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Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM), the joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy, is partnering with Hydrospider, a joint venture of H2Energy, Alpiq and Linde to promote green hydrogen ecosystem in Switzerland and European countries in the upcoming future.

As part of this effort, HHM and Hydrospider held a special ceremony at Alpiq’s hydroelectric power plant in Gösgen, Switzerland, to introduce a new business model for green mobility with fuel cell electric trucks in alignment with Hydrospider’s green hydrogen production and a distinctive plan for building up the necessary refueling infrastructure.

At the event, meanwhile, Hyundai also provided detailed information about the its next-generation Hyundai H2 Xcient fuel cell electric truck and unveiled a video showing Xcient running on the road.


The Hyundai H2 XCIENT Fuel Cell truck has been developed according to European regulations. It features a new 190 kW hydrogen fuel cell system with two 95 kW fuel cell stacks connected in parallel. It delivers a single-fueling travel range of more approximately 400 km (249 miles). It carries seven large hydrogen tanks with the storage capacity of almost 35kg of hydrogen.

With global leading hydrogen technology, Hyundai as a truck supplier intends to enter into the European market for eco-friendly heavy-duty vehicles. Earlier this year, Hyundai and H2 Energy announced the establishment of a joint venture, Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, aiming at taking the lead across Europe’s burgeoning hydrogen mobility ecosystem.

As part of this partnership, HHM plans to bring 1,600 fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks until 2025, marking the entry of the automaker into Europe’s clean mobility commercial vehicle sector. The venture will then offer these fuel cell powered electric trucks in a specially designed green ecosystem to the members of the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association as well as to other transport and logistics companies promoting hydrogen mobility in Switzerland.

HHM will position itself in Europe's fuel cell electric commercial vehicle market as well, where green mobility with strict regulations about carbon emissions are hugely embraced. It will expand its presence further to European countries beyond Switzerland. Currently, there is a strong focus in establishing solutions and partner networks for Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Norway.

For the production of hydrogen and its delivery to the hydrogen refueling stations, Hydrospider was founded at the beginning of 2019 by H2E, Linde and Alpiq, the host of the event at the Gösgen hydropower plant. The production of hydrogen at Alpiq’s hydroelectric power plant Gösgen will be commissioned from at the end of 2019. The power plant itself has been in operation for more than 100 years, having been built in 1917 and rebuilt between 1997 and 2000.

HHM, Hydrospider, and dedicated members of the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association are jointly creating the infrastructure for fuel cell truck mobility solutions through a strong business case. These players are dedicated to solve the chicken-egg dilemma and demonstrate both the economic and ecologic viability of commercial fuel cell truck mobility.



Good news for near future FCEVs and H2 trucks and economy. A few (1,000+) million FCEVs could help to purify the air polluted by ICEVs and others?


The Korean protests against dangerous hydrogen include at least one hunger striker.


The idea of refilling in a few minutes and making H2
with solar/wind is attractive.


A CO2 to CNT converter using exhaust energy and waste heat to manufacture spools of CNT is needed. Plenty of space and weight capacity on large trucks to fit it. As long as it weighs less than the long range tons of Li batteries needed.

My guess is electrified highways for primary transportation corridors are probably most cost effective.

Eventually Li batteries advances will dominate the remaining long range trucking market.


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It seems Luddites after the panic of Fukushima have now moved on to hydrogen.

There are 70 million tons of hydrogen produced and used annually, and have been for decades, most of it having nothing to do with fuelling cars and buses directly but to beneficiate oil,

My understanding is that there have been fatalities from aeroplane crashes, so an immediate halt should be called to that industry, and a million or so fatalities in cars mean of course that an order should be put out stopping all use immediately.

BTW, the incident mainly referenced was in May.

A CO2 to CNT converter using exhaust energy and waste heat to manufacture spools of CNT is needed. Plenty of space and weight capacity on large trucks to fit it.

When I see someone show utter ignorance of both conservation of energy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, I know their opinions on matters of physics and chemistry are worthless.


As GRETA and millions of her followers are saying: we will have to do much more to maintain a livable planet.

Cleaner energy sources (Solar-Wind-Hydro-Nuclear etc) are an essential must do. New much lower cost safe nuclear plants have to be further developed and mass produced.

Improved e-energy storage (batteries-Super-caps-Electrolysers-FCs etc) have to be further developed and mass produced at a lower cost.

More electrified (ground-sea-air) vehicles have to be further developed and mass produced at lower cost.

More advanced higher efficiency heat pumps (HVAC) units have to be further developed and mass produced at lower cost.

Building codes have to be revised to lead to self sufficient and/or much lower energy required for homes, offices, schools, buildings, commercial/industrial spaces.

All industries will have to reduce related pollution and GHGs, including agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing etc.

More restrictions will have to be applied on the use of drugs, tobacco, e-cigarettes and chemicals used in agriculture.


I'm wholly with you Harvey. When are you intending to start production of magneto-caloric heat pumps to replace the junk on the market? All those fridges worldwide and home heating are waiting for you.


We have been using heat pumps for many years without major problems. We recently moved and changed the older AC with a new very efficiency (SEER 32) heatpump unit with very low temperature (-30C) capability to match our cold winter days. After 2 years, the energy used for this 100% electric condo/apartment was decreased by 35% and 39% respectively. The 24/7 comfort level was also greatly increased.

The hot water e-tank is now the major energy user according to hourly readouts from HQ digital meters. We are seriously looking for a new hot water tank with integrated heat pump.

By the way, magneto-caloric heat pumps development still as a long way to go to compete.

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