Hyundai and Audi team up on hydrogen car technology

The companies will be able to access each other’s intellectual property and share technology

Toyota scales up manufacture of hydrogen vehicle components

The automotive giant expects demand to increase 10-fold after 2020

US offers $39m for hydrogen research projects

Anticipated research and development topics include materials and components to reduce cost and station footprint

Shell and ITM to build German hydrogen plant

Shell and ITM Power are to build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany. With a peak capacity of 10MW, the Rhineland site will produce hydrogen to be used for the processing and refining of products, as well as testing hydrogen technology and exploring its applications. The consortium, which also includes SINTEF, thinkstep and […]

Hydrogen buses hit the roads across Chinese city

The first batch of mass-produced hydrogen-powered buses have been launched in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Co-developed by Wuhan Skywell New Energy Automotive Company and the Wuhan Tiger Fuel Cell Vehicle Company, the vehicles have a range of more than 450 kilometres, consuming only 5.2 kilograms of the gas every 100 kilometres. The 8.5-meter bus […]

Ceramics firm goes potty over new hydrogen tech

A new ceramic membrane technology could make hydrogen production for vehicle fuel much more practical and affordable. That’s the suggestion from ceramics manufacturer CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, which has successfully tested a way to generate compressed hydrogen from natural gas and electricity in a one-step process with almost no energy losses. The firm says the membrane […]

Micro-CHP ‘could make a big difference to emissions’

Micro-combined heat and power (CHP) plants in the EU could offer significant cost reductions and decarbonisation benefits. That’s according to a new report from fuel cell and CHP project ene.field and Imperial College London, which explores the role of these small CHP plants in homes and offices. Adding micro-CHP to the energy mix is expected […]

General Motors commits to all-electric future

General Motors (GM) has announced plans for an all-electric fleet. It will introduce two new all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the next 18 months, which will be the first of at least 20 new EVs that will launch by 2023. Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President of Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain said: “General Motors believes […]

Fuel cells ‘could slash domestic energy costs by £400’

A new fuel cell technology could allow households to cut energy costs by up to £400 and slash carbon emissions by two tonnes a year. Developer Ceres’ SteelCell home units convert natural gas into electricity and heat at a high efficiency rate, providing enough power to supply an electric vehicle (EV) and reduce demand on […]

Toyota and Japanese retail giant in fuel cell trial

Automotive giant Toyota and Seven-Eleven Japan have teamed up to carry out fuel cell pilot projects. The trials will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the convenience store chain’s operations and distribution network. One of the projects include exploring how fuel cell technologies could be deployed in Seven-Eleven Japan’s trucks to power both the […]