Kogas helps spearhead hydrogen transition in Green New Deal drive
Publish Date: 9/20/2020
The state-run natural gas company said Sunday it will transition to an eco-friendly hydrogen firm from a conventional fossil fuel-based company, pledging to produce and introduce cheap hydrogen to the market by making timely investments and securing source technologies. “Kogas will execute its hydrogen road map as planned to propel Korea’s low-carbon and eco-friendly hydrogen era,” Kogas CEO Chae Hee-bong said on Aug. 18 in his speech celebrating the company’s 37th anniversary.
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How fuel cells can make a more reliable power grid
Publish Date: 9/19/2020
Today, fuel cells can make the power grid more resilient. Soon they will also be an essential element of a zero-emissions energy system. This is because fuel cells can run on hydrogen, a zero-carbon fuel that can be produced using renewable energy. This is why hydrogen is often thought of as the “fuel of the future.” Hydrogen can be stored for days, months and years, then turned back into electricity using fuel cells. Fuel cells using clean hydrogen must be a key factor in meeting our climate change goals. In fact, researchers at the University of California Irvine believe clean hydrogen is the only way to get to 100 percent renewable energy in California. And a recent Caltech study found that including clean hydrogen technology for energy storage will make 100 percent renewable reliable electricity more affordable.
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More stations for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles lined up for San Diego
Publish Date: 9/16/2020
Tags: Cars, Stations

Energy Department Announces Multi-Agency Award for Industry Project to Develop Disaster Relief Vehicle
Publish Date: 9/15/2020
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)—in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate—has awarded Cummins, Inc. approximately $1 million in federal funds to develop H2Rescue, a hydrogen fuel cell truck that will travel to disaster relief sites and provide power, heat, and water.
Tags: Trucks

H2@Scale Project Launched in Texas
Publish Date: 9/15/2020
. H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond intends to show that renewable hydrogen can be a cost-effective fuel for multiple end-use applications, including fuel cell electric vehicles, when coupled with large, baseload consumers that use hydrogen for clean, reliable stationary power. Frontier Energy is partnering with GTI, University of Texas at Austin, OneH2, Texas Gas Service, SoCalGas, Toyota Motor North America, Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Air Liquide and PowerCell Sweden AB to conduct two related projects.
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Ballard Launches Industry-Leading High-Power Density Fuel Cell Stack for Vehicle Propulsion
Publish Date: 9/14/2020
The FCgen®-HPS was fully designed and developed by Ballard to stringent automotive standards in the company's Technology Solutions program with Audi AG. Ballard currently holds the right to use the FCgen®-HPS for a variety of applications, including bus, rail, marine, mining, construction and aerospace vehicles, along with stationary power applications. Today Ballard signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with AUDI to expand its right to use the FCgen®-HPS in all applications, including commercial trucks and passenger cars.
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Marine, Aviation, Other, Fuel Cells

British Columnbia: Province invests in hydrogen to help transition to cleaner energy
Publish Date: 9/11/2020
The Government of British Columbia has allocated $10 million to the construction and operation of 10 hydrogen fuelling stations in the province, as well as three years of support for Hydrogen BC. Hyrodgen BC is a new entity of the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA), with a focus on British Columbia.
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Norway: Prime Minister Erna Solberg will invest billions in hydrogen;
Publish Date: 9/11/2020
Erna Solberg will use government regulations and tenders to create demand for full-scale hydrogen production and establish hubs along the entire coast in collaboration with private business.
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Franco-German team-up aims to drive hydrogen production forward
Publish Date: 9/11/2020
“We must accelerate the Franco-German projects” because both countries could become the world’s market leaders in hydrogen together, said French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire.
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Hyundai Expands NEXO Fuel Cell SUV Availability In Northern California at Roseville Hyundai
Publish Date: 9/10/2020
Roseville Hyundai is the fourth dealership in California to currently offer NEXO, with two dedicated dealerships in Northern California and two in Southern California. NEXO is available now and can be leased for $379 (Blue model) or $449 (Limited model) for 36 months. In addition, the first year of maintenance is free of charge.
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Hyundai Launches Global Advocacy Program to Highlight Its Leading Role in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
Publish Date: 9/8/2020
H2U (Hydrogen to You) campaign launches today, underlining Hyundai’s commitment to a sustainable mobility for all. Influencers and experts across various sectors will showcase the versatility of hydrogen as a sustainable emission-free energy source.
Tags: Cars, Hydrogen

Nikola and General Motors Form Strategic Partnership: Nikola Badger to be Engineered and Manufactured by General Motors
Publish Date: 9/8/2020
General Motors receives 11 percent ownership of Nikola and right to nominate one director; General Motors seizes growth opportunity with Nikola to boldly move into broader markets with Hydrotec fuel cell and Ultium battery systems.
Tags: Trucks

Fuel Cells for Heavy-Duty Trucks
Publish Date: 9/8/2020
Tags: Trucks, Buses, Fuel Cells

California Hydrogen Station Race Winners: First Element, Equilon And Iwatani
Publish Date: 9/9/2020
Tags: Cars, Stations

Germany may exceed 2030 target for hydrogen capacity - coordinator
Publish Date: 9/4/2020
Andreas Schierenbeck, chairman of utility Uniper and a member of the national hydrogen council, said the cost gap between green and fossil-fuels derived hydrogen could be closed within 10-15 years.
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San Bernardino Renewable BioFuels Project Construction Begins; FuelCell Energy to Assist San Bernardino with Reducing the Use of Its Flare
Publish Date: 5/4/2020
Tags: Fuel Cells

Mitsubishi Power Cuts Through the Complexity of Decarbonization: Offers the World’s First Green Hydrogen Standard Packages for Power Balancing and Energy Storage; New Green Hydrogen Projects Total More Than $3 Billion Investment
Publish Date: 9/2/2020
Mitsubishi Power’s previously announced green hydrogen projects in Delta, Utah, are the inspiration for the Hystore™ package. These are the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project and the $1.9 billion Intermountain Power Project. Today, Mitsubishi Power is announcing three new projects, with investments totaling more than $3 billion, that can use the Hydaptive™ package to help convert units over time from natural gas to hydrogen energy storage. These projects each include JAC gas turbine power islands that are initially capable of operating on 30% green hydrogen, with future capability of operating on 100% green hydrogen.
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Wind Turbine Behemoth Plans for Future by Getting Into Hydrogen
Publish Date: 9/1/2020
The pilot project is under construction near Siemens Gamesa’s Danish headquarters in Brande, western Denmark, Chief Executive Officer Andreas Nauen said in an interview on Thursday. It will include a 3-megawatt wind turbine that will power a 400-kilowatt electrolyzer, a machine that separates the hydrogen atoms in water from oxygen atoms. “We will be for the first time combining the two technologies,” said Nauen, who took over as CEO in June after leading the company’s offshore division. “It is not to produce hydrogen in big quantities, but to test the combination of both.”
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Thyssenkrupp presents plan for carbon neutral steel plant
Publish Date: 9/1/2020
Thyssenkrupp unveiled plans on Friday to build a factory that will be able to produce carbon neutral steel by using hydrogen generated via renewables instead of coal. Merz said the sector needed suitable support and incentive schemes in the beginning to kick-start the turnaround. Germany’s steel industry must invest about 30 billion euros to become climate-neutral by 2050, the government has said.
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Aug. 31, 2020 Toyota and Honda to Begin Demonstration Testing of a Mobile Power Generation/Output System to Deliver a Secure Supply of Electricity in Times of Disaster
Publish Date: 9/1/2020
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Opel to test hydrogen cars beginning in 2021
Publish Date: 8/31/2020
Tags: Cars

Where Are All the Hydrogen Cars We Were Promised?
Publish Date: 8/31/2020
“If you look at how much energy is actually flowing through your hand as you’re holding a dispenser at a gasoline pump, it’s on the order of 1 to 2 megawatts,” Wipke says. Compare that to the 2 kilowatts—a thousand times less power—that's available at a standard wall outlet. It’s easy to see why charging times are so long for battery electrics. “With hydrogen, you’re still moving molecules," he explains. "As long as you have enough pressure and low-resistance flow paths, then you can push the molecules from the station to the car very quickly.”
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WoodMac: 2020s Will Be the ‘Decade Of Hydrogen’; In markets like Germany, green hydrogen production costs will equal fossil-fuel-based hydrogen by 2030, new research indicates.
Publish Date: 8/28/2020
“If additional explicit policy support comes to fruition in the coming months, we could see costs fall even faster, and more universally, than outlined in our report," said Gallagher. "The energy transition is dynamic. If 2020 is any indication, so too will be the low-carbon hydrogen landscape."
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Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Embraces Hydrogen as the Next Clean Green Fuel
Publish Date: 8/27/2020
During a City Council meeting on August 11, 2020, Mayor R. Rex Parris announced plans to transition to hydrogen clean fuel as part of the City’s green energy portfolio.
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Creating a Cleaner Future With the California Fuel Cell Partnership [Interview]
Publish Date: 8/27/2020
"First and foremost, and not particular to just heavy-duty, is setting the stage with proper government policies and a policy environment that then signals and encourages greater private investment. Because both of those things together are what we need to scale up the market and that creates that opportunity. "The challenge is getting everyone to work together because both public and private stakeholders are needed to do this. "So, in these early years, we need to look at that policy investment in order to de-risk the environment so businesses are willing to make those long-term investments and achieve scale as quickly as possible. Because hydrogen at scale brings great value and benefit to all the stakeholders."
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Stations, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

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