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Go Ahead for the Energiewende in Germany: Secretary of State Reiche Opens Hydrogen Facility at Berlin-Schoenefeld
The Parliamentary Secretary of State to the Federal Transport Minister, Katherina Reiche, refuelled a fuel cell vehicle for the first time on 23 May 2014 at the “Green Hydrogen Hub” (H2BER) of the TOTAL multi-energy fuelling station at Berlin-Schoenefeld. Hydrogen (H2) produced from wind power and solar energy supports cross-system networking of renewable energy from […]
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Opening of the hydrogen centre in Bolzano, South Tyrol
„Water is the carbon of the future“ – Jules Verne had already predicted a development in 1874 that is now reality in South Tyrol. The hydrogen centre of Bolzano, located in the premises of the Institute for Innovative Technologies (IIT) was inaugurated on Thursday 5 June 2014. The centre hosts Bolzano’s hydrogen refuelling station, which […]
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Finland’s second HRS launched – municipalities urged to buy hydrogen buses!
Helsinki’s first hydrogen filling station was opened on Wednesday 19 March 2014, in Vuosaari Harbour, with the first consumer-oriented hydrogen cars are coming up for sale next year, according to Yle, the Finnish state broadcaster. “A tank can be filled up in 3-4 minute and run 500 to 600 kilometers, a very competitive range”, pointed […]
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EHEC 2014 Second Day: Mare Nostrum offers integrated H2 solutions for global challenges
The plenary session on the second day of the European Hydrogen Energy Conference in Seville, chaired by the EHA, on March 13, featured impressive examples of integrated use of H@ and FC technologies in countries surrounding the Mare Nostrum. The Centre for Energy Research and Technology Helios since many years, under the guidance of Dr. […]
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French Minister of Industrial Renewal supports hydrogen energy future for France
The French Minister for Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg visited the national site for Hydrogen technology on 20 January  2014 in Labessière-Candeil, on the occasion of the National Meeting of hydrogen technologies. “If we want hydrogen to be an option in the coming years, we must prepare now,” underlined Jean- Marc Pastor, co-author of the report […]
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New hydrogen fueling station and bus concept launched in the Netherlands
A new station, located in Helmond (Netherlands) and opened last month, is owned by WaterstofNet with support from the European Interreg IV Flanders-Netherlands program. It was built by Ballast Nedam and features an electrolysis system designed and built by Hydrogenics. It will be mainly used to fuel new prototypes of hydrogen buses and a small […]
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AFHYPAC reaffirms the key role of hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy transition
In December 2013 the AFHYPAC proceeded with the election of the new Board composed by six members. France has committed to reduce its fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and hydrogen and fuel cells have been shown to contribute significantly to this objective. Read here the press release (only in French).
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2014 contest to Design Drop-In Hydrogen Fueling Station – for university students worldwide
The Hydrogen Education Foundation announced that the 10th annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest will challenge student teams to design a transportable, containerized hydrogen fueling station solution. Registration for the contest, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is open at www.hydrogencontest.org until 15 January 2014. Through the Contest, […]
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European Parliament backs new EU infrastructure policy
In the most radical overhaul of EU infrastructure policy since its inception in the 1980s, the European Parliament has given final approval to new maps showing the nine major corridors which will act as a backbone for transport in Europe’s single market and revolutionise East–West connections. To match this level of ambition, Parliament also voted […]
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Leading industrial companies agree on an action plan for the construction of a hydrogen refuelling network in Germany
‘H2 Mobility’ initiative Leading industrial companies agree on an action plan for the construction of a hydrogen refuelling network in Germany Hydrogen refuelling network to grow to about 400 filling stations by 2023 Precondition for the market success of fuel cell-powered electric vehicles initiated Overall investment of around EUR 350 m planned Development plan represents […]
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Opening of Slovenia’s first Hydrogen filling station
The official opening of the first Hydrogen filling station in Slovenia will take place on 10 September 2013 at the Petrol service station in Lesce (Hraška cesta 13) in Slovenia. The project is co- financed by the European Union and and coordinated by the Center of Excellence for Low-Carbon Technologies (CONOT) and project partners. CONOT […]
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27 new hydrogen stations opened worldwide in 2012
Twenty-seven new hydrogen refuelling stations opened worldwide in 2012, bringing the total number of hydrogen refuelling stations in operation to 208 as of March 2013. This is the result of the fifth annual assessment by H2stations.org, a website of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST) and TÜV SÜD. In 2012, eight stations have opened in North America, three in […]
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