H2 News November 2022

H2 News November 2022

🌐 #EWE plans a major entry into #hydrogen #production at #energy plant scale.

Energy provider EWE is going on the offensive in hydrogen production from #renewable energies with a large-scale plant. A 320 megawatt electrolysis plant will be built on a market-relevant scale in #Emden, East Friesland, by the end of 2026.

EWE CEO Stefan Dohler presented the future of hydrogen production at EWE in Emden together with Geert Tjarks, head of hydrogen business development at EWE. Subject to the approval of a subsidy, the energy service provider plans to start construction of a hydrogen electrolyser from 2023, with an investment of… https://bit.ly/3WotE3y

🌐 #Eternal #Power wants to accelerate the green #hydrogen revolution.

The #clean-tech company from #Hamburg wants to become a leading, integrated hydrogen manufacturer.

Eternal Power is quite confident in the #market and wants nothing less than to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fully integrated green hydrogen. Experienced energy manager Frank Mastiaux, who until recently headed the energy group EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, will play a key role in this. The company is undergoing a remarkable transformation from a fossil and nuclear group to a renewable energy provider.

Eternal Power covers the entire value chain of green hydrogen and its derivatives, such as ammonia or methanol, and intends to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of green hydrogen…. https://bit.ly/3SWfPpS

✈ #Lufthansa Technik creates a #hydrogen #laboratory on an #A320.

Lufthansa Technik reported that a decommissioned #Airbus A320 aircraft will be converted into the Hydrogen Aviation Laboratory in Hamburg for the purpose of testing maintenance processes for future #hydrogen aircraft.
The aircraft was built in 1991 and now in the third decade of its life, over the next few months, will be equipped with an internal liquid hydrogen fuel tank, an on-board fuel cell as well as a complete set of test systems.
The project will establish a system for ground-based hydrogen infrastructure, so the aircraft has also been painted in a special livery befitting its new task.
After this, researchers and engineers will be able to tow it to locations at the Lufthansa Technik base and Hamburg Airport, which will help them understand how ground-based hydrogen use processes will work in the real world.
The project also involves the creation of a so-called digital twin of the A320, which will enable researchers to develop and test predictive maintenance methods, allowing scientists to predict when a component in the physical system will fail before it does, thus enabling them to initiate… https://bit.ly/3fyfPP8

🚗 This is the new #Volkswagen #hydrogen #car that can achieve 2,000 km of #range.

Volkswagen and German company #Kraftwerk Tubes have patented a new #hydrogen #fuel cell that provides a range of up to 2,000 kilometres and optimises costs.
In recent times, a paradigm shift seems to be taking place in the automotive industry with regard to hydrogen. More and more manufacturers are now showing interest in hydrogen. One example is Volkswagen’s new hydrogen car, which can be driven with… https://bit.ly/3UjQqrd

🌐 #India is gearing up for #manufacturing #hydrogen-powered #cars.

During the #Zee Auto awards ceremony, which honours the best launches in the country’s #automotive industry, Gadkari pointed out that electrolysers are needed to separate hydrogen from oxygen and in that regard highlighted that India is the nation with the most electrolysers in the world.

India will have hydrogen cars in two years, and will try to make this gas available at a price of one dollar per kilogram, which will allow a car to travel up to 400 kilometres.

Minister Gadkari also said that by 2023, electric vehicles will be as affordable as… https://bit.ly/3T2VXBF

📰 Eight #Basque #companies are developing a new #hydrogen plant for refuelling #heavy-duty vehicles.

The Avogadro project, supported by the Basque Government, aims to contribute to the international recognition of #Euskadi as a #technological #reference for the hydrogenerators of the future, one of the key elements of the emerging hydrogen economy. This industrial research project aims to develop a new hydrogen generator technology for heavy transport with filling pressures in vehicle tanks of 350bar, with hydrogen flow rates greater than 500 kg/day, reduced energy consumption (2 kWh/kg), high availability (99%), reduced annual maintenance cost (0.15 €/kg), with an innovative system for early detection of leaks and BoP based on photonics. The project has an overall budget of 5.7 million euros and a duration of… https://bit.ly/3FIr5Dy

💲 Green #hydrogen cheaper than #gasoline?

With an estimated cost of between US$1.20 and US$1.40/kg by 2030, green hydrogen (H2V) produced in #Brazil could be cheaper than #gasoline in the near future, #Comerc Efficiency CEO Marcel Haratz said on Wednesday (26/10) during an event on green fleets.
The calculation considers a vehicle with fuel cell technology capable of driving 150 kilometres on one kilo of hydrogen, which would yield about R$0.08 per kilometre driven.
“If we consider the price of green hydrogen produced today on a small scale, we arrive at R$ 0.39/km. If the same study were done today with a petrol car averaging 10 km/litre, it would be R$ 0.55/km. In other words, the green hydrogen produced today is already… https://bit.ly/3DD2oFS

🛳 #Maersk bets on #Spanish #green #hydrogen with an investment of 10 billion euros.

The global #freight shipping giant seeks to produce two million tonnes of green methanol by 2030 in two plants located in #Andalusia and #Galicia.

The meeting between the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the CEO of the firm, Soren Skou, on Thursday has staged the government’s support for the plan. Subsequently, the Minister of #Transport, #Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, signed a collaboration agreement for the “large-scale production of zero-emission fuels”.

Official sources have indicated that the initiative could generate 85,000 total jobs, of which 5,000 would be direct. They have also specified that the project will receive “maximum support from the government”, which will not only be limited to Transport, but also to the Ministries of Industry and Ecological Transition, as well as the autonomous communities and the… https://bit.ly/3Ny047w

🌐 #Engie sees a delay in #green #hydrogen production to 2025, but maintains 2030 target.

Engie will miss its #renewable hydrogen production targets for 2025, but remains confident of its ability to produce 4 #gigawatts (GW) by 2030, company executives said on Thursday. Engie CEO Catherine MacGregor and other members of the company’s senior management appeared before the press on Thursday at the inauguration of the “#H2 Factory” facility, a research laboratory dedicated to hydrogen produced from renewable energy. Engie, which currently has around 20 green hydrogen projects around the world, has set itself the goal of producing 600 MW of #energy by 2025, which it will not be able to meet by that date, said Sébastien Arbola, Engie’s CEO. This situation is explained by delays in the payment of European and French subsidies that delayed the launch of some projects.

Green hydrogen is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity from sources such as solar and wind. It is considered a clean energy source, but the technology is still in its infancy and still relatively expensive. France, which intends to invest €9 billion in the segment, has set itself the goal of becoming one of Europe’s leaders in low-carbon hydrogen production by 2030. A dozen French projects were selected at the end of September to receive funding. Engie specified that three quarters of its green hydrogen production in 2030 would be produced abroad, mainly in the Middle East, Chile and Brazil, where renewable electricity is plentiful and available…. http://glo.bo/3UohG81

🔬 #Ammonia #solid #ammonia at #liquid-state temperature, a study opens the door to the safe use of #hydrogen.

A theoretical study by researchers at the CNR Institute of Chemical-Physical Processes in Messina shows how #electrofreezing makes it possible to keep ammonia in a solid state at the temperatures and pressures at which it is normally found in a liquid state.
Ammonia,” underline Giuseppe Cassone and Franz Saija, “is a precursor of hydrogen and the possibility of converting it into a solid phase through the application of electric fields opens up new scenarios to focus on in order to solve the #transport and #storage problems associated with it.
This study opens up the possibility of actually overcoming the “problem” of safe hydrogen use. A research group at the Institute of Chemical-Physical Processes of the National Research Council (Cnr-Ipcf of Messina), using advanced supercomputer simulation methods, has demonstrated for the first time that solid phases of ammonia can be obtained through the application of intense electric fields, with implications ranging from planetary science to hydrogen production. The study is published in… https://bit.ly/3WGhvXB

🔬 A #laboratory blackout reveals how to improve #hydrogen #production.

A team of #researchers at #National #University of #Singapore (NUS) has made a completely serendipitous scientific discovery that could revolutionise the way water molecules are broken down to produce hydrogen gas, a crucial element for many industrial processes and set to be the fuel of the future.

The team, led by NUS associate professor Xue Jun Min, Dr Wang Xiaopeng and Dr Vincent Lee Wee Siang, found that light can trigger a new process in a catalytic material widely used in the electrolysis of water, whereby water is broken down into hydrogen and oxygen. The result of this process is a… https://bit.ly/3FLZWiZ

📰 #Toshiba will dominate the #green #hydrogen #market in #Russia by 2030 | Global forecast.

The global green hydrogen market was valued at $0.3 billion in 2020 and is expected to be worth $9.8 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of 54.7% between 2021 and 2028. Green hydrogen is created using #renewable #energy and electrolysis of water.
Since the first case was identified in December 2019, this outbreak has had a significant impact on global markets. As it currently operates in several major locations around the world, the global green hydrogen market will have significant growth potential by 2028. Several countries, notably China, Italy, the US and the UK, are currently grappling with the effects of the pandemic. The rapidly growing world economy is also finding it increasingly difficult to meet the needs of the global market. During the outbreak, SIEMENS’ energy consumption decreased. However, residential construction consumption has… https://bit.ly/3UdcoN6

🌐 MacGhyver #Project: #universities and companies want to test the #green #hydrogen extracted from #wastewater.

The #Laboratory of #Electrochemical and #Engineering #Environmental #Electrochemical Engineering of the TEQUIMA research group of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) will be in charge of carrying out this measurement. Not surprisingly, this autonomous community has already expressed its commitment to lead the production and storage of hydrogen, from public initiatives such as the National Hydrogen Centre in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) or private as imminent landing of the American company Cummins in Guadalajara or the Vitale factory in Alcazar de San Juan.
Funded with 3.9 million euros, of which almost 300,000 euros will be managed by the regional University group, and having obtained the best assessment in the last Horizon Green Hydrogen Pathfinder call, the MacGhyver Project is coordinated by the French company Eden Microfluidics… https://bit.ly/3E6h1CN

🌐 With #Flex’Hy, GCK wants to facilitate #hydrogen #distribution.

Green Corp #Konnection CEO Éric #Boudot announced the launch of Flex’hy, a new company dedicated to hydrogen distribution, to promote the emergence of #hydrogen #ecosystems.

During the inauguration this Monday 7th November of GCK’s new industrial site in Lempdes, near Clermont-Ferrand, the GCK group confirmed its ambition to position itself as a major player in the decarbonisation of transport, just a few weeks after having presented its first retrofitted… https://bit.ly/3DTeDy5

📰 In addition to the #French #hydrogen plan, which aims to #produce #hydrogen from #nuclear #electricity, the Nantes start-up Lhyfe knows how to produce it at the foot of wind turbines in the open sea and was elected start-up of the year as part of the L’Usine Nouvelle 2022 industrial trophies.

It was because he had an idea to save the climate that engineer Matthieu Guesné created Lhyfe , in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique), in 2017. It germinated in the head of this graduate of Eseo d’Angers after reading thousands of pages of studies. including those of the IPCC. An idea that nobody in France believed in a year ago, least of all the French gas companies, while on the other side of the Rhine, Siemens Energy and Siemens Gamesa were investing 120 million euros in this technology and the Netherlands was already calling for… http://bit.ly/3NNXDxT

🚗 We #compare the only two #hydrogen #cars currently on sale in #Spain.

The current supply of #hydrogen fuel cell cars is limited to a handful of prototypes and concept cars, and only a few production vehicles. In fact, only two models equipped with this technology are sold in our market at a time when hydrogen has not yet established itself as an alternative to electric cars.
To give you a better idea of what is currently on offer in Spain, today we compare the only two hydrogen cars on the market, the Hyundai Nexo and the Toyota Mirai. Each offers its own technical features, but they are united by the fact that they are the only two hydrogen fuel cell cars that you can buy in Spain… http://bit.ly/3hgGssr

📰 #Germany presents an international programme to #promote #green #hydrogen in #LatinAmerica.

The German Agency for International Cooperation (#GIZ) presented its International Green Hydrogen Promotion Programme (H2-Uppp). It seeks to identify, prepare and accompany the implementation of #green hydrogen production projects in six countries in the region.

Germany will promote the green hydrogen industry in Latin America through a new programme.

The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) presented its International Green Hydrogen Promotion Programme (H2-Uppp), an initiative to support the implementation of green hydrogen production and utilisation projects in the region.

The objective of H2-Uppp is both to identify, prepare and accompany the implementation of projects for the production and use of green hydrogen and Power to-X applications, as well as to raise awareness and transfer knowledge for the development of green hydrogen… http://bit.ly/3fLrb2F

⛽ Two major hydrogen refueling stations have been put into operation one after another, and the Jiaxing port area continues to promote the design of hydrogen energy industry.

The main body of the first phase of the Yangtze River Delta (Jiaxing) Hydrogen Energy Innovation Center was completed, and the secondary structure entered the final stage; the second phase of the innovation centre only started two months ago, and the pile foundation construction has been basically completed, the hydrogen refueling station of Sinopec Binhai Avenue, Jiaxing Jin energy supply comprehensive refueling stations have obtained filling licenses and have been officially put into operation one after another…. Recently, the hydrogen energy industry chain in Jiaxing port has flourished in many places, and good news has been frequently reported.
Yesterday morning, the reporter arrived at the project site of Yangtze River Delta (Jiaxing) Hydrogen Energy Innovation Center located at the intersection of Washan North Road and Mingjun Road in Jiaxing Port District.The first phase of the project has completed the main construction. Looking up from the main entrance, the combination of the science and technology innovation centre, support buildings and underground car park is like “one base and two wings”, showing the trend of the project….. http://bit.ly/3GbVZEm

🌐 #Portugal fires up its first #solar #energy to #hydrogen conversion plant.

Portugal’s #FusionFuel and #Ballard Power have announced the successful start-up of the H2Évora plant in Portugal. The grid-connected pilot project will produce an estimated 15 tonnes of green hydrogen per year.

Portuguese company Fusion Fuel has connected its green hydrogen plant to the grid in Évora, Portugal. The project is the first solar-powered green hydrogen installation to be successfully commissioned in Portugal.

The H2Évora pilot project has 15 solar hydrogen generators from the company HEVO. It is estimated that they will produce 15 tonnes of green hydrogen per year. The generators combine miniaturised proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysers attached to the back of high-efficiency concentrated photovoltaic panels.

The installation includes a 200 kW FCwave fuel cell module supplied by the Canadian company Ballard Power. It is used to convert green hydrogen into electricity, allowing Fusion Fuel to sell power to the grid during peak demand periods. H2Évora includes hydrogen purification, compression and storage systems. It will run continuously from the end of 2021 and is already connected to the grid… http://bit.ly/3A6uisI

🌐 #Portugal fires up its first #solar #energy to #hydrogen conversion plant.

Portugal’s #FusionFuel and #Ballard Power have announced the successful start-up of the H2Évora plant in Portugal. The grid-connected pilot project will produce an estimated 15 tonnes of green hydrogen per year.

Portuguese company Fusion Fuel has connected its green hydrogen plant to the grid in Évora, Portugal. The project is the first solar-powered green hydrogen installation to be successfully commissioned in Portugal.
The H2Évora pilot project has 15 solar hydrogen generators from the company HEVO. It is estimated that they will produce 15 tonnes of green hydrogen per year. The generators combine miniaturised proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysers attached to the back of high-efficiency concentrated photovoltaic panels.
The installation includes a 200 kW FCwave fuel cell module supplied by the Canadian company Ballard Power. It is used to convert green hydrogen into electricity, allowing Fusion Fuel to sell power to the grid during peak demand periods. H2Évora includes hydrogen purification, compression and storage systems. It will run continuously from the end of 2021 and is already connected to the grid… http://bit.ly/3A6uisI

📰 #metallurgical #hydrogen #technology promotes green, low-carbon #development of the #iron and #steel #industry.

Hydrogen energy is a green, low-carbon secondary energy with abundant sources. It is an important vector for energy-using terminals to achieve green and low-carbon transformation, and has a wide range of practical applications. In the high-consumption and high-emission metallurgical industry, rational utilisation of hydrogen energy is also one of the feasible ways to promote its low-carbon development.

Hydrogen metallurgy is an important technical direction to promote the green and low-carbon development of the iron and steel industry. At present, China has become the world’s largest steel producer and consumer. At present, the energy structure of my country’s steel industry is dominated by coal, and the blast furnace converter smelting technology route is mainly used. The carbon dioxide emission per tonne of steel is about 1.76 tonnes, of which ironmaking accounts for more than 70%. Therefore, how to reduce carbon emissions in the steel smelting stage is of great importance for the transformation of the steel industry to low carbon emissions…. http://bit.ly/3A7tqUQ

📰 The #energy #companies are strongly committed to generating #green #hydrogen in #Spain.

Energy companies #Endesa, #Iberdrola, #Enagas and #Naturgy are strongly committed to generating green hydrogen in several plants located in Spain.

The facilities will have new hydrogen plants in Andalusia, Galicia and Navarre. The first projects were presented during the Ebro Hydrogen Corridor Forum, which included institutional representation. The large generators have launched the energy plan at the same time as the Danish company Maersk installs two new plants.
The green turn of the large indigenous energy generators (Endesa, Iberdrola, Naturgy and Enagas) has led to Spain having six hydrogen generation plants in the cities of Madrid, Seville, Zaragoza, Huesca, Albacete and in the municipality of… http://bit.ly/3O1z1BY


Some say electrification will be a passing fad, but what really remains to be implemented is the hydrogen fuel cell in the transport sector.

The innovative long-range, zero-emission hydrogen-powered commercial vehicle manufactured by Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) has unveiled plans to revolutionise the transport industry by introducing a commercial vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Showcasing its hydrogen engine, the 5.5-tonne model shows that an emission-free future in the road freight sector is possible and can handle up to 40 tonnes.

Founded in 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland, HVS is focused on designing and developing hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles from the ground up.

With targets to reduce sales of all heavy-duty vehicles from 3.5 to 26 tonnes with pollutant emissions expected by 2035 and all new heavy-duty vehicle sales with pollutant emissions by 2040 in many countries, this proposal presents itself as an exciting technology for the… http://bit.ly/3AcxXpc

🔬 #Researchers succeed in #storing #hydrogen in wet phase using #charcoal as a nanoreactor.

Hydrogen stored in crystals in minutes:
Researchers have been able to introduce hydrogen into #crystals, similar to ice, in just seven minutes and at a pressure of 1,350 bar. These crystals are confined in the cavities of the activated carbon at a temperature of 0°C. Until now, this process could be carried out but with very long times and at pressures above 2,000 bar. The #scientists’ next goal is to get below 700 bar, which is the upper standard used in the automotive industry.
Since 2015, LMA researchers from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Alicante have been working on the development of techniques to store methane hydrates in the cavities of porous materials such as coal. This is a model present in nature itself, as ice structures containing methane form at the bottom of the oceans and in the subsoil of cold regions such as Siberia. One of the key factors of this latest work is that the research group has achieved, in a matter of minutes, a process that in nature takes months or even years.
The challenge this time was to find out whether hydrogen, which is not present in nature, could be incorporated into this process. In other words, to convert the water in the cavities into hydrate crystals. In this sense, this is the first research group in the world to work on wet hydrogen storage using carbon as a source of hydrogen, and the first in the… http://bit.ly/3VbxsUr

🚗 #hydrogen #cars: how they work, prices, #autonomy, #refuelling, weaknesses and risks.

Although it sounds like science fiction, hydrogen in #vehicles has a long history. The electronic instruments of the modules used in NASA’s Apollo missions were already powered by hydrogen fuel cells more than 60 years ago. Today they aim to become the protagonists of urban mobility. Both the authorities and the main vehicle brands are backing hydrogen as an alternative to battery-powered cars and predict a boom in just 10 years.

Cells replacing batteries
Like electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles use electricity to power an electric motor. In this case, that electricity is produced by a hydrogen-powered fuel cell, rather than using energy from a battery.

The most common type of fuel cell for transport applications is the proton exchange membrane, sandwiched between a positive (cathode) and a negative (anode) electrode. Its chemical operation is explained in two broad strokes. To begin with, hydrogen is introduced at the anode and oxygen from the air is introduced at the cathode. The hydrogen molecules (H₂) are broken down into protons (H⁺) and electrons by means of an electrochemical reaction in the catalyst (usually… http://bit.ly/3htKNsn

📰 The #hydrogen #projects will avoid the drought
The #Andalusian Hydrogen Cluster points out that “#water does not have to be drinkable” and that it can be provided “by any #hydro resource once it has been demineralised”.

Drought is one of the major problems that Andalusia will have to face in the coming years. Whenever we think of water shortages, we usually think of the losses that this generates in the agricultural sector, but water problems are transcendental in other areas, such as energy.

According to the Andalusia Energy Strategy 2030, drought and changes in the availability of water resources, as well as its loss of quality, is one of the highest risk factors. The lack of water resources affects its use in electricity generation: hydroelectric, thermo-solar, biomass, energy storage in the form of pumping and for one of the energy hopes of the coming years: the production of renewable energy… http://bit.ly/3g0Ko0c

🔬 Does this #paste bring #hydrogen to everyone?

It looks like plasticine and could one day solve a big problem: the #energy paste developed by the #Fraunhofer Institute stores hydrogen at normal pressure and is therefore suitable for driving #smallvehicles.
In the search for alternative, climate-friendly propulsion energy, the Fraunhofer IFAM is, so to speak, pushing the limits. The Dresden researchers have developed a method to bind hydrogen ( H2 ) into a paste and thus make it more versatile.
Until now, hydrogen has been stored as a gas in tanks and then pumped into cars, where it is compressed to a pressure of 700 bar. By way of comparison: the pressure in a car tyre is 2.5 bar, so extremely stable tanks are required to store hydrogen…. http://bit.ly/3E8YBAf

📰 4 #US #nuclear #power plants prepare for #production of clean #hydrogen.

Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role in the nation’s #transition to 100% clean energy. It can be used in multiple sectors to store and deliver usable energy to power the grid, drive industrial processes, or create energy-dense fuels needed for long-haul trucks and planes.
However, about 95% of the hydrogen currently produced in the US comes from natural gas, which generates carbon emissions. That’s why the US Department of Energy (DOE) is investing billions to help reduce the cost and increase the production of clean hydrogen by tapping into the nation’s existing energy assets, including power plants and power plants that can produce… http://bit.ly/3twbIXp

🌐 #Hybrid #plants with #green #hydrogen:

At #Sampol we are clearly committed to #green #energy and I believe that, in the future, generation will be 100% green. Until then, #natural gas will play a fundamental role as a key element in the energy transition, making it possible to replace the generators that, to date, still burn diesel in Ibiza and fuel oil in the Canary Islands.Tenders will be launched shortly in the Balearic and Canary Islands to renew part of the existing obsolete and highly polluting base power. These tenders are time-limited concessions in which the private investment is amortised with a remuneration recognised for the cost of the fuel, and the operation and maintenance of the plant, with a rate of return limited by law, and taking as a reference a well-managed installation. This last concept, in a geographical area with a thermal generation monopoly, may be somewhat ambiguous as long as there is nothing to… http://bit.ly/3EbMGll

🌐 #Cepsa signs the head of #green #hydrogen of the #French giant #Engie:

The #oil company wants to lead the race for sustainable #fuels and is reinforced with the incorporation of Olivia Infantes after the arrival this spring of an executive from Blackstone to lead this area of clean energy.
Cepsa has just signed Olivia Infantes Morales, head of green hydrogen development at the French multinational Engie. Infantes will take on the position of director of hydrogen and clean energy regulation at the Spanish energy company, according to sources at Cepsa… http://bit.ly/3O4so1G

📰 Introducing the latest international #hydrogen #technology “Made in China” to open a new direction for low-carbon #hydrogen #energy #vehicles.

The 24th #China International High #Technology Fair – Global #Clean Energy Technology Innovation Exhibition will be held in Shenzhen from 15-19 November 2022. Japan’s latest scientific research achievements RCCI-Pro technology (professional low temperature premixed premixed reactive control compression ignition technology) and HHFE-DG series hydrogen composite combustion engine system were exclusively licensed by Hong Kong Chenlong Technology Development Co., Ltd. to appear at the High -Technology Fair… http://bit.ly/3V1j4hf

🚗 The three key differences in the #functioning of a #hydrogen #car and a #petrol #car.

Hydrogen vehicles are claiming their place on #roads. Let’s take a look at their advantages over the traditional polluting car.They say the future is electric cars, if the #oil lobby and the #industry allows it. But many believe that the real alternative should be the hydrogen car. How does it differ from the petrol car? http://bit.ly/3E8ObAN

🌐 The #Bavarian state government wants to invest in #hydrogen production by #electrolysis. This could make Bavaria’s #economy more #sustainable.

Behind the plan is a sensible technology. But there are obstacles.The special thing about the Wunsiedel plant: it is integrated into the regional economy. In the area around Wunsiedel in Upper Franconia there are many wind power and photovoltaic systems that generate green electricity. If, for example, the systems produce more electricity on sunny days than they can supply, the electrolyser comes into play and produces hydrogen. The heat produced during the process is used by regional companies for drying processes, for example.If the state government has its way, the Wunsiedel model should become a role model for the whole of Bavaria. The state government wants to promote 50 electrolysers, with 150 million euros it will create a “national hydrogen production of its own”, according to the Minister of Economics Hubert Aiwanger (free voters). But what is the point of 50 electrolysers in Bavaria anyway, and what are the problems? The answers more… http://bit.ly/3hFWOep

🔬 #SIGEN2H2 generates #hydrogen by #gasification of #non-recoverable #waste.

The aim of the #project has been to base research on the optimal methods of generating hydrogen from waste mixtures, and treated by gasification processes, which would otherwise end up in landfill or incinerated.The Valencian SME Greene, the Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE) and the Clúster de Energía de la Comunidad Valenciana (CECV) have developed an innovative project that combines two highly topical aspects in the energy sector: energy generation from green hydrogen and the circular economy. The project is called SIGEN2H2 – Basic research on the generation of hydrogen by means of gasification techniques from mixtures of waste rejection fractions that end up in landfills and simulation models for their optimisation.The production of H2 from waste by means of the thermochemical processes of gasification with H2O, pyrolysis and cracking (integral gasification process) is an alternative to its generation with the use of fossil fuels by means of reforming or that produced by water electrolysis, as well as being a renewable and inexhaustible source, since human beings in their daily activity consume products and raw materials of various kinds and generate their corresponding waste. The transformation of waste mixtures containing RDFs (fuel derived from waste, with various plastics) and biomasses by thermal pyrolysis for the production of hydrogen is therefore an innovative and feasible alternative that can offer competitive advantages for the storage of hydrogen…. http://bit.ly/3EAhKfN

🌐 They successfully run a #power #plant on #hydrogen #mixed #hydrogen.

Successfully testing the replacement of #fossil #fuels with #hydrogen and #ammonia in the #engines of a #US power plant.
Switching conventional power plant engines from fossil fuels to pure hydrogen is one of the industry’s big goals, but in the meantime, the use of blended hydrogen has just been successfully tested at a power plant in the United States. This is an intermediate step towards the total decarbonisation of these energy facilities.
A number of companies, led by Wärtsilä Group, in collaboration with WEC Energy Group, EPRI and Burns & McDonnell, have successfully completed the first blended hydrogen trials, which have been conducted at the AJ Mihm power plant in the state of Michigan (USA). This is a 55 MW power plant of WEC Energy Group… http://bit.ly/3Glk6kb

📰 #Europe closes pact with #Egypt to accelerate #production of #green #hydrogen.

The European Union and Egypt seal a “strategic alliance” to import green hydrogen: a #fuel generated from low-emission #renewable #energy. The new agreement, announced Wednesday at the Sharm el-Sheikh climate summit, will focus on improving the infrastructure for the production of what is also known as ‘renewable hydrogen’, as well as the tools to transport it over long distances and the legal framework for its commercialisation, according to spokespersons for the initiative. Europe is committed to financing this process and Egypt, for its part, aspires to become a hub for the production of this green fuel… http://bit.ly/3GoMXnF

🌐 #HDF Energy of #France reaches agreement to develop a #green #hydrogen #energy #plant in #Uganda.

The statement jointly issued by HDF Energy and the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development does not detail the capacity of the plant or the size of the investment.
But if the plan comes to fruition, it would be the first hydrogen power plant in Uganda, which currently relies on hydro and thermal power plants but is eager to expand its generation capacity, especially in renewables… http://bit.ly/3TK4byL

⛽ #Vienna will soon #produce #green #hydrogen.

Hydrogen will be produced in Vienna from 2023. #Wien Energie starts in Simmering with the first system of this kind. Since the basis for this is #green #electricity, they produce green hydrogen, as they say.
From the summer of 2023, up to 1,300 kilograms of hydrogen will be produced per day. The output of the system, which is being built on the Wiener Netze campus, is three megawatts. The investment volume was estimated at around ten million euros. According to Wien Energie, funding has been requested for the implementation of the project.
Amount to fuel 60 #buses
Only electricity from renewable sources is used to produce hydrogen. Therefore, it is obtained from solar, wind or hydropower. Electrolysis is used as a process to obtain H2. In this process, water (H2O) is broken down into its components, i.e. oxygen and hydrogen. The released oxygen escapes into the air. The hydrogen is compressed directly on site. The project operators claim that it can be stored and transported to… http://bit.ly/3EDnWDL

📰 #hydrogen #production, #storage, #transport and #standards “go hand in hand”.

Standards play the role of stabilising order, clarifying objectives and providing technical support to the rapidly developing industry. Since the beginning of this year, more and more standards for hydrogen production, storage, transport and supply have been promulgated, which is of great importance for the healthy and sustainable development of the hydrogen energy industry.
From the point of view of the hydrogen production process, the introduction of the “Steady and transient operating performance indices and test methods for low-temperature water electrolysis hydrogen production system” has compensated for the vacancy of the existing national standard steady-state test. With a unified standard, large-scale hydrogen production will also bring about cost reduction and promote the technological development and commercial application process of the hydrogen energy industry chain from… http://bit.ly/3GqbjgG

📰 Does the #Barcelona-Marseille #gas pipeline make sense for #hydrogen #transport?

In the 1970s, with the #oil #crisis, there was already talk of #hydrogen #economics, and it was seen that it could be profitable compared to traditional fuels. However, this paradigm shift did not happen, and today we continue to be highly dependent on fossil fuels. In the 1970s the market alone was not able to make the change. It is now clear that a public push is needed to make hydrogen a key player in the energy transition. This point is clear to the European Union.
A few weeks ago an agreement was announced between the governments of Spain, Portugal and France to build the so-called #BarMar, the Barcelona-Marseille gas pipeline. It will first transport natural gas and, later, hydrogen, when this element has sufficient production and demand. It will take 4 to 5 years to build. Does this infrastructure make sense? It is not clear… http://bit.ly/3V5STWD

👷 The #hydrogen #corridor from #Ukraine to #Germany is possible:

Preliminary feasibility study is “very good”.The gas transmission system operators of #Ukraine, #Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany have completed the development of a preliminary feasibility study for the conversion of gas pipelines for hydrogen transport . This was reported by the trade publication H2 News .The results were very good, said Andreas Rau, CEO of the Czech operator NET4GAS.”The study clearly shows that by 2030 it is technically possible to transport 120 GWh of hydrogen per day across Central Europe. However, there are still many unresolved questions, for example, how the war in Ukraine will affect the project,” he said.The European REPowerEU plan sets a target of 10 million tonnes of domestic hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and 10 million tonnes of imported renewable hydrogen by 2030. The hydrogen corridor project can provide up to 1.3 million tonnes of hydrogen by 2030, or 13% of the import target… http://bit.ly/3GvUXmO

📰 The curious #history of #hydrogen as a fuel for #automotion: a story that began to be written in… 1806!

The hydrogen fuel cell is slowly but surely making its way onto our roads. Many see it as the latest and final innovation towards clean #transportation. What many do not realise is that its history goes back more than 200 years.The failure of the first #hydrogen #engine: 1806Interestingly, the first attempt to apply an internal combustion engine to an #automobile involved hydrogen. The ingenuity is credited to Frenchman Francois Isaac de Rivaz.He carried it out in more than troubled times between 1806 and 1807, after his retirement from the army. His primitive spark-ignition engine was fuelled by a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen. It was a failure and was eventually abandoned the following year. However, the imprint of hydrogen was inscribed on the engine… http://bit.ly/3hSAEG1

🚌 #NesoBus, #Polish #hydrogen #bus:

For the past two weeks, #Warsaw has been testing the Polish hydrogen bus NesoBus. The #vehicle, which will be mass-produced from next year at the newly built factory in #Świdnik, not only has zero emissions, but also cleans the oxygen needed in the hydrogen combustion process. NesoBus has already been tested in several large cities, and with the development of the green hydrogen market, the interest of local governments should grow. Today, however, access to this green fuel produced in an environmentally friendly manufacturing process remains a problem. The solution may be the production of hydrogen from biomass.
Although hydrogen propulsion is considered one of the cleanest options for making transport zero-emission, the technological process that results in this fuel remains a problem. For now, it is most often a process that affects the environment, because natural gas and other raw materials are used for production. This so-called grey hydrogen. On the other hand, green hydrogen, produced by electrolysis, is expensive to… http://bit.ly/3Ayzi9X

📰 The #regulation of the first #list of #cross-border #projects for #renewables in the #EU enters into force:

The list of selected projects is based on three initiatives involving seven Member States, which will contribute to the cost-effective exploitation of renewables in the electricity and heat sectors and will be implemented through different renewable technologies, including #offshore and onshore wind and solar #photovoltaics, as well as through innovative #technology solutions such as #hydrogen and #ammonia production. The projects aim to promote cross-border cooperation between Member States in the field of renewable energy.The Elwind project consists of a hybrid offshore wind farm between Estonia and Latvia; the Goerlitz Zgorzelec project is based on a cross-border district heating system based on renewable energies between two cities on the border between Germany and Poland; and CEO (Alliance Cross-Border-European Green Hydrogen Value Chain) on a project to produce renewable electricity in Italy, Spain and Germany for the conversion, transport and use of green hydrogen in the Netherlands and Germany…. http://bit.ly/3VfEVBA

✈ Hydrogen-powered #Dron presented in #Sweden:

The #engineers of the Swedish company #GKN Aerospace have designed an unusual drone. It uses liquid hydrogen as #fuel. Journalists from the online publication Rotor Drone were the first to pay attention to the novelty. In collaboration with Filton Systems Engineering has successfully tested a prototype of a liquid hydrogen aircraft. According to a statement by GKN Aerospace deputy director Musk Brown, the test results delighted the company’s employees. Liquid hydrogen drones can be used in search and rescue operations. The hydrogen fuel provides the UAV with a higher… http://bit.ly/3EsWcR4

📰 #Biden breaks the #hydrogen race:

Offers to produce it in the #USA at half the cost of #Spain: the United States is launching itself into the #energy battle of the future with 275% more aid than in the EU and threatens European production, where the government aspires to a leading position. There was enthusiasm for the race, but it has been broken. The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, harangued the audience at the Palacio de Fuensalida in Toledo on 24 May 2021: “Spain is in the best conditions to be not a pole… http://bit.ly/3Asdpcj

🚗 The #four-cylinder #engine delivers 300 kW clean:

#AVL Racetech, the motorsport department of development service provider AVL, presents the #prototype of an innovative #H2 #combustion #engine. In contrast to other H2 combustion engines, which normally operate with a high level of excess air (lean running) and therefore generate comparatively little power, AVL’s new racing engine can generate a power level of around 150 kW per litre with only slightly lean running. The two-litre #hydrogen-powered turbo engine, with a potential power output of 300 kW, is in a range in which today’s customer sport classes close to the world’s most powerful cars operate…. http://bit.ly/3AG8i8i

🌐 Ohmium will supply #electrolysers for a 120 MW #green #hydrogen #project to replace gas at a #power plant in #NewJersey.

Ohmium International has signed an agreement with #NovoHydrogen to supply its PEM or Proton Exchange Membrane electrolysers.The electrolysers will be used to provide 120MW of green hydrogen capacity to an independent power producer, which will use it to replace a portion of the gas it uses at its New Jersey power plant with zero-emission fuel.Ohmium’s unique modular PEM electrolysers offer a safer, more modular, flexible and easier to install and maintain alternative to custom-built electrolysers.”We are delighted to be working with NovoHydrogen on this innovative project that demonstrates the power and potential of green hydrogen. The world is moving away from fossil fuels and there is significant infrastructure that can be transformed for green hydrogen use, from pipelines to power generation plants,” said Arne Ballantine, CEO of Ohmium International. “The NovoHydrogen team is excellent in the sector and is the partner… http://bit.ly/3XE7tqL

🌐 #EWE starts #construction of #Germany’s first #underground #hydrogen #storage #facility.

Hydrogen could become more important as an alternative to oil and gas in the future. To store this on a large scale, work is being carried out on storage facilities in Rüdersdorf. Cavities are currently being created in the underground salt layers. Energy service provider EWE is currently working in Rüdersdorf (Märkisch-Oderland) on the construction of what it says is Germany’s first hydrogen test cavern, an artificial cavity for gas storage. Salt is removed
Soling has now started underground to create the underground cavity of around 500 cubic metres. In simple language, this means that part of the rock salt layer in the Rüdersdorf subsoil is washed away with water. The salt solution formed in this way is pumped out, leaving the cavity behind. The salt layer lies at a depth of around 600 to 3200 metres and comes from a sea that existed in Rüdersdorf 250 million years ago. This was preceded by extensive tests for the supply line to a depth of 1,000 metres.
“We take the water we need from our own pond and from the nearby Mühlenfiß,” says EWE project manager Hayo Seeba. The resulting salt water will be taken to Heckelberg via an existing pipeline. “There, the brine is fed into 1,000-metre deep sandstone formations, which already contain salt water by… http://bit.ly/3hZT9YZ

💲 The #Junta awards for 6.8 million the installation of the #green #hydrogen production plant in the #PEMA of Garray.

The Regional Government of #Castilla y #León has awarded the company #REDEXIS, S.A., for 6,804,666.46 euros (VAT included), the ‘Drafting of the construction project and supply of a green hydrogen production plant and execution of the installation works at the Environment Business Park (PEMA) in Garray (Soria)’. The total period foreseen for the installation is 14 months, according to the regional government’s delegation in Soria. The green hydrogen production plant that… http://bit.ly/3OwwKir

🚗 The reality of #hydrogen #cars: how much it costs to fill a #fuel tank and what the average #range is.

Hydrogen is #stored in a #fuel tank inside the car that needs to be filled when it runs out, just like in a petrol or diesel vehicle. The average range of a hydrogen car is around 700 kilometres, longer than most electric cars currently on sale, explains Autobild. Currently, a kg of hydrogen costs about ten euros and the average consumption of a hydrogen car is 0.8 kg/100 km, which translates to about 8 euros per 100 km… http://bit.ly/3i7WPrD

📰 #Hydrogen production planned at the #Kola #nuclear power plant.

The construction of a test bed for hydrogen production is planned at the Kola nuclear power plant. Commissioning is planned for 2025. The capacity of the complex will be 200 tonnes of hydrogen per year. “We must learn to build in this complex, master the #technologies of domestic production of hydrogen handling equipment and develop possible potential schemes for the sale of the hydrogen produced. In 2025, we will produce this hydrogen,” said Vasily Omelchuk , director of the Kola NPP…. http://bit.ly/3GFhrSk

📰 Ruiz #Boix guarantees cooperation with #Cepsa for its green #hydrogen projects in San Roque.

The mayor of San #Roque, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, guarantees municipal cooperation for the implementation in Cepsa’s #energy park of energy transformation projects based on green hydrogen. Ruiz Boix has shown his support and gratitude for the visit to be made next Thursday by the President of the Central Government, Pedro Sánchez, and his counterpart in Andalusia, Juanma Moreno. The Minister of Transport, Raquel Sánchez, is also expected to attend, according to the San Roque Town Hall. The minister unveiled an investment in Andalusia of some 5 billion euros in projects linked to green hydrogen to produce, among others, green methanol and ammonia as fuel for ships at Cepsa’s two main plants in the region, in San Roque and Huelva… http://bit.ly/3ikjhOz

📰 #BarMar, ‘hybrid’ pipeline between #Barcelona and #Marseille: now gas, then #hydrogen:

Whether the BarMar pipeline can eventually be used to #transport #hydrogen depends on multiple factors. In a sense, such a pipeline could be compared to a power cable: an infrastructure created to transport energy generated by another source. This hydrogen pipeline would then function as an export vector for the renewable energies created on the peninsula: solar and wind. Therefore, BarMar will only make sense if Spain and Portugal are able to produce enough renewable hydrogen to satisfy domestic demand and have a surplus to export to France. Increasing hydrogen production means increasing electricity production: this in turn means more high-voltage power lines to transport it. Existing plants are not enough: we need more solar plants, more wind turbines and perhaps even more nuclear power… http://bit.ly/3EFtkoZ

📰 Sánchez calls to make the #Iberian #peninsula the largest supplier of green #hydrogen:

The President of the Government and Secretary General of the #PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, has called this Saturday to make the Iberian Peninsula the largest supplier of green hydrogen, something that in his opinion is a “winning bet” for both #Spain and #Portugal… http://bit.ly/3VBGBFX

💲 #Hydrogen #IPCEI: applications for #Italian #companies are underway.

From 28 November 2022 until 30 January 2023, Italian companies participating in the first IPCEI on hydrogen (#H2 #Technology) can apply for grants to support research, development and innovation projects on the ‘enabling’ components for the creation of the hydrogen supply chain, including the Gigafactory for the production of electrolysers. To incentivise investments, the Ministry of Economic Development is making available €700 million from the IPCEI Fund (also activating resources from the PNRR), which is part of the total €5.4 billion in aid authorised by the EU Commission last month…. http://bit.ly/3XQa5BZ

⛽ #Hyperion to deploy a #network of #mobile #hydrogen #fueling #stations in the #USA:

The developer and manufacturer of the #XP-1 hydrogen #supercar, Hyperion, is preparing to deploy a network of mobile hydrogen fueling stations in the United States that can also serve as charging stations for electric vehicles. At the same time, these refuelling stations are quite autonomous: they do not require a hydrogen supply and extract hydrogen by electrolysis directly from water. According to statistics, there are 72,296 refuelling stations in the United States, and according to GLP Autogas, there are only 107 hydrogen refuelling stations in the country, including private ones. If you do not take into account California and Hawaii, there will be no hydrogen stations at all. However, the situation is still better than, for example, in Australia, where there are three hydrogen filling stations in the whole country. Even in Japan and South Korea, which promote hydrogen fuel cells, there are only 166 and 34 such stations, respectively… http://bit.ly/3VAq1pT

✈ #Rolls #Royce says it achieved a milestone in using #hydrogen to power #aircraft:

#airlines and #manufacturers are looking to use more sustainable #fuels. However, new technologies such as hydrogen are still years away from commercial adoption. Read more: (Rolls Royce says it achieved a milestone in using hydrogen to power aircraft)… http://bit.ly/3GUorLe

👷 #Wärtsilä partners with #Hycamite startup to develop #on-board #hydrogen #production technology from #GNL:

Concept design to be ready in mid-2023 and prototype test installation in the second half of 2024Wärtsilä Technology Group has signed a joint development agreement with Hycamite TCD Technologies, a private Finnish company that specialises in developing technology to produce pure hydrogen and solid carbon from methane. The companies will work together to ensure cost-effective production of hydrogen from LNG on board ships, Wärtsilä said.The conceptual design will be ready in mid-2023, and the prototype test facility will be ready in the second half of 2024.This concept will make it possible to use existing LNG infrastructure and produce hydrogen on board in combination with the Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel gas supply system. By producing hydrogen on board and blending it with LNG, Wärtsilä’s existing range of dual-fuel (DF) engines with fuel flexibility can reduce overall on-board carbon dioxide and methane emissions. Alternatively, hydrogen can also be used in… http://bit.ly/3OHfffn

📰 #Researchers from the Escuela Técnica Superior de #Ingenieros de #Minas y #Energía of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid propose in a study the geological #storage of green #hydrogen in the diapir of Poza de la Sal, in the province of #Burgos.

The diapir of Poza de la Sal is a circular depression formed by gypsum, Keuper clays, and a large expanse of salt in the centre. “The low seismic activity of the area, the reduced permeability and porosity of the salt caverns and the proximity to the Páramo de Poza wind farm make it a suitable site for the construction of an underground storage of green hydrogen obtained from surplus wind energy,” they say. The capsular-shaped caverns have a calculated volume of 515,355 m3 each and an average cavity temperature of 32.3 °C. “The construction of two caverns with the same dimensions will allow the simultaneous injection in one of them and the production of hydrogen in the other, reaching a total capacity of 236 GWh,” says researcher Laura Valle… http://bit.ly/3gLVWF4

🔬 Producing #hydrogen from #ammonia with a beam of #light: a revolutionary #catalyst is developed:

#Researchers at Rice University in Houston have created a small device that, without requiring high temperatures and pressures, uses LED light to convert ammonia into hydrogen. In fact, it is a light-driven catalyst that has the same efficiency as thermal catalysts that require temperatures of thousands of degrees and high pressures to operate. Moreover, instead of being made of platinum-group metals such as the very expensive ruthenium, Rice University’s photocatalyst is made of relatively cheap and abundant elements such as copper and iron… http://bit.ly/3VlnEr8

🌐 Redexis will build its first #green #hydrogen #production plant for more than 10 million:

It has been awarded the #construction and supply project for a green hydrogen production plant with a capacity of 2.5 megawatts (MW), in which it will invest more than 10 million euros. This plant will be located in the Parque Empresarial del Medio Ambiente (PEMA) in Garray (Soria) and the company forecasts that it will be completed before 31 December 2023…. http://bit.ly/3gO70kU

🌐 #Siemens #Energy signs contract with #German #energy #EnBW:

Polaris Hydrogen Hunger Network learned that Siemens Energy and #German #energy company EnBW recently signed a cooperation agreement. The two parties will work together to promote green #hydrogen as a climate-friendly fuel for future power plants. The first option for the cooperative pilot project is the EnBW thermal power plant in the Stuttgart-Münster region of Germany. The initial stage of the project plan is to replace coal with natural gas within the next three years. At the same time, the system transformation project involved in the project will also fully consider the rapid and complete replacement of natural gas with hydrogen in the future from the initial stage. The core equipment of the project is two state-of-the-art SGT-800 gas turbines provided by Siemens Energy. This project will serve as a pilot demonstration throughout Germany. Hydrogen-fired gas power plants will play an important role in the future energy system. Hydrogen can store and transmit energy produced by wind and photovoltaics and convert it into electricity on demand. Siemens Energy’s hydrogen-doped gas turbines provide customers with fully flexible fuel options while protecting their energy costs…. http://bit.ly/3XIuwAw

📰 Launch of roadmap for a #green #hydrogen #economy in #Trinidad and #Tobago:

Over the past year, National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (National Energy), on behalf of MEEI, collaborated with the Inter-American Development Bank (#IDB) and #KBR Inc. to assess Trinidad and Tobago’s potential to produce green energy. hydrogen as an important decarbonisation option for the power and industrial sectors.
Summary findings include:

  • the opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago to expand and increase its energy portfolio with low-carbon products
  • the need and basis for Trinidad and Tobago to invest in upstream development of the hydrogen value chain, from electrolysis plants to wind turbines, as well as ensuring that downstream infrastructure for green ammonia and methanol is expanded.
  • the identification of offshore wind technologies as the best available renewable energy source in Trinidad and Tobago for green hydrogen production. An initial estimate of the potential areas available for offshore development indicates that, on average, Trinidad and Tobago could access up to 57 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy through fixed and floating technologies. Based on desktop modelling, this equates to 25 GW in average energy production. If the 25 GW of potential energy production from offshore wind power.
  • electrolysers, then this would generate approximately 4 Mtpa of green hydrogen, which is more than double the current demand for grey hydrogen (1.7 Mtpa) in the country. This would provide Trinidad and Tobago with the opportunity to decarbonise the existing petrochemical industry and would contribute significantly to further GDP growth through the potential to generate more green… http://bit.ly/3AVTZN9

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