Energy major Total leads strategic investment into supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell powered commercial vehicles HYZON Motors

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Hydrogen mobility and clean energy company, HYZON Motors, and Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, the venture capital arm of European energy giant Total SE, announced a strategic investment led by Total and other specialist hydrogen investors. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Mitsubishi Heavy invests in Monolith Materials to support clean hydrogen production

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to support its commercial-scale, emissions-free hydrogen manufacturing technology. Monolith Materials is the first US manufacturer to produce “turquoise hydrogen” on a commercial scale. Monolith’s hydrogen is classified as “turquoise hydrogen”.

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IHS Markit: production of carbon-free “green” hydrogen could be cost-competitive by 2030

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By 2030 the production of hydrogen fuel by the electrolytic splitting of water—which can be carbon-free provided the electricity used in the process is produced by renewables—could become cost-competitive with currently predominant methods that require the use of natural gas as a feedstock, according to analysis by the IHS Markit Hydrogen and Renewable Gas Forum. Economies of scale are a primary driver for green hydrogen’s growing cost competitiveness.

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S. Korean team develops highly efficient, long-lasting electrocatalyst to boost electrolytic hydrogen production

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Conventional water electrolysis for the production of hydrogen faces technological challenges to improve the efficiency of the water-splitting reaction for the sluggish oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Oxygen and hydrogen are generated during a water electrolysis reaction (top right).

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H2@Scale project launched in Texas; renewable hydrogen for multiple end-use applications

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The project is supported by DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It is first time that both sources of renewable hydrogen will be used in the same project. Frontier Energy, Inc.,

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Air Liquide takes 18.6% stake in Hydrogenics; “strategic investment” in carbon-free hydrogen

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stake in the capital of Canada-based Hydrogenics Corporation , a leader in electrolytic hydrogen production equipment and fuel cells. million, reaffirms its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be a major player in the supply of carbon-free hydrogen, particularly for industry and mobility markets. Water electrolysis is one of the key technologies to accelerate the emergence of hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier.

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CSIRO finds hydrogen could reduce aviation emissions within 5 years

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A new report from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO shows that clean hydrogen can significantly reduce aviation emissions with potential benefits seen within five years. Electrofuels are drop-in fuels produced from hydrogen that has been derived from electrolysis and captured CO 2.

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Hyundai ships 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck to Europe for commercial use

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The company plans to ship a total of 50 XCIENT Fuel Cells to Switzerland this year, with handover to commercial fleet customers starting in September. XCIENT is powered by a 190-kW hydrogen fuel cell system with dual 95-kW fuel cell stacks. Seven large hydrogen tanks offer a combined storage capacity of around 32.09 kg of hydrogen. Fuel cell technology is well-suited to commercial shipping and logistics due to long ranges and short refueling times.

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NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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Since carbon dioxide is not emitted when ammonia (NH 3 ) is burned, it is viewed to have promise as a next-generation fuel that could mitigate shipping’s impact on global warming. Ammonia Climate Change Emissions Fuels Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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EDF launches subsidiary Hynamics to produce and to market low-carbon hydrogen

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France-based global energy generator EDF has launched Hynamics , a new subsidiary for the Group that will be responsible for offering effective low-carbon hydrogen for industry and mobility. EDF’s ambition is to become a key player in the hydrogen sector in France and around the world. According to a report released by McKinsey, hydrogen consumption will represent 18% of the world’s final energy demand in 2050. 95% of hydrogen is currently produced from fossil fuels.

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Chart and TechnipFMC invest in and collaborate with McPhy to accelerate green hydrogen

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Chart Industries, a leading independent global manufacturer of liquefaction and cryogenic equipment servicing multiple applications in the energy and industrial gas markets, including hydrogen, made a €30-million Strategic Cornerstone Investment in McPhy, a leading manufacturer and supplier of carbon-free hydrogen production and distribution equipment. In conjunction with the strategic investment, Chart and McPhy also executed a commercial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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ARPA-E awarding ~$14.4M to four projects for production of hydrogen and carbon products from methane

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These project teams will pursue methods to create high-value carbon and hydrogen from methane (four projects, $14.4 The methane cohort teams will focus on industrially scalable ways to produce high quality carbon and hydrogen. Converting Hydrocarbons to Recyclable Materials for Metal Replacement with Positive Hydrogen Output, $3,300,000. High Value, Energy Saving Carbon Products and Clean Hydrogen Gas from Methane, $3,479,624.

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen. million hydrogen cars by 2040.

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Baker Institute team explores hydrogen production via methane pyrolysis with co-generation and sale of carbon products

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Hydrogen as a zero-carbon energy carrier has the potential to transform fundamentally the global energy landscape—but the production must benefit the environment, according to experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. If the fossil fuel industry wishes to remain relevant, it must adapt and explore paths towards zero-carbon or low-carbon energy and carbon utilization strategies. MT), and carbon fiber (~0.1

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HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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HydroWing, in partnership with Tocardo, introduced the THyPSO (Tidal Hydrogen production, Storage and Offtake), a concept that creates green hydrogen from the sea, contributing to the wider global decarbonization of energy systems. THyPSO has capacity to hold up to two weeks’ worth of hydrogen production in pressurized storage tanks. Roughly 70 million tonnes of hydrogen are already produced annually representing a market worth more than US$121 billion.

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Toyota and partners launch low-carbon hydrogen supply-chain project in Japan

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In Japan, Aichi Prefecture, Chita City, Toyota City, Chubu Electric Power, Toho Gas, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Industries have launched the Chita City and Toyota City Renewable Energy-use Low-carbon Hydrogen Project. The goal of all entities is the realization of a hydrogen-based society spanning the entire region through mutual coordination and all-inclusive efforts. Hydrogen is a useful energy source for realizing a low-carbon society.

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Occidental Petroleum and Chevron invest in direct air carbon capture and synthetic fuels company Carbon Engineering

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Canada-based Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE) CE) has received equity investment from two global energy companies: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corporation. CE’s AIR TO FUELS products are fully compatible with existing cars, trucks, ships and planes, allowing existing vehicles to reduce their carbon emissions without modification.

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Project HyTime demonstrates potential for major CO2 savings from hydrogen dual fuel

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More than 14 tonnes of CO 2 was saved in a two-year trial involving just 11 urban trucks and vans running on green hydrogen dual fuel. During the trial period, nearly 60,000 km were covered and 1619 kg of hydrogen used. Engines Fuels Heavy-duty Hydrogen Infrastructure

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Element 1, CO-WIN road testing medium-duty fuel cell truck with onboard methanol-based hydrogen generation

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Extended road testing of the vehicle is underway in Asia and represents a significant step towards the commercialization of e1’s onboard hydrogen generation technology. The M-Series units are methanol reformers that use water plus methanol to make hydrogen.

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ADEME selects two Air Liquide hydrogen mobility projects for funding

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Two hydrogen mobility projects led by Air Liquide—Hype and HyAMMED—were selected in January 2020 by ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) as part of the second closing of its “Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystems” call for proposals. Hype is developing the world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered taxis. Through this project, the partners wish to demonstrate the relevance of hydrogen mobility for intensive applications such as passenger transport.

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HyPER project using sorbent-enhanced steam reforming for low-carbon production of H2 from natural gas

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An international collaboration led by Cranfield University will examine the potential for the low-carbon production of hydrogen from natural gas. The HyPER project (Bulk Hydrogen Production by Sorbent Enhanced Steam Reforming) will construct a 1.5 MW th pilot plant at Cranfield University to test the innovative hydrogen production technology that substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions. 2017) “One Step Hydrogen Generation Through Sorption Enhanced Reforming.”

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Ballard introduces fuel cell industry’s first commercial module to power ships: FCwave

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Global efforts to decarbonize include commercial maritime activities, where Ballard intends to build on our leading position in zero-emission fuel cell solutions. —Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Market Background Ports and Marine

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Waste-to-hydrogen producer Ways2H announces strategic investment by John Molina and Pacific6 Enterprises

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the developer of a gasification-based process that converts waste into clean hydrogen fuel for mobility, microgrids and power generation ( earlier post ), closed an investment from Pacific6 Enterprises, led by founding partner John C. The patented thermochemical process produces clean hydrogen fuel from municipal solid waste, wastewater sludge, plastics and/or other waste materials, without incineration. Gasification Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background

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DOE awarding $72M to 27 projects to develop and advance carbon capture technologies, including direct air capture

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies under two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). DOE is awarding a total of $21 million to 18 projects for technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a process known as “direct air capture” (DAC). It will also help develop carbon reduction technologies for use in the steel sector.

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Cummins to form joint venture with NPROXX for hydrogen storage

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will form a joint venture with NPROXX, a designer, developer and manufacturer of Type 4 pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen under high pressure, for hydrogen storage tanks. NPROXX was formed in 2018 in a split from EMS, a leading supplier of high-quality carbon fiber products and specialist manufacturing services. We are thrilled to combine Cummins’ expertise, innovation and commitment to customer success with NPROXX’s leading hydrogen storage technologies.

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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility and Hydrospider partner to promote green hydrogen ecosystem; Hyundai H2 Xcient fuel cell electric truck

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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM), the joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy, is partnering with Hydrospider, a joint venture of H2Energy, Alpiq and Linde to promote green hydrogen ecosystem in Switzerland and European countries in the upcoming future. It features a new 190 kW hydrogen fuel cell system with two 95 kW fuel cell stacks connected in parallel. It carries seven large hydrogen tanks with the storage capacity of almost 35kg of hydrogen.

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Australian Government establishes A$300M fund to support hydrogen projects

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The Australian Government has established funding to support hydrogen-powered projects. The A$300 million (US$193 million) Advancing Hydrogen Fund will be administered by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). As an early priority, CEFC will seek investment in projects included in the ARENA Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round. CEFC finance remains central to filling market gaps, whether driven by technology, development or commercial challenges.

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Swedish eMethanol startup launches crowd-funding campaign, developing commercial-scale plant

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Liquid Wind is developing its first commercial-scale eMethanol facility in Sweden and plans to establish 6 facilities by 2030 before expanding internationally. The project is supported by the expertise and technology of Axpo, COWI, Carbon Clean Solutions, Haldor Topsoe, Nel Hydrogen and Siemens. Liquid Wind, in partnership with its consortium of experts, Consortium, will convert waste CO 2 and renewable electricity into eMethanol, a carbon-neutral fuel.

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SoCalGas, partners developing technology to make carbon fiber during hydrogen production from methane; reducing the cost of H2 and cutting GHG

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SoCalGas) is partnering with a development team to advance a new process that converts natural gas to hydrogen, carbon fiber, and carbon nanotubes. In addition, this technology will virtually eliminate CO 2 emissions from the methane-to-hydrogen process. The technology commercialization team includes SoCalGas, C4, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and West Virginia University (WVU). Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Materials Natural Gas

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Researchers develop large-scale, economical method to extract hydrogen from oil sands and oil fields

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Canadian researchers have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. This can be used to power hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are already marketed in some countries, as well as to generate electricity. The process can extract hydrogen from existing oil sands reservoirs, with huge existing supplies found in Canada and Venezuela. Proton Technologies is commercializing the process.

Denyo and Toyota jointly develop and start verification tests for fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have jointly developed a fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity. As a leading manufacturer of mobile (portable) generators, Denyo will work with Toyota to start verification tests with the aim of commercializing it.

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Shell launches commercial operation of Quest carbon capture and storage in Alberta oil sands

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Shell marked the official opening of the Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Alberta, Canada, and the start of commercial operations there. The CO 2 is a byproduct of the production of hydrogen, which is used to upgrade the bitumen. Quest is now operating at commercial scale after successful testing earlier this year, during which it captured and stored more than 200,000 tonnes of CO 2. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Oil sands

Ontario researchers develop new water plasmolysis method for production of hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology are developing a new method to dissociate water vapor into hydrogen gas by microwave-generated plasma (plasmolysis). A) An experimental setup for full microwave hydrogen production and (b) Schematic of the plasma reactor placed inside the microwave. Hydrogen production has become the center of attention for carbon-free solution, and more attention has been given to clean methods of hydrogen production.

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Australian company introducing on-board hydrogen electrolysis unit to reduce diesel consumption and emissions

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South Australian manufacturer Hydrogen Direct Injection’s ( HYDI ) systems have been in various stages of development and testing since 2013 but are now on the verge of commercialization following encouraging testing results from the University of South Australia. The independent testing on a generator showed the unit reduced diesel consumption in the range of 5–13%, lowered diesel particulate matter emissions by 25–80% and removed 7–25% of carbon monoxide.

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Gigastack renewable hydrogen from offshore wind project advances to next phase; 100MW electrolyzer system

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million for the next phase of Gigastack, a new renewable hydrogen project, as part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Hydrogen Supply Competition. The Gigastack project, led by ITM Power, Ørsted, Phillips 66 Limited and Element Energy, will show how renewable hydrogen derived from offshore wind can support the UK’s 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emission target. This project aims to do the same with hydrogen. The UK has awarded £7.5

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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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This award marks the first Advanced Class Gas Turbines in the industry specifically designed and purchased as part of a comprehensive plan to sequentially transition from coal, to natural gas and finally to renewable hydrogen fuel, and creates a roadmap for the global industry to follow. This transition will start in 2025, when the turbines will be commercially guaranteed capable of using a mix of 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas fuel.

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SoCalGas introduces STARS solar hydrogen generation system at California Air Resources Board Symposium

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SoCalGas) introduced an innovative new solar-powered hydrogen generation system during the California Air Resources Board Technology Expo and Symposium at the University of California, Riverside. The generation system uses sunlight to convert natural gas and water into hydrogen and capture the carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) to prevent carbon emissions. These chemicals trap and use the carbon that would otherwise be emitted. Southern California Gas Co.

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H2-Share hydrogen-powered heavy-duty rigid truck starts trials in the Netherlands; mobile refueler

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A 27-tonne hydrogen fuel cell rigid truck built by VDL started its first demonstration with BREYTNER as part of the EU-funded H2-Share project in Schelluinen, the Netherlands. Wystrach GmbH built a low-energy mobile hydrogen refueler to accompany the truck on its demonstration sites. This hydrogen truck is unique in the Benelux. We are very excited to be one of the few companies worldwide that can demonstrate a hydrogen rigid in real-time operation.

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Air Liquide selects Hydrogenics for 20MW electrolyzer for hydrogen production; largest PEM electrolyzer in world

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Air Liquide will build in Canada the largest PEM (Proton-Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer in the world with a 20 megawatts (MW) capacity for the production of low-carbon hydrogen (the facility will use hydropower). Air Liquide will install a 20 MW electrolyzer that increases by 50% the current capacity of its hydrogen facility located in Bécancour, Québec. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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DOE reports progress on development of low-carbon and renewable sources of hydrogen production

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office’ (FCTO) 2014 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Progress Report ( earlier post )—an annual summary of results from projects funded by DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program—described progress in the field of hydrogen production. Based on current analysis, this translates to a hydrogen threshold cost of. There are multiple DOE offices are engaged in R&D relevant to hydrogen production.

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DEUTZ presents all-electric 360V drive system for off-highway sector; hydrogen engine

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DEUTZ combines diesel, gas, hybrid, electric and hydrogen technologies to create optimal solution for every customer. The DEUTZ Advanced Configurator is a modular product design toolbox that enables DEUTZ to design tailored drive systems using diesel, gas, hybrid, electric and hydrogen technologies. One example is the hydrogen combustion engine offered by DEUTZ—a cost-efficient alternative to other zero-emission technologies such as fuel cells.

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TU Dresden chemists develop noble metal aerogels for electrochemical hydrogen production

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Researchers from the Technische Universität Dresden, with colleagues from Jiangnan University and Wenzhou University in China, have developed various noble metal aerogels (NMAs), with unprecedented potential for diverse pH-universal electrochemical catalysis, including oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), and electrochemical water splitting. These findings largely span the application territory of NMAs for fuel cells, green hydrogen production and many more.

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Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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Sandia National Laboratories partnered with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the naval architect firm Glosten and the class society DNV GL to assess the technical, regulatory and economic feasibility of a hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel. The report found feasible a 10-knot vessel with 2400 nautical mile range, able to perform 14 Scripps science missions, that could be refueled with liquid hydrogen at 4 different ports of call along the US west coast.

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