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German Ministry of Economics Kicks Off New Funding Programme for Fuel Cell Heating Systems
author FuelCellsWorks, August 26, 2016

Berlin --The German Ministry of Economics has kicked off a new programme to support fuel cell heating systems. Entitled “Die Energiewende im Heizungskeller” (The energy turnaround in the boiler room), the aim of the new funding programme is to establish pioneering fuel cell technology in the market – as this technology enables the highly efficient...

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ITM Power Signs Hydrogen Fuel Supply Contract with Arcola Energy
author FuelCellsWorks, August 26, 2016

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a fuel contract to supply hydrogen at £10/kg with Arcola Energy (“Arcola”). The fuel will be supplied from ITM Power’s growing hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, part funded by OLEV, FCH JU and InnovateUK. This is a follow-on...

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NASA Researchers to Study Fuel Cell Powered Electric Plane
author FuelCellsWorks, August 26, 2016

Five New Ideas to be Explored by NASA Aeronautics Teams.They might not work, but no one will know for sure unless they’re given a chance. That’s the general idea behind the recent selection of five aviation-related technologies for vigorous study as part of NASA’s ongoing Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project during the next two years of...

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Energy Department Awards 10 new Fuel Cell Business-Laboratory Collaborations under Small Business Vouchers Pilot
author FuelCellsWorks, August 25, 2016

On August 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot awarded 43 vouchers in Round Two for a total of $8M. With vouchers in hand, these businesses can better leverage the world-class capabilities of the department's national laboratories and bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster. "We...

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ORNL to Collaborate with American Fuel Cell using DOE’s Small Business Vouchers (SBV)
author FuelCellsWorks, August 25, 2016

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.--Six small companies will tap the expertise of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move their manufacturing, fuel cell, geothermal and vehicle technologies closer to the marketplace. The businesses are among 43 selected to participate in the second round of DOE's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. With vouchers in hand,...

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NREL Announces Funding for Two Fuel Cell Related Companies under the DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot Programme
author FuelCellsWorks, August 25, 2016

The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help 12 companies advance their technologies under the second round of DOE's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. "The Small Business Vouchers Pilot focuses on attracting small and mid-size businesses that can leverage the world-class capabilities of the national laboratories and bring their clean energy technologies...

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Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces hydrogen
author FuelCellsWorks, August 25, 2016

Bill Burton, UIC News Center -- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy. The finding is reported in the July 29 issue of Science and was funded by the National Science Foundation...

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Moving Improvements in Electric Vehicle Fuel-Cell Catalysts from the Laboratory to the Highway
author FuelCellsWorks, August 25, 2016

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had answers to an issue vexing the alternative energy automotive industry—how to make hydrogen fuel cells less expensive and more efficient. To begin the process of getting their findings out of the laboratory and into actual cars, they needed the help of someone with...

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Hyundai to unveil new half-priced fuel-cell EV in 2018
author FuelCellsWorks, August 25, 2016

Korea Herald--Hyundai Motor plans to unveil a new fuel-cell electric vehicle with a price tag of 60 million won (US$53,400), around half the price of the current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell.  Considering government subsidies worth 27.5 million won, the purchase price for customers could be lowered to about 33.5 million won.  Despite the cheaper price tag,...

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US Patent approval for Verde hydrogen generation and fuel cell all-in-one system design
author FuelCellsWorks, August 25, 2016

Boston, MA, United States--Verde LLC has recently been awarded another US patent in regards to the renewable energy industry. The newly approved patent describes its hydrogen generator and fuel cell all-in-one system design. This technology will further revolutionize the utilization of “renewable energy to Hydrogen gas to fuel cell” around the world, since Verde is...

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