Monday, 24 November 2014
Toyota Launches the Mirai Fuel-Cell Electric Car in Japan on 15 December, 2014, and in the US and Europe in mid-2015.
ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy and clean fuel company, is pleased to note that the world's largest carmaker, Toyota, announced that it will begin selling fuel-cell electric cars in Japan on 15 December, 2014, and in the US and Europe in mid-2015.
The Toyota Mirai, which means Future in Japanese, is a ground breaking vehicle which has the cruising range of a conventional saloon, can be refuelled in less than five minutes and emits only water vapour. Hydrogen can be produced from a wide variety of primary energy sources including solar and wind ; it is easy to store; and when compressed it has a higher energy density than batteries.
Mirai uses the Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS), which brings together fuel cell and hybrid technologies. It includes Toyota's new proprietary fuel cell stack, which has a maximum power output of 153bhp (114kW), and high-pressure hydrogen tanks. The TFCS is more efficient than internal combustion engines and emits no CO(2) or pollutants when the vehicle is driven.
The biggest hurdle for fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) is a lack of hydrogen refuelling stations. To support Mirai's introduction to the US in 2016, Toyota is to supply 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The UK Government also announced last month that it is preparing the UK for the roll-out of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles with up to GBP11m of funding to establish an initial network of up to 15 hydrogen refuelling stations by the end of 2015 and 65 refuelling stations soon after.
Toyota are also part of the HyFive project which sees ITM Power building three refuelling stations in London ready for refuelling in Q2 2015. The aim of the HyFive (Hydrogen for 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.
Fuel-cell electric vehicles are an important contribution to the diversification of vehicle fuels. They emit no carbon dioxide or substances harmful to the environment when driven, but still offer the convenience associated with petrol-powered vehicles. Toyota believes this technology has great potential in the development of vehicles that are kinder to the environment and ideal for helping to deliver sustainable mobility.
A video of the launch is available at http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/4187696/ In the video, Mitsuhisa Kato, Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Cooperation makes the following points:
-- "Toyota does not intend to enter directly into hydrogen station on its own, but if there are any areas in which to cooperate in terms of operating such infrastructure we are willing to extend any cooperation we can."
-- "We would welcome good public discussion as to way of manufacturing hydrogen. We would welcome that very much given the depreciation of the Japanese Yen, it has caused oil to become very expensive."
-- "Energy policy is forcing us to look at alternative primary energy sources to produce hydrogen. So to trigger that discussion to take place more broadly we are making our own proposal, by introducing fuel cell vehicles to the market."
-- "We have to spend money outside Japan to buy in oil and energy which means we need to use it as efficiently as possible. We need to consider other fuels for automotive use. When we look at producing hydrogen from various primary energy sources we must be ready to embrace fuel cell vehicles."
Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power PLC, commented: "We are delighted see the world's largest car manufacturer committing to a clean energy future. Toyota also understands the importance of supporting the development of a new hydrogen infrastructure globally alongside the roll-out of their groundbreaking new vehicle. I believe that the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are now one step closer to becoming the mainstream."
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of Toyota, commented: "We are so focused on hydrogen because at its most simplistic oxygen and hydrogen makes water and power. The fuel cell vehicle is a social and economic gamechanger. Gasoline (petrol) has been the primary fuel of the first hundred years. Hydrogen will be the primary fuel game of the next hundred years. Our primary task is to provide our customers with fuel-cell cars at an affordable price."
Akio Toyoda's, CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, said earlier: "Today we are at a turning point in automotive history. A turning point where people will embrace a new, environmentally-friendly car that is a pleasure to drive. A turning point where a four-door sedan can travel 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, can be refueled in under five minutes and emit only water vapour. We believe that behind the wheel of the Mirai, we can go places we have never been, to a world that is better, in a car that is better. For us, this isn't just another car. This is an opportunity - an opportunity to really make a difference. And making a difference is what Toyota is all about."
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RNS Number : 7746X
Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited
24 November 2014
Monday, 24 November 2014
Results of Pro Rata Renounceable Rights Issue
Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (ASX: CFU) ("") announces the total amount raised in its renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer announced on 29 September 2014 ("Rights Issue") is AUD 1,770,052.75 million (before expenses). Together with existing cash reserves this will give the Company cash of approximately AUD 5 million.
196,672,080 fully paid ordinary shares ("New Shares") were subscribed for by on a 3 for 5 basis at the issue price of 0.90 cents per New Share. This represents approximately 13 percent take up of the Rights Issue.
In accordance with the terms of the prospectus dated 29 September 2014 ("Prospectus"), the Company will grant participating investors one option to subscribe for a new fully paid ordinary share in the Company for every two New Shares issued, which options shall be exercisable on or before 30 October 2015 at an exercise price of 1.1 cents each ("Options"). The Company will grant 98,336,040 Options in with the Rights Issue. If all of the Options are exercised by the exercise date, the Company will raise a further $1,081,696.
As outlined in the Prospectus, the Company appointed Patersons Securities Limited as nominee to sell the entitlements of ineligible shareholders. There were no net proceeds from the sale of such entitlements and hence there will be no distribution to ineligible shareholders.
have been made for the New Shares and Options to be quoted on ASX and it is expected that dealings in the New Shares and Options on ASX will commence on 27 November 2014.
Mr Alasdair Locke
Chairman, Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited
Friday, 21 November 2014
21 November 2014
Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited
("CFCL" or the "Company")
Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (AIM / ASX: CFU), a leading developer of generators that use fuel-cell technology to convert natural gas into electricity and heat for homes and other buildings, announces that application has been made for the admission of 21,442,500 ordinary shares of no par value in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") to trading on AIM ("Admission") as agreed under the terms of the Share Purchase and Convertible Agreement with Bergen Global Opportunity Fund, LP (the "Investor"), the full details of which can be found in the announcement released on 24 March 2014.
It is expected that Admission will become effective and in the new Ordinary Shares will commence on AIM at 8.00 a.m. on 26 November 2014.
The new Ordinary Shares rank pari passu in all respects with the other Ordinary Shares currently in issue.
The number of Ordinary Shares with voting rights in the is now 2,603,682,789. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, their shareholding in the Company.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
RNS Number : 1456X
Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited
17 November 2014
17 November 2014 First fully funded BlueGEN programme in conjunction with iPower Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (ASX/AIM: CFU) is pleased to announce the commencement of the first fully funded BlueGEN programme, where the BlueGEN is installed at no cost to the end user. The programme, comprising a 100kW fleet of BlueGENs (a minimum of 65 units) is targeted primarily at public sector organisations that can take advantage of the significant carbon and energy savings BlueGEN has to offer. The innovative funding structure allows BlueGENs to be installed in end user premises at no upfront cost. End users pay for the costs of gas and BlueGEN maintenance and receive the benefits of the electricity generated and the heat recovered for hot water. This programme has been developed and will be run by one of CFCL's UK distributors, iPower Energy Limited (iPower). iPower has also confirmed its interest in developing a second, larger programme with CFCL in the second half of calendar year 2015. These discussions will include various new appraisals and opportunity pipeline assessments which are expected to take place in parallel with the delivery of this first programme. The terms of the agreement signed with iPower are conditional on drawdown from a facility provided by a 3(rd) party funder. iPower will make a deposit of GBP350,000 (A$636,000) which is expected to be received by CFCL early in December. In order to meet the criteria imposed by the 3(rd) party funding provider, iPower has secured formal confirmations of interest from participating end users for a majority of the installations. Bob Kennett, CEO of CFCL, commented, "Earlier this year we announced our intention to revise our sales strategy in order to focus primarily on larger scale projects. We are very pleased to see the first of a number of projects of this type come to fruition. It clearly demonstrates the commercial viability of this contractual structure whereby 3(rd) party funding is used to support the project and provide end users with attractive benefits." Jon Cape, MD of iPower, commented, "iPower is delighted to be working with CFCL on this ground-breaking initiative. The programme is able to provide customers with net savings of 20-40% on the cost of energy displaced by the BlueGEN with no upfront cost and we see strong potential to progress to a substantially larger Stage 2 Programme for which we are already in dialogue with prospective funding partners."
Thursday, 13 November 2014
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LE-450 Especificaciones técnicas:: 1 metro : 5-Blade contra el viento : reforzado con vidrio, nylon resistente a los UV : 105 vatios @ 8 m / s (17,8 mph / 15,5 nudos) : 450 vatios : 3m / s (6,7 mph / 6 nudos) Ninguno : 8Kg : Impulsión directa, flujo axial, de 8 polos del generador de imán permanente 3-fase AC con rectificación : 12V, 24V, 48V, Grid-Tie 0-2000 RPM 0.785m² T 6 dB (A) por encima del fondo 48.3mm o 50mm polo diámetro exterior chasis de aluminio de aleación, acabado superficial de grado aeroespacial, epoxi recubierto bobinas del estator, cojinetes sellados para la vida regulación Stall interruptor de frenado electromagnético conjunto de anillo deslizante resistente, 1043mm radio de giro
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