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2018 130

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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Sandia National Laboratories partnered with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the naval architect firm Glosten and the class society DNV GL to assess the technical, regulatory and economic feasibility of a hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marin

2018 130

Orange County orders 10 New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 10 Xcelsior hydrogen fuel cell electric, forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (10 equivalent units). Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2018 134

DOE analysis finds ongoing decrease in direct fuel cell vehicle costs

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A new analysis of the cost of current (2017) direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by a team from the Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory and Strategic Analysis found the lowest estimated system cost to date for high annual production rates. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Manufacturing

2018 114

Commentary: Electric-car and fuel-cell advocates should agree.to agree

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Here at Green Car Reports we hear—even attract—a lot of controversy when we report on fuel-cell vehicles. fuel cellsMany our readers argue vociferously that the only green cars run on batteries alone—no, thank you, to range-extending gas engines, either. Others seem to hold out for the hydrogen economy, with cars that can go more than 300.

2018 53

BorgWarner Exhaust Heat Recovery System for hybrids can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5%

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Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BorgWarner’s innovative Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5% Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Vehicle Systems Waste Heat Recovery

2018 113

ENGIE launches fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, inaugurates first alternative multi-fuel station in France

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utility vehicles ( earlier post ), recently made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a leader in mobility solutions for companies, and inaugurated the first alternative multi-fuel station in France to fuel them. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure

2018 109

Ceres Power enters new partnership with Nissan on solid oxide fuel cell technology for EVs

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Ceres Power, a UK-based spin-out from Imperial College and the developer of the SteelCell low-cost Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology ( earlier post ), has entered into a new partnership with Nissan further to develop fuel cell technology for EV applications.

2018 101

Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

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At the Movin’On 2018 mobility summit in Montreal, hydrogen fuel-cell company Symbio intoduced a 40-kW fuel cell system—H2Motiv L—targeting range-extending conversion applications for heavy-duty electric vehicles. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2018 132

Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

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President Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars would be more dangerous on American roadways. emissions Corporate Average Fuel Economy

2018 63

SunLine Transit puts new long-range fuel-cell range extended electric bus into service

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With funding from the private sector, the Federal Transit Administration, and the California Energy Commission, SunLine Transit unveiled an electric bus with a fuel cell range extender to support a 250-300-mile daily route. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2018 158

PowerCell, Siemens to partner on development of marine fuel cell systems; integration into BlueDrive

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PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with the German industrial group Siemens AG to enter into a partnership in order to drive forward the integration of fuel cell modules in shipping. The aim of the collaboration is to develop an energy supply system for vessels which is based on fuel cells. Siemens will supply the SISHIP BlueDrive integrated energy and propulsion system into which PowerCell will install its fuel cell modules.

2018 65

CSIRO fills fuel cell vehicles with H2 produced by novel membrane technology; H2 from NH3

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CSIRO’s vision is that the membrane separation technology has the potential to fill the gap in the technology chain to supply fuel cell vehicles around the world with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia. Ammonia Australia Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage

2018 95

ICCT study analyzes fuel efficiency of transpacific carriers in 2016; Hainan, ANA most fuel-efficient for different reasons

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has analyzed the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania in 2016. Fuel efficiency of 20 airlines on transpacific passenger routes, 2016.

2018 120

SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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The SOLETAIR project ( earlier post ) has produced its first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels Solar fuels

2017 159

TNO joins H2-Share project to build and demo 27t hydrogen fuel cell truck and mobile refueler

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The project aims to build and demonstrate a 27-ton rigid hydrogen fuel cell truck along with a mobile refueler. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2018 110

European INN-BALANCE project progressing with engineering a new generation of fuel cell auxiliary components

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The European FCH JU-funded project INN-BALANCE (INNovative Cost Improvements for BALANCE of Plant Components of Automotive PEMFC Systems) partners are tasked with developing a new generation of highly-efficient fuel cell Balance of Plant (BoP) components. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2018 85

California clean fuels rule reports 100% compliance in 2017

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The 2017 Compliance Report for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) shows 100% compliance with the regulation. The program considers greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at all stages of production of a fuel, from pump or field to wheel. Fuels LCFS

2018 90

DOE selects 28 hydrogen and fuel cell R&D projects for $38M in funding

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 28 projects for awards totaling $38 million to support early-stage research and development of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Selections span three topic areas: Topic 1: Platinum-Free Catalysts to Lower Fuel Cell Costs. Vanderbilt University: Fuel Cell Membrane-Electrode-Assemblies with PGM-free Nanofiber Cathodes. Pajarito Powder: Active and Durable PGM-free Cathodic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Application.

2018 69

Loop Energy fuel cell range-extenders chosen for FAST TRACK project; zero-emission Class 8 drayage trucks

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Canada-based Loop Energy’s heavy-duty fuel cell range extender ( earlier post ) will power two new zero-emission hybrid-electric Class 8 drayage trucks that will operate for a one-year period as part of a FAST TRACK Fuel Cell Truck Project in southern California. The core of Loop’s fuel cell range extenders is the company’s patented technology eFlow—a design that maximizes power, efficiency and durability through an optimized air flow process.

2018 95

Multi-speed transmissions and turbochargers don't save much fuel–oh, really? Analysis

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In President Trump's plan to freeze fuel economy standards last week, the EPA and NHTSA made a strange statement. They said that two of the main technologies used to improve fuel economy standards—turbocharging and multi-speed transmissions—were not as effective as had been expected. Having studied fuel economy standards from their. EPA NHTSA Fuel Economy

2018 63

ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Fuel Efficiency Materials Powertrain materials Weight reduction

2018 90

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

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At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. fuel supplies. Much debate followed over using "food for fuel," its supposed carbon neutrality and the footprint of the. ethanol Department of Energy research DOE carbon dioxide flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles scienc

2016 113

S Korea to invest $2.3B in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle industrial ecosystem over next 5 years

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billion) over the next five years in a public-private partnership to speed up the development of the country’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle ecosystem, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). The target is to be able to install 310 hydrogen stations by 2022 to supply 16,000 fuel cell vehicles. The funds will be spent on building plants for fuel cell vehicles and fuel cell stacks, manufacturing fuel cell buses and developing hydrogen storage systems.

2018 100

Earth Day: 10 Questions On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Ask Toyota, Honda & Hyundai

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Within the next two years, three different hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will be offered to California buyers in small numbers. The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle went on sale in California at the end of 2016, and 2018 models just went on sale. California Air Resources Board CARB hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle Fuel Cell Vehicles Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

2018 63

EPA staff disputed fuel-economy freeze would save lives

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Such is the breadth of the discrepancy between the estimates of what the government's final proposal to roll back fuel-economy standards would save American drivers, and what EPA staffers said it would cost. Corporate Average Fuel EconomyWhat's $132 billion between regulators? A Reuters report on Tuesday revealed comments from EPA staffers disputing claims made in the Trump.

2018 42

Hydrogen supply shortage leaves fuel cell cars gasping in California (Updated)

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The biggest challenge to driving a fuel-cell car is finding fuel. Automakers who sell fuel-cell models—Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai for now—have made progress in getting 33 hydrogen fueling stations built around Los Angeles and San Francisco. hydrogen Fuel Cell VehiclesIt's not helping drivers this week though. According to a photo tweeted by user Paolo NonVTEC.

2018 63

Audi and Hyundai to partner on fuel cell technology

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Audi AG and Hyundai Motor Group will partner on the development of fuel cell technology. Through their collaboration, both partners aim to bring the fuel cell to volume production maturity more quickly and more efficiently. The fuel cell is the most systematic form of electric driving and thus a potent asset in our technology portfolio for the emission-free premium mobility of the future. The Group’s Fuel Cell Competence Center is located at the Neckarsulm site.

2018 78

Shell/AirFlow Starship hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 truck to make cross-country run

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Shell has partnered with the Airflow Truck Company to collaborate on a hyper-aerodynamic, fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck: Starship. This next-generation concept truck features a custom, aerodynamic design and aims to demonstrate improvements in fuel economy for Class 8 trucks.

2018 123

Electrified MG Midget - Fuel Tank Removal

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Fuel tank removal went easily enough following the instructions from the Haynes Manual. Just had a small hangup as the lip of the tank didn''t want to easily let go from being behind the right rear shackle. Set of photos on flickr

2013 130

US Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

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The US Air Force is demonstrating the use of hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Both systems were set up to support all DoD hydrogen vehicle testing, to include both hydrogen internal combustion and fuel cell vehicles. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2018 104

California ARB projects in-state fuel cell vehicles to reach 23,600 by 2021, and 47,200 by 2024

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The California Air Resources Board has released the 2018 issue of its Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development , pursuant to the requirements of AB 8 (2013). Forecasts Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Policy

2018 95

Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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A zero-emission Kenworth Class 8 T680 day cab tractor equipped with a Ballard hydrogen fuel cell ( earlier post ) is on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Kenworth’s hydrogen fuel-cell T680 is a reality. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University (China) have investigated the effect of gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions in a GDI (gasoline-direct-injection) engine. 2018a) is published in the journal Fuel , the second (Han et al. 2018b) in the ACS journal Energy & Fuels.

2018 90

ABB & Ballard Power Systems partner to develop MW-scale fuel cell power plant for shipping industry

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ABB and Ballard Power Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on developing the next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility. The rapidly evolving marine market represents an exciting growth opportunity for zero-emission fuel cell technology.

2018 92

Commentary: Fuel-economy standards don't need to be rolled back to make cars SAFER

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Smaller, lighter cars always get the blame when politicians want to lower fuel-economy standards. That's exactly the argument that the Trump administration made earlier this month in its proposal to weaken fuel economy. EPA NHTSA Fuel EconomyThey lobby that too many Americans will be driving lighter cars and that that will lead to more deaths on America's roadways.

2018 50

ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Fuel Efficiency Materials Powertrain materials Weight reduction

2018 78

Loop Energy fuel cell range-extended yard truck in operation

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Canada-based Loop Energy’s fuel cell range extender system ( earlier post ) is fully functional and operating in a heavy-duty terminal tractor (or yard truck) with partner China National Heavy-Duty Truck Company (CNHTC). Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2017 118

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offered with new 4-cylinder turbo with Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation

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Turbo with Active Fuel Management and stop/start technology, All-new 2.7L Turbo with Active Fuel Management and stop/start technology paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission (SAE-certified at 310 hp/348 lb-ft). Stop/start enhances fuel economy in city driving.

2018 113

ORNL team finds catalytic EGR reforming can decrease fuel consumption 8% in gasoline engine

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used on-board catalytic fuel reforming to increase the brake efficiency of a multicylinder, stoichiometric spark-ignited (SI) engine by increasing EGR dilution tolerance. Typically, you incur a fuel penalty when reforming fuel.

2018 121