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  • Boeing-American Airlines test in flight fuel cells

    Boeing and American Airlines are teaming up to test flight a suite of environmentally progressive technologies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce airplane noise using a Next-Generation 737-800 airplane known as the ecoDemonstrator. American Airlines is loaning the new 737-800 to Boeing so engineers can gather data about the viability of each technology being tested. After testing is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fuel cells at sea

    Fuel cells may be the key to cleaning up the marine shipping industry according to Michiel Wijsmuller, managing Director of Worldwise Marine Engineering (WWM). Using fuel cells could significantly reduce carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides produced by marine vessels. Seagoing vessels are currently responsible for an estimated 14% of emissions of nitrogen oxides according ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hydrogen fuel cell locomotive in development

    An experimental hydrogen fuel cell switch locomotive is under development by two cooperating companies - BNSF Railway and Vehicle Projects. Field testing is scheduled to start later this year. The fuel cell locomotive has the potential to reduce air pollution, is not dependent on oil for fuel, and could serve as a mobile backup power source for military and civilian disaster relief efforts. ...

  • Residential Fuel Cells Around the Corner

    WESTWOOD, Massachusetts (ENS) - Acumentrics Corporation, a developer of solid oxide fuel cells, has submitted a five kilowatt fuel cell generator that could supply power to a home to federal government authorities for evaluation. The solid oxide fuel cell generator will be evaluated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, part of the U.S. Department of ...

  • EPA tests hydrogen fuel cell vehicle under real world conditions

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson today showcased the fourth generation of Chevrolet's Equinox Fuel Cell Car, the newest addition to the agency's vehicle fleet. The new car underscores EPA's support for national efforts to develop clean energy technologies and help move the United States toward energy independence. 'EPA is turning the key on an engine of ...

  • SMART TESTSOLUTIONS introduces HiL test system for fuel cell control systems

    SMART TESTSOLUTIONS GmbH is introducing a test system that allows developers to test the electronic control circuitry for fuel cell systems without requiring a real system. The test system is based on the Hardware-in-the-Loop principle –the voltages of the fuel cell stack as well as all relevant environmental parameters are simulated. The test environment combines the ...


    By Smart Testsolutions GmbH

  • GBP 7.2m for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Demonstration programme

    A competition for up to £7.2 million of funding for companies to develop Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technology opens today. The competition is being funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and is part of measures for stimulating low carbon technologies announced in this year’s budget. Companies will be able to bid to the Technology Strategy Board, who will manage the programme, for a ...


  • EU project prototypes methanol fuel cell for ships

    After nearly one and a half years of research and development, the EU-funded METHAPU (‘Validation of renewable methanol based auxiliary power systems for commercial vessels’) project is about to start trials on a prototype of a methanol-based solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) unit. The protoype will be tried and tested for performance and emissions under real-life conditions onboard a car transport ...

  • Fuel cell bus technology development projects underway

    CALSTART, North America's leading advanced transportation technology organization, has secured and launched contracts for five major fuel cell bus technology development projects with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), an important part of CALSTART's overall hydrogen pathways strategy.fuel cell bus technology development projects. The newest $24-million effort involves multiple fuel ...


    By WestStart-CALSTART

  • PowerCell develops fuel cell system for Kalmar Cargotec

    The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has reached an agreement with Kalmar Cargotec Sweden AB on developing a fuel cell system for Kalmar Cargotec’s future electric forklift truck. This will help the end consumer, SSAB, to diminish carbon dioxide emissions at the site. The system will be developed and ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • Fuel Cells for Residential, Commercial and Military Power

    Like batteries, fuel cells produce electrical energy through an electrochemical process.  Unlike batteries, fuel cells are “conversion” devices that change some kind of chemical fuel into electricity.  Like combustion engines, fuel cells “convert” fuel into energy, but in this case the energy is electricity, not kinetic (movement) or heat. Fuel cells ...


  • An affordable fuel cell electric car coming soon

    Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology. The goal of the collaboration is to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while reducing investment costs associated with the engineering of the technology. Each company will invest equally ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ballard to advance fuel cell modules for buses

    Vancouver-based Ballard Power Systems has been awarded approximately C$2.0 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to extend a project for the commercialization of the Company's fuel cell power module for the transit bus market. In January 2010, SDTC awarded Ballard up to C$4.8 million for a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A new way to build membranes for fuel cells

    A team of researchers at MIT and Pennsylvania State University has been developing a new method for producing novel kinds of membranes that could have improved properties for batteries, fuel cells and other energy conversion and storage applications. After years of working on a novel way of making membranes through a unique layer-by-layer assembly, the team has developed a material specifically ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Microbes chow down on latest fuel-cell tech

    Original story at MIT News ou can quickly run out of fingers and toes counting the many ways we waste energy. Take our sewage systems, for example: The energetic content of wastewater is about 10 times the amount of energy it takes to process it. In the U.S., we spend 3 percent of our energy on processing ...

  • Fuel Cells Rapidly Gaining Ground in Germany

      Canadian fuel cell maker Ballard has opened its European headquarters in Germany. Fuji is delivering its first fuel cell exports there. And in recent weeks, US-based fuel cell power plant manufacturer FuelCell Energy announced a partnership with renowned German research institute Fraunhofer IKTS. At this year's Globe 2012, the biennial conference and trade fair on business and the ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • Environmentally friendly aircraft: hydrogen fuel cells for airplanes

    Fuel cells can already be used to power motor vehicles, but what about a commercial airliner? Fuel cell powered airplanes may be nearer than you think. The first manned flight powered by a hydrogen fuel cell was flown in March 2008. A recent study explains how this energy source can be used in small aircrafts, potentially reducing greenhouse gas emissions in aviation. Hydrogen fuel cells are ...

  • Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Flies ScanEagle

    Insitu Inc. announced today that its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed its first hydrogen-powered fuel cell flight during a two-and-a-half-hour flight test. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell solution was implemented as a modular upgrade to the runway-independent, expeditionary Group 2 ScanEagle UAS. The collaboration between Insitu, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and ...


    By InSitu d.o.o.

  • Research and Markets: Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology: Fundamentals and Performance of Low Temperature Fuel Cells

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ght52t/polymer) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Polymer electrolyte membrane and direct methanol fuel cell technology: Fundamentals and performance of low temperature fuel cells" to their offering. PEMFCs and DMFCs ...


  • PowerCell has delivered fuel cell stack as Coop in Switzerland launches distribution truck with fuel cell technology.

    The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has, together with Swiss Hydrogen, supplied a fuel cell system to Coop in Switzerland when the company launches Switzerland´s first distribution truck with fuel cell technology. The system is built on PowerCell S3. Today Coop in Switzerland took the first steps towards a landmark for climate-neutral mobility. At the same time ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

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