December 2003

Vol 18-12 December 2003
The t& Fuel Cell Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 December2003 Vol XVIll/No. 12 ISSN 1080-8019 15 Countries & European Union Sign Historic Hydrogen Cooperation Pact WASHINGTON, DC - Some nine months in preparation, cabinet-level representatives from 15 countries and the European Union met here in late November and signed an agreement that fixes a historic framework for international cooperation to aid in creating a global hydrogen economy. The four-page "Terms ofReference for the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy" (IPHE) is intended to provide "a ...

November 2003

Vol 18-11 November 2003
The Alternative Energy News Since 1986 November2003 VolXVDI/No.ll ISSN I 080-8019 Japan Carmakers Show Fuel Cell, H2 I.C. Concepts, Prototypes at Tokyo Motor Show TOKYO-Unlike the Frankfurt Auto Show two months ago where the hydrogen/fuel cell cupboard was almost bare, this year's Tokyo Motor Show here turned out to be what might be described as an abundance of riches. While a lonely BMW V -12 hydrogen i.e. engine was just about the only exhibit of note in Frankfurt (see Fast Forward, p. 5), Japanese carmakers here went all out with a strong focus on future products and technology ...

October 2003

Vol 18-10 October 2003
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 October2003 VolXVIII/No. 10 ISSN I 080-8019 Grove Symposium Transitions into Trade Show, Exhibitors More than Quadruple LONDON- Like its transatlantic counterpart, the Fuel Cell Seminar that's corning up next month in Miami Beach, the venerable Grove Fuel Cell Symposium here is morphing from an academic gathering into a trade show. Not exactly the ministerial limo, guv: UK Energy Minister Steven Timms takes a spin on an ltalianApriliafuel cell bike, on display at the W L. Gore booth during the Grove Symposium. The bike is powered by a ...

September 2003

Vol 18-9 September 2003
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 September 2003 Vol XVIIl/No.9 ISSN I 080-8019 Stuart Weathers Blackout via Its H2 Backup, Ballard Launches New UPS System TORONTO- Jon Slangerup, CEO of hydrogen-powered backup power equipment maker Stuart Energy Systems, was sitting in a meeting at the company's headquarters here Thursday, Aug. 14, when the lights went out shortly after 4 p.m. "Eight seconds later, the lights came back on, the air conditioning was running, so I guessed it was a temporary outage," Slangerup, blissfully unaware at the time of the blackout that was rolling across ...

August 2003

Vol 18-8 August 2003
The Alternative Energy News Since 1986 August 2003 Vol XVITI/No. 8 ISSN 1080-8019 Stuart Energy Teams with Cheung Kong, Ford in H2 I. C. City Bus Project for Hongkong HONG KONG/TORONTO- Hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine technology will undergo a major test with the conversion of a 45-seater Hongkong transit bus from diesel to a modified Ford engine, to be unveiled later this year. Principal partners in the project are Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings, Ltd., ofHongkong, a$70 billion infrastructure company which among other things supplies Hongkong with electricity, and ...

July 2003

Vol 18-7 July 2003
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 July 2003 Vol XVITI/No. 7 ISSN I 080-8019 U.S., Europe Sign Historic Hydrogen Economy Pact at Washington Summit WASHINGTON, DC/BRUSSELS -Largely ignored by the mainstream media, President Bush and Europe's leaders Romano Prodi and Konstandino Simitis signed a historic accord at last month's U.S.-European Summit in Washington, pledging closer collaboration in the development of the Hydrogen Economy. The joint statement by Bush, European Commission President Prodi and Simitis, currently the President of the European Council, capped a flurry ...

June 2003

Vol 18-6 June 2003
The "& Fuel Cell Alternative Energy News Since 1986 June2003 Vol XVIII/No. 6 ISSN I 080-8019 Dow Teams With GM in 500 Unit, 35 MW Industrial Fuel Cell Park, World's Largest WASHINGTON, DC- With the blessings of a major environmental policy think tank, two global industrial giants, General Motors Corp. and Dow Chemical Company, are getting together to launch the world's largest fuel cell installation yet. Late this year, GM, the world's largest car manufacturer, plans to truck in the first of what are targeted to be ultimately 500 70 kW stationary PEM fuel cells to Dow's 30-sq. ...

May 2003

Vol 18-5 May 2003
The I Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 May2003 VoiXVIU!No. 5 ISSN I 080-8019 World's First Commercial Hydrogen Station Opens in Iceland REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - A smiling Valgerdur Sverrisdottir, Iceland's minister of industry and commerce, did the honors here last month during the opening of the world's first hydrogen fueling station built at an existing commercial retail site on Iceland's official First DayofSummer April24. .. Doing the honors: Iceland s Industry minister Valgerdur Sverrisdottir and Icelandic New Energy .S general manager Jon Bjoern Skulason fuel the ...

April 2003

Vol 18-4 April 2003
II Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 April2003 Vol XVIII/No.4 I SSN I 080-80 19 Record Crowd at NHA Annual Meeting; H2 ICs, Infrastructure, Renewables Stir Interest WASHINGTON, DC- The war against Iraq still looked like a not-quite-real possibility, but for some speakers at the National Hydrogen Association's 14th Annual Hydrogen Conference and Expo USA here at the beginning of last month the looming conflict over energy and oil was clearly on their minds before the shooting began two weeks later. "We are dangerously dependent" on imported oil, said Sen. Byron Dorgan ...

March 2003

Vol 18-3 March 2003
The Alternative Energy News Since 1986 March 2003 Vol XVIli/No. 3 lSSN I 080-80 19 Bush Asks Support for H/Fuel Cell Funding; Bills Launched in House, Senate WASHINGTON, DC- Following up on his request for more hydrogen spending in his State-of-the-Union message, President Bush a few days later stepped up his call for support from Congress, the hydrogen and fuel cell communities and the American people. Addressing some 500 invited executives, policy makers, members of Congress, Energy Department officials and others Feb. 6 in the National Building Museum here, Bush said with ...

February 2003

Vol 18-2 February 2003
Alternative Energy News Since 1986 February 2003 Vol XVIII/No. 2 ISSN I 080-8019 Ford, Toyota Show New Hydrogen PrototypesFuel Cell and I.C.- at Detroit Auto Show DETROIT, M 1- Overshadowed perhaps by the I 000 hp Cadillac Sixteen monster and the gigabucks RoUs-Royce Phantoms, Maybachs and Ferrari Enzos, a couple of new hydrogen powered prototypes- design exercises really - by Ford Motor Co. and Toyota caught the attention of hydrogen partisans at the North American International Auto Show here last month. The Ford Model U and the Toyota FINE-S Fuel Cell concepts, on display here ...

January 2003

Vol 18-1 January 2003
The I Letter Alternative Energy News Since 1986 January 2003 Vol XVII1/No.l ISSN I 080-8019 Hydrogenics Unveils 20 kW PEM Module for Innovative New Flyer Bus, Deere Lawn Vehicle TORONTO-Fuel cell designer Hydrogenics Corp. here is teaming up with Canadian busmaker New Flyer in developing a hybrid fuel cell transit bus with a novel power system architecture- and that can also help light up the city when power demand is high. Hydrogenics unveiled its new HyPM-LP2 module atthe Electric Transportation Industry Conference and Exposition in Hollywood, FL in early December. Hydrogenics ...