Tag: Fuel Cells

South Africa targets auto sector with fuel cell plant

South Africa targets auto sector with fuel cell plant

Fuel cell plant should begin production by December CAPE TOWN, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Africa’s first fuel cell component plant using platinum as a catalyst will start production by December aiming to take advantage of rising demand for clean energy cars, officials from Isondo Precious Metals said. Isondo has secured a license from U.S-based Chemours Technology […]

By February 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Honda bullish on fuel cells, electric vehicles, hybrids and plug-ins

Honda bullish on fuel cells, electric vehicles, hybrids and plug-ins

Honda looking for two-thirds of its sales to be zero-emissions by 2030 TOKYO _On Wednesday, Takahiro Hachigo, Honda Motor Co. president and chief executive unveiled the Japanese automaker’s long-term environmental strategy. He said two-thirds of the car company’s sales will be zero-emissions, including fuel cells and electric vehicles, hybrids and plug-ins by 2030. Japanese rival Toyota […]

By February 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Fuel cell car, bus sales expected to exceed 228,000 a year by 2024

Fuel cell car, bus sales expected to exceed 228,000 a year by 2024

Automakers pursuing fuel cell technology are partnering with fueling and hydrogen companies to develop infrastructure, report finds BOULDER, Colo. – Toyota’s introduction of the Mirai, its first production-level fuel cell car, has thrust fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) back into the spotlight. While the performance of FCVs makes them ready for commercial launch, the industry is still […]

By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Energy Department invests more than $20 million to advance fuel cell technologies

Energy Department invests more than $20 million to advance fuel cell technologies

More than 50,000 fuel cells were shipped worldwide in 2014, while sales were up almost $1 billion, reaching $2.2 billion total The fuel cell industry is growing rapidly – almost doubling sales last year – and Washington is betting there will be plenty more growth in coming  years. According to the US Energy Department’s 2014 […]

By October 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Toyota sets ambitious target only hybrids, fuel cells by 2050

Toyota sets ambitious target only hybrids, fuel cells by 2050

Toyota looking to radically reduce emissions TOKYO – Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions. The automaker promised to involve governments, affiliated companies and other “stakeholders” in its push to reduce average emissions from Toyota cars by 90 per […]

50 years of fuel cells started with NASA’s Gemini 5

50 years of fuel cells started with NASA’s Gemini 5

Fuel cells use hydrogen and oxygen in a chemical reaction – not combustion – to generate electricity Fifty years ago today, Gemini 5 made history as the first manned spacecraft to utilize fuel cells, allowing the United States to seize the manned spaceflight endurance record from the Soviet Union for the first time, and launching the […]

Washington State Patrol goes green with hydrogen cells for radio towers

Washington State Patrol goes green with hydrogen cells for radio towers

Washington State Patrol using hydrogen cells at some agency network towers By David Wiechnik When you think law enforcement, “environmentally friendly” doesn’t usually come to mind. The Washington State Patrol is changing that by replacing traditional lead-acid batteries with hydrogen cells at 15 of the agency’s network radio towers across the State. This is the first step in […]