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

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Producing the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL fuel-cell SUV

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Daimler is currently systematically preparing for series production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL; the company had shown preproduction models of the hydrogen fuel cell SUV at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt last September ( Earlier post.). Non-mobile fuel cell systems.

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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

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Impact Coatings delivering fuel cell PVD coatings to Michelin

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Impact Coatings, which develops and sells technology for PVD-coatings of fuel cell plates and vehicle reflectors, recently received its first production order for Ceramic MaxPhase coatings from Michelin. Ceramic MaxPhase coating is used for bipolar plates in PEM fuel cells.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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IHS Markit: shippers, refiners scrambling to respond to IMO signals on low-sulfur fuel enforcement

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Barrow, along with Sandeep Sayal, vice president, downstream energy research at IHS Markit, is author of a new quarterly IHS Markit research deliverable dedicated to analysis of the impact of the IMO Low-Sulfur Bunker Fuels Regulations, entitled “IMO 2020—The Global Bunker Fuel Sulfur Cap.”.

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California now has 33 hydrogen fueling stations for 4,200 fuel-cell cars so far

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Hydrogen fuel first went on sale in California in January 2015, more than three years ago, though it had been dispensed free at a dozen or so prototype locations before that. Five years ago, the state set a goal of 100 hydrogen fueling stations throughout the state by 2020, a deadline that now appears unlikely to be met. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Fuel Cell Vehicles First Element Fuels

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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

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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.

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DOE awards $1M+ to pH Matter for continued development of COR-Cat high activity catalyst for fuel cells

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In conventional PEM fuel cells, carbon black, developed for non-electrochemical applications, is used in the electrodes. This material can also enhance the performance of the platinum catalyst, reducing fuel cell cost. Catalysts Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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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.

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Toyota moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020

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Toyota projects that global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) will increase significantly after 2020 to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. Toyota introduced the mass-produced fuel cell sedan, the Mirai, in December 2014.

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DOE to award up to $39M for innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies R&D

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announced up to $39 million in available funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. ( 2a) Integrated Energy Production and Hydrogen Fueling R&D.

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Chevrolet introduces Dynamic Fuel Management cylinder deactivation on 2019 Silverado; Tula Dynamic Skip Fire

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V-8s with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM), based on Tula’s Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) technology. DSF software and engine control algorithms create optimal engine and fuel efficiency by firing only the amount of cylinders needed to match the driver’s request for torque.

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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

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Hyundai NEXO fuel-cell vehicles self-drive (Level 4) 118 miles from Seoul to Pyeongchang

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Three of Hyundai Motor Company’s next-generation NEXO fuel-cell-electric vehicles ( earlier post ) have completed a self-driven 118-mile (190 km) journey from Seoul to Pyeongchang. This is the first time that level 4 autonomous driving has been achieved with fuel-cell-electric vehicles.

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Ballard, Audi sign 3.5-year extension to long-term program for fuel cell cars; extension supports Audi through vehicle launch

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Audi unveiled the h-tron quattro fuel cell concept SUV at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The HyMotion program encompasses automotive fuel cell stack development as well as system design support activities. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Buick launches new $12.9k Excelle in China with new engine and start/stop; 30% improved fuel economy over predecessor

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Ecotec engine that is characterized by high efficiency, reliability and durability, and low fuel consumption. The new-generation Excelle is also equipped with the intelligent start/stop system, which improves fuel economy by 30% compared to its predecessor to 4.6 China Engines Fuel EfficiencyBuick has introduced the new-generation Excelle to its China lineup.

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California Governor orders 5M ZEV target for 2030; more hydrogen fueling and EV charging stations

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This $2.5-billion initiative will help bring 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 zero-emission vehicle chargers, including 10,000 direct current fast chargers, to California by 2025. ZEV technologies include hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include both pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Plug-ins Policy Regulations

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Toyota unveiles flexible fuel hybrid prototype in Brazil

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Toyota unveiled a prototype hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) during an event Toyota held São Paulo, Brazil. The prototype is the combination of a flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) that can be powered by both gasoline and alternative fuels such as ethanol, and Toyota’s hybrid system.

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Gevo and Avfuel enter into renewable jet fuel supply agreement; first long-term commercial supply agreement for Gevo ATJ

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Gevo has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Avfuel Corporation, effective 1 July 2018. Avfuel is a leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services to all industry consumer groups, servicing more than 3,000 locations worldwide. The isobutanol is then chemically transformed using a hydrocarbon processing facility into ATJ meeting ASTM D7566 (standard specification for aviation turbine fuel containing synthesized hydrocarbons).

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Univ. of Twente team develops highly efficient Si photocathode for solar fuels production

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Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. Researchers around the world are working on the development of solar fuel technology.

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Seven-Eleven Japan, Toyota launching next-gen convenience store project in 2019; fuel cell trucks and generators

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Toyota has been investigating the use of newly developed fuel cell trucks and fuel cell generators, and the project will be implemented in stages starting in 2019. The small fuel cell trucks will also be equipped with Mirai FC units. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Japan

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Faurecia partners with CEA on fuel cell development

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Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, signed a five year agreement with the CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) to collaborate in a research and development program of fuel cell stack technologies. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Anheuser-Busch orders 800 Nikola hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extended electric semi-trucks

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Anheuser-Busch has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extended electric semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Mattershift scales up CNT membranes; potential for zero-carbon fuels for less than fossil

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The startup is developing the technology’s ability to combine and separate individual molecules to make gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel using CO 2 removed from the air. For example, right now we’re working to remove CO 2 from the air and turn it into fuels.

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Fulcrum Bioenergy breaks ground on Phase 2 of Sierra Biofuels plant; 1st garbage-to-fuels project

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has started site construction for Phase 2 of its first waste-to-fuels project, the Sierra BioFuels Plant (Sierra). household garbage that would otherwise be landfilled—into a low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel product. million gallons of fuel each year.

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Freudenberg invests in fuel cell and battery technologies

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The successful development of markets and technologies depends on a core issue—energy—whether the work involves hybrids, vehicles with battery-powered electric motors or those using fuel cells as an energy source. With the recent transactions, we now have extensive know-how and specific product and system solutions for the automotive and energy market segment for fuel cells and lithium ion batteries. Batteries Fuel Cells

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Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit on schedule for March deliveries; fuel cell range extender option

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Lightning Systems also announced it has developed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell range extender for the product. It will be available in California beginning in September 2018 where significant vouchers for fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure exist.

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Study finds renewable diesel blends deliver fuel consumption and CO2 benefits in Euro 5 engines

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Researchers from Istituto Motori - CNR in Italy and Eni report in a paper in the journal Fuel that blends of hydrocracked fossil oil (HCK) and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as diesel fuels deliver fuel consumption (FC) and CO 2 savings based on the NEDC cycle. HVO based fuels can be used without affecting fuel logistics, engine and exhaust after-treatments. All fuels were FAME-free. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuel Efficiency Fuels

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NREL report finds hydrogen fuel cell bus fuel economy up to 1.4x that of diesel, 1.9x CNG

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technology Office (FCTO) has released the latest edition of an annual report showing that the average fuel economy of fuel cell electric buses from three fleets is 6.8 Bus range/low fuel.

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True Zero H2 network fuels 17M fuel cell-electric miles in 250 tonnes H2 sold

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True Zero reported that fuel cell electric vehicles in California have used 250,000 kilograms (250 metric tons) of clean hydrogen—and driven 17 million miles—supplied by 18 retail stations owned and operated by the company. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure

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Jilin team develops crystalline porous salts with high proton conductivity; application for fuel cell membranes

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Researchers at Jilin University in China have developed a new class of self-assembled crystalline porous organic salts (CPOSs) featuring high proton conductivity for applications such as proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells. Fuel Cells Materials

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Air Products to provide hydrogen fueling equipment to China Energy Investment Group’s first hydrogen fueling station in China

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China Energy), to provide two hydrogen dispensers to China Energy’s first commercial hydrogen fueling station project in Rugao City of Jiangsu Province, eastern China. Air Products’ SmartFuel hydrogen dispenser will be supplied for the project for fueling the hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. The fueling station is expected to be one of the largest in China in terms of fueling capacity when it becomes operational in mid-2018.

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