The Maryland Public Service Commission has awarded a 20-year Offshore Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) to Ørsted’s largest bid in the solicitation, the Skipjack Wind 2 Offshore Wind Farm with a capacity of 846 MW. Skipjack Wind 2 will generate enough green electricity to power 250,000 homes in the Delmarva region.
Ørsted awarded 846 MW offshore wind contract in Maryland
Hexagon Purus to provide hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks for two leading North American manufacturers
Stellantis’ First Hydrogen Vans Enter Production; Opel and Citroën light-commercial vehicles—which double as rechargeable EVs—arrive just when the automaker promised.
- Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen and Citroën ë-Jumpy Hydrogen enter production, with the first examples delivered to customers this month.
- Hydrogen fuel-cell vans offer a range of over 248 miles in the WLTP cycle, and up to 215 cubic-feet of cargo space in the longer-wheelbase variants.
- The LCVs' 10.5-kWh lithium-ion batteries can also be recharged at an EV charger, giving them a safety cushion of range.
Plans for 'world’s first carbon-negative green hydrogen project' unveiled in US
A US start-up says it will produce carbon-negative green hydrogen from wood waste at a plant in Bakersfield, California, as soon as 2024.
City Installs Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Traffic Light Backup Power
Commission proposes new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions
The Commission's proposals (regulation and directive) create the conditions for a shift from fossil natural gas to renewable and low-carbon gases, in particular biomethane and hydrogen, and strengthen the resilience of the gas system. One of the main aims is to establish a market for hydrogen, create the right environment for investment, and enable the development of dedicated infrastructure, including for trade with third countries.
Toyota and DRIVR put 100 hydrogen taxis on the roads in Copenhagen
Toyota, which has delivered the more than 100 hydrogen cars to DRIVR, generally reports a growing interest in hydrogen cars in the taxi industry and welcomes DRIVR's forward-looking approach to mobility.
Caterpillar (CAT), Chevron to Pilot Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive
All the parties have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to demonstrate a locomotive powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Progress Rail will design and build a prototype hydrogen fuel cell locomotive for line-haul and/or other types of rail service. Chevron will develop the fueling concept and infrastructure to support the use of the locomotive. The prototype hydrogen fuel cell locomotive will then be demonstrated on BNSF’s lines for a mutually agreed upon period of time. However, the demonstration project is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.
Hydrogen taxis: Hype raises 20 million euros from hydrogen players
These funds should allow Hype to finance the deployment of 10,000 taxis and 20 green hydrogen stations in Ile-de-France, in anticipation of the Paris Olympic Games of 2024, as well as "its establishment in 15 new cities, in France and internationally by the end of 2024 ”, details the company, founded in 2015.
Woodside Expands Hydrogen Portfolio to the United States
Leading Australian energy producer Woodside has announced plans to expand its portfolio of hydrogen production opportunities to the US, securing land in Oklahoma for future development of a modular hydrogen facility and entering a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hyzon Motors.
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In addition, the mismatch between currently planned projects and the demand for green hydrogen output remains a key uncertainty for future electrolyser expansion. Government policies are currently more focused on decarbonising hydrogen production than developing demand for new applications, and current country ambitions to stimulate hydrogen use in new applications are not sufficient to meet their net zero pledges (IEA, 2021a).
Cummins Accelerates Hydrogen Innovation for California and Beyond with New West Sacramento Center
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has opened its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain Integration Center in West Sacramento, California, signaling its commitment to scaling the green hydrogen economy in the United States. As the newest tenant in the California Fuel Cell Partnership building, Cummins will continue its work to make zero-emissions fleets a reality for customers with its PEM fuel cell technology.
“Our presence in West Sacramento is important to advancing hydrogen technologies while being a central part of the decarbonization conversation in the United States,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power at Cummins. “With the most advanced hydrogen infrastructure system in the country, California provides a great ecosystem for advancing alternative power technologies. Ultimately, our goal is to accelerate change in transportation, innovate for our customers and put more zero-emissions vehicles on the road. This facility will help us do exactly that.”
Germany’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy
One area in which Germany is increasing its monetary support is the development of hydrogen from renewable energy, including offshore wind. In an update to the country’s National Hydrogen Strategy, detailed in another commentary in this series, Germany is planning to develop 10 GW of green hydrogen production capacity by 2030. As part of this, the government plans to invest €50 million ($58 million) in pilot projects to produce green hydrogen from offshore wind. In addition, an effort from German manufacturing giant Siemens to build an offshore wind turbine with a built-in electrolyzer will see €100 million ($117 million) from the government’s science ministry.
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US Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Ferry Completes First Fueling
Switch Maritime, which built the vessel as the first in a series it plans to develop with hydrogen propulsion, reported that the Sea Change completed its first hydrogen fueling. At All American Marine shipyard in Bellingham, Washington, the Sea Change received hydrogen into its 242 kg tanks on the upper deck. The fueling during sea trials is being handled by West Coast Clean Fuels, which Switch retained to develop and permit the end-to-end fuel supply chains that will deliver hydrogen to the Sea Change, as well as BayoTech, for high-pressure gaseous hydrogen delivery using transport trailer-to-ship transfer to Sea Change during sea trials in Washington.
The Sea Change uses a first-of-its-kind maritime hydrogen and fuel cell system designed and developed by Zero Emission Industries. The company also developed the system demonstrated during the fueling on November 18 that allows the vessel to receive gaseous hydrogen directly from a hydrogen truck. The fuel loaded in the vessel’s tanks included green hydrogen, produced in California by an electrolyzer powered with renewable solar power.
Having successfully performed the first hydrogen fueling, the Sea Change is now performing final operational sea trials before delivery from the shipyard and before starting operations in the California Bay Area in Q1 2022.
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EU reaches for hydrogen stars as economics shift
The cost of producing green hydrogen with renewable energy is set to fall and the capacity to produce it in Europe and nearby countries will likely surpass current targets by 2030, European Union officials said on Monday.
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Hydrogen is misinterpreted because you value hydrogen not as a fuel but as a means to secure an uninterruptible supply. So you don’t compare hydrogen with natural gas plus carbon credit. You compare hydrogen within a battery of literally indefinite capacity. That’s a very realistic business case. And we’re going to witness this happening much earlier than anticipated. We don’t have the time [to wait] for new technologies.
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Greener, Faster, Cheaper: A Combination of Battery and Fuel Cell Electric Technology is Key to Successfully Decarbonising Global Transport
Both fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are needed to achieve the most significant transition in the automotive industry’s history – decarbonisation. According to the Roadmap towards zero emissions: the complementary role of BEVs and FCEVs study published by the Hydrogen Council with analytical support from McKinsey & Company, a “combined world”, leveraging the respective strengths of both FCEVs and BEVs, will enable greener transportation faster and cheaper compared to relying on a single technology.
While BEVs are vital for fast decarbonisation and will be a mainstream solution for many use cases, FCEVs similarly have their particular use case strengths, in much the same way that gasoline and diesel play complementary roles today. FCEVs will provide the best option for regions with constrained renewables or limited grid capacity in the mid-to-long term, high power and energy demand vehicle segments, and customer segments with a preference for long range and fast refuelling. The “combined world” will provide superior system efficiency, lifecycle carbon intensity and reduced resource demand.
Building the hydrogen refuelling network alongside battery charging infrastructure will be more cost effective than building a charging infrastructure powerful enough to cover all use cases, including those with high power demands and little charging capacity. To convert all vehicles to BEVs would require costly grid investments in hard-to-serve and high demand areas, such as inner city public fast chargers. Savings, resulting from just 10% of the fleet converting to FCEVs instead, would more than compensate for the cost of a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in a fully decarbonised scenario. Further, hydrogen can be produced from renewable electricity at peak production, preventing curtailment and grid overload, which will produce a higher systemic efficiency than a single-technology world.