December 1994

Vol 9-12 December 1994
\ The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels December 1994 VoiiXfNo. 12 ISSN 1057-0713 Ballard, New Flyer, to Market Fuel Cell Busses VANCOUVER, BC - Fuel cell developer Ballard Power Systems, Inc. here is teaming up with Canadian bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Ltd., to develop and market fuel cell -powered. zeroemission transit busses throughout North America. In an early-November announcement, the two companies said they would build and test as a first step a 275 HP (205 kW) low-floor bus based on New Flyer's 40LF model, to be completed by mid-1995. With power output slightly ...

November 1994

Vol 9-11 November 1994
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels November 1994fVoiiX/No. 11 JSSN 1057.{)713 Hydrogen to Power Munich Airport Vehicles MUNICH - Hydrogen is coming to Munich's new airport: As a first step, the Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Transportation here last month awarded a OM 329,000 ($220,000) contract to Deutsche Aerospace AG (DASA) for a conceptual study of a decentralized hydrogen supply system for airport support vehicles at the Bavarian capital's two-year-old airport. The actual pilot project, including the acquisition· of"" initial hardware, is scheduled to ...

October 1994

Vol 9-10 October 1994
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels October 1994"fVoiiX/No. 10 ISSN 1057-0713 NASA, Air Force Launch Hypersonic Test Program WASHINGTON, DC -With the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) program all but dead, NASA and the U.S. Air Force are gearing up to resuscitate hydrogen-powered scramjet technology from the remains of NASP for a future hypersonic aircraft. This month, NASA and the Air Force are to formally launch HySTEP, acronym for Hypersonic System Technology Program. Congress has already allocated $22 million for FY95 to NASA for the program, and at the time of writing ...

September 1994

Vol 9-9 September 1994
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels \ September 1994fVoiiX/No. 9 ISSN 1057-0713 Ballard Bus Works Out at Commonwealth Games VANCOUVER, B.C. - It was a Double First. as it were: the first "green" Commonwealth games here in mid-August. but also the first real live performance of a hydrogen-powered fuel cell bus carrying loads and loads of real live passengers to and from the games. By all accounts, both performances were splendid. Ballard Energy System's 32-foot prototype (THL March 1994, Jan .. March 1993) 21 passenger bus was pressed into what was apparently the ...

August 1994

Vol 9-8 August 1994
The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels August 1994fVol IX/NO. 8 ISSN 1057-0713 BMW Plans '95 LH2 Car Tour for California, Canada MUNICH, GERMANY - German carmaker BMW. clearly eager to test the North American waters In terms of hydrogen's ability to meet upcoming ZEV standards. plans to send Its latest hydrogen-powered Internal combustion prototype sedan to both California and Canada some time next year for a demonstration tour. And as an intermediary step and closer to reality, the company says it Is getting ready to produce and market natural gas-powered versions of current models ...

July 1994

Vol 9-7 July 1994
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels July 1994{Vo11XfNo. 7 ISSN 1057-0713 2oth Anniversary WHEC-10 Draws Big Crowd COCOA BEACH, FL - Literally ""highlighted" by the fiery launch of an "Atlas" rocket during the final session. the near-record turnout at the 1Oth World Hydrogen Energy Conference here June 20-24 proved that hydrogen energy was on the move again. There was some poignancy and unintended irony perhaps during the final morning plenary session when host and conference chairman David Block had to Interrupt noted Russian aircraft designer Alexei Tupolev"s lecture on ...

June 1994

Vol 9-6 June 1994
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels June 19~4 VoiiX/No. 6 ISSN 1057-0713 California Air Resources Board Sticks to ZEV Rule LOS ANGELES, CA - Despite what the ""Los Angeles Times"" called ''massive lobbying by major U.S. and Japanese carmakers"" to do In or modify its ""zero-emission"" standard for passenger cars, California's Air Resources Board stuck to its guns and kept the standard intact. The decision followed two gruelling days of marathon hearings May 12 and 13, with 20 hours of testimony from everybody with a stake - pro or con - in the decision: battery makers, ...

May 1994

Vol 9-5 May 1994
The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels May 1994 VoiiX/No. 5 ISSN 1057-0713 GM Study Says PEM FCs Cost About Same As ICs WASHINGTON, DC -A study prepared by General Motors for the Energy Department's Office of Transportation Technologies concludes that a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell power plant for automotive transportation can be made for costs roughly comparable to typical costs for today's Internal combustion engines (ICEs). According to the study, the estimated total costs of a PEM ECE (electrochemical engine) power system are projected to be $46/kW on a peak-power ...

April 1994

Vol 9-4 April 1994
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels April 19g4 Vol IXjNo. 4 ISSN 1057-0713 Savannah Corp., Alaska, Highlight NHA Meeting WASHINGTON, DC- A previously secret hydrogen mega-complex coming out of the Cold (War). growing electricity down on the farm. emerging hydrogen opportunities in Alaska. an update on Japan's WE-NET project. and C02-free hydrogen from hydrocarbons (see separate story) were among the highlights at the National Hydrogen Association's 5th annual U.S. Hydrogen Meeting In Washington March 23-25 The only downer in an otherwise upbeat session was the ...

March 1994

Vol 9-3 March 1994
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels March 1994 Vol IXjNo. 3 ISSN 1057-0713 Hydrogen Budget Cut Almost in Half Again WASHINGTON, DC - What goes up must come down again - or so it seems in Washington's topsy-turvy approach to financing hydrogen r&d. After the $10 million appropriation for hydrogen r&d in fiscal year 1994, President Clinton's Energy Department request for fiscal 1995, submitted in early February to Congress, declined again to $5.5 million. The brief program summary accompanying the numbers gave no reason for the cutbacks. Instead, DoE said the goal was to ...

February 1994

Vol 9-2 February 1994
The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels February 1994 VoiiX/No. 2 ISSN 1057-0713 British Group Plans FC Car Series Production MAIDSTONE, ENGLAND - A loosely-knit consortium of mostly English and American companies headed by a team of British TV producers and aided by a variety of international agencies and individuals is setting out to do what the established carmakers say can 't be done: Build a zero-emission fuel cell hybrid vehicle with a performance similar to current gasoline-powered cars at a competitive price. The first prototype of the 6-8 passenger-minivan is expected to be ...

January 1994

Vol 9-1 January 1994
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels January 1994 VoiiXfNo. 1 ISSN 1057-0713 Pump Maker Designs LH2 Pump for Future Tankers SACRAMENTO, CA · Based on the design for liquid natural gas pumps used to pump liquid natural gas aboard ocean-going LNG carriers, a major pump manufacturer, Ebara International Corp.'s Cryodynamics Division here, is developing a convertible pump that could be used both for future liquid hydrogen tankers as well as LNG carriers. but also in other applications. Ebara engineers have completed blueprints for a prototype "convertible cargo pump.· The ...