Fuel Cells

Plug Power Acquires Full Control of HyPulsion for $11.47M

Linda Hardesty

Plug Power is purchasing Axane to acquire the remaining 80 percent that it doesn’t own of HyPulsion, its European joint venture, for $11.47 million in Plug Power common stock. Plug Power and Air Liquide, the parent company of Axane, founded HyPulsion in 2012 to advance the hydrogen and fuel cell market in Europe. The original   …Continue Reading


Doosan Fuel Cell to Employ 300 by End of 2015

Linda Hardesty

In July 2014, after buying the assets of ClearEdge Power (formerly UTC Power) out of bankruptcy, Doosan Fuel Cell, which designs and manufactures fuel cell systems that produce combined heat and power, began operations at its corporate headquarters outside of Hartford, Connecticut. Now, Doosan Fuel Cell says it will employ about 300 people by the   …Continue Reading


PNNL to Provide Technology Assistance to Small Clean Energy Firms

Karen Henry

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been tapped as one of five national laboratories to lead the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV will help small clean energy firms get technology assistance from scientists, engineers and facilities within the DOE national laboratory system. PNNL was selected to support small   …Continue Reading


IKEA Plugs In Fuel Cells at California Store

Linda Hardesty

IKEA activated a fuel cell system at its retail location in Emeryville, California. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through fuel cells. The system was manufactured by Bloom Energy. Slightly larger than the physical size of a commercial back-up generator, the 300-kW system will operate on biogas and produce   …Continue Reading


BMW Tests Fuel-Cell Car

Karen Henry

BMW will begin testing a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle on public roads this month, Bloomberg reports. The automaker, which debuted its battery-powered i3 in 2013, says its fuel cell vehicle will be consumer ready sometime around 2025 to 2030. BMW’s fuel-cell Gran Turismo prototype has a 310-mile range — three times the range of the   …Continue Reading


Kodak, ORNL Accelerate Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing

Karen Henry

Eastman Kodak and the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have entered into an agreement to increase national competitiveness of roll-to-roll manufacturing in an effort to accelerate commercialization and manufacturing of next-generation battery and energy storage devices and materials. The agreement is intended to transform the development and manufacturing of new products in   …Continue Reading


Walmart Canada Deploys More Plug Power Fuel Cell Units

Linda Hardesty

Walmart Canada is expanding its contract with Plug Power, which will now provide 124 GenDrive fuel cells for Walmart’s new High Velocity Distribution Center in Balzac, Alberta, Canada. This expansion adds to the fleet in operation since 2010 at Walmart’s Perishable Distribution Center in Balzac and brings the GenDrive total upwards of 230 units at   …Continue Reading


Dietz & Watson Becomes Plug Power Customer

Linda Hardesty

Dietz & Watson will deploy Plug Power GenDrive fuel cells in its entire fleet of class-2 and class-3 lift trucks for its new warehouse building under a full GenKey agreement. Dietz & Watson manufacturers and distributes deli meats, artisan cheeses, and related products in North America. In their newly constructed facility in Philadelphia, Dietz &   …Continue Reading


Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power

Linda Hardesty

Uline, a distributor of shipping and packaging materials to businesses, is Plug Power’s newest GenKey customer. The initial deployment of GenDrive units will be powering the forklift fleet at one of Uline’s distribution centers in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Additionally, Uline will deploy a second fleet of GenDrive-powered lift trucks into a newly constructed facility in   …Continue Reading


Tri-Generation System Generates Heat, Power, Hydrogen

Linda Hardesty

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut, completed their combined heat and power (CHP) partnership project at FuelCell Energy’s Torrington, Connecticut, manufacturing plant. In addition to the generation of heat and power exceeding 75 percent efficiency, this unique CHP system also provides a stream of high purity hydrogen for use   …Continue Reading