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S. Korea to promote development, commercialization of fuel cell vehicles
author FuelCellsWorks, February 28, 2017

SEOUL (Yonhap) -- South Korea will soon come up with a detailed plan for the development and use of fuel cell vehicles, the government said Thursday, launching a special task force to work toward that end. The task force will map out a detailed strategy aimed at promoting sales and the use of fuel cell...

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Per Ekdunge is appointed new CEO of PowerCell Germany GmbH
author FuelCellsWorks, February 28, 2017

The leading Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) wants to strengthen its presence at the German market, and has appointed Per Ekdunge as new CEO of the German subsidiary PowerCell Germany GmbH. With thirty years of experience in fuel cells and the German market, Per Ekdunge has a well-developed network in the industry. Germany...

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Nel ASA: Acquires Proton OnSite to create the world’s largest electrolyser company and launches private placement
author FuelCellsWorks, February 27, 2017

Oslo-- Nel ASA (“Nel” or the “Company”) has entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire the Connecticut U.S. based hydrogen technology company Proton Energy Systems Inc. (“Proton OnSite”). This will create the world’s largest hydrogen electrolyser company with a global footprint. The purchase price corresponds to an enterprise value of USD 70 million. The...

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Toray to Establish Large-scale Production Facility for Fuel Cell Electrode Substrate at its Ehime Plant, Japan
author FuelCellsWorks, February 27, 2017

In response to demand expansion for the hydrogen society Toray Industries, Inc.  today announced that it has decided to newly construct a large-scale facility to manufacture carbon paper for electrode substrates of fuel cell stacks at its Ehime Plant (Masaki-cho, Iyo-gun, Ehime, Japan). Toray is currently working on application of carbon paper in fuel cell...

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GenCell Appoints Pacific Power Reps to Maximize Opportunities in North American Utilities Market
author FuelCellsWorks, February 27, 2017

Petah Tikva, Israel--GenCell, the Israel-based fuel cell developer and manufacturer, today announced the appointment of leading North American utilities specialist, Pacific Power Reps (PPR). The agreement follows GenCell’s recent partnership with leading Californian energy company, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and further strengthens the company’s sales network in North America’s utilities market. With a...

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Nano-Sized Hydrogen Storage System Increases Efficiency
author FuelCellsWorks, February 27, 2017

Lawrence Livermore scientists have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers including colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories to develop an efficient hydrogen storage system that could be a boon for hydrogen powered vehicles. Hydrogen is an excellent energy carrier, but the development of lightweight solid-state materials for compact, low-pressure storage is a huge challenge. Complex...

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Plug Power Shines Brightly on Alcatraz Island National Park with Portable Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Light Towers
author FuelCellsWorks, February 25, 2017

By Darin Painter, Executive Director for Sales, Stationary California’s Alcatraz Island has a rich and robust history.  Once a Civil War fortress and infamous federal prison, it is now a national park serving approximately 5,000 visitors each day.  This means that any maintenance activities typically occur in the evenings, after the tourists have left. Plug...

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Toyota Delivers Fuel Cell Bus to Tokyo Metropolitan Government
author FuelCellsWorks, February 24, 2017

Toyota City, Japan--Toyota Motor Corporation delivered the first fuel cell bus (FC bus) sold under the Toyota brand to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. This FC bus (model name: Toyota FC Bus) will be put into operation as a Toei route bus in March along with a second bus that is...

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Researchers discover 10 times more efficient ceramic fuel cell
author FuelCellsWorks, February 24, 2017

Donga.com--A group of domestic researchers has discovered a way to maximize efficiency of fuel cells that is considered to be green energy resources for the next generation. The research team headed by Professor Shim Jun-hyeong at Department of Mechanical Engineering of Korea University announced on Thursday that it has developed ceramic fuel cell whose efficiency...

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FuelCell Energy Applauds Connecticut Electric Grid Resiliency Enhancement Proposal using Fuel Cells
author FuelCellsWorks, February 24, 2017

DANBURY, Conn. -- FuelCell Energy, Inc.  (FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and project development of ultra‐clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, applauds Connecticut House Bill 7036 that is a proposed act to enable electric utilities in Connecticut to acquire fuel cell power plants  for the purpose of enhancing the reliability...

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