SA Government releases Hydrogen Action Plan

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South Australia Premier Steven Marshall released the state’s Hydrogen Action Plan , including the commitment of more than $1 million towards a study to identify optimal locations for renewable hydrogen production and export infrastructure. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Policy

2019 104

Researchers team up algae and bacteria to boost hydrogen production

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A team from the University of Cordoba in Spain and the University of Tehran in Iran has been searching for ways to increase hydrogen production by using microorganisms, specifically microalgae and bacteria. Algal Fuels Biotech Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 139

France’s first refueling station for hydrogen buses opens

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The Artois-Gohelle transport authority (SMT-AG) has inaugurated France’s first refueling station for hydrogen buses. The entire clean hydrogen production, storage and distribution chain is equipped with McPhy technologies.

2019 137

Hyundai’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution wins 2020 Truck Innovation Award

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Hyundai Motor’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution has won the second International Truck of the Year (IToY) Truck Innovation Award. Hyundai Motor Company and H 2 Energy set up its joint venture (JV), Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, in April 2019. Europe Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2019 118

Hyundai Motor Group opens Hyundai Hydrogen World in Shanghai

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Hyundai Motor Group opened Hyundai Hydrogen World—an exhibition hall dedicated to the fuel-cell electric vehicle, related technologies and energy—at the center of the Century Square in Shanghai. China Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2019 154

Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility and Hydrospider partner to promote green hydrogen ecosystem; Hyundai H2 Xcient fuel cell electric truck

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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM), the joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy, is partnering with Hydrospider, a joint venture of H2Energy, Alpiq and Linde to promote green hydrogen ecosystem in Switzerland and European countries in the upcoming future.

2019 124

Seawater could bring breakthrough for hydrogen cars

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The biggest problem for hydrogen fuel-cell cars has been where to get a plentiful, affordable supply of hydrogen that doesn't contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. hydrogen

2019 108

Is hydrogen internal combustion a better idea than fuel cells?

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Although hydrogen—and hydrogen fuel cells—could still play an important role in future transportation, even many hydrogen advocates will admit that hydrogen internal combustion probably won't.

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Study: hydrogen boride nanosheets are a promising hydrogen carrier; 8wt% under ambient conditions

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Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, and colleagues in Japan report a promising hydrogen carrier in the form of hydrogen boride nanosheets. The nanosheets exhibit extraordinary electronic and mechanical properties in addition to hydrogen storage capacity.

2019 78

Hydrogen fuel-cell e-bike claiming longer range, quick refueling

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Before the Toyota Mirai, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, and the Hyundai Nexo faced off with the current crop of electric cars, there was a hydrogen fuel-cell e-bike—the Alpha, which also demonstrated that with hydrogen it could go farther than battery-boosted e-bikes.

2019 113

Hydrogen supply pinch affects San Francisco fuel-cell drivers

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Hydrogen fuel-cell drivers in California’s San Francisco Bay Area may soon have to find a backup plan—like a gasoline or electric vehicle. hydrogen

KIT and Wintershall Dea collaborating to develop industrial-scale methane pyrolysis for CO2-free production of hydrogen

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Methane pyrolysis separates methane (CH 4 ) into gaseous hydrogen and solid carbon that is a valuable material for various industry branches and can also be stored safely. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas

2019 78

Cummins to acquire fuel-cell provider Hydrogenics

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has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, all the issued and outstanding shares of fuel-cell systems provider Hydrogenics Corporation for US$15.00 per share in cash, other than shares already owned by The Hydrogen Company, representing an enterprise value of approximately $290 million. We look forward to partnering closely with Hydrogenics’ team in the coming weeks as we work toward closing the transaction. Cummins Inc.

2019 94

Grove Hydrogen Automotive and State Government of Minas Gerais Brazil announce hydrogen vehicle cooperation program

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Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co. signed a cooperation agreement with the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil to proceed with the production and distribution of Grove hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for Brazil. —Professor Hao Yiguo, CEO and Founder of Grove Hydrogen Automotive.

2019 122

ZeroAvia unveils hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for aviation

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In the latest effort to make aviation sustainable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ZeroAvia announced advancements in developing a hydrogen-fueled electric powertrain. Aviation Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2019 148

Bolzano orders 12 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The Italian city of Bolzano is the first customer to order Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. Twelve Solaris hydrogen buses will follow the last year’s delivery of battery vehicles. The battery is filled with energy derived from hydrogen and through the regenerative braking, though it is also possible to recharge it by means of a plug-in socket. Hydrogen is stored in composite roof tanks; the bus will be capable of covering up to 350 km (217 miles) on a single refill.

2019 102

Sunfire partners with Total on highly efficient hydrogen technology; E-CO2MET

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It is the most efficient process on the market for converting electricity into hydrogen. The production of green methanol and hydrogen from renewable energies offers opportunities for the global energy and transport transition. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 95

Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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2019 145

Report: Hydrogen ministerial meeting to call for 10M fuel cell vehicles in 10 years

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The Nikkei reports that the second Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting—a policy platform for global utilization of hydrogen—scheduled to open in Japan on Wednesday will call for 10 million fuel cell vehicles—including trains, planes and automobiles—in 10 years. The Nikkei said that the Minister included the 10 million goal in his draft chairman’s statement, which also includes a goal to increase the number of hydrogen fueling stations to 10,000 in 10 years.

2019 100

Largest pilot plant for CO2-neutral production of hydrogen begins operation at voestalpine site in Linz

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What is currently the world’s largest pilot plant for the CO 2 -neutral production of hydrogen has successfully commenced operation at the voestalpine site in Linz, simultaneously setting an international milestone in the advancement of new energy supply options.

2019 85

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer.

2019 164

BMW puts 70 hydrogen tugger trains into operation in Leipzig

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The BMW Group Leipzig plant is commissioning 70 more hydrogen-powered tugger trains (indoor tugs). Together with its partners, the consortium is mapping the entire value chain for hydrogen fuel cell systems for indoor logistics. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Manufacturing

2018 159

Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen

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The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry to degrade organic waste—such as plant biomass or food waste—to produce hydrogen. Hydrogen Production

2019 127

Problems With Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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With all the advantages - fast refuelling, long range, the joy of electric drive.are there still problems with hydrogen fuel cells? You bet

2019 89

UH team reports new catalyst efficiently produces hydrogen from seawater; promising for large-scale hydrogen production, desalination

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Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a significant breakthrough with a new oxygen evolution reaction catalyst that, combined with a hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst, achieved current densities capable of supporting industrial demands while requiring relatively low voltage to start seawater electrolysis. Chlorine ions are especially problematic, in part because chlorine requires just slightly higher voltage to free than is needed to free hydrogen.

2019 69

Cummins unveils hydrogen fuel cell truck as tech demonstrator

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Cummins’ strategy is to provide its customers with a broad portfolio of power options, from diesel and natural gas, hybrids, to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell solutions. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty HydrogenCummins Inc.

2019 85

NTNU researchers use reverse electrodialysis and waste heat for hydrogen production: Heat to H2

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According to the IEA says that, producing all of today’s hydrogen just using electricity would require 3600 TWh—more than the annual electricity generation of the European Union. The modelled energy needed per cubic meter of hydrogen produced is 55 ± 22 kWh (700 ± 300 kWh kg ?1

2019 85

Student-built hydrogen Le Mans style prototype beats gasoline-powered cars in Supercar Challenge race

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The “Forze VIII”, a hydrogen fuel cell Le-Mans-style prototype, became the first hydrogen-electric vehicle to beat gasoline-powered cars in an official race. In a field of 43 gasoline-powered race cars, the hydrogen race car started the last race of the weekend from the fourth position.

2019 141

Bloom Energy announces hydrogen-powered energy servers to make always-on renewable electricity a reality

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Bloom Energy, a developer of solid oxide fuel cell power generators, announced the ability of its Energy Servers to operate on renewable hydrogen. In areas with large amounts of wind and solar power, excess renewables can be used to produce hydrogen from water via electrolysis.

2019 131

PNNL, OSU team develops a durable, inexpensive molybdenum-phosphide catalyst for efficient conversion of wastewater & seawater into hydrogen

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), with colleagues from Oregon State University, have developed PNNL a durable, inexpensive molybdenum-phosphide catalyst that efficiently converts wastewater and seawater into hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 121

Ulstein introducing hydrogen fuel cell off-shore vessel; sea trials could happen in 2022

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Recently, DNV GL identified the five most promising alternative fuels for shipping, with hydrogen as the ultimate zero-emission solution. The first complete hydrogen-fueled prospect has now been assembled by Ulstein Design & Solutions BV and Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology BV.

2019 95

CSIRO identifies five key opportunities for hydrogen industry growth in Australia

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A report from the Australian national science agency CSIRO has mapped the critical research steps Australia must take to realize a potential 7,600 jobs and $11 billion a year by 2050 from the burgeoning hydrogen industry. The report found investing in research could solve industry challenges to create five key national opportunities: hydrogen exports; integration of hydrogen into gas networks; transport; electricity systems; and industrial processes. Australia Hydrogen

2019 69

US, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, and EC launch new hydrogen initiative

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At the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) meeting, a new international hydrogen partnership was announced under the leadership of the United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and the European Commission with participation of several other CEM member countries. For the first time under the Clean Energy Ministerial, this effort will put the spotlight on the role that hydrogen and fuel cell technologies can play in the global clean energy transition. Fuel Cells Hydrogen

Korea Gas Corporation to invest $4B in hydrogen production and distribution by 2030

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billion) to build hydrogen-producing facilities by 2030. Under the plan, KOGAS will construct 25 hydrogen-producing facilities and pipelines totaling 700 kilometers to transport the gas. million tons of hydrogen annually. KOGAS said demand for hydrogen in South Korea will reach 1.94 KOGAS also said that with increased output, prices of hydrogen will likely fall. KOGAS said it will import 300,000 tons of hydrogen by 2030 and 1.2 Korea Gas Corp.

2019 111

New hydrogen storage material could enable smaller, cheaper, more energy dense systems for vehicles; Kubas binding

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An international team of researchers, led by Professor David Antonelli of Lancaster University, has discovered a new material made from manganese hydride that could be used to make molecular sieves within hydrogen fuel tanks. It could enable the design of tanks that are smaller, cheaper, more convenient and energy dense than existing hydrogen fuel technologies, and significantly out-perform battery-powered vehicles. Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage

2019 126

Plug Power expands hydrogen supply chain partner network in Spain with CLH

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a provider of hydrogen fuel cell systems and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, announced a new agreement with Spanish hydrogen production and distributor Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos (CLH). Through the agreement, CLH will develop hydrogen production assets and downstream markets in Spain, in the industrial, mobility and power production/storage sectors for distribution to Plug Power customers throughout Europe. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 69

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).

2018 125

Toyota Mobility Foundation calls for third round of research proposals to support innovative hydrogen energy solutions

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In Tokyo, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) called for research proposals from Japan for 2019 under the Hydrogen Research Initiative established in 2017. It recognizes that pairing carbon-free hydrogen systems with renewable energies contributes to energy sustainability. Shifting the world to hydrogen-based systems for energy supply and consumption is a heavily discussed topic, however cost remains a daunting obstacle for execution. Hydrogen storage and transport.

2019 71

ACEA, Hydrogen Europe and IRU call on EU to ramp up investments in hydrogen refueling infrastructure

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The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), Hydrogen Europe and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) are jointly calling on European policy makers to ramp up investments in EU-wide hydrogen refueling infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles. Advantages of hydrogen technology include short refueling time and a long driving range, as well as a vehicle weight and load-carrying capacity that are comparable to conventional vehicles.

2019 71

Yutong places 47 hydrogen fuel cell buses

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Chinese manufacturer Yutong is placing 22 hydrogen fuel cell buses into service in Zhengzhou (two now, 20 to follow) as well as the first batch of 25 units to Zhangjiakou. The delivered vehicles are the 3rd-generation hydrogen fuel cell bus independently developed by Yutong.

2018 106

Study suggests new strategy for storing hydrogen, using natural gas as stabilizer

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A recent study has suggested a new strategy for storing hydrogen, using natural gas as a stabilizer. The research proposed a practical gas phase modulator based synthesis of a hydrogen-natural gas blend (HNGB) without generating chemical waste after dissociation for the immediate service.

2019 108

Toyota Mirai gets deepest discount yet—amid hydrogen shortage

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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles aren’t exactly cheap to own or run—if you take them at face value. hydrogen deals

2019 100

Stadler and SBCTA sign contract for first hydrogen-powered train in US; FLIRT H2

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Stadler and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) have signed the first contract to supply a hydrogen-powered train to run in the United States. This holds the fuel cells and the hydrogen tanks. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

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