December 1999

Vol 14-12 December 1999
"Alternative Energy News Since 1986" December 1999 Vdl. XIV /No. 12 ISSN 1080-80 19 DaimlerChrysler to Roll Out Next-Generation Necar 5, Shows Miniaturized Stack, Reformer STUTTGART, GERMANY - With luck, it may surface in time for Christmas, but otherwise it's likely to be be up and running early in the new millennium: Daimler-Chrysler's next-generation PEM fuel cell car, the Necar 5. Members of Daimler-Chrysler's top management, on hand for a lavish three-day show-and-tell "Innovation Symposium '99" here Nov. I 0-11 merely hinted at its imminent arrival. "Necar-5 will come soon," ...

November 1999

Vol 14-11 November 1999
"& Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" November 1999 VoL XIV/No. II ISSN I 080-80 19 Ballard Affiliate dbb fuel cell engines Unveils Lighter, Simpler PEM Power Plant for Buses ORLANDO, FL - The latest version of Ballard Power System's PEM fuel cell bus engine - a virtual featherweight compared to its predecessor - was rolled out last month at the International Public Transit Expo '99 here, and apparently it's a beaut. With output unchanged at 275 hp (205 kW), the new 2050 kg P4 (for Phase 4) engine is successor to the P3 engine deployed in the Chicago and ...

October 1999

Vol 14-10 October 1999
t& Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" October 1999 Vol. XIV /No. 1 0 ISSN 1080-8019 New Fuel Cell Prototypes, Concepts on Display at Frankfurt, Tokyo Auto Shows FRANKFURT/TOKYO - A new batch of fuel cell concept vehicles - some driveable, some mockups - are leading the parade of new cars making their debuts at the world's major auto shows this fall. The first out of the starting gate was a new smallish concept vehicle by Ford Motor Co unveited on the company's stand at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September. Described as Ford's idea ofa "near-future" ...

September 1999

Vol 14-9 September 1999
The H l& Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" September 1999 Vol. XIV /No. 9 IS SN 1080-8019 Ford Shows OffNew Hydrogen Refueling Station -Liquid and Gaseous- Unwraps H2 I.C. Engine DEARBORN, MI- "Bill's Hydrogen Gas Station," said the sign in blue-and-green letters. "Rockets & Cars Welcome." Bill - as in Bill Powers, Ford Motor Co.'s vice president for research - explained that the supplier providing both liquid and gaseous hydrogen for Ford's brand-new hydrogen fueling station here was Air Products and Chemicals, "the largest supplier of hydrogen in the world ...

August 1999

Vol 14-8 August 1999
Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" August 1999 Vol. XIV/No.8 ISSN 1080-8019 Shell Hydrogen, Energy Conversion Devices Join Forces To Develop Onboard H2 Storage System TROY, MI - The hydrogen subsidiary of oil major Royal Dutch/Shell and Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) have taken the first step toward developing hydrogen storage systems both for on-board storage and for future refueling stations. Shell Hydrogen and ECD signed an open-ended memorandum of understanding to "explore" the creation of a joint venture to further develop and commercialize ECD's ...

July 1999

Vol 14-7 July 1999
The H l& Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" July 1999 Vol XIV /No.7 ISSN 1080-8019 Taiwan Group Launches PEM Scooter Project With Help from Texas A&M, DRI COLLEGE STATION, TX/TAIPEI, TAIWAN - A major Taiwan industrial group that owns the country's largest motorcycle manufacturer, San Yang, is moving ahead with a program to develop PEM fuel cell-powered scooters. The Chinfong Industrial Group decided in mid-June to put together a joint venture which other major financial and industrial group as well as the Taiwan government are expected to join. The project ...

June 1999

Vol 14-6 June 1999
The H Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" June 1999 Vol. XIV /No.6 ISSN I 08 0-80 19 Five Years in the Making, $18 Million Hydrogen Production/Fueling Station Opens in Munich MUNICH - Its no longer the traditional question of "regular or super?" when refueling at Munich airport's new alternative energy filling station. Rather, it's " liquid or gaseous?" at the DM 34 million ($18. 7 million), hydrogen production and refueling station inaugurated May 5 by Bavaria's minister for economics, transportation and technology, Dr. Otto Wiesheu. It is Germany's second ...

May 1999

Vol 14-5 May 1999
The H Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" May 1999 Vol. XIV/No.5 ISSN 1080-8019 Gov. Davis Launches CA Fuel Cell Partnership, dbb fuel cell engines Starts New Facility SACRAMENTO, CA- Flanked by a couple of Ford and DaimlerChrysler fuel cell cars and with a DaimlerChrysler fuel cell bus parked nearby, California governor Gray Davis officially rang in the age of fuel cell transportation for the Golden State last month. And some 500 miles south of here, dbb fuel engines Corp., the Ballard/DaimlerChrysler/Ford subsidiary that makes fuel cell motors for cars and ...

April 1999

Vol 14-4 April 1999
The H Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" April 1999 Volume XIV/No.3 ISSN 1080-8019 DaimlerChrysler Unveils Liquid-Hydrogen NECAR 4 in U.S., Reaffirms 2004 Launch Date WASHINGTON, DC - A year and a half after Daimler-Benz unveiled its tiny methanol-fueled NECAR 3 PEM fuel cell car on its home turf, it was show time for the next-generation liquid hydrogen-powered NECAR 4 -this time in the U.S. capital. Transformed since then into transnational DaimlerChrysler, the company clearly is setting out to change America's perception of the importance of fuel cells and ...

March 1999

Vol 14-3 March 1999
The H Fuel Cell Let "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" March 1999 Volume XIV /No.3 ISSN 1 080-8019 Iceland, Shell, DaimlerChrysler, N orsk Hydro Form Company to Develop Hydrogen Economy REYKJAVIK, ICELAND- The world's first laboratory for a planetary Hydrogen Economy is setting up shop here in this small island nation in the North Atlantic, between North America and Europe: A consortium of six Icelandic institutions headed by a financial group, New Business Venture Fund, is teaming up with three large multinationals - the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, DaimlerChrysler and Norsk ...

February 1999

Vol 14-2 February 1999
The H Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" February 1999 Volume XIV /No.2 ISSN 1 080-80 19 Europe's First Hydrogen Gas Station Opens, Renewable H2 To Come From Iceland HAMBURG - Europe's first public, commercial hydrogen gas station for cars and trucks is open for business. Ortwin Runde, the mayor of this large north German port city, was the first to take the wheel of a hydrogenfueled delivery van, owned and operated by Europe's, and the world's, largest mail order house, for a spin around the block here as part of the station's inaugural ceremonies in ...

January 1999

Vol 14-1 January 1999
The Fuel Cell Letter "Alternative Energy News Since 1986" January 1999 Vol. XIV /No.1 ISSN 1080-8019 DaimlerChrysler Shows Concept Gasoline Fuel Cell Jeep, Reduces NECAR III System Size AUBURN HILLS, MI/STUTTGART- Displaying its new, intercontinental RD&D muscle, DaimlerChrysler's U.S. and European wings announced advances in gasoline- and methanol-powered fuel cell vehicles on both sides of the Atlantic last month, with a third experimental liquid-hydrogen version almost ready for prime time. The former Chrysler Corp. unveiled a "proof-ofconcept" sport utility vehicle, a ...