Hamburg supports hydrogen fuel despite challenges

Hydrogen Fuel Support

City faces some significant challenges with its interest in hydrogen fuel Hamburg, Germany, is investing heavily in clean transportation, particularly where hydrogen fuel is involved. The city is attempting to make hydrogen more mainstream, but residents have been slow to warm to this type of clean fuel. While a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure has been taking form in the city, fuel cell vehicles are still quite rare, and consumers are uncertain that such vehicles are worthwhile. Lacking consumer interest is just one of the challenges that the city faces in…

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Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has reached a new milestone

Mirai successfully completes grueling road test with no problem Japanese automaker Toyota has reached a new milestone with its fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai. The company has announced that the vehicle has successfully completed its 62,000 mile journey through Europe. The road test began in September of last year and was completed on February 10, 2016. For the 107 days that the test was active, the Mirai took to the roads for 16 hours. During the road test, the Mirai was refueled approximately 400 times, its tires changed twice, and…

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German city becomes the first in the world to ban single serve coffee

Hamburg just got a little more eco-friendly by banning K-cups and other coffee pods in public buildings. Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, is working on reducing its waste and energy consumption by banning the use of single serve coffee pods in government-run buildings, including offices, schools, universities and other institutions. This eco-friendly decision will help to reduce the number of pods that end up in landfills in Germany, which is significant considering it is estimated that Germans use about three billion pods, annually. Aside from no longer being able to…

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Major cities may take clean transportation to a new level

Major cities show interest for the concept of a carless future Clean transportation is gaining momentum throughout the world, but as countries begin focusing on ways to become more environmentally friendly, a carless future may be in the cards for some major cities. Transportation is responsible for a significant amount of carbon emissions and several countries have been working to promote electric vehicles in order to cut down on these emissions. In Germany, the emissions issue has become the target for cities that are interested in becoming more environmentally friendly.…

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Hydrogen fuel to be used for energy storage in Germany

Germany Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Plans

Hydrogenics backs hydrogen fuel storage system in Hamburg Hydrogenics, a leading developer of proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cells and electrolyzer technology, has been awarded a contract to establish a new energy storage system in Hamburg, Germany. The company’s electrolyzer will be used to generate hydrogen fuel, which will serve as an energy storage method for other forms of renewable power. E.ON, a leading provider of energy services, will be participating in this endeavor alongside its longtime partner Hydrogenics. Hydrogen could be used as an efficient storage medium Hydrogen…

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FCS Alsterwasser shows off the viability of fuel cells

FCS Alsterwasser shows off the viability of fuel cells

FCS Alsterwasser brings some credibility to fuel cells in maritime industry The world’s first hydrogen-powered ship is proving how reliable it can be. The ship, called FCS Alsterwasser, was developed by Germany’s Alster-Touristik GmbH (ATG) in 2009. The entire ship is powered by hydrogen fuel cells that generate approximately 100 kilowatts of electricity. The FCS Alsterwasser can hold as many as 100 passengers and has been operating on inner-city waterways in Hamburg, Germany. According to ATG, the ship has operates for more than 1,900 hours, proving its reliability and the…

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