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Ballard Fuel Cells Power Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co. Hybrid Urban Tram in China
author FuelCellsWorks, April 30, 2016

VANCOUVER, CANADA and SHIJIAZHUANG, CHINA – Ballard’s FCveloCity®-HD fuel cell module has successfully powered another urban tram, this one designed and built by Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co. Ltd. (TRC) in China’s Hebei Province. TRC is part of CRRC, the largest heavy duty vehicle manufacturer in that country. Previously, in March 2015, a tram built by CSR...

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Proton Power Systems Receives €1.8 Million Order for Fuel Cell Emergency Power Units
author FuelCellsWorks, April 29, 2016

Proton Power Systems plc (AIM: PPS), a Clean Tech total power solution provider, uniquely the designer, developer and producer of fuel cells and fuel cell electric hybrid systems, is pleased to announce, that it has received from a blue chip German customer a significant order for Fuel Cell Emergency Power Units. The total order value...

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Swedish fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden cooperates with Swiss Hydrogen SA to market best in class fuel cell systems
author FuelCellsWorks, April 29, 2016

The Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Swiss Hydrogen SA, a Switzerland based company that develops hydrogen fuel cell systems for mobile and stationary applications. The two companies will cooperate to market and sell high performance fuel cell systems based on PowerCell's stacks. The Nordic leading fuel cell...

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CSIRO’s cactus-like membrane technology can improve the efficiency of fuel cells by a factor of four
author FuelCellsWorks, April 29, 2016

Inspired by the humble cactus, a new type of membrane has the potential to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells and transform the electric vehicle industry. The membrane, developed by scientists from CSIRO and Hanyang University in Korea, was described today in the journal Nature . The paper shows that in hot conditions the membrane, which...

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ITM Power Announces the Award of a €5m EU grant for the BIG HIT (Building Innovative Green Hydrogen) Project in Scotland
author FuelCellsWorks, April 28, 2016

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce the award of a €5m EU grant for the BIG HIT (Building Innovative Green Hydrogen systems in an Isolated Territory) project funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (“FCH JU”). The FCH JU selected BIG HIT as the...

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Norwegian Foods Distributor ASKO Launches Hydrogen Truck Demo
author FuelCellsWorks, April 28, 2016

Four hydrogen-powered trucks and a separate hydrogen production plant run by its own solar cells. This is the first step in ASKO's new hydrogen initiative in Trondheim. The national public environmental agency Enova contributes NOK 19.6 million to the project. Electricity and hydrogen are the future. We will to a large extent produce power from...

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University of Edinburgh Awarded £2m for Study of High Pressure Solid Hydrogen
author FuelCellsWorks, April 28, 2016

Prof Graeme Ackland has been awarded a 2.5m euro (£2m) European Research Council Advanced Fellowship, the most prestigious and lucrative grant available from the Council. The grants provide "Attractive long-term funding for exceptional research leaders only in projects being highly ambitious, pioneering and unconventional". Here Prof Ackland explains his project, "Hydrogen at Extreme Conditions: Applying Theory...

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Fuel Cell Leader Altergy Commits to Continued Manufacturing in California
author FuelCellsWorks, April 28, 2016

While others leave, Altergy thrives in California's innovative technology culture FOLSOM, Calif.-- Altergy Systems, the global fuel cell leader in reliable backup power for telecommuniations and critical power applications, has committed to another long term lease for their 35,000 square foot facility in Folsom, Calif., just outside of the state's capital of Sacramento. "We are staying in California because the...

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DLR Showcases HY$ 4-passenger fuel cell electric aircraft
author FuelCellsWorks, April 28, 2016

Electrically powered, locally emission-free passenger aircraft are set to make the transport of the future more sustainable and flexible. They have the potential to bring electromobility to the skies in the coming decades, networking with ground-based transport carriers, and thus making travel faster and easier for passengers. Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum...

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New Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Tram Rolls off Assembly Line in China
author FuelCellsWorks, April 28, 2016

SHIJIAZHUANG -- A hybrid tram powered by hydrogen cells and supercapacitors rolled off the assembly line Wednesday in north China's Hebei Province. According to Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co. Ltd. (TRC), the tram's major developer, the hybrid tram can operate for longer than existing trams and there is no need for an overhead line. Moreover, it...

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