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News Article | August 22, 2016
Site: www.ogj.com

Suncor Energy Inc. is buying a 30% stake in the Rosebank project in the UK North Sea from OMV AG.


Start of first offshore well in Abu Dhabi for Shuwaihat project / Own stand at the largest oil and gas conference in the Middle East region (Hall 6, Stand 6256) Kassel/Abu Dhabi, 14-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Germany’s largest internationally active oil and gas producer will be showcasing its activities and technological expertise at the “Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference” (ADIPEC). Right on time for the annual meeting, Wintershall spuds its first offshore well for the Shuwaihat project in Abu Dhabi. In July 2015, Wintershall successfully completed the first onshore drilling of the sour gas and condensate field Shuwaihat together with its partner ADNOC and the Austrian OMV. After compiling and analyzing the data from the onshore field SH-5, Wintershall now spudded the first offshore well SH-6. “We have successfully completed the first project phase and are now ready to carry on with the planned activities, namely spudding the offshore well SH-6. Our technological expertise helps us to carry out drilling activities in challenging geological conditions in accordance with the highest HSE standards,” explains Uwe Salge, General Manager for Wintershall Middle East. Second well for Shuwaihat project: Focus on HSE and efficiency In order to establish a supply base, Wintershall has opted for a bespoke solution rather than a standard approach and has developed the local “Mugharraq” port for its operations. This way, Wintershall is saving time and money by building its first E&P supply base. For the offshore well SH-6, Wintershall has also implemented an extensive safety concept. For instance, Wintershall together with ADNOC has set up an extended oil spill response system, since operations are close to the shore. The Shuwaihat field is situated in the western region of Abu Dhabi, about 25 kilometers west of the industrial town of Ruwais. The reservoir evaluation includes up to three field appraisal wells and a 3D seismic survey. The third planned well (SH 7) will also be drilled offshore. Wintershall’s presence at ADIPEC underlines the strategic importance of the Middle East. The company has been active in the region for several years now and plans to do so in the future. For this purpose, in 2010 the company opened a regional representative office in Abu Dhabi. In June 2012, Wintershall signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the Austrian OMV company regarding the technical appraisal of the Shuwaihat sour gas and condensate field. As the operator, Wintershall is relying on its extremely high HSE standards and more than 40 years of experience in the safe development and production of sour gas fields. In 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed with ADNOC for a cooperation on a chemical EOR project, underlining the importance of research & development as well as technological expertise. In line with this year’s theme “Strategies for the new energy landscape”, Wintershall CEO Mario Mehren will participate in the Global Business Leaders Session to discuss “The Golden Age of Gas and LNG” with Gazprom’s Alexander Medvedev and Occidental Petroleum’s Vicky A. Hollub. Wintershall will also be showcasing its expertise and worldwide activities at its exhibition stand (Hall 6, Stand 6256). The company will provide “expert briefings” where Wintershall employees will present different aspects of their work. These presentations will take place up to three times a day in order to give a larger public at ADIPEC the opportunity to listen to the presentations. In addition, Wintershall has also submitted several papers and will present its findings during the official technical conference organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the extraction of natural resources for 120 years, and in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 85 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, Russia, North Africa, South America, and increasingly the Middle East region. The company wants to expand its business further with exploration and production, selected partnerships, innovation and technological competence. Wintershall employs about 2.000 staff worldwide from 50 nations and is now Germany’s largest, internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer. Wintershall. Shaping the future.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 8, 2017) - Blue Sky Energy Inc. ("Blue Sky" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Shane O'Leary and Mr. Richard Wadsworth as advisors to the Company. Mr. O'Leary is an executive with over 35 years of diverse technical and commercial experience in the oil and gas industry in North America, South America, Middle East, Africa and Caspian. Most recently Shane was the Chief Operating Officer of Gran Tierra Energy - a publically listed exploration and production company focused in South America with operations in Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Argentina. Previously Mr. O'Leary was President and CEO of First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. (FCP) leading a large gas development in Algeria until the sale of the company to the Italian major ENI in September 2008. Prior to FCP, Mr. O'Leary served as VP and Business Unit Leader, Brazil for Encana Corporation. His additional experience includes 17 years internationally for BP/Amoco, oil and gas finance with the Bank of Montreal and engineering positions with Schlumberger International. Mr. Wadsworth is a Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of successful international oil and gas experience. From 2010 he lead Sonoro Energy Ltd. into Iraq with a bitumen exploration license agreement in Salah ad Din and more recently acquired Stockbridge Oil and Gas Ltd with its asset in Indonesia. In 2001 he led the Premier Oil Plc joint venture with Albpetrol, OMV and IFC called Anglo Albanian Petroleum ("AAP") and commenced the initial re-development of the Patos Marinza Oilfield in Albania. In 2004, Premier Oil and the joint venture AAP exited and Mr. Wadsworth then co-founded Saxon Petroleum (which became Bankers Petroleum Ltd.) to negotiate a new contract with the Albanian government. There he was a Director, President and Chief Operating Office responsible for the development of the Patos Marinza and acquisition of the Kucove oilfield. During his leadership Bankers grew reserves to over 150 million barrels and production exceeding 6,000 bopd. The Company also announces that it has granted a total of 1,105,000 options to various directors, officers, consultants and employees under the stock option plan of the Company. The options are exercisable at prices ranging from $0.80, $1.00 and $1.50 per option and shall expire on February 7, 2022. The options shall vest over a period of two years, all subject to the four month regulatory hold period. The grant of options remains subject to regulatory approval. Blue Sky Energy Inc. is an independent oil exploration company. This news release contains forward-looking information relating to the Company's growth and corporate strategy, the appointment of advisors, the grant of options and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking information relates to management's future outlook and anticipated events or results, and may include statements or information regarding the appointment and resignation of directors and the future plans or prospects of the Company. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward‐looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward looking-information is subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is currently expected. These factors include risks and uncertainties associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, reliance on key personnel, regulatory risks and delays and other risks and uncertainties discussed in the management discussion and analysis section of the Company's interim and most recent annual financial statement or other reports and filings with the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable Canadian securities regulations. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward‐looking information. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, the Company undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above. NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.


News Article | September 27, 2016
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« Volkswagen Group & Audi accelerate fuel cell technology solutions program with Ballard | Main | New ICCT study identifies significant potential to reduce aviation fuel consumption by up to 40% by 2034 » Hydrogen-powered vehicles can now refill their tanks at the OMV service station in Metzingen. The opening of the new filling station continues the longstanding cooperation between the industry partners Daimler, Linde and OMV Deutschland as part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), and marks another step towards a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The new hydrogen station is located at Auchtertstraße 19 in Metzingen. The official inauguration was attended by the representatives of the companies involved, as well as by Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, and Ministerial Director Helmfried Meinel of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Energy. Clean mobility, rapid refueling and long ranges are the advantages offered by fuel cell-based electric mobility. To help get the vehicles on the streets now, the Federal Ministry of Transport is sponsoring the establishment of 50 hydrogen filling stations across Germany with about 28 million euros. The Metzingen site is one of these stations, and will improve hydrogen supply in the Stuttgart metropolitan region. The focus of the infrastructure build-up is especially on the supply of metropolitan regions. The existing service stations already cover the Berlin, Hamburg, Rhine/Ruhr, Stuttgart and Munich metropolitan areas. The process of connecting them has already begun, and the network will be continuously expanded. Within the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), Daimler and Linde are contributing with a total investment volume of around €20 million. The construction of the first public hydrogen filling station in Baden-Württemberg at Stuttgart airport in 2009 was also a cooperation between OMV, Daimler and Linde. The federal state now has eight such refueling sites. Daimler said that the technology of such locally emission-free fuel cell vehicles offers two major advantages compared to battery-powered vehicles: long ranges and short refueling times. The infrastructure build-up is timed to coincide with the planned market ramp-up of fuel cell vehicles from various manufacturers. The technology is an integral part of Daimler’s drive system strategy. Vehicles like the B-Class F-CELL and the Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid urban bus have covered altogether more than twelve million kilometers to date. From 2017, a new generation of vehicles based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC will be launched: for the first time, a lithium-ion battery plug-in will be used in a fuel cell-powered electric vehicle as an additional source of energy. (Earlier post.)


News Article | November 28, 2016
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NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES SolidusGold Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SDC) is providing an update on the acquisition by the Company of the Northumberland Project in Nevada for US$20 million from Newmont USA Limited (the "Northumberland Acquisition") and certain of its affiliates ("Newmont") and the concurrent private placement of subscription receipts (the "Financing"), as previously announced on September 15, 2016. While the Financing has received robust interest from both retail and institutional investors, both the price of gold and prevailing equity market conditions have deteriorated substantially since the announcement of the Northumberland Acquisition. As a result, the Company has not obtained the necessary support to complete the Financing and does not expect to be in a position to complete the Northumberland Acquisition within the 75 day period provided for in the purchase agreement. The Company is in advanced discussions with Newmont to extend the outside date of the Northumberland Acquisition. However, there can be no assurance that such an agreement will be reached. The Company continues to explore financing alternatives including discussions with a potential strategic financial partner. The Company is also pleased to announce that Sorin Posescu has been appointed Chief Executive Officer as well as to the Board of Directors of the Company. Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, who was appointed to the Chief Executive Officer position on an interim basis, will continue as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Posescu is a professional geologist with more than 20 years of experience in natural resources exploration and development. Mr. Posescu has worked for major to junior resource companies throughout Europe, USA and Canada, including NovaGold, OMV-Petrom and Brixton Metals. Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, Chairman, commented: "Working towards an extension is critical as it will allow for both financing and strategic alternative efforts to continue. Sorin Posescu has been instrumental as a consultant to the Company in the identification and negotiation of the Northumberland Acquisition, and I look forward to working alongside Sorin in his new capacity as CEO." For more information, please email info@solidusau.com. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, "forward-looking statements"). All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Northumberland Acquisition, including a potential extension of the outside date for completion of the Northumberland Acquisition, the Financing and other future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events may vary from those anticipated in such statements. Important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's plans or expectations include failure to obtain an extension of the outside date for completion of the Northumberland Acquisition, failure to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of the Northumberland Acquisition and the Financing (together, the "Transaction"), failure to remove conditions to completion of the Transaction, failure to raise sufficient funds on the proposed terms or at all and the other risks disclosed in this news release. The forward-looking statements in this news release were developed based on the assumptions and expectations of management, including that TSX Venture Exchange acceptance for the Transaction will be obtained, conditions will be satisfied, required fundraising will be completed, the other assumptions disclosed in this news release and that the risks described above will not materialize. There can be no assurance that the Transaction will complete. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction, including the United States. The securities referenced in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, a "U.S. person," as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act, unless an exemption from such registration requirements is available.


News Article | February 23, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Sarasota, FL, Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Signaling Devices (Audible & Visual) Market by Product (Strobe Beacons, Lighting, Bells and Horns, Fire Alarms/Call Points, Speakers and Tone Generators, Visual and Audible Combination Units, Video Surveillance Systems, and Intercoms), by Connectivity Service (Wired and Wireless) for Oil and Gas, Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverages, Energy and Power, Mining and Other Application: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive and Forecast, 2016 – 2022”. According to the report, global signaling devices market was valued at approximately USD 1.55 billion in 2016 is expected to reach USD 2.01 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 4.42% between 2017 and 2022. The signaling device is a comprehensive range of signaling products designed for use in areas where the prevalence of harsh environmental conditions and where there is a risk of explosion due to the presence of flammable atmospheres. Signaling devices can be in the form of the audio or visual type depending on the signaling devices. Bell, buzzer, device, foghorn, whistle are some signaling devices used in day to day life. Browse through 42 Market Tables and 42 Figures spread through 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Signaling Devices Market: By Product, Services, Application, Type, Size, Share, Analysis, Segment and Forecast 2016 – 2022”. Strobe beacons, lighting, bells and horns, fire alarms/call points, speakers and tone generators, visual and audible combination units, video surveillance systems, and intercoms are product segments of the global signaling devices market. Among these products, strobe beacons segment has dominated the signaling devices market in 2016 due to the increasing demand of ambulance and automotive industry. Strobe beacons also used in hospitals, hotels to give the signal in both audio and visual form. The wireless connectivity segment is projected to dominate the global signaling devices market. It accounted for the majority share of the entire revenue generated in 2016 and also expected to grow substantially in near future. Browse the full "Signaling Devices (Audible & Visual) Market by Product (Strobe Beacons, Lighting, Bells and Horns, Fire Alarms/Call Points, Speakers and Tone Generators, Visual and Audible Combination Units, Video Surveillance Systems, and Intercoms), by Connectivity Service (Wired and Wireless) for Oil and Gas, Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverages, Energy and Power, Mining and Other Application: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive and Forecast, 2016 – 2022" report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/signaling-devices-market Based on applications, oil and gas dominated the global signaling devices market. It accounted for the highest share of the total market in 2016 and expected to grow at highest CAGR in coming years. Due to the increasing applications of signaling devices in the exploration and extraction of shale gas and oil, this application segment is anticipated to maintain its foremost position till 2022. Signaling devices helps to increase the safety measures of any industry and reduces the probability of accidents. Growing manufacturing industry globally and technological advancement in every sector is expected to exhibit significant growth in the years to come. Furthermore, initiatives taken by the government and rapidly growing urbanization in developing countries are expected to show strong growth in the near future. Other applications like chemical and pharmaceutical, food and beverages, energy and power are also expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Inquire more about this report @ https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/inquiry/signaling-devices-market North America contributed largest share global signaling devices market in 2016. The usage of signaling devices has been increasing since last few years and is expected to grow more in the years to come owing to increasing security concern in developed as well as developing countries. Growing medical incidences in the region increase the demand for ambulance service which simultaneously increases the signaling devices market. The technological development and its adoption rate are highest in North America due to which this region is expected to dominate the signaling devices market in the forecast period. By revenue, Europe was the second largest regional market for signaling devices in 2016. Europe will closely follow the North America in coming years. Europe is the world's second major producer of petroleum products. It has an oil refining capacity of 16% of the world total. DONG Energy, Petrol AD, OMV, Petrol Group is some of the leading oil exploration and production companies in Europe. This creates the huge demand for signaling devices in oil and gas sector in Europe. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing regional segment for the signaling devices market within the forecast period due to the rapid rate of industrialization and growing infrastructural support. Growing manufacturing industry in China and India is likely to trigger the demand for signaling devices within the forecast period. Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are also predicted to show significant growth within the forecast period. In addition, energy and power generation plants in the Middle East and Africa are growing account of rising urbanization. Some of the key players in the global signaling devices market include Siemens AG, Honeywell International, Inc., ABB Ltd., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Eaton Corporation PLC (Cooper Industries), Emerson Electric Co., Patlite Corporation, R. Stahl AG, E2S Warning Signals, NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd., Federal Signal Corporation  and Tomar Electronics, Inc. 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« Daimler, Linde and OMV inaugurate new hydrogen station | Main | EEA: large-scale roll-out of EVs will help EU shift to green transport, but may challenge power grid » A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) identifies significant potential to reduce aviation emissions through emerging fuel efficiency technologies. The study summarizes the results of the first independent, bottom-up cost assessment of near- (2024) and mid-term (2034) technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency. Carried out in cooperation with a panel of top technical experts and consultants using NASA and DoD-approved models to evaluate aviation technology programs, the study concludes that the rate of fuel efficiency improvement for new aircraft can be more than doubled through 2034, from about 1% today to 2.2% annually, by the adoption of cost effective technologies to improve engine efficiency, reduce aerodynamic drag, and trim aircraft empty weight. The more than 45 discrete technologies examined were grouped into technology packages, ensuring that mutually exclusive technologies were not deployed on the same aircraft. Each package was modeled into the baseline aircraft and “flown” to assess its improved performance. The fuel consumption of new aircraft can be reduced by approximately 25% in 2024 and 40% in 2034 compared with today’s aircraft by deploying emerging cost-effective technologies. These improvements dwarf the fuel efficiency of new “project” aircraft designs (mostly re-engined aircraft) being brought to market by manufacturers today. The fuel savings of the 2024 cost-effective improvements are roughly double those seen for new aircraft designs being brought to market by manufacturers today in response to market forces alone, which are projected to burn between 9% and 13% less fuel than today’s aircraft with similar seating configurations. Airlines could reduce their fuel spending over the 2025 to 2050 time frame by 19% compared with the baseline case by adopting cost-effective technologies. If passed along to the consumer, these savings could lower ticket prices by up to $20 for short-haul flights and $105 for long-haul flights. Additional efficiency gains are possible but will require government support through policies like efficiency standards, carbon pricing, and research support for technology development. Lower fuel prices have the potential to slow the deployment of fuel-efficient technologies in new aircraft, with more pronounced effects in the mid-term as the universe of potential technologies expands. The substantial gap between the improvements identified in this study and the products being brought to market for delivery highlights the need for public policies to promote aircraft fuel efficiency, including robust performance standards for new aircraft; economic incentives to provide market pull for new technologies by promoting fleet turnover; and research support to defray the costs of maturing new technologies.


News Article | September 27, 2016
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« Renault-Nissan and Microsoft enter multi-year agreement on next-gen connected driving | Main | Daimler, Linde and OMV inaugurate new hydrogen station » Ballard Power Systems announced that automotive OEM Audi AG has issued purchase orders to Ballard to accelerate certain key development activities under the current long-term Technology Solutions program that Volkswagen Group has with Ballard. (Earlier post.) The current 6-year engineering services contract with Volkswagen Group runs to March 2019, with an optional 2-year extension beyond that date. The contract has an estimated value of C$100-140 million. The resulting HyMotion program encompasses automotive fuel cell stack development as well as system design support activities. Volkswagen Group recently transferred responsibility for fuel cell development to its Audi luxury brand, and is also accelerating the timeline for series production. The acceleration in HyMotion program activities is focused on reconfiguration of the current fuel cell stack and acceleration in the development of a next-generation fuel cell stack. In 2015, Volkswagen Group acquired Ballard’s automotive fuel cell patent portfolio, resulting in the transfer of the automotive-related portion of fuel cell IP assets Ballard previously acquired from United Technologies Corporation. That transaction also extended the engineering services contract to 2019. This acceleration of the HyMotion program confirms Volkswagen Group’s commitment to fuel cell technology and its long-term partnership with Ballard. At Ballard, we are fully committed to the consistent delivery of program goals and to the support of Volkswagen Group and Audi as it progresses toward its electrification targets with the world’s leading fuel cell stacks. Our HyMotion team of engineers and scientists are collaborating closely with Audi's experts and together we are on-track with respect to key technical and financial goals set for the current year.


Par ailleurs, Daimler a déployé 40 véhicules à hydrogène de sa classe B dans le cadre du programme H2ME en Allemagne. Grâce au système de réservoir à haute pression de 700 bars, la voiture a une autonomie étendue d’environ 400 kilomètres et peut être ravitaillée en moins de trois minutes. Le moteur électrique du véhicule développe une puissance de 100 kW et, avec un couple de 290 Nm, la voiture permet une mobilité locale non polluante avec de bonnes performances. Ces véhicules dynamisent le marché de l’automobile avec une nouvelle génération de véhicules économes en carburant et à zéro émission. Pour CETUP, une entreprise de logistique et de livraison, la Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 équipée par Symbio est un ajout bienvenu dans son parc automobile. Elle réduit globalement la dépendance en carburant et les émissions, tout en offrant une conduite douce et la puissance nécessaire pour faire que l’activité de l’entreprise continue à aller de l’avant. Symbio remarque que dans les marchés spécialisés où les émissions zéro et le fonctionnement quotidien des opérations doit être assuré, les clients de la Kangoo ZE-H2 ont plus d’opportunités de business que leur concurrent. Pour effectuer la livraison du dernier kilomètre dans les villes qui interdisent les transports polluants, l’hydrogène offre des caractéristiques uniques par rapport aux véhicules utilitaires fonctionnant seulement sur batterie. En guise d’illustration, en septembre dernier, la Kangoo ZE-H2 de CETUP équipée par Symbio a battu un record d’autonomie en couvrant 367 km d’une traite avec une batterie entièrement chargée et un réservoir plein d’hydrogène. Dans les années à venir, le projet H2ME déploiera une nouvelle génération de véhicules électriques à pile à hydrogène à autonomie étendue des partenaires, comprenant : chez Symbio, la génération suivante de camionnettes FC RE-EV (véhicules électriques-hydrogène à autonomie étendue) et les camions électriques-hydrogène à autonomie étendue ; la deuxième génération de véhicules à pile à hydrogène de Honda ; et la nouvelle génération de Mercedes-Benz GLC à pile à hydrogène de Daimler, qui comprend la source d’énergie supplémentaire d’une grosse batterie lithium-ion et sera équipée pour la première fois de prise de chargement extérieur par branchement. Au total, plus de 1 400 véhicules électriques à pile à hydrogène seront déployés dans le cadre du projet H2ME au Royaume-Uni, en France, en Allemagne, aux Pays-Bas et en Scandinavie. L’objectif est d’augmenter le nombre de véhicules électriques-hydrogène roulant en Europe en s’appuyant sur les réseaux étendus de stations d’approvisionnement en d’hydrogène créés par le H2ME et d’autres initiatives à travers toute l’UE. « Symbio est fier de faire partie de la dynamique de l’hydrogène en Europe et de contribuer à une économie sobre en carbone en facilitant le déploiement de véhicules entièrement électriques et entièrement non polluants», a déclaré Pierre-Yves Le-Berre, VP de Symbio. « Les véhicules électriques-hydrogène de Symbio sont capables de réduire la pollution atmosphérique en milieu urbain. Notre ambition est d’équiper tous les centres de distribution urbaine avec nos véhicules afin de garantir l’absence d’émissions nocives, ainsi que de répondre aux nouvelles tendances du marché et à la règlementation. Par exemple, si un centre de livraison utilise une Kangoo ZE-H2, pour un trajet de 200 km par jour à Paris, il éliminerait les émissions de carbone de 20 véhicules de particuliers. » « Les véhicules tels que ceux de catégorie B à pile à combustible et les autobus urbains Citaro hybrides à pile à combustible ont couvert au total plus de 12 millions de kilomètres à ce jour, démontrant la préparation pour le marché de ce type de propulsion, » a déclaré M. Georg Frank, Directeur principal de l’ingénierie avancée et de l’infrastructure H2 de la pile à combustible chez Daimler AG. « Maintenant, nous continuons fortement à poursuivre notre objectif de faire apparaître des véhicules électriques à combustible de nouvelle génération, basés sur le GLC de Mercedes-Benz sur le marché. Mais la grande percée de la mobilité électrique à pile à combustible dépend davantage que du simple facteur « voiture » : c’est finalement la combinaison d’une offre de produit séduisant, d’infrastructure, de services et surtout, de l’appui du public. Les derniers obstacles, nous devrons les surmonter avec un travail en équipe à travers les industries et les frontières – H2ME en est un très bon exemple. Les partenaires comprennent le dirigeant de projet Element Energy, aux côtés de AGA, Air Liquide Advanced Business, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, AREVA H2GEN, Audi, BOC, BMW, Cenex, la Ville de Copenhague (Kobenhavns Kommune), la Communauté d'Agglomération de Sarreguemines Confluence, la Communauté Urbaine Du Grand Nancy, CNR, Daimler AG, Danish Hydrogen Fuel, EIFER, Falkenberg Energi, GNVERT, H2 Logic, H2 Mobility Deutschland, Honda, Hydrogène de France, HYOP, hySOLUTIONS, Icelandic New Energy Ltd , The University of Manchester, WaterstofNet, Linde AG, McPhy Energy, Michelin, le Ministère des infrastructures et l’environnement des Pays-Bas (Ministerie Van Infrastructuur en Milieu), Nissan, OMV, OPEN ENERGI, Renault, les Camions Renault, SEMITAN, Stedin, STEP, Symbio FCell, le Partenariat danois pour l’hydrogène et les piles à combustible (Partnerskab pour brint de braensdels cave), ITM Power, Islenska Vetnisfelagid (H2, Islande). Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (L’Entreprise Commune de Piles à Combustible et Hydrogène - FCH JU) est un partenariat public-privé unique soutenant la recherche, le développement technologique et les activités de démonstration dans les technologies d’énergie des piles à combustible et de l’hydrogène en Europe. Son objectif est d’accélérer la mise sur le marché de ces technologies, réaliser leur potentiel comme un instrument pour parvenir à un système d’énergie sans émission de carbone. Ce projet a reçu un financement de Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking selon l’accord d’octroi Nº 671438 and No 700350. Cette entreprise commune reçoit le soutien du programme de recherche et d’innovation de l’Union Européenne Horizon 2020, Hydrogène Europe, et le Nouveau Groupe de Recherches Européennes sur les Piles à Combustible et l’Hydrogène (“N.ERGHY”).


News Article | December 14, 2016
Site: www.ogj.com

Austria’s OMV AG and Russia’s OAO Gazprom have signed a basic agreement for an asset swap.

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