Germany’s wind energy market grows aggressively in 2016

Wind Energy Market - Wind Turbines in Germany

Wind energy market in Germany leads installation growth Germany is quickly becoming the largest wind energy market in Europe. The country has invested heavily in the wind sector over the past few years in an effort to become environmentally friendly and reduce its reliance on fossil-fuels. According to data from WindEurope, and industry group, Germany installed more wind capacity in 2016 than any other European country. This has established Germany as a leader in the region’s wind energy market. Germany installed 12.5 GW of new wind capacity last year The…

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H2ME to bring 100 fuel cell vehicles to Europe

Fuel Cell Vehicles - Cars in France

More fuel cell vehicles are on their way to Europe Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) is planning to launch 100 new fuel cell vehicles in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. The vehicles are part of a real-world test to determine their capabilities and examine Europe’s hydrogen infrastructure. The initiative has received backing from the European Commission and has brought together some of the largest automakers in the world. If successful, the project may help demonstrate how fuel cell vehicles can replace their conventional counterparts and cut down on transportation emissions….

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Nearly 5,000 hydrogen fuel stations to be operational globally by 2032

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Report shows that efforts to build new hydrogen fuel stations are gaining momentum Information Trends has released a new report that predicts that there will be nearly 5,000 hydrogen fuel stations in operation throughout the world by 2032. Many automakers have plans to begin ramping up the production of fuel cell vehicles in the coming years and these vehicles will need the support of a comprehensive infrastructure in order to find support. Currently, very few hydrogen fuel stations are available to the public, which has limited the clean transportation plans…

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Linde continues work to develop hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Germany

Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure - The Linde Group

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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Ballard reaches major milestone with its fuel cell systems

Fuel Cell Systems - Goal Reached

Ballard helps power more than 10 kilometers of travel Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cells, has become the first company to power buses for more than 10 million cumulative kilometers. This represents a major milestone for the fuel cell industry, which has become heavily involved in public transportation. This was achieved through the use of seven generations of Ballard’s fuel cell systems, which have been used in buses in 15 countries throughout the world over the past 10 years. Fuel cell systems are being used to power…

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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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Europe aims to put a cap on renewable energy production

European Commission draft law seeks to pay companies to stop producing renewable energy Regulators from the European Union are looking to pay energy companies to stop generating electricity in order to create a safeguard against renewable energy blackouts. The European Commission, the legislative arm of the European Union, will be publishing a draft law which will allow for paying more for surplus energy supply. Much of the money set aside by the law will be funneled to renewable energy companies, which will be providing electricity only when it is needed…

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South Korea and Japan lead the adoption of fuel cell vehicles

Fuel cell cars are gaining more popularity throughout the world The global market for fuel cell vehicles is heating up and a few countries are leading the way in the adoption of these new cars. Several countries have begun showing strong support for fuel cell vehicles, as well as other cars that produce no harmful emissions. This is being done in an effort to reduce the emissions generated within the transportation space. Currently, the countries leading the adoption of fuel cell vehicles are South Korea and Japan, with the United…

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Study highlights the benefits of battery electric vehicles over those with fuel cells

New study draws attention to the advantages of battery electric vehicles A new study from researchers at Stanford University in the United States and the Technical University in Germany suggest that plug-in electric vehicles may be significantly more viable than their counterparts powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The study envisions a scenario approximately 30 years from now when new technology is more widely used and considerably more affordable. The study also envisions a future where a comprehensive infrastructure capable of supporting battery electrics and fuel cell vehicles comfortably. Batteries may…

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Tesla Motors acquires leading engineering firm to improve manufacturing

Grohmann Engineering to be acquired by Tesla Tesla Motors has announced that it will be acquiring Grohmann Engineering, a firm based in Germany. Through the acquisition deal, the engineering firm will become the leader of Tesla’s new Advanced Automation facility, which will be based in Germany. The facility is dedicated to aiding Tesla in increasing the automation and efficiency of its manufacturing process. Tesla has shown heavy support for automation as it would allow the company to produce its electric vehicles much more quickly and, potentially, at lower cost in…

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Fuel cell developers may be key to building a hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Automakers are showing more support for fuel cells The auto industry continues its slow march toward incorporating hydrogen fuel cells, but many are still concerned about the potential success of these vehicles. Cars equipped with fuel cells produce no harmful emissions, which has made them quite attractive to automakers and consumers alike. These vehicles do, however, lack infrastructure support. Very few hydrogen stations are available to the public, which could have a major impact on the future of fuel cell vehicles if this problem is not resolved. ITM Power is…

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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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Audi issues more purchase orders for hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker seeks to accelerate the adoption of fuel cells German automaker Audi has issued new purchase orders to Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, in order to accelerate key development activities. The purchase orders are part of the Volkswagen Group’s overarching plans to begin incorporating clean technology more aggressively. As the owner of Audi, Volkswagen’s interests in hydrogen fuel cells were expected to trickle down to its other divisions. Audi already has a history with fuel cell technology, showing support for how these energy systems can…

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Germany to be home to world’s first train equipped with hydrogen fuel cell

First fuel cell train to go into operation in Germany in December 2017 The world’s first hydrogen-powered train is expected to begin service in Germany. The train has been dubbed the Coradia iLint and has been developed by French company Alstom. The train has been in development for the past two years and is expected to be put into service in December of 2017. The train represents yet another step toward Germany’s plan to make transportation more environmentally friendly and cutting down on the emissions being produced by various types…

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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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Wind energy capacity in India continues to skyrocket

The wind energy market in India will see strong growth through 2017 India’s wind energy capacity is set to see strong growth through 2017. Several Indian states are becoming host to innovative and ambitious wind projects and these states will contribute heavily to the country’s growing wind capacity. The Suzlon Group believes that India will become a more attractive wind energy market in the very near future. The market is expected to grow by 30% between now and the end of 2017. 4,300 MW of new capacity to be installed…

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