SAE published Light Duty Vehicle Hydrogen Refeulling Standard
SAE International published the J2601 worldwide standard, “Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles”, the light duty hydrogen fueling protocol serving as a  basis  for fueling the first generation hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEVs) with hydrogen. “SAE J2601 enables a safe and quick hydrogen fueling experience for FCEVs,” according to Jesse Schneider, lead of the SAE J2601 and J2799 standards More info >>
Looking to install a micro FC in your home, business, community?
The FCH JU co-funded project enefield field trials are now open fro business;  you can find out if field trials are open in the country you live in by clicking on the European map on the enefield homepage. Currently a number of different types of fuel cell micro-CHP systems are being installed that are suited to different kinds of installations.  For example some are suitable for houses, while others are better suited to small businesses, blocks of flats or public buildings More info >>
Stagecoach buses arrival
Next shipment of hydrogen buses rolls into Aberdeen Two more zero-emission buses have arrived in the North-east as part of the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project. The vehicles, built by Belgian firm Van Hool, have been delivered to Stagecoach’s Tullos depot in the south of the city More info >>
Energiewende takes a new turn: Secretary of State Reiche Opens Renewable H2 Facility
Parliamentary Secretary of State to the Federal Transport Minister, Katherina Reiche, on May 23, 2014 refuelled a fuel cell vehicle for the first time at the “Green Hydrogen Hub” (H2BER) of the TOTAL multi-energy fuelling station at Berlin-Schoenefeld More info >>
Japan reveals its true hydrogen colours
  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth strategy, announced on Tuesday, included a call for subsidies and tax breaks for buyers of fuel cell vehicles, relaxed curbs on hydrogen fuel stations and other steps under a road map to promote hydrogen energy. That will bolster plans by Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, and Honda Motor Co, Japan's No.3, to start selling fuel cell vehicles in 2015 More info >>
HyLIFT DEMO workshop lifting material handling vehicles to new H2eights
Final workshop of the first EU-funded demonstration project on hydrogen powered fuel cell forkliftsJune 23, 2014, 11:00 – 15:00 hrsColruyt Group, Zinkstraat, 1500 Halle, Belgium  We cordially invite you to the final workshop of the HyLIFT-DEMO project, one of the first EU-funded projects that developed and deployed European manufactured forklift trucks powered by European manufactured fuel cell systems More info >>
London launches largest Europe-wide FCEV project
Leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies from around the globe are signing up to the HyFive project, the largest of its kind in Europe, at City Hall in London today More info >>
Toyota backs hydrogen station installer to build network in California
FirstElement Fuel, a startup led by General Motors Co.’s former marketing chief to speed up the opening of hydrogen-fuel stations in California needed for zero-emission cars recently added Toyota to its investors list with $7,2 mln More info >>
Japan revices key ordinances to facilitate hydrogen infrastructure build up
As part of the preparation toward full-fledged dissemination of fuel cell vehicles in 2015, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced that it has revised the General High Pressure Gas Safety Ordinance and other ordinances under the High Pressure Gas Safety Act. These revisions are expected to promote the development of hydrogen filling stations, including smoother installation of compressed hydrogen filling stations to existing compressed natural gas filling stations. Key points of revision: Relaxing the regulations concerning the distance between a compressed hydrogen filling station and a compressed natural gas filling station when installing them at the same site. In order to facilitate the installation of hydrogen filling stations to existing compressed natural gas filling stations the regulations were revised to allow such businesses to shorten the distance as long as the businesses provide alternative measures to prevent such facilities from having an impact on each other, including building barrier walls. Expanding the scope of steel types allowed to be used as a material of compressed hydrogen filling stations. The Standards Relevant to the General Ordinance and the Standards Relevant to the Industrial Ordinance were revised to additionally cover new copper materials, namely, C3604 and C3771, which are materials scheduled to be used for valves and piping of such stations, on the premise that the scope of pressures and temperatures of the materials when they use them is clearly indicated More info >>