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SAFCell Inc. Awarded Enhancement Grant From US Army to Produce a 50 Watt Fuel Cell Power Unit
author FuelCellsWorks, May 23, 2016

SAFCELL, TEAMING WITH ULTRACELL, LLC WILL PRODUCE A 50 WATT, MAN-PORTABLE PROPANE SYSTEM FOR ARMY FIELD TRIALS BY EARLY 2017. Pasadena, CA - SAFCell and UltraCell have commenced the design and fabrication of a 50 watt, propane-fueled power unit based on the use of SAFCell’s proprietary Solid Acid Fuel Cell stacks in UltraCell’s world-leading military portable...

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Fife takes delivery of first hydrogen vehicles
author FuelCellsWorks, May 23, 2016

It’s a first for Fife, as Levenmouth Community Energy Project takes delivery of the first two hydrogen powered vehicles in its fleet. Greenfleet Scotland 2016 hosted the arrival of the two new vehicles for Fife: one Kangoo van and one Transit van. Councillor Pat Callaghan, executive spokesperson for environment and transportation, said: “I’m delighted Fife...

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Proton Motor receives fuel cell stationary power system order  for the ‘Surf and Turf’ project in Orkney Islands
author FuelCellsWorks, May 23, 2016

As one of the leading clean tech provider’s in Europe, Proton Motor are thrilled to have received an order for a 75kVA containerized fuel cell stationary power system for the Orkney Islands on their Surf and Turf project. The project involves generating hydrogen from wind and tidal energy and using it as the energy storage medium....

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Nordic Fuel Cell Company PowerCell Sweden and Cortus Energy to develop climate-neutral solution using biomass gasification to hydrogen system
author FuelCellsWorks, May 23, 2016

Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has signed a letter of intent regarding a cooperation with Cortus Energy AB (publ) to jointly develop and market environmentally friendly electricity from biomass. Nordic leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB commences a close cooperation with Swedish Cortus Energy AB, a company that provides cost-effective and innovative bioenergy solutions...

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Energy Department Announces Climate Action Champion, City of San Francisco, Embracing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
author FuelCellsWorks, May 23, 2016

The Energy Department's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced the city of San Francisco has been selected as the first Climate Action Champion to pursue hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for local transportation, in addition to new analysis projects by Strategic Analysis, Inc. The nearly $4.75 million in funding for both...

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Efforts at Tufts to increase the efficiency of fuel cells could lead to more widespread use of zero-emissions vehicles
author FuelCellsWorks, May 23, 2016

By David Levin--On an average weekday, the air in Beijing can be so choked with smog that entire buildings disappear from view. Emissions from heavy industry and coal power plants are largely to blame, but so too are the nearly 5 million cars and trucks that clog the city’s streets each morning, throwing a fog...

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ene.field and EnergieVie Pool Projects Installs First Fuel Cell micro-CHP in  Alsace, France
author FuelCellsWorks, May 20, 2016

An inspired collaboration, initiated by GRDF[1] and the Mulhouse city authorities and carried out in the framework of ene.field and EnergieVie Pool projects, has installed the first fuel cell micro-CHP in the region of Alsace, France. The fuel cell micro-CHP unit, developed by the European manufacturer RBZ, has been installed in the Architect’s Office of...

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We have the hydrogen cars, now we need the support and infrastructure
author FuelCellsWorks, May 20, 2016

Last year, Toshiba openly shared over 5600 patents related to hydrogen fuel cell technology. In late 2015, the company launched the first mainstream hydrogen fuel cell car, the Mirai. In the face of industry excitement over Tesla and General Motor’s long-range electric cars, continuing to support and develop hydrogen fuel cell technology might seem unusually...

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New nanoparticle catalysts could reduce need for precious metals
author FuelCellsWorks, May 20, 2016

Process from MIT provides improved reactivity with much less platinum. David L. Chandler | MIT News Office  Materials that speed up a chemical reaction without getting consumed in the process, known as catalysts, lie at the heart of many technologies, from vehicle emissions-control systems to high-tech devices such as fuel cells and electrolyzers. Unfortunately, catalysts...

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Technique improves the efficacy of fuel cells
author FuelCellsWorks, May 20, 2016

Research demonstrates a new phase transition from metal to ionic conductor Fuel cells, which generate electricity from chemical reactions without harmful emissions, have the potential to power everything from cars to portable electronics, and could be cleaner and more efficient than combustion engines. Solid oxide fuel cells, which rely on low- cost ceramic materials, are...

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