H2 News January 2023

H2 News January 2023

🚅 #Talgo Vittal ONE and #CAF, two races for the #hydrogen #train that count on #CNH2 of #Puertollano:

Both Talgo with its Vittal ONE, and CAF with its Hidrogen H2A continue in the race to start up hydrogen trains and for this both companies count on the participation of the National Hydrogen Centre of Puertollano to carry out these projects. In this race to achieve the first hydrogen train, the two companies, Talgo and CAF, are continuing with their projects. Talgo is collaborating with Repsol to set up this hydrogen-powered train, while CAF is working with Iberdrola. Both have already begun their first tests, Talgo with its dual renewable hydrogen train at its facilities at its Las Matas factory in Madrid and in a second phase of these dynamic tests on general track, first in the vicinity of Madrid and later in Extremadura. The TPH2 test train consists of a Talgo Travca multi-system locomotive designed as a prototype vehicle capable of changing several gauges and adapting to various electrification voltages. It consists of five cars equipped with hydrogen fuel cell and battery technology and a laboratory car for the control and analysis of the test results. However, it will be in the summer of 2023 when tests will also be carried out on this train with the hydrogen tanks, fuel cells and batteries that the CNH2 in Puertollano has already… https://bit.ly/3WLnTMT

⛽ The #Port of #Valencia starts the #hydrogen loading tests of its #hydrogen plant:

During this month of January, hydrogen loading tests will begin at the hydrogen plant of the Port of Valencia, the supply station for this fuel located on the “Xità” quay of the Valencian port precinct. The technicians of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV), the National Hydrogen Centre and the company Carburos Metálicos who are taking part in this initiative will supervise this operation which is being carried out for the first time in a Spanish port. Specifically, throughout the month, various tests will be carried out with materials such as nitrogen, helium and hydrogen to test the elements and mechanisms which make up the hydrogen generator in the port of Valencia. This loading test will be the starting point for supplying hydrogen to the prototypes of the container stacker and 4×4 tractor unit which will begin operations at the Valencia site this year. With this action, Valencia is positioned as the pioneering and emblematic port of Europe in the… https://bit.ly/3Gfvg8l

📰 Why #automotive #engine #manufacturer #Oreca is betting on the #hydrogen #internal #combustion #engine:

Engine manufacturer Oreca is developing an internal combustion racing engine at Magny-Cours (Nièvre), powered not by petrol, but by hydrogen. A promising technology, according to company executives. But it poses many challenges. In the automotive sector, many players are betting on technological innovation around the dihydrogen molecule (H2) to power the green cars of tomorrow. In addition to battery-powered electric vehicles, some manufacturers have opted for fuel cell-powered vehicles. This is the case for the Asian brands Hyundai , Toyota and Honda , but also for Hopium in France . However, these solutions do not entirely satisfy car enthusiasts, who are already nostalgic for the internal combustion engine, its smells, its characteristic noise and… https://bit.ly/3X69TgK

🚅 #China launches the world’s fastest #hydrogen #train:

As Covid-19 pollutions soar in China, Beijing continues to #innovate, particularly in the field of new energies such as hydrogen. China has just inaugurated its first train equipped with this technology for passenger transport. The world’s fastest hydrogen train has been inaugurated in China and has just rolled off the assembly lines. All in blue, with a futuristic cabin and a very elongated nose, this new train has reached a record speed of 160 km/h, has a long range of 600 kilometres and can carry 1,500 passengers… https://bit.ly/3GCBdgR

🔬 New efficient #water separation method for low voltage #hydrogen #production:

#Metal #oxides are a promising #catalyst for #photoelectrochemical splitting (#PEC) of water to produce hydrogen as alternative energy . However, its effectiveness is limited at low voltage. A research team led by researchers from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Australia and Germany has succeeded in solving the problem of low-voltage charge carrier transport by adding phosphorus to a metal oxide catalyst, which reduces the losses of energy during the… https://bit.ly/3ZjrlA5

🌐Belgian John #Cockerill targets #Morocco’s #green #hydrogen industry with a #gigafactory:

The company, together with its local partner, will build an alkaline electrolyser manufacturing plant. Belgium-based engineering company John Cockerill has signed a joint venture agreement with a Moroccan energy company to offer integrated green hydrogen solutions in the North African country. The deal also includes a gigafactory for the manufacture of alkaline electrolysers, which will be the first of its kind in Africa, the company said in… https://bit.ly/3IBmZ1u

📰 The #Army is committed to the development of #hydrogen for its #alternative light #transport of the future:

The development will be based on the #VAMTAC ST5 SK, the #VAMTAC ST5 SK medium transport vehicle of national origin used by our Army. The fuel cell is 100% Spanish patented and in principle would be similar to the one developed for the S-80 submarines. Urovesa, Cidaut, the National Hydrogen Centre and Jalvasub will be the companies and entities that will have to develop it. For the moment, electrification is not on the army’s radar for its light transports of the future. Another issue is the development of the hydrogen fuel cell, for which it has just launched its first project. This is logical, given the difficulties of recharging an electric vehicle in a war scenario. Hydrogen is also far from being a readily available “fuel” at the moment, but its potential to be more easily transported to hard-to-reach places will make it a complement to thermal models in principle… https://bit.ly/3QmrK0J

🔬 Innovative #solar plant to generate #hydrogen directly from #air:

For decades, #researchers have dreamed of a device that captures water from the air and supplies hydrogen as #fuel that works exclusively with solar energy. Now, Kevin #Sivula and his team from EPFL’s Chemical Engineering department have taken a big step towards making that dream come true. The semiconductor coating absorbs water from the air and produces hydrogen. Their ingenious and simple system combines semiconductor-based technology with novel electrodes that have two important properties: both are porous to maximize contact with airborne water and transparent to maximize blockage of solar radiation by the semiconductor coating. When the device is exposed to sunlight, it absorbs water from the air and produces hydrogen. These transparent, porous, conductive electrodes allow the conversion of water, in its gaseous state from air, into hydrogen for fuel. With these state-of-the-art electrodes, you can harness the energy of the sun and power your devices with it.
“To achieve a sustainable society, we need ways to store renewable energy in the form of chemicals that can be used as fuels and raw materials in industry. Solar power is the most common form of renewable energy and we strive to develop economically competitive processes to produce solar fuels.” says Sivula of the EPFL Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Optoelectronic Nanomaterials and… https://bit.ly/3IyUT6I

📰 North #Rhine-Westphalia develops a #hydrogen #import #strategy:

In 2050, North Rhine-Westphalia will have a #demand for hydrogen and related products of around 243 terawatt hours (TWh), which is expected to account for around 30 percent of Germany’s total demand. Therefore, it is already clear today that North Rhine-Westphalia will have to import a large part in addition to the rapid development of domestic hydrogen production due to limited capacities. Minister Neubaur: “We want to remain an industrial location and become climate neutral. That is why we have to set the right political and commercial course now. An import structure based on many pillars is important for us. Unilateral dependence, as in the past with gas, must not… https://bit.ly/3GS5Ajv

📰 New step for the supply of the #green #hydrogen plant in #Arcos:

For this, the mayor of Arcos, Isidoro #Gambín, signed a few days ago an agreement with the representative of the #SolWinhy #Cádiz project, Salvador Fernández Uranga (Director of Business Development of the Hydrogen Projects Unit), in order to establish collaboration between the City Council and the aforementioned entity “to ensure certain supplies such as the use of treated water from the WWTP located in our municipality. This would allow the promoters of the renewable energy project, the company Viridi, to obtain the necessary environmental permits for its construction. On the other hand, the document also includes commitments on the part of the company to improve and invest in infrastructure in the municipality,” the municipal institution explained yesterday. SolWinhy will be a green methanol plant that is expected to be operational in… https://bit.ly/3XnCDBH

👩🏫 #Advanced #training course in the field of #hydrogen:

#Saarland wants to become a model region for hydrogen. To use the new #technology, specialists must also be fit. For the first time in Saarland, they can continue their education at the end of March. In Saarland there is now a new training opportunity in the field of hydrogen technology. It is aimed primarily at mechatronics engineers, welders and industrial mechanics… https://bit.ly/3vPhu7x

🌐 #French, #German and #Japanese companies lead the global #hydrogen #patent race:

Patents on #green #hydrogen #technologies in #Spain have increased by 5% per year over the last decade, according to data provided by the European Patent Office and the International Energy Agency. This is a higher annual growth rate than in Germany (+4.2%), the Netherlands (+4.4%) and Italy (+2.6%), and only surpassed by France (+5.7%). However, despite this good cruising speed of Spanish R&D in green hydrogen, the truth is that right now it is French, German and Japanese companies that are leading the global hydrogen patent race, this energy vector-promise that still has a long way to go before it reaches maturity. French, German and Japanese companies lead the global hydrogen patent race. The European Union (28%) and Japan (24%) lead the world ranking of hydrogen (H2) patents, while the United States (20%) is the only major centre of innovation that has lost ground in the last decade. This is one of the data included in the latest study on patents and hydrogen – Hydrogen patents for a clean energy future – published by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report highlights the French and German cases in Europe, and recognises that Spanish innovation in H2 is currently focused on the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis (electrolysis consists of splitting the water molecule – H2O – into hydrogen and oxygen by means of an electric discharge, electricity that must be renewable in order for the hydrogen to be renewable)… https://bit.ly/3Qu9dzl

The #Government of #Spain increases its commitment to #hydrogen with new #aid for 74 million #euros:

The measure seeks to complement EU aid to accelerate the implementation of projects. Hydrogen is advancing to become the undisputed protagonist of the Spanish energy mix in the coming decades. The Third Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, announced on Tuesday a new royal decree to promote the production of green hydrogen in the country by supporting four projects to manufacture the equipment necessary to generate the fuel and its use in the transport sector. These initiatives had already been classified by Brussels as being of “community interest” in June this year, but the new measure grants a “nominative subsidy” of 74 million euros to cover the difference between the funding provided by the European Union and the public funding they may receive in the future. The aim is to ensure that projects “are viable and that they can be implemented as quickly as possible in this great race that is the European Union… https://bit.ly/3ixOcY5

🔬 The world’s first #demonstration project of integrated #hydrogen #filling and #storage #applications of #hydrogen #liquid #organic #liquid at #normal #temperature and #pressure was successfully started: This device consists of five systems:

hydrogen oil filling and oil storage recovery system, 400 kg/day skid-mounted hydrogen oil dehydrogenation system, fixed proton exchange membrane fuel cell power supply system, 12.6 MPa hydrogen pressure system, 45 MPa hydrogen Note system. In recent years, #Sinochem has conscientiously practiced the national “double carbon” strategy, actively fulfilled the responsibilities of central enterprises and successfully deployed hydrogen energy supply industrial chains in Beijing, Shanghai, Guizhou, Henan and other places, and cooperated with the organic liquid Hydrogen storage technology developed by Hydrogen Energy Co, Ltd. can effectively solve the problem of long-distance hydrogen transportation and large-scale long-term storage, and has obvious advantages in economy, safety and stability. The transportation is as convenient as water transportation, and hydrogen storage is as safe as water transportation… https://bit.ly/3k3LoSR

💲 Hydrogen #plants in #abandoned #industrial #industrial #parks, #tender for 14 million: the details:

The call for tenders – amounting to 14 million euros – to build plants for the production of hydrogen through the redevelopment of abandoned industrial sites in #Umbria is going ahead. Today,” explains Michele Fioroni, regional councillor for economic development, “a fundamental piece is added to the path that will lead Umbria to become an increasingly green region also in energy production. In fact, the regional council has approved a call for tenders dedicated to projects for renewable hydrogen production plants on abandoned industrial sites, for which 14 million euros will be earmarked. The resources are those of the PNRR dedicated to the “green revolution and ecological transition” mission, a fundamental pillar of the Recovery and Resilience Plan that aims to support businesses and territories in the complex process of energy transition” … https://bit.ly/3QwovDZ

🚛 #IVECO will produce #hydrogen #heavy-duty #vehicles in #Spain thanks to #IPCEI #Hy2Tech funding:

The IVECO group, directly controlled (following the spin-off of CNH Industrial and listing on the Milan Stock Exchange) by the Agnelli-Elkann family’s Exor holding company, will produce hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles in several of its Spanish factories thanks to the funds it will receive from the Madrid Government through the European IPCEI Hy2Tech programme, the first of two Major Projects of Common European Interest on hydrogen, approved by Brussels last July. Precisely the Iberian executive has issued a decree allocating IPCEI resources to the 4 Spanish projects selected by the Commission, which will obtain 74 million euros and which will be able to activate total investments of… https://bit.ly/3ZpbG2p

⛽The #Port of #Valencia, ready for the arrival of #hydrogen:

On Tuesday 17 January, the first refuelling will take place at the #supply #station located at the #Xità #wharf. The tank which will receive the hydrogen and the mobile refuelling station which will charge it are already at the Port of Valencia facilities. During the previous days, the technicians have carried out leak and pressure tests to determine whether the storage tank is leaking and to check the correct functioning of the operation. Specifically, these tests have been carried out using helium and nitrogen gas mixed with a small proportion of hydrogen, simulating the real conditions of the manoeuvre at high pressures. Next Tuesday, the tank will be filled with hydrogen, the most abundant chemical element in nature, a colourless, odourless and non-toxic gas found in water or biomass, which can be stored for long periods of time. Technicians from Valenciaport, the National Hydrogen Centre and Carburos Metálicos are participating in this operation. The refuelling process in a hydrogen plant is very similar to that of a conventional petrol station, although the hydrogen is supplied at high pressure. In the near future, the two prototypes of vehicles that will receive this fuel of the future will arrive at the Port of Valencia to be tested in… http://bit.ly/3XlpQQI

✈ This #electric #airplane uses #liquid #hydrogen, instead of #gas, to power its #fuel cells:

Project #Heaven brings together some of the most important players in the European aerospace industry: DLR, Pipistrel Vertical Solutions, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, which develops cryogenic tanks, and H2Fly, a company seeking to develop a hydrogen electric powertrain. Now, this project has reached a new historic milestone with the implementation and testing of a liquid hydrogen tank to power the fuel cells of HY4, a zero-emission electric aircraft, thus significantly increasing its flight range. The H4Y could be the first fuel cell electric aircraft to fly powered by liquid hydrogen. The prototype has already set a record for the highest altitude zero-emission flight, but with this new liquid hydrogen fuel cell, it could break all records… http://bit.ly/3QKfyXu

🌐 #Emerson #will #automate the world’s largest #commercial #vehicle #hydrogen #refuelling #station:

Korea’s #green #hydrogen #energy network, Kohygen, has chosen Emerson’s advanced automation solutions to help ensure the safety and reliability of its pioneering hydrogen infrastructure initiative that recently marked the completion of the world’s largest hydrogen refuelling station for commercial vehicles. “We are committed to building a smart and safe hydrogen refuelling infrastructure by leveraging integrated IT-based operations, using high-capacity and high-efficiency refuelling systems and, most importantly, strengthening design safety standards,” explained KyungSil Lee, CEO of Kohygen. “Emerson is helping us to ensure clean and abundant energy for Korea and the… http://bit.ly/3H7rKOY

🔬 The #CSIC is #researching a different solution for the #production of #green #hydrogen from #bacteria:

A team from the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (#I2SysBio), a joint centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Valencia (UV), has launched a project to demonstrate that genetically modified bacteria are capable of producing hydrogen from seawater and wastewater with the same efficiency as other non-polluting processes. In this way, the process would allow… http://bit.ly/3khMw5y

🔬 The #CDTI grants 4.6 million #euros to the #ValorH2 #project to boost #innovation in #green #hydrogen:

The Centre for #Technological #Development and Innovation (CDTI), under the Ministry of Science and Innovation, has awarded a grant of 4.6 million euros to the ‘ValorH2’ project in order to boost research and innovation in the green hydrogen value chain, as reported by the Burgos-based company Hiperbaric, leader of the consortium running this programme. Aciturri, Adisseo, Ariema, Desmasa, DGH Technological Solutions and MTorres, leading industrial companies in their respective sectors, have also participated in the project. In addition, this business consortium has had the support of thirteen Public Research Bodies (PRIs), including technology centres and national universities. The investment granted to this initiative comes from the European ‘Next Generation EU’ funds, specifically, from the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, and represents 64% of the total budget of the project… http://bit.ly/3HbUu9x

🚌 This is what #travel in the new #hydrogen #buses from #Bremerhaven feels like:

With its hydrogen buses, Bremerhaven is playing a #pioneering role in the northwest. The realisation of the maiden voyage: the boom times of the #diesel #engine seem to be over. The first hydrogen bus departed at 6:28 a.m. at the Rotersand stop in the direction of the commercial window fishing port for the regularly scheduled service, with a number of passengers heading to work in the morning. One passenger described the moment by saying he didn’t want to miss this “tour into the future”. And the bus driver Winfried, who wanted to keep his surname to himself, came to a conclusion… http://bit.ly/3CVXTqq

🌐 #Masdar signs an agreement with 4 #Dutch #companies for the #export of #green #hydrogen from #Abu #Dhabi to Europe:

“The Netherlands wants to establish a green hydrogen corridor with a large exporter like the United Arab Emirates,” said Hoekstra.Our country is ready to become a hydrogen hub in the northwest European market. I welcome the cooperation between Dutch and UAE companies in the field of hydrogen and look forward to further strengthening the cooperation between the two parties. “
According to the MoU, both parties will work together to develop a green hydrogen supply chain, focusing on production in Abu Dhabi and export to the Netherlands via the Port of Amsterdam. The exported green hydrogen will be transported to emerging European buyers via pipelines, trucks and barges to key European industries (sustainable aviation fuel, steel and marine bunkering). The two parties will jointly explore various methods of hydrogen transportation, focusing on liquid organic hydrogen carriers and the transport of hydrogen to the… http://bit.ly/3Wwu3Ql

🌐 #Yellow #SiC: #renewable and cheap #hydrogen by #direct #photocatalysis.

Photocatalysis, developed by The Yellow SiC Group, is used to produce “golden” hydrogen using only #solar #light and water. No external voltage source or power supply or electrolysis is required. The process could offer a radical simplification in renewable gas production, a new solar-to-hydrogen technology. The highlight is a new process that enables the production of high-purity yellow cubic silicon carbide (3C-SiC) in large quantities and a continuous production process. According to the company, specially built machines and reactors are used for this purpose. The SC-SiC material can not only be used for splitting solar water, but also for use in power semiconductors and anode materials for… http://bit.ly/3CWS6kf

♻ The Bens #treatment plant (A #Coruña) will generate #renewable #hydrogen through #wastewater:

Hydrogen generation is being studied in different ways: on the one hand, hydrogen generation is being investigated through a biological process called dark fermentation, in which the aerobic sludge from the WWTP is the raw material that is converted into biohydrogen. On the other hand, a hydrogen generation system based on the electrolysis of water by means of polymeric proton membrane technology (PEM) and the alkaline route has been implemented at the Edar Bens SA facilities. Part of this renewable hydrogen produced in the electrolysers will be used in the biological methanation pilot to obtain biomethane, and the other part will be used to study its impact on the transport networks, which is why it is injected into the existing biomethane network at the WWTP. The Bens WWTP (A Coruña) will generate renewable hydrogen from wastewater. The wastewater treatment plant in Bens (A Coruña) is taking a new step in the generation of clean and renewable energy produced through the management of its own resources with the addition of hydrogen production to its energy innovations. Hydrogen generation is being studied in different ways: on the one hand, hydrogen generation is being investigated through a biological process called dark fermentation, in which the aerobic sludge from the WWTP is the raw material that is used to produce hydrogen…. http://bit.ly/3HcGpbD

🚗 Fifty years ago the first #Italian #hydrogen #car:

In the #1970s, an engineer from #Turin, originally from the #Vicenza area, designed and built the first fully functional #hydrogen #car and an engineer from Fossanese, Ascanio (Nuccio) Ferrero Campana (photo below), collaborated on the project while looking for a car manufacturer interested in putting it into mass production. Both, unfortunately, passed away before this dream could become a reality and the prototype has remained like this. A real pity if you think about the urgent need for sustainable transport solutions that allow you to do without petrol. Nevertheless, the model exists and has been patented. The magazine Epoca devoted an extensive article to the discovery; Cuatro ruedas also covered the subject. But how did the machine designed by the engineer from Turin work? The engineer Massimiliano Longo converted his Alfa 1300 Gt to hydrogen (historical photo above) by modifying the engine: the pistons were changed to obtain a 2/3 reduction in the compression ratio; the carburettor was replaced by a mixer; the exhaust manifolds and the stainless steel silencer were treated against rust; special attention was paid to safety in the arrangement of the valves to avoid backlash. The hydrogen – produced by engineer Longo (photo opposite) by means of an electrolysis unit which already supplied it at 12 atmospheres of pressure, ready to be fed into the cylinders – was stored in a large cylinder in the… https://bit.ly/3GGVX68

📰 A 420-kilometre branch line will cross #Extremadura to distribute #green #hydrogen in #Europe:

The #infrastructure, basic for #Spain, will enable the region to take on clean energy projects and will mobilise 10 billion and create 2,500 jobs, says Vara. The key: water and photovoltaic plants. Our region can achieve leadership in the production of green hydrogen because of its large amount of reservoir water and the large network of photovoltaic plants that have been built and that already generate a third of the renewable energy in our country… http://bit.ly/3ktUw3i

💲 33.5 million #tender for the #production of #hydrogen in brownfields in #Lombardy:

Promoting the production of #renewable #hydrogen in brownfields in Lombardy. This is the objective of an NRP measure to which the Region has adhered through a resolution approved by the Council on the proposal of the regional councillor for the Environment and Climate. A measure to encourage the creation of districts “A measure aimed at promoting the local use of green hydrogen in industry – explains the councillor for the Environment and Climate – in small and medium-sized enterprises and in local transport. For the creation of districts dedicated to the production of this important energy vector, according to the division between regions and autonomous provinces, the Region of Lombardy was allocated the amount of 33.5 million euros “… https://bit.ly/3IW8dCD

🌐 Fertiberia and #Heineken team up to produce #barley #malt with #green #hydrogen:

The #Green Malt project aims to reduce emissions in the cultivation of malting barley to almost zero thanks to the use of the first green fertilisers produced on a large scale by the Fertiberia Group. Both companies have already begun trials in fields in Andalusia. Heineken España and Grupo Fertiberia have sealed an alliance for the launch of ‘Green Malt’, a pioneering project worldwide that aims to minimise the emissions produced in the cultivation of malting barley. A joint commitment to innovation, sustainable agriculture and the fight against climate change that has resulted in the largest international project of its kind in the world… http://bit.ly/3XYKo1l

🌐 #Enagás, #Amancio #Ortega and their partner from Extremadura ‘fish’ 11 million in #aid from the #PERTE of #hydrogen:

The #Strategic Project for the #Recovery and #Economic #Transformation (PERTE) of Renewable Energies, Renewable Hydrogen and Storage leaves almost 11 million in Enalter. The company, set up last autumn in Badajoz and promoted by Enagás, Ricardo Leal (Cristian Lay) and Amancio Ortega, has been awarded almost 10.8 million euros in the framework of this aid. Specifically, the company was “one of the first five” – in the words of its chairman, Jose Luis Morlanes – to be awarded aid under the H2 Pioneers Programme. These amounts will go to finance part of the construction of a 15-megawatt hydrogen plant with which it intends to feed a petrochemical company in the Spanish city of Barcelona, which will… http://bit.ly/3kszOkD

🌐 #Abu #Dhabi and #Thyssenkrupp join forces to ‘#crack’ #ammonia for #hydrogen:

Abu Dhabi National #Oil Company (#Adnoc) has signed a memorandum of understanding with German engineer Thyssenkrupp to develop ammonia plants for the emerging global hydrogen market. Adnoc will use Thyssenkrupp’s “uhde reformer” technology, which uses steam to “break” the molecular chains of ammonia to release hydrogen. Adnoc said the long-term goal included shipping ammonia from the United Arab Emirates to cracker plants around the world. In May 2021, the company announced a one-million-tonne-per-year ammonia plant at the Ta’ziz industrial hub, and sent demonstration shipments of low-carbon ammonia to customers in Germany and Asia. “Countries in Europe, along with many others, are looking for… http://bit.ly/3wcBK39

💲 Germany’s #German #electricity price brake threatens #hydrogen #projects:

Germany’s #electricity price brake could be an obstacle to the development of the #hydrogen #economy, as it has already stalled a 1,350 t/year #renewable #hydrogen project in #Bavaria. The plant in the town of Wunsiedel, which uses an 8.75 MW proton exchange membrane electrolyser (PEM) from Siemens, was due to be completed in September 2022 and was seen as a potential test site for several energy transition projects. But the project has been stalled due to specific provisions of the law on electricity price curbs, which was passed in November and will be in force until the end of April 2024. The law aims to limit electricity prices for households, small and medium-sized enterprises and industrial consumers, and will be financed by an extraordinary tax on electricity generators. This tax is the main problem for the Wunsiedel hydrogen power plant, which was to be supplied by solar and wind energy from the Wunsiedel Energy Park under a power purchase agreement. The legislation would oblige the supplier to pay windfall profit tax based on spot prices on the power exchanges, even if it supplies the energy to the hydrogen plant at a lower cost via a PPA. This means that a PPA is financially unviable for the supplier. This, in turn, makes hydrogen production unviable, as the electrolyser operator would have to resort to the purchase of hydrogen…. https://bit.ly/3HcdgMP

📰 The #Andalusian #Green #Hydrogen #Valley joins the #Davos Forum initiative to #decarbonise industrial clusters:

The Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley joins the Davos Forum initiative to decarbonise industrial clusters. The World Economic Forum has announced this Thursday, at its annual meeting in Davos, the incorporation of the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley, led by Cepsa and with projects in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) and San Roque (Cadiz), to the initiative ‘Transition of industrial clusters towards net zero emissions’. This global initiative aims to connect one hundred industrial clusters around the world to reduce 1.6 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by… http://bit.ly/3XIUsuZ

🌐 #H2B2 #Electrolysers will boost #German #GP #Joule’s #green #hydrogen production:

The 10 #megawatts of #electrolyser capacity will be able to deliver up to 4,300 kilograms of green hydrogen per day. H2B2, a global technology company in the hydrogen energy sector, will provide five 2 MW electrolysers for the green hydrogen projects initiated by German firm GP Joule, a system provider for integrated energy solutions from sun, wind and biomass, as well as a partner in the supply of electricity, heat, electromobility and hydrogen. In total, the 10 MW of electrolyser capacity will be able to supply up to 4,300 kilograms of green hydrogen per day through integration with a photovoltaic or wind power system. The German company will take delivery of the electrolysers from 2023 and they will go into operation in… http://bit.ly/3XIV8k1

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