Scottish Enterprise project converting train to hydrogen power

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Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland and the Hydrogen Accelerator, based at the University of St Andrews, have appointed Arcola Energy and a consortium of industry leaders in hydrogen fuel cell integration, rail engineering and functional safety to deliver Scotland’s first hydrogen powered train.

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Bakken Energy to purchase synfuels plant and convert to blue hydrogen production as part of $2B hydrogen hub project

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Located near Beulah, North Dakota, the Synfuels Plant will be transformed into the largest and lowest-cost, blue hydrogen production facility in the United States. In June 2021, Bakken and Mitsubishi Power Americas (Mitsubishi) entered into a strategic partnership to create a world-class clean hydrogen hub in North Dakota to produce, store, transport, and locally capture and sequester carbon (CO 2 ). Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Air Products and Cummins partner on hydrogen fuel cell trucks; Air Products to convert global 2K truck fleet to H2

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Air Products and Cummins signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Cummins will provide hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains integrated into selected OEM partners’ heavy-duty trucks for Air Products, as Air Products begins the process of converting its global fleet of distribution vehicles to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Jemena and Coregas partner on green hydrogen for New South Wales transport industry

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Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena and gas supply company Coregas are partnering to advance the use of green hydrogen for the transport industry in New South Wales. This is the first time the New South Wales transport industry will have access to green hydrogen.

Port of Corpus Christi, Howard announce to convert Javelina refinery services facility to blue hydrogen production

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The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (Port of Corpus Christi) and Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC (Howard/HEP) have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating their intention to convert Howard’s Javelina refinery services facility into the region’s first blue hydrogen production facility. This hydrogen is currently sold back to refineries and other industries where it is used to remove impurities such as sulfur during the refining process.

Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry to degrade organic waste—such as plant biomass or food waste—to produce hydrogen. There are usually thousands of microbes that are required to convert a complex organic mixture from biomass into electrons. Hydrogen Production

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First hydrogen supply chain demonstration project using MCH to transport H2 starts

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The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) has started the world’s first international demonstration operation to transport hydrogen using methylcyclohexane. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Market Background Ports and Marine

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Deutsche Aircraft and Universal Hydrogen partner on hydrogen-fueled regional aviation

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Deutsche Aircraft, the new purpose-driven German aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) ( earlier post ), and Universal Hydrogen Co. Aviation & Aerospace Hydrogen Market Background

Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power, and AeroTEC set up hydrogen aviation center at Moses Lake, Washington

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Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power and AeroTEC have established a Hydrogen Aviation Test and Service Center at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington. The center will focus on the test flight and certification of Universal Hydrogen’s retrofit conversion of a Dash-8 regional turboprop aircraft, scheduled for entry into commercial service in 2025. Aviation & Aerospace Hydrogen Testing

EC JRC finds delivery of large amounts of green hydrogen over long distances could be cost-effective

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) published a policy brief showing that delivery of large amounts of renewable hydrogen over long distances could be cost-effective. The transport distance considered in case A is 2,500 km.

EU project HyFlexFuel converted sewage sludge and other biomasses into kerosene by hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL); SAF

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Meeting jet fuel specifications is an appropriate target to validate that highperformance transportation fuels can indeed be produced from a broad range of residue and waste streams via hydrothermal liquefaction.

Get H2 partners propose green hydrogen pipeline in Europe

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Seven companies from the GET H2 initiative in Europe want to build a cross-border pipeline for green hydrogen. In Lingen (Emsland) RWE produces green hydrogen via an electrolysis plant. The link to the Dutch gas market lays the foundation for a trans-European hydrogen market.

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ULEMCo to deliver 20 hydrogen-fueled vehicles for Glasgow; largest hydrogen dual fuel conversion to date

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ULEMCo, the UK company converting commercial vehicles to run on hydrogen, has commenced the largest single deployment of hydrogen dual fuel vehicles yet. The City Council is in the process of securing green hydrogen for the fleet to refuel.

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Haldor Topsoe to deliver blue ammonia technology for Air Products’ $4.5B blue hydrogen energy complex in Louisiana

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Air Products will build, own and operate the megaproject, which will produce more than 750 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of blue hydrogen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. A portion of the blue hydrogen will be compressed and supplied to customers by Air Products’ US Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network. Furthermore, Topsoe will provide its SynCOR blue hydrogen technology to Air Products’ recently announced blue hydrogen complex in Alberta, Canada.

Ricardo advances hydrogen engine; testing prototype at University of Brighton

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Ricardo has developed a hydrogen-fueled research engine which could offer a renewable, economic and durable technology solution to accelerate zero-carbon emissions in heavy duty trucks, off-highway machines and marine vessels. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

Ørsted and partners secure funding for H2RES project; offshore wind power to produce renewable hydrogen for road transport

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Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy), Everfuel Europe A/S, NEL Hydrogen A/S, GreenHydrogen AS, DSV Panalpina A/S, Hydrogen Denmark and Energinet Elsystemansvar A/S have been awarded funding of DKK 34.6 The partners will build a 2MW electrolysis plant with appurtenant hydrogen storage.

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Rice team awarded $3.3M ARPA-E OPEN+ grant to convert methane into carbon nanotubes and hydrogen

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Rice University researchers have won a $3.3-million Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) OPEEN+ grant to develop a method to convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes for materials that can replace metals in large-scale applications. The goal is to save energy and stem carbon dioxide emissions from metal manufacturing while concurrently generating clean hydrogen and fixing fossil-sourced carbon in solid materials.

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Louisiana Governor and Air Products announce US$4.5B blue hydrogen clean energy complex in Eastern Louisiana

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Air Products is a world-leading industrial gas company that produces and transports hydrogen and other essential industrial gases to many customer facilities in Louisiana, across the US Gulf Coast and around the world.

Cummins begins testing of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine

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Cummins has begun testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine. Cummins is thrilled about the potential of the hydrogen engine to reduce emissions and provide power and performance for customers. The hydrogen engine program can potentially expand the technology options available to achieve a more sustainable transport sector, complementing our capabilities in hydrogen fuel cell, battery electric and renewable natural gas powertrains. Engines Hydrogen

bp plans UK’s largest hydrogen project; 1GW of blue hydrogen

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bp is developing plans for the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facility, targeting 1GW of hydrogen production by 2030. bp’s hydrogen business and make a major contribution to the UK Government’s target of developing 5GW of hydrogen production by 2030.

Fraunhofer IFF team designing hydrogen factory of the future

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer IFF in Germany are designing the distributed and modular production and distribution of green hydrogen for industry, business and transportation throughout the value chain—a hydrogen factory of the future. The hydrogen factory of the future.

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Consortium developing green hydrogen megaproject in Oman

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The consortium has been collaborating on the project for more than three years, which will consist of 25 gigawatts (GW) of renewable solar and wind energy at full capacity to produce millions of tons of zero-carbon green hydrogen per annum.

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Dutch report suggests hydrogen exchange could catalyze hydrogen market

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A hydrogen exchange, similar to electricity and gas exchanges, could act as a catalyst for a market for climate-neutral hydrogen, according to an exploratory study, “A Hydrogen Exchange for the Climate”, presented to Eric Wiebes, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. A hydrogen exchange could be set up in stages and grow incrementally along with the formation of a market for climate-neutral hydrogen. Europe Hydrogen Market Background

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Tesla Model Y converted into green hydrogen car to show “Hyper Hybrid” innovations

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German Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek recently unveiled an example of a “hyper hybrid” vehicle powered by synthetic methanol, which is based on “green hydrogen” technologies. “Climate protection can only succeed with green hydrogen.

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.

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Hyundai outlines broad hydrogen strategy; focus on commercial vehicles; cost parity with BEVs by 2030

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In an online event from Seoul, Hyundai Motor Group presented plans to popularize hydrogen by 2040 through the introduction of new technologies and mobility solutions in transportation and other industrial sectors. RHGV (Rescue Hydrogen Generator Vehicle).

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas makes strategic investment in hydrogen fuel provider OneH2

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Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world’s largest traders of goods and services, has invested in OneH2, a hydrogen fuel company headquartered in Longview, North Carolina. Hunt Transport, Inc.,

Wright testing 2 MW aviation-grade motor for transport-category zero-emissions aircraft

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Wright Electric has begun testing its 2 MW (~2,700 horsepower) motor for electric and hydrogen aircraft. Earlier post.) It’s the largest propulsive aerospace motor in existence to the company’s knowledge—about 2x larger than other propulsive motors in testing.

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Los Alamos and Oberon Fuels receive DOE funding to produce renewable hydrogen from renewable DME (rDME)

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DME is a hydrogen-rich molecule that can be produced from waste and/or renewable resources using Oberon’s modular production technology. This project will produce the final step—technology that can convert rDME into rH2 fuel at the point of use.

Three coming DOE funding opportunities for sustainable transportation technologies

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue three sustainable transportation technologies funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) in Spring 2021. These potential funding opportunities seek innovative research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) in the pursuit of technologies that will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the transportation sector, the highest source of emissions in the United States.

IH2 technology licensed for demonstration plant to convert woody biomass into drop-in hydrocarbon transportation fuels

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IH 2 technology is a continuous catalytic thermochemical process which converts a broad range of forestry/agricultural residues and municipal wastes directly into renewable hydrocarbon transportation fuels and/or blend stocks. Hydrodeoxygenation of the volatilized biomass to produce a raw hydrocarbon product over proprietary CRI catalysts in the presence of low–pressure hydrogen.

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Australia’s Jemena to supply green hydrogen to Hyundai from 2021; Green Gas project

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Leading Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena has signed a new deal to supply Australia’s emerging zero emission vehicle industry with renewably generated green hydrogen. Jemena has committed, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Australia and Coregas, to produce and deliver hydrogen gas to Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters from early 2021. A lack of critical refueling infrastructure is regularly cited as a hand-brake to hydrogen vehicle sales.

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US$105M WESTKÜSTE100 green hydrogen project receives funding approval from German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs

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The consortium behind the WESTKÜSTE100 project received the go-ahead and funding approval from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy that will make it Germany’s first hydrogen project included in the “real-world laboratories fostering the energy transition” program.

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Uniper to make Wilhelmshaven German hub for green hydrogen; green ammonia import terminal

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Under the name “Green Wilhelmshaven,” Germany-based international energy company Uniper plans to establish a German national hub for hydrogen in Wilhelmshaven and is working on a corresponding feasibility study. The terminal will be equipped with an ammonia cracker for producing green hydrogen and will also be connected to the planned hydrogen network. The NH 3 splitting plant for producing green hydrogen would be the first scaled plant of its kind.

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Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

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Denmark-based Everfuel A/S has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an undisclosed German-Norwegian shipping company for collaboration on hydrogen supply to a new zero-emission shipping solution. When constructed Everfuel will be the operator and owner of the hydrogen facility.

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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Hydra Energy partners with Chemtrade to provide commercial truck fleets with green hydrogen below the cost of diesel

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Continuing to speed up the adoption of hydrogen in long-haul transportation, Hydra Energy —the first Hydrogen-as-a-Service provider for commercial fleets—announced a strategic partnership with Chemtrade. The long-term contract is a pillar of Hydra’s Hydrogen-as-a-Service (HaaS) business model and includes Hydra capturing, cleaning, and compressing hydrogen sourced from Chemtrade. of these emissions come from freight transportation.

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CMA CGM partners with Energy Observer on hydrogen-powered shipping

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The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is joining forces with Energy Observer , the first hydrogen-powered vessel to embark on a round-the-world voyage. It aims to experiment, test and develop energy solutions based on hydrogen, solar, tidal and wind power.

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New catalytic process to convert algae-derived squalane to high-quality transportation fuels

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Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan, with a colleague at the University of Tsukuba, have devised a process to convert squalane, a C 30 algae-derived branched hydrocarbon, to smaller hydrocarbons—without skeletal isomerization and aromatization—over ruthenium on ceria (Ru/CeO 2 ). The key step in the process is the selective C—C dissociation at internal secondary-secondary bonds over ceria-supported sub-nanometer-sized Ru particles with hydrogen.

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Converting natural gas at the field to transportable high-octane fuel components

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A duo at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) is proposing an approach for the conversion of natural gas at gas-transport-constrained fields to easily transportable, high-octane liquid products. For remote small-/medium-sized natural gas fields, transport via pipeline or liquefied natural gas is often not possible. Three reaction cycles were conducted with intermittent regeneration with hydrogen to remove coke deposits.

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RATP beginning tests of Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in Paris

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In 2019, during the UITP Global Public Transport Summit representatives of Solaris and RATP Group (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) signed a contract for lease and tests of the Urbino 12 hydrogen. The Urbino 12 hydrogen bus uses a 70 kW fuel cell stack to generate energy.

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Alstom and Snam to develop hydrogen trains in Italy

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Alstom and Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, have signed a five-year agreement to develop hydrogen trains in Italy. The partners, after the conclusion of the first phase dedicated to feasibility studies planned in Autumn, aim to develop, already at the beginning of 2021, railway mobility projects including both hydrogen-powered trains and the related technological infrastructure, as well as management and maintenance services. We believe in hydrogen.

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Graz researchers develop cost-effective chemical looping process for decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen

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Hydrogen researchers at Graz University of Technology (Austria), together with the Graz-based start-up Rouge H2 Engineering , have developed a cost-effective process for the decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen using chemical looping.

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