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 »

American Brewer to Convert Entire Dedicated Fleet to Renewable Power by 2025

| USA: St Louis MO and Salt Lake City UT

Anheuser-Busch plans H2-electric semi trucksAnheuser-Busch and Nikola Motor Company today announced that America’s leading brewer has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks from the pioneer in hydrogen-electric renewable technology. The zero-emission trucks — which will be able to travel between 500 and 1,200 miles and be refilled within 20 minutes, reducing idle time — are expected to be integrated into Anheuser-Busch’s dedicated fleet beginning in 2020. Read more »

Kenworth ZECT and HECT Technology at ACT Expo 2018

| USA: Long Beach CA
Kenworth T680 HECT at ACT Expo

Kenworth T680 HECT (Image: ACT Expo 2018)

Kenworth trucks incorporating the latest green emission technologies designed to help fleets and truck operators address requirements for emission reduction have been on display this week at Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Two special Kenworth T680 day cabs, the HECT (Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport) and the ZECT (Zero Emission Cargo Transport) attracted plenty of interest. Read more »

Agility Introduces Large-Capacity Hydrogen Storage Systems for Trucking Applications

| USA: Costa Mesa CA
Agility H2 ProCab on Kenworth’s Zero Emission Cargo Transport demonstration vehicle

Agility H2 ProCab on Kenworth’s Zero Emission Cargo Transport demo vehicle

Global clean fuel solutions provider Agility Fuel Solutions, based in California, has introduced to the market its large-capacity ProCab™ H hydrogen storage systems for trucks. The systems are lightweight, compact, self-contained modules that mount behind the cab of Class 8 trucks. The ProCab H family is the product of multiple design iterations, including hydrogen storage systems recently used on zero-emission hydrogen trucks made by US Hybrid and Kenworth. Read more »

California’s Orange County Buys New Flyer H2 Buses

| USA: St. Cloud MN

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) has been contracted by California’s Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to supply 10 Xcelsior® hydrogen fuel cell electric, forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The new order helps expand the zero-emission footprint of public transportation across California, and adds sustainability to OCTA’s current fleet of just over 500 buses, which will serve communities throughout Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, and Westminster. Read more »

Implementation of Advanced Transit Bus Technology the Goal of FTA Funding Opportunity

| USA: Washinton DC

USA FTA logoThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has presented an opportunity for its grantees to apply for up to $84.45 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No Program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to bring advanced, American-made bus technologies such as natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells into service nationwide. Read more »

U.S. DOE Announces $39 million for Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies R&D

| USA: Washington DC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made available up to $39 million in funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The work supported through this investment will address key early-stage technical challenges for fuel cells and for hydrogen fuel production, delivery, and storage related to hydrogen infrastructure. Read more »