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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.

Hexagon gets a 10 M$ deal for fuel cell vehicles

Hexagon Composites has been selected to receive a development award for compressed hydrogen cylinders for new fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) models. The value of the development contract is greater than USD 10 million (approximately NOK 80 million) and is targeted to run until 2020. "We are excited to be selected for these projects with [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Hexagon gets a 10 M$ deal for fuel cell vehicles

Honda wants developers to help for faster refuelling with hydrogen

Honda has been working with Wenger Engineering (a german company working in electromobility) for a long time to make hydrogen refueling faster and more efficient. The approach is called "MC Method” or “MC Formula". Honda, the inventor, has decided to publish a software that would help station designers and engineers apply it correctly. This software [...]

By | August 12th, 2017|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on Honda wants developers to help for faster refuelling with hydrogen

A new H2 station opens in California

The California Fuel Cell Partnership announces the opening of California’s 29th retail hydrogen station in San Ramon. Built by The Linde Group, this new station is their third retail hydrogen station in the Golden state. Linde developed California’s first retail station in West Sacramento and also operates one in San Juan Capistrano. California is working [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on A new H2 station opens in California

Hydrogen produced from water vapour thanks to a solair paint

Researchers from RMIT University in Australia have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets to absorb moisture and keep food, medicines and electronics fresh [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Hydrogen produced from water vapour thanks to a solair paint

New report highlights climate footprint of electric car battery production

In the quest for greater mileage per charge, electric car batteries are getting much bigger. But since battery production is energy consuming and to some extent cancels out climate benefit, it is vital that production becomes more energy efficient and that the use of fossil electricity is minimized, reveals a report that IVL Swedish Environmental [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on New report highlights climate footprint of electric car battery production

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