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Topic: Fuel cells
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Fuel cells HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS IN A DIVERSE TRANSPORT SYSTEM
posted by on Friday, July 06, 2012 - 08:58 AM

gfoat writes "As the world’s motor industries introduce measures to reduce transport’s dependence on oil and to meet the legislation to cut CO2 emissions, a timely meeting in Birmingham, UK, considered the role of hydrogen fuel cells in a low carbon transport system. At the conference entitled ‘Smart Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Power’ different options were proposed to commercialise hydrogen fuel cells for transport. See the full new report at FuelCellPower."

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Power Autumn 2011
posted by on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 08:29 AM

gfoat writes "The Government is focusing upon eight ‘key’ renewable energy technologies, for onshore wind, offshore wind, marine energy, biomass electricity, biomass heat, ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps and renewable transport. Onshore and offshore wind and marine energy could be utilized more effectively if hydrogen fuel cell systems were employed to store surplus energy and make it available when required as electricity and heat. Biomass electricity and heat may also be utilised more efficiently in CHP mode with fuel cells. Heat pumps are efficient means of generating heat, but they still require electricity and this will add to the peak winter demand. Fuel cells will complement heat pumps, providing both electricity and additional heat when required. The Government does include fuel cells powered by green hydrogen as one of the key power sources for transport, alongside biofuels. The electric vehicles, whether powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells, will be an important means of levelling the load from intermittent renewable energy sources. For those wanting to use solar panels, which are not listed as a key technology, hydrogen fuel cell systems will enable them to utilise energy from the sun when required during the evenings. Read the full Newsletter."

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Fuel cells UK: BIRMINGHAM TAKES THE LEAD INTO A NEW ENERGY FUTURE
posted by on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 02:45 PM

gfoat writes "Cllr Paul Tilsey, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, welcomed delegates to the 7th International Conference entitled Generating the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Society. He said that the price of oil keeps rising and that supplies will peak within the next fifteen to twenty years. In that timescale, by 2026, Birmingham City Council is aiming to reduce their C02 emissions by 60%. Birmingham is aware of its responsibilities as the second UK city. They have introduced three new local distributed energy systems and are demonstrating electric vehicles, including fuel cell cars. Birmingham is accelerating manufacturing processes in order to bring forward fuel cell demonstrations and they look forward to leading the world into a new energy future with hydrogen and fuel cells. See the full article at Fuel Cell Power News."

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Fuel cells Fuel Cell Power No 43
posted by on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 07:03 AM

gfoat writes "The future of energy is here as UTC Power delivers one of their next generation fuel cells to a residential building in New York! Fuel cells also provide clean, efficient electricity, heat and cooling for educational institutions, hospitals, manufacturing and wastewater treatment facilities, office buildings and supermarkets. Fuel cells fit in with the new low carbon energy infrastructure which is being built. They are becoming increasingly competitive as fossil fuels cover their real costs and economies of scale are achieved with larger volume manufacturing. Read the full article."

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Fuel cells Fuel Cell Power No. 41 (Summer 2010)
posted by on Sunday, October 03, 2010 - 06:44 AM

gfoat writes "There are already markets for fuel cells as generators of low power for computers, CCTV, remote monitoring systems, LED lighting and reliable back up. This summer fuel cells are contributing to a variety of leisure activities, providing portable power for boats or bikes. They can either be refuelled with methanol, or hydrogen fuel cells can be recharged from micro wind and solar energy. Procurement of fuel cells by regional and local governments is helping to expedite the volume production of fuel cells. In Australia, the Victorian Government is installing fuel cells in homes and in the UK the City of Leicester is hosting the first fuel cell car project. Fuel cells also provide an efficient, quiet, space-saving power source for hospitals, schools, universities and data centres. See the full article at Fuel Cell Power."

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Fuel cells UK: ITM Power wins top international award
posted by on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 06:23 PM

gfoat writes "A British company leading the alternative fuel revolution has won a major international award. ITM Power, which is developing ways of using hydrogen to fuel vehicles and provide power for homes and offices, has won The CleanEquity Monaco 2008 Award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Research. The award was presented to ITM’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim Heathcote, by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco at a ceremony in Monaco at the end of the two-day international conference on emerging environmental technologies."

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Fuel cells No 29 SUMMER 2007 : FUEL CELL POWER
posted by on Friday, September 07, 2007 - 12:41 PM

gfoat writes "This is critical time for the future of the UK’s energy supply. Several environmental groups have withdrawn support from the Government’s public consultation on nuclear energy because they feel it is not properly balanced. The Energy White Paper in 2003 stipulated that there should be more backing for renewable energy rather than nuclear power, but this has not materialised! Earlier this year a High Court Judge agreed with Greenpeace that the Government’s procedure had been unfair and that a full public consultation was needed before any new nuclear power stations could be commissioned. Future Energies asks why the UK has not carried out a proper programme to develop energy saving and small scale renewable energy technologies, which could contribute to the UK’s energy security and help us to meet C02 reduction targets. Why is there so little progress in improving building insulation? Why have we not, like several European countries, introduced renewable energy feed-in tariffs (REFIT), which would make it economic to invest in micro energy technologies? Why doesn’t the UK have an integrated public passenger transport system? "

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Fuel cells No 26 Autumn 2006 : FUEL CELL POWER
posted by on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 12:16 PM

gfoat writes "FuelCell Energy has upgraded its one megawatt Direct FuelCell power plant at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to use fuel created from a waste by-product of the brewing process. This reduces energy costs by 25 to 40 percent and cuts the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere."

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Power No. 24 Spring 2006
posted by on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 10:37 AM

gfoat writes "Government reports call for energy saving and renewables to ensure energy security and avoid dangerous climate change. Efficiently designed fuel cell vehicles will help to fulfil these objectives. Read more for the full FCP article."

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Fuel cells UK: STRONG FUTURE FOR FUEL CELLS!
posted by on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 05:38 AM

gfoat writes ""Cars, homes, laptops and mobile phones, could all in future be powered by revolutionary fuel cells, and investors in this sector today are getting ahead of tomorrow's game", is the message from Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks today as he underlines the exciting opportunities in the sector for the financial community at a specially convened DTI conference in London."

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Fuel cells UK: ITM Power, Technical Update
posted by on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 12:06 PM

gfoat writes "ITM Power, which aims to provide all aspects of the technology necessary to make the hydrogen economy a commercial reality, is pleased to announce today a major step in its objective to provide a commercial alternative to replace hydrocarbon fuels and hence society’s total reliance upon their continued supply."

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Fuel cells UK: Ninth Grove Fuel Cell Symposium
posted by on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 07:19 AM

gfoat writes "Hear from over 55 expert speakers and learn from the experience of those who have set up companies to exploit fuel cell technologies, those currently running demonstration programmes and from various government bodies on what is being done to further the adoption of fuel cell technology. From a technological perspective, find out about developments in PEM, solid oxide and micro fuel cell systems, plus the latest on fuel processing and new materials."

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Fuel cells UK: FUEL CELL POWER No. 21 Summer 2005
posted by on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 01:46 PM

gfoat writes "John Thwaites, Acting Premier of Victoria and Minister for the Environment launched Australia’s first fuel cell generator from Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. This heralds a new energy appliance for world markets which are being stimulated by the Kyoto Protocol, rising electricity prices and fuel volatility."

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Fuel cells UK: FUEL CELL POWER No. 20 Spring 2005
posted by on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 06:47 AM

gfoat writes "The world’s first purpose built fuel cell powered electric bike was launched at the Design Museum in London during March. Conceived by Loughborough-based Intelligent Energy, it has a range of 150 kms, at least double that of other electric bikes, and a top speed of 80 kph which will increase as refinements to the technology continue. The launch is a victory for the know-how and aspirations of the project’s all-British team and a landmark moment for those who believe that the dream of a hydrogen economy can, with the right political and economic support, become a tangible, near-future reality for the world’s energy consumers.

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Fuel cells Toshiba fuel cell with no moving parts!
posted by on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 11:31 AM

gfoat writes "Toshiba claims to have produced a fuel cell with no moving parts! Instead of using pumps to circulate the fuel within the fuel cell, the tiny 5.6 x 2.2 x 0.5-0.9cm power pack uses a "concentration gradient" to feed fuel and oxygen to the catalyst-covered electrode where they react to generate electricity. The company claims the unit, unveiled as a prototype just yesterday, is the world's smallest 100mW fuel cell. For more information see The Register. "

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Fuel cells UK: Portable fuel cell system – 25% smaller !
posted by on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 10:02 AM

gfoat writes "Voller Energy Limited, the world’s first developer of fuel cell technology portable generators, today launches the updated VE100. The VE100 v2 is smaller and lighter than the previous VE100 but delivers more power output. The VE100 v2 will be unveiled at the Fuel Cell Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland on 30 June 2004. Advance orders for the VE100 v2 can be taken immediately. "

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Power No.16 Spring 2004, Dr F T Bacon
posted by on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 11:57 AM

gfoat writes "At the first International Conference on Fuel Cell Development and Deployment at the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center, the F T Bacon Medal was awarded to Dr Hans Maru of FuelCell Energy Inc, for his work with fuel cells. The Medal was presented by Daphne Vivian-Neal, the daughter of the fuel cell pioneer, Dr F T Bacon, the centenary of whose birth is honoured in 2004. "

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Fuel cells Dearborn,Mich: New Advanced Energy & Fuel Cell Conference
posted by on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 02:27 PM

gfoat writes "The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the launching of a new event titled, “Advanced Energy & Fuel Cell Technologies: Manufacturing Opportunities & Challenges.” This exciting event, taking place October 11-13, 2004, at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn in Dearborn, Mich., will be like no other conference to date. This unique conference will demystify fuel cell technologies by featuring interactive displays and exhibits of automotive, portable, and stationary fuel cells. Researchers and developers of these technologies will deconstruct a fuel cell and show manufacturers how these devices work and how they are assembled. Manufacturers will, in turn, learn how they can position themselves to become a supplier to the industry in an effort to produce these parts more cost effectively. "

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Fuel cells Top international Speakers announced at HANNOVER FAIR 2004
posted by on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 10:21 AM

gfoat writes "Over 100 Top Speakers in five days at the Forum Program of the world’s premier Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Group Exhibit. The Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Group Exhibit today announced its Forum Program for this year’s annual HANNOVER FAIR in Germany, April 19-24, 2004. An unprecedented number of 114 top speakers in the field of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (H2/FC) will present ideas, products and directions over the five-day forum program. "

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Network Conference & Poster Session
posted by on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 10:13 AM

gfoat writes "Discussion & Presentation Sessions will reveal the detailed technical and business projects happening in the UK to develop hydrogen and fuel systems for applications that include: CHP in buildings, Transportation, Portable devices. 40+ posters have been submitted and these can be viewed over lunch and later in the day. The Fuel Cell Network have selected several posters for short oral presentations to display the variety of themes in progress. " New pics and mp4 downloads coming soon!

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Power No.15 Winter
posted by on Friday, February 20, 2004 - 09:50 AM

gfoat writes "The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, took delivery of the first three hydrogen fuel cell powered zero-emission buses to operate in the UK. They will be used on Route 25 between Oxford Circus and Ilford, in a joint venture between London Buses, Daimler-Chrysler, BP, First Group and the Energy Saving Trust. The trial is also part-financed by the European Union. Ken Livingstone said “These buses are the greenest, cleanest and quietest ever, but even though we now have the cleanest bus fleet in the UK, transport is the largest source of air pollution in London. This trial will build on the work of my Air Quality Strategy and contribute to our national commitment to the Kyoto protocol.” "

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Fuel cells New York, NY: Manhattan Scientifics Licenses Mid-Range Fuel Cell Technology
posted by on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 10:41 AM

gfoat writes "Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. (MHTX) announced today that it has licensed its mid-range (NovArs) fuel cell technology to a Singapore company with manufacturing in China. The contract gives the licensee non-exclusive rights to produce and sell fuel cell engines based on the NovArs technology owned by Manhattan Scientifics. The agreement involves an upfront payment, royalty and other forms of consideration. For more details see Manhattan Scientifics website "

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Fuel cells Perth hosts international hydrogen and fuel cell conference.
posted by on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 05:19 AM

gfoat writes "Perth will host the Southern Hemisphere’s first hydrogen and fuel cell conference and tradeshow in September, Simon Whitehouse Chairman of the Executive Organising Committee for the Western Australian Department for Planning and Infrastructure announced today."

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Fuel cells 2004 International Fuel Cell Conference to arrive in Australia
posted by on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 09:42 AM

gfoat writes "Western Australia will be hosting the southern hemisphere’s largest and most significant hydrogen and fuel cell conference and tradeshow in September 2004."

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Fuel cells Global SOFC Market To Reach $335 Million By 2008
posted by on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 10:08 AM

gfoat writes "The fuel cell industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the power industry due to the need for reliable power sources either for small applications (power-hungry laptops for example) or larger ones (stationary, residential or transportation). Fuel cells have now become a viable alternative to standard means of power generation for all application types and sizes. Market introduction of small or micro fuel cells is expected within the next couple of years for the high-end market. Many cities, countries or states are moving some of their public transportation (buses or trains for example) to hybrid electrical vehicles, some using fuel cells. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) present one of the promising technology options for the whole range of applications described. "

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Power No. 14 Autumn 2003
posted by on Thursday, December 04, 2003 - 11:33 AM

gfoat writes "At the Grove Fuel Cell Meeting this autumn, the first fuel cells to be utilised in niche markets were demonstrated. Applications range from portable power for mobile phones and computers, power sources for scooters, up to the hydrogen fuel cell powered buses which will shortly be arriving in London. " Information on the recent Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Trip in London 2004

Number 15 FuelCell Power article

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Fuel cells VANCOUVER,BC: Palcan Fuel Cells Announces A Joint Venture
posted by on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 - 04:54 PM

gfoat writes "Palcan Fuel Cells Ltd. today announced that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Shanghai Mingliang Plastic Co. Ltd., a private manufacturing company based in the Shanghai Pundong economic region. The joint venture is to establish a commercial manufacturing facility in Shanghai using Palcan's proprietary technology, to produce PEM fuel cell stacks for the global fuel cell marketplace. Palcan will have full managerial control of the facility, which is expected to be operational within six months. "

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Fuel cells Aberdeen,Scotland: SiGEN’s BOC GH2OST showcased in Washington DC, USA
posted by on Friday, November 14, 2003 - 02:01 PM

gfoat writes "siGEN is pleased to announce that the, siGEN and Kenny Stewart Built, “BOC GH2OST” will be featured at the Technology Showcase Held in Conjunction with the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy Ministerial Meeting on November 18-21, 2003, Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. BOC the title sponsor of the BOC GH2OST, both financially and technically, are presenting the vehicle on their stand. "

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Fuel cells UK: New 'Biomimetic' technology breakthrough boosts fuelcell output
posted by on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 06:34 AM

gfoat writes "A British technology innovation promises to boost the power available from fuel cells, and bring down the manufacturing costs. Power increases of 16 percent have already been achieved, and the research team say there is more to come. The development brings forward the day when fuel cells will be commercially viable for mass-market automotive and general power applications, say the developers, Morgan Fuel Cells (MFC)."

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Fuel cells Canadian Leadership in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy
posted by on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 05:29 AM

gfoat writes "The Government of Canada today announced a $215 million investment that will capitalize on the use of hydrogen and fuel cells, and lead to cleaner air and a more sustainable economy in Canada. Applications for transformative, hydrogen-based technologies are wide-ranging and the initiatives announced today will assist in delivering the immense potential of an economy running on hydrogen to Canada. The announcement was made today by Allan Rock, Minister of Industry, and Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources. "

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Fuel cells UK: European funding for Rolls-Royce fuel cell development
posted by on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 12:07 PM

gfoat writes "Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step forward in its mission to create cleaner and more efficient power systems with the announcement of European Commission (EC) funding for the continued development of fuel cell technology. The total value of the programme is €10 million, including contributions from the EC, Rolls-Royce and European partners. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today."

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Fuel cells DANBURY, Conn: FuelCell Energy's Power Plant
posted by on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 12:14 PM

gfoat writes "FuelCell Energy, Inc. announced today the addition of one of its 250-kilowatt Direct FuelCell(R) power plants to the Los Angeles power grid. Operating with biogas fuel generated by the City's treatment plant at Terminal Island in San Pedro, the DFC300A power plant will help the City of Los Angeles expand its supply of clean, efficient and renewable energy. "

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Fuel cells UK: DTI to launch UK Fuel Cell Vision at London Conference
posted by on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 11:58 AM

gfoat writes "On 26 September 2003, at the Grove Fuel Cell Conference (www.grovefuelcell.com) at ExCeL in London’s Docklands, the UK Fuel Cell Vision will be launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The Vision highlights the benefits to the UK in taking a leading role in fuel cell development and deployment, and describes a pathway for fuel cells in the UK over the coming years. As such, it provides a basis for future policy making and strategic planning around fuel cells."

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Fuel cells LOS ALAMOS, N.M: Scientists Question Hydrogen Fuel Cells
posted by on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 02:23 PM

gfoat writes "Hydrogen fuel cells may not be the most environmentally friendly answer to America's dependence on foreign oil, according to a study led by a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist! Los Alamos researcher Thom Rahn headed a team of scientists from California universities and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. Their study of the natural cycle of atmospheric hydrogen was published in a recent edition of the British science journal Nature. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Canada, BC: Palcan Develops 2- KW Pem Fuel Cell System
posted by on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 03:04 PM

gfoat writes "Palcan Fuel Cells Ltd. is pleased to announce the successful completion of its joint development project with Goodings Environmental Inc. and Fuel Cells Canada. The project was created to develop a regenerative system that could provide back-up, "off-grid" power for the telecommunications, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and critical applications markets. "

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Fuel cells UK: First UK fuel cell!
posted by on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:48 AM

gfoat writes "At the public launch a statue of Sir William Grove, the inventor of the fuel cell, was unveiled. The statue looks towards the fuel cell which contributes to the heating, cooling and power requirements of the leisure centre as well as the lighting in Woking Park. A mural depicts the history and future potential of the fuel cell. Read more to discover a comprehensive article of recent information on the fundamentals of renewable energy and the hydrogen economy. "

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Power & Renewable Hydrogen
posted by on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 08:59 AM

gfoat writes "A growing proportion of our energy needs could be supplied on site from the energy of the sun and the wind. Solar and wind power conversion technologies are efficient, clean, quiet and safe. The energy can be utilised on the site where it is produced so there is no need for transport. Read more to discover a comprehensive article of information on the fundamentals of renewable energy and the hydrogen economy. "

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Markets launch Fuel Cell Europe’s
posted by on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 01:44 PM

gfoat writes "It’s official! The Fuel Cell Markets platform has been endorsed by the World Fuel Cell Council and Fuel Cell Europe, as a central communications tool to aid with commercialisation of the industry. Fuel Cell Europe have migrated their entire online activities onto the Fuel Cell Markets Ltd platform, replacing previous web sites entirely. The website offers all the advantages of a high-end web solution, whilst the sub-site integrates publicly accessible information within the marketplace. For more information see www.Fuelcellmarkets.com "

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Fuel cells It’s ‘Four More Years’ for the California Fuel Cell Partnership
posted by on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 12:54 PM

gfoat writes "Highlighting California’s leadership role in demonstrating clean vehicles and fuels, collaborative work to encourage fuel cell vehicle commercialization will continue at the California Fuel Cell Partnership through 2007. The group’s original charter called for joint activities through 2003. “When we started this demonstration program four years ago, we had eight members involved, including just two automakers and one fuel cell company,” said Alan Lloyd, 2003 CaFCP Chair and Chair of the California Air Resources Board. “Today, we have 30 members on board – all playing integral roles in the development and demonstration of fuel cell technology. "

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Fuel cells DANBURY, Conn: FuelCell Energy Announces Projects Totaling $1.45M
posted by on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 12:08 PM

gfoat writes "FuelCell Energy, Inc. a leading manufacturer of Direct FuelCell(R) (DFC(R)) stationary power plants, announced recently it has been selected for four U.S. government small business program contract awards totaling $1.45 million to support continued fuel cell development. More information can be found at the following location. "

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Fuel cells UK: Space age technology lifted off in Woking Park !
posted by on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 12:32 PM

gfoat writes "The countdown has started and on (Monday 16 June) the space age technology lifted off in Woking Park with the official launch of the first commercial fuel cell in the UK. " More information on Woking Renewable Energy Projects can be found using the Future Energies search box at the top right of the screen. Just type in "Woking" and press return.

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Fuel cells UK: Voller Energy to use Palcan PC-150 fuel cell stack
posted by on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 02:29 PM

gfoat writes "London, England/Vancouver, Canada: Voller Energy and Palcan Fuel Cells Ltd. are pleased to announce that Voller Energy has selected Palcan's PC-150 Fuel Cell Stack as the power source in the Voller Energy VE100 Portable Fuel Cell system."

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Fuel cells Monrovia, CA: Fuel cell powered micro aircraft !
posted by on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 03:47 PM

gfoat writes "According to Reed Business Information, AeroVironment, the Californian research and development company, has started testing its fuel cell powered micro aircraft. The airplane is radio controlled, has a 380mm span wing, weighs 170 grams and its fuel cell produces 10W of power. As stated by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), this is the first air vehicle to fly entirely on fuel-cell power. For the full details see Fuel Cell Today. Other information about fuel cell aircrafts can also be found on the following link. More information concerning Unmanned Vehicle Systems can also be found here."

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Fuel cells UK: SiGEN and Voller Sign Fuel Cell Agreement
posted by on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 09:24 AM

gfoat writes "Voller Energy and siGEN Ltd announced a significant milestone in their respective developments by entering into a collaborative agreement for the development fuel cell system and product sales. siGEN has been appointed as a distributor and service agent in Scotland of the Voller Energy standard fuel cell system products the VE100 and the VE1000. In addition the companies have agreed to collaborate on a range of system developments where an OEM version of the VE100 will be included in siGEN systems as a preferred supplier."

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Fuel cells New propane fuel cell unveiled by Californian University!
posted by on Friday, April 25, 2003 - 10:02 AM

gfoat writes "The University of La Verne's chemistry department and Clean Fuel Generation, LLC unveiled a new, innovative propane fuel cell system (FCS) yesterday. The first of its kind, the FCS is significant because it creates up to 20 kilowatts of electric power, and is intended initially to power recreational vehicles. As with the methanol system the department unveiled two years ago, this propane FCS is an innovation in electricity generation. The actual fuel cell itself has no or very little pollution, is environmentally safe and doesn't make noise. More details can be found at Fuel Cell Today."

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Fuel cells Canada: Palcan signs Collaboration Agreement
posted by on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 07:10 PM

gfoat writes "The Company is pleased to announce the signing of a strategic research initiative with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) involving its Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology (ICPET). This research will address reactive flow modeling of chemical processes and will be conducted at the NRC Innovation Center (IC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, ICPET in Ottawa, Ontario and at Palcan’s facilities in Burnaby, British Columbia. "

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Fuel cells Washington D.C: Fuel cell Natrium minivan display at Pentagon
posted by on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - 11:45 AM

gfoat writes "DaimlerChrysler’s fuel-cell concept vehicle running on clean, nonflammable, and recyclable sodium borohydride fuel, will participate in a ride-and-drive display program at the Pentagon at the request of acting Secretary of the Navy, Honorable H.T. Johnson. The Natrium is the first fuel-cell powered vehicle built to operate on sodium borohydride, a fuel made from borax which is a mineral available in abundant supply in the Western United States. In the Natrium minivan, this technology delivers the environmental benefits of a fuel-cell vehicle without the loss of cargo or passenger space, while providing a range of 300 miles, longer than any other fuel-cell vehicle. Read the full article at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells DANBURY,Conn: FuelCell Energy to Install Fuel Cell Power Plant in University
posted by on Monday, April 07, 2003 - 10:14 AM

gfoat writes "FuelCell Energy, Inc. has signed an agreement with Grand Valley State University to install and service a DFC300A fuel cell power plant for the Energy Institute's 26,000 square foot research center in Muskegon, Mich. Funding for the entire project, including the building and the fuel cells, is being provided for by a $3 million alternative energy grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission and bonding from the City of Muskegon."

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Fuel cells US: 5 kilowatt fuel cell power system for NASA
posted by on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 09:00 AM

gfoat writes "Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, one of the largest suppliers of on-site hydrogen and oxygen generation systems, today announced that it delivered a 5 kilowatt breadboard proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell power system to NASA. The delivery was made as part of Teledyne Energy Systems multi-year contract with NASA's Glenn Research Center to develop an advanced PEM fuel cell power plant for NASA's Next Generation Launch Technology (NGLT) Program. For more details see Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Kyocera develops 1kW solid oxide fuel cell
posted by on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 05:28 AM

gfoat writes "According to the Denki Shimbun, the home and office technology manufacturer Kyocera Corporation has developed a 1kW solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) for home use. Due to its strong background in ceramic materials, the company provides all necessary ceramics itself. The development team consists of around 25 researchers which aim to put the first prototypes into action by the end of the year. After an initial one-year test period, the company plans to bring its fuel cell to commercial markets by 2005. Read more at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Japanese Companies working together to unify standards for micro fuel cells
posted by on Friday, March 21, 2003 - 04:27 PM

gfoat writes "A number of companies including Toshiba and Hitachi are working together to create a single set of standards for fuel cells for notebook computers, cell phones and other portable devices. The companies believe that fuel cell units should be designed and manufactured under a unified standard to maintain safety. This includes developing same size products for individual applications such as notebook computers and personal digital assistants. The fuel cells will all be fuelled by the same fuel, methanol. Read the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Technology Showcase at the Ideal Home Exhibition
posted by on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 10:28 AM

gfoat writes "Infineon Ltd. displays Palcan Fuel Cells Ltd. 500 Watt Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell stack and Metal Hydride fuel canister at London's Ideal Home Exhibition, with an expected 2003 audience of upwards of 500,000 visitors. Gordon Foat, of GreenMotorsport.com introduced Infineon Limited, to the Burnaby, Canada based Company, and Mr Foat is looking at forging many new opportunities for fuel cell technologies in the U.K. "

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Fuel cells Canada: Palcan signs Joint Venture to power vehicles
posted by on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 08:37 AM

gfoat writes "Palcan is pleased to announce that the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government Economic Commission (MPG), witnessed the recent signing ceremony in Shanghai, China between Palcan, the Shanghai 711 CSIC Institute, Shanghai Ow Bowl Company (division of the Red Bean Group), Shanghai Giant Limited, and the Shanghai Shin-Fu Wheelchair Company. "

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Fuel cells Scotland: New Fuel Cell Company
posted by on Thursday, March 06, 2003 - 06:49 PM

gfoat writes "ReGenTech Ltd, recently announced a significant milestone in its development with the formation of a new company siGEN Ltd to commercialise the development work done to date. ReGenTech Ltd was founded by Dave McGrath, now Managing Director of the newly formed SiGen Ltd, at the end of 2001 with support from the Scottish Energy Energy Team to research and develop the applications and use of Fuel Cell Technology. "

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Fuel cells UK: The Fuel Cell Network Conference At The NEC
posted by on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 05:50 AM

gfoat writes "The UK Fuel Cell Network is supported by DTI. It seeks to promote contact and interaction between industry, academe and Government in the development of fuel cells. A cluster of hydrogen and fuel cell industries is growing in Britain. The purpose of this meeting is to describe this growth, compare it to activities in North America and to reveal new companies and projects on Fuel Cells."

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Fuel cells UK Fuel Cell Technologies Poised for Commercial Breakthrough
posted by on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 08:33 AM

gfoat writes "The UK fuel cell technology industry can become a significant player in the world fuel cell market according to a report published by the DTI and Carbon Trust today. The Fuel Cells Market Study, finds that, given the right investment, the UK industry can play a part in the global commercial breakthrough in fuel cell technology. Fuel cell technologies have the long term potential to make a major breakthrough on reducing carbon dioxide emissions and accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy in the UK. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today. More information can also be found at the Fuel Cell Market Place."

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Fuel cells Austria: Kitchen waste powers bio fuel cell
posted by on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 10:40 AM

gfoat writes "According to Pressetext Austria, the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) and the Sharp Corporation have developed a fundamental technology for the production of effective bio fuel cells. Compared to conventional fuel cells, the bio fuel cell doesn’t need an external supply of hydrogen, methanol or other gases. This type of energy production device generates the necessary fuel from special microorganisms. The microbes produce hydrogen from glucose, which accrues from the special treatment of kitchen waste. Read the full report at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells UK:Warwick, £2.8 million Hydrogen research programme
posted by on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 06:54 PM

gfoat writes "Researchers at the University of Warwick's Warwick Process Technology Group are leading a programme called "Hydrofueler" to connect petrol stations to the normal natural gas supply to fuel hydrogen powered vehicles. The Warwick researchers believe that much of the necessary infrastructure already exists. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells UK: Grove VIII – one of the world’s leading events for Fuel Cells
posted by on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 08:06 AM

gfoat writes "World renowned for the high quality of its conferences, the Grove Fuel Cell Symposium is one of the world’s leading fuel cell events. In 2003, the Eighth Grove Fuel Cell Symposium will focus on "Building Fuel Cell Industries" and promises to be one of the most innovative and exciting events ever for the world fuel cell community. "

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Fuel cells Detroit, Michigan: Ford concepts take on new meanings
posted by on Monday, January 06, 2003 - 07:04 AM

gfoat writes "Ford Motor Co. officials introduced several futuristic vehicles using descriptions that surely don't harken back to the company's founding a century ago: ``sexy,'' ``bat out of hell,'' and ``automotive Swiss army knife.'' Ford's latest concepts - which may or may not make it to production - include a modified version of one of the industry's best-known nameplates, the Mustang, and a hybrid SUV that incorporates ``green'' materials such as soy resin and sunflower seed oil. Read the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Freiburg, Germany: Refuel cars with petrol but drive them with hydrogen
posted by on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 09:30 AM

gfoat writes "Aiming to develop a method to reform petrol to hydrogen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy recently finished a 4-year programme successfully. Together with industrial partners, the researchers optimised the autothermal reforming of low-sulphur petrol to hydrogen, which opens up the possibility of using the reformers in fuel cells vehicles. For more details see Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells New York:DaimlerChrysler's will test Fuel Cell Vehicles in 2003
posted by on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 04:49 AM

gfoat writes "From the world's first gasoline-engine automobile that Carl Benz patented in 1886, to the world's first production fuel cell vehicle which emits only water vapor, DaimlerChrysler has a long history of innovation. A key focus of DaimlerChrysler is sustainability in personal transportation. The F-Cell Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the world's first production fuel cell vehicle, made its North America debut. It runs on compressed hydrogen and will be ready for production in 2003. The company also showed the Natrium minivan, the award-winning fuel cell minivan based on the Chrysler Town and Country. It is powered by sodium borohydride, a chemical also used in laundry soap. For more information see Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells UK: Most current developments in fuel cell technology
posted by on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 10:18 AM

gfoat writes "Join international delegates and exhibitors at this leading conference and exhibition on the progress of fuel cell technology. No other European event provides the opportunity to meet with so many people involved with this fast-moving technology and in 2001 the conference completely sold out. For 2003, this major Conference and Exhibition moves to ExCeL, London to accommodate unprecedented demand for delegate places and exhibition space. More details can be found at grovefuelcell.com or visit the one and only fuel cell market place for information on fuel cells and business. "

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Markets Meet Brian Wilson, the UK Energy Minister
posted by on Monday, October 28, 2002 - 10:31 AM

gfoat writes "After much planning, market analysis, innovative thinking, and hard work, Fuel Cell Markets Ltd, launch the Fuel Cell Marketplace...This revolutionary web-marketplace, developed for the Fuel Cell Industry aims to catalyse the markets, and aid acceptance of fuel cell technology. Read More to see how your company can join the "one and only" fuel cell market place. "

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Fuel cells UK: The H20 Fuelcell fire engine now on show
posted by on Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 01:17 PM

gfoat writes "Visitors flocking to the British International Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham were taken back by the new Peugeot fire engine concept called the H2OFuelcell. This environmentally friendly vehicle is powered by "hydrogen fuel-cell technology". The system works by combining hydrogen and oxygen within a fuelcell stack to generate electric power for the electric drive systems. Read More for full details and pictures. "

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Fuel cells Portable Fuel Cell Units to Go on Sale in Japan in Spring 2003
posted by on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 01:47 PM

gfoat writes "According to reports in Japan's Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ebara Corp will begin to sell mass produced Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) systems from Spring 2003. Using Nexa fuel cell stacks made by Ballard Power Systems, the units will be assembled in Ebara's Fujisawa Works. The size of the fuel cell is 73cm width, 76cm high, 36cm deep, and weighs 64kg. The system is fully portable and generates 900W electrical output. Read more at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Tokyo Motor Show of commercial vehicles to plug clean air
posted by on Friday, October 18, 2002 - 08:36 AM

gfoat writes "Trucks equipped with diesel engines and electric motors, a bus powered by fuel cells, and vehicles incorporating office functions will be the main attractions of this year's Tokyo Motor Show, which starts at the end of this month. Continuing the auto industry trend in recent years, clean air, safety and information technology (IT) will be the three biggest pitches at the 36th Tokyo Motor Show in the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells European Commission launches High Level Group on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
posted by on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 07:51 PM

gfoat writes "A new High Level Group advising on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (HLG) was launched recently in Brussels by the European Commission. The Group comprises top level representatives from major EU automotive and energy companies, public utilities, research institutes, transport companies and policy makers. They will assess the potential benefits of using hydrogen and fuel cells in EU transport, energy production and many other areas, and help pave the way for more focused EU action in this field. By mid 2003 the Group will present a paper outlining ideas for the joint European actions necessary for a vibrant fuel cell industry and a sustainable hydrogen energy economy. More details at Fuel Cell Today."

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Fuel cells DaimlerChrysler Unveils New Fuel Cell Vehicle
posted by on Monday, October 07, 2002 - 02:32 PM

gfoat writes "Eight years after the launch of the NECAR 1 concept study, DaimlerChrysler is now presenting the first fuel cell vehicles which will be deployed in fleets and tested by customers in Europe, the USA, Japan and Singapore. This will involve 30 Citaro city buses which will be supplied to transport undertakings in ten major European cities from 2003, as well as 60 Mercedes-Benz A-Class “F-Cell” models. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells MTI Fuel Cells develop replacement for rechargeable batteries
posted by on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 01:20 PM

gfoat writes "Cell phones free from nightly recharges. Laptop computers that run and run without needing an outlet. Pocket TVs with enough power to show a multi-part documentary. Portable gadgets are demanding more and more juice. A viable alternative to rechargeable batteries isn't here yet, but when it comes, it might work like the device about the size and weight of a deck of cards in William Acker's hand. It's a micro fuel cell. The prototype created by Acker's company, MTI Micro Fuel Cells Inc., relies on a minute flow of methanol to generate electricity. MTI Micro aims to shrink the prototype and begin selling its first commercial fuel cell product in 2004. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells UK: Fuel Cell Powered Micro-Taxi soon to be Unveiled
posted by on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 07:27 AM

gfoat writes "Piper Design, a leading design engineering company, is providing the powertrain and suspension design and development for a new British hydrogen fuel cell Microcab vehicle, which aims to become the cleaner choice of transport in urban areas. The Microcab was originally designed with solar power as its principal energy source and the first example drew major interest from the UK and abroad. "

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Fuel cells US: Electric Hybrid Battery And Fuel Cell System
posted by on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 11:47 AM

gfoat writes "Energy Visions Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, has modeled a hybrid system using a combination of the company's direct methanol fuel cell and nickel zinc battery, as part of their ongoing research into alternate energy systems. EVI has been developing a system that can use existing fueling infrastructures to save the time and cost of developing a hydrogen system. The system prototype demonstration could be on show in approximately 12 months! Read the full details at Fuel Cell Today, or see the EVI Press page. "

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Fuel cells GM’s new Hy-wire concept car
posted by on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 08:21 AM

gfoat writes "Just recently GM revealed it's new five-passenger luxury fuel cell prototype powered car. It’s only when one notices the glass panels at the front and back of "Hy-wire" that you realise something’s very very different here! When Looking through the panel where the grille usually sits on a conventional car you don’t see anything until the seats. No radiator, no engine, no suspension, no transmission, no steering column, no pedals, no anything! This amazing car will be available for media test drives by the end of the year. FutureEnergies will keep you posted. See the full article and pics at Auto Week Car News. or at Car Keys. Also see new concept drawings of GM's new cars. "

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Fuel cells DANBURY, Conn: 250 kilowatt Direct FuelCell power plant at Ocean County College
posted by on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 11:19 AM

gfoat writes "FuelCell Energy, Inc. and its partner, PPL Energy Services, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation, will install a 250 kilowatt Direct FuelCell power plant at Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey. The power plant, which will run on natural gas, will be manufactured by FuelCell Energy in Connecticut and will be installed by PPL Energy Services. The total value of the project is $1.65 million. The New Jersey Clean Energy Fund will provide $827,000 in the form of grants. "

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Fuel cells US: DANBURY, Fuel Cell Finds a Home at Clean Coal Plant
posted by on Monday, August 05, 2002 - 04:49 AM

gfoat writes "FuelCell Energy, Inc. a developer and manufacturer of Direct FuelCell power plants, has received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory to advance the demonstration of a two megawatt fuel cell power plant operating on coal-derived gas by moving the fuel cell site from the Kentucky Pioneer Energy Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle site to the Wabash River Energy, IGCC site. The fuel cell to be used is FuelCell Energy's Direct FuelCell®, which generates electricity with no combustion, using instead an electrochemical reaction between fuel and oxygen from the air to produce electric power. Since no fuel is burned, there are none of the pollutants commonly associated with the combustion of fossil fuels. More details can be found here."

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Fuel cells Fuel cell industry sparks publishing interest
posted by on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 05:59 AM

gfoat writes "As the commercialisation of fuel cells continues apace, a number of companies have begun to publicise their plans for releasing products. Both Honda and Toyota aim to release a few fuel cell cars in late 2002/early 2003. US manufacturer MTI Micro Fuel Cells hopes to begin series production of fuel cells for mobile phones in 2004. And, in the lead, Ballard, H Power and Plug Power have all joined UTC Fuel Cells in starting to sell commercial products. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today."

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Fuel cells Environmentally-Friendly Car Powered By Zinc Fuel Cells
posted by on Monday, July 22, 2002 - 06:09 AM

gfoat writes "Metallic Power, located in Carlsbad, California, is dedicated to the mission of making clean power practical. The company is developing a revolutionary zinc-air fuel cell that provides substantial benefits over conventional lead-acid batteries and internal combustion engines. The company recently announced it has completed a road test of a car that runs on environmentally friendly zinc. The car is probably the world's first vehicle which is powered by a zinc fuel cell and which can be refueled on the road. During the test, the crew drove the vehicle at speeds just above 50 mph for about 60 miles, then refueled the car in under 30 minutes. Read the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Canada: Fuel cells for Japanese residential market
posted by on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 - 08:13 AM

gfoat writes "Ballard Power Systems announced today that its subsidiary Ballard Generation Systems has signed a two-year agreement with Osaka Gas, EBARA BALLARD and EBARA Corporation to develop a 1 kW cogeneration stationary Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell system, comprised of a Ballard(R) fuel cell and an EBARA BALLARD system using Osaka Gas' fuel processing technology, for the Japanese residential market. Ballard Generation Systems and EBARA BALLARD also signed a License Agreement to use Osaka Gas' fuel processing technology worldwide for PEM fuel cell systems that are 10 kW or less. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Ohio Allocates Money to Fledgling Fuel Cell Industry
posted by on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 07:08 AM

gfoat writes "Ohio will hand out $103 million in grants, low-interest loans, and other assistance over the next three years as it strives to become a nurturing home for companies in the emerging fuel cell industry. Michigan hopes to open by late spring a $15 million center near Ann Arbor as a duty-free incubator for alternative-fuel firms, to construct more buildings as needed, and to dole out various tax breaks and refunds in its three-to-five-year plan. The two states are among about 15 nationwide vying to lure developers and eventual manufacturers of fuel cells, which essentially work like batteries to efficiently produce electricity with low emissions for cars, generators, laptop computers, and a wide range of applications. The U.S. market for fuel cells is at about $218 million, but it is expected to be $2.4 billion by 2004 and $7 billion by 2009, Ohio officials note. Read the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells British Columbia: New water cooled fuel cell
posted by on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 06:58 AM

gfoat writes "Palcan announced recently that it has achieved its target for release of a new fuel cell stack which can be scaled to optimize system performance for transportation and portable products in the 1 kW to 5 kW range. The new water cooled stack achieves an excellent power density of 1.5 amp/sq. cm at .6 volts per cell while retaining Palcan's philosophy of low, under 5 psi, fuel pressure to achieve the most favorable combination of cost, size and efficiency within a complete transportable fuel cell system. "

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Fuel cells NEW YORK: Direct Liquid Ethanol Fuel Cell Products Into Japanese Market
posted by on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 07:13 AM

gfoat writes "Medis Technologies Ltd today announced that it has engaged Reed, Wasden & Associates LLC to help the company with its entry into the Japanese market. RWA, as an exclusive consultant for Medis in Japan, will assist the company in identifying and establishing strategic manufacturing and distribution partnerships for its Direct Liquid Ethanol Fuel Cell products. RWA will be working closely with Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (Equity Group) in its work for Medis. See more details at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Canada could lose fuel cell technology edge
posted by on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 07:57 AM

gfoat writes "Canada could lose its leadership position in fuel cell innovation unless a national strategic partnership between government and the industry is quickly implemented, according to a recently-released report by Fuel Cells Canada and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Governments across Canada helped the fuel cell industry become a global leader by investing approximately CDN$150 million over the past 20 years. However, the level of support has not kept pace with the needs of the industry or the investments being made by other countries such as the USA. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells US: Fuel Cell Systems to U.S. National Park
posted by on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 01:42 PM

gfoat writes "Fuel Cell Technologies has sold two fuel cell systems to the U.S. National Park Service for use at Yosemite National Park in California. The sale was made via Bonneville Power Administration. The FCT fuel cell systems will provide electricity, heat, and hot water service to the administration building within the Park. See the full report at fuel cell today. "

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Fuel cells UK: Scotland, First fuel cell vehicle in Scotland goes on Show
posted by on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 08:23 AM

gfoat writes "The Scottish Fuel Cell Consortium has recently exhibited Scotland’s first fuel cell hybrid, battery powered electric car at the “All Energy Opportunities Conference” in Aberdeen, Scotland. The vehicle is an experimental prototype using state of the art electric drive technology housed in the rear of the vehicle. A fuel cell mounted under the bonnet, and supplied with hydrogen fuel, provides the vehicle with a range extension superior to a pure battery powered electric car. The hydrogen for the vehicle is created using an electrolyser supplied by one of the Consortium’s industry partners. The full details of this consortium and the partners involved are now described. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today.
Full details of "Powering Future Vehicles: Draft Government Strategy" can also be found here. "


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Fuel cells Small-scale, high-performance fuel cells for my laptop
posted by on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 04:50 AM

gfoat writes "Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced that the company has succeeded in developing small-scale, high-performance fuel cells of a unique method that can be used in portable devices. "

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Fuel cells Altair Nanotechnologies Fuel Cell Powers Electric Motor
posted by on Friday, June 14, 2002 - 04:57 AM

gfoat writes "Altair Nanotechnologies, a provider of nanomaterials technology and a manufacturer of inorganic ceramic materials, announced a successful series of its advanced solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) test demonstrations. The first series of tests of the company's SOFC were held on March 28, 2002 and produced electricity. The second series of successful tests, held earlier this month, were repeated several times and both voltage and current were produced. The Altair solid oxide fuel cell produced enough power to operate an electric motor driving a six-inch impeller. See the full info at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells US,Texas: Consortium To Test Plug Power Fuel Cell System
posted by on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 07:13 AM

gfoat writes "A consortium organized by the Houston Advanced Research Center has announced the successful installation of a 5kW proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system designed and manufactured by Plug Power. The system will be tested as part of a project to demonstrate the viability of fuel cells as a source of safe, clean and efficient electric power. The Plug Power system is the first in the HARC study to be located outdoors. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Islay: Hydrogen power for locals
posted by on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 06:32 AM

gfoat writes "Scientists from Napier University want to turn Islay into the world's first hydrogen-powered island. The plan is to make hydrogen by treating water with electricity generated from a wave power station already operating on the island. They will then use the hydrogen made from the wave power with "fuel cells". Local people will be able to take this portable power home to run all household electrical appliances. See the full article at The Herald. "

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Fuel cells US Army's Next Challenge: Fuel, Transportation Costs
posted by on Tuesday, May 07, 2002 - 03:57 AM

gfoat writes "Confronting growing fuel and transportation costs, the U.S. Army has no choice but to start fielding fuel-efficient trucks, officials said. The Army, additionally, needs to finds ways to control the escalating expenses associated with maintaining a fleet of nearly 240,000 trucks. One way to do that is to have "fewer, but more capable trucks," said Maj. Gen. N. Ross Thompson III, head of the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command. In the long term, he said, the Army will be able to save billions of dollars in logistics-related costs by consolidating the number of truck types it uses currently and by adopting hybrid-electric vehides. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Los Alamos: New Fuel Cell Powered Concept Scooter
posted by on Friday, May 03, 2002 - 08:35 AM

gfoat writes "Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. a U.S. technology development company specializing in alternative energy, and Aprilia, Europe's second largest two wheel vehicle manufacturer, unveiled a new fuel cell powered scooter recently at the International Paris Fair. Read more to see the pictures. "

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Fuel cells USA,Pennsylvania: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day
posted by on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 - 10:21 AM

gfoat writes "Some people talk about the cars of tomorrow. Mark Sulek, Philip Beierschmitt and Wendy Kelly drove them to the front of the state Capitol Tuesday to celebrate Pennsylvania Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day and demonstrate how the environmentally friendly vehicles work. "Alternate-fuel vehicles are here and now," state Rep. Ellen Bard, R-Montgomery, said while gesturing toward a Ford Focus hydrogen fuel cell car, a Honda Civic Hybrid gasoline-electric car and a Toyota Prius gasoline-electric car. "The everyday person can drive them now." See the full report at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells UK: Scientists develop Process to turn Paper-Mill waste into Hydrogen.
posted by on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 01:23 PM

gfoat writes "Researchers at the University of Warwick's Warwick Process Technology Group have devised a process that turns wet waste from sewage farms and paper mills into a source of power. University of Warwick researcher Dr Ashok Bhattacharya and his team are part of a Europe wide consortium that have cracked the problem of how to extract very pure levels of hydrogen from wet bio-matter, such as sewage or paper mill waste. This very pure hydrogen can then be used in "fuel cells" to power homes, factories and cars. See more details at Fuel cell today. "

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Fuel cells Munich: Laptops, mobile phones are candidates for fuel cell technology
posted by on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 07:26 AM

gfoat writes "Running your cellphone on alcohol is becoming closer to reality, thanks to Bavarian technology. Munich-based Smart Fuel Cell GmbH has shown early production examples of a methanol-fuelled device capable of producing 40 watts of power and intended to provide electrical energy for laptops, printers and cellphones at the same time. The company say that a single 125 millilitre cartridge of methanol costing around ten pence a litre in bulk will supply power for a laptop for a full working day! Recharging is very simple by just putting in a new cartridge, it takes seconds. See more details at ZNET UK. "

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Fuel cells DANBURY, Conn: FuelCell Energy to Provide Direct FuelCell Power Plants
posted by on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 08:05 AM

gfoat writes "FuelCell Energy and its partner, PPL Energy Plus, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation, announced today that they are providing two Direct FuelCell power plants for installation at New Jersey hotels owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. , one of the largest hotel operators of the world. PPL and Starwood Hotels have signed an agreement to install, own and operate one 250-kilowatt DFC fuel cell power plant at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel and another at the Sheraton Edison Raritan Center. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Palcan and Italian Firm Sign Development Agreement
posted by on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 01:26 PM

gfoat writes "Palcan Fuel Cells Ltd is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Celco Profil S.R.L. of Vigonovo, Italy to jointly develop fuel cell power systems for the European scooter, electric vehicle and portable power industries. "

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Fuel cells Lg-CALTEX Oil Develops Fuel Cell for Laptops
posted by on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 06:04 AM

gfoat writes "LG-Caltex Oil has announced the development of the nation's first fuel cell system fully integrated into a notebook PC, in cooperation with Korean-American joint venture Clean Energy Technologies Inc. (CETI), and Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. A prototype of a notebook PC equipped with the newly-developed fuel cell system has already been made. The fuel cell system comprise a fuel cell, hydrogen tank and control device that replaces the existing battery. See more details at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells My Fuel cell powered remote control car
posted by on Monday, April 08, 2002 - 06:13 AM

gfoat writes "Fuel cell store brings you the future with a new fuel cell powered remote control car. It stores hydrogen in an 80 L metal hydride tank and cruises around at about 10 mph for 2.5 hours. There is an external power-connector to supply normal 12 V (25 W) loads for camcorders, laptops, radios, camping TVs... You choose a body style. See the full information / pics about this wonderful demonstration product at Fuel Cell Store. Full details can be downloaded from the following PDF file. "

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Fuel cells US,California: Fuel Cell Partnerhsip in San Diego with Fuel Cell Cars
posted by on Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 11:13 AM

gfoat writes "The California Fuel Cell Partnership is demonstrating a number of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) at the US National Science Teachers Conference in California. This will happen on March 29th, providing an opportunity to ride in or even drive FCVs from Ford and Toyota. There will also be an exhibit from Nissan and a chance to examine a hydrogen refuelling pump. See more details at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells Largest fuel cell installation in the world
posted by on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 08:51 PM

gfoat writes "UTC Fuel Cells, a unit of United Technologies Corp, recently announced the sale of seven PC25TM fuel cell power plants to Verizon to provide primary power for a critical call-routing center on Long Island, New York. The seven units, which each produce 200 kilowatts of electricity and 900,000 Btus of usable heat, will form the largest fuel cell installation in the world, See the full details at UTC Fuel Cells "

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Fuel cells India and USA to work together on Hydrogen Energy
posted by on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 08:37 PM

gfoat writes "India and United States have agreed to jointly initiate programmes on futuristic hydrogen energy, shifting from conventional hydrogen energy. The two sides decided to initiate futuristic hydrogen energy programme on account of depleting hydrocarbon resources and to find out new cost-effective renewable sources having long term perspective, an official statement said on Thursday. The just concluded two-day Indo-US science and technology Forum marked an agreement on futuristic energy. See more at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells British Columbia,Canada: Palcan and Engine Co. Sign Development Contract
posted by on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 06:03 PM

gfoat writes "Palcan Fuel Cells is pleased to announce that it has signed a development contract with the Shanghai Yung-Qiang Technology, a subsidiary owned by Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute. With the contract, Palcan secures both financing and the manufacturing and development abilities to create various hydrogen and air fuel subsystem components for Palcan fuel cells. The Shanghai research institute will invest $800,000rmb (over £70k) to aid with development, under the name Engine Co. "

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Fuel cells Japan: Honda to Start Testing Latest Fuel Cell Vehicle on Japan Highways
posted by on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 09:32 AM

gfoat writes "Honda has announced that it will begin public road tests of its FCX-V4 fuel cell prototype in Japan this month. Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation has now granted all necessary permissions for the tests to proceed. The FCX-V4, the fourth generation fuel cell vehicle prototype to be developed by Honda, was unveiled in September 2001. Compared to earlier prototypes, the fuel cell system in the car was much more compact, and acceleration and top speed were both better than ever. See more details at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells US,Calif: Enova Systems And Hyundai Continue Fuel Cell Partnership
posted by on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 07:09 AM

gfoat writes "Enova Systems, Torrance, California (OTCBB:ENVA), announced that it is further developing, in conjunction with Hyundai Motor Company, the next generation Santa Fe Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), a fuel cell-powered sport utility vehicle which utilizes Enova Systems' 90kW Panther Drive System, Fuel Control, and Fuel Cell Monitoring System. See the full details at Fuel Cell Today See more details of the automotive partners</> "

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Fuel cells Major breakthrough in its Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
posted by on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 07:13 AM

gfoat writes "Energy Visions Inc Fuel Cell Division reports that it has achieved a major breakthrough in its Direct Methanol Fuel Cell ('DMFC') program. Experiments with a new electrode design developed in conjunction with Dr. Karl Kordesch at the University of Graz, Austria, show significant improvements in both power and efficiency. See more information at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells USA: Fuel Cell 2002,Connections to Commercialism
posted by on Monday, February 25, 2002 - 10:31 AM

gfoat writes "The second annual Business Communications Company, Inc. conference Fuel Cell 2002: Connections to Commercialism will be held April 8-9, 2002 at the Holiday Inn Select, Stamford, CT, USA. This conference will focus on the nitty gritty issues in technical, economic, planning and marketing aspects of fuel cells necessary to apply the technology to applications systems and effectively achieve commercialization. "

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Fuel cells Japan: Hybrid battery fuel cell delivery vehicle.
posted by on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 06:24 AM

gfoat writes "Toho Gas, a major supplier of gas in Japan, has developed a hybrid battery fuel cell delivery vehicle. The prototype vehicle is based on a one seater battery car designed for pizza delivery made by Mitsuoka Motor Co Ltd. Two 250W proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells made by an unnamed US manufacturer have been installed on the vehicle. The fuel cells extend the range of the vehicle to 45km. See more at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells battery-sized "direct methanol" fuel cell
posted by on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 08:41 AM

gfoat writes "The company, Neah Power Systems, just received more than $5 million in its second round of funding last week from Seattle venture-capital company Frazier Technology Ventures and Alta Partners of San Francisco. Neah Power is developing a battery-sized "direct methanol" fuel cell in hopes of replacing lithium ion batteries in portable electronic devices such as laptops, mobile phones and personal digital assistants. Read the full details at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells USA: Fuel Cell 2002:Connections to Commercialism
posted by on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 07:50 AM

gfoat writes "The second annual Business Communications Company, Inc. conference Fuel Cell 2002: Connections to Commercialism will be held April 8-9, 2002 at the Holiday Inn Select, Stamford, CT, USA. This conference will focus on the nitty gritty issues in technical, economic, planning and marketing aspects of fuel cells necessary to apply the technology to applications systems and effectively achieve commercialization. "

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Fuel cells XFUEL Introduces Advanced High Density Aluminum Oxygen Fuel Cell
posted by on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 12:29 PM

gfoat writes "XFUEL Corporation has introduced a commercially available Advanced High Density Aluminum Oxygen Fuel Cell ready to be installed in all size vehicles. They claim that it's the only commercially available and cost effective Fuel Cell technology for automotive applications. See the full report at EV World "

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Fuel cells US: 50% reduction in fuel cell stack volume!
posted by on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 12:14 PM

gfoat writes "Voltairis Fuel Cell, a division of Whistler Inc., announced that the Company has completed development of its second generation Carbon-X fuel cell. The new encasement, which reduces stack volume by over 50%, significantly reduces the size and weight of the fuel cell, while offering added protection from the environment. The enhanced design and reduced size of this new generation makes the Carbon-X competitive with traditional technologies, such as batteries and internal combustion engines for stationary, mobile and portable devices. See more information at Fuel Cell Today. "

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Fuel cells First Citaro Bus with Fuel Cell Power System
posted by on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 07:34 AM

gfoat writes "The first prototype anywhere in the world of a near production-standard bus with fuel cell technology was presented to its future owners at the end of last year in Vancouver, Canada. The vehicle has now entered the trial drive and production setting phase. The fuel cell powered bus is the first of a limited-production series of 30 Mercedes-Benz Citaro fuel cell urban buses. The vehicles are due to be delivered in groups of three vehicles to each of the customers over the course of the coming year. Read the full report at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells Brazilian Energy Company to Install Fuel Cell Power Plant
posted by on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 09:11 AM

gfoat writes "UTC Fuel Cells, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that Petrobras, Brazil’s oil, gas and energy company, will install a PC25TM fuel cell power plant at its research and development center (CENPES) in Rio de Janeiro. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells The palcan fuel cell bicycle
posted by on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 11:17 AM

gfoat writes "Palcan Fuel Cell Co. ("Palcan") has developed the technologies for prototyping, manufacturing and testing Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks and systems ranging from 100W to 5 kW. One of the examples that Future Energies was shown was the Palcan Fuel Cell Bicycle. Read more and see the picture of this working example."

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Fuel cells Hyundai Forms Alliance with UTC Fuel Cells
posted by on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 04:25 AM

gfoat writes "The Hyundai-Kia Motor Group signed a memorandum of understanding recently with UTC Fuel Cell of the United States (UTCFC) to form a strategic alliance on the joint development of environment-friendly vehicles. See more information at Fuel Cell Today"

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Fuel cells UK,Woking: The UK's first fuel cell up and running!
posted by on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 06:51 PM

gfoat writes "Woking’s Pool in the Park is the setting for the UK’s first fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) system.The fuel cell is an initiative of Woking Borough Council, which through its joint venture energy services company Thameswey Energy Ltd, aims to design, build, finance and operate small scale CHP stations and fuel cells to provide energy services by private wire and distributed heating and cooling networks to institutional, commercial and residential customers. This truly space-age technology has aroused interest over the whole country. See the full details at BTU Heating. More details can be obtained from the following pdf file"

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Fuel cells NEW DELHI: Fuel Cell Scooter
posted by on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 06:01 AM

gfoat writes "State-owned Scooters India Ltd said it will release three new 3-wheeler models by the end of the year, and is working on a zero-emission fuel cell technology based vehicle that will be launched in 2003. See more at Fuel Cell Today"

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Fuel cells Excitement Builds Over Fuel Cells!
posted by on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 08:01 AM

gfoat writes "Visions of nonpolluting, petroleum-free automobiles yesterday sent shares of companies that make fuel cells soaring. At the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors Corp. stunned viewers with a car called the Autonomy, which uses fuel cell technology. Separately, speculation swirled that the US Department of Energy would today announce plans to kill a program intended to produce an 80-mile-per-gallon gasoline-powered car and replace it with a program promoting fuel cells. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells US: White House Backs Fuel Cells
posted by on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 01:17 PM

gfoat writes "The US Administration has taken a giant leap towards supporting Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cell vehicles. "The Bush administration is walking away from a $1.5 billion eight- year government-subsidized project to develop high-mileage gasoline- fueled vehicles. Instead it is throwing its support behind a plan that the Energy Department and the auto industry have devised to develop hydrogen-based fuel cells to power the cars of the future, administration and industry officials said yesterday." ~CBS Marketwatch January 9,2001 "

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Fuel cells WASHINGTON: Bush Abandoning High-Mileage Cars in Favour of Fuel Cell Vehicles
posted by on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 06:37 AM

gfoat writes "After nearly $1.5 billion in subsidies, the Bush administration is ending an eight-year program to help automakers develop high-mileage, family size cars. Instead, it wants to spur the growth of hydrogen fuel cells to power the next generation of motor vehicles. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today"

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Fuel cells VALENCIA,Calif: DCH Technology Ships 5kw Fuel Cell System
posted by on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 07:56 AM

gfoat writes "DCH Technology, Inc. (Amex: DCH), a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen-specific sensors and provider of hydrogen safety services, announced it has shipped a natural gas-fueled 5 kW fuel cell system to a major European electric utility -- one of the world's leading energy suppliers. See the full report at Fuel Cell Today "

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Fuel cells VALENCIA,Calif: Houston Advanced Research Center receives fuel cell
posted by on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 05:52 AM

gfoat writes "DCH Technology, Inc. (Amex: DCH), a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen sensors and provider of hydrogen safety services, announced that the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) has received a 5 kW DCH Enable(TM) fuel cell shipped on schedule at the end of last year. The fuel cell will be combined with a natural gas reformer, specified by DCH, at HARC facilities. A consortium of leading corporations organized by HARC will then test the system's performance and reliability as a clean and affordable energy source. See more at Fuel Cell Today"

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Fuel cells Japan: My laptop runs on Hydrogen!
posted by on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 08:39 AM

gfoat writes "It has been reported that Japanese electronics companies have developed prototypes for fuel-cell batteries that can power the smallest of electronic devices for long periods of time, and they only need refueling, not recharging! See the full article at ZDnet News.
How long before our mobile phones go the same way?"


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Fuel cells Connecticut: University Facility to Research Fuel-Cell Technology
posted by on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 06:54 AM

gfoat writes "The bid to make Connecticut the world's fuel cell capital will soon include a new research facility dedicated to fuel cell technology at the University of Connecticut. Gov. John G. Rowland Thursday announced the establishment of the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center, which will be backed by $7 million in public and private funding and operate on UConn's Depot Campus in Mansfield. The facility will be powered by a fuel cell made in Torrington by FuelCell Energy Inc. See the full article at Fuel cell today "

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Fuel cells Tokyo,Japan: Prime Minister Test Drives Fuel Cell Car
posted by on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 10:26 AM

gfoat writes "It has been reported that the Prime Minister of Japan has declared fuel cell cars are important for the energy safety of his country and is encouraging his Cabinet ministers to drive them when they come on the market. See the full article of his test drive at Lycos News "

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Fuel cells Chrysler announce fuel cell van
posted by on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 08:10 AM

gfoat writes "Chrysler group have announced a concept vehicle called the Natrium, powered by a sodium borohydride (NaBH4) (which is both toxic and flammable contrary to claims by PlanetArc) fuel cell made by Millenium Cell who partner with Ballard. As Chrystler announced they would have a hydrogen-from-gasoline fuel cell car on the road by three years ago, it is good to see them investigating alternative fuel types."

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Fuel cells Waterbury,Conn: Fuelcell Energy Company to Build Test Facility
posted by on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 07:13 AM

gfoat writes "FuelCell Energy Inc., which moved earlier this year into a new Torrington plant, now plans to build a facility to test its megawatt class power plants soon to be built at the Technology Park Drive operation. The 600-square-foot test facility, which will be both an indoor and outdoor operation, will be up and running by mid-2002 next to FuelCell's 65,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Torrington. See the full article at Fuel cell today"

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Fuel cells Spain: Powerful Possibilities Ahead for Boeing Fuel Cells
posted by on Thursday, November 29, 2001 - 08:27 AM

gfoat writes "They won't replace jet engines, but fuel cells could someday power much of a Boeing airliner except make it fly. Following the lead of automakers, Boeing is exploring ways to use fuel cells -- electrochemical boxes that mix and convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity -- to supplant noisy, polluting and less-efficient gas-turbine engines. See the full article at Fuel Cell Today. Boeing is also about to test an electric-powered airplane "

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Fuel cells VALENCIA,Calif: Fuel Cell contract awarded by the United States Army
posted by on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 04:09 AM

gfoat writes "DCH Technology, Inc. (Amex: DCH), a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen-specific sensors and provider of hydrogen safety services, announced that LOGANEnergy, a leading fuel cell services firm, has been awarded a contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) to provide a 3 kW DCH Enable(TM) fuel cell for installation at the Ft. See the full article at FuelCellToday"

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Fuel cells Methanol-Powered NECAR 5 Fuel Cell Vehicle
posted by on Tuesday, November 06, 2001 - 11:52 AM

gfoat writes "Unveiled in Berlin, Germany last year November 7 2000, for the first time, the DaimlerChryslers “methanol”-powered vehicle is certainly an eye opener!"

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Fuel cells UK LONDON: First ever Fuel cell bicycle
posted by on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 - 11:52 AM

gfoat writes "Design and realization of a 300 W fuel cell generator on board an electric bicycle. A NUVERA 300 W stack has been used by ENEA for the construction of an easy to use, robust and safe power generating system installed on a commercial electric bicycle. Gordon Foat of Future Energies managed to interview the designer to find out more about this technology at the Grove Fuel Cell Symposium. "

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Fuel cells NEW YORK: Boost for Gasoline-powered fuel cells
posted by on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 07:11 AM

gfoat writes "Fuel cell technology that can cut carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles in half got a big boost this week when "General Motors Corporation" and "ChevronTexaco Corporation" announced they had formed a pact to speed up the development of the technology for transportation means. See the full article on Earth Vision News "

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Fuel cells Singapore: hydrogen fuel infrastructure
posted by on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 07:02 AM

gfoat writes "Singapore has continued its push towards environmentally sustainable transport, with a new agreement recently with British Petroleum (BP) to develop a hydrogen infrastructure for green transport, and to support the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to the country. See the full report at Edie news "

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Fuel cells UK, WOKING, BACK TO THE FUTURE
posted by on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 - 10:30 AM

gfoat writes "Space age technology landed in Woking Park yesterday, when the new fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) system arrived from the United States to its final destination at the Pool in the Park. The fuel cell arrived on a 50 foot loader packed safely inside a 15ft X 10 ft crate. It was accompanied by another huge loader carrying the cooling system that works in conjunction with the fuel cell. "

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Fuel cells SUBSTANTIAL POTENTIAL SEEN FOR METAL-AIR FUEL CELLS
posted by on Monday, October 15, 2001 - 08:16 AM

gfoat writes "Fuel cells are one of the most promising technologies for meeting selected U.S. energy needs well into the new century. While the fuel cell market has been growing steadily over the past several years, a number of obstacles have recently been overcome in the development of metal-air fuel cells that could make it an important factor in the $2.78 billion fuel cell market that BCC projects in the next five years."

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Fuel cells Canada: Ballard Power Systems turned out its first commercial fuel-cell product
posted by on Monday, October 01, 2001 - 05:34 PM

gfoat writes "After 22 years of research, Ballard released the first units of its new 1,200-watt "Nexa power module". The Nexa is a portable power generator the size of PC tower! The Nexa produces no exhaust fumes, no loud noises because its internals use a chemical process rather than the internal combustion process to generate electricity. See the full details at Vancouver Canada.com "

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Fuel cells UK,WOKING: FIRST COMMERCIAL FUEL CELL TO BE INSTALLED IN UK
posted by on Friday, September 14, 2001 - 08:18 AM

gfoat writes "International Fuel Cells, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), recently announced the sale of a fuel cell system that will power a recreational centre in Woking, Surrey. This will be the first commercial fuel cell to operate in the United Kingdom. "

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Fuel cells UK, LONDON: General Motors Introduces World's Most Powerful Fuel Cell Stack
posted by on Thursday, September 13, 2001 - 02:35 PM

gfoat writes "General Motors' latest fuel cell stack sets a new world standard for power density that packs 60 percent more power than any competitor, GM announced at a technical conference today."

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Fuel cells DE, Stuttgart: International fuel cell conference
posted by on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 - 05:03 AM

gfoat writes "In collaboration with DaimlerChrysler, EnBW and the Ministry of Transport and Environment the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation organizes the "forum f-cell" - an international fuel cell conference with additional exhibition. The "forum f-cell", which takes place October 15.-17. 2001, includes a broad spectrum of events with prominent speakers on the subject of fuel cell technology. "

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Fuel cells California: Fuel Cell water taxi demonstration
posted by on Friday, September 07, 2001 - 01:07 PM

ptemple writes "Again DCH technology, this time teaming up with Duffy Electric Boat Co, to show off a water taxi running of a 1kW (2kW peak) fuel cell. Though being demonstrated around California all this month, the technology has received considerable interest in Venice where petrol motors are causing terrible air and water pollution."

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Fuel cells Texas: Fuel Cells allow scientists to roam unrestricted
posted by on Friday, September 07, 2001 - 12:43 PM

ptemple writes "The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) have ordered 10 fuel cell systems to provide electricity on demand to air and water quality sampling equipment as well as communications equipment providing real-time data feedback. The 15W portable and 3kW mobile cells are being provided by DCHT Technology and allow scientists to work untethered by grid connections or phone lines."

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Fuel cells US:OTTAWA: $6.5 million DOE award for fuel cells
posted by on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 07:55 AM

gfoat writes "Fuel Cell Technologies has been recently awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to research and develop low-cost solid oxide fuel cells. The award from the DOE's "Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance" is to help carry out the first phase of a ten year research and development program. See the full story at Business News"

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