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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Škoda starts series production of MEB-based all-electric Enyaq

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ŠKODA AUTO has begun series production of the electric ENYAQ iV at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The battery-electric SUV is the first ŠKODA series production model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). The ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first series-production model that was designed as an all-electric vehicle from the outset. —Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics.

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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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SEAT large SUV Tarraco e-HYBRID PHEV enters production

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SEAT continues to expand its range of electrified vehicles, as the SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID enters production this week. The plug-in hybrid version of the brand’s flagship delivers a maximum power of 245PS (180kW), making it the most powerful Tarraco produced to date.

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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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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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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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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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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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US biodiesel plant production capacity dropped 2% in 2020

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The US Energy Information Administration released its annual US Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity report, containing data for all operating US biodiesel plants as of 1 January 2020.

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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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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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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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Integrating nanomaterial with light-absorbing molecule powers hydrogen production from water and sunlight

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Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuelsScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a hybrid material constructed from a metal oxide nanosheet and a light-absorbing molecule for splitting water molecules (H 2 O) to obtain hydrogen (H 2 ) under sunlight.

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thyssenkrupp’s water electrolysis technology qualified as primary control reserve in Germany; hydrogen production for the electricity market

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thyssenkrupp’s proprietary water electrolysis technology for the production of. It was shown that thyssenkrupp’s electrolyzers can increase and decrease their production at the speed required to participate in the premium primary reserve market. Water electrolysis produces green hydrogen that can be stored for hours, days or months, converted back into electricity or used as a clean, CO 2 -free starting material in the mobility sector or for the production of sustainable chemicals.

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Kobe team develops method for highly efficient hydrogen production using sunlight, water and hematite

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Gas production from the anode. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuelsA research group led by Associate Professor Takashi Tachikawa of Kobe University’s Molecular Photoscience Research Center has developed a strategy that greatly increases the amount of hydrogen produced from sunlight and water using hematite (??Fe Fe 2 O 3 ) photocatalysts.

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Daimler Truck AG and Foton start joint production of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in China for China

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Start of production of the heavy-duty tractor models is scheduled in two years from now in a new truck plant in Huairou (Beijing) owned by BFDA. billion RMB (more than €485 million) for the acquisition of the plant and the set-up of new infrastructure and production lines.

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Duke researchers boost electrolyzer productivity with microfibrous flow-through electrode; 12.5- to 50-times greater than conventional

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Ben Wiley, a professor of chemistry at Duke University and his team are investigating how nano- and microstructured porous electrodes can improve the productivity of hydrogen generation in a zero-gap, flow-through alkaline water electrolyzer. The nickel foam electrode was best at letting the bubbles escape, but it had a significantly lower surface area than the other two electrodes, making it less productive. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Celanese expands UHMW-PE production to meet EV battery demand

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Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, added a new GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) production line at its Bishop, Texas manufacturing facility to support the significant growth in its high-value GUR engineered materials portfolio.

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Baker Institute team explores hydrogen production via methane pyrolysis with co-generation and sale of carbon products

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Hydrogen as a zero-carbon energy carrier has the potential to transform fundamentally the global energy landscape—but the production must benefit the environment, according to experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Hydrogen can be produced from several diverse and geographically dispersed resources, and its utility cuts across multiple sectors including metals refining, fuels upgrading, and ammonia 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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E-magy looking to scale nano-porous silicon production for next-generation Li-ion batteries

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From here, the next step is to ramp up production to industrial scale in order to meet anticipated demand of EV battery producers and car manufacturers. As these customers confirm the good results we see in our own lab, now is the time to start ramping up our production to an industrial scale.

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Mack LR Electric refuse truck to enter production in 2021

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The production Mack LR Electric model will fulfill the needs of refuse customers, whether commercial or municipal, seeking a zero-emissions truck that aligns with their own environmental goals and local emissions regulations.

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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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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. 2019) “Decoupled Photoelectrochemical Water-Splitting System for Centralized Hydrogen Production,” Joule doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.12.006. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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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. Schematic diagram of byproduct production and hydrogen evolution through lignin decomposition. Biomass Hydrogen Hydrogen ProductionResearchers at S.

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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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To supply EV production, another European battery company rises: Verkor

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As European automakers ramp up production of electric cars, a new company aims to supply them with batteries.

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OERA leading feasibility study to evaluate hydrogen production, storage, distribution and use in The Maritimes

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Zen Clean Energy Solutions—the successful bidder in the recent RFP process related to this study—has initiated work and is currently evaluating how green and blue hydrogen production could support the region’s broad energy policy objectives around climate change, economic growth and sustainably developing energy resources. Canada Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Market Background

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Ways2H partners with Ford, Bacon & Davis to build waste-to-H2 production facilities for clean fuel in US markets

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The two companies plan to build the first US modular thermochemical waste-to-hydrogen production facility in California in the fourth quarter of 2020, with a pipeline of additional projects to follow in 2021. The first California waste-to-hydrogen production unit will be transportable, sized to fit in three 20-foot containers, process 1 ton of waste per day and produce 40 to 50 kilograms of hydrogen per day. Gasification Hydrogen Hydrogen Production RecyclingWays2H Inc.,

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