Horizon in the NEWS


    Horizon-powered model car runs 212km in student racing event, French Minister of Transport hands trophy May 2013
    Mr. Frédéric CUVILLIER, French Minister of Transportation, Sea and Fishing, handed out the trophy cup specially made for this challenge, which was to keep a hydrogen-powered car using rain water, with hydrolysis done by solar panels, working under competitive conditions for 24 hours non-stop. Participating students made very interesting measurements, in particular pertaining to the increase in the duration of accumulators thanks to the fuel cell (…)

    ​​Fuel cell-powered H-ROVER puts you in the NASA tech’s seat January 2013​
    It’s probably safe to say that most of us will never get the chance to operate a Mars rover. While it is now possible to purchase remote-control miniature buggies with onboard cameras, most of them still seem like … well, like toys. The H-ROVER, however, is a little different. Looking like it would be right at home trundling across the Martian topsoil, the little tracked vehicle is powered by a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell and super-capacitor system (…)
    
    Horizon MINIPAK named “Gadget of the Year” in Germany! January, 2013
    Jeder kennt das leidige Problem: Freitag Abend auf einer Party, gut gefeiert, und noch schnell ein paar Handynummern ausgetauscht. Würde wunderbar funktionieren, wenn dieses Smartphone nicht schon wieder leer wäre. Einige Hersteller bieten hierfür ja Zusatzakkus an, einige sogar in Hüllen fürs Smartphone verbaut. Diese haben aber den Nachteil, dass sie, wenn man sie wirklich braucht, sich durch Selbstentladung entleert haben. Horizon Fuel Cell setzt hier an einem ganz anderen Punkt an. Wie? Ganz einfach! Sie verwenden Wasserstoff! Und wie das Ganze funktioniert lest ihr gleich (…)
    
    ​Horizon Fuel Cell previews UK-based Disruptive Innovation Strategy March 2012
    One of the things missing from the hydrogen convergence movement has been the emergence of new technology companies. Generally speaking, disruptive movements are characterized by massive amounts of creative destruction perpetrated by new players on incumbent companies. Horizon Fuel Cell is one of the most promising young companies that fits neatly into the game changer mold (…)
    
    BOC launches hydrogen cylinder to power Hymera fuel cell portable generator July 2011
    BOC has launched a new lightweight hydrogen cylinder, which will provide the energy source for its Hymera fuel cell generator. The Hymera power source is used in a variety of low-energy, high-efficiency applications. The 150 W Hymera PEM fuel cell generator was launched last year by BOC, a member of The Linde Group. The units are already being used in a range of off-grid applications such as construction and railway maintenance – and increasingly in lighting projects (…)
    
    Field Testing the Horizon MINIPAK July 2011
    Micro portable fuel cells are an important area for many fuel cell manufacturers. Believed to be key to bridging the gap between the average consumer and the fuel cell industry by infiltrating the lucrative consumer electronics market, many companies are developing these 1-2 W USB interface handheld products (…)
    
    James May’s Pub Guide to Popular Technology July 2011
    The hydrogen fuel cell is an electricity-generation device, powered by hydrogen (from a tank of some sort) and oxygen (taken from the atmosphere, unless you’re on s spaceship, then that comes from a tank as well).It produces electricity on demand.
    
    Testing the Goods: Horizon MINIPAK Portable Fuel Cell Charger May 2011
    As humanity goes wireless, the last pesky tether we and our gadgets have to escape is the power cable. Portable, battery-powered chargers tend to be both inefficient–so low-powered they struggle to recharge modern smartphones–and environmentally unfriendly. There have been off-the-grid chargers that rely on renewable energy before, valiantly attempting to rectify those problems, but most are ineffective without a steady source of wind, solar power, or abhorrent manual labor like cranking, yanking, or shaking (ech).
    
    Fuel Cell Envy February 2011​
    Last week, I attending the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Conference held in Washington, D.C. A few things struck me. First, there are innovators all over the world doing interesting work and, more importantly, working to commercialize products. Second, people came from far and wide.
    
    Will a Consumer Electronics Fuel Cell Market Begin to Emerge? January 2011​
    Asian companies like Horizon have dominated in this sector, due in part to the dominant position of Asian companies in the broader consumer electronics arena. Fuel cell companies with ties to the major electronics players have a significant competitive advantage, while it may be difficult for a new company outside the existing supply chain to enter into this market.
    
    The Most Exciting Product of CES 2011: Horizon’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Packs January, 2011
    If you ask most journalists what the most exciting product of CES 2011 was, the answer will be a tablet. Most likely the Motorola Xoom. Personally, I find it hard to get too excited about a product we’ve all been anticipating and reading about for months. There’s nothing surprising about the fact that Motorola can build a 10′ tablet with good battery life and a dual-core processor.
    
    The Exciting Potential of Fuel Cell-Powered UAVs January, 2011
    The potential benefits afforded by fuel cell technologies are currently being explored across an array of military applications within the U.S. Department of Defense and other defense agencies around the world. At Pike Research, we’re currently tracking developments across many applications including in-the-field battery charging, personal electronics, portable power generation, auxiliary power units, robotic exoskeletons, and medical EVAC support.
    
    Horizon and 3D Classworks join forces to develop standard education programs December, 2010
    As leaders in their respective education domains, Horizon and 3D Classworks established a strategic alliance to jointly develop a broad based education initiative to promote greater environmental awareness amongst students around the world. Named Destination Zero Carbon, the movement aims to foster highest level of environmental consciousness in students by providing them an immersive and competitive arena that brings imagination, creativity, scientific know how and the spirit of invention that would help to usher in the new age of green energy industries.
    
    Horizon’s fuel cells power UAVs three times longer than batteries December, 2010
    Horizon’s hydrogen fuel cell pack system for mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could mean saved lives. Because the AEROPAK as the system is called, is capable of increasing the time and distance of UAV flights, they will be able to do more reconnaissance without returning to base. In military situations, that could mean saved lives.
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    Horizon’s Fuel Cell Triples Flight Duration Capability of South Korean Close-Range UAV November, 2010
    The newly developed AEROPAK hydrogen fuel cell power system recently announced by Horizon Energy Systems (HES) of Singapore helped set a new record for electric flight duration – this time in South Korea.
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    Arcola to produce 500W fuel-cell lighting system October 2010
    A British firm is hoping to help music festivals and other arts events reduce their carbon emissions with a portable hydrogen fuel cell.
    London-based Arcola Energy has won £25,000 from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to develop a 500W version of its existing fuel-cell LED lighting system, which the firm claims could reduce emissions by 90 per cent compared to conventional lighting.
    
    A clean energy hub for Asia and beyond October 2010
    Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, a Singapore-based fuel cell company focusing on applications including education, defence and stationary power, has set up a global R&D centre in Singapore.
    
    Horizon Fuel Cell Powered Team Wins 1st Place at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2010 September 2010
    In the first Shell Eco-marathon to take place in Asia, University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) took first place with 599 km per liter (1,410 mpg US, 0.17 L/100km) of gasoline equivalent, in an electric vehicle design that hybridized Horizon’s hydrogen fuel cells with an ultracapacitor.
    
    Horizon launches first commercial hydrogen fuel cell system for unmanned aircraft August 2010
    Singapore-based Horizon Energy Systems has commenced commercial sales of its new AeropakTM hydrogen fuel cell power system, with shipments to several leading manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The PEM fuel cell unit is designed to triple flight durations compared with current battery-operated mini-UAVs.
    
    Riversimple Hydrogen Car Tours Oz June, 2010
    Riversimple, the company which one year ago pulled the wraps off a two-seater zero emissions hydrogen-electric vehicle, is currently touring Australia in an attempt to raise awareness and increase the interest in this open-source, affordable hydrogen vehicle.
    
    Horizon launches pocket-sized fuel cell charger for portable electronic devices June 2010
    Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has launched a pocket-sized fuel cell charger, aimed at the huge global market for portable consumer electronics. Horizon says the MiniPak® is the world’s first fuel cell product to compete on cost with both disposable and rechargeable batteries. And a single refillable cartridge supplies as much power over its life as 1000 disposable AA alkaline batteries.
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    Fuel Cell Electric Car Set to Break the Mold in More Ways Than One June 2010
    A fascinating car project in the UK, which borrows as much from software development as it does cutting edge automotive design, was covered recently in a Financial Times article. We were so intrigued with the story that we caught up with Nico Sergent from Riversimple for further background on the project.
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    Horizon MiniPak Brings Hydrogen Fuel Cells to the Masses June 2010
    We’re all looking for alternate, better, and more powerful ways to charge all of our gadgets. That’s half the fun of owning all these shiny things: finding ways to actually keep them powered. And while double-A batteries, or any of their brethren, work great for some things, and those AC wall chargers are constantly plugged in, we’re always in the market for something that we can take with us, doesn’t kill our batteries in the process of charging, and can last longer than we probably need it to.
    
    At last! An affordable, portable, pocket-sized Personal Fuel Cell June 2010
    Today is a day that you will probably tell your grandchildren about – the day they released the first affordable, pocket-sized fuel cell for personal usage. As with flying cars, personal jet packs and a usable voice recognition computer interface, the promise of a safe, affordable, personal power plant was entering the realm of perpetual vaporware. Now it’s finally here!
    
    BOC launches fuel-cell powered portable generator April 2010
    The new generator brings the benefits of hydrogen fuel to small-scale, energy-efficient technologies like lighting and cordless power tools, especially in locations where there is no access to grid-supplied electricity.
    
    BOC launches small, 150 W portable fuel cell generator March 2010​
    The Hymera portable power generator from BOC is the first 150 W hydrogen fuel cell powered electricity generator on the market. This lightweight, clean, and quiet off-grid fuel cell power supply is ideal for low-energy technologies like LED floodlighting and for charging cordless tools onsite.
    
    BOC launches world’s first commercial 150W fuel cell generator  March 2010​
    The Hymera portable power generator from BOC is the first 150W hydrogen fuel-cell powered electricity generator on the market. It is a lightweight, clean and quiet off-grid power supply that is ideal for today’s high-tech, low energy technologies like LED floodlighting and for charging cordless tools on site. It is an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional diesel or petrol powered generators and marks the start of a new age in off-grid power generation.
    
    Horizon to show home fuel cell technology that charges gadgets January 2010​
    The company on Monday said it will show the Hydrofill, a home fuel cell suitable for charging small electronics at the Consumer Electronics Show, which starts later this week. The product will be available later in 2010.
    
    Horizon prepares for the emerging DC Microgrid market August 2009
    The conventional electrical system in place today sees our electrical devices powered by AC mains. But as renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaics and wind power become more prevalent at a household level, DC microgrids could be a cheaper and more efficient alternative.
    
    Riversimple, an Open-Source Fuel Cell Vehicle July 2009​
    Last month, Riversimple, a small British start-up, unveiled its hydrogen fuel cell car in London. Before you say, “Oh no, not another underfunded green car start-up,” it should be pointed out that Riversimple plans to lease, not sell, its car.
    
    New ‘Urban Car’ claims to slash CO2 emissions by two thirds June 2009​
    A former motor-racing engineer has unveiled a prototype of a new hydrogen-powered city car which claims to emit less than one third of the carbon emissions produced by its nearest rival.
    
    Hydrogen car to be ‘open source’ June 2009​
    The manufacturer of a hydrogen car unveiled in London on Tuesday will make its designs available online so the cars can be built and improved locally.
    
    Open Source Hydrogen Car Has a Porsche Pedigree June 2009​
    A group of investors and engineers based in Britain has unveiled a hydrogen city car they hope will revolutionize the auto industry with its innovative leasing structure and open source development – even though it looks like a Converse Chuck Taylor.
    
    The future of the auto industry – perhaps June 2009
    If you were starting a car company from scratch, to what extent would you replicate the way things are done now? Hugo Spowers, founder of Riversimple, would probably say: “Not even to the slightest degree.”
    
    UK company debuts 2-seat hydrogen car prototype June, 2009​
    SHANGHAI — Britain-based Riversimple, a company founded by former race car driver Hugo Spowers and backed by Porsche scion Sebastian Piech, Tuesday unveiled the prototype for a two-seat, hydrogen powered car promising fuel consumption equivalent to 360 miles per gallon (106 kilometers/liter).
    
    Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycle January, 2009​
    I came across this interesting idea this morning. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has made a Hydrogen powered bicycle capable of doing 25km/h and more than 300 kilometers on a single fuel run.
    
    Horizon raises stakes at CES January, 2009​
    Horizon Fuel Cell is raising the stakes this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is Las Vegas, Nevada. Now, I’ve talked about Horizon Fuel Cell several times in the past. In May 2007, I talked about how this company used hydrogen fuel cells to power bikes, cars, boats and jets.

    Another CES Green Moment – Horizon introduces the MINIPAK January, 2009​
    Last year Horizon Fuel Cell blew us away with a generator/charging device that used water to create electricity. My colleague, David Berlind, filed this blog, and this video on YouTube that not only produced more than 1.3 million views, but well over a hundred comments, many of them doubting the viability of the technology. This year, the company has not only created a final product, but showed off smaller, cleverer versions as well.
    
    Horizon reveals MiniPak charger at CES 2009 January, 2009​
    The boffins over at Horizon have come up with a pocket-size, eco-friendly electronics charger which will impress even Green Peace.
    
    HYDROPAK selected as “Coolest Gadget of the Week” sponsored by Coolest Gadgets September, 2008
    All you need to do is add water. The unique HydroPak water-activated cartridge system provides infinite shelf life and can generate enough power to recharge an average notebook computer.
    
    Horizon’s designer products displayed in Milan Best of Well-Tech Awards eco-design event April 25, 2008​
    One of our favorite stops during Milan Design Week, last week, was at the Well-Tech Exhibition, where we found the Well-Tech organization’s mission in full green design form. Founded to encourage design that focuses on sustainability, inclusiveness and improving quality of life, Well-Tech’s 2008 exhibit featured some of our favorite humanitarian and social design products, such as the Bogo solar light, as well as some innovative new eco-design ideas.
    
    Here come the bite-size fuel cells April 7, 2008​
    The personal computer was famously derided as a “toy” when it entered the computing world. Some companies in the hydrogen fuel cell industry are counting on toys to make the much-ballyhooed hydrogen economy a reality, if on a small scale.
    
    Horizon’s HydroPak becomes most watched video on Tech Web TV. April 1, 2008​
    Are you coming to Energy Camp on April 28 where we’ll be having an open conversation about green technology? If not, why not? Why do I ask? I was just checking the logs on our YouTube channel (TechWebTV) and noticed something unusual. Or maybe not.
    
    Horizon’s H-racer enters the exclusive Robb Report, luxury lifestyle magazine. April, 2008​
    While AUTOMAKERS like GM and Honda are busy developing hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is thinking on a smaller scale.Don’t let the H-racer’s diminutive size fool you–it offers an equally straightforward demonstration of a fuel cell’s viability.
    
    Fuel Cells Appealing to the Masses Cover page – Fuel Cell Focus Magazine  March, 2008
    The Fuel Cell Today team believe that the commercialisation of the fuel cell industy started in 2007 (see box,’assumptions in the report’ opposite).Last year saw a step change in the fuel cell industry with the focus starting to switch from research, development and demonstration to adoption.This trend spilled over into areas such as policy,subsidieds,certification and codes and standards.
    
    MIT Technology Review Magazine covers the HydroPak portable power system. March, 2008​
    Horizon Fuel Cells and Millennium Cell announced in early 2008 the release of their jointly developed HydroPak,a portable generator available to consumers globally by October 2008.The HydroPak integrates Singapore-based Horizon’s fuel cell technology with New Jersey-based Millennium’s(Nasdaq:MCEL) hydrogen storage technology.
    
    New entry in the hydrogen car market-but it’s only 220 mm tall February 14, 2008​
    It’s a small step down the hydrogen highway, but could turn out to be a significant one. After all, if you get used to a technology in the form of a toy, it doesn’t seem so daunting when it grows up.
    
    A practical consumer fuel cell, coming soon  January 25, 2008​
    At CES 2008, I talked with several companies, some for work and some for Speeds and Feeds.
    Although I saw many interesting products, I’m really looking forward to one product in particular that isn’t due to ship until October.
    
    CES: Horizon Turns Ordinary Tap Water Into Electricity  January 8, 2008​
    Given the attention that green technologies got last year, “green” will very likely be a hot (if not the hottest,.. no pun intended) theme of 2008. In recognition of that trend, the Consumer Electronics Show has established a sustainable technologies pavilion where solution providers like the Singapore-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies are stationed showing off innovations such as a pair of fuel cells that turn ordinary tap water into electricity. How is it done?
    
    Hydrogen assisted Sailboat – the Making of a Dream  December 29, 2007​
    Jim Harrington is the very essence of an inventor – with an impressive history of electronic and mechanical product design in astrophysics, geophysics and oceanographic – but it took the experience of messing about on his 42ft ketch Morning Star to inspire this dream.
    
    LEDs, fuel cells grab the gold in Beijing  December 11, 2007​
    YLX and Horizon Fuel Cell tie for the Most Promising Technology award at the first Cleantech Forum held in China.
    Singapore-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies and San Jose, Calif.’s YLX, an LED manufacturer, bowled people over in Beijing.
    
    Recognizing outstanding achievements across industrial technologies  August 20, 2007​
    The second edition of the Frost & Sullivan Industrial Technologies Awards was held to recognise the outstanding performance by companies within the industries of Smart Cards, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Electronics, Energy & Power Systems, Environment & Building Technologies and Aerospace & Defense.
    
    Horizon Energy Technology Developer of the Year Award  August 20, 2007​
    The 2007 Innovative Energy Technology Developer of the Year Award in the Asia Pacific region has been presented to Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.
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    Environmentally friendly toys July 30, 2007
    Wah Shing Toys and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies will design and mass-produce eco friendly, fuel cell-powered toys and reusable energy storage devices.

    Students learn by ‘fueling around’ (video)  July 3, 2007​
    While many teenagers are playing video games or working summer jobs, a group of them is getting “energized” at a Mid-Michigan university.
    
    Horizon project is the topic of annual European Business Schools competition April 16, 2007​
    After an intense hard-fought two days, IMD of Switzerland has emerged top of the Euro-MBA league. The five-strong team triumphed in a level-playing field competition between fourteen of the top European business schools.

    World’s First Zero Emission Fuel Cell Powered Jet Completes Maiden Flight April 6, 2007​
    An unmanned hydrogen fuel cell powered jet made history this week as it took to the skies over the hills of Bern, Switzerland.

    H-racer Awarded as One of 11 Coolest New Products On the Planet (Business 2.0) April 2007​
    “Plays like a toy, drives like the future”, was how the Bottom Line judges described the H-racer, which was created by clean power solutions leader Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. ”

    Fuel-Cell Powered R/C Car On Tap For 2007 (ExtremeTech) December 2006​
    Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is developing a drop-in, hydrogen-powered fuel-cell unit to replace a standard battery pack in a popular line of 1/10th-scale remote-control cars.

    Transportation Best Inventions 2006 (TIME Magazine) November 2006​
    It may be years before you can buy a Chevy powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Tired of waiting, Shanghai-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies decided to design and market the H-racer.

    Eco-car more efficient than light bulb (CNN) July 2005​
    LONDON, England (CNN) — An eco-car that can travel the world using a fraction of the electricity it takes to power a light bulb has been unveiled by its British creators.