Nel ASA awarded contract in Latvia for new dual hydrogen fueling solution for cars and buses

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Nel Hydrogen Solutions, a division of Nel ASA, has been awarded a contract by SIA Hydrogenis, a leading hydrogen project developer in Latvia, for the delivery of the new dual capability H2Station, which offers a combined hydrogen fueling solution for cars and buses in Riga.

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Companies form H2Bus consortium to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and infrastructure in Europe

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The funding will enable the deployment of 200 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses and supporting infrastructure in each of Denmark, Latvia and the UK by 2023. Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenEverfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen—leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain—are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium.

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Neste joins eFuel Alliance

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These existing fleets will continue to form the basis for mobility in the coming decades. The fuel is available to customers in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and in the United States in California and Oregon. Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, has joined the eFuel Alliance , an interest group dedicated to the industrial production of synthetic fuels based on hydrogen and CO 2 from renewable sources.

Ballard signs fuel cell supply agreement with Solaris; initial order of 10 modules as range extenders for electric trolley buses

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Solaris has signed a contract with Rigas Satiksme, the transport operator in the city of Riga, Latvia for 10 of the Trollino trolley buses. Since the start of production in 1996, Solaris has manufactured more than 15,000 vehicles for delivery to 30 countries including Latvia, where the company has been active since 2001. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Solaris to present new generation hydrogen bus

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This year, 10 such vehicles will drive across the capital of Latvia in total. Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenSolaris Bus & Coach has announced the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen, a new generation hydrogen fuel cell bus. The official premiere of the vehicle is slated for 2019. Energy needed to power the driveline of the Solaris Urbin 12 hydrogen will be obtained fromthe fuel cell; range on a single refueling will be more than 350 km (217 miles).

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Ballard-powered fuel cell electric buses exceed 10M km of revenue service

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the world’s largest train manufacturer ( earlier post ); A recent purchase order from OEM Solaris Bus & Coach for engines to power buses for deployment in Riga, Latvia ( earlier post ); Bidding for more than 100 fuel cell buses under Europe's Horizon 2020 funded program; and. Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenBallard Power Systems fuel cells have powered buses for more than 10 million cumulative kilometers (6.2 million miles) of revenue service.

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Neste to open office for growing Renewable Aviation business; launching Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Netherlands

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Neste is now also launching Neste MY Renewable Diesel to climate-conscious fleet customers in the Netherlands. Besides the Netherlands, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available for customers in the United States in California and Oregon, Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Lithuania. Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, has opened a new office in Hoofddorp, in greater Amsterdam which will serve as the global hub for the growing Renewable Aviation business.

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Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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The seventeen EU countries that levy passenger car taxes partially or totally based on the car’s carbon dioxide emissions and/or fuel consumption are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. New to the list are Germany, that introduced such system in the summer of 2009, and Latvia. Generally, registration taxes threaten fleet renewal.

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Honda targets new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency with 8,500-mile diesel drive across Europe

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To ensure accurate monitoring of the route, journey time and distance driven, the record car has been fitted with a tracking device, provided by fleet telematics and stolen vehicle recovery expert, Tracker (part of the Tantalum Corporation). Honda aims to win a new Guinness World Records title for fuel efficiency in an 8,500-mile (13,679 km) drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries in a 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engined Honda Civic Tourer. In the Civic Tourer, the 1.6

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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It shows that average CO 2 emissions from the new car fleet in the EU fell by 2.6 % between 2011 and 2012. Diesel vehicles represent 55% of the newly registered vehicle fleet. Cars with the highest average emissions were sold in Latvia (152g CO 2 /km) and Estonia (150g CO 2 /km). 4-cylinder engines and hybrid vehicles as a percent of cars sold in the US. Source: CFA. Click to enlarge.

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JAL Conducts Successful Test Flight With Drop-in Biofuel Derived Primarily from Camelina

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We have proven that we can produce renewable jet fuel from sustainable resources that is a drop-in replacement eliminating the need for costly changes to the fuels infrastructure and transportation fleet. Test plots are also underway in Malaysia, South Korea, Ukraine and Latvia Japan Airlines (JAL) became the first airline to conduct a demonstration flight using a biofuel primarily refined from the energy crop camelina. Earlier post.)

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EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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Between 1995 and 2006 car ownership levels in the EU-27 increased by 22% (equivalent to 52 million cars, equivalent to the entire fleet of the UK and Spain combined), and passenger car use increased by 18%. Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge.

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