UK Government launches £2 million competition to promote roll-out of hydrogen-fuelled fleet vehicles

The UK Government has just launched a £2 million competition to promote roll-out of hydrogen-fuelled fleet vehicles. Public and private sector fleets can get up to 75% off the cost of zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles. The £2 million fund was launched by the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) on Tuesday 10th…

EasyJet to trial hybrid fuel-cell systems for air fleet

British low-cost airline EasyJet has announced its plan to cut fuel costs and carbon emissions by turning to hydrogen fuel cell technology. This doesn’t mean they’re about to fly on hydrogen power – we’re not quite there yet – but EasyJet believes it can use hydrogen fuel cells to power aircraft’s taxiing to and from…

Nickel-based catalyst performs competitively with platinum in hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cells

The hunt for platinum’s successor as a hydrogen oxidation catalyst continues in this month’s Nature Communications (Zhuang, Z. et al. Nickel supported on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as hydrogen oxidation reaction catalyst in alkaline electrolyte. Nat. Commun. 7:10141 doi: 10.1038/ncomms10141 (2016)). A research team from the University of Delaware, in partnership with Beijing University of Chemical…

Berkeley Lab funded for hydrogen storage research

Berkeley Lab in California has just been awarded $8 million from the US Department of Energy for two of their projects: one to find new materials for hydrogen storage and another for optimizing fuel-cell performance and durability. The grant, from the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, shows that the American government is taking hydrogen as a…