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Kia is preparing a fuel cell car

We already knew that Hyundai was working on a next generation fuel cell car. But inside the Korean group, Kia sister brand is looking at this powertrain as well. At an event at Kia’s R&D centre in Namyang, South Korea, an official confirmed that the fuel cell was part of the roadmap. He didn't tell [...]

By | July 31st, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Kia is preparing a fuel cell car

Hydrogen gas oceans under seas ?

Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of free hydrogen gas (H2), a new Duke University study suggests. The finding could have far-ranging implications since scientists believe H2 might be the fuel source responsible for triggering life on Earth. And, if it were found [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|General|Comments Off on Hydrogen gas oceans under seas ?

Nissan e-fuel cell will come from UK

Nissan has finalised an agreement with the british company Ceres Power to develop a fuel cell technology that will be an alternative to hydrogen. The deal is claimed to take advantage of £772,000 in grant money from Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The funding, part of a £38 million fund [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Nissan e-fuel cell will come from UK

Hydrogen network expanding in Germany

The network of hydrogen filling stations in Germany is growing. Daimler, Linde, Total, and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) jointly hosted the official opening of another hydrogen fuel pump in Ulm. After openings at the Geiselwind motorway service area, at two locations in Berlin, and a station in Fellbach, Baden-Württemberg, [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on Hydrogen network expanding in Germany

Leeds : a future hydrogen city ?

Leeds should be the first city in the UK to convert its gas grid to hydrogen to help meet carbon reduction targets, BBC News reports.  Northern Gas Networks (NGN) claims a nationwide move away from methane to a hydrogen grid was "technically possible and economically viable". The gas distributor said conversion could start in Leeds [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Leeds : a future hydrogen city ?

Fuel cell for all in Netherlands

Gas and electricity network operator Stedin is leasing two Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles for a 4-year period as part of a plan to have a majority of zero emission vehicles in the company’s fleet by 2020. "This is quite a challenge, comments Frans van de Noort, Director of Operations, because we have 1,700 vans, 900 [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Fuel cell for all in Netherlands

New safety standards for hydrogen distribution

New safety standards for fuel stations dispensing hydrogen have been published by the International Organisation for Standardisation. The ISO/TS 19880-1:2016 recommends the minimum design characteristics for safety and, where appropriate, for performance of public and non-public fuelling stations that dispense gaseous hydrogen to light duty land vehicles such as fuel cell electric vehicles. It is applicable [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on New safety standards for hydrogen distribution

PowerCell delivers 100 kW PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack prototype for a truck application

Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB announced, earlier this year, that they had received their first order for a PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack from a European company within the automotive sector. PowerCell has now delivered the first prototype of the 100 kW PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack for a truck application. The [...]

By | July 2nd, 2016|Transport|Comments Off on PowerCell delivers 100 kW PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack prototype for a truck application
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