Germany scraps renewable fee on green hydrogen to encourage new technology
Publish Date: 12/2/2020
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Op-ed: Hydrogen is the missing piece of Mass. clean energy economy
Publish Date: 12/2/2020
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Hydrogen Is a Trillion Dollar Bet on the Future
Publish Date: 12/1/2020
That uncertainty could drive wildly different outcomes. If existing capacity is low and learning rates are high, green hydrogen may revolutionize energy as dramatically as wind, solar and batteries have done. If existing capacity is high and learning rates are low, investors might give up on the technology long before it’s able to scale up.
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Hydrogen Is a Trillion Dollar Bet on the Future
Publish Date: 12/1/2020
That uncertainty could drive wildly different outcomes. If existing capacity is low and learning rates are high, green hydrogen may revolutionize energy as dramatically as wind, solar and batteries have done. If existing capacity is high and learning rates are low, investors might give up on the technology long before it’s able to scale up.
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The timing is right: California Fuel Cell Partnership reflects on what 2020’s announcements mean for the future market
Publish Date: 11/30/2020
2020 has been a landmark year for hydrogen transportation and infrastructure in California. “The momentum going into next year is probably more incredible than I could ever have imagined if I sketched it out,” said Bill Elrick, Executive Director of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. “It’s no longer about proving the technology – we’ve laid a lot of the foundational pieces for this market – it’s about bringing the technology to scale to drive costs down.”
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Speech by Commissioner Simson at the European Hydrogen Forum
Publish Date: 11/26/2020
With hydrogen, I see the beginnings of a revolution. And I see Europe leading it. Right now, we have a perfect alignment of conditions for a new hydrogen economy in Europe. We have immediate opportunities on our hands. Some by design, some by circumstance. When it comes to the hydrogen race, Europe is running down the track while other countries are still on the starting block. Partly because the EU is an industrial leader in electrolyser development. But also because of the demand we are already seeing for hydrogen-based applications.
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Renewable Hydrogen Coalition will position Europe as world-leader on renewable hydrogen
Publish Date: 11/25/2020
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Sempra develops plan to inject hydrogen into California natgas grid
Publish Date: 11/25/2020
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Hydrogen Europe Coalition statement: Another milestone in the uptake of fuel cell trucks
Publish Date: 11/23/2020
The first milestone took place in March 2020 at a fuel cell truck event in Brussels. On this occasion, the ‘Joint call for the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell trucks: a needed shift towards a carbon-neutral society’ was launched. This letter of intent demonstrated that the supply side was prepared to deploy the vehicles and their infrastructure. Forty-four major companies representing the entire supply chain pledged their support to deliver between 5,000 and 10,000 hydrogen-powered trucks by 2025 and a minimum of 100 hydrogen refuelling stations by then. While hydrogen trucks and hydrogen refuelling stations are already being introduced today, signatories foresee that up to 100,000 hydrogen-powered trucks and 1,500 stations will be deployed by 2030. The year 2030 is only part of the story, as the number of registered hydrogen-powered vehicles is expected to double every year from 2030 onwards to meet the targets of the EU’s CO2 emissions regulations.
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Siemens, Deutsche Bahn launch local hydrogen trains trial
Publish Date: 11/22/2020
Siemens mobility chief executive Michael Peter told Reuters the train combined the possibility to be fed by three sources in a modular system - either by the battery, the fuel cell or even existing overhead lines, depending on where it would run.
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Green hydrogen costs need to fall over 50% to be viable: S&P Global Ratings
Publish Date: 11/20/2020
This could be achieved with solar or wind production costs of $20-$30/MWh, and if the cost of electrolyzers falls by 30%-50%, the agency said in a new report, How Hydrogen Can Fuel the Energy Transition.
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China Defies Elon Musk’s Warnings and Pushes Ahead With Hydrogen
Publish Date: 11/20/2020
In a 15-year plan for new-energy vehicles released on Nov. 2, China’s State Council said the country will focus on building the fuel-cell supply chain and developing hydrogen-powered trucks and buses. President Xi Jinping in September set a 2030 deadline for China to begin reducing carbon emissions.
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Hydrogen BC elects new Chair and Vice-Chair
Publish Date: 11/19/2020
Talking about his new appointment, Grant said, “I’m pleased to take on this role of Vice-Chair for Hydrogen BC. British Columbia is one of the leading jurisdictions in the world for hydrogen and fuel cell activities.” “Through my work with the California Fuel Cell Partnership I was able to see first-hand the value that this type of public-private collaboration provides in accelerating the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure in a focused and organised way.”
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California's Tyson Eckerle: Hydrogen presents a huge opportunity to transform our energy system
Publish Date: 11/18/2020
“We’ve made a lot of progress in California. The bottom line with hydrogen stations is creating a hydrogen network is hard, it’s really hard, but it’s also doable,” Eckerle continued. “We started with light duty and we have 43 stations that are open and operating in California today that we’re really excited about. We’re bridging into medium and heavy-duty as well.” “The private sector is really stepping up in a major way and started to take the lion’s share of responsibility for building out that network on the pathway to the 165 stations identified.” Eckerle said the challenge associated with building out the network is bigger than any one company or agency. “To do it right you have to take a systems approach,” he told conference attendees.
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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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