Great Wall Bets on Hydrogen, Will Use to Power New SUV; Carmaker will also use hydrogen cars at 2022 Winter Olympics
Publish Date: 3/29/2021
Great Wall has invested 2 billion yuan ($305 million) over the past five years to develop hydrogen power-related technologies that can be used for vehicles as well as marine and rail transport, Zhang said. Founder Wei Jianjun added that Great Wall will invest another 3 billion yuan over the next three years and plans to become a top-three seller of hydrogen-powered automobiles by 2025. “Development of the hydrogen-related industry will move forward as quickly as that for electric vehicles,” Wei said.
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Great Wall Bets on Hydrogen, Will Use to Power New SUV
Publish Date: 3/29/2021
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Coalition Launched to Advance Clean Hydrogen as a Key Pathway to Achieving Global Decarbonization & U.S. Energy Competitiveness
Publish Date: 3/26/2021
“We are enthusiastic that many sectors of the economy are joining together to advocate for clean hydrogen as a critical pathway to achieve the emission reduction goals we have set for the businesses and groups we lead,” says David Carroll, President and CEO, Gas Technology Institute (GTI), Richard Voorberg, President, Siemens Energy, Inc., Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU), and Alan Armstrong, President and CEO, The Williams Companies. “Our organizations, as well as several other U.S. businesses, have identified clean hydrogen as essential to meeting our targets, and we are eager to work with President Biden, his administration and Congress to foster clean hydrogen’s growth throughout our economy.”
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Guidehouse Insights Report Finds Distributed Hydrogen Systems Can Drive Clean Energy Microgrids
Publish Date: 3/25/2021
Tags: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

Batteries Or Hydrogen? The Wrong Question?
Publish Date: 3/25/2021
We need a mix of fuels and powertrains in the future, chosen for different needs on the basis of carbon emissions and energy efficiency. In particular, the characteristics of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) are so different that we see the current debate as a false dilemma; we need both, for different roles.
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses

California Energy Commission Awards Funding to Demonstrate Hydrogen Locomotive for Rail Applications in California
Publish Date: 3/25/2021
The funds will be used to retire a tier 0 diesel locomotive and to replace it with a zero-emission switching locomotive using advanced hydrogen technology. The project involves the integration of advanced hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen storage, advanced battery and systems control technologies to provide an alternative to less environmentally friendly diesel-powered locomotives. The demonstration will facilitate the improvement of local air quality, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, noise and odor.
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Renault LCV Opens New Doors: New Line-Up and Zero Emissions Solutions; To answer the energy transition, Renault LCV opens new doors with a complete offer in electric and hydrogen, with products and services.
Publish Date: 3/25/2021
Renault has been a pioneer of the electric utility vehicle since 2011 and has also been a pioneer of hydrogen since 2014. Before the end of 2021, Renault will present the Master Hydrogen. With Plug Power, Renault aims for 30% of the European market for hydrogen light commercial vehicles by 2030, with charging solutions for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle fleets.
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Los Angeles now has a road map for 100% renewable energy
Publish Date: 3/24/2021
Even though hydrogen is expensive, “it’s what you need for reliability,” said Paul Denholm, the NREL study’s engineering lead. “You have so few other choices for that three-day outage, that Texas-like event where it’s super hot, transmission lines go down.”
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Hyundai Europe chief: "We absolutely believe in the fuel cell"
Publish Date: 2/11/2021
Cole stressed that the hydrogen drive for Hyundai is not a competition for the battery electric car: "We see the possibility of coexistence of both types of drive, there are no one-way streets," he told Handelsblatt.
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Lighting the Path to Net Zero: NREL's Strategy Drives Deep Transportation Decarbonization
Publish Date: 2/22/2021
To help light that path to net-zero emissions, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a comprehensive vision for deeply decarbonizing transportation. It is a strategy rooted in cross-cutting research and engineering to enable industry stakeholders, communities, government agencies, and early adopters to meet their climate goals.
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Time to Accelerate The >$300 Billion Hydrogen Pipeline
Publish Date: 3/18/2021
This new level of maturity for hydrogen shows that we have hit an important threshold of realisation. The urgency to act on climate change has resonated across sectors and geographies, prompting substantial action on the ground to maximise hydrogen’s contribution to the decarbonisation of our economies. In the newly published Hydrogen Council Hydrogen Insights[1] report, developed in collaboration with McKinsey, we investigate key market trends, the investment commitments of Hydrogen Council members, and the industry’s efforts to deliver the cost reduction benefits of industrial scale-up. This provides valuable guidance about the role that hydrogen will play as the industry continues to grow.
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America's 'Huge' Hydrogen Opportunity
Publish Date: 3/17/2021
Now is the time for the U.S. to take a leadership role at this critical juncture in the energy transition. Proactive involvement of the public sector and private industry as we head into this decade of clean power, clean water and clean industrial applications is crucial to accomplishing the many climate goals that companies and governments have set out to achieve – many by 2030. The U.S. is rich in diverse resources across its regions, each of which has a unique position in the hydrogen value chain - ranging from hydrogen production, distribution to end use. We should heed Secretary Kerry’s words and embrace the “huge opportunities” that hydrogen presents to meet our climate goals, create additional good-paying domestic jobs and take advantage of our innovative culture to achieve cost competitiveness and scale in what will certainly be a key molecule in the transition to a more sustainable world.
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Hydrogen may power the future of commercial trucking
Publish Date: 3/14/2021
For this reason, developing a dependable, long-lasting hydrogen fuel cell for trucks is the focus of a new Department of Energy consortium called the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck, known as M2FCT, which is co-led by Los Alamos National Laboratory and kicked off at the beginning of the new year. Funded by the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, M2FCT will focus on fuel cell durability, performance, and cost to better position fuel cell trucks as a viable option in the long-haul trucking market. Because of the impracticality of testing hydrogen fuel cells for a million hours to recreate wear on the engine, researchers in Los Alamos will use accelerated stress testing to reproduce the punishment on fuel cells from driving. This sped-up stress test generally involves adding heat and gases that speed the deterioration process. Already, the research has produced a couple of insights, including that altering the microscopic structure of the platinum catalyst can reduce the metal’s deterioration. Los Alamos scientists also introduced a benign material into the fuel cell chamber that can capture the harmful chemicals that typically degrade the membrane, extending the fuel cell’s life.
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England to update bus services with a £3 billion plan involving hydrogen technology
Publish Date: 3/15/2021
Tags: Buses

Green hydrogen filling station fueled by Cornell research
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
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Hydrogen’s Role in Japan’s Carbon-Neutral Future
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
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Energy Observer forges ahead with its round the world Odyssey
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
Next up on the itinerary will be California, a hotbed of innovation and an accelerator of ecological transition in North America: a sea passage spanning nearly 3,000 nautical miles with two stopovers scheduled in Los Angeles and San Francisco, health conditions permitting. After a stopover in the Golden State, the crew is expected to embark on its first Transpacific passage, with an unmissable stopover in Hawaii before journeying to Tokyo Bay for the Olympic Games.
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Sinopec Accelerates Hydrogen Energy Development to Build World-leading Clean Energy Chemical Company ; 1,000 Hydrogen Refueling Stations be Built in Next Five Years
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
Since 2020, China has successively issued the "Notice of Launching Demonstration Applications of Fuel Cell Vehicles" and the "New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035)", and supporting plans and policies to promote hydrogen energy R&D, production, storage and transportation and application have been introduced by local authorities across China. As of the end of 2020, China has an inventory of 7,352 fuel cell vehicles, 128 hydrogen refueling stations have been built with 101 already put into operation, ranking second worldwide only to Japan. Sinopec currently produces 3.5 million tons of hydrogen per year. In 2020, Sinopec started to advance and accelerate the construction of an integrated hydrogen energy industry chain across various fields – capital operation, technology R&D, production storage and transportation, network distribution and social cooperation.
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DOE will spend billions on electric vehicle R&D in jobs fight with China, Granholm says
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
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Linde Launches Low-Carbon Gases Product Line in the U.S. and Europe
Publish Date: 3/12/2021
Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) announced the launch of Linde Green, a new product line of atmospheric gases produced with 100% renewable energy. The Linde Green portfolio includes low-carbon liquified oxygen, nitrogen, and argon. Instead of using conventional power during the energy-intensive air separation process, Linde will be solely using certified carbon-free sources, such as wind, hydro-electric, and solar, at select locations in Europe and in the U.S.
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AES Technology Wins Green Hydrogen Energy Storage Project From the State of California
Publish Date: 3/10/2021
The California Energy Commission has selected the Advanced Electrolyzer System (AES) technology for hydrogen energy storage. AES will recover hydrogen from waste syngas sources using excess electricity. “This is a Win-Win solution for California State by creating higher Value from Waste,” said Pinakin Patel, President of T2M Global. The Phase 1 of the AES project is $1.2 million to validate lower cost hydrogen production. It will open a pathway for a potential demonstration of $6 million hydrogen energy storage to enhance microgrid resiliency in California, a multi-billion dollars market. The Advanced Electrolyzer System (AES) is a world-class system created by the team led by Pinakin Patel at T2M Global. Its proprietary technology allows for much lower cost production of hydrogen with no greenhouse gas emissions. AES is the only technology capable of producing high purity green hydrogen at highly competitive costs. AES targets <$5/kg H2, a significant and material improvement from the $10-15/kg H2 levels currently in the market place. The significant cost savings through AES should promote the adoption of hydrogen technology to accelerate growth in sectors such as the fuel cell vehicles and renewable energy sectors.
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Ballard Fuel Cells to Power Canadian Pacific Hydrogen Locomotive Program
Publish Date: 3/9/2021
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Mike Graff, head of Air Liquide's US operations, is bullish on hydrogen
Publish Date: 3/9/2021
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Hyzon Motors building nation’s largest fuel cell material facility in Bolingbrook for hydrogen-powered electric trucks
Publish Date: 3/8/2021
Expected to begin operation in the fourth quarter, the 28,000-square-foot facility will have the capacity to help produce up to 12,000 hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks annually. Hyzon is planning to hire up to 50 full-time employees in Bolingbrook this year, with the hopes of expanding its facilities and its workforce down the road, the company said Monday.
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Opinion: The Biden Administration’s Hydrogen Opportunity
Publish Date: 3/8/2021
Though the first 100 days of the Biden administration will be a flurry of activity, our nation must prioritize U.S. climate policies and establish a clear strategy for hydrogen investment through infrastructure, development and deployment. Steve Angel is the CEO of Linde, and Tom Linebarger is the chairman and CEO of Cummins. Hydrogen Forward is an initiative led by 11 companies committed to working with stakeholders in the public and private sector to advance hydrogen for a cleaner, stronger U.S. economy.
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