Fuel Cell Corridor News
Ohio to Test Fuel Cells for Public Transit
A U.S. Department of Energy report published late last year recognized Ohio as a leader in the continued support for fuel cell technologies, helping to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency and create new business opportunities.
The industry in the Buckeye State is just starting to hit the road through the experimental application of fuel cells in public transportation. While the journey will be a lengthy one, supporters of the technology believe fuel cells can be an economic and environmental boon for Ohio's transit sector.
The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) provides over 2.7 million rides annually for residents of Stark County in northeast Ohio. By next summer, a portion of riders will be transported to their destination via buses powered by fuel cell technology. Read more.
Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition
Los Angeles, CA
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November 10 - 13, 2014
In partnership with NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and Lorain County Community College (LCCC), the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition is excited to announce the Fuel Cell Roadshow. This event provides a unique opportunity for Ohio companies to access the expertise, research capabilities, and resources of NASA to solve a technical challenge in new or existing products, or with manufacturing operations.
To participate, companies must complete and submit an application by Thursday, August 28, 2014. Selected companies will each receive up to eight hours of subject matter experts consulting provided by NASA Glenn. The approved companies will be notified by September 19, 2014.
The expertise of the NASA Subject Matter Experts covers basic engineering disciplines as well as the specialty fields that support the center’s core competencies:
• Air-Breathing Propulsion
• Communications Technology and Development
• In-Space Propulsion and Cryogenic Fluids Management
• Power, Energy Storage and Conversion
• Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments
• Physical Sciences and Biomedical Technologies
Beginning August 7, 2014, applications can be found at the
Ohio Fuel Cell Roadshow
2016 Honda ACX Hydrogen Car Gets Rendered, Looks Good
Honda’s successor to its original FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car got teased in the form of the FCEV concept car that debuted in 2013. The concept’s wild styling was expected to carry over, to some extent, to the 2016 Honda ACX- but, Dillon C’s rendering is reliable, it looks like Honda could go in a more conservative direction and launch the car to a larger, more mainstream audience.
Such a move would mirror the hydrogen fuel cell efforts of rivals Hyundai and Toyota, who are bringing their own zero-emissions vehicles to market as 2015 models in the form a fuel-cell Tucson and the fuel-cell FCV that recently debuted in Asia. Read more.
Hyundai ix35 FCEV completes record distance on a tank of hydrogen
Now that the Hyundai ix35 FCEV (the hydrogen-powered version of Hyundai's iz35) is starting to move out in to the real world, Hyundai is keen to shout about its abilities. And perhaps the one most worth mentioning is its ability to do everything an ICE-powered ix35 can do, and do it using hydrogen. Read more.