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The 7th International Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2015 Summit (HFC 2015) — April 27-28, 2015
CHFCA
Dear CHFCA Members and Friends,
We are pleased to announce that the official program for the upcoming HFC 2015 Summit is now available on www.hfc2015.com.
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HFC 2015 Special guest speaker: Dr.-Ing Josef Kallo
CHFCA
Dear CHFCA Members and Friends,
We are pleased to announce that Dr.-Ing Josef Kallo, Head of Electrochemical Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), has agreed to attend as a guest speaker at HFC 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this coming April 27-28, 2015.

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Tokyo is spending over $300 million to promote 'hydrogen fuel' — here's what that means
Business Insider
Tokyo is planning to spend around 40 billion yen — roughly $330 million — to increase the use of hydrogen energy in the country ahead of the 2020 Olympics. The project is for more than just the Olympics. According to top officials from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the goal is to promote the use of sustainable hydrogen energy in Japan.
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Ballard to supply fuel cell modules for FLA-funded bus deployments in the U.S.
CNN
Ballard Power Systems announced that it expects to supply ten FCvelocity®-HD6 fuel cell modules to power clean energy buses as part of two projects that were recently awarded funding by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the Low and No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Program. Ballard's partners are BAE Systems, a system integrator and major supplier of hybrid drive components, and ElDorado National, a key North American bus OEM.
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Audi buys Ballard fuel-cell tech to boost clean-car push
Automotive News Europe
Volkswagen Group's Audi unit bought fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems in a deal worth as much as $112 million to advance development of clean-running vehicles at the world's second-largest automaker. Audi bought about 700 patents from Ballard, a spokesman for the automaker told Automotive News Europe.
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Audi, Volkswagen purchase fuel cell patents from Canadian firm in an attempt to dominate hydrogen fuel cell market
Transport Evolved
The Volkswagen group might have its sights set firmly on becoming the world's leading electrified automaker by 2020, but it also appears keen to dominate the world of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to. Announced by Volkswagen's luxury brand Audi, the German automaker has just signed an extensive development agreement with Canadian company Ballard Power Systems Inc., granting it rights to use the firm's patented proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology.
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New competition seeks to expand hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the U.K.
Hydrogen Fuel News
Ricardo-AEA, a sustainability consultancy firm, has been chosen to deliver funds from the United Kingdom's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), which are meant to support the expansion of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The funds are being issued as part of a competition. Some $4 million in funding is available for organizations that seek to develop innovative and efficient hydrogen fuel stations. Another $2.5 million will be available to support upgrades to existing fuel stations, giving them the ability to supply hydrogen fuel.

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A futuristic 'hydrogen town'
Tempo News
A Tokyo newspaper reported last month that the Tokyo metropolitan government is planning to turn the athletes' village for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo into a "hydrogen town," where electricity and hot water are generated from hydrogen. The athletes' village will be located in Tokyo's Harumi waterfront district. The village will serve as temporary home to around 17,000 people during the Games. Once games are over the village will be converted into a town with a population about 10,000.

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SARTA receives $8.9 million in federal funds for 5 fuel cell buses
Ohio.com
Stark Area Regional Transit Authority has been awarded $8.9 million in federal funding to buy five zero-emission fuel cell buses. The purchases will give SARTA seven fuel cell buses, the most of any bus fleet outside of California, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said in a press release. "Stark County is recognized as a leader in the field of fuel cell technology," Brown said.

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Kinsai International Airport embraces hydrogen fuel
Hydrogen Fuel News
Japan's Kinsai International Airport has plans to become a hub for hydrogen fuel in the coming years. The airport is taking steps to incorporate fuel cell-powered forklifts, which will replace the battery-powered forklifts that the airport had used in the past. The first forklift will soon be delivered to the airport. Over the following months, the airport will be replacing all of its 400 battery-powered forklifts with those using hydrogen fuel cells.
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Japan to help companies that push hydrogen as electricity source
The Japan Times
The Japanese government is planning to support companies that help develop hydrogen-fueled electric power plants, earmarking budget funds of ¥2.05 billion for such projects in the next fiscal year. Companies that build hydrogen-tanker ships, those that convert gas turbines to hydrogen use, and those studying the production of hydrogen from low-quality lignite coal may benefit from the funds, officials said.
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1 of top 5 U.S. utility companies approves MagneGas2 as replacement to acetylene
CNN
MagneGas Corporation a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced that one of the five largest electric utilities in the U.S. has approved MagneGas2® fuel to replace acetylene at their power and repair facilities.
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