Microsoft begins testing new fuel cells

Microsoft Building - Fuel cells

Company is now testing natural gas fuel cells for future use Microsoft has begun showing more interest in fuel cells. The company has commenced testing on natural gas fuel cells that may eventually be used to provide electricity to its data centers. Microsoft has several data centers throughout the country, which consume a total of 2% of all electricity generated in the United States. By embracing fuel cells, the company may be able to reduce its strain on the energy grid and become more environmentally friendly. Seattle facility will be…

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Hydrogen fuel cells could help energy security in Europe

Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Europe Energy Security

Conference highlights the energy security potential of fuel cell systems Europe’s energy security may be boosted through the use of hydrogen fuel cells, according to suggested made at a recent conference held in Estonia. The conference was organized by Estonia’s National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics and VTT, a technical research organization in Finland. Elcogen, a developer of solid oxide fuel cell systems, was also heavily involved in the organization of the event. During the conference, speakers suggested that existing hydrogen fuel cells could help solve Europe’s energy security…

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Ballard joins the global Hydrogen Council

Ballard Power Joins Hydrogen Council - Forming of Business Partnership

Ballard will be joining internationally-recognized advisory group Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cell technology, has announced that it has been officially invited to join the Hydrogen Council. The organization is an internationally-recognized advisory group. The Hydrogen Council is meant to provide long-term insight on the capabilities of fuel cells and how they can be used in the future. The organization was officially launched earlier this year at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Switzerland. Organization aims to promote the use of fuel cells and hydrogen-based technologies As…

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Toyota Australia has high hopes for fuel cell vehicles

Hi Hopes for fuel cell vehicles

Australian division of Toyota believes that fuel cell vehicles will find success in the future Japanese automaker Toyota has high hopes for its future endeavors in the clean transportation space. While several major automakers have begun taking a very specific focus on clean vehicles, Toyota plans to maintain its broad approach to the clean transportation sector. Toyota’s Australian division believes that it is in an ideal position to promote clean vehicles throughout the country. Toyota Australia has particular faith in fuel cell vehicles, three of which the automaker has brought…

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New material could lead to a new generation of fuel cells

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Research team develops new material that could benefit fuel cells A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new material that could lead to a new generation of hydrogen fuel cells. The material is a mix of metal nanocrystals that are enveloped in graphene. Researchers believe that the new material could allow for enhanced hydrogen storage properties. This could make fuel cells more efficient and a much more attractive option when compared to other clean energy systems. Material makes use of graphene and magnesium nanocrystals…

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Nisshinbo catalyst could be a boon for the fuel cell industry

Nisshinbo Holdings - Fuel Cell Industry

New catalyst could lead to less expensive fuel cell systems Nisshinbo Holdings is working to commercialize its first platinum-free fuel cell catalyst. If successful, the Japanese company will be among the first to bring such a catalyst to the market. The new catalyst could have a major impact on the fuel cell industry as a whole. The catalyst may be able to make fuel cells significantly more affordable, thereby increasing their attractiveness to those interested in clean technology and renewable energy. Company hopes to help fuel cells become more attractive…

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South Australia calls for hydrogen infrastructure development

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Government seeks proposals for infrastructure projects The South Australian government has issued a call for proposals for hydrogen infrastructure projects. The government is also seeking proposals for infrastructure projects that would be focused on providing fuel for hydrogen-powered buses. This move is part of South Australia’s emerging efforts to establish a “hydrogen economy.” Australia, as a whole, has become heavily invested in hydrogen in recent years. The country intends to become a leading supplier of the fuel. South Australia is moving forward with its Hydrogen Roadmap The call for proposals…

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BMW has ambitious plans for hydrogen fuel cells

BMW Tire - Hydrogen fuel Cells

Automaker has plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle in 2025 Automaker BMW has plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle in 2025. The company has been experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells for some time. These energy systems generate electricity by consuming hydrogen. They have become popular in transportation because of their performance capabilities and the fact that they do not produce harmful emissions. BMW is one of several major automakers that are planning to launch new vehicles equipped with fuel cells in the coming years. BMW plans…

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Hydrogen fuel delivery service is coming to Japan

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Hitachi and Marubeni are launching a new delivery project Residents of Japan will soon be able to have hydrogen delivered directly to their homes. Hitachi Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. have entered into a new partnership to launch an ambitious new project. The project aims to tap into the growing demand for hydrogen fuel. Some of this demand is coming from homeowners, many of whom have come to rely on fuel cell systems. These systems generate electricity that they need, but they also generate thermal power that can be used to…

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Fuel cell vehicles may benefit from new catalyst from University of Delaware

Fuel Cell Vehicles Research - University of Delaware

Engineers develop new catalyst that could improve fuel cell systems for vehicles Engineers from the University of Delaware have developed new technology that could make fuel cells more affordable and durable. The engineers believe that the new technology could help accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles have been slowly gaining popularity for several years. Automakers have struggled to attain commercialization, however, due to the relatively high costs associated with fuel cell technology. Catalyst makes use of tungsten carbide instead of platinum The engineering team has developed a…

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FuelCell Energy to deliver fuel cells to new project in South Korea

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Companies come together to develop new power plants in South Korea FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Korea Southern Power Company. Together, the two companies will develop new power plants equipped with fuel cells. These power plants will generate both electricity and thermal energy. Construction on the new power plants is expected to begin later this year, with the first facility becoming operational at some point in 2018. New energy systems will be delivered later this…

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Hydrogen fuel cells to power new facility being developed by Daesan Green Energy

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Joint venture seeks to use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity at power plant A new hydrogen fuel cell power plant is set to take form in South Korea’s South Chungcheong Province. The project is being developed by Daesan Green Energy, a joint venture formed by Hanwha Energy, Korea East-West Power, Doosan, and SK Securities. Daesan Green Energy will be responsible for the construction and operation of the new power plant, which will rely on fuel cells in order to generate electricity. More than $200 million has been committed to…

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New hydrogen fuel production facility to be built in Fukushima, Japan

Hydrogen Fuel Production Facility to be Built in Fukushima, Japan - Mountains in Fukushima

NEDO will be developing a new production facility in the town of Namie One of the world’s largest hydrogen fuel production facilities is set to be built in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. The project was announced by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) earlier this month. NEDO intends to develop the project in the town of Namie and will contribute heavily to Fukushima’s quickly growing hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The prefecture recently celebrated the opening of its first hydrogen station in June of this year. Facility will use renewable…

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New fuel cell power plant opens in Busan, South Korea

New Fuel Cell Power Plant to open in South Korea- - South Korean Flag

Busan Green Energy announces the opening of new power plant South Korea’s Busan Green Energy, a company formed through a collaboration of several other organizations, has announced that it will be opening a new fuel cell power plant. The facility was in development earlier this year, with construction being completed over the summer. The project has received support from the Busan Metropolitan City Government, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, Busan City Gas, and Samsung C&T. These companies came together to form Busan Green Energy in order to promote the…

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California has become a leading market for fuel cell vehicles

Fuel Cell Vehicles - Cars on Road in California

State has established itself as a global leader in the fuel cell car market California is leading the world in the sale of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with hydrogen fuel cell systems, which generate electricity without producing any harmful emissions. California has long been a home for clean cars, particularly those powered by batteries. As fuel cell vehicles have become more popular among automakers, however, the state has been working to establish a strong infrastructure capable of supporting these cars. In doing so, California has solidified itself…

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Mercedes-Benz still has eyes set on fuel cell vehicles

Mercedes-Benz to have new Fuel Cell Vehicles - Mercedes-Benz Symbol on Car

Automaker to showcase new vehicles at Frankfurt Motor Show Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will be unveiling new vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. The automaker has been working on several new vehicles, some of which rely on clean technology. One of these vehicles will be equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system. This new concept car will highlight the company’s future plans for fuel cell vehicles and showcase the progress Mercedes-Benz has made in making such vehicles a reality. New vehicle will be equipped with an advanced…

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