Fuel Cell for the Future Developed by VW and Stanford

| Volkswagen | Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen has partnered with Stanford University in the USA to bring about the next major advance in fuel cell technology. The fuel cell is regarded as a serious alternative to the classic electric car with battery cells. However, the biggest problem is the comparatively high cost of the technology. Now, a new process has been developed that significantly reduces this disadvantage. Read more »

Alstom’s Hydrogen Trains Commence Passenger Service in Germany

| Germany: Bremervörde | Source: Alstom

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterSaint-Ouen-based Alstom, one of Europe’s largest railway manufacturers which has a focus on sustainable mobility, has celebrated the arrival of the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train entering into service in Germany. The world premiere, in Bremervörde, in Lower Saxony, took place in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Transport of Lower Saxony, the Federal Ministry of Transport and the transport authorities of LNVG and EVB. Read more »

Hyundai and H2 Energy MOU Plans First Fleet of Fuel Cell Electric Trucks

| Hyundai | Source: Hyundai

Hyundai FCEV Cargo Truck GraphicHyundai Motor Company affirmed at the ‘IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018’ in Hannover that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy (H2E), a company specialized in the production and supply of renewable hydrogen in Switzerland. The MOU focuses on the production of HD fuel cell electric trucks and energy supply. Read more »

FPT Takes Hydrogen Powertrain Concept to IAA 2018

| FPT Industrial | Source: FPT Industrial

FPT Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain ConceptTurin-based FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial, is working to develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology as part of its multi-fuel offering. In the future, the company believes this Research & Development project could lead to new zero emissions solutions specially designed for heavy duty transport: both long haulage goods delivery and long-distance / intercity passenger transport. Read more »

Germany Reaches 50 H2 Filling Stations

| Germany: Potsdam

The launch of the 50th public hydrogen service station has been celebrated by H2 MOBILITY, a company formed by Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL to advance hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Germany. Located in Potsdam and with a refueling time of under 5 minutes, the station has capacity to refuel up to 40 vehicles per day and a facility for future refuelling of hydrogen buses. Read more »

Air Products Accelerates China’s Hydrogen Infrastructure Development

| USA: Lehigh Valley PA

Air Products SmartFuel® H2 dispenserGlobal industrial gases company Air Products has signed cooperation and equipment supply agreements with Beijing Sinoscience Fullcryo Technology Co., Ltd. (Fullcryo) to accelerate the development of hydrogen infrastructure and support Fullcryo’s first, and also China’s first, commercial-scale liquid hydrogen-based fueling station. Read more »

Solaris Bus & Coach Acquired by Spain’s CAF

| Poland: Owińska
Solaris Urbino 12m CNG

Solaris Urbino 12m CNG

CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), a Spanish company best known for its strong position in the global railway industry, has acquired 100% of the shares of Poland’s Solaris Bus & Coach S.A., a leading European manufacturer of innovative public transportation vehicles including buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Hydrogen. Solaris will be included to the Group CAF. Read more »

KOGAS Plans Nearly USD 900 Million Investment in LNG for Mobility

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Yonhap
KOGAS LNG terminal

(Image courtesy of KOGAS)

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a state-operated energy company, says it will invest 1 trillion won (US$895 million) by 2025 to establish infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and trucks, as well as hydrogen-fueled vehicles, reports news agency Yonhap. The announcement confirms views expressed by Ministry officials, KOGAS and KANGV earlier this year to develop the sector. Read more »

Shell Kicks Off Hydrogen Refuelling Network in The Netherlands

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam

Refuelling with Hydrogen by ShellFour new hydrogen refueling stations, two in the Amsterdam region, one in The Hague and one in Pesse (Drenthe), mark the beginning of Shell’s plan to establish a network of hydrogen filling stations in the Netherlands. The intention is that hydrogen will be available at these four stations by the beginning of 2020 at the latest. Read more »