California’s hydrogen infrastructure reaches major pricing milestone

Hydrogen Infrastructure - Road in California

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

Fuel Cell Vehicles Report

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

Hydrogen powered cars 2015

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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Honda to commercialize hydrogen powered vehicles by 2015

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Honda has big plans for hydrogen powered vehicles Honda has been one of the chief supporters of hydrogen transportation for several years. The automaker made headlines when it introduced its FCX Clarity in 2008. Since then, the company has been working on improving its fuel cell technology, hoping to make fuel cells more efficient and fit for use on a large scale. Honda is one of the participants in the European Hydrogen Road Tour, where it is showing off some of its latest work in hydrogen transportation. CEO Takanobu Ito…

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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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California Energy Commission revokes hydrogen highway grant program

Hydrogen fuel cells

Plans for a hydrogen fuel infrastructure sidelined California’s love for alternative energy is well known. The state has been a leader in terms of clean energy for some time, and has recently adopted an aggressive support for hydrogen fuel. With the auto industry throwing so much support behind hydrogen fuel cells, states have been working to establish a comprehensive infrastructure capable of supporting the coming tide of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Last year, the state introduced a new grant program that would funnel money into the development of this infrastructure, which is…

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Mahindra & Mahindra announced hydrogen fuel cell research center in India


A new hydrogen fuel vehicle maybe hitting the streets as soon as 2015 Mahindra & Mahindra, one of the largest automakers in India, has announced that it is currently working of developing new hydrogen fuel cells for future models of its vehicles. The company is the latest in the auto industry to adopt hydrogen as a significant focus for future projects. Much of the industry is currently enamored with hydrogen as a fuel because fuel cells offer performance that rivals traditional gasoline engines. Though fuel cells are more expensive to manufacture…

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Linde Group announces operation of Emeryville hydrogen fuel station

California hydrogen fuel refueling station doing its part in keeping public transportation clean. The Linde Group, a producer of industrial gases, has announced that its new hydrogen fueling station in Emeryville, California, has begun operation at the city’s AC Transit. The station is currently capable of providing fuel for more than 12 public transit buses and 20 commercial vehicles each day. Linde has tentative plans to expand the capabilities of the station in the future. The station is one of two that supplies the AC Transit with hydrogen fuel. These…

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Hydrogen-powered cars may be a longshot, unless a fuel infrastructure exists

Alternative Energy

With most major automakers designing hydrogen-powered vehicles, hydrogen transportation has moved beyond the realm of possibility and has become inevitable. Though car manufacturers are touting hydrogen as the fuel of the future, they have largely been unsuccessful in lowering the cost of hydrogen fuel cells. This could be a problem for the future of hydrogen transportation because most new hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to cost at least $100,000. Couple the cost with a nearly non-existent infrastructure and hydrogen may not be the fuel that powers future transportation. Many automakers have…

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