10 Elemental Milestones to Share with Friends and Colleagues on National Hydrogen Day

October 8, chosen in recognition of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), is National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day! On such an elemental day, engaged people are sharing their knowledge about hydrogen and fuel cells with friends and colleagues, and you can join in

Topics: Career, Involvement, Commitment Industry Innovation

Zero Emissions Vehicles Market an Opportunity for Congress

There are two types of commercialized zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) available to consumers today, the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and the battery electric vehicle (BEV). Both types of vehicles support greenhouse gas reductions, improve local air quality, and reduce reliance on oil. Many automakers are now investing in fuel cells as an essential technology to create consumer-friendly zero-carbon transportation options.

Topics: Climate Action and Government Policy OEM Motive Power Integration

Saving and Shaving: Fuel Cells in Materials Handling Reduce Peak Electric Demand and Power Outage Risk

Among the cost drivers of electricity usage in your materials handling facility, lift truck battery chargers could be among the biggest electricity consumers. Battery chargers can also drive up additional annual peak demand charges for your building. Electricity demand during peak periods may result in utility surcharges, with the additional risk of stretching grid capacity to the point of power outages or need for usage restrictions.

Topics: Forklift Operations peak shaving power outage risk

Steam Methane Reformation (SMR) Demonstrated Using Biogas

On March 18, 2015, Nuvera demonstrated the ability of its PowerTap® on-site hydrogen generator to use renewable natural gas. Using methane captured from cow manure and water, PowerTap generated high-purity hydrogen.

Topics: Renewable Energy Solutions Enabled by Hydrogen PowerTap® Hydrogen Generation

Get Interactive with Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

With all the news on climate change just this month – G7 agreement to decarbonization, Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change, and a multi-country effort for post-2020 climate action – it’s time to understand the world of climate data.

Topics: Climate Action and Government Policy

Nuvera to Present New Energy Solutions for Industrial Trucks at Fuel Cell Symposium

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass. – Industry, academic, and government leaders interested in the future of the fuel cell industry will be attending the 2015 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium to learn about the shift from research and development to commercialization that has been taking place in the fuel cell industry over the past decade.

Topics: Forklift Operations Press Releases

Nuvera Demonstrates Use of Cow Manure as Energy Source for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass. – This spring, Nuvera is being featured in an unusual film. On March 18, 2015, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. used its PowerTap® on-site hydrogen generation and dispensing equipment in support of Toyota’s “Fueled by Everything” video campaign that debuted in April.

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The 2015 Energy Feature: Forkliftaction Reviews Alternative Power Options for Use in Materials Handling

In the four years since the 2011 Forkliftaction News feature on alternative energy use in the material handling industry, fuel cell-powered electric forklifts have made significant inroads into warehouse, manufacturing, distribution and other facilities in the US because the benefits they offer are so compelling. It is one of the reasons NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), manufacturer of Yale® and Hyster®  lift trucks, acquired Nuvera Fuel Cells in 2014. NMHG believes that the use of hydrogen in fuel cells is a winning combination that offers tremendous value to many of its customers.   

Topics: Forklift Operations warehouse space productivity battery changing fast charging lead acid batteries PowerEdge® Fuel Cell Power System

Discover How Hydrogen and Natural Gas Are Good News for a Renewable Energy Future

A dramatic reduction in our country’s carbon footprint will need to rely on a specific convergence of three factors: Energy economics, energy infrastructure, and energy technologies. The U.S. is experiencing such a convergence, and it is positioning us for a clean energy boom.  Domestic natural gas production is rising and is expected to continue for decades to come, resulting in cleaner power generation, lower prices, and enhanced energy security.

Topics: Renewable Energy Solutions Enabled by Hydrogen

What Will Be Your First Step Into the Hydrogen Economy?

Nuvera is known for many first steps in the development of hydrogen enabling technologies. One of those firsts was the installation of the first hydrogen refueling station in Massachusetts.

Topics: PowerTap® Hydrogen Fueling Station Transportation Fueling Infrastructure

Two Power Houses Unite

The Lifting Power of Hyster-Yale and the Hydrogen Power of Nuvera united on December 18, 2014, when Nuvera Fuel Cells was acquired by NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG). NMHG’s parent company, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE: HY), is a global leader in lift trucks and other industrial vehicles. The addition of Nuvera to the Hyster-Yale family represents

Topics: Forklift Operations Career, Involvement, Commitment Industry Innovation

Facts versus Fiction on Fuel Cell versus Battery Electric Vehicles

Have you found yourself wondering how to better understand comparisons between battery- and fuel cell-powered cars? It starts by avoiding a common mistake, the generalization that pits ‘hydrogen cars’ against ‘electric cars.’ In fact, hydrogen-powered cars ARE electric cars. Electric vehicles (EVs) can be fueled either by a battery (making it a battery electric vehicle: BEV), or a hydrogen fuel cell (making it a fuel cell electric vehicle: FCEV). In both cases, the car is an electric car.

Topics: OEM Motive Power Integration

Hydrogen-Powered Holiday Drive

Is your car big enough for our holiday to-do list? Zero-emissions hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer all the cargo space for the many things that Nuvera staff do during the holidays. One of these things is to join our friends at the Billerica Food Pantry who are working hard – with your contributions – to meet their targets. Supreet Dangore, Supplier Development Engineer at Nuvera Fuel Cells, delivered contributions from Nuvera and learned that our community has been coming together to help meet pantry targets.

Topics: Career, Involvement, Commitment

Fuel Cells Power Tractor, Energy Independence and Renewable Energy Targets

In 2009, 400 journalists from over 42 countries reported with excitement on the Gold and Silver SIMA Innovation awards for a hydrogen-powered tractor debut. Since then, the zero-emissions NH2 tractor by the agricultural equipment manufacturer, New Holland, has generated tremendous interest in sustainable farming with practical trials at New Holland’s energy independent farm in Venaria, Italy. The energy independent farm and tractor concept have now earned a place among the top projects of the Industry 2015 Program: New Technologies for Made in Italy.

Topics: Industry Innovation OEM Motive Power Integration

Expanding the Sweet Spot for Fuel Cell Forklift Fleets

Hydrogen fuel cell forklifts are not just an economical fit for mega-warehouses with fleets of 100 trucks or more. Nuvera’s PowerTap® On-Site Hydrogen Generation Appliance is helping fuel cell power make sense for modest-sized fleets as well. For example, a Nuvera PowerTap-supplied fleet was able to switch to fuel cells with only seven reach trucks and 10 pallet jacks that consume about 25 kg of hydrogen in 24 hours. The daily cost savings achieved with a hydrogen-powered fleet easily justified the investment.

Topics: Forklift Operations