Energy Observer forges ahead with its round the world Odyssey
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
Next up on the itinerary will be California, a hotbed of innovation and an accelerator of ecological transition in North America: a sea passage spanning nearly 3,000 nautical miles with two stopovers scheduled in Los Angeles and San Francisco, health conditions permitting. After a stopover in the Golden State, the crew is expected to embark on its first Transpacific passage, with an unmissable stopover in Hawaii before journeying to Tokyo Bay for the Olympic Games.
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Sinopec Accelerates Hydrogen Energy Development to Build World-leading Clean Energy Chemical Company ; 1,000 Hydrogen Refueling Stations be Built in Next Five Years
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
Since 2020, China has successively issued the "Notice of Launching Demonstration Applications of Fuel Cell Vehicles" and the "New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035)", and supporting plans and policies to promote hydrogen energy R&D, production, storage and transportation and application have been introduced by local authorities across China. As of the end of 2020, China has an inventory of 7,352 fuel cell vehicles, 128 hydrogen refueling stations have been built with 101 already put into operation, ranking second worldwide only to Japan. Sinopec currently produces 3.5 million tons of hydrogen per year. In 2020, Sinopec started to advance and accelerate the construction of an integrated hydrogen energy industry chain across various fields – capital operation, technology R&D, production storage and transportation, network distribution and social cooperation.
Tags: Hydrogen

DOE will spend billions on electric vehicle R&D in jobs fight with China, Granholm says
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
Tags: Cars

Linde Launches Low-Carbon Gases Product Line in the U.S. and Europe
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) announced the launch of Linde Green, a new product line of atmospheric gases produced with 100% renewable energy. The Linde Green portfolio includes low-carbon liquified oxygen, nitrogen, and argon. Instead of using conventional power during the energy-intensive air separation process, Linde will be solely using certified carbon-free sources, such as wind, hydro-electric, and solar, at select locations in Europe and in the U.S.
Tags: Hydrogen

AES Technology Wins Green Hydrogen Energy Storage Project From the State of California
Publish Date: 3/10/2021
The California Energy Commission has selected the Advanced Electrolyzer System (AES) technology for hydrogen energy storage. AES will recover hydrogen from waste syngas sources using excess electricity. “This is a Win-Win solution for California State by creating higher Value from Waste,” said Pinakin Patel, President of T2M Global. The Phase 1 of the AES project is $1.2 million to validate lower cost hydrogen production. It will open a pathway for a potential demonstration of $6 million hydrogen energy storage to enhance microgrid resiliency in California, a multi-billion dollars market. The Advanced Electrolyzer System (AES) is a world-class system created by the team led by Pinakin Patel at T2M Global. Its proprietary technology allows for much lower cost production of hydrogen with no greenhouse gas emissions. AES is the only technology capable of producing high purity green hydrogen at highly competitive costs. AES targets <$5/kg H2, a significant and material improvement from the $10-15/kg H2 levels currently in the market place. The significant cost savings through AES should promote the adoption of hydrogen technology to accelerate growth in sectors such as the fuel cell vehicles and renewable energy sectors.
Tags: Hydrogen

Ballard Fuel Cells to Power Canadian Pacific Hydrogen Locomotive Program
Publish Date: 3/9/2021
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Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Mike Graff, head of Air Liquide's US operations, is bullish on hydrogen
Publish Date: 3/9/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Hyzon Motors building nation’s largest fuel cell material facility in Bolingbrook for hydrogen-powered electric trucks
Publish Date: 3/8/2021
Expected to begin operation in the fourth quarter, the 28,000-square-foot facility will have the capacity to help produce up to 12,000 hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks annually. Hyzon is planning to hire up to 50 full-time employees in Bolingbrook this year, with the hopes of expanding its facilities and its workforce down the road, the company said Monday.
Tags: Trucks

Opinion: The Biden Administration’s Hydrogen Opportunity
Publish Date: 3/8/2021
Though the first 100 days of the Biden administration will be a flurry of activity, our nation must prioritize U.S. climate policies and establish a clear strategy for hydrogen investment through infrastructure, development and deployment. Steve Angel is the CEO of Linde, and Tom Linebarger is the chairman and CEO of Cummins. Hydrogen Forward is an initiative led by 11 companies committed to working with stakeholders in the public and private sector to advance hydrogen for a cleaner, stronger U.S. economy.
Tags: Hydrogen

From Smoke to Water: How Toyota Engineers in California are Helping to Clear the Air with Hydrogen
Publish Date: 3/5/2021
Now, that same technology is being adapted for industrial use with the introduction of the Hydrogen Drive modular system. The technology is complex, but the idea behind Hydrogen Drive is simple – package nearly everything you need to create clean, emissions free electricity into a standardized kit that can provide power to various mobile platforms or act as a stationary generator.
Tags: Fuel Cells

US first: Tacoma Power’s electrofuels tariff goes into effect from April
Publish Date: 3/5/2021
Rachel Fakhry, Policy Analyst for Climate and Clean Energy Programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, commented, “Tacoma Power’s proactive and first-of-its-kind initiative will test the ability of flexible loads like green hydrogen to help integrate high levels of renewables on the electric grid by reducing renewable curtailment and improving grid reliability.”
Tags: Hydrogen

Editorial: To save the planet from climate change, gas guzzlers have to die
Publish Date: 3/1/2021
What will it take to throttle back the gas burners and expand exponentially the number of vehicles that run on electric batteries, hydrogen fuel cells or other non-fossil energy sources? Political will, strong government thumbs on the scale to favor zero-emission vehicles over gas burners (an all-out ban on their production and sale is likely too radical for the world, but it would certainly help), and increased spending on developing and producing clean energy sources, battery technologies and charging capabilities.
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses

James May has written the best battery vs hydrogen electric car summary we've read
Publish Date: 3/2/2021
Tags: Cars

Hydrogen Is ‘Jump Ball’ in Global Clean-Energy Race, Kerry Says
Publish Date: 3/2/2021
The U.S. oil and gas industry should embrace “huge opportunities” in producing and transporting hydrogen, with the potential for that cutting-edge energy source to fuel long-haul trucks and supply power globally, presidential climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday.
Tags: Hydrogen

SENATOR SCHUMER SAYS FEDERAL DOE HELP NECESSARY TO BUILD NEW NATIONAL GREEN HYDROGEN FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN, STARTING WITH PLUG POWER PRODUCTION FACILITY AT STAMP
Publish Date: 2/25/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

ADL’s British-built H2.0 next generation hydrogen bus to deliver up to 300 zero-emission mile range
Publish Date: 2/26/2021
Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that its next generation double deck hydrogen bus will deliver a zero-emission range of up to 300 miles. It will be powered by a Ballard fuel cell power module through the efficient Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS).
Tags: Buses

Hopium confirms its hydrogen sedan prototype coming in June 2021
Publish Date: 2/23/2021
The model, equipped with revolutionary proprietary technologies, promises unmatched performances for a hydrogen vehicle: 500+ hp and 1000+ km of range (629+ miles) for a record filling time of only 3 minutes. Forward-looking, it will combine hyperconnectivity, safety and ergonomics in a cabin that is both sporty and comfortable, while meeting the environmental challenges of our era.
Tags: Cars

Southeast Hydrogen Energy Alliance Launches; E4 Carolinas Supports Former South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance Regionalizing
Publish Date: 2/26/2021
The Alliance will serve as the regional connector for companies and organizations surrounding hydrogen energy opportunities while also being a resource to inform regional stakeholders on the benefits and opportunities of hydrogen technologies through seminars, workshops and events. The Alliance will support and advise E4 Carolinas in conducting a regional inventory of the hydrogen energy assets and activities in the Southeastern U.S. and will collaborate in creating a plan for regional hydrogen development and deployment.
Tags: Hydrogen

Ryan O’Flanagan talks AccelerateH2 and hydrogen FCEVs with H2 View
Publish Date: 2/26/2021
You were driving the Hyundai Nexo first. What was your experience like with that car? Do you have any memorable moments? The Nexo was cool. That’s the only car in my life I’ve ever gotten compliments on, which is interesting. I’ve also never driven a car that would warrant a compliment. I started doing this this campaign, and they’re telling me, ‘It’s a sweet car, people are going to be jealous.’ And it’s like yeah, yeah, yeah that’s just something people say. But I actually did, twice people have complimented the car when I’ve driven through a place. It’s fun, it’s interesting. I’ve never driven a cool car before in my life. It’s got a cool dash, it’s a real futuristic car, it’s a fleeting experience, but it’s cool.
Tags: Cars

California must invest in hydrogen infrastructure to meet zero-emission goals
Publish Date: 2/26/2021
We are at the doorstep of an exciting new era of transportation, and California is poised to lead. The Legislature can advance that leadership by embracing the vision of deploying twin technologies to move us forward. Doing so will allow all communities the opportunity to participate in this environmental progress.
Tags: Cars, Stations, Hydrogen

Toyota Develops Packaged Fuel Cell System Module to Promote the Hydrogen Utilization toward the Achievement of Carbon Neutrality;
Publish Date: 2/25/2021
The new module will be easily utilized by companies that are developing and manufacturing FC products for wide variety of applications, including mobility such as trucks, buses, trains and ships, as well as stationary generators.
Tags: Fuel Cells

Plug Power to build North America's largest green hydrogen production facility in western New York
Publish Date: 2/25/2021
As North America’s largest green hydrogen production facility, the plant will produce 45 metric tons of green liquid hydrogen daily servicing the Northeast region. The plant will use 120 MW of Plug’s state-of-the-art PEM electrolyzers to make the hydrogen using clean NY hydropower. The New York plant joins our existing Tennessee plant in a network that aims to supply 500 tons per day of green hydrogen by 2025, 1,000 tons per day globally by 2028 and that when fully built will offer our transportation fuel customers pricing competitive to diesel. This $290 million investment in green hydrogen production leads the way to decarbonizing freight-transportation and logistics and supports the Empire State’s path to achieving carbon-neutrality by 2050. The project includes a 450 MW electrical substation that will service the entire STAMP site.
Tags: Hydrogen

Japanese technology company TDK Corporation joins alkaline fuel cell manufacturer GenCell in developing a novel, low-cost approach to green ammonia – the fuel of the future
Publish Date: 2/23/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

California And Texas Vie To Be America’s Hydrogen Capital
Publish Date: 2/23/2021
“Now the climate change agenda is moving more front and center in the U.S.,” Daryl Wilson, executive director of the Hydrogen Council, an international group of executives representing hydrogen-related companies. As the U.S. and the rest of the world starts to migrate toward cleaner energy sources, “there’s a huge business opportunity,” for regions outside of traditional hydrogen centers like California to thrive, he said.
Tags: Hydrogen

Nikola Details North American Fuel-Cell Vehicle Program; Zero-Emission Vehicle Portfolio Lineup Includes a Re-Engineered Cabover and a Projected 900-Mile Range Sleeper
Publish Date: 2/23/2021
Tags: Trucks

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