About Laurent Meillaud

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

The Hydrogen Council and EIB team up to finance H2 projects

The Hydrogen Council, a global initiative of CEOs representing energy, transport, and industry organisations advocating for the accelerated deployment of hydrogen solutions, and the European Investment Bank (EIB), one of the world’s largest providers of climate finance, today signed a landmark agreement. Under this partnership, delivered through the InnovFin Advisory program, EIB will provide strategic [...]

By |2019-12-05T18:03:01+02:00December 5th, 2019|General|Comments Off on The Hydrogen Council and EIB team up to finance H2 projects

Powercell to release a new fuel cell system for applications on land and at sea

The swedish company has developed a new and improved version of its MS-100 fuel cell system which will be presented at the Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition in California on November 5th. The system is 30 percent more compact and has improved operating life time, as well as robustness for demanding applications on land [...]

By |2019-11-04T10:01:24+02:00November 4th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Powercell to release a new fuel cell system for applications on land and at sea

Daimler to launch hydrogen trucks and buses in the next decade

Daimler Trucks & Buses, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, pursues a sustainable corporate strategy and aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation (“tank-to-wheel”) in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039. Already by 2022, Daimler Trucks & Buses’ plans to include series-produced vehicles with [...]

By |2019-10-25T13:57:17+02:00October 25th, 2019|Transport|Comments Off on Daimler to launch hydrogen trucks and buses in the next decade

Sunfire partners with Total to produce green methanol and hydrogen

Sunfire, a leading global cleantech company*, has signed a cooperation agreement with the French major energy company Total SA. The german company will provide a megawatt-scale high temperature electrolyser (HyLink 200 system) for use in industrial environments as part of the E-CO2MET research and development project. Sunfire will also be responsible for the integration at [...]

By |2019-10-23T10:09:22+02:00October 23rd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Sunfire partners with Total to produce green methanol and hydrogen

Valmet Automotive accelerates fuel cell development

To intensify its activities in e-mobility, Valmet Automotive is increasingly focusing on the fuel cell. Under the lead of its Business Line Engineering, the finnish company has established a Center of Competence Fuel Cell. "Our target is clearly set. We want to be one of the leading development service providers in the field of fuel [...]

By |2019-09-12T13:42:17+02:00September 12th, 2019|Automotive|Comments Off on Valmet Automotive accelerates fuel cell development

160 H2 stations by 2020 in Japan

According to Kyodo, a Japanese news agency, the country is trying to set up unmanned hydrogen charging stations for fuel-cell vehicles before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. This information is based on a draft government plan showed last Thursday. The government is hoping to showcase Japan’s clean technology when it is expected to come [...]

By |2019-02-25T09:50:17+02:00February 25th, 2019|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on 160 H2 stations by 2020 in Japan

Davos : Hyundai Executive Vice Chairman calls for Int’l Cooperation in hydrogen

Hyundai Motor Group’s Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung calls for increased international cooperation to help tackle global climate challenges, as he is appointed co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, a global coalition of more than 50 prominent energy, transport and industrial companies with a shared vision for hydrogen’s integral role in the clean energy transition. In [...]

By |2019-01-24T15:36:43+02:00January 24th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Davos : Hyundai Executive Vice Chairman calls for Int’l Cooperation in hydrogen

Electric trucks : an urgent need for a refueling infrastructure in Europe

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published data on the severe lack of recharging and refuelling infrastructure suitable for electric and hydrogen powered trucks across the EU. This paper is released ahead of a decisive meeting on Europe’s first-ever CO2 targets for trucks, taking place next week between representatives of the European Parliament, the [...]

By |2019-01-23T17:33:29+02:00January 23rd, 2019|Transport|Comments Off on Electric trucks : an urgent need for a refueling infrastructure in Europe

ZF supplies the electric drive on a fuel cell bus in UK

The German company has been chosen by the British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) to supply the electric drive for a brand new fuel cell bus. ADL spent two years developing this hydrogen-driven double-decker bus with ZF selected as a partner right from the start. During field testing, the prototype operated along real bus [...]

By |2019-01-17T11:54:02+02:00January 17th, 2019|Transport|Comments Off on ZF supplies the electric drive on a fuel cell bus in UK

myFC showcases a fuel cell range extender at CES

  At CES, in Las Vegas, the swedish company has showcased the LAMINA REX, a fuel cell powered range extender for the automotive market. myFC believes that this solution can solve the limitations of today's battery technology and to support the electrification of the global car fleet, reducing CO2 emissions globally. At CES, myFC shows [...]

By |2019-01-13T12:18:06+02:00January 11th, 2019|Automotive|Comments Off on myFC showcases a fuel cell range extender at CES

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