Recent Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

NREL, Sandia Team to Improve Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

A new project led by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories will support H2USA, a public-private partnership co-launched by industry and the Energy Department, and will work to ensure that hydrogen fuel cell vehicle owners have a positive fueling experience as fuel cell electric vehicles are introduced starting in […]

FuelCell Energy Awarded 5.6 Megawatts of Ultra-Clean and Efficient Fuel Cell Power Plants by United Illuminating for Renewable Distributed Generation Development

Contracts Executed for a 2.8 megawatt Power Plant in Bridgeport Connecticut Second Connecticut Site to be named in the next 30 days FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced another utility-scale award for two 2.8 megawatt DFC3000® fuel […]

Ballard Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Continued improvement in financial metrics Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP)(TSX: BLD) today announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted and have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). John Sheridan, President and CEO said, “Our Q1 results […]

Halving Hydrogen

First view of nature-inspired catalyst after ripping hydrogen apart provides insights for better, cheaper fuel cells Like a hungry diner ripping open a dinner roll, a fuel cell catalyst that converts hydrogen into electricity must tear open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have captured a view of such a catalyst holding onto the two halves […]

Plug Power and Hyundai Hysco sign Memorandum of Understanding to form Fuel Cell Joint Venture in Asia

Agreement Lays Groundwork for Development and Sales of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Solutions, Products and Stacks Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced that in line with its aggressive international growth strategy it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Hysco Co. Ltd. (Hysco), to create […]

Heliocentris receives Major Order from Myanmar

Heliocentris has received its largest single purchase order since the company’s foundation in 1995. The order comprises the delivery and installation of hybrid power solutions for the build-out of 150 mobile base stations in Myanmar and has a value of USD 4-6 million depending on the exact site configuration to be delivered and installed within […]

Vertimass licenses ORNL Biofuel-to-Hydrocarbon Conversion Technology

Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels. The ORNL technology offers a new pathway to biomass-derived renewable fuels that can lower greenhouse gas emissions and decrease U.S. reliance on foreign sources of oil. “Vertimass is […]

Plug Power acquires Relion Inc. bringing Innovative Fuel Cell Stack Technology In-House

ReliOn PEM Cell Technology Will Provide Fuel Cell Stacks for GenDrive Class 3 Units Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced it has acquired the assets of ReliOn Inc., a developer of hydrogen fuel cell stack technology and fuel cell systems based in Spokane, WA. The acquisition […]

Hydrogen Unlikely to be 21st Century’s Chief Alternative Energy Source

Storage problems and poor energy conversion efficiency of hydrogen make it a weak option for an energy source Countries across the globe are desperately looking for alternate sources of power that are dense enough to accommodate consumption needs, while preserving the global ecosystem. Amongst the contenders for mainstream alternative energy production is hydrogen – an […]

PNNL joins National Consortium creating Hydrogen Infrastructure

H2USA aims to further fuel cell vehicles and related technologies The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has joined a consortium of automakers, energy companies, government laboratories, and others that aims to accelerate the rollout of an infrastructure for hydrogen-powered vehicles and related technologies. The development comes a few months before vehicles powered by […]