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Gold nanoparticles to find applications in hydrogen economy
author FuelCellsWorks, July 17, 2018

The international team of scientist of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Leibniz University Hannover (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and the Ioffe Institute found a way to improve nanocomposite material which opens a new opportunities to use it in hydrogen economy and other industries. The obtained results are explained in the academic article "The...

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Ballard-Powered El Dorado Fuel Cell Electric Buses Ready to Deliver Zero-Emission Transit Throughout California
author FuelCellsWorks, July 17, 2018

VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA and ALTOONA, PA, USA -- Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that El Dorado National fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), powered by Ballard FCveloCity®-HD modules, have successfully completed rigorous testing at The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center under a program established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) (https://www.revgroup.com/news-single/enc-hydrogen-fuel-cell-transit-bus-altoona-testing).   Furthermore,...

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The FCH JU supported project POWER-UP puts Europe at the forefront of Alkaline Fuel Cell Technology
author FuelCellsWorks, July 17, 2018

Hydrogen is used extensively in the chemical industry for processing and synthesising new products. However, following this processes, significant hydrogen quantities remain unexploited. The FCH JU supported project POWER-UP, led by the UK-based company AFC Energy, innovates by manufacturing, installing and operating a first-of-its-kind 240 kWe industrial-scale alkaline fuel cell (AFC) power plant, installed at...

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TNEI achieves hydrogen refuelling station planning consent in Abergavenny Wales
author FuelCellsWorks, July 17, 2018

TNEI’s specialist Environment and Consents team has achieved another successful planning consent for a hydrogen car refuelling station, this time in Abergavenny in Wales.    Riversimple, a car manufacturer of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles based in Wales, approached TNEI to assist with the planning and environmental inputs to install and operate a hydrogen refuelling...

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Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.and Hydrogenics Corporation Open North Americas First Major Power-to-Gas Energy Storage Facility
author FuelCellsWorks, July 16, 2018

MARKHAM, ON -- Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ("Enbridge") and Hydrogenics Corporation ("Hydrogenics") today announced that the first major energy storage facility using hydrogen in North America is now operational.  This facility features world-class technology developed and manufactured in Mississauga, Ontario by Hydrogenics and represents one of several projects selected by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) of Ontario for energy storage to deliver...

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DOE Fact of the Month July 2018: 650 MW of Fuel Cell Power Shipped Worldwide
author FuelCellsWorks, July 16, 2018

In 2017, there were more than 650 MW of fuel cell power shipped worldwide. The largest increase in MWs occurred in the transportation sector, and that growth can be attributed to the introduction and expansion of fuel cell light-duty vehicles from Japan and Korea to new regions around the world. Other transportation applications such as...

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PowerCell gets additional order for S3 fuel cell stacks from Tier 1 supplier
author FuelCellsWorks, July 16, 2018

PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has received an additional order for fuel cell stacks from the Tier 1 automotive supplier that put a first order for the same type of stacks in April this year. The new order is worth approximately 10 MSEK and will be delivered during the third and fourth quarter 2018. The customer is...

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Star-shaped gold nanoparticles can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods
author FuelCellsWorks, July 16, 2018

How Gold Nanoparticles Could Improve Solar Energy Storage Rutgers study opens door to broader use of sunlight and advanced materials to combat climate change Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods – opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and...

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Why gold-palladium alloys are better than palladium for hydrogen storage
author FuelCellsWorks, July 15, 2018

Tokyo - Materials that absorb hydrogen are used for hydrogen storage and purification, thus serving as clean energy carriers. The best-known hydrogen absorber, palladium (Pd), can be improved by alloying with gold (Au). New research led by The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science explains for the first time how Au makes such a...

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New FCH JU Study: Joint Procurement of Fuel Cell Buses
author FuelCellsWorks, July 15, 2018

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has supported a range of initiatives in recent years designed to develop hydrogen fuel cell (FC) buses to a point where they can fulfil their promise as a mainstream zero emission vehicle for public transport. Their benefits, such as convenient driving range and reduced air and...

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