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FUEL CELLS: Senior China Official Urges Shift Toward Fuel-Cell Vehicles

  • Date: 17-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Bloomberg

After spending billions of dollars in subsidies for lithium-battery electric cars, China should now shift its focus toward developing vehicles using the competing hydrogen fuel-cell technology, a former top official said.

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FUEL CELLS: Researchers use jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst

  • Date: 14-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Phys.org

A cheap and effective new catalyst developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, currently the best—but also most expensive—water-splitting catalyst out there. Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-jiggly-jell-o-powerful-hydrogen-fuel.html#jCp

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FUEL CELLS: Argonne scientists maximize the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

  • Date: 13-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Argonne National Laboratory

Platinum is a precious metal more rare than silver or gold. Renowned in the fuel cell community for its effectiveness in converting hydrogen and oxygen into water and electricity, platinum offers unrivaled activity and stability for electrochemical reactions.

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FUEL CELLS: Manganese hydride molecular sieve for practical hydrogen storage could cost roughly 5x less than 700 bar tanks

  • Date: 11-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

An international team of researchers has developed a manganese hydride molecular sieve that can be readily synthesized from inexpensive precursors and demonstrates a reversible excess adsorption performance of 10.5 wt% and 197 kgH2m-3 at 120 bar at ambient temperature with no loss of activity after 54 cycles.

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FUEL CELLS: Hyundai Plans $6.7 Billion Investment to Boost Fuel-Cell Output

  • Date: 11-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Hyundai Motor Group and its suppliers plan to spend of 7.6 trillion won ($6.7 billion) through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells by more than 200-fold as the South Korean automaker targets to become a key player in the new-energy vehicle technology.

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FUEL CELLS: Scania, partners developing fuel cell electric refuse truck

  • Date: 10-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is developing a fuel cell refuse truck together with Renova, a waste handling company in western Sweden, fuel cell manufacturer Powercell Sweden AB, and JOAB, a manufacturer of truck bodies. The truck will feature a fully electrified powertrain as well as an electrified compactor.

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FUEL CELLS: Springs-based fuel cell SEZ approved

  • Date: 05-12-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The special economic zone (SEZ) for fuel cell development, proposed for development by the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone initiative and Impala Platinum (Implats), has been approved, Implats fuel cell coordinator Fahmida Smith told attendees at the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy Industry Forum, in Pretoria, on Wednesday.

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FUEL CELLS: Air Liquide to build first world scale liquid hydrogen production plant dedicated to the supply of Hydrogen energy markets

  • Date: 26-11-18
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Air Liquide

Air Liquide will build the first world scale liquid hydrogen production unit dedicated to the hydrogen energy markets, located in the Western U.S., and has signed a long-term agreement with FirstElement Fuel Inc (FEF), a leader in retail hydrogen infrastructure in the U.S., to supply hydrogen to FEF’s retail liquid hydrogen fueling stations in California. These new commitments will serve the growing needs of the hydrogen mobility market in California and help enable and complement the deployment

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