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True Zero Network for Hydrogen Fueling

April 26, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

15 California Stations Established by FirstElement Fuel
Said to Constitute the World’s Largest Hydrogen Network

A network of 15 hydrogen fueling stations will help drivers and manufacturers alike as significantly larger numbers of electric fuel-cell cars go on sale in California this year “following decades of hard work by thousands of automotive engineers, policymakers, and government-agency personnel,” says FirstElement Fuel, which has established the hydrogen fueling outlets under the “True Zero” mark.

SARTA Breaks Ground for Ohio H2

January 6, 2016 in Electric Drive, event, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Air Products Fuel and Gear for $1.6 Million Station in Canton
To Support a New Fleet of Ballard Fuel Cell, BAE Drive Buses

The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority and officials including Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor broke ground yesterday on a new hydrogen fueling facility in Canton, south of Akron. The facility will support a new fleet of seven zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered buses that are to commence operation on SARTA routes late this year and throughout 2017.

Air Products H2 for FirstElement Fuel

October 17, 2014 in Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$25.5 Million Agreement Said to Be ‘Largest Ever of Its Kind:’
Equipment and the Hydrogen Fuel for 19 California Stations

Air Products will supply SmartFuel brand fueling equipment, and the fuel iteself, for 19 hydrogen stations being built in California by FirstElement Fuel. They “will be open to the public at a time when several vehicle manufacturers prepare to launch fuel cell vehicles into the California market in 2015,” Air Products says. Toyota, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, and Hyundai are commercializing fuel cell vehicles as early as this year, FirstElement noted.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Reefer Trucks

August 28, 2013 in fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PNNL Promotes Joint Work with Nuvera and Plug Power

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is fostering the use of hydrogen fuel cells to replace the diesel engines driving truck refrigeration units, detailing trials of Nuvera and Plug Power equipment on four vehicles carrying food for Sysco and H-E-B. updated August 29

Hydrogen EVs ‘Make Rapid Progress’

August 17, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cars ‘Have Advanced Rapidly,’ Buses 89% More Efficient than Diesel

Fuel cell vehicles remain hampered by costs – both fuel- and cell-wise, but are improving in range and durability, new DoE assessments indicate. And after 273,000 miles of service, hydrogen for the largest fuel cell bus fleet in the U.S. has been measured at 89% more efficient than diesel.

CEC Backs Hydrogen Projects

May 7, 2012 in Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The California Energy Commission is continuing to support the nascent hydrogen fueling infrastructure, proposing, under PON-11-609:

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