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Sarta Fuel Cell Bus Heads West

SARTA’s “Borrow a Bus” Tour Goes International as Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Bus Heads for West Coast and Canada

By | News | No Comments May 14, 2019 | 5 min read May 14, 2019 | 5 min read

One of SARTA’s distinctive hydrogen fuel cell-powered buses will embark on the second leg of what is about to become the International Borrow a Bus tour on Wednesday, May 15. The bus will be trailered to Naperville, IL where it will be displayed at the Green Drives Conference and Expo before departing for appearances in Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, Canada before heading home to Canton.

PV3 Technologies

PV3 Technologies Secures Funding to Develop Advanced Coatings for Use in Lightweight Fuel Cells

By | News | No Comments May 14, 2019 | 1 min read May 14, 2019 | 1 min read
  • PV3 Technologies Secures Funding Support from European Regional Development Fund, via Aerospace Cornwall

PV3 Technologies has received support for its innovation project to develop advanced coatings for use in lightweight fuel cells of the type used in long range UAV’s. Project ‘Fly’ will focus on innovations that will increase the range of fuel cell-powered UAVs, and the manufacturing technology required to deliver the innovation at large scale.

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EU and State of NRW Promote Establishment of HyTechLab4NRW in Duisburg Center for Fuel Cell Technology

By | News | No Comments May 13, 2019 | 3 min read May 13, 2019 | 3 min read

Over the next few years, the Duisburg-based institute ZBT is investing more than € 5 million in the “HyTechLab4NRW – Integrated Laboratory for Hydrogen Technology in North Rhine-Westphalia”. This substantial expansion of the ZBT in the field of laboratory and measuring technology is made possible by the funding competition “Research Infrastructures” of the Operational Program of North Rhine-Westphalia for the promotion of investment in growth and employment from the European Regional Development Fund.

Iwatani Corp Hydrogen Station in America

Iwatani Corporation of America Acquires Four Hydrogen-Refueling Stations in California

By | News | No Comments May 13, 2019 | 5 min read May 13, 2019 | 5 min read
  • Acquisition Marks Iwatani’s Entry into U.S. Market 

SANTA CLARA, California and OSAKA, Japan–Iwatani Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iwatani Corporation (8088: Tokyo Stock Exchange) announced on May 13 that it has recently acquired four hydrogen-refueling stations in California from Messer (formerly Linde, LLC). The stations are Open Retail Stations providing hydrogen fuel to consumers in support of rapidly growing demand for zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

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Bosch Fuel Cells Need 1/10 Platinum Used in Current Fuel Cells

By | News | No Comments May 13, 2019 | 4 min read May 13, 2019 | 4 min read

Bosch fuel cell to need same amount of platinum as in diesel car

  •  New Toyota Mirai to cut platinum by two thirds-consultant
  •  Wide uptake of fuel cells may balance losses from diesel

LONDON, (Reuters) – Global automotive supplier Bosch expects platinum to play only a minor role in its new fuel cells, giving precious metal markets scant benefit even as the technology gains momentum for pollution-free transport.

According to Reuters calculations, Bosch would only need a tenth of the platinum used in current fuel cell vehicles.

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FuelCell Energy Closes on the Acquisition of the 14.9 Megawatt Bridgeport Fuel Cell Park from Dominion Energy

By | News | No Comments May 13, 2019 | 3 min read May 13, 2019 | 3 min read
  • Increases the Company’s generation portfolio to 26.1 megawatts
  • Fuel cell park is one of the largest producers of renewable energy credits in CT
  • Financing provided by Liberty Bank, Fifth Third Bank and the Connecticut Green Bank             

DANBURY, Conn.— FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL), a global leader in delivering clean, innovative and affordable fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy, today announced that it has closed on the acquisition of the 14.9 megawatt fuel cell park in Bridgeport, CT with Dominion Energy. 

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HPS Home Power Solutions GmbH and Ballard Power Systems Announce Cooperation for Energy Self-Sufficient Private Homes

By | News | No Comments May 13, 2019 | 4 min read May 13, 2019 | 4 min read
  • Ballard Power Systems supplies fuel cell stacks for Picea(R) system
  • Important step towards scaling up production and commercial roll-out

Berlin, Germany, and Vancouver, Canada – HPS Home Power Solutions GmbH (HPS), the Berlin-based energy solutions provider for single-family homes which fulfils the need for energy independence, and Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (“Ballard”; NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP), a leading global provider of innovative clean energy solutions, today announced a multi-year agreement under which Ballard will supply FCgen(R)-1020ACS air-cooled fuel cell stacks to Home Power Solutions to power its Picea(R) system.

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Vincent Callebaut Architectures Wants to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral Using Solar and Fuel Cells

By | News | No Comments May 12, 2019 | 8 min read May 12, 2019 | 8 min read

“PALINGENESIS, TRIBUTE TO NOTRE-DAME”
A GOTHIC & BIOMIMETIC FOREST FOR THE CATHEDRAL

On April 15, 2019, Notre-Dame cathedral, which has been keeping watch on Christian and Western culture since the beginning of its construction eight centuries ago, nearly saw its end in the historic fire that devoured its roofs as we watched on in disbelief. Reflecting the all-spiritual splendor of our material and sacred heritage, this sublime lady has undoubtedly reminded us of the frailty of our life and our civilization. 

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