Hydrogen-Powered Forklifts Eligible for Energy Efficiency Incentives

If your company is considering a new construction project or a custom retrofit of an existing facility, there may be financial incentives for energy related investments under your state’s energy efficiency programs. These energy-related investments now include Nuvera® fuel cell systems for electric lift trucks.

Topics: Forklift Operations Sustainability

Hydrogen-Powered Ports

On November 10, 2016, 100 government officials, terminal operators, environmental advocates, and technology solutions providers met at the Port of Los Angeles to discuss how the use of hydrogen in the nation’s seaports can dramatically reduce toxic air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. The Port of LA is the busiest in the nation and the 9th largest in the world. It was an ideal setting for a workshop convened by the California Hydrogen Business Council to explore how hydrogen and fuel cells solutions at ports can address some of the most pressing environmental issues of today.

Topics: Forklift Operations Hydrogen Ports

LiftOne Showcases Nuvera® All-In Fuel Cell Solutions at Hyster-Yale Experience Center

Event: Emerging Technologies Fair, November 3, at LiftOne North Carolina Headquarters in Charlotte. Today, materials handling equipment customers are at LiftOne and the Hyster-Yale Experience Center, learning about a fast-fueled power option for electric lift trucks – counterbalance forklifts, narrow aisle forklifts, and motorized hand-trucks.

Topics: Forklift Operations Events

NITCO Innovate 2016 Showcases All-In Fuel Cell Solutions (VIDEO)

EVENT: Innovate 2016, October 13 at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. Presented by NITCO – a Hyster-Yale dealer – Innovate 2016 showcased all-in fuel cell solutions for counterbalance forklifts, narrow aisle forklifts and motorized hand trucks. 


Topics: Forklift Operations Events

6 Value Drivers for Fuel Cells in Materials Handling

Discover 6 key value drivers identified for opportunity by high-throughput, multi-shift forklift operations. Get the overview in just 90 seconds — watch the video.

Topics: Forklift Operations

Nuvera and Eastern Lift Truck Company Exhibit Clean Technology at NYC Fleet Event

It was the largest recorded turnout in the 28-year history of the Annual NYC Equipment and Vehicle Show. On May 12, 2016 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York, nearly 170 exhibitors showcased the latest in vehicles and equipment. Interest was focused on the large contingent of vendors supporting New York City’s Clean Fleet and Vision Zero initiatives. Nuvera Fuel Cells and Eastern Lift Truck Company were among those presenting solutions to help advance sustainability initiatives.

Topics: Forklift Operations Nuvera Fuel Cell Systems Nuvera Hydrogen Fueling Station

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

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

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.   

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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

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 on-site hydrogen generator is helping fuel cell power make sense for modest-sized fleets as well. For example, a Nuvera hydrogen-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 Nuvera Hydrogen Fueling Station Nuvera Hydrogen Generator

Ace Hardware Adds Nuvera Hydrogen Generation Solution for a Second Facility Greenfield Site

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass., May 16, 2014 — A PowerTap® hydrogen generator went live at Ace Hardware's new state-of-the-art Retail Support Center in West Jefferson, Ohio. This is the second facility for Ace that is equipped with a Nuvera® PowerTap PT-50 on-site hydrogen generator and fueling solution. The system produces and dispenses up to 50 kg/day of high-purity hydrogen to service a fleet of 35 fuel cell-powered reach trucks and 36 fuel cell pallet jacks running a single 10-hour shift, five days a week, plus a floor scrubber. The investment is expected to result in electrical consumption savings for Ace of 330,115 kWh annually by avoiding the need to charge a battery-powered fleet.

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Topics: Forklift Operations Press Releases Hydrogen Markets and Adoption

Nuvera’s Hydrogen Refueling Solutions Highlighted in Hannover

Government purchasing agents, fleet managers and warehouse operators gained insights from prominent hydrogen and fuel cell experts at Hannover Fair 2014. Here, at the world’s largest showcase for industrial innovation, hydrogen solutions (already in use by leading industrial and commercial fleets) were presented to significantly reduce carbon footprints, fleet downtime, and energy/fueling costs. Nuvera, a provider of hydrogen generation and refueling systems, is featured in the fair’s “Energy Products & Innovations” highlights: http://www.hannovermesse.de/en/press-service/press-releases/pressreleases-deutsche-messe/index.xhtml?id=649281&lang=GB&page=1&page_size=20&bereich=632391&unterbereich=0

Topics: Forklift Operations Nuvera Hydrogen Fueling Station Nuvera Hydrogen Generator

DOE National Laboratory taps Nuvera to Demonstrate Fuel Cell Power for Refrigerated Trucks in Grocery Distribution

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass., August 23, 2013 — Nuvera Fuel Cells, in a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is using advanced fuel cell technology to power transport refrigeration units (TRUs) on tractor trailers used to deliver frozen foods and fresh produce to supermarkets. Using fuel cells in place of the more commonly used diesel generators will cut carbon emissions and reduce noise pollution.

Topics: Forklift Operations Industry Innovation Press Releases

Nuvera Fuel Cells to Supply Hydrogen at Ace Hardware's New Distribution Center

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Massachusetts, July 9, 2013 — Ace Hardware Corporation has selected Nuvera Fuel Cells to be the hydrogen provider for its fuel cell lift truck fleet at its new Retail Support Center, located in Wilmer, Texas. 

Topics: Forklift Operations Press Releases Hydrogen Markets and Adoption