With significant investments in renewable resource production and a substantial regional market for clean energy, Australia and New Zealand share a potential to greatly develop their hydrogen and fuel cell industries.Read More
The Northern European nations of Scandinavia, which include Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland, have been at the leading edge of energy efficiency and decarbonization efforts throughout the 21st century. Working alongside industry leaders and the European Union’s (EU) Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), Scandinavian countries have been taking steps to further incorporate hydrogen and fuel cell technology into their energy profiles.Read More
While the luster of hydrogen may have dulled after the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Canada has since renewed its efforts at promoting a clean and sustainable energy future through widespread government collaboration with the country’s hydrogen and fuel cell industries.Read More
As France looks to transition to cleaner and more renewably-sourced energy, fuel cells and hydrogen have become prominent technologies, and through government policy and industry innovation, they are helping to advance both France and Europe’s progress to clean energy.Read More
Germany has certainly fulfilled its first objective of positioning themselves as international leaders in fuel cell and hydrogen energy. With the third-largest funding program for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, Germany is in an opportune position to further commercialize fuel cell and hydrogen technology in 2019 and beyond.Read More
The prospects for a clean and sustainable energy future in Japan continue to increase as both the government and many private sector companies further their commitments to hydrogen and fuel cells. Japan’s vision is that fuel cells, as a power source for several modes of transportation, as well as stationary and mobile applications, will allow the country to diversify and strengthen its energy infrastructure.Read More
In the past few years, South Korea has emerged as a strong proponent of fuel cells and hydrogen energy. Between supportive government ventures and innovation from local industry, the country is positioned to become a global leader in fuel cell technology.Read More
In her June 21, 2017 speech to Parliament, Queen Elizabeth II announced that her government would introduce an “Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill”. In the year and a half since the bill’s introduction, the country’s hydrogen and fuel cell industry has seen some impressive developments. Here are some recent updates in the UK, in both the transportation and stationary power sectors.Read More
To meet the ambitious CO2 emissions reductions goal of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, the Chinese government has invested heavily in clean and renewable energy in recent years. As part of this strategic goal, China has started to play a significant role in manufacturing and deploying hydrogen fuel cell technologies.Read More
This week’s In Transitions discusses how hydrogen fuel cells can help ensure crucial signaling and communications equipment for railroads, motorways, and other transportation networks stay up and running when natural disasters and other emergencies shut down the electric grid.
While unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has advanced substantially, fuel cells and hydrogen energy have shown that further improvements can be made to performance, efficiency, and run time.Read More
Docked ships also contribute greatly to greenhouse gas emissions at ports by using auxiliary diesel power systems. Just as zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells can replace greenhouse gas-emitting power sources for ships at sea, they can also serve as an excellent Alternative Maritime Power source to keep ship operations on shore green.Read More
The maritime industry’s reliance on fossil fuels extends beyond the water to the shores and ports as well. Fuel cells and hydrogen energy provide the long run time, quick refueling, and quiet, efficient power required to meet the fast-paced and constantly moving demands of ports.Read More
Data centers are an increasingly vital component of today’s digital technology-driven economy. The growth in demand for telecommunications and computing capability has created a need for reliable data management, and with it, a market opportunity for fuel cells.Read More
Fuel cells have begun to enter the APU market and offer the benefits of both diesel and all-electric APUs while mitigating many of the drawbacks. Fuel cells provide quiet, environmentally friendly power as long as a fuel source is available.Read More
As demonstrated in Germany and soon in the UK, fuel cell technology provides a clean and affordable solution to rail electrification.Read More
With increasing pressure for shipping to reduce harmful emissions, fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies are poised to enter these waters and further develop, as projects utilizing hydrogen technology are already under way for ferries and high-speed vessels.Read More
As governments and companies look for ways to decrease their environmental footprint, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is gaining attention as a solution to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Fuel cell technologies are making significant strides to enable CCS commercialization.Read More
This is the 1st installment in our In Transition series where we explore the role and benefits of fuel cells and hydrogen energy for sectors in transition to a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.
We are launching our first post on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, observed on Monday, October 8, 2018. Future blog posts will be shared every Monday, so be sure to check back every week!