Big Rigs Going Electric As Navistar, Cummins, Daimler Rev Up Next-Generation Trucks
Publish Date: 5/13/2022
Tags: Trucks

Namx HUV revealed ahead of 2022 Paris Motor Show
Publish Date: 5/12/2022

Afro-European technology company Namx has revealed a new hydrogen-powered SUV that breaks with fuel cell convention in featuring six individual hydrogen capsules that can be swapped out to speed up fuel stops.

Called the HUV, it is claimed to be able to achieve a range of almost 800km. Along with the capsules, it is also fitted with a fixed hydrogen tank and together they power either a top-of-the-range 404kW or entry-level 221kW electric motor.

Tags: Cars

Airgas to Pilot Hyzon Motors Zero-Emissions Heavy Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks
Publish Date: 5/9/2022

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, has signed an agreement with Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, to pilot two heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks, including one 100 kW fuel cell truck and the first Hyzon 200 kW hydrogen fuel cell powered truck to be tested commercially.

Tags: Trucks

Lancaster, CA, Announces Partnership with Global Hydrogen Leader, Choshu Industries
Publish Date: 5/9/2022

The partnership will initially seek to integrate Choshu's "SHiPS," a containerized hydrogen production and refueling station system, and "MizTomo," a stationary fuel cell power system, into the City's Green Energy Microgrid (GEM) system.

The "SHiPS" and "MizTomo" systems deployment represent the first projects of Lancaster's partnership with Choshu. These systems can be scaled to extend the City's hydrogen capacity to other sectors. Choshu and Lancaster will explore additional opportunities to supply hydrogen to commercial users and to support the city's fleet goal. "Lancaster has committed to having the first all-hydrogen municipal fleet in the United States. We plan to replace Lancaster's current fleet of passenger vehicles with new hydrogen vehicles as leases on gas vehicles expire" said Parris. Additionally, Lancaster is engaged with several hydrogen refueling station providers to develop a network of passenger and heavy-duty vehicle stations.

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Stations, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

Fuel Cell Vehicle: Why We Love The 2022 Hyundai Nexo; If we ignore its relatively high price and limited market, there's so much to love about the hydrogen-powered 2022 Hyundai Nexo.
Publish Date: 5/8/2022
Tags: Cars

One million milestone hit by Wrightbus
Publish Date: 5/6/2022

The miles are expected to only continue to rise, as 70% of all vehicles leaving Wrightbus’ Ballymena factory in 2022 will be zero-emission products, up from 30% in 2021.

The Wrightbus Streetdeck Hydroliner entered passenger service in January 2021, with buses in operation in London, Birmingham, Dublin, and Belfast, in addition to its Aberdeen fleet.

Tags: Buses

Hawaii: Hele-On to operate state’s first hydrogen bus; The agency says it is committed to transitioning its entire fleet to zero emissions by 2035 using both hydrogen and battery-electric technology.
Publish Date: 5/6/2022
Tags: Buses

Hydrogen: Commission supports industry commitment to boost by tenfold electrolyser manufacturing capacities in the EU
Publish Date: 5/5/2022

Today, Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton and European electrolyser manufacturers met in Brussels to discuss how to increase industry's capacity to produce electrolysers used to produce clean hydrogen. The Commissioner and 20 industry CEOs signed a Joint Declaration whereby industry committed to a tenfold increase of its electrolyser manufacturing capacities by 2025. This will enable the annual EU production of 10 million tons of renewable hydrogen by 2030, set as target in the March 2022 REPowerEU Communication. It will improve Europe's sustainable and secure energy supply and reduce EU's reliance on Russian gas.

Tags: Hydrogen

Hydrogen Economy Hints at New Global Power Dynamics
Publish Date: 1/15/2022

“Hydrogen could prove to be a missing link to a climate-safe energy future”, Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA said. “Hydrogen is clearly riding on the renewable energy revolution with green hydrogen emerging as a game changer for achieving climate neutrality without compromising industrial growth and social development. But hydrogen is not a new oil. And the transition is not a fuel replacement but a shift to a new system with political, technical, environmental, and economic disruptions.”

Tags: Hydrogen

Green Hydrogen: A Currency for the Energy Transition
Publish Date: 4/6/2022

But many aspects of the burgeoning green hydrogen market have yet to be established, including the benchmark currency and universal volume in which green hydrogen is traded internationally. According to the IRENA report, the currencies and pricing mechanisms established are likely to have considerable geopolitical effects.

Tags: Hydrogen

GM is commercializing its fuel cell business. Here's a look behind the scenes
Publish Date: 5/8/2022

GM has been working on fuel cells for decades, and has done demonstrations, but now those fuel cells, developed with Honda Motor Co., will be sent into real-world applications. The automaker foresees both technologies as avenues to a zero-emissions future as it continues to make internal-combustion vehicles for at least the next decade.

And what's developed and tested in this lab will go directly into what's built at the manufacturing joint venture operation, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC, GM operates with Honda in Brownstown Township.

Last year, Hydrotec said its fuel cells would be used on a fleet of Navistar Inc. manufactured trucks that will be piloted this year by J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. Wabtec Corp. then announced it would use fuel cell systems in its locomotives and Hydrotec signed a joint development agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace to work on a hydrogen fuel cell-based electrical power generation system for aircraft.

 

 

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Marine, Aviation, Other, Fuel Cells, Research

Stanford University launches research initiative on hydrogen as a climate solution
Publish Date: 5/6/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

The Dakar Hydrogen Racer Comes To The ACT Expo In Long Beach
Publish Date: 5/6/2022
Tags: Trucks

Telia Norway provides 7 more mobile base stations with hydrogen-powered back-up cells
Publish Date: 5/5/2022
Tags: Fuel Cells

Hauling freight trains with electric locomotives is now starting to happen; CN tests battery-electric locomotive, while CP and Southern Railway of B.C. look to hydrogen
Publish Date: 5/5/2022
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility present new hydrogen train and hydrogen storage tank trailer
Publish Date: 5/5/2022

The “H2goesRail” project is being funded as part of the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH) with €13.74 million by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV). The funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by project lead Jülich.

“In its coalition agreement, the federal government agreed to electrify 75% of the country’s rail network by 2030,” said Michael Theurer, Parliamentary State Secretary in the BMDV. “Here, alternative drives can help reduce emissions from diesel rail transport. This way, we’ll be able to operate virtually climate-neutral on rail routes where full electrification is not possible. The H2goesRail project will not only test the use of hydrogen for rail, but substantially advance the technology.”

Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

PG&E Launches the Nation’s Most Comprehensive Study on Hydrogen’s Feasibility Within Gas Pipelines
Publish Date: 5/2/2022

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that it is launching the nation’s most comprehensive end-to-end hydrogen study and demonstration facility, which will examine the future potential of the zero-carbon fuel hydrogen as a renewable energy source for not only PG&E customers but the entire global natural gas industry.

The centerpiece of the study, known as Hydrogen to Infinity (H2∞), is a large-scale project that will blend hydrogen and natural gas in a stand-alone transmission pipeline system. H2∞ will enable PG&E and its partners (Northern California Power Agency [NCPA], Siemens Energy, the City of Lodi, GHD Inc., and University of California at Riverside) to conduct a complete study of different levels of hydrogen blends in a multi-feed, multi-directional natural gas pipeline system that is independent from its current natural gas transmission system.

Tags: Hydrogen

Hydrogen substitution for natural gas in turbines: Opportunities, issues, and challenges
Publish Date: 6/18/2021

To summarize, this paper  has shown, first, that hydrogen is certainly an acceptable, very clean fuel.  Second, it has shown that it can be used at low levels in existing fielded systems, and some low NOx gas turbines exist in the field today that can operate with H2 levels of up to 50% , cofired with natural gas.  Furthermore, systems have been developed to operate with pure hydrogen.  The key development challenge for the future is low NOx, fuel flexible systems, that can be readily operated with a range of fuel compositions, ranging from pure H2 to pure natural gas. Figure 3 below summarizes the hydrogen readiness, R&D needs, and NOx compliance of these various technologies.  All of these will enable the combustion technology of the future — low NOx, wide operability range, fuel flexible combustion systems capable of operating up to 100% hydrogen.

Tags: Hydrogen

Hydroplane Secures Second Air Force Contract to Fund Development of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powerplant for Aviation and Mobile Energy Storage
Publish Date: 5/4/2022

Hydroplane today announced it signed its second U.S. Air Force (USAF) Small Business Technology Transfer contract, marking the close of the innovative hydrogen powerplant technology start up’s seed round. This contract allows the company, in partnership with the University of Houston, to demonstrate an engineering model hydrogen fuel cell based powerplant in a ground and flight demonstration.

Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Canada: Burnaby company that just hired 60 new workers gets $10M from the feds
Publish Date: 5/2/2022

Loop Energy in Burnaby has had a big growth spurt, adding 60 workers to its Production Way facility in a year to push the employee total to 100.

Now it’s announced that it has been awarded $9.75 million over three years from the Government of Canada through Pacific Economic Development Canada’s (PacifiCan) Jobs and Growth Fund.

Tags: Trucks, Fuel Cells

Hydrogen will be ‘pivotal element’ in future economy, says EU climate chief
Publish Date: 5/1/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Toyota Motor Europe to supply Toyota Fuel Cell Module to second bus OEM
Publish Date: 5/2/2022

The TFCM2-F-60 is a second generation flat-type module that produces 60kW power and can be easily integrated into the roof of the bus, alongside the battery and hydrogen tanks. A major benefit of Toyota’s fuel cell technology is that the range of the all-electric bus can be extended in urban traffic to around 400km for the solo bus and up to 350km for the articulated version of the bus. The combination of the battery and the fuel cell as a range extender eliminates the need for intermediate charging on-the-go.

Tags: Buses

Germany, Japan tap hydrogen to reduce Russia dependence Scholz and Kishida agree to launch intergovernmental consultations next year
Publish Date: 4/28/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

India to develop and build first indigenous hydrogen fuel cell vessel
Publish Date: 4/30/2022
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Governor doubles down on hydrogen in speech before U.S. Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Publish Date: 4/28/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

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