A $100B opportunity: Alberta could emerge as Canada's first hydrogen energy hub, report says
Publish Date: 11/17/2020
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Diesel Engine Giant Cummins Plans Hydrogen Future–With Trains Coming Before Trucks
Publish Date: 11/17/2020
“This is why we have focused on a market like trains where the powertrain and the fuel costs represent 50% of the total operating costs and are much lower than the heavy-duty truck market, which is above 80%,” she said during Cummins’ briefing. The company has partnered with European industrial conglomerate Alstom to supply a fuel cell power system for its Coradia iLint commuter train that’s already operating in Germany. Relative to trucks, “trains run on fixed routes and require lower infrastructure in terms of hydrogen refueling, this will be another key factor, Davis said. “In addition, support for public subsidies exists and the incremental cost to purchase a hydrogen train is lower than the cost of electrifying rail lines. All of these factors drive varied adoption rates, greater adoption in early years and applications such as trains and buses, with heavy-duty trucks falling farther out on the curve.”
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Italy drafts guidelines for national hydrogen strategy, document shows
Publish Date: 11/16/2020
In a draft document called National Hydrogen Strategy Preliminary Guidelines, seen by Reuters, the Industry Ministry said it was targeting investments in the sector of around 10 billion euros ($12 billion) to 2030, with half of the amount coming from European funds and private investments.
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BMW's Zipse sees Toyota alliance going beyond 2025
Publish Date: 11/12/2020
BMW CEO Oliver Zipse on Thursday said he would seek to strengthen bonds with Toyota and wants the current alliance between the two automakers, which focuses on fuel cells and sports cars, going beyond 2025.
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Cummins to open new fuel cell systems production facility in Germany, strengthening its commitment to hydrogen in Europe
Publish Date: 11/12/2020
With capacity of 10 megawatts per year, the Herten facility will manufacture one megawatt of fuel cell systems a month for Alstom’s hydrogen-powered trains, called the Coradia iLint, as well as provide aftermarket support. Each fuel cell system will include six power modules (fuel cell stacks), a cooling system, piping, air blowers and air filters. Power modules take air from outside and hydrogen from the hydrogen storage tank to produce power.
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Australia Could Lead The $11 Trillion Hydrogen Boom
Publish Date: 11/8/2020
Last week, Canberra announced that it had awarded "major project status" to the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH). The move will accelerate the development of 15,000MW wind and solar power for the production of hydrogen and ammonia for export to the Asia-Pacific region with plans to scale that up to 26,000MW, making it the largest of its kind in the world.
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Iwatani Corporation of America and Toyota Motor Collaborate to Bring Seven New Hydrogen-Refueling Stations to Southern California -Expansion Supports U.S. Launch of Toyota's Second Generation Mirai, Its Zero-Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle-
Publish Date: 11/12/2020
The seven new retail stations will deploy the latest H2Station (TM) hydrogen fuel-dispensing technology provided by Nel Hydrogen. Each station will have two fueling positions and each will be capable of supplying up to 900 kilograms of hydrogen per day.
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Lancaster, CA Becomes the First Hydrogen City in the United States
Publish Date: 11/10/2020
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Nel ASA: Receives purchase orders for U.S. Navy PEM electrolyser stacks
Publish Date: 11/9/2020
Nel Hydrogen U.S., the U.S. subsidiary of Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL), has received purchase orders for PEM electrolyser cell stacks from Raytheon Technologies´ Collins Aerospace Division, at a combined value of more than USD 5.4 million. Nel’s electrolyser stacks produce critical life support oxygen for U.S. Navy crews on multiple classes of nuclear-powered submarines and are being delivered under an exclusive contract. The purchase order is part of an ongoing production contract with Collins Aerospace, and continues Nel’s history of supplying PEM electrolyser stacks for the production of life sustaining oxygen on board Navy submarines for over a decade. During the first half of 2020, Nel received additional orders for Navy stacks worth over $3.7M, bringing the total booked orders this year to over $9.1M.
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Liberty Becomes First Electric Utility Member of California Fuel Cell Partnership
Publish Date: 11/9/2020
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Hexagon Purus to supply composite high-pressure cylinders for the development of the first hydrogen powered commuter train in the U.S.
Publish Date: 11/6/2020
Hexagon Purus has signed a contract with Stadler Rail to develop cylinder storage system for the first hydrogen commuter train in the U.S. The contract includes the development and homologation of a new cylinder and tank system to be approved in the U.S. The train will be built and tested in Switzerland and other European locations, then transferred to California in 2023.
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Hyundai Motor Joins Hands with Chinese Partners to Lead Hydrogen Mobility Ecosystem Development in China
Publish Date: 11/6/2020
· Hyundai Motor, Shanghai Electric Power, Shanghai Sunwise New Energy System and Shanghai Ronghe Electric Technology Financial Leasing recently signed an MOU to establish a hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem around Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta area in China · Hyundai Motor entered a separate MOU with China Iron and Steel Research Institute Group and Hebei Iron and Steel Group to encourage popularization of a hydrogen mobilities in Jing-Jin-Ji region · Under the MOUs, Hyundai and its regional partners aim to supply a total of 4,000 fuel cell electric commercial vehicles in China by 2025 · Hyundai’s XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first heavy-duty fuel cell truck, makes its Chinese debut at 2020 China International Import Expo
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Hydrogen fuel cell train to be developed with EU funding
Publish Date: 11/4/2020
The prototype will be produced by modifying a CAF Civia Class 463 three-car EMU, a type which is found on many Spanish commuter networks. This will be equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and lithium-titanate batteries, giving the ability to operate through from electrified routes onto non-electrified lines.
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Linde to Produce Green Hydrogen for Mobility Market in California
Publish Date: 11/2/2020
Linde () announced it will start producing green hydrogen at its plant in Ontario, California, supporting the growing needs of hydrogen mobility customers in the region. With this investment, the company will be able to provide green hydrogen to fuel up to 1,600 vehicles a day and help avoid up to 50,000 MT CO2e per year.
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‘Hydrogen Wars’ Pit Europe v. China for $700 Billion Business; U.S. sits on sidelines amid global race to cut CO2 emissions
Publish Date: 11/1/2020
“It’s countries going against countries to lock in market share,” said Gero Farruggio, head of renewables at research firm Rystad Energy. “We call it ‘the hydrogen wars’ because of the way governments are racing to subsidize these projects to be a leader.”
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Google Pledges 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030; “We are the first major company that’s set out to do this, and we aim to be the first to achieve it,” says Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
Publish Date: 11/1/2020
The white paper also highlights other technologies that could help bridge the gap between renewable power’s inherent intermittency and the consistent needs of its facilities, including “advanced nuclear, enhanced geothermal, low-impact hydro, long-duration storage, green hydrogen, and carbon capture and storage.” These are the same list of technologies that utilities, states and countries with zero-carbon commitments are planning to rely on to reach their goals.
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This is how policymakers can boost the hydrogen market
Publish Date: 10/30/2020
How else can European policymakers accelerate our move towards making hydrogen a truly viable alternative? Here are three key areas to look at. Building demand at scale Creating common standards and definitions for growth Mechanisms to bridge the gap
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With an investment of 150 million euros, it will contribute to the decarbonisation of the industrial sector and will be operational in 2021 Iberdrola and Fertiberia launch the largest plant producing green hydrogen for industrial use in Europe; With an in
Publish Date: 10/30/2020
Iberdrola will construct a photovoltaic plant (100 MW), a battery installation and a system for producing green H2 by electrolysis from 100 % renewable sources The green hydrogen will be used at the Fertiberia fertilizer plant in Puertollano, making it the first European company in its sector to develop large-scale expertise in the generation of green ammonia The initiative will generate up to 700 jobs and avoid emissions of 39,000 tCO2/year
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How Hydrogen Trucks Are Shaping The Future Of The Port Of Los Angeles
Publish Date: 10/29/2020
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Study shows how hydrogen fits in Atlantic region's energy transition
Publish Date: 10/29/2020
The study finds that for the Maritimes to realize hydrogen's full potential, the region must take a regionally cooperative approach to energy policy. Among its recommendations are development of a clean energy roadmap for the Atlantic region, creation of a strong regulatory framework with incentives to transform and decarbonize the region's energy system and aligned action plans, policies and high-profile projects that encourage local industry participation. The study shows that renewable hydrogen produced from wind combined with grid-scale hydrogen storage can be an enabler to increase energy independence, heavy duty transport can be a major contributor to hydrogen demand and the potential to use hydrogen for building heating is significant.
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Collaborative Effort to Help Drive Emissions to Zero or Near-Zero By 2050; EPRI president says the United States could produce electricity with little to no carbon emissions by 2050 through the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative.
Publish Date: 10/28/2020
The LCRI also includes research, testing, and technology demonstrations for large-scale use of low-carbon energy carriers — hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic fuels, and biofuels — and processes, such as blending hydrogen in natural gas pipelines, and carbon capture, use, and storage technologies.
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Why the next truck you see may be a quiet, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell rig
Publish Date: 10/26/2020
If Nikola is successful, that could help popularize hydrogen trucks, which would be “good for everyone,” Toyota’s Lund said. But “our strategy is different,” Lund said. “They’ve been outspoken about what they’re going to do. Our culture is to explain to you what we’ve done.”
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Norway: The starting shot for hydrogen; The hen and the egg will cooperate on the rollout.
Publish Date: 10/9/2020
H2Fuel Norway, which is partly owned by NEL, is now pressing together with Toyota on the start button for the hydrogen investment in Norway. This became clear when both companies this week invited to an information meeting about their respective initiatives.
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Opel puts cars with fuel cells on the road
Publish Date: 10/24/2020
For the future, the fuel cell should also play a role as a drive. In an interview with the FAZ, Lohscheller announced the first tests on the road for the next year. Accordingly, the brand with the Blitz wants to equip a number of small family vans of the Zafira type with fuel cells.
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GM ‘Going Forward’ With Nikola Partnership Talks on Trucks
Publish Date: 10/24/2020
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