Samsung Heavy and Seaborg to develop floating nuclear power plant combined with hydrogen and ammonia plants

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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Seaborg signed a partnership agreement to develop floating nuclear power plants based on Seaborg’s inherently safe Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR). The floating nuclear power plant comes as a turn-key product, ready to be moored at an industrial harbor.

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Topsoe receives public funding for scaling up Power-to-X SOEC electrolysis

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million) to a partnership between Topsoe, Denmark’s Technical University (DTU) and Aarhus University (AU) to support innovation activities related to upscaling and globally deploying Topsoe’s Power-to-X SOEC electrolysis technology. The award was part of a larger DKK 255 million (US$36 million) set of awards to 14 projects supporting the development of the Power-to-X and hydrogen area in Denmark. Electrofuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Power-to-Gas

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Topsoe to build world’s largest SOEC electrolyzer production facility; 500 MW scalable to 5 GW; focusing on Power-to-X

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Topsoe’s ambition is to accelerate rapidly the adoption of green solutions—in particular within Power-to-X. Developing a strong Power-to-X industry in Europe will also enforce the EU’s ambitions of being independent of energy imports from other regions.

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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.

Bosch starting volume production of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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After several years of development, Bosch is now starting volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors to supply automotive manufacturers worldwide. Since the SiC chips also emit significantly less heat, the power electronics require less in the way of costly cooling.

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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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NIO selects high-efficiency SiC traction power modules from onsemi

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onsemi announced that China-based EV maker NIO chose the latest VE-Trac Direct SiC power modules from onsemi for its next-generation electric vehicles (EVs). The silicon carbide (SiC)-based power modules enable longer range, higher efficiency and faster acceleration for EVs.

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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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BorgWarner receives $4.97M DOE award for SiC-based high power-dense inverter

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million US Department of Energy (DOE) Award for the development of a Scalable Ultra Power-dense Extended Range (SUPER) inverter. Viper inverter power switch ( earlier post ). Electric (Battery) Market Background Power ElectronicsBorgWarner is the recipient of a $4.97

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Transphorm to demonstrate 99% efficiency power switching with a 1200V GaN power transistor at ISPSD 2022

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Transphorm—a pioneer in and global supplier of high-reliability, high-performance gallium nitride (GaN) power conversion products— will demonstrate leading-edge R&D results from its 1200-volt GaN device at the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs ( ISPSD 2022), an IEEE conference in the power semiconductor industry in May. We see this as an important milestone for the GaN power electronics industry.

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Poll finds strong local and statewide support for extending operations of California’s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

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Newly released polling shows strong local support for extending the operations of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, California’s largest source of carbon free energy generation. Gavin Newsom recently announced his intent to explore options to continue operations at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a nuclear plant located in San Luis Obispo, operated by PG&E. Market Background Nuclear Power Generation Surveys

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Toyota showcases experimental hydrogen-powered GR Yaris

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Toyota showcased its experimental hydrogen-powered combustion engine technology in the multiple award-winning GR Yaris. We’ve taken the first step to compete with and develop our hydrogen-powered engine with the mindset of taking on the challenge.

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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Toshiba developing lightweight, compact, high-power superconducting motor for mobility applications

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However, to achieve total carbon neutrality, it is necessary to explore not only carbon-free SAF, but also aviation systems as a whole; thus, the industry needs to develop lightweight and high-powered motors for propulsion 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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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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Practical Power Beaming Gets Real

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Wires have a lot going for them when it comes to moving electric power around, but they have their drawbacks too. And when it comes to powering public transportation, including electric trains and trams, wires need to be used in tandem with rolling or.

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VTT and Neste to build integrated Power-to-Liquids demo facility; CO2 capture, green hydrogen and e-fuels production

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Power-to-Liquids technologies are on their way to commercialization in scale. Establishing the infrastructure for Power-to-Liquids production contributes to the strengthening of co-operation between Neste and VTT in e-fuel production development from pilot to commercial scale. Both the CO 2 capture and electrolysis solutions are provided by Finnish project partners Kleener Power Solutions Oy and Carbonreuse Finland Oy as well as Convion Oy and Elcogen Oy, respectively.

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Altair acquires Powersim to expand electronic system design technology into power electronics

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Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), acquired Powersim , a provider of simulation and design tools for power electronics, including power supplies, motor drives, control systems, and microgrids. Market Background Power Electronics

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Honda to install stationary fuel cell power station on California campus as first step toward commercialization of zero-emission backup power generation

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Honda plans to install a stationary fuel cell power station on its corporate campus in Torrance, Calif. Power Plant (4X Quads + Accessories). Power Plant (4X Quads + Accessories). Fuel Cells Hydrogen Power Generation Vehicle Manufacturers

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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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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

Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Electric to develop hydrogen fuel cell package for power generation

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Hyundai Electric ), a leading electrical equipment manufacturer and energy solution provider, to develop a hydrogen fuel cell package for mobile power generation. The endeavor combines Hyundai Motor’s decades-long fuel cell experience and Hyundai Electric’s power equipment expertise. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Power Generation Vehicle ManufacturersHyundai Motor Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co.

STMicroelectronics supplying SiC technology for Semikron next-generation eMPack power modules for EVs

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STMicroelectronics is supplying silicon carbide (SiC) technology for eMPack electric-vehicle (EV) power modules from Semikron, a leading manufacturer of power modules and systems. This is the result of a four-year technical collaboration between the two companies to design-in ST’s advanced SiC power semiconductors for superior efficiency and industry-benchmark performance in more compact systems. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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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DENSO and USJC collaborate on automotive power semiconductors

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USJC), a subsidiary of global semiconductor foundry United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), have agreed to collaborate on the production of power semiconductors at USJC’s 300mm fab in order to serve the growing demand in the automotive market. IGBTs are core devices in power cards, serving as efficient power switches in inverters to convert DC and AC currents in order to drive and control electric vehicle motors. DENSO Corporation and United Semiconductor Japan Co.,

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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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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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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

Aramco to explore hydrogen-powered vehicle business with Gaussin

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The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) signed five agreements with leading French companies, including an agreement to explore a hydrogen-powered vehicle business with Gaussin , a pioneer in clean and intelligent transport solutions. Gaussin hydrogen-powered Dakar racer.

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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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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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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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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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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Qorvo acquires United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC), a leading provider of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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Qorvo, a provider of innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions, has acquired United Silicon Carbide ( UnitedSiC ), a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors. Electric (Battery) Market Background Power Electronics

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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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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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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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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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STMicroelectronics introducing third generation of SiC power devices

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STMicroelectronics is introducing its third generation of STPOWER silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs for power control for electric-vehicle (EV) powertrains and other applications where power density, energy efficiency, and reliability are critical. The market leader in SiC power MOSFETs, ST has incorporated new and advanced design know-how to open up even more of SiC’s energy-saving potential. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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Gaussin partnering with TGO to test hydrogen-powered terminal tractor

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Gaussin and Terminal du Grand Ouest (TGO), concessionaire and sole operator of the Montoir-based Multipurpose Cargo and Container Terminal (MCCT) near Saint- Nazaire, France, are partnering to test a hydrogen-powered heavy-duty terminal tractor.

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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