December 1996

Vol 11-12 December 1996
The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels Dect:mber 1996 \bl. XI/No. 12 ISSN 1(l!().8() 19 Fuel Cells are ·"Disruptive Technologies," Need "KiUer Applications", FC Seminar is Told ORLANDO, FL -While conference participants probably view fuel cells as the future of electric power generation, today they represent a "disruptive teclmology" that must find "a killer application" to successfully compete in the marketplace, participants in the 1996 Fuel Cell Seminar Nov. 17-20 here were told. William E. Cratty, fuel cell sales director for Equitable R~ sources, Inc. (ERJ), Pittsburgh, ...

November 1996

Vol 11-11 November 1996
(.& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative- Renewable Fuels Noveniler 1996\bi..XI/No.lO lSSN l(B).8() 19 Toyota Motor Corp Unveils RA V 4 Fuel CeO Vehicle With Hydride Hydrogen Storage System OSAKA, JAPAN-Toyota Motor Corp.'s FCEV, Japan's first fuel cell vehicle, was the star of the 13th International Electric Vehicle Symposiwn held here last month. The vehicle, a modified version of the popular sport utility, the RAV 4, is years away from conunercialization, however. ''We won't be ready to introduce it until the first part of the next century," said project general manager ...

October 1996

Vol 11-10 October 1996
The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels October 1996\bl. Xl/No. 10 lSSN loo:>-80 19 Congress Ups Hydrogen Budget, Sends Walker Bill to White House WASHINGTON, DC- Running counter to the lessis- better trend in the Republican-controlled Congress, hydrogen energy appropriations registered a slight increase in the new fiscal year 1997 Federal budget passed by Congress in late September and now awaiting President Clinton's signature, expected soon. And in another important development, a much improved version of the Hydrogen Future Act, the farewell legislation introduced by Rep. ...

September 1996

Vol 11-9 September 1996
The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels September 1996 \bl XI/No. 9 JSSN1~19 Big 3 Should Be Required to Pursue Fuel Cells, Other New Technologies, Congress is Told WASHINGTON, DC- As members ofthe Partnership for a New Generation ofVehicles (PNGV), America's Big 'Three carmakers should be required to pursue more vigorously highly efficient, low-polluting technologies such as fuel cells, a respected alternative-energy advocate and academic has told Congress. "PNGV is at a criticaljWlcture," Daniel Sperling, Director of the Institute ofTransportation Studies at the University of ...

August 1996

Vol 11-8 August 1996
(_& Fuel Cell The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels August 1996 \bl. XI/No. 8 ISSNl~l9 WHEC-11 Cont'd: The Tobacco Analogy, Solar Methane Conversion, City H1 STUTTGART, GERMANY- Warning: Like tobacco, fossil fuels are dangerous to your health. In a nutshell, this was the message that T. Nejat Veziroglu, president of the International Association ofHydrogen Energy and honorary WHEC-11 chairman conveyed in his welcome address during the opening session June 24 of the 11th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, "Designing the Energy Link," here. Taking his cue from the warning labels ...

July 1996

Vol 11-7 July 1996
The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels July 1996\bi..XI/No. 7 1SSN 1(B).8() 19 Record Thrnout, H Film, BMW Fuel Cell Car Concept, Highlight WHEC-11 STUTTGART, GERMANY- In terms of imagery, it was an absolute first in the 22 year history of these biannual international hydrogen gatherings -and a coup for car maker BMW: Gennany's Angela Merkel, the first cabinet member of any major industrial nation in charge of environmental issues to address a world hydrogen conference, arrived in appropriate style at the opening session of the 11th World Hydrogen Energy Conference June 23-28 at ...

June 1996

Vol 11-6 June 1996
<-& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels June 1996 \bl. XI/No. 6 ISSN 1080-8019 Daimler-Benz Is First Carmaker to Unveil Consumer-Friendly Fuel Cell MiniVan Prototype BERLIN -In a major milestone of clean, alternative hydrogen technology, Germany's premier high-tech transportation company, Daimler-Benz, presented on May 14 here what it described as the world's first fuel cell-powered, pollutant -free passenger car suitable for everyday operation. The NECAR II (for New Electric CAR) is a demoostration vehicle powered by two 25 kW Ballard-based Protoo Exchange ...

May 1996

Vol 11-5 May 1996
The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels May 1996 Vol. XIINo.5 JSSN 1 080-8019 Daimler-Benz to Unveil World's First Fuel Cell Passenger Car This Month BERLIN, GERMANY- The guessing is over: Germany's Daimler -Benz AG is the first major international cannaker to unveil a fuel cell-powered passenger car. The car will be introduced publicly at a press conference here May 14. "The Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter" will cover this milestone event. "This is the first time that this revolutionary technology has been adapted to a passenger car without any limitations on seating room," the ...

April 1996

Vol 11-4 April 1996
"& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels FY '97 Budget Requests Up for Transportation FCs, Down for H2, Stationary FCs WASlflNGTON, DC-The request for hydrogen R&D in President Clinton's proposed budget for fiscal 1997, released in mid-March, is down once again compared to this year's actual appropriation, but transportation fuel cell funding is up substantially -from $22 million last year to $30.2 million. The request for stationary fuel cells is also smaller, from $52.5 million appropriated last year to $46.6 million. For hydrogen, the Department ofEnergy ...

March 1996

Vol 11-3 March 1996
<-& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels German Utilities Convert ONSI Fuel Cell to Hydrogen For Co-Generation Operations HAMBURG, GERMANY- "Power to the People" used to be the rallying cry of the 60s Generation. Substitute "Hydrogen" for "Power," and you?ve got a pretty good description of what a couple of utilities are doing here. As an outgrowth of the ambitious but in recent years downscaled Euro-Quebec Hydro-Hydrogen Pilot Project (EQHHPP), the electric and gas utilities, HEW and GEW, of this northern Gennan port city have teamed up to install am operate ...

February 1996

Vol 11-2 February 1996
The Energy Alternative -· Renewable Fuels February 1996 Vol. XI/No. 2 ISSN 1080-8019 BaUard Wins Georgetown U. Contract For 100 kW PEM Cell for Transit Bus WASillNGTON, DC- Ballard Power Corp., the U.S. subsidiary ofBallard Power Systems ofVcmcouver, BC, Canada, has won a $5.9 million contract from Georgetown University to develop a 100 kW proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell to power a 40-foot transit bus, the university's Office of Energy Programs announced. Ballard beat out several other bidders, including International Fuel Cell Corp., ofSouth Wmdsor, CT. The identities of ...

January 1996

Vol 11-1 January 1996
l& Fuel Cell Letter The Energy Alternative - Renewable Fuels January 1996 \bl. XI/No. 1 ISSN l(B).8019 House Chief Hydrogen Supporter, Rep. Bob Walker, Announces He Will Quit Congress WASHINGTON, DC- In an unwelcome Christmas swprise, Rep. Robert Walker ofPennsylvania, the Republican Chainnan of the House Science Conunittee and longstanding hydrogen supporter, annOWlced in mid-Decemberthat he would quit Congress at the end of this term and would not seek reelection this year. Walker, a close ally ofHouse Speaker Newt Gingrich, had pushed a new major hydrogen authorization bill, ...