Regulatory Barriers to Hydrogen Infrastructure to be Assessed in USA

| USA: Washington DC

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced increased collaboration with stakeholders to reduce regulatory barriers on the development of hydrogen infrastructure. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons announced a new  Request for Information (RFI) to foster this united effort with industry. Read more »

Hexagon Composites to Supply Compressed Hydrogen Tanks in Automotive Deal

| Norway: Ålesund

Hexagon Lincoln Hydrogen storageHexagon Composites. an international composite pressure vessel technology manufacturer, says it will supply compressed hydrogen tanks for serial production of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) to be launched by an unspecified automotive OEM. Hexagon is currently developing the tanks to support anticipated production activities as early as 2020. Read more »

Ballard and Audi Extend PHEV Fuel Cell Passenger Car Program

| Canada: Vancouver BC and Germany: Ingolstadt
Audi h-tron quattro PHEV

Audi h-tron quattro PHEV concept

Ballard Power Systems, a global provider of clean energy and fuel cell solutions, has signed a 3.5-year extension to its current Technology Solutions contract with AUDI AG, part of the Volkswagen Group, extending the HyMotion program to August 2022. The program encompasses automotive fuel cell stack development as well as system design support activities.  Read more »

ECO-GATE Meeting Defines Solutions for CNG/LNG Station Implementation

| Spain: Madrid

logo-ecogateThe meeting of the General Assembly of ECO-GATE, has agreed on concrete innovative solutions that it will develop and implement in the 21 gas stations that are going to be launched in Spain, France, Portugal and Germany. The project falls within the framework of the European plan of global action for the development of sustainable mobility, an initiative led by Nedgia, the natural gas distribution company of the Gas Natural Fenosa group. Read more »

ENGIE Opens France’s First Multi-fuel Station to Refuel Hydrogen Utility Fleet

| France: Paris

France_Engie bdo-inauguration-station-hydrogeneLocated in the heart of the International Market of Rungis, ENGIE’s new hydrogen fuel station will power a fleet of 50 Renault Kangoo Z.E. utility vehicles, recently made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a leader in mobility solutions for companies in France. Read more »

Swiss Companies Form Association to Promote Hydrogen Mobility

| Switzerland: Zurich

Mineraloel fuel stationA new trade association has been formed to promote the creation of a national network of service stations delivering hydrogen in Switzerland. Participants include Coop Group, Coop Mineraloel AG, Agrola AG, the AVIA Federation, the Fenaco Cooperative Society, Migrol AG and the Federation of Migros Cooperatives. Read more »

Toyota Prepares for Hydrogen Future

| Japan: Toyota City
Toyota FC Stack production building (artist rendition)

Toyota FC Stack production building (artist rendition)

Toyota’s vision of the future includes a significant ramp up of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle sales. Its sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities today. Read more »

Kiwa Expands Hydrogen Testing Centre in The Netherlands

| The Netherlands: Rijswijk

Kiwa H2 imageKiwa, a global supplier of Testing, Inspection and Certification services, has responded to increased demand from fuel-cell car manufacturers who are finding new ways to integrate components such as pressure regulators, protections and closures in one module. Kiwa has invested in a high capacity hydrogen compressor that allows optimal testing of these multiple on-tank valves. Read more »

Xebec to Accelerate H2 and Renewable NG Developments with Strategic Agreements  

| Canada: Montreal QC

Xebec biogas upgrade plantXebec Adsorption Inc. (Xebec), a global provider of clean energy solutions for the industrial, energy and renewables marketplace, has entered into strategic relationships in China, Korea and Italy. The agreements relate to the Canadian company’s hydrogen energy solutions and biogas upgrading products for fuel for transportation, and technology exchange that will see new products for the North American market. Read more »

Alstom’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train Wins 2018 GreenTec Mobility Award

| France: Saint-Ouen

Alstom Coradia iLint H2 Train wins awardAlstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered regional train, has won the GreenTec Award 2018 in the category Mobility by Schaeffler. Alstom was officially presented with the award at its largest production site, located in Salzgitter, Germany, during an advance award ceremony ahead of the GreenTec Awards gala to be held in Munich on May 13th. Read more »