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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.

Toyota hydrogen truck already on the road

The possible future of heavy-duty trucking recently hit the streets in the form iof “Project Portal” – a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty truck use, by Toyota North America.  The zero-emission class 8 truck proof of concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Toyota hydrogen truck already on the road

3 millions miles made by fuel cell Hyundai vehicles in California

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have accumulated more than three million miles on the roads and highways of both Southern and Northern California. These fuel cell CUVs have emitted only clean water vapor, and by so doing, have replaced approximately 1,140 tons of CO2 emissions that would have been emitted by vehicles of similar size [...]

By | October 8th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on 3 millions miles made by fuel cell Hyundai vehicles in California

Researchers look inside fuel cells to prevent oxidation

One issue that impacts the lifetime of the fuel cell is the oxidation, or breakdown, of its central electrolyte membrane. The process leads to formation of holes in the membrane and can ultimately cause a chemical short circuit. An engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis found a new way to better understand this. [...]

By | September 30th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Researchers look inside fuel cells to prevent oxidation

Ballard Invited to Join World Hydrogen Council

Ballard Power Systems announced that it has been invited to join the internationally-recognized Hydrogen Council as a supporting member. The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-level advisory body providing long-term vision on the important role of hydrogen technologies toward an energy transition. As the first global initiative of its kind, the Hydrogen Council was launched [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Ballard Invited to Join World Hydrogen Council

20 Toyota Mirai deployed in Hamburg for a ride sharing service

Last week in Hamburg, the first 20 (out of a total 35) Toyota Mirai were handed over to the CleverShuttle ridesharing service. This makes it the world’s largest fleet of fuel-cell vehicles run by a single operator, according Toyota (which is not true, by the way, 50 vehicles are used for BeeZero car sharing service [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on 20 Toyota Mirai deployed in Hamburg for a ride sharing service

Future-oriented filtration solutions for fuel cell and high voltage battery systems at MANN+HUMMEL

At the Frankfurt motor show, the german supplier will showcase new products, in order to prepare the mobility of the future. It is not yet clear whether this technology will in future dominate the market, or whether in future there will be a number of different, equally preferred forms of drive technology. However, MANN+HUMMEL has developed [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on Future-oriented filtration solutions for fuel cell and high voltage battery systems at MANN+HUMMEL

A lightweight plastic tank available for hydrogen storage showcased during Frankfurt motor show

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has introduced a material solution for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage in its continuing mission to help reduce CO2 emissions. The two-part tank design features a proven, blow molded liner made of Akulon Fuel Lock, a polyamide 6-based engineering plastic with a [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on A lightweight plastic tank available for hydrogen storage showcased during Frankfurt motor show

Germany launches first methanol fuel-cell powered vessel

Ready to take passengers for a green tour on the beautiful Lake Baldeneysee, in Essen, the MS innogy is the first vessel in Germany to be powered by methanol fuel cells. This clean boat has been built, thanks to a project led by innogy, a leading distributor of green energy in Germany and the City [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Marine|Comments Off on Germany launches first methanol fuel-cell powered vessel

More than half of all H2 cars are sold in California

Globally, over 1,600 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles were sold or leased in the first half of 2017, according to Information Trends, a Washington-based market consulting company. More than 1,000 of these vehicles were sold in California, the only state in the U.S. where these vehicles are commercially available. Less than 500 of these vehicles were [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on More than half of all H2 cars are sold in California

Hydrogen: AREVA H2Gen is heading to China

French manufacturer of Electrolysers, AREVA H2Gen, will be participating in China’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Exhibition (CHFCE), the largest International exhibition in this country regarding hydrogen and this promising energy carrier. At the CHFCE in Beijing, AREVA H2Gen will have a booth in order to present their innovative concept for high capacity (60 MW) electrolysis plants, [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Hydrogen: AREVA H2Gen is heading to China