Japan and EU race to develop 'green hydrogen'; Perennial next-generation energy source must leap production cost hurdles
Publish Date: 1/11/2021
Government strategies will be key.
Tags: Hydrogen

2021 Toyota Mirai XLE First Test: Delightful and Grounded; It turns out we like the zero-emissions cruiser more than we’d like to admit.
Publish Date: 1/8/2021
Tags: Cars

Hawkins prefiles bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles
Publish Date: 12/7/2020
The first bill of the upcoming legislative session has been introduced. Following his successful effort with Senate Bill 5588 in 2019 to authorize public utility districts to produce and sell “renewable hydrogen,” Sen. Brad Hawkins has prefiled a bill for the 2021 legislative session to establish an eight-year statewide pilot project for the reduction of sales tax on purchases of fuel-cell electric vehicles. The bill so far has gained commitments of bipartisan support from nearly 20 co-sponsors.
Tags: Cars

Why green hydrogen is the renewable energy source to watch in 2021;The price tag and energy needed to make it will be worth it, experts say
Publish Date: 12/13/2020
Now, President-elect Joe Biden is promising that the U.S. will be able to access green hydrogen at the same cost as conventional hydrogen within a decade as part of his clean energy plan. Several countries around the world already invest heavily into it, including Chile, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Australia.
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Country's electric vehicle market ready to enter fast lane
Publish Date: 1/6/2021
China, the world's largest auto market, has set a target for new energy vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, to make up 20 percent of auto sales by 2025, up from around 5 percent in 2020.
Tags: Cars

Manufacturing Commences at the ITM Power Gigafactory
Publish Date: 1/6/2021
Tags: Hydrogen

Hyundai to build hydrogen fuel cell plant in China: sources
Publish Date: 1/6/2021
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Fuel Cells

Major Korean Enterprises Joining Hydrogen Industry
Publish Date: 1/5/2021
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Hydrogen: 3 things to watch in 2021
Publish Date: 1/4/2021
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Hydrogen – the Great Unifier?
Publish Date: 12/8/2020
For several months now, the pro- and anti-hydrogen lobbies have been waging a merciless battle in the media. It’s a miraculous solution for some, an enormous hoax cooked up by the oil giants for others. In this debate, the losers are the general public, unable to form an opinion, and humanity at large, desperately in need of a substitute for fossil fuels.
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NRDC blog: Green Hydrogen: Let’s Get It Right From the Start
Publish Date: 1/1/2021
Targeted policies and robust certification schemes will be necessary to ensure that the green version is being produced and used across sectors. Those don’t exist yet, given the nascency of the space. But, as interest in new hydrogen applications grows, they should be a priority for industry, advocates, and state legislators to ensure that we’re not just shifting emissions from one point to another.
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Bloom Energy Explores Hydrogen as 100% Renewable Option for Fuel Cell Technology
Publish Date: 12/31/2020
Tags: Fuel Cells

Cummins seizes the day to lead on hydrogen technology; Cummins laid out an aggressive strategy for hydrogen today, addressing both production of the low-carbon energy source as well as the fuel cell technology to convert it into power for customers.
Publish Date: 11/16/2020
“Our goal is to have the right products to meet customers’ needs at every point of the transition, which is why we have invested in multiple solutions upfront,” she said. Cummins leaders cautioned, however, that carbon neutrality can’t be achieved without private investment and government support. “I am encouraged to see government interest in this space increasing in order to support new and less carbon intensive technology,” Davis said.
Tags: Trucks, Heavy Duty

Green Hydrogen Catapult World’s green hydrogen leaders unite to drive 50-fold scale-up in six years
Publish Date: 12/8/2020
World’s biggest green hydrogen project developers and partners come together to launch Green Hydrogen Catapult initiative New initiative aims to drive down costs to below $2 per kilogram, to transform energy across most carbon intensive industries, accelerating race to zero emissions Founding partners include ACWA Power, CWP Renewables, Envision, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Snam, and Yara
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Hyundai Motor Group Launches 'HTWO' Dedicated Fuel Cell System Brand; Hyundai brings together 20-plus years of hydrogen technology to usher the new energy age
Publish Date: 12/10/2020
Tags: Fuel Cells

China Defies Elon Musk’s Warnings and Pushes Ahead With Hydrogen
Publish Date: 11/19/2020
China, the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles, isn’t so quick to dismiss the alternative to batteries. Officials are promoting the development of hydrogen-powered cars, trucks and buses, with Beijing offering to reward cities that achieve adoption targets. In a 15-year plan for new-energy vehicles released on Nov. 2, China’s State Council said the country will focus on building the fuel-cell supply chain and developing hydrogen-powered trucks and buses. President Xi Jinping in September set a 2030 deadline for China to begin reducing carbon emissions.
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses

Hydrogen Storage Tanks: Hanwha Solutions acquires US hydrogen tank maker Cimarron, to invest $100mn
Publish Date: 12/30/2020
Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Heavy Duty, Stations, Hydrogen

ABB to develop high power EV charging solution in partnership with AFC Energy
Publish Date: 12/12/2020
“At ABB we believe that sustainable development means progress towards a healthier and more prosperous world today and for future generations. It is through innovative applications of technology such as this partnership with AFC Energy that we can enable a low-carbon society. AFC Energy is uniquely positioned with their cost effective alkaline based fuel cell technology, which makes it a perfect match.” AFC Energy is a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technology, which can provide clean electricity for on and off grid applications. The company’s standard solution provides power for charging infrastructure where traditionally a diesel generator would be used.
Tags: Stations

South Korea to Work on Hydrogen Ships; Green Vessel Development Plan Unveiled
Publish Date: 12/24/2020
Tags: Heavy Duty

Scotland: Building a new energy sector; Hydrogen Policy Statement published.
Publish Date: 12/21/2020
The hydrogen sector will receive £100 million over the next five years to support a green recovery and Scotland’s just transition to net zero. Scotland is set to become a leading hydrogen nation, with an ambition to generate 5GW of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen by 2030 – enough to power the equivalent of 1.8 million homes. Economic impact research suggests the industry has the potential to be worth up to £25 billion a year to the Scottish economy by 2045.
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Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway plans to develop North America's first hydrogen-powered freight locomotive.
Publish Date: 12/18/2020
The company announced Friday that it will be retrofitting one of its locomotives with hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology that will power the locomotive’s electric traction motors. It will then conduct a number of tests and rail service trials to evaluate if the technology can work for the freight-rail sector.
Tags: Heavy Duty

NACFE Releases Guidance Report on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractors
Publish Date: 12/17/2020
“While hydrogen fuel cell technology is very promising, we know that widespread adoption will take time. Many factors will influence this, including emissions regulations, infrastructure, hydrogen availability and total costs of ownership. Buses and trains will likely be some of the first applications to transition to hydrogen, with the Hydrogen Council predicting that heavy- duty trucks will fall further out on the curve with about 2.5% of hydrogen adoption in 2030.” — Amy Davis, President of New Power Business, Cummins
Tags: Trucks, Buses, Heavy Duty

Utility interest in hydrogen 'beyond staggering': GE
Publish Date: 12/16/2020
Utility interest in hydrogen is "beyond staggering" and may soon begin showing up in long-term integrated resource plans, according to GE Gas Power Emergent Technologies Director Jeffrey Goldmeer.
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Air Liquide to Invest Billions in Bet on Hydrogen Boom
Publish Date: 12/16/2020
The gas could account for 20% of worldwide energy consumption by 2050, with a market value of about $2.5 trillion, Benoit Potier told a French senate hearing on Wednesday. This means global investment of $5 trillion to $7.5 trillion, enabling carbon dioxide emissions to be cut by 6 billion tons. “So it’s huge,” Potier said. “We must therefore invest wisely.”
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SoCalGas to Test Technology that Could Transform Hydrogen Distribution and Enable Rapid Expansion of Hydrogen Fueling Stations; New device separates hydrogen from natural gas when the two gases are blended in pipelines
Publish Date: 12/16/2020
At scale, the technology would allow hydrogen to be easily and affordably transported via the natural gas pipeline system, then extracted and compressed at fueling stations that provide hydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Created by Netherlands-based HyET Hydrogen, the technology is designed to provide pure highly-compressed hydrogen wherever a natural gas distribution system exists. A video illustrating the technology may be found here.
Tags: Hydrogen