University of California, Irvine, gets its first hydrogen fuel cell bus

New bus comes to university, powered by hydrogen fuel The University of California, Irvine, has officially launched its first fuel cell bus, which uses hydrogen fuel as a source of energy. The fuel cell that powers the bus was designed by Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The bus is now part of the university’s transit system, called the Anteater Express. The new bus is the fifth of its kind to be put into service in California. Fuel cell vehicles continues to gain prominence in…

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Hydrogen fuel to be produced in first power-to-gas project in the US

Proton OnSite will participate in the country’s first power-to-gas initiative Proton OnSite, a leading developer of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, will participate in the first power-to-gas project in the United States. The project was announced by Southern California Gas Company, which is the largest producer of natural gas in the country. Power-to-gas is becoming popular concept, especially as hydrogen fuel gains more attention and support from those interested in renewable energy and efficient energy storage. Proton OnSite will provide electrolyzers for the project The project represents the first…

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California hydrogen energy system could make communities independent


California hydrogen power system has a bright future. Last year, the Department of Energy applauding the establishment of a new hydrogen energy system at the Orange County Sanitation District’s wastewater management facility in Fountain Valley, California. Since the system became active, the agency and other organizations have been keeping a close eye on its performance. The National Fuel Cell Research Center has been examining the system since it began operating and has released some promising information on how the system could be used to make Californian communities energy independent. Jack…

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