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. Algal Fuels Biotech Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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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.

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Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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Israeli team develops decoupled PEC water-splitting system for centralized production of H2

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Researchers in Israel have designed a separate-cell photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting system with decoupled hydrogen and oxygen cells for centralized hydrogen production. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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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

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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.

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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 company will also develop further plans for large scale production of electrolyzers.

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UNIST team develops novel hydrogen production process using biomass oxidation instead of water oxidation as electron source

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Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have developed a novel process for the production of hydrogen using various types of biomass, including lignin, as an efficient alternative to water oxidation as an electron source. Biomass Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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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. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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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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Renewable energy output is subject to large fluctuations, so FH2R will adjust to supply and demand in the power grid in order to maximize utilization of this energy while establishing low-cost, Green hydrogen production technology.

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KIT and Wintershall Dea collaborating to develop industrial-scale methane pyrolysis for CO2-free production of hydrogen

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Wetzel (2016) “Hydrogen production via methane pyrolysis in a liquid metal bubble column reactor with a packed bed,” Chemical Engineering Journal , Volume 299, Pages 192-200 doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.04.066. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas

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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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Danish team electrifies steam-methane reforming for greener approach to hydrogen production

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we don’t have to increase the production prices. Preliminary estimates indicate that a resistance-heated reformer would be on par with current fired reformers in regions with a high production of renewable electricity. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Faraday Future shows FF91 production interior, production not yet assured

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Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future showed off the interior of its FF 91 luxury EV last week, giving us a glimpse of what still might (emphasis on might) be in store for the Chinese automaker—if it can get its act together.

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Largest pilot plant for CO2-neutral production of hydrogen begins operation at voestalpine site in Linz

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What is currently the world’s largest pilot plant for the CO 2 -neutral production of hydrogen has successfully commenced operation at the voestalpine site in Linz, simultaneously setting an international milestone in the advancement of new energy supply options.

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Lehigh team uses single-enzyme biomineralization process to create photocatalyst for H2 production

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The generated hydrogen could serve as both a transportation fuel and a critical chemical feedstock for fertilizer and chemical production. Our water-based process represents a scalable green route for the production of this promising photocatalyst technology.

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

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The team will convert natural gas into carbon nanotubes with concurrent production of hydrogen, spin them into fibers, and evaluate the fiber performance and properties with the target of displacing metals. The proposed technology could significantly reduce energy consumption and CO 2 emissions associated with metal production, while producing hydrogen. High Value, Energy Saving Carbon Products and Clean Hydrogen Gas from Methane, $3,479,624.

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Korea Gas Corporation to invest $4B in hydrogen production and distribution by 2030

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Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Other AsiaKorea Gas Corp. KOGAS), the state-run natural gas supplier and a major global importer of LNG, plans to spend 4.7 trillion won (US$4.01 billion) to build hydrogen-producing facilities by 2030. Under the plan, KOGAS will construct 25 hydrogen-producing facilities and pipelines totaling 700 kilometers to transport the gas. By 2030, KOGAS expects to supply 1.73 million tons of hydrogen annually. KOGAS said demand for hydrogen in South Korea will reach 1.94

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Renault Trucks starts serial production of its electric trucks

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Renault Trucks is beginning serial production of its D and D Wide Z.E. The factory, which has been operating since 1957, specializes in the production of medium-duty vehicles and truck cabins; 240 cabins are made every day and 72 distribution trucks are assembled.

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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

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Webasto starts EV battery production in Germany

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Webasto, a global systems partner to the automotive industry, has started the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. For this purpose, Webasto has invested €11 million in a multi-product line.

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

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Hydrogen production based on renewable energy sources significantly helps reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuelsThe 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.

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Univ. of Twente team develops highly efficient Si photocathode for solar fuels production

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Large-scale conversion and storage of solar energy via the production of hydrogen would likely rely upon Earth-abundant materials. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuels

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IHS Markit: 10 MMb/d of oil production cuts coming

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IHS Markit Crude Oil Markets service expects up to 10 MMb/d of world oil production will be cut or shut-in from April to June 2020 as oil storage fills up and output from financially strapped companies begins to fall. If there is no international agreement to curtail oil production then brutal unadulterated market forces will bring the oil market into balance. The oil surplus—the amount of production in excess of demand—will soon fill storage tanks around the world.

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ARENA providing $950k in funding for renewable hydrogen production project in Queensland

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $950,000 in funding for gas company BOC for a renewable hydrogen production and refueling project in Queensland. ARENA CEO Darren Miller said BOC’s project would demonstrate the production and use of renewable hydrogen in refueling, and in existing gas production and supply chains. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Volkswagen using AR to design new production lines in Chattanooga

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Different colors indicate the virtual position of new machinery along the Chattanooga production line.

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UH team reports new catalyst efficiently produces hydrogen from seawater; promising for large-scale hydrogen production, desalination

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Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionResearchers from the University of Houston have reported a significant breakthrough with a new oxygen evolution reaction catalyst that, combined with a hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst, achieved current densities capable of supporting industrial demands while requiring relatively low voltage to start seawater electrolysis.

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New system for more efficient CO2 electrolysis to hydrocarbon products

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The electrode architecture enables production of two-carbon products such as ethylene and ethanol at current densities just over an ampere per square centimeter. 2020) “CO2 electrolysis to multicarbon products at activities greater than 1 A cm -2.”

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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

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BMW Group Production leveraging virtual reality and augmented reality applications

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BMW Group Production is focusing increasingly on easy-to-use and effective virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality applications. AR-based training at the BMW Group Production Academy: engine assembly.

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Compact pilot plant for solar to liquid fuels production

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Partners from Germany and Finland in the SOLETAIR project are building a compact pilot plant for the production of gasoline, diesel and kerosene from solar energy, regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuelsThe plant will be compact enough to fit into a shipping container. The plant consists of three components. A direct air capture unit developed by the Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) extracts carbon dioxide from air.

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SuperTurbo Technologies Inc. appoints Ricardo to support product industrialization

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Under the new contract, Ricardo will support SuperTurbo Technologies by providing product industrialization expertise to help in planning the route to commercial manufacture of the SuperTurbo system. SuperTurbo Technologies Inc.

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GM, Ford, FCA to suspend production temporarily in N. America

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Production status will be reevaluated week-to-week after that. we have agreed to a systematic, orderly suspension of production to aid in fighting COVID-19/coronavirus. To ensure that production stops in a safe and orderly fashion, plants will suspend operations in a cadence, with each facility receiving specific instructions from manufacturing leadership. MAP will halt production to March 30.

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Queensland-first renewable hydrogen project commences at BOC production facility in Bulwer Island

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Leading gas and engineering company BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc, announced the commencement of a Queensland, Australia-first renewable hydrogen project at its production facility in Bulwer Island, Brisbane. Australia Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionThe $3.1-million end-to-end renewable hydrogen supply project received $950,000 funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is supported by the Queensland Government.

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Has Permian Productivity Peaked?

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Or, more specifically, drilling costs are starting to rise and the enormous leaps in production that can be obtained by simply adding more rigs also appears to be running into some trouble. Overall, however, production is still expected to increase. oil production will average 9.3

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Valmet Automotive starts EV battery pack production in Salo

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Valmet Automotive has started the production of EV battery packs in its new plant in Salo, Finland. The battery plant project has progressed on schedule, and with the ramp up of production volumes, Valmet Automotive will continue recruiting more employees to the Salo plant.

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ICL team assesses relative costs of carbon mitigation for 12 H2 production paths; trade-off between cost and level of decarbonization

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A team at Imperial College London has examined the relative costs of carbon mitigation from a lifecycle perspective for 12 different hydrogen production techniques using fossil fuels, nuclear energy and renewable sources. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Lifecycle analysis

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DLR and partners inaugurate largest solar-thermochemical H2 production plant

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, has inaugurated the largest solar-chemical installation yet for the production of hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Alpiq and H2 Energy partner on hydrogen production plant in Switzerland; to support Hyundai fuel cell trucks

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Switzerland’s first system for the commercial production of hydrogen is planned at the Gösgen hydropower plant. Fleets Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionThe 2 MW system is to be constructed by Hydrospider, which is owned in equal shares by Alpiq and H2 Energy. The system is to be constructed on the left bank of the Aare canal.

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BASF develops zero-CO2 production process for methanol

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If it can be successfully implemented at an industrial scale, the entire production process – from syngas production to pure methanol – will no longer release any carbon dioxide emissions. Nearly 100 years after the first industrial-scale production of this important basic chemical using BASF’s high-pressure process, we are now taking a leading role in writing the newest chapter in the history of methanol.

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Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

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Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By signing the preliminary agreement, Tesla will begin the first step towards local production in China, a move that would significantly lower costs. China Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla launches insurance product—only in California

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Tesla has opted to go it alone in some far-reaching and profound ways—like how it sells and services its cars, how it provides charging infrastructure, how it keeps them updated and, well, that every single car the automaker produces is fully electric. And now Tesla is adding another potentially mammoth line of direct-to-consumer services. Insurance

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Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

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Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced earlier this year. This past summer, both brands said they would increase their electrified car production to 50,000 units next year. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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