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    Franck
    Heavy duty transport transition will rely more on hydrogen than batteries says new forecast
    Rethink Energy Thursday, 23 June 2022
    Scaling batteries to provide sufficient power and range to these larger vehicles poses significant logistical challenges, and in some cases is outright unfeasible...
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    peter
    guess only 1 person watched the video about batteries I posted a few days ago, there's a heavy down side to batteries.
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    Franck
    IMPRESSIVE ZERO EMISSION HYDROGEN FUEL CELL VOLVO TRUCK : 1000 Km range...

    Refueling time of less than 15 minutes (between four to six hours for battery trucks)
    Volvo Trucks said its zero-emission technologies will allow it to compete with companies like Tesla and Daimler Truck, which are also developing electric trucks.

    What's intriguing is the Canadian connection :
    an unusual joint venture, teaming Volvo Group and arch rival Daimler Truck AG in a business known as “cellcentric” to develop the underlying fuel cells.

    While much of the focus is on Europe at the moment, Cellcentric includes a team in Burnaby, B.C., sharing a street address with Ballard Power Systems...
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    Frio
    Good morning fellow longs! This is not as much fun as the days when it was going up big time everyday. Oh well, I'm still here and still invested but just not monitoring the board much anymore. Actually getting some travel in since the plague has slowed down.

    I personally believe we will come back big time and I am holding. It is comforting to have all the cash reserves in these days! The best to all longs!
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    Ingrid
    There ain't no brakeman on this train.
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    Franck
    Sharp increase in the demand for FCEV and BEV commercial vehicles especially from municipal companies and businesses.E-mobility specialist QUANTRON records increased incoming orders and enquiries for commercial vehicles at the IFAT, especially in the heavy and light segments.
    During the four days of the trade fair, Quantron AG received various orders for new zero-emission vehicles and numerous enquiries about converting existing diesel commercial vehicles to electric drives, primarily from municipal companies.
    Municipal companies in particular feel the pressure to act and now want to convert their fleets to be emission-free.
    The problem for many companies is the implementation of the EU Clean Vehicles Directive on the one hand, with rising operating costs for diesel-powered vehicles and the inability of established manufacturers to deliver on the other. In contrast, QUANTRON is able to deliver suitable vehicles within only a few months.
    The QUANTRON QLI FCEV Light Transporter, based on the Iveco Daily, was developed in close cooperation with QUANTRON partner and fuel cell expert, AE Driven Solutions.

    The tremendous interest shown by trade fair visitors in the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demonstrates that municipal companies are very open-minded when it comes to the innovative energy source.

    Together with its partner, BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS , QUANTRON is working on the development of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the heavy sector. The first vehicle of the joint hydrogen offensive will be presented at the IAA Transportation Fair in September 2022.
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    Blakemore
    Have you guys ever heard of (http://Themaxgains.tech)? The picks on there are way better than BLDP
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    Franck
    Cities are mainly responsible for Global Warming for the World Economic Forum.Make them greener by all
    ways possible including planting a lot more trees,heat pumps...etc.
    Cities in 2020 were responsible for up to 72% of global greenhouse gas emissions, up from 62% in 2015 !!! Aggressive climate action could bring city emissions to net-zero by 2050. But failing to act could instead see urban emissions double in that time, the climate change report said.

    So we know were to allocate ressources to avoid a climate disaster : in cities and their...
    - Heating systems,they should become zero emissions (heat pump,green electricity,H Fuel cCells depending
    on geography
    - Transportation systems,private and public (fuel cells or batteries vehicles,subways,tramways,ebike and
    scooters.
    - Microgrids,zero emission.
    That's why I consider that Mayors and City councils have a major role to play for the climate.They know their cities.It's at this level that we can better tackle it.

    Failure to do that have already dramatic consequences,we have been enough warned about it by very serious people who are not known to be jokers.
    When they say this,there's a serious issue,they have tons of science behind it !
    And better to say it,it's not particularly against any specific country,it's the world energy system which needs to be completely revamped.
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    deee
    Six straight days up ? This will never maintain...sell before Monday.
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    Franck
    Doosan Fuel Cell: Order Momentum to Improve from 2H22 ,following the passage of the revised hydrogen act by the National Assembly. In addition, the government’s commitment to nurturing the domestic hydrogen industry remains strong. We forecast that power plant operators will resume issuing fuel cell orders from 2H22,in order to meet the Clean Hydrogen Energy Portfolio Standards (CHPS) under the revised act.
    In April, the firm signed a contract to supply 11,440kW hydrogen fuel cells (4.8MW) to Xining, Qinghai Province, China. Given that regions such as Korea, China, the US, and EU have rolled out active support measures to promote the hydrogen economy, the export portion at Doosan Fuel Cell should rise over the mid to long term. The Chinese government announced a policy to foster its hydrogen industry by 2035, and China has been investing heavily in fuel cells, the company should secure additional orders from China.
    They are a partner of Ballard Power.
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    rob s
    Here is what I like about BLDP Ceo 'Ballard’s president and CEO, said, “The converging macro drivers of energy security and climate crisis have irreversibly shifted global views on the need to accelerate our energy transition.”

    Ballard’s ongoing concern is to continue building a valuable business that will help to decarbonize medium- and heavy-duty motive applications. The cash reserves of US$1.1 billion as of March 31, 2022, should help Ballard invest ahead of the curve to gain significant market share.'
    Well capitalized, focused, and the world priority is changing FAST!- Thanks Mr. Putin.
    FFAST
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    peter
    If Ballard is really going to fail, Peto wouldn't try so hard to bring it down, it's so obvious, he must be the most prolific contributor to this MB.
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    rob s
    A positive for BLDP. GE was just commissioned by DOE to test gas turbines running Hydrogen - they expect hydrogen to play a role in the future. That is good news for BLDP. I remember reading how inefficient an ICE is using hydrogen vs a fuel cell. The issue is FC's are very expensive. Some like FCEL are cracking and cannot prove themselves in continuing operation. BLDP has proved the tech. BLDP is working on mass production to improve unit cost (at a cost to shareholders and more than 40 years later). I am a broken record because I fail to understand the world dragging its feet when almost every week there are heat waves, flooding, grid damage, forest fires, etc. Common every day people should be angry enough to force change. The technology to fix this mess has been around for a long time. It suggests that oil companies are very powerful and governments very corrupt. Funny, oil companies are jumping on board to become hydrogen producers.
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    dave
    At least one research firm is optimistic about hydrogen fueled vehicles, prediction there will be 1,000,000 registered within 5 years.

    https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/06/20220621-juniper.html
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    Franck
    Just a reminder,we are facing an emergency according to 97% of scientists and the United Nations.It has a huge economic impact.

    Some prefer that we just talk numbers,so a brutal example to make it clear :
    This increasingly dry climate has serious implications for energy: if the drought continues at the same level this summer – as expected – the hydroelectric grid will be operating at just 48% of its capacity !!!
    And we have to produce more global warming electricity to compensate and it's costing Billions of dollars to electric utilities and consumers.It makes no sense.

    When drivers and electric utilities operators,and some others keep on using massively global and local warming systems (just stay for a few minutes,close to an arriving car when it's 95° F outside,you will understand the issue with these radiators on wheels),and they are millions to do that daily,day and night,
    no need to be from the NASA to understand how it will all end...

    Now,imagine that everyone has an allocated volume where he can use all the air he wants to move his car
    and produce his electricity,and dump his emissions,he would soon suffocate and heat up to the boiling point.

    Since everyone was equipped normally with a brain (our current energy system could raise some doubts about it...), everyone would normally look for a solution.And it is ZERO EMISSION.The answer is crystal clear.If not we would become soon dead in our bubbles !

    Simply put in Ballard Power Systems fuel cell for cars and to electricity generation and we can survive and pursue our activities as usual.

    WE CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE WITH EMISSIONS PRODUCING SYSTEMS,WE ARE AROUND 8 BILLIONS ON A SPHERE WITH A VERY TINY ATMOSPHERE AROUND IT,WE CAN'T MESS ANYMORE WITH CLIMATE,THIS VERY THIN LIFE PROTECTIVE VAPOR ENVELOPPE,WITHOUT DRAMATIC CONSEQUENCES FOR ALL OF US THAT WE ARE BEGINNING TO ENDURE.
    WITH EMISSION SYSTEMS,NO RESET TOUCH !

    HYDROGEN FUEL CELL SYSTEMS LIKE THE BALLARD ONE,NOT ONLY ALLOW US TO HAVE COMPLETELY ENVIRONMENT NEUTRAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES,BUT THERE'S EVEN A RESET TOUCH WITH THEM :
    WATER PRODUCTION,in liquid and vapor form some 9 kg of water for 1 kg of hydrogen.It's one of the huge advantage of PEMFC which would be very useful in California and the US West." ...water produced by the PEMFC meets nearly all US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and World Health Organization (WHO) drinking water requirements."(Arizona State University).

    So we know want to do against the Global Warming ,particularly in California without talking of the south of Europe and many other places in the world like India and the Middle East.

    The answer is beyond the shadow of a doubt : Zero Emission Systems,like fuel cells,solar pannels,wind turbines...etc.Once again,the case for zero emission is rock solid (Bill Gates).
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    Franck
    German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars,Reuters.
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    Le Pétomane
    Excerpt from BNEF's 2022 New Energy Vehicle Market Long-Term Outlook as seen on the china energy storage network site---

    In the zero-emission medium and heavy-duty truck market operating on regional and long-haul freight routes, pure electric trucks are expected to account for the highest share. Pure electric trucks and tractor vans are more likely to be the decarbonization option for this road freight segment due to their more certain cost and technology trajectories, diverse and growing model offerings, and initial progress in high-power charging. The popularity of fuel cell trucks is still limited by specific application scenarios and locations, and requires strong technical support.

    By 2030, the total cost of ownership of all-electric medium and heavy-duty trucks will be close to, and in some cases even lower than, comparable diesel trucks. While the cost of fuel cell trucks is also falling, their trajectory is highly uncertain, delaying adoption.

    The supply of pure electric trucks and tractor vans is high and growing rapidly; as of 2022, their pure electric driving range has exceeded 400 kilometers. Fuel cell trucks have longer zero-emission mileage, but supply is very limited and this is expected to continue into the latter part of this decade.

    Long-haul freight charging/refuelling infrastructure challenges persist for all electric and hydrogen-fueled trucks. High-power charging networks require massive expansion, which is currently slow. The infrastructure for supplying, transporting and refueling hydrogen is also many years away from reaching the necessary scale.
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    Andy