Weekly Fuel
Mar. 6, 2014

Companies come together to develop hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Japan
Hydrogen Fuel News
Air Products, a leading producer of chemical gases, has announced that it has signed a new deal with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering. Together, the two companies intend to work on bolstering Japan's still fledgling hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Air Products notes that there is a great deal of promise that exists within the Japanese market when it comes to hydrogen.More

Greenlight expands with the addition of a new industrial automation division
Greenlight Innovation
Greenlight Innovation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Commonwealth Automation Technologies of Abbotsford BC; a leading supplier of manufacturing equipment to the fuel cell and battery industries. The agreement combines the manufacturing automation experience of CATI with Greenlight's global presence in test equipment.More

Fuel cells put in the frame with catalysts that need far less platinum
Chemistry World
U.S. scientists have created an exceptional fuel cell catalyst that contains far less platinum — conventional catalysts need 36 times more platinum to hit the same levels of activity. The manufacturing process, which was discovered by accident, uses simple techniques that the researchers believe can be easily scaled-up. More

Port of Honolulu will soon be home to state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell technology
Clean Technica
The Port of Honolulu will soon be home a state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell auxiliary power system — providing clean low-emissions power to docked and/or anchored ships. The current plan — which follows up on last year's pre-pilot study and analysis — is for a highly portable, self-contained hydrogen fuel cell unit to be deployed to the dock in 2015. The fuel cell unit will be able to provide power whether floating on a barge or sitting on a dock, and will be easily transportable to wherever power is needed.More

Fuel cells put in the frame with catalysts that need far less platinum
Chemistry World
U.S. scientists have created an exceptional fuel cell catalyst that contains far less platinum — conventional catalysts need 36 times more platinum to hit the same levels of activity. The manufacturing process, which was discovered by accident, uses simple techniques that the researchers believe can be easily scaled-up. More

The fracking boom causes a second look at fuel cell cars
Examiner
The abundance of natural gas brought about by the fracking revolution is causing some to take a second look at fuel cell powered cars. Most industrial hydrogen is generated by chemically reforming natural gas. In the early part of the current century, this looked to be economically problematic due to high natural gas prices.More

Excess wind power turned into gas in Denmark using hydrogenics technology
Global News Wire
Hydrogenics Corporation has announced that it will be a participating partner of the Power-to-Gas Biological Catalysis ("BioCat") Project in Denmark. The "BioCat" installation will use hydrogen made ​​from excess wind power to convert biogas from sewage sludge into cleaner methane gas. This new Danish energy project will illustrate how future energy systems can be better integrated.More

HyperSolar eyes growing demand for hydrogen
Power Engineering
HyperSolar, the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, commented that it is strongly encouraged by recent commitments of Fortune 500 companies to use hydrogen fuel cells for a number of applications. In January of this year, both Sprint and FedEx announced they were increasing their use of fuel cell technology.More

Researchers tap into solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel
Hydrogen Fuel News
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found a way to produce hydrogen fuel in an efficient and cost effective manner. Low-cost hydrogen production has been a major priority for those interested in renewable energy and clean transportation. Much of the global auto industry has begun to focus on using fuel cells for future vehicles.More

Hyundai Intrado fuel cell concept
Green Car Reports
Hyundai's Intrado concept — a fuel cell crossover unveiled at Geneva — is the first Hyundai to be designed under the watchful eye of Peter Schreyer, and it really shows. Schreyer was previously head of design at Kia, and transformed the maker's lineup.More