Hyundai to invest in Impact Coatings, H2Pro and GRZ Technologies for fuel cell, hydrogen production, and hydrogen storage technologies.
In this interview, we talk with Brian Lindgren, Director Research & Development at Kenworth. Brian shares his views on the biggest challenges around zero-emission heavy duty transport, as well as Kenworth’s experience with zero emission trucks.
‘Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective’ estimates that hydrogen from renewable power, so called green hydrogen, could translate into 8 per cent of global energy consumption by 2050. 16 per cent of all generated electricity would be used to produce hydrogen by then. Green hydrogen could particularly offer ways to decarbonise a range of sectors where it is proving difficult to meaningfully reduce CO2 emissions.
Electrolysers, and thus green hydrogen, will fall in price and become cheaper than hydrogen from gas. And the cost drop on renewable hydrogen can come quickly, according to Statkraft's new low-emission scenario .
KPMG used numbers compiled by the CSIRO (which recently published a National Hydrogen Roadmap) to estimate how much it would cost to convert a “medium-sized metropolis” to run on hydrogen, using Perth as an example.
The competitions aim to help support projects to decarbonize industry, such as carbon capture and hydrogen power, and boost plans to establish the world’s first net zero industrial cluster, or group of similar and related firms in a specific geographic area, by 2040.
The truck was designed and integrated by Cummins in Columbus, Indiana and includes a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell from Hydrogenics, a recent addition to Cummins. The truck was designed for a 90-kW fuel cell and is scalable in 30 kW or 45 kW increments up to 180 kW, andalso has a 100-kWh lithium-ion battery capacity. The truck has a range of 150 to 250 miles between filling up, however, that range can be extended with additional hydrogen tanks, by increasing the tank storage pressure or installing additional fuel cells to optimize management of the vehicle load factor. Many of the critical components of the powertrain, including the PEM fuel cell, system controller, powertrain controls, wire harnesses and junction boxes, among others, were designed and developed by Cummins.
The Oakland hydrogen station has three times the capacity of previously built open retail True Zero stations and has two fuelling positions with three nozzles – two at H70 and one at H35.
By the end of the next decade, Daimler Trucks & Buses will extend itsrange of vehicles with hydrogen-powered series production vehicles.
Excerpt: There is an app maintained by the California Fuel Cell Partnership that does a terrific job of telling you not only where your nearest refueling spot is but whether or not it actually has fuel.
MTS has six of the electric buses, with another two on the way. It also plans to order two fuel cell-powered buses.
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