Weekly Fuel
Feb. 20, 2014

University of Bolton working on hydrogen fuel cell-powered car of the future
Fuel Cells Works
The University of Bolton has teamed up with a world leading research centre in America to launch what they hope will be one of the most environmentally friendly cars of the future. Researchers at Bolton are working with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA — where scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes — on developing nano-composite materials to store hydrogen more efficiently and produce hydrogen powered vehicles.More

Global fuel cells market — industry analysis
Fuel Cells Works
Fuel cells are currently more dominant in the North America due to regulatory support and technological innovation push in recent times. U.S. is expected to emerge as one of the biggest markets for fuel cell vehicles by 2018. Asia-Pacific is the other major region where the fuel cells market is very strong with demand expected to grow at a CAGR of about 12 per cent from 2013 to 2018. In Asia-Pacific, Japan and South Korea dominate the market revenue for fuel cells.More

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells fasting growing segment in fuel cells market
Trans World News
The fuel cell market has huge growth opportunity. Major application areas include residential, automotive, telecom, and utilities. Merger and acquisition (M&A) prospects are likely even as technology is becoming a key differentiator. PEMFCs are the growing fastest segment.More

Telecom loves hydrogen fuel cells
Energy & Capital
Diesel generators and batteries have long been the source of backup power for mission critical industries, but hydrogen fuel cells are quickly becoming the go-to alternative. Hydrogen fuel cells are much cleaner and with fewer negative outcomes than other technologies, including greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), low risk of ground contaminants, and lower maintenance costs.More

Celebrities show support for hydrogen fuel cells in transpiration
Hydrogen Fuel News
Hydrogen-powered vehicles are gaining more attention in the U.S. and the hype being built behind clean transportation is being aided by celebrities. The Toyota Prius and the Honda FCX Clarity have found support, and a higher degree of attention from consumers, as celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Lee Curtis promote them.More

Toyota: Hydrogen cars have edge on electric cars
USA Today
Toyota sounds like it has come up with a novel way to lure car buyers into considering the first fuel-cell car it plans to start selling next year. Hydrogen fuel-cell cars will cost significantly more than conventional cars and there are few stations to fuel them — none in many cities. But what Toyota appears to have discovered is that when they are compared to the other zero-emissions alternative, battery-powered electric vehicles, or EVs, fuel cells suddenly don't look so bad.More

U.S. demand for battery and fuel cell materials expected to reach $6 billion by 2017
U.S. demand for battery and fuel cell materials is expected to rise more than four per cent annually through 2017 to $6 billion. Growing motor vehicle production, as well as the motor vehicle industry's increasing adoption of advanced energy storage technologies to meet government fuel efficiency mandates, will support growth in battery material demand, particularly for polymers and chemicals.More

Bioenergy technology converts wastewater byproducts to hydrogen
Researchers from DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Florida-based Chemergy Inc. plan to demonstrate an innovative bioenergy technology that converts wastewater treatment plant byproducts into hydrogen gas to produce electricity.More

Sewage-derived fuel powers Hyundai California green dream
While hydrogen is the universe's most abundant element, pumps dispensing it are few and far between. California plans to spend $20 million each year for a decade to build about 100 stations to deliver compressed hydrogen. There are currently about 10 public stations clustered mainly in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. More

Hydrogen cars to hit the road this spring
Clean Techies
Although electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have been considered the only plausible alternatives to conventional cars for a long time, and practically all of the world's biggest car makers have been investing heavily in these technologies, adoption has been lagging and sales have not been as strong as the auto industry had expected.More