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Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services to speak at HFC 2015
We are proud to announce that the Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, has agreed to participate in the opening session at HFC 2015 as a special guest speaker in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this coming April 27-28, 2015.
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Hyteon sign commercialisation agreement with smart power pioneer IE-CHP
SHFCA member and U.K. smart power pioneer IE-CHP have signed a commercialization agreement with Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Hyteon as further trials of an innovative domestic smart power unit get underway. Quebec based Hyteon and SHFCA member IE-CHP, a joint venture between Intelligent Energy and SSE Ventures, will combine their research and development capabilities as further field testing is undertaken on the unit which uses mains gas in a chemical process to produce low cost electricity and heat using fuel cell technology.
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Fuel-cell interest swells for Hyundai
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Hyundai is reporting strong interest in its pioneering ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle, with six of the Hydrogen-powered models already out with paying customers. The Korean brand also claimed if has several more interested parties, including one looking at a large-scale deal. "We've got a dozen clients looking at the car."
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Companies partner to bolster Japan's hydrogen fuel infrastructure
Hydrogen Fuel News
Air Products has announced that it has signed an "Alliance Agreement" with Suzuki Shokan, a prominent gas company in Japan. Together, the two companies will be working to design, construct, and operate hydrogen fuel stations in Japan. These fuel stations will serve the materials handling space, where fuel cells are becoming the primary energy system for forklift trucks and other such vehicles. Through the agreement, both companies will share technologies and resources in order to further their interests in the fuel market.
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A look at fuel cell technology with intelligent energy's 'Upp' hydrogen power pack for iPhone
Fuel cells, which generate power via chemical reactions, aren't exactly new technology, having been invented in the 1830s, but they're seen by some as one of the next steps in the evolution of electrical power. In the not-so-distant future, we may adopt fuel cells for powering cars, homes, and a whole range of consumer electronics with clean energy. Intelligent Energy is one of the companies working to further fuel cell technology in the consumer space, having recently introduced its first hydrogen fuel cell iPhone charger, the "Upp."
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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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Ballard to supply fuel cell modules for FLA-funded bus deployments in the U.S.
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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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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U.S. is growing as a leading market for hydrogen fuel cells
Hydrogen Fuel Cells
The United States continues to grow as one of the world's leading markets for hydrogen fuel cells, according to a report from RNCOS, an industry research firm. Supported by the Department of Energy, fuel cells have become less expensive and more efficient in the U.S., where they are being used for many purposes. The federal agency has been heavily investing in the development of new fuel cell technology, which has become a major boon for the fuel cell industry.
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Take a trip into Toyota Mirai's production plant
Auto Evolution
Old models, new models, tables are turning and they all come and go as trends and carmakers see fit. Few know that when a new model is ready to play in the global automotive playground, preparation is everything if you want a job well done. And this is exactly what Toyota wants us to feel about Mirai's production process. Here comes the hydrogen fuel cell technology and you can't do anything to stop it.
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    Audi, Volkswagen purchase fuel cell patents from Canadian firm in an attempt to dominate hydrogen fuel cell market (Transport Evolved)
Audi buys Ballard fuel-cell tech to boost clean-car push (Automotive News Europe)
The 7th International Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2015 Summit (HFC 2015) — April 27-28, 2015 (CHFCA)

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