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. —Perry Kuiper, President Sustainable Power Solutions at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

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NREL thermal management system greatly increases power density of SiC inverters in heavy-duty applications

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A thermal management system developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with John Deere promises to increase the power density of silicon carbide (SiC) inverters within heavy-duty EV applications significantly.

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European HYFLEXPOWER project to demo first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

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The implementation of this project, the first industrial-scale power-to-X-to-power demonstrator with an advanced hydrogen turbine, will be launched at Smurfit Kappa PRF’s site—a company specialized in manufacturing recycled paper—in Saillat-sur-Vienne, France.

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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. The project will produce clean hydrogen from nuclear power at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Phoenix, Arizona—the largest nuclear plant and the single-largest generator of carbon-free electricity in the US. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Nuclear Power Generation

Plug Power & Gaussin collaborate on hydrogen-powered logistics vehicles

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Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, and Gaussin are collaborating to bring a commercial suite of ProGen-powered Gaussin transportation vehicles to market in 2021 as a solution to decarbonize the logistics ecosystem.

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Renault Group, STMicroelectronics enter strategic cooperation on power electronics

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Renault Group and STMicroelectronics announced a strategic cooperation on the design, development, manufacturing, and supply to Renault Group of STMicroelectronics’ products and related packaging solutions for the power electronics systems of battery-operated and hybrid vehicles. As Renault’s key innovation partner, STMicroelectronics will benefit from significant volumes guaranteed for the annual usage of these power modules and transistors from 2026-2030.

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AMTE Power launches ‘Power Up’ project to develop ultra high-power battery cells for automotive

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UK-based AMTE Power has secured a project from the Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, worth £1 million, to develop a higher energy density variant of its Ultra High-Power (UHP) lithium-ion cell, with support from Imperial College London for battery modeling. The Power Up project will establish the necessary volume manufacturing process for the UHP cell through the UK Battery Industrialization Center (UKBIC), the newly opened manufacturing development facility in Coventry.

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Wärtsilä Power-to-X project gets €1M in government support

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been granted €1 million in funding by Business Finland, a state-run public agency for funding important research projects, to support research in the field of Power-to-X (P2X) technology. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas Power-to-Liquids

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Samsung Heavy to partner with KAREI to develop molten-salt reactor floating power plants and nuclear-powered ships

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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is making a full-scale effort to develop offshore nuclear power plant technology. Through this agreement, SHI plans to pioneer the MSR-based floating nuclear power plant and nuclear-powered ship market as part of strengthening its capacity for future new business expansion. Market Background Nuclear Ports and Marine Power Generation

New Bosch system for testing power electronics of e-vehicles in development lab

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Bosch Engineering has developed a new high-voltage lab rig (HVLR) for fast, efficient and safe testing of electric vehicle power electronics in the development lab. In the laboratory, a large number of tests have to be carried out directly on the live components of the power electronics.

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EIA: US large-scale battery storage power capacity increased 35% in 2020

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The United States continued a trend of significant growth in large-scale battery capacity, with US battery power capacity reaching 1,650 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2020. Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Hawaii each have more than 50 MW of power capacity. Batteries Power Generatio

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HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Ports and Marine Power Generation Wave and Tidal

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LiquidPiston announces small tactical power generator development for US Army; 2-5 kW

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LPI), developer of advanced rotary diesel and multi-fuel internal combustion engines, announced the award of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the United States Army to develop the X-Engine platform to power Small Tactical Generators ranging from 2-5 kW. Power.

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PowerCell Sweden and Hitachi ABB Power Grids deepen collaboration within stationary power solutions

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PowerCell Sweden AB and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have signed an agreement regarding an in-depth collaboration around fuel cell based stationary power solutions. The two companies will initially focus on complete, mobile container-based solutions with a power of up to 600 kW, and on module-based stationary megawatt solutions, i.e., with a total power output of more than 1 000 kW. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Power Generation

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Naturgy and Enagás studying production of green hydrogen from 350 MW of wind power in Asturias

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The project’s planned renewable power production is estimated to save more than 200,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions per year. The technology will first be deployed on a demo scale with 50 MW offshore and 100 MW onshore wind power, as well as a 5MW offshore electrolyzer and another 100-MW onshore electrolyzer. During the second phase, the project could be extended up to 250 MW offshore wind power with an additional 100-MW onshore electrolyzer.

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Wärtsilä and partners to cooperate in wind-to-hydrogen-to-electricity project; other power-to-X fuels

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Wärtsilä Finland, the energy companies Vaasan Sähkö and EPV Energia, and the City of Vaasa, Finland have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in a project aimed at utilizing emissions-free hydrogen in power generation, industry and transportation applications. The goal of the four parties is jointly to build a Power-to-X-to-Power system in Vaasa. Energy production would take place in an engine power plant developed by Wärtsilä.

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GM Spring Hill to run on 100% solar power by 2022

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General Motors expects its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant will be powered by 100% solar energy beginning in late 2022. GM is ranked 12 on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from their Green Power Partnership program.

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Rolls-Royce supports power-to-x initiative in Brandenburg; synthetic fuels and chemicals from renewable power

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Power Systems business unit signs letter of intent for the construction of a demonstration plant for the production of synthetic fuels Schell: “We will be electrifying the entire system, including the fuel” Important step towards sector coupling and decarbonising propulsion systems and power generation. As a former coal and chemical region, the Lausitz region has an abundance of expertise available that can be used to set up a power-to-x competence center.

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JERA and IHI to demo ammonia co-firing at a large-scale commercial coal-fired power plant

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This will be the world’s first demonstration project in which a large amount of ammonia will be co-fired in a large-scale commercial coal-fired power plant. In addition to this role as an energy carrier, it can also be used directly as a fuel in thermal power generation.

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Toyota & Honda partner on fuel cell bus mobile power generation system to supply electricity in disasters

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will create a mobile power generation/output system—Moving e—that comprises a fuel cell bus that can carry a large amount of hydrogen; portable external power output devices; and portable batteries. Honda’s Power Exporter 9000 portable external power output device.

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In Germany, BSE Engineering and the Institute for Renewable Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have demonstrated the conversion of wind power into renewable methanol. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background Methanol Power-to-Liquids

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bp & Ørsted to produce green H2 at Lingen refinery; industrial-scale electrolyzer powered by offshore wind

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renewable power, producing zero emissions. This will be powered by renewable energy generated by an Ørsted offshore ?wind When powered by renewable ?energy, power, industry and transport sectors, especially those that are hard-to-electrify or ?expensive-to-electrify.

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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.

PowerCell signs MoU with ABB Power Grids on stationary fuel cell power solutions

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PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with ABB Power Grids regarding a collaboration around fuel cell based zero emissions stationary power solutions. The system runs on hydrogen and can be used as an electrical power system and for peak shaving.

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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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The Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) a contract for two M501JAC power trains for the Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) in Delta, Utah. The ACES project will use renewable power to produce hydrogen through electrolysis.

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European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary

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The core of the power-to-gas (P2G) technology is the proprietary biocatalyst that can be deployed in a simple and cost-effective energy conversion system. Biomethane / RNG Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background Power-to-Gas

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Nissan introduces e-POWER Sylphy in China; first of six e-POWER models in China by 2025

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Nissan unveiled the e-POWER Sylphy, the first model equipped with the e-POWER series hybrid technology ( earlier post ) for customers in China. The Nissan e-POWER Sylphy delivers 300 N·m of torque and a fuel economy rating of 3.9

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Massachusetts electric school bus delivered power back to grid for 50+ hours over the summer; V2G

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An electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts, successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

Opinion: Reinventing fuel-based power for a more secure and resilient grid

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by Toby Gill, CEO, Intelligent Power Generation. We are transitioning from a demand-led energy system, where power generation can be easily turned on and off to match demand, to one that is led by supply from variable and inflexible sources. Intelligent Power Generation.

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Neste invests in Sunfire, developer of high-temperature electrolysis and Power-to-X solutions

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One of these fields of innovation is Power-to-X. The key technology in the Power-to-X platform is electrolysis. High-temperature electrolysis (HTE) generates hydrogen from steam powered by renewable electricity.

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CP announces hydrogen-powered line-haul locomotive pilot project

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Canadian Pacific plans to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered line-haul locomotive. These are high-powered units—total rated power of more than 1,715 kW (2,300 horsepower) in Canada—that travel long distances and spend much of their operating time at high power levels.

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Allison Transmission expands eGen Power e-Axle portfolio with 100S and 130D e-Axles

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Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, has added eGen Power 100S and 130D e-Axles to its fully electric portfolio of propulsion solutions. eGen Power 100S e-Axle.

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DOE announces $64M for research into future coal power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0002057 ), “Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.”. DOE’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative is intended to develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure and reliable power to the US grid.

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Nissan launches Note Autech Crossover in Japan; exclusively with e-POWER

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The new Note Autech Crossover is based on the compact Nissan Note and comes exclusively with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain, a key part of the company’s electrification strategy under the Nissan NEXT global business transformation plan.

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Shearwater Energy developing SMR wind-hybrid energy project; selects NuScale Power

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Power, LLC to provide the clean, base load and load-following energy for the proposed hybrid energy project. Shearwater signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NuScale Power to further collaboration in advancing the proposed project. Power generation at Wylfa could begin as early as 2027. A Shearwater-NuScale wind-nuclear energy system will provide reliable, load following power to overcome intermittency and grid stability issues. Shearwater Energy Ltd.,

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Volvo Cars? Chengdu car plant powered by 100% renewable electricity; 65% hydropower

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The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company’s largest in China, is now powered by 100% renewable electricity, taking the company’s global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80%. Emissions Manufacturing Power Generation Sustainability

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Tesla unofficially tops J.D. Power’s APEAL Study once again

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Power’s APEAL study, which tests how an owner emotionally connects with their new car. Power has performed the APEAL study, and the second straight year, Tesla took the top prize, unofficially. Power Director of Global Automotive David Amodeo said. Power Tesla

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ORNL licenses high-power wireless vehicle charging technology to HEVO

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The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed its high-power wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to HEVO. The license covers ORNL’s unique polyphase electromagnetic coil that delivers the highest surface power density available, 1.5

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Thomas Built Buses delivers 50th Proterra Powered electric school bus

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Proterra Powered leverages Proterra’s electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their vehicles. Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America; its exclusive Virginia dealer, Sonny Merryman Inc.;

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Sion Power introducing 17 Ah, 810 Wh/L, 400 Wh/kg lithium-metal battery for EVs

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Lithium-metal rechargeable battery developer Sion Power will introduce its Licerion rechargeable battery for electric vehicles at The Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan in September. This is a watershed moment for Sion Power’s push toward next-generation electrified vehicles.

Nuvera and DD DANNAR partner to develop mobile fuel cell power for diverse industries

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DANNAR manufactures the DANNAR Mobile Power Station (MPS), a configurable platform that serves as both a multi-purpose work utility vehicle as well as a mobile power supply. Nuvera is a developer of fuel cells for commercial power, especially for motive applications.

Nissan introduces all-new Note e-POWER AWD in Japan

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Nissan launched the all-new Note e-POWER AWD compact car, with dual electric motors that give the driver enhanced control and acceleration. The Note AWD’s electric motors in the front and rear deliver power to each wheel.

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Rio Tinto to triple Weipa solar capacity and add battery storage to help power bauxite mining operations

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Rio Tinto has approved a new solar farm and battery storage at Weipa in Queensland, in a move that will more than triple the local electricity network’s solar generation capacity and help provide cleaner power to Rio Tinto’s operations. The Weipa operations in Far North Queensland includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, shiploaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals.

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