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The new IGF Code could accelerate the uptake of fuel cells
The Motorship
Historically, a major inhibitor for the uptake of fuel cells has been a reluctance on the part of shipping to accept alternative low flash point fuels due to SOLAS restrictions. That situation could now be ready to change. "If the current fuel cell technologies can significantly increase their maximum power outputs or reduce unit cost, then it is possible that there could be a serious acceleration in fuel cell adoption," says John Bradshaw, lead project engineer at Lloyd's Register Marine.
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Latest hydrogen related developments in London
HyTEC
The HyTEC refuelling station located at Hatton Cross, near Heathrow airport will be upgraded to 700 bar fast fill before the beginning of the summer, in preparation for the arrival of the first OEM passenger cars in London. Being strategically located near a number of major roads (M3, M4, M25), and adjacent to the UK’s busiest airport, this station is expected to play a key role in supporting the continued uptake of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in and around London.
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Hydrogen fuel cell developer wins funding from Department of Energy
Hydrogen Fuel News
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3 million to FuelCell Energy, a developer of hydrogen fuel cells based in Connecticut. The funding is part of the federal government's overarching all-of-the-above energy plan. This plan has the country supporting a wide range of clean energies and technologies, but also keeps the country focused heavily on fossil-fuels.
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FuelCell signs large-scale plant deal in Europe
Stamford Advocate
FuelCell Energy, the company that built the world's biggest fuel-cell power plant, expects to sign its first contract for a megawatt-scale project in Europe this year. Danbury-based FuelCell built a 250-kilowatt plant in central London to showcase the technology and will complete another one of comparable size within a few months, said Chief Executive Officer Chip Bottone.
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Hyundai negotiates insurance deals for 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle
Fuel Cell Works
Hyundai is in negotiations with several insurance companies in an effort to simplify the leasing process for the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell hydrogen-powered vehicle. The Tucson Fuel Cell will be available at several Southern California Hyundai dealers beginning in late May or early June.
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3 surprising places where hydrogen energy is working
National Geographic
Hydrogen may not be fueling many cars, but it is delivering clean power for warehouses, data centers, and telcom towers. The concept is tantalizing: Use abundant hydrogen to fuel vehicles and power plants, producing nothing but water and heat as a byproduct. The advent of hydrogen fuel cells would help provide the energy the world needs, while slashing greenhouse gas emissions and curbing our dependence on oil.

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Fuel cells to be used to tackle energy crisis
The Express Tribune
In order to combat the prevailing energy crisis, a national centre for hydrogen and fuel cell will be established soon. This will be a promising renewable energy technology that will offer prospects for low-carbon economy. The deployment of fuel cells promises sustainable economic development with minimal environmental consequences which can be used at homes, in grocery stores, warehouses, commercial and industrial structures.

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Researchers in Denmark develop new catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells
Hydrogen Fuel News
A team of researchers from the Technical University of Denmark has developed a new catalyst that may make platinum catalysts a thing of the past. The team has used iron and carbon to develop this catalyst and initial tests have shown that these materials are stable and active in acidic and alkaline environments.

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Lowe's using hydrogen-powered lift trucks at Georgia distribution center
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Lowe's Companies reported that it's begun using hydrogen-powered lift trucks at the company's recently opened regional distribution center in Rome, GA. Lowe's, the world's second-largest home improvement retailer, said it's begun using the 157 lift trucks with hydrogen fueling systems after piloting the technology at regional distribution centers in California and Connecticut.
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Hydrogen fuel cell developer has plans to expand beyond materials handling
Hydrogen Fuel News
Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has been focusing on producing fuel cells for the materials handling sector for the past few years. The company has seen a great deal of success in the materials handling sector, but is now ready to expand into new sectors that may lead to further growth. Plug Power has plans to produce fuel cells for refrigerated delivery trucks and airport support vehicles.
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The zero-emission engine is getting ready for prime time
Global Post
With the aid of government spending and joint efforts by Ford and Nissan, Daimler — Mercedes's parent corporation — aims to start selling hydrogen-fueled cars to the public as early as 2017. If they take off, the biggest impact may be felt not in the car industry but in wind energy.
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