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Efficient Hydrogen Production--DLR researchers achieve high-temperature electrolysis with solar-thermal steam for the first time
author FuelCellsWorks, May 20, 2018

DLR researchers have successfully operated high-temperature electrolysis using solar-thermal steam for the first time They have shown that this combination of technologies is technically feasible with the help of sophisticated control technology This is a promising approach to produce hydrogen efficiently and in a renewable way Focus: Energy, future fuels, electrolysis, solar-thermal power The production...

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DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office SBIR Awards Announced—Includes 15 for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
author FuelCellsWorks, May 19, 2018

The Energy Department has announced the 2018 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Awards, including 15 projects focused on high density hydrogen storage, innovative ionomers in the catalyst layer, gas diffusion layers, and membranes for electrochemical production of hydrogen. These projects are awarded through the Office of...

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Swiss Companies Form Association to Push for Hydrogen Network
author FuelCellsWorks, May 19, 2018

Agrola AG, AVIA Association, Coop, Coop Mineraloel AG, the fenaco Cooperative, Migrol AG and the Federation of Migros Cooperatives are establishing an association with the goal to jointly develop a nationwide network of hydrogen refueling stations in Switzerland. With their infrastructure they intend to set a basis for the operation of zero emission fuel cell...

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Energy Department Releases Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report
author FuelCellsWorks, May 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2017 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report. Every year, the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program publishes the Annual Progress Report documenting progress, accomplishments, and technology status with respect to performance metrics. This report includes more than 700 pages of accomplishments achieved by DOE-funded projects in the...

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US Postal Service Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pilot a Huge Success
author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2018

The Postal Service implemented a pilot project from February 2017 to February 2018 replacing lead-acid batteries with hydrogen fuel cells to power fork lifts, tow motors, and pallet jacks at the Washington, DC, Network Distribution Center (NDC). Hydrogen fuel cells proved to be a viable alternative to lead-acid batteries for use with powered industrial vehicles...

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Iwatani Opens the First Commercial Hydrogen Refueling Station in Okayama Prefecture
author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2018

Reduces construction costs with packaged equipment and saves space Iwatani Corporation (Head Offices: Osaka and Tokyo; President: Mitsuhiro Tanimoto; Paid-in Capital: 20 billion yen) opened Iwatani Hydrogen Refueling Station in Okayama-Minami, located in Minami-ku, Okayama-shi in Okayama Prefecture, on April 26. The station is the first commercial hydrogen refueling station in Okayama Prefecture. For this...

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WATT Fuel Cell Passes ETL Certification, Takes Aggressive Steps Toward Commercialization
author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. -- WATT Fuel Cell Corporation ("WATT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce WATT's Imperium™ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) System passed ETL certification for both propane and methane. Imperium is a Hybrid Power Management system that creates power from readily available, easily accessible fuels, such as propane and natural gas and manages...

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SoCalGas Introduces Innovative New Solar Hydrogen Generation System at California Air Resources Board Symposium
author FuelCellsWorks, May 17, 2018

This new system converts natural gas to hydrogen with no carbon emissions LOS ANGELES -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today introduced an innovative new solar-powered hydrogen generation system during the California Air Resources Board Technology Expo and Symposium at the University of California, Riverside.  The project is a partnership between SoCalGas, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and...

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Airbus wins German Aviation Innovation Award for
author FuelCellsWorks, May 17, 2018

Airbus recently won the Innovation Prize of German Aviation (IDL) for its fuel cell demonstrator “Hydrogen to Torque (H2T) Imponator” at the International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin. The award was presented in the category Emission Reduction. H2T showed how a new hydrogen-powered fuel cell system might replace the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) in the tail of the...

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DOE Fact of the Month May 2018: 10 Million Metric Tons of Hydrogen Produced Annually in the United States
author FuelCellsWorks, May 17, 2018

Most of the hydrogen produced in the United States comes from a process called steam methane reforming. Nearly 70% of this hydrogen is used in the petroleum refining industry and 20% goes into fertilizer production.1 There are currently 1,600 miles of hydrogen pipeline in the United States and there are large hydrogen production facilities in almost...

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