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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.

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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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New waste-to-hydrogen plant in Tokyo to convert wastewater sludge into H2 for vehicles and power generation

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announced the completion of a facility in Tokyo that will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel for fuel cell mobility and power generation. A new facility in Tokyo that will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen gas for fuel-cell vehicles is nearing completion.

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Qorvo acquires United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC), a leading provider of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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Qorvo, a provider of innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions, has acquired United Silicon Carbide ( UnitedSiC ), a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors. United Silicon Carbide’s product portfolio now spans more than 80 SiC FETs, JFETs and Schottky diode devices.

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Eaton to supply DC-DC converters for new heavy-duty battery-electric truck

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Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business has been awarded a contract to supply a 24-to-12-volt DC-DC converter for use in a commercial heavy-duty battery electric vehicle (BEV) that will power accessories, such as antilock brakes and lighting.

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

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Energy infrastructure developer Bakken Energy (Bakken) has reached agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) on key terms and conditions to purchase the assets of the Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), a subsidiary of Basin Electric, and the owner of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant. 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.

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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Photocatalytic optical fibers convert water into hydrogen

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Researchers at the University of Southampton have transformed optical fibers into photocatalytic microreactors that convert water into hydrogen fuel using solar energy. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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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.

WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power

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Here we have harnessed the power of microbes to convert carbon dioxide into value-added multi-carbon compounds in a usable biofuel. To the best of our knowledge, this study represents the first attempt for biofuel production using a solar panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis platform, where carbon dioxide is directly converted to liquid fuel. We hope that it can be a steppingstone for future sustainable solar fuel production.

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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. Because of the high selectivity of the archaea, minimal post-reaction gas treatment is needed before the product gas is injected into the gas grid.

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C2CNT process converts flue gas from natural gas power plant into carbon nanotubes

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On 26 July, the first flue gas from the natural gas power plant, the Shepard Energy Center in Calgary, Canada, was directly transformed by the C2CNT process ( earlier post ) into carbon nanotubes. new developments of the transformation are reported including use of a nickel super-alloy electrode, critical thermal balance of the process, demonstration of the secondary pure, hot oxygen product, and alkali control of the carbon nanotube structure.

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Air Products, ACWA Power and NEOM sign agreement for $5B production facility for production and export of green ammonia to global markets for H2 delivery

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Air Products, ACWA Power and NEOM signed an agreement for a $5-billion world-scale green-hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy. Air Products will be the exclusive off-taker of the green ammonia and intends to transport it around the world to be dissociated to produce green hydrogen for the transportation market. —Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Air Products.

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Ricardo to develop high-voltage DC-DC converter for EVs for LS Automotive Technologies

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Ricardo won a contract with LS Automotive Technologies to develop a high voltage DC-DC converter to power the low voltage network in electric vehicles. DC-DC converters take energy from the direct current high voltage battery which powers the propulsion of the electric vehicle and convert it for use by the low-voltage direct current which powers vehicle lights, fans, pumps, wipers, and electronic control units. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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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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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.

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.

Swindon Powertrain developing compact, high-power “crate” EV powertrain; targeting June 2020 production

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Swindon Powertrain’s High Power Density (HPD) EV system will ease the transition for manufacturers currently frustrated by the lack of compact, high-power EV systems available to buy in low volumes. To date, niche manufacturers have not had access to compact, high-power EV powertrains they could source in low- to mid-volume, leading to a vacuum of supply. Electric (Battery) Motors Power Electronics Vehicle Systems

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Wärtsilä report finds accelerated adoption of renewables can reduce electricity production costs by up to 50%

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The Front-Loading Net Zero report states that electricity production costs could be reduced by up to 50% by 2050 if countries and states adopt 100% renewable systems faster than currently planned. Emissions Forecasts Market Background Power Generation

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. Oxidation of methane also introduces impurities in the product stream.

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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.

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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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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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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AW-Energy entering green hydrogen market with wave energy device

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AW-Energy Oy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing a combined WaveRoller and HydrogenHub process for the production of green hydrogen. In AW-Energy’s concept, wave energy complements solar power production to enable large-scale green hydrogen.

Researchers develop Na-ion direct formate fuel cell for co-production of electricity and hydrogen

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A paper on their work is published in the Journal of Power Sources. Using formate—a solar fuel that can be readily synthetized from carbon dioxide—the researchers reported that a proof-of-concept e-h 2 Na-DFFC yielded a peak power density as high as 168 mW cm ?2

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

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The aim of the “Offshore-to-X” project is to electrify the production processes for basic chemicals, which are currently based on fossil fuels. In addition, there is currently no regulatory framework for CO 2 -free hydrogen production.

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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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Partners of the P2X Kopernikus project on the premises of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have demonstrated the production of fuel from air-captured CO2 using—for the first time—a container-based test facility integrating all four chemical process steps needed to implement a continuous process. World’s first integrated Power-to-Liquid (PtL) test facility to synthesize fuels from the air-captured carbon dioxide.

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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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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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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. The agreement incorporates the use of Cree’s Wolfspeed silicon carbide-based semiconductors into ABB’s comprehensive product portfolio, enabling Cree to broaden its customer base while accelerating ABB’s entry into the fast-expanding EV sector. —Rainer Käsmaier, Managing Director of Semiconductors at ABB’s Power Grids business.

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ENGIE selects Plug Power for refueling system for hydrogen-powered mine truck; 1 tonne H2/day

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ENGIE, a global energy and services company, has selected Plug Power Inc. to provide a custom refueling system for the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck (300 metric ton load capacity), which is set to begin operation next year.

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Toyota Australia and BHP piloting converted electric LandCruiser

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The small-scale trial involves a LandCruiser 70 Series single-cab ute that has been converted to a battery-electric vehicle by Toyota Australia’s Product Planning and Development division in Port Melbourne.

Power Integrations’ SCALE-iDriver for SiC MOSFETs achieves AEC-Q100 automotive qualification

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Power Integrations, a provider of gate-driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, announced that its SIC118xKQ SCALE-iDriver , a high-efficiency, single-channel gate driver for silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, is now certified to AEC-Q100 for automotive use.

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German power-to-gas facility opens green methanation plant; €28M STORE&GO project

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A methanation plant expansion to the existing power-to-gas (PtG) facility in Falkenhagen, Germany has officially opened as part of the international €28-million (US$33.5-million) STORE&GO research project. In this second stage, hydrogen from regenerative energy sources is converted into methane (CH 4 ), i.e. synthetic natural gas, using CO 2 from a bio-ethanol plant. This stored energy is then available as backup whenever there is an insufficient supply of solar and wind power.

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thyssenkrupp’s water electrolysis technology qualified as primary control reserve in Germany; hydrogen production for the electricity market

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thyssenkrupp’s proprietary water electrolysis technology for the production of. In the future thyssenkrupp’s electrolysis plants will be able to act as large-scale buffers to stabilize the power grid and compensate fluctuations quickly and flexibly. s virtual power plant. Our plants are thus making a significant contribution to ensuring both a stable power supply and the cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen. In the following year the production of ammonia succeeded.

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Prodrive to unveil first 48V DC-DC converter targeting ISO/DIS 21780

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Prodrive has created the first 48V to 12V DC-DC converter targeted at the ISO/DIS 21780 standard for 48V automotive systems. With the projected growth in 48V systems (predicted to be in as many as a third of all light vehicles by 2030 by consultancy LMC Automotive) enabling mild hybrid systems solutions on cars, the converter provides businesses with a solution in a neat package to provide power to existing 12V systems. 48V Hybrids Power Electronics

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SK Siltron CSS to invest $300M in new Michigan plant for silicon carbide wafers for EV power systems

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SK Siltron CSS manufactures a specialty wafer made of silicon carbide (SiC) that can be used in the semiconductor power components of electric vehicles. SiC wafers are more efficient at handling high powers and conducting heat than normal silicon. SK Siltron CSS’s silicon carbide wafer technology has benefited from its close collaboration and direct access to SK Siltron’s high-volume manufacturing (HVM) expertise in scaling up production of semiconductor wafers.

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.

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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Toshiba integrated hydrogen energy system starts operation at Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo

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H2One is an integrated system that provides stable CO 2 -free, environmentally-friendly electric power for the tower. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power Generation

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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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