Cummins' fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell engine, LFP battery pack and newly acquired Meritor ePowertrain technologies are making their debut.
Publish Date: 9/28/2022

One key zero-emissions product Cummins revealed at IAA is its fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell engine. Designed to meet the duty-cycle, performance and packaging requirements of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, the fuel cell technology is available in 135 kW single and 270 kW dual modules.

Scania in Europe and Daimler Trucks North America have each announced collaborations with Cummins to develop and integrate these next-generation fuel cell engines into demonstrator vehicles.

Tags: Trucks

Multiple Efforts Underway to Mainstream Hydrogen Fuel
Publish Date: 9/26/2022

The group also initiated a new national hydrogen mobility strategy to accelerate the expansion of national hydrogen production and distribution to support heavy-duty trucking and light-duty rollout across the United States. The strategy is intended to enable the necessary links between ports, key commercial and urban centers, and hydrogen hubs across the United States and ideally, North America.

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SoCalGas Successfully Tests Microgrid Demonstration Project in Downey
Publish Date: 9/27/2022

The [H2] Innovation Experience features a nearly 2,000 square-foot home that can use reliable and clean hydrogen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, by drawing power from solar panels on sunny days and converting excess energy into renewable hydrogen, which can be stored and then converted back into electricity, as needed, via an on-site hydrogen fuel cell. Hydrogen will also be blended with natural gas and used in the home's tank-less water heater, clothes dryer, and gas stove, fireplace and BBQ grill. The home is being constructed to LEED Platinum standards.

Tags: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Research

Toyota-Kenworth hydrogen-powered fuel cell truck capabilities ‘proven’ in trial
Publish Date: 9/22/2022

Toyota Motor North America and Kenworth Truck Company have today (September 22) said a project has “proved” their jointly designed, hydrogen-powered heavy-duty class 8 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) can match the performance of diesel.

It comes after the completion of their operations in the Zero and Near-Zero Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) Shore to Store project at the Port of Los Angeles, which tested 10 Toyota-Kenworth T680 FCEV truck, codenamed Ocean.

Using a 2017 diesel engine operating around 200 miles a day as baseline, Toyota and Kenworth say the T680 has a range of approximately 300 miles when fully loaded to 37,200kg with no downtime between shifts for charging.

Tags: Trucks

California Fuel Cell Partnership goes national, becoming the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership
Publish Date: 9/20/2022

Coming nearly 23 years after its launch, the evolution to the national stage reflects the growth of hydrogen mobility in California, and the acceleration of hydrogen in the US and across the world, according to the HFCP.

The move comes in parallel with the Partnership’s initiation of a new national hydrogen mobility strategy which seeks to accelerate hydrogen production, and distribution to support heavy-duty trucking, and light-duty rollout across the US.

Tags: Cars, Trucks

New Hydrogen Projects Achieve Record Numbers Globally with even Greater Urgency for Final Investment Decisions to Attain Net Zero
Publish Date: 9/21/2022
  • Hydrogen Council releases its state of the industry report, Hydrogen Insights 2022, on the hydrogen imperative for the global energy transition
  • 680 large-scale projects announced globally reflecting investments of US$ 240 billion until 2030, an increase of 50% since November 2021
  • US$22 billion, or 10% of proposed investments, have reached FID, are under construction, or are already operational
  • Real deployment of hydrogen is growing (e.g. 80% increase in installed electrolyzers), and must continue to scale
  • Investment proposals must triple to US$700 billion until 2030 in order to achieve the global 2050 net zero target
  • Both policymakers and industry need to step up to deliver on hydrogen net-zero
Tags: Hydrogen

Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Hydrogen ICEs, and 48-V Systems Shine at Truck Show
Publish Date: 9/20/2022
Tags: Trucks

Green hydrogen taxis roll out in Brussels; The taxis are a warm-up for the city’s requirement that all new taxis after 2025 be CO2 neutral
Publish Date: 9/19/2022

Last Friday, the Brussels-based company Taxi Verts launched their first hydrogen car into service for the Belgian capital. The company launched their test vehicle with the help of Eoly-Energy, a company in the renewable energy sector.

Tags: Cars

Amazon Will Power Trucks With ‘Electrofuel’ Diesel To Curb Carbon Emissions
Publish Date: 9/20/2022

Though this type of fuel has the same exhaust emissions of conventional diesel when used in an engine, the carbon savings come from how it’s produced: blending clean hydrogen made from renewable energy with waste carbon dioxide that’s been captured from industrial sources. Amazon is sourcing the fuel from Infinium, a Sacramento, California-based startup that the Climate Fund invested in last year.

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More sustainable rail travel for California – MOU Signing
Publish Date: 9/20/2022

Stadler has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the design and
delivery of four zero emission hydrogen FLIRT trains for California. This MOU articulates the responsibilities and roles of each stakeholder and will lead to a contract which outlines the procurement of the zero emission multiple units, with the option to purchase up 25 units.

Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

California Hydrogen Business Council Adds Three to Leadership Team
Publish Date: 9/20/2022

Today, the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), the largest and most diverse industry trade association for hydrogen and fuel cells in the state, formally confirmed the appointment of Katrina Fritz to Executive Director for the organization.  In addition, industry veterans Teresa Cooke and Mikhael Skvarla are now advising the CHBC on legislative and regulatory policy. In an already fast-growing industry, this experienced leadership positions the CHBC and California’s hydrogen industry to accelerate that growth.

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California Fuel Cell Partnership becomes a national organization: the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership
Publish Date: 9/20/2022

The evolution to a national organization comes at the same time as the Partnership’s initiation of a new national hydrogen mobility strategy. Seeking to accelerate the expansion of national hydrogen production and distribution to support heavy-duty trucking and light-duty rollout across the United States, the strategy will enable the necessary links between ports, key commercial and urban centers, and hydrogen hubs across the United States and ideally, North America. The strategy will leverage the organization’s earlier roadmaps and visions for cars and heavy-duty trucks, as well as national laboratory and state transportation models. In addition, it draws upon California’s policy and investment experience that launched the first retail zero-emission vehicle market in the world and identified achievable steps to a self-sustaining fueling network.

“When the Partnership published its first roadmap outlining how California could launch the world's first fuel cell car market, there were no retail stations or vehicles available. Many questioned if stakeholders could pull off such a feat,” said Bill Elrick, executive director of HFCP. “A decade later, with increasing global recognition of the importance of hydrogen in achieving our zero-emission vehicle and renewable energy objectives, we are more certain that this is a necessary and achievable objective. Hydrogen is no longer a question of ‘if’; rather, it is one of ‘who leads and where first’?”

Tags: Cars, Trucks

Amazon Will Power Trucks With ‘Electrofuel’ Diesel To Curb Carbon Emissions
Publish Date: 9/20/2022

Though this type of fuel has the same exhaust emissions of conventional diesel when used in an engine, the carbon savings come from how it’s produced: blending clean hydrogen made from renewable energy with waste carbon dioxide that’s been captured from industrial sources. Amazon is sourcing the fuel from Infinium, a Sacramento, California-based startup that the Climate Fund invested in last year.

Tags: Trucks, Hydrogen

IVECO and Hyundai present the first fuel cell large van at IAA in Hanover as their partnership develops
Publish Date: 9/19/2022

The working eDAILY FCEV prototype is equipped with Hyundai’s 90 kW hydrogen fuel cell system and 140 kW e-motor. Six tanks offer a combined storage capacity of 12 kg of hydrogen. The GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) 7.2 ton prototype has been tested in Europe, confirming a driving range of 350 km, maximum payload of 3 tons and a refueling time within 15 minutes. While eDAILY BEV, also launched today at the IAA, is best suited for short journeys, eDAILY FCEV will be an ideal option for deliveries where long range with high payload is necessary.

Tags: Cars, Trucks

UK will match record Ukraine support in 2023
Publish Date: 9/20/2022

The UK is also speeding up our deployment of clean and renewable technologies including hydrogen, solar, carbon capture and storage, and wind – where the UK is already a world-leader in offshore generation.

Tags: Hydrogen

UK will match record Ukraine support in 2023
Publish Date: 9/20/2022

The UK is also speeding up our deployment of clean and renewable technologies including hydrogen, solar, carbon capture and storage, and wind – where the UK is already a world-leader in offshore generation.

Tags: Hydrogen

States Partner With Hopes of Becoming Hubs for Hydrogen Fuel
Publish Date: 9/20/2022
Tags: Cars, Hydrogen, H2 Hubs, Fuel Cells

Gov. Pritzker Announces Formation of Midwest Hydrogen Coalition
Publish Date: 9/19/2022

Illinois joined six other Midwestern states in announcing the development of the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition, an agreement that will boost the state's decarbonization efforts. In addition to Illinois, the coalition includes Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

Tags: Hydrogen, H2 Hubs

Hailing the net-zero revolution: taxi fleets harness electric and hydrogen power
Publish Date: 9/16/2022

The use of hydrogen-powered taxis is accelerating across Europe. Following trials with BEVs, Hype Taxis in Paris adopted hydrogen power in 2015, as the solution appeared to be well-adapted to the needs of a fleet service. Today, the business is aiming to reach 10,000 zero-emission taxis in Paris, and at least 26 public hydrogen fuelling stations by the end of 2024. “The particularity of FCEV infrastructure is that it offers an acceleration capacity that BEV infrastructure does not have,” explains Mathieu Gardies, Hype’s President and Founder. “In fact, with hydrogen, the more volumes increase, the easier it is to deploy.”

Tags: Cars

Alstom’s Coradia iLint successfully travels 1,175 km without refueling its hydrogen tank
Publish Date: 9/16/2022
  • Serial Coradia iLint travels 1,175 kilometres without stopping to refill its hydrogen tank
  • Emission-free journey from Bremervörde to Munich Main station
  • New global milestone for clean, alternative drives in rail transport
Tags: Marine, Aviation, Other

Linde to more than double liquid green hydrogen capacity in the US; 35MW plant plans unveiled for New York
Publish Date: 9/8/2022
Tags: Hydrogen

Hyundai Motor Puts XCIENT Fuel Cell Electric Trucks into Commercial Fleet Operation in California
Publish Date: 9/15/2022

Hyundai Motor Company announced today that it has secured $3.5 million in 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant (TAG) funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to deploy five XCIENT Fuel Cell electric trucks in California.

First Element Fuel (FEF), the largest hydrogen-refueling station operator in the U.S., will deploy the Class-8 heavy-duty trucks to deliver liquified hydrogen to their refueling stations for the next five years, including one year of demonstration with reporting duties to U.S. EPA and four years of commercial operation.

Tags: Trucks, Stations

Schaeffler develops hydrogen mobility for commercial vehicles
Publish Date: 9/14/2022

Schaeffler’s focus on drive systems for commercial vehicles includes hydrogen technology, especially for long-haul applications. The company is developing innovative components for fuel cell systems and laying the groundwork for them to be produced on an industrial scale. “Schaeffler sees fuel cells as an important part of the overall mix of drive technologies for commercial vehicles,” said Matthias Zink, CEO Automotive Technologies at Schaeffler AG.

Tags: Cars

Ballard, NEUMAN & ESSER invest in Quantron to establish a Hydrogen Alliance and a 360 ecosystem
Publish Date: 9/14/2022
Tags: Trucks

Air Liquide contributes to the deployment of the heavy-duty hydrogen refueling infrastructure in Canada
Publish Date: 8/31/2022
Tags: Stations

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