Plug Power to expand production of its hydrogen fuel cell technology

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Plug Power is expanding its operations into a new building. The new 38,400-square foot building is located in Clifton Park, Saratoga County, New York, and will help Plug Power increase its production of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The new building is about 15 minutes away from the company’s headquarters in Latham. Plug Power’s CEO was also named to the Department of Energy’s HTAC In addition to announcing its new building for its hydrogen fuel cell technology production, Plug Power Inc. has also announced that its CEO, Andy Marsh, was named…

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Ammonia to hydrogen technology tested in fuel cell cars for first time

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CSIRO successfully refuels two fuel cell vehicles with it ultra-high purity hydrogen. Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced the successful road testing of two fuel cell cars powered by its ammonia to hydrogen technology. The organization became the first to demonstrate the production of “very clean hydrogen” produced from ammonia. The two fuel cell vehicles selected for the road test in Australia were the Toyota Mirai and the Hyundai Nexo, according to a CSIRO news release. They hydrogen was produced in Queensland using CSIRO’s membrane technology.…

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Hydrogen technology to be used to produce monoethylene glycol from coal

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Honeywell UOP PSA technology to be applied in a Chinese MEG chemical plant. Hubei Sanning Chemical Industry Co., Ltd, a China-based manufacturer of agricultural chemical products, will be using Honeywell UOP’s hydrogen technology to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from coal. This is the first time this tech will be used in a MEG chemical plant in China. The Hubei Sanning chemical plant at Zhijiang in China’s Hubei province, will be the first MEG plant in China to use the innovative hydrogen technology. More specifically, Honeywell UOP’s Polybed Pressure Swing Adsorption…

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First of its kind hydrogen power technology is coming to Australia

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Northern Oil plans to use hydrogen to generate electricity in a way that’s novel to Australia. An industrial-scale pilot plant is gearing up for the use of a new hydrogen power technology that will be the first of its kind in Australia. The technology will be used at Northern Oils Advance Biofuels Refinery, near Gladstone, Australia and is expected to start in 2019. The Gladstone Refinery was the first of its type in the country when it was built back in 2017. Northern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Refinery produces renewable fuel.…

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KOGAS and Technical University of Denmark team to improve fuel cell technology

Organizations enter agreement to attempt to commercialize hydrogen fuel cells The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has signed a memorandum understanding with the Technical University of Denmark to research and develop new fuel cell technology. The two organizations believe that this technology holds a great deal of promise, both as primary energy systems and for use in the transportation space. Together, the organizations will seek to identify and solve the challenges facing the commercialization of fuel cell systems and develop new technology that may be beneficial to the fuel cell space…

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Briefing highlights advances in hydrogen fuel cells

Organizations host briefing concerning hydrogen fuel cells The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association joined the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus to host a briefing meant to draw attention to advances being made in the field of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The briefing was designed to give lawmakers and those with a stake in the renewable energy sector a chance to better understand the fuel cell sector and the benefits of these energy systems. Fuel cell technology has been advancing at a rapid pace, which may be good news…

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NovoFuel wins patent for hydrogen fuel production technology

New patent covers innovative technology developed by NovoFuel The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a provisional patent to NovoFuel, a company specializing in hydrogen fuel. The patent covers the company’s hydrogen production technology. NovoFuel had submitted its application for the patent in 2009, and the patent itself outlines numerous ways in which the company’s technology can be used. Effective and efficient hydrogen fuel production is becoming more important, especially in the auto industry, where fuel cell vehicles are becoming more common. Modern hydrogen production systems are still not considered…

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HIT group to test new hydrogen production technology

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HIT announces tests of hydrogen production technology in Japan The HIT Business Research Group, a coalition of four companies working to bring innovative solutions to numerous industries, has announced that it will begin testing new hydrogen production technology. This technology is capable of generating hydrogen gas through the use of sewage sludge. The hydrogen produces in this way can be used by fuel cells to generate electricity without producing any harmful emissions. HIT believes that the technology could embody the solution to two problems: Waste and energy. Demand for hydrogen…

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Linde North America to feature new hydrogen-centric technologies at Hydrogen Energy Conference

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Hydrogen production and distribution technologies to be given the spotlight this year Linde North America, the North American arm of The Linde Group, producers of industrial gases, has announced that it will be showcasing its various hydrogen-based technologies at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 in Canada. These technologies range from hydrogen gas production to distribution systems. Linde has long held a closer relationship with the fuel cell industry and has made efforts to promote the viability of the hydrogen fuel cells in various applications. This year, the company plans…

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Mobile application seeks to tap the power of creative amateur engineers

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Technology companies team to develop ambitious app A team of technology companies have come together to develop a mobile application designed specifically for those in the hydrogen fuel industry. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, MIT Fab Labs and Arcola Energy, all technology companies with an interest in alternative energy, have partnered to take on the challenge of developing an application that could solve some of the problems concerning hydrogen-powered transportation and a fuel infrastructure. If successful, the application could have far reaching implications for the hydrogen industry as a whole. It…

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New energy production technology validated by scientific and academic sources

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New technology could make hydrogen fuel cells more viable BlackLight Power Inc., a leading developer of innovative energy technologies, has announced that its breakthrough energy production technology concerning stable hydrogen fuel has won validation from leading scientific and academic sources. The company calls this production method its “Hydrino theory,” which encompasses its goals in converting water vapor into usable hydrogen gas. The theory has been tested by leading academic and industry experts who have all validated BlackLight’s process and deemed it effective for energy production. This breakthrough could open up…

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Swatch announces plans for new hydrogen-powered car

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Hydrogen-powered cars are becoming more popular around the world, so much so that companies that do not specialize in building vehicles are looking to get in on the action. Swatch, the largest watch-maker in Switzerland, has announced that it is looking to build a new vehicle that is powered by hydrogen and oxygen. Swatch tried to build an alternative energy vehicle once before. In 1997, the company partnered with Daimler, makers of Mercedes-Benz, to build a small electric car. The project was never completed. Swatch CEO Nick Hayek notes that…

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German researchers experimenting with chemical compound that could be used for hydrogen storage

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Researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, have been experimenting with a chemical compound first patented by Air Products, a hydrogen production company, back in 2004. Known as N-ethylcarbazole, the chemical dates back to World War I where it was used in chemical weapons. Instead of focusing on its potential applications in weaponry, German scientists are trying to use the chemical for hydrogen storage. The research is in line with Germany’s continued pursuance of hydrogen energy as a potential replacement to fossil-fuels and nuclear power. Researchers claim that the chemical…

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

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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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Texas to work toward establishing itself as a key player in the manufacture of new vehicles

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The auto industry has been championing hydrogen transportation aggressively for the past two years. As automakers focus on producing hydrogen-powered vehicles, they have set their sights on California and Hawaii as priority markets. Both states have working hydrogen fuel infrastructures and a base of consumers that are keenly interested in hydrogen. Texas, however, wants to establish itself as a competitor with both California and Hawaii. In Austin, state officials are working to make manufacturing cars in the state more alluring. State officials are working with the Greater Austin Chamber of…

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell now available to the U.S. market

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Mercedes-Benz has been spending the better part of two years promoting hydrogen fuel. In 2010, the automaker embarked on a world tour, in which it took its B-Class F-Cell hydrogen-powered vehicle to various locations as a way to show off how viable fuel cells really are. Like most other automakers, Mercedes-Benz expected its vehicles to be released at some point in 2013, at the earliest. The company seems to be well ahead of schedule, as it has recently announced that its B-Class F-Cell is now available to the U.S. market.…

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