North Africa should begin to focus on green hydrogen as a driver of industry, transportation, and infrastructure development as energy networks continue to expand. Already, North Africa is a powerful exporting bloc of ammonia and fertilizers, and using green hydrogen to transition away from the capital- and emissions-intensive Haber-Bosch process which uses methane or coal as feedstocks for ammonia production—towards green ammonia could support the region’s export potential and energy storage capacity. Green hydrogen’s use case for transportation is strong, especially as production costs decrease, making North Africa a prime location to scale medium- and light-duty vehicles for automakers like Volkswagen, Hyundai, and Toyota, which already possess manufacturing capability in the region.
Realizing North Africa’s green hydrogen potential
Cummins Becoming Big Player in Hydrogen Transition; Cummins, a name synonymous with diesel engines, is making a name for itself in the hydrogen economy.
Cummins is producing a hydrogen version of its popular B6.7 engine. That engine is the base for the 6.7L Cummins inline 6-cyl. turbodiesel used today in the Ram pickup from Stellantis. The engine is found in the 2500/3500/4500/5500 Heavy Duty lineup of pickups.
When Stellantis introduced the all-new Ram at CES 2023 last month, the company said a future heavy-duty derivative would have a hydrogen powertrain.
BMW Wants to Hitch a Hydrogen Ride at Future Truck Stations
The German luxury carmaker, pushing on with plans for hydrogen models even as EVs proliferate, last year started production of fuel-cell systems for a small test fleet of cars. BMW Chief Executive Officer Oliver Zipse sees the zero-emissions technology as a climate-friendly option for as many as 30% of its customers.
Seawater split to produce green hydrogen; Researchers have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen.
Honda to start producing new hydrogen fuel cell system co-developed with GM
Honda will target annual sales of around 2,000 units of the new system in the middle of this decade, the company said on Thursday, aiming to boost that to 60,000 units per year in 2030.
The Japanese carmaker is seeking to expand the use of its new system not only for its own fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), but also commercial vehicles such as heavy trucks, as stationary power stations and in construction machinery.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of Nearly $1.7 Billion to Modernize Fleets and Deploy Clean Transit Buses Across America
Linde to Increase Green Hydrogen Production in California
Linde will build, own and operate the first of several planned five-megawatt PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolyzers to increase its hydrogen capacity. Following this initial investment, the new electrolyzer together with the existing plant will produce enough green hydrogen to avoid up to 75,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per year. Expected to start up in the second half of 2024, the new electrolyzer is one of several green hydrogen projects Linde is planning across the United States.
Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis Joins SoCalGas to Unveil First-of-its-Kind [H2] Innovation Experience
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Chief Executive Officer Scott Drury was joined today by Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis to unveil and officially power on the [H2] Innovation Experience ([H2]IE), North America's first-of its kind, clean, renewable hydrogen microgrid and home. The [H2] Innovation Experience offers a look at how clean, renewable hydrogen microgrids can reliably power entire neighborhoods, day and night throughout the year. This type of clean hydrogen microgrid has the potential to deliver reliable and renewable energy around-the-clock to more than 100 homes, rain or shine, for as much as seven days.
Air Liquide and Foothill Transit pilot advanced hydrogen mobile fueler supplied by North Las Vegas plant
Australia and Germany to invest $90 mln for joint hydrogen supply chain projects
CGA launches Safe Hydrogen Project
The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has launched its Safe Hydrogen Project to establish and promote industry-wide standards for the production, transportation and storage of hydrogen and the safe operation of hydrogen systems.
New Mexico lawmakers aim to attract hydrogen investments
New Mexico state lawmakers will consider public incentives aimed at attracting investments in hydrogen production and distribution as a potential new source of industrial employment and an alternative for vehicles and factories that rely on climate-warming fossil fuels, as the legislature convenes next week.
Carlyle, Schneider joint venture AlphaStruxure plans 11.4-MW microgrid at JFK airport terminal
The microgrid will feature 7.7 MW of rooftop solar, 3.7 MW of fuel cells and 2 MW of battery storage so the terminal can operate during grid-wide power outages.
Hydrogen Blending as a Pathway Toward U.S. Decarbonization
A stealthy startup is developing off-grid data centers that will provide their own power and water
Daimler Working with Oregon State on SuperTruck 3 FCEV Project
Cal State LA technology professor receives CSU Wang Family Excellence Award
Blekhman helped develop Cal State LA’s Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, the largest hydrogen and fuel-cell research facility at any academic campus in the United States. When the facility opened in 2014, the engineering technology professor was named its technical director. The station was the first in the world to be certified to sell hydrogen by the kilogram directly to drivers, and it has hosted more than 10,000 students and industry professionals.
VINCI Concessions and Hype form a strategic partnership to accelerate hydrogen mobility
$1-Million In State Grants For Yosemite Clean Energy’s Biomass Project
A planned facility in Tuolumne County that will transform forest biomass into hydrogen has received a pair of $500,000 state grants.
Yosemite Clean Energy, based in Mariposa, is developing plans for a site on 45 acres in Chinese Camp near the existing Pacific Ultrapower site. The money from the California Department of Conservation is via a “Forest Biomass to Carbon-Negative Biofuels” grant program.
LA Unscripted: The Mirai is Toyota’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
US DOE supports ARCH2’s hydrogen hub funding application
Georgia officials announce bipartisan hydrogen energy ‘braintrust’
The creation of the braintrust comes on the heels of a parallel effort, led by Ossoff and backed by a coalition of politicians, utilities and other businesses, to land a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a southeast regional hydrogen “hub” funded by $8 billion from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.