Air Liquide U.S. Develops Portable H2 Station

| France: Sassenage  | Source: Air Liquide

Air Liquide portable hydrogen refueling stationAir Liquide has designed and developed a portable hydrogen refueling station to be launched in the U.S. that will support the development of the hydrogen energy mobility market. The all-in-one portable hydrogen refueling station developed by Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S., LLC can supply gaseous hydrogen at a nominal pressure of 700 bar. Read more »

New DHL Panel Van Combines EV with Fuel Cell for Range Extension

| Germany: Bonn | Source: DHL

Fuel cell EV panel van for DHLAt the Green Tech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and electric vehicle maker StreetScooter captured attention with their collaboration on a new electric delivery vehicle. The new ‘H2 Panel Van’ will become the first 4.25 tonne electric vehicle with an added fuel cell, which will provide additional power and enable a range up to 500 kilometers. Read more »

EU Funding Advances Hydrogen Power for Ferries

| Norway: Bergen | Source: Norled

Norled Hydrogen Ferry ConceptThe European innovation project Flagships has been awarded EUR 5 Million from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. Norled AS, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, is pleased to be part of this project that can lead to more hydrogen-powered ferries. Read more »

Foton, Toyota and SinoHytec to Jointly Launch Fuel Cell Buses

| China: Beijing | Source: Foton Motor Inc.

Foton hydrogen fuel cell busFoton, Toyota and Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd. (SinoHytec) recently reached an agreement whereby the three parties will jointly develop fuel cell buses. In addition, fuel cell buses manufactured by Foton will be equipped with some spare parts from Toyota and SinoHytec. Read more »

SinoHytec and Chengdu Cooperate to Build Hydrogen Refuelling Network

| China: Beijing | Source: Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd.

Sinohytec and Chengdu Government sign fuel cell engine agreementIn late April, Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd. (SinoHytec) and Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone (CETDZ) reached a consensus, under which SinoHytec will cooperate with relevant local enterprises to promote the network construction of hydrogen refuelling stations in Chengdu and the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. Read more »

London Chooses Hydrogen Double-Deckers for 2020

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Transport for London (plus comment)

Wrightbus Fuel Cell Electric busLondon is committed to addressing transport-related air pollution, hence a decision to engage with hydrogen. Transport for London, the local government body tasked with responsibility for the transport system in Greater London, will introduce the world’s first hydrogen double decker buses on three London bus routes next year. Read more »

Korea Plans to Lead Hydrogen-Fuelled Ship Development

| Korea: Busan | Source: Korean Register of Shipping

Korea Society - Hydrogen fuel cell (Fuel Cell) ship propulsion conceptIn order to promote sustainable growth in the shipbuilding and maritime sector, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has decided to develop hydrogen ship technologies in full cooperation with the government’s Roadmap for Activating Hydrogen Economy. In January, the government declared its intention to take the lead in the hydrogen economy by announcing this roadmap. Read more »

McPhy Launches Smart Hydrogen Station Architecture for HD Transports

| France: La Motte-Fanjas | Source: McPhy

McPhy Augmented McFilling Hydrogen StationMcPhy, a specialist in hydrogen production and distribution equipment, used the Hannover Messe (trade fair) last week to launch its new range of hydrogen stations, intended to decarbonize heavy transports and long-distance vehicles. Read more »

U.S. and Global Entities Collaborate on Hydrogen Fuel Safety

| USA: Washington DC | Source: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
FCEV at CHS launch

A FCEV at the CHS launch

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the new Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) launched by AIChE, are to work together with several global entities to facilitate information sharing on hydrogen safety and best practices among national and international stakeholders with an interest in hydrogen fuel cell technologies. Read more »

Mitsui Collaborates with California’s FE Fuel to Push Hydrogen for Mobility

| USA and Japan | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hydrogen station operated by FEFMitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui), a global multi-services company, is collaborating with FirstElement Fuel, In. (FE Fuel), a Californian company passionate about hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) to focus on development and maintenance of competitive hydrogen stations, expansion of FE Fuel’s network into other regions, and enhancement of hydrogen infrastructure. Read more »