Energy storage including Fuel cells News for June 2009

Energy storage including Fuel cells News Archive

Tanaka: renewables have a "key role to play"

Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York City, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka, said that renewable energy sources have a "key role to play with respect to both energy security and climate change".

New report: "5 million US jobs possible in clean tech by 2020"

In a presentation before US policymakers and analysts, leading clean energy CEOs, venture capitalists and academics unveiled the “Gigaton Throwdown,” an assessment of the US’ clean energy potential.

Negative dead layer provides route to thin film devices

The development of smaller ferroelectric capacitors with additional capacity is at least partly held up by the presence of a ‘dead layer’ at the surface.

Riversimple fuel cell car to be ‘open source’

The manufacturer of the Riversimple hydrogen car, unveiled recently in London, is to make its designs available online, so the cars can be built and improved locally. The company aims to run 10 prototypes of the two-seater city car next year, in a UK city which will be confirmed later.

GM, Regione Piemonte explore fuel cell vehicle demonstration program

General Motors and the Italian regional government Regione Piemonte have outlined a framework agreement between GM, Politecnico di Torino and Regione Piemonte, under which they will collaborate on sustainable mobility research and education projects. The agreement may also include the launch of a fuel cell vehicle demonstration program in Italy.

Proton and Deutsche Mechatronics to produce 5000 fuel cell systems annually

Proton Power Systems’s subsidiary, Proton Motor GmbH, has signed an exclusive, five-year framework collaboration agreement with Deutsche Mechatronics GmbH to facilitate volume production of Proton’s fuel cell systems in Germany.

Daimler launches hybrid fuel cell bus

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz division has launched its first fuel cell hybrid bus. The FuelCELL Hybrid Bus was unveiled at the UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition, which took place recently in Vienna, Austria.

Energy Frontier Research Center established at NREL

The US Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be the home of the new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), which will pursue research on material discovery for energy.

Hydrogen road tour runs up West Coast

The 2009 Hydrogen Road Tour recently covered 1700 miles (2700 km) over nine days as it made its way from southern California to Vancouver, BC. The trip provided a unique opportunity to see what the transportation future holds for clean, efficient hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.