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UK gives £23 million boost for hydrogen-powered vehicles and infrastructure

A new £23 million fund to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and roll out more cutting-edge infrastructure has been announced by the government today (18 March 2017). Hydrogen fuel providers will be able to bid for funding in partnership with organisations that produce hydrogen vehicles to help build high-tech infrastructure, including fuel stations. [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on UK gives £23 million boost for hydrogen-powered vehicles and infrastructure

Air Products’ California Fueling Stations Offering Hydrogen Below $10 Per Kilogram

The american company announced that it has achieved a pricing milestone at several California fueling stations, which are now offering hydrogen to fuel cell electric vehicle customers at under $10 per kilogram, thanks to a greater volume of vehicles now using the stations. “There were several recent advancements we were able to make in fueling station [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on Air Products’ California Fueling Stations Offering Hydrogen Below $10 Per Kilogram

GM and Honda name execs for their joint venture on hydrogen

The two car makers announced the executive structure for their recently established joint venture company, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM). Suheb Haq of GM will serve as the first president of FCSM, and Tomomi Kosaka of Honda will be the new company’s vice president. Haq and Kosaka will be responsible for operations, overseeing the start-up of [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|General|Comments Off on GM and Honda name execs for their joint venture on hydrogen

92 new hydrogen stations opened in the world in 2016

No previous year has seen as many new hydrogen stations as 2016. According to H2stations.org, 92 new hydrogen refuelling stations have opened throughout the world last year. 83 of the 92 newly opened stations are public accessible. The others are dedicated to refuelling of buses or fleet customers. Top of the list is again Japan [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on 92 new hydrogen stations opened in the world in 2016

Shell opens first H2 refuelling station in UK

Shell announces the launch of its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK at its Cobham service station on the M25. The new hydrogen station has been supplied by ITM Power and is the first fully branded and public hydrogen refuelling site in the UK. It is the first of three hydrogen stations Shell plans [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on Shell opens first H2 refuelling station in UK

Plug Power Ships First Production Fuel Cell Range Extenders

The american company has shipped the first production ProGen fuel cell engines for use in electric delivery vehicles. Through this application, Plug Power extends its reach into the on-road electric vehicle market, increasing its served market for fuel cell products and hydrogen fueling stations. The ProGen engine solution greatly enhances electric vehicle range, making them a [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on Plug Power Ships First Production Fuel Cell Range Extenders

Toyota Commences the Use of Fuel Cell Forklifts

The Japanese group announces today that it has started using two fuel cell forklifts, which have been manufactured by Toyota Industries Corporation, at its Motomachi Plant located in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, since January 31, 2017. Fuel cell forklifts, which utilizes hydrogen to generate electricity, have excellent environmental performance as they do not emit CO2 or [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Toyota Commences the Use of Fuel Cell Forklifts

Tata unveils a fuel cell powered bus

Tata Motors showed the way for greener technologies in mass public transportation at its Pune facility. The company unveiled electric, hybrid and LNG powered buses. But, the surprise came from an hydrogen Powered Starbus model. This Fuel Cell bus is a zero-emission mass transport solution, for inter-city commute and has been developed in partnership with ISRO (Indian [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Tata unveils a fuel cell powered bus

An Hydrogen Council launched in Davos

Meeting in Davos for the first time, the ‘Hydrogen Council’ is currently made up of 13 CEOs and Chairpersons from various industries and energy companies committed to help achieve the ambitious goal of reaching the 2 degrees Celsius target as agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The international companies currently involved are: Air Liquide, Alstom, [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on An Hydrogen Council launched in Davos

FCEVs expected to exceed battery vehicles according to KPMG

According to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017, for which 1000 Execs have been interviewed, battery vehicles are now the top prority. They shifted from top 3 concerns, last year, to number 1. 5 out of ten top managers rank battery electric mobility is ranked as the most significant. However, the problem with battery electric vehicles [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on FCEVs expected to exceed battery vehicles according to KPMG