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Bart Biebuyck:New Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertatking
author FuelCellsWorks, May 19, 2016

Bart Biebuyck takes up his duties as new executive director of the FCH2 JU. The FCH2 JU welcomes its new director who brings on board a wide managerial and strategic experience, strengthened by a global perspective. Bart Biebuyck comes to the FCH2 JU from the Fuel Cell department of Toyota Motor Europe where he held the...

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Air Products and NSPE Team Up to Commercialize Their First Hydrogen Fueling Station in Japan
author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2016

Companies Working Together on Japan's Developing Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Market    LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) and NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN Pipeline & Engineering Co. Ltd. (NSPE) have successfully constructed and placed onstream their first retail hydrogen fueling station in Tokyo, Japan.  JX Nippon Oil & Energy, one of Japan's largest developers of...

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Honda Installs its Smart Hydrogen Station (SHS) at its Aoyama Headquarters
author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2016

On May 11th Honda announced that it has installed its Smart Hydrogen Station (SHS) at its headquarters building in Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo. The Smart Hydrogen Station (SHS) uses high pressure water electrolysis system and a 20kW solar power generation system. Honda developed the Smart Hydrogen Station (SHS), which adopts Honda’s original high differential pressure electrolyzer. In September 2014,...

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Ballard Signs Agreement for Sale of Methanol Fuel Cell Powered Telecom Backup Power Business For Up To $6.1M
author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2016

VANCOUVER, CANADA and TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain of the Company's methanol Telecom Backup Power business assets to Chung-Hsin Electric & Machinery Manufacturing Corporation ("CHEM"; http://www.chem.com.tw), a major Taiwanese power equipment company, for a purchase price of up to $6.1 million.   Randy MacEwen, Ballard...

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Toyota Delivers Two Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicles to Linde
author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2016

Toyota recently delivered two Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle to Linde. The gases specialist has leased the two fuel cell cars for four years and is expanding its FCEV fleet to a total of seven vehicles. The cars are part of the  Hy Five (Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles) initiative and will be used as everyday vehicles driving...

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Hyundai Motor to launch new fuel cell car in early 2018: exec
author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2016

Reuters--Hyundai Motor Co plans to launch its next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle in early 2018, Vice Chairman Yang Woong-chul said on Wednesday, to better compete with Japanese rivals and meet tougher emissions rules. Hyundai launched the world's first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle in 2013, dubbed the Tucson Fuel Cell, but sales have trailed expectations due in...

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author FuelCellsWorks, May 18, 2016

Fukushima(Jiji Press)--Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe and his Fukushima counterpart, Masao Uchibori, signed a pact on Tuesday on a joint research and development of technology to produce hydrogen without emitting carbon dioxide.  The pact is designed to provide Tokyo with hydrogen made in Fukushima Prefecture by utilizing renewable energy sources. The Tokyo metropolitan government aims to...

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Iwatani Completes Another Hydrogen Refueling Station in Osaka Morinomiya
author FuelCellsWorks, May 17, 2016

Hydrogen Refueling Station in Osaka Morinomiya Completed  Incorporating information dissemination facility to educate public about hydrogen energy Japan, Tokyo -- Iwatani Corporation (Head Office: Osaka, Tokyo; President: Masao Nomura; Capital: 20 billion yen) has been working on the development of commercial hydrogen refueling stations, aiming at an early realization of a hydrogen society. Today, the opening...

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Tanaka’s Platinum Electrode Catalysts for Fuel Cells to be Used in Honda’s All-new Clarity Fuel Cell
author FuelCellsWorks, May 17, 2016

TOKYO--Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Akira Tanae) announced today that platinum electrode catalysts for fuel cells manufactured by, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Akira Tanae), which operates the Tanaka Precious Metals manufacturing business, is being used by Honda Motor Co., Ltd...

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Manchester scientists in drive for cleaner energy and more efficient fuel cells
author FuelCellsWorks, May 17, 2016

University of Manchester--For the first time, scientists have mapped the movement of electrical charge through a material known as a metal organic framework or ‘MOF’, designed to host charge in future vehicle fuel cells which offer a greener alternative to traditional combustion engines. By using a combination of X-ray and neutron techniques, scientists now have...

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