Bill Gates secures hundreds of millions from U.S. firms for climate fight
Publish Date: 9/20/2021

The program will initially focus on direct air capture, green hydrogen, long-duration energy storage, and sustainable aviation fuel.

Tags: Hydrogen

Opinion: Houston can lead 'Earthshot' to cheap, clean hydrogen
Publish Date: 9/20/2021

So, while it won’t be easy or cheap to transform hydrogen into a fuel to fight climate change, there’s no question the Houston region is the logical place for a clean hydrogen hub.

Boasting a deep pool of engineering and industry talent, world-class university expertise, a growing startup community and vast hydrogen assets, Houston is well positioned to lead in the creation of hydrogen from natural gas and carbon capture. Texas is not only the nation’s largest hydrogen production sector, but we also lead in wind-powered renewable energy and has led in planned solar installations, which will be key to producing low-cost “green” hydrogen.

Tags: Hydrogen

Plug Power to Build Largest Green Hydrogen Production Facility on the West Coast
Publish Date: 9/20/2021

As the largest green hydrogen production facility on the west coast, the plant will produce 30 metric tons of liquid green hydrogen daily, serving customers from San Diego to Vancouver. The facility will use a new 300 megawatt zero-carbon solar farm to power 120 megawatts of Plug Power’s state-of-the-art PEM electrolyzers, which split water into hydrogen and oxygen through an electro-chemical process. The California plant joins the company’s growing national network of plants in New York, Tennessee, and Georgia that will supply 500 tons per day of liquid green hydrogen by 2025, replacing 4.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and 1,000 tons per day globally by 2028.

Tags: Hydrogen

Linde to construct $17.3m electrolyser plant in New York
Publish Date: 9/10/2021

In a move that will help New York achieve its climate goals, Linde will construct a proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser plant in Niagara Falls that will produce green hydrogen on a commercial scale – and it is expected to be operational in 2023.

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Putting the Howarth & Jacobson Hydrogen Paper in Context: Decarbonization and the Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions Performance of “Blue” Hydrogen
Publish Date: 8/19/2021

It appears to us that the paper includes several poor assumptions, is out of line with other analyses, and does not reflect the true value blue hydrogen could have for decarbonization.

Tags: Hydrogen

The Right Policies Can Incentivize Cleaner “Blue” Hydrogen
Publish Date: 8/27/2021

Recent research suggests that “blue” hydrogen might not be as beneficial for the climate as its proponents claim. But according to RFF’s Jay Bartlett and Alan Krupnick, blue hydrogen may be far greener with the right policy incentives.

Tags: Hydrogen

Canadian Pacific and the Journey to Zero-Emission Rail [Interview]
Publish Date: 9/9/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Panasonic Takes Japan’s Bet on Hydrogen Power to a New Level
Publish Date: 8/10/2021

Company plans first hydrogen-based plant using only renewables
Electronics giant plans to sell factory energy system globally

Tags: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

From Hyundai to SK, top Korean companies join hands on hydrogen; 15-member business summit kicks off with plans to invest $37bn by 2030
Publish Date: 9/9/2021

The council aims to pave the way for stepped-up South Korean exports of hydrogen-related infrastructure as countries around the world chase environmentally friendly energy sources to combat climate change. But with Japanese and European players also making strides, it will need to promote rapid technological development to keep South Korea competitive.

Tags: Hydrogen

Industry chief: Policymakers must set clear thresholds for low-carbon hydrogen
Publish Date: 9/13/2021

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:

• 75% CO2 emission saving threshold for clean hydrogen could have been “more ambitious”
• Carbon content should be erected as “new currency” of EU’s emerging hydrogen market
• Upcoming EU certification scheme must ensure that hydrogen is: traceable, trackable, tradeable, transparent, and trustworthy
• “Additionality principle” currently prevents using curtailed wind energy for hydrogen production and must be revised
• Carbon contracts for difference could get hydrogen market off the ground

Tags: Hydrogen

With Plans to Buy 10 Hydrogen-Powered Buses, Humboldt Transit Authority Takes One on a Test Drive
Publish Date: 9/13/2021
Tags: Buses

Hydrogen fuel cell tech in big rigs has a promising future: Automakers' increased focus on hydrogen fuel cells for large trucks has a number of advantages, including a simpler distribution system.
Publish Date: 9/13/2021

In the quest for a better future, keeping America competitive on hydrogen technology is the right bet.

Tags: Trucks

India planning financial support for setting up hydrogen manufacturing plants
Publish Date: 9/8/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Symbio enters the U.S. Market at Advanced Clean Transportation Expo 21
Publish Date: 9/13/2021
Tags: Cars, Trucks

NEIL MACKAY'S BIG READ: How revolutionary North Sea green energy boom will trigger goldrush and transform Scotland's debate on independence
Publish Date: 9/11/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Lancaster, CA: City joins hydrogen ecosystem deal
Publish Date: 9/13/2021
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Stations, Hydrogen

Biden’s “Energy Earthshot” and other hydrogen news
Publish Date: 8/23/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Heir to $10 Billion JCB Fortune Forms Fund for Hydrogen Bets
Publish Date: 9/5/2021
Tags: Buses, Hydrogen

China Approves Renewable Mega-Project for Green Hydrogen
Publish Date: 9/6/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Genesis goes green as Hyundai Motor accelerates EV push; The premium Genesis brand’s transition to all-electric models by 2025 is faster than most global automakers
Publish Date: 9/3/2021
Tags: Cars

Hino Trucks Reveals First XL8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck Prototype
Publish Date: 9/2/2021
Tags: Trucks

Cummins: TOP 5 REASONS HYDROGEN HAS A PLACE IN THE FUTURE OF RAIL
Publish Date: 8/31/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Hydrogen Is Indeed a Fuel of the Future. For Transportation, There Is Little Doubt.
Publish Date: 8/27/2021

The August 12, 2021 New York Times article by Hiroko Tabuchi leads off with a misleading and narrowly focused headline, “For Many, Hydrogen Is the Fuel of the Future. New Research Raises Doubts.”  The article reports on a paper by two university professors whose principal argument is critical of “blue hydrogen,” which is produced from reforming methane (i.e., natural gas) with the expectation that the CO2 generated by this process would be captured and sequestered underground in sealed caverns.

Hydrogen is indeed the fuel of the future, and there is a simple response to quell the doubts: Blue hydrogen is not the end state of hydrogen production that the industry is striving for. Green hydrogen—that is, hydrogen produced from renewable energy (solar and wind) or feedstocks like biogas or waste wood—is where the industry is aiming, although it is an admittedly somewhat nascent industry. But who among us is not striving for self-improvement? The hydrogen industry is no exception.

Tags: Trucks, Hydrogen, Research

Natural Resources Defense Council: Four Green Hydrogen Opportunities for the Midwest
Publish Date: 8/26/2021

1. Green hydrogen can better utilize solar and wind energy when its supply is high and reduce electricity costs for Midwesterners.
2. Green hydrogen can decarbonize steel mills in the Great Lakes region.
3. Green hydrogen can decarbonize trucking along the Midwest corridor and markedly improve air quality for Midwesterners.
4. Green hydrogen can create thousands of Midwestern jobs.

Tags: Trucks, Hydrogen

Fuel-cell vehicles are set for big gains in China’s commercial truck market, JPMorgan says
Publish Date: 8/26/2021
  • Fuel cell vehicles could account for one-third of commercial trucks in China by 2050, predicts JPMorgan’s Elaine Wu.
  • Major automakers such as Toyota, Honda and BMW are tapping into the hydrogen fuel cell market.
  • China is currently leading the world in hydrogen production and accounts for a third of global output, according to Wu.

China is already pushing for the promotion of fuel cell vehicles, according to the JPMorgan analyst.

“The [Chinese] government is promoting something, what we call ‘city clusters’ so that there could be demonstrative cities telling successful stories of how fuel cell vehicles are implemented in various parts of the country,” Wu said.

Tags: Cars, Trucks

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