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Fuel Cells Expected to Be Part of Hyster® Big Truck Line

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Massachusetts, July 28, 2017 — Hyster Company has announced that the electrification of its line of Hyster® Big Trucks is in development (see Hyster press release). This activity paves the way for zero-emission, fuel-cell versions of heavy duty trucks.  

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As fuel cell vehicle markets grow, experts weigh in on the convenience and safety of hydrogen

Consumers are reluctant to compromise on convenience, power, range or safety to support zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandates set out by ZEV States. Automakers understand this, as noted by an advanced technology manager of a leading manufacturer, “If society’s goals are to reduce carbon from the transportation side, they only have a few options and from our point of view, [hydrogen] is the most compelling one.”[i] 

Furthering this idea, zeroemissions.org provides fuel cell vehicle (FCV) facts to support the idea of zero emissions with zero compromise.

Topics: OEM Motive Power Integration Hydrogen Safety Hydrogen Markets

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

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.

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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.

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EPA Qualifies Hydrogen from Biogas for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Under Expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Pathways Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) requires importers and producers of transportation fuel to include percentages of various kinds of renewable fuel in the overall volume they import or produce each year. Importers and producers may acquire fuel credits known as Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to demonstrate that they have met the requirement. On July 2nd the EPA qualified additional fuel pathways to include hydrogen generated from biogas projects for powering fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). This addition is a critical first step toward the 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels used in transportation. The RVO obligation represents an increase of cellulosic biofuel use in U.S. transportation by 2,666 times from 2013 levels.

Topics: Renewable Energy Solutions Enabled by Hydrogen Climate Action and Government Policy OEM Motive Power Integration energy credits

Toyota Unplugs Tesla Batteries

Toyota is allowing a battery-supply deal with Tesla Motors to expire in 2014 in order to focus on developing next-generation technology that rivals Tesla’s battery-powered electric vehicle. The decision to end its Tesla deal shows a shift away from batteries towards fuel cells. Even before ending the 4-year deal with Tesla, the Japanese auto manufacturer has been sending increasingly obvious signals that it sees the future of zero-emission technology in fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The reason: Fuel cell electric vehicles, also known as hydrogen vehicles, offer a significantly greater range and are ready to drive without charging. Like conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, FCEVs simply fuel up at a filling station. But there’s an important difference. The fuel is hydrogen and the fuel cell (which creates electricity from a reaction between hydrogen and the oxygen in air) powers the vehicle without creating any emissions, except a little water.

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Orion® Fuel Cell Stack Highlighted at World’s Largest Industrial Fair

Among the over 6,000 exhibitors at Hannover Messe 2014, Nuvera Fuel Cells was highlighted in “Energy Products & Innovations” 

Topics: Orion® Fuel Cell Stack OEM Motive Power Integration

Italian Shipbuilder to Power Marine Vessels Using Nuvera® Fuel Cell Technology

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass., November 7, 2013 — Nuvera Fuel Cells has announced that it will be working  with Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri, on a program to power hi-end marine vessels with advanced fuel cell technology. Nuvera has been commissioned to produce and deliver eight of its Nuvera® fuel cell stacks (total power 260 kW), which will be used as range extenders for use on marine vessels. 

Topics: Press Releases Hydrogen Markets and Adoption OEM Motive Power Integration

DOE Plans Hydrogen Push

It’s an exciting time in the automotive industry. That excitement is doubled for those of us in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. Word has gotten out that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will soon launch a campaign called H2USA that will give hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) a well-deserved boost.

Topics: Climate Action and Government Policy OEM Motive Power Integration

Fuel Cell Vehicle on Display at Battery Show: Fiat's Panda Prototype, in Joint Cooperation with Quallion, Features a Fuel Cell Stack by Nuvera

PRESS RELEASE: San Jose, CA, October 5, 2010 — Quallion LLC, California-based world leader in the development of customized lithium ion batteries, jointly cooperates with Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A (Fiat Research Centre) for the development of a hybrid vehicle prototype, based on a Panda platform and featuring an Andromeda™ fuel cell stack from Nuvera Fuel Cells, to enhance performance and safety. The Panda prototype will be on display at the Battery Show, in San Jose, CA, October 5-7.

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Nuvera Announces DOE Fuel Cell Stack Project Awards

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, MA, April 12, 2010 — Nuvera Fuel Cells announced today that the company has received two technical research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to increase the durability and performance of fuel cell stacks designed to meet DOE's 2015 cost and durability targets. Both projects support Nuvera's product development plans to reduce fuel cell capital and life cycle costs for both advanced automotive technology and next generation PowerEdge™ material handling products. Both projects are scheduled for completion in 2012. The overall value of these programs is $11.1 million, of which the DOE is directly funding $8.4 million.

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