ITM Power konstruiert und baut Wasserstoff-energiesysteme zur Energiespeicherung und Herstellung sauberen Brennstoffs
Die Rolle von Wasserstoff bei der Speicherung und dem Transport erneuerbarer Energie wird allmählich weltweit anerkannt, und ITM Power und sein Produktangebot finden nun in aller Welt Beachtung.
Dr Graham Cooley
Thu, 09 Oct 2014
ITM Power is pleased to note the announcement by Business Minister Matthew Hancock in Japan of £11m of funding to help establish an initial network of up to 15 hydrogen refuelling stations by the end of 2015 and for public sector hydrogen vehicles. These 15 refuelling stations are ‘a significant first step towards the initial national network of 65 identified by UK H2Mobility.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014
ITM Power is pleased to provide a trading update for the period since its final results announcement on 30 July 2014.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014
ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to note the announcement by Toyota, at the Paris Motor Show, of its intention to launch its Fuel Cell Sedan in Japan, the USA and in Europe during the course of 2015. The full text of Toyota’s announcement is set out below: TOYOTA FUEL CELL SEDAN AT THE 2014 PARIS MOTOR SHOW After more than 20 years of research, Toyota’s vision of the car of the future has become a reality. The new Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan, seen for the first time in Europe at the Paris motor show, can carry four people in comfort, has a driving range comparable with a petrol engine vehicle and can be refuelled in around three minutes, yet its only tailpipe emission is water vapour. The world’s first production hydrogen-powered saloon is a development of the Toyota FCV Concept that made its international debut at the 2013 Tokyo motor show. While remaining faithful to the avant garde styling of the concept, the Fuel Cell Sedan features a number of detail changes that make it practical for everyday driving, including adjustments to the radiator grille, headlamps, rear lights, aerial, roof and fuel filler flap. Unsurprisingly, the concept’s rear-view cameras have been replaced by conventional mirrors. The Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan will be launched in Japan, the USA and in Europe during the course of 2015. Specific architecture The Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan is designed to be practical for motorists’ everyday needs, being a front-wheel drive, four-door, four-seat saloon. Performance and cruising range are like that of a petrol engine vehicle and filling the fuel tank takes roughly three minutes. To maximise cabin space and lower the car’s centre of gravity, the fuel cell, battery and fuel tanks are installed under the floor. The two tanks store hydrogen at pressures up to 700bar. The front compartment houses the electric motor, electronic control system and boost converter. The converter increases the voltage produced by the fuel cell, so has allowed for the size of the motor and number of cells to be reduced, cutting costs and increasing performance. The technology has advanced considerably since 2002 when Toyota began renting Highlander SUV-based fuel cell vehicles to customers in Japan and North America. A key difference in the new generation of fuel cells is that there is no humidifier; the humidity the fuel cell needs is taken directly from the water produced in the chemical reaction between the hydrogen and oxygen. This means the structure of the fuel cell has been made simpler, more compact, more reliable, lighter and cheaper to produce. Commercialisation The Fuel Cell Sedan will go on sale in Japan before April 2015 and preparations are under way for launches in the USA and European markets in the summer. In Japan the Fuel Cell Sedan will be sold at Toyota and Toyopet dealerships, priced at approximately seven million yen (about £43,450). Initially sales will be limited to those parts of the country where a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure is under development. Prices for Europe and the USA have not yet been decided. Detailed information such as final prices, specifications and sales expectations will also be announced later. Toyota’s commitment to developing vehicles that are kinder to the environment is based on three principles: embracing diverse energy sources; securing low vehicle emissions; and driving positive environmental change by making these vehicles popular with customers. Hydrogen has great potential as an alternative fuel. It can be produced from a wide variety of primary energy sources, including solar and wind power; it is easy to store and transport; and when compressed, it has a higher energy density than batteries. It could also be used in a much wider range of applications beyond automotive and domestic use, including large-scale power generation. Fuel cell vehicles contribute to the diversification of vehicle fuels. They emit no carbon dioxide or substances harmful to the environment when driven, but offer the convenience associated with petrol-powered vehicles. Toyota believes the technology has great potential in the development of vehicles that are kinder to the environment and ideal for helping deliver sustainable mobility. The HyFive project The aim of the HyFive (Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles) project is to speed up the introduction hydrogen-powered cars in Europe. The group is a partnership of 15 vehicle manufacturing and energy providing businesses who are joining forces to help ensure a co-ordinated deployment of fuel cell vehicles, in conjunction with establishment of the refuelling and fuel supply infrastructure they will require. Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai will be responsible for delivering a fleet of 110 vehicles to six European cities: Bolzano, Copenhagen, Innsbruck, London, Munich and Stuttgart. A network of hydrogen refuelling pumps will be developed simultaneously within these five metropolitan areas, as well as in Sweden, Denmark’s close neighbour. The vehicles deployed by Toyota from the effective launch of the programme at the end of 2015 will be fitted with a continuous data logging system. This will operate throughout the three-year project, providing engineers with detailed, day-to-day feedback on the cars’ use and performance, information that will be essential for further development of the fuel cell technology. For all stakeholders, the project will raise the public image of the hydrogen-powered car, the future of private transport. Main technical specifications Power source – hydrogen fuel cell Fuel cell type – polymer electrolyte Electric motor – permanent magnet Hydrogen tanks – two high-pressure (700bar/70MPa) units For further information please visit www.itm-power.com or contact: ITM Power plc Graham Cooley, CEO 0114 244 5111 Zeus Capital Tim Metcalfe (Nominated Adviser) John Goold (Institutional Sales) 020 7533 7727 Tavistock Communications Simon Hudson / James Collins 020 7920 3150 About ITM Power plc: ITM Power plc was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004 and raised its initial funding of £10m gross in its IPO. Further funding rounds of £28.5m in 2006, £5.4m in 2012, £2m in 2013 and £10m in 2014 have been completed. The Company has now made the transition from a research and development company to a product manufacturer and technology provider. The Company has both a strong base of intellectual property and engineering expertise for providing complete hydrogen solutions. www.itm-power.com