20 Oct 09. ITM Power announce an agreement with Revolve Technologies to present a joint offering providing hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and vehicles for potential customers and demonstration projects. The collaboration will include joint marketing of refuelling infrastructure and vehicles, and formalisation of “joint bid” documentations. This collaboration agreement follows and extends the Memorandum of Understanding dated 20 March 2008 and subsequent discussions between Revolve and ITM. Both parties believe co-operation in offering complementary technologies would be beneficial to the development of a hydrogen transportation system; the ITM Refuelling System and the Revolve modified hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles offered to customers as an integrated low cost package. Dr Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power said, “The combination of ITM’s high pressure refueller unit and Revolve’s elegant solution for hydrogen internal combustion engines, provides a very pragmatic way to introduce low carbon vehicles which can be implemented immediately. We are very pleased to be working with Revolve.” John Mitchell, Managing Director of Revolve Technologies stated, “We are delighted to further extend our relationship with ITM Power and enter into an agreement to jointly market each other’s complementary products, that we believe offers a truly low carbon transport solution.” ITM Power has developed a range of materials and technology to reduce the cost of hydrogen production, via electrolysis. The company is developing equipment to convert renewable energy to a clean fuel; storing the energy as green hydrogen for decarbonising transport, industrial and residential applications.
12 Oct 09. Thales and Onera, the leading aerospace research organisation
in France, have signed a cooperation agreement on surface wave radars. As part of the initiative, the two partners will be combining their scientific, technical and business expertise to provide the coastal surveillance export market with a new radar, the Coastwatcher 200. With its over-the-horizon detection capabilities, the surface wave radar is ideal for monitoring large maritime areas, including Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). Recently extended out to 200 nautical miles from its coast, an EEZ is a sea zone where economic activity is managed by the coastal state(s) and over which these states have sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the resources (fishing quotas, illegal imports, etc.) and people (illegal immigration, etc.). The Coastwatcher 200, built using innovative technologies and algorithms developed exclusively by Onera, offers far superior performance to existing surface wave radars and features a wealth of specific functions for maritime surveillance missions. This agreement is part of a concerted move by Thales and Onera to take their cooperation to the next level by adding innovative high-tech solutions to a series of already successful collaborations in the sensors and detection systems sector.
15 Oct 09. Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, and global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) have announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to jointly market Boeing’s Modernised High Frequency Communications System (MHFCS) internationally. (Source: Google)