Hydrogenics to deliver hydrogen fuel cells to forklift developer

Fuel cell developer receives order for fuel cells from forklift developer in the US Hydrogenics, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel production and fuel cell technology, has announced that it has received some $2 million in orders from a developer of hydrogen-powered forklifts in the United States. The company’s technology will be used to power these materials handling vehicles, which will be delivered to large logistics centers throughout North America. The fuel cells from Hydrogenics are expected to be shipped in the first quarter of 2016, with more orders likely…

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Plug Power unveils new hydrogen fuel cell

Plug Power - Hydrogen Fuel Cell

New hydrogen fuel cell introduced by Plug Power Hydrogen fuel cells have become very prominent in the materials handling space. These energy systems have begun to replace traditional lead-acid batteries that have been used to power forklift trucks and other such vehicles for several years. Part of the reason behind this transition has to do with economics, as fuel cells are considered more reliable and easier to maintain than more traditional energy systems. Companies that have put hydrogen fuel cells to work in the materials handling space have reported an…

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Hydrogen fuel cell project set to ramp up demonstrations

Hydrogen fuel cell and materials handling

HyLIFT project draws more attention to hydrogen fuel cells The HyLIFT project, a European project concerning hydrogen-powered forklift trucks, is set to begin large-scale user demonstrations in the coming weeks. The project is meant to highlight the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells and their use in the materials handling space. Fuel cells have become a popular alternative to the lead-acid batteries that are common energy sources for forklift trucks. The HyLIFT project will begin demonstrating the capabilities of such vehicles and show how they may benefit companies that are interested…

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BMW to receive hydrogen fuel solution from Linde

BMW Hydrogen Fuel Materials Handaling Vehicles

Linde to install hydrogen fuel system at BMW facility Linde North America, a member of the Linde Group and producer of industrial gases, has announced that it will be providing hydrogen fuel systems to a BMW Manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. BMW, along with several other automakers in the auto industry, has shown a strong interest in hydrogen fuel. Much of this interest revolves around the use of hydrogen fuel for transportation, but BMW also believes that this form of renewable energy could be useful for industrial purposes. The…

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Ace Hardware embraces hydrogen fuel

Materials Handling Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen fuel continues to generate traction in materials handling Hydrogen fuel cells are finding a great deal of success in the materials handling space. Materials handling has long been dominated by the battery sector, with forklift trucks and other equipment drawing the energy they need from lead-acid or lithium-ion batteries. Because these vehicles operate primarily indoors, these energy systems were considered the best option due to the fact that they produce no harmful emissions. Over the past few years, hydrogen fuel cells have been showing that they can exceed the…

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Hydrogen fuel embraced by United Natural Foods

Hydrogen Fuel United Natural Foods

Hydrogen fuel wins more support from largest organic food company in the US United Natural Foods, the largest wholesale distributor of organic and specialty foods in the U.S., has begun embracing hydrogen fuel cells. Like other companies in its industry, United Natural Foods boasts of an expansive materials handling division, which is primarily comprised of forklift trucks. For  the past several decades, these vehicles have been powered by lead-acid batteries. United Natural Foods has begun seeing promise the use of fuel cells, however, and has begun taking hydrogen fuel more…

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