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

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2019 89

Industry group signs MOU to develop and test hydrogen fueling hardware for heavy-duty vehicles

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Under the MOU, the cross-industry group of both vehicle and infrastructure companies will test pre-commercial 70MPa hydrogen heavy duty vehicle high flow (H70HF) fueling hardware for future Class 8 (40 Ton) trucks. —Jørn Rosenlund, SVP of Nel Hydrogen Fueling.

2019 106

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 155

Air Liquide takes 18.6% stake in Hydrogenics; “strategic investment” in carbon-free hydrogen

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stake in the capital of Canada-based Hydrogenics Corporation , a leader in electrolytic hydrogen production equipment and fuel cells. million, reaffirms its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be a major player in the supply of carbon-free hydrogen, particularly for industry and mobility markets. Water electrolysis is one of the key technologies to accelerate the emergence of hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier.

2019 73

Ballard participating in H2PORTS project to demo hydrogen as alternative fuel in European ports; FCmove-HD

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Ballard Power Systems is participating in the H2PORTS project, which is aimed at facilitating a rapid transition at European ports from fossil fuels to low-carbon, zero-emission alternatives based on hydrogen and fuel cells. The project will test and validate hydrogen technologies for port machinery in order to achieve solutions that produce zero local emissions, without affecting the performance and safety of port operations. Europe Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

2019 92

Toyota and DIFFER partner on direct solar production of hydrogen from humid air, rather than water

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The Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research ( DIFFER ) is partnering with Toyota Motor Europe (TME) to develop a device that absorbs water vapor, and splits it into hydrogen and oxygen directly using solar energy. In this project, DIFFER and TME are exploring an innovative way to produce hydrogen directly out of humid air. One of these sustainable fuels is hydrogen, which can be used to store renewable energy. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2019 104

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

DOE collaborating with Michigan to advance hydrogen and fuel cells

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) aiming to enhance collaboration on hydrogen and fuel cell research and development (R&D) with the state of Michigan to promote private investment and domestic job creation. Michigan and DOE will also work to develop emerging hydrogen infrastructure technologies and grow the domestic supply chain.

2019 94

UCSC team develops novel ruthenium catalyst that outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production

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A novel ruthenium-based catalyst developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 109

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 123

CSIRO roadmap finds hydrogen industry set for scale-up in Australia

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An economically-sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia could soon be on the cards according to a blueprint released by CSIRO, the national science agency, which found that cost-competitiveness is firmly on the horizon. Ammonia Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage

2018 111

MAN Cryo first supplier to develop a marine, liquid-hydrogen fuel-gas system

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MAN Cryo, the wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Energy Solutions, has—in close cooperation with Fjord1 and Multi Maritime in Norway— developed a marine fuel-gas system for liquefied hydrogen. In particular, Norway is currently developing several promising hydrogen applications.

2018 113

Singapore’s HES unveils plans for regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft: Element One

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After 12 years developing hydrogen propulsion systems for small unmanned aircraft ( earlier post ), HES Energy Systems is unveiled its plans for Element One, the first regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft. Aviation Fuel Cells Hydrogen

2018 155

MIT team devises technique to observe hydrogen’s penetration in metal surfaces; understanding embrittlement

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Researchers at MIT have created a new technique that allows the observation of a metal surface during hydrogen penetration—the process that results in embrittlement of the metal. The findings are published in a paper in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

2019 96

2019 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle pricing: puzzling economics

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Pricing for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, like the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Nexo, hasn’t meant all that much up until now. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellThat’s because both of the other fuel-cell vehicles currently offered—and most of them offered to date—have been leased, under highly subsidized lease programs. But it’s actually not in this case.

2018 75

ULEMCo and Revolve demonstrate 45% thermal efficiency for 100% hydrogen engine

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ULEMCo and its R&D partner Revolve Technologies have demonstrated thermal efficiencies of 45% in engine control strategies for a 100% hydrogen-fueled engine being developed for the Mega Low Emissions (MLE) truck demonstrator unveiled earlier this year. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

2018 123

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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Sandia National Laboratories partnered with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the naval architect firm Glosten and the class society DNV GL to assess the technical, regulatory and economic feasibility of a hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marin

2018 129

Nikola Motor introduces Nikola Tre heavy-duty hydrogen-electric truck for Europe

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In response what it said is widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has designed a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets. Nikola is currently working with Nel Hydrogen of Oslo to provide hydrogen stations for USA.

2018 134

Manganese hydride molecular sieve for practical hydrogen storage could cost roughly 5x less than 700 bar tanks

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The team projects that reasonable estimates for production costs and loss of performance due to system implementation result in total energy storage costs roughly 5 times cheaper than those for 700 bar tanks, potentially opening doors for increased adoption of hydrogen as an energy vector.

2018 120

S Korea to invest $2.3B in hydrogen fuel cell vehicle industrial ecosystem over next 5 years

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billion) over the next five years in a public-private partnership to speed up the development of the country’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle ecosystem, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). The target is to be able to install 310 hydrogen stations by 2022 to supply 16,000 fuel cell vehicles. The funds will be spent on building plants for fuel cell vehicles and fuel cell stacks, manufacturing fuel cell buses and developing hydrogen storage systems.

2018 99

ARENA announces $1.5M to fund green hydrogen innovation hub in Western Australia; ATCO hydrogen microgrid

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million toward the funding of Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. The development project will evaluate the potential for renewable hydrogen to be generated, stored and used at a larger scale.

2018 78

ARENA announces $1.5M to fund green hydrogen innovation hub in Western Australia; ATCO hydrogen microgrid

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million toward the funding of Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. The development project will evaluate the potential for renewable hydrogen to be generated, stored and used at a larger scale.

2018 78

Saudi Aramco and Air Products to build Saudi Arabia’s first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fueling station; operational 2Q19

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Saudi Aramco and Air Products signed an agreement to jointly-build the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fueling station in Saudi Arabia. The collaboration between the two companies will combine Air Products’ technological know-how and experience in the field of hydrogen with Saudi Aramco’s industrial experience, facilities and R&D capabilities. The hydrogen refueling station, the first in the Kingdom, is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2019.

2019 94

Hyundai plans to take hydrogen fuel-cell systems beyond vehicles

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Hyundai sees a lot of potential in hydrogen fuel-cell technology. South Korea hydrogen Hyundai NexoAnd it may find success with it by looking well past cars and SUVs—to other uses that could, as the company puts it, “transcend the transportation sector.” ” With this week’s opening of a second plant making fuel-cell systems, in Chungju, South Korea, Hyundai.

2018 82

Graforce plasma electrolysis for efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water; partnering with Audi

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Berlin-based Graforce Hydro GmbH, the developer of a plasma electrolyzer—the Plasmalyzer —is applying its technology for the highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2018 113

Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil a new hydrogen train design for the UK

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK market. This proven and reliable Class 321 is an excellent fit in terms of characteristics, fleet size and availability for conversion to a Hydrogen Multiple Unit (HMU). Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

2019 101

Toyota to supply its hydrogen fuel cell systems technology to Caetanobus SA (Portugal) Europe

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Toyota announced that it will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus SA in Portugal. Supplying our fuel cell systems to Caetanobus demonstrates the many practical uses and environmental benefits of hydrogen towards a carbon-free society.

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

2018 132

Rice team awarded $3.3M ARPA-E OPEN+ grant to convert methane into carbon nanotubes and hydrogen

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The goal is to save energy and stem carbon dioxide emissions from metal manufacturing while concurrently generating clean hydrogen and fixing fossil-sourced carbon in solid materials. The process would also produce valuable hydrogen as a side product. At the same time, we will generate hydrogen from the hydrocarbon decomposition process, and this hydrogen can be used to offset the energy costs of making the material or as valuable energy carriers for transportation.

2019 81

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.

2018 124

Toyota develops general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use; NOx emissions below natural gas burner levels, zero CO2

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has developed the what it says is the world’s first general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use in collaboration with Chugai Ro Co., On account of this, the practical use of hydrogen burners has proved challenging. Hydrogen Manufacturing

2018 115

New catalyst synthesis method for solar water splitting to produce hydrogen

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The simultaneous reduction and hydrogenation of TiO 2 by [Mg] and [H], respectively, offer efficient hydrogen-doped reduced TiO 2-x photocatalyst systems which exhibit high efficiency (16.1 It is a very simple method that will greatly help commercialize hydrogen energy.

2018 116

California Energy Commission and ARB report on status of hydrogen refueling station network

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The California Energy Commission and California Air Resources Board (ARB) have released a joint report on the planning, design, development, and deployment of hydrogen refueling stations critical to supporting the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). This joint report satisfies an Assembly Bill 8 (AB 8) requirement for the two agencies to report on the remaining cost and time needed to establish the hydrogen refueling station network. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure

2019 99

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

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) is calling for research proposals from Japan for 2018 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 carriers.

2018 77

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.

CSIRO to partner with Fortescue on hydrogen technologies; focus on metal membrane technology

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CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, will partner with Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) on hydrogen technologies to support the development of new industries, create jobs and pave the way for low emissions export opportunities. The centerpiece of the $20-million partnership is an investment in CSIRO’s metal membrane technology, which enables ammonia to be used as a carrier material for hydrogen storage and transport. Ammonia Australia Hydrogen

2018 86

ARPA-E awarding ~$14.4M to four projects for production of hydrogen and carbon products from methane

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These project teams will pursue methods to create high-value carbon and hydrogen from methane (four projects, $14.4 The methane cohort teams will focus on industrially scalable ways to produce high quality carbon and hydrogen. Converting Hydrocarbons to Recyclable Materials for Metal Replacement with Positive Hydrogen Output, $3,300,000. High Value, Energy Saving Carbon Products and Clean Hydrogen Gas from Methane, $3,479,624. ARPA-E Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2018 77

DLR team integrates solar heat into solid oxide electrolyzer for highly efficient hydrogen production

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Experimental setup of the solar heated solid oxide electrolyzer system for hydrogen production. Water electrolysis is considered as a promising pathway for the production of sustainable hydrogen to be used as such an energy carrier. Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2019 91

Anglo American Platinum, Shell invest in HyET for electrochemical hydrogen compression

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Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), alongside Shell Technology Ventures (STV), has taken a stake in High-Yield Energy Technologies ( HyET ) ( earlier post ), a Dutch company that has developed cost-effective electrochemical hydrogen compression (EHC) technology.

2018 95

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

2018 130

Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Ports and Marine

2019 101

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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