. The project will be leveraging a $25 million grant from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, which will help it deploy new buses equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. JIVE 2 will be deploying 152 of these buses across 14 European cities. These cities will be located in France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. European cities are working to make transportation cleaner The JIVE…

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Haskel to aid Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking’s H2Ref Project

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Haskel will be working on a project that could benefit hydrogen stations Haskel International has announced that it will be working with the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in order to develop new clean technology. Through this partnership, Haskel will be working on the H2Ref Project. This project is focused on the research and development of refueling technologies for hydrogen fuel stations. Haskel has extensive experience with pressure pump and valve manufacture, which may be very useful for efforts involving the expansion of hydrogen infrastructures. Partnership continues to show…

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Hydrogen fuel cells could help energy security in Europe

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Conference highlights the energy security potential of fuel cell systems Europe’s energy security may be boosted through the use of hydrogen fuel cells, according to suggested made at a recent conference held in Estonia. The conference was organized by Estonia’s National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics and VTT, a technical research organization in Finland. Elcogen, a developer of solid oxide fuel cell systems, was also heavily involved in the organization of the event. During the conference, speakers suggested that existing hydrogen fuel cells could help solve Europe’s energy security…

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Europe leads the way in establishing a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure

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Hydrogen infrastructure in Europe is growing quickly Europe is leading the way in the development of new hydrogen fuel stations, but it is lagging behind the United States in the sale of fuel cell vehicles. The European Alternative Fuels Observatory notes that Europe’s hydrogen market is growing at a healthy rate. Currently, 75 hydrogen stations are in operation throughout the region, more than double what can be found in the U.S. The United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Germany, and the Netherlands currently have the most hydrogen stations open to the public.…

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New European project aims to expand hydrogen fuel infrastructure

H2ME 2 project seeks to bring 1,230  fuel cell vehicles to Europe A new pan-European initiative has been launched to expand the region’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The initiative is called H2ME 2 and will take place over six years, bringing together 37 partners from throughout Europe. H2ME 2 aims to bring 1,230 fuel cell vehicles to Europe, with some 20 new hydrogen stations being built to support the adoption of these vehicles. The infrastructure initiative will also work to test the capabilities of new electrolizer technology that can be used…

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Hyundai delivers 50 more of its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to Europe

Automaker brings more of its ix35 fuel cell vehicles to European countries South Korean automaker Hyundai has delivered more of its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the ix35, to Europe, where the vehicles will be used to demonstrate the capabilities of fuel cells in the transportation space. Hyundai has delivered the largest shipment of these vehicles to date, bringing 50 to Europe in October. These vehicles are being delivered to several European countries, where some will be used by government agencies to determine the potential of fuel cell vehicles. Hyundai has…

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Shell to help expand Europe’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Existing gas stations in Europe may soon be able to offer hydrogen fuel Many gas stations in Europe will begin offering access to hydrogen fuel in the near future. Last month, a small pilot project was launched in the United Kingdom, designed to make hydrogen more accessible through existing fuel stations. Shell has now announced that it will be a part of a larger effort to expand the European hydrogen infrastructure, beginning in Germany. The company is also working to develop new hydrogen fuel stations in the United States, France,…

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Hydrogenics to deliver hydrogen fuel cells to Alstom Transport

Hydrogenics and Alstom Transport sign 10 year agreement Hydrogenics, a developer of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen production technologies, has announced that it has signed an exclusive supply agreement with Alstom Transport, a leading transportation organization based in Europe. Per the agreement, Hydrogenics will provide Alstom with hydrogen fuel cells, which will be used to power new transportation solutions that are to go into service in France and elsewhere. These fuel cells will be delivered in near future and Hydrogenics will provide 10 years worth of maintenance and services for…

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Hydrogen fuel buses are gaining momentum in Europe

Five bus manufacturers join together to launch fuel cell buses in European cities Five European bus manufacturers have signed a joint Letter of Understanding during a recent event hosted by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The Letter of Understanding involves the use of hydrogen fuel cells in new buses that will be launched by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in the future. The manufacturers intend to launch as many as 1,000 fuel cell buses in major European cities by 2020. Fuel cells are becoming prominent in…

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New European venture will help support hydrogen fuel buses

Ballard Power Systems teams with Van Hool to launch new joint venture in Europe Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has partnered with Van Hool, a manufacturer of buses, in order to launch a new joint venture called European Service and Parts Center. The venture will be focused on providing services to buses equipped with fuel cells, with these services being made available in November of this year. The venture will primarily support buses that have been developed by Van Hool. Fuel cell buses are growing…

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Ballard to deliver hydrogen fuel cells to M-Field

Ballard signs a licensing and engineering services agreement with M-Field Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has signed a licensing and engineering services with M-Field, a renewable energy company operating in Europe. Per the agreement, Ballard will be supplying and deploying its fuel cells designed to power materials handling vehicles. Ballard will also provide its engineering services to M-Field beginning in 2015. The agreement between the two companies has an approximate value of $1 million. Fuel cells continue to gain popularity within the materials handling space…

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New funding aims to support hydrogen fuel cell projects in Europe

Organization offers more funding for fuel cell projects The European Hydrogen Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership, has announced the availability of some $30 million in public funding for new projects. The projects that will have access to this funding will involve fuel cell technology in some way. A portion of the funding is being devoted specifically to hydrogen-based transportation projects. The funding will also be used to support projects that make use of stationary fuel cells. Funding may help public transportation initiatives Some $15 million has been allotted for…

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Hydrogen fuel gains more momentum in Europe

New consortium forms around hydrogen fuel cells Hydrogen fuel may begin gaining significant momentum in Europe thanks to a new consortium called the H2TRUST. The consortium is comprised of nine European organizations, including Air Products, McPhy Energy, SOL SpA, and the European Hydrogen Association, as well as others. The consortium was co-founded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, which exists to promote the use of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology throughout Europe. The commercialization of fuel cell technology will be one of the top priorities of H2TRUST.…

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