Hydrogen – the Great Unifier?
Publish Date: 12/8/2020
For several months now, the pro- and anti-hydrogen lobbies have been waging a merciless battle in the media. It’s a miraculous solution for some, an enormous hoax cooked up by the oil giants for others. In this debate, the losers are the general public, unable to form an opinion, and humanity at large, desperately in need of a substitute for fossil fuels.
Tags: Hydrogen

NRDC blog: Green Hydrogen: Let’s Get It Right From the Start
Publish Date: 1/1/2021
Targeted policies and robust certification schemes will be necessary to ensure that the green version is being produced and used across sectors. Those don’t exist yet, given the nascency of the space. But, as interest in new hydrogen applications grows, they should be a priority for industry, advocates, and state legislators to ensure that we’re not just shifting emissions from one point to another.
Tags: Hydrogen

Bloom Energy Explores Hydrogen as 100% Renewable Option for Fuel Cell Technology
Publish Date: 12/31/2020
Tags: Fuel Cells

Cummins seizes the day to lead on hydrogen technology; Cummins laid out an aggressive strategy for hydrogen today, addressing both production of the low-carbon energy source as well as the fuel cell technology to convert it into power for customers.
Publish Date: 11/16/2020
“Our goal is to have the right products to meet customers’ needs at every point of the transition, which is why we have invested in multiple solutions upfront,” she said. Cummins leaders cautioned, however, that carbon neutrality can’t be achieved without private investment and government support. “I am encouraged to see government interest in this space increasing in order to support new and less carbon intensive technology,” Davis said.
Tags: Trucks, Marine, Aviation, Other

Green Hydrogen Catapult World’s green hydrogen leaders unite to drive 50-fold scale-up in six years
Publish Date: 12/8/2020
World’s biggest green hydrogen project developers and partners come together to launch Green Hydrogen Catapult initiative New initiative aims to drive down costs to below $2 per kilogram, to transform energy across most carbon intensive industries, accelerating race to zero emissions Founding partners include ACWA Power, CWP Renewables, Envision, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Snam, and Yara
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Hyundai Motor Group Launches 'HTWO' Dedicated Fuel Cell System Brand; Hyundai brings together 20-plus years of hydrogen technology to usher the new energy age
Publish Date: 12/10/2020
Tags: Fuel Cells

China Defies Elon Musk’s Warnings and Pushes Ahead With Hydrogen
Publish Date: 11/19/2020
China, the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles, isn’t so quick to dismiss the alternative to batteries. Officials are promoting the development of hydrogen-powered cars, trucks and buses, with Beijing offering to reward cities that achieve adoption targets. In a 15-year plan for new-energy vehicles released on Nov. 2, China’s State Council said the country will focus on building the fuel-cell supply chain and developing hydrogen-powered trucks and buses. President Xi Jinping in September set a 2030 deadline for China to begin reducing carbon emissions.
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses

Hydrogen Storage Tanks: Hanwha Solutions acquires US hydrogen tank maker Cimarron, to invest $100mn
Publish Date: 12/30/2020
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Marine, Aviation, Other, Stations, Hydrogen

ABB to develop high power EV charging solution in partnership with AFC Energy
Publish Date: 12/12/2020
“At ABB we believe that sustainable development means progress towards a healthier and more prosperous world today and for future generations. It is through innovative applications of technology such as this partnership with AFC Energy that we can enable a low-carbon society. AFC Energy is uniquely positioned with their cost effective alkaline based fuel cell technology, which makes it a perfect match.” AFC Energy is a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technology, which can provide clean electricity for on and off grid applications. The company’s standard solution provides power for charging infrastructure where traditionally a diesel generator would be used.
Tags: Stations

South Korea to Work on Hydrogen Ships; Green Vessel Development Plan Unveiled
Publish Date: 12/24/2020
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Scotland: Building a new energy sector; Hydrogen Policy Statement published.
Publish Date: 12/21/2020
The hydrogen sector will receive £100 million over the next five years to support a green recovery and Scotland’s just transition to net zero. Scotland is set to become a leading hydrogen nation, with an ambition to generate 5GW of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen by 2030 – enough to power the equivalent of 1.8 million homes. Economic impact research suggests the industry has the potential to be worth up to £25 billion a year to the Scottish economy by 2045.
Tags: Hydrogen

Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway plans to develop North America's first hydrogen-powered freight locomotive.
Publish Date: 12/18/2020
The company announced Friday that it will be retrofitting one of its locomotives with hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology that will power the locomotive’s electric traction motors. It will then conduct a number of tests and rail service trials to evaluate if the technology can work for the freight-rail sector.
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

NACFE Releases Guidance Report on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractors
Publish Date: 12/17/2020
“While hydrogen fuel cell technology is very promising, we know that widespread adoption will take time. Many factors will influence this, including emissions regulations, infrastructure, hydrogen availability and total costs of ownership. Buses and trains will likely be some of the first applications to transition to hydrogen, with the Hydrogen Council predicting that heavy- duty trucks will fall further out on the curve with about 2.5% of hydrogen adoption in 2030.” — Amy Davis, President of New Power Business, Cummins
Tags: Trucks, Buses, Marine, Aviation, Other

Utility interest in hydrogen 'beyond staggering': GE
Publish Date: 12/16/2020
Utility interest in hydrogen is "beyond staggering" and may soon begin showing up in long-term integrated resource plans, according to GE Gas Power Emergent Technologies Director Jeffrey Goldmeer.
Tags: Hydrogen

Air Liquide to Invest Billions in Bet on Hydrogen Boom
Publish Date: 12/16/2020
The gas could account for 20% of worldwide energy consumption by 2050, with a market value of about $2.5 trillion, Benoit Potier told a French senate hearing on Wednesday. This means global investment of $5 trillion to $7.5 trillion, enabling carbon dioxide emissions to be cut by 6 billion tons. “So it’s huge,” Potier said. “We must therefore invest wisely.”
Tags: Hydrogen

SoCalGas to Test Technology that Could Transform Hydrogen Distribution and Enable Rapid Expansion of Hydrogen Fueling Stations; New device separates hydrogen from natural gas when the two gases are blended in pipelines
Publish Date: 12/16/2020
At scale, the technology would allow hydrogen to be easily and affordably transported via the natural gas pipeline system, then extracted and compressed at fueling stations that provide hydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Created by Netherlands-based HyET Hydrogen, the technology is designed to provide pure highly-compressed hydrogen wherever a natural gas distribution system exists. A video illustrating the technology may be found here.
Tags: Hydrogen

Minister O'Regan Launches Hydrogen Strategy for Canada
Publish Date: 12/16/2020
The Strategy is designed to spur investment and partnerships to establish Canada as a global supplier of hydrogen, and to increase domestic production, which will transform our energy sector. As one of the top 10 producers of hydrogen in the world, Canada will benefit from the growing global demand for hydrogen — a market that is expected to reach almost $12 trillion by 2050. The strategy will also be complemented by the Clean Fuel Standard, which will further drive investment and growth in Canada's fuels sector by incentivizing the development and adoption of clean fuels such as hydrogen.
Tags: Hydrogen

Chart Industries Acquires 15% Ownership of HTEC Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation and Signs Strategic Commercial Hydrogen MOU
Publish Date: 12/15/2020
Tags: Stations

Hydrogen's Role in Clean Energy to Take the Spotlight in SoCalGas' "H2 Hydrogen Home"; First project of its kind in the U.S. aims to show how this carbon-free gas made from renewable electricity can fuel clean energy systems in a carbon-neutral future
Publish Date: 12/15/2020
The H2 Hydrogen Home is designed with solar panels, which will power the project's home on sunny days and also provide excess electricity that will be stored for night use and cloudy days. Some of that extra electricity will charge a home battery for short-term energy storage. The rest of the solar power will be converted to clean hydrogen using an electrolyzer and stored until needed. That stored hydrogen will also be converted back to electricity with an on-site fuel cell. And finally, the hydrogen will be blended with natural gas and used in the home's heat pump HVAC unit, water heater, clothes dryer, and gas stove.
Tags: Hydrogen, Research

Germany and Denmark promote European offshore wind development
Publish Date: 12/14/2020
Tags: Hydrogen

Japan to make hydrogen major power source by 2030: Nikkei
Publish Date: 12/14/2020
The government will provide 2 trillion yen ($19 billion) of funds to support efforts to make hydrogen viable as a fuel for electricity generators that burn without emissions, the Nikkei reported, without citing the source of its information.
Tags: Hydrogen

European truckmakers to phase out diesel sales decade earlier than planned; Heads of seven businesses sign joint pledge to ditch traditional combustion engines by 2040
Publish Date: 12/14/2020
Tags: Trucks

Energy Commission Approves Plan to Invest Up to $115 Million for Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure
Publish Date: 12/2/2020
The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a plan today that will invest up to $115 million to significantly increase the number of fueling stations in the state that support hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The funding nearly doubles the state’s investments to date and will help California nearly achieve its goal to deploy 200 public hydrogen fueling stations. Under the plan, up to 111 new hydrogen fueling stations will be built in the state by 2027, including many designed for multi-use by passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. Total project funding is subject to annual approval of both the state budget and allocations from the CEC. During today’s business meeting, commissioners awarded three grants totaling nearly $25 million for the installation of the first 30 stations under the plan. More than half of the stations approved today will be built in or near disadvantaged communities. Irvine-based FirstElement Fuel, Inc., received $15.5 million. San Francisco-based Equilon Enterprises (doing business as Shell Oil Products U.S.) received $7.3 million, and the Santa Clara-based Iwatani Corporation of America, received $1.9 million. Will the stations approved today support medium-and heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles? FirstElement Fuel -- Five stations (in subsequent batches) will be designed specifically as dual-purpose stations that can fill heavy-duty vehicles in separate area to light-duty vehicles. Shell -- Some stations in the next batch will serve nearby tethered fleets. Iwatani -- Will look for opportunities to serve medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles in the next funding batch.
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Stations

First Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Electric Trucks Set for Delivery to Pilot Program Customers at Ports of L.A. and Long Beach
Publish Date: 12/11/2020
Tags: Trucks

Toyota Unveils Second Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck
Publish Date: 12/11/2020
Tags: Trucks

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