Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter Archives

The Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter, the voice of the international hydrogen community, was published continuously from 1986 to 2014. It covers the science, business, economics, and politics of hydrogen and fuel cells - nationally and internationally.

Started in May 1986 with help from Canada's then-existing Hydrogen Industry Council, hydrogen research centers at Texas A&M, the Universities of Hawaii and Miami and the then-existing Clean Fuel Institute, Riverside, CA, the "Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter" has won subscribers all over the world. Until February 1995, it was called "The Hydrogen Letter." The name was changed to reflect the emergence of fuel cells as a lead technology.

2014

Hyundai's Fuel Cell Intrado, Flow Cell-Powered QUANT Debut at Geneva Show, Stanford.s Mark Jacobson Presents 50-State Plan, Clean Dockside Auxiliary Power in Hawaii...

2013

TransPacific Fuel Cell Triumvirate, Current Energy Policies will Precipitate Global Crash, California Legislature Approves Funding for 100 H2 Stations...

2012

Quitting Nuclear is Beneficial for Germany, Naval Consultants Present Zero-Emission 15,000 Ton Fuel Cell Ferry Concept, 19th World Hydrogen Energy Conference...

2011

Ballard Opens New Office in Germany, World’s First Renewables Hydrogen Hybrid Power Plant, Optimism Reigns at “Best Ever” F-Cell Symposium, Plans for LH2-Fueled Hypersonic Plane...

2010

Audi’s new Q5 HFC fuel cell hybrid concept crossover SUV, Hydrogen Pipelines, Two-Day “f-cell” Symposium Draws 800, Handheld $99 Fuel Cell Charger for Portable Electronics...

2009

Daimler Unveils New Hybrid Transit Bus, 100% Renewables Could Cut Global Energy Use 30% by 2030, Fuel Cell Boat Reenacts Historic Hudson Trip, Munich Re Launches Solar Initiative in N. Africa, Mid East...

2008

The University of Connecticut's Global Fuel Cell Center has named Prabhakar Singh as its new director, following a global search. Previously Singh was a researcher at the...

2007

The Canadian Hydrogen Association (CHA) has elected Pierre Gauthier, an Air Liquide Canada executive, as its new chairman of the board. He replaces Alexander (Sandy) Stuart ...

2006

Albany, NY-based Mechanical Technology, Inc. has appointed Peng Lim as its new chief executive officer. Lim will continue to serve as president and CEO of MTI subsidiary ...

2005

Scientific American magazine has named Hydrogen Solar Ltd. as one of 50 Scientific American Business Leaders of 2005 for its work towards the commercial development of ...

2004

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Terry Tamminen as his cabinet secretary. Previously, Tamminen has worked for Schwarzenegger as secretary in charge of the ...

2003

Japan Carmakers Show Fuel Cell, H2 I.C. Concepts, Prototypes at Tokyo Motor Show, Dow Teams with GM in World's Largest Fuel Cell Park, Bush Asks Support for H/Fuel Cell Funding...

2002

Toyota, Honda Launch California Fuel Cell Fleets, Hy-wire Concept Car Debut in Paris, California is Planning H2 Fuel Stations, FY '03 Hydrogen Request up to $39.9 Million...

2001

DoE Convenes Invitation-Only Meeting to Map Bolder Hydrogen Policy, Honda Installs Solar Hydrogen Fueling Station Near LA, Administration's Renewables Budget Request is One-Third Below Current Total...

2000

VW Introduces Its First Fuel Cell Car, California Air Board Rejects Carmakers' Plea to Relax ZEV Rule, Stays Course, DoE Takes Fresh Look at Thermochemical Hydrogen...

1999

Ford Shows Off New Hydrogen Refueling Station, NJ PEM Fuel Cell "Venturer" Places First in Greenness, Gov. Davis Launches CA Fuel Cell Partnership, dbb fuel cell engines Starts New Facility...

1998

Siemens Halts Planar SOFC Development, First World H2 Conference in Latin America Opens, Iceland and Daimler-Benz/Ballard Start Plans for Hydrogen Economy...

1997

Ballard Teams With Large Power Company to Make Stationary PEM Fuel Cell Plants, Transatlantic Fuel Cell Pact, Ford to Test IFC 50 kW PEM Fuel Cell, New Reports on Climate Change, Ames Laboratory Finds New Magnetocaloric Materials, Bavaria Readies Almost $30 Million for Hydrogen, Ceremony Marks Start of Munich Hydrogen Airport Project...

1996

Congress Ups Hydrogen Budget, Euro-Quebec Program Shows Advanced LH2 Tank for Transatlantic Transport, Fuel Cell Busses Will Be Market-Ready in 2-3 Years, Fuel Cells 2000 Urges Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell R & D, Clean Transport Demo May be Part of Summer Olympics, Daimler-Benz Is First Carmaker to Unveil Consumer-Friendly Fuel Cell MiniVan Prototype...

1995

Modified Diesel For Planned German H Bus line, Hydrogen as Energy Needs Specific Safety Rules, Brazil Wants Demo Hydrogen Busses for Sao Paulo, U.S.-Russian Fuel Cell Workshop May Produce Cooperative R & D Projects, Commerce Dep't Weighs ATP for Fuel Cells, Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries Power Electric Car to 238-Mile Record Distance...

1994

California Air Resources Board Sticks to ZEV Rule, Industry Hikes Hydrogen Prices, TX A&M Research Cuts Fuel Cell Platinum Needs, Vice President Gore Hosts Fuel Cell Symposium, Oak Ridge Mutates Algae for Water Splitting, Defense Department Starts Installing Fuel Cells, 20th Anniversary WHEC-10 Draws Big Crowd

1993

Chinese Companies Compete in Hydride Batteries, Japan Confirms $2 Billion 28-Vear Hydrogen Plan, Siemens Readies PEM Cell For Series Production, California Utility Plans Solar Fuel Cell Bus Line, Developing Nations Want Hydrogen, Activated Carbon Storage Looks Promising, Xerox Corp. to Launch Hydrogen Vehicle Fleet...

1992

Ovonic Signs Battery Pact with Korea's Hyundai, U.S. Railroad Tests Liquid Methane, Renewables to Aid Third World, Harkin Q.-A. Interview, Hydrogen Comes to Arizona High Schools, Secret Russian Moon Rocket Revealed at WHEC-9, NASA Invites Bids for Liquid Hydrogen, Hydrogen Database Launched, DoE's New Hydrogen Panel...

1991

New Type of Hydride Material, Mercedes Details H-Bus Plans at Achema, Experimental H Mazda is a Wankei-Powered Hybrid, British Columbia's gestating hydrogen agency is taking shape, Congress Halves Hydrogen Appropriations, '74 Chevvy Pickup Wins First Bonneville H Trials, Plans to Introduce H Steel Reduction...

1990

Swiss Scientist Develops Hydride Battery, Solar Electrolyzer Operates One Year, Hawaii Hydrogen 90, Denver to Launch H/Methane Fuel Program, Lybian Suggests N. Africa Solar-H Meeting, California Congressman Seeks Carbon Tax, Study Puts World Fossil Costs At $2.3 Trillion, Bell Researcher Develops Thin-Fim Fuel Cell...

1989

PV-Hydrogen Cost Debate, Belgium Officially Supports Hydrogen, Switzerland to Build First H Pilot Plant, Pakistan to Consider Solar H Project, Three Hydrogen Bills Likely in Congress, Consultant Delivers Hydride Hardware to NASA, Carnegie Scientists Make Metal Hydrogen, IAHE Wants Hydrogen in Clean Air Bill...

1988

Bush White House to Address Greenhouse Effect, Hamburg 1987 ISES Abstracts Available, Solar Energy for Fish Farming, NASP Program Investigates Slush Hydrogen, India Coordinates National Hydrogen R+D, First Plane Flies Exclusively on Hydrogen, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sub in Sea Trials, Soviet H-Flight is Milestone...

1987

Congress Funds Hydrogen Institutes, Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Addresses Climate, DoE Starts New Study, Berlin Scientists Design Novel Solar Cell, AeroJet Electric Designs Cryocooler, Siljan Test Yields Methane and Hydrogen, Canada Releases "National Mission" Report...

1986

Stanford Develops Most Efficient PV Cell Yet, Advanced Photolytic Cell Debuts at Texas A&M, Japanese Start New Fuel Cell Program, Los Alamos Reports Fuel Cell Materials Advance, NASA and DARPA Brief Industry on NASP Needs, Canada Looks For Hydrogen Pact With U.S., Germany Plans Solar Hydrogen Demo Plant...