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Laurent Meillaud

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About Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journaliste and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 25 years, convinced that hydrogen is one the energies for the car of the future.

New H2 stations in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden

The joint venture H2 Mobility Deutschland and its partners Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde and Shell officially opened two new hydrogen refuelling stations today in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. The new sites are both conveniently located directly on the A661 and A66 motorways at key points of intersection for people driving from north to south through Germany. [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on New H2 stations in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden

Ricardo teams with California Fuel Cell Partnership to pave way for hydrogen trucks

Ricardo Strategic Consulting is collaborating with the California Fuel Cell Partnership to provide economic modelling tools that will enable the assessment of total cost of ownership of future fuel cell trucks, and hydrogen stations necessary to support commercial operation. Founded in 1999, the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) is an industry-government collaboration that aims to [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Ricardo teams with California Fuel Cell Partnership to pave way for hydrogen trucks

Bus operators launch Fuel Cell Bus procurement in Germany and South Tyrol 

A new joint procurement activity has just been launched in Germany thanks to FCH JU funded project JIVE. Wuppertal based WSW mobil GmbH has tendered the procurement of 63 fuel cell buses for operation in public transport. WSW is coordinating the joint procurement for its partners Verkehrs‐Verbund Mainz‐ Wiesbaden GmbH, traffiQ Frankfurt, Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Bus operators launch Fuel Cell Bus procurement in Germany and South Tyrol 

ITM Power gains new contracts for fuel cell buses

The energy storage and clean fuel company is rapidly developing market for refuelling fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs). ITM Power has £23.02m of projects under contract and a further £4.16m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation constituting a total pipeline of £27.18m. In an update, the company announces to have secured £5.5m for its [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on ITM Power gains new contracts for fuel cell buses

Scania ready for hydrogen

Even if electrification and various hybrid and alternative fuel solutions are already attracting a lot of attention, the swedish truck manufacturer believes it's time to think about hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The company is in partnership with Norwegian goods wholesaler Asko to test hydrogen gas propulsion in trucks. In that configuration, the trucks are fitted with [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Scania ready for hydrogen

Canada is preparing a zero emission strategy including hydrogen

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced that the Government of Canada is moving forward with provincial and territorial partners, industry and stakeholders, to develop a national strategy to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVS) on Canadian roads by 2018. Transportation accounts for about 24 [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Canada is preparing a zero emission strategy including hydrogen

Ballard team up with Kenworth to build a fuel cell powered truck

Ballard Power Systems will work with Kenworth company to power with its FCveloCity-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell engine a hybrid class 8 drayage truck. This vehicle is planned to haul shipping containers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to area warehouses and intermodal facilities during a two-year demonstration program. The fuel cell engine [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Ballard team up with Kenworth to build a fuel cell powered truck

UPS introduces an hydrogen electric truck

The company introduced this week the world’s first hydrogen-electric Class 6 delivery truck. The van, developed as part of a $10-million federal Department of Energy program, is the first of 17 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the parcel delivery giant will be deploying in the U.S. by the end of 2018. This Class 6 medium-duty delivery [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on UPS introduces an hydrogen electric truck

Toyota’s hydrogen truck faster in acceleration than Diesel

For sure, you have already seen videos showing that electric vehicles accelerate much faster than vehicles with a thermal engine. Now, imagine what could happen if you compare a Diesel semi-truck and an electrified one. Toyota has just released an astonishing video, in order to promote its Project Portal. This fuel cell powered truck is [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Toyota’s hydrogen truck faster in acceleration than Diesel

BMW and Shell introduce the hydrogen refuelling station of the future

BMW Group subsidiary Designworks and Shell have collaborated in the development of an innovative hydrogen dispenser that will improve the refuelling experience. This concept is showcased at the Hannover Fair, in Germany. Hydrogen dispenser models currently on the market are based on those designed for conventional fuels. To inspire a world of clean energy, Designworks [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Automotive, Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on BMW and Shell introduce the hydrogen refuelling station of the future