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The 2019 NEXO Fuel Cell and Kona Electric CUVs Recognized for World-Class Powertrain Technologies on Wards 10 Best Engines List
author FuelCellsWorks, December 16, 2018

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- Hyundai earns two out of the ten coveted spots in the 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engine competition for the all-new 2019 NEXO FCEV and 2019 Kona Electric CUVs. The recognition highlights the compelling powertrains achieved through sophisticated fuel-efficient architecture and performance of the engines. This marks the tenth time Hyundai has earned...

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California to Phase in Electric, Fuel-Cell Transit Buses
author FuelCellsWorks, December 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board today approved a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.  “A zero-emission public bus fleet means cleaner air for all of us. It dramatically reduces tailpipe pollution from buses in low-income...

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Hyundai Motor Group Will Construct a Second Hydrogen Fuel Cell Production Plant
author FuelCellsWorks, December 15, 2018

Domestic production of hydrogen fuel cells by 2050  will be ~ 500,000 units per year  The second factory will help Mobis increase annual fuel-cell system output to 40,000 units by 2022, up from the current 3,000 units Hyundai Motor Group plans to build a second hydrogen fuel cell Plant in order to strengthen its global...

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Energy Observer, the first Hydrogen-Powered Vessel Fitted with Oceanwings® Wingsails
author FuelCellsWorks, December 15, 2018

After 10,326 nautical miles, Energy Observer returned to Saint-Malo, its home port. It will now undergo important changes to be ready for its next challenge: Northern Europe.  While it is an inexhaustible resource at sea, the wind is still difficult to exploit for large-scale shipping. Energy Observer, as an experimental vessel, has a mission to test all...

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Argonne Scientists Maximize the Effectiveness of Platinum in Fuel Cells
author FuelCellsWorks, December 15, 2018

By: Jared Sagoff  In the journal Science, Argonne chemists have identified a new catalyst that maximizes the effectiveness of platinum. Platinum is a precious metal more rare than silver or gold. Renowned in the fuel cell community for its effectiveness in converting hydrogen and oxygen into water and electricity, platinum offers unrivaled activity and stability for electrochemical...

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Air Products Continues to Play a Leading Role in Innovative Hydrogen Projects
author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2018

Hydrogen, key element of the energy mix of the future Brussels -- Air Products continues its commitment to the development of hydrogen as an integral part of the future energy mix and joined the global coalition Hydrogen Council, a global coalition of business leaders concerned with hydrogen-related technologies. As the world's leading hydrogen supplier and market...

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Nel ASA: Awarded Grant for Green Fertilizer Project with Yara to Realize Fertilizer Production using Hydrogen Production from Electrolysis
author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2018

Oslo -- Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, a division of Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL) has been awarded a grant under the PILOT-E scheme for the development and realization of a green fertilizer project together with Yara International ASA (Yara, OSE:YARA). The ambition of the project is to realize zero-emission fertilizer production using innovative solutions and cost-efficient hydrogen production...

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HYON AS: Awarded Grant in Two R&D Contracts for Zero-Emissions Maritime Transport using Hydrogen Fuel Cells
author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2018

Oslo, December 14, 2018-- Hyon AS (“Hyon”) has, together with partners, been awarded grants under the PILOT-E scheme for the development and realization of two maritime projects; a high-speed ferry and a short-sea freighter. The ambitions of both projects are to realize zero-emission propulsion via fuel cells using cost-efficient hydrogen produced from electrolysis based on renewable...

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All-New Hyundai NEXO among Euro NCAP’s Best in Class Cars of 2018
author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2018

Hyundai NEXO awarded ‘Best in Class’ of 2018 by Euro NCAP in the ‘Large Off-Road’ category  First fuel cell electric vehicle to be awarded the maximum five-star overall rating by Euro NCAP NEXO’s SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies exceed highest European safety standards The independent vehicle assessment organisation Euro NCAP, which tested 23...

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Researchers use Jiggly Jell-O to Make Powerful New Hydrogen Fuel Catalyst
author FuelCellsWorks, December 14, 2018

By Kara Manke|-University of California, Berkeley A cheap and effective new catalyst developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, currently the best — but also most expensive — water-splitting catalyst out there. The catalyst, which is composed of nanometer-thin sheets of metal carbide,...

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