States Partner With Hopes of Becoming Hubs for Hydrogen Fuel
Gov. Pritzker Announces Formation of Midwest Hydrogen Coalition
Illinois joined six other Midwestern states in announcing the development of the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition, an agreement that will boost the state's decarbonization efforts. In addition to Illinois, the coalition includes Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
Hailing the net-zero revolution: taxi fleets harness electric and hydrogen power
The use of hydrogen-powered taxis is accelerating across Europe. Following trials with BEVs, Hype Taxis in Paris adopted hydrogen power in 2015, as the solution appeared to be well-adapted to the needs of a fleet service. Today, the business is aiming to reach 10,000 zero-emission taxis in Paris, and at least 26 public hydrogen fuelling stations by the end of 2024. “The particularity of FCEV infrastructure is that it offers an acceleration capacity that BEV infrastructure does not have,” explains Mathieu Gardies, Hype’s President and Founder. “In fact, with hydrogen, the more volumes increase, the easier it is to deploy.”
Alstom’s Coradia iLint successfully travels 1,175 km without refueling its hydrogen tank
- Serial Coradia iLint travels 1,175 kilometres without stopping to refill its hydrogen tank
- Emission-free journey from Bremervörde to Munich Main station
- New global milestone for clean, alternative drives in rail transport
Linde to more than double liquid green hydrogen capacity in the US; 35MW plant plans unveiled for New York
Hyundai Motor Puts XCIENT Fuel Cell Electric Trucks into Commercial Fleet Operation in California
Hyundai Motor Company announced today that it has secured $3.5 million in 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant (TAG) funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to deploy five XCIENT Fuel Cell electric trucks in California.
First Element Fuel (FEF), the largest hydrogen-refueling station operator in the U.S., will deploy the Class-8 heavy-duty trucks to deliver liquified hydrogen to their refueling stations for the next five years, including one year of demonstration with reporting duties to U.S. EPA and four years of commercial operation.
Schaeffler develops hydrogen mobility for commercial vehicles
Schaeffler’s focus on drive systems for commercial vehicles includes hydrogen technology, especially for long-haul applications. The company is developing innovative components for fuel cell systems and laying the groundwork for them to be produced on an industrial scale. “Schaeffler sees fuel cells as an important part of the overall mix of drive technologies for commercial vehicles,” said Matthias Zink, CEO Automotive Technologies at Schaeffler AG.
Ballard, NEUMAN & ESSER invest in Quantron to establish a Hydrogen Alliance and a 360 ecosystem
Air Liquide contributes to the deployment of the heavy-duty hydrogen refueling infrastructure in Canada
BMW Boss Argues For Expansion Of Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure
Siemens and Shell sign MoU to advance low-carbon, highly efficient energy solutions
The MoU stems from this relationship and from working together on several projects since 2010. One of the key milestones advancing green hydrogen is the recently announced construction of Shell’s Holland Hydrogen 1 (HH1) project on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. With a capacity of 200 megawatts and 60 tons of hydrogen per day, HH1 is planned to be one of the largest green hydrogen production plants in the world and the biggest in Europe. Siemens’ Electrification and Automation business plays an important role in the project’s planning, construction, and execution, as the power distribution and substation automation supplier. It will also be involved in the operation of the plant, which is scheduled to go on-line in 2025, through a servicing contract. The plant will produce hydrogen using electricity generated by wind turbines in the North Sea.
SoCalGas and the University of California, Irvine Announce Hydrogen Blending Project to Promote Clean Energy and Resiliency Goals
Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen Moves Forward Toward Hydrogen Hub Designation
Hydrogen mobility for heavy-duty: Air Liquide and Faurecia are on the case!
In their wake, other intensive mobility sectors are taking a close interest in this energy carrier. In the short term, the railway and off-road vehicle industries (construction sites, mines, etc.) may convert their vehicles to hydrogen. In the longer term, low-carbon liquid hydrogen is a solution for decarbonizing the river and maritime transport sectors, as well as for the entire aviation sector, with the first commercial flights planned for 2035. Public transportation and road freight account for a massive number of vehicles on the road. This represents an opportunity to develop a new liquid hydrogen supply chain, while increasing production volumes for both liquid hydrogen and onboard tanks.
Chevron New Energies and Crowley to fund Zero Emission Industries
ZEI, founded in 2015, and formerly ‘Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine’ before a rebrand last year, acknowledges that hydrogen fuel cell technology is complex but it is on a mission to “break down the obstacles to adoption.”
The ZEP 250 aims to revolutionise maritime fuel cell power, with the company claiming it can install a fuel cell module in four steps without any system expertise.
CEO Joseph Pratt, said, “We believe hydrogen is the best path to energy security and decarbonisation of the maritime industry.”
Hyundai N Vision 74 review: The bonkers N Vision 74 prototype feeds over 500kW to the rear wheels, which results in crazy acceleration and even crazier cornering.
The EU relies on green hydrogen - and regulates it broken
Brussels is overloading the industry with requirements for eco-hydrogen production. The economy warns of "a mass exodus". Is Europe missing its own targets for climate-friendly fuel gas?
Bloom Energy supplies fuel cell power system for Ferrari HQ
Regional Partnership Awarded $50M Federal Grant to Create Clean Hydrogen Cluster in South Louisiana
The H2theFuture Coalition will execute projects across five interrelated workstreams, which are each individually funded by this grant:
H2Workforce – Industry training for displaced workers, rural citizens, and minorities, led by the Louisiana Community & Technical College System
H2Business Development – Led by Baton Rouge Area Chamber, in partnership with One Acadiana, South Louisiana Economic Council, Southwest Louisiana Economic Alliance, and GNO, Inc., a strategy to attract new businesses and grow/retain regional businesses across the hydrogen value chain
H2Testbeds – University facilities and programming at Nicholls State University, Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and University of New Orleans to enable translational research of low carbon hydrogen technologies
H2NeXus (New Energy Center of the United States) – A physical and programmatic hub for a range of clean energy programs and initiatives, located within The Beach at UNO, called “NEXUS”
H2Public Private Partnership – The first-ever U.S. hydrogen fueling barge, located at the Port of South Louisiana
Winners Announced for $1B in Regional Development Grants
The winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, were announced on Friday. They will receive grants ranging from $25 million to $65 million. More than 529 groups initially applied for the competitive program. The winners were selected from among 60 finalists.
Greater New Orleans Development Foundation (Louisiana)
$50 million for H2theFuture
Hydrogen Hubs Proposals: Guideposts for the Future of the U.S. Hydrogen Economy
Qatar to Tap Global Hydrogen Market With $1 Billion Plant
Project will make ammonia, which can be converted to hydrogen
ThyssenKrupp, Consolidated Contractors to build plant
BMW Group Produces Fuel Cell Systems
In developing fuel cells, the BMW Group is focusing on an alternative emissions-free technology that will in future be implemented in the small-series BMW iX5 Hydrogen. Production of the hydrogen drive component has now begun.
Hyundai CEO says on track for hydrogen-fueled NEXO’s new model: The carmaker unveils hydrogen-powered police bus and four-wing drone during an exhibition for hydrogen technologies
Hyundai Motor Co. is on track to develop a revamped model of its hydrogen fuel car NEXO, its chief executive said on Wednesday, as the South Korean carmaker is striving to cement its No. 1 position in the world’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market.
“Our research institute is working on NEXO’s follow-up model in full force,” Hyundai’s CEO Chang Jae-hoon told reporters on the sidelines of the H2 MEET, the world’s largest exhibition for hydrogen technologies and products.
“We will be able to roll out a decent product sooner rather than later to meet market expectations.”
Bosch Is Investing $200 Million To Make Fuel Cells For Hydrogen Trucks In South Carolina
The company expects to add 350 workers to staff the new assembly line and cleanroom in Anderson, South Carolina, Peter Tadros, Bosch’s North American head of powertrain solutions, tells Forbes. It will be Bosch’s first U.S. fuel cell production site when it’s up and running in 2026. Electric truckmaker Nikola, which Bosch has invested in, will be a key customer for the power devices but it will also sell them to other companies in North America, he said.