11 Jan '15, 6pm

Toyota Is Giving Away It's Fuel Cell Patents

Toyota Is Giving Away It's Fuel Cell Patents

A few years ago we bought a CNC machining center that was basically unused. It came from a bankrupt fuel cell manufacture that was being sued by state and local governments in an attempt to recover wasted green energy/economic development grants from 2 years prior. I don't remember if the feds were going after them too but... We paid 1/6 the price of the exact same machine through the normal acquisition route. This was around the same time frame as the Solyndra theft of taxpayer hundreds of million$. Toyota is not giving away the crown jewels... These are high risk technologies. There is much more money to be lost in trying to bring them to market and Toyota is apparently willing to spread the pain. Of course hydrogen has its place, but with the price of gas dropping like a stone what is the recovery rate for investment in ANY type of alterative to the ICE autos? Good on T...

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