South Korea continues to show support for hydrogen fuel cells with new power plant

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Support from South Korea

Construction on new power plant has been completed by Doosan The Doosan Corporation has completed construction on South Korea’s largest fuel cell power plant. According to Doosan, construction on the power plant cost approximately $36 million. The new power plant will be equipped with hydrogen fuel cells in order to generate electrical power for various purposes. Doosan notes that the new power plant will allow it to respond to market demands concerning hydrogen fuel cells and the clean power they can produce at any given moment. Hydrogen fuel cells continue…

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Nearly 5,000 hydrogen fuel stations to be operational globally by 2032

Hydrogen Fuel Stations - Image of man pumping fuel

Report shows that efforts to build new hydrogen fuel stations are gaining momentum Information Trends has released a new report that predicts that there will be nearly 5,000 hydrogen fuel stations in operation throughout the world by 2032. Many automakers have plans to begin ramping up the production of fuel cell vehicles in the coming years and these vehicles will need the support of a comprehensive infrastructure in order to find support. Currently, very few hydrogen fuel stations are available to the public, which has limited the clean transportation plans…

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Researchers develop artificial leaf capable of producing hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen Fuel Research

Artificial leaf harvests sunlight in order to produce hydrogen fuel An international team of researchers working with the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have developed a new artificial leaf, which is capable of producing hydrogen fuel. The leaf is meant to mimic photosynthesis, gathering sunlight and generating the electricity needed for the hydrogen production process. For years, researchers throughout the world have been looking for ways to harness renewable power in order to produce hydrogen. Using clean energy to produce hydrogen fuel has been a priority for research…

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Hyundai to update its fuel cell vehicle to be 30% more efficient

Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel car

New clean vehicle model expected to be launched in 2018 South Korean automaker Hyundai is preparing to release another clean vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, but it may not be available until early 2018. The company already has a fuel cell vehicle available, called the ix35, and it began delivering the first of these new cars to the United States in June of 2014. Since then, other major automakers have released their own fuel cell vehicles, some finding modest success with their offerings. Hyundai’s new vehicle, however, could…

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South Korea’s utilities to invest heavily in renewable energy

South Korea Renewable Energy

Utilities come together to commit $3.06 billion to the renewable energy sector South Korea’s six large utilities associated with the Korea Electric Power Corp. have announced that they will be investing some $3.06 billion in renewable energy in 2017 and 2018. This money is meant to add more momentum to South Korea’s efforts to embrace clean energy and technology. The money will aid in the exploration of new renewable energy sources and develop new energy systems in order to aid South Korea in becoming more environmentally friendly and combat the…

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Hyundai prepares to launch fuel cell vehicles in the next two years

Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel car

Fuel cell vehicles are becoming a priority for Hyundai South Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to expand its offering of fuel cell vehicles. The company has seen a great deal promise in the clean transportation market, especially as more countries begin to embrace stricter emissions regulations. Hyundai is one of the few automakers that has managed to find modest success in a relatively new market and plans to build upon the momentum it has already generated by launching a new hydrogen-powered sport utility vehicle and commercial bus within the next…

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South Korea and Japan lead the adoption of fuel cell vehicles

Fuel cell cars are gaining more popularity throughout the world The global market for fuel cell vehicles is heating up and a few countries are leading the way in the adoption of these new cars. Several countries have begun showing strong support for fuel cell vehicles, as well as other cars that produce no harmful emissions. This is being done in an effort to reduce the emissions generated within the transportation space. Currently, the countries leading the adoption of fuel cell vehicles are South Korea and Japan, with the United…

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Countries come together to establish the Asia Super Grid

Large-scale energy grid could be coming to Asia China, South Korea, Russia, and Japan have come together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to develop what is being called the “Asia Super Grid.” The countries have been growing more involved in the renewable energy space in recent years and they now see a need for an interconnected network that can deliver electricity produced through renewable sources throughout Asia. The super grid is meant to deliver electrical power to areas of the world that can use this energy to…

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Hyundai to launch new businesses based on hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker will create taxi and car-sharing services in order to expand reach of fuel cells Automaker Hyundai has plans to expand its use of hydrogen fuel cells. The company already has a vehicle equipped with a fuel cell system, but Hyundai wants to increase the reach of clean technology and renewable energy systems throughout the world of transportation. The automaker has announced plans to launch new taxi and car-sharing services in South Korea. Both of these ventures will be making use of vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. Taxi service…

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Hyundai is moving ahead with plans for new fuel cell vehicles

Automaker will launch a new vehicle in 2018 Hyundai has plans to introduce a new fuel cell vehicle in 2018 and intends to sell this vehicle for nearly half the price of its current offering. The South Korean automaker has already launched its first vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell: The ix35. This vehicle has experienced a modest degree of success, exposing consumers to new clean vehicles that have shown a great deal of promise. The ix35 is priced at approximately $54,000, but Hyundai wants to make fuel cell…

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South Korean government teams with private sector to support fuel cell industry

Government initiative aims to highlight the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells in transportation A new government-private sector initiative has been launched in South Korea, which is focused on promoting hydrogen fuel. Several government agencies are involved in the initiative, including the country’s energy and environment ministry. Provincial government bodies are also a part of the initiative, with these governments showing strong support for hydrogen fuel cells in recent years. These organizations will work with the private sector in order to promote the capabilities of fuel cell vehicles and help companies…

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South Chungcheong becomes production hub for fuel cell vehicles

Province declared hub of production hub for parts to be used in electric vehicles The South Korean province of South Chungcheong has been declared the country’s hub for the production of fuel cell vehicle parts. The province has successfully passed a government feasibility assessment, which has established it as a major production entity that will provide strong support for clean vehicles in the future. New facilities will be built to accommodate the demand for components needed to build fuel cell vehicles. These facilities are expected to provide the province with…

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Hyundai delivers its fuel cell vehicle to Quebec

Automaker has delivered Quebec’s first fuel cell vehicle South Korean automaker Hyundai has delivered its first fuel cell vehicle to Quebec, Canada. The vehicle has been issued through its Canadian branch: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Previously, Hyundai’s ix35, a vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, was delivered to both British Columbia and Ontario. Quebec has become the third province to receive a fuel cell vehicle from Hyundai, but it will likely not be the last. The automaker has plans to commercialize its new vehicle more aggressively in the coming…

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Kia sets its sights on fuel cell vehicles

Kia will be focusing more heavily on fuel cells rather than batteries South Korean automaker Kia Motors is setting its sights on hydrogen fuel cells for the future. Many major companies have opted to focus on fuel cells for new vehicles, but very few are focusing on this technology exclusively. Kia, however, believes that fuel cells hold more promise than conventional batteries, which have long been used to power clean vehicles. Like its sister company Hyundai, Kia believes that hydrogen fuel cells have a very promising future in the clean…

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South Korean government to support the adoption of fuel cell vehicles

New tax benefit aims to incentivize the purchase of clean vehicles The South Korean government has announced that it will be providing new tax incentives to promote the adoption of fuel cell vehicles. The country has become heavily interested in clean transportation and wants to ensure that more people gain access to environmentally friendly vehicles. The government is also making revisions to its tax laws to better support competition among businesses interested involved in renewable energy. This revision is expected to increase the attractiveness of clean power systems in many…

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Hyundai to unveil new fuel cell system at 2018 Winter Olympics

Automaker has developed a new fuel cell system that will be used in an innovative vehicle South Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed that it will be launching its next generation fuel cell system in 2018. This new fuel cell system will be used to power a new vehicle, which will be ready to showcase in time for the Winter Olympic, which is being held in South Korea. According to Hyundai, the system will be used in an entirely new vehicle, which will appear to be a hybrid sports utility vehicle…

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