AVL and Red Bull Advanced Technologies partner to develop high-power-density fuel cell technology

Mobility technology company AVL is partnering with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance arm of Red Bull Racing Group, to develop the next generation of ultra-high-power density fuel cell technology. The lightweight solutions are expected to be two-thirds lighter than conventional fuel cell systems, thereby paving the way for net-zero... Read more →

In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB), the public transport operator in Frankfurt am Main, has placed an order for 9 Solaris Urbino 18 articulated hydrogen buses. There are already 23 hydrogen-powered Solaris buses running in the city, supplied in 2022 and 2024. Deliveries of the articulated buses from the latest order are scheduled... Read more →

Nuvera awarded $14M federal tax credit allocation to expand fuel cell production capacity

Nuvera Fuel Cells has been awarded more than $14 million of investment tax credits from the US Internal Revenue Service as part of the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit (48C) funded by the Inflation Reduction Act. The 48C program, which provides up to 30% investment tax credits for selected... Read more →

ExxonMobil’s affiliate Esso Nederland BV plans to build a pilot plant at its Rotterdam Manufacturing Complex to test a technology that could significantly reduce CO2 emissions from key industries. The pilot plant aims to obtain data on performance and operability of the carbonate fuel cell (CFC) technology, jointly developed with... Read more →

Advent Technologies partners with Siemens Energy to develop 500 kW HT-PEM fuel cell system for ships

Advent Technologies signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Siemens Energy. The newly signed JDA outlines the collaboration between Advent and Siemens Energy, combining Advent’s HT-PEM fuel cell 50kW modules utilizing its Ion-Pair membrane electrode assembly (MEA) technology (earlier post) with Siemens Energy’s electrification and automation solutions for hybrid and... Read more →

Nuvera to unveil fuel cell genset and mobile EV rapid charger at ACT Expo

Nuvera Fuel Cells has developed a hydrogen-powered genset and rapid charger in collaboration with power management services provider Power Innovations International. The zero-emission 30 kVA mobile power generator will be used for on-site power and EV charging. The mobile unit will be revealed to the North American market in Nuvera’s... Read more →

Nikola producesd 43, wholesaled 40 Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in Q1 2024

Nikola Corporation produced 43 and wholesaled 40 Class 8 Nikola hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in Q1 2024. In addition, the Nikola team has commenced the return process for the BEV “2.0” trucks to customers. All trucks wholesaled to Nikola dealers are destined for end customers. The three remaining hydrogen... Read more →

The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is introducing an innovative sys-tem for roll embossing of bipolar plates: BPPflexRoll. The Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting one component of the system at the joint Fraunhofer booth at Hannover Messe 2024 from 22 to 26 April. Fuel cell systems... Read more →

Amogy and ITOCHU partner to explore application of ammonia-powered solution for decarbonizing ships

Amogy, a provider of mature, scalable, and efficient ammonia-to-power solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ITOCHU Corporation, a Japan-based global trading and import/export company. This strategic partnership is aimed at exploring the potential application of Amogy’s technology on ITOCHU’s maritime vessels. Amogy’s technology cracks liquid ammonia into its... Read more →

Ballard announces $54M of additional funding support, bringing total US federal funding to $94M for fuel cell Gigafactory in Texas

Ballard Power Systems has been awarded $54 million of investment tax credits from the US Internal Revenue Service as part of the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit (48C), funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The 48C program, which provides 30% investment tax credits for selected clean energy manufacturing... Read more →

Ballard announces largest order in company history: 1,000 fuel cell engines for Solaris

Ballard Power Systems has signed a Long Term Supply Agreement (LTSA) with its customer Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell engines through 2027 for the European transit bus market. The LTSA consolidates existing orders for approximately 300 fuel cell engines, while adding after-market and... Read more →

TANAKA Precious Metals will install a stationary pure hydrogen fuel cell system with a maximum generating capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW), one of the largest in private-sector use in Japan, at the Shonan Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, a key recycling business site for TANAKA. The company will install an H2Rex... Read more →

DOE renews R2R consortium with focus on high-volume manufacturing of clean hydrogen technologies

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) is renewing the Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Consortium of national laboratories to develop “roll-to-roll” processes that will reduce the cost of manufacturing electrolyzers and fuel cells. The R2R Consortium aims to advance efficient, high-throughput, and high-quality manufacturing processes to... Read more →

HyAxiom, Doosan Fuel Cell SOFC stack passes DNV environmental testing for maritime application

Fuel cell and hydrogen solutions providers HyAxiom, Inc. (HyAxiom) and Doosan Fuel Cell Co., Ltd. (DFCC) announced their Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) cell stack has passed a critical environmental test by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. This is the... Read more →

Cologne puts in 4th order for hydrogen Solaris buses, bringing hydrogen fleet total to 84

The public transport operator in Cologne, Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK), has once again chosen Solaris as the supplier of hydrogen-powered buses. Nine of the buses are Urbino 12 hydrogen buses with a length of 12 meters, while eleven are articulated Urbino 18 hydrogen buses. After the order is fulfilled, the... Read more →

AIChE to lead new hydrogen electrolyzer and fuel cell recycling consortium

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $750 million in funding for 52 projects across 24 states to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen selected and reinforce American leadership in the growing hydrogen industry. (Earlier post.) Among the recipients, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) was selected to... Read more →

Solaris to supply 22 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses to Île-de-France Mobilités

With the support of the CATP (Centrale d’Achat du Transport Public), Île-de-France Mobilités launched a tender for the purchase and maintenance of 22 hydrogen buses. The aim is to evaluate the potential of hydrogen technology for the region’s public transport system. Solaris Bus & Coach has now been selected to... Read more →

Hyundai Motor and Iveco Group expand their partnership to explore synergies for electric heavy-duty trucks in the European markets

Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) reinforcing their partnership with a facing view towards electric heavy-duty truck solutions, including both battery-electric trucks and fuel-cell-electric trucks, for European markets. Since initiating their partnership in March 2022, Hyundai Motor and Iveco Group have achieved a series... Read more →

DOE awarding $750M to support hydrogen industry; 52 projects across 24 states

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $750 million for 52 projects across 24 states to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen and reinforce US global leadership in the growing clean hydrogen industry. The projects are expected to enable US manufacturing capacity to produce 14 gigawatts of fuel cells per... Read more →

Aciturri investing in Dovetail Electric Aviation

Aciturri investing in Dovetail Electric Aviation Aciturri, a Spanish aerostructures supplier and engine components manufacturer, announced its commitment to acquire a stake in Dovetail Electric Aviation, becoming a key industrial strategic partner and lead investor in Dovetail’s seed investment round, Tranche 2. Aciturri’s decision to invest in Dovetail Electric Aviation... Read more →

Researchers in Taiwan have developed a performance-enhancing layer to improve the performance of direct methanol fuel cells. This layer is constructed by PDDA/sPPO bi-layers with Pt45-Ru55 deposited on carbon self-assembled on both sides of Nafion. An MEA with the performance-enhancing layer showed increased power density of 75.1%. A paper on... Read more →

EH Group announced that its EH Fuel Cell System TRACE-M250, designed for high power and maritime applications, has been assessed by DNV, a leading classification and certification body. This independent review confirms that the fuel cell design meets all the applicable maritime rules, regulations, codes and standards. Based on EH... Read more →

EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH (EKPO) and China FAW Group (FAW) have signed a contract for the development and supply of fuel cell stack module prototypes. The stacks of the NM12-Single platform will be used in a next-generation fuel cell vehicle of FAW’s premium brand Hongqi. The NM12 Single PEMFC... Read more →

Viritech launched its 60kW VPT60N Ready to Run Vehicle Powertrain. Part of the Viritech Powertrain family and the culmination of a number of years of research and development by Viritech, the VPT60N Powertrain combines the array of Viritech powertrain products and enabling technologies into a complete powertrain solution for OEMs,... Read more →

Nissan starts trial of stationary SOFC power generation system fueled by bio-ethanol

Nissan Motor has developed a stationary, bio-ethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) capable of high-efficiency power generation. Trials have begun at Nissan’s Tochigi Plant in Japan aimed to improve power generation capacity toward full-scale operations from 2030. In 2016 Nissan became the first automotive company to create a vehicular propulsion... Read more →

GM is collaborating on a solution for low-emissions worksites with its fleet of fuel cell-powered medium-duty trucks and supporting infrastructure. With funding awarded from the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck 3 program and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, GM is spearheading a pilot program that demonstrates real life applications... Read more →

Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Symbio sign memorandum of understanding on joint development of fuel cell systems

Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Symbio concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the joint development of fuel cell systems for mobilities including construction machinery. Through this MOU, Kawasaki and Symbio aim to integrate and leverage Kawasaki’s network in construction machinery and its development & manufacturing experience for high-pressure hydrogen gas... Read more →

Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions, is participating in the EU-funded APOLO project. APOLO (“Advanced POwer conversion technoLogies based on Onboard ammonia cracking through novel membrane reactors”) is dedicated to leveraging fuel cells and other power conversion technologies to decarbonize maritime transportation. Nuvera will provide... Read more →

Universal Hydrogen successfully powers megawatt-class fuel cell powertrain using proprietary liquid hydrogen module

Universal Hydrogen successfully ran a megawatt-class fuel cell powertrain using its proprietary liquid hydrogen module to supply the fuel. The liquid hydrogen module powered the company’s “iron bird” ground test rig for more than 1 hour and 40 minutes, simulating a regional aircraft flight profile. The iron bird is a... Read more →

Kohler Power Systems, part of Kohler Energy, collaborated with Toyota Motor North America to develop and install a hydrogen fuel cell power generation system at the Klickitat Valley Health hospital in Goldendale, Washington. The fuel cell power system combines Kohler and Toyota technologies to showcase the viability of the zero-emission... Read more →

CALSTART has released this year’s Zeroing in on ZEBs, an annual report funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The report provides an updated index of newly adopted transit zero-emission buses (ZEBs) that have been funded, ordered, delivered, and/or deployed within the United States and Canada according to data collected... Read more →

Honda revealed the US’ first production plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV. With a 270-mile EPA driving range rating, CR-V e:FCEV combines an all-new US-made fuel cell system along with plug-in charging capability designed to provide up to 29 miles of EV driving around town... Read more →

At mobility move 2024, the electric bus conference with associated trade fair of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), held from 5- 7 March in Berlin, bus manufacturer Daimler Buses will be presenting for the first time a Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G fuel cell—an electric articulated bus with a hydrogen... Read more →

Plug Power and Uline expand partnership to supply hydrogen and fuel cells at four additional sites

Plug Power and Uline, a distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America, announced an expanded partnership to deploy Plug’s hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell solutions at Uline’s new campus in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This expanded partnership includes the integration of on-site hydrogen infrastructure with the installation... Read more →

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $15 million for 12 projects across 11 states to advance next-generation, high-energy storage solutions to help accelerate the electrification of the aviation, railroad, and maritime transportation sectors. Funded through the Pioneering Railroad, Oceanic and Plane ELectrification with 1K energy storage systems (PROPEL-1K) program... Read more →

Plug Power finalizes contract to support a major US automobile manufacturer’s material handling operations

Plug Power has finalized a contract to supply a major US automobile manufacturer with hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell solutions that will support material handling operations. The manufacturing campus of more than 6 square miles is dedicated to electric vehicles, batteries and is one of the largest auto manufacturing campuses... Read more →

Celadyne secures $4.5M to accelerate industrialization of durable fuel cell membranes

Celadyne, a developer of more durable low-permeability membranes for hydrogen fuel cells, raised $4.5 million in seed investment funding in a round co-led by Maniv and Dynamo Ventures, with major participation from EPS Ventures. Current fuel cells struggle with durability because hydrogen crossover inadvertently causes side reactions that lead to... Read more →

Hyzon Motors Inc. and privately held New Way Trucks announced a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to develop a fuel cell powered refuse vehicle for the North American market. Hyzon and New Way plan to start the advanced phases of truck development, with the initial base FCEV prototype ready for refuse... Read more →

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) rail recently awarded Ballard an additional order of 12 fuel cell engines, delivered in 2024. The 200kW FCwave engines will support the expansion of CPKC’s new fleet of hydrogen-powered locomotives planned for regular switching and local freight service applications in Alberta, Canada. To date, Ballard... Read more →

German transport operator LNVG contracts for 23 Solaris hydrogen buses

Solaris Bus & Coach and public transport operator Lokale Nahverkehrsgesellschaft mbH (LNVG) in the District of Groß-Gerau signed a contract for the supply of 15 Urbino 12 hydrogen units and 8 articulated Urbino 18 hydrogen buses. This is the first order placed by this carrier with Solaris. The hydrogen buses... Read more →

Stellantis Pro One starts in-house production of mid- and large-size hydrogen fuel cell vans in Europe

Stellantis Pro One commercial vehicle lineup is starting in-house production of both mid-size and large hydrogen fuel cell vans in Hordain (France) and Gliwice (Poland), respectively, boosting the company’s zero-emissions offerings. In October 2023, the Company unveiled a full revamp of the van lineup as a key element of the... Read more →

Advent and Airbus in $13M joint benchmarking project of optimized MEA for fuel cells

Advent Technologies recently entered into an agreement for a joint benchmarking project with Airbus regarding an optimized Ion Pair Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) for hydrogen fuel cells. The goal of the project is to accelerate the development of Advent’s MEA and benchmark the Ion Pair MEA against aviation requirements and... Read more →

HYVIA, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and HYmpulsion are partnering to initiate, encourage and accelerate the deployment of hydrogen mobility in the region. Created in June 2021, HYVIA is a joint venture equally owned by Renault Group and Plug, a leader in turnkey hydrogen and fuel cell solutions. HYVIA ia also presenting... Read more →

GM and Honda have started production at their 50-50 joint venture production facility, FCSM (Fuel Cell System Manufacturing). FCSM is the first large-scale manufacturing joint venture to build fuel cells. FCSM was established in Brownstown, Michigan, in January 2017 based on a joint investment of $85 million. The 70,000-square-foot facility... Read more →

TECO 2030 is starting its second EU Horizon project, Zero Emission Adriatic Ship (ZEAS), together with 13 partners from various European countries. The overall project grant from EU Horizon is more than €13.5 million; more than €2.3 million is reserved to TECO 2030’s deliverable of 1.2 megawatts (MW) of fuel... Read more →

Toyota’s Woven Capital invests in Corvus Energy to expand zero-emissions energy and international reach for maritime industry

Corvus Energy, a provider of zero-emissions energy solutions for maritime, offshore and port applications, secured an investment from Woven Capital, Toyota’s growth fund, to accelerate the development of its growing product portfolio in battery storage and hydrogen fuel cells, and to support expansion into new geographies. Woven Capital invests alongside... Read more →

Solaris has signed a contract with German operator Ruhrbahn GmbH to supply 19 hydrogen-powered buses to Essen. The vehicles are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025, marking the first presence of Solaris buses on the streets of Essen. The order includes the delivery of nine Urbino 12 hydrogen models... Read more →

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a maritime hydrogen fuel cell system developed by YANMAR Power Technology Co., Ltd. (YANMAR PT). (Earlier post.) This is the first AiP certification for a maritime hydrogen fuel cell system developed by a Japanese manufacturer. Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining attention as... Read more →

In late 2023, Airbus’ ZEROe teams powered on the iron pod, the future hydrogen-propulsion system designed for Airbus’ electric concept aircraft. As well as the hydrogen fuel cell system, the iron pod contains the electric motors needed to spin a propeller and the units that control and keep them cool.... Read more →

Corvus Energy has been awarded funding for the integration of ammonia cracker technology with its Pelican Fuel Cell system. The project, titled “APOLO”, is a collaboration between several partners and aims to solve the challenges of power conversion from ammonia and develop an efficient and flexible ammonia cracking technology for... Read more →