NREL study finds high-pressure hydrogen pipeline system could potentially make hydrogen cost-competitive with gasoline

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A new study by a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) concludes that a high-pressure, scalable, intra-city hydrogen pipeline system could improve the economics and logistics of hydrogen delivery, making it potentially cost-competitive with gasoline. However, owing to small scale and limited competition, dispensed hydrogen fuel prices currently are higher, averaging about $16.30/kg in California in the third quarter of 2018.

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UNSW, H2Store to develop hydrogen storage for renewables; residential and commercial P2G

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Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and his team at UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering have developed a system that provides cheap storage and transportation of hydrogen which they expect will provide a new alternative for energy storage within two years.

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Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial electrolyzer

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time that a low-cost, non-precious metal cobalt phosphide (CoP) catalyst catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial device. Electrolysis works much like a battery in reverse: Rather than generating electricity, it uses electrical current to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

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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). The generation of pure hydrogen gas requires a great deal of energy. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class-8 long-haul truck; dual-motor commercial-vehicle eAxle

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Nikola Motor Company is partnering with Bosch on the development of its hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extended electric Class 8 long-haul truck, unveiled as a prototype in December 2016. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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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.

ZeroAvia unveils hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for aviation

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In the latest effort to make aviation sustainable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ZeroAvia announced advancements in developing a hydrogen-fueled electric powertrain. The solution aims to deliver the same performance as a conventional aircraft engine, and much lower operating costs.

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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. This project aims to do the same with hydrogen. Gigastack: Bulk Supply of Renewable Hydrogen.

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Researchers in Australia develop low-cost water-splitting catalyst that offers comparable performance to platinum

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A team of researchers in Australia has developed a Janus nanoparticle catalyst with a nickel–iron oxide interface and multi-site functionality for a highly efficient hydrogen evolution reaction with a comparable performance to the benchmark platinum on carbon catalyst.

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Hyundai Motor accelerates hydrogen technology development through 3 strategic investments

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Hyundai Motor Company announced key investments into three hydrogen companies—Impact Coatings, H2Pro and GRZ Technologies—to strengthen its leadership position in the global hydrogen fuel cell ecosystem. The collaborations will enable Hyundai to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and enhance the efficiency of its fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) manufacturing. GRZ Technologies is a company based in Switzerland specializing in energy storage in hydrogen form.

2019 92

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. One example is the hydrogen combustion engine offered by DEUTZ—a cost-efficient alternative to other zero-emission technologies such as fuel cells.

2020 88

EPFL team develops low-cost water splitting cell with solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of 12.3%

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A team led by Dr. Michael Grätzel at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland has developed a highly efficient and low-cost water-splitting cell combining an advanced perovskite tandem solar cell and a bi-functional Earth-abundant catalyst.

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Swiss team develops effective and low-cost solar water-splitting device; 14.2% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

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The method, which surpasses previous efforts in terms of stability, performance, lifespan and cost efficiency, is published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. Schematic overview of the solar-driven hydrogen generator. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Companies form H2Bus consortium to deploy 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell buses and infrastructure in Europe

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Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen—leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain—are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium. The members are committed to deploying 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, along with supporting infrastructure, in European cities at commercially competitive rates. Hydrogen is the zero-emission solution for heavy-duty applications.

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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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NYU team develops novel ion-conducting copolymer to increase power and reduce cost of fuel cells

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Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, led by Miguel Modestino, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a novel ion-conducting polymer (ionomer) that increases the power and lowers the cost of fuel cells.

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Researchers discover lower-cost, energy-efficient way to produce alane for hydrogen storage

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, in collaboration with partners from Iowa State University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Pittsburgh, have discovered a less-expensive, more energy-efficient way to produce alane—aluminum trihydride (AlH 3 )—a high-capacity hydrogen source that had widely been considered to be a technological dead-end for use in automotive vehicles.

2016 76

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. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marin

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

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Although the SAE World Congress has been running panel sessions on fuel cell vehicle commercialization since 2005, this year was the first in which three participating automakers—Toyota, Hyundai and Honda—had fuel cell vehicles that customers can buy now or within a year.

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ULEMCo and Revolve demonstrate 45% thermal efficiency for 100% hydrogen engine

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ULEMCo and its R&D partner Revolve Technologies have demonstrated thermal efficiencies of 45% in engine control strategies for a 100% hydrogen-fueled engine being developed for the Mega Low Emissions (MLE) truck demonstrator unveiled earlier this year. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have launched a global initiative in Davos to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition. The members of the Hydrogen Council collectively represent total revenues of €1.07

2017 115

Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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The partnership with Arrival will help Hyundai and Kia meet the rapidly growing demand in Europe for eco-friendly commercial vehicles, and accelerate the brands’ transformation from car makers to clean-mobility providers.

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Anglo American Platinum, Shell invest in HyET for electrochemical hydrogen compression

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Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), alongside Shell Technology Ventures (STV), has taken a stake in High-Yield Energy Technologies ( HyET ) ( earlier post ), a Dutch company that has developed cost-effective electrochemical hydrogen compression (EHC) technology.

2018 95

Army researchers develop novel nanogalvanic alloys for on-demand hydrogen generation; plans to license

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Army researchers have developed a novel, structurally-stable, aluminum-based nanogalvanic alloy powder that, when combined with water or any water-based liquid, reacts to produce on-demand hydrogen for power generation at room temperature without chemicals, catalysts or externally supplied power.

2018 124

UCSC team develops novel ruthenium catalyst that outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production

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A novel ruthenium-based catalyst developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Hyundai Motor Group develops first performance control for commercial EVs using weight estimation

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed a system that estimates the gross vehicle weight of a light duty commercial electric vehicle and optimizes performance accordingly. This technology is being considered by Hyundai Motor Group for use on future light duty electric commercial vehicles.

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Symbio intros 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell range-extending module for heavy-duty electric vehicles

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At the Movin’On 2018 mobility summit in Montreal, hydrogen fuel-cell company Symbio intoduced a 40-kW fuel cell system—H2Motiv L—targeting range-extending conversion applications for heavy-duty electric vehicles. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest $87B over next 5 years; 44 electrified vehicles; new EV development system; hydrogen plans

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Through the new EV architecture development system, Hyundai Motor Group will innovate its cost structure for electric vehicles by sharing components in their application to various models. The plan focuses on securing Hyundai’s leadership in the vehicle electrification, expansion of hydrogen industry ecosystem and self-driving commercialization, as well as the progressive expansion of its mobility services businesses.

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Sumitomo and US Hybrid partnering to grow hydrogen fuel cell business for commercial vehicles and mass transit

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We are very pleased to be working with Sumitomo, as a global strategic business development partner, in order to commercialize our fuel cell engine and integrated vehicle technologies that have proven reliability for both on-road and off-road transportation.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $24 million in funding for 77 projects supported by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The new TCF selections will expand DOE’s efforts to catalyze the commercial impact of the Department’s portfolio of research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities. Hydrogen Contaminant Detector, $150,000 Skyre, Inc.,

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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.

2018 98

MAHLE developing portfolio of solutions for fuel cell drives in commercial vehicles

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MAHLE is developing a modular fuel cell systems portfolio focused on commercial vehicles, based on its current range of components. New opportunities are opening up for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2018 101

Toyota moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020

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To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities: a brand-new building near its original automobile factory for expanding fuel cell (FC) stack mass production, and a new line in an existing plant to manufacture high-pressure hydrogen tanks.

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DOE to award up to $51.5M for commercial truck, off-road vehicle, and gaseous fuels research

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Funded through the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), this FOA addresses priorities in gaseous fuels research, including natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; heavy-duty freight electrification; hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell technologies for heavy-duty applications; and energy efficient off-road vehicles. Biomethane Heavy-duty Hydrogen Natural GasThe US Department of Energy announced up to $51.5

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Sandia study finds high-speed hydrogen-powered ferry and supporting infrastructure in SF Bay feasible

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Hydrogen-powered ferries do exist, but most are smaller, slower vessels used for tours on lakes and rivers. The fuel cell base model chosen for this case study was the Hydrogenics HyPM HD30. Much of that cost is in the fuel cell system.

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WSU team develops highly-efficient, low-cost nickel-iron nanofoam for OER for water splitting

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WSU researchers can create large amounts of inexpensive nanofoam catalysts that can facilitate the generation of hydrogen on a large scale by water splitting. Electrolysis of water is considered as an easy and clean method to obtain hydrogen. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Sandia team boosts hydrogen production activity by molybdenum disulfide four-fold; low-cost catalyst for solar-driven water splitting

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A team led by researchers from Sandia National Laboratories has shown that molybdenum disulfide (MoS 2 ), exfoliated with lithiation intercalation to change its physical structure, performs as well as the best state-of-the-art catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) but at a significantly lower cost. The improved catalyst has already released four times the amount of hydrogen ever produced by MoS 2 from water.

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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. The goal of the partnership, led by startup C4-MCP (C4), is to offset the hydrogen production expense with the sales of the carbon fiber and carbon nanotubes, reducing the hydrogen’s net cost to less than $2 per kilogram, thus helping make hydrogen fueled cars and trucks cost-competitive with conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles.

2018 60

DOE issues RFI for hydrogen delivery R&D, targeting cost of $2-4 gge

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Request for Information ( DE-FOA-0000920 ) seeking feedback from stakeholders for hydrogen delivery research and development activities aimed at lowering the cost of hydrogen delivery technologies in order to reach the threshold cost goal of $2-4 per gallon of gasoline equivalent (gge) produced, delivered and dispensed of hydrogen. Among the findings: Compression Cost Reduction Opportunities.

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Western Hydrogen produces first hydrogen from Molten Salt Gasification pilot plant

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Western Hydrogen Limited reported first production of hydrogen from its Molten Salt Gasification (MSG) pilot plant in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Depending on operating conditions, the system can produce hydrogen and carbon dioxide at pressures up to 2000 psig; or synthesis gas (i.e.

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 million), or to produce super strong, durable concrete with lower cost and environmental impact (3 projects, $6.1 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.

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Ongoing market rollout for SAE hydrogen fueling standards

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The event is the most recent example of a concerted effort to educate stakeholders and encourage the implementation of the SAE hydrogen fueling standards. In September, for example, DOE presented a live webinar titled “ Introduction to SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standardization ”.

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ULEMCo delivers first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper to Aberdeen City Council

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UK-based ULEMCo—a spin-out from Revolve Technologies focused on conversions of diesel vehicles to hydrogen dual fuel operation—has collaborated with Aberdeen City Council (ACC) to deliver the first hydrogen dual fuel road sweeper. Conversions Diesel Hydrogen

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