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Did you know that Air Liquide, Idex, STEP and Toyota create HysetCo to promote mobility based on hydrogen?


Toyota joins Air Liquide, Idex and Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP) with the aim of achieving a clean mobility that allows to improve air quality.

Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP) and Toyota have joined forces to promote the development of hydrogen-based mobility with a joint venture called HysetCo. It is the first in history dedicated to the development of mobility based on hydrogen in the Île-de-France region, in Paris.

This collaboration represents an unprecedented milestone in the promotion of a hydrogen-based society in France and in the development of Hype, the world’s first hydrogen-based, emission-free fleet. It is a project launched in 2015, during COP21 and that has fuel cell cabs in circulation in Paris and throughout the Île-de-France region.

HysetCo will facilitate the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and their charging infrastructure in the Île-de-France region to reach the goal of 600 taxis by the end of 2020. Toyota will supply another 500 Mirai before the end of 2020, to Complete the existing fleet of 100 Hype vehicles.

This joint venture covers two activities: the distribution of hydrogen and the development of applications related to mobility. Within that ecosystem, each collaborator contributes his own knowledge. The entity’s mission is to promote the transition of the sector towards the elimination of emissions, with the aim of having ‘Taxis / VTC without emissions for the Olympic Games of Paris 2024’.

Did you know that more flexible nanomaterials can boost fuel cells for cheaper hydrogen cars?


Transportation is one of the most important human needs. Nowadays, in our civilization it is so vital that we depend totally on it, both to move and to transport our resources, be it water, food, or any other basic need.

For this reason, it is logical to think that the automotive industry seeks to develop technologies that allow a better performance. It is expected that in the near future this economic sector will benefit enormously from nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Global expectations of lower emissions and fuel savings are creating huge demands for lightweight, durable and low-cost materials to replace expensive metals and compounds, and nanotechnology can help meet those demands.

Scientists led by Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method to increase the reactivity of ultra-thin nanosheets, with only a few atoms of thickness, an advance that can make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper in the future.

The research, published in the journal Science, promises faster and cheaper production of electric power using fuel cells, and also chemicals and bulk materials such as hydrogen.

The new method focuses on finding the right amount, to evaluate how much metal would be required for the fuel cell electrodes. The technique uses the forces on the surface of a metal to identify the ideal thickness of the electrode.

“Each material experiences a tension on the surface due to the breakdown of the crystalline symmetry of the material at the atomic level. We discovered a way to make these crystals ultrafine, thus decreasing the distance between the atoms and increasing the reactivity of the material, “says Chao Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins University and one of the corresponding authors of the study.

Did you know that the port of Valencia will be the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy?


The capital of the Turia was the scene on Tuesday of the first working meeting of “H2PORTS – Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports”, a project aimed at implementing efficient solutions to reduce the environmental impact of operations developed in the port of Valencia. Thanks to this initiative, coordinated by the Valenciaport Foundation, in close collaboration with the Port Authority of Valencia, this enclave will become the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy into its terminals.

H2PORTS, which has a total investment of four million euros and is financed by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking program (FCH JU), is part of the energy strategy implemented in 2017 by Valenciaport, based on the use of hydrogen and of fuel cells as an alternative energy.

This first meeting, which was attended by the general director of the Valenciaport Foundation, Antonio Torregrosa, and the director of Environment and Security of the APV, Federico Torres, is the starting signal for the implementation of the use of hydrogen through pilot projects that will operate in real conditions in the port of Valencia and that will bridge the gap between prototypes and pre-commercial products. Specifically, three pilots will be tested that will operate in this dock: a container loading / unloading and transport reach stacker, powered by hydrogen; a terminal tractor for ro-ro operations, powered by hydrogen batteries, and a mobile hydrogen supply station that will provide the necessary fuel to guarantee the continuous work cycles of the aforementioned equipment and that in the initial phase of the project will work in the Grimaldi (Valencia Terminal Europa) and MSC terminals in the Port of Valencia.

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Did you know that the world market for batteries and fuel cells already moves 5,500 million euros?


Intersolar and eeS Europe, the largest battery and accumulator energy show in Europe, have just announced that the photovoltaic and accumulator sector will present its production solutions and the latest manufacturing technologies in a specific pavilion in the 2019 edition of These two fairs. The organizers of the largest fair-congress-exhibition of the solar of the Old Continent estimate that “the world market for batteries and fuel cells, which already amounts to 5,500 million euros, will exceed in 2025 the 81,000 million euros”.

The analysts of the market – Intersolar informs – predict for 2018 a photovoltaic growth of around 100 gigawatts (GW), while it is expected that by 2025 the world market for batteries and fuel cells will exceed 81,000 million euros. “The important growth The industry association is also generating an increase in production.SolarPower Europe sector forecasts go even further SolarPower Europe calculates that more than 1,000 GW of photovoltaic power will be installed in five years The fast growth of electromobility is another factor that is also driving the battery market, well, in light of all these forecasts, coinciding, Intersolar and Europe ees have decided to give more prominence to the production techniques and in 2019 will dedicate, for the first time , a specific pavilion for this theme in these specialized energy fairs, between May 15 and 17, 2019.

“In Germany – Intersolar informs -, the battery accumulator market has tripled in the last three years and in August the 100,000th solar electricity accumulator was put into operation”. The demand for high-powered industrial accumulators is also growing: for example, in June a battery accumulator with a capacity of more than 50 megawatt-hours (MWh) was installed in Pelham (England) to provide network stabilization services. The Bloomberg New Energy Finance research institute predicts that the annual installations of fixed accumulators will experience a significant growth by 2030 and that a power of 125 gigawatts will be reached with a storage volume of 305 gigawatt-hours (GWh).

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