WA: State House Unanimously Passes Abbarno-Backed Hydrogen Bill
Publish Date: 3/17/2023

"This bill would greatly enhance the opportunity for Washington to become a hydrogen hub," Abbarno said. "Communities in Southwest Washington and beyond are competing on the national and international stage to become part of a hydrogen hub and this legislation will help keep us competitive."

Tags: H2 Hubs

DOE maps plan to supercharge hydrogen, nuclear, storage
Publish Date: 3/23/2023
Tags: H2 Hubs

RECAP: Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis and GO-Biz Director Dee Dee Myers Lead California Trade Delegation to Japan
Publish Date: 3/22/2023
Tags: Aviation

WA: Transportation electrification projects awarded nearly $1 million in Clean Energy Fund grants; Hydrogen energy system study, groundbreaking Tribal-county collaborations among five innovative projects selected for funding across Washington state
Publish Date: 3/16/2023

Commerce initially received 23 applications in a two-phase review process that resulted in the selection of these projects for funding:

Nisqually Indian Tribe and the Port of Olympia partnership, Thurston County – $89,000 for the Joint Nisqually Indian Tribe-Port of Olympia Hydrogen for the Transportation and Energy Reserve Power Project. Conversion studies will be conducted for the Tribe’s 160-vehicle fleet and the Port’s vehicle and industrial equipment. The study will assess emergency resiliency and scaled deployment of a modular on-site H2 electrolytic energy system with public access through the Tribe’s fueling and convenience stores.

Tags: Trucks, Stations, Hydrogen

Meyer Werft, Royal Caribbean working on new fuel cell system for ships
Publish Date: 3/20/2023

German battery technology company Freudenberg e-Power Systems, shipbuilder Meyer Werft and cruise line Royal Caribbean Group have joined forces to develop a completely new fuel cell system tailored to the maritime sector.

Tags: Maritime

Ports of Los Angeles, Gothenburg strengthen ties on digitalization and decarbonization
Publish Date: 3/7/2023

The two ports will also collaborate on alternative fuels, as well as on strategies to incorporate new and emerging green technologies to minimize the impact of port operations on local communities and the overall environment.

Tags: Trucks, Maritime

Ports of L.A., Long Beach Join Bid to Be Hydrogen Fuel Hub; Twin Ports of San Pedro Bay Advocating for Grant to Test Hydrogen Effectiveness
Publish Date: 3/17/2023

The hub projects are expected to showcase an entire hydrogen supply chain, including production, storage and distribution as a way forward on decarbonization in various sectors.

With specific terminals signing on to take part, the ports’ portion of the California hub could include on-road trucks, fueling stations, yard tractors, top handler equipment and tugboats.

Tags: Trucks, Stations, H2 Hubs

New Toyota CEO Koji Sato will prioritize hydrogen, even as company steps up EVs
Publish Date: 3/18/2023

Under his watch, new Toyota CEO Koji Sato says a top focus through the end of the decade will be expanding the hydrogen infrastructure and the array of industries using the futuristic fuel.

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Rail, Maritime, Aviation, Stations

Regional network advances to full proposal for developing Southwest hydrogen hub
Publish Date: 3/15/2023

Nevada and Arizona have a unique energy ecosystem, with geological resources and transportation routes that support favorable conditions for a clean hydrogen market. These include strategic access to critical transportation routes for energy delivery; the geological resources to support storage of large volumes of salt deposits at low cost; and pre-existing infrastructure and pipelines for integration with other renewables.

These attributes provide the region with an opportunity to meet energy demand and export to larger markets via major interstates, rail and pipelines.

Tags: H2 Hubs

North America’s First Hydrogen-Powered Train Will Debut This Summer: While traveling a 90-minute route, the Train de Charlevoix will emit only water vapor
Publish Date: 3/16/2023

The project is a triumph for North America, though European countries beat Canada to the punch: Germany started testing the world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger trains in 2018, going on to roll out a fleet in 2022. The German Coradia iLint trains, also made by Alstom, can reach speeds of 140 miles per hour. A single tank of hydrogen can last for more that 600 miles.

According to a statement from Alstom, since 2018 its hydrogen-powered trains have traveled more than 100,000 miles across eight European countries. Now, the company is positioned to expand across the Atlantic.

Tags: Rail

Wolftank Group establishes subsidiary in the USA
Publish Date: 3/16/2023

The new Wolftank USA Inc. will supply the American market with the Group's innovative hydrogen solutions and will initially focus on mobile hydrogen filling stations.

Tags: Stations

DOE offers $750M to help drive clean hydrogen production costs down 60% by 2026: The funding aims to cut the cost of hydrogen produced with emissions-free electricity to $2 per kilogram by 2026 from around $5/kg today
Publish Date: 3/16/2023
Tags: Hydrogen, H2 Hubs

Chart Industries and ZEV Station Execute MoU for Hydrogen Equipment for Novel Multimodal Stations
Publish Date: 3/15/2023

Working together, the companies’ goal is development of fast-fuel multiple modes for heavy-duty transportation at the same station, uniting different standards of gaseous and liquid hydrogen vehicle fueling using high flow and efficiency liquid pumping.

Tags: Trucks, Stations

California and Japan to Collaborate on Clean Ports and Shipping
Publish Date: 3/15/2023
Tags: Trucks, Maritime

Three potential benefits of hydrogen trucking, and what it will take to tap into them
Publish Date: 3/14/2023

In the case of long-haul trucking, however, a new, first-of-its-kind CATF report comparing the operational performance of hydrogen and battery electric powered trucks and identified several advantages to hydrogen fuel cell trucks and fueling infrastructure that could help to quickly and efficiently decarbonize that sector.

Tags: Trucks

FirstElement Fuel partners with Hyundai Motor on hydrogen refueling of class 8 fuel cell electric trucks, driving over 25K miles with zero emissions
Publish Date: 3/14/2023

Through this partnership, FirstElement Fuel is leveraging its True Zero network of hydrogen refueling stations to fuel three XCIENT Fuel Cell prototypes at full 700 bar pressure. In addition, FirstElement Fuel is deploying its first-of-its-kind high capacity mobile refueler, which was developed in a collaboration between FirstElement Fuel, Taylor-Wharton, and Nikkiso. The mobile refueler, which is capable of high-capacity fueling at 125 kilograms per hour, is being used to support pilot programs for several other Heavy Duty FCEV OEMs as well.

Later this year, FirstElement Fuel and Hyundai Motor will launch the world's largest commercial deployment of Class 8 hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks in Oakland, California The project, titled NorCAL ZERO was jointly funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and is being managed by the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). The hydrogen refueling partnership between FirstElement Fuel and Hyundai Motor is providing valuable data and learnings which are helping inform design considerations for the NorCal ZERO project. FirstElement Fuel considers the fueling partnership with Hyundai Motor a very successful step towards the overall goal to advance hydrogen as a replacement for fossil fuels.

Tags: Trucks, Stations

The H2Accelerate collaboration announces acquisition of funding to enable deployment of 150 hydrogen trucks and 8 heavy-duty hydrogen refuelling stations
Publish Date: 3/14/2023
Tags: Trucks, Stations

Three potential benefits of hydrogen trucking, and what it will take to tap into them
Publish Date: 3/14/2023

In the U.S., long-haul heavy-duty trucking accounts for nearly half of the nation’s on-road, carbon-emitting diesel fuel consumption and roughly 13% of U.S. transportation greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, this type of trucking—like marine shipping and aviation—is an end-use case where vehicle weight and energy needs can make it hard to decarbonize with on-board batteries alone.

Zero-carbon fuels like low-emissions hydrogen, which contains no carbon and produces no carbon dioxide when combusted or used in a fuel cell, can play a valuable role in the decarbonization of hard-to-electrify systems, provided the hydrogen is produced in ways that minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Trucks

New zero-emissions ferry to begin operating in San Francisco
Publish Date: 3/13/2023

A new zero-emissions ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology has arrived in San Francisco, where it will undergo trial runs and preparations to carry passengers later this year.

The 70-foot catamaran is believed to be the first commercial maritime vessel in the United States powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cells, officials said. The boat is a key part of an ambitious plan by the San Francisco Bay Ferry to phase out a significant number of its pollutant-spewing diesel vessels with zero-emission watercraft by 2035.

Tags: Maritime

Hydrogen microgrid project operational utilizing GKN Hydrogen’s metal hydride hydrogen storage
Publish Date: 3/13/2023

GKN Hydrogen, Technology & Investment Solutions LLC and Circle Green, Inc. announce the operation of a microgrid project utilizing GKN Hydrogen’s metal hydride hydrogen storage.

- The microgrid is located at Circle Green Technical Park near Adelanto at the former Meadowbrook Dairy within an unincorporated portion of San Bernardino County.

- The project will validate and demonstrate the dynamic operation of GKN Hydrogen’s HY2MEDI energy storage system (ESS) integrated within the Circle Green Technical Park and supporting the renewable energy technology development at the site.

Tags: Hydrogen

Extreme E Could Switch To Become The First Hydrogen-Only Race Series
Publish Date: 3/12/2023
Tags: Cars

Hydrogen advocates say permitting reform needed before hub becomes reality
Publish Date: 3/9/2023
Tags: H2 Hubs

Wolftank enters consortium with TPER for establishment of H2 refueling systems in Bologna
Publish Date: 1/25/2023
Tags: Buses, Stations

Inside the misconception that hydrogen is a significant warming risk
Publish Date: 6/22/2022

Recent reports have suggested that large-scale production of hydrogen could do more harm than good in the effort to reduce global warming.

But the reality is that the climate benefit from a well-regulated clean hydrogen economy outweighs the impact of any emissions that hydrogen would add to our energy system, especially if we prioritize hydrogen produced from renewables-powered electricity.

Tags: Hydrogen

BMW Hydrogen Project Manager: Fuel Cell Car Probably After 2025
Publish Date: 3/10/2023

Why not now? Guldner explained the infrastructure is not ready, adding the European Union’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive could massively improve the refueling network.

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