Daimler Negotiate With Ford and Renault-Nissan For Fuel-Cell TechnologyPeter Parcon January 31, 2013
After facing issues in the development of fuel-cell technology, Daimler looking to companies such as Ford and Renault-Nissan for help.
BMW and Toyota recently revealed that it was collaborating in the development of fuel-cell systems for vehicles by 2020. On the part of Daimler, it will not unveil a B-Class that features a fuel-cell system any time soon. The company is trying to find a long-term partner in the development of the technology and reduce costs.
Although the fuel propulsion system of Daimler is nearly finalized, the German company will not bring the B-Class into the market since its price tag is rather steep. Due to this, the new target schedule in the release of the fuel-cell model of the B-Class is on 2017.
In order to reduce expenses and maximize sales in the market, Daimler is negotiating with Ford and Renault-Nissan to reach an agreement where all the four companies will share the technology in a number of compact vehicles.
Wanted to share these links I found which show fuel cell technology and municipal wastewater treatment plants which working together produce three value streams Hydrogen, Electricity and Heat.
“New fuel cell sewage gas station in Orange County, CA may be world’s first”http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=8310315
“It is here today and it is deployable today,” said Tom Mutchler of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., a sponsor and developer of the project.
2.8MW fuel cell using biogas now operating; Largest PPA of its kind in North Americahttp://www.fuelcelltoday.com/news-events/news-archive/2012/october/28-mw-fuel-cell-using-biogas-now-operating-largest-ppa-of-its-kind-in-north-america
Microsoft Backs Away From Gridhttp://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2012/11/20/microsoft-backs-away-slowly-from-the-grid/