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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

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

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

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

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

Hannover Fair : AREVA H2Gen discloses the concept of a high-capacity hydrogen production plant

At the Hannover Fair, AREVA H2Gen reveals, on its booth, its innovating concept for a large capacity electrolysis plant (60 MW).  The company will also present a 1 MW "stack", the core of the technology. This type of electrolysis plant using PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) technology will serve several international markets, among which industry. The [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Hannover Fair : AREVA H2Gen discloses the concept of a high-capacity hydrogen production plant

Amazon invests in a hydrogen company

Plug Power announced that it has reached an agreement with Amazon to utilize Plug Power fuel cells and hydrogen technology in its fulfillment network, instead of lead acid batteries to power electric industrial vehicles, such as the lift trucks Amazon uses in its fulfillment centers. At select center locations, the delivery company will begin powering its industrial [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Amazon invests in a hydrogen company

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

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