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With 2013 coming to a close, CHFCA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide Weekly Fuel subscribers with a look at the most-read news stories. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 20 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Thursday January 9, 2014.





20. Clean hydrogen fuel created with sunlight and water in new method
Wired.co.uk
Aug. 8, 2013: A new technique for producing hydrogen gas using sunlight and water has been developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. The method is more efficient and produces more hydrogen than previous water-splitting methods.
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19. Report predicts the growth of hydrogen fuel cell market
Hydrogen Fuel News
June 20, 2013: Markets and Markets, a leading market analysis and research firm, has released a new report concerning the future of the hydrogen fuel cell market. The fuel cell industry has been laboring to achieve some semblance of profitability over the past several years. Profitability and commercialization has proven to be a difficult task for the industry as a whole due to the various misconceptions and serious concerns that surround hydrogen fuel cells.
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18. Powercell displays prototype fuel cell
Automotive Design
May 30, 2013: It is believed to be the first functioning full-scale prototype fuel cell system in the world for production of electricity from road diesel in a clean, silent and cost efficient manner. PowerCell, a Swedish energy technology company with roots in the Volvo Group, will now extensively test and demonstrate the PowerPac prototype to the global industry and media from the company's headquarters and research center in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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17. Hyundai to unveil hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at show
Guampdn
Nov. 21, 2013: Hyundai North America CEO John Krafcik said the Korean automaker plans to unveil a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Krafcik, who spoke at the automaker's research and development center near Ypsilanti, also said that hydrogen fuel cell technology has a number of advantages over battery electric cars.
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16. Auto giants to cooperate in fuel-cell technology
The Wall Street Journal
Jan. 31, 2013: The alliance between Renault SA and Nissan Motors will work with Ford Motors and Daimler to share the cost of developing fuel-cell vehicle systems that could feature in road cars as early as 2017, the auto makers said. The investment will be shared equally between the three entities, though no figures were provided in a joint statement.
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15. Hydrogen Aston Martin Rapide to race in 24-hour Nurburgring event
Gas2
Apr. 18, 2013: The challenges facing adaption of hydrogen as a fuel are quite staggering, from the high costs of fuel cells to the serious lack of fueling infrastructure. But some automakers are wedded to hydrogen as the future of fuel, and a hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide will take place in next month's 24 hour endurance race at the famed Nurburgring.
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14. New technology in fuel cells — what many have been waiting for
Hydrogen Fuel News
Jan. 10, 2013: Whether you are using a fuel-cell or a battery, efficient electrodes are the best and most useful. A new material has been introduced by Korean and American scientists for electrodes which reduces oxygen by-product and can provide a cheaper and longer lasting alternative power to what is now in use.
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13. Green energy is out to get Tesla
Bloomberg
Nov. 14, 2013: Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. fell by as much as 22 per cent during one stretch recently, the biggest decline since the company went public in 2010. Much of the attention has been directed to the tendency of the company's Model S to catch fire when driving over metal debris. A longer view of the transportation industry suggests that consumers are surprisingly tolerant of danger. The real threat to Tesla would be the withdrawal of government subsidies for all-electric vehicles.
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12. Ballard reports third quarter 2013 results
The Wall Street Journal
Oct. 31, 2013: Ballard Power Systems recently announced consolidated financial results for the third quarter of 2013. All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted and have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). In accordance with IFRS all numbers, including Ballard's 2012 audited financial statements, reflect "continuing operations," excluding Material Products.
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11. Future looks brighter for fuel cells
The Globe and Mail
Sept. 26, 2013: It was about a dozen years ago when Ballard Power Systems Inc. generated excitement around fuel-cell technology with its dream to put one in every car. When the reality soon set in that it would take too much time and money to go to mass market — given that fuel-cell technology was and remains years away from being mainstream — Ballard scrambled to find other immediate uses for its product, considered a clean-energy alternative.
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