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Hydrogen Energy – still on the up

The 22nd World Hydrogen Energy Conference is in Rio de Janeiro from 18-21 June. E4tech Director David Hart will join fellow experts from around the world to assess progress and look forward. He’ll be busy – presentations on the fuel cell and electrolyser industries, a plenary talk on Hydrogen Roadmapping, and plenary roundtables on energy […]

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Hydrogen trains on track for UK

The news on hydrogen for heavy duty vehicles and now trains seems to be running to a regular schedule. Almost every day news emerges of government appetite for electrification by means other than overhead wires, or of train builders planning new products. Train builder Alstom’s name recently joined the list of companies planning activities in […]

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Hear E4tech speak on what’s driving fuel cells at IDTechEx in Berlin

The debate on hydrogen and fuel cells is picking up, with major developments in China and increasing corporate interest in Europe. David Hart will explain what lies behind the interest at the IDTechEx Conference in Berlin on 11th April. More details can also be found in E4tech’s Fuel Cell Industry Review 2017. To find out […]

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Hydrogen at High speed!

E4tech client GreenGT unveiled its pre-production Pininfarina H2Speed at the Geneva International Motor Show last week. The H2Speed’s aerodynamics have been refined and the 250 kW fuel cell (plus batteries) can feed 480kW (653bhp) to the wheels, taking the car to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 300km/h. The chassis is […]

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China offers lessons for future of fuel cell vehicles

With over a million plug in vehicles in China and fewer than 500 fuel cell vehicles it would seem like the latter’s chances are slim. But recent moves suggest that China is far from decided, with a strong government-industry alliance and policies underpinning a national target for a million vehicles and over a thousand hydrogen […]

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Why Toyota – and Japan – are backing hydrogen

E4tech Director Dr David Hart’s response to a recent Financial Times article lays out some of the reasons why for Toyota, and for Japan, a hydrogen future makes sense. His letter, touching on import dependence and complementarity with batteries, is here. Learn more about E4tech’s work in Fuel Cells & Hydrogen here. Note: if you […]

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E4tech provides global context for South African fuel cell manufacturing launch

E4tech Director David Hart opened launch events in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 8-9 February for South Africa’s forthcoming fuel cell component manufacturing capability. Isondo Precious Metals is setting up a manufacturing plant for membrane electrode assemblies, the ‘heart’ of PEM fuel cells. The South African government strongly supports the initiative due to the potential […]

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