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HY4 The Worlds First Four Seat Hydrogen Fuel Cell Airplane Takes off in Germany
author FuelCellsWorks, September 29, 2016

On 29 September 2016, the HY4 aircraft took off on its first official flight from Stuttgart Airport. The HY4 is the world’s first four-seat passenger aircraft powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell system. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) developed the aircraft’s power train and worked on...

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TOYOTA FCV PLUS  Preparing the Hydrogen Society
author FuelCellsWorks, September 29, 2016

Fuel cell vehicles are often referred to as the ultimate in environment-friendly vehicles. But in a future in which fuel cell vehicles abound, cars will not only be energy users. Toyota’s aim is to add an all-new sense of purpose to the automobile by turning fuel cell vehicles from “energy users” into “energy makers”.  ...

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Toshiba, Tohoku Electric and Iwatani Start Government Supported Study to Build the World’s Largest Hydrogen Energy System
author FuelCellsWorks, September 29, 2016

TOKYO— A joint proposal by Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (TOKYO: 9506) and Iwatani Corporation (TOKYO: 8088) on the development of technologies for hydrogen energy systems was today selected for funding by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The project will see the partners investigating the configuration and...

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Plastic Omnium Unveils a High-pressure Hydrogen Storage Prototype at the Paris Motor Show
author FuelCellsWorks, September 29, 2016

LEVALLOIS, France--Plastic Omnium (Paris:POM), the world leader in exterior components and modules and in fuel systems, is stepping up its research to contribute to the future evolution of cars, by continuing to further reduce vehicle emissions. The company is already present on the emissions control market with its SCR system, as well as its pressurized fuel...

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German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) Supports Fuel Cell and Battery Multiple-Unit Trains
author FuelCellsWorks, September 29, 2016

Zero-emission railcars will constitute an environmentally-friendly alternative to diesel trains for non-electrified rail routes. Thus the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is funding the development of railcars with batteries or fuel cell drives. At InnoTrans 2016, Minister Dobrindt unveiled the world’s first multiple unit train with fuel cell drive and presented a...

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author FuelCellsWorks, September 29, 2016

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-- HyperSolar, Inc. (HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today announced a milestone achievement in completing a newly designed hydrogen generation prototype that can be scaled to commercial size for the production of renewable hydrogen at or near the point of distribution. The...

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Nel ASA: Awarded Contract in Latvia for Delivery of New Dual Hydrogen Fueling Solution for Cars and Buses
author FuelCellsWorks, September 28, 2016

OSLO, Norway-- Nel Hydrogen Solutions, a division of Nel ASA (OSE: NEL), has been awarded a contract by SIA Hydrogenis, a leading hydrogen project developer in Latvia, for the delivery of the new dual capability H2Station®, which offers a combined hydrogen fueling solution for cars and buses in Riga. “We are very pleased to have...

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The FCH JU is kick-starting the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell forklift in Europe
author FuelCellsWorks, September 28, 2016

Within FCH JU project HAWL, 36 new hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts have recently been deployed at the FM Logistic warehouse in Neuville-au-Bois, near Amiens in the Northern French department of Picardie. They add to another 10 units that had already been deployed 18 months ago in this same location. Among FCH JU projects, Neuville-aux-Bois is...

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SARTA executive director Kirt Conrad explains how a fuel cell powered bus works
author FuelCellsWorks, September 28, 2016

The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, or SARTA, will soon roll out a fleet of 10 zero-emission fuel cell buses. Fuel cells combine on-board hydrogen -- stored on the roof of the vehicle --  with oxygen from the air to generate electricity. Just this week SARTA opened its $1.6 million hydrogen refueling station.The station was built with funding from the...

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Air Products Providing Hydrogen Fueling Station and Liquid Hydrogen Supply for Stark Area RTA Zero Emission Buses
author FuelCellsWorks, September 27, 2016

Lehigh Valley, Pa--Air Products (NYSE:APD) has a proven global record of providing reliable hydrogen fueling systems for the mass transit industry. As a result, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) turned to Air Products for its new hydrogen fueling station and liquid hydrogen supply, which was showcased today at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Canton, Ohio.  “We appreciate the opportunity...

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