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Honda to Unveil New EVs Next Month

March 16, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Hydrogen, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Clarity’ Line to Debut at New York Auto Show

American Honda will unveil its new line of “Clarity” electric vehicles at the New York International Auto Show, which runs April 14-23 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
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Toyota Plans H2 Fueling with Shell

February 21, 2017 in Companies, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seven Stations Planned Using $16.36 Million from California Agency

Toyota said Monday that it’s looking forward to establishing seven retail fueling stations for hydrogen with Shell behind $16,362,500 in funding from the California Energy Commission.
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CHAMP Hydrogen from Natural Gas

February 20, 2017 in Hydrogen, Research, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Modular Georgia Tech Process Could Make Point-of-Use Fuel

Special to Fleets & Fuels by John Toon of the Georgia Institute of Technology

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle Produces Hydrogen
from Methane and Captures CO2/Carbon Dioxide

When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available.
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Air Liquide: Two for H2 in New York

February 17, 2017 in Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Stations Planned for Long Island’s Hempstead, and Brooklyn


Artist's rendering of an Air Liquide 'Blue Hydrogen' vehicle fueling installation.

Artist’s rendering of an Air Liquide ‘Blue Hydrogen’ vehicle fueling installation.

Air Liquide has disclosed plans for two new public-access hydrogen fueling stations in the New York City area.

One will be with Applegreen in Hempstead – where the convenience store and gasoline fueling chain has two locations – and the other will be in Brooklyn.

Online This Year in League with Toyota

Both are to be in operation by the “mid- to end of 2017,” states a release.

The two new stations are part of a network of a dozen for the Northeast U.S. with Toyota (F&F, April 8, 2016).


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Source: Air Liquide with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

20 Fuel Cell Buses for OCTA and AC Transit

February 15, 2017 in Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

20 New Flyer Hydrogen Buses at Two California Agencies
To Be First-Ever Manufacturer-Integrated FC Buses in USA:
‘Production Volume to Gain Efficiencies & Drive Costs Down’

Two large California transit agencies will each deploy ten hydrogen fueled New Flyer buses under the Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium. updated February 18 & 21
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GM & Honda to Produce Fuel Cells

January 31, 2017 in Companies, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Automakers Form New $170 Million Joint Venture
To Produce Hydrogen-Powered Systems in Michigan

General Motors and Honda said Monday that they’ll jointly manufacture hydrogen fuel cell systems at GM’s existing battery pack plant in Brownstown, Mich., south of Detroit. It’s “the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company,” states a joint release.
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144 Hydrogen Buses & Fueling for Europe

January 27, 2017 in Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Jive’ Project for Fuel Cell Vehicles in Five Countries
Coordinated with Seven ‘Mehrlin’ H2 Fueling Stations
Targets ‘The Economies of Scale Which Are Needed’

Partners including FCH JU, the European Commission-affiliated Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, have kicked off a project to deploy 144 fuel cell transit buses backed by seven hydrogen fueling stations in five countries: Germany, the UK, Italy, Latvia and Denmark.
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New Flyer’s Record e-Drive Bus Deliveries

January 20, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

This Past Year Saw a 48% Equivalent Units Increase Over 2015:
‘Zero-Emission Acceptance Has Now Hit a Breakthrough Level,’
As Momentum Continues with Wrap of December’s MARTA Trial

New Flyer’s deliveries of electric buses “reached their highest level in company history” in 2016, the manufacturer reports, citing battery-electric, trolley-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
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Honda Places First of Its New Electric Cars

December 20, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Six Customers for Honda’s Latest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
Operated Previous Version of the Zero-Emission Vehicle as Well,
Honda Pledges to Expand Clarity Line with Plug-In Electric Vehicles

American Honda is trumpeting the first deliveries, in Southern California, of its zero-emission, five-passenger, Clarity Fuel Cell sedan for 2017. Half a dozen customers previously leased Honda’s second-generation fuel cell vehicle, the Clarity FCX.
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Ryder with Nikola for New Class 8 H2 Truck

December 2, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Named ‘Exclusive Nationwide Distribution & Maintenance Provider’
For Zero-Emission, 1,000-HP Class 8 Truck Aiming to Revolutionize Industry,
Nikola Plans Leasing and a Vertical Network of Hundreds of Fueling Stations:
Worthington for Cryogenic H2 Transport & Compressed Onboard Fuel Cylinders

Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor named Ryder System “as its exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider” as it yesterday evening unveiled the zero-emission Class 8 truck with which it hopes to revolutionize the trucking industry.
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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: $369 Per Month

November 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hydrogen Fuel Is Included Too: Up to $15,000 Worth

American Honda said today that its hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan will be in California dealerships by year-end, and that the zero-emission car will lease for $369 per month.
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Impco Adds More Components for H2

November 17, 2016 in fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Controls & Safety Devices ‘From the Cylinder to the Fuel Cell’

Impco has bolstered its line of GFI-branded the line of 350 bar/5000 psi solenoid valves, safety devices, isolation valves and regulators for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
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New Flyer Battery 60: Altoona, LA, and AC

November 8, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of the All-Electric Artics Are for LA Metro & AC Transit

New Flyer’s fully battery-powered, 60-foot articulated transit bus is to undergo U.S. Federal Transit Administration Altoona testing, the company said today. New Flyer describes the vehicle as “the industry’s first 60-foot electric heavy-duty transit bus.”
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Hydrogen Permitting How-To on YouTube

October 12, 2016 in Education, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Orange County Fire Authority & NREL Collaborate on Videos

NREL, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and OCFA, Southern California’s Orange County Fire Authority, have released a four-part series of videos aiming to help advocates of hydrogen as a transportation fuel to establish the necessary fueling infrastructure.


Carl Baust is a fire prevention analyst with Southern California’s Orange County Fire Authority.

Carl Baust is a fire prevention analyst with Southern California’s Orange County Fire Authority.

Their goal is to help the companies building stations, and the persons responsible for safety, together navigate a thorny permitting process.

The videos are narrated by Carl Baust, a fire prevention analyst with OCFA.

High Pressure and Super Cold

They cover the experiences of fire, building, and planning department staffers with the plan review and inspection requirements of stations for fueling hydrogen vehicles.

“Planners and regulators from around the country will be faced with temperatures of minus 423 degrees Fahrenheit and pressures exceeding 10,000 psi installed only feet away from the general public,” Baust says in the introductory video.

Coordination? ‘Essential’

“Coordination between the building an fire departments is essential,” he says.

The series has four parts:

  • Overview – Which Regulatory Agency Has the Biggest Role?;
  • Planning and Building Considerations;
  • Fire Department Regulations; and
  • Annual Inspections.

And while the videos were created primarily as an educational tool for fire departments, they serve too as “a valuable resource for station developers, designers, constructors, and operators,” he told F&F.

The OCFA-NREL hydrogen video series may be accessed here.


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Source: OCFA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

1.008 to Celebrate Nat’l Hydrogen Day

October 7, 2016 in Electric Drive, event, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Honda Pledges New Clarity Car, DoE Pledges $30 Million

Advocates of hydrogen as a vehicle fuel and hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric drivelines are gearing up for tomorrow, October 8, as National Hydrogen Day, “aptly chosen,” says the U.S. Department of Energy, for hydrogen’s atomic weight of 1.008.
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CHBC Sacramento Summit October 4-6

September 27, 2016 in Conference/Meeting, event, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Speakers Announced for Cal Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit

The California Hydrogen Business Council is gearing up for its 2016 California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit, taking place at the California Environmental Protection Agency headquarters building in Sacramento October 5-6. CHBC Member Day, with committee and sector action group meetings, is October 4.
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Impco Offers GFI Hydrogen Tank Unit

September 16, 2016 in fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Integrated Tank Valve Regulator Available Globally

Westport’s Impco Technologies unit is offering a new Hydrogen Integrated Tank Valve Regulator under its GFI brand. The 350 bar/5,000 psi H-ITVR is available for global markets.
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