Taiwan and Canada to work together to improve hydrogen fuel cells
Hydrogen Fuel News
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Taiwanese and Canadian renewable energy industries, according to an announcement from Canada's representative office in Taipei. The agreement is meant to spur advancement in the clean energy sectors of both countries, with the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and the Taiwanese Green Trade Project Office participating in the endeavor. The Canadian Trade Office notes that the agreement was formed during the Hydrogen Fuel Cell 2015 Conference.
Will B.C. energy inventions be part of power grid 'transformation'?
When Tesla Motors (Nasdaq:TSLA) founder Elon Musk unveiled his company's line of home and office batteries in April, he said the Powerwall would create "a fundamental transformation of how the world works." Tesla's wall-mounted lithium-ion battery taps into a solar power grid to generate and store power. The sun no longer has to be visible for solar panels to be usefulthe Powerwall simply stores excess energy produced during the day.
Hydrogen fuel cells continue to gain popularity worldwide
Hydrogen Fuel News
Research in China has released a new report concerning the growing fuel cell industry throughout the world and in China. The report shows that global fuel cell shipments in 2013 reached 215.3 megawatts. The majority of these shipments were large stationary fuel cells, which found applications in the United States, South Korea, and Japan. Many of these energy systems make use of hydrogen fuel in order to generate electrical power and are being used to power data centers.
New project aims to produce hydrogen fuel using geothermal energy
Hydrogen Fuel News
A project that aims to produce liquid hydrogen fuel using geothermal energy is about to take off in Japan. Kawasaki Heavy Industries has partnered with Obayashi Corp. in order to launch a new project that could bolster the country's supply of hydrogen by tapping into Japan's considerable geothermal energy potential. The project will be taking place on the island of Iojima, in the Kagoshima Prefecture.
Hydrogen fuel-cell cars: When and where you can buy the Toyota Mirai
The Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen fuel-cell car that will be released this fall, with online orders starting this summer. The cars will be available in eight dealerships located in California in October. These eight dealerships will be located in San Francisco, Roseville, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Longo, Santa Monica, Orange, and Tustin, reports Digital Trends.
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Early drivers discuss experiences traveling on hydrogen
Green Car Reports
There have already been more Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles leased in the U.S. than any other hydrogen-powered vehicle. Through April, Hyundai has leased 68 of the small SUVs since last June, when the first one was delivered. That slightly exceeds the number of Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell sedans leased from 2008 through April. We spoke to early lessees in the U.S. and Canada to find out how they felt about driving on hydrogen and what kinds of experiences they'd had.
Hydrogen from ammonia to power fuel cell cars
The Green Optimistic
In their search for cheap methods to produce hydrogen to power fuel cell cars, British scientists proposed to derive the precious element from readily available ammonia. The race for becoming the first car manufacturer to start selling fuel cell vehicles is more fierce than ever, with engineers and mechanics at Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and others working day and night on their prototypes. The aim of this is great—produce a vehicle that does not emit any toxic gases and does not rely on energy storage technologies that require hours to recharge.
Connecticut continues to promote its accomplishments in hydrogen and fuel cell sector
Connecticut's CCAT and DECD partnered to promote the U.S. state's hydrogen and fuel cell industry at Hannover Messe. DECD and members of Connecticut's hydrogen and fuel cell industry, including Precision Combustion, Inc., Dexmet Corporation, Advent Technologies, Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC, and Proton OnSite participated at the show as part of the Group Exhibit: Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries.
Betting on hot air
"The dawn of a true hydrogen society" was how Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, last month described the opening of Tokyo's first hydrogen fuelling station. Abe himself was the first to take delivery of a new fuel-cell car manufactured by Toyota, a Japanese carmaker, when it went on sale in December. It is the world's first commercial hydrogen car, which Toyota has named "Mirai": "the future".
Briefing highlights advances in hydrogen fuel cells
Hydrogen Fuel News
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association joined the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus to host a briefing meant to draw attention to advances being made in the field of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The briefing was designed to give lawmakers and those with a stake in the renewable energy sector a chance to better understand the fuel cell sector and the benefits of these energy systems. Fuel cell technology has been advancing at a rapid pace, which may be good news for those interested in renewable energy.
Dubai looks at green fuel cells
Construction projects will be given the chance to go green as part of a scheme to see old generators replaced with hydrogen fuel cells. Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence has signed an agreement with the UK's AFC Energy to assess the potential for using hydrogen power in Dubai. It said Dubai is looking to take on the biggest fuel cell programme in the world by attempting to generate 300 megawatts of power from hydrogen fuel cells by 2020.
Horizon launches hydrogen fuel cell-powered drone
Singapore-based Horizon Unmanned Systems (HUS) has launched a new hydrogen fuel cell-powered, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The HYCOPTER is reportedly the first UAV to be powered using energy, in the form of hydrogen fuel cells, stored in its frame structure. The ultra-light fuel cells are designed to convert hydrogen in the aircraft frame into electricity, to power its rotors.
Fuel cell power plant 'will put town on map,' officials say
New Haven Register Business
Three Connecticut-based companies are joining forces to develop a 63.3-megawatt fuel cell power plant on a 24-acre site that once was a sand mine located west of the Naugatuck River. The plan announced has been in discussions since November, said Christopher Bielik, Beacon Falls first selectman. If the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the Connecticut Siting Council approve of the plan, Bielik said it then would go before the town's Planning and Zoning Commission.
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