UPS to begin testing new truck equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system

Hydrogen Fuel Cell - UPS truck in parking lot

Company will begin test of its new fuel cell truck later this year UPS is preparing to begin testing a new delivery truck that is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system. The test will take place in California, where an expansive hydrogen infrastructure is beginning to take form. In September of this year, UPS plans to begin testing its new fuel cell truck in Sacramento. Eventually, the company may opt to power more of its fleet with hydrogen fuel cell systems in order to cut down on emissions production.…

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Nikola unveils new truck equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell that can travel 1,200 miles on a single tank of fuel

New truck could be the most efficient vehicle of its kind Automaker Nikola Motor Company has unveiled a new class 8 truck that will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The massive truck is designed for heavy-duty transportation and will be a much more environmentally friendly solution for companies interested in cutting down on emissions and fuel consumption. According to Nikola, the new truck will be able to travel as much as 1,200 miles on a single tank of hydrogen fuel. The vehicle is expected to be released at…

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Alstom unveils new train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell

Railway industry continues to focus on clean technology in order to power trains The railroad industry is already very familiar with electric transportation. Trains throughout the world are powered by batteries, as well as conventional energy solutions, but soon these trains could be powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel cells have begun to establish a strong presence in the public transportation space. These energy systems have garnered acclaim because of their high efficiency and their performance capabilities. New train to enter service in Germany at the end of 2017 Alstom,…

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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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DetecTape Identifies New Leaks in the Hydrogen Industry

DetecTape™, a new low cost visual leak detection tape in the hydrogen industry, is now available. Berlin, Connecticut – January 2016 Midsun Specialty Products, Inc. (MSP), a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty silicone tapes in Berlin, Connecticut announced a partnership today with Boulder, Colorado based Element One, Inc. to bring a new visual leak detection technology to industries and companies that use hydrogen.  The technology is designed for use by inspection and maintenance teams with the intent of expediting the leak identification process in hydrogen fuel cell, generation, storage,…

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The Hydrogen-Fuel cell will revolutionize the economy of the world

PEMFC as an optimal solution for the future energy economy Polymer electrolyte membrane or proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), where chemical energy is directly converted to electrical energy, provides a highly efficient alternative to a standard internal combustion engine. High power density, clean emissions (water), low temperature operation, rapid start-up and shutdown, and ability to use fuels from renewable sources are several reason why fuel cells such as PEMFC have attracted attention for large market applications, such as transportation. With these unique features, PEMFC will revolutionize the future energy…

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A Brief Primer on Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Fuel cells are promising, but not perfect energy systems Fuel cells have begun to attract a great deal of attention lately. This is partly due to their use in transportation, but also because o f their growing acceptance as viable renewable energy systems, as favored as solar panels, wind turbines, and other such technologies. While fuel cells are gaining prominence, they are still falling victim to negative stigma that may be outdated. Many of the unfavorable opinions regarding fuel cells are valid, but advances in technology may have laid some…

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Hydrogen fuel cell maker brings in $166 million in capital

Plug Power draws in funds that could help propel its business toward profitability Plug Power, a prominent maker of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has some $116 million in working capital to spend. These funds were acquired through the sale of 22.6 million shares of common stock at $5.50 each. Many of these stocks were discounted, but managed to generate a great deal of financial success for the company. The funds may help Plug Power come closer to achieving its goal of attaining profitability. Fuel cell companies continue…

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Hydrogen fuel cells may be better than batteries for powering forklifts

New research could change the materials handling equipment industry. Researchers from Sandia National Laboratory and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC) are seeking to develop a high-performance, low-pressure, zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cells refueling system, to power forklift trucks. A solid-state hydrogen storage system could benefit forklift trucks. It is estimated that a lift truck with this fuel cell system would refuel at low pressure, four to five times quicker than a forklift powered by a battery would take to recharge. This gives hydrogen a considerable advantage over its electric battery competition. Joe…

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Hydrogen fuel powered bus makes green technology news in Alabama

This public transportation vehicle starts a new pilot program with no exhaust and no emissions. The U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, was in Birmingham, Alabama on Wednesday for the launch of a hydrogen fuel cell powered city bus that will begin a brand new green technology pilot program in the region. This bus represents the start of what is hoped to be a much larger environmentally friendly effort. The hydrogen fuel powered bus will be operated by the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority and the UAB and will produce no…

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Port of Honolulu becomes home to new hydrogen fuel cell project

New project aims to use fuel cells to provide power to docked and anchored ships The Port of Honolulu in Hawaii is set to be home to a new project involving hydrogen fuel cells. The project is being managed by a team of researchers from Sandia National Laboratories. The team has partnered with several other groups that have a vested interest in fuel cells and how they can be used as primary energy systems. Fuel cells tend to receive the majority of their attention for their uses in transportation, but…

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Toyota focuses on hydrogen fuel infrastructure in California

Automaker prepares to launch hydrogen-powered vehicle Japanese automaker Toyota is preparing for the launch of its hydrogen-powered vehicle in 2015 and has been showcasing this vehicle at events around the world. The automaker intends for the vehicle to be more affordable than those coming from companies and claims that its model can reach over 300 miles per gallon of hydrogen fuel. The fuel cell that the vehicle uses has been developed by Toyota itself and is both smaller and more powerful than previous fuel cells the company had fashioned. Consumers…

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DOE issues funds to promising hydrogen fuel cell projects

Agency provides funds for innovative commercialization projects The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that $7 million in funding has been issued for projects concerning the advancement of hydrogen fuel cell technologies. The funding has been split amongst projects located in Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The Department of Energy has been showing considerably more interest in fuel cells recently than it has in the past and is working to bring raise fuel cell adoption throughout the U.S. with some aggression. Hydrogen continues receiving government support Hydrogen fuel is part…

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BMW and Linde team for new hydrogen fuel project

Project seeks to examine capabilities of fuel cells German automaker BMW has announced that it has received 5 new hydrogen-powered materials handling vehicles from the Linde Group. These vehicles are part of a project that is being funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport. The project means to examine the viability of hydrogen fuel cells and their use in the materials handling sector. The vehicles will be put to use at a BMW manufacturing facility located in Leipzig, Germany. The vehicles will be handling parts for the BMW i series.…

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Hyundai teases new hydrogen fuel vehicle concept

Hyundai has plans for the future of hydrogen transportation Hyundai has been making waves in the transportation sector recently by becoming the first automaker to begin mass production on a hydrogen-powered vehicle. The South Korean automaker has been touting its hydrogen-powered ix35 as the next step in the ongoing evolution of transportation, but the company has begun showcasing its work on a new model of hydrogen-powered vehicle. The vehicle is currently called the Hyundai Intrado and it exists as a concept of what the future of hydrogen transportation might look…

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Honda unveils new iteration of its hydrogen fuel vehicle

Honda continues push toward hydrogen fuel Japanese automaker Honda has been preparing for the inevitable launch of hydrogen-powered vehicles around the world. The company has been investing in developing the infrastructure required to support these vehicles while also making efforts to resolve the price and efficiency issues that are common with fuel cell technology. The automaker already has significant experience with hydrogen-powered vehicles, having launched its FCX Clarity in 2008. Now, the automaker has unveiled what is expected to be the next generation of its hydrogen fuel vehicle. New vehicle…

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