FC EXPO 2009: 5th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo

Exhibitions organized by hydrogen fuel cells and batteries lead Japan Exhibition “FC EXPO 2009: 5th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo”, in Ariake, Tokyo, “Tokyo Big Sight” by February 25 to 27 to be held that. Car Watch, and the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology has been exhibited at the exhibition.

Project implemented by the Ministry of Economy “JHFC (Japan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Demonstration Project: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Project)” in the booth, and on empirical research and empirical studies of the hydrogen station and fuel cell vehicles have the same project implementation of the exhibition. Honda “FCX CLARITY” and Toyota “FCHV-adv”, General Motors Asia Pacific Japan “Equinox Chevrolet Fuel Cell” is displayed, such as fuel cell vehicles.

In addition, Nissan’s “X-TRAIL FCV” and newly developed fuel cell stack is mounted on, techno-hydrogen dispenser Tokico Ltd., Central District and the metropolitan area, and the introduction of hydrogen stations were established in the region that. The FCHV-adv at Tokyo Big Sight and the X-TRAIL FCV, the Honda “FCX”, Japan’s Mercedes-Benz “F-Cell” and the implementation of fuel cell vehicles and test drive. Fuel cell buses developed by Hino Motors and Toyota “FCHV-BUS” and ride is located near the Place “JHFC Ariake hydrogen station,” it also can visit and tour.


Nissan X-TRAIL FCV fuel cell stack and Tokico Ltd. Techno Hydrogen dispenser Tokico Ltd. Techno Hydrogen dispenser Test cars Nissan X-Trail FCV fuel cell

Yamaha FC-Dii, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell system (DMFC) with atwo-wheeler. DMFC system is the highest level of efficiency and 32% have been achieved. Aqueous methanol fuel is used, combined with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and desorption. 1kW level with other small-cell stack developed by Yamaha with a high power density, a moped is also possible that the road to get the number as a species. Yamaha FC-Dii Yamaha FC-Dii

By the Ministry of Science and Technology Pavilion at the Swiss Embassy, Switzerland, fuel cell vehicles “PAC-Car II” are on display. Exhibition abroad that the first time.

PAC-Car II, fuel cell car project students from the Technical University of Zurich Switzerland. Held in 2005, “Shell Eco-Marathon”, the equivalent petrol 5385km/L to achieve fuel efficiency, combustion efficiency, set a world record. This record also does not say that now breached.

1L fuel cartridge 2 is labeled about 11 hydrogen-compressed using a 2g with a crowbar, which is equivalent to gasoline 8ml. 12V, maximum output of 900W and a fuel cell system with power supply, a maximum speed of 32km/h. Rear-wheel drive is powered by two DC motors, low-power when the power from the motors can be divided into one or both. The body is carbon fiber material used, shape of body weight is 10kg, and 29kg in total is. In addition, he said that improving the fuel efficiency of the wheel and use a fiber optic communication in the electronic control. PAC-Car II PAC-Car II PAC-Car II PAC-Car II

Horizon Fuel Cell Japan, sales based assisted bicycle “HMX” was exhibited. Driven by hydrogen, with a filling of times they can travel 300km and speed of road in the 25Km/h. Reference price is 4,600 dollars. For these products, but always clinging to the question of how to supply the fuel, so I’m thinking about developing a system that can be filled with hydrogen at home. If hydrogen can be generated by electrolysis of water.



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This post was written by admin on March 3, 2009

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Nissan begins driving tests in vehicles equipped with a new fuel cell stack


Nissan, 2009 February 25, the experimental vehicle equipped with a newly developed fuel cell stack, said it was cold and running experiments. Fuel cell stack is mounted in the 2008’s, the volume of the stack of conventional 3/4 and smaller, conventional 130kW and 90kW output increased from 1.4 times. The amount of platinum used in the more conventional 1/2 also enhance the durability of the catalyst and reduced to life and provides a significant cost reduction.

Experiments started in 2008 by driving this car from the end of 2009 in February and the cold test in the company’s test track in Hokkaido Rikubetsu are developed for the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. The company, in February 2009 to be held from 25 to 27 at Tokyo Big Sight “FC EXPO 2009 (5th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo)” and to exhibit a fuel cell stack

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This post was written by admin on February 26, 2009

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Peugeot Flux Concept with hydrogen

Mihai Panaitescu, studying design at the I. E.D. Turin is the designer of the study ecological flow: he won the 4th Peugeot Design Contest. The Peugeot Flux is a concept car half green half roadster buggy. He is 3.50m long and 1.65 m wide. It has a passenger convertible and a dynamic form (mixture of straight and curved lines).

Peugeot Flux

It has a small zero pollution engine through a fuel cell with hydrogen at the rear and a hydrogen tank in the front. Side panels and bonnet are made of plastic, the chassis is metal, mechanical parts are trimmed in aluminum and polyurethane seats dress. This lightweight car is easily produced and accessible to all: it is easy to assemble thanks to its embedded structures.

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The Flux offers driving pleasure. The driver can ride in town, on mountain roads and sand. Passengers can even pass the time by having a game console Xbox 360. The source of inspiration for the name of Flux? Continuous change of our daily lives whether at work or in leisure activities. Six letters sum up the

philosophy of this vehicle: PLEASE (Pure driving pleasure through its Lightness and its Efficiency while remaining accessible and simple in its concept Ecologique).

Peugeot Flux

Peugeot Flux

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This post was written by admin on February 5, 2009


Mercedes BlueZERO, 3 versions to show the versatility of the hybrid series

One of the outstanding cars of the Detroit Auto Show. This is a car that is unique and multifaceted, since although it is a concept car, either by defining a single model, it exists in 3 distinct versions, with performance just as distinct. Initially, the series hybrid architecture. This has nothing to do with the Toyota Prius, where the success of the hybrid architecture based on a parallel development of highly accurate, with very little room for improvement, or even change.

Concept BlueZERO0

Mercedes suggests that here is an electric car, with 3 ways to provide electricity that will move the vehicle. It could even invent your own with a gas turbine, or 4 small Chinese cycling and lead to a dynamo, but it would take up much space … When the second goal of Mercedes is to show the interest of its chassis sandwich. Although not new, as already used on all Class A and B. Finally, this concept illustrates what could be the next generation of Class B, with a style that the least we can say is that it is daring.

Concept BlueZERO0

Concept BlueZERO

Concept BlueZERO

Concept BlueZERO

Concept BlueZERO

The base is a front-wheel drive with an electric motor in transverse

position, and what is changing is the way to provide electricity. In the E-Cell is a Lithium-Ion battery with a capacity of 35 kWh, it can go 200 km. The F-Cell then, has a fuel cell (PAC) and 3 hydrogen tanks that can do 400 km. In the E-Cell More

Finally, a small petrol engine (the Smart Fortwo) associated with a

generator to recharge the battery while driving, autonomy reaches the 600 km. Schematic models of the 3 below, in that order.

Each solution has its advantages and disadvantages, as its advocates and detractors. Acceleration and peak speed are identical in the 3 cases, they are very average with a 0 to 100 km/h in 11 s by an electric motor of 70 kW (100 kW peak) is self – that makes the difference. Not forgetting also the time to recharge. A full hydrogen or gasoline takes 2 minutes, while the electric version, Mercedes says it takes 4 hours on a 220 V 32 A, which is roughly the maximum that can be found in an individual.

3 But it is difficult to say that 2 is superior to others, you can just

Concept BlueZERO

Concept BlueZERO

remove the hybrid gasoline since it is not zero emission. But Mercedes does not take a position, he shows he can do 3. And as customers, energy suppliers and political leaders agree to determine who should have the great future. Mercedes has for him a big decision to be taken at the design: it must adopt as original lines for future small Mercedes? The new head of design at Mercedes, Gorden Wagener, will not slow to point out..

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This post was written by admin on February 2, 2009


Fuel cells will start production in summer

The car manufacturer Daimler will already this summer with the first models with production fuel cell and start the production in the coming years to expand to 100,000.

“From the middle of the year we will be a moderate quantity production companies. We believe that an attractive product with no compromises can be,” announced CEO Dieter Zetsche in an interview with auto motor und sport. “And we are confident that we are in a period four to five years with an assumption of 100,000 cars a year, the cost of the fuel cell in the magnitude of the drive-a Bluetec Hybrids can bring. That was a short time could not be foreseen.”
Hydrogen filling station network push

Therefore, Daimler also calls for the development of a hydrogen filling station network forced. “We worked with a partner in Germany, a network of 1,000 gas stations are analyzed. In other words: Not more than 35 kilometers a customer must go until he reached the nearest gas station. This is not comparable to the gasoline supply, but sufficient.” According to Zetsche, Daimler for this analysis with lime worked. The investment required to set Zetsche Chains to the high cost to be able to afford. “The investments, which in Germany would have to be made, subject to 1.7 billion euros. No hurdle, which is insurmountable, but they can not from one alone. I’m thrilled with how far along this path we already have. “

Each year, a hybrid model

With the launch of the hybrid version of the S-class in this summer Daimler also wants each year, a new hybrid model on the market. “Our hybrid schedule begins in the summer with the S 400 hybrid. At the end of the year, depending on availability of the battery, it goes with the M-Class continues,” said Zetsche. “We are in principle, all the main series for the hybrid operation to prepare. That means that we will continue at least one new hybrid per year will imagine.” Zetsche also wants to reinforce the development of pure electric models. To be smart at the end of the year another 1,000 e-Smart extradite. “In addition, we are on the A-and B-class platform is a fully electric vehicle to prepare the 2010 initially in limited quantities will be. Around for 2011/2012, we see it as more realistic, with Smart and Mercedes with relevant, five volumes to come.

Zetsche: “We need reliable standards of the governments’

In order to develop emission-free cars, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche on Thursday (28.1.) On the World Mobility Forum in Motor Presse Stuttgart uniform and long-term arrangements required. The investments are so high and the building of infrastructure so burdensome that reliable standards are indispensable. The policy was required. “The transformation to a post-fossil mobility needs reliable standards. Customers expect predictability,” said Zetsche. “The beginning of the end of the oil era is here. We must massively in research and development investments, while almost all the markets fall.” So there is a “natural selection” in the auto industry. But the crisis was a chance that the German industry with better solutions at the end would be better off.

But it was wrong, now alone on the electric drive must be set. “We must also take the diesel and petrol engines, which come on the road, more efficient.” Before the internal combustion engine with electric drive is replaced, should the petrol and diesel initially by electrical components. The fact that the auto industry must change, including errors in the past has acknowledged Zetsche On. “I think I can for all my colleagues when I say: We must not for hunting bear. We have understood.”

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This post was written by admin on February 1, 2009