Energy infrastructure News for May 2009

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Ceres Power’s solid oxide fuel cell Alpha CHP unit passes British Gas product testing

UK-based solid oxide fuel cell developer Ceres Power has announced the successful design, build and testing of 1 kW grid-connected combined heat and power (CHP) products that meet all of the deliverables under the ‘Alpha’ phase of the company’s CHP program in conjunction with British Gas. This important milestone has been achieved within the timescale set out in the roadmap that Ceres agreed last year with BG.

US$10m to develop Smart Grid standards

US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu have announced standards needed for the interoperability and security of a Smart Grid and US$10 million in funding under the Recovery Act to support the development of these standards.

Viaspace, Hayman sign deal for filling, distribution of methanol cartridges for micro fuel cells

California-based Viaspace has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hayman Ltd in the UK, a packager and distributor of alcohols and solvents worldwide. Under the deal, Hayman Speciality Products will provide methanol filling and distribution services to Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation.

UK homes could have smart meters by 2020 UK homes could have smart meters by 2020

All homes in Britain could have smart meters installed by 2020, according to plans published by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

EU passes €5bn Economic Recovery Plan – includes renewables and energy infrastructure

The European Parliament passed the €5 billion European Union (EU) Economic Recovery Plan on 6 May 2009, which will see investment in energy projects, broadband internet infrastructure and rural development.

BASF opens fuel cell components production facility in New Jersey

The new BASF Fuel Cell production facility in Somerset, New Jersey has been officially opened, as the company moves to build on its leadership in developing energy management solutions. The state-of-the-art facility uses advanced production and automation technologies to fabricate the company’s Celtec high-temperature membrane-electrode assemblies (MEAs).

AWEA honours 3TIER for commercial achievement

3TIER has received an American Wind Energy Association 2009 Award for developing FirstLook - a free Web-based wind and solar energy prospecting tool.