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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DOE releases Hydrogen Program Plan

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities. This version of the Plan updates and expands upon previous versions including the 2006 Hydrogen Posture Plan and the 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan. 1/kg hydrogen for industrial and stationary power generation applications.

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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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Solaris to supply two hydrogen buses to Transdev in Sweden

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Operator Transdev has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach to supply two hydrogen buses. Solaris Urbino CNG (in yellow and red), operating X-Trafik Gävle—the hydrogen buses in Sandviken will have the same look. Now we deliver the first hydrogen bus.

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Mitsubishi Heavy invests in Monolith Materials to support clean hydrogen production

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to support its commercial-scale, emissions-free hydrogen manufacturing technology. Monolith Materials is the first US manufacturer to produce “turquoise hydrogen” on a commercial scale. Monolith’s hydrogen is classified as “turquoise hydrogen”. Monolith Materials, Inc.

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Havyard establishes company for hydrogen power for ships

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For several years now, the Norway-based marine and maritime technology company Havyard Group has carried out research and development work on hydrogen propulsion for large vessels, for example through the Pilot E project, in order to develop a large-scale maritime hydrogen project.

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Alstom to supply Italy’s first hydrogen trains

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Alstom will supply six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with the option for eight more, to FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, for a total amount of approximately €160 million. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

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Ulstein introduces second hydrogen vessel design: J102 hydrogen hybrid wind turbine installation vessel

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Ulstein has introduced its second hydrogen hybrid vessel design for the offshore industry. Most new jack-up designs feature a battery hybrid system in addition to diesel gen sets, with a future option for hydrogen-powered fuel cell systems, Ulstein said.

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IHS Markit: annual investments in green hydrogen production to exceed $1 billion by 2023

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IHS Markit forecasts that annual global investments in green hydrogen—hydrogen production powered by renewable sources—will exceed US$1 billion by 2023. Operating capacity for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis technology currently stands at 82 MW with a pipeline of more than 23 GW, according to the IHS Markit Power-to-X tracker. —Catherine Robinson, Executive Director, Hydrogen and Renewable Gas, IHS Markit.

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S. Korean team develops highly efficient, long-lasting electrocatalyst to boost electrolytic hydrogen production

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Conventional water electrolysis for the production of hydrogen faces technological challenges to improve the efficiency of the water-splitting reaction for the sluggish oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Oxygen and hydrogen are generated during a water electrolysis reaction (top right).

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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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Hyundai Motor and INEOS partnering on driving hydrogen economy forward

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Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS signed a memorandum of understanding to explore new opportunities to accelerate the global hydrogen economy. Hyundai and INEOS will jointly investigate opportunities for the production and supply of hydrogen as well as the worldwide deployment of hydrogen applications and technologies. Both companies will initially seek to facilitate public- and private-sector projects focused on the development of a hydrogen value chain in Europe.

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H2@Scale project launched in Texas; renewable hydrogen for multiple end-use applications

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The project is supported by DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It is first time that both sources of renewable hydrogen will be used in the same project. Frontier Energy, Inc.,

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ZeroAvia completes first hydrogen-electric passenger plane flight

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ZeroAvia recently completed the first hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. This also marks another first—a fully operational hydrogen production and refueling airport facility for primary commercial aircraft propulsion. Aviation Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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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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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. Its footprint does not include hydrogen source/storage, dispenser(s), or utilities. Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Infrastructure

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Groundbreaking in Frankfurt for hydrogen refueling station for trains

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Representatives from the State of Hesse, RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund), Alstom and Infraserv broke ground for a hydrogen filling station on the site of the Höchst industrial park in Frankfurt that will supply a fleet of 27 passenger fuel cell trains—currently, the world’s largest such.

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CSIRO finds hydrogen could reduce aviation emissions within 5 years

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A new report from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO shows that clean hydrogen can significantly reduce aviation emissions with potential benefits seen within five years. Electrofuels are drop-in fuels produced from hydrogen that has been derived from electrolysis and captured CO 2.

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New Zealand government backs Hiringa’s nationwide hydrogen fueling network

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The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for Hiringa Energy to establish New Zealand’s first nationwide network of hydrogen fuelling stations. The establishment of this hydrogen refueling network will help them achieve these targets.

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. ” The Road Map stresses the versatility of hydrogen as an enabler of the renewable energy system; an energy vector that can be transported and stored; and a fuel for the transportation sector, heating of buildings and providing heat and feedstock to industry. Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy ”.

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BMW to pilot second-generation hydrogen fuel cell drives in small series from 2022

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The BMW Group will pilot the second generation of hydrogen fuel cell drives in a small series in the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT based on the current BMW X5 from 2022. The drive in the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Market Background

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Pierburg to supply small series hydrogen blower to BMW

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The automotive supplier is contributing an innovative hydrogen recirculation blower, the development of which is being funded by a six-digit euro sum. The task of Pierburg’s blower is to feed the hydrogen not consumed during the reaction in the fuel cell back into the stack.

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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 focuses its R&D efforts on the generation of clean hydrogen using hydrocarbon fuels that incorporate carbon capture and/or carbon sequestration in a cost-effective manner. GTI hydrogen fueling site at UT Austin. Using functional materials to store hydrogen and methane can increase gas storage capacities at lower and safe pressures.

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UNSW Sydney to lead hydrogen supply chain study with Germany

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Australia and Germany have released national hydrogen strategies to help grow the development of renewable hydrogen as a clean source of energy. UNSW Sydney will lead a consortium of Australian research and industry partners, who will work together with partners in Germany to test the feasibility of a renewable energy-based hydrogen supply chain between the two countries. Australia Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background

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FirstElement Fuel files three new LCFS pathway applications for hydrogen

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FirstElement Fuel has filed three new applications for LCFS pathways for liquid and gaseous hydrogen fuel produced from fossil natural gas and landfill gas sources with the California Air Resources Board (ARB). Hydrogen produced by steam methane reforming at Air Products & Chemicals Sacramento facility using North American Natural Gas (NA NG). Renewable hydrogen produced by steam methane reforming of biomethane at Air Products & Chemicals Sacramento facility.

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Western Australia to invest $22M to accelerate renewable hydrogen future

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The Western Australia Government of Premier Mark McGowan will bring forward the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy targets by a decade and invest $22 million to develop hydrogen supply, meet growing demand for the clean fuel and create jobs. Part of the WA Recovery Plan, the accelerated targets and nine studies and projects will boost the State’s renewable hydrogen industry and position WA as a major producer, user and exporter of renewable hydrogen.

Wärtsilä gas engines to burn 100% hydrogen

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The technology group Wärtsilä is developing the combustion process in its gas engines to enable them to burn 100% hydrogen fuel. Wärtsilä has researched hydrogen as a fuel for 20 years, and has tested its engines with blends of up to 60% hydrogen and 40% natural gas. In addition to hydrogen, other potential renewable fuels are being studied for future applications, and Wärtsilä engines are already capable of combusting 100% synthetic carbon-neutral methane and methanol.

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MAN presents hydrogen roadmap; use in fuel cells and combustion engines

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Apart from the rapid development of battery technology, hydrogen is a good complementary option as an alternative fuel for long-distance transport. The aim is to test the entire hydrogen ecosystem in transport logistics. Engines Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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Wiener Linien, one of the biggest public transport operators in Europe, has added a hydrogen Solaris bus ( earlier post ) to its fleet for testing until 12 June. Since the première of the hydrogen bus in June last year, Solaris has been awarded orders from the Netherlands, Germany and Italy for 57 buses in total. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. Bus Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) completed in Japan; aiming for low-cost green hydrogen production; P2G

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and Iwatani Corporation announced that Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R), which had been under construction in Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture since 2018, has been constructed with a solar-energy-powered 10MW-class hydrogen production unit, the largest in the world, at the end of February. The FH2R can produce as much as 1,200 Nm 3 of hydrogen per hour (rated power operation) using renewable energy.

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Snam and Baker Hughes test world’s first hydrogen blend turbine for gas networks

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Baker Hughes and Snam have successfully completed testing of the world’s first “hybrid” hydrogen turbine designed for a gas network. The test paves the way to implement adoption of hydrogen blended with natural gas in Snam’s current transmission network infrastructure.

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Northwestern team develops solid acid electrochemical cell for the production of hydrogen from ammonia

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Researchers at Northwestern University, with colleagues from SAFCell , Inc, have demonstrated the production of high-purity hydrogen by thermal-electrochemical decomposition of ammonia at an intermediate temperature of 250 ?C. Ammonia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Fountain Valley, CA hydrogen station opens; 100% renewable H2

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The Fountain Valley, California hydrogen station has opened. The Fountain Valley hydrogen station capacity is 1200 kilograms; it has four fueling positions with a total of five nozzles (four H70 nozzles and one H35 nozzle). It is the first hydrogen station in California serving passenger cars to have four fueling positions and the largest capacity to date. The station offers 100% renewable hydrogen. Hydrogen Infrastructure Market Background

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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. Electricity sourced from sun and wind is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in a process called electrolysis. The hydrogen is stored and can be converted by fuel cells in vehicles back into electricity that powers them.

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European Union adopts strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen; Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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The European Union adopted strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, paving the way “towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector, driven by the twin goals of a cleaner planet and a stronger economy.”. For example, this means a system where the electricity that fuels Europe’s cars could come from rooftop solar panels, while buildings are kept warm with heat from a nearby factory, and the factory is fueled by clean hydrogen produced from off-shore wind energy.

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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. THyPSO has capacity to hold up to two weeks’ worth of hydrogen production in pressurized storage tanks. Roughly 70 million tonnes of hydrogen are already produced annually representing a market worth more than US$121 billion.

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SOFC-maker Bloom Energy announces initial strategy for hydrogen market entry; partnership with SK

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Solid-oxide-fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is entering the commercial hydrogen market by introducing hydrogen-powered fuel cells and electrolyzers that produce renewable hydrogen. The second phase, a 1 MW hydrogen server installation, is targeted for a 2022 deployment.

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Emerson introduces new flow meter for high-pressure hydrogen dispensing

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Emerson has introduced a new Micro Motion Coriolis flow meter designed for high-pressure hydrogen dispensing and chemical injection applications where measurement accuracy and safety are essential. Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Infrastructure

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Australia’s ARENA opens $70M hydrogen deployment funding round

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On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has opened the $70-million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round to help fast track the development of renewable hydrogen in Australia. The funding round aims to support two or more large-scale renewable hydrogen projects, with electrolyzers of a minimum of 5 MW capacity, with a preference for 10 MW or larger. Australia Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen Council report finds cost of hydrogen solutions to fall sooner than previously expected

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The Hydrogen Council has published a new report, Path to Hydrogen Competitiveness: A Cost Perspective , demonstrating that the cost of hydrogen solutions will fall sharply within the next decade, sooner than previously expected. Significant cost reductions are expected across different hydrogen applications. Forecasts Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Market Background

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Snam taking 33% stake in De Nora to strengthen position in hydrogen technologies

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De Nora, an Italian company founded in 1923, offers sustainable solutions for various industrial processes and has significant growth prospects thanks to exposure to two megatrends in the energy transition, in particular the production of green hydrogen and water treatment.

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Cummins to open new fuel cell systems production facility in Germany; Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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will open a new facility in Herten, Germany, which will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for global transportation leader Alstom’s hydrogen trains. With capacity of 10 megawatts per year, the Herten facility will manufacture one megawatt of fuel cell systems a month for Alstom’s Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered trains as well as provide aftermarket support. Power modules take air from outside and hydrogen from the hydrogen storage tank to produce power.

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IndianOil signs MoU with IISc, Bangalore for hydrogen generation from biomass gasification

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IndianOil (IOC) has inked an MoU with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) to develop and demonstrate biomass gasification-based hydrogen generation technology. The process will help produce fuel-cell-grade hydrogen at an affordable price and accelerate IndianOil’s journey towards a sustainable hydrogen economy. Hydrogen will emerge as the ultimate solution for a sustainable energy future, he added. Biomass Gasification Hydrogen Hydrogen Production India

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