Air Liquide to build new hydrogen fuel stations in the US

New hydrogen stations to be built in four new locations Air Liquide has announced new locations for hydrogen fuel stations in the United States. The company plans to build these fueling stations in the northeastern region of the company, and they will be open to the public. These stations will serve to bolster the regions hydrogen infrastructure, which has been taking form over the past few years. This infrastructure is needed to ensure the successful adoption of fuel cell vehicles, which automakers intend to launch throughout the country in the…

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State of California Partners with Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai and Other

Auto Manufacturers for 2015 Roll Out Sacramento, Calif. – California state economic development director Kish Rajan today announced an effort to streamline the permitting process for zero emission vehicle fueling stations and significantly expand California’s hydrogen and electric vehicle capacity. “California is a world leader in zero emission technologyand our infrastructure needs to reflect that dynamism,” said director Rajan. “GO-Biz is partnering with several automotive companies to ensure California has the necessary infrastructure to meet the goal of delivering more hydrogen and electric vehicles to market.” Automobile manufacturers plan to roll…

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Report highlights California’s hydrogen transportation plans

Hydrogen transportation remains a major focus in California California has been a major advocate in the adoption of hydrogen powered vehicles. The state currently boasts of the most robust hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the country, rivaled only by Hawaii and Connecticut. Recently, the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) revealed a sleuth of guidelines that were meant to direct the state’s course in its adoption of hydrogen transportation and secure its place in the emerging hydrogen market. These guidelines, often referred to as a “road map,” produced many questions amongst consumers….

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Nissan sets goal to sell more than 1.5 million hydrogen-powered cars by the end of 2016

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Japanese automaker Nissan has been making waves in the hydrogen fuel industry lately. Earlier this month, the company unveiled a next-generation fuel cell that is twice as powerful as conventional models while being less expensive. While the company’s previous ventures in alternative energy have revolved around plug-in vehicles, Nissan has recently adopted hydrogen as its focus. The company has high expectations for the fuel, declaring that it will sell more than 1.5 million hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2016. The ambitious claim may sound like bravado, but Nissan’s hydrogen-powered vehicles seem to…

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Hydrogenics teams with Shell to maintain and improve Southern California’s hydrogen fuel stations

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The Hydrogenics Corporation, manufacturers of hydrogen generation systems and fuel cells, has been tapped by Shell Oil Products U.S. to help in maintaining four hydrogen fuel stations in Southern California. Hydrogenics has been awarded a three-year contract from Shell to ensure that the stations remain operational. The company will also be installing a number of new hydrogen generation technologies that will help the stations become more efficient. The contract is effective immediately and Hydrogenics has already begun examining the stations for potential improvements or servicing requirements. California is home to…

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Pike Research report paints a promising future for hydrogen transportation

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A new report from Pike Research, a market research firm specializing in alternative energy, shows that more than 1.2 million alternative energy vehicles will be sold by 2020. The massive number is attributed major efforts coming from the auto industry to push hydrogen fuel. Automakers are currently the leading advocates for hydrogen, championing an energy revolution that seeks to take transportation away from oil. While automakers are expected to continue building cars that run on fossil-fuels in the coming years, a growing number of companies are shifting their focus so…

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London’s iconic double-decker buses to run on hydrogen fuel cells

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The UK is getting a new fleet of hydrogen-powered buses, which will be powered by a fuel cell system designed by Mercedes-Benz. London’s iconic double-decker buses are to be equipped with fuel cells to make them emissions free. The system to be used with the buses will make them the most energy efficient in all of Europe. Government officials anticipate that the fuel cells will help cut back on pollution, a major issue considering the UK will host the next Olympic Games. The cost of the initiative totals $30 million….

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California converts a sewage processing facility into a hydrogen fuel station

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California continues to make use of eco-friendly technology in the daily operations of the state. The Orange County Sanitation District is currently undergoing a rather interesting transformation. The facility once used to store and process human waste is being converted into a hydrogen fueling station in preparation of the coming of hydrogen-powered vehicles. The facility has been equipped with a fuel cell system that generates hydrogen from waste gas, which is then converted into electricity. The initiative is part of a 3-year project which will display the value and viability…

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Infrastructure is coming, but hydrogen industry is in sore need of business standards

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Hydrogen fuel is gaining traction all over the world and is overcoming some of the hurdles that had kept its acceptance low. The need for alternatives to oil is becoming abundantly clear and many nations have been laboring in the effort to establish a working hydrogen infrastructure to accommodate the coming shift away from fossil-fuel. Infrastructure is, indeed, one of the few barriers left between hydrogen power and mass consumption. But there is more to infrastructure than building a few gas stations here and there. Despite several major auto makers…

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Pike report shows the hydrogen infrastructure is ready to soar

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Pike Research, a world renowned research firm focusing on new technology and business models, has released showing that the world’s hydrogen highway is set to experience a massive boom over the next ten years. The report, titled “Hydrogen Infrastructure,” finds that the number of hydrogen fueling stations around the world is expected to reach 5,200 by 2020. As of 2010, there are only 200 such station globally. Infrastructure has long been the major barrier between fuel cells and commercial viability. That barrier now seems to be crashing down. Hydrogen fuel…

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SunHydro teams with the Automotive Oil Change Association to build hydrogen fueling stations

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SunHydro, manufacturers of fuel cells and developers of their associated technologies, announced today that they will be pulling back from their plans to establish a line of hydrogen fueling stations along the U.S. East Coast. The company, along with subsidiary Proton Energy, announced plans for a hydrogen highway in the region back in 2010. The task has proven difficult, however, as both companies were somewhat reliant on government aid to accomplish their goal. After the government decided to cut funding of hydrogen fuel, SunHydro had to come up with a…

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Company comes up with a plan to combat lack of hydrogen refueling stations

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The European Union has had plans in place for some time to reduce the number of vehicles powered by oil on city streets. They have been ramping up their efforts, spurred forth by recent advances in hydrogen fuel cell technology, making alternative fuels a more viable options for commercial consumption. Along with the EU’s reinvigorated enthusiasm, the demand for green vehicles is soaring to new heights. Battery powered cars, championed by the Nissan Leaf, lead the charge, but fuel cell vehicles are not far behind.One of the primary drawbacks of…

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Mercedes proves their hydrogen powered cars will make the grade

As Mercedes-Benz continues to promote their hydrogen-powered world tour, the manufacturer is beginning to unfurl plans for the emerging hydrogen fuel industry. Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz launched their B-Class fuel cell cars on a global trip to prove that hydrogen is ready for commercial use. Other vehicle manufacturers have been fervently working on developing their own cars that shun fossil-fuels, but they seem to be laboring in the shadow of Benz as the world tour commands consumer attention. The German based manufacturer is the first to show the efficiency and…

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New ground breaking in Michigan for hydrogen fuel station

Since hydrogen fuel began gaining momentum, the need for an sufficient infrastructure has been clear. Many of the challenges inherent in hydrogen fuel cells are being overcome as scientists discover new ways to make them more efficient, safe and inexpensive, but infrastructure is one goal they cannot accomplish on their own. More states around the U.S. are beginning to see the appeal of hydrogen fuel, and some are going so far as to begin construction of hydrogen refueling stations. Michigan is one of these states. The Grand Blanc Township of…

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Oahu…The Next Iceland?

Testing the viability of hydrogen powered cars has been something of a challenge. There are relatively few places in the U.S. that are suited for the testing of vehicles is often held back by the lack of sufficient access to hydrogen. Refueling stations in the nation are sparse. Car manufacturers can opt to procure the hydrogen needed to extensive testing themselves, but this will provide little analytic data regarding the commercial viability of the fuel. Many experts in the field have long held the belief that in order for hydrogen…

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Renewable energy markets join forces to make way for hydrogen refueling stations

Xebec Adsorption Inc., a developer of purification products for the renewable energies market, has announced their partnership with Nuvera Fuel Cells, an leading developer of fuel cell systems and processors. The two have signed a license and engineering agreement for $3.25 million. The contract will help speed the development of Xebec’s purification units that will be used in hydrogen refueling stations. “We’re strengthening our partnership with Nuvera because of its focus on commercialization,” says Kurt Sorschak, CEO of Xebec. Hydrogen as a fuel has been held back primarily due to…

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