Ceres Power Awarded £1 million in Funding from UK Department of Energy & Climate Change
Ceres Power, the UK-based residential fuel cell technology developer, has successfully secured £1 million in grant funding from the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF). The EEF is intended to support strategic innovation in order to make the UK a world leader in new low carbon technologies and to develop businesses in the field on a global scale.
The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2013
The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2013 forecasts shipments in 2013 reaching 66,800 units worldwide, growing by 46% compared with 2012. This continued success follows on from 86% growth between 2011 and 2012. Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) are again expected to lead 2013 unit shipments, accounting for 88% of the total, and regionally Asia to dominate with a 76% share of total units. - See more at: http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/news-events/news-archive/2013/september/fuel-cell-today-publishes-the-fuel-cell-industry-review-2013#sthash.0ujW1vob.dpuf
UK H2Mobility Launches New Website to Promote the Potential of Hydrogen Fuel | UK H2Mobility
The work of the UK H2Mobility project to secure the opportunities and benefits of hydrogen fuelled transport is showcased in a new, dedicated website. Designed as a credible and accessible source of information and news about UK H2Mobility, the website http://www.ukh2mobility.co.uk is the latest step in the consortium’s work to identify how the UK can take best environmental and commercial advantage of hydrogen as a low carbon fuel for road transport. The consortium has brought together UK industry leaders and Government departments to assess the benefits of hydrogen as a fuel for road transport and has produced a roadmap detailing the steps to be taken for these to be realised. Its initial research has already identified the potential for 1.6 million hydrogen powered vehicles to be on Britain’s roads by 2030.
Intelligent Energy: Fuel cells lead the way from cars to generators and even phones
It's not just about cars, fuel cells deliver a steady power source IE’s bread and butter is stationary power, selling fuel cells in countries where a steady power source is by no means a given. When India suffered power blackouts last July, some 600m people were plunged into darkness. They turned to smoky and expensive diesel generators, which guzzle 2bn litres of diesel a year on the subcontinent alone. Fuel cells, by contrast, run quietly and don’t produce harmful emissions. Demand, particularly from India’s fast-growing and energy-hungry telecoms industry, has been strong. But the future of this technology may lie much closer to home, or rather, in the house itself. IE already has a partnership with power provider SSE, in anticipation of the energy crisis that could hit Britain in the coming years. Should we start to suffer ‘brownouts’ – where the energy supply is reduced – a device using an IE fuel cell will kick in to convert a natural gas supply to electricity.
Energy secretary Ed Davey: "Hydrogen technology could help store wind power"
Energy secretary Ed Davey has insisted that the coalition government is looking at not just batteries but advances in "hydrogen technology" so it can "store wind power when it's not needed on the grid". Speaking to broadcaster Andrew Neil on the BBC's 'Sunday Politics' Davey also insisted that the government was "developing carbon capture storage" and rolled off a number of measures his department was involved in to challenge reliance on coal fuelled power stations including "onshore wind, offshore wind, biomass, tidal, wave, solar, energy efficiency, new nuclear" expressing that there was a "very diverse approach" to dealing with the problem.