Energy storage including Fuel cells News for April 2010

Energy storage including Fuel cells News Archive

Victoria state government orders 30 BlueGen units from Ceramic Fuel Cells

Australian-based Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd has received a conditional order for 30 BlueGen micro combined heat and power (mCHP) solid oxide fuel cell systems from the Victoria state government’s Office of Housing.

UMD, Ballard, Army Research Lab set up FuelWorks fuel processing research center

A new center of excellence for the development of fuel processing technology is being established, at the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park, to advance the operation of fuel cell products with non-hydrogen fuels.

Smart charging of electric vehicles using 'green' power at Fraunhofer ISE

Electric vehicles make most sense if their batteries are charged using electricity from renewable energy sources – but the supply of ‘green’ electricity is not always adequate. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany have now developed an intelligent charging station, which can adapt recharging times to suit energy supply and network capacity.

McPhy Energy pioneers renewable energy storage with solid state hydrogen

The French solid state hydrogen storage developer McPhy Energy has signed a research contract with CEA Liten, a leading European research center for new energy technologies. McPhy Energy has now delivered the first magnesium hydride storage tank to CEA Liten in Grenoble.

IdaTech, Cascadiant deploy fuel cells with Hutchison Telecom in Indonesia

Fuel cell developer IdaTech, with its partner Cascadiant and Indonesian wireless operator PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications (HCPT), have deployed the latest generation of hydrogen fuel cell backup power systems throughout the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

AFC Energy continues progress in commercializing alkaline fuel cell system

In the UK, alkaline fuel cell developer AFC Energy reports that it has received a positive independent interim review of its technical activities from the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI).

Nuvera Fuel Cells wins DOE fuel cell stack project awards

US-based Nuvera Fuel Cells has received two technical research awards from the Department of Energy, to increase the durability and performance of PEM fuel cell stacks designed to meet DOE’s 2015 cost and durability targets. The DOE targets for automotive fuel cell stack cost and durability are US$15/kWe and 5000 hours, respectively.

Solar lamps and energy storage for LEGOLAND Germany Solar lamps and energy storage for LEGOLAND Germany

Phaesun supplies solar lamps and energy storage for a world record attempt in LEGONLAND, Germany.

REMINDER: Papers invited for Fuel Cells Science & Technology 2010 conference

Original papers are being invited for the Fuel Cells Science & Technology 2010 conference, taking place 6–7 October in Zaragoza, Spain. Abstracts should be submitted by 15 April, using the online submission system.

First BlueGen sale in the UK for Ceramic Fuel Cells

Australian-based Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd has sold its first BlueGen micro combined heat and power (mCHP) unit in the UK. Ideal Boilers will test and demonstrate the BlueGen gas-to-electricity solid oxide fuel cell unit at its product development and manufacturing facility in Hull.