Toyota launches hydrogen production and refueling facility in Australia

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Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west. Australia Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Infrastructure

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.

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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

Syzygy Plasmonics raises $23M Series B to electrify chemical manufacturing; photocatalytic reactor for hydrogen production

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The capital raised will fund product development, hiring and the commercialization of Syzygy’s photocatalytic reactor, which are key steps toward delivering on the company’s mission to reduce emissions using light to replace heat from fossil fuels in chemical manufacturing and production.

Plug Power invited to submit Part II Application for proposed $520M DOE loan guarantee for green hydrogen production network

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Upon receiving approval from the DOE Title XVII Loan Guarantee Program, Plug Power will utilize its electrolyzer, liquefaction and distribution technologies to deploy the first resilient network of zero-carbon hydrogen production facilities across the United States. Plug Power Inc.

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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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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

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at Boron plant

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Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California.

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SK Group to invest $16.4B to create hydrogen production-distribution-consumption ecosystem by 2025

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billion) over the next five years to create a domestic hydrogen ecosystem—production, distribution, and consumption—through creation of domestic hydrogen infrastructure and also through partnerships with global companies. In the first phase, SK E&S, SK Group’s hydrogen business promotion company, will invest about 500 billion won (US$446 million) to build a liquefied hydrogen (LH2) production plant with a production capacity of 30,000 tonnes of liquefied hydrogen.

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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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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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.

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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

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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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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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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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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Tuning electrode surfaces to optimize solar fuel production

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Fuels Hydrogen Production Solar fuelsScientists have demonstrated that modifying the topmost layer of atoms on the surface of electrodes can have a remarkable impact on the activity of solar water splitting. As reported in Nature Energy , bismuth vanadate (BiVO 4 ) electrodes with more bismuth on the surface (relative to vanadium) generate higher amounts of electrical current when they absorb energy from sunlight.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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Fraunhofer team developing continuous rapid production line for fuel cell components

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A team from Fraunhofer IPT is developing a continuous production line that will be able to process fuel cell components in cycles lasting just seconds. The non-stop production plant at Fraunhofer IPT is set to process fuel cell components in cycles lasting just seconds.

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.

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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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Start of production for Audi Q4 e-tron in Zwickau

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Production of the Audi Q4 e-tron has finally started in Zwickau. At the multi-brand plant in Zwickau, the Audi Q4 e-tron will be rolling off the same production line as the Volkswagen ID.4 Production of the Q4 e-tron will be carbon-neutral from the start.

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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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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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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 fuels

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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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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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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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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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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. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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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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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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Mercedes-Benz and Siemens launch strategic partnership for sustainable automotive production

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Mercedes-Benz AG aims to digitize its production processes. Berlin-Marienfelde site to become competence center for the digitalization of the global Mercedes-Benz production network.

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.