December 1995

Vol 10-12 December 1995
rogen -1 0, 1996, at the Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel , Oslo, Norway. Details: 2nd European SOFC Forum Secretariat, c/o SINTEF Forum, P.O. Box 124, Blindern, N-0314 Oslo/Norway. Phone 04 7122 06 73 00, fax 04 7122 06 73 50. * The "25th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference" will be held May 13-17th in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel. Details: Dr. Sheila Bailey, MS 302-1 , NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135. Phone 216/433-2228, fax 216/433-6106 , e - mail sheila@mars.lerc.nasa.gov. *A "Dedicated Conference on Electric, Hybrid and Alternative ...

November 1995

Vol 10-11 November 1995
-Quebec Project and a hypothetical international project for hydrogen production in Brazil. Omar Edgardo Soltermann, one of the two ce>-authors from Universid. ade Estadual de Campinas, said Brazil's hydroelectricity rates are 30-50% lower than Canadian rates. Suitable hydroelectric potential exists in Brazil's northern region, some of them close to the Amazon River which would provide access to the Atlantic for bulk hydrogen carriers. Unlike a developed country such as Canada, Brazil cannot develop this potential on its own and needs international help and cooperation, Soltermann ...

October 1995

Vol 10-10 October 1995
t& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels October 1995 Vol. X/No. 1 0 ISSN 1 080-8019 Chicago Transit Unveils Ballard Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus, Fleet Test to Start Next Year CHICAGO, IL - Hizzoner tasted the exhaust, and he pronounced it all right: "It's not bad," said Chicago mayor Richard Daley after lifting a glass of lukewarm water to his lips that had been collected a few minutes earlier from the tailpipe of an idling 275 HP hydrogen-fueled , fuel cell-powered Ballard bus unveiled by the mayor and top city officials Sept. 11 in front of Chicago's City Hall. ...

September 1995

Vol 10-9 September 1995
"-& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels September 1995 Yol. X!No. 9 ISSN 1080-8019 H Power to Roll Out Commercial Fuel Cell Busses Next Summer, Seeks ZEV Certificate SACRAMENTO, CA- H Power is raising the ante: In an early bid to define an emerging market, H Power Corp. says it will roll out two commercial fuel cell bus versions for both the North American and Asian markets next year, with commercial deliveries scheduled to start in 1997. The company will also formally submit an application to the California Air Resources Board (CARS) to certify H Power's ...

August 1995

Vol 10-8 August 1995
. l& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels August 1995 Vol X!No. 8 ISSN 1080-8019 IBM, Dow Win $2 Million Commerce Dep't ATP Award for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development WASHINGTON, DC - Big Blue wants to spread its electronics-based manufacturing technology to fuel cells: In a surprise development that could mean new competition and more vigor to the entire stationary fuel cell field, the Commerce Department's Advanced Technology Program has awarded $2.07 million to a joint Dow Chemical-IBM project to develop an advanced planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) ...

July 1995

Vol 10-7 July 1995
Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels July 1995Yol. X/No. 7 ISSN 1 080-8019 Ballard, Dow Part Ways in Stationary 250 kW PEM Power Plant Development Program VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA - Ballard Power Systems Inc. here and The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Ml have agreed to end their collaboration on stationary power plants, based on Ballard's PEM fuel cell. In a June 22 announcement Ballard said the two companies have been unable to structure a mutually agreeable business arrangement for the next phase of the program. The joint program was launched in mid-1993. ...

June 1995

Vol 10-6 June 1995
l& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels June 1995 Vol. X/No.6 ISSN 1 080-8019 Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries Power Electric Car to 238-Mile Record Distance BOSTON, MA- Metal hydride power provided the winning edge to set a new record for the distance covered by a single battery charge in the annual "Tour de Sol" electric car race- 238 miles. An advanced nickel metaljlydride battery developed by Ovonic Battery Corp., of Troy Ml pushed a four-seater "Sunrise" sedan, produced by Solectria Corp., of Wilmington, MA, to the top position in the five-day event which ...

May 1995

Vol 10-5 May 1995
Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels May 1995'Vol. X/No. 5 ISSN 1080-8019 Advanced Eledrolyzer to Do Double Duty as Load Leveler, Hydrogen Supplier for Busses PUTZBRUNN, GERMANY- The need: cheap electricity to economically make hydrogen for clean urban road transport. The lure: economically load-manage the fluctuations in a typical European power grid system via an advanced electrolyzer, capable of a!..ltomatically adjusting hydrogen output over a wide range of electric loads. The payoff: the utility sells electricity cheaply because it saves money by ...

April 1995

Vol 10-4 April 1995
"& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels April1995 Vol. X/No.4 ISSN 1080-8019 Five Hydrogen Vehicles, Political Discourse on Alternative Energy, Highlight NHA Meeting ALEXANDRIA, VA- In what must have been something of a record , five vehicles running on hydrogen or hydrogen mixtures from four different institutions were on display outside the Radisson Plaza Hotel here on the occasion of the Sixth Annual U.S. Hydrogen Meeting organized by the National Hydrogen Association (NHA) March 7-9. Inside, a small-scale mockup of what a future mid-sized hydrogen-powered ...

March 1995

Vol 10-3 March 1995
FUel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels March 1995Nol. X/No. 3 ISSN 1 080-8019 Hydrogen Down, Fuel Cells Up in '96 Budget WASHINGTON, DC - The Clinton Administration's $17.8 billion budget for fiscal year 1996 for the Department of Energy, up $300 million over FY '95, is contradictory in its funding requests for various renewable and alternative energy categories. The request for hydrogen research from the Utility Technologies Office is down once again, from the almost-$1 0 million in the current fiscal year to $7.4 million . But with the exception of geothermal ...

February 1995

Vol 10-2 February 1995
Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels February 1995 Vol. X!No. 2 ISSN 1057-0713 Europe Weighs Fuel Cell Strategy; Bavaria, Car & Busmakers Fund Fuel Cell Study BRUSSELS/MUNICH - The details are cloudy, but Europe's fuel cell industry and the Commission of the European Union apparently differ on how to best proceed to accelerate development and commercialization of fuel cells. Officially, the European Union is mum, but European sources tell HFCL that the differences emerged at a workshop called by the EU before Christmas, attended by representatives of the ...

January 1995

Vol 10-1 January 1995
nletter The Energy Alternative-Renewable Fuels January 1'995 Vol X/No. 1 ISSN 1057-0713 Four Foreign Organizations Get WE-NET Contracts TOKYO - Four foreign organizations have been named to participate in the first phase of Japan's $3 billion WE-NET project, WE-NET officials announced here in late December. Another organization. still in the final stages of negotiation, will be named in the next couple of weeks. The announcement had originally been expected by late September (THL Oct. 1994). The four are Hydro-Quebec of Canada; Westinghouse Corp.; SRI International, of Menlo Park, ...