Over 100m dollars raised to support launch of Nikola fuel cell trucks

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Nikola Motors says it has raised millions in just one week. Nikola fuel cell trucks – Nikola One and Nikola Two – have received more support. The Salt Lake City-based American hybrid truck design company claims it has raised more than $100 million in just one week after launching its new round of funding for $200 million. The money is to assist Nikola Motors launch and scale it two hydrogen-powered trucks in 2020. This round of funding will continue for another three weeks. The current round of funding for $200…

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New Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Van Concept Unveiled

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The German automaker’s bestselling van to be equipped with a full cell system. A Mercedes-Benz fuel cell van will join the company’s growing clean transportation portfolio. The alternative fuel upgrade will be added to the Sprinter, the automaker’s top selling van. The first concept takes the form of a motor home. Dubbed the Concept Sprinter F-CELL, the new Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Van is a showcase for new commercial applications and is first being presented in the form of a motorhome. The new fuel cell vehicle is in addition to the…

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Hydrogen fuel vehicle industry will boost supply chain job security

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Hyundai and Audi have teamed up to work on the tech to produce alternative cars to electric. Hyundai has announced that its partnership with Audi in the hydrogen fuel vehicle industry will help keep jobs safe. The automaker stated that hundreds of thousands of supply chain jobs will be protected when compared to a move toward battery-powered electric cars. Automakers worldwide are working diligently to produce cleaner cars compliant with emissions targets. In its statement, Hyundai urged other manufacturers to move into the hydrogen fuel vehicle industry. They stated that…

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Hyundai and Audi team up for hydrogen car technology

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The two auto manufacturers will partner to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Hyundai and Audi believe that collaborating will accelerate the development of hydrogen car technology and lower the cost of fuel cell vehicles. This could make hydrogen-powered electric vehicles a feasible alternative to battery-electric vehicles in the not too distant future. The companies will gain access to each other’s intellectual property. Initially, the partnership will allow for the cross-licensing of patents as well as access to parts that are deemed non-competitive. Among these include new parts that have been…

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Toyota unveils new hydrogen refueling station in Quebec

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New station will provide hydrogen to the public Toyota is helping expand accessibility to hydrogen in Canada. The Japanese automaker has unveiled a new hydrogen refueling station in Quebec City.  The company suggests that it is the largest hydrogen demonstration project in the country. Moreover, it is the first hydrogen station in Quebec to be open to the public. Station will produce 200 kilograms of hydrogen per day The hydrogen on offer at the new station is produced on site using clean energy. The energy is being provided by Hydro-Quebec.…

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Hexagon lands deal to manufacture new hydrogen tanks

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Hexagon will be developing hydrogen storage tanks for an unnamed automaker Hexagon Composites has announced that it has settled a new deal with an unnamed automaker. The deal represents the largest of its kind in the company’s history. Per the deal, Hexagon will be responsible for manufacturing hydrogen tanks that will be used by fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are being developed by the automaker that has formed a deal with Hexagon. Manufacturing expected to begin in 2020 According to Hexagon, production of the new vehicles is expected to begin…

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ENGIE launches new fleet of fuel cell vehicles

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Fleet is made up of hydrogen-powered Renault vehicles ENGIE, a global energy group based in France, has launched a fleet comprised of 50 fuel cell vehicles. The vehicles themselves come from automaker Renault and were made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a mobility solutions company. The fleet will be used by ENGIE technicians to provide technical operations and maintenance services for commercial buildings. The fuel cell systems that power the fleet have been developed by Symbio. They will also receive the fuel that they need to operate effectively from…

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Toyota and 7-Eleven launch new hydrogen initiative

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New hydrogen initiative will bring fuel cell vehicles to 7-Eleven Japanese automaker Toyota has launched a new hydrogen initiative alongside 7-Eleven in Japan. The initiative will see Toyota delivering fuel cell vehicles that 7-Eleven will use. Overall, the plan is to reduce the emissions that 7-Eleven produces every year. Toyota believes that this can be accomplished through the use of hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology. Batteries will be used to store electricity generated by solar panels Toyota will be delivering batteries and fuel cells to 7-Eleven stores in the…

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France has a new plan to embrace hydrogen energy

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New plan calls for the incorporation of fuel cells in various industries France has an ambitious new plan to make itself more environmentally friendly. Environment minister Nicholas Hulot has introduced a new plan that calls for the country to rely more heavily on hydrogen energy. The plan would have all of France embrace fuel cells in order to accommodate the demand for electrical power. France aims to be a leading fuel cell market The plan intends to make France a leader in fuel cell technology, which is expected to have…

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Toyota has high hopes for hydrogen powered cars

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Automaker plans to increase production of fuel cell vehicles Japanese automaker Toyota intends to increase production of hydrogen powered cars. Currently, an estimated 3,000 fuel cell vehicles are sold throughout the world annually. Toyota believes that this number will rapidly increase due to the introduction of more efficient and affordable vehicles, however. As such, the automaker has set a goal of selling 30,000 fuel cell vehicles every year by 2020. Toyota is building two new production facilities To accomplish this lofty goal, Toyota is building two new production facilities in…

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Bulgaria to build 10 new hydrogen filling stations

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Government program will help expand country’s hydrogen network The Bulgarian government has begun a new program that will help the country expand its clean fuel infrastructure. The program aims to develop 10 new hydrogen filling stations throughout the country by 2025. These new fueling stations will help ensure the adoption of clean vehicles in Bulgaria. Fuel cell vehicles could help reduce emissions There are no hydrogen filling stations in all of Bulgaria currently. The program is currently working to discover locations that would be ideal for such fueling stations. Bulgaria…

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Toshiba and Iwatani aim to build a hydrogen supply chain for Japan

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Companies come together to expand access to hydrogen fuel Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation has launched a new demonstration project to establish a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain. The company has partnered with the Iwatani Corporation for this new initiative. A hydrogen production facility based in the Hokkaido Prefecture is at the heart of the new project. The facility produces a relatively small amount of hydrogen by drawing electricity from a local hydropower plant, which was constructed by Toshiba. New facility will be providing hydrogen to Toyota as well as…

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Swiss companies aim to build a nationwide hydrogen community

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Companies team to develop a hydrogen infrastructure Seven Swiss companies have come together to form an association focused on creating a national hydrogen community. Migros, Migrol, Agrola, Fenaco, and several large retailers have also announced plans to embrace fuel cell vehicles by 2023. The companies have shown interest in these vehicles because of their efficiency and the fact they can be fueled in a matter of moments. Moreover, fuel cell vehicles produce no harmful emissions, which aligns well with the environmental goals that these companies have. Companies aim to bring…

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New hydrogen generation system being put to the test in California

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Companies come together to use solar power to produce hydrogen fuel The Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PWNL), and the STARS Corporation have come together to develop a new hydrogen generation system that is powered by the sun. The system is designed to use sunlight to convert natural gas and water into hydrogen. The process will produce some carbon dioxide, but this will be captured to prevent its entry into the environment. The hydrogen would then be used for various purposes, such as powering vehicles or…

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Toyota Sora is now being sold in Japan

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Toyota begins selling its new hydrogen-powered bus in Japan Japanese automaker Toyota has begun the production and sale of its new hydrogen-powered bus, called Sora. The bus has only been launched in Japan and there are just over 100 units currently available. Sora buses are expected to operate primarily within Tokyo and may even see significant use during the 2020 Olympic Games, which will be held in the city. The Toyota Sora uses the same fuel cell technology that is currently being used to power the automaker’s Mirai model. Bus…

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Engineers call for more support for hydrogen power in the UK

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IMechE is urging the government to show more support for hydrogen The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in the United Kingdom is calling upon the government to show more support for hydrogen power. IMechE has released a new report that highlights the capabilities of hydrogen and how it can be used to produce electricity and heat. The report also showcases how fuel cells can consume hydrogen to power vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. For hydrogen power to succeed, however, the government will have to show more support for this…

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