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FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 1 Topics Announced: Includes Fuel Cell Catalysts and Hydrogen Delivery
author FuelCellsWorks, July 21, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 topics, including two subtopics focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The fuel cell subtopic includes novel, durable supports for low-platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel...

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Southeast Asia’s First Renewable Hydrogen-Based Energy Storage and Power Plant Awarded to Hydrogenics
author FuelCellsWorks, July 21, 2016

Mississauga, Ontario -- Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS; TSX:HYG) (“Hydrogenics” or the “Company”), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology and hydrogen fuel cell power modules, today announced that it, along with Phraram 2 Civil Engineering Co., Ltd. (“PCE”), has been awarded the “Lam Takhong Wind Hydrogen Hybrid Project” by the Electricity Generation Authority of...

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Researchers develop new source of producing hydrogen from fescue grass
author FuelCellsWorks, July 21, 2016

A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. It is the first time that this method has been demonstrated and could potentially lead to a sustainable way of...

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New ISO technical specification fuels hydrogen future
author FuelCellsWorks, July 21, 2016

Imagine in the future, driving your hydrogen car and gassing it up at a hydrogen fuelling station. Sounds pretty futuristic, doesn't it? But, it's not as far-fetched as we think. ISO is working today to fuel hydrogen technologies into a booming industry. The roll-out of technical specification ISO/TS 19880-1:2016 serves as an important guideline on safety and...

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author FuelCellsWorks, July 21, 2016

Bloomberg News--Tengda Construction Group Co., which builds municipal infrastructure projects in China, plans to form a 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) hydrogen industry fund to finance fuel cells and vehicles powered by the gas. The Taizhou, Zhejiang-based company agreed to partner with Chang’An International Trust Co., Oriental Patron Financial Group and Bestone Asset Management Co....

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Oceans may have massive reserve of hydrogen
author FuelCellsWorks, July 21, 2016

New York--(IANS) Hydrogen may not be as rare as once thought as a new study says that rocks beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of the gas, which might be the fuel source responsible for triggering life on Earth. And, if it were found in...

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Ballard Signs Follow-On Technology Solutions Agreement With Leading Global Automotive OEM
author FuelCellsWorks, July 20, 2016

VANCOUVER--Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced that it has signed a follow-on Technology Solutions contract with an unnamed leading global automotive OEM. Under the contract Ballard will provide expertise in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology in order to advance the customer's membrane electrode assembly (MEA) development program related to future versions...

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HugreenPower Announces New hydrogen generating technology operated by solid state Chemical Hydride with no catalyst
author FuelCellsWorks, July 20, 2016

As this technology that we newly developed does not require the use of a catalyst, it improves the reliability and durability of the product and as it is stored in a solid state, it increases storability as well. Our test results also showed that it operated normally without problem at -40°C and +60°C. In order...

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Surf ‘n’ Turf rolls out a hydrogen first
author FuelCellsWorks, July 20, 2016

The World Hydrogen Energy Conference at Zaragoza is the venue for supplier Calvera Macquinaria to put on show the first of the lightweight units that make hydrogen transport in Orkney possible. Existing hydrogen trailers are too large and too heavy to use on narrow rural roads such as Orkney's more remote islands. Calvera's design – produced specifically for Surf 'n'...

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The Scientific Alliance asks: could hydrogen still be the fuel of the future?
author FuelCellsWorks, July 20, 2016

Electric cars are touted as the vehicles of the future, but there are major infrastructure issues to be addressed before they could become the norm. The other option put forward by those who would like to see a replacement for the internal combustion engine is the hydrogen-powered car, using fuel cells to produce its own...

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