New trains equipped with fuel cells are coming to Germany

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Alstom to bring new hydrogen-powered trains to Germany New hydrogen-powered trains will be making their way to Germany within the next four years. These trains are being developed by French engineering firm Alstom. The company intends to deliver 14 of these trains to LNVG, a railway company that operates in Lower Saxony, Germany. The trains will be the first of their kind in northern Germany and will produce no harmful emissions. Eventually, other trains equipped with fuel cells will be deployed throughout the country, adding momentum to Germany’s clean transportation…

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Companies aim to expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure

Hydrogen Infrastructure - Shell Gas Pump

Daimler, Shell, and Linde are building two new hydrogen stations Daimler, Shell, and the Linde Group have commissioned two new hydrogen stations that will be built in Germany. The companies have been working together to develop a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure throughout Germany and have made significant progress in this endeavor. Germany is currently home to one of the most extensive hydrogen networks in Europe and has become a very attractive home for clean vehicles, particularly those that use hydrogen to operate. New stations will  help expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure Daimler…

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New project aims to improve quality of hydrogen fuel

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New research initiative aims to make hydrogen fuel more pure Two major research institutes in Germany are set to launch a new project that will extend their analysis laboratories in order to improve hydrogen fuel quality. Currently, no independent German laboratory has the capacity to determine if the quality of hydrogen produced within the country meets international standards. The new project is being launched by the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuttemberg. Researchers will work to extend the analysis capabilities of…

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New hydrogen fuel stations open in Germany

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H2 Mobility launched two new hydrogen fuel stations H2 Mobility Deutschland, a joint venture from Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, and Shell, has opened two new hydrogen fuel stations in Germany. The stations are located in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. Germany’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure has been growing quite quickly in recent years, largely due to the country’s support of clean transportation. Fuel cell vehicles are expected to become more common in Germany and these vehicles are in need of a comprehensive fueling infrastructure in order to be successful. New stations will help…

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AFC Energy seeks to expand use of hydrogen fuel cells in Germany

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Fuel cell developer begins engineering work at German facility AFC Energy, a leading developer of industrial hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it is expanding its presence in the German market. The company has officially begun its engineering work at the Covestro Industrial Park, which is owned by Covestro Deutchland. AFC Energy is leading this engineering work, aiming to review the use of new technology and predict the costs associated with using hydrogen fuel cells. The company is currently installing one of its 1 megawatt alkaline fuel cells at the…

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Hydrogen fuel cells to power new trains in Germany

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New trains equipped with hydrogen fuel cells to begin operation in early 2018 New hydrogen-powered trains are set to begin operation in Germany in early 2018. Alstom is the company responsible for developing the new trains, which use hydrogen fuel cells to generate the electricity they need to operate. These trains are part of an ongoing revolution in Germany’s railway system, which is becoming more environmentally friendly. The trains are called Coradia iLint and may be among the first of their kind that will help Germany eventually phase out the…

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Linde continues work to develop hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Germany

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Linde opens a new hydrogen station to the public Linde, a leading producer of chemical gases, has opened a new public hydrogen fuel station in Germany. The station has found a home near Munich, where it will serve drivers of fuel cell vehicles. The latest project from Linde serves as yet another step toward developing a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Germany. The country is expected to become a very popular market for fuel cell vehicles, especially as more hydrogen stations begin opening up to the public. Company continues to…

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Germany to invest in fuel cell vehicles

German government will be showing more support for fuel cell vehicles Germany is set to invest more heavily in clean transportation, particularly where fuel cell vehicles are concerned. Germany’s Transport Minister, Alexander Dobrindt, has announced that a series of subsidies will be introduced to aid in the adoption of fuel cell vehicles throughout the country. The subsidies include some $350 million in financial aid from the German government, which will be made available at some point in 2019. The subsidies are meant to make fuel cell vehicles more popular among…

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Germany continues to develop its hydrogen fuel infrastructure

New hydrogen stations opens in Germany Germany is quickly moving to establish a nationwide hydrogen fuel infrastructure in order to secure the adoption of clean transportation. Already, 22 hydrogen stations are open to the public, many of which are located along highways. New stations are cropping up throughout the country relatively quickly, with yet another being opened to the public this week. The new station is part of the Clean Energy Partnership, which is comprised of many organizations, including automaker Daimler, Linde, and OMV Deutshland. German official offers praise for…

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Linde and Daimler continue work to expand Germany’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Linde, Daimler, and Total open new hydrogen station in Ulm Germany’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure is growing at a steady pace. Several organizations have come together to build new hydrogen stations in the country to prepare for the eventual launch of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with energy systems that consume hydrogen to generate electricity. When compared to conventional batteries, fuel cells are considered to have higher performance and are more efficient. The problem, however, is that lacking infrastructure support has slowed the adoption of fuel cell vehicles. More…

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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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Proton Power Systems to deliver hydrogen fuel cell technology to German client

Company enters into a new deal with a German company interested in fuel cells Proton Power Systems, a clean technology company, has announced that it has won a $15 million deal with a German company. The deal will span seven years, during which period Proton Power Systems will deliver hydrogen fuel cells that will be used as emergency power solutions. Currently, Proton Power Systems has an ongoing deal in Bavaria, which has allowed the company to hold a foothold in the German market, where demand for fuel cells is on…

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Germany may have a massive hydrogen fuel infrastructure by 2023

H2 MOBILITY has ambitious plans to bolster hydrogen infrastructure in Germany Several countries have begun to show strong support for hydrogen fuel cells, but few have been as aggressive in this effort as Germany. The country’s H2 MOBILITY initiative has been leading the charge for the development of a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure and the adoption of fuel cell vehicles. While fuel cell vehicles are already available in limited supply, they do not have the support of a comprehensive fueling infrastructure, which may slow their adoption in the coming years. 400…

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Companies team up to expand hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Germany

New partnership seeks to build 400 hydrogen fuel stations in Germany An industrial partnership is looking to expand the availability of hydrogen fuel in Germany. Air Liquide, Linde, OMV, Shell, and Total have come together to launch a new joint venture called H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH. The venture aims to install some 400 hydrogen fuel stations throughout Germany by 2023. The country is quickly becoming an attractive market for fuel cell vehicles, which consume hydrogen rather than conventional gas. First stage of the partnership will involve the development of some…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens in Germany

Daimler, Linde, and Total open new hydrogen station in Germany A new hydrogen fuel station has opened in Germany. The station is located in Baden-Wuerttemberg and is part of a growing infrastructure that is being developed by automakers and several other companies. This particular station has been built by Daimler, Linde, and Total. The companies began working together in 2013 and this is the fifth station they have developed in Germany. The country is quickly becoming a leader in establishing a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure, making it a popular market for…

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Germany producing hydrogen fuel from excess wind energy

Germany is leading the way in developing the world’s first hydrogen economy Germany has taken the lead in establishing a hydrogen economy, which is one where hydrogen fuel is one of the most prominent energy sources in use. While the country is still quite reliant on fossil-fuels and other forms of conventional energy, it has invested quite heavily in hydrogen fuel and the development of a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure. Germany has been supporting the establishment of a hydrogen economy with other forms of renewable energy, particularly wind power. Partnership seeks…

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