Houston hydrogen hub projects advance in race for $7B in DOE funds
It’s all hydrogen: CERAWeek focuses on potential fuel of the future
As the topic of hydrogen came up yet again during one of the larger sessions on the first day of CERAWeek, a panelist quipped that the conference perhaps should be renamed Hydrogen Week.
And if the energy transition ever makes it to heavy-duty trucking, that rising focus of the energy industry on hydrogen would be good news, given that hydrogen appears to be the consensus energy source that could power a truck as big as those in the Class 8 category.
Shapiro backs ‘hydrogen hubs’ in Pa., boosts plugging abandoned oil and gas wells
Energy and tech jobs: Shapiro said that Pennsylvania must be a leader in the creation of a “regional hydrogen hub” through the $7 billion federal program in President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Applicants to build the hubs have until April 7 to apply for approval. Shapiro pledged his support for all Pennsylvania applicants.
Joint declaration signed on hydrogen valleys
Today, we already have several Hydrogen Valleys across Europe that showcase the hydrogen ecosystem locally by bringing together all the elements of hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and end-use in a single place.
For Europe to remain a frontrunner in rolling out Hydrogen Valleys, the European hydrogen industry, scientific community, and European regions, together with the European Commission, commit to stepping up and accelerating joint actions...
Creating a Canadian Advantage: Policies to Help Canada Compete for Low-Carbon Investment
There is a risk that Canada could miss out on the huge opportunities available in the low-carbon transition because our investment environment is less attractive than that in the United States. In particular, the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has opened up a wide gap between the revenue available from public-policy sources for new low-carbon technology deployment in Canada versus the US.
First green hydrogen-powered passenger train in North America coming to Quebec
French-owned Alstom has been operating the train, which can carry 120 passengers, in Germany since 2018. It has now rolled in a total of eight countries, racking up a total of 200,000 kilometres. On Sept. 15, 2022, it successfully travelled 1,175 km without refuelling its hydrogen tank.
This will be its North American service debut.
Honda’s Zero Emission Stationary Fuel Cell Provides Back Up Power to a Data Center
Honda today began operation of a stationary fuel cell power station on its corporate campus in Torrance, Calif., marking the company's first step toward future commercialization of zero-emission backup power generation. The initiative leverages Honda's hydrogen fuel cell technology expertise and contributes to the company's global goal to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050. Watch a video of Honda's stationary FC power station at https://honda.us/StationaryFuelCell.
Bipartisan Southeastern senators push for hydrogen hub
State OKs $2M for GM, Honda fuel cell operation
General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. are moving forward with their joint-venture fuel cell operation slated for Brownstown Township, six years after the companies first announced their plans to create an industry-first fuel cell manufacturing operation in Michigan.
On Tuesday, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Michigan Strategic Fund board awarded a $2 million state grant for the $48.9 million project that could create up to 70 total new jobs. The MSF board in 2017 approved a $2 million grant but the companies weren’t able to meet certain timing requirements to receive it, according to the MEDC.
HYZON ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH HYLIION
SEPTA to Spend $17M on Electric Fuel Cell Buses
“Over the last two decades, SEPTA has led the transit industry in transitioning to hybrid buses, and that has resulted in a fleet that is cleaner and more efficient to operate,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale Deon, in a statement. “With this pilot program for fuel cell electric buses, we will similarly be on the cutting edge of zero-emission technology.”
The new vehicles are expected to be put into use in the city by the summer of 2024.
Transatlantic policymakers give hydrogen a clear mandate: Scale now
The sweet spot for developing US green hydrogen production to export to Europe will be in the next five years, argues clean energy think tank RMI.
Utah creates advisory council to guide lawmakers in hydrogen-related decision making
Does the Green Hydrogen Economy Have a Water Problem?
These numbers suggest that water supply will not be the limitation for electrolyzers, and we should instead continue to focus on technological improvements for the energy efficiency of electrolyzers, which is currently the limiting factor and has the potential for significant advancements. While the concern about the “water problem” is much more prevalent in the journalistic community than among scientists, journalism can have a significant influence on the acceptance of hydrogen as a growing market. It is therefore essential that we rigorously characterize the true water requirement of electrolysis technology, without the influence of water needs for the current non-renewable infrastructure, to get a clear idea of the impact hydrogen can have on a renewable energy future.
A Gold Mine of Clean Energy May Be Hiding Under Our Feet
U.S., Ukraine collaborating on pilot using Small Nuclear to generate Carbon-Free H2 and Ammonia
The Ukraine Clean Fuels from SMRs pilot project will provide a demonstration of carbon-free power generation in that war torn, energy-strapped nation. The planned commercial-scale production of hydrogen and ammonia would be the first of its kind
Daimler Truck is one of the Hydrogen Council's 13 founding members. Here, Martin Daum, CEO, answers our questions.
We as Daimler Truck strive to lead sustainable transportation with a clear commitment to two drive technologies: battery-electric and hydrogen-powered trucks and buses. As a result, we invest in hydrogen technology on a grand scale.
By 2026, cellcentric, our joint venture with Volvo Group, will put in operation one of Europe’s largest production facilities for fuel cells. Moreover, in the second half of this decade, our Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck will hit the road, undergoing rigorous testing already.
Panasonic to sell pure hydrogen fuel cell generators in China; Company hopes to tap global demand for zero-emission energy in offices, factories
700 hydrogen-powered buses in Incheon by end of 2024
Airgas to Pilot Hyzon Motors Zero-Emissions Heavy Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, has signed an agreement with Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, to pilot two heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks, including one 100 kW fuel cell truck and the first Hyzon 200 kW hydrogen fuel cell powered truck to be tested commercially.
These two trucks will be the first heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell powered trucks within the Air Liquide Group globally and are slated to be tested in various cylinder delivery routes in the Los Angeles, California area.
Tracking the hydrogen market: from policy to project pipeline: A slowdown in the hydrogen project pipeline at the end of 2022 was counterbalanced by record electrolyser manufacturing announcements
Loop Energy Partners with Canadian Power Solutions Provider to Develop Zero-Emission Gensets
Ronn Motor Group Has Finalized the Feasibility and Engineering of New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Class 3-6 Delivery Platform Design
The RONN truck line will include cab-over, box delivery, cutaway delivery, walk-through parcel delivery, and drop roof walk-through parcel delivery trucks. RONN Motor Group anticipates delivering proto-types Q4 2023 and showcasing the vehicles to US fleets Q2 of 2024.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding for Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Corridors, Expansion of EV Charging in Underserved Communities
The selected projects include:
- CALSTART: East Coast Commercial ZEV Corridor. This project will launch an intensive strategic planning effort to spur the deployment of commercial medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure through the development of an East Coast Commercial ZEV Corridor along the I-95 freight corridor from Georgia to New Jersey.
- Cummins Inc.: MD-HD ZEV Infrastructure Planning with Focus on I-80 Midwest Corridor. This project will develop an extensive two-phase MD-HD EV Charging and H2 Fueling Plan for the Midwest I-80 corridor serving Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio, to support 30% of the MD-HD fleet using ZEV technologies by 2035.
- GTI Energy: Houston to Los Angeles (H2LA)–I-10 Hydrogen Corridor Project. This project will develop a flexible and scalable blueprint plan for an investment-ready hydrogen fueling and heavy-duty freight truck network from Houston to LA (H2LA) along I-10, including the Texas Triangle region, and in the process develop methodology for future corridor plans across the country.