French bill on energy transition opens the road to hydrogen

Driven by Ségolène Royal, the french minister of Environment and sustainable development, a new bill on energy transition has been adopted at the Parliament. It's mainly about air quality, low carbone zones, car sharing, and incentives to foster electromobility in France (10 000€ bonus to replace an old diesel car for a new EV) and charging points. [...]

By | 2015-07-31T19:48:10+00:00 July 31st, 2015|General|Comments Off on French bill on energy transition opens the road to hydrogen

Toyota and Hino to Test Fuel Cell Bus on Public Routes in Tokyo

Toyota and Hino expect zero-emission fuel cell buses to become a mean of transport that will contribute to the realization of a future hydrogen-based society. In the next stage of development for their jointly-developed fuel cell bus*, both partners will carry field tests in Tokyo until July 30, hoping to accelerate technological development of the [...]

By | 2015-07-28T10:16:24+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Transport|Comments Off on Toyota and Hino to Test Fuel Cell Bus on Public Routes in Tokyo

Normandy welcomes a network of hydrogen stations

Considered as a pioneer in the field of hydrogen in France, lower Normandy has received a 4M€ funding from Europe for the EAsHyMob project, led by SymbioFCell and backed by EHD2020 association. The aim is to build a network of 15 to 18 refuelling stations, mainly in Manche department. These stations will enable drivers using fuel cell [...]

By | 2015-07-25T10:39:13+00:00 July 25th, 2015|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on Normandy welcomes a network of hydrogen stations

Iwatani boosting liquified hydrogen production 80 % to meet demand from fuel cell vehicles

The Nikkei reports that Iwatani will invest as much as ¥12 billion (US$97.3 million) to boost its production capacity for hydrogen gas 80 % by fiscal 2018 to meet future demand from fuel cell vehicles. The new investments will give the company the capacity to produce 504,000 liters of liquefied hydrogen a day (equivalent to [...]

By | 2015-07-19T15:47:39+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on Iwatani boosting liquified hydrogen production 80 % to meet demand from fuel cell vehicles

Toyota Mirai shown in Paris this summer

  Although the car won't be sold in France in the first wave of deployment in Europe, because of the lack on a refuelling infrastructure, Toyota has decided to display the Mirai the whole summer in Paris. The fuel-cell powered car will be visible on Champs-Elysées, in the japanese brand show-room "Rendez-Vous Toyota". People from [...]

By | 2015-07-19T16:04:09+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Toyota Mirai shown in Paris this summer

First hydrogen station with two types of refuelling technology in Germany

Good news : it is now possible to drive a fuel cell-powered car all the way from southern Germany to Lake Garda in Italy. The opening of a new hydrogen station in Munich’s Detmoldstrasse completes the European HyFIVE project’s South Cluster, which comprises Stuttgart, Munich, Innsbruck and Bolsano. This multi-energy station is operated by Total. [...]

By | 2015-07-17T07:57:14+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on First hydrogen station with two types of refuelling technology in Germany

Commuter trains with fuel cells at Alstom Transport in Europe

Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, announced that it has signed a 10 year exclusive agreement to supply Alstom Transport* with hydrogen fuel cell systems for Regional Commuter Trains in Europe. The agreement, valued at over €50 million, includes the supply of at least 200 engine systems [...]

By | 2015-07-15T13:58:54+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Transport|Comments Off on Commuter trains with fuel cells at Alstom Transport in Europe

The hydrogen car has everything to succeed, according to Air Liquide

In an interview given to french daily newspaper Le Figaro, Air Liquide's CEO, Benoît Potier considers that the fuel cell car is part of the solution for future vehicles. Compared to battery electric vehicles, the range is better (more than 500 km, vs 150 to 200) and the time to recharge is limited to 3 [...]

By | 2015-07-13T14:39:14+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on The hydrogen car has everything to succeed, according to Air Liquide

Toyota, Nissan and Honda Agree on Details of Joint Support for Hydrogen Infrastructure Development

Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed on key details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan. In addition to partially covering the operating costs of hydrogen stations, the three automakers have also agreed to help infrastructure companies deliver the [...]

By | 2015-07-11T09:41:26+00:00 July 11th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Toyota, Nissan and Honda Agree on Details of Joint Support for Hydrogen Infrastructure Development

HyTrac : a R&D project for heavy duty vehicles backed by Bpi France

After cars, buses, delivery trucks and construction equipements are concerned by hydrogen too. Bpi France has decided to invest 10,8 M€ in HyTrac project, led by Tronico Alcen company. The target of this R&D project, hosted by PIA (french program for research), and with a global funding of 26 M€, is to develop a high power fuel [...]

By | 2015-07-09T06:51:41+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Transport|Comments Off on HyTrac : a R&D project for heavy duty vehicles backed by Bpi France

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