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DOE Fact of the Month July 2018: 650 MW of Fuel Cell Power Shipped Worldwide
author FuelCellsWorks, July 16, 2018

In 2017, there were more than 650 MW of fuel cell power shipped worldwide. The largest increase in MWs occurred in the transportation sector, and that growth can be attributed to the introduction and expansion of fuel cell light-duty vehicles from Japan and Korea to new regions around the world. Other transportation applications such as...

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PowerCell gets additional order for S3 fuel cell stacks from Tier 1 supplier
author FuelCellsWorks, July 16, 2018

PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has received an additional order for fuel cell stacks from the Tier 1 automotive supplier that put a first order for the same type of stacks in April this year. The new order is worth approximately 10 MSEK and will be delivered during the third and fourth quarter 2018. The customer is...

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Star-shaped gold nanoparticles can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods
author FuelCellsWorks, July 16, 2018

How Gold Nanoparticles Could Improve Solar Energy Storage Rutgers study opens door to broader use of sunlight and advanced materials to combat climate change Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods – opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and...

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Why gold-palladium alloys are better than palladium for hydrogen storage
author FuelCellsWorks, July 15, 2018

Tokyo - Materials that absorb hydrogen are used for hydrogen storage and purification, thus serving as clean energy carriers. The best-known hydrogen absorber, palladium (Pd), can be improved by alloying with gold (Au). New research led by The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science explains for the first time how Au makes such a...

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New FCH JU Study: Joint Procurement of Fuel Cell Buses
author FuelCellsWorks, July 15, 2018

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has supported a range of initiatives in recent years designed to develop hydrogen fuel cell (FC) buses to a point where they can fulfil their promise as a mainstream zero emission vehicle for public transport. Their benefits, such as convenient driving range and reduced air and...

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The role of hydrogen storage in a clean responsive power system
author FuelCellsWorks, July 14, 2018

Peak energy demand could be met by hydrogen storage. As the UK invests in lowering its national carbon footprint, more and more renewable power supplies (wind, solar) are being built and put on the grid. However, although clean, these new supplies are intermittent, which increases the need for a low cost ‘on demand’ power supply that currently only fossil fuel plants can satisfy. Power produced from...

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All-New Hyundai NEXO – The Future Utility Vehicle made by Hyundai
author FuelCellsWorks, July 14, 2018

With the All-New Hyundai NEXO, the company again takes the lead in this segment with the first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV. With the All-New Hyundai NEXO, Hyundai Motor’s second-generation of commercialised fuel cell electric vehicles, the company again takes the lead in this segment with the first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV. This next generation fuel cell vehicle...

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Messer builds first hydrogen production facility in Germany
author FuelCellsWorks, July 13, 2018

Messer, the largest privately run industrial gases specialist, has signed a 15-year hydrogen supply contract with RÜTGERS Germany, a subsidiary of Rain Carbon Inc. The industrial gases company will now invest a total of nine million euros in a hydrogen production facility at the site of Rain Carbon Inc. in Castrop Rauxel. The company will...

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Servco Completes Oahu’s First Publicly Accessible Hydrogen Station
author FuelCellsWorks, July 13, 2018

HONOLULU -- Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) held a blessing ceremony today to mark the completion of Oahu’s first publicly accessible hydrogen station, located at Servco’s corporate offices in Mapunapuna. Later this month, Servco will begin to lease the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV). “Our hydrogen station will help show Hawaii residents how FCVs can...

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The Parisian hydrogen-powered taxi fleet, “Hype”, reaches 100 vehicles
author FuelCellsWorks, July 13, 2018

The hydrogen-powered taxi fleet called "Hype", launched at the end of 2015 by French start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) in partnership with Air Liquide, has reached the 100-taxi landmark thanks to a new delivery of cars by Toyota. Hype's founder, Mathieu Gardies, received the keys to 25 new hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai cars from...

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