CTE Wins Grant to Complete Largest Commercial Deployment of Class 8 Fuel Cell Electric Trucks in North America
Publish Date: 7/26/2021

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) was recently awarded a grant to support the deployment of 30 Hyundai XCIENT Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks (FCET) in northern California.

Tags: Trucks

UC San Diego Receives $35 Million in State Funding for New California Coastal Research Vessel; First-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid vessel will be vital to education and research
Publish Date: 7/23/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Secretary Granholm Announces New Goal to Cut Costs of Long Duration Energy Storage by 90 Percent
Publish Date: 7/23/2021

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s new goal to reduce the cost of grid-scale, long duration energy storage by 90% within the decade.

Tags: Hydrogen

Bloom Energy and Heliogen Join Forces to Harness the Power of the Sun to Produce Low-Cost Green Hydrogen
Publish Date: 7/22/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Linde Starts Up New Liquid Hydrogen Plant in Texas
Publish Date: 7/21/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says hydrogen could be future fuel
Publish Date: 7/20/2021
Tags: Cars

How to Leverage Regional Wind and Solar Power for the Entire U.S.
Publish Date: 7/20/2021

Waiting to invest in this technology is not a viable solution as delay will be expensive and risks putting the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage globally.

Success requires coordinated federal government action. …

Tags: Hydrogen

Hydrogen fuel cell buses achieve highest fleet mileage in AC Transit’s new ZETBTA study
Publish Date: 7/20/2021
Tags: Buses

Namie, Japan and Lancaster, California ink historic agreement to be ‘world’s first’ hydrogen municipalities
Publish Date: 7/20/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

AC Transit Publishes the Groundbreaking Zero-Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis (ZETBTA): An unprecedented test of fuel cell electric, battery electric, diesel hybrid, and conventional diesel bus technologies; a guide for ZEB transition worldwide
Publish Date: 7/19/2021

The ZETBTA is a robust side-by-side evaluation of the predominant engine technologies in use at transit agencies worldwide: fuel-cell electric bus (FCEB), battery electric bus (BEB), diesel hybrid, and conventional diesel bus propulsion systems.

“AC Transit currently operates all five propulsion technologies and is uniquely positioned to support this rigorous study,” says General Manager Michael Hursh. “For Long Range Planners, this is an unrivaled collection of years of research, transit planning, and design; made stronger because the propulsion metrics are not cobbled from several sources but instead one agency, with roadway testing on the same routes, and in the same service environment.”

The study launched in July 2020 and integrated lessons learned and best practices gleaned from our extensive experience deploying ZEB technologies, including the development of innovative workforce training programs, data integration and management, and transit deployment viability.

This initial iteration of the ZETBTA will help transit agency leaders understand step-by-step the capital cost, performance, and operating cost between ZEB types when comparing performance to conventional diesel bus technologies. The study is also a collection of energy data to develop metrics for costs, mileage, reliability, and availability.

Tags: Buses

Plug Power to Bring Wind-Powered Hydrogen Plant to Fort Worth
Publish Date: 7/19/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Position paper – Heavy‐duty vehicles: Charging and refuelling infrastructure requirements
Publish Date: 7/18/2021

In addition, a target of around 300 truck‐suitable hydrogen refuelling stations by 2025, and at least 1,000 no later than 2030 should be set. Moreover, one hydrogen refuelling site should be available every 200 km on the TEN‐T core network by 2030. A hydrogen refuelling station for trucks should have a minimum daily capacity of at least six tonnes of H2 with at least two dispensers per stations.

Tags: Trucks

Honda ready for quicker shift to all-electrified lineup, CEO hints
Publish Date: 7/18/2021

Honda has decided to retire the Clarity, its sole mass production fuel cell vehicle, by year-end. But it will continue developing fuel cell vehicles, according to Mibe.

"We'll definitely put out the next vehicle," he said.

Tags: Cars

Ballard Receives Order for Fuel Cell Modules to Power Trial Operation of Siemens Mireo Plus H Train
Publish Date: 7/18/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Repurposing existing gas infrastructure to pure hydrogen: ACER finds divergent visions of the future
Publish Date: 7/16/2021

In order to assess these options, ACER reviewed more than 20 studies focusing on the technical and the cost aspects of repurposing existing gas infrastructure to pure hydrogen. The analysed studies range across various sources and stakeholders, including the gas industry, multi-partner hydrogen initiatives, industry partnerships, academia, think tanks, and others. As a result, ACER developed a summary paper on the technical possibilities for repurposing, based on these available studies. The paper also offers a reflection on the technical and hydrogen market conditions that could trigger the repurposing of natural gas pipelines to pure hydrogen.

Tags: Hydrogen, Research

AT TOKYO 2020, HYDROGEN SHOWS PROMISE OF A CARBON-FREE FUTURE
Publish Date: 7/18/2021

Home to thousands of athletes for several weeks, the Olympic Village is one demonstration of how this technology can be used in practice. Built as a miniature hydrogen city, it shows the potential of a first full-scale hydrogen infrastructure. The hydrogen will also fuel athlete buses and heat water in the cafeterias, dormitories and training facilities. After the Games, underground pipes will take hydrogen from a production station to residential blocks. Organisers hope the Olympic Village, as Japan’s first full-scale hydrogen infrastructure, will leave an impression on future generations.
 

Worldwide Olympic Partner Toyota, which also produced the world’s first hydrogen-powered cars in 2014, will supply approximately 500 Mirai fuel cell vehicles to the Games to help transport staff and officials. Toyota will also deliver 100 hydrogen fuel cell buses (FCBs) to ferry athletes around. Each bus has 10 hydrogen tanks to carry a total of 600 litres.

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

United Kingdom: First Hydrogen Homes open to the public
Publish Date: 7/16/2021
Tags: Research

Chevron and Cummins Announce Strategic Collaboration on Hydrogen
Publish Date: 7/16/2021

The MOU provides the framework for Chevron and Cummins to initially collaborate on four main objectives: advancing public policy that promotes hydrogen as a decarbonizing solution for transportation and industry; building market demand for commercial vehicles and industrial applications powered by hydrogen; developing infrastructure to support the use of hydrogen for industry and fuel cell vehicles; and exploring opportunities to leverage Cummins electrolyzer and fuel cell technologies at one or more of Chevron’s domestic refineries.

Tags: Trucks, Hydrogen

Bloom Energy Unveils Electrolyzer to Supercharge the Path to Low-Cost, Net-Zero Hydrogen
Publish Date: 7/15/2021

Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE) today unveiled the Bloom Electrolyzer; the most energy-efficient electrolyzer to produce clean hydrogen to date and 15 to 45 percent more efficient than any other product on the market today.

Tags: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

APEX CLEAN ENERGY AND PLUG POWER PARTNER ON LARGEST GREEN HYDROGEN POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
Publish Date: 7/15/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Hydrogen investment pipeline has grown to $500bn says new Hydrogen Council report
Publish Date: 7/15/2021

China is emerging as a hydrogen powerhouse with 53 large-scale projects having been publicly announced in the nation and investments worth $17bn can be considered mature.

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EXCLUSIVE Universal Hydrogen in zero-carbon plane deals with Icelandair, others
Publish Date: 7/15/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

NYPA Testing Green Hydrogen At Brentwood Power Station
Publish Date: 7/14/2021

Using a GE system, the green hydrogen project team will evaluate different concentrations of hydrogen blended with natural gas at regular intervals and will assess the blend’s effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its overall system and environmental impacts, including nitrogen oxide emissions.

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With Hydrogen, the Midwest Can Propel the Energy Transition; The Midwest has all the ingredients to be a leader in the emerging hydrogen economy and private investment is beginning to recognize the potential in the region. But there's more work to be done
Publish Date: 7/14/2021

And many of those technologies developed in the Midwest are already being deployed. The region has some of the highest wind, solar and carbon-free nuclear generation in the nation. Illinois, for instance, has the most nuclear capacity of any other state with 11 nuclear reactors, which account for more than half of its electricity generation. These carbon-free technologies combined with abundant water supplies from the Great Lakes are the major resources required to produce hydrogen, making the region an ideal production, distribution, and storage center for this technology that can help decarbonize the transportation, industrial, and power generation sectors. Last month, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm launched the Department of Energy’s “Energy Earthshots” Initiative, to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. The first Energy Earthshot—Hydrogen Shot—seeks to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% to $1 per kilogram (note: a kilogram of hydrogen contains about the same energy as a gallon of gasoline).

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Cummins CEO Leading the Charge to a Greener Future
Publish Date: 7/13/2021

The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led coalition working to accelerate the energy transition through hydrogen, has announced Linebarger as its new Co-Chair. He will take over the role from Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation Takeshi Uchiyamada, serving alongside fellow Co-Chair Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide.

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