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Following Tesla's lead, Toyota makes fuel cell patents free
Yahoo! News
Toyota is making thousands of its hydrogen fuel cell patents available royalty-free, the car company announced this week at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The company will make more than 5,600 fuel cell patentsavailable through 2020 to carmakers who produce and sell fuel cell vehicles, and to parts suppliers and companies interested in building and operating fueling stations, said Bob Carter, Toyota's senior vice president of automotive operations.
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2020 Olympic Village will be powered by hydrogen fuel
Hydrogen Fuel News
The 2020 Olympic Village in Japan will be one of the most futuristic iterations of the special home made for the athletes competing in the Olympics. The village will be powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cells, serving as an opportunity for Japan to showcase the potential of a population center that is completely dependent on renewable energy. The village will be based in Tokyo, where fuel cells have already begun to see use as residential energy systems.
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Plug Power Inc on track to hit $130 million revenue in 2015
Value Walk
Plug Power shares ticked up 1.33 per cent after upbeat comments from the company's CEO Andy Marsh. Plug Power recently revealed that it has signed a $20 million multi-year contract with SouthernLINC Wireless, a unit of The Southern Company. It will provide ReliOn integrated fuel cell backup stations and GenFuel hydrogen services to SouthernLINC Wireless.
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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving car powered by hydrogen fuel
Hydrogen Fuel News
Mercedes-Benz has begun showing of its new self-driving car, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The German automaker unveiled its new vehicle, called the F 015 Luxury in Motion, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The vehicle is a concept car that represents the possible future of what transportation may look like. The new vehicle is designed to be a "mobile living space," according to Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz.
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Plug Power identifies SouthernLINC Wireless as multi-year ReliOn fuel cell customer
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Plug Power, a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, announced that it has executed a multi-year contract with SouthernLINC Wireless, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company, for its ReliOn integrated fuel cell solution and GenFuel hydrogen services. Plug Power will provide ReliOn integrated backup power fuel cell solutions to SouthernLINC Wireless for use in its wireless network, which supports Southern Company's communication needs and provides a wireless communications network for customers.

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New concept of fuel cell for efficiency, environment
R&D Magazine
The Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has succeeded in proposing a new method to enhance fuel cell efficiency with the simultaneous removal of toxic heavy metal ions. The direct methanol fuel cell (DFMC) has been a promising energy conversion device for electrical vehicles and portable devices. However, the inevitable carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the main factors reducing its performance. Furthermore, the hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)) also present, is a harmfully toxic, carcinogenic heavy metal in the aquatic environment.

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Report: Lexus will adopt fuel cells for flagship LS sedan
Inside Car News
Australian automotive site Motoring recently published a report claiming that Toyota's luxury line, Lexus, is seriously considering adopting fuel cells for its flagship LS sedan. The hydrogen-powered version of the luxury vehicle supposedly will launch before 2017, meaning well-heeled consumers won't have to wait long at all to have the latest in alternative fuel technology.

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Project underway to develop fuel-cell recycling process
Edie.net
Work has begun on the development of a new recycling process to recover and re-use high-value materials from waste fuel-cells. The purpose of the Recover project is to realise the technical and financial practicability of recovering and re-using high-value materials from fuel-cell membrane electrode assemblies and work out if there is potential for a new U.K.-based global recycling business.
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Honda reveals fuel-cell powered car
Detroit Free Press
Honda showed its next-generation hydrogen fuel-cell car for the first time in North America at the Detroit auto show, saying the car is the headliner that will usher in a new age of Honda innovation — including a move to turbocharged engines that Honda so far has avoided. The exotic-looking fuel-cell car, called the FCV Concept, is scheduled for U.S. introduction in 2016.
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CES 2015: Toyota, Ford, and BMW promote hydrogen fuel cell, data collecting, self-parking cars
The Gospel Herald
January usually marks the beginning of the big annual auto shows held in major U.S. cities across the country, where major automakers unveil their latest models and technologies. But the real kickoff has now clearly become the CES (Internal Consumer Electronics Show) held recently in Las Vegas, where a record 11 automakers made significant news involving alternative fuel vehicles and a host of technology enhancements that car consumers will begin seeing as early as this year.
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