These are the technology trends that will shape our lives in 2023
Publish Date: 1/6/2023

Cynthia Selin, an associate professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, believes that in 2023, as we continue to build more capacity for renewables, short-term and long-term energy storage such as batteries and hydrogen will be key.

“Continued investment and favorable policy conditions … mean that clean hydrogen (including hydrogen made using renewable energy) could see sustained growth, the development of necessary infrastructure, and better cost competitiveness,” she says. “In terms of consumer-facing developments in relation to hydrogen, in ’23 the most likely area of attention will be in long-haul trucking.”

Tags: Trucks, Hydrogen

SPOILERS: “GLASS ONION’S” KLEAR HYDROGEN FUEL IS CLEARLY THE STUFF OF HOLLYWOOD FICTION
Publish Date: 1/6/2023

As with nearly all Hollywood films, “Glass Onion’s” top priority is entertainment, and as a result, the film glosses over key facts and leans heavily on myth and hyperbole. Our goal is not to diminish anyone’s enjoyment of the film (which boasts a very strong 93% on Rotten Tomatoes), but rather to clear up any misunderstandings that could arise, particularly as so many individuals are just now beginning to learn about the benefits of clean hydrogen. Looking for an additional perspective? Check out Plug Power’s response here, as well.

Tags: Hydrogen

How Democrats and Republicans view energy sources differently
Publish Date: 1/3/2023
Tags: Fuel Cells

New Flyer receives new order for 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses from Winnipeg Transit; The contract also has options to be extended for up to four years to purchase up to 150 40-foot zero-emission buses.
Publish Date: 1/5/2023

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), has received new firm orders for 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses from Winnipeg Transit. The contract also has options to be extended for up to four years to purchase up to 150 40-foot zero-emission buses (“ZEB”). In total, NFI will add up to 166 buses to its backlog from firm and option orders. The new five-year contract includes the following firm orders:

Four Xcelsior CHARGE FC™ fuel cell-electric 40-foot, heavy duty transit buses and four Xcelsior CHARGE FC fuel cell-electric 60-foot transit buses
Four Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ battery-electric 40-foot transit buses and four Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric 60-foot transit buses.

Tags: Buses

California Wine Town to Fight Blackouts With Batteries, Hydrogen
Publish Date: 1/5/2023

Utility giant PG&E Corp. and Energy Vault Holdings Inc. plan to create a microgrid covering most of Calistoga, a small town of restaurants, tasting rooms and shops at Napa Valley’s northern end. During disruptions on the region’s electrical grid, the microgrid would use a mix of lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells running on hydrogen to supply the town, with no greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Fuel Cells

IRS releases frequently asked questions about clean vehicles credits for new, previously owned and commercial clean vehicles
Publish Date: 12/29/2022
Tags: Cars

Hyzon Zero Carbon, Chevron New Energies to Invest in Raven Subsidiary
Publish Date: 12/28/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

NREL Model Simplifies Hydrogen Production Analysis
Publish Date: 12/29/2022

Unlike H2A, however, H2A-Lite offers a high-level techno-economic analysis with only a minimal number of inputs. This might look like entering only a hydrogen production technology of choice and adapting technology default values to specific scales or regional energy prices. H2A-Lite takes these minimal inputs to produce estimates about scale, capital, and operations, as well as greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions characteristics. Price projections for energy and feedstock are based on current data published in the latest Annual Energy Outlook from the Energy Information Administration.

Tags: Hydrogen

With green hydrogen you get green oxygen for free
Publish Date: 12/28/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Kalmar collaborating with Toyota Tsusho America and Ricardo to accelerate development of fuel cell technology for Ottawa terminal tractors
Publish Date: 12/21/2022
Tags: Heavy Duty

The Race To Develop Hydrogen Storage
Publish Date: 12/23/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Fukuoka Prefecture and CJPT Enter Partnership to Implement FC Mobility Expansion Initiatives
Publish Date: 12/25/2022

Specific initiatives under this partnership include working to further expand the use of FC mobility, starting with the adoption of light-duty FC electric trucks by logistics operators this financial year. In addition to increasing the adoption of light-duty FC electric trucks for distributing food, daily necessities, and other goods, the partnership will consider and plan a staged expansion of FC mobility over the medium to long term. This will include use of fuel cell electric vehicles for official public duties such as garbage compactor trucks (trash collection) and ambulances. It will also include the adoption of large FC electric buses for regional transportation and small FC electric buses in regions with smaller populations. Finally, it will include development of infrastructure, etc. designed for heavy-duty FC mobility options, including using long-haul trucks on main arterial routes.

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Buses

Can Automakers Revive Hydrogen in Pickup and Light Vehicle Segments? Toyota is piloting a Hilux compact pickup with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, while GM and Honda explore hydrogen light passenger vehicles and Stellantis develops light commercial vehi
Publish Date: 12/21/2022
Tags: Cars

Stellantis in talks to buy 'substantial' stake in hydrogen mobility company Symbio
Publish Date: 12/23/2022

Stellantis, the world third-largest carmaker, launched hydrogen-powered mid-size vans late last year and aims to expand its hydrogen offer to large vans in Europe in 2024 and in the U.S. in 2025, "while further exploring opportunities for heavy-duty trucks".

Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said Symbio's technical roadmap "perfectly" matched with Stellantis hydrogen roll-out plans in Europe and in the U.S.

Tags: Cars, Trucks

Raven SR and Chart Industries to Collaborate on Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Storage
Publish Date: 12/22/2022
  • Memorandum of Understanding initiates collaboration on cryogenic carbon capture, hydrogen liquefaction, and storage of carbon dioxide and hydrogen
  • Collaboration includes Chart providing Raven SR with engineering packages and equipment to enhance Raven SR’s flexibility in supplying hydrogen as well as CO2 as a product
  • Chart provides Raven SR a supply chain solution for converting captured biocarbon from Raven’s proprietary waste-to-fuels process into a liquefied product, averting emissions
Tags: Hydrogen

Sufficient, sustainable and circular: Critical materials for scaling up hydrogen
Publish Date: 12/14/2022

The key conclusion from the study is that the scale of the raw materials impact of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies is small, relative to the scale of both current demand for critical raw materials and the outlook for projected demand in view of the energy transition imperative. This, however, does not mean the scale of critical raw materials use in the hydrogen value chain should be ignored. Adoption of frameworks such as the World Bank Group’s Climate-Smart Mining Framework can help manage the use of critical raw materials in hydrogen and fuel cells deployment, along with providing security of supply of the key critical raw materials needed for hydrogen deployment.

A further positive conclusion from the report is that the essential minerals and metals for clean hydrogen technologies will likely be in sufficient supply, have the potential to be sustainably sourced and can become part of a circular economy, with high percentage recycle recovery rates. These facts, when coupled with international cooperation on critical raw materials supply, are all good news for hydrogen.

The report also highlights that in some cases, such as platinum, the demand for minerals from hydrogen industry may actually relieve stress that could occur with the decline in demand from present uses, supporting the industry and the employment it currently offers, especially in southern Africa.

Tags: Hydrogen

5 questions answered about ‘clean’ hydrogen
Publish Date: 12/19/2022

Influential politicians from both parties have taken part in the hub coalitions.

Sen. Joe Manchin, the Democratic chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee, helped convene a blue hydrogen-oriented coalition in West Virginia. Democratic governors like New York’s Kathy Hochul and California’s Gavin Newsom have championed green hydrogen’s role in their own states’ plans. And Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, asked the Energy Department last year to devote “all available resources” to a $3 billion concept in which solar-derived hydrogen would be stored in an enormous underground salt cavern.

Some of the energy sector’s most powerful players are involved in hub plans, too. They include several of the nation’s biggest power utilities, like Duke Energy Corp. and Dominion Energy Inc. Also involved are the country’s largest natural gas producer, EQT Corp.; officials at the Port of Long Beach and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; steelmakers like Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and Nucor Corp.; and gray hydrogen producers like Linde PLC.

Most of the coalitions have offered relatively scant details on what they are proposing. But some, like those led by California and New York, have emphasized green hydrogen’s role in their plans. Others, like those from Midwest and Southeast states, have referenced the pink or blue types.

Tags: Hydrogen

First Mode Secures $200 Million in Funding from Anglo American and Combines with nuGen Team
Publish Date: 12/7/2022
Tags: Heavy Duty

Nilsson Energy first in Sweden to offer a zero-emission portable fuel cell generator!
Publish Date: 12/20/2022

Nilsson Energy has signed a distribution agreement with the French company EODev (Energy Observer Developments) to sell GEH2® fuel cell power generators on the Nordic market. The portable fuel cell generator provides unique opportunities wherever zero emission energy is needed.

The fuel cell generator is manufactured by EODev outside Paris and the “heart” of the generator is a Toyota fuel cell, the same technology that powers Toyota’s hydrogen car Mirai. The agreement follows a first successful collaboration including the GEH2® between Nilsson Energy and Toyota Sweden earlier this year.

Tags: Fuel Cells

NIKOLA AND PLUG ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC COLLABORATION TO PUSH HYDROGEN ECONOMY FORWARD
Publish Date: 12/15/2022

Plug will purchase up to 75 Nikola Tre FCEVs over the next three years, with the first trucks being delivered in 2023. The Nikola trucks will help to deliver green hydrogen to customers in North America as part of Plug’s commitment to advancing the decarbonization of energy. The acquired FCEVs will be paired with Plug’s liquid hydrogen tankers, which are recognized as market-leading trailers manufactured with unprecedented over-the-road payloads.

Tags: Trucks, Stations, Hydrogen

Cal State LA receives grant from state’s primary energy agency for workforce development 
Publish Date: 12/3/2022

The California Energy Commission has awarded Cal State LA a $500,000 grant for workforce development related to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV).

Tags: Cars, Stations, Research

Hyundai Motor Group's HTWO Fuel Cell Technology to Provide Clean Power for FAUN's ENGINIUS Commercial Trucks
Publish Date: 12/12/2022
Tags: Trucks

B.C.'s largest hydrogen plant coming to North Van waterfront; The plant could power 30,000 hydrogen vehicles using fuel that today is just vented into the air as a waste product.
Publish Date: 12/7/2022

Since the 1950s, the site has been used to produce sodium chlorate, an industrial compound used in bleaching for the paper industry, but that process results in about 15 tonnes of byproduct hydrogen per day, most of which is vented and simply dissipates into the atmosphere. ERCO will leaseback a portion of the property and continue with their operations while HTEC will be installing equipment to capture and purify that otherwise lost energy and prepare it for distribution.

Tags: Hydrogen

Element Resources and the City of Lancaster Partner to Develop 100% Renewable Energy Center
Publish Date: 12/8/2022

The Lancaster Clean Energy Center will install the latest generation solar photovoltaic panels and alkaline electrolyzer technology in phases. The resulting renewable electricity, estimated at 1,000 GWh, will be designed to produce about 20,000 tons of clean hydrogen annually, with significant expansion capabilities. In addition to distributing 100% clean hydrogen to existing and future regional refueling locations, Element anticipates the construction of its own hydrogen refueling station in the City to provide renewable hydrogen to public and private customers.

Tags: Cars, Trucks, Hydrogen

Air Products and AES Announce Plans to Invest Approximately $4 Billion to Build First Mega-scale Green Hydrogen Production Facility in Texas
Publish Date: 12/8/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

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