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HYDROSOL-PLANT Project: Hydrogen from Sunlight
author FuelCellsWorks, February 17, 2018

DLR scientists start operating new test facility for hydrogen production with solar energy The performance of the facility has been improved thanks to redevelopment of the materials and structure of the reactor Focus: renewable energy, hydrogen On 28 November 2017, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project...

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Hybrid Fuel Cell Bus Provides Back-Up Power to Emergency Shelter at University of Texas at Austin
author FuelCellsWorks, February 16, 2018

 An Innovative Solution to Brin On-Demand Power After a Disaster By Disaster Discourse Staff In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, getting access to functional electric power can be a challenge. Innovations in technology are giving rise to new forms of transportable external power sources beyond standard generators. As part of a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded...

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Hydrogen Technology Company NEL Reports Increasing Revenue Stream in Fourth Quarter 2017 Results
author FuelCellsWorks, February 16, 2018

Oslo-- Nel ASA (“Nel”) reported revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017 of NOK 111.9 million, up from NOK 50.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company entered into an exclusive partnership with Nikola Motor Company (“Nikola”) during the quarter and is evaluating a possible 10x capacity expansion to accommodate mega-scale orders and...

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Hydrogen Mobility Australia Presents the case for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles at the Victorians Parliament Electric Vehicle Inquiry
author FuelCellsWorks, February 15, 2018

My name is Claire Johnson and I’m the Chief Executive Officer of Hydrogen Mobility Australia, a recently established national body representing the emerging Australian hydrogen sector. Our membership comprises vehicle manufacturers, energy companies and infrastructure providers, specifically BOC, BP, Caltex, CNH Industrial, Coregas, Hyundai, ITM Power, Siemens, Toyota and Viva Energy. Our members are involved...

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New Hydrogen Station Opens in Esslingen Germany
author FuelCellsWorks, February 15, 2018

Joint venture H2 Mobility puts another H2 station into operation Fuel-cell vehicles can now refuel at the Shell filling station in Wendlingen New site expands the hydrogen supply network in southern Germany German government funds facility with €700,000 via innovation programme Wendlingen -- H2 Mobility Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide today jointly...

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Ultra Electronics USSI Receives $1.2 Million Fuel Cell Contract for Unmanned Aerial Systems
author FuelCellsWorks, February 15, 2018

Ultra Electronics USSI announces the receipt of $1.2 million contract award for D245XR and D350XR fuel cells for use in Group 1 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) ANN ARBOR, MICH.--Ultra Electronics USSI announces the receipt of $1.2 million contract award for D245XR and D350XR fuel cells for use in Group 1 unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Representing...

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U.S. Air Force Demonstrating Hydrogen as Alternative Fuel Source
author FuelCellsWorks, February 15, 2018

By J. Brian Garmon-AFCE TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In a recent visit to Hickam, members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy and Operations directorates were given a tour of the installation’s hydrogen production facility...

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Ballard Wins $4.2M Program to Develop Next-Gen Air-Cooled Fuel Cell Stack For Forklift Trucks
author FuelCellsWorks, February 15, 2018

Ultra-high durability stack expected to enable significant cost reduction in Class 3 lift trucks powered by fuel cells VANCOUVER, CANADA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that it has signed a Technology Solutions program with an unnamed strategic customer to develop a next generation air-cooled fuel cell stack. The multi-year program has...

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Perspective on Fuel Cells
author FuelCellsWorks, February 15, 2018

Fuel cells play a major role in creating a clean energy future, with a broad set of applications ranging from powering buildings to electrifying transportation. But, as with all emerging technologies, researchers have faced many barriers in developing affordable, efficient fuel cells and creating a way to cleanly produce the hydrogen that powers them. In...

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Observing a changing platinum electrode
author FuelCellsWorks, February 15, 2018

The surface of platinum electrodes changes much more during use than was previously thought. In a collaboration between the Leiden Institutes of Chemistry and Physics, chemists Leon Jacobse, Yi-Fan Huang and Marc Koper, and physicist Marcel Rost have been able to show this for the first time. Publication in Nature Materials. Platinum electrodes are the...

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