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    DOE funds more hydrogen fuel cell research with $4.5m investment
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    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is continuing to show support for next-gen fuel cell systems. In June, DOE rolled out $9 million in grants to speed up the technology, and this month, an announcement was made that $4.5 will be invested in two projects focused on advanced fuel cell membranes. Minnesota based-3M will receive $3 million and the Colorado ...

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    Hyundai updating hydrogen station in California to refuel 20 vehicles a day with renewable H2
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    The state of California is hoping that more cash for a particular San Bernardino County refueling station will mean more hydrogen production and thus more use from fuel-cell vehicle drivers. The California Energy Commission (CEC) is supplying a $3-million grant so the eight-year-old hydrogen refueling station at the Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. ...

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    Hyundai's John Krafcik: hydrogen simply more efficient than batteries
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    Those looking to spice up a dinner party should seat John Krafcik and Carlos Ghosn next to each other should they get the opportunity. Krafcik, who runs North American operations for Hyundai, recently appeared to take a poker to the concept of battery-electric vehicles, which have long been espoused by Nissan-Renault chief Ghosn, and pushed his weight ...

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    Acal Energy says its new hydrogen fuel cell is good for 300,000 miles
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    The good news is that even 300,000 miles worth of water vapor still equals zero emissions. Acal Energy Ltd., a UK-based chemical engineering firm, says it started with the US Department of Energy's hydrogen fuel cell durability standard, then doubled it. Acal says its so-called FlowCath technology, in which the usual platinum catalyst for fuel cells is ...

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    2015 Toyota hydrogen fuel cell car will have 300-mile range, Tokyo debut
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    The details on the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that Toyota will be offering in 2015 remain woefully scarce, but as we get closer to some sort of reveal at this year's Tokyo Motor Show in November, a few details are emerging. For one, that we will see the car at the Tokyo show. That's the word from Bloomberg, anyway, which goes on to say that Toyota could ...

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    Hyundai delivers first hydrogen fuel cell iX35 in Copenhagen
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    It's a European kind of debut for the hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (which will be known as the Tuscon Fuel Cell when it arrives in the US). Hyundai showed off the first production ix35 in Geneva earlier this year and this week delivered 15 of the H2 SUVs to the City of Copehagen. The avant garde vehicles will be used in the city's municipal ...

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    Japan may subsidize, deregulate 100 new hydrogen fuel stations
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    Here's a story that certainly plays to stereotypes: a new network of hydrogen refueling stations being built in Japan are the work of, surprise, oil companies. As The Japan Times reports, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. and 12 other companies – including automakers – are working together to establish about 100 new H2 stations, mostly in major ...

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    H2USA is DOE's new partnership to support hydrogen fueling stations
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    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has kicked off H2USA, a public-private partnership focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to bring more transportation energy options to US consumers, including fueling up their fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). This is important for FCEVs because, right now, there are only 55 of these fueling stations in the ...

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    Aston Martin Rapide S becomes first hydrogen car to lap Nürburgring
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    An Aston Martin has completed what's believed to be the first hydrogen-powered lap around the famous Nürburgring as the automaker prepares to enter its H2-powered hybrid in next month's 24-hour race at the German racetrack. The Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S made a four-hour run around the track, with Aston Martin chief executive officer Dr. ...

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    California might have 70 hydrogen fuel stations by 2016
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    In what some would consider an "If You Build It, They Will Come" scenario straight out of "Field of Dreams," California proponents of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEVs) adoption say the Golden State may expand its hydrogen refueling station count more than eightfold during the next three years, and such an expansion would finally support legitimate ...

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    Swedish researchers burn garbage into hydrogen
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    As the ancient idiom says, "Waste not, want not." Researchers at Lund University in Sweden are making it happen by turning ash from burned garbage into hydrogen. "The ash can be used as a resource through recovery of hydrogen gas instead of being allowed to be released into the air as at present. Our ash deposits are like a goldmine," Aamir Ilyas, Doctor ...

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    Toyota signs up for London Hydrogen Partnership, keeping 2015 H2 target in sight
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    Whether working with BMW or the US Department of Energy, Toyota is involved in hydrogen vehicle technology around the world. The newest corner is London, where a deal with the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP) was just announced. Toyota is the only major automaker on the LHP's list of members, but AutoblogGreen readers will likely be familiar with some ...

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    Volkswagen chief says fuel-cell vehicles not possible at a "reasonable cost"
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    The head of Europe's biggest carmaker says the prospects for hydrogen vehicles are vanishing into thin air. Yes, when recently asked about fuel-cell technology, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said it's nearly impossible to build those vehicles at a "reasonable cost." As Automotive News reports, VW will keep on conducting research into fuel cells, but ...

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    DOE's H2USA plan could indicate revived push for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
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    The Obama administration has reportedly shifted gears on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Government funding for H2 vehicles was cut in 2009, but the US Department of Energy will soon be launching a project called H2USA in support of hydrogen-powered cars, Automotive News reports. H2USA (a reference to the chemical symbol for hydrogen) won't be getting the ...

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    Daimler, Ford and Nissan to collaborate on fuel cell tech
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    Team efforts to bring hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market have gone truly worldwide. An announcement today from Daimler, Ford, and Nissan reveals that the three companies are going to work together on a "common fuel cell system" that should "speed up availability" of H2 vehicles at lower costs. The target is 2017, which is two years later than fuel cell ...

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    A blonde goes to the library in support of hydrogen cars
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    How many easy stereotypes can the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) fit into one short commercial for hydrogen vehicles? Let us count the ways. Actually, you should count them yourself after watching the video below, because the more we say, the more we'll spoil it. Got it? Okay. Now, the point that this video is making is as applicable to battery-powered ...

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    Automakers thrilled with hydrogen vehicles, consumers still hesitant
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    "A lot of auto makers believe the fuel-cell vehicle is just a better performing vehicle and just makes more sense." So says Kevin See, a senior analyst of electric vehicles at Lux Research in Boston, told CNN. It's not a surprising thing to say, but it again shows commitments by automakers to develop hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles have been increasing ...

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    DOE spends $2.4m on hydrogen station research
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    The U.S. Energy Department has spent a lot of time and money researching hydrogen vehicles, and just announced $2.4 million more to move H2 refueling station technology forward. The $2.4 million will be spread out among five projects in three states: The California Air Resources Board will get $150,000 to "analyze an operating hydrogen refueling ...

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    Fear of "catastrophic" explosion holds up SFO hydrogen fueling station
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    When a Chevrolet Volt undergoing crash testing caught fire in a delayed fashion last year, the airwaves filled up with (incorrect) reports of how dangerous battery-powered vehicles are. Now, fears of a "catastrophic" explosion involving another gasoline alternative, hydrogen, are putting plans for a new, $3-million refueling station project at San ...

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    Driving a hydrogen car on a hot day? Drink the exhaust for refreshment
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    Here's an interesting way to look at hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, courtesy of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. In a new blog update, the CaFCP says, "Nothing like a little exhaust from a fuel cell electric vehicle ... water so clean you can drink it." Well, that's the picture text, any, the blog post says that this isn't really the case. After all, ...

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