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

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.
Tags: Trucks

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.
Tags: Trucks, Fuel Cells

Air Liquide has started industrial production of green hydrogen in Bécancour
Publish Date: 12/9/2020
Tags: Hydrogen

Mayor Rex Parris: Lancaster will be run by hydrogen within five years
Publish Date: 12/8/2020
Tags: Hydrogen

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.
Tags: Trucks

Washington State: Senator Brad Hawkins Introduces Bill With Goal to Promote Hydrogen Powered Vehicles
Publish Date: 12/7/2020
Tags: Cars

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.
Tags: Stations, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

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
Tags: Hydrogen

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.
Tags: Hydrogen

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