Air Liquide installs first public hydrogen station in Belgium

Air Liquide installs first public hydrogen station in Belgium

NEWS venture company, which will work on marketing and sales of the JAQ in one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile telephony markets. The joint vent...

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NEWS venture company, which will work on marketing and sales of the JAQ in one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile telephony markets. The joint venture company, myFC Asia Ltd, will initially be 70% owned by Novel Unicorn and 30% by myFC Holding AB. Novel Unicorn has extensive experience in the fields of telecom, fine tech, and access solutions in the Chinese market. The JV agreement includes predetermined targets for sales volumes and income from the Chinese market extending up to and including 2018. On the condition that these goals are consistently met, Novel Unicorn has the right to remuneration in the form of warrants in myFC Holding. Within the framework of the agreement, myFC Holding has an option to increase its ownership in myFC Asia from the original 30% up to 100%, which is also tied to the achievement of certain sales targets. The option is valid for up to nine months from the creation of the company. In connection with the creation of the myFC Asia joint venture, myFC China will be established as a fully owned subsidiary of myFC Asia, headquartered in Beijing. myFC unveiled the JAQ charger in early 2015 [FCB, March 2015, p6]. It recently signed an exclusive agreement with the ‘du’ mobile network carrier to distribute and market the JAQ charger in the United Arab Emirates, and a distribution agreement with Mobileistic for the American market [January 2016, p6]. In Sweden, JAQ will be sold with mobile operator 3 [November 2015, p6], and on the myFC website. The company is using new robot technology from ABB to produce PowerCards, in a collaboration that will build myFC’s first factory in Sweden [December 2015, p7].

condition monitoring. Its mobile surveillance systems are utilised by local authorities, police forces, housing associations, train operators, construction companies, utility providers and contractors, as well as commercial organisations and integrators. The company’s all-in-one Rapid Deployment CCTV Towers are engineered to meet the challenge of securing remote sites; to ensure uninterrupted off-grid power availability, it has launched a tower solution with integrated EFOY Pro fuel cells. ‘We selected the EFOY Pro fuel cell specifically for those demanding scenarios where unattended site security must be ensured for longer periods of time,’ says David Gilbertson, managing director of WCCTV. ‘In the past, this proved a major challenge for other alternative power sources like generators or solar modules.’ ‘With the EFOY Pro fuel cells we can now ensure up to eight weeks of unattended operation,’ he continues. ‘This is highly attractive for operators of temporary or mobile construction sites, event organisers, and site protection companies. With the fuel cell they can save up to 75% of logistics costs.’ SFC Energy offers a portfolio of portable, mobile, stationary, and vehicle-based DMFCs for a wide variety of applications, with more than 35 000 fuel cells sold [see the SFC feature in FCB, January 2013]. Its EFOY Pro fuel cells power surveillance systems for the French Ministry of Defence [January 2016, p1], and are also being integrated into autonomous energy systems for geophysical services across Russia [November 2015, p4].

Municipal transport), partly financed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking [FCB, April 2013, p8]. This project aims to supply a fleet of 90 hydrogen-powered cars in the Brussels region in Belgium, the WeserEms region in northwestern Germany, and the English Midlands. The new station, located on land provided by Toyota Motor Europe [November 2015, p9], connects Belgium to Europe’s growing hydrogen refueling network. The station can refuel 30–40 vehicles per day, in less than five minutes each. The zero-carbon hydrogen is produced by electrolysis, and is part of Air Liquide’s Blue Hydrogen programme, which aims to progressively decarbonise its hydrogen production for energy applications. Air Liquide has already launched several hydrogen refueling stations in Europe for use by the public, particularly in the Netherlands [FCB, October 2014, p7], Germany [December 2014, p9], and France [June 2015, p8]. Other stations are also being rolled out in the US [see page 9] and Japan [January 2016, p7]. ‘The project includes 17 beneficiaries from four different Member States,’ says Jean-Luc Delplancke, head of operations for FCH2 JU. ‘Most of these beneficiaries are SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises] or research institutes, showing the importance of SMEs’ involvement in the FCH JU programme, and illustrating the innovation potential of these SMEs.’ The 50 new concept cars to be built and operated in the SWARM project are not being built by the traditional automotive OEMs, but by SMEs such as H2O e-mobile in Germany, and Microcab and Riversimple in the UK.

SFC Energy, Brunnthal/Munich, Germany. Tel: +49 89 673 5920, www.sfc.com or www.efoy-pro.com

Air Liquide, Hydrogen Energy: http://tinyurl.com/airliquide-hydrogen-energy

WCCTV, Fuel Cell Site Tower: www.wcctv.co.uk/rapid-deployment-fuel-cell-site-tower

myFC AB, Stockholm, Sweden. Tel: +46 8 5000 0200, www.myfcpower.com

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Air Liquide installs first public hydrogen station in Belgium

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erman-based SFC Energy has supplied more than 60 of its popular EFOY Pro direct methanol fuel cells to Wireless CCTV Ltd (WCCTV) in Manchester, UK, which has deployed them integrated into its Rapid Deployment CCTV Towers over the last two years. WCCTV is a leading global provider of redeployable CCTV (closed-circuit TV), site security, body-worn cameras, and remote

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rench industrial gases leader Air Liquide recently opened the first public hydrogen refueling station in Belgium, at Zaventem, near Brussels. The station, which has been designed, installed and will be operated by Air Liquide, marks the first use of hydrogen for clean energy in Belgium. The hydrogen station was built as part of the SWARM project (Small 4-Wheel fuel cell passenger vehicle Applications in Regional and

SWARM project: www.swarm-project.eu Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking: www.fch.europa.eu

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anish company H2 Logic is purchasing a new facility, near its current base in Herning, to develop a large-scale factory to produce hydrogen fueling stations. The company has also launched the next-generation H2Station® CAR-200 hydrogen fueling station, with triple the fueling capacity in one-third of the footprint of the previous CAR-100 model. H2 Logic – a subsidiary of Norwegian-based NEL ASA [FCB, June 2015, p8] – will begin to

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