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First Hydrogen Fueling Station Network in  U.S. Now Stretches Across California
author FuelCellsWorks, July 28, 2016

It’s the classic chicken-or-the-egg question. If attempting to revolutionize the auto industry, do you introduce the car or the supporting infrastructure first? For Joel Ewanick, the answer was obvious – get the infrastructure in place.  Ewanick, CEO of FirstElement Fuel Inc., is bringing hydrogen fueling stations to California under the consumer-facing brand True Zero to...

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Funding Available for Hydrogen Infrastructure Research, Development
author FuelCellsWorks, July 28, 2016

By Elizabeth Telan WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Golden Field Office announced that it intends to award a discretionary grant for research and development on hydrogen infrastructure and fueling station components. No award amount was specified for this program. This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city, township and special district governments;...

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Michelin and GreenGT:Pioneers for Fuel Cell Innovation
author FuelCellsWorks, July 28, 2016

Today, Michelin is the only manufacturer to provide tires for the fuel-cell vehicles developed by Green GT. However, the scope of this technologically-advanced partnership between the high-performance clean-car specialist and the Clermont-Ferrand based mobility expert extends well beyond that. In purely tire terms, the joint-programme involving Michelin and Green GT began in March, just prior...

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Korean Gov’t to offer tax break for hydrogen cars
author FuelCellsWorks, July 28, 2016

The government announced July 28 it will provide up to 4 million won (US$ 3,557) tax reduction on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles until the end of 2019.  The measure included in the tax revision is aimed at boosting the country’s renewable energy businesses’ competitiveness. Until now, reduction in the 5 percent special consumption tax was...

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Novel Hydrogen Production Company Hazer Group Announces Commercialization Update
author FuelCellsWorks, July 28, 2016

COMMERCIALISATION UPDATE – SUCCESSFUL PROGRESS & MILESTONES ACHIEVED Formal documentation with the University of Sydney completed Successful commissioning of large scale reactors (capable of up to 1kg /day production) completed Over 400g graphite produced for further characterisation and testing PERTH, AUSTRALIA--Hazer Group Limited (“Hazer” or “the Company”) (ASX:HZR, HZRO) is pleased to provide the following...

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Toyota Mirai Wins 2016 AutoVolt Award
author FuelCellsWorks, July 27, 2016

The Toyota Mirai won the Hydrogen Fuel Cell category. The Mirai is the first commercially available Toyota hydrogen fuel cell car, but it feels like they’ve been making them for decades. Judges applauded Toyota for their ambition in bringing the Mirai to a world market and for creating a car that’s convincingly uncompromised. Jonathan commented: “The Mirai is impressive...

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New catalyst for hydrogen production
author FuelCellsWorks, July 27, 2016

With the aid of platinum catalysts, it is possible to efficiently produce hydrogen. However, this metal is rare and expensive. Researchers have discovered an alternative that is just as good, but less costly. The mineral pentlandite is a potential new catalyst for hydrogen production. As described in the journal “Nature Communications”, it works just as...

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Ballard Announces Strategic Collaboration and Equity Investment Deal With Broad-Ocean
author FuelCellsWorks, July 27, 2016

$28.3M equity investment yields 9.9% ownership position VANCOUVER and ZHONGSHAN, CHINA-- Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced that Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd. has entered into a strategic collaboration with Ballard which includes a $28.3 million equity investment in Ballard, representing 9.9% of the company following the transaction ("Broad-Ocean"; www.broad-ocean.com/en/index.html). Founded in 1994, Broad-Ocean is headquartered in the City...

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UWE Bristol Microbial Fuel Cell Pee Power Project Receives Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
author FuelCellsWorks, July 27, 2016

'Pee-power' is set to go global as it receives further funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will help the research team at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to develop a commercial 'Pee Power' product, with multiple applications. A small number of projects get to this final stage on this funding...

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Newark Farmers Market Maintains Commitment to Fuel Cells With New Order of GenDrive Units for Forklift Fleet
author FuelCellsWorks, July 26, 2016

Re-Up Order Replaces Earlier Model GenDrive Fleet in Operation since 2011 with Next-Generation Fuel Cells and Hydrogen System LATHAM, N.Y. -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, today announced that Newark Farmers Market has placed an order for 96 next-generation GenDrive fuel cell units to...

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