AMALYST JOINS EU GRAPHENE FLAGSHIP CONSORTIUM
AMALYST INVITED TO JOIN EU GRAPHENE FLAGSHIP CONSORTIUM Amalyst has joined the EU’s Graphene Flagship consortium. Amalyst was amongst 66 new partners invited to join the Flagship in 2014 after a competitive application process. Working in collaboration with organisations across Europe, Amalyst will be seeking to develop exploitable innovations in the energy sector. Amalyst’s CEO, David Hodgson commented, “This is a superb programme and one we’re delighted to be a part of. In inviting us to join, the Flagship recognised the leadership position Amalyst has taken in developing and commercialising low cost catalysts for hydrogen technologies. Working with partners developing graphene and related materials, we see possibilities for complementary and completely new products.”
Sainsbury’s Prepares for Hydrogen Transport with UK’s First Supermarket Dispenser
Sainsbury’s has announced the UK’s first supermarket forecourt hydrogen dispenser will be located at its Hendon store by the end of the year. Working with global leaders in hydrogen infrastructure, Air Products, the new dispenser will join a network of existing stations helping bring a breath of fresh air to residents and visitors in London and the South East. The SmartFuel® station will be able to fuel a growing number of hydrogen-powered fleets driving around the Capital. From hydrogen-powered buses running between Covent Garden and Tower Gateway, to hybrid delivery vans operated by Commerical Group and hydrogen powered taxis already driving on London’s roads; it is clear hydrogen isn’t a fuel of the future, it’s a fuel for today.
Air Products to Supply Technology and Hydrogen for 19 FirstElement Fuel California Fueling Stations
Air Products (NYSE: APD), a worldwide leader in hydrogen fueling technology, announced it has signed an agreement to be the hydrogen fueling station and technology supplier for FirstElement Fuel, Inc.’s initial network of 19 hydrogen fueling stations to be built throughout California in 2015. The SmartFuel® hydrogen fueling stations will be supplied to FirstElement Fuel following the company’s success in winning multiple grants through the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) hydrogen fueling program. Air Products will also be the hydrogen supplier for all 19 stations, which will be open to the public at a time when several vehicle manufacturers prepare to launch fuel cell vehicles into the California market in 2015.
ITM Power contributes to BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, Energy Storage
Tom Heap looks at some of the big ideas proposed for storing energy using science or the landscape and explores which may become a reality if we're to keep the lights on. Dr Graham Cooley of ITM Power highlights the role of Power to Gas energy storage.
Fuel Cells provide nine days of continuous power to the BBC Winterwatch team
The crew elected to work with fuel cells to provide nine days of continuous power for the remote cameras and audio and video codecs. This allowed the film crew to maintain remote video, audio and camera control via a fibre optic cable, while minimising disturbance to both sites. Fuel cells run silently and can be left in situ for long periods of time without refuelling. This allowed the BBC Winterwatch film crew to obtain some excellent rare footage of a pair of Golden Eagles arriving and roosting in a tree along with some unusual footage of Black Grouse courtship rituals.