Ballard Power Systems Buys B.C.’s First Fleet of FCEVs

| Canada: Burnaby BC | Source: Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Purchases Toyota MiraisBallard Power Systems, a global fuel cell pioneer celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, has arranged for several Ballard employees to purchase B.C.’s first fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). Ballard employees are expected to purchase the Toyota Mirai zero-emission FCEVs powered by hydrogen in 2019, with initial vehicle deliveries set for immediate handover. Read more »

Cummins To Acquire Canadian Fuel Cell Systems Provider Hydrogenics

| USA: Columbus IN and Canada: Mississauga ON | Source: Cummins Inc.
Hydrogenics image: fuel cell HD trucks

Hydrogenics image: fuel cell HD trucks

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, all the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian fuel cell systems provider Hydrogenics Corporation, other than shares already owned by The Hydrogen Company. In October 2018, Cummins joined with other industry partners to research how hydrogen fuel cells can power commercial vehicle applications, recognizing that this technology is likely to play a role in the broad portfolio of power solutions Cummins will provide to its customers in the future. Read more »

Hydrogen Station for Bus Fleet Inaugurated in Northern France

| France: La Motte-Fanjas | Source: McPhy Energy SA

McPhy SMTAG Station hydrogen bus Jun2019In the presence of the project’s partners on Friday June 21 in Houdain, the Artois-Gohelle transport authority (SMT-AG) inaugurated France’s first refueling station for hydrogen buses. The entire clean hydrogen production, storage and distribution chain is being equipped with technologies supplied by McPhy Energy SA, a global specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment. Read more »

First Hydrogen Station Underway for France’s Zero Emission Valley

| France: Paris | Source: ENGIE
Chambery First H2 Station

(Image: FuelCellWorks)

The Auvergne Rhône Alpes (AuRA) regional Council has together with other French participants has set about deploying the largest renewable hydrogen mobility project in France, called Zero Emission Valley (ZEV). The first stone of the first hydrogen station, installed in Chambéry by ENGIE Cofely, has just been laid and opening is planned for November this year. Read more »

CSA Seeks Experts for Revision of Natural Gas Fueling Station Components Standards

| Canada: Toronto ON | Source: CSA

CSA Group logoCSA Group, a Toronto-based global organization dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability, invites expressions of interest to participate in the revision and processing of Natural Gas Fueling Station Components Standards as national standards. Read more »

Ballard Unveils 8th-Gen Fuel Cell Module for Heavy Duty Motive Market

| Canada: Vancouver BC and Sweden: Stockholm | Source: Ballard Power Systems

Ballard fuel cell moduleBallard Power Systems unveiled the Company’s 8th generation high performance fuel cell module, the FCmove™-HD, at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit being held in Stockholm, Sweden, this week. The company says this 8th-gen module is the culmination of product development and field experience based on almost 14 million kilometers (9 million miles) of vehicle operation. Read more »

Hydrogen Players Commit to Affordable Fuel Cell Public Transportation

| Denmark: Copenhagen | Source: H2Bus Consortium

H2Bus image A collaborative commitment to enabling commercially competitive hydrogen-fuelled public transportation is aimed at stimulating Europe’s fuel cell vehicle market while addressing transport-related emission targets. Joining forces to create H2Bus Consortium are Everfuel (Denmark), Wrightbus (Ireland), Ballard Power Systems (Canada), Hexagon Composites (Norway), Nel Hydrogen (Norway) and Ryse Hydrogen (UK), leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain. Read more »

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains to Start in Frankfurt in 2022

| France: Saint-Ouen and Germany: Höchst | Source: Alstom and Industriepark Höchst

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterRMV, the public transport network of the Frankfurt metropolitan area in Germany, through its subsidiary fahma (Vehicle Management Region Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH) recently issued a tender throughout Europe for 27 fuel cell trains. The tender has been awarded to French engineering company Alstom, manufacturer of hydrogen-fuelled trains. Read more »

Bolzano First to Order Solaris Hydrogen Buses

| Italy: Bolzano | Source: Solaris

Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogenSASA (società autobus servizi d’area) SpA, which manages urban and suburban public road transport services in the Italian municipalities of Bolzano, Laives, Merano and Lana in South Tyrol, is the first company anywhere to place an order for Urbino 12 hydrogen buses manufactured by Solaris Bus & Coach SA of Poland. The contract includes an 8 year-long service and maintenance package. Read more »

Air Liquide Opens Two Hydrogen Refuelling Stations In Japan

| Japan: Oguchi | Source: Air Liquide
Oguchi H2 station

Oguchi hydrogen filling station

Air Liquide Japan Ltd. has opened the second of its hydrogen fueling stations within the framework of the Japan Hydrogen Mobility (JHyM) national consortium. The first was opened in Gamagori in April and the second was opened in Oguchi in May, both locations being in the Aichi prefecture in central Honshu Island. Read more »