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.

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Solaris to present new generation hydrogen bus

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Solaris Bus & Coach has announced the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen, a new generation hydrogen fuel cell bus. Energy needed to power the driveline of the Solaris Urbin 12 hydrogen will be obtained fromthe fuel cell; range on a single refueling will be more than 350 km (217 miles).

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Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology

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Clariant’s a Catalysts business has formed an alliance with Hydrogenious Technologies to provide reliable, scalable and safe hydrogen supply solutions for a wide variety of applications. Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage

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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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Orange County orders 10 New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 10 Xcelsior hydrogen fuel cell electric, forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses (10 equivalent units). Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Toyota Mobility Foundation awards 10 grants for hydrogen research initiative

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has selected ten researchers to receive grants from the research program to support innovative hydrogen energy solutions launched last year. The Hydrogen Research Initiative started in July 2017 to support innovative research to reduce the output of carbon dioxide and/or the cost of hydrogen and hydrogen systems. This fiscal year, TMF solicited applications in four fields: Hydrogen generation. Hydrogen storage and transport.

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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.

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ENGIE launches fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, inaugurates first alternative multi-fuel station in France

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France-based global energy and services group ENGIE has launched a fleet of 50 hydrogen-powered Renault Kangoo Z.E. This station, located in the heart of the International Market of Rungis, has a provisional refueling capacity of 20 kg/day in hydrogen but should increase rapidly to 80 kg/day.

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US Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source

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The US Air Force is demonstrating the use of hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. It is tasked to demonstrate hydrogen technology and its potential applications within the Defense Department. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Japan launches first global hydrogen supply chain demo project; liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology

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Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha—have launched the “Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development”(AHEAD) along with the world’s first Global Hydrogen Supply Chain Demonstration Project. Chiyoda’s SPERA Hydrogen Technology.

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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

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SoCalGas introduces STARS solar hydrogen generation system at California Air Resources Board Symposium

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SoCalGas) introduced an innovative new solar-powered hydrogen generation system during the California Air Resources Board Technology Expo and Symposium at the University of California, Riverside. The generation system uses sunlight to convert natural gas and water into hydrogen and capture the carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) to prevent carbon emissions. Research suggests the system could produce 100 kg of hydrogen per day with a more advanced design. Southern California Gas Co.

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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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Anheuser-Busch orders 800 Nikola hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extended electric semi-trucks

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Anheuser-Busch has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-fuel-cell range-extended electric semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company. Hydrogen-electric technology is the future of logistics and we’re proud to be leading the way. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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UK, Saudi team shows hydrocarbon wax is a viable, safe medium for on-board hydrogen storage

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This discovery, reported in an open-access paper in Scientific Reports , offers a new material and system for safe and efficient hydrogen storage and could facilitate its application in a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage

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H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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More than 600 billion cubic meters of hydrogen are used annually worldwide, more than 95% of which is produced via a CO 2 -intensive process. Global demand for hydrogen is projected to increase tenfold by 2050, to around 6 trillion cubic meters. Hydrogen Production Manufacturing

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11 more multinationals join Hydrogen Council

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Eleven international oil & gas, energy, science & technology and automotive companies from Asia, North America and Europe have joined the Hydrogen Council. Launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2017, the Hydrogen Council ( earlier post ) is a global CEO initiative to foster the role of hydrogen technologies in the global energy transition. The Hydrogen Council now covers all key markets with members across the value chain. Hydrogen Market Background

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Spanish researchers propose new LOHC-based system for on-demand hydrogen production, storage and transport

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The research team has studied different hydrogen-bearing organic liquids to arrive at the new hydrogen storage system based on a chemical coupling reaction between a hydrosilane and an alcohol catalyzed by a ruthenium compound supported in graphene.

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New TOTAL hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe produces H2 onsite with steam electrolysis and solar energy

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A new TOTAL hydrogen filling station on Karlsruhe’s Südtangente ring-road was commissioned on Wednesday. million) for the hydrogen facility under its National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).

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Ferguson Marine and partners to develop renewables-powered hydrogen ferry: EU-funded HySeas III project

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Port Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited has successfully led a European consortium in a bid for EU funding support for the building and launch of the first sea-going car and passenger ferry fueled by Hydrogen. Hydrogen produced from renewable electricity will be used to fuel Ballard FCveloCity-HD 100-kilowatt fuel cell power modules, which will provide zero-emission primary propulsion power for the ferry. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine Power Generation

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DOE to award up to $39M for innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies R&D

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announced up to $39 million in available funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. ( 2a) Integrated Energy Production and Hydrogen Fueling R&D.

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California Governor orders 5M ZEV target for 2030; more hydrogen fueling and EV charging stations

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This $2.5-billion initiative will help bring 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 250,000 zero-emission vehicle chargers, including 10,000 direct current fast chargers, to California by 2025. ZEV technologies include hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include both pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Plug-ins Policy Regulations

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Hydrogen Council study: hydrogen could contribute to 20% of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050

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In Bonn, as global leaders gathered at COP 23, the Hydrogen Council coalition ( earlier post ) released a report developed with support from McKinsey quantifying the potential for hydrogen in the energy transition. According to the study , if deployed at scale, hydrogen could account for almost one-fifth of total final energy consumed by 2050. In addition to being a key pillar in of the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to develop US$2.5

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ACO, FIA introducing new hybrid top class for Le Mans for 2020-2024; hydrogen racers in 2024

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A new special class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024 will introduce hydrogen fuel cell technology. The FIA has been at the forefront of this development, and the inclusion of a class for hydrogen technology in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2024 is the next, important, step on the road to a cleaner and sustainable future. Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Motorsport

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Shell, ITM Power to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany; €20M REFHYNE project

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Shell and ITM Power will build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant at Rhineland refinery, Germany. With a peak capacity of 10 megawatts, the hydrogen will be used for the processing and upgrading of products at the refinery’s Wesseling site as well as testing the technology and exploring application in other sectors. million) in funding from the European Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH) for this project, which is labeled REFHYNE.

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Air Products to provide hydrogen fueling equipment to China Energy Investment Group’s first hydrogen fueling station in China

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China Energy), to provide two hydrogen dispensers to China Energy’s first commercial hydrogen fueling station project in Rugao City of Jiangsu Province, eastern China. Air Products’ SmartFuel hydrogen dispenser will be supplied for the project for fueling the hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. Clean energy, including hydrogen, is a key focus of the Group. The hydrogen fueling station in Beijing has continued to serve local vehicles since the events concluded.

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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. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Ports and Marine

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Grannus Process designed BACT by US EPA for production of hydrogen or ammonia

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Grannus, LLC’s Grannus Process has been designated as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for production of hydrogen or ammonia. The reference plant’s design will produce 250 short tons of ammonia (or the equivalent of 46 tons of hydrogen) per day and emit less than 2 pounds per day of criteria pollutants (0.0027 lbs/ton of ammonia produced), well below prevailing BACT standards. Ammonia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda and 8 others form Japan H2 Mobility to accelerate deployment of hydrogen stations in Japan

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Eleven companies, including automakers Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, and Honda Motor, have jointly formed Japan H2 Mobility, LLC (JHyM), aimed at the full-fledged development of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Japan. Contribution to efficient hydrogen station operation.

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DOE SBIR/STTR FY18 BES Phase 1 Release 1 awards include 15 for hydrogen and fuel cells

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 2018 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 awards , including 15 projects focused on high density hydrogen storage, innovative ionomers (ion-containing polymers) in the catalyst layer, gas diffusion layers, and membranes for electrochemical production of hydrogen. Award winners include: High Density Hydrogen Storage. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Nikola Motor Company hires Jesse Schneider from BMW as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies VP

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Nikola Motors, the startup developing a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell range-extended electric truck ( earlier post ) has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. A noted hydrogen and fuel cell expert, Schneider is an automotive industry veteran who spent most of his career working for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. He led a number of firsts related to fuel cell durability, hydrogen tanks and wireless charging. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydroge

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New protocol to enhance photosynthetic production of hydrogen from green algae

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A research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has developed a new protocol to deliver sustained hydrogen photoproduction in green algae under a train of strong white light pulses interrupted by longer dark phases. As reported in a paper in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , under the new protocol, hydrogen photoproduction proceeds for up to 3 days with the maximum rate occurring in the first 6 hours. Algae Algal Fuels Biotech Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Van Hool to build 40 hydrogen buses for Cologne and Wuppertal (Germany); largest fuel cell bus order in Europe to date

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Van Hool, the Belgium-based independent bus, coach and industrial vehicles manufacturer, has landed a significant contract with RVK Köln and WSW Wuppertal (Germany), to supply 40 hydrogen buses of the latest generation. Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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DOE team elucidates key hydrogenation mechanism of magnesium diboride; promising solid state H2 storage material

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An inexpensive and useful layered superconductor compound also may be an efficient solid-state material for storing hydrogen. Mg(BH 4 ) 2 is a particularly promising hydrogen storage material because of its high hydrogen content and attractive thermodynamics.

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Fukushima launching power-to-gas hydrogen project with MCH as hydrogen carrier; supply center by 2016

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Fukushima and the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREA) have launched a power-to-has project with a view to making the prefecture a hydrogen supply center by as early as 2016, according to a report in The Japan Times , via Fukushima Minpo.

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DSM developing high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage

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Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has introduced a material solution for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage. Hydrogen has the highest energy per mass of any fuel. One kg of hydrogen is equivalent to 33.3

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Trillium CNG expands offerings to include hydrogen fueling

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Trillium CNG, a leading US provider of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling facilities and part of the Love’s Family of Companies, will design, build and maintain hydrogen fueling stations. The company will begin construction on its first hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric buses this summer for the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Santa Ana, California, facility. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Infrastructure

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UK National Physical Laboratory identifies measurement challenges in the hydrogen industry

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The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has published a report which highlights and prioritizes the current measurement challenges facing the hydrogen industry. Hydrogen in the UK is beginning to shift to practical demonstration projects.

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Swansea study finds 30% of the UK’s natural gas could be replaced by hydrogen without major changes

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30% of the natural gas fueling UK homes and businesses could be replaced by hydrogen without requiring any changes to the nation’s boilers and ovens, a study by Swansea University researchers has shown. The difference between the two percentages—30% hydrogen enrichment and a potential 18% drop in carbon emissions—arises from the fact that hydrogen-enrichment lowers the calorific content of the fuel, necessitating a higher volume of gas for a given energy output.

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Germany's hydrogen stations exceed US; California beats Japan on density

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As of today, there are 39 hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S., They serve roughly 39 million Californians, whereas 284 million Americans outside the state have no access to hydrogen fuel-cell cars nor stations at which to refill them. Europe hydrogen Germany EU hydrogen fuel cellall but four of them in the state of California.

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