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Acal Energy says its new hydrogen fuel cell is good for 300,000 miles

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.

2015 Toyota hydrogen fuel cell car will have 300-mile range, Tokyo debut

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.

Hyundai delivers first hydrogen fuel cell iX35 in Copenhagen

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

Japan may subsidize, deregulate 100 new hydrogen fuel stations

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 cit

H2USA is DOE's new partnership to support hydrogen fueling stations

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 US.

Aston Martin Rapide S becomes first hydrogen car to lap Nürburgring

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.

California might have 70 hydrogen fuel stations by 2016

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 commercial sales of FCEVs.

Swedish researchers burn garbage into hydrogen

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.

Toyota signs up for London Hydrogen Partnership, keeping 2015 H2 target in sight

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 a

Volkswagen chief says fuel-cell vehicles not possible at a "reasonable cost"

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."

DOE's H2USA plan could indicate revived push for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

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.

Daimler, Ford and Nissan to collaborate on fuel cell tech

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 vehicles should be arriving from Sebastian Blanco

A blonde goes to the library in support of hydrogen cars

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.

Automakers thrilled with hydrogen vehicles, consumers still hesitant

"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 late

DOE spends $2.4m on hydrogen station research

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:

Fear of "catastrophic" explosion holds up SFO hydrogen fueling station

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

Driving a hydrogen car on a hot day? Drink the exhaust for refreshment

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."

Obama may be charging up support for fuel-cell technology

Looks like President Obama's stance on yet another issue is "evolving."

Germany will have 50 hydrogen stations by 2015

That the German automakers are not at the forefront of plug-in vehicle technology should not be a surprise to anyone. This doesn't mean that they're not participating with plug-ins – they are – just that they are more interested in alternative fuels like wasserstoff (hydrogen).

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