Researchers from the multidisciplinary team last week kicked off the project, which is part of Wabtec’s dual path technology approach on hydrogen power for rail, and celebrated the installation of the company’s single-cylinder dual-fuel locomotive engine in the National Transportation Research Center, a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Last year, Wabtec announced a collaboration on fuel cells with General Motors (GM).
Wabtec, National Labs Collaborate on Carbon Reduction
The Ford Falcon Freebird is a hydrogen-powered hot rod; V8 engine modified to run on hydrogen
DOE Announces $1.5 Million to Train the Next-Generation Hydrogen Workforce
Two projects were selected from the University of California, Riverside, which is an HSI and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander–Serving Institution (AANAPISI) that has been recognized for having one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the nation.
One project was selected from California State University, Los Angeles, which is also a federally recognized HSI and AANAPISI.
Hydrogen fuel cells seek transport niches EVs can’t reach
Scholz ups global hydrogen ambitions, dwarfs EU initiative
“We are adapting our plans for domestic production of green hydrogen from five gigawatts to ten gigawatts of electrolyser capacity by 2030,” Scholz noted.
“This will only meet one-third of the expected demand. The majority needs to come from abroad.”
Alaska State Company Proposes Hydrogen Hub, Eyeing Federal Funds
HyVelocity Hub: A Commitment to Advance Clean, Affordable, At-Scale Hydrogen in Texas and Louisiana
4 Nuclear Power Plants Gearing Up for Clean Hydrogen Production
That’s why the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is investing billions to help lower the cost and scale-up the production of clean hydrogen by leveraging the nation’s existing energy assets, including nuclear power plants.
Scania to deliver fuel cell trucks to Switzerland
We now develop Scania’s first fuel cell trucks for delivery to customers; the Swiss companies Emmi AG, Genossenschaft Migros Zürich, Gysin Tiefbau AG and TRAVECO Transporte AG.
Nearly $4 million coming to Champaign-Urbana MTD
Out of MTD’s 118 bus fleet, only two are hydrogen fuel cell electric buses. With federal funding, Gnadt hopes to add 10 more.
Oakland tests electric transit buses for resilience in vehicle-to-building pilot; Battery-powered buses will contribute six hours of backup power while hydrogen buses will provide 11 hours.
“Many low-income communities of color share streets and fence lines with the freight industry and suffer deadly pollution from petroleum combustion,” said WOEIP Co-Executive Director Brian Beveridge in a statement. “With our electrical grids straining under the demands of global warming and solar and wind not keeping pace with the urgent need, hydrogen may offer another tool in the toolbox of zero-emission freight transportation opportunities.”
Major Southeast Utilities Establish Hydrogen Hub Coalition
A newly formed coalition including major utility companies Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU), Southern Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), along with Battelle and others, announced today its plan to pursue federal financial support for a Southeast Hydrogen Hub. The coalition will respond to the recently announced funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which includes $8 billion for regional hydrogen hubs and is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
‘Hydrogen road map’: The lightest element can play a heavy-duty role in Michigan’s clean-energy transition
In the near term, Michigan’s main hydrogen-fuel opportunities are in the transportation sector, specifically medium- and heavy-duty trucks on interstate highways, according to the report. Many of those trucks are not good candidates for replacement with battery-powered electric vehicles.
In addition to medium- and heavy-duty trucks, a potential near-term Michigan application of hydrogen fuel is long-distance ferries, like those that cross Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and that carry national park visitors to Isle Royale, according to the report. Battery-electric ferries are better-suited for shorter routes.
The report also recommended further exploration of hydrogen as a fuel to power Great Lakes freighters, as well as Amtrak and freight trains on Chicago to Detroit/Port Huron routes.
Toyota, Cummins eye hydrogen-combustion engines: While auto and truck manufacturers spend heavily on fuel cell development, Toyota, Cummins and others see a future for hydrogen-combustion engines.
Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association submits concept paper, advances bid for US Dept. of Energy Hydrogen Hubs opportunity
“By leveraging the region’s tremendous renewable energy capacity, low-cost electricity, strong electric utility leadership, extensive transportation network, and leading climate, environmental justice and economic policies, the PNWH2 Hub will create good jobs across the region,” said PNWH2 Board Chair and Washington State Commerce Director Lisa Brown.
Turquoise hydrogen made from pyrolysis ‘is efficient and potentially carbon negative’
The joint publication builds on it and highlights the potential of alternative, yet currently mostly overlooked, energy sources such waste, wastewater, sewage sludge, biomass and green gases that are underutilised but available today.
Hydrogen partnerships springing up across the U.S. could accelerate fuel cell adoption
Five charts on hydrogen’s role in a net-zero future
Hydrogen could play a central role in helping the world reach net-zero emissions by 2050. As a complement to other technologies, including renewable power and biofuels, hydrogen has the potential to decarbonize industries including steel, petrochemicals, fertilizers, heavy-duty mobility (on and off-road), maritime shipping, and aviation, as well as to support flexible power generation (among other applications). In 2050, hydrogen could contribute more than 20 percent of annual global emissions reductions.
XCIENT Fuel Cell Fleet Racks Up 5 Million km, Reinforcing Hyundai's Hydrogen Leadership
Hyundai Motor Company today announced that its fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty trucks in Switzerland has accumulated more than 5 million km in two years. Starting in 2020, the company exported 47 units of the hydrogen-powered, zero-emission commercial trucks to 23 Swiss companies, which are using them for logistics, distribution and supermarket fulfillment.
Stellantis Hordain: First Plant in the World to Produce Hydrogen-powered, Electric and Combustion Engine Commercial Vehicles
New investment at Hordain is scaling up production of the Peugeot Expert, Citroën Jumpy and Opel Vivaro fuel cell light commercial vehicles to an industrial level
From 2024, the site will have a production capacity of 5,000 vehicles per year, reaffirming Stellantis’ ambition to be the first mass-produced manufacturer of hydrogen-powered utility vehicles
Interview – The Geopolitics of Hydrogen
According to a CSIS report, it is expected that clean hydrogen may significantly alter bilateral energy ties in the Indo-pacific region. On the other hand, can you elaborate further on how the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war will change the dynamics of the clean hydrogen trade in Asia?
Panel Discusses the Future of Zero-Emission Trucks
Rakesh Aneja, vice president of eMobility at Daimler Truck North America: “Electric trucks are being delivered to customers now, and hopefully hydrogen trucks are going to follow shortly thereafter. The demand is high and the availability of the new fuel — whether it be electric energy or hydrogen — is a critical item to allow ramp up at scale.”
First Mode Establishes Proving Grounds in Centralia, Washington for Ultra-Class Haul Trucks
Crédit Agricole signs a contract for 10,000 hydrogen cars with the French manufacturer Hopium
“This is part of the French and European industrial renewal in the production of clean vehicles ", welcomes Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, the former Minister for Transport, now Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hopium. The Machina in question, a sedan that promises a range of 1,000 km, will however display a premium price of 120,000 euros. "But industrial models provide for a decrease in the cost of 3% to 5% per year for fuel cell vehicles", promises Jean-Baptiste Djebbari . The Machina will be manufactured in Normandy from 2025 and the objective is to market it the same year.
HYSTER BEGINS FIRST-EVER, REAL-WORLD PILOT OF HYDROGEN FUEL CELL-POWERED CONTAINER HANDLER AT CMA CGM-OWNED FENIX MARINE TERMINAL IN THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES
Hyster Company announces testing of a top-pick container handler powered by hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) at Fenix Marine Services in the Port of Los Angeles. Building on the industry standard Hyster® H1050-1150XD-CH top-pick container handler design, the truck is powered by two 45kw hydrogen fuel cells from Nuvera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster parent company Hyster-Yale Group.