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Toyota uses fuel cell technology to make energy for its headquarters
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The first Toyota fuel cell model will hit the market sometime next year, but the company is already operating this technology to reduce costs and emissions at its one of the largest office buildings. A 1.11 megawatts fuel cell station was installed at the Toyota Motor Sales headquarters near Los Angeles to generate electricity and reduce utility costs. It provides nearly half of the energy needed for the six buildings to operate in the summer, when the need is at its peak.
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New project aims to build a working hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the U.S.
Hydrogen Fuel News
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have come together to launch a new project that will support the H2USA initiative. H2USA is a public-private partnership that is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The initiative aims to ensure that fuel cell vehicles find success in the U.S. by helping establish a working hydrogen fuel infrastructure and promoting clean transportation.
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Hyundai works to promote hydrogen fuel vehicle in U.K.
Hydrogen Fuel News
Hyundai's United Kingdom division has announced that it will be collaborating with London College of Fashion in order to increase brand awareness for the ix35 fuel cell vehicle. Hyundai is one of the first automakers to begin mass production on its fuel cell vehicles and the ix35 has already managed to attract a great deal of support throughout Europe. Hyundai has been aggressively working to generate more hype behind its fuel cell vehicle in order to ensure that the vehicle is not ignored by consumers.
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FCEV hydrogen storage bottleneck get $7 million solution
Clean Technica
One of the technology bottlenecks sitting between you and the affordable fuel cell electric vehicle of the future is the hydrogen storage issue, and the Energy Department has just handed out a $7 million round of grants to help leap over that hurdle. The funds are being split among six projects that attack the problem from different angles.
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Ohio looks to fuel cells as economic catalyst
Midwest Energy News
Bill Whittenberger co-founded his Ohio-based company Catacel in 2001 upon recognizing a niche for catalysts that manage heat and chemical reactions. It wasn't long before the fledgling entrepreneur heard about another potential power source that was creating buzz at the time. "There was all this talk in Ohio about fuel cells," said Whittenberger. "We were looking for something else to do, and we thought we could help with that."
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California invests in hydrogen fuel stations
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In America, one particular state is the "green" technology heaven, with California's rules among the toughest on car pollution in the world. And, because if you set up rules, you also make the necessary adjustment, the state is constantly investing in eco car tech. Because the state is pursuing all angles when it comes to offering its residents alternative means of transportation, the land of "green" experiments is not putting all its eggs in one baskets — that being the electric/hybrid car one.

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Central Grocers maintains commitment to fuel cells with new order of GenDrive units for forklift fleet
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Plug Power, a leader in providing clean, reliable energy products, announced that Central Grocers has placed an order for 182 next-generation GenDrive fuel cell units to operate its electric lift truck fleet in Joliet, IL. In addition, Central Grocers has signed a 5-year GenCare service contract with Plug Power for the GenDrive fleet.

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Michelin makes investment in developer of hydrogen fuel cells
Hydrogen Fuel News
Acclaimed tire manufacturer Michelin is looking to expand beyond the tire business. The company has announced that it has purchased a significant minority stake in Symbio FCell, a French developer of hydrogen fuel cells. While Michelin's primary interest for the past several years has been manufacturing tires for vehicles, the auto industry has been putting more focus on fuel cell technology.

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Honda's next step for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
The Football Examiner
The Honda FCX Clarity has been a rolling hydrogen fuel cell experiment for years, and Honda is ready to take the next step... by bottling its water emissions. This conversation-starting thirst quencher, called H2O, will be given to customers at Honda dealers and movie theaters to get people talking about hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Honda, like Toyota, believes that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the best way to wean drivers off of oil, providing that familiar ability to "fill up" in a short time, but with hydrogen instead.
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Tokyo sets up panel to map out blueprint for hydrogen energy
The Japan Times
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government set up a private-public panel to explore ways to promote greater use of hydrogen to meet the nation's energy needs. Addressing the media at the panel's inaugural meeting at City Hall, Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said its main task will be to help create a society that makes daily use of hydrogen energy. The main goal for now appears to be preparing for the launch of fuel cell cars next year.
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