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|There is a real need for Britain to do H2 gas to power projects to meet the EU backed 2020 pollution target of a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions. Therefore an expanding Hydrogen market to H2 enabled power generation is inevitable.
And along with that is plenty of business for British based firms like IEH and ITM.
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|Fuel-Cell Maker’s New Chief Seeks China and Japan in Growth Plan
September 27, 2016 — 6:00 AM EEST
Intelligent Energy shifts strategy after avoiding insolvency
Martin Bloom says its time for technology company to focus
The new chief executive of British fuel-cell maker Intelligent Energy Holdings Plc is seeking to expand sales in Japan and China in a bid to boost revenue after the company almost went bankrupt earlier this year.
Martin Bloom, who replaced Henri Winand in June, also wants to move on from Intelligent’s previous “jack of all trades” strategy, which involved it touting the technology for a wide range of uses from mobile phones to drones and automobiles.
“My focus is what can we do in the next 12 to 18 months and where we can generate revenues,” Bloom said by phone on Monday. “We’re much more focused than we were and we’ve cut down the number of external programs that don’t seem to have commercial deployment in the short-term.”
The manufacturer lost most of its value in March after failing to raise funds for a deal to install its technology on more than 27,000 telecommunications towers in India. It subsequently announced a “material restructuring” including more 200 job cuts and a refocusing of its strategy to sharpen the focus on products that are ready for market.
Shareholders in June approved a 30 million-pound ($39 million) loan to Intelligent, a lifeline that was necessary to avoid bankruptcy and enabled its biggest shareholder, Meditor Group Ltd., to raise its stake to 72.2 percent.
“If you look over the last few weeks, there’s been some positive signs that investors see the value in the company,” he said.
The company held an investor day on Sept. 21, and the new strategy was received “enthusiastically,” Bloom said.
Bloom says he has hired new employees who can expand sales in Japan and China, both of which are increasingly adopting fuel cells for stationary, mobile and diesel replacement to curb pollution. He expects full-year revenue of more than 90 million pounds ($117 million) for the year fiscal ending Sept. 30, up from 78 million pounds last year.
“In the past the company’s been technology-led, and I’m trying to work out where the technology fits in the energy ecosystem,” he said. “There are several areas that we’re very well situated.”
|"Zero Emissions. Zero Compromise." - New Campaign Highlights Excitement and Benefits of Fuel Cell Vehicles
FuelCellsWorks, October 19, 2016
WASHINGTON -- Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), the next generation of electric cars, are already making their mark with California drivers, and the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) wants to expand the experience to the northeastern states.
FCHEA is launching "Zero Emissions. Zero Compromise." to emphasize the driving excitement of emissions-free FCVs and the important...
Report highlights growth of the clean transportation space
The world of fuel cell vehicles is about to expand significantly in the coming years. A new report, titled the Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, predicts that a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure capable of supporting the widespread adoption of fuel cell vehicles will be in place by 2020. As more hydrogen stations become available to the public, the attractiveness of fuel cell vehicles is growing, giving these new cars a slight edge over their more conventional counterparts.
Fuel cells can be used to power a wide range of vehicles
The report suggests that hydrogen fuel cells can be used in virtually every transportation sector, from passenger vehicles to bicycles. The report focuses specifically on light vehicles, which weigh as much as 6 metric tons. These vehicles are quickly gaining attention because of their efficient and environmentally friendly nature. Fuel cell vehicles are expected to have a very successful future in the clean transportation space. By 2050, the report predicts that fuel cell vehicles will represent the fastest growing segment in the automobile market.
|Patented EC fuel cell stack and system design combine robust, thin metallic plate construction with innovative fluid and power management architecture together with robust, smart control system software. The overall result is a compact and power dense system that requires fewer balance of plant components than conventional fuel cell solutions.
EC power systems are designed for high volume, low cost manufacturing, utilising modular architecture that can be quickly modified to suit our customers final application, form factor and power duty requirements.
Intelligent Energy has over 25 years experience in developing mass manufacture orientated fuel cell power systems.
In addition, the company has developed and owns key intellectual property in system integration, balance of plant know-how, proven software libraries for technology insertion, hybridisation and power management.
Intelligent Energy’s EC system offers world-class rapid sub-zero start up from -25°C in less than 60 seconds. Novel system architecture and proprietary water management allows the system to function successfully in extreme low temperature environments.|
Knowledge and experience with fuel cell system design, development and deployment sets our platforms apart.
Our global team of engineers, scientists and programme managers understand that the quality of your system depends on the quality of ours.
Intelligent Energy has a long cultural heritage in R&D which continues to evolve, mature and shape our existing and future technology offerings for our partners.
Intelligent Energy’s technology roadmaps define the on-going needs of the business, enabling technical advancement which aligns to our strategic market focus.
Intelligent Energy's platform development focus includes:
Applied research to develop useful materials, devices and subsystems that will continue to improve the cost, performance, manufacturability and durability of our fuel cell platforms.
Advanced technology development (ATD) programmes to evaluate new technology concepts that will ultimately enable us to deliver more efficient power solutions to our partners.
Advanced system development (ASD) programmes which specifically support partner product aspirations. This includes concept and technology demonstrations of hardware and software which address specific integration needs, ensuring that together we continue to provide optimum global power solutions.
|"IE-CHP, the joint venture between UK fuel cell developer Intelligent Energy and utility Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), has received CE certification for its 10 kWe/12 kWth combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell. The system is the company’s first generation product; CE certification allows it to be sold in the European Economic Area and confirms that the product satisfies all the EU regulatory and conformity assessment procedures covering the design, manufacture, and testing of the system.
The IE-CHP system is designed for light commercial applications or residential district heated properties, where a relatively high and constant electrical base load is required. If necessary, the fuel cell unit can be modulated down by 50%. The chosen output of 10 kWe has been chosen to appeal to the commercial market, rather than individual homeowners – fuel cells for individual homes tend to range from 0.7–1.5 kWe and IE-CHP is also developing a 1 kWe product to satisfy this demand. The 10 kWe system can be deployed in multiples to satisfy the needs of larger premises and the fact that most commercial businesses are shut for one to two days a week has been factored into the design of the system. The unit is also well-suited as a standby generator to provide continuous power to essential services such as lighting, telephony, and IT infrastructure.
Colin Gardner, Managing Director of IE-CHP (above right), commented: “As a first generation unit, the CE mark of the 10kWe unit acknowledges that the system is safe for operation and allows us to demonstrate the system in a real world setting. Both our 1kWe and 10kWe fuel cell products are undergoing significant field trials this winter as part of our commercialisation plans.”
IE-CHP was formed in 2008 as a joint venture between Intelligent Energy and SSE to develop and bring to market CHP systems for the residential, commercial and light industrial markets in the UK and Ireland. A second round of investment in 2010 by Scottish Enterprise, the investment arm of the Scottish Government, completed the current shareholder group."|
|Hot off the presses
|Why hydrogen could succeed where natural gas failed
As natural gas seems to be topping out as fuel, hydrogen is just starting to get its legs as a clean fuel option for the future.
Hydrogen is emerging as an up and coming fuel for vehicles large and small. Toyota (NYSE:TM), Hyundai, and Honda (NYSE:HMC) all have fuel cell vehicles and General Motors (NYSE:GM) is building a fuel cell vehicle for the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center.
Trucking upstart Nikola Motor Company is building a Class 8 semi truck and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority in Ohio is testing hydrogen buses in the field. These are just a few examples of transportation companies moving into hydrogen.
The appeal of hydrogen over electric or natural gas vehicles may help it grow adoption, particularly in the large trucking market. Despite running on electricity (fuel cells turn hydrogen into electricity), they're quick to fill, unlike an electric vehicle, and drivers will likely be less worried about range.
Infrastructure for hydrogen will also be much easier to build than for natural gas. Hydrogen made through electrolysis only needs water and electricity, meaning it can be installed anywhere.
Hydrogen can also be a cleaner fuel source than any other in the world today, even though most current hydrogen is made from natural gas. In the U.K., ITM Power has demonstrated hydrogen fueling stations powered by wind and solar energy, making its hydrogen extremely clean.
Natural gas is cleaner than burning oil, but it's still a fossil fuel, and electric cars are charged with coal and natural gas, which still account for a vast majority of electricity in the U.S. Hydrogen might be the cleanest fuel option available.
Finally, hydrogen is very flexible in how it can be used. Clean Energy Fuels built its infrastructure for trucking fleets, not the everyday commuter, who has different needs. EV charging is built for cars, but is nearly impossible to see charging a semi truck. Hydrogen could be used by everyone.|
|As the first commercial deals are made known this stock should show high growth returns imo....and that isn't far off right now.|
|Even more fascinating ... more coverage in mainstream media (Huffington Post is pretty mainstream in my opinion) ...... good article. Peak Oil arrives in 30 years according to this article ... I'd argue we may already be nearer than that (hence me being in NUOG since September last year as well but in a small way) .... Hydrogen isn't going to arrive overnight but I'm glad I'm in IEH now rather than from the IPO since even though the potential was the same, the time when IEH were likely to make money would have been too far away for me ... though, were it not for the powerful oil lobbies and the way the world's finances are contrived, Hydrogen could have been adopted much earlier .... but the efficiency of both HFCs and the production of Hydrogen are improving rapidly now and will continue to do so .... I wonder if someone HUGE .... will simply buy IEH .... someone like General Electric ..... in a world that's adopting Hydrogen as a fuel, what are IEH's 1,000 odd patents worth? ...... I presume whatever anyone is prepared to pay .....|
|This is positive news ...
More or less along the lines of what's discussed here but from a source like "Fool", it's quite interesting analysis. On BBs like this you expect people to be positive so getting other positive news is important. Come to think of it, not many people are saying why Hydrogen ISN'T the future ..... with the amount of money people like Toyota et al are putting into HFCs, it looks likely to grow.
I'd just like to know what income IEH is making from intellectual property / patent licencing and from whom .... I also would like more info on what SMILE FC are doing, how many units they're making, what they're doing with them ... there must be a market for developers wanting to buy "off-the-shelf" HFCs to embed in their own updated devices .... anything that runs on electricity or hydrocarbons is ripe for replacement by HFCs from lawnmowers to strimmers to tractors to boats etc..|
|good find @ibug
This is old news (May 2016), but sets out the detail of the above and timescale a little more..
"The money will cover up to 75% of the costs of new vehicles bought by next April (2017), as well as the cost of running them for up to 3 years. Support will also be available for the leasing or renting of vehicles, insurance, hydrogen fuel and servicing."|
The Department for Transport is also set to reveal the winners of its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles fleet competition, where 14 public and private sector fleets from around the country – including city councils, emergency authorities, car hire firms and the Science Museum – will receive a share of £2 million for a total of 50 hydrogen-fuelled cars and vans, more than doubling the number of these types of vehicles on UK’s roads.
London’s second hydrogen electric vehicle refuelling station opened yesterday (13 September), a £31 million project involving leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies (see AirQualityNews.com story).
The government has already action on getting organisations around the UK to switch to zero emissions vehicles. Through the £5 million Go Ultra Low public sector fleet scheme, first launched in 2014, more than 280 electric cars are already being used by councils, hospitals, government departments and emergency services across England and Wales (see AirQualityNews.com story).