The Race To Develop Hydrogen Storage
Fukuoka Prefecture and CJPT Enter Partnership to Implement FC Mobility Expansion Initiatives
Specific initiatives under this partnership include working to further expand the use of FC mobility, starting with the adoption of light-duty FC electric trucks by logistics operators this financial year. In addition to increasing the adoption of light-duty FC electric trucks for distributing food, daily necessities, and other goods, the partnership will consider and plan a staged expansion of FC mobility over the medium to long term. This will include use of fuel cell electric vehicles for official public duties such as garbage compactor trucks (trash collection) and ambulances. It will also include the adoption of large FC electric buses for regional transportation and small FC electric buses in regions with smaller populations. Finally, it will include development of infrastructure, etc. designed for heavy-duty FC mobility options, including using long-haul trucks on main arterial routes.
Can Automakers Revive Hydrogen in Pickup and Light Vehicle Segments? Toyota is piloting a Hilux compact pickup with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, while GM and Honda explore hydrogen light passenger vehicles and Stellantis develops light commercial vehi
Stellantis in talks to buy 'substantial' stake in hydrogen mobility company Symbio
Stellantis, the world third-largest carmaker, launched hydrogen-powered mid-size vans late last year and aims to expand its hydrogen offer to large vans in Europe in 2024 and in the U.S. in 2025, "while further exploring opportunities for heavy-duty trucks".
Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said Symbio's technical roadmap "perfectly" matched with Stellantis hydrogen roll-out plans in Europe and in the U.S.
Raven SR and Chart Industries to Collaborate on Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Storage
- Memorandum of Understanding initiates collaboration on cryogenic carbon capture, hydrogen liquefaction, and storage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen
- Collaboration includes Chart providing Raven SR with engineering packages and equipment to enhance Raven SR’s flexibility in supplying hydrogen as well as CO2 as a product
- Chart provides Raven SR a supply chain solution for converting captured biocarbon from Raven’s proprietary waste-to-fuels process into a liquefied product, averting emissions
Sufficient, sustainable and circular: Critical materials for scaling up hydrogen
The key conclusion from the study is that the scale of the raw materials impact of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies is small, relative to the scale of both current demand for critical raw materials and the outlook for projected demand in view of the energy transition imperative. This, however, does not mean the scale of critical raw materials use in the hydrogen value chain should be ignored. Adoption of frameworks such as the World Bank Group’s Climate-Smart Mining Framework can help manage the use of critical raw materials in hydrogen and fuel cells deployment, along with providing security of supply of the key critical raw materials needed for hydrogen deployment.
A further positive conclusion from the report is that the essential minerals and metals for clean hydrogen technologies will likely be in sufficient supply, have the potential to be sustainably sourced and can become part of a circular economy, with high percentage recycle recovery rates. These facts, when coupled with international cooperation on critical raw materials supply, are all good news for hydrogen.
The report also highlights that in some cases, such as platinum, the demand for minerals from hydrogen industry may actually relieve stress that could occur with the decline in demand from present uses, supporting the industry and the employment it currently offers, especially in southern Africa.
5 questions answered about ‘clean’ hydrogen
Influential politicians from both parties have taken part in the hub coalitions.
Sen. Joe Manchin, the Democratic chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee, helped convene a blue hydrogen-oriented coalition in West Virginia. Democratic governors like New York’s Kathy Hochul and California’s Gavin Newsom have championed green hydrogen’s role in their own states’ plans. And Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, asked the Energy Department last year to devote “all available resources” to a $3 billion concept in which solar-derived hydrogen would be stored in an enormous underground salt cavern.
Some of the energy sector’s most powerful players are involved in hub plans, too. They include several of the nation’s biggest power utilities, like Duke Energy Corp. and Dominion Energy Inc. Also involved are the country’s largest natural gas producer, EQT Corp.; officials at the Port of Long Beach and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; steelmakers like Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and Nucor Corp.; and gray hydrogen producers like Linde PLC.
Most of the coalitions have offered relatively scant details on what they are proposing. But some, like those led by California and New York, have emphasized green hydrogen’s role in their plans. Others, like those from Midwest and Southeast states, have referenced the pink or blue types.
First Mode Secures $200 Million in Funding from Anglo American and Combines with nuGen Team
Nilsson Energy first in Sweden to offer a zero-emission portable fuel cell generator!
Nilsson Energy has signed a distribution agreement with the French company EODev (Energy Observer Developments) to sell GEH2® fuel cell power generators on the Nordic market. The portable fuel cell generator provides unique opportunities wherever zero emission energy is needed.
The fuel cell generator is manufactured by EODev outside Paris and the “heart” of the generator is a Toyota fuel cell, the same technology that powers Toyota’s hydrogen car Mirai. The agreement follows a first successful collaboration including the GEH2® between Nilsson Energy and Toyota Sweden earlier this year.
NIKOLA AND PLUG ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC COLLABORATION TO PUSH HYDROGEN ECONOMY FORWARD
Plug will purchase up to 75 Nikola Tre FCEVs over the next three years, with the first trucks being delivered in 2023. The Nikola trucks will help to deliver green hydrogen to customers in North America as part of Plug’s commitment to advancing the decarbonization of energy. The acquired FCEVs will be paired with Plug’s liquid hydrogen tankers, which are recognized as market-leading trailers manufactured with unprecedented over-the-road payloads.
Cal State LA receives grant from state’s primary energy agency for workforce development
The California Energy Commission has awarded Cal State LA a $500,000 grant for workforce development related to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV).
Hyundai Motor Group's HTWO Fuel Cell Technology to Provide Clean Power for FAUN's ENGINIUS Commercial Trucks
B.C.'s largest hydrogen plant coming to North Van waterfront; The plant could power 30,000 hydrogen vehicles using fuel that today is just vented into the air as a waste product.
Since the 1950s, the site has been used to produce sodium chlorate, an industrial compound used in bleaching for the paper industry, but that process results in about 15 tonnes of byproduct hydrogen per day, most of which is vented and simply dissipates into the atmosphere. ERCO will leaseback a portion of the property and continue with their operations while HTEC will be installing equipment to capture and purify that otherwise lost energy and prepare it for distribution.
Element Resources and the City of Lancaster Partner to Develop 100% Renewable Energy Center
The Lancaster Clean Energy Center will install the latest generation solar photovoltaic panels and alkaline electrolyzer technology in phases. The resulting renewable electricity, estimated at 1,000 GWh, will be designed to produce about 20,000 tons of clean hydrogen annually, with significant expansion capabilities. In addition to distributing 100% clean hydrogen to existing and future regional refueling locations, Element anticipates the construction of its own hydrogen refueling station in the City to provide renewable hydrogen to public and private customers.
Air Products and AES Announce Plans to Invest Approximately $4 Billion to Build First Mega-scale Green Hydrogen Production Facility in Texas
State of Ohio and Business Community Show Support for the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) Joining Battelle and Major Energy and Technology Companies
Hydrogen on track to replace diesel locomotives
Michelin’s Katelyn Berry on the Future of Electric Vehicles
“Hydrogen is an exciting trend to watch…Michelin believes this technology will be in market extensively by 2045,” says Katelyn Berry, ” and we’re pushing for it – hydrogen not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions, but compared to battery electric vehicles it yields 2-3 times greater range, 7.5 times faster charging, and it’s 2.5 times cheaper than a fast-charging station for batteries.”
Michelin’s joint venture Symbio was created to help accelerate the future of sustainability with hydrogen. “Michelin is convinced that hydrogen mobility will be one of the essential components of clean mobility, alongside electric batteries thanks to the benefits it provides.” says Berry.
Phoenix Hydrogen Hub LLC Project Invited into Phase II of U.S. Department of Energy $1.3 Billion Loan Application Process
Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Develops in the Desert Southwest
Energy leaders focused on developing low carbon economies in Arizona, the Navajo Nation, and Nevada have joined forces to develop a regional clean hydrogen hub in the Southwest. The Center for an Arizona Carbon Neutral Economy, and housed within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™, first introduced in May 2022, is collaborating with partners in Arizona, the Navajo Nation, and Nevada to launch the Southwest Clean Hydrogen Innovation Network, or “SHINe”.
Major Southeast Utilities Establish Hydrogen Hub Coalition
newly formed coalition including major utility companies Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU), Southern Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), along with Battelle and others, announced today its plan to pursue federal financial support for a Southeast Hydrogen Hub.
EU and Japan step up cooperation on hydrogen
This is how BMW builds the X5 with hydrogen drive
BMW is building a hydrogen fuel cell stack production facility - we visited. Small-series production of the iX5 Hydrogen is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.
Future GM Medium-Duty Trucks To Combine Battery And Hydrogen Tech
Back in 2021, GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed that future GM medium-duty trucks would be equipped with GM hydrogen fuel cell technology. As reported previously, the new vehicles are not expected to launch until after the 2025 calendar year.