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Toyota fuel cell car

Toyota Debuts Fuel-Cell Car Production Line

Toyota has launched its Mirai fuel cell sedan — the first mass market fuel-cell car — at a production ceremony on Tuesday at its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Japan. The automaker plans to produce 700 units of the emissions-free vehicle by the end of December, Industry Week reports. Toyota also … Read more »

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents

Toyota Makes Available Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patents Royalty Free

Toyota is making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free. Announced at the 2015 International CES, Toyota says this initiative aims to spur development and introduction of innovative fuel cell technologies around the world. Toyota will invite royalty-free use of some 5,680 fuel cell related patents held globally, … Read more »

VydroTech

Portable Hydrogen Device Improves Fuel Efficiency, Tests Show

Vydrotech, a hydrogen-enhanced fuel systems manufacturer, says testing shows its Portable Hydrogen Device can improve fuel efficiency by more than 10 percent. The PHD provides just in time hydrogen injection for diesel engines to improve both performance and emissions without the need for storage of hydrogen created from simple tap … Read more »

GenKey

Plug Power, Praxair Sign Liquid Hydrogen Agreement

Plug Power has signed a long-term hydrogen distribution agreement with Praxair, North America’s largest liquid hydrogen producer, which will allow Plug Power to offer Praxair hydrogen to its US customers using the company’s GenKey hydrogen fuel cell system. The GenKey system consists of three separate elements: GenDrive fuel cell units, … Read more »

Ace Hardware Forklift Fleet Powered by Plug Power

Plug Power has deployed GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell units for Ace Hardware’s first all-hydrogen material handling fleet at the company’s Wilmer, Texas warehouse. In addition to the fleet of class-2 and class-3 lift and reach trucks at the Wilmer facility, Ace has ordered further GenDrive units for another distribution center … Read more »

$4.6M Fuel Cell Funding Available

The US Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has made available up to $4.6 million for projects with industry and academia to support innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies. The FCTO Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to identify potentially impactful technologies that are not already … Read more »

Hydrogen Production Joint Venture Formed

Areva, Smart Energies through its subsidiary CETH2, and the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) have formed a joint venture, Areva H2-Gen, to manufacture Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers, which will enable hydrogen to be produced from water and electricity. Initially intended for industrial applications, PEM electrolysis is now … Read more »

GM Equinox Fuel Cell

GM Fuel Cell Fleet Tops 3 Million Miles

General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles has passed 3 million miles of hydrogen-powered, real-world driving, avoiding 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption, GM estimates. Some individual vehicles have accumulated more than 120,000 miles. The fleet of Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles is part of GM’s 119-vehicle Project Driveway program, which … Read more »

Calif. Joins Fuel Cell EV Partnership

In an effort to advance hydrogen transportation, California has joined H2USA, a public-private partnership led by the US Department of Energy. H2USA aims to accelerate the commercialization of clean transportation solutions, primarily fuel cell electric vehicles and a fueling infrastructure that will make these vehicles more accessible and affordable. The … Read more »

European Hydrogen Fuel Cell Charging Clusters Planned

BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and a host of hydrogen fuel companies have agreed to deploy a total of 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in several European locations including Copenhagen, London and Munich and develop new clusters of hydrogen refueling stations in a deal worth £31 million ($51.5 million). Locations are being … Read more »

DoE Funding Leads to New Hexagon Lincoln Hydrogen Trailer

As the demand for hydrogen-powered vehicles increases, Nebraska-based Hexagon Lincoln, a company that  creates carbon fiber composite fuel tanks used to transport hydrogen, has developed a new trailer with financial support from the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Hexagon’s new trailers (pictured) use high-strength composite vessels that haul more … Read more »

GenDrive

Plug Power Incorporates Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Infrastructure, Maintenance

Plug Power’s latest hydrogen fuel cell product, GenKey, is the company’s first all-inclusive product for material handling sites. GenKey is comprised of three separate elements: GenDrive fuel cell units (pictured), GenFuel hydrogen fuel and infrastructure, and GenCare maintenance service. Plug Power says it provides full integration and deployment of the … Read more »