Fukushima launching power-to-gas hydrogen project with MCH as hydrogen carrier; supply center by 2016

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Fukushima and the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREA) have launched a power-to-has project with a view to making the prefecture a hydrogen supply center by as early as 2016, according to a report in The Japan Times , via Fukushima Minpo.

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Cal State LA hydrogen station becomes first in state certified to sell to the public by the kilogram

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CSULA) Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility has become the first hydrogen station in California to be certified to sell fuel to the public by the kilogram measure. Selling by the tank required a flat price be paid, irrespective of the actual amount of hydrogen dispensed.

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ISO 19880 – New technical ISO document for hydrogen fueling station standardization

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At the Fuel Cell Seminar in Los Angeles, California today, Jesse Schneider (BMW), the ANSI Convener of ISO Working Group 24 (from the Technical Committee on Fueling Stations) gave an overview presentation on the new ISO 19880 technical report for hydrogen fueling stations.

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DOE’s HyStEP device will accelerate hydrogen refueling station commissioning

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The primary purpose of the HyStEP Device is to be used by a certification agency to measure the performance of hydrogen dispensers with respect to the required fueling protocol standard. HyStEP (Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance) Device. Hydrogen Infrastructure

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NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

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CCAT ), released the 2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development Plans for each of the eight states in the Northeast US. The state-specific plans focus on hydrogen and fuel cell applications that are both technically and economically viable, and recommend specific goals for stationary and transportation hydrogen fuel cell deployment to meet economic, environmental, and energy needs. million of which are defined as “ZEVs (Electric and/or Hydrogen Fuel Cells)”.

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Toyota and public and private partners in Japan to trial renewable CO2-free hydrogen supply chain

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Major corporate and public sector partners in Japan are launching an effort to test a full carbon-neutral hydrogen supply chain powered by renewable wind energy. While hydrogen is most commonly created through steam methane reforming, it can also be created from water through electrolysis.

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Self-propelled catalytic microparticles boost hydrogen release from liquid storage media

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have developed catalytically active micromotors that significantly increase the release of hydrogen from liquid storage media. This results in significantly faster release of hydrogen than with conventional static catalysts.

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Navigant forecasts global annual sales of LDVs of 122.6M by 2035, up 38% from 2015

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from 2015 to 2035 to almost 1.9 As a result, the share of vehicles in use that are conventional ICE vehicles will fall from more than 91% in 2015 to under 40% by 2035. Diesel Electric (Battery) Forecasts Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Market Background Plug-ins Sales

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DOE issues $35M funding opportunity for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technologies ( earlier post ) to support research and development, early market deployments, and domestic manufacturing.

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Atomic cobalt on nitrogen-doped graphene catalyst shows promise to replace platinum for hydrogen production

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The Rice lab of chemist James Tour and colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Houston have developed a robust, solid-state catalyst that shows promise to replace expensive platinum for hydrogen generation.

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FuelCell Energy pathway for hydrogen from digester gas has negative carbon intensity for CA LCFS

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Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy (FCE) has applied for a prospective pathway for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for the production of hydrogen fuel produced from biogas derived from the mesophilic anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge at a publicly owned treatment works (POTW).

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DOE releases three reports showing strong growth in US fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released three new reports today showcasing strong growth across the US fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market. According to these reports, the United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. Building on this progress, earlier this month the Energy Department announced more than $35 million to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

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Stanford team develops new low-voltage single-catalyst water splitter for hydrogen production

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Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new low-voltage, single-catalyst water splitter that continuously generates hydrogen and oxygen. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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California Hydrogen Business Council says a robust P2G RD&D program should be a priority for the state

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The case for using Power-to-Gas solutions to store renewable energy is compelling for a number of important use cases, according to a new white paper released by the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC). P2G converts electrical energy to chemical energy in the form of hydrogen.

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New JV pushes hydrogen infrastructure expansion in Germany; ~400 stations by 2023; $455M investment

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KG, to support a staged expansion of hydrogen filling stations across Germany to bring the total to around 400 stations by 2023. The industry and government partners have reinforced their commitment by signing a memorandum of understanding on hydrogen filling stations for Germany.

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Morris Bullock, Ph.D., Daniel DuBois, Ph.D., PNNL Hydrogen Catalysis Team win 2015 ACS Catalysis Lectureship

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and the Hydrogen Catalysis Team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have won the 2015 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. The Hydrogen Catalysis Team’s research has revolutionized our understanding of the role of proton movement in the electrocatalytic interconversion of electricity and hydrogen fuel.

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New bimetallic copper-titanium hydrogen evolution catalyst outperforms platinum by more than 2x

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The Cu-Ti-Ti hollow site binds hydrogen too strongly. A team from the University of Delaware and Columbia University, with colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, reports that a new hierarchical nanoporous copper-titanium bimetallic electrocatalyst is able to produce hydrogen from water under a mild overpotential at more than twice the rate of state-of-the-art carbon-supported platinum catalyst. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Hydrogenics and Alstom Transport to develop and commercialize H2 fuel-cell commuter trains in Europe; €50M, 10-year agreement

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, signed a 10-year exclusive agreement to supply Alstom Transport with hydrogen fuel cell systems for Regional Commuter Trains in Europe. The fuel cell systems, based on Hydrogenics’s Heavy-Duty HD series fuel cells, will be developed to meet European train compliance regulations. —Joseph Cargnelli, CTO and co-founder of Hydrogenics.

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program Annual Merit Review Awards

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Each year, at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program presents awards for contributions to the overall efforts of the Program and to recognize achievements in specific areas. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Awards. DOE awarded two Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program awards: one to George Parks of Fuel Science, the other to Jesse Schneider of BMW. Schneider also recently received the 2015 James M.

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New Rutgers non-noble metal catalyst for hydrogen evolution performs as well as Pt in both acid and base

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Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a new noble metal-free catalyst—Ni 5 P 4 (nickel-5 phosphide-4)—performing on par with platinum for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in both strong acid and base. Catalysts Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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GM and US Army to demonstrate extreme off-road hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Colorado

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Engineering Center (TARDEC) are modifying a Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck to run on a commercial hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system and will expose the truck to the extremes of daily military use for 12 months. The potential capabilities hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can bring to the Warfighter are extraordinary, and our engineers and scientists are excited about the opportunity to exercise the limits of this demonstrator. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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LLNL team finds hydrogen treatment improves performance of graphene nanofoam anodes in Li-ion batteries

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have found , through experiments and calculations, that hydrogen-treated graphene nanofoam (GNF) anodes in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) show higher capacity and faster transport. hydroxyl, carboxyl, amine, hydrogen).

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SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization

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The PFL 799 technical executive expert panel at this year’s world Congress, chaired by Jesse Schneider (from BMW), invited those automakers as well as infrastructure leaders to discuss their progress in fuel cell technology and hydrogen infrastructure and challenges remaining.

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Hydrexia and HyGear partner on low-cost hydrogen distribution in Europe; solid state storage and delivery

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Australia-based hydrogen solid state storage and distribution company Hydrexia has entered an agreement with Netherlands-based HyGear, supplier of industrial gases and on-site generation systems, to supply hydrogen in Europe. The hydrogen will be produced by HyGear’s small-scale Hy.GEN steam methane reforming (SMR) facilities located across Europe. According to Hydrexia, its systems are about half the capital cost ($/kg-H 2 ) of compressed hydrogen storage.

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Toyota embraces the “Bullsh*t” about hydrogen

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Toyota has tapped award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to show how calling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles “bullsh*t”—an oft-quoted opinion of Elon Musk—isn’t far from the truth.

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Sandia, Berkeley and Los Alamos labs in $9M effort for automotive onboard solid-state hydrogen storage; HyMARC

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Sandia National Laboratories will lead a new tri-lab consortium to address unsolved scientific challenges in the development of viable solid-state materials for storage of hydrogen onboard vehicles. Better onboard hydrogen storage could lead to more reliable and economic hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Sandia is an international leader in hydrogen materials science, exemplified by its role as the lead lab in DOE’s Metal Hydride Center of Excellence, which ran from 2005-2010.

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New TiO2 reaction pathway could be used in novel hydrogen storage system

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and RIKEN, currently Kyoto University) observed that “ The new reaction pathway could be exploited in nanoscale switching devices and hydrogen storage technology. For instance, electric fields could be used to extract hydrogen from a TiO 2 -based storage device. ”.

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Energiepark Mainz comes online; hydrogen from wind power; Siemens 6MW electrolysis system

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The energy park will produce hydrogen using electricity from neighboring wind parks. Today, most of the hydrogen that Linde supplies to filling stations is already green. Energiepark Mainz has the capacity to produce enough hydrogen for around 2,000 fuel-cell cars.

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Honda FCV Sedan Teased Ahead Of 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

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After showing two concept vehicles over the course of two years, Honda will unveil its hydrogen fuel-cell production car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show a month from now. Tokyo Motor Show hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellThe first teaser image of the Honda FCV shows a car somewhat influenced by the 2013 FCEV concept, and the FCV concept followup that debuted in Tokyo last year. The production model.

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Toyota inviting royalty-free use of ~5,680 hydrogen fuel cell patents

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The list includes approximately 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control and 70 patents related to hydrogen production and supply. Patents for hydrogen production and supply will remain open for an unlimited duration. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Vehicle Manufacturers

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HyperSolar Nears Voltage Needed For Solar Hydrogen Production

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It turns out that it's the practical voltage required to produce hydrogen gas from water using artificial photosynthesis, powered only by solar energy, at commercial scale. hydrogen research hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy solarWhat's so magical about 1.5 volts, you may ask?

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Toshiba opens Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center

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Toshiba Corporation has opened the Toshiba Group Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center (HRDC) at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo. The new Center will drive forward the development and demonstration of solutions integrating hydrogen-related energy technologies; Toshiba Group aims to increase the sales of hydrogen-related business to ¥100 billion (US$840 million) by 2020. Looking to the future, Toshiba Group also aims to establish a hydrogen supply chain by 2025.

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CA Hydrogen Stations, 2016 Hyundai Tucson Driven, 2015 Nissan Leaf Deals: Today's Car News

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Today, drivers find that California hydrogen fueling stations often don't work, we sample the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2015 Nissan Leaf gets bigger discounts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The United Arab Emirates ends its fuel subsidies, and attempts to bring prices in line with international rates. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson compact. Today in Car News

Northwestern-led team develops hydrogenation catalyst selective for carcinogen benzene; cleaner gasoline

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The strict government limitations on carcinogenic benzene content in gasoline thus make the hydrogenation of arenes—aromatic hydrocarbons commonly based on benzene rings—an important element in refinery processes.

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Second Toyota Mirai Video: Hydrogen Is Like First Oil Well

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Marketing Videos hydrogen FCV hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy Fuel Cell VehiclesThe town of Titusville, Pennsylvania, considers itself the birthplace of the oil industry.

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NREL research advances photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen using molecular catalyst

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Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen. The PEC process uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Producing hydrogen through solar water splitting requires the coverage of large land areas. Catalysts Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Linde hydrogen fueling system surpasses one million fills at BMW South Carolina plant

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Hydrogen fueling stations using Linde technology have surpassed more than 1,000,000 fills for the fuel-cell driven material handling equipment at the BMW Manufacturing Co. This is the most hydrogen fills at a single location anywhere in the world. While Linde hydrogen fueling systems involve very sophisticated technology, the filling operation is designed to be relatively simple and is much like putting gasoline into your car.

Japan's Olympic Hydrogen Push Faces Challenges, Questions

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Certain Japanese carmakers are among the most ardent proponents of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and the Japanese government plans to use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to promote hydrogen technology in a wide variety of applications. Japan Infrastructure hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Olympics

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Port of Honolulu testing hydrogen fuel cell generator; Sandia-led Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project

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s Port of Honolulu facility, Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator as an alternative to conventional diesel generators. Planning for the Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project began in late 2012 with a study that determined that hydrogen fuel cells could replace diesel generators in providing auxiliary power on board and to ships at berth. Hydrogenics Corp.

Intelligent Energy showcasing 100kW hydrogen fuel cell architecture at JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition

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2013) “Development of an Evaporatively Cooled Hydrogen Fuel Cell System and its Vehicle Application,” SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-0475 doi: 10.4271/2013-01-0475 10.4271/2013-01-0475. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Japan

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