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Government gears up for zero emission future with plans for UK roll-out of charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure
author FuelCellsWorks, October 26, 2016

Plans for more charging stations to encourage low emission vehicles. Plans to make electric vehicle chargepoints more widely available and convenient for motorists were put forward by government yesterday (October 24 2016). As part of our ongoing commitment to making transport greener and improving air quality, the Department for Transport is consulting on a series...

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Ballard Closes Landmark Joint Venture Deal For Local Production of Fuel Cell Stacks in China
author FuelCellsWorks, October 26, 2016

Expected to generate $170M minimum revenue over 5-years VANCOUVER, CANADA and FOSHAN, CHINA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced the closing of its joint venture transaction with Guangdong Nation Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co. Ltd. (“Synergy”) for the establishment of an FCvelocity®-9SSL fuel cell stack production operation in the City of Yunfu,...

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Sales by True Zeros California hydrogen network Power more than two million zero-emission miles of driving
author FuelCellsWorks, October 26, 2016

Adoption of hydrogen powered fuel cell cars accelerates in California IRVINE, Calif.-- True Zero, which operates the world's largest network of hydrogen charging stations, has powered two-million miles of zero-emission driving on California roads 60 days after reaching its first million miles.  By comparison, it took nine months for the company to reach the first...

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Luxfer-GTM Introduces new Zero-Set Lite – portable hydrogen/fuel cell powered light tower generator
author FuelCellsWorks, October 26, 2016

QUIET, CLEAN, AND BRIGHT Luxfer-GTM Technologies is pleased to announce the release of its Zero-Set Lite – portable hydrogen/fuel cell powered light tower - on National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Day at the Humanitarian Assistance Village during San Francisco Fleet Week. For the second year, Zero Sets are providing clean power as an integral part of...

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Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently create hydrogen from water
author FuelCellsWorks, October 26, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently create hydrogen from water – an important key in making renewable energy production and storage viable. The researchers, led by professors Yuehe Lin and Scott Beckman in the School of Mechanical and...

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Nordic Hydrogen Conference in Sandviken
author FuelCellsWorks, October 25, 2016

On October 26-27, HFC Nordic is held in Sandviken, Sweden. Companies, research institutes, municipalities and others with an interest in fuel cells and hydrogen applications are gathered to discuss opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint through hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. Petra Einarsson, President of Sandvik Materials Technology, holds the welcome speech. The choice of Sandviken...

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Bloom Energy, Southern Company and its subsidiary PowerSecure announce acquisition of an estimated 50 megawatts of distributed fuel cells
author FuelCellsWorks, October 25, 2016

Strategic alliance to integrate advanced, distributed power generation and smart storage technologies ATLANTA and SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Bloom Energy, Southern Company and its subsidiary PowerSecure have announced a strategic alliance, which will include project investment and joint-technology development to provide behind-the-meter energy solutions. PowerSecure will acquire an estimated 50 megawatts of Bloom Energy Servers under long-term power purchase...

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Energy Department Launches $10 Million Effort to Develop Advanced Water Splitting Materials
author FuelCellsWorks, October 25, 2016

The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $10 million, subject to appropriations, to support the launch of the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN). This consortium will utilize the expertise and capabilities of the national laboratories to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.   HydroGEN is being...

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author FuelCellsWorks, October 25, 2016

HydroGEN Consortium to accelerate R&D and deployment The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has formed a new consortium with five other national labs intended to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. The consortium, named HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN), also includes Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence...

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Hybrid nanostructures hold hydrogen well
author FuelCellsWorks, October 25, 2016

Rice University scientists say boron nitride-graphene hybrid may be right for next-gen green cars  HOUSTON –– Layers of graphene separated by nanotube pillars of boron nitride may be a suitable material to store hydrogen fuel in cars, according to Rice University scientists. The Department of Energy has set benchmarks for storage materials that would make...

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