Air Products Equipment Bound for China Energy’s First H2 Fueling Station

| USA: Lehigh Valley PA and China: Shanghai

Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company, has signed an agreement with state-owned Shenhua New Energy Co. Ltd. (New Energy), a subsidiary of China’s energy conglomerate China Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd. (China Energy), to provide two hydrogen dispensers to China Energy’s first commercial hydrogen fueling station project in Rugao City of Jiangsu Province, eastern China. Read more »

Georgia Tech Team Develops Fuel Cell Game Changer

| USA: Atlanta GA

Nanoparticle coating on disk for H2 fuel cell (Photo: Georgia Tech – Christopher Moore)

“It can let you use readily available fuels like methane or natural gas or just use hydrogen fuel much more efficiently” — Meilin Liu, Regents’ Professor in Georgia Tech

Powering clean, efficient cars is just one way fuel cell technology could accelerate humanity into a sustainable energy future, but unfortunately, the technology has been a bit sluggish. Now, engineers may be able to essentially turbocharge fuel cells with a new catalyst. Read more »

Japan H2 Mobility formed to Deploy Hydrogen Refuelling

| Japan, Tokyo

H2 Station Construction TargetsJapan H2 Mobility, LLC (JHyM) is a company newly established by eleven companies to accelerate the full-fledged development of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Japan. Deployment will be guided by the Japanese Central Government’s Ministerial Council on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Related Issues (“Basic Hydrogen Strategy” published on December 26, 2017). Read more »

Hydrogen-Powered Train Technology Feasible says Ontario Study

| Canada, Toronto ON

GO Transit Network OntarioThe Canadian province of Ontario is taking the next steps in exploring the potential of hydrail as an alternative to conventional electric trains, as Ontario transforms the GO network into a rapid-transit system that will provide faster and more frequent service for commuters and families. Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation, has released the province’s Hydrogen Rail (Hydrail) Feasibility Study. Read more »

Germany Records Highest Increase of H2 Refuelling Stations Worldwide

| Germany, Munich

TUV SUD World H2 StationsIn Germany, 24 public hydrogen refuelling stations have gone into operation in 2017, turning the German public hydrogen refuelling infrastructure into the second largest globally with 45 public stations, ahead of the USA (40 stations) and only surpassed by Japan with 91 public stations. Read more »

Trillium CNG Embraces Hydrogen Fuel

| USA, Houston TX

OCTA bus (H2)Trillium CNG, a U.S. provider of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling facilities plans to expand its services to include the design, construction and maintenance of hydrogen fueling stations. The company will begin construction on its first hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric buses this summer for the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Santa Ana, California, facility. Read more »

Kenworth Shows Hydrogen-Fuelled T680; CNG Hybrid in Development

| USA, Las Vegas NV

Kenworth_T680 ZECT at Port of SeattleKenworth used the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January to display its zero-emission T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The vehicle is part of the Zero Emission Cargo Transport (ZECT) demonstration project managed through Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The company is also working on a natural gas engine project. Read more »

Alstom’s Hydrogen Train Recognised in Europe 1 Mobility Awards

| France, Saint-Ouen

Alstom Coradia iLint H2 Train test in GermanyAlstom, a French engineering company focused on sustainable mobility, has been awarded the Mobility Trophy for Coradia iLint, its hydrogen train, in the context of the French leading radio Europe 1 Trophies of the Future. It is the world’s first low-floor passenger train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which produces electrical power for traction. Read more »

LR-classed Hydroville Prepares Way for H2-Powered Vessels

| United Kingdom, London

Hydroville - H2-poweredAntwerp maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has launched its new hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville, classed by LR. The catamaran crew boat is the first LR-classed vessel to use hydrogen to power a diesel engine. The advantage of hydrogen is that no CO2, particulate matter or sulphur oxides are released during combustion. Read more »

EC Approves Alternative-fuel Funding for Czech Republic

| Belgium, Brussels
Bonett CNG station at the Shell petrol station in Hodonin, Czech Rep.

Bonett CNG station at the Shell petrol station in Hodonin, Czech Rep.

The European Commission (EC) approved a measure this week that will see increased deployment of alternative-fuel vehicles in the Czech Republic. The EC has determined that Czech plans to support the creation of a network of refuelling for low emission vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules.  Read more »