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  • Fuel cells at sea

    Fuel cells may be the key to cleaning up the marine shipping industry according to Michiel Wijsmuller, managing Director of Worldwise Marine Engineering (WWM). Using fuel cells could significantly reduce carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides produced by marine vessels. Seagoing vessels are currently responsible for an estimated 14% of emissions of nitrogen oxides according ...


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  • The future of fuel cell technology - Investing in Fuel Cells

    James Wilde, Director, Innovation and Policy, discusses the future of fuel cell technology. The Carbon Trust has identified that UK breakthroughs in polymer fuel cells could make fuel cell cars cost competitive with combustion engine cars - doubling the number of fuel cell ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Fuel cells for portable electronics

    MTI Micro, a company which develops and manufactures power sources for portable electronics, is getting ready to release long lasting methanol-filled fuel cell batteries to the market. The technology is expected to replace batteries and charger packs from mobile, personal electronics making them complete, stand alone devices. MTI Micro has developed a patented, miniaturized proprietary direct ...


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  • Fuel Cells Etc to Distribute Pearl Hydrogen Fuel Cells

    FuelCellsEtc announced today that it has signed a supply and distribution agreement with Pearl Hydrogen Technology Co., Ltd covering hydrogen air fuel cells.  The agreement gives FuelCellsEtc non-exclusive rights to sell Pearl Hydrogen Technology’s hydrogen air fuel cells on a global ...


    By Fuel Cells Etc

  • Fuel cells `need investment`

    An environmental group and news provider has said that fuel cell technology has 'massive potential' for the development of green fleets in the future. TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk explained that there are some drawbacks to the technology but these are being worked on. High costs of development and the lack of appropriate infrastructure for hydrogen refuelling were cited as two 'stumbling block[s]', ...


    By Energy Saving Trust

  • Improvements in fuel cell design

    Researchers in the renewable energy sector are working hard in this respect. In this context, researchers in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Applied Chemistry are exploring possible solutions to improve the efficiency of mobile devices like, for example, mobile phones, laptop computers and vehicles. In other words, they are designing new ways of obtaining energy in a cleaner, safer and more ...

  • Fuel cells for powering homes

    One of the applications that fuel cells may have is the supplying of homes with electrical power. When considering applications of this type that call for greater power, a research group in the UPV/EHU’s department of Mineralogy and Petrology has studied the use of one type of material, perovskites, for the design of these cells. Fuel cells are similar to batteries, but they differ from ...

  • Fuel Cell Today publishes The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2012

    ANNUAL FUEL CELL SHIPMENTS TO TRIPLE BETWEEN 2011 & 2012, SURPASSING 78,000 UNITS; ANNUAL MEGAWATTS EXPECTED TO INCREASE 61%, REACHING 176 MW IN 2012 Fuel Cell Today has released its latest free annual review of the fuel cell industry, reporting continued growth through 2011 and its expectations for further growth in 2012. The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2012 reports that annual fuel cell ...


    By Fuel Cell Today

  • Residential Fuel Cells Around the Corner

    WESTWOOD, Massachusetts (ENS) - Acumentrics Corporation, a developer of solid oxide fuel cells, has submitted a five kilowatt fuel cell generator that could supply power to a home to federal government authorities for evaluation. The solid oxide fuel cell generator will be evaluated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, part of the U.S. Department of ...

  • Hydrogen fuel cell locomotive in development

    An experimental hydrogen fuel cell switch locomotive is under development by two cooperating companies - BNSF Railway and Vehicle Projects. Field testing is scheduled to start later this year. The fuel cell locomotive has the potential to reduce air pollution, is not dependent on oil for fuel, and could serve as a mobile backup power source for military and civilian disaster relief efforts. ...

  • Fuel Cells Annual Report 2012

    The global fuel cell industry is growing at a rapid pace, having posted a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 83% during the period from 2009 to 2011. However, the industry is still small, particularly compared to some of its other counterparts in the clean energy arena such as solar and wind. And the fuel cell industry still suffers from a pattern of expansion and contraction. During 2011, for ...


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  • Bringing Fuel Cell Technology to the Home

    Ballard Power Systems has announced signing of an agreement with Anglo American Platinum Limited under which Anglo American Platinum will invest $4 million in Ballard through its PGM Development Fund, to support continued commercial advancement of the Company's fuel cell products in target market ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Why I’m backing Fuel Cells

    Viewpoint from Dr Robert Trezona Technology Director at the Carbon Trust In my role at the Carbon Trust, I have been working for a number of years to accelerate hydrogen powered fuel-cell electric vehicles to market. Our analyses suggest that this less fashionable technology is likely to make the largest ultimate contribution to reducing carbon and other emissions from road ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Stationary Fuel Cells Will Experience Continued Strong Growth, Leading the Fuel Cell Industry

    Although some sectors of the fuel cell industry, such as portable fuel cells, continue to struggle, stationary fuel cells have seen 2 years of strong growth, with an ongoing boom in prime power and residential combined heat and power (resCHP) fuel cell system shipments. Click to tweet: According to a new white paper from ...

  • GM, Honda to collaborate on fuel cell vehicles

    General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. are joining forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The two companies said Tuesday they plan to develop new hydrogen storage and fuel cell technologies by 2020. They will also push for more hydrogen fueling stations. Fuel cell vehicles have electric motors that are powered by a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. The only byproducts are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hydrogen and fuel cells 2009 - call for abstracts

    The Technical Program Committee for Hydrogen & Fuel Cells 2009: International Conference & Trade Show invites the submission of abstracts describing all aspects related to hydrogen and fuel cells. All accepted submissions will be scheduled as either oral or poster presentations. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2009 International ...


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  • DEMS technique characterises fuel cell chemistry

    Hiden Analytical announce a new agreement with The University of California, Berkley Laboratory, to produce their novel dual-layer differential electrochemical flow cell for operation with the Hiden HPR-40 DSA membrane inlet mass spectrometer. The combined differential electrochemical mass spectrometry technique (DEMS) is developed for real-time characterisation of ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Fuel Cells Rapidly Gaining Ground in Germany

      Canadian fuel cell maker Ballard has opened its European headquarters in Germany. Fuji is delivering its first fuel cell exports there. And in recent weeks, US-based fuel cell power plant manufacturer FuelCell Energy announced a partnership with renowned German research institute Fraunhofer IKTS. At this year's Globe 2012, the biennial conference and trade fair on business and the ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • Ballard to advance fuel cell modules for buses

    Vancouver-based Ballard Power Systems has been awarded approximately C$2.0 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to extend a project for the commercialization of the Company's fuel cell power module for the transit bus market. In January 2010, SDTC awarded Ballard up to C$4.8 million for a ...


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  • A new way to build membranes for fuel cells

    A team of researchers at MIT and Pennsylvania State University has been developing a new method for producing novel kinds of membranes that could have improved properties for batteries, fuel cells and other energy conversion and storage applications. After years of working on a novel way of making membranes through a unique layer-by-layer assembly, the team has developed a material specifically ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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