The partners of the Simplefuel® hydrogen refueling appliance – IVYS Energy Solutions and PDC Machines along with Japanese partner Tokyo Boeki Mechanics – are deeply proud and honored to announce its first commercial deployment in Japan. The Simplefuel® Hydrogen Refueling Appliance is a compact, self-contained station for refueling hydrogen powered vehicles complete with hydrogen production, purification and dispensing. With support from the Japanese Environmental Ministry of the Central Government, the SimpleFuel® appliance will use solar or grid electricity to produce and deliver hydrogen for use with a Toyota Industries fuel-cell forklift truck at the Kesen Precut Cooperative, an Iwate Prefecture-based tree and timber production co-op. Kesen Precut manufactures high quality wood and wood chip products for the Japanese market with two production facilities in Sumida Town and Rikuzentakata, Japan. Kesen Precut makes electrical power for their facilities in part from the solar power and valley water (lumber remnants and wood waste), and in this project are demonstrating revolutionary clean mobility of goods that will enable the Hydrogen Society of Japan and the world at large.
PDC’s Kareem Afzal presented our role in supplying diaphragm compressors to the expanding hydrogen energy sector at the 2nd International Fuel Cell Vehicle Conference Nov. 9-10, 2017 in Rugao, China.
PDC的克里姆 阿布扎尔先生于11月9-10日，2017, 在如皋举行的第二国际燃料电池车大会上在做演讲，关于“隔膜压缩机在氢能产业的拓展中所发挥的作用”。
PDC Machines-SimpleFuel™ was awarded the Prestigious 2017 Emerging Technologies Champion of Commerce Award by the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce in Pennsylvania on November 30th 2017.
This is the 2nd award PDC’s SimpleFuel™ received. The first was the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize contest by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Hydrogen and the Hydrogen Education Foundation.
Kareem Afzal of PDC Machines and Darryl Pollica of Ivy presented SimpleFuel at the Energy Exchange Convention in Tampa, Florida. SimpleFuel keeps marching on.
Next stop September 10th -13th 2017 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV for the Hydrogen + Fuel Cells North America, Co-Located with Solar Power International.
Over a decade ago, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced plans for a “hydrogen highway.” He dreamed of converting the day’s most popular vehicles — SUVs and Hummers — into zero-emission cars powered by hydrogen. But he proved to be ahead of his time, and the idea quickly languished.
But thanks to new technologies and renewed interest from the public and private sectors, the hydrogen economy is in the headlines once again. And this time it may be for real.
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PDC Machines Kareem Afzal and Ivy Solutions Darryl Pollica were at the Act Expo in Long Beach, CA highlighting the features of an onsite hydrogen generation and dispensing solution for zero emissions hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and material handling vehicles (forklifts) . This appliance can be located at homes and businesses for on site hydrogen re-fueling.
Jason Chow, PDC Asia Business Development Manager exhibited PDC Machines compression capabilities with respect to fueling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the 18th China International NGVS Gas Station Equipment Exhibition & Summit Forum. The booth attracted significant attention since there is considerable interest in the emerging hydrogen fuel cell market and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. PDC is recognized as a significant participant in this growing market.
SimpleFuel Receives Award of H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition for Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling System
January 23, 2017 – Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) and the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) recently announced the competition finalist SimpleFuel as the winner of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize. This success can support economic growth, jobs, and domestic leadership in cutting edge energy technology.
The SimpleFuel™ team, a consortium made up of Ivys Energy Solutions, McPhy Energy North America and PDC Machines, designed their system to be a safe, small-scale hydrogen-refueling appliance capable of delivering up to 5 kg/day of hydrogen to vehicles at pressures up to 700 bar (10,000 psi). 5 kg is enough to fully fuel one fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) for 300-360 miles.
Today the Energy Department announces SimpleFuel as the winner of the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition. Launched in October 2014, the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition challenged America’s innovators to deploy an on-site hydrogen generation system, using electricity or natural gas, to fuel hydrogen vehicles, that can be used in homes, community centers, small businesses, or similar locations.
SimpleFuel’s home scale refueling appliance can provide a 1-kilogram fill to vehicles in 15 minutes or less at 700 bar using hydrogen produced via electrolysis, with a cost-effective design that minimizes setback distances and reduces the physical footprint of the system. SimpleFuel is a collaboration of three companies: Ivys Energy Solutions (Massachusetts), McPhy Energy N.A. (Massachusetts), and PDC Machines (Pennsylvania).
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