CA Fuel-Cell Car Drivers Says Hydrogen Fuel Unavailable, Stations Don't Work

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While they enjoy driving their cars, early lessees of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Southern California are complaining that they can't reliably fuel them at the handful of stations now supposedly operating in their region. Fuel California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

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Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle illustrates the unlikely intersection between eco-friendly powertrains and the demanding needs of a vehicle that may be deployed to a war zone. General Motors GM hydrogen military hydrogen fuel cell Prototypes clean energy U.S. Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S.

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DOE awarding $2M to CMU-led project to develop PGM-free cathodes for fuel cells

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million for 30 projects working toward the discovery and development of innovative, low-cost materials needed for hydrogen production and storage and for automotive fuel cells ( earlier post ). Catalysts Fuel CellsThe US Department of Energy is awarding roughly $15.8

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Toyota to launch fuel-cell buses next year for Olympics

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It appears that Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles plans encompass more than just passenger cars. The Japanese automaker plans to begin selling fuel-cell buses in its home country next year, with an eye toward deploying them at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Buses Public transport OlympicsIn a press release announcing the buses, Toyota said the Tokyo Metropolitan Government already.

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ASTM releases new high-octane fuel standard D8067-17 to support development of more efficient engines

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ASTM International recently announced the release of a new high-octane fuel standard that is expected to impact the development of gasoline products compatible with vehicles that feature high-performance fuel-efficient engines. The fuels covered in this specification may contain oxygenates—such as alcohols and ethers—at up to 50 % by volume. This specification covers fuels that may contain both fossil and bio-derived components.

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell At LA Auto Show: Video

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell made its North American debut this month at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. That will make it the third current production fuel-cell vehicle sold here, after the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and Toyota Mirai. Videos hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

Nissan developing electric vehicles powered by ethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cells; commercialization in 2020

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announced that it is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system using bio-ethanol as the on-board hydrogen source. Nissan’s view of the market positioning of e-Bio Fuel Cell vehicles: larger vehicles and longer range. Ethanol Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Scotland fuels car with biobutanol derived from whiskey production

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Electric cars may receive most of the attention within the realm of alternative propulsion methods, but liquid hydrocarbon fuels will be with us for many decades to come. The challenge then becomes how to reduce the carbon footprint of extracting, transporting, refining, and burning those fuels to reduce the damage they impose on the environment. Biofuels research alternative fuel vehicles Scotland butanol

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All the challenges for hydrogen fuel-cell cars laid out

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hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson Fuel CellTwenty years ago, Toyota took the automotive industry by surprise with the Prius. The Japanese giant is attempting to revolutionize driving again, this time by bringing hydrogen-powered cars to the masses. However, it now faces a completely different set of challenges than when it set out to get drivers hooked on hybrids. DON’T MISS: Tesla.

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Alstom unveils hydrogen fuel cell regional train Coradia iLint

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Alstom presented its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell regional train at InnoTrans, the railway industry’s largest trade fair, taking place in Berlin from 20 to 23 September 2016. Alstom is among the first railway manufacturers to develop a passenger train based on fuel cell technology.

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Shell hedges bets, adds hydrogen fuel to 1st U.K. station

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Anticipating a possible decrease in fossil-fuel consumption from the mass deployment of zero-emission vehicles, one of the world's largest oil companies is hedging its bets. Royal Dutch Shell is becoming increasingly involved in hydrogen fueling infrastructure, which will be needed if fuel-cell vehicles are ever to grow beyond their current. Europe oil Infrastructure hydrogen UK Shell hydrogen fuel cell

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell marketing theme: thinking about tomorrow

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A 40-year-old Fleetwood Mac song, floating childrens' heads, and hydrogen molecules all kick off the marketing campaign for the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen-powered vehicle. Advertising Marketing hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Alstom hydrogen fuel-cell train to be tested in Germany

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hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Public transport TrainsUnlike other forms of transportation, the railroad industry is already fairly familiar with electric power. Electric trains that use overhead wires or an electrified third rail for power are already commonplace on world railroads. But the infrastructure demands of electric trains are considerable, limiting where it is practical to deploy them.

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Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

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Infrastructure hydrogen Germany hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell F-CellAs the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require adaptations to fit into its limitations. Just ask David Wenger, one German proponent and driver of a Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, the small Mercedes hatchback powered by a hydrogen.

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BMW's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle getting closer to reality

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Many automakers have chosen to promote battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars exclusively, but BMW is dabbling in both. But it's also developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, with some help from Toyota. DON'T MISS: BMW Hydrogen Fuel-Cell. hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cellThe German firm already sells its all-electric i3, along with a growing cadre of plug-in hybrid models.

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Hydrogen fuel-station finder app launched by Air Liquide

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While only a handful of public hydrogen fueling stations are operational at the moment, drivers of fuel-cell cars now have their own station-tracking app as well. Infrastructure hydrogen Apps hydrogen fuel cellElectric-car drivers can rely on several different locator apps to find nearby public charging stations as they travel.

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Lighter, more fuel-efficient cars are safer, study says, ignoring safety rules

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It was one of several common tropes used 10 years ago against proposed regulations to boost average fuel economy. Logical conclusion: if you require higher fuel economy in cars, more people will die in crashes. Fuel Economy weight reduction regulationMore efficient cars will have to be lighter-weight, and they'll be unsafe because in accidents, they'll crumple up like Kleenex." DON'T.

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Renault Trucks leading FALCON project to cut heavy-duty tractor-trailer fuel consumption 13%

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Renault Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, is leading the FALCON (Flexible & Aerodynamic Truck for Low CONsumption) consortium project to develop a complete heavy-duty tractor-trailer combination to consume 13% less fuel than a standard coupling towed by a Renault Trucks T. Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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Toyota challenges high-school students to build fuel-cell cars

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For its latest campaign to promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars, Toyota is turning to a group that is only just learning how to drive. hydrogen Students hydrogen fuel cellThe Japanese carmaker is working with California high schools to teach students about the technology and encourage them to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career fields. As part of the.

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Hyundai Supplies Five Tucson Fuel Cell Taxis To Paris Fleet

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Hyundai used the ongoing COP21 Paris climate-change talks as a backdrop to unveil a handful of hydrogen fuel-cell taxis. Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossovers were delivered to Parisian taxi service STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) this week. The model--known as the Tucson Fuel Cell in the U.S.--is Europe hydrogen taxi hydrogen fuel cell fleet Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

How do you service a hydrogen fuel-cell car at a dealer?

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dealers California hydrogen natural gas dealerships service hydrogen fuel cell Honda Civic Natural GasOver the past century, gasoline-powered vehicles have gotten simultaneously more complex and more reliable. Service intervals have lengthened, drivers no longer check a car's fluids daily or weekly, and many new-car owners will never once open the hood. Reliability data shows that some of them won't visit a dealer service department except for.

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IAV 8-speed hybrid dual-clutch tranmission can reduce fuel consumption 18% over 6DCT

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IAV has developed a high-power, high-torque eight-speed hybrid dual-clutch transmission (8H-DCT) that is capable of reducing fuel consumption by up to 18% in the NEDC over a conventional six-speed dual-clutch transmission (6DCT) due to its high number of speeds and integrated hybrid functionality.

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Loop Energy introduces fuel cell range extender for heavy-duty vehicles; in-service operation to begin in 2017

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At the core of the module is Loop’s unique fuel cell design which improves performance, durability and cost. Loop’s patented eFlow fuel cell features an improved design, and is the competitive advantage within all Loop fuel cell stacks and power modules.

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Next-generation Hyundai hydrogen fuel cells due in 2018

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The current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was the first of the most recent crop of hydrogen fuel-cell cars to go on sale, with the first U.S. Since then, Hyundai has built about 1,000 of the fuel-cell crossovers for worldwide consumption, with U.S. hydrogen hydrogen fuel celldeliveries taking place back in June 2014. sales limited to certain regions of California. But now.

Why liquid hydrogen may make sense for airplanes, replacing jet fuel

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But finding alternatives to fossil fuels has proven much more. emissions hydrogen alternative fuel vehicles aircraftIf you want to find a major source of transportation-related emissions, just look up. Aviation currently accounts for around 2 percent of global carbon emissions, and many analysts believe its share could triple by the middle of the century if projected growth in air travel occurs.

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Energy use for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles: higher than electrics, even hybrids (analysis)

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The electricity to power those motors, however, will come from one of two competing technologies: high-capacity batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. Carbon Footprint California hydrogen CARB greenhouse gas hydrogen fuel cell wells to wheels Zero Emission Vehicle regulationIt's now clear that the zero-emission vehicles of the future will be powered by electric motors.

Hydrogenics to provide fuel cell systems for four Scandia fuel-cell trucks in Norway

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has been awarded a contract to deliver four HyPM-HD90 fuel cell systems to be integrated into Scania hydrogen trucks owned and operated by ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler. In August 2016, Scania and ASKO announced the planned testing of the 27t, three-axle hydrogen fuel cell-powered distribution trucks.

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Ricardo collaborates with California Fuel Cell Partnership on hydrogen trucks; TCO assessment

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Ricardo Strategic Consulting is collaborating with the California Fuel Cell Partnership to provide economic modeling tools that will enable the assessment of total cost of ownership (TCO) of future fuel cell trucks, and hydrogen stations necessary to support commercial operation. Ricardo Strategic Consulting’s proprietary Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling capability, provides insights on the economics of fuel efficient technologies, both today and in future.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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Honda will introduce the new 5-passenger, hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan by the end of 2016, beginning with retail leasing to customers through its expanded network of 12 approved fuel cell vehicle dealerships located in select California markets.

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SimpleFuel home hydrogen fuel dispenser wins $1 million DoE prize

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The SimpleFuel team—actually a collaboration of three separate companies—won the prize, first offered in November 2014, for its hydrogen home-fueling station. hydrogen natural gas Department of Energy DOE hydrogen fuel cell natural gas vehicleLast week, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $1 million prize to a little-known team for what you might call a new garage appliance.

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Argonne LCA study finds many alternative fuels consume more water than petroleum and natural gas fuels

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have analyzed the water consumption for transportation fuels in the United States using an extended lifecycle system boundary that includes the water embedded in intermediate processing steps.

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Toyota 'Project Portal' hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty semi tractor as proof of concept

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The challenges of building fueling infrastructure for passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells are well known by now. Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai now lease low volumes of fuel-cell vehicles in selected areas of California where a few dozen hydrogen fueling stations are now up and running. The challenges for fueling may be less daunting for. emissions hydrogen California Air Resources Board CARB hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle semis

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Seven Barriers To Alt-Fuel Vehicles: Can Hydrogen Fuel Cells Overcome Them?

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Among owners and advocates of zero-emission vehicles, few topics generate as much back-and-forth debate (to put it politely) as those cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Discussions of wells-to-wheels carbon footprint, the presently nonexistent hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and their purported advantages over electric cars produce energetic. Infrastructure hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell Fuel Cell Vehicles Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

SAE’s highest technical safety award goes to hydrogen fueling paper

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The 2016 Ralph Isbrandt award recognizes the advancement to SAE literature of the recipients’ SAE World Congress Technical Paper on Hydrogen Fueling, “Validation and Sensitivity Studies for SAE J2601, the Light Duty Vehicle Hydrogen Fueling Standard” (SAE 2014-01-1990).

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Is Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell fervor foolish, or foresighted? (with charts)

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Toyota's staunch, unswerving support for hydrogen fuel cells has astonished and aggravated many in the electric vehicle community. For some of them, the technology is at best an inferior solution—and at worst is fossil fuel-friendly vaporware, a Judas in Jesus's clothing, if you will. hydrogen costs research and development plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

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Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. emissions government CAFE Fuel Economy transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel EconomyShortly after the election, a lobbying group wrote Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 in place. Last week, executives of 18 automakers sent.

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Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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The event is the most recent example of a concerted effort to educate stakeholders and encourage the implementation of the SAE hydrogen fueling standards. In September, for example, DOE presented a live webinar titled “ Introduction to SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standardization ”.

Hydrogenics to provide 1,000 fuel cell bus power modules to Blue-G in China; $50M deal

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has signed a Purchase and License Agreement for technology and fuel cells with Blue-G New Energy Science and Technology Corporation (Blue-G) in China. Delivery of the fuel cells and the associated payments are expected to occur over the next two to three years. China Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Hyundai targets 1,400 units a year of next-gen fuel-cell vehicle: report

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It's public knowledge that Hyundai plans to replace its aging Tucson Fuel Cell utility vehicle with an all-new hydrogen-powered vehicle, and that it has big plans for the future. The Korean automaker showcased the FE Fuel Cell concept in March to provide a glimpse of what to expect when the dedicated design for its next fuel-cell vehicle arrives. hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle

UPS to deploy prototype Class 6 extended range fuel cell electric vehicle delivery truck; trials begin in Q3

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UPS will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its Rolling Laboratory fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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