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Fuel cells works, Friday FallBack Story: Oslo Rolling-Out Up to 100 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen-Fueled Taxis

Friday FallBack Story: Oslo Rolling-Out Up to 100 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen-Fueled Taxis

By | News, Throwback Thursday | No Comments June 11, 2021 | 3 min read June 11, 2021 | 3 min read

Everfuel and Cabonline cooperate on developing Nordic market for hydrogen-fueled taxis

Herning, Denmark– Everfuel A/S is pleased to announce a cooperation agreement with Cabonline, the largest taxi operator in the Nordic region, for developing the market for taxis fueled by green hydrogen for zero-emission mobility.

Fuel cells works, Thursday Throwback Story: GCK To Develop Its Own Fuel Cell System

Thursday Throwback Story: GCK To Develop Its Own Fuel Cell System

By | Throwback Thursday | No Comments June 3, 2021 | 4 min read June 3, 2021 | 4 min read

Paris – French company Green Corp Konnection (GCK) has chosen to join forces with FEV – a leading engineering supplier globally – to design, develop and integrate its own high-performance fuel cell system. Its capacity will be showcased in motorsport before being deployed across other industrial areas. This announcement reinforces GCK’s commitment to playing a key role in the transformation towards zero-emission mobility.

The two companies signed an agreement on 25th March 2021 to partner in developing an onboard fuel cell system with an output of 200 kilowatts (kW), one of the most powerful on the market. Green Corp  Konnection will be the first user of the latest generation of stacks produced by EKPO Fuel Cell  Technologies, a joint venture between ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium specializing in the development and industrialization of hydrogen fuel cells for mobility.

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The GCK fuel cell system will offer a unique level of power and energy density, even enabling its integration into the lightest vehicles. With cooling, compression and voltage conversion solutions adapted to this power level, the fuel cell system will meet the growing needs for hydrogen systems in all sectors across the mobility market, from trucks to buses and industrial equipment.

For over 20 years, FEV has demonstrated its experience in fuel cell system development on various major projects. The company’s services include the development and design, build, vehicle integration, commissioning, calibration as well as testing of components and complete fuel cell systems. Their application can range from passenger cars to commercial trucks and railroad trains.

The fuel cell system development is a key component to GCK Motorsport’s breakthrough project launched during the Dakar Rally last January. Led by Guerlain Chicherit and now supported by FEV,  GCK’s sport and media flagship will become the first team to present a hydrogen-powered cross country vehicle at Dakar 2022 before competing in the race in 2023, thus supporting Rally Dakar organizer ASO, in its desire to promote an environmentally sustainable event.

Eric Boudot, CEO of GCK commented: “We are delighted to have a leading partner in FEV to join us on this huge challenge. This historic step in the life of our company perfectly illustrates our mission to  develop technological solutions to meet the growing demand for the integration of green energy in the  field of mobility.”

“Thanks to more than 20 years experience in the field of hydrogen-related technologies, FEV is driving numerous projects on a European and global level when it comes to the transformation of the mobility sector towards CO2-neutrality”, said Nadim Andraos, Executive Vice President for FEV in France, Spain, and North Africa. “We are facing one of the great human and technological adventures and will make  sure to support GCK’s participation in the Dakar Rally with a hydrogen-powered vehicle with all our  passion, expertise and infrastructure.”

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Green Corp Konnection (GCK)

GCK is an ecosystem of industrial companies at the forefront of the energy revolution in mobility and green energy supply. The group is heavily involved in motorsport through GCK Motorsport, one of the FIA World  Rallycross Championship’s flagship teams since 2018, and GCK Energy, which won tenders launched by the  Fédération International de l’Automobile (FIA) a year ago to become the exclusive supplier of electricity and recharging infrastructure for the electric World Rallycross Championship and its junior categories from 2021.

FEV Group

FEV is a leading independent international service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines, and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles. FEV has  its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, and employs 6,300 highly qualified specialists worldwide, with 750 employees working for FEV France, the company’s largest subsidiary worldwide.

fuelcellsworks, Friday FallBack Story: HeiterBlick GmbH Develops Europe's First Hydrogen Tram

Friday FallBack Story: HeiterBlick GmbH Develops Europe’s First Hydrogen Tram

By | News, Throwback Thursday | No Comments May 28, 2021 | < 1 min read May 28, 2021 | < 1 min read

HeiterBlick GmbH from Leipzig is developing a unique innovation together with the Chemnitz companies Hörmann Vehicle Engineering and Flexiva Automation & Robotik: Europe’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered tram.

The project was recently launched by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) with the approval of the funding surcharge. The project is funded by the BMVI with a total of 2.1 million euros as part of the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP 2). The funding guidelines are coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).

The prototype of the hydrogen fuel cell-powered tram will be presented over the next four years. The new type of drive enables urban tram operators to develop new routes – where, for ecological, urban planning or traffic-related reasons, overhead lines are difficult or impossible to implement. New city districts and outskirts can thus be developed much more easily.

Source: NOW

Fuel cells works, Thursday Throwback Story: Plug Power & South Korean SK Group to Form a Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Hydrogen Economy Expansion in Asian Markets; Plug Power to Receive $1.5 Billion Strategic Investment From SK Group

Thursday Throwback Story: Plug Power & South Korean SK Group to Form a Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Hydrogen Economy Expansion in Asian Markets; Plug Power to Receive $1.5 Billion Strategic Investment From SK Group

By | News, Throwback Thursday | No Comments May 27, 2021 | 5 min read May 27, 2021 | 5 min read

LATHAM, N.Y.— Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of hydrogen fuel cell and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, and SK Group, one of the leading South Korean business groups, announced today that the companies intend to form a strategic partnership to accelerate hydrogen as an alternative energy source in Asian markets.

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Thursday Throwback Story: Hydrogen Generator for Sailing Yacht Fuga Takes Shape With PowerUP Energy Technologies

By | News, Throwback Thursday | No Comments May 20, 2021 | 3 min read May 20, 2021 | 3 min read
Finnish sailing yacht Fuga has kicked off a sailing expedition around the Baltic Sea which will continue throughout summer this year. Estonian cleantech start-up PowerUP Energy Technologies came forward to support this expedition by offering their UP400 portable hydrogen generator to support the backup power needs of Fuga.
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