PDC’s Sales Engineer Nihad Kaiseruddin educated Tohickon 9th grader science classes in Doyelstown, PA about the concept of hydrogen energy as a renewable fuel and applications for hydrogen fuel cell cars as well as the science behind generating hydrogen on site. A hydrogen fuel cell car was on hand to show the cars of the future.
SimpleFuel – Team Hosts ‘Demo-Day’ and Showcases Innovative Hydrogen Refueling Station – Warminster, PA
November 9, 2016
As a part of the H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, the SimpleFuelä Team hosted a public Demo-Day, exhibiting the SimpleFuel Hydrogen Refueling Station. The event hosted at the headquarters of PDC Machines in Warminster, PA was attended by the members of the Department of Energy, industry participants, local government officials and the public interested in seeing the operation of the refueler and the fueling of a production model Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV.
SimpleFuel is a team comprised of three companies: Ivys Energy Solutions, PDC Machines, and McPhy North America, who bring together decades of industry experience in system integration, compression and electrolysis. The SimpleFuel product, is aimed at addressing specific needs of the hydrogen infrastructure in the automotive and industrial mobility applications. The team is currently using a Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell to demonstrate the system and expects to work with other automotive manufacturers in the near future to validate the product for automotive fueling.
With fuel cell cars hitting the roads now, the need for places to fuel them is becoming a critical challenge. That‘s why, in addition to supporting hydrogen station technology R&D, the Energy Department launched the H2 Refuel H-Prize in October 2014. This competition challenges American innovators to develop small-scale hydrogen generation and refueling systems. These systems could support the growing retail infrastructure by providing ways to fuel hydrogen vehicles at people’s homes, community centers, or businesses. Click here for the full publication
One of the holy grails for creating a hydrogen energy economy is affordable refueling. Today, full-scale hydrogen stations capable of producing 100s of kilograms daily cost $1 to $2 million, which has hindered the spread of the infrastructure. Click here for the full publication
Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are not the cars of the future, they are the cars of today. These innovative, zero emission cars can travel 300 to 400 miles per tank and refuel in just three to five minutes. Let’s go for a ride… Click here
The SimpleFuel team, a consortium of The Fuel Cell Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) members PDC Machines (Warminster, PA), McPhy Energy NA (Newton, MA) and IVYS Energy Solutions (Somerville, MA), has been selected as the finalist in the Department of Energy H-Prize competition and the team is proud to demonstrate its innovative solution starting in the end of September. This solution will provide a new fueling option for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and enable a larger, more rapid deployment of these clean, zero emissions vehicles in the current and near future.
As part of our partnership with Warwick Township and the local fire departments, Kareem Afzal (PDC) and Darryl Pollica (IVYS Energy) were pleased to conduct a fire safety training for over 50 first responders, fire departments and hazmat responders. Three companies were present including Warwick Township, Hartsville Township and Northampton Township (all PA).
PDC Machines hosted a group of students from the Metalworking training program at Bucks County Community College.
PDC Machines is a partner in the apprenticeship program sponsored by the NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association).
One of the many new products unveiled at ACT Expo 2016 is an on-site hydrogen fueling solution from SimpleFuel (Booth 1712).
SimpleFuel comprises a team of three companies originally assembled to compete for the Department of Energy’s H2 Refuel “H-Prize” award: IVYS Energy Solutions, PDC Machines, and McPhy Energy.
Team representatives noted that SimpleFuel is the only company remaining in the H-Prize competition after two down-selections, with the only remaining activities involving delivery on the metrics during a demonstration later this year.
“It’s the combination of the abilities of the three organizations that ‘makes the magic,’” says Prabhu Rao, North American CEO for McPhy Energy. The consortium has meanwhile unveiled “a hydrogen filling appliance that’s designed to provide cost-effective fueling.”
PDC Machines will display a refueling solution at ACT Expo in Long Beach Convention Centre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach (CA) from May 3-5. At the clean transportation and alternative fuels tradeshow, PDC Machines and its consortium partners will present a compact and cost competitive SimpleFuel™ refueling solution for targeted fuel cell vehicle and material handling markets.
Warminster PA,– PDC Machines, a company specializing in hydrogen compression equipment for industry and energy markets, will present, SimpleFuel™ a refueling solution at its stand (No. 1712) at Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, the leading carbon free-mobility event in the United States to be held in Long Beach (CA) from May 3-5. IVYS Energy Solutions, PDC Machines and McPhy Energy are collaborating in the development of the SimpleFuel™ refueling solution.
PDC Machines showcased its new diaphragm compressor at the 12th International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo 2016 at the Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, 2nd to 4th March 2016.
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