December 2002

Vol 17-12 December 2002
. ' t& Fuel Cell Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 December2002 Vol XVII/No. 12 ISSN 1080-8019 Toyota, Honda Launch California Fuel Cell Fleets With Back-to-Back Events IRVINE, CA- Two universities and Los Angeles City Hall are the recipients of the first generation of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles that Japan's premier carmakers Toyota and Honda are placing into the hands of drivers other than professionals for the first time. Toyota Motor Sales US. A, Inc. was the first to deliver the first two of eventually six of what it calls "market-ready" hydrogen hybrid fuel ...

November 2002

Vol 17-11 November 2002
t&Fuel II Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 November2002 Vol XVII/No. 11 ISSN 108().8() 19 Infrastructure: H2 Stations Open in California, Nevada, Germany; Contracts for Europe's CUTE RICHMOND, CA/BERLIN/LAS VEGAS, NV - Two new hydrogen fueling stations opened last month within a week of each other on both sides of the Atlantic, a third is due later this month in Nevada, more sites around Los Angeles are moving towards approval, and fueling equipment is beginning to be ordered for Europe's 1 0-<:ity fuel cell urban bus project CUlE. The Big Cut: Rep. George Miller, ...

October 2002

Vol 17-10 October 2002
The t& Fuel Cell Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 October2002 VoiXVU/No.lO ISSN I 08()..8() 19 Fla. Underdog Bruderly Challenges Incumbent with Hydrogen Plank in November Vote GAINESVILLE, FL-A consulting engineer, environmental activist and long-time hydrogen supporter with no political experience is taking on a 14-year Congressional veteran in the November 5th election to represent the 6th Congressional district here in north central Florida. As far as is known, David E. Bruderly is one of the very few -maybe the only one- Congressional candidates in next month's ...

September 2002

Vol 17-9 September 2002
The H "&Fuel Cell Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 September2002 VolXVll/No. 9 ISSN 1080-8019 GM Releases First Data, Pictures of Fuel Cell Hy-wire Concept Car, Debut at Paris Auto Show DETROIT, MI- Making good on its promise at the last Detroit Auto Show, General Motors announced it will introduce a driveable version of its radically innovative hydrogen fuel cell car at the Paris Motor Show that opens at the end of this month. Dribbling out the news in carefully measured spoonfuls, the company last month released initial data and two pictures of what is now called the ...

August 2002

Vol 17-8 August 2002
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 August 2002 Vol XVII/No. 8 ISSN 1080-8019 California Gov. Davis Signs Landmark Greenhouse Gas Bill, Effective in 2009 SACRAMENTO, CA - Six months after it was first introduced in California's Assembly, Gov. Gray Davis signed a landmark anti-global warming bill last month that will set greenhouse gas emission standards for vehicles beginning with the 2009 model year. The governor's signature culminated an epic fight, which included what the "New York Times" described as a multimillion dollar advertising and lobbying campaign by carmakers'' I'm ...

July 2002

Vol 17-7 July 2002
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 July2002 Yoi:XVII!No. 7 ISSN 1080-8019 Hydrogen is Challenge for "New Breed of Economists," \VHEC-14 Attendees Are Told MONTREAL - Sandy Stuart, the grand old man of Canada's hydrogen energy movement, probably said it best in his welcoming remarksatthe 14th World Hydrogen Energy Conference here last month: 'This challenge is not just for scientists, hydrogen industry people and governments," declared Stuart, co-chair with Tapan K. Bose, president of the Canadian Hydrogen Association, ofWHEC-14 in spelling out some new questions for the new ...

June 2002

Vol 17-6 June 2002
The .. . ยท l& Fuel Cell Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 June 2002 Vol XVII!No. 6 ISSN I 080-8019 DoE News New Sources, Materials Highlight First Joint DoE H2 /Fuel Cell Programs Review GOLDEN, CO- Aside from the usual suspects- water, natural gas, etc.- experimental hydrogen sources as diverse as hydrogen sulfide, commercial dog food (yes; more later) and nuclear power as well as novel fuel cell components such as membranes made from bacterial cellulose attested to widening research horizons at the Energy Department's 2002 program review May 6-1 0 here. Reflecting the ...

May 2002

Vol 17-5 May 2002
The Alternative Energy News Since 1986 May 2002 Vol XVII!No. 5 ISSN 1080-8019 French-U.S. PEM Cab, Tiny Fuel Cells, Scooter Among H/Fuel Cell Trade Fair Highlights A panoramic view oft he Joint Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Exhibit at the Hannover Industrial Fair last month. HANNOVER, GERMANY- A French prototype taxi powered by an American hybrid fuel cell system, the start of series production of a new miniature fuel cell by a Bavarian startup and a prototype assembly line for mass-producing tiny fuel cells, upcoming tests of a solid oxide fuel cell on light heating oil, and a fuel cell ...

April 2002

Vol 17-4 April 2002
The H <-&Fuel Cell Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 April2002 Vol XVII!No. 4 ISSN I 080-8019 Honda to Launch Small Fuel Cell Sedan Fleet Next Year; Ford Follows 2004 with FC Hybrids TORRANCE, CA/NEW YORK, NY - Torrance, a high-tech community south of Los Angeles proper, is likely to be the first American city to get a small fleet offuel cell passenger cars- Hondas- some time next year. Matching rival Toyota's thunder with its earlier announcement of the launch of a small fleet of fuel cell SUVs in Japan (H&FCL Nov. 0 I) in 2003, a Honda spokesman confirmed reports that ...

March 2002

Vol 17-3 March 2002
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 March 2002 Vol XVII/No. 3 ISSN I 08(}.80 19 California 2003 Fuel Cell Bus Launch is Unlikely, May be Delayed by a Year SACRAMENTO, CA- For a while it seemed as ifthe launch of a small number offuel cell buses in California, mandated for next year by a recent California Air Resources Board regulation, was grinding to a dead stop. The reason: the state's big transit agencies simply couldn't get their hands on any vehicles. Now, some three months later, it looks like just a hiccup. The launch will be merely delayed. And on the bright side, prospects ...

February 2002

Vol 17-2 February 2002
The "&Fuel I Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 February 2002 Vol XVII!No. 2 ISSN I 08~019 DoE NEws FY '03 Hydrogen Request up by One Third to $39.9 Million, includes Freedom CAR Funding WASHINGTON, DC- If approved by Congress, the U.S. Energy Department's Hydrogen Program funding will increase by more than a third to $39.9 million in fiscal year2003, according to the Bush Administration's budget request released Feb.4. This would be about $10 million more than the $29.2 million appropriated for the current fiscal year. Part of that total is expected to flow into the ...

January 2002

Vol 17-1 January 2002
The <-& Fuel Cell Alternative Energy News Since 1986 January2002 VoiXVII/No. I ISSN 1080-8019 GM Rolls Out Radical Fuel Cell "AUTOnomy" Car Concept at Detroit Auto Show DETROIT, Ml- General Motors displayed the mockup of a sleek car reminiscent of a power boat or an airplane at the 14th North American International Auto Show here this month that may signal the start of a design revolution predicated on the properties of fuel cell propulsion. The 4.46 meter ( 175.8 in.)-long AUTOnomy concept vehicle consists of two basic parts: One is the low, flat- six inches high at the edges- ...