H2Bus consortium to deploy hydrogen fuel cell buses, infrastructure
Leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium. The members are committed to deploying 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, along with supporting infrastructure, in European cities at commercially competitive rates.
New Flyer achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range
New Flyer of America Inc achieved 350-miles of zero-emission range with a New Flyer forty-foot, heavy-duty fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus. These results exceeded the 300-mile range performance target by 17 percent without refueling.
Iron-platinum catalyst keeps fuel cells clean, even in cold weather
Batteries are currently outpacing fuel cells in the technological race to power the electric vehicle. Lithium batteries keep getting cheaper, while fuel cells remain hampered by pricey, short-lived platinum catalysts. Researchers suggest that adding a bit more platinum—albeit in a novel form—could help fuel cell cars catch up.
Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems is a developer and supplier of hydrogen fuel cells for automotive and backup power applications.
Canadian company Ballard Power Systems are the market leader in fuel cell systems. Their systems are based on proton exchange membrane technology and are primarily targeted towards transport applications. Due to the acidic chemistry of their fuel cells, Ballard are not able to offer off-grid systems using ammonia as a fuel because rigorous purification of hydrogen would be needed to remove residual ammonia. Just 1ppm ammonia can spoil the system which makes the purification expensive. Ballard's alternative fuel system for off-grid applications uses methanol as a source of hydrogen, however methanol is highly toxic and can not be stored in quantities as large as ammonia.
Siemens receives funding to develop fuel cell drive for trains
Siemens and Ballard Power Systems plan the joint development of a fuel cell drive for the Siemens Mireo train platform. Working together, the two companies intend to develop a new generation of fuel cells with an especially long lifecycle and high power density as well as improved efficiency.
EV programs accelerated in face of new air pollution horrors
The more you look the more you see and, in the case of air pollution, it is bad news all the way.
Fuel cell on-road vehicles will never be mainstream
A prediction by analysts IDTechEx is turning out to be true.The window of opportunity is closing for fuel cell on-road vehicles to become mainstream.
Fuel cell vehicles back in focus
Something is stirring in the field of fuel cell vehicles.
Fuel cell vehicles feel the pressure
It is not much of an achievement to make a fuel cell powered vehicle any more. They have been made for over 25 years and they work well.
EEVC Belgium: Lessons from the first day
This two yearly event again had about 400 delegates. Once again it provided a forum for the huge number of European and global EV related organisations with overlapping agendas. Of the hundreds of millions of dollars they spend each year, too much goes on soft topics such as consumer attitudes to car models that will not be with us for long or how cars may form a meaningful part of a smart grid over ten years from now.
Ballard's fuel cell module to be tested
Canadian company Ballard Power Systems is supplying a FCvelocity®-HD7 fuel cell power module to a North American bus manufacturer.
Fuel cell powered buses delivered
The unveiling and delivery of two new fuel cell buses, each powered by a Ballard FCvelocity®-HD6 fuel cell module.