GM Plans to Broaden Electrification, Expanding Fuel Cells Beyond Vehicles
Publish Date: 1/19/2022

GM is planning multiple HYDROTEC-based power generators, all powered by GM’s Generation 2 HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes, including:

A Mobile Power Generator (MPG) to provide fast-charge capability for EVs without installing permanent charge points
The EMPOWER rapid charger to help retail fuel stations add affordable DC fast charging without expanding the grid
A palletized MPG to quietly and efficiently power military camps and installations

Tags: Fuel Cells

Hydrogen power forecast to bring new dimension to energy geopolitics; Adoption of manufactured gas as viable alternative could be hastened by Europe’s energy crisis
Publish Date: 1/14/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Bill Gates’ climate fund looks to funnel billions into carbon removal, green hydrogen, and more
Publish Date: 1/14/2022
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PACCAR Partners with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on SuperTruck 3 Program
Publish Date: 11/4/2021

PACCAR is launching its SuperTruck 3 program to continue the development of its Class 8 Kenworth and Peterbilt battery electric and fuel cell vehicles, along with its vehicle charging stations. SuperTruck 3 is a DOE initiative to develop state of the art zero emissions medium- and heavy-duty trucks. PACCAR received a $33 million matching grant for the highly selective program. “The SuperTruck 3 award underscores PACCAR’s industry leadership in zero emissions commercial vehicles,” said John Rich, PACCAR chief technology officer.

Tags: Trucks

Test Drive: Kenworth showcases its zero-emissions truck lineup
Publish Date: 1/14/2022
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Kenworth rolls out battery-electric, fuel-cell-electric trucks for demonstrations
Publish Date: 1/13/2022

Adams said a hydrogen fueling network will need to be established, but he believes private corporations will be eager to develop one, due to the fast fueling times associated with hydrogen and increased opportunity to profit based on greater throughput than electric charging.

Kenworth’s current hydrogen trucks produce 560 hp, house a 12-kW battery pack to aid in propulsion and take pressure off the fuel cells, and hold up to 60 kg of hydrogen. Trucknews.com will have a first-hand report on the driving experiences of both battery-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric trucks in the days ahead.

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Clean energy Coast Futura rail demo met with excitement, hope for the future
Publish Date: 1/13/2022

Spanning two weekends — one each in Watsonville and Santa Cruz — the clean-energy, all-electric light rail vehicle gave the community a tangible example of what car-free travel could be like in the region.

More than 2,000 people took rides on the Coast Futura, including families, people with limited mobility and local elected officials. The streetcar demonstration was produced with support from a collaboration that included about 120 local volunteers, Roaring Camp Railroads and TIG/m, which manufactures the streetcar.

Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

AC Transit Releases Second Iteration of Zero Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis
Publish Date: 12/8/2021

AC Transit announces the release of the second version of our Zero Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis (ZETBTA) study.  Our current report tracks greenhouse gas emissions, cost per mile, fleet availability and other intelligent data spanning January through June 2021.

The ZETBTA study’s data is reliable because it is captured from a control fleet using the same 25 buses, then reinforced through academic evaluation by scientists at Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy.

The ZETBTA is a robust side-by-side evaluation of the predominant bus technologies in use at transit agencies worldwide: fuel cell electric bus (FCEB), battery electric bus (BEB), diesel hybrid, and conventional diesel bus propulsion systems.

Tags: Buses

Hyundai says green vehicles will account for half of US sales by 2030
Publish Date: 1/10/2022
Tags: Cars

CaFCP outlines 200 heavy-duty hydrogen refuelling stations target by 2035 at CHBC webinar
Publish Date: 1/7/2022
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Note To Prez Joe: Help Us Pilot Green Hydrogen
Publish Date: 1/7/2022

“We want to make Connecticut a hydrogen hub,” Reynolds said during an interview Thursday on WNHH FM’s ​“Dateline New Haven” program.

Tags: Hydrogen

State of the State 2022: Hochul eyes NY clean hydrogen hub in Auburn, other cities
Publish Date: 1/5/2022
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Hyundai is not putting the brakes on hydrogen
Publish Date: 1/5/2022

“With the organisational expansion and reformation, Hyundai Motor Group is in the process of fine-tuning the direction and timing of R&D regarding hydrogen fuel cells. But, changes in development timing does not mean we are stopping the development of new vehicles.”

Tags: Cars, Trucks

US-based Cummins to build 1GW hydrogen electrolyser factory in China with state-owned oil giant Sinopec
Publish Date: 1/4/2022

The $47m plant in Foshan, Guangdong province, will initially have an annual production capacity of 500MW upon completion in 2023, which will be gradually increased to reach 1GW by 2028.

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SunLine's hydrogen bus efforts could get a boost from federal infrastructure bill
Publish Date: 1/4/2022
Tags: Buses

Calif. Ponders Heavy-duty FCEV Expansion
Publish Date: 1/2/2022
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Hydrogen plans gather steam at utilities in final months of 2021
Publish Date: 12/31/2021

More broadly, Northwest Natural Senior Vice President of Operations Kim Heiting said the company is working with peers in the U.S. and Canada to develop a North American plan similar to the European Hydrogen Backbone. Europe's plan envisions developing a 23,000-km hydrogen grid across Western Europe by 2040, with roughly a quarter comprising new hydrogen pipelines and the majority converted from existing gas infrastructure.

Tags: Hydrogen

Hyundai to proceed with hydrogen fuel cell project
Publish Date: 12/31/2021
Tags: Cars, Trucks

Governor Hochul Announces Adoption of Regulation to Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks
Publish Date: 12/30/2021
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Champaign-Urbana MTD Partners with Public and Private Sector to Implement Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technology
Publish Date: 12/21/2021
Tags: Buses

Dakar Rally To See Its First Hydrogen Truck Entry By Gaussin In Partnership With Aramco
Publish Date: 12/27/2021
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Seoul to have 10,000 fuel-cell delivery trucks on roads by 2030
Publish Date: 12/24/2021

Under the project, five units of 11-ton hydrogen trucks will be test run for delivery services – two by CJ Logistics and Hyundai Glovis and one by Coupang. Each delivery company will collect data necessary to expand the hydrogen logistics system in Korea by using the truck for delivery of 1,000-1,500 times.

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DOE Establishes New Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Publish Date: 12/21/2021

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides more than $20 billion to establish the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations and support clean energy technology demonstration projects in areas including clean hydrogen, carbon capture, grid-scale energy storage, small modular reactors, and more.

Tags: Hydrogen

CUMMINS AND SINOPEC OFFICIALLY LAUNCH JOINT VENTURE TO PRODUCE GREEN HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGIES IN CHINA
Publish Date: 12/21/2021

Cummins Enze, located in Foshan, Guangdong Province in China, will initially invest $47 million (RMB 300 million) to locate a manufacturing plant to produce proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers. The plant will initially have a manufacturing capacity of 500 megawatts of electrolyzers per year upon completion in 2023, which will be gradually increased over the next five years to reach one gigawatt of manufacturing capacity per year.

Tags: Hydrogen

Port of LA to test manure-derived hydrogen as fuel for trucks, cranes;
Publish Date: 12/22/2021

The pilot program will check the durability of the equipment and the efficiency of hydrogen fueling. Other Japanese companies will take part in the testing. Mitsui E&S Machinery will provide maintenance support while Hino Motors will supply the trucks.

Toyota Tsusho completed an economic feasibility study that began last year at the Port of Los Angeles. Over 1,000 pieces of equipment are in operation at the port.

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