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Nuvera Fuel Cells Acquired by Hyster-Yale Materials Handling

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass. – On December 18, 2014, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc., manufacturer of fuel cell systems and hydrogen generation and refueling equipment, was acquired by NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. the operating company of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY). The acquisition marks a major milestone in Nuvera’s commercialization of clean energy solutions.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, a leading lift truck manufacturer, intends to begin rapid development of Nuvera’s fuel cell technology across large parts of the Hyster® and Yale® product line. In so doing, Hyster-Yale believes it will become the first major lift truck company committed to full deployment of fuel cell motive power and on-site hydrogen generation and supply solutions for the material handling market. Nuvera, a leader in developing hydrogen solutions for industrial mobility, transportation, and industrial gas markets, offers unique capabilities to integrate fuel cells with lift trucks based on its prior development of PowerEdge™ hybrid fuel cell power packs.

Nuvera’s PowerTap™ equipment provides small- and large-scale hydrogen fuel supply for fuel cell-powered industrial vehicles. The Hyster-Yale/Nuvera union will provide forklift fleet customers with increased power options for electric trucks and a single-source hydrogen solution. These options will accommodate aftermarket retrofit solutions for any brand electric powered lift truck in the market today.

Hyster-Yale is committed to bringing Nuvera’s premium hydrogen products and advanced fuel cell technology to customers who demand quality, reliability, and lowest cost of ownership.

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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

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: OEM Motive Power Integration Press Releases Hydrogen Markets and Adoption

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

Nuvera Joins Energy Department's H2USA Partnership

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass., June 19, 2013 — Nuvera Fuel Cells announced its membership in H2USA, the new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) across the United States.

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Nuvera Launches First Fuel Cell Vehicle Program of its kind in Massachusetts

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass., April 17, 2013 — Nuvera Fuel Cells has inaugurated a program with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS) in which Nuvera will operate and maintain two Toyota Advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHV-adv) at its headquarters in Billerica, Massachusetts. 

The two-year program is the first of its kind in Massachusetts and will help build awareness of fuel cell technology, the benefits of hydrogen as a clean fuel, and the development of hydrogen infrastructure in the Northeast.


Update: Since this press release Toyota has introduced the Mirai and featured Nuvera in a 2015 video that went viral on YouTube, watch "Fueled by Bullsh*t." The video demonstrates the use of methane captured from cow manure to produce hydrogen and fuel a fuel cell vehicle. 

Topics: Transportation Fueling Infrastructure Press Releases

Nuvera Expands Management Team in Support of Strategic Development in 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Massachusetts, January 06, 2012 — Nuvera Fuel Cells, announced today the creation of three new positions on its Senior Management Team: VP of Organizational Effectiveness, VP of Product Development and Manufacturing Operations, and VP of Commercial Operations. 

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Xebec Announces License and Development Agreement With Nuvera Fuel Cells for Advanced Hydrogen Purification

PRESS RELEASE: Blainville, QC, March 17, 2011 — Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSX: XBC) ("Xebec"), a provider of biogas upgrading, natural gas and hydrogen purification solutions for the clean energy market, announced today that it has signed a license and engineering service agreement for a total value of USD 3.25 million with Nuvera  Fuel Cells ("Nuvera") to allow for the development of two rapid cycle hydrogen purification units for use in hydrogen refueling and merchant/industrial hydrogen applications. Under the terms of the agreements, Xebec will receive an upfront payment of USD 1.75 million and the remainder over the course of the development period.

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Nuvera Fuel Cells Receives Second Order for Fuel Cell Powered Forklifts from the Defense Logistics Agency

PRESS RELEASE: New Cumberland, PA, February 23, 2011— Nuvera  Fuel Cells, Inc., a global provider of integrated fuel cell systems for forklifts and hydrogen generators for on-site refueling, today announced that it has received a follow-on order from the Defense Logistics Agency  (DLA) for 18 PowerEdge RL25 fuel cell units to operate at the Susquehanna Defense Distribution Supply Depot (DDSP) in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. The RL25 units have joined 20 fuel cell systems powered by Nuvera's technology in service at DDSP since 2009.

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The Nuvera Fuel Cells Massachusetts Headquarters Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, MA, February 7, 2011 — Nuvera  Fuel Cells, Inc., a global provider of integrated PEM fuel cell stacks, integrated fuel cell systems, and hydrogen generators for on-site refueling, today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification at its Billerica, MA headquarters. This certification indicates that Nuvera's Quality Management System (QMS) meets ISO's criteria, specifically the ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction. Nuvera underwent a rigorous audit by Perry Johnson Registrars, a global accreditation body, to earn the certification.

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Nuvera Fuel Cells and the Town of Billerica Present 13 Community Fund Grants to Local Organizations

PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, Mass., December 20, 2010 — Nuvera Fuel Cells and the Town of Billerica presented 13 community grants to local organizations in support of 2011 activities. The grants are the result of a $20,000 community fund that Nuvera has contributed to annually as part a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement.

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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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Xebec Adsorption Inc. and Nuvera Fuel Cells Enter into Supply Agreement

PRESS RELEASE: Montreal (QC), June 15, 2010 — Xebec  Adsorption Inc. (TSX:  XBC)  ("Xebec"), a provider of biogas upgrading, natural gas and hydrogen purification solutions for the clean energy market, announced today that it has signed a multi-year supply agreement — and has received the first multi-unit purchase order under the agreement — with Nuvera Fuel Cells ("Nuvera"), a leading supplier of fuel cell and hydrogen re-fueling systems in the U.S. and Europe.

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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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