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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HaaS company Hydra Energy delivers first converted hydrogen-diesel co-combustion heavy-duty truck; up to 40% hydrogen

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Hydra Energy, the Hydrogen-as-a-Service (HaaS) provider for commercial fleets looking to reduce emissions and costs with limited risk and no up-front investment ( earlier post ), has delivered its first hydrogen-converted, heavy-duty truck to paying fleet customer Lodgewood Enterprises.

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Indonesia converted 10 motorcycles to electric under pilot project

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Indonesia converted 10 motorcycles to electric under pilot project . Indonesia has launched a pilot project to convert combustion engine motorcycles into electric vehicles as part of its national drive to make the transportation more eco-friendly said the energy ministry.

BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry

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Around 80% of the approximately 7,500 GWh produced by the wind park will be supplied as green electricity for innovative technologies for CO 2 reduction and thus power the transformation of BASF sites in Germany, especially the Verbund site in Ludwigshafen.

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Wärtsilä and Eidesvik Offshore to partner on converting ship to ammonia-fueled engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik Offshore ASA have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at converting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fueled combustion engine with required fuel supply and safety system. Both Wärtsilä and Eidesvik have stated their commitment to supporting the industry’s efforts to decarbonize its operations.

PNNL team develops new low-cost method to convert captured CO2 to methane

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new method to convert captured CO 2 into methane, the primary component of natural gas. Earlier this year, PNNL researchers revealed that using EEMPA in power plants could slash the price of carbon capture to 19% lower than standard industry costs—the lowest documented price of carbon capture. Different methods for converting CO 2 into methane have long been known.

Researchers convert spent asphalt to mesoporous carbon anode material for Li/Na/K-ion batteries

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A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources. Asphalt is also used for roofs, coatings, floor tilings, soundproofing, waterproofing, and other building-construction elements and in a number of industrial products, such as batteries.

European HYFLEXPOWER project to demo first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

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The implementation of this project, the first industrial-scale power-to-X-to-power demonstrator with an advanced hydrogen turbine, will be launched at Smurfit Kappa PRF’s site—a company specialized in manufacturing recycled paper—in Saillat-sur-Vienne, France.

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Wrightspeed and Matthews Specialty Vehicles partner to repower and convert buses and trucks into high-performance EVs; order for 30 MDS vehicles

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Wrightspeed and Matthews Specialty Vehicles are teaming up to develop, convert, and deliver battery-powered and range-extended electric buses, trucks, and specialty vehicles with industry-leading performance, efficiency, and total cost of ownership.

Transform Materials plasma process converts abundant natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene

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Transform Materials has developed a novel and sustainable microwave plasma reactor process to convert natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene, thereby opening up a new pathway for green chemical manufacturing.

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Ideal Power Converters and NREL demonstrate vehicle-to-grid capabilities

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Ideal Power Converters (IPC) announced that the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable. Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully demonstrated vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities using IPC’s bi-directional Battery Converter. IPC’s Battery Converter will provide bi-directional power between the EV. battery and a 480Vac power grid. Converter and EV, enabling power flow and communications in a single wired connection.

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ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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CIRCUITS project teams will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. CIRCUITS projects will establish the building blocks of this class of power converter by advancing higher efficiency designs that exhibit enhanced reliability and superior total cost of ownership. SiC-Based Wireless Power Transformation for Data Centers & Medium-Voltage Applications.

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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.

Hydrogenics to supply 1MW electrolyzer to project converting CO2 to methanol; Power-to-Gas

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The application will take excess electricity from intermittent renewable energy sources, generate green hydrogen, and then create methanol using a low-carbon footprint production plant and carbon dioxide emissions from an existing coal-fired power plant in Essen, Germany owned by STEAG Gmbh, which operates a number of regional power plants and distributed energy facilities. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Hydrogen Methanol Power-to-Gas

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HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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THyPSO is a floating platform, housing 1 – 6 conventional bi-directional tidal turbines that convert tidal flows into electrical energy, which is then directed through an integrated hydrogen production unit, converting the unlimited supply of surrounding seawater into hydrogen.

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Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction partners with RevoTech on production of hydrogen from waste plastic

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Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has embarked on the development of technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. The production of green hydrogen using wind power is also well underway on Jeju island.

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In Germany, BSE Engineering and the Institute for Renewable Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have demonstrated the conversion of wind power into renewable methanol. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background Methanol Power-to-Liquids

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European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

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Electrochaea employs a patented biocatalyst (BioCat) to convert low-cost and stranded electricity and CO 2 into pipeline-grade renewable gas. The strain of archaea used in Electrochaea’s P2G process has been adapted for industrial application by Prof.

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Gevo awarded patent for process to upgrade or convert ethanol and bio-based alcohols to drop-in hydrocarbon fuels

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The combination of using decarbonized, plant-based alcohols, with our proprietary innovations to processing techniques known in the chemical industry can be a very powerful approach to dial-in the desired renewable hydrocarbon fuel product mix. Gevo has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a process that encompasses upgrading ethanol and bio-based alcohols into drop-in, bio-based diesel and jet-fuel products.

Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries team up to build ships powered by solid oxide fuel cells running on natural gas

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Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, today are collaborating to design and develop ships powered by Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology. SHI aims to be the first shipbuilder to deliver a large cargo ship for ocean operation powered by fuel cells running on natural gas. The two companies have already taken an important first step towards commercializing the maritime use of fuel cells for propulsion and auxiliary power.

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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. Not all industrial processes can be completely decarbonized.

1st development phase of Autostack Industrie project for commercialization of fuel cell stacks complete

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In 2017, Germany launched a consortium of leading industrial companies to investigate high-volume production of automotive fuel cell stacks. While benefits can be derived from the results of previous projects AutoStack (2009-2012, EU project, feasibility study) and AutoStack Core (2012-2017, EU project, technological proof of concept), industrialization is the focus of the German project Autostack Industrie.

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DOE awarding $3.0M cost-share contract to FuelCell Energy for solid oxide electrolyzer; converting excess electricity to H2

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is developing a solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) system to convert excess electricity during periods of low power demand into hydrogen efficiently. The energy storage market is expanding as utilities adjust to manage increased levels of intermittent renewable power generation supplying the electric grid. Efficient conversion of power to hydrogen is the first step of the solid oxide energy storage system, using hydrogen as an energy carrier. FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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Study finds copper catalysts work better at converting CO2 to renewable fuel when they gain and lose oxygen atoms

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Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Caltech have found that copper that was once bound with oxygen is better at converting carbon dioxide into renewable fuels than copper that was never bound to oxygen.

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University of Utah engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

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Technological and economic barriers to industrial scale up remain, with microorganisms (e.g., Furthermore, CIJMs have been used in continuous processing of nanoprecipitation, nanomedicines, and nanoparticle production at industrially relevant scales and rates. Algal biocrude obtained from CIJMs converts successfully into biodiesel, and cascades of CIJMs increase the net lipid production.

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Weichai Power acquires ARADEX AG; electric powertrain components

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China-based Weichai Power Co., has acquired Germany-based electric powertrain component manufacturer ARADEX AG as another component of its global strategy in the new energy power systems industry following its strategic investment in Ballard Power and Ceres Power. Since its founding in 1989, ARADEX AG has been committed to the R&D of motor, electric control and power supply for industrial and transportation industry.

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Nesscap completes US$1M convertible note financing

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has completed a non-brokered private placement of a US $1,000,000 Convertible Note with I2BF Energy. Nesscap products range from 3 farads to 6,200 farads with industry-recognized alternative organic electrolytes. Customers of the Company include transportation, power, and consumer markets. Ultracapacitor company Nesscap Energy Inc. The proceeds will be used for working capital.

Bloom Energy and Idaho National Laboratory to test use of nuclear generation to power solid-oxide electrolyzer for H2 production

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This carbon-free hydrogen is obtained through electrolysis that is powered by nuclear generation. When the electric grid has ample power, rather than ramping down power generation, the electricity generated by nuclear plants can be used to produce cost-effective hydrogen in support of the burgeoning hydrogen economy. First announced in July 2020, Bloom Energy’s electrolyzer converts water (or steam) into hydrogen and oxygen.

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Adamas: China rare earth consumption for catalytic converters down on weak passenger vehicle production

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Adamas Intelligence reports that according to the Association of China Rare Earth Industry (ACREI), China’s domestic manufacturers produced approximately 7.6 Vehicle exhaust gas catalysts comprising platinum-group metals are used in three-way catalytic converters of gasoline-powered vehicles to convert harmful pollutants in the vehicle’s exhaust stream into less harmful varieties.

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Bosch boosts stake in SOFC expert Ceres Power to around 18%; possible expansion into SO electrolysis

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Bosch has increased its stake in solid-oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) developer Ceres Power from 3.9% The stake increase is achieved through a subscription by Bosch for new Ceres Power shares, as well as the purchase of further shares from existing shareholders.

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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 hydrogen powertrain comprises electric propulsion units (EPUs) from Everett-based magniX and fuel cells from Plug Power, which has a significant operational footprint in Spokane, Washington.

5-Minute Charging: Another Milestone For The EV Industry

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They started a revolution in the Automotive industry. However, when these are rapidly charged, the ions become clogged and can convert to metal, short-circuiting the battery. Fast Charging: Powered By The Giants. EC Power has developed a technology for fast charging.

Cree and ABB partner on silicon carbide high-power semiconductors

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and ABB’s Power Grids business are partnering to expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. Cree’s products will be included as part of ABB’s power semiconductor product portfolio, across power grids, train and traction, industrial and e-mobility sectors. Specifically, Cree’s industry-leading silicon carbide devices will be assembled into ABB power modules. Cree, Inc.

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Kopernikus Project P2X integrated container-scale test facility produces first fuels from air-captured CO2 and green power

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World’s first integrated Power-to-Liquid (PtL) test facility to synthesize fuels from the air-captured carbon dioxide. —Professor Roland Dittmeyer, KIT, coordinator of the “Hydrocarbons and Long-chain Alcohols” research cluster of the Power-to-X (P2X) Kopernikus project. Dittmeyer suggests that is thus only reasonable to store unused green power in chemical energy carriers. 60% of the green power used can be stored in the fuel as chemical energy.

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Maritime industry players join forces to realize the decarbonization potential of solid oxide fuel cells

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Funded by a grant from Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the partners will pursue a high-efficiency solution with the scalability to support marine industry decarbonization. The project, SOFC4Maritime, will target optimal utilization of future green fuels via application of SOFCs for power production on marine vessels. Such alternatives are needed in the maritime industry, which must transition to greener power over just a few decades.

Power Global launches eZee swappable battery EVs in India 

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Power Global launches eZee swappable battery EVs in India . A Noida based Power Global is a leading high-performance clean energy and mobility product for everyday applications has launched its first eZee swappable battery in India. Power Global swappable battery.

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ETH Zürich, Total team develops new catalyst to convert CO2 and H2 directly to methanol efficiently

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Scientists at ETH Zürich and oil and gas company Total have developed a new catalyst that efficiently converts CO 2 and hydrogen directly into methanol. The global economy still relies on the fossil carbon sources of petroleum, natural gas and coal, not just to produce fuel, but also as a raw material used by the chemical industry to manufacture plastics and countless other chemical compounds.

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola Corporation unveil Nikola TRE battery-electric truck for European markets

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IVECO, FPT Industrial and Nikola unveiled the maquette of the Nikola TRE battery-electric truck, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial and Nikola, which involves the commercial vehicle brand and the powertrain specialist.

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Ground-breaking on Haru Oni eFuels plant|in Chile; Porsche to use in motor sports from 2022

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Porsche and Siemens Energy have joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial plant for the production of nearly CO?-neutral With Haru Oni, we’re bringing our power-to-X technologies to the global market. neutral fuel using low-cost green wind power.

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SUTD team proposes low-temperature thermionic converter with graphene cathode; about 45% efficiency

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Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are proposing that it is possible to design an efficient graphene-cathode-based thermionic energy converter (TIC)—a device for converting heat to electricity leveraging the phenomenon of thermionic emission, or the release of electrons from a hot body—operating at around 900 K (626 °C) or lower, as compared with a conventional metal-based cathode TIC operating at about 1500 K (1227 °C).

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

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The daily hydrogen production is expected to total around 600kg, enough to power 20-30 buses, while also making testing its use in trucks and taxis possible. If the power used for electrolysis originates from renewable energy sources, the hydrogen produced will be renewable.

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EPA opens door to consider Carbon Capture and Utilization as part of new Clean Power Plan; algae industry locks on

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EPA’s newly released voluminous final Clean Power Plan rule ( earlier post ) has established the first national standards to limit CO 2 emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants (Electric Generating Units, EGUs), with a target of a 32% reduction against a 2005 baseline by 2030. the use of algae to convert captured CO 2 to useful products – especially biofuels) should be recognized for its potential to reduce emissions from existing fossil-fueled EGUs.

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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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