New project in Brunei could help build Japan’s hydrogen society

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New project will deliver hydrogen fuel to Japan The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) has announced that it will begin delivering hydrogen fuel to Japan. AHEAD is comprised of four Japanese companies that have an interest in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The hydrogen that will be delivered to Japan will be sourced from the small island nation of Brunei in the South China Sea. This supply is meant to help Japan make progress in its efforts to establish a functioning hydrogen society. Facility expected to…

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Hydrogen fuel research wins more support from the Department of Energy

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Agency to offer $39 million in new funding to support research and development The U.S. Department of Energy is set to provide some $39 million to support the research and development of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The federal agency believes that research will be vital to addressing the current challenges that fuel cells face. The funding will also aid in research focused on hydrogen production, distribution, and storage. Such research could help hasten the development of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure in many parts of the country. ElectroCat project aims…

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New hydrogen fuel bus begins operation in Costa Rica

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The Nyuti is the first operational hydrogen-powered bus in Central America Central America’s first hydrogen-powered bus has begun operation in Costa Rica. The new bus is called Nyuti and is being operated by the Ad Astra Company, which also has operations in the United States. The company itself does not develop hydrogen fuel cell technology, but it has been working with several organizations in order to incorporate these energy systems. The bus represents the first step in Costa Rica’s efforts to establish a hydrogen transportation “ecosystem.” The country has been…

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Clean vehicles will not be the only focus for GM

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GM will continue developing conventional vehicles as new cars gain popularity General Motors has announced that it will be continue to make investments in conventional powertrains even as it begins to focus more heavily on clean technology and renewable energy. The automaker has made a commitment to develop vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. The problem, however, is that many consumers may not be prepared to fully embrace clean vehicles. As such, GM will continue to develop conventional vehicles powered by gasoline in order to cater to the needs of…

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Toyota brings buses equipped with fuel cells to Japan

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Automaker has begun selling its new hydrogen-powered bus Toyota has begun selling its new hydrogen-powered bus, called the Sora, in Japan. The bus is the first of its kind to receive vehicle-type certification in the country. Toyota previously revealed its plans to have no less than 100 new fuel cell buses on the roads of Tokyo by the time of the 2020 Olympic Games, which will be hosted by the city. The bus will serve alongside other fuel cell vehicles that will be used to transports athletes and attendees during…

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Honda begins offering its new 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell

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Honda’s latest fuel cell vehicle is now available for lease in California Japanese automaker Honda has announced that its new 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell is now available for lease. Those interested in the new fuel cell vehicle can acquire it by signing a three-year lease at $369 a month, with $2,868 due at signing. The Clarity Fuel Cell is also eligible for a $5,000 rebate through California’s clean transportation program. The program is meant to encourage consumers to adopt clean vehicles by helping offset the overall cost of these cars.…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens in California

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Ventura Country’s first hydrogen station opens in Thousand Oaks First Element Fuel has opened a new hydrogen fuel station in Thousand Oaks, California. It is the first hydrogen station in Ventura County and the 33rd to be opened to the public in the entire state. The new station will be open 24-hours a day. Since the station has opened, it has served about 7 fuel cell vehicles each day. The station adds to California’s growing hydrogen fuel infrastructure, which has been steadily expanding over the past few years. Fuel cell…

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Nikola reaches new milestone with its trucks equipped with hydrogen fuel cells

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Automaker set to return $8 billion in preorders from customers Nikola, a relatively new automaker focused on the development of hydrogen-powered heavy trucks, has reached a significant milestone. The company has been hard at work producing large commercial trucks that are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. These trucks had received significant attention from commercial drivers and transportation companies, with Nikola receiving more than $8 billion in preorder reservations. Now, the company has announced that all of these reservations will be refunded. Nikola does not require customer deposits to continue developing…

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China is shifting its focus toward fuel cell vehicles

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China is beginning to show more interest in hydrogen fuel China may begin showing more support for fuel cell vehicles in the near future. The country has become a strong advocate for clean transportation and has invested heavily in promoting vehicles powered by batteries. China’s focus on clean transportation has helped accelerate the adoption of renewable energy as well. Now, the country is beginning to shift its focus toward hydrogen fuel and vehicles equipped with fuel cell technology. More than 1 million fuel cell vehicles may be on Chinese roads…

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Formic acid could help solve the hydrogen storage problem

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Researchers develop new system that pulls hydrogen fuel from formic acid Researchers from the GRT Group and EPFL have developed a new prototype fuel cell that is based on formic acid. Formic acid can act as a carrier for liquid hydrogen and could help overcome some of the storage challenges that have faced hydrogen fuel cells for several years. With the demand for fuel cells on the rise, finding new ways to store and transport hydrogen is becoming important. Formic acid may be the key to an longstanding storage issue…

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New hydrogen fuel appliance coming to Japan

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US and Japan team to provide homeowners with one of the world’s first hydrogen fuel appliances The United States Department of Energy and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization have announced a new collaborative effort focused on hydrogen fuel cell technology. The collaboration aims to accelerate research and development efforts, with both organizations sharing the data they have collected concerning fuel cells and their safety. Per the collaboration, the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell and Technologies Office has rewarded $1 million to SimpleFuel, which will be exporting…

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Plug Power deploys new technology for hydrogen fuel station in California

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New technology will help provide hydrogen to consumers with fuel cell vehicles Plug Power, a developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has deployed its GenFuel technology at a new hybrid fueling station in Apple Valley, California. The new station is designed to provide consumers with the hydrogen fuel they need to power their fuel cell vehicles. The station can store hydrogen in an efficient manner while also being able to produce the fuel on-site. This will help reduce the cost of hydrogen fuel for consumers, which may encourage them to purchase…

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Mercedes-Benz is moving forward with its plans for new fuel cell vehicles

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New GLC F-Cell may be more advanced than other fuel cell vehicles Mercedes-Benz is making progress with its new GLC F-Cell vehicle. The new hydrogen-powered SUV has been under development for some time, with Mercedes-Benz beginning commercial production on the new vehicle in late 2017. Mercedes-Benz believes that its new fuel cell vehicles will be significantly more advanced than those being offered by competitors. This is because the automaker’s vehicles will be powered by advanced fuel cell technology, which is the result of extensive research and development efforts. New technology…

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Hyundai officially begins selling its Nexo in South Korea

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Automaker has now officially launched the Nexo Hyundai has officially begun selling its new hydrogen-powered vehicle, the Nexo, in South Korea. The Nexo represents the automaker’s next step in producing vehicles that use clean technology and produce no harmful emissions. Hyundai has shown particular interest in fuel cells, which consume hydrogen to generate electricity. The company has already found modest success with fuel cell vehicles, having launched its first models in promising markets a few years ago. Pre-order period in the US sees 1,061 models sold in eight days Hyundai’s…

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Hydrogen Council welcomes the GWM Group as latest member

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GWM is the first Chinese automaker to join the Hydrogen Council Chinese automaker GWM Group has announced that it is joining the Hydrogen Council. The company is the first automaker in China to join the international group. The Hydrogen Council was launched in early 2017 and is focused on promoting the use of fuel cells, particularly in the transportation sector. GWM is expected to aid in this effort in the coming years, leveraging the capabilities of its five research and development facilities that are located throughout the world. GWM will…

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Shell and ITM Power open new hydrogen fuel station in the UK

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New hydrogen station opens near Beaconsfield Shell and ITM Power, a leading developer of fuel cells, have officially opened another hydrogen fuel station in the United Kingdom. The station is actually the first of its kind in the country to offer petroleum, diesel, and hydrogen simultaneously. The new fueling station is located near Beaconsfield and has its own electrolysis system that allows it to produce hydrogen fuel onsite. Shell and ITM Power believe that the station will provide further support to fuel cell vehicles, which are beginning to grow in…

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