Toyota enters hydrogen engine Corolla in another race, with focus on transporting imported hydrogen

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Toyota Motor Corporation is entering a vehicle equipped with a developmental hydrogen-powered engine ( earlier post ) at the five-hour-long Super Taikyu Series 2021 Powered by Hankook Round 5 Suzuka S-tai, which takes place this weekend. Transporting hydrogen from overseas.

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.

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DOE launches Hydrogen Shot Fellowship

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The first Energy Earthshot, launched 7 June—Hydrogen Shot—seeks to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% to $1 per 1 kilogram in 1 decade (“1-1-1”). Achieving the Hydrogen Shot’s $1/kg cost goal will enable new markets for hydrogen, including energy storage, steel manufacturing, clean ammonia, and heavy-duty trucks. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Research

Universal Hydrogen secures additional $62M in financing to accelerate first test flight of hydrogen-powered regional aircraft to 2022

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Universal Hydrogen closed a $62-million new funding round; the oversubscribed round was completed less than six months after the company’s Series A ( earlier post ), bringing total raised to $85 million. —Paul Eremenko, co-founder and CEO of Universal Hydrogen.

Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

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Rolls-Royce is further developing its mtu gas engine portfolio for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thus enable a climate-neutral energy supply. Beginning in 2022, operation with a hydrogen content of 25% will be possible.

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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).

KAMAZ presents its first hydrogen bus

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KAMAZ has presented the KAMAZ-6290 hydrogen fuel cell bus at the COMTRANS-2021 international exhibition in Moscow. In 2022, we intend to test a prototype KAMAZ hydrogen fuel cell bus in the streets of Moscow, in the environment of actual operation. Bus Fuel Cells Hydrogen Russia

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

bp bolsters UK blue hydrogen plans by reaching agreements with more ?potential customers; 1GW blue hydrogen by 2030

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potential customers for its proposed clean hydrogen production facility in Teesside in north-east ?England. In March, bp announced plans for a clean hydrogen facility in Teesside (H2Teesside) that would aim to ?produce Teesside operations—for hydrogen produced by the project.

Arcola Energy to lead hydrogen road freight study in Scotland; green hydrogen refueling

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The Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Freight Trial (SHyFT), led by Arcola Energy, has secured funding from the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Road Freight program for the design of a trial of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, supported by a green hydrogen refueling infrastructure in Scotland.

Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group signs agreements to industrialize 70 MPa high-flow refueling; H70HF

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The Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group—comprising Air Liquide, Hyundai, Nel Hydrogen, Nikola Corporation, Shell and Toyota—has signed agreements with Tatsuno Corporation and Transfer Oil S.p.A. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Infrastructure

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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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

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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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.

NEDO appoints Toyota and partners to study developing large-scale hydrogen supply chain in Chubu Region

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has appointed Sumitomo, Chiyoda, Toyota Motor, Japan Research Institute and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking to conduct a feasibility study on the receiving and distribution business of hydrogen in Chubu Region.

Hyundai North America joins Shell Hydrogen’s Project Neptune to grow hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California

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Hyundai Motor North America (HMNA) has joined Equilon Enterprises LLC (d/b/a Shell Oil Products US), also referred to as Shell Hydrogen, in Project Neptune to grow the hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California. Project Neptune seeks the construction of 48 additional and two upgraded hydrogen refueling stations across the state beginning in 2021. The storage tanks will hold 600 and 1,200 kg of hydrogen at 55 bar.

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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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

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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Liverpool City Region orders 20 ADL second-generation hydrogen buses

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NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, has been selected by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as supplier for 20 zero-emission hydrogen double deck buses following a competitive tendering process. Bus Fuel Cells Hydrogen

Air Liquide and Faurecia partner to develop on-board liquid hydrogen storage systems

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Air Liquide and Faurecia signed a joint development agreement to design and produce on-board liquid hydrogen storage systems for the automotive industry. Liquid hydrogen storage for fuel cell vehicles is well-suited for long-haul applications; with this technology, the amount of hydrogen stored is double that of gaseous hydrogen. Due to intensive usage, by 2030, heavy-duty vehicles could represent close to 60% of the hydrogen consumption for mobility markets.

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

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.,

Sandia team uses computational approaches to develop high-entropy alloys with attractive hydrogen storage properties rapidly

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Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and international collaborators used computational approaches, including explainable machine learning models, to elucidate new high-entropy alloys with attractive hydrogen storage properties and direct laboratory synthesis and validation.

Emerson and BayoTech partner to scale production and distribution of low-cost, modular SMRs for hydrogen production

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Global industrial software and technology leader Emerson announced a multi-year strategic framework agreement with BayoTech, a developer of modular steam methane reformers (SMRs) and other hydrogen solutions, to accelerate the delivery of hydrogen around the world.

Germany and Namibia form partnership for green hydrogen

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Kandjoze of Namibia’s National Planning Commission agreed to establish a hydrogen partnership between Germany and Namibia and signed a Joint Communiqué of Intent (JCoI). The global race for the best hydrogen technologies and the best sites for hydrogen production is already on. I am proud that Germany is the first country to officially form a hydrogen partnership with Namibia. Namibia has enormous potential for scaling up a green hydrogen industry.

Snam launches HyAccelerator global-scale accelerator for hydrogen startups

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Snam, the main Italian operator for the transport and dispatching of natural gas in Italy, launched HyAccelerator , a corporate global-scale startup acceleration program focused on hydrogen. The program kicked off with the first call for startups, dedicated to players active along the entire hydrogen value chain, from transportation to storage and end uses. At the end of the program, the startups will conduct feasibility studies with Snam for future hydrogen pilot projects.

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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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.

DOE awards $20M to project to produce clean hydrogen from nuclear power

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $20 million in funding to a project to demonstrate technology that will produce clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power. This approach will allow clean hydrogen to serve as a source for zero-carbon electricity and represent an important economic product for nuclear plants beyond electricity. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Nuclear Power Generation

Repsol and Talgo to develop hydrogen-powered trains

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Spain-based global energy company Repsol and Talgo, a manufacturer of intercity, standard, and high speed passenger trains, will promote a renewable-hydrogen-powered train, fostering emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

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.

UK government launches first Hydrogen Strategy

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The UK government has launched a Hydrogen Strategy intended to create a thriving low-carbon hydrogen sector—blue and green—in the UK over the next decade and beyond. The government says that a booming, UK-wide hydrogen economy could be worth (£900) million (US$1.24 Undertaking a review to support the development of the necessary network and storage infrastructure to underpin a thriving hydrogen sector. Europe Hydrogen Market Background

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.

CSIRO receives $1 million in funding for hydrogen refueling station as part of VH2

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The government of the state of Victoria in Australia is providing more than $1 million in funding to CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, that will enable it to partner with Swinburne University of Technology to establish the Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2). Hydrogen Industry Mission.

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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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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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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.

Octopus Hydrogen to supply green hydrogen to ZeroAvia for HyFlyer II

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Octopus Hydrogen, Octopus Energy Group’s newly established hydrogen arm, will provide 100% green hydrogen to ZeroAvia’s R&D center at Cotswold Airport in the UK during the testing, certification and first commercial operations of its hydrogen-electric aircraft powertrain technology. Octopus Hydrogen will provide more than 250 kilograms of green, fuel cell grade, high pressure hydrogen per day for delivery into ZeroAvia’s mobile refueling unit.

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.

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.

Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power, and AeroTEC set up hydrogen aviation center at Moses Lake, Washington

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Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power and AeroTEC have established a Hydrogen Aviation Test and Service Center at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington. The center will focus on the test flight and certification of Universal Hydrogen’s retrofit conversion of a Dash-8 regional turboprop aircraft, scheduled for entry into commercial service in 2025. Aviation & Aerospace Hydrogen Testing