Long Island seeks to derive energy from fuel cells

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New project to leverage the power of hydrogen fuel cells Long Island will soon be host to the largest array of fuel cell generators in the United States. FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, is currently developing the energy systems needed for a new project. The project aims to provide the Long Island Power Authority with clean electricity through the use of fuel cell systems. This electricity will not be tied to the production of harmful emissions and the project represents the largest use of fuel cells in…

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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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HyStEP devices aims to aid in the expansion of the US hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Building new hydrogen fuel stations could become easier with the HyStEP device With automakers bringing more fuel cell vehicles to the roads, efforts to expand the hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the United States are gaining momentum. The Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a new device that may aid in the growth of the country’s hydrogen infrastructure. The Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance (HyStEP) device was developed to reduce the time it takes to commission new hydrogen fuel stations. Device aims to reduce…

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Connecticut continues to lead in hydrogen fuel cell technology

Connecticut is a major force for good in the hydrogen fuel cell industry The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology suggests that Connecticut continues to be a leader in hydrogen fuel cell technology. These energy systems have been growing more popular in recent years as they can produce large quantities of electrical power without also generating harmful emissions. Connecticut has quickly established itself as a leading power in the development of fuel cell technology and the state’s fuel cell industry has been enjoying significant growth in recent years. State is home…

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Sierra Energy wins grant to support further research into hydrogen fuel production

Grant will allow Sierra Energy to continue research into converting waste gases into hydrogen Sierra Energy, a prominent energy developer, has been awarded the Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. The $100,000 grant will allow the company to conduct further research into producing hydrogen fuel from waste materials. Sierra Energy has been focusing on this field of hydrogen production for some time, using its FastOx gasifier technology to convert waste gases into hydrogen fuel that can be used to generate electrical power for fuel cells.…

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Financial aid for hydrogen fuel cells may be coming to an end in the US

ITC expiration could have consequences for renewable energy in the US The Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is set to expire soon in the U.S., unless Congress takes steps to resolve this issue. The ITC provides financial support for those developing renewable energy systems. This financial aid is needed due to the relatively high cost of developing these systems. The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association has urged federal lawmakers to extend the ITC, which is set to expire at the end of the year. Hydrogen fuel cells continue…

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SCRA completes new hydrogen fuel production project

Gas-to-hydrogen project at BMW facility reaches completion SCRA, an applied research corporation, has completed a new gas-to-hydrogen project at a BMW facility located in South Carolina. The project received support from the U.S. Department of Energy and it had a focus of finding ways to economically convert landfill gases into usable hydrogen fuel. This type of hydrogen production method is becoming more popular, as it may represent an efficient way to supply the fuel to those that are making use of fuel cell energy systems. New hydrogen production methods could…

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Tesla could face competition from hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Toyota is looking to become more aggressive in the clean transportation market Toyota is beginning to grow more aggressive in the clean transportation space in order to establish dominance in a changing market. In the United States, clean vehicles are becoming more popular as consumers look for ways to become more environmentally friendly. The federal government is promoting clean transportation, as well, investing in the development of the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles. Conventional electrics — those powered by batteries — have already established some momentum, but vehicles equipped…

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Toyota hydrogen fuel vehicle receives rating from EPA

EPA issues official rating for Toyota’s Mirai Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, has received an official rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA attributes ratings to all vehicles that are released in the country and these ratings have to do with the fuel efficiency of these vehicles. Efficiency has been a topic of interest for those that have been considering purchasing a fuel cell vehicle. Some have expressed concerns that fuel cell vehicles may not be as efficient as their battery-powered counterparts. Mirai set to…

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Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining momentum in South Korea

South Korean fuel cell market could expand thanks to the example of China South Korea is looking to bolster its fuel cell market, tapping into strategies that China used to rapidly increase its solar energy industry. Hydrogen fuel cells have been growing more prominent in many parts of the world, South Korea included. The country is showing interest in using these energy systems in the transportation sector, but commercial projects and those designed to provide residential energy are also becoming more popular throughout the country. Fuel cell developers are finding…

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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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Honda delays plans to launch fuel cell vehicles

Automaker will be taking extra time to release its new fuel cell vehicles in the United States Honda has plans to release a fuel cell vehicle in the United States, but the company has become less sure about when such a vehicle will actually be released. The automaker has been showing off two concept cars that are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells, but these vehicles may be years away from commercial production. As such, Honda may fall behind other automakers that are planning the widespread launch of their own fuel…

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New hydrogen fuel training program launched in the US

Training program aims to equip first responders with the tools they need to handle emergency situations The United States Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has announced the launch of a new safety training resource program that is available online. The new program is designed for emergency responders that may have to deal with incidents involving hydrogen fuel in the future. The program has been developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the California Fuel Cell Partnership. The two organizations have extensive experience with hydrogen fuel and fuel…

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Hydrogen fuel cells could improve grid resiliency

Fuel cells could be useful tools in the fight against blackouts related to natural disasters Hydrogen fuel cells may be able to help strengthen grid resiliency in the northeastern states of the U.S. In recent years, this region has been struck by powerful storms that have disrupted businesses and placed the energy grid under extreme pressure. In many cases, natural disasters can lead to prolonged blackouts that are difficult to recover from. These blackouts can cause significant economic damage, which is why there is a greater need for more resilient…

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US is growing as a leading market for hydrogen fuel cells

Report highlights the US as a prominent market for the fuel cell industry The United States continues to grow as one of the world’s leading markets for hydrogen fuel cells, according to a report from RNCOS, an industry research firm. Supported by the Department of Energy, fuel cells have become less expensive and more efficient in the U.S., where they are being used for many purposes. The federal agency has been heavily investing in the development of new fuel cell technology, which has become a major boon for the fuel…

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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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