Hexagon to develop new hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles

Hydrogen Fuel Tanks for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hexagon wins $10 million contract to develop hydrogen tanks Hexagon Composites, a Norwegian company, has announced that it has been awarded a $10 million contract from an as yet unnamed company. Per the contract, Hexagon will be producing new gas cylinders that are designed to store compressed hydrogen. These gas cylinders will then be used to power fuel cell vehicles. This will offer up yet another hydrogen storage solution for those interested in developing and launching fuel cell vehicles. Company has extensive experience with hydrogen fuel Hexagon has significant experience…

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DOE to invest $15.8 million in support for projects focused on fuel cells

Fuel Cells Investment

Federal agency aims to support 30 new projects that seek to improve fuel cells The U.S. Department of Energy has announced some $15.8 million in investments for 30 new projects throughout the country. These projects will be focused on fuel cell technology, hydrogen production, and storage. The federal agency is still in the process of selecting projects that will receive funding. Selected projects will be able to take advantage of a coalition of the country’s national laboratory, which was brought together through the agency’s Energy Materials Network. Projects will take…

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Air Liquide commissions world’s largest hydrogen storage facility, underground

Hydrogen Storage

New hydrogen storage facility will be located in Texas Air Liquide has commissioned the world’s largest hydrogen storage facility, which will be based in Beaumont, Texas. The new hydrogen storage facility will be located in an underground cavern and will compliment Air Liquide’s already considerable hydrogen supply line. The cavern is 1,500 meters below the surface and is 70 meters in diameter. According to Air Liquide, the cavern will be able to store enough hydrogen to power a backup, large-scale methane reformer for 30 days. Hydrogen continues to grow in…

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Scientists develop new technology to efficiently store solar energy as hydrogen fuel

Stanford scientist have made major progress in solving solar power’s storage problem Scientists from Stanford University have reached a new milestone in producing and storing the electricity generated by solar energy systems. Solar power has vast potential, having proven in the past that this form of clean energy can provide abundant electricity when it is needed. The problem, however, is that storing this electricity has proven to be quite difficult, which has made solar energy less attractive when compared to other forms of power. The scientists from Stanford believe that…

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DOE supports ambitious new energy storage system from FuelCell Energy

FuelCell Energy develops new storage solution based on solid oxide electrolysis cells FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of fuel cells and hydrogen solutions, has announced a new energy storage project that has received support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The federal agency is supporting the energy storage project with a $3 million cost-share contract. The project itself is focused on the use of solid oxide electrolysis cells, which may be suitable for to meet energy demand among those using fuel cells as primary or secondary energy systems. Demand for…

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Nissan developing new solid oxide fuel cell system for vehicles

New fuel cell system will make use of bio-ethanol rather than hydrogen Japanese automaker Nissan has announced that it is researching and developing a solid oxide fuel cell system that will be used to power vehicles. The system is being designed to run on bio-ethanol, which will be used to generate electrical power. The new system is meant to serve as an alternative to hydrogen fuel cells, which have been growing in popularity throughout the transportation space for some time. The system will be complimented by what is called an…

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OMB Saleri SpA to design for Daimler AG Hydrogen components for their fuel cell vehicles

OMB Saleri SpA has been chosen by Daimler AG as a development partner for dedicated Hydrogen components for their next generation Fuel-cell vehicles. OMB Saleri was contracted by Daimler AG with the specific task to develop a Hydrogen On-tank valve, a Filling Receptacle, a Check-Valve and a TPRD End Plug device. Hydrogen safety and control components available on the market now are highly dedicated to specific projects and produced in very small lots and therefore not suitable for the ambitious project of making price competitive and mass-marketed Fuel-cell vehicles. The…

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Global Hydrogen Storage Materials Industry 2015: Latest Market Research Available online at MarketResearchReports.Biz

“The Report Global Hydrogen Storage Materials Industry 2015 Market Research Report provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – MarketResearchReports.biz” The Global Hydrogen Storage Materials Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Hydrogen Storage Materials industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Hydrogen Storage Materials market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions…

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Research team aims to develop better hydrogen fuel storage solutions

Researchers receive funding to developer better hydrogen fuel storage materials Researchers from the University of Michigan have been exploring for efficient materials that could be used to build hydrogen fuel storage solutions. The research team intends to develop what it believes to be a “best-in-class” storage solution that can overcome the problems that conventional hydrogen storage systems face currently. The Department of Energy has awarded the university’s research team a $1.2 million grant that will help in the endeavor. Metal-organic frameworks could make hydrogen storage more efficient The research project…

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Will commuters pay more for a hydrogen fuel cell car than a traditional electric?

HydrogenFuelNews.com has released the results of its latest survey concerning fuel cell vehicles. The survey asked the site’s readers if they believed fuel cell vehicles would be as popular as traditional electric vehicles and whether or not they would pay more for a fuel cell vehicle than a hybrid car. The results suggests that the majority of respondents do not believe that fuel cell vehicles will become popular any time soon, but the survey also suggests that respondents would be willing to pay more for these vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles…

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Coconuts could hold the key to hydrogen fuel storage

Hydrogen storage continues to be a problematic issue that needs a solution Hydrogen has become a prominent subject in the transportation world in recent years. As automakers begin to look for ways to comply with stricter emissions regulations coming from their most prominent markets, more are beginning to turn to hydrogen fuel cells to develop a new generation of vehicles that will produce zero emissions. Though many automakers have plans to release fuel cell vehicles in the coming years, these vehicles still face significant challenges that could slow their adoption.…

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DOE to issue funding for hydrogen fuel storage endeavors

Agency to invest in the development of better storage technologies for hydrogen The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that it will be investing $7 million in funding in order to promote improvements to hydrogen fuel storage and distribution. The federal agency has been growing more aggressive on the matter of fuel infrastructure in recent years, hoping to accommodate the major shifts that are occurring in the transportation landscape. Automakers have plans to launch a new generation of clean vehicles in the coming years, many of which will be powered…

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Researchers to develop a hydrogen fuel storage monitoring system

Team of researchers wins funding from Technology Strategy Board for project involving hydrogen storage tanks A team of researchers from R-Tech Services has been awarded funding from the United Kingdom’s Technology Strategy Board. The funding will help researchers develop a monitoring system for hydrogen fuel storage tanks. The system is meant to serve as an early warning of any damage done to a storage tank and will also warn of faults in the storage system it is monitoring. This could be particularly useful for the transportation sector, where fuel cell…

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German researchers develop new hydrogen fuel storage tank

German Aerospace Center makes a breakthrough in hydrogen storage Researchers from the German Aerospace Center have made a breakthrough in hydrogen fuel storage. For years, storage has been a problematic issue when it comes to using hydrogen as an energy source. Modern storage methods are somewhat inefficient and consume quite a lot of energy in order to be effective. New storage methods are needed in order for hydrogen to be considered viable, especially in the field of transportation, where the fuel is becoming more popular. New tank is able to…

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DOE issues funding for hydrogen fuel storage projects

Department of Energy provides $7 million in funding for innovative storage projects The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that $7 million in funding has been awarded to six projects that focus on developing innovative hydrogen fuel storage solutions. Storage has become a top priority when it comes to hydrogen fuel and its use in transportation and other sectors. Without efficient or effective storage solutions, the benefit of hydrogen is limited and its use would narrow. The Department of Energy has been showing more support for hydrogen in recent years…

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Hydrogen fuel cells may be better than batteries for powering forklifts

New research could change the materials handling equipment industry. Researchers from Sandia National Laboratory and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC) are seeking to develop a high-performance, low-pressure, zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cells refueling system, to power forklift trucks. A solid-state hydrogen storage system could benefit forklift trucks. It is estimated that a lift truck with this fuel cell system would refuel at low pressure, four to five times quicker than a forklift powered by a battery would take to recharge. This gives hydrogen a considerable advantage over its electric battery competition. Joe…

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