California: Petition calls on Gov. Newsom to invest in hydrogen fuelling infrastructure
Publish Date: 5/26/2021
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Stations

Cummins Selects Spain for its Gigawatt Electrolyzer Plant & Partners with Iberdrola to Lead the Green Hydrogen Value Chain
Publish Date: 5/24/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

British Airways sees ‘significant’ role for hydrogen in decarbonising aviation
Publish Date: 5/26/2021

British Airways (BA) sees hydrogen-powered 19-seater aircraft becoming cost competitive with its current fossil fuel model from 2027, and hydrogen-powered 72-seater and 180-seater aircraft becoming cost competitive with its current operations from 2030 onwards.

That’s what Carrie Harris, Head of Sustainability at British Airways, told the Westminster Energy Environment & Transport Forum’s Growing the hydrogen market in the UK virtual event today (May 26).

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Daimler Disagrees With Tesla and VW’s Batteries-or-Bust View
Publish Date: 5/21/2021
Tags: Trucks

Air Liquide supports Daimler Truck AG with Liquid Hydrogen for heavy-duty long-haul fuel-cell Truck prototype tests
Publish Date: 5/22/2021

In parallel with this project, Air Liquide will support the development of a new open and global liquid hydrogen refueling standard together in a large industry working group (sLH2  “subcooled“ liquid hydrogen).

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Hydrogen potential atlas: Africa could become the world's energy supplier;
Publish Date: 5/20/2021

These are the most important results at a glance:

In West Africa alone, a maximum of 165,000 TWh of green hydrogen could be produced annually. For comparison: That corresponds to 110 times the amount of green hydrogen that Germany will probably have to import in 2050.

Of these 165,000 TWh of hydrogen, around 120,000 TWh could be produced annually for less than 2.50 euros per kilogram. For comparison: studies assume that the cost of one kilo of hydrogen in Germany will still be around 3.80 euros in 2050.

Solar energy can be generated most cheaply in the northern regions of West Africa, and wind energy in the southern regions. Because of the low you electricity production costs of solar energy under 2 cents per kWh in the north of West Africa, the costs for the production of green hydrogen are particularly low here. For comparison: The electricity production costs with renewable energies in West Africa are around 30% lower than in Germany.

It is possible to meet West Africa's local energy needs - without significantly reducing the energy requirements for the production of green hydrogen.

Building a green hydrogen-based economy is associated with high social and economic benefits in both urban and rural regions of West Africa. This makes hydrogen technologies interesting for African decision-makers from politics and business - and increases the likelihood of a quick entry into the hydrogen economy.

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Pacific Northwest renewable hydrogen action plan to develop a hydrogen economy
Publish Date: 5/21/2021
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The Policy Pillar – US: California’s only scientist in state Legislature wants the government to pay more attention to hydrogen
Publish Date: 5/21/2021

“If we’re going to subsidise electric, which makes sense to me, we’ve got to subsidise hydrogen as well. I think it’s definitely something that we need for the future, hydrogen for vehicles. Everyone agrees hydrogen is the best option for heavy-duty, it’s a no-brainer, but I think it’s extremely important for light-duty too.”

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Stations, Hydrogen

Role of Hydrogen Energy in a Nutshell! New Video!
Publish Date: 5/21/2021

The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles has produced a new video, in cooperation with private companies and government agencies, which succinctly details the creation of a hydrogen energy sector and the creation of a Hydrogen Society, both in Japan and in collaboration with partners in Southern California and Los Angeles.  An exciting example of how our nations are, in real time, undeniably improving the world together.

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Stations, Hydrogen

The Policy Pillar – US: Hydrogen Forward playing a key role in unlocking hydrogen’s potential
Publish Date: 5/13/2021

On when we might see a US hydrogen strategy, Kraus said, “The federal structure in the US makes it unique when compared to other markets, globally. Support for a national hydrogen strategy in the US will look different than it does in Europe and Asia. Think of where the US renewable industries were 20 years ago – with a concerted policy of tax credits and incentives at state and federal levels, wind and solar were able to gain a foothold and really blossom into the sizable and growing industries they are today.

“The path forward for hydrogen will be similar, though it will be able to deliver on some of its benefits in a much shorter time horizon. Marshalling the resources of the US government to bring together experts across agencies to create a national hydrogen strategy could also deliver on this promise sooner by showing commitment to a hydrogen economy for business and investors.”

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Leading CEO's ask Newsom to dedicate $500 million in hydrogen infrastructure funds as part of zero-emission vehicle plan
Publish Date: 5/13/2021

In a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, executives of 25 multi-national companies today called for major new investments in hydrogen infrastructure in the Golden State.

“At this still early stage in market development, the signal California sends on hydrogen will impact private investment decisions. But in the medium- to long-run, hydrogen must and will stand on its own legs and be viable without external support,” wrote the executives in their letter to the governor.

They noted “The early stages of any technology curve must have some support, much as was seen in the early days of wind and solar power.”

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Toyota’s Path to Carbon Neutrality
Publish Date: 5/12/2021

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will make up 15% of U.S. sales by 2030
Electrified vehicles including BEVs will make up 70% of U.S. sales by 2030
Global sales of approximately 8M electrified vehicles by 2030 of which 2M will be BEVs and FCEVs

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A Closer Look at Toyota's Hydrogen Powered Heavy-Duty Trucks
Publish Date: 5/12/2021

Toyota and Kenworth have rolled out hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks in Southern California. These 18 wheelers emit nothing but water and will greatly reduce the environmental impact of drayage operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. This video follows Toyota team member Jose Gonzalez as he shares highlights of these new trucks.

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Hydrogen-Powered Yachts Will Take Center Stage at the 2021 Monaco Energy Boat Challenge
Publish Date: 5/11/2021
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Advanced Clean Energy Storage Project Invited to Submit Part II Application for up to $595 Million Financing from U.S. Department of Energy for Proposed Hydrogen Hub and Long-duration Renewable Energy Storage Project
Publish Date: 5/11/2021
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Port of Corpus Christi to produce 'green hydrogen,' hopes to reduce carbon footprint
Publish Date: 5/11/2021

The port on Tuesday announced it has entered into a nonbinding Memorandum of Understanding with Ares Management Corp. to develop renewable energy infrastructure on port-owned property.

It's there that officials for the nation's third-largest port based on tonnage plan to eventually produce green hydrogen and provide renewable power for its customers and its own use.

“As the Energy Port of the Americas, we are working to find new ways to operationalize our commitment to decarbonization," port CEO Sean Strawbridge said in a statement. "This project not only brings a new type of economic activity to our gateway, but it will directly meet the needs of our current customers, many of whom use hydrogen in their production processes."

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Hydrogen Europe reacts to false accusations
Publish Date: 5/7/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Nikola and Total Transportation Services Inc. Sign LOI for 100 Nikola Trucks; California port drayage company is committed to a zero-emission fleet
Publish Date: 5/6/2021
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Bavarian Economic Affairs Minister Hubert Aiwanger and BMW Group Board of Management Member Dr Andreas Wendt impressed by Landshut Lightweight Construction and Technology Centre’s expertise in manufacturing components for hydrogen propulsion
Publish Date: 5/4/2021
Tags: Cars

Nel ASA: Enters collaboration with First Solar
Publish Date: 5/4/2021
Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, a division of Nel ASA, has entered a collaboration with leading solar company First Solar, Inc., to develop integrated photo voltaic hydrogen power plants. “With our environmentally advantaged, responsibly-produced CadTel technology, we are well-positioned to address the market need for large-scale green hydrogen with the lowest carbon solar electricity available today,” said Mark Widmar, chief executive officer, First Solar. “We are excited to collaborate with Nel, a leader in the production, storage, and distribution of hydrogen from renewable energy sources, to develop integrated PV-hydrogen power plants. As solar energy becomes mainstream, this is an excellent example of how we will power the new alternatives.”
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Ballard and Linamar Form Strategic Alliance to Develop Fuel Cell Solutions for Light-Duty Vehicles
Publish Date: 5/3/2021
In particular, there is growing demand for FCEVs that can operate on long duty cycles – without payload compromise – and be rapidly refueled in order to maximize fleet utilization.
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Forget Batteries, This New Lightweight Hypercar Will Be Powered Entirely by Hydrogen; A top speed in excess of 200 mph could be on the cards.
Publish Date: 4/30/2021
“The Apricale is our trojan horse—the attention-grabbing icon for a business focussed on developing hydrogen powertrain solutions, for the automotive, aerospace, marine and distributed power industries,” Viritech said in a statement. Viritech, which was co-founded by ex-Formula One engineer Matt Faulks, will develop the Apricale at the MIRA Technology Park in Nuneaton, England. The first deliveries are expected to begin in 2023, and they won’t come cheap. Buyers can expect to fork out around $2.1 million (£1.5 million) per car. But, hey, think of all the money you’ll save on fuel.
Tags: Cars

This New Sailing Catamaran Will Be Powered By Yachting’s First Hydrogen; French builder Fountaine Pajot will soon introduce zero-emissions, zero-noise hydrogen power to the cruising world via its Samana 59.Fuel Cell;
Publish Date: 4/29/2021
Fountaine Pajot will be the first shipyard to integrate hydrogen as an alternative energy solution on its catamarans. The French builder said that, as part of its Odyssea 2024 plan, it has chosen EODev’s hydrogen generator, REXH2, to power its Samana 59 sailing multihull. Equipped with the latest-generation Toyota fuel cells, the generator is designed to perform in harsh maritime environments.
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

BMW, Hyundai, Stellantis, Toyota urge European Commission to expand Europe’s network
Publish Date: 4/29/2021
“The undersigned OEMs are dedicated to further develop the fuel cell passenger car and light commercial vehicle market. This in turn, will require an expansion of the established (and proven) 700bar refuelling network. The combined roll-out of a common hydrogen infrastructure offering both refuelling options for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, as well as heavy-duty trucks, can create enormous synergies.”
Tags: Cars, Stations

Energy Observer makes port at California’s Long Beach
Publish Date: 4/29/2021
Bill Elrick, Executive Director at California Fuel Cell Partnership, said, “Hydrogen has a unique role to play in the energy transition as a unifier of renewables and technologies like fuel cells. “Energy Observer is a real-world working laboratory and showcases some of hydrogen’s best attributes.”
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

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