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 »

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 »