Japan’s hydrogen economy could make use of Australian natural gas

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Australian natural gas may soon make its way to Japan Australia’s natural gas could play a major role in establishing Japan’s hydrogen economy. Japan has been a major customer for the country’s natural gas for several years and has been using natural gas in its endeavor to abandon fossil-fuels in order to become fully reliant on renewable power. Woodside Petroleum believes that Australia’s natural gas will become a valuable resource for Japan, with the country using the gas to produce the hydrogen fuel it needs. Woodside Petroleum sees significant potential…

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Plug Power aims to improve fuel cell technology

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Company intends to make fuel cells less expensive and more powerful Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cell technology, has been focusing on improving its products and increasing revenues recently. The company aims to develop a fuel cell stack that is two times as powerful as its current offerings and 25% less expensive to manufacture. By improving fuel cell technology, Plug Power believe that it will be able to take advantage of new opportunities in emerging markets as well as those where the demand for hydrogen is growing…

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Costa Rica hydrogen powered transportation take the spotlight

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Costa Rican government has some big plans for hydrogen The government of Costa Rica is on a mission to decarbonize the entire country. As one of the first steps on this journey, President Carlos Alvarado has issued a directive that is meant to promote hydrogen fuel. The directive is meant to ensure that organizations within the environmental and energy sector develop an action plan that is meant to promote the research, production, and commercialization of hydrogen powered transportation. In doing so, Costa Rica aims to replace older forms of energy…

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Agility Fuel Solutions unveils a new hydrogen storage system for large trucks

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Company launches its large-capacity ProCab H storage system for commercial trucks Agility Fuel Solutions has announced the launch of its large-capacity “ProCab H” hydrogen storage solution. The storage system is designed for commercial trucks powered by fuel cells. The company has also released a mobile application that is meant to provide information on the various fuel types used by medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The new storage system could help make trucks equipped with fuel cells viable. Storage system is comprised of cylinders that can store up to 33.9 kilograms…

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Engineers call for more support for hydrogen power in the UK

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IMechE is urging the government to show more support for hydrogen The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in the United Kingdom is calling upon the government to show more support for hydrogen power. IMechE has released a new report that highlights the capabilities of hydrogen and how it can be used to produce electricity and heat. The report also showcases how fuel cells can consume hydrogen to power vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. For hydrogen power to succeed, however, the government will have to show more support for this…

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Anheuser-Busch orders fuel cell trucks from Nikola Motor

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Nikola will be delivering 800 fuel cell trucks to Anheuser-Busch by 2020 Beverage maker Anheuser-Busch has set a new record by ordering 800 fuel cell trucks from Nikola Motor. This accounts for the largest single deal for heavy-duty delivery trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells every made. Nikola aims to begin delivering the new trucks to Anheuser-Busch in 2020. Some pre-production models will be incorporated into the company’s fleet by the end of this year, however. These pre-production trucks will provide an opportunity for real-world testing. Deal represents a major…

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Indian researchers use concentrated solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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Research team aims to determine the economic feasibility of solar-produced hydrogen Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have begun a new study that is focused on determining the economic feasibility of solar-driven electrolysis used to produce hydrogen fuel. The study is meant to provide a framework for how solar hydrogen production could be used in an economically viable manner. Hydrogen has gained some popularity in India in recent years, but still has significantly less support that other forms of clean power and conventional fossil-fuels. Researchers were able to…

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Kia set to launch the Niro EV in South Korea

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Kia will be launching its new clean vehicle in South Korea Kia has plans to launch its latest clean vehicle, the Niro EV, in its native South Korea. The Niro EV was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada. The automaker has plans to bring the new vehicle to the European market later this year. The new car is part of Kia’s ongoing efforts to launch vehicles that produce no harmful emissions and can operate in an efficient manner. Niro EV will be able to travel 236 miles…

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Researchers develop new device that could make hydrogen production more efficient

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New device harnesses sunlight to generate hydrogen A team of researchers from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and the University of Michigan have developed a new, stable artificial photosynthesis device that could make hydrogen production significantly more efficient. The device makes use of a method called direct water splitting. Unlike conventional hydrogen production methods, the new device will only make use of water and sunlight. Researchers believe that the new device will help make hydrogen less expensive and more attractive to several sectors. Researchers believe that the new device could…

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Swedish project aims to use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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Nilsson Energy teams with AT Solar for ambitious new project Sweden’s Nilsson Energy AB has partnered with AT Solar for a new solar energy and hydrogen fuel project. Called RE 8760, the project intends to use solar power to produce hydrogen, which will serve as a form of chemical storage for this electrical energy. Nilsson Energy came up with the concept for the project and AT Solar will be providing the photovoltaic technology that the project will be making use of. Project will produce hydrogen as a way to efficiently…

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New fuel cell vehicles have been delivered to London, Paris, and Brussels

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Fleet of 60 hydrogen-powered cars have come to European cities A fleet of 60 fuel cell vehicles have been deployed in the United Kingdom, France, and Belgium as part of Europe’s ZEFER project. The project aims to deliver 180 new hydrogen-powered vehicles to Europe. These vehicles will be used as taxis, private-hire cars, and will also be used by law enforcement agencies. The fuel cell vehicles are part of an overarching effort to make transportation throughout Europe more environmentally friendly. New vehicles will provide data on the operation of fuel…

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Hydrogen fuel truck developer Nikola is suing Tesla for more than $2 billion

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Nikola claims that Tesla has infringed upon its patents Electric vehicle producer Tesla is being sued for more than $2 billion by Nikola, a developer of commercial trucks that are powered by hydrogen fuel. Nikola claims that Tesla has infringed upon its patents, arguing that the automaker copied the design of its large truck, which was first unveiled in May of 2016. A court filing from November 2017 shows that Nikola sent a cease-and-desist order to Tesla concerning the automaker’s use of features in its new electric truck. Both trucks…

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FedEx launches a new fuel cell vehicle in New York

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New fuel cell vehicle will operate primarily in New York FedEx has begun using a new fuel cell vehicle to make deliveries in North America. This marks a significant milestone in the company’s efforts to make use of environmentally friendly vehicles. FedEx is using a van that has been built by an Ohio-based company called Workhorse Group. The van is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell that was developed by Plug Power, a leading developer of fuel cell systems. The van itself will receive the fuel it uses from a…

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New battery system uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen

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Researchers develop promising prototype battery Researchers from Stanford University have developed a new water-based battery that could be used to store wind and solar energy in an efficient and inexpensive manner. The battery is a prototype manganese-hydrogen system and can currently only generate 20 milliwatts of electrical power. Researchers believe that the battery system can be scaled up, however, making it useful for industrial purposes. Once it has been scaled up, researchers predict that it will be able to charge and recharge 10,000 times. Battery acts as a way to…

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Public-private hydrogen fuel network is taking form in South Korea

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Government has plans to work with private companies to build a large hydrogen fuel network The South Korean government has announced that it will aid in the development of a public-private hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The government will be working with partners in the private sector to form a new special purpose company. This company will be responsible for building new hydrogen stations. The country’s growing hydrogen network will be used to power vehicles equipped with fuel cell systems. These vehicles are expected to become quite popular in South Korea due…

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Toyota is using hydrogen fuel cells to power its commercial truck

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Prototype is equipped with a fuel cell system from Toyota’s Mirai Japanese automaker Toyota is exploring the potential of its new hydrogen-powered prototype truck. The truck is operating at the Port of Las Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in California. Toyota is making use of the same hydrogen fuel cell technology that powers its Mirai model. The truck is being used to haul cargo between the ports. Toyota believes that fuel cells could be used to power a new generation of commercial trucks and is eager to determine…

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