Amazon, UPS say hydrogen is further down the road than electric
Publish Date: 7/12/2021

• Amazon expects hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to be lighter, fuel faster and have longer range than battery-electric vehicles, Middle Mile Fleet Leader Tiffany Nida said during a webinar hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Coalition. "But the technology and the proof points against that are further out," she said.

• "Hydrogen is ... very much part of the future," Thomas F. Jensen, senior vice president for transportation policy at UPS, said during the webinar. "But that future is yet to be defined, frankly."

• Nida and Jensen said their respective employers do foresee hydrogen trucks as part of their fleet mixture. UPS views them as an option for OTR operations in the long term. For Amazon, "the details of that probably [are] further in the future," Nida said.

Tags: Trucks

This Hydrogen-Powered ‘Skateboard’ Truck Can 18 Carry Tons of Freight—Without Carbon Emissions
Publish Date: 6/21/2021

The versatile system comes in two different versions that are both geared toward eco-friendly freight transportation. Designed for long-haul trucking, the hydrogen-powered setup offers a range of nearly 500 miles and a refueling time of less than 20 minutes. Conversely, the all-electric configuration is intended for shorter stints and promises a range of around 180 miles per charge plus a battery swap that takes just three minutes.

Tags: Trucks

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Chart Industries Makes the Move to Hydrogen
Publish Date: 7/9/2021
Tags: Trucks

Toyota Mirai breaks world record for distance driven with one fill of hydrogen
Publish Date: 7/9/2021
Tags: Cars

Hyundai Motor Signs MOU to Commercialize Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion Systems for Marine Vessels
Publish Date: 7/9/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Governor Cuomo Announces New York Will Explore Potential Role of Green Hydrogen as Part of Comprehensive Decarbonization Strategy
Publish Date: 7/8/2021

To support this effort to study green hydrogen and its possible applications, the state is collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, joining two hydrogen-focused organizations to inform State decision-making and making $12.5 million in funding available for long duration energy storage technologies and demonstration projects that may include green hydrogen. Additionally, the New York Power Authority, collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute, General Electric and hydrogen supplier Airgas, will undertake an industry-leading green hydrogen demonstration project at NYPA's natural gas plant on Long Island to evaluate the resource's potential role in displacing fossil fuels from power generation. At the close of this short-term project, peer-reviewed results will be shared with the industry and public so that key learnings can inform decarbonizationefforts.

Tags: Hydrogen

Norway: Statens Veivesen has released the tender specifications for Vestfjordstrekninga, the longest ferry route in Norway, and it is going be hydrogen-powered.
Publish Date: 7/7/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Michelin to debut hydrogen-powered endurance racer at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Publish Date: 7/6/2021
Tags: Cars

Shell opens 10 MW hydrogen electrolyser at Wesseling site of German refinery
Publish Date: 7/6/2021

The plant will produce green fuels within a European Union-funded consortium which is already setting sights on a facility of 100 MW at the site near Cologne to scale up its commercial operations.

Tags: Hydrogen

Hyzon Motors, Chart Industries to develop liquid hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck, targeting 1,000-mile range
Publish Date: 7/6/2021
Tags: Trucks

British Columbia Hydrogen Strategy provides vision for clean-energy future
Publish Date: 7/6/2021

The strategy’s immediate priorities include scaling up production of renewable hydrogen, establishing regional hydrogen hubs and deploying medium- and heavy-duty fuel-cell vehicles.

The B.C. Hydrogen Strategy will advance and provide support only for low-carbon hydrogen pathways, with carbon-intensity thresholds established in regulation.

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Stations, Hydrogen

Battery-powered trains could be a climate game changer. Is everyone all aboard?
Publish Date: 7/5/2021

Battery- and hydrogen fuel cell-powered trains are among the rail industry’s only viable options for reducing greenhouse gases. Every battery locomotive that replaces a diesel will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3,000 tons per year, Wabtec estimates.

But it is unlikely they can quickly replace diesel-powered trains. U.S. freight railroads are awash in surplus locomotives and nobody can predict what battery-operated systems will cost, compared with existing $3-million diesels.

Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Fleets of Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell Trucks Exceed 1 mln km Driving
Publish Date: 7/2/2021

Hyundai Motor has shipped a total of 46 Xcient heavy-duty truck trucks to the European nation since July 2020, which came in service for 25 Swiss companies in logistics, distribution and supermarket fulfillment.

Over that distance, the hydrogen-powered trucks, which only emit water, have reduced carbon emissions by an estimated 630 tons, compared to diesel-powered vehicles, Hyundai said.

Hyundai said it will ship another 140 units to Switzerland by the end of this year as part of its plan to roll out 1,600 fuel cell trucks in Europe by 2025.

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Chinese carmaker SAIC to spin off hydrogen fuel cell unit, eyes Star Market IPO Shanghai Hydrogen Propulsion Technology will prioritise Shanghai Stock Exchange’s Nasdaq-style Star Market for IPO, financial magazine Caijing says SAIC has been actively look
Publish Date: 6/25/2021

“Hydrogen fuel cell is one of those technologies that powerful car companies have to grasp, to compete in the automotive market in the future,” said Eric Han, a senior manager with Shanghai-based business advisory firm Suolei. “But capital is much needed to support the development of fuel cell related technologies.”

Tags: Cars

BayoTech Completes Acquisition of IGX Group to Become Full-Service Hydrogen Supplier
Publish Date: 7/1/2021
Tags: Stations, Hydrogen

Engineering Students Build World's First H2-Powered Hydrofoil Boat
Publish Date: 7/1/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

World’s largest green hydrogen plan to tap 45GW of wind and solar in Kazakhstan German developer Svevind eyes massive build on Kazakh steppe to fuel 30GW of electrolysers producing three million tonnes of green H2
Publish Date: 6/30/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Global green-hydrogen pipeline exceeds 200GW — here's the 24 largest gigawatt-scale projects
Publish Date: 6/30/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Germany and Chile sign accord to boost hydrogen cooperation
Publish Date: 6/30/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Offshore Wind-to-Hydrogen Sounds A Starting Gun
Publish Date: 6/30/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Green hydrogen from floating wind adds up for Europe 'even if Middle East imports cheaper'
Publish Date: 6/30/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Building a green economy: Government of Canada to require 100% of car and passenger truck sales be zero-emission by 2035 in Canada
Publish Date: 6/30/2021

The Government of Canada also remains committed to aligning with the most ambitious light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emission regulations in the United States. Supporting a strong and unified North American automotive sector to transition towards zero-emission vehicles contributes to Canada’s climate change goals, and positions Canadian and American workers alike to benefit economically from this global shift.

Tags: Cars

Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Batteries: United They Stand
Publish Date: 6/30/2021

CTE’s experience deploying zero-emission trucks and buses around the country has proven that successful deployments require matching the appropriate technology to the application. Fuel cell and battery electric technologies are not mutually exclusive, as some political discussions may indicate. Different operational demands necessitate different technology solutions, each with benefits and tradeoffs for various operating conditions, duty cycles, and agency resources. This applicability factor is crucial within the transit bus industry and will become increasingly important as these technologies expand to other transportation sectors with particularly strenuous duty cycles.

Tags: Buses

Racing for Hydrogen: How Gas Giants Are Vying to Stay Relevant
Publish Date: 6/28/2021

Such transitions are important for getting the clean hydrogen market off the ground, said Daryl Wilson, executive director of the Hydrogen Council. The industry group’s members include gas giants, automakers and Microsoft Corp.

“The marginal cost of converting gray hydrogen into blue hydrogen is much lower than jumping to green hydrogen directly,” Wilson said. “As long as blue hydrogen is useful from an economic point of view, there is no reason for it to go away.”

Tags: Hydrogen

Fukushima Prefecture and Toyota Begin Discussions Aimed at Building a Hydrogen-based City of the Future in Fukushima Prefecture
Publish Date: 6/4/2021
Tags: Research

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