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 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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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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Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Simple process for the production of fuel additives from residual forest biomass

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Researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, with colleagues at the Université de Toulouse, France, have developed a process for the direct production of levulinates from cheap residual lignocellulosic biomass using an affordable homogeneous catalyst.

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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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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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Mercedes-Benz Cars starts production of PHEV batteries in Bangkok; 3rd plant in global battery production network

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The new plant is the third production facility in the company’s global battery production network. The production facilities are highly standardized and flexible. In total, the battery production network consists of nine factories at seven locations on three continents.

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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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Lucid Air electric sedan: Full reveal in April, production by end of 2020

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For $1,000, you get a spot for early production—starting by the end of the year Lucid has announced that a formal introduction for its Air electric luxury sedan will be held in April—perhaps coinciding with the New York Auto Show.

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Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant starts of production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van

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The Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant has started production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. Since 2018, production of the newest Sprinter has also taken place there, with more than 200,000 units having already left the assembly line.

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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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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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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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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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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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Researchers develop wave-energy-driven CO2 reduction system for production of carbon-based liquid fuels

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Schematic of the ocean-wave-driven electrochemical CO 2 RR system for liquid fuel production. Finally, they present design guidelines for achieving a cost-effective, efficient, and large-scale wave-energy-driven CO 2 reduction system for liquid fuel production.

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Enevate announces new 4th-generation Si-dominant battery technology; optimized for high volume production

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Continuous roll-to-roll anode manufacturing processes designed and capable of achieving more than 80 meters per minute electrode production, more than 10 GWh per electrode production line, with pure silicon anode rolls greater than 1 meter wide and longer than 5 kilometers in length sufficient for high volume gigafactory production, among other features.

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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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Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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billion to add additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The investment will extend Neste’s renewable product overall capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 million tons per year, bringing the total renewable product capacity close to 4.5

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Volkswagen Group starts battery cell development and production in Salzgitter

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Some 300 experts are involved in developing, testing and piloting innovative manufacturing technologies for the production of lithium-ion batteries. In a first step, Volkswagen is investing more than €100 million in amassing its own development and production know-how. It is planned to commence production in late 2023/early 2024. Volkswagen has opened a pilot line for battery cells at the Volkswagen Group Center of Excellence in Salzgitter.

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Electric performance brand Polestar opens first production facility

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Polestar, the electric performance brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, opened its first production facility. The new Polestar Production Center in Chengdu, China will produce the Polestar 1—a carbon fiber-bodied Electric Performance Hybrid.

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Air Liquide inaugurates HyBalance pilot site in Denmark for production of carbon-free hydrogen

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In Denmark, Air Liquide inaugurated HyBalance, a pilot site for the production of carbon-free hydrogen. MW, enables the production of around 500 kg of hydrogen a day without releasing CO 2. Under the coordination of Air Liquide, the HyBalance project brings together a group of partners—Hydrogenics, LBST, Neas Energy, and Hydrogen Valley—for the construction of one of the largest carbon-free hydrogen production units in Europe.

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Arbe launching 4D imaging radar beta product Phoenix

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Israel-based Arbe is launching Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product.

Air Liquide selects Hydrogenics for 20MW electrolyzer for hydrogen production; largest PEM electrolyzer in world

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Air Liquide will build in Canada the largest PEM (Proton-Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer in the world with a 20 megawatts (MW) capacity for the production of low-carbon hydrogen (the facility will use hydropower). This new production unit will significantly reduce carbon intensity compared to the traditional hydrogen production process. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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UNL-led team greatly increases hydrogen production by T maritima; breaking the theoretical limit

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The feat represents a breakthrough in the global effort to scale up the sustainable production of clean-burning hydrogen for vehicles and heavy industry, said Raghuveer Singh, who who conducted the research as part of his dissertation. But under normal conditions, most of that carbon gets funneled into the biological machinery that cranks out new cells, leaving little left over for hydrogen production. Biotech Hydrogen Production

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