Germany may exceed 2030 target for hydrogen capacity - coordinator
Publish Date: 9/1/2020
Germany may surpass its target of 5 gigawatts (GW) of installed hydrogen capacity by 2030 as it speeds up coordination efforts at a national and European Union level, the government’s national commissioner for green hydrogen said in a webinar on Tuesday.
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Hydrogen Micro-Grids Could Solve California’s Energy Crisis
Publish Date: 9/17/2020
Stone Edge saw the benefits of green hydrogen early on. After struggling to power its operations through photovoltaic solar systems alone, owner Mac McQuown sought a more integrated solution. With the support of Omni Energy Solutions, Stone Edge installed a micro-grid that combines various clean energy technologies, including renewable electricity generation and battery and hydrogen storage, with real-time monitoring and control. The critical piece tying these components together is the a Plug Power electrolyzer, a machine that splits water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen via an electrochemical reaction. The extracted hydrogen is then stored on-site for later use by the Plug Power GenSure fuel cells that power the winery’s critical infrastructure or by its fuel cell-powered vehicles. This process enables Stone Edge Farm to run its business nearly emissions-free.
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‘Green Hydrogen’ Could Become a $12 Trillion Market. Here’s How to Play It.
Publish Date: 9/23/2020
Calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Goldman Sachs estimates the addressable market could be worth €10 trillion ($11.7 trillion) by 2050, split between Asia, the U.S. and Europe.
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Shell backs hydrogen for shipping's decarbonization
Publish Date: 10/3/2020
"We believe liquid hydrogen to be advantaged over other potential zero-emissions fuels for shipping, therefore giving a higher likelihood of success," it said in its latest report, 'Decarbonising Shipping: Setting Shell's Course.'
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Enel advances Chile's first green hydrogen project
Publish Date: 10/3/2020
Chile is wagering on hydrogen as a major new export sector, which could rival the country's mining industry in size by the middle of this century. The International Energy Agency has estimated that the country has a potential to produce 160 million mt of green hydrogen annually, doubling current global demand.
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‘Green hydrogen’ from renewables could become cheapest ‘transformative fuel’ within a decade
Publish Date: 10/2/2020
“We think electrolysers can get much cheaper much sooner than most expect,” said Kobad Bhavnagri, BloombergNEF’s Sydney-based global head of industrial decarbonisation.
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Hyundai Mobis Succeeds in Jointly Developing a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Forklift
Publish Date: 10/1/2020
The hydrogen fuel cell forklift developed is a mid-to-large sized one that can lift up to five tons of cargo and can be operated continuously for five hours when its hydrogen fuel cell is fully charged. Although small-sized hydrogen fuel cell forklifts designed to carry small items indoors have previously been unveiled, this is actually the first time that a mid-to-large sized hydrogen fuel cell forklift has been developed.
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Hydrogen is at a ‘tipping point’ with $11 trillion market set to explode, says Bank of America
Publish Date: 9/27/2020
After decades of false starts, hydrogen technology is poised to take off as falling production costs, technological improvements, and a global push toward sustainability converge, according to Bank of America. The firm believes this will generate $2.5 trillion in direct revenue — or $4 trillion if revenue from associated products such as fuel cell vehicles is counted — with the total market potential reaching $11 trillion by 2050.
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Chart Industries Expands Liquid Hydrogen and LNG Business with Strategic Agreements
Publish Date: 10/1/2020
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Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Douglas County PUD Announce New Hydrogen Station in Washington State; Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Receives $1.9M Grant
Publish Date: 9/29/2020
The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) in partnership with the Douglas County Public Utility District, the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance, and Toyota Motor North America today received a $1.9 million grant from the Centralia Coal Transition Board to fund the Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Project, which will deliver the first hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in Washington State.
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ZeroAvia Completes World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight
Publish Date: 9/25/2020
The flight took place yesterday at the company's R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing.
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Siemens to build large CO2-free hydrogen production plant in southern Germany
Publish Date: 9/25/2020
Siemens Smart Infrastructure and WUN H2 GmbH signed a contract to build one of the largest hydrogen production plants in Germany. It will be built in Wunsiedel in the north of Bavaria. With a power intake of six megawatts in the initial development phase, the plant will run solely on renewable energy and will be CO2-free. The electrolysis plant from Siemens Energy will have the capacity to produce over 900 tons of hydrogen per year in this first phase. When fully expanded, it will be able to supply up to 2,000 tons. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the end of this year and commissioning at the end of 2021.
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FirstElement Fuel: California’s 123 new hydrogen stations are the key to a self-sustaining business case
Publish Date: 9/25/2020
“The station cost has gone up a little bit, but the performance has increased about four or five times. If our original hydrogen stations were around $2.5m to build, our new hydrogen stations are a little over $3.5m to build. But they’ve gone from one fuelling position and the capability to fill 50 cars a day, to now four fuelling positions and the ability to fill 300 or even 400 cars a day,” he explained.
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Long-term R&D, hydrogen, renewables powering energy transition: executives
Publish Date: 9/22/2020
Officials at chemical giant BASF and investor-owned utility Southern California Edison are moving the energy transition forward through efforts such as electrifying steam cracker technology, increased use of hydrogen and renewable energy procurements, they said during a Sept. 21 New York City Climate Week event.
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Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes
Publish Date: 9/22/2020
Unveiling its latest blueprints, Airbus said its turbofan design could carry up to 200 passengers more than 2,000 miles, while a turboprop concept would have a 50% lower capacity and range. A third, "blended-wing body" aircraft was the most eye-catching of the three designs. All three planes would be powered by gas-turbine engines modified to burn liquid hydrogen, and through hydrogen fuel cells to create electrical power.
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Wildfire Smoke Clouds Solar Panels in California Microgrids. Can Fuel Cells Help?
Publish Date: 9/22/2020
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EPRI President Says U.S. Could Produce Electricity with Little to No Carbon Emissions By 2050
Publish Date: 9/18/2020
LCRI also includes research, testing, and technology demonstrations for large-scale use of low-carbon energy carriers – hydrogen, ammonia, synthetic fuels, and biofuels – and processes such as blending hydrogen in natural gas pipelines, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies.
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China's subsidies to fast-track development of fuel cell vehicles; Toyota expects windfall from program, which does not exclude foreign automakers
Publish Date: 9/22/2020
Chinese manufacturers of electric vehicles are facing fierce competition from foreign rivals. By positioning FCVs as a strategic next-generation automobile on par with electric-powered cars, Beijing aims to take the lead in the global development race.
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Kogas helps spearhead hydrogen transition in Green New Deal drive
Publish Date: 9/20/2020
The state-run natural gas company said Sunday it will transition to an eco-friendly hydrogen firm from a conventional fossil fuel-based company, pledging to produce and introduce cheap hydrogen to the market by making timely investments and securing source technologies. “Kogas will execute its hydrogen road map as planned to propel Korea’s low-carbon and eco-friendly hydrogen era,” Kogas CEO Chae Hee-bong said on Aug. 18 in his speech celebrating the company’s 37th anniversary.
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How fuel cells can make a more reliable power grid
Publish Date: 9/19/2020
Today, fuel cells can make the power grid more resilient. Soon they will also be an essential element of a zero-emissions energy system. This is because fuel cells can run on hydrogen, a zero-carbon fuel that can be produced using renewable energy. This is why hydrogen is often thought of as the “fuel of the future.” Hydrogen can be stored for days, months and years, then turned back into electricity using fuel cells. Fuel cells using clean hydrogen must be a key factor in meeting our climate change goals. In fact, researchers at the University of California Irvine believe clean hydrogen is the only way to get to 100 percent renewable energy in California. And a recent Caltech study found that including clean hydrogen technology for energy storage will make 100 percent renewable reliable electricity more affordable.
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More stations for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles lined up for San Diego
Publish Date: 9/16/2020
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Energy Department Announces Multi-Agency Award for Industry Project to Develop Disaster Relief Vehicle
Publish Date: 9/15/2020
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)—in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate—has awarded Cummins, Inc. approximately $1 million in federal funds to develop H2Rescue, a hydrogen fuel cell truck that will travel to disaster relief sites and provide power, heat, and water.
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H2@Scale Project Launched in Texas
Publish Date: 9/15/2020
. H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond intends to show that renewable hydrogen can be a cost-effective fuel for multiple end-use applications, including fuel cell electric vehicles, when coupled with large, baseload consumers that use hydrogen for clean, reliable stationary power. Frontier Energy is partnering with GTI, University of Texas at Austin, OneH2, Texas Gas Service, SoCalGas, Toyota Motor North America, Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Air Liquide and PowerCell Sweden AB to conduct two related projects.
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Ballard Launches Industry-Leading High-Power Density Fuel Cell Stack for Vehicle Propulsion
Publish Date: 9/14/2020
The FCgen®-HPS was fully designed and developed by Ballard to stringent automotive standards in the company's Technology Solutions program with Audi AG. Ballard currently holds the right to use the FCgen®-HPS for a variety of applications, including bus, rail, marine, mining, construction and aerospace vehicles, along with stationary power applications. Today Ballard signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with AUDI to expand its right to use the FCgen®-HPS in all applications, including commercial trucks and passenger cars.
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Marine, Aviation, Other, Fuel Cells

British Columnbia: Province invests in hydrogen to help transition to cleaner energy
Publish Date: 9/11/2020
The Government of British Columbia has allocated $10 million to the construction and operation of 10 hydrogen fuelling stations in the province, as well as three years of support for Hydrogen BC. Hyrodgen BC is a new entity of the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA), with a focus on British Columbia.
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