...the DOE encouraged 33 teams to flesh out their plans and formally move forward in vying for government support. It’s likely that others will decide to move forward with their plans, too, even if they aren’t selected to receive some slice of the $7B in public funding available to support these projects. Pre-applicants requested over $60B from the DOE; if all of these projects were to materialize, they would bring over $150 billion in private capital to the task of building regional clean hydrogen hubs.
Hydrogen is having a moment; Clean hydrogen technologies are required to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
$20 million in Hydrogen Funding Awarded by the Hydrogen Centre of Excellence
One of the successful projects is the proposed Bremner 100 per cent Hydrogen Community in Strathcona County, Alberta. Together, ATCO and Qualico are studying the logistics, technology requirements and other considerations involved in safely and affordably developing 100 per cent pure hydrogen communities – an important step towards eliminating carbon emissions that are produced when we heat our homes and use hot water. Findings will demonstrate feasibility and contribute to designing this unique community. A future home to 85,000 residents and to commercial and industrial businesses, Bremner will be Sherwood Park’s newest community, a Canadian first, and globally, the largest scale project of its kind.
Forvia plots major hydrogen growth in North America: The supplier has bold plans for hydrogen growth in North America as it weans itself from internal combustion.
Methanol, hydrogen and battery progress for passenger ships
Progress has also been made for deploying hydrogen in the passenger ship sector. A new Norwegian consortium is looking to develop the hydrogen value chain for a Northern Xplorer cruise vessel.
The Consortium partners comprise zero-emissions cruise venture Northern Xplorer, hydrogen provider and owner of infrastructure Norwegian Hydrogen, high-capacity hydrogen transfer system supplier HYON, ship designers Multi Maritime and hydrogen storage system provider Hexagon Purus Maritime.
The partners signed an MoU in January with the goal of developing a complete hydrogen value chain for Northern Xplorer’s first zero-emissions cruise ship featuring fuel cells and electric propulsion and making pollution-free hydrogen available to the wider maritime market.
Toyota to supply its fuel cell modules to European truck company Hyliko
Globally, Toyota is already working with multiple truck partners to integrate fuel cell technology in heavy-duty transport. The ZANZEFF “Shore to Store” project in US, which started back in 2019, recently proved that fuel cell electric trucks can match diesel performance and provide a zero-emissions alternative ready for commercial deployment.
Fuel cell bus market set to grow at CAGR of 67% in a ten year period, study says
The North American hydrogen buses market holds a significant market share. Rising initiatives by private companies and government bodies to foster the growth of emission-free vehicles in the region are propelling the market development of hydrogen-powered buses, Future Market Insights states.
DOT FTA Announces $1.7B to Modernize Transit Fleets with Low- and No-Emission Buses
Ohio starts to make its mark on the hydrogen market
"When we started, HFCs weren't on our radar screen," he says. "We soon realized, however, that CNG was a waypoint on the path to our goal, not the ultimate destination. As we learned more and more about alternative fuels it became apparent that HFCs were the real long-term sustainability solution we were seeking."
The buses initially cost $2 million each. Now they're down to $1 million. Stark County used $20 million in state and federal grants to pay for 15 hydrogen buses.
Conrad says he gets calls every week from municipalities looking to get hydrogen buses. He has talked to Cincinnati.
Nikola Announces Additional HYLA Branded Hydrogen Refueling Station in California; West Sacramento marks the fourth location as scaling of the Nikola hydrogen network continues to progress
Developing a Robust Hydrogen Market in Texas
Texas is well-situated to lead in hydrogen market development, given its existing comparative advantages. These include:
A robust industrial sector, especially in petroleum products, chemicals, plastics, and rubber manufacturing (13.2% of U.S. GDP in these sectors, collectively, in 2021) co-located with the nation’s largest regional port capacity.
An existing hydrogen market with two-thirds of U.S. hydrogen transport infrastructure.
An investment environment that is generally supportive of infrastructure development.
A large natural gas production, transport, storage, and end-use footprint (accounting for 60.5% of U.S. GDP in oil and gas extraction and 24.6% of U.S. GDP in pipeline transportation in 2021).
Excellent geology for long-term storage of hydrogen and CO2.
Deep expertise in logistics and supply chain management (accounting for 11.6% of U.S. GDP in wholesale trade and 10.0% of U.S. GDP in transportation and warehousing).
Port of Corpus Christi Horizons Clean Hydrogen Hub and Trans Permian H2Hub Merge to Create Integrated Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Proposal
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstration has encouraged both the Port of Corpus Christi Horizons Clean Hydrogen Hub (HCH2) and Trans Permian (Trans Permian) H2Hub to submit full applications through the DOE Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Program. Today, the Port of Corpus Christi and Trans Permian announced they are combining the two Hydrogen hubs into a single application, for which the Port of Corpus Christi will be the prime applicant.
The HCH2 Concept Paper, submitted to the DOE on November 7, names approximately 30 private sector team members as owners, developers and/or operators, offtakers, and end users of various hydrogen value chain projects and supporting infrastructure.
25 hydrogen taxis now on roads across Hamburg; 350 e-taxis approved as part of "Future Taxi"
The response to the e-taxis has been entirely positive, according to Anjes Tjarks, Senator for Transport, and said it was "exciting to see hydrogen-powered vehicles proving themselves" in everyday use. "But regardless of battery-run or hydrogen, the vehicles no longer give off emissions in Hamburg." Bülent Aktas and M. R. Safar Nejad, managing partners of Best Taxi GmbH, stressed: "The charging infrastructure for taxis must be expanded and more hydrogen filling stations must be built and the hydrogen-powered taxis should be bookable on the "Free Now" app."
ABS to class US hydrogen-hybrid research vessel
Capable of zero-emissions operations, the vessel will have a new hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system composed of hydrogen fuel cells and a conventional diesel-electric power plant
Douglas County PUD Moves Into Phase Two of Green Hydrogen Project
Douglas PUD recently signed a contract with IMCO General Construction for phase one of its hydrogen production and fueling facility being built in Baker Flats. Site preparation, underground utilities and storage tank installation are complete at the site. Production of hydrogen is scheduled for June 2024.
The Baker Flats facility has capacity to accommodate up to 80 MW of green hydrogen production.
Douglas PUD said the additional hydrogen production capacity would create more opportunities for the utility to balance the integration of renewables resources, variable seasonal pricing, and fish water quality concerns at its Wells Hydroelectric Project. In addition, increased efficiencies will reduce generator unit maintenance costs, which translates to better rates and reliability for our customer owners, the utility said.
How This Hydrogen-Powered America’s Cup Chase Cat Could Change the Future of Boating; Dubbed Chase Zero, the foiling-power catamaran spans 10 meters in length and can carry up to 550 pounds.
Consultants forecasted that mating untested propulsion with a sophisticated, software-controlled foiling system would take four years; Chase Zero hit the water after only nine months. “It exceeded expectations on day one,” says Burridge. “Now, the goal is to push this technology onto the world stage.”
UTAH: The Future of Transportation Isn’t just Electric
According to Dr. Kody Powell, co-director of the Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center at the University of Utah, “Exploration into hydrogen vehicles and doing these pilot projects and turning these into real world case studies is valuable.” S.B. 62 could be the push that these companies need to make hydrogen more accessible in Utah.
Methane Pyrolysis: Producing Green Hydrogen Without Carbon Emissions
Oil giant BP buying major truck stop chain TravelCenters
PowerCell will establish a local US presence as a result of growing demand from customers
Countdown begins for hydrogen-powered trucks? Senate hearing kicks off debate over national low-carbon fuel standard
“Hydrogen has tremendous potential for longer haul trucks. We’ll get there. It’s just going to take a little more time than some states are providing.” -American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear
State support advances First Mode Proving Grounds for hybrid hydrogen fuel cell and battery-powered mining trucks at former coal mine in Centralia; $250K grant solidifies development of new facility with potential for long-term...economic impact
Lewis County could well become a symbol of Washington state’s robust and growing clean energy economy when zero-emission trucks the height of three-story buildings are seen rolling around the First Mode Proving Grounds later this year. First Mode, a global carbon reduction company that developed the world’s first integrated battery and hydrogen fuel cell powerplants for retrofitting the behemoth diesel-powered trucks, has established a proving grounds in Centralia, thanks in part to a $250,000 grant from the state economic development strategic reserve fund.
Video: Peugeot e-Expert van l Hydrogen Fuel Cell
With the e-Expert Hydrogen, PEUGEOT has become one of the first manufacturers to offer as standard an electric van powered by a Hydrogen Fuel Cell. Learn more about the Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology and its implications on a van that goes further on a faster charge while remaining as operational as ever.
Opinion: There’s more than one way to power an electric vehicle: Hydrogen We’ll need EVs powered by batteries and by hydrogen fuel cells to meet our emissions goals
Green hydrogen plant in Lancaster will be one of California's largest
A year and a half after Lancaster announced its plans to become the first hydrogen-powered city in the U.S., the Antelope Valley enclave will become the site of one of California’s largest green hydrogen production facilities. The new operation will produce 20,000 tons of renewable hydrogen annually and supply users throughout the Los Angeles area when it opens in 2025.
EU: Commission sets out rules for renewable hydrogen
The first Delegated Act defines under which conditions hydrogen, hydrogen-based fuels or other energy carriers can be considered as an RFNBO...This principle aims to ensure that the generation of renewable hydrogen incentivises an increase in the volume of renewable energy available to the grid compared to what exists already. In this way, hydrogen production will be supporting decarbonisation and complementing electrification efforts, while avoiding pressure on power generation.