Universal Hydrogen signs LOIs with 3 carriers for hydrogen-powered aircraft

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Universal Hydrogen ( earlier post ) has signed LOIs with Icelandair Group (Iceland), Air Nostrum (Spain), and Ravn Air (Alaska) for aftermarket conversion of aircraft to hydrogen propulsion and for the supply of green hydrogen fuel using Universal Hydrogen’s modular capsules.

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

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DOE awarding $52.5M to 31 clean hydrogen projects

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million to fund 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies and support DOE’s recently announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot initiative ( earlier post ) to reduce the cost and accelerate breakthroughs in the clean hydrogen sector. Clean hydrogen production, including biological and electrochemical approaches. Domestic hydrogen supply chain components and refueling technologies. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $52.5

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Germany investing €8B+ in 62 large-scale hydrogen projects; “We are making Germany a hydrogen country”

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Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) selected 62 large-scale hydrogen projects this week, which are to be state-funded as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Important Project of Common European Interest, IPCEI).

Toyota launches hydrogen production and refueling facility in Australia

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Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west. Sustainably produced hydrogen is the core element to fuel vehicles like the Toyota Mirai FCEV.

Mayor of London launches England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched England’s first hydrogen double-decker buses. The 20 new buses are the first of their kind to be launched in England; the new hydrogen fuel cell double decker buses are first being introduced on route 7 between East Acton and Oxford Circus.

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SK makes strategic investment in clean hydrogen company Monolith; “cyan hydrogen”

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Monolith’s cyan hydrogen is produced by injecting natural gas containing methane (CH 4 ) as a main component into a high-temperature reactor and decomposing it into hydrogen (H 2 ) and solid carbon (C). Emissions Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas

Renault outlines initial HYVIA hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure offerings

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In June, Renault Group and Plug Power launched their hydrogen fuel cell and infrastructure joint venture HYVIA. Assembly of fuel cells and hydrogen refueling stations begins at Renault’s Flins factory in late 2021. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Infrastructure

CMB.TECH opens first multimodal hydrogen refueling station, presents dual-fuel hydrogen truck Lenoir

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CMB.TECH has opened the first multimodal hydrogen refueling station in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the first refueling station to produce green hydrogen which will be used to power ships, tube trailers, cars, trucks and buses.

Universal Hydrogen announces $20.5M in Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

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Founded in 2020 by aviation industry veterans Paul Eremenko, John-Paul Clarke, Jason Chua, and Jon Gordon, Universal Hydrogen is stitching together the end-to-end hydrogen value chain for aviation, both for hydrogen fuel and hydrogen-powered airplanes.

Ariel researchers develop new type of hydrogen generator with sodium borohydride for on-demand use

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Researchers at Ariel University in Israel have developed a new type of hydrogen generator for “on-demand” use with fuel cells. Hydrogen is produced in a catalytic hydrolysis reaction of sodium borohydride (NaBH 4 ) with ruthenium powder as a catalyst.

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Shell starts up Europe’s largest PEM green hydrogen electrolyzer; 10MW, expansion to 100 MW

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Europe’s largest PEM hydrogen electrolyzer, has begun operations at Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland, producing green hydrogen. Shell wants to become a leading supplier of green hydrogen for industrial and transport customers in Germany.

Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy

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The Government of Canada has launched its Hydrogen Strategy , a framework that seeks to position Canada as a global hydrogen leader, cementing this low-carbon and zero-emission fuel technology as a key part of a path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. billion in a Low-carbon and Zero-emissions Fuels Fund to increase the production and use of low-carbon fuels, including hydrogen. The Strategy will utilize Canadian expertise to build new hydrogen supply.

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UC San Diego receives $35M in state funding for new hydrogen-hybrid coastal research vessel

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California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. The hybrid-hydrogen design of this new vessel represents an innovation in the maritime industry.

Modular SMR hydrogen producer BayoTech receives $157M investment

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a provider of on-site hydrogen production, received an equity investment of up to $157 million from Newlight Partners LP, a growth equity investor, with participation from existing investors Cottonwood Technology Funds, Sun Mountain Capital and new investor Fortistar. BayoTech, Inc.,

Kawasaki completes world’s first liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal

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recently completed Kobe LH2 Terminal (Hy touch Kobe), the world’s first liquefied hydrogen receiving terminal. Kawasaki built this terminal for the CO 2 -free Hydrogen Energy Supply-chain Technology Research Association (HySTRA). Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Japan

Hyzon Motors deepens strategic hydrogen mobility partnership with TotalEnergies

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Hyzon Motors ( earlier post ) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TotalEnergies that reinforces the two companies’ shared commitment to evaluate and develop hydrogen refueling and vehicle supply solutions for long-haul transport to customers across Europe. Hyzon and TotalEnergies aim to make it easier for fleet owners to transition to renewable hydrogen fuel by combining their existing infrastructure and technology.

Toyota developing hydrogen combustion engine technologies through motorsports

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Toyota Motor Corporation is developing a hydrogen combustion engine in an effort to move toward a carbon-neutral mobility society. Combustion in hydrogen engines occurs at a faster rate than in gasoline engines, resulting in improved responsiveness.

Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to expand hydrogen solutions

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Both companies worked together to develop hydrogen products around the Toyota modular fuel cell system. EODev’s REXH2 maritime range extender is a hydrogen power solution that can be integrated into different kinds of ships, in full compliance with environmental and regulatory constraints.

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Citroën introduces ë-Jumpy Hydrogen van

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Citroën is supplementing its range of electric LCVs with hydrogen technology to meet the needs of the 8% of companies required to make journeys of more than 300 km (186 miles) or lacking the time to recharge their vehicle during the day. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen

Frankfurt buys 13 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The company In-der-City-Bus, which is in charge of public transport in Frankfurt, Germany, has awarded a tender for 13 hydrogen buses to Solaris. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are to be deployed on target routes in 2022. Bus Fuel Cells Hydrogen Sales

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Chevron and Cummins announce strategic collaboration on hydrogen

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Chevron USA, through its Chevron Products Company division, and Cummins announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a strategic alliance to develop commercially viable business opportunities in hydrogen and other alternative energy sources. Cummins recently announced it has begun testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine. The energy transition is happening, and we recognize the critical role hydrogen will play in our energy mix.

Hyzon Motors introduces new hydrogen storage system expected to cut development costs in half

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a global supplier of hydrogen fuel-cell-powered commercial vehicles, has developed new onboard hydrogen storage system technology that it says is capable of reducing the weight and manufacturing cost of commercial vehicles powered by Hyzon’s hydrogen fuel cells. The new patent-pending onboard hydrogen storage system technology integrates lightweight composite materials with the system’s metal frame. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage

Air Liquide introducing next-gen hydrogen stations

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Air Liquide is introducing next-generation hydrogen stations with a high capacity of 1,000 kg and dual filling positions capable of filling 250 vehicles per day. Air Liquide’s high capacity gaseous hydrogen station can provide 700 bar fills at T40 temperatures per SAE J2601 protocol.

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IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

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Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report— Green Hydrogen Cost Reduction: scaling up electrolyzers to meet the 1.5

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SANY developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles

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China-based SANY, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world, is developing hydrogen fuel cell construction vehicles; two recent examples include a dump truck and a mixer truck, freshly rolled out of SANY’s intelligent flagship factory.

Deutsche Bahn chooses Wystrach for hydrogen refueling station for H2goesRail

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Deutsche Bahn has selected Wystrach—a specialist in the transport and storage of gases—to provide a plug-and-play hydrogen refueling station for the joint H2goesRail project—a green hydrail mobility solution. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Infrastructure Rail

Hexagon Purus to deliver 45-foot hydrogen distribution systems to Everfuel

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Hexagon Purus signed a multi-year master frame agreement with Everfuel to deliver multiple units of newly designed 45-foot hydrogen distribution systems. The systems will be used to transport hydrogen to refueling stations serving hydrogen fuel cell electric passenger car fleets (e.g.

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LSBU researchers investigating metal hydride hydrogen storage for buses

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Researchers from London South Bank University (LSBU), School of the Built Environment and Architecture, are investigating the use of metal hydrides to absorb, release and store hydrogen for fuel cell buses. Principle of a metal hydride tank for the reversible storage of hydrogen.

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New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

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A coalition of major oil & gas, power, automotive, fuel cell, and hydrogen companies have developed and released the full new report, a “ Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy. ” Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy ”. For US transport, hydrogen is a strong low-carbon alternative.

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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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Aquarius Engines unveils free-piston linear engine operating on 100% hydrogen

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Israel-based Aquarius Engines unveiled a hydrogen-fueled version of its free-piston linear engine new hydrogen engine. The 10kg machine, based on the same technology as the original patented single-piston linear engine, operates exclusively on hydrogen.

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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.

GTI launching a hydrogen technology center

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GTI, a research, development and training organization focused on natural gas and energy markets, is launching a hydrogen technology center. GTI hydrogen fueling site at UT Austin. Key elements of GTI storage projects have focused on hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles.

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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.

New nanomaterial supports enhanced and stabilized hydrogen production from methanol

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In an open-access paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the researchers report that the catalyst can cleanly and efficiently accelerate the reaction that removes hydrogen atoms from a liquid chemical carrier such as methanol.

Airbus exploring hydrogen fuel cell propellor “pods” for aircraft propulsion

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Airbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable a hydrogen fuel cell “pod” configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft. The innovative approach consists of six, eight-bladed hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered “pods” mounted beneath the aircraft wing.

HYBRIT produces hydrogen-reduced sponge iron on pilot scale

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have now produced hydrogen-reduced sponge iron on a pilot scale. The test production was carried out in HYBRIT’s pilot plant in Luleå and shows that it is possible to reduce iron ore with fossil-free hydrogen, instead of removing the oxygen with coal and coke.

Solaris starts deliveries of Urbino hydrogen buses to Cologne

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In March 2020, in a tender launched by German operator Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK), Solaris Bus & Coach was selected to supply 15 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. The remaining 14 hydrogen buses will make their way to Germany by the end of the year. Bus Fuel Cells Hydrogen

ZeroAvia expands hydrogen-electric aviation program to 19-seat aircraft in HyFlyer II; raises additional

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ZeroAvia has secured two twin-engine 19-seat Dornier 228 aircraft for the next phase of its research and development for clean hydrogen-electric aviation. Aviation & Aerospace Fuel Cells Hydrogen

Plug Power & Gaussin collaborate on hydrogen-powered logistics vehicles

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a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, and Gaussin are collaborating to bring a commercial suite of ProGen-powered Gaussin transportation vehicles to market in 2021 as a solution to decarbonize the logistics ecosystem. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Market Background

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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.

New Fraunhofer membrane technology enables co-transport of hydrogen and natural gas

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed a membrane technology for the energy-efficient and economic separation of hydrogen from natural gas. This marks a major step forward in the transportation and distribution of hydrogen as an energy source.

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