In Vancouver, Canada, we’ve had the longest-running gonna-be-a-success-any-day fuel cell company in history, Ballard Power Systems, which has been touting the advantages of fuel-cell powered cars and buses for decades.
Toyota has given a small selection of journalists their first taste of prototypes of its long-awaited hydrogen fuel-cell production car–and driving impressions are beginning to surface.
Who needs a rechargeable battery when you’ve got portable fuel cells?
ClearEdge Power, a manufacturer of fuel cells that run on natural gas, announced today that it has raised $73.5 million in its fifth round of funding.
ClearEdge, a manufacturer of fuel cells that run on natural gas, announced today that it has secured a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Here’s the latest action we’re following today on the GreenBeat:
In a carefully orchestrated series of announcements this morning, hot fuel cell company Bloom Energy announced a new electricity service that allows customers to buy electricity produced by its Bloom Box fuel cells without having to buy any of the hardware.
It’s been quite a year for energy-related investments and other ventures looking to make some green from green. Here’s a look back on the biggest successes and flops of 2010.
Tech journalism, and tech companies, for me have always been about ideas and their ability to change the world. What matters is not only the strength of the light you can shed on a subject but what you choose to illuminate. For me, technology should either be delightful or do something important or both. Here are the articles I loved writing in 2010:
Green chemistry company SiGNa Chemistry has unveiled a new chemical process for generating hydrogen from water, which the company says could solve both of the most vexing hydrogen fuel cell problems: real-time hydrogen generation and storage.
GM announced it will join an initiative to build hydrogen car fueling infrastructure and increase hydrogen cars on the roads in Hawaii by 2015.
Here are the cleantech stories we’re following on the GreenBeat today:
Bloom Energy has just completed its largest installation to date of its fuel cells, placing 12 of its powerful Bloom Boxes at Adobe’s San Jose campus.
Bloom Energy shook the cleantech sector earlier this year when it unveiled its unique Bloom Box, a fuel cell capable of powering 100 homes while producing close to zero greenhouse-gas emissions. Now, despite the company’s assurances that it is closing in on an IPO next year, it looks like it might be raising $50 million more to get it there.
NOTE: This item also appears in Monday’s daily briefing at VentureBeat Life Sciences.