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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FuelCell Energy to develop reversible fuel cells

Reversible Fuel Cells - project development

Reversible fuel cells to be developed through new project with ARPA-E support FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has been awarded a promising new contract from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is a division of the United States Department of Energy that is focused on the renewable energy field as well as the application of various types of technologies. The contract awarded to FuelCell Energy is valued at $3 million. New fuel cells can produce hydrogen and generate electricity The…

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Chevrolet unveils new vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell

Chevrolet begins showing off its new Colorado ZH2 Automaker Chevrolet has unveiled its new Colorado ZH2, which is an experimental vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system. The vehicle was designed for use by the United States military and is meant to determine the usefulness of fuel cells. The vehicle is quieter and more efficient than its conventional counterparts. The fuel cell system can also be used to generate electricity for purposes beyond transportation, making it ideal for use in various scenarios. Army set to test hydrogen fuel cell…

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NASA invests to further embrace fuel cell technology

Infinity has acquired funding from NASA for further fuel cell research Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Inc., a company focused on fuel cell technology, is set to receive funding from NASA’s Glenn Research Center. The funding will help the company continue its research and development on new fuel cell technology, which could have possible applications in space. New fuel cells developed by Infinity could be used as part of NASA’s Space Launch Systems vehicle, building upon a longstanding trend of NASA using fuel cell technology for propulsion and energy purposes.…

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National laboratory to work with small companies to support fuel cell technology

Los Alamos National Laboratory to provide technical support to fuel cell companies The Los Alamos National Laboratory will be providing technical support for companies developing fuel cell technology. These companies have been awarded this support from the Department of Energy’s Small Business Voucher pilot program. The program is currently in its second phase, through which small businesses focused on clean technology are paired with national laboratories. These laboratories will provide these companies with new insight into clean technology, leveraging their extensive experience and expertise in this field. Program pairs small…

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DOE awards Ford with $6 million to help improve fuel cell technology

Ford to work on improving fuel cell technology in the coming years The United States Department of Energy has awarded automaker Ford with $6 million in funding in order to support research into hydrogen fuel cell technology. Ford has held a longstanding interest in fuel cells, but has been slow to embrace these energy systems due to their expensive nature and the lack of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The automaker currently has many projects concerning fuel cells underway and the Department of Energy is eager to show more support…

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Researchers team to improve hydrogen fuel cells

Researchers will work to develop new technology that will make fuel cells more capable At a time when hydrogen fuel cells are beginning to establish a foothold in transportation, researchers from the Vanderbilt University, Nissan North America, and the Georgia Institute of Technology have come together to make fuel cells more capable. The researchers hope to improve fuel cell technology, making these energy systems more efficient, less expensive, and more powerful. This endeavor is part of a larger $13 million program from the Department of Energy that is focused on…

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Nissan moves forward with plans for solid oxide fuel cell system

Automaker moves new fuel cell system into prototype vehicle Nissan is moving forward with its innovative solid oxide fuel cell technology. The Japanese automaker recently revealed this new technology and has now incorporated into a new prototype vehicle. The company has modified and existing e-NV200 van so that it can run on electrical power. This power will be produced by the solid oxide fuel cell. The fuel cell consumes bio-ethanol in order to produce power and the system removes the need to store hydrogen under high pressures. Vehicle will be…

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DOE issues $14 million in funding to improve fuel cell technology

DOE issues more funding to support the advancement of clean technology The U.S. Department of Energy has announced more funding for the advancement of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The federal agency is providing $14 million in funding for projects that focus on improving fuel cells. These projects are meant to accelerate innovation in fuel cell technology in order to make these energy systems more viable. While fuel cells have managed to acquire strong support in the auto industry, these energy systems have yet to find a place in other sectors…

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Ballard and Synergy sign agreement to bring more hydrogen fuel cells to China

Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining more momentum in China Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has signed an agreement with China’s Guangdong Nation Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology (Synergy). The agreement will allow Synergy to manufacture and sell Ballard’s FCgen-H2PM fuel cell system in China. The system operates as a backup power provider and could become quite popular in China, where the need for such solutions is growing at a rapid pace. Synergy will have the right to manufacture and sell Ballard products…

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DOE offers more funding for the advancement of fuel cell technology

Federal agency provides funding to support research and development in fuel cell technology The U.S. Department of Energy has announced more funding for the advancement of fuel cell technology. The federal agency is investing more than $13 million into the fuel cell sector. The funding is meant to ensure the advancement of new fuel cell systems, making them more efficient  and durable while also increasing their performance. The funding will also be used to research and implement new hydrogen storage solutions. Such  solutions are becoming more vital as the popularity…

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GM partners with the Navy to develop new fuel cell technology

GM will be developing fuel cells for underwater drones Automaker General Motors has teamed with the United States Navy to develop new hydrogen fuel cells that will be used to power underwater drones. The Office of Naval Research believes that fuel cells hold a great deal of promise. These energy systems generate electricity without producing harmful emissions, making them ideal for naval use. Fuel cells have also become quite popular in various sectors of the transportation space. They are being used to power a new generation of clean vehicles. Fuel…

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German state aims to power its railway system with hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrail plans announced by Schleswig-Holstein The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has announced plans to completely electrify its railway network, with hydrogen fuel cells being the tool that will accomplish this endeavor. The state expects to have a hydrail system in place by 2025, making the railway system more environmentally friendly and, potentially, efficient. The concept of hydrail has long been an interest in many parts of the world. Relatively few countries have opted to use fuel cells to renovate their railways systems, however. Hydrail could become a part of Germany’s…

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KOGAS and Technical University of Denmark team to improve fuel cell technology

Organizations enter agreement to attempt to commercialize hydrogen fuel cells The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has signed a memorandum understanding with the Technical University of Denmark to research and develop new fuel cell technology. The two organizations believe that this technology holds a great deal of promise, both as primary energy systems and for use in the transportation space. Together, the organizations will seek to identify and solve the challenges facing the commercialization of fuel cell systems and develop new technology that may be beneficial to the fuel cell space…

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Samsung SDI abandons hydrogen fuel cells in favor of batteries

Samsung will no longer be working on developing fuel cell technology Samsung SDI is preparing to abandon hydrogen fuel cells in order to show more support for battery technology. Samsung SDI has chosen to completely drop its fuel cell division, shifting the resources used to support fuel cell research and development to its battery division. These batteries will play a major role in the transportation space, powering electric vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. Samsung SDI already holds a significant presence in the battery market. Batteries may have a better…

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Hyundai does not need partnerships to improve fuel cell technology

Hyundai has avoided partnerships thus far Automakers are beginning to show more interest in fuel cell technology, but developing this technology alone can be very costly and difficult. In order to mitigate costs and accelerate advances in fuel cell systems, several companies have partnered together, but Hyundai is one that believes that such partnerships are not ideal given the current climate of the fuel cell sector and the clean transportation market. Hyundai already has considerable experience with hydrogen fuel cells, which may be the reason why it has chosen to…

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