Fuel cell

Ballard Expanding MEA Production Capacity 6x to Meet Expected Growth in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Demand

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:30pm

The upgraded capacity for production of 6 million MEAs annually, equivalent to approximately 1.66 Gigawatts of product, will make Ballard's Vancouver facility the largest fuel cell MEA production operation globally for commercial vehicles.

Key Points: 
  • The upgraded capacity for production of 6 million MEAs annually, equivalent to approximately 1.66 Gigawatts of product, will make Ballard's Vancouver facility the largest fuel cell MEA production operation globally for commercial vehicles.
  • Ms. Sidhu also noted, "We have focused on achieving our operational excellence plan as we significantly expand production capacity.
  • In addition to the increased MEA production capability, we are simultaneously expanding our capacity for fuel cell stacks and assembly of complete modules, or engines, in Vancouver by a similar factor of 6-times."
  • Ballard Power Systems' (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) vision is to deliver fuel cell power for a sustainable planet.

ZeroAvia Completes World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 1:32am

LONDON, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZeroAvia , the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZeroAvia , the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft.
  • The flight took place yesterday at the company's R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing.
  • Eventually, and without any new fundamental science required, hydrogen-powered aircraft will match the flight distances and payload of the current fossil fuel aircraft.
  • Val Miftakhov, CEO, ZeroAvia comments: "It's hard to put into words what this means to our team, but also for everybody interested in zero-emission flight.

ZeroAvia Completes World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 1:20am

LONDON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZeroAvia , the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ZeroAvia , the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft.
  • The flight took place yesterday at the company's R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing.
  • Eventually, and without any new fundamental science required, hydrogen-powered aircraft will match the flight distances and payload of the current fossil fuel aircraft.
  • Val Miftakhov, CEO, ZeroAvia comments: "It's hard to put into words what this means to our team, but also for everybody interested in zero-emission flight.

Analysis on the Recovery of Small and Tactical UAV Fuel Cell Market from COVID-19 | Business Implications and New Growth Opportunities | Technavio

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 4:30pm
Key Points: 
  • https://www.technavio.com/report/small-and-tactical-uav-fuel-cell-market...
    The small and tactical UAV fuel cell market is driven by the development of new generation engines for UAVs.
  • In addition, the use of AI for autonomous UAVs is anticipated to boost the growth of the small and tactical UAV fuel cell market.
  • All these factors are positively influencing the growth of the global small and tactical UAV fuel cell market.
  • Small and Tactical UAV Fuel Cell Market Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2020-2024)
    Small and Tactical UAV Fuel Cell Market Geography Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2020-2024)

Plug Power and Apex Clean Energy to Develop Green Hydrogen Network Using Wind Power

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:45pm

Apex and Plug Power have established a Collaboration Agreement designed to accelerate the shift to clean energy and mutually promote the advancement of green hydrogen in the United States.

Key Points: 
  • Apex and Plug Power have established a Collaboration Agreement designed to accelerate the shift to clean energy and mutually promote the advancement of green hydrogen in the United States.
  • The Collaboration Agreement with Apex Clean Energy is a key milestone to advancing Plug Powers green hydrogen strategy and shows continued dedication towards executing Plug Powers goal to utilize over 50% green hydrogen by 2024.
  • Plug Power is building the hydrogen economy as the leading provider of comprehensive hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) turnkey solutions.
  • Apex Clean Energy develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America.

Plug Power Signs MOU with Linde for the Demonstration of Fuel Cell-Powered On-Road Vehicles

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Plug Power holds a vision of decarbonizing the globe, and more specifically in the areas of green hydrogen and mobility.

Key Points: 
  • Plug Power holds a vision of decarbonizing the globe, and more specifically in the areas of green hydrogen and mobility.
  • Plug Powers modular ProGen fuel cell engines are building blocks designed for OEMs to adopt sustainable hydrogen fuel cell solutions.
  • For Plug Power customers like Linde, DHL, FedEx, and others, moving fuel, packages, and cargo not batteries is their business.
  • Plug Power values our long-standing relationship with Linde, and views Linde as a key strategic supplier of hydrogen fuel, said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power.

Plug Power Partners with Universal Hydrogen on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion System for Regional Turboprop Aircraft

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:30pm

Under this partnership, the companies plan to develop, build, and certify a commercially-viable hydrogen fuel cell-based propulsion system designed to power commercial regional aircraft.

Key Points: 
  • Under this partnership, the companies plan to develop, build, and certify a commercially-viable hydrogen fuel cell-based propulsion system designed to power commercial regional aircraft.
  • The carbon-free propulsion system incorporates a lightweight Plug Power ProGen-based hydrogen fuel cell stack designed for aerospace applications and Universal Hydrogens modular hydrogen distribution and fuel delivery system.
  • As part of this program, Universal Hydrogen and Plug Power will integrate and test a full-scale, ground-based powertrain prototypeor iron bird.
  • Plug Power is building the hydrogen economy as the leading provider of comprehensive hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) turnkey solutions.

AMCI Acquisition Corp. Enters Into a Non-Binding Letter of Intent to Acquire Next Generation Fuel Cell Technology Company

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

On July 31, 2020, AMCI Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCI) (the Company) entered into a non-binding letter of intent (the Letter of Intent) with an innovation-driven, high-growth, fuel cell technology company (the Target) for an initial business combination.

Key Points: 
  • On July 31, 2020, AMCI Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: AMCI) (the Company) entered into a non-binding letter of intent (the Letter of Intent) with an innovation-driven, high-growth, fuel cell technology company (the Target) for an initial business combination.
  • The Target is developing fuel cell technology that the Company believes will be a key to unlocking the hydrogen economy.
  • The Target is led by an experienced management team that expects to deliver innovative technology through partnerships with internationally recognized research centers.
  • William Hunter, the Companys Chief Executive Officer, said The Target is a highly innovative player in the rapidly expanding next generation fuel technology space.

Eaton’s Twin Vortices Series Helps Hydrogen Fuel Cell Modules Operate at Peak Efficiency

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:30am

Power management company Eaton today announced its Twin Vortices Series (TVS) technology has proven to be an integral component in hydrogen fuel cell modules, which benefit from the precise air flow control offered by the TVS unit to operate at peak efficiency.

Key Points: 
  • Power management company Eaton today announced its Twin Vortices Series (TVS) technology has proven to be an integral component in hydrogen fuel cell modules, which benefit from the precise air flow control offered by the TVS unit to operate at peak efficiency.
  • The TVS fuel cell blower is electrically driven, providing accurate and fast air control to enable rapid fuel cell voltage control for transient duty cycles.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200922005093/en/
    Eatons Twin Vortices Series (TVS) technology provides accurate and fast air control to enable rapid fuel cell voltage control.
  • To operate efficiently, fuel cell stacks need precisely controlled air and hydrogen flow.

The global fuel cell powertrain market size is projected to grow from USD 268 million in 2020 to USD 3,797 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 70.0%

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 3:00pm

The global fuel cell powertrain market size is projected to grow from USD 268 million in 2020 to USD 3,797 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 70.0%.

Key Points: 
  • The global fuel cell powertrain market size is projected to grow from USD 268 million in 2020 to USD 3,797 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 70.0%.
  • The advent of fuel efficient technology will have a significant impact on fuel cell electric vehicles, which, in turn, will drive the fuel cell powertrain market.
  • High efficiency, long driving range, and the need to decrease greenhouse gas emissions will boost the fuel cell LCV market.
  • The market study covers the fuel cell powertrain market size and future growth potential across different segments such as by component, vehicle type, drive type, power output, H2 fuel station, and region.