Sainsbury’s Prepares for Hydrogen Transport with UK’s First Supermarket Dispenser
Sainsbury’s has announced the UK’s first supermarket forecourt hydrogen dispenser will be located at its Hendon store by the end of the year. Working with global leaders in hydrogen infrastructure, Air Products, the new dispenser will join a network of existing stations helping bring a breath of fresh air to residents and visitors in London and the South East. The SmartFuel® station will be able to fuel a growing number of hydrogen-powered fleets driving around the Capital. From hydrogen-powered buses running between Covent Garden and Tower Gateway, to hybrid delivery vans operated by Commerical Group and hydrogen powered taxis already driving on London’s roads; it is clear hydrogen isn’t a fuel of the future, it’s a fuel for today.
Air Products to Supply Technology and Hydrogen for 19 FirstElement Fuel California Fueling Stations
Air Products (NYSE: APD), a worldwide leader in hydrogen fueling technology, announced it has signed an agreement to be the hydrogen fueling station and technology supplier for FirstElement Fuel, Inc.’s initial network of 19 hydrogen fueling stations to be built throughout California in 2015. The SmartFuel® hydrogen fueling stations will be supplied to FirstElement Fuel following the company’s success in winning multiple grants through the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) hydrogen fueling program. Air Products will also be the hydrogen supplier for all 19 stations, which will be open to the public at a time when several vehicle manufacturers prepare to launch fuel cell vehicles into the California market in 2015.
ITM Power contributes to BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, Energy Storage
Tom Heap looks at some of the big ideas proposed for storing energy using science or the landscape and explores which may become a reality if we're to keep the lights on. Dr Graham Cooley of ITM Power highlights the role of Power to Gas energy storage.
Fuel Cells provide nine days of continuous power to the BBC Winterwatch team
The crew elected to work with fuel cells to provide nine days of continuous power for the remote cameras and audio and video codecs. This allowed the film crew to maintain remote video, audio and camera control via a fibre optic cable, while minimising disturbance to both sites. Fuel cells run silently and can be left in situ for long periods of time without refuelling. This allowed the BBC Winterwatch film crew to obtain some excellent rare footage of a pair of Golden Eagles arriving and roosting in a tree along with some unusual footage of Black Grouse courtship rituals.
GIC invests $63* million in Intelligent Energy
The investment will take the form of a new issue of 15,129,468 Ordinary Shares to GIC, representing 10 per cent. of the Company’s enlarged issued ordinary share capital immediately following the placing of shares to GIC, at a subscription price of £2.50 per Ordinary Share. Commenting, Paul Heiden, Chairman of Intelligent Energy, said: “GIC’s long-term investment perspective and global presence, with particular domain knowledge of the Asian market in which the Company’s Distributed Power & Generation (DP&G) division has launched, means that the Board was pleased to recommend to shareholders this investment from a new cornerstone investor.” Dr. Henri Winand, Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Energy, commented: “The Board of the Company believes that GIC will be a strong and supportive shareholder in the Company in the years to come, and the additional capital will increase our strategic and financing options.” Jason Triplitt, Head, European Equities, GIC Asset Management Pte Lt