Transforming Texas into a global hydrogen hub
Publish Date: 6/30/2021

The Center for Houston’s Future and the University of Houston, with support from other key collaborators, conducted assessments to identify opportunities for expanding clean H2 value chains in Texas and to develop a vision and roadmap to enter and expand new markets for H2. The institutions looked beyond the considerable existing H2 production and use in the Houston Gulf Coast region, which is predominantly used for oil refining and petrochemical feedstock. The purpose of this article is to summarize the outcomes of that work.

Tags: Hydrogen

Ohio River Valley Hydrogen and CCS Hub Market Formation
Publish Date: 10/20/2021

This LEP workshop focused on the Ohio River Valley as a potential leader in the formation of a regional hub for hydrogen and CCS where tri-state (Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) cooperation could help meet low-carbon targets while preserving and creating jobs in the region.

Tags: Hydrogen

Microsoft reaffirms strong hydrogen commitments as it proves longevity of fuel cells
Publish Date: 10/19/2021

When Microsoft first looked into hydrogen fuel cells to power its data centres, suppliers told them they hadn’t run them for very long. However, the technology giant soon proved that such technologies can in-fact run for multiple days.

That’s what David Fernandes, Business Strategist at Microsoft, told H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Summit today (Oct 19). On the anecdote, he continued, “We actually ran our I.T. load off hydrogen fuel cells for 48 straight hours. And we were able to swap our hydrogen supply while we were doing this.

“The other concept we proved out here is that you can pretty easily scale this technology.”

Tags: Fuel Cells

Why Utah aims to be the 'hydrogen hub for the crossroads of the West'
Publish Date: 10/19/2021

As Rep. Melissa Ballard, R-North Salt Lake, put it: "We're going to be the hydrogen hub for the crossroads of the West."

"We have the opportunity at utility-scale to produce and distribute from many applications and we have Utah manufacturers who are making these applications for Utahns and also to be distributed across the country," she continued.

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MTD's unveils hydrogen-powered buses: 'The ultimate expression' of sustainability
Publish Date: 10/14/2021

“We want to go zero emissions, but we want to do it in a way that allows us to continue to make our routes and schedules serve the community’s needs instead of our vehicle’s needs,” Gnadt said. “Hydrogen electric does that.”

The MTD consulted with the few others agencies that have adopted the hydrogen-electric buses. There’s one in Flint, Mich., and some model in Canton, Ohio. AC Transit of Oakland, Calif., has run hydrogen-fuel-cell buses since 2000.

Tags: Buses

Hyundai Glovis launches brand for hydrogen, batteries
Publish Date: 10/13/2021
Tags: Stations, Hydrogen

Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group Partners to Standardize Hydrogen Refueling, Bringing Hydrogen Closer to Wide Scale Adoption
Publish Date: 10/8/2021

The Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group – comprised of hydrogen industry leaders Air Liquide, Hyundai, Nel Hydrogen, Nikola Corporation, Shell and Toyota, has signed agreements with Tatsuno Corporation and Transfer Oil S.p.A. to industrialize globally-standard 70 MPa hydrogen heavy-duty vehicle high-flow (H70HF) fueling hardware components.

Tags: Trucks

Air Liquide and Faurecia announce a Development Agreement to boost Hydrogen for Heavy-Duty vehicles
Publish Date: 10/12/2021

Air Liquide and Faurecia today announce the signature of a joint development agreement to design and produce on-board liquid hydrogen storage systems for the automotive industry.

Tags: Trucks

Hydrogen’s moment is here at last; After decades of doubts the gas is coming of age
Publish Date: 10/9/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Kerry Lines Up Pledges to Scrub Emissions from Carbon-Heavy
Publish Date: 10/5/2021

The commitments will target four sectors initially: aviation, shipping, steel and trucking. Technologies to cut pollution from them exists, such as sustainable jet fuel, ships running on methanol, steel made from green hydrogen and electric trucks. But those solutions often are a lot more expensive than fossil fuel-reliant routes, and the product supply isn’t always available at scale.

Tags: Hydrogen

CP’s Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive Pilot Project
Publish Date: 10/4/2021

CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program aims to develop North America's first line-haul hydrogen-powered locomotive. The program involves retrofitting a line-haul locomotive with hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology to drive the locomotive's electric traction motors. 

H2 0EL
In the fall of 2021, the first hydrogen locomotive, "H2 0EL", which stands for Hydrogen - Zero Emissions Locomotive, will be prepped for its official painting and launch.

Tags: Heavy Duty

Bill lays out framework for a hydrogen economy in NM
Publish Date: 10/4/2021

By “leap-frogging” ahead of other states with a statutory framework to build the industry, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham hopes to tap into new federal funding to help convert New Mexico into the nation’s premier “center of excellence” for a new hydrogen economy.

“There might be other states, we hope, that join in this effort,” Lujan Grisham said on “Everything About Hydrogen,” a national podcast program. “But that’s how we view this – that we become the epicenter of hydrogen development, innovation and delivery.”

Tags: Hydrogen

Decisive action by governments is critical to unlock growth for low-carbon hydrogen; Investment is increasing in hydrogen projects to support the clean energy transition, but further efforts are needed to reduce costs and encourage wider use across sector
Publish Date: 10/4/2021

“It is important to support the development of low-carbon hydrogen if governments are going to meet their climate and energy ambitions,” said Fatih Birol, the IEA Executive Director, who is launching the report today at the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting hosted by Japan. “Governments need to take rapid actions to lower the barriers that are holding low-carbon hydrogen back from faster growth, which will be important if the world is to have a chance of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.”

Tags: Hydrogen

Emerson and BayoTech Team to Accelerate Scaling Production and Distribution of Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Hydrogen
Publish Date: 9/30/2021
Tags: Stations

SoCalGas Among First in the Nation to Test Hydrogen Blending in Real-World Infrastructure and Appliances in Closed Loop System
Publish Date: 9/30/2021

Preliminary results of testing that began earlier this summer show the household natural gas appliances are compatible with up to a 20% hydrogen blend. These initial findings are consistent with previous international research and lab testing. This effort provides key operational and safety experience, including testing for pipeline leaks, that will enable SoCalGas to implement larger scale hydrogen blending demonstrations.  SoCalGas continues to test the impacts of blending hydrogen with natural gas on pipelines and appliances.

Tags: Hydrogen, Research

BLOOM ENERGY ANNOUNCES COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF HYDROGEN-POWERED FUEL CELLS
Publish Date: 9/29/2021
Tags: Fuel Cells

Drive for Ambitious H2 Cost Targets Is On
Publish Date: 9/29/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Galán: 'A European green-hydrogen boom will not happen without urgent financial support'
Publish Date: 9/29/2021

“But,” he says, “we need to be fast”.

“Countries like the United States are already moving fast… they are very ambitious, they would like to reach a price of $1/kg by 2030, and they would like to [offer financial] support to achieve this target.”

Tags: Hydrogen

Ford teams up with AVL to develop a hydrogen fuel cell powered Transit van
Publish Date: 9/24/2021
Tags: Buses

Korea to invest 42.4 billion won in hydrogen tram tech
Publish Date: 9/23/2021
Tags: Heavy Duty

BayoTech and CarbonFree Partner on Zero-Carbon Hydrogen Production with Carbon Capture
Publish Date: 9/23/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Heavy-duty trucks could be the earliest adopters of hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engines, says Cummins
Publish Date: 9/21/2021
Tags: Trucks

Bill Gates secures hundreds of millions from U.S. firms for climate fight
Publish Date: 9/20/2021

The program will initially focus on direct air capture, green hydrogen, long-duration energy storage, and sustainable aviation fuel.

Tags: Hydrogen

Opinion: Houston can lead 'Earthshot' to cheap, clean hydrogen
Publish Date: 9/20/2021

So, while it won’t be easy or cheap to transform hydrogen into a fuel to fight climate change, there’s no question the Houston region is the logical place for a clean hydrogen hub.

Boasting a deep pool of engineering and industry talent, world-class university expertise, a growing startup community and vast hydrogen assets, Houston is well positioned to lead in the creation of hydrogen from natural gas and carbon capture. Texas is not only the nation’s largest hydrogen production sector, but we also lead in wind-powered renewable energy and has led in planned solar installations, which will be key to producing low-cost “green” hydrogen.

Tags: Hydrogen

Plug Power to Build Largest Green Hydrogen Production Facility on the West Coast
Publish Date: 9/20/2021

As the largest green hydrogen production facility on the west coast, the plant will produce 30 metric tons of liquid green hydrogen daily, serving customers from San Diego to Vancouver. The facility will use a new 300 megawatt zero-carbon solar farm to power 120 megawatts of Plug Power’s state-of-the-art PEM electrolyzers, which split water into hydrogen and oxygen through an electro-chemical process. The California plant joins the company’s growing national network of plants in New York, Tennessee, and Georgia that will supply 500 tons per day of liquid green hydrogen by 2025, replacing 4.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and 1,000 tons per day globally by 2028.

Tags: Hydrogen

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