Zhengzhou to Trial 20 Yutong New Hydrogen Buses

| China: Zhengzhou

Yutong Fuel Cell BusZhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. (Yutong), a large-scale modern bus manufacturing company located in Zhengzhou in China’s Henan province, says Zhengzhou Public Transportation Corporation (ZPTC) will put into use two hydrogen fuel cell buses in the city this week. The start-up will be followed by a further 18 buses as part of a commercial demonstration operation. Read more »

Toyota’s ‘Beta’ Fuel Cell Truck Steps Beyond Proof of Concept

| USA: Traverse City MI

Second version of Fuel Cell Heavy TruckThis week, Toyota contributed majorly to the future of zero-emission trucking by unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan. The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle, in part by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill. Read more »

WEH® Breakaway Couplings Increase Safety During CNG Refuelling

| Germany: Illertissen

WEH Break AwayWEH GmbH, a leading manufacturer in fluid systems connection technology based in Illertissen, Germany, designs products to enhance the safety and functionality of the expanding global CNG filling station network for self-service operation. The recently introduced WEH® breakaway couplings, also available for hydrogen stations, can offer a substantial additional safety factor at these stations. Read more »

BENEFIC Funds CNG, L-CNG and H2 Stations

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein

Netherlands PitPoint CNG StationThe European BENEFIC project, which aims to accelerate the realization of infrastructure for environmentally friendly vehicles and vessels, has approved funding to support the construction of multiple Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations, hydrogen stations and one L-CNG station in Belgium and The Netherlands. Read more »

Agility Fuel Solutions Certified to ISO 14001 Standard

| USA: Costa Mesa CA

Agility logoAgility Fuel Solutions, a global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, is now certified to be compliant with the ISO 14001:2015 standard at its manufacturing facilities in Salisbury, North Carolina, USA and in Raufoss, Norway. Its product offerings include natural gas and hydrogen energy storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders and natural gas fuel systems. Read more »

Germany Approves Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train for Commercial Operation

| France: Saint-Ouen

Alstom's Coradia iLintFrench multinational rail transport company Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. On 11 July, Gerald Hörster, President of EBA, presented Alstom with the certificate of homologation at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Berlin. Read more »

Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program Now Open

| USA: Baltimore MD

Logo-Maryland Energy AdministrationThe U.S. State of Maryland’s FY19 Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) opened on July 1, 2018. The FY19 AFIP is intended to aid in the development of alternative fuel refilling/charging infrastructure. As such, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) anticipates issuing one or more grants to applicants for the installation of alternative fuel refilling/charging stations in Maryland. Read more »

Hexagon Tanks Selected for First Hydrogen Vessel in US

| USA: Lincoln NE and Norway: Ålesund

Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine - H2 Powered IllustrationHexagon Composites’ subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has been selected to supply high-pressure hydrogen tanks for the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US. The vessel is being built by Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) after they were awarded a USD 3 million grant by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), supported by the “California Climate Investments” (CCI) program. Read more »

Empa ‘move’s to new Gas Mobility Project in Switzerland

| Switzerland: Zurich

Switzerland_180621_Empa_GasmobilitaetEmpa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, opened a demonstration facility in Dübendorf under the name of ‘move’ in 2016 to show ways of switching mobility to renewable energy. Now, after two years of practical tests, the first project phase centred on hydrogen fuel has been successfully completed and a gas conversion phase is beginning. Read more »