What is Fuel cell?
Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that convert the chemical energy of a reaction directly into electrical energy. The basic physical structure or building block of a fuel cell consists of an electrolyte layer in contact with a porous anode and cathode on either side. A schematic representation of a fuel cell with the reactant/product gases and the ion conduction flow directions. More.
[News_Image]2014.8.16 AFC Energy to deliver fuel cells to South Korea AFC Energy and Daniel Inc. join together to bring clean energy systems to South Korea
AFC Energy, a prominent developer of fuel cell technologies, has announced that it has made an agreement with Daniel Inc., an energy company that is focused on fuel cells. Together, the two companies will bring fuel cells into the limelight in South Korea. AFC Energy is set to deliver a 1 megawatt stationary fuel cell system to the country in the near future. This fuel cell system will be part of a larger project that is taking place in the country.
[News_Image]2014.8.16Tokyo Shiodome Building Installs Bloom Energy Server Tokyo, Japan and Sunnyvale, CA – June 17, 2014 — The SoftBank Group and Bloom Energy Japan Limited today announced the installation of the “Bloom Energy Server,” an innovative and clean electricity generation system, at Tokyo Shiodome Building on June 17 in Minato Ku, Tokyo Prefecture. [News_Image]2014.8.16Cost-effective, solvothermal synthesis of heteroatom (S or N)-doped graphene developedA korean research team has developed cost-effective technology to synthesize sulfur-doped and nitrogen-doped graphenes which can be applied as high performance electrodes for secondary batteries and fuel cells.
A research team led by group leader Yung-Eun Sung has announced that they have developed cost-effective technology to synthesize sulfur-doped and nitrogen-doped graphenes which can be applied as high performance electrodes for secondary batteries and fuel cells.
[News_Image]2014.8.16Hydrogen fuel cell maker signs deal in Japan Intelligent Energy enters into two-year deal with unnamed auto company in Japan
Intelligent Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with an as yet unnamed auto company in Japan. The “multi-million” dollar deal is set to last for the next two years. During this time, Intelligent Energy will be developing new fuel cell technology for vehicles, including motorbikes. Japan is currently only of the most attractive markets for the fuel cell industry.
[News_Image]2014.8.16Japan’s first hydrogen fuel station opens to the public New hydrogen station has officially opened in Japan
Japan’s first commercial hydrogen fuel station has officially opened. The station is located in the Hyogo Prefecture and is being operated by the Iwatani Corporation. The station represents one of the first steps toward Japan’s hydrogen infrastructure becoming a reality. The country already has an infrastructure in place to support stationary fuel cell systems, but not fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are expected to hit the Japanese market within the coming year.
[News_Image]2014.8.16Hydrogenics Signs Agreement to Create “Kolon Hydrogenics” Joint Venture for Power Generation in South Korea Mississauga, Ontario – Jun 23, 2014 – Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS; TSX: HYG) ("Hydrogenics" or "the Company"), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power systems, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to create a joint venture with Kolon Water & Energy, part of a leading conglomerate in South Korea. [News_Image]2014.8.16Hyundai pressures oil companies to invest in hydrogen fuel Hydrogen continues to gain momentum, but a fuel infrastructure is still lacking
South Korean automaker Hyundai has been pushing for the establishment of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure for some time now. The company has begun mass production on its new fuel cell vehicle, but this vehicle is not likely to find the success that Hyundai wants to see without infrastructure support. There is only so much the auto industry can do on its own to develop such an infrastructure, which is why Hyundai is now pressuring oil companies to invest in hydrogen fuel.
[News_Image]2014.8.16Gov't to introduce FCVs as official cars at all ministries The Japanese government has instructed all ministries and other offices to introduce fuel cell cars as official vehicles, Chief Cabinet SecretaryYoshihide Suga said Friday. [News_Image]2014.8.16Japan will offer 2 million yen subsidy for fuel cell vehicles TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revealed plans Friday to provide at least 2 million yen ($19,558) in subsidies for every purchase of a fuel cell vehicle.
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