Swiss companies aim to build a nationwide hydrogen community

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Companies team to develop a hydrogen infrastructure Seven Swiss companies have come together to form an association focused on creating a national hydrogen community. Migros, Migrol, Agrola, Fenaco, and several large retailers have also announced plans to embrace fuel cell vehicles by 2023. The companies have shown interest in these vehicles because of their efficiency and the fact they can be fueled in a matter of moments. Moreover, fuel cell vehicles produce no harmful emissions, which aligns well with the environmental goals that these companies have. Companies aim to bring…

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Toyota Canada aims to help develop a hydrogen infrastructure in Quebec

Toyota Canada has announced that it will be working with Transition Energetique Quebec in order to study the market requirements of developing a hydrogen infrastructure in Quebec.

Automaker teams with energy organization in order to address infrastructure challenges Toyota Canada has announced that it will be working with Transition Energetique Quebec in order to study the market requirements of developing a hydrogen infrastructure in Quebec. Toyota is currently working on promoting its first fuel cell vehicle throughout the world. Called the Mirai, the vehicle represents the company’s latest endeavors in the clean transportation space. In order for fuel cell vehicles to find success, however, they must have the support of a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure. Government show strong…

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Equilon to help develop seven new hydrogen fuel stations in California

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New hydrogen stations are set to be developed in Northern California Equilon Enterprises, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, will be aiding with the development of seven new hydrogen fuel stations in Northern California. The California Energy Commission has awarded a grant of $16,362,500 for this endeavor. The grant was provided through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The initiative commits $100 million every year to projects focused on clean transportation and clean fueling technologies. Automakers are working to help build new hydrogen fuel stations Equilon will…

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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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California has become a leading market for fuel cell vehicles

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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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Companies aim to expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure

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Daimler, Shell, and Linde are building two new hydrogen stations Daimler, Shell, and the Linde Group have commissioned two new hydrogen stations that will be built in Germany. The companies have been working together to develop a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure throughout Germany and have made significant progress in this endeavor. Germany is currently home to one of the most extensive hydrogen networks in Europe and has become a very attractive home for clean vehicles, particularly those that use hydrogen to operate. New stations will  help expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure Daimler…

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California’s hydrogen infrastructure reaches major pricing milestone

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Air Products announces that its hydrogen stations have reached a new milestone Air Products, a leading producer of industrial gases, has reached a significant pricing milestone with its hydrogen fuel stations in California. The company has been building these fueling stations in order to help prepare for the eventual launch of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles will rely heavily on an established hydrogen infrastructure in order to appeal to consumers and become successful. Building this hydrogen infrastructure has been somewhat expensive, which has called into question just how costly hydrogen…

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Report shows that fuel cell vehicles may remain in the niche market for the time being

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New report highlights the ongoing issues facing fuel cell vehicles Strategy Analytics has released a new report highlighting the market for fuel cell powertrains for the light vehicle market. The report follows the recent formation of the Hydrogen Council at this year’s World Economic Forum. The Hydrogen Council is comprised of several large companies that have a vested interest in hydrogen fuel cells and vehicles powered by these energy systems. The report from Strategy Analytics is meant to showcase the potential for fuel cell vehicles in the global market. Fuel…

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Europe leads the way in establishing a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure

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Hydrogen infrastructure in Europe is growing quickly Europe is leading the way in the development of new hydrogen fuel stations, but it is lagging behind the United States in the sale of fuel cell vehicles. The European Alternative Fuels Observatory notes that Europe’s hydrogen market is growing at a healthy rate. Currently, 75 hydrogen stations are in operation throughout the region, more than double what can be found in the U.S. The United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Germany, and the Netherlands currently have the most hydrogen stations open to the public.…

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DOE calls for more information on hydrogen fuel infrastructure development

Federal agency requires more information to better understand infrastructure development efforts The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information concerning the development of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The agency’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office hopes to acquire information from those developing such an infrastructure. Through the request for information, the Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Department of Energy hope to gain a better understanding of what must be done to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen fuel stations and hydrogen production solutions. Demand for hydrogen fuel is…

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Resarch Report Explores the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Market 2015-2030: Land, Water, Air

The Report Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2015-2030: Land, Water, Air provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – This report is intended for those seeking to invest, support, develop, make, sell or use vehicle fuel cell systems and their materials and associated services. It will also assist those participating in the value chain of alternatives, such as batteries and supercapacitors, to understand the considerable opportunities for both collaborative use of their components with fuel cells and scope for common technologies. Interest…

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Who Will Win the Hydrogen Infrastructure Race?

Clean transportation has long been a priority for those concerned about the environment. Every year, traditional vehicles pour several thousand tons worth of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and this is beginning to have a serious impact on the environment. Many automakers are beginning to develop vehicles that produce no emissions, with a primary focus on using hydrogen fuel cells to power these vehicles. The problem, however, is that there is not yet a comprehensive infrastructure that can support fuel cell vehicles. According to the results of a recent survey…

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Researchers aim to examine the capabilities of hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Research team develops new system that will accurately test the hydrogen delivery network Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a system that is meant to accurately test the hydrogen dispensed through fueling technologies. The system will act as a gauge for the capabilities of hydrogen fuel systems and determine whether or not modern fuel systems are able to deliver hydrogen in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Understanding this aspect of the hydrogen infrastructure may help develop better fueling technologies and introduce new standards that improve…

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Challenges and benefits of hydrogen powered cars

Hydrogen Powered Cars

  Gas is an effective way to run an automobile, but along with combustion engines that run on oil based gasoline come the problems of lower mileage performance, smog and other pollutants, and the rising price of filling a tank. Hydrogen powered cars and trucks are just one option for safe, cheap and reliable transportation in the future. Not quite ready for hydrogen powered cars Idea of hydrogen gas running vehicles is not that much of a pipe dream. Useful prototypes are already working and some hydrogen powered vehicles are…

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Hydrogen powered cars abundant by 2015

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Consumers will be seeing hydrogen powered cars soon In just a few years, car manufacturers like Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda are set to make cars run on hydrogen fuel cells, otherwise known as FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle), commonplace in the automotive industry. Moving to the mainstream The Asian Pacific region has been long pushing for and developing cars run on fuel cells powered by hydrogen. Despite heavy investments and the popularity of the idea with the public, car manufacturers have yet to successfully commercialize hydrogen-fueled vehicles. There are some…

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New fuel cells could boost hydrogen fuel infrastructure around the world

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Companies team to tackle hydrogen fuel infrastructure challenge As many of the world’s largest automakers continues to develop hydrogen powered vehicles, the lack of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure continues to cause problems. Automakers, as well as several companies specializing in hydrogen fuel, have been working to remedy the issue, but most have been unable to solve the problem with a singular approach. The solution to the world’s lack of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure may lie in the development of new stationary fuel cells that are not intended for the…

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