New nanomaterial supports enhanced and stabilized hydrogen production from methanol

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Outputs from this work will directly feed into EERE’s H2@Scale vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution and utilization across multiple sectors in the economy. Hence, the material remained free of pollution during key steps in the hydrogen production reaction.

Cummins provides 20MW PEM electrolyzer to Air Liquide for green hydrogen production

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The Cummins electrolyzer system is installed at the Air Liquide hydrogen production facility in Bécancour, Québec. This is a modular and scalable electrolyzer platform designed to address utility-scale hydrogen production. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Power-to-Gas

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Researchers propose testing standards for particulate photocatalysts in solar fuel production

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Gang Liu from the Institute of Metal Research, CAS, has now initiated the establishment of international efficiency accreditation and testing protocols for particulate photocatalysts toward solar fuel production. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Solar fuels Standards

Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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It builds on a project launched last year to demonstrate how hydrogen production facilities could be installed at operating nuclear power plants. This is a game-changer for both nuclear energy and carbon-free hydrogen production for numerous industries.

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Spanish team develops microwave-induced electrolysis at low temperatures for H2 production

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Researchers in Spain have developed hydrogen production without contact electrodes via water electrolysis mediated by the microwave-triggered redox activation of solid-state ionic materials at low temperatures ( Nature Energy. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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S. Korean team develops highly efficient, long-lasting electrocatalyst to boost electrolytic hydrogen production

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Conventional water electrolysis for the production of hydrogen faces technological challenges to improve the efficiency of the water-splitting reaction for the sluggish oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Mitsubishi Heavy invests in Monolith Materials to support clean hydrogen production

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Olive Creek 1 in Hallam, Nebraska is Monolith Materials’ first commercial-scale emissions-free production facility designed to produce approximately 14,000 metric tons of carbon black annually along with clean hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural GasMonolith Materials, Inc.

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Uppsala team develops composite polymer dots for efficient, stable H2 production from water and sunlight

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Researchers at Uppsala University have developed photocatalytic composite polymer nanoparticles (“polymer dots”) that show promising performance and stability for the production of hydrogen from water and sunlight. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuels

China team develops highly active catalyst for hydrogen production from methanol-water

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Methanol–water reforming could prove to be a promising solution for hydrogen production/transportation in stationary and mobile hydrogen applications. MoC catalyst which exhibits extraordinary hydrogen production activity in the aqueous-phase methanol reforming reaction. MoC exhibits a hydrogen production rate of 2%—about 6 times higher than that of conventional noble metal 2% Pt/Al 2 O 3 catalyst. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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HydroWing, in partnership with Tocardo, introduced the THyPSO (Tidal Hydrogen production, Storage and Offtake), a concept that creates green hydrogen from the sea, contributing to the wider global decarbonization of energy systems. THyPSO has capacity to hold up to two weeks’ worth of hydrogen production in pressurized storage tanks. Another key issue with producing electricity from any renewable source is the intermittency of production.

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7 companies launch Green Hydrogen Catapult to increase green H2 production 50-fold over next 6 years

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Seven companies— ACWA Power, CWP Renewables, Envision, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Snam, and Yara— announced a global coalition that will accelerate the scale and production of green hydrogen 50-fold in the next six years, helping to transform the world’s most carbon intensive industries, including power generation, chemicals, steelmaking and shipping. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Sustainability

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OYSTER consortium receives €5M funding to investigate offshore hydrogen production

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To realize the potential of offshore hydrogen production, there is a need for compact electrolysis systems that can withstand harsh offshore environments and have minimal maintenance requirements while still meeting cost and performance targets that will allow production of low-cost hydrogen. The electrolyzer system will be designed to be compact, to allow it to be integrated with a single offshore wind turbine, and to follow the turbine’s production profile.

Total and Engie partner to develop France’s largest site for the production of green hydrogen: Masshylia

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Total and Engie signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, build and operate the Masshylia project, France’s largest renewable hydrogen production site at Châteauneuf-les-Martigues in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur South region.

LEVC starts production of electric van VN5

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LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has started production of its new electric van, VN5. With its distinctive design, lightweight aluminum construction and eCity technology, VN5 also now shares the LEVC’s flexible production line with TX.

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IHS Markit: annual investments in green hydrogen production to exceed $1 billion by 2023

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IHS Markit forecasts that annual global investments in green hydrogen—hydrogen production powered by renewable sources—will exceed US$1 billion by 2023. Electrolysis production is ramping up with multiple “giga-factories” under development. Green hydrogen production costs are down 40% since 2015 and are expected to fall by a further 40% through 2025. Hydrogen production has the potential to become a whole new sector of electricity demand.

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

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Naturgy and Enagás are studying the production of green hydrogen from a 250MW floating offshore wind farm and another 100MW onshore wind farm in Asturias (Spain) for industrial consumption in this Autonomous Region. The project’s planned renewable power production is estimated to save more than 200,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions per year. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Power Generation Power-to-Gas

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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. Researchers Neda Fakhimi, Alexandra Dubini and David González Ballester report being able to increase hydrogen production by combining unicellular green alga called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with Escherichia coli bacteria. Algal Fuels Biotech Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Air Liquide and Siemens Energy to develop a large-scale electrolyzer partnership for sustainable hydrogen production

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In order to meet rapidly growing demand, and to lower costs, it is key to accelerate the production of sustainably generated hydrogen through large-scale PEM electrolyzers. One of these opportunities is the Air Liquide-H2V Normandy project in France with a capacity of 200 MW, one of the most ambitious European projects for hydrogen production from renewable energies. Europe Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background

KIST team develops membrane reactor system to produce pure H2 from ammonia with high productivity

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Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a steam-carrier-adopted composite membrane reactor system to produce pure H 2 (>99.99%) from ammonia with high productivity (>0.35 Membrane reactor for production of H 2 from NH 3.

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Northwestern team develops solid acid electrochemical cell for the production of hydrogen from ammonia

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Researchers at Northwestern University, with colleagues from SAFCell , Inc, have demonstrated the production of high-purity hydrogen by thermal-electrochemical decomposition of ammonia at an intermediate temperature of 250 ?C. Ammonia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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KAUST team finds Fe2O3 makes excellent co-catalyst for GaN solar H2 production

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Researchers at KAUST have discovered that a form of iron oxide—Fe 2 O 3 —makes an excellent co-catalyst for a promising photocatalytic material called gallium nitride for the production f hydrogen. Catalysts Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Enel Green Power and NextChem sign MoU for green hydrogen production in US

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through its subsidiary dedicated to the deployment of technologies for the energy transition, NextChem , signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis in the United States. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background SolarEnel Green Power, through its North American renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. EGPNA), and Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.,

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Archer taps FCA to accelerate eVTOL production

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Archer will manufacture high-volume, composite eVTOL aircraft, with the intent of starting production in 2023.

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California. The City of Lancaster will host and co-own the green hydrogen production facility, according to a recent memorandum of understanding. SGH2 will provide a complete performance guarantee of the Lancaster plant by issuing a total output guarantee of hydrogen production per year, underwritten by the largest reinsurance company in the world.

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Air Products, ACWA Power and NEOM sign agreement for $5B production facility for production and export of green ammonia to global markets for H2 delivery

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Air Products, ACWA Power and NEOM signed an agreement for a $5-billion world-scale green-hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy. Air Products will be the exclusive off-taker of the green ammonia and intends to transport it around the world to be dissociated to produce green hydrogen for the transportation market. —Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Air Products.

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Chinese researchers develop new alloy for on-board hydrogen production for fuel cells

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In their study, the Ga-In-Sn-Bi alloy-activated Al-H 2 O reaction was demonstrated to be rate-stable with a hydrogen productivity of 92% and therefore superior to similar reactions activated by Ga-In and Ga-In-Sn alloys, the authors said. Hydrolysis of active metals is a widely known hydrogen production approach. Hence, it is necessary to develop real-time, on-board hydrogen production systems. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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DOE to award $160M to improve fossil-based hydrogen production, transport, storage, and utilization

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) plans to make $160 million in federal funding ( DE-FOA-0002400 ) available to help recalibrate the US’ vast fossil-fuel and power infrastructure for decarbonized energy and commodity production. The funding, for cost-shared cooperative agreements, is aimed to develop technologies for the production, transport, storage, and utilization of fossil-based hydrogen, with progress towards net-zero carbon emissions.

U Tokyo team demonstrates H2 production by steam electrolysis in SAECs at intermediate temps

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A team at the University of Tokyo has demonstrated steam electrolysis using a solid acid electrolysis cell (SAEC) for the production of hydrogen. The SAEC used a CsH 2 PO 4 /SiP 2 O 7 composite electrolyte and Pt/C electrodes; hydrogen production was successfully demonstrated with Faraday efficiencies around 80%. 2020), “Hydrogen Production by Steam Electrolysis in Solid Acid Electrolysis Cells.” Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Water

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Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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Researchers at the University of Arkansas, with colleagues from Brookhaven National Lab and Argonne National Lab, have found that nanoparticles composed of nickel and iron are more effective and efficient than other more costly materials when used as catalysts in the production of hydrogen fuel through water electrolysis. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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US and the Netherlands to collaborate on hydrogen production and infrastructure

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy’s Directorate General for Climate and Energy issued a statement of intent (SOI) to collaborate on collecting, analyzing, and sharing information on hydrogen production and infrastructure technologies. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Infrastructure Market Background

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Volkswagen begins production of ID.3 EV in Dresden; 2nd ID.3 site, 4th for MEB

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Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory in Dresden has begun series production of the battery-electric ID.3. This makes it the second production site for the ID.3 family—from initial advice and test drives, to production visits, co-constructing the ID.3 MEB production network.

UK awards £28M for 5 demonstration-phase low-carbon hydrogen production projects

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million) to five demonstration phase projects for low-carbon hydrogen production. The project concerns the production of hydrogen at scale from offshore floating wind in deep water locations. The concept consists of a large-scale floating wind turbine (nominally 10 MW) with an integrated water treatment unit and electrolyzers for localized hydrogen production. The company will also develop further plans for large scale production of electrolyzers.

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Nuvera expands product line with new E-60 fuel cell system

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Nuvera fuel cell engines are manufactured on the company’s series-production lines at its US headquarters.

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Riversimple Rasa lightweight hydrogen car nudged toward production with Siemens partnership

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The Riversimple Rasa hydrogen fuel-cell car has been under development for over a decade, but it is getting a significant nudge toward production in the form of a partnership with industrial giant Siemens.

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. For comparison, the US DOE’s 2020 target for the levelized cost of hydrogen (production only) is $2.30/kg. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar

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Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) completed in Japan; aiming for low-cost green hydrogen production; P2G

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and Iwatani Corporation announced that Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R), which had been under construction in Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture since 2018, has been constructed with a solar-energy-powered 10MW-class hydrogen production unit, the largest in the world, at the end of February. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power-to-Gas Solar Solar fuels

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Evonik develops novel anion exchange membrane for electrolytic production of hydrogen; CHANNEL project

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Evonik has now developed a novel anion exchange membrane (AEM), which should contribute to the breakthrough of electrolytic production of hydrogen. CHANNEL stands for Cost-efficient Hydrogen production unit based on ANionN exchange membrane Electrolysis. The consortium therefore covers the entire value chain for the production of green hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Materials

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Ontario researchers develop new water plasmolysis method for production of hydrogen

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A) An experimental setup for full microwave hydrogen production and (b) Schematic of the plasma reactor placed inside the microwave. Hydrogen production has become the center of attention for carbon-free solution, and more attention has been given to clean methods of hydrogen production. The microwave plasma source (MPS) based method is one of the promising technologies for hydrogen production. The hydrogen production rates are found in the range of 25.7

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Mathematically-designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen production

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Graphene Hydrogen ProductionAn international research group has improved graphene’s ability to catalyze the hydrogen evolution reaction, which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. They designed a mathematically-predicted graphene electrocatalyst, and confirmed its performance using high resolution electrochemical microscopy and computational modelling. The findings were published in an open access paper in the journal Advanced Science.

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INEOS Automotive acquires Hambach production site from Mercedes-Benz

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One of Europe’s most modern automotive manufacturing sites, Hambach is home to a highly experienced and capable workforce, has an excellent track record among Mercedes plants for the quality of its output, and recently benefited from a major investment to enable the production of larger vehicles.

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IHS Markit: production of carbon-free “green” hydrogen could be cost-competitive by 2030

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By 2030 the production of hydrogen fuel by the electrolytic splitting of water—which can be carbon-free provided the electricity used in the process is produced by renewables—could become cost-competitive with currently predominant methods that require the use of natural gas as a feedstock, according to analysis by the IHS Markit Hydrogen and Renewable Gas Forum. Emissions Europe Forecasts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Blue World Technologies starting production of methanol fuel cells

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Blue World Technologies’ complete system includes a methanol reformer for fuel conversion, DC/DC for power conversion and fuel cell stack for power production. Methanol fuel cell production. Now the company is starting a limited methanol fuel cell production.

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

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This work presents an integrated hydrogen production system using reverse electrodialysis (RED) and waste heat, termed Heat to H 2. The modelled hydrogen production per cross-section area from RED using concentrations relevant for the precipitation process is 0.014 ± 0.009 m 3 h -1 (1.1 ± 0.7 C, while with concentrations relevant for evaporation, the hydrogen production per cross-section area was 0.034 ± 0.016 m 3 h ?1 Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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