Linde and Daimler Truck to Collaborate on Hydrogen Refueling Technology
Publish Date: 12/10/2020
Together, the companies will develop fueling technology based on subcooled liquid hydrogen (sLH2), which allows for higher on-board capacity, greater range, faster refueling and superior energy efficiency. The new fueling process will be implemented in the series version of the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, which was unveiled in September 2020 as a concept vehicle, and will have a range of more than 1,000 kilometers. The companies plan for the first refueling of a prototype vehicle at a pilot station to take place in Germany in 2023.
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Toyota Moves Closer to Production with Next Generation Fuel Cell Electric Technology for Zero-Emissions Heavy Duty Trucks
Publish Date: 12/10/2020
Toyota's next generation fuel cell electric technology is now powering a new set of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks. Using the same fuel cell system as the all-new 2021 Mirai sedan that goes on sale this month, the engineers at Toyota Motor North America Research and Development have developed a set of production-intent prototype trucks that are being prepared to run drayage routes at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach to validate their performance, efficiency and drivability. Designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of a wide variety of OEM truck makers, the new fuel cell electric system in the latest prototypes has been adapted to a Kenworth T680 chassis. A more compact hydrogen storage cabinet behind the cab houses six hydrogen tanks with the same capacity as previous prototypes while a new, more powerful lithium-ion battery helps smooth out the power flow to the electric motors. In this configuration, the second generation fuel cell system delivers over 300 miles of range at a full load weight of 80,000 lbs., all while demonstrating exceptional drivability, quiet operation, and zero harmful emissions.
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Air Liquide has started industrial production of green hydrogen in Bécancour
Publish Date: 12/9/2020
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Mayor Rex Parris: Lancaster will be run by hydrogen within five years
Publish Date: 12/8/2020
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Toyota and Hino Launch Initiative with Seven-Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson to Introduce Light-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Trucks
Publish Date: 12/8/2020
In 2021, Seven-Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson will conduct a trial operation of light-duty FCETs (max. payload: 3 tons) jointly developed by Toyota and Hino, to verify its practicality and convenience as part of considerations for its roll out.
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Washington State: Senator Brad Hawkins Introduces Bill With Goal to Promote Hydrogen Powered Vehicles
Publish Date: 12/7/2020
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Toyota and Japan's mega banks join body to fund hydrogen projects; The JH2A to take lead in using clean energy amid global green push
Publish Date: 12/7/2020
Eighty-eight Japanese companies including Toyota Motor and the country's three mega banks joined the Japan Hydrogen Association that was set up on Monday to encourage the wider use of hydrogen by establishing a fund and supporting new projects.
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Japan creates $19bn green fund to push hydrogen planes and carbon recycling
Publish Date: 12/4/2020
"Our country needs a source of growth post-coronavirus," he said. "The core of that will be green and digital." Suga vowed to boost the economy through green investment and digital innovation. The fund would "continue to support companies engaged in ambitious innovation [in environmental areas] for the next 10 years," he pledged. "We see hydrogen, of which there is inexhaustible deposits, as a new power source," Suga said. "We will create hydrogen airplanes and hydrogen cargo ships."
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other, Hydrogen

Plug Power Raises $1B for US Green Hydrogen Infrastructure Build-Out; Stock sale to fund U.S. green hydrogen production facilities and fuel cell and electrolyzer gigafactory.
Publish Date: 11/24/2020
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other, Stations, Hydrogen

Big Oil Seeks Redemption in the Hydrogen Revolution
Publish Date: 12/3/2020
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The Missing Piece of the Hydrogen Puzzle
Publish Date: 12/3/2020
But it’s all easier with a coherent blueprint that does at least four things: leverages existing advantages; encourages green hydrogen production with flagship projects, including funding to bridge the transition; supports the development of transport and storage resources; and boosts demand. Plenty of big economies, not least China and the U.S., have yet to outline granular plans and detailed support. There’s everything to gain from that jump start. Or hydrogen won’t get moving fast enough.
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Germany scraps renewable fee on green hydrogen to encourage new technology
Publish Date: 12/2/2020
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Op-ed: Hydrogen is the missing piece of Mass. clean energy economy
Publish Date: 12/2/2020
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Hydrogen Is a Trillion Dollar Bet on the Future
Publish Date: 12/1/2020
That uncertainty could drive wildly different outcomes. If existing capacity is low and learning rates are high, green hydrogen may revolutionize energy as dramatically as wind, solar and batteries have done. If existing capacity is high and learning rates are low, investors might give up on the technology long before it’s able to scale up.
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Hydrogen Is a Trillion Dollar Bet on the Future
Publish Date: 12/1/2020
That uncertainty could drive wildly different outcomes. If existing capacity is low and learning rates are high, green hydrogen may revolutionize energy as dramatically as wind, solar and batteries have done. If existing capacity is high and learning rates are low, investors might give up on the technology long before it’s able to scale up.
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The timing is right: California Fuel Cell Partnership reflects on what 2020’s announcements mean for the future market
Publish Date: 11/30/2020
2020 has been a landmark year for hydrogen transportation and infrastructure in California. “The momentum going into next year is probably more incredible than I could ever have imagined if I sketched it out,” said Bill Elrick, Executive Director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. “It’s no longer about proving the technology – we’ve laid a lot of the foundational pieces for this market – it’s about bringing the technology to scale to drive costs down.”
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Speech by Commissioner Simson at the European Hydrogen Forum
Publish Date: 11/26/2020
With hydrogen, I see the beginnings of a revolution. And I see Europe leading it. Right now, we have a perfect alignment of conditions for a new hydrogen economy in Europe. We have immediate opportunities on our hands. Some by design, some by circumstance. When it comes to the hydrogen race, Europe is running down the track while other countries are still on the starting block. Partly because the EU is an industrial leader in electrolyser development. But also because of the demand we are already seeing for hydrogen-based applications.
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Renewable Hydrogen Coalition will position Europe as world-leader on renewable hydrogen
Publish Date: 11/25/2020
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Sempra develops plan to inject hydrogen into California natgas grid
Publish Date: 11/25/2020
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Hydrogen Europe Coalition statement: Another milestone in the uptake of fuel cell trucks
Publish Date: 11/23/2020
The first milestone took place in March 2020 at a fuel cell truck event in Brussels. On this occasion, the ‘Joint call for the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell trucks: a needed shift towards a carbon-neutral society’ was launched. This letter of intent demonstrated that the supply side was prepared to deploy the vehicles and their infrastructure. Forty-four major companies representing the entire supply chain pledged their support to deliver between 5,000 and 10,000 hydrogen-powered trucks by 2025 and a minimum of 100 hydrogen refuelling stations by then. While hydrogen trucks and hydrogen refuelling stations are already being introduced today, signatories foresee that up to 100,000 hydrogen-powered trucks and 1,500 stations will be deployed by 2030. The year 2030 is only part of the story, as the number of registered hydrogen-powered vehicles is expected to double every year from 2030 onwards to meet the targets of the EU’s CO2 emissions regulations.
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Siemens, Deutsche Bahn launch local hydrogen trains trial
Publish Date: 11/22/2020
Siemens mobility chief executive Michael Peter told Reuters the train combined the possibility to be fed by three sources in a modular system - either by the battery, the fuel cell or even existing overhead lines, depending on where it would run.
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Green hydrogen costs need to fall over 50% to be viable: S&P Global Ratings
Publish Date: 11/20/2020
This could be achieved with solar or wind production costs of $20-$30/MWh, and if the cost of electrolyzers falls by 30%-50%, the agency said in a new report, How Hydrogen Can Fuel the Energy Transition.
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China Defies Elon Musk’s Warnings and Pushes Ahead With Hydrogen
Publish Date: 11/20/2020
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.
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Hydrogen BC elects new Chair and Vice-Chair
Publish Date: 11/19/2020
Talking about his new appointment, Grant said, “I’m pleased to take on this role of Vice-Chair for Hydrogen BC. British Columbia is one of the leading jurisdictions in the world for hydrogen and fuel cell activities.” “Through my work with the California Fuel Cell Partnership I was able to see first-hand the value that this type of public-private collaboration provides in accelerating the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure in a focused and organised way.”
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California's Tyson Eckerle: Hydrogen presents a huge opportunity to transform our energy system
Publish Date: 11/18/2020
“We’ve made a lot of progress in California. The bottom line with hydrogen stations is creating a hydrogen network is hard, it’s really hard, but it’s also doable,” Eckerle continued. “We started with light duty and we have 43 stations that are open and operating in California today that we’re really excited about. We’re bridging into medium and heavy-duty as well.” “The private sector is really stepping up in a major way and started to take the lion’s share of responsibility for building out that network on the pathway to the 165 stations identified.” Eckerle said the challenge associated with building out the network is bigger than any one company or agency. “To do it right you have to take a systems approach,” he told conference attendees.
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Stations, Hydrogen

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