Nuvera boosts fuel cell engine test capabilities

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, has expanded its hydrogen fuel cell engine testing capabilities with the commissioning of a large-scale durability test facility in Italy. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Testing

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Airbus exploring hydrogen fuel cell propellor “pods” for aircraft propulsion

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Airbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable a hydrogen fuel cell “pod” configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft. The innovative approach consists of six, eight-bladed hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered “pods” mounted beneath the aircraft wing. Fuel cells.

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Toyota develops packaged fuel cell system module for sale

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a product that packages a fuel cell (FC) system into a compact module; the company plans to begin selling it in the spring of 2021 or later. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Vehicle Manufacturers

Toyota Europe establishes Fuel Cell Business Group

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To maximize the opportunities for hydrogen in Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has established a Fuel Cell Business Group to oversee its hydrogen activities across the region. —Thiebault Paquet, Director of the Fuel Cell Business Group.

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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vehicle fuel economy. Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2019. (My Calculated vehicle fuel economy is available going back to 1923. Fuel Efficiency Market Background

Grön Fuels selects Haldor Topsoe technologies for multi-billion-dollar renewable fuels complex in Louisiana

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Unit design and catalyst selection is tailored to the specific demands of a refinery business, resulting in high-grade gasolines, jet fuels and diesels. Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Biorefinery Diesel Fuels Market Background

Nuvera expands product line with new E-60 fuel cell system

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, announced the commercial availability of the Nuvera E-60 Fuel Cell Engine, the latest addition to the E-series family for vehicle electrification. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Fuel Cell Cars: Overview

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Hydrogen fuel cell cars are electric cars. (Or Or are they

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Nuvera Fuel Cells announces commercial availability of E-45 fuel cell system

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, announced that its Nuvera E-45 fuel cell system is now commercially available. Nuvera is also working on development of a Chinese fuel cell transit bus platform.

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UK introducing E10 fuel nationwide in September

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The 2 gasoline blends that are currently widely available in the UK contain no more than 5% ethanol, known as E5; the fuel being rolled out in September has up to 10%. A small number of older vehicles, including classic cars and some from the early 2000s, will continue to need E5 fuel, which is why supplies of E5 gasoline will be maintained in the ‘Super’ grade. Ethanol Europe Fuels

Researchers propose testing standards for particulate photocatalysts in solar fuel production

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Gang Liu from the Institute of Metal Research, CAS, has now initiated the establishment of international efficiency accreditation and testing protocols for particulate photocatalysts toward solar fuel production. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Solar fuels Standards

Types of Fuel Cells

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The different types of fuel cells are used for various jobs, from powering cell phones to generating electricity for power grids

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Hamburger Hochbahn issues tender for 50 fuel cell buses

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Hamburger Hochbahn AG has launched a tender for the delivery of up to 50 fuel cell buses for the years 2021 to 2025. Hochbahn will purchase both pure fuel cell hybrid buses and battery-electric buses in which the fuel cell serves as a range extender.

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Metallic glass to improve performance of methanol fuel cells

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Fuel cells based on methanol oxidation have potential for the motor and technical industries. The new palladium-based metallic glass is the best material for methanol oxidation in fuel elements to this date and surpasses all existing developments and commercial solutions.

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TECO 2030 aims to build hydrogen fuel cell gigafactory in Norway

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TECO 2030 ( earlier post ) is aiming to establish Norway’s first large-scale production of fuel cells, optimized to be the heart of hydrogen-powered ships and other heavy-duty installations. We are optimizing fuel cells from the bottom up for heavy-duty marine use.

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Wärtsilä and Grieg to build green ammonia-fueled tanker

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Grieg Edge, the innovation hub of Norwegian shipping group Grieg Star, are jointly running a project to launch an ammonia-fueled tanker producing no greenhouse gas emissions by 2024. Ammonia Engines Fuels Ports and Marine

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ULEMCo to deliver 20 hydrogen-fueled vehicles for Glasgow; largest hydrogen dual fuel conversion to date

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ULEMCo, the UK company converting commercial vehicles to run on hydrogen, has commenced the largest single deployment of hydrogen dual fuel vehicles yet. Around half of the fleet of 20 vehicles will be converted to hydrogen dual fuel, while the rest will be hydrogen-enabled from the start.

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Oxford team directly converts CO2 to jet fuel using iron-based catalysts

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a method to convert CO 2 directly into aviation fuel using a novel, inexpensive iron-based catalyst. Jet fuel can then be obtained from the products after industrially recognized treatments such as distillation or hydro-isomerization.

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TECO 2030 and Thecla Bodewes Shipyards to partner on hydrogen fuel cell river vessels

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Norway-based TECO 2030 ASA is partnering with Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Holland to develop zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell propulsion on all types of river vessels, such as push tugs, dredgers, passenger and cargo ships and low-profile coasters. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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Trinity, TOTAL researchers design new molecules that boost fuel efficiency

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin’s and TOTAL have designed , synthesized and tested new additives that increase fuel efficiency. However, using additives within ubiquitous, affordable liquid fuels can make a difference. Fuel additives.

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NACFE releases guidance report on hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty trucks

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The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its latest Guidance Report , Making Sense of Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractors. Almost every day there is a new announcement about hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks.

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MAHEPA consortium marks latest flights of HY4 fuel cell hybrid electric aircraft

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The MAHEPA consortium announced that technology developed as part of the project has been successfully proven in flight on board the Hy4 fuel cell hybrid electric aircraft ( earlier post ). The Hy4 features a 120 kW electric motor and a fuel cell system with 55 kW continuous power.

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New graphene material for longer-lasting fuel cells

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Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL) have produced graphene via a special, scalable technique and used it to develop hydrogen fuel cell catalysts. Catalysts Fuel Cells Graphene Hydrogen

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Methanol fuel cell company Blue World acquiring Danish Power Systems

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Blue World Technologies, developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cells, is acquiring Danish Power Systems, a 25-year-old High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (HTPEM) membrane electrode assembly (MEA) research and development company. Methanol fuel cell stack.

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group complete creation of fuel-cell joint venture: cellcentric

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Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group completed the transaction to form the previously announced fuel-cell joint venture. The Volvo Group has acquired 50% of the partnership interests in the existing Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. The ambition is to make the new joint venture a leading global manufacturer of fuel-cells, and thus help the world take a major step towards climate-neutral and sustainable transportation by 2050. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Market Backgroun

Baker Institute team says fossil fuel subsidies need global reform

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Fossil fuels still receive most of the international government support provided to the energy sector despite their “well-known environmental and public health damage,” according to new research from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Fuels Market Background Policy

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Prometheus Fuels licenses ORNL ethanol-to-jet-fuel process

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Prometheus Fuels has licensed an ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion process developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The ORNL technology will enable cost-competitive production of jet fuel and co-production of butadiene for use in renewable polymer synthesis. The mission of Prometheus Fuels, a startup based in Santa Cruz, California, is to remove carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into net-zero carbon gasoline and jet fuel.

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Another fuel-cell outage hampers Bay Area fuel-cell drivers

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Yet another hydrogen shortage has befallen Bay Area drivers of fuel-cell vehicles—and this one has been attributed to a hurricane. Yes, we know hurricane season is over, and hurricanes don’t reach California.

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Hyundai expands NEXO fuel cell SUV availability in Northern California

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Hyundai’s NEXO fuel cell SUV is now available at Roseville Hyundai near Sacramento. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background

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Neste and Avfuel create strategic partnership for sustainable aviation fuel

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Neste and Avfuel Corporation announced a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste, and will sell it under the brand name Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel.

Blue World Technologies starting production of methanol fuel cells

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Methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer Blue World Technologies ( earlier post ) is starting limited production—the first step in commercializing its methanol fuel cell technology. In a generic system that would mean using primary fuel, leading to lower efficiency.

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MAHLE introduces new modular filter concept for fuel cell applications

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MAHLE has developed two standardized air filter solutions for fuel cells. Hydrogen and therefore fuel cells themselves are important elements of MAHLE’s development work toward CO 2 -neutral mobility. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Vehicle Systems

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Toyota moves closer to production with next-generation fuel cell technology for heavy-duty trucks; new Mirai system

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Toyota’s next generation fuel cell electric technology is now powering a new set of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks. In this configuration, the second-generation fuel cell system delivers more than 300 miles of range at a full load weight of 80,000 lbs.,

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Fuel Cell Technology: Is it really BS or what?

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Is fuel cell technology just an expensive distraction that diverts research and development dollars away from electric car battery research? Or are fuel cells a helpful tool for reducing global carbon emissions

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ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium create fuel cell technology JV

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Germany-based ElringKlinger and France-based Plastic Omnium, two automotive supplier leaders in their respective business areas, will create EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, a joint venture dedicated to fuel cell stack development, production and commercialization. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Tuning electrode surfaces to optimize solar fuel production

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Choi and Galli, experimental and theoretical leaders in the field of solar fuels, respectively, have been collaborating for several years to design and optimize photoelectrodes for producing solar fuels. Fuels Hydrogen Production Solar fuelsScientists have demonstrated that modifying the topmost layer of atoms on the surface of electrodes can have a remarkable impact on the activity of solar water splitting.

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Problems With Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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With all the advantages - fast refuelling, long range, the joy of electric drive.are there still problems with hydrogen fuel cells? You bet

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New Zealand government backs Hiringa’s nationwide hydrogen fueling network

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These stations will provide refuelling for zero emissions heavy FCEVs (hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles) such as trucks and buses. This is an exciting development that can kick start the use of hydrogen as a low-emissions transport fuel for New Zealand’s energy future.

National Academies to conduct study on methods of LCA of low-carbon transportation fuels

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is forming a committee that will conduct a study on the current methods for life cycle analyses (LCA) of low-carbon transportation fuels in the United States. Low carbon fuel standards, such as the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard and the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), are major US programs for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation fuels.

PNNL-led team designs highly active cobalt-based PGM-free catalyst for fuel cells

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The development of catalysts free of platinum-group metals and with both a high activity and durability for the oxygen reduction reaction in proton exchange membrane fuel cells is a grand challenge. Catalysts Fuel Cells Hydrogen Materials

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Ammonia-fueled tanker coalition gains new members; now called The Castor Initiative; first tanker by 2025

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In a webinar hosted by Randall Krantz, a Senior Project Adviser at the Getting to Zero Coalition, the partners revealed that they are on track to design, build, and commission the world’s first ammonia-fueled tanker by 2025. Ammonia Emissions Fuels Ports and Marine

Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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For 2021, Toyota has fully rebooted the Mirai, originally offered in 2016, as a premium rear-wheel drive sports-luxury fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) with striking design, cutting-edge technology, more engaging driving performance and a significantly longer EPA-estimated range rating.

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Sumitomo Corporation of Americas makes strategic investment in hydrogen fuel provider OneH2

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Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world’s largest traders of goods and services, has invested in OneH2, a hydrogen fuel company headquartered in Longview, North Carolina.