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FUEL CELLS: PAU: Hydrogen infrastructure plans have started

  • Date: 14-01-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Fuel Cell Buses

Last Friday, a new step in the FEBUS project was unveiled : the construction works of the refuelling station have started to prepare the way for FEBUS, the first worldwide BRT system using fuel cell buses.

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FUEL CELLS: Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil a new hydrogen train design for the UK

  • Date: 07-01-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Alstom

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK market. The train, codenamed ‘Breeze’, will be a conversion of existing Class 321 trains, reengineering some of the UK’s most reliable rolling stock, to create a clean train for the modern age. These trains could run across the UK as early as 2022, emitting only water and no harmful emissions at all.  

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FUEL CELLS: Hydrogen power: China backs fuel cell technology

  • Date: 02-01-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Financial Times

Stung by the impact of the financial crisis, the hilly city of Yunfu in China’s southern Guangdong province decided in 2009 it was time for a makeover. Known over hundreds of years for producing delicate stones for arts and crafts, the city had few modern industries apart from consumer appliances.

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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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