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Toyota's latest hydrogen-powered semi boasts 300-mile range

Toyota has made a lot of progress on its hydrogen fuel cell semi truck since unveiling the Alpha model in 2017. The automaker has unveiled a Beta version of its Project Portal semi that promises huge improvements. For one, the zero-emissions vehicle now drives 300 miles on a hydrogen tank instead …

Alternative Fuel

The Parisian hydrogen-powered taxi fleet, “Hype”, reaches 100 vehicles

The hydrogen-powered taxi fleet called "Hype", launched at the end of 2015 by French start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) in …

California has already hit its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions goal

The EPA may be in shambles after Scott Pruitt's short but brutal tenure, but California actually has some good news on the global warming front. The state is well ahead of its schedule for cutting greenhouse gases. According to data released by the California Air Resources Board this week, …

Hyundai and Audi team up on hydrogen fuel cell technology

Hyundai and Audi have reached a deal that will allow the two to share their hydrogen car technology, <i>Reuters</i> reports. Both companies will have access to the other's intellectual property and they'll share components, with the goal being to push hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles into the …

It’s too early to write off hydrogen vehicles

Hydrogen is either the wonder fuel of the future or a technological cul-de-sac. Toyota believes the former, and has spent the past few decades developing mass-market hydrogen cars. The automaker showcased what the technology can do, in the form of its Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), which …

Anheuser-Busch will haul beer in Nikola hydrogen-electric trucks

The rivalry between Nikola and Tesla is only getting hotter... figuratively speaking. Mere months after ordering 40 Tesla Semis, Anheuser-Busch has ordered "up to" 800 of Nikola's hydrogen-electric semi-trucks to introduce them into its beer-carrying fleet starting in 2020. The deal should help …

Punching Holes in Graphene to Boost Hydrogen Production

• <b>University of Tsukuba-led researchers develop electrode based on “holey” graphene for efficient hydrogen evolution in acidic electrolyte</b><p><b>Tsukuba, …

An e-bike fueled with hydrogen instead of electricity?

<b>Hydrogen as a pedalling aid</b><p><b>KARIN WEINMANN</b><p>An e-bike fueled with hydrogen instead of electricity? No, this is not a utopia, but reality: industrial gas …

Fuel Cell

Hyundai's self-driving fuel cell cars complete a record highway trip

Future self-driving cars don't <i>have</i> to be pure electric vehicles, and Hyundai is determined to prove it. The automaker just had a five-strong fleet of Level 4 autonomous hydrogen fuel cars drive themselves 118 miles from Seoul to the Winter Olympics' home venue of Pyeongchang. That's the longest any …

RED's Hydrogen One smartphone will ship this summer

RED's much-hyped Hydrogen One smartphone is edging ever-closer to market, according to an update from its creators. In a thread on the camera company's reduser forums, the makers of the holographic-display phone have revealed pre-order will open "probably in April," with an official ship date …

Augmented Reality

More Than 5,500 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Sold So Far, Says Information Trends

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 5,500 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been sold since they were launched, and the number will …

Rare metals could make hydrogen-powered cars more efficient

Despite being much faster to fuel up than EVs, hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars have largely failed to make an impact. There are various reasons for that like the crazy expensive infrastructure and hydrogen's explosiveness, but the main one is that from well to wheels, hydrogen cars are much less …

Fuel Cell Fall Update: Drones, Cruise Ships and Carbon Capture

It's hard to find a fuel cell company that's in the black.<p>In GTM's fuel cell summer update, "Wesoff’s Wall" was introduced as a metaphor for the …

Energy

Toyota applies long range fuel cell tech to its latest minivan concept

Toyota's next concept car, which it's debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show next week, isn't yet another electric vehicle. The 'Fine-Comfort Ride' runs on hydrogen fuel cells (remember those?) with an intended range of 1,000 km (620 miles) per charge, and can be refuelled in about three minutes. While …

Toyota’s fuel-cell big rigs are ready to haul cargo

After completing 4,000 "development" miles at the port of Los Angeles, Toyota's Project Portal hydrogen fuel-cell big rig is ready to start transporting cargo from that port and the one in Long Beach to rail yards and warehouses beginning on October 23.<p>The class 8 Toyota truck is capable of …

Chevy is building a hydrogen fuel-cell transport vehicle for the Army

Chevy's venture into working with the Army on alternative-fuel vehicles isn't stopping with the Colorado ZH2. No, the pair are pushing forward with the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) that takes the ZH2's hydrogen fuel cell power plant and mates it with what <i>Defense One</i> …

Mercedes-Benz aims to take hydrogen fuel-cells mainstream

General Motors' confidence in hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) vehicles seems to be sparking something of a renaissance among other automakers. In April, Toyota announced it was testing a HFC semi truck, and now Mercedes has announced a hybrid crossover utility vehicle that combines the pricey …

Clean energy: POLIMI takes a step forward in the BIONICO project to produce hydrogen from biogas

Big steps forward have been made in the development of BIONICO – or BIOgas membrane reformer for deceNtralIzed hydrogen produCtiOn – the project …

Biogas

Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip

PARIS (AP) — A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for emissions-free energy networks of the future.<p>Energy Observer will use its solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system to power …

Fuel cells: closer to commercial readiness

The National Grid released its Future Energy Scenarios this month, a publication which aims to encourage and inform debate, leading to changes that …

Researchers create hydrogen fuel with artificial photosynthesis

Scientists all over the world have been attempting to recreate photosynthesis in the lab in hopes of being able to mimic the process to create fuel. Now a team of researchers from the Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Virginia Tech have figured out the secret behind a …

Britain has its first day of coal-free power in 135 years

Coal power has been a fixture of British culture ever since the country's first plant went live in 1882. It shaped the Industrial Revolution (and the air pollution that followed), was involved in major labor disputes and even led to a famous album cover. However, the country is now backing away …

Toyota is testing a hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi

Toyota built a larger sibling for the hydrogen fuel cell powered Mirai, a semi truck. The automaker is testing a water-expelling big rig at the Port of Los Angeles that it hopes will yield data to help build a fleet of zero-emission trucks.<p>Gallery: Toyota Portal Project | 11 Photos<p>11<p>Called the …

Hydrogen-powered forklifts could speed up your Amazon deliveries

Amazon will replace its forklifts' batteries in 11 warehouses with an alternative power source: hydrogen fuel cells (HFC). The e-retail giant is investing millions in the technology, acquiring the right to buy up to 23 percent of hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power. In a press release, Plug Power …

The Army could save hydrogen cars from a premature death

Over the past 25 years, hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) have been the butt of countless jokes in the automotive industry. Many critics see the technology as something long in the works that will never have a future. It's seen some spotty progress over the past decade, existing alongside compressed …

Tiny 'engine' turns natural gas into hydrogen

Here's the dilemma with hydrogen: fueling your car with the stuff is faster than charging an EV, but making and distributing it is inefficient and polluting. A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a four-stroke "engine" that converts natural gas (methane) into hydrogen from …

Japan Is at Odds With Elon Musk Over Hydrogen Fuel Cells

by:Chisaki Watanabe -Bloomberg<p><b>Tokyo Olympics in 2020 seen as showcase for hydrogen products</b>• <b><br>Government aims for 1.4 million home fuel cells in 3 …

Tiger Power launches clean solar and hydrogen alternatives to diesel generators

Renewable Energy

South Africa targets auto sector with fuel cell plant

<b>Reuters</b>--Africa's first fuel cell component plant using platinum as a catalyst will start production by December aiming to take advantage of rising …

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) deploys its first 100 zero-emission vehicles across Europe

<b>The most ambitious fuel cell vehicle deployment promises to expand access to clean-energy transportation</b><p><b>BRUSSELS</b>--Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) – …