Fuel Cell bicycle (Hydrogen bicycle)

Iwatani International Corporation, the Fuel Cell Expo “FC EXPO 2010″ (2010, March 03 ~ 5 held today, the Tokyo Big Sight), and to exhibit a fuel cell-assisted bicycles in Kansai International Airport during the trial (Figure 1). 60W output solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell grade (PEFC) in assisted bicycle wheel mounted on the upper back of the system and lithium power source for motor assist (Li)-ion secondary battery (capacity 26V -4Ah) ride while charging in the PEFC. Hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-filled cartridge. Hydrogen to fill the cartridge, Li-ion range in full charge when the battery is about 45km (however, vary depending on driving conditions) it. PEFC power generation is possible time is about three hours.

PEFC to configure the system, the hydrogen cartridge, insert a cartridge coupler of hydrogen, hydrogen extracted from the vacuum regulator to the hydrogen cartridge, PEFC, PEFC air blower to send, DC-DC (direct current – DC) converter (Figure 2 4). Cartridge system intended for storage of hydrogen using a hydrogen-hydrogen-absorbing alloy, the amount of content 0.25L, 1 corresponds to 7g in 80L pressure that can store hydrogen. Hydrogen-absorbing alloy titanium – zirconium in the same cartridge that is it equipped with 750g.

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This post was written by admin on March 14, 2010

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2010 Olympics in Vancouver: The introduction of hydrogen buses

In Canada, sport and means of transport have environmental technologies combine to our delight!

During the Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010 (from February 12 to 28), 20 hydrogen buses boarded the public to Whistler mountain resort (where various competitions are held).

These buses ecologists have been concocted by a consortium including Canada’s Ballard is. They are equipped with a hydrogen engine, a fuel cell (housed on the roof) and an electric battery. It is the Canadian federal and British Columbia who funded the project of 89.5 million.

The fueling station, located in the municipal bus depot, has a capacity of 26 000 liters!

This fleet of 20 hydrogen buses will still be outstanding after the Olympics: good news, ticket prices will remain the same for users.

The price of a hydrogen-powered buses is 2 million Canadian dollars (cons 500 000 Canadian dollars for a traditional bus). A significant investment that is well worth it!

The organizers of the Olympics and the Whistler ski resort and want to limit the impact of transport on the environment.

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Honda signed a new solar hydrogen station

In its research and development center in Los Angeles, Honda has taken the second generation of a hydrogen refueling station in operation. That should be possible in the future, electric vehicles loaded with fuel new home for the night. The station fits in the garage and produced in eight hours the normal daily requirement of 0.5 kilograms of hydrogen.

honda solar hydrogen station

Previous stations needed a Elctrolyse unit plus a separate compressor, umd to put pressure on the gas and liquefy. The compressor was there the biggest and most expensive component. ErsteStation As the world comes the new Honda without a compressor station and is thus considerably smaller and at least 25% more efficient

honda solar hydrogen station

honda solar hydrogen station

With this easy-to handhabendenTechnologie stored hydrogen does not need to be and can be produced with cheap off-peak power. During the day, solar cells produce 6kW of power station, which is fed into Netzt and thus CO2 neutral earned money.

honda solar hydrogen station

honda solar hydrogen station

The Honda Solar Hydrogen Station was developed as a supplement to the public network of the fast charger. The Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell drive can be quickly loaded and offers a range of 460 kilometers. With 5-minute quick charge for longer trips and more comfortable night charge live rush hour and weekend trips no problem.

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This post was written by admin on January 29, 2010

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Focus on fuel cell vehicles Kia news release Borrego FECV

Kia release Borrego FECV

Kia and its partners Hyundai fuel cell technology is still constantly exploring, recently kia released their latest fuel cell prototype vehicles Borrego / Mohave FECV (in the Korean market known as the Mohave) video. Although Borrego FECV This is Borrego Rear / four-wheel-drive SUV with body-based architecture split, but Borreg FCEV is all-wheel drive.

Kia Borrego FECV

Kia Borrego FECV

Borrego FECV is driven by a 110kW, AC electric horse Ta, powered fuel cells were placed in the lower compartment, this group of the battery can deliver 115kW of power. Interesting things, Kia claim that they do not need high-pressure fuel cell air pressure, so I do not compressors that a majority of the major components of fuel cell vehicles. Kia also said that their fuel cell vehicles can use 98% of all hydrogen to produce energy.

Kia release Borrego FECV

Brake energy recovery system from the electricity will be stored in a super-capacitor module, and then will be needed to provide additional impetus. Kia has not yet indicated that they use 700Bar hydrogen storage capacity of the system, but the car’s mileage up to 700 kilometers, Kia plans to produce in 2012 small-scale Borreg FCEV, while the large-scale production will have to in the small-scale production after three years.

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This post was written by admin on January 18, 2010

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Fuel cell cars from the dealer in 2015

Mercedes wants to have its first fuel cell powered vehicles in 2015 from the dealer. This was confirmed by the manufacturers at a conference in Monaco: “Until then, customers will be for a car with the environmentally driven not need much more than pay for a better-equipped hybrid model,” said investigator Arwed Niestroj.

Production stage, the technology had already reached, however, stressed Joachim Schmidt, head of sales with a view to the first 200 vehicles produced by industrial processes, and in 2010 delivered in a pilot project. They are based on the current B-class and are driven by an electric motor with 100 kW and a torque of 290 Newton meters. Although the fuel cell needs in the B-class normalized to 100 kilometers is just 3.3 liters of diesel and hydrogen at the current price of around nine euros per kilo cheaper to maintain

Fuel cell cars from the dealer in 2015

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This post was written by admin on December 22, 2009

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