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H2 Logic provides hydrogen refueling north of polar circle

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H2 Logic A/S recently opened a hydrogen refueling station 150 meters north of the polar circle, at the Arctic Driving Centre in Finland. The station is based on H2Station® technology and provides 3 minutes fast fill of hydrogen at 700bar for fuel cell electric vehicles being tested by car manufacturers under extreme cold climate conditions. The station is rented by the leading Finish gas company Oy Woikoski Ab who also handles the supply of hydrogen.

Despite of an average temperature down to minus 15 degrees Celsius and sometimes as low as minus 45 degrees, fuel cell vehicles should be able to refuel long range in few minutes, just as gasoline.

Fast fill of hydrogen to any fuel cell electric vehicle at any refueling station worldwide, irrespectively of local climate, is possible thanks to various industrial and globally agreed hydrogen refueling standards such as the SAE J2601 refueling process and because of only one globally agreed nozzle design.

The H2Station® from H2 Logic provides full compliance with all applicable international standards, including refueling in accordance with the specifications in SAE J2601, thus offering 3 minutes fast fill.

During 2011 H2 Logic opened similar fast-fill stations based on the H2Station® technology in Denmark and Norway, with several more stations under manufacturing and planning during 2012.

January 16, 2012 - 12:30 PM No Comments

Osaka students build eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cell car

Former Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Masaharu Nakagawa, right, takes part in a test drive of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car built by students at Osaka Sangyo University, in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Jan. 13. (Mainichi)

Former Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Masaharu Nakagawa, right, takes part in a test drive of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car built by students at Osaka Sangyo University, in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Jan. 13. (Mainichi)

Mainichi Japan–A group of students at Osaka Sangyo University have built a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, and unveiled it to the public in Tokyo on Jan. 13.

This is the first successful fuel cell electric vehicle project in Japan not backed by a major car company.

The vehicle was built as part of Osaka Sangyo University’s ongoing research on fuel cells and hydrogen fuel as a potential power source for future generations of automobiles. The students assembled the car in their spare time using parts they bought on the open market.

The vehicle is a sporty two-person car with a battery output of only 7.5 kilowatts — about one-tenth that of commercial electric vehicles. However, it has a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour. The car has also been designed to generate electricity at the same time the power is being used.

“We have worked on this project even during school breaks, so I was thrilled when it moved,” says one of the students.

The vehicle, which has already obtained a license plate to run on public roads, was unveiled to the public in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Jan. 13. Former Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Masaharu Nakagawa also attended the event.

January 16, 2012 - 5:55 AM No Comments