🚆💡 Hydrogen energy is the future of rail transport in the US.

#hydrogen #railtransport #USA #FLIRT

🛤️ Hydrogen-powered trains pass over fields. The train bears a blue and white pattern and the ‘FLIRT H2’ logo. Image source: Official website of the California Department of Transportation.

🚄 On a test track outside Pueblo (Colorado), the first hydrogen-powered passenger train in the United States ‘warms up’. The Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train (FLIRT), made by Swiss manufacturer Stadler, will soon be shipped to Southern California, where it is scheduled to join the San Bernardino County commuter rail service later this year. To some, it represents the future of rail transport in the US, while to others it looks like a huge, gaudy contraption.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4aUAaWi

🚛💧 World’s first hydrogen fueling station for trucks opens in Oakland.

#hydrogen #trucks #Oakland #sustainability

🏭 Oakland: World’s first large-scale commercial hydrogen truck stop. In a pioneering move for heavy haul sustainability, Oakland has become the site of the world’s first large-scale commercial hydrogen truck stop, highlighting a significant step towards reducing pollution and driving towards cleaner technologies.

🌟 Innovation at the Port of Oakland. The Port of Oakland, known for its high contribution to local pollution, has been the site chosen to implement this advanced hydrogen station operated by FirstElement Fuel (FEF). The station has the capacity to serve 30 Hyundai XCIENT 6×4 fuel cell tractors, each capable of carrying 68.6 kilograms of hydrogen and reaching up to 450 miles. This project not only replaces the polluting diesel trucks that typically operate at the port, but also sets a new standard in alternative fuel infrastructure.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3WelJrP

🛣️🌿 The Roadmap of the Regional Green Hydrogen Strategic Programme is launched.

#hydrogen #development #Roadmap #Biobío

💡 Decarbonising the productive sectors through the use of green hydrogen as an energy source and raw material, is the main objective of the Regional Green Hydrogen Strategic Programme (PER), promoted by Corfo in conjunction with the Regional Government of Biobío, whose Roadmap 2024 – 2050 for Biobío was recently launched.

📈 The activity brought together various sectors of the country’s central-southern macro-zone, whose programme began with the presentation of the Executive Director of Corfo’s Green Hydrogen Industry Development Committee, Ana María Ruz Frías.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4bciDc0

🌍⚡ There are 1.2 TW of hydrogen projects with electrolyzers in development worldwide.

#hydrogen #electrolizers #projects #development

💡 Only in the last six months, 55.2 GW of new projects have been added, according to the global electrolyzer database of the consulting firm Aurora. Spain is the country in Europe where generating it is cheapest.

📈 In the last six months, the global portfolio of renewable hydrogen generation projects with electrolyzers has increased by 55.2 GW, according to the latest European Hydrogen Market Report (Q2 2024 European Hydrogen Market Report, HyMaR) corresponding to the second quarter of 2024 , prepared by the British consultancy Aurora Energy Research.

💼 The global electrolyzer database currently amounts to approximately 1.2 TW, which represents a notable increase of 4% in the last six months and demands a significant amount of 5.5 PWh of electricity.

📊 According to Aurora, most of the projects (90%) are still in the initial phases. The total operational capacity of existing projects is close to 2 GW (1,923 MW), with a growth of 1,133 MW. Between 130 and 140 GW of more advanced projects are also underway.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4ba4rQH

🛳️🌊🚢 Japan’s first hydrogen ferry begins operating.

#Japan #ferry #hydrogen #transport

🚢 Mitsui OSK Lines’ (MOL) new Hanaria passenger ship has begun service in Kitakyushu, on the Japanese island of Kyushu, Fukoka Prefecture.

⚓ Built at Hongawara Ship Yard Co for MOL subsidiary MOTENA-Sea, the vessel uses Yanmar Power Technology’s onboard electric propulsion system to drive the ship’s propulsion using generated electricity.

🔋 Yanmar also supplied two hydrogen fuel cells, in addition to batteries, biodiesel generators, the energy management system, propulsion equipment and remote monitoring.

💡 The 300 kW hydrogen fuel cell system is manufactured to order. The listed output voltage is 650 VDC with an adjustment range of 450-700 VDC.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4bdjglN

🌟🚀💡 Chengdu Industry Fair 2024: Sichuan explores cooperation opportunities in hydrogen energy industry.

#Chengdu #Sichuan #hydrogenenergy #industry

🌐 In the new energy exhibition area of the Sichuan Industrial Chain Museum, nearly 50 companies joined together to reveal, from hydrogen preparation, storage to transportation, application and other links, there are corresponding products or solutions to display. At the scene, the public can clearly see the complete picture of the hydrogen energy industry chain and feel the broad application prospects of hydrogen energy technology.

🚄 Hydrogen energy, as a clean and efficient form of energy, is gaining more and more global attention. In March this year, the world’s first hydrogen-powered city train completed a full-load operation test at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour in Changchun. The train has an inextricable link with Sichuan: the train is produced in Xinjin, Chengdu, and attracted industry attention when it rolled off the assembly line in Chengdu in December 2022, and the hydrogen fuel cell power system on board is from Sichuan Rongxin Energy Power System Co., Ltd. The train’s full-load test run is a portrait of Sichuan’s deep cultivation of the hydrogen energy industry in recent years.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/44blnEp

🔋💡 The hydrogen and magnesium battery is now a reality: decades of trying to create it and a unique feature.

#battery #hydrogen #magnesium #innovation

A team of Korean researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), coordinated by Professor Hyunchul Oh, created a battery capable of storing H at scale. An invention that, until now, we had not seen.

It is a new battery that could be adapted to different means of transportation, especially regarding navigation and land transportation. The researchers, members of UNIST’s chemistry department, developed a nanoporous structure of magnesium borohydride, a superconducting material that has until now been used in cable design. However, their interaction and H-linked properties were not known.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3UxmaML

🌟🏆💡 Advanced hydrogen production equipment wins first prize in the TERA-Award competition.

#hydrogen #production #prize #TERA-Award.

The winner of the $1 million Gold Prize is Hua Xia Hydrogen Technology from China. The company has developed a highly efficient design for hydrogen production by electrolysis of water, which requires less than 4.3 kWh of DC power per cubic metre of hydrogen. This technology enables the direct production of hydrogen from renewable energies, which reduces equipment costs and improves long-term operational stability. It has applications in various sectors, such as industry, transport, energy and construction, providing low-cost solutions for hydrogen production.

🥈 The Silver Award winning project, ‘Reshaping H2 Storage and Transportation’, comes from an Israeli research team. The device uses water and bicarbonate to store hydrogen, offering advantages such as being non-toxic, non-flammable and non-explosive. In addition, it can be transported at near-ambient temperature and pressure, reducing the cost of storing and transporting hydrogen to less than a dollar per kilogramme.

The Bronze Award recognised a project that uses high-efficiency phase change material (PCM) technology to replace traditional cooling or heating solutions. PCM can absorb and store thermal energy or cold energy at temperatures between -150°C and 1000°C, making it suitable for applications such as air conditioning, cold storage and data centres. This technology provides safer and more stable temperature control, while achieving carbon-free peak shifts and energy savings of up to 20%.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3xQunCC

🚢🌱 The world’s largest hydrogen ships will be built in Norway.

#Norway #hydrogen #vessels #maritime #innovation

🔍 Norway at the forefront of maritime innovation with this new project. Norway is at the forefront of maritime sustainability with the announcement of the construction of the world’s two largest hydrogen ferries.

🛳️ This project, realised by Torghatten Nord in collaboration with the Norwegian shipyard Myklebust Verft, not only symbolises a technological breakthrough, but also reinforces the commitment to environmental protection and local economic development.

📍 Built at Myklebust Verft, located in Gursken, these ferries will be 117 metres long and will be able to carry up to 120 cars each. Their route will connect Bodø to Lofoten, the longest in Norway, setting a new precedent in the industry in terms of capacity and size.

🌊 At the heart of this innovation lies the use of green hydrogen as the main energy source, covering 85% of the Arctic journey. This hydrogen will be produced locally in Bodø, ensuring a fully green and sustainable energy cycle.

👨‍💼 Marius Hansen, CEO of Torghatten Nord, highlights this project as a key building block for the future of ship technology in Norway and as an emerging global standard in sustainable shipbuilding.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4d84xKz

🚆🌱 Hydrogen trains are coming to Germany! An expert discusses refuelling.

#Hydrogen #trains #Heidekrautbahn #refuelling

🔍 As a hydrogen expert, I am very excited about the Heidekrautbahn project in Germany, which will use hydrogen-powered electric fuel cell trains to replace diesel vehicles.

This pioneering project poses interesting challenges, especially in the refuelling process. I recently reviewed an article describing the simulation and modelling of hydrogen refuelling on these trains.

One of the main concerns is safety. When hydrogen is compressed for storage in the train’s tanks, it heats up. The challenge is to ensure that the temperature does not exceed 85 °C, which is the limit of the tanks.

🛠️ To address this challenge, the study has developed a simulation model that analyses the refuelling process taking into account pressure, ambient temperature and hydrogen pre-temperature.

The model takes as a starting point the refuelling of a hydrogen car, a process already validated with real data. It is then adapted to the specific conditions of trains, which carry a much larger quantity of hydrogen (150-250 kg compared to 6 kg for a car).

💻 This model will make it possible to optimise the refuelling process, minimising the time and energy consumption required to cool the hydrogen before refuelling.

📊 The model results will be validated with real data once the Basdorf hydrogen refuelling station is operational in October 2024.

In summary, the Heidekrautbahn project and the associated simulation model represent a step forward in the integration of hydrogen in rail transport – a significant advance towards a more sustainable future!

🌐💡 Integrating Hydrogen into Natural Gas Grids: An Expert’s Analysis.

#hydrogen #naturalgas #infrastructure #decarbonisation

🔍 As a hydrogen expert, I am closely following efforts to incorporate this clean fuel into existing natural gas networks. An article from the HIGGS project looks at the implications of injecting hydrogen into existing pipelines.

The European Union has ambitious targets for renewable hydrogen, but building a dedicated infrastructure from scratch takes time. Injection into the existing grid could be an initial step towards decarbonisation.

🔬 The HIGGS project studies the challenges of blending hydrogen with natural gas in the grids of different European countries. They analyse regulations, market functioning and network operating conditions.

Their aim is to identify which aspects of regulation, market and operation would be affected by hydrogen injection. This will allow regulations and ways of working to be adapted to ensure safe and efficient operation.

🔍 The study analyses in detail the case of Spain as an example. It compiles all the regulations and analyses how hydrogen injection could affect it. This document is shared with grid operators in other countries to do the same.

The ultimate goal is to create an overview of the impact across Europe. This will help to define recommendations for authorities and companies in the sector. They will be able to modify existing regulations or create new ones to facilitate the safe operation of an integrated network transporting natural gas with hydrogen, or even pure hydrogen.

🔍 In short, the HIGGS project lays the foundation for a transition to hydrogen in natural gas networks – an important step towards a cleaner energy system!

🚜🌱 Steyr Hydrogen Tractor: Sustainable Agriculture on the Move!

#Agriculture #hydrogen #Steyr #tractor #sustainability.

Steyr, a leader in agricultural innovation, is taking steps towards a more sustainable future with its hydrogen tractor. This revolutionary machine promises to transform modern agriculture with its clean and efficient technology.

💡 Equipped with an advanced hydrogen-powered fuel cell system, Steyr’s tractor marks the beginning of a new era in agriculture. This innovative technology reduces emissions and delivers superior performance, while ensuring environmentally friendly operation.

With a significant investment backed by leading industry investors, Steyr is accelerating the development and production of its hydrogen tractor. This funding will bring this innovative solution to farmers around the world, driving the adoption of more sustainable farming practices.

🌾 From fields to farms, Steyr’s hydrogen tractor offers a clean and efficient alternative for the agriculture of the future – it’s time to farm smart and sustainably with Steyr!

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3w9nsnu

🌬️💡 HyLight: Hydrogen-Powered Airship Drone

A Revolution in Aerial Inspection!

HyLight, a leader in aerial inspection, is transforming the landscape with its hydrogen-powered steerable drone. Recently, the company has secured a $4 million investment to fuel its HyLighter project, the hydrogen-powered aerial explorer.

💰 With this €3.7 million ($4 million) funding from prominent investors such as Y Combinator, Ring Capital, Kima Ventures, Collaborative Fund and Marc Tarpenning (co-founder of Tesla), HyLight will accelerate the deployment of its industrial-scale steerable drones. This will enable a zero-emission aerial inspection solution, ideal for any type of infrastructure.

🏗️ From power lines to gas pipelines to railways, HyLighter provides a decarbonised, cost-effective and efficient solution for collecting aerial data in a variety of industries. It’s the future of aerial inspection, with a sustainable and cutting-edge approach!

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4b1GLhq

🌿🔬 Impulsando la investigación: ¡Hidrógeno Verde en Extremadura!

#Investigación #Hidrógeno #Universidad

🏫 La Escuela de Ingenierías Industriales de la Universidad de Extremadura ha dado un paso importante en la investigación de energías limpias con la inauguración de una planta de hidrógeno verde en sus instalaciones exteriores.

🎓 La inauguración ha tenido lugar durante unas jornadas organizadas por la universidad, en las que se han reunido estudiantes y profesionales del sector industrial para debatir sobre los avances en descarbonización y eficiencia energética.

⚡ Se trataron temas como el papel del hidrógeno en la descarbonización industrial, así como los avances en la producción de hidrógeno renovable, con especial atención a la experiencia chilena.

🌍 Este proyecto refleja el compromiso de la Universidad de Extremadura con la investigación y el desarrollo de soluciones sostenibles para el futuro energético. La planta de hidrógeno verde será un recurso inestimable para explorar nuevas tecnologías y promover la transición hacia una economía más limpia.

🔗 Fuente: https://bit.ly/4d6QNj5

✈️💡 Destinus-3: The Revolution of Flight!

#Aviation #Hydrogen #Innovation.

🚀 Destinus, a Swiss startup, is leading the transformation in aviation with its latest project: Destinus-3. This hydrogen-powered turbojet aims to move flights towards sustainability, using cleaner and more environmentally friendly fuels.

Based on General Electric’s classic CJ610 turbojet engine, Destinus-3 has been modified to accommodate the use of hydrogen as a fuel. Thanks to a customised afterburner, this prototype can reach supersonic speeds, marking a milestone in the aeronautical industry.

The CJ610, with decades of experience in civil and military applications, has been redesigned to burn hydrogen, an essential step towards Destinus’ vision of achieving sustainability in aviation. These adaptations are paving the way towards a future where flights are powered by the green molecule.

🌱 With the goal of moving towards fully hydrogen-based flight, Destinus-3 represents a significant step in the direction of cleaner, greener aviation. This project demonstrates the aviation industry’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3w3Td1e

🔬💧 Transformative Research: Scrap Metal ➡️ Hydrogen Catalysts

#Research #Hydrogen #Innovation

🔍 A team at the University of Nottingham in the UK has discovered a fascinating application for metal scrap. Metal chips, a by-product of metal processing, present nanoscale structures that can serve as the basis for new catalysts.

🛠️ These catalysts, anchored on the metal chips, can be used for the production of hydrogen through the electrolysis of water. This environmentally friendly process is one of the most promising ways to generate hydrogen, a clean fuel with water vapour as the only by-product of its combustion.

💡 Water electrolysis usually requires expensive and rare catalysts such as platinum. However, this research offers a more affordable and sustainable alternative, harnessing resources that would otherwise be discarded.

📚 The study, published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal A of Materials Chemistry, highlights the importance of finding new solutions for hydrogen production against a backdrop of global precious metal shortages and rising prices.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3Q3OVhl

🌱 Succession of Hydrogen Green Valleys in Spain 🇪🇸

#HydrogenGreen #Spain #EnergyInnovation

🌄 Spain is home to a dozen hydrogen corridors in regions such as the Basque Country, Andalusia and Asturias. The aim is to deploy 11 gigawatts by 2030, with an estimated investment of around €21 billion.

🚀 The deployment of green hydrogen-related infrastructures is a priority for companies and administrations. Although progress is slow, investors and public opinion are showing increasing interest in these initiatives.

Javier Brey, president of the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2), points out that renewable hydrogen projects are well distributed across Spain.

“The latest AeH2 census identifies 36 integrated projects and a dozen hydrogen valleys in the country, which will represent an installed capacity of almost 11 gigawatts (GW) in electrolysers and an investment of around 21 billion euros until 2030,” the executive points out.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4aFJRrA

🚀 Innovation in the Hydrogen Industry: Delinhai Launches the World’s First High Voltage AEM Electrolyser 🌍

#Innovation #HydrogenIndustry #AEMElectrolyser

💡 At the 9th International Gas Industry Conference, Delinhai (688069. SH) introduced the world’s first 1 Nm3/h, 22 MPa AEM electrolyser. This milestone marks the beginning of the company’s highly successful design achievement in the zero-carbon sector.

The research results were independently developed by Wuxi Delinhai Zero Carbon Technology Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. This breakthrough represents an important milestone in the design of the Company’s zero carbon sector, focusing on carbon reduction and zero carbon.

🌱 Since its establishment, Zero Carbon Technology has been actively involved in zero carbon businesses, such as photovoltaics, energy storage and hydrogen energy. Offering customers and partners comprehensive green energy solutions with high level, quality and performance.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/444fhWc

🚌 Solaris to deliver 9 Urbino 18 hydrogen buses to Frankfurt 🇩🇪

#Solaris #HydrogenBuses #Frankfurt

🌟 Frankfurt opts for hydrogen-powered Solaris buses for the third time, this time in articulated version.

🚍 Frankfurt’s public transport operator In-der-City-Bus has placed an order for 9 Solaris Urbino 18 hydrogen buses, scheduled for delivery in July 2025. There are already 23 Solaris hydrogen buses in operation in the metropolis, which were delivered in 2022 and 2024.

🏙️ The company, which operates in one of Germany’s largest cities, aims to have a fully electrified bus fleet by the early 2030s, in line with the climate protection targets set by Frankfurt. The carrier’s fleet already includes five battery-powered Urbino 12 electric vehicles and 23 Urbino 12 hydrogen vehicles. Hydrogen-powered articulated buses will join them next year.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3xCFuPF

🚀 Air Liquide’s Hydrogen Station Debuts New Look in Paris

#AirLiquide #Hydrogen #Paris2024

🏙️ Air Liquide, official hydrogen sponsor of Paris 2024, has designed and installed a station at Place de l’Alma in Paris. The Group will supply hydrogen from renewable sources to the official Paris 2024 fleet, which includes 500 Toyota Mirai hydrogen vehicles.

For heavy-duty vehicles, hydrogen offers significant benefits such as fast refuelling times and increased range. Hydrogen can be refuelled in about 5 minutes, for a range of up to 650 kilometres.

Armelle Levieux, member of Air Liquide’s Executive Committee overseeing Hydrogen activities, highlights: “Paris 2024 represents a fantastic opportunity to accelerate the development and adoption of hydrogen, a key solution for reducing CO2 emissions, particularly for intensive transport. Located in the heart of the French capital, the Place de l’Alma station embodies the showcase of an exceptional network that will leave its mark as a lasting legacy. Present throughout the hydrogen value chain, Air Liquide contributes to the development of hydrogen, an essential molecule in the energy transition”.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3W1z3zN

🔍 Repsol Creates a New Company for its Geothermal and Hydrogen Projects.

#Repsol #Geothermal #Hydrogen #Energy

💡 Incorporated on 2 April 2024, this company of the energy company headed by Josu Jon Imaz has as its main objective the research and development of alternative energy sources to hydrocarbons, as well as the exploitation and manufacture of technologies related to geothermal energy and hydrogen.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/443yG9N

🌟 Nornickel Develops Innovative Hydrogen Energy Solutions

#Nornickel #HydrogenEnergy #Innovation

🔬 Nornickel not only mines palladium, but also develops innovative solutions for hydrogen energy. In 2023, the first prototypes of palladium catalysts were created, which are superior in their characteristics to platinum and iridium-based analogues. They can accelerate the chemical processes of hydrogen production and combustion dozens of times. Due to its extremely high chemical resistance, palladium is more effective in catalysts than other platinum group metals.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4aZOoVQ

🔥 Hydrogen for Boilers: I’m Excited about the Progress!

#Hydrogen #Boilers #Innovation #Cleanliness

💡 As a hydrogen expert, I have been following the development of domestic boilers that run on this clean fuel for some time. I found an article I read recently [1] very interesting because it describes a new burner for hydrogen condensing boilers.

🌬️ The big advantage of hydrogen is that it does not emit CO2, but there are challenges. A major one is safety: the hydrogen flame can back up through the burner, causing hazards.

🔥 The burner presented in this paper uses “diffusion flames”. In this type of flame, hydrogen and air mix outside the burner, preventing flashback.

🛠️ The study has developed a prototype door burner based on a ceramic material called Ceramat. Initial tests have been positive: there is no flashback and temperatures remain within limits.

🌡️ However, emissions of NOx, pollutants generated at high temperatures, need to be reduced. For this, two avenues are being explored: improving the hydrogen-air mixture, and cooling the flame.

📉 First results with forced flame cooling are promising, achieving a NOx reduction of 25-30%.

🚀 In summary, this study demonstrates that “diffusion flame” technology is feasible for hydrogen boilers – a step forward for cleaner domestic heating!

🚛 MAN, the heavyweight of heavyweights switches to hydrogen

#MAN #Hydrogen #Innovation #Truck

💡 FROM TRADITIONAL DIESEL TO HYDROGEN INNOVATION: The MAN hTGX is based on the TGX model and is equipped with an H45 engine, an adaptation of the B38 diesel engine. Manufactured in Nuremberg (Germany), this engine has a power output of 383 kW and can generate a torque of 2,500 Nm, enabling it to tow loads of up to 100 tonnes. The truck will be available in 6×2 and 6×4 axle configurations.

🛢️ In terms of range, MAN has opted for a 700 bar tank system that can store up to 56 kg of hydrogen, thus guaranteeing a range of 600 km per refuelling.

🗣️ Friedrich Baumann, member of the MAN Executive Board, explains the choice of combustion technology by the familiarity of the market with this technology, which would allow a faster and more efficient integration into the emerging hydrogen infrastructure. This strategy is intended to rapidly stimulate the development of the latter, while meeting the immediate needs of the market.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3TQDaMg

🏗️ The Civil Works of the First Green Hydrogen Plant in Castilla y León has been completed!

#Hydrogen #Green #CastillaYLeón #CivilWorks

👷‍♂️ The civil works of the first green hydrogen production plant in Castilla y León have been completed and all that remains is for the electricity company to carry out a “hook-up” so that this pilot project can move on to the testing phase. The production plant is an initiative of the company Redexis and the public company Somacyl, will have a capacity of 2.5 megawatts and is located in the Parque Empresarial de Medio Ambiente (PEMA) in Garray (Soria).

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/442E50W

💡💰 MOL Inaugurates 22 Million Euro Green Hydrogen Plant

#Hydrogen #Green #MOL #Inauguration

🏭 Hungarian oil and gas company MOL on Thursday inaugurated a €22 million green hydrogen plant at its Százhalombatta refinery on the outskirts of the capital, MTI news agency reports.

🌿 The 10 MW plant will reduce the Danube refinery’s CO2 emissions by 25,000 tonnes. Energy minister Csaba Lantos said at the event that Hungary, which is 64% dependent on energy imports, is keen to strengthen energy sovereignty.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3vHYKe1

🛢️💡 Storing hydrogen in depleted oil and gas wells: a solution being considered by the US.

#Hydrogen #Storage #Energy #Energy #Innovation

Hydrogen storage is a key barrier to its full utilisation, along with the energy needed to produce it.

Don Conley, in charge of the underground hydrogen storage project at Sandia National Laboratories, noted that salt caverns are an option, but they are not widely available in the U.S. That’s why research leader Tuan Ho’s team is exploring the possibility of storing hydrogen in ancient oil and gas fields, assessing whether it will be trapped in the rock, leach out or become contaminated.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3Je82kK

🔥🔬 Stabilising Hydrogen Flames in Narrow Channels!

#Hydrogen #Combustion #Efficiency #Innovation

👩‍🔬 I was fascinated by this article, as it proposes an innovative method to stabilise miniature flames, especially hydrogen flames, using a highly heat-conducting material.

🔥 Flame stabilisation is crucial for safe and efficient operation of small burners. Typically, reducing the size of the burner increases heat transfer, which cools the flame and can extinguish it.

🛠️ This study suggests the use of a wall segment made of a highly heat-conductive material. This segment acts as a “lifeline” for the flame, keeping it hot and stable.

🌱 Most notably, this method is effective with hydrogen, a clean fuel for the future. Simulations show that the flame stabilises even with hydrogen-poor mixtures, which would normally be difficult to burn.

🔍 However, further study is required to fully understand the different operating states of the system, which can vary depending on the gas flow, ensuring optimal performance.

💡 In summary, this study paves the way for new micro-burner designs that stabilise hydrogen flames by purely thermal methods, representing a breakthrough towards clean combustion.

🔬🌱 Technological boost for Renewable Hydrogen: Enagás at the forefront!

#Hydrogen #Renewable #Technology #Enagás

🚀 Enagás presents the Hydrogen Technology Observatory, aimed at promoting the technical advancement of renewable hydrogen.

This observatory aims to “promote, deepen and share technical advances in the field of renewable hydrogen”.

👨‍💼 According to Gonzalo, the technology is crucial “in view of the imminent development of a hydrogen market in Europe”.

🤝 This space will serve as a meeting point for the main players in the hydrogen sector, promoting collaboration and knowledge exchange.

📈 The ‘Enagás H2 Technical Day’ marks the start of this forum, with the participation of institutional, industrial and operational experts.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/49qGwvj

🚀🔋 Revolutionary Hydrogen Storage: Double the Capacity!

#Hydrogen #Storage #Technology

🏭 A Japanese company is leading mass production of the next hydrogen carrier, capable of doubling the amount of H2 stored.

👉 Tokuyama starts mass production of magnesium hydride (MgH₂), a milestone in hydrogen storage and transport. This chemical has the potential to release twice as much hydrogen as the amount it initially stores, by interacting with water to release H2.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3vKB5cO

🚗💡 The Chinese have a way to get cheap hydrogen. This will turn the market upside down.

#Hydrogen #Transportation #Marketplace

🇨🇳 Hydrogen technology is seen as the future of the transport sector. At the moment, however, it is too expensive to be competitive with basic fuels or even electricity. However, the company operating in the Middle Kingdom sells hydrogen for trucks at a price of 35 yuan per kilogramme, or around 19.3 zlotys.

The production cost of hydrogen translates directly into its retail price. At one of the two refuelling stations in Poland (in Warsaw and Rybnik), one kilogram of hydrogen costs 69 zlotys. Assuming a consumption (fuel cells) of 1.3 kg of hydrogen/100 km, the price for covering this distance is PLN 90.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/49olZqZ

🚚🔋 En el último evento de Stellantis Pro One, tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer la estrategia de futuro de las distintas marcas del grupo, como la americana Ram, que aseguró que pronto tendrá una pickup de hidrógeno.

#Stellantis #HydrogenPickup #Ram

💡 La tecnología de pila de combustible de hidrógeno se está implantando en las furgonetas más grandes del grupo Stellantis, como la Citroën Jumper. La pila de combustible ya está presente en algunas de las furgonetas medianas de Stellantis y, a partir de 2025, se implantará también en las de mayor tamaño, como la Citroën Jumper.

🌐 De hecho, la compañía se convirtió en 2023 en accionista a partes iguales con una participación de un tercio en Symbio, empresa líder en tecnología del hidrógeno que opera en Europa y Estados Unidos. Esto, unido a la llegada de las nuevas plataformas STLA para coches eléctricos, supone un paso importante hacia la movilidad sostenible.

🔗 Fuente: https://bit.ly/49udLxy

🚛⛽️ A hydrogen refuelling station in San Bonifacio. Truck stop on municipal roads.

#Hydrogen #RefuelingStation #SanBonifacio #AlbaronPark

🏭 Edison Next will use PNRR funds to build the second plant in the Veneto region, in Albaron, with ample space for trucks, as well as commercial and catering services.

🌳 Albaron Park is born, the road transport district where Edison will soon build, with resources from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, what is likely to be the second hydrogen refuelling station in the Veneto region after the one in Mestre. These are the characteristics of the project outlined by a Thematic Plan in the Albaron Sud area, which shortly, after the green light from the Province, Civil Engineering, and the Consortium for the Recovery of the Upper Veneto Plain, will land for adoption in the Municipality and then leave for the Region for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Impact Assessment (Vinca).

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3VJ3bzI

🌿🔬 Tabernas e-methanol plant passes the feasibility and design phase.

#Tabernas #e-methanol #plant #feasibility #design

📈 Innde Cetaer’s e-methanol production initiative is one of the first in the country to successfully complete the technical-economic analysis (FEL1) and the feasibility and business opportunities analysis.

🛢️ More than 36,500 tonnes per year of this ecological fuel that will mark the future of logistics and maritime transport, as a more efficient alternative to the current fuel oil and other hydrocarbons, will be manufactured at the Almeria facility from the combination of 7,200 tonnes per year of renewable hydrogen and 54,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from local industry by capturing its emissions while releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. The Cetaer Hub plant will use solar photovoltaic energy in an electrolysis process in which the use of pure raw materials (green hydrogen and CO2) means that the quality of the 100 per cent renewable e-methanol is superior to that of fossil fuels.

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🚄💡 China’s high-power hydrogen energy locomotive has been charged for the first time with a maximum power output of 2,400 kilowatts.

#China #hydrogen #energy #locomotor #power

📰 Huasheng Online, April 4 (Reporter Li Yongliang, Correspondent Zhang Canqiang) The reporter learned today from CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co, Ltd. that recently, China’s first high-power hydrogen-powered shunting locomotive, jointly developed by the company and the National Energy Group, completed the 10,000-tonne load test for the first time at Sidaoliu Station of Xinshuo Railway’s Bazhun Line, using hydrogen as the power supply to pull 105 C80 vehicles to walk at a constant speed of 2 kilometres. This marks a key breakthrough in the market-oriented application of high-power hydrogen power equipment for heavy haul railways in China.

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🌿⚗️ They succeed in producing green hydrogen from algae and bacteria: why it won’t just be used to generate energy.

#hydrogen #green #algae #bacteria #energy

A team from the University of Cordoba, Spain, discovered this new way of obtaining clean fuel. The strategy bypasses the use of fossil fuels or electrolysis of water using energy.

💡 A team of researchers from the University of Cordoba (UCO) in Spain, which has been studying green hydrogen since 2018, has studied how the relationship between algae and bacteria manages to generate this fuel of the future in a high quality.

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🛑🔥 Shutdown of Hydrogen Unit H3 (Plant 2)

#Petronor #hydrogen

Petronor informs that, during today’s morning, the H3 Hydrogen Unit (Plant 2) will be shutdown due to production needs. During the shutdown sequence, the established safety procedures will be followed. However, there may be occasional episodes of increased flame in the flare without this entailing any anomaly or risk.

ℹ️ The Vice-Ministry of the Environment of the Basque Government, the Territorial Delegate of Industry and Energy of Bizkaia, the Coordinator of the Left Bank-Encartaciones Region of the Department of Health and Consumer Affairs, SOS Deiak, Ertzaintza and the town councils of Abanto-Zierbena, Muskiz and Zierbena have been previously informed of all of the above.

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✈️💡 Flying on hydrogen: a new passenger plane to revolutionise aviation.

#hydrogen #airplane #aviation

🚀 With its new aircraft, an American start-up wants to revolutionise aviation. The flying wing flies at higher altitudes and thus saves fuel. It is powered by hydrogen.

🛫 US start-up JetZero has received safety clearance from the FAA for a scaled-down model of its futuristic mixed-wing aircraft. The innovative flying wing, whose wings blend seamlessly with the fuselage, can now take off from Edwards Air Force Base in California for initial testing.

📉 Fuel consumption will be reduced by 50 percent. The flying wing features a revolutionary design that not only deviates aesthetically from conventional aircraft, but also promises significant efficiency gains. A comparative drawing highlights the differences between JetZero’s Z5 concept and traditional commercial aircraft. The special hull shape allows for additional buoyancy and helps to reduce fuel consumption by 50 percent.

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🌿🏭 Grupo Ansasol will build the largest green methanol plant in Europe in the Port of Huelva.

#Huelva #methanol #greenhydrogen #hydrogengreen

🚀 Hydron, Grupo Ansasol’s business unit specialising in green hydrogen, will start up the largest green methanol plant in Europe in the Port of Huelva.

According to the company, it is the MetGreenPort project, which aims to produce green methanol, using green hydrogen generated by electrolysis of water, which will be powered by renewable energy and carbon dioxide captured from the gases from nearby industries.

Therefore, this project is part of the Ansasol Group’s commitment to the development of green hydrogen, for which the company has Hydron, a business unit specialising in the promotion of this energy vector and which already has 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of electrolysis power in Spain.

Source: https://bit.ly/3VJ15zG

🐄🌱 Produced from liquid manure and dung: Germany’s first approved green hydrogen from Hof

#hydrogen #Germany #renewableenergy

📜 Regulations at federal level are not adopted until mid-March. A company from Hof, BtX energy GmbH, has received Germany’s first green hydrogen certificate. This is not obtained from electrolysis, but from slurry and manure. Just about two weeks earlier, on 14 March, the Bundestag passed regulations on the production of green hydrogen.

💡 Hydrogen is produced from biogas. As the company announced on Tuesday (02 April), the green hydrogen does not have zero emissions, but is even CO2 negative. It is produced on the Schleupen family farm in Krefeld by steam reforming biogas from liquid manure and dung. The biogas plant has been in operation since 2001. “We are now producing hydrogen and are receiving enquiries from fleet operators, municipal utilities and gas traders,” says Bernd Schleupen, owner and operator of the farm and biogas plant.

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🚛🔋 NIKOLA launches the first hydrogen refuelling station in the United States.

#NIKOLA #hydrogen #U.S. #refueling

🏭 Nikola, a pioneer in electric truck manufacturing, has recently opened its first HYLA refuelling station, a step forward in its plan to establish a hydrogen refuelling network in California. This initiative is in response to the increase in zero-emission trucks in the region, prompted by new environmental regulations. Unlike electric refuelling, which takes advantage of existing infrastructure, hydrogen stations represent a greater challenge in terms of installation and operation.

🏗️ Nikola’s HYLA concept facilitates the implementation of temporary stations that can evolve into permanent infrastructures, thus responding to the need for rapid expansion of fuel cell vehicle refuelling. The first station, located near Ontario airport, was set up within a few months and features two liquid hydrogen tanks that allow for 20-25 refuelling per tank.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4aBnJym

🚀💡 Abruzzo hydrogen hub, the journey continues.

#hydrogen #Abruzzo #innovation #ecologicaltransition.

🗣️ “Finally, the journey that aims to make Abruzzo a hydrogen hub reaches the crucial phase: the protagonists were not public bodies, nor conferences, but many companies that are interested in the production chain of an energy vector that represents the future, and in a leading sector in terms of technological innovation, in the context of the ecological transition”.

👨‍💼 This was stated by Giuseppe Savini, President of the Regional Agency for Productive Activities (Arap), the Abruzzo Region’s implementing body for the hydrogen supply chain, at the end of the operational meeting in Spoltore, attended by some sixty Abruzzo companies, in an event organised together with DII Desert Energy, of which Arap is a member, an international network of more than 50 companies and organisations from 25 countries, with a staff of international experts in the energy, infrastructure, financial and public policy sectors.

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🚗🔑 Toyota Spain delivers a second generation Toyota Mirai to Carburos Metálicos.

#Toyota #Spain #CarburosMetálicos #ToyotaMirai #hydrogen

Toyota Spain has handed over a 2nd generation Toyota Mirai to Carburos Metálicos at the headquarters of Toyota Spain in Avenida de Bruselas, 22, Alcobendas, Madrid. The event took place on 21 March, Miguel Carsi, President and CEO of Toyota Spain, handed over the new second generation Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Héctor Carbonell, Director of Hydrogen and Energy Transition at Carburos Metálicos for Southern Europe (part of the Air Products Group), received the keys to the new Toyota Mirai, a vehicle that significantly improves performance, efficiency and range compared to the previous generation.

👥 On behalf of Toyota, in addition to Miguel Carsi, Berta Domínguez, One Team & Corporate General Manager, Sandra García, Hydrogen & Corporate Senior Manager and Jaime Pérez, Hydrogen & Corporate Senior Specialist were present.

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#hydrogen #Italy #Germany #energy transition #South H2 Corridor #North Africa

📰 (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) – Milan, 1 Apr – Hydrogen Increasingly at the centre of the race towards the Energy transition. And relations between Italy and Germany. Taking stock of the Italy-Germany Action Plan, signed last November, and the H2 Southern Corridor Project, which aims to connect North Africa with Central Europe also for hydrogen transport, the Bavarian-Italian Hydrogen Forum, organised by H2IT – Italian Hydrogen Association with H2. B (Hydrogen Centre Bavaria) and Italcam (Italian Chamber of Commerce Munich-Stuttgart), with more than 120 representatives of the hydrogen industry in Bavaria and Italy. “A project in which Italy has a strategic importance in the European energy landscape”, emphasised H2IT Vice President Dina Lanzi.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4aGYlr3


#hydrogen #Italy #Germany #energy transition #South H2 Corridor #North Africa

📰 (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) – Milan, 1 Apr – Hydrogen Increasingly at the centre of the race towards the Energy transition. And relations between Italy and Germany. Taking stock of the Italy-Germany Action Plan, signed last November, and the H2 Southern Corridor Project, which aims to connect North Africa with Central Europe also for hydrogen transport, the Bavarian-Italian Hydrogen Forum, organised by H2IT – Italian Hydrogen Association with H2. B (Hydrogen Centre Bavaria) and Italcam (Italian Chamber of Commerce Munich-Stuttgart), with more than 120 representatives of the hydrogen industry in Bavaria and Italy. “A project in which Italy has a strategic importance in the European energy landscape”, emphasised H2IT Vice President Dina Lanzi.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/4aGYlr3

🚢💡 HD Hyundai Mipo starts production of ammonia-powered ships.

HD Hyundai Mipo #ammonia-powered #ships #domestic #technologies

🛠️ South Korean shipbuilder HD Hyundai Mipo, a subsidiary of HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering, revealed that it has developed an ammonia-powered vessel using several domestic technologies.

⛽️ The newly developed ammonia dual propulsion standard vessel can carry 45,000 cubic metres of liquefied petroleum gas, ammonia or vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).

📅 On 26 March 2024, the shipbuilder received approval in principle (AiP) from Norwegian classification company DNV at the HD Hyundai Global R&D Center (GRC) in Seongnam, Gyeonggi.

💬 “Based on this certification, we will proactively respond to IMO (International Maritime Organization) green regulations requiring a 100% reduction in the volume of greenhouse gases (GHG) from ships by 2050 compared to 2008, and prepare for the future,” commented Lee Dong-jin , head of HD Hyundai Mipo’s basic design division.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3U094He


🌱💧 HyDSerbia

#HyDSerbia #hydrogen #project #Serbia #energy #green

🌍 Introduction
With the “HyDSerbia” project, Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH & Co. KG pursues an integrated project approach for the production of green hydrogen. For example, a pilot plant consisting of a photovoltaic generation and hydrogen production component will initially serve the small-scale industrial production and practical commercial use of green hydrogen at a site in the Republic of Serbia. It represents the technical, regulatory and commercial basis and case study for a later planned scale-up of green hydrogen production in the whole region of Serbia. The organisation of reliable, sustainable and dependable supply chains for the climate-neutral energy source is also intended to cover part of the demand in the Federal Republic of Germany in the future.

🔗 Source: https://bit.ly/3vxIkEQ

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