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New composite material that traps oxygen may be useful for fuel cells
author FuelCellsWorks, March 14, 2016

RICHLAND, Wash. - Inexpensive materials called MOFs pull gases out of air or other mixed gas streams, but fail to do so with oxygen. Now, a team has overcome this limitation by creating a composite of a MOF and a helper molecule in which the two work in concert to separate oxygen from other gases...

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European Strategy on Heating and Cooling 2016 Explicitly Mentions Fuel Cells
author FuelCellsWorks, March 14, 2016

The Strategy for heating and cooling was published  on February 16 as a part of the broader Energy Union Winter Package (which focused mostly on gas). In addition to mention of hydrogen, as seen in the latest leak, the final document now includes the following sentence under “Heating and cooling equipment” paragraph: “In addition, there is a number...

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author FuelCellsWorks, March 14, 2016

NARITA, CHIBA PREF. – A hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell vehicles will open tomorrow at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture. The station, the first such facility set up by oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co., will open at 9 a.m. It is the second hydrogen fueling station to be established within the premises of an...

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PowerCell Sweden presents the Year End Report for 2015
author FuelCellsWorks, March 12, 2016

Gothenburg, Sweden --The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) presents its year end report for 2015. Last year showed a continued increase in customer interest and improved sales , as the company received several orders for both PowerCell S1 and S2 platforms. Per Wassén took over as CEO and Karin Nilsson as new...

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Hyundai Delivers First Fuel Cell Vehicle in Ontario
author FuelCellsWorks, March 11, 2016

Hyundai was the first to deliver its Tucson Fuel Cell to customers in Canada with a focus on BC in 2015 First customer in Ontario extends Hyundai's leadership in the fuel cell vehicle segment Tucson Fuel Cell is a zero-emissions vehicle that uses hydrogen gas stored in tanks with oxygen from the atmosphere to generate...

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1 MW PEM fuel cell Power Plant Finds New Home in Martinique
author FuelCellsWorks, March 11, 2016

The MTSA 1 MW PEM fuel cell Power Plant on its way to Martinique The 1 MW fuel cell power plant, designed and built by MTSA Technopower and delivered to Solvay in 2011 has a new owner. The installation has been transported to the Sara refinery at Martinique. There it will be used to generate electricity...

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Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project chalks up year of success
author FuelCellsWorks, March 11, 2016

A £21million green transport project marks its first anniversary of operations today (Friday, 11 March). The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project has seen Europe's largest fuel cell bus fleet travel take to the streets of the Granite City, and the creation of the UK's first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station, along with a purpose-built maintenance...

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Efficiency of water electrolysis doubled
author FuelCellsWorks, March 11, 2016

Copper layer boosts activity of platinum electrodes Researchers report in “Nature Communications” Water electrolysis has not yet established itself as a method for the production of hydrogen. Too much energy is lost in the process. Researchers have now doubled the efficiency of the reaction. In the journal “Nature Communications”, researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Technical...

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Honda Begins Sales of All-new Clarity Fuel Cell
author FuelCellsWorks, March 10, 2016

Clarity Fuel Cell realizes the world’s top-class cruising range among zero emission vehicles of approximately 750 km  TOKYO, Japan--Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today began sales in Japan of its all-new fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the Clarity Fuel Cell. Striving to realize full-fledged popularization of FCVs, Honda created Clarity Fuel Cell as an FCV featuring both...

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Honda to Collaborate with GM to Lower Costs of Fuel Cells
author FuelCellsWorks, March 10, 2016

As it announced its launch of the new Clarity fuel cell vehicle for the mass-market, CEO Takahiro Hachigo announced an update on the collaboration with GM to lower the cost of the fuel cells.  As part of this technology development partnership, the effort will include know-how to manufacture fuel cell stacks as well as the procurement...

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