Mar 05, 2019 | Microgrid Knowledge
Partners HealthCare, a medical network in New England, is moving forward with plans to install 4.1 MW of Bloom Energy fuel cells this year across its footprint of medical, healthcare, administrative and data center facilities in Massachusetts. “Partners intends to deploy the new systems at its corporate headquarters in Somerville, where more than 4,500 employees from administrative departments are based. They will also be deployed at North Shore Medical Center and Partners’ data center in Marlborough,” Partners’ Senior Manager, Energy & Sustainability Dennis Villanueva told Microgrid Knowledge.
Mar 04, 2019 | Globe Newswire
DANBURY, Conn., March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL), a global leader in delivering clean, innovative and affordable fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy, today announced the signing of a construction financing facility with Fifth Third Bank. The proceeds will be used by FuelCell Energy to finance the construction, installation and commissioning of the fuel cell power plant being built by the Company at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base located in Groton, Connecticut. The facility structure provides for aggregate principal commitments of up to $23 million. The initial draw amount under this facility, funded at closing, was approximately $10 million.
Mar 04, 2019 | Mass Transit Mag
The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) will has partnered with the University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario, private industry and government to develop new hydrogen fuel cell technology for transit and automobile applications. The CUTRIC will lead the project, dubbed The Development of Low-Cost, High Performing and Durable Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells Project, as well as fund 25 percent of its cost. CUTRIC places the total cost of Phase I at C$1,898,432 (US$1,427,772.74). The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will co-fund the project.
Feb 28, 2019 | Passenger Ship Technology
Fuel cells will be a future option for cruise ships and ferries, especially through decentralised energy production on ships, says Bureau Veritas' Andreas Ullrich. The advent of the new emissions regulation of 2020 will drive the deployment of fuel cells in the cruise ship sector, and lead to more decentralised power arrangements on vessels, said Bureau Veritas (BV) global market leader passenger ship and ferries Andreas Ullrich. BV is supporting owners across all ship types to meet the 2020 low sulphur directive and thinking about the industry's ambitions to decarbonise. Alternative fuel and energy supply arrangements, such as fuel cells, will be part of the solution to reduce emissions. Examples of work in this respect include the classification of Ponant's LNG-fuelled icebreaker, being built at Vard shipyard and due for delivery in 2021. It is also classing MSC Cruises' LNG dual-fuelled World-class series.
Feb 26, 2019 | Proactive Investors
Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) CEO Andy Marsh tells Proactive Investors the fuel cell manufacturer, whose customers include Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT), says in the next five years, fuels cells will begin to dominate electric vehicles like forklifts, delivery vans, and other vehicles on the road for eight to 15 hours a day. The Latham, New York company replaces lead acid batteries to power electric vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells. Marsh says investors should expect news flow from the company in the next six months indicating the company would be deploying vehicles on the road with some "good partners."
Feb 20, 2019 | Gasworld
Through its European subsidiary, Ballard Power Systems is providing technology to a project which will see Valencia's port in Spain become the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy in its operations. The H2Ports project aims to facilitate a rapid transition at European ports from fossil fuels to low-carbon, zero emission alternatives based on hydrogen and fuel cells. Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S today said it had joined the project and will provide the company's next generation fuel cell module - the FCmove®-HD, which is planned for commercial launch in mid-2019 - to power the reach stacker.
Feb 19, 2019 | Albany Business Review
Plug Power is starting production of its next generation fuel cells that Plug says will last longer with built-in technology to monitor more closely. The Latham fuel cell manufacturer plans to show the new GenDrive technology for industrial lift trucks this week at a conference in Germany. The new fuel cells are designed with larger tanks for increased runtime and wireless communication to monitor operations data and fleet management. The improvements will reduce the time and effort required to work on the units. The first customer orders are expected to ship in March 2019. The product will be used mostly in manufacturing, including in high-volume automotive assembly factories. Plug's automotive customers include BMW, Mercedes and Toyota.
Feb 15, 2019 | UAS Magazine
MetaVista Inc., a South Korean advanced power systems company, last month conducted a record-breaking test flight of nearly 11 hours with a quadcopter drone using an Intelligent Energy fuel cell module. MetaVista developed the ultra-light-weight liquid hydrogen storage tank to specifically work with Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell. The MetaVista liquid hydrogen system—coupled with the Intelligent Energy’s technology—provides 1,865 watt-hour per kilogram (Wh/kg) energy density. “Our aim was to significantly increase the flight time for commercial UAV operators,” said Jong Baik, MetaVista CEO. “The Intelligent Energy team has worked closely with us and we are delighted to be working with them. Together with our liquid hydrogen production and storage expertise, it has proved to be a successful partnership.”
Feb 12, 2019 | NGT News
New Flyer’s 40- and 60-foot Xcelsior fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), powered by Ballard Power Systems’ FCveloCity-HD 85 kW modules, have completed testing at The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center under a program established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). With this accomplishment, these models are now commercially available for sale using FTA funding. Testing at the Altoona, Pa., facility included evaluations of safety, structural integrity and durability, reliability, performance, maintainability, noise, fuel economy, and braking.
Feb 12, 2019 | Trucks
Nikola Motor Co. will go head-to-head with Tesla in the battery-electric heavy truck market by offering battery-dependent versions of its hydrogen fuel-cell day-cab trucks. “They are both electric trucks; it’s just a matter of how the electricity is stored,” Nikola founder and Chief Executive Trevor Milton told Trucks. Battery-electric versions will use the same chassis and cab as the fuel-cell electric trucks, Milton said. They will be offered as an option on the Nikola Two, designed for North America, and the Nikola Tre, designed for Europe. Milton said some customers have asked about battery-electric versions for some short-haul applications.