Energy storage including Fuel cells News for November 2011

Energy storage including Fuel cells News Archive

NGK's grid storage market share falls to 53% in 2011

Japan's molten salt battery producer, NGK Insulators, dominated the grid storage market for emerging technologies with a market share of over 76% in 2010, but its share in 2011 is dropping to 53%, says Lux Research.

Hydrogenics electrolyser for Swiss hydrogen bus refueling station from Air Liquide

Canadian-based Hydrogenics has received an order to deliver an electrolyser, as part of a complete electrolysis-based hydrogen fueling station for the Swiss city of Brugg in early 2012.

Oslo opens new hydrogen station, as fuel cell car fleet grows to 17 vehicles

A third hydrogen refueling station has been opened in Oslo, as the Norwegian capital works to become an international hotspot for zero emission vehicles. The inauguration also saw the arrival of two new fuel cell cars from Korean automaker Hyundai, with a total of 17 fuel cell vehicles now operating in the region.

Investor confidence in established EV players

Investors are retaining their confidence in established electric vehicle (EV) players despite the small market size, according to the Clean Energy Pipeline and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE).

Germany reaches €393m in support for hydrogen and fuel cell technology

Germany has so far spent €393 million on the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Isle of Wight aims for net energy exports by 2020 in EcoIsland sustainability project

The Isle of Wight – a peaceful, modest-sized island off the English south coast – plans to become a net energy exporter of energy by 2020, while halving residents’ energy bills, eliminating waste going to landfill, and creating a significant number of green technology jobs. The EcoIsland initiative is the largest single sustainability project in the UK.

ITM Power says HFuel hydrogen costs already below European 2015 target

ITM Power has announced the cost structure of hydrogen generated by its HFuel electrolysis platform. The company has derived a representative hydrogen price by combining the capital cost along with operating efficiency gained from completed refuelling trials.

Plug Power, Air Liquide to develop European market for hydrogen fuel cell forklifts

US-based fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power is creating a joint venture with Axane in France, the fuel cell subsidiary of Air Liquide, to meet growing demand for GenDrive® fuel cell products across the European material handling market.

Corvus Energy provides battery storage for hybrid ship technology Corvus Energy provides battery storage for hybrid ship technology

Corvus Energy has been selected as a strategic storage technology provider for a range of Eco Marine Power's (EMP) projects, including the Aquarius wind and solar power system for ships, the Aquarius eco ship and Medaka urban solar-electric commuter ferry.

Trade show for energy storage in Germany

Messe Düsseldorf and Solarpraxis have set up a new conference and exhibition, 'Energy Storage – Summit for the Storage of Renewable Energy' in Düsseldorf, Germany on 13-14 March 2012.

Dantherm Power wins order for 30 fuel cell telecom backup power systems in India

Dantherm Power has received an initial purchase order from Delta Power Solutions, for 30 fuel cell backup power systems to be installed at telecom service sites in India by the end of 2011.

Ceramic Fuel Cells signs manufacturing services deal with electronics maker Jabil

Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd, a leading developer of solid oxide fuel cell power products for homes and buildings, has signed a manufacturing services Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jabil Circuit Inc.

Beacon Power bankrupt

Beacon Power Corp joins the list of US Department of Energy (DoE) loan guarantee recipients filing for bankruptcy this year.