On June 23, the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) announced the opening of the state's newest hydrogen fuel cell vehicle refueling station, in the city of Lawndale just south of Los Angeles.
The Lawndale station, owned and operated by Air Products, is the twenty-eighth station open in California for public use. According to the CaFCP, the Lawndale station will be accessible twenty-four hours a day.
The Air Products Lawndale hydrogen fueling station, now open to the public. Source: California Fuel Cell Partnership.
For a link to the full press release from the CaFCP, click
Doosan Signs Agreement with Wells Fargo to Bolster American Fuel Cell Business
On June 28, Doosan Fuel Cell America signed a strategic alliance agreement with Wells Fargo's Equipment Finance Group to bolster its fuel cell business in the United States. The agreement was signed during Doosan Group Chairman Park Jung-won's visit to the United States as part of a business delegation accompanying Korean president Moon Jae-in on his first state visit.
Under the agreement, Wells Fargo will buy Doosan's fuel cells and lease them to
commercial, industrial and municipal customers through a new program called Doosan Energy Services. Customers will then be able to purchase on-site electricity generated by these fuel cells, without having to pay for any upfront or on-going costs related to fuel, installation, or service.
|Doosan Group Chairman Park Jung-won and Wells Fargo's Equipment Finance Group President William Mayer shake hands after signing the strategic alliance agreement in Washington, D.C. Source: Doosan Group
For a link to the full press release from Doosan, click here.
McPhy Delivers 4 MW of H2 Power-to-Gas Production Units to Chinese Wind Power Firm
On June 29, McPhy announced the successful delivery of 4 MW of hydrogen production equipment to Jiantou Yanshan (Guyuan) Wind Energy, a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned Hebei Construction and Investment Group Co in China's Hebei Province.
The power-to-gas units will be combined with a solid-state hydrogen storage solution, making it possible to store surplus energy generated by Jiantou Yanshan's 200 MW wind farm.
The system is scheduled to be installed and commissioned by the end of 2017.
With this latest delivery, McPhy has delivered a total of 11 MW of large capacity hydrogen fuel generators worldwide.
For a link to the full press release from McPhy, click
MyFC to Display Hybrid Fuel Cell-Battery Charger in Shanghai
On June 27, Swedish fuel cell maker MyFC announced that it will display its JAQ Hybrid fuel cell/electric battery mobile device charger at the at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai from June 28-30.
First revealed in April, the JAQ Hybrid can be used to charge power banks, smartphones, and tablets using myFC's patented-formula hydrogen fuel via the pocket sized PowerCard, or through a traditional electric battery.
According to MyFC, the JAQ Hybrid has a output power of 10.5 W, a capacity of 4,000 mAh, and weighs about 200 g (approximately 7 ounces). A power card of 2,500 mAh will be introduced later, using the same standardized interface.
The JAQ Hybrid is fully compatible with Android and Apple iOS smartphones, tablets and USB 5V devices, and is compliant with international air safety regulations.
The JAQ Hybrid fuel cell/battery charger,
designed by design agency Aruliden, and will initially be available in three colors: the signature JAQ purple, white/gold, and charcoal black. Source: myFC
For a link to the full press release from myFC, click
South Coast AQMD Releases 2017 Clean Car Buying Guide, Includes FCVs
On June 26, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) released their 2017 Clean Car Buying Guide. The guide details all alternative fuel vehicles available for sale or lease in California, including three fuel cell vehicles (FCVs): the Hyundai Tuscon Fuel Cell, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, and the Toyota Mirai.
The annual buying guide provides information on the FCVs' carbon footprint, driving range, MSRP, and other statistics, and compares them to other alternative fuel vehicles such as gas-electric hybrids and battery electric cars.
For a link to the full 2017 Guide from the SCAQMD, click
Automotive World Releases Special Report on Fuel Cell Vehicles
On June 26,
announced the release of a special report on fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). According to the publication, this special report considers the current and future role of hydrogen-powered FCVs, through interviews with OEMs, suppliers, and industry commentators.
The report features an industry overview written by Lisa Jerram of Navigant Research, as well as a number of exclusive interviews, including FCHEA members Honda, Toyota, and Linde.
For a link to the announcement about the report from
, click here. Please note that a subscription to Automotive World is required in order to view the report itself.