A public road approved prototype of the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck completed Daimler Truck’s #HydrogenRecordRun covering 1,047 km of distance driven with one fill of liquid hydrogen. Powered by a cellcentric fuel-cell system and equipped with a liquid hydrogen fuel tank system, the run started 25 September in the afternoon at... Read more →

Nel ASA to build next gigafactory in Michigan

Norway-based Nel has selected Plymouth Charter Township, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, as the location for its next gigafactory. Fully developed, the factory will be among the world’s largest electrode manufacturing facilities, with a total annual capacity of 4 GW Alkaline and PEM technology. Plymouth Charter Township is an ideal... Read more →

Rolls-Royce has achieved a key milestone in its hydrogen combustion engine research project. Both Rolls-Royce and its partner easyJet are committed to being at the forefront of the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology capable of powering a range of aircraft, including those in the narrow-body market segment, from the... Read more →

IVECO BUS inaugurates E-BENCH testing facility

IVECO BUS officially inaugurated its new testing and validation facility, called E-BENCH, located in the R&D center in Vénissieux, the global headquarters of Iveco Group's bus and coach activities. Extremely versatile, E-BENCH allows testing of both individual components and complete vehicles in real driving conditions, simulating all types of missions... Read more →

ABB will deliver a comprehensive power distribution system for two newbuild short-sea container ships of the global logistics company Samskip Group headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The vessels will be among the world’s first of their kind to use hydrogen as a fuel. Financial details were not disclosed. The order was... Read more →

On the occasion of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to supply the TotalEnergies refinery in Gonfreville, Normandy, France, with renewable and low-carbon hydrogen, Air Liquide announced an investment of more than €400 million for the construction of its Normand’Hy electrolyzer, with a capacity of 200 MW. The... Read more →

The Salzgitter Group has selected technology group ANDRITZ to supply one of Europe’s largest green hydrogen plants for the SALCOS (SAlzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking) program, which aims to achieve virtually CO2-free (green) steel production. (Earlier post.) ANDRITZ will build a 100 MW electrolysis plant at the Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH site... Read more →

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District’s (METRO) Board of Directors unanimously approved the purchase of 57 New Flyer hydrogen-powered, fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs). This procurement will be the largest acquisition of FCEBs yet in North America. METRO expects to start taking delivery of the 57 new FCEBs in late 2024,... Read more →

Logistics company Rheinkraft International (RKI) has taken delivery of a hydrogen-engined 18-tonne truck from KEYOU (earlier post). RKI’s end customer is one of the world’s largest steel producers. We want to boldly and actively shape the necessary change in road freight transport. In addition to their own sustainability efforts, our... Read more →

DOE to award nearly $48M to 16 projects to advance clean hydrogen technologies

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $47.7 million in funding for 16 research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects across 13 states to advance clean hydrogen technologies. The selected projects aim to lower technology costs, enhance hydrogen infrastructure, and improve the performance of hydrogen fuel cells—supporting DOE’s efforts to reduce... Read more →

Georgia Tech and Hyundai Motor Group sign MoU for collaboration on sustainable mobility, hydrogen economy, and workforce development

Georgia Tech and Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on research and applications to support the future of sustainable mobility, including developing a hydrogen economy, workforce development, and making cities smarter and more sustainable, among many other areas of cooperation. The Group is... Read more →

CF Industries and POSCO evaluating joint US blue ammonia project and long-term offtake agreement into South Korea

CF Industries Holdings, the world’s largest producer of ammonia, and POSCO Holdings, South Korea’s largest steelmaker as well as a leader in energy trading and power generation, are evaluating a joint venture to construct a low-carbon clean ammonia plant at CF Industries’ Blue Point Complex in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United... Read more →

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) embarked on a year-long collaboration with Honeywell Aerospace in 2023 to prototype and support the commercialization of a novel cartridge-based hydrogen fuel storage solution for UAVs. The project, Fuel Additives for Solid Hydrogen (FLASH) Carriers in Electric Aviation, is a new hydrogen carrier technology... Read more →

Nikola Corporation, a manufacturer of hydrogen-fuel-cell and battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, announced an expansion of its dealer network into Canada for its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage with the addition of ITD Industries Inc., a commercial trailer manufacturer and technology business headquartered in Toronto, ON. ITD has more than... Read more →

TECO 2030 ASA and Pherousa Green Shipping AS (PGS) signed a green package supply agreement for up to six modern, zero-emission Ultramax dry bulk carriers of about 63.000 deadweight tons each. Each vessel will be equipped with 12 megawatts (MW) of TECO 2030 fuel cells for main propulsion onboard. Pherousa... Read more →

Venice orders 90 Solaris hydrogen buses

The transport company Azienda Veneziana della Mobilita has ordered a total of 90 hydrogen Solaris buses, with 75 of them being the 12-meter version and 15 being articulated Urbino 18 buses. The contract also includes an option to increase the order quantity. According to the agreement, these vehicles will be... Read more →

ANGI Energy Systems, a Vontier company announced a strategic collaboration with Nikola Corporation to support Nikola’s plan to create the largest North American open-network of commercial hydrogen refueling stations by providing technically advanced hydrogen fueling dispensers, under Nikola’s HYLA brand. The dispensers are expected to be the industry’s first HD-ready... Read more →

TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., which operates an industrial precious metals business as a core company of TANAKA Precious Metals, signed a technical assistance agreement with Chengdu Guangming Paite Precious Metal Co., Ltd., an affiliated company in China, in the area of fuel cell electrode catalyst manufacturing technologies. TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo... Read more →

The municipal public transport operator TPER in the city of Bologna is going to purchase 130 hydrogen buses from Solaris. The delivery will encompass 127 units of 12-meter Urbino 12 hydrogen buses for TPER Bologna and 3 units for TPER Ferrara. The carrier shall also have the right to extend... Read more →

A team of MIT researchers led by William H. Green, the Hoyt Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering, is developing a technology that allows liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs) not only to deliver hydrogen to the trucks, but also to store the hydrogen onboard. Their findings were recently published in the... Read more →

Phil Ansell, an aerospace engineer at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, modeled the life cycle carbon dioxide equivalent emissions of liquid hydrogen production required to meet the fuel needs of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) with today’s electric grid mix. His analysis found that if electrolyzed hydrogen were to be... Read more →

UK hydrogen alliance established to accelerate zero carbon aviation

A group of leading companies in the UK aviation and renewable energy sectors including easyJet, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Ørsted, GKN Aerospace and Bristol Airport, have established the Hydrogen in Aviation (HIA) alliance to accelerate the delivery of zero-carbon aviation. HIA will work to ensure the UK capitalizes on the huge opportunity... Read more →

Given recent interest in the discovery of naturally accumulating deposits of subsurface hydrogen known as geologic hydrogen (earlier post), the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding to develop technologies that can stimulate the generation of hydrogen within the subsurface at the lowest cost and... Read more →

A joint research team led by Principal Researcher Young Choi of the Department of Mobility Power Research of the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), an institute under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science and ICT, and Researcher Hong-gil Baek of the Zero-Carbon Engine Research Lab of Hyundai-Kia... Read more →

WAE Technologies (WAE) introduced an ultra-high performance hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle platform—EVRh—at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Show. WAE developed EVRh to demonstrate the potential of hydrogen-powered powertrain systems through implementation in a high-performance vehicle application. EVRh combines WAE’s extensive vehicle and powertrain engineering experience alongside a hydrogen... Read more →

FuelCell Energy and Toyota Motor North America announced the completion of the first-of-its-kind “Tri-gen system” at Toyota’s Port of Long Beach operations. The Tri-gen system, owned and operated by FuelCell Energy, produces renewable electricity, renewable hydrogen, and water from directed biogas. FuelCell Energy has contracted with Toyota to supply the... Read more →

ANGI Energy Systems, a Vontier business, has dispatched the first two of six hydrogen dispensers from its headquarters in Janesville, Wisconsin to Chart Industries. Chart will fit the dispensers within its first-of-a kind transportable fuel stations, which convert stored liquid hydrogen into high pressure gas, to offer a complete, deployable... Read more →

Toyota has unveiled a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric Hilux. (Earlier post.) Its debut is a further demonstration of the broad scope of Toyota’s multi-path strategy for achieving carbon-free mobility, applying different powertrain solutions—hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, battery electric and fuel cell electric—to suit different user needs and operating... Read more →

Cologne ordering 18 more Solaris hydrogen buses; brings hydrogen fleet to 53 units

Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) has announced its third order for Solaris hydrogen buses. With a current fleet of 35 hydrogen Solaris buses, RVK will further enhance its green initiative by adding 18 more hydrogen e-buses in an articulated version. The selected model, Urbino 18 hydrogen, will feature advanced driver assistance... Read more →

Ballard and Quantron AG have been developing fuel cell electric commercial vehicle platforms in a partnership since September 2021. (Earlier post.) Now the two partners have delivered their first fuel cell electric vehicles, combining QUANTRON’s vehicle engineering expertise with Ballard’s fuel cell technology. QUANTRON QLI FCEV light truck The core... Read more →

Regular maintenance of hydrogen high-pressure storage systems is mandatory to prevent hazardous situations from occurring. However, the tank inspection that is currently required every two years consists merely of an external visual inspection. Damage inside the tank cannot be detected using this conventional inspection method. In the joint research project... Read more →

Ovako, a European manufacturer of steel and one of the largest steel recyclers in the Nordic countries, is inaugurating the hydrogen plant at its Hofors mill. (Earlier post.) Ovako’s hydrogen plant is the world’s first facility for producing fossil-free hydrogen to heat steel before rolling. This reduces emissions from this... Read more →

Rheinmetall AG won a new order worth a figure in the lower two-digit million-euro range for cathode flaps and shut-off valves from one of Europe’s largest and most influential specialists for fuel cell applications in the heavy transport sector. Cathode flap In total, the Group has already won six series... Read more →

Zepp.solutions, a Dutch company specialized in hydrogen fuel cell technology, has secured a €1.98-million grant from the European Just Transition Fund (JTF) for the development of a fuel cell systems factory. The factory will be situated in Europe’s strategic transport hub, the Greater-Rijnmond region. With the support of the Ministries... Read more →

Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is powering the hydrogen fuel cell reachstacker that Hyster has developed and shipped to the Port of Valencia in Spain. The reachstacker is part of the H2Ports project, which aims to introduce hydrogen-powered vehicles and equipment... Read more →

A €2.94-million project coordinated by SINTEF seeks to develop and demonstrate a proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer stack with increased performance, reduced CAPEX, and increased sustainability compared to current PEM electrolyszer systems. Participating with SINTEF in the UNICORN (“Unlocking the Full Potential of Electrolysis with Next-Generation Proton Exchange Membrane Stacks”)... Read more →

Monarch Energy proposes $426M green hydrogen plant in Louisiana

Monarch Energy, an energy company focused on decarbonizing the hydrogen production process, is exploring building a $426- million facility in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. The company estimates the proposed facility would use electrolysis to manufacture 120,000 kilograms of hydrogen per day. If the project moves forward as outlined, Monarch Energy expects... Read more →

GKN Aerospace, Marshall and Parker Aerospace to explore liquid hydrogen fuel systems for fuel-cell and engined aircraft

GKN Aerospace, Marshall, and Parker Aerospace will collaborate under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore liquid hydrogen fuel system solutions for the next generation of zero-emission aircraft. Hydrogen propulsion, whether through fuel cells or combustion, is a pathway for the aviation industry to achieve its ambitious goal of net-zero... Read more →

ZeroAvia in hydrogen aviation fuel partnership with Masdar

ZeroAvia signed a partnership agreement with Masdar, one of the world’s leading clean energy companies, to explore hydrogen production and supply at key locations. The partnership with the UAE’s flagship renewable energy company, Masdar, will focus initially on projects in North America and Europe, while also looking at the opportunity... Read more →

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and corporate advisor RFC Ambrian have co-founded Hadean Energy, a new company to commercialize CSIRO’s tubular solid oxide electrolysis (tSOE) technology. Solid oxide electrolysis (SOE) (earlier post) uses a ceramic cell to split heated steam molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. SOE operates at temperatures above... Read more →

The Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) set-aside in California’s HVIP will open on Wednesday 30 August. ISEF provides incentives for small fleets that seek to deploy battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks. Eligible participants must be privately owned or non-profit trucking companies in California with 20 or fewer trucks and less... Read more →

NETL publishes review of safety challenges of production, transportation and storage of hydrogen

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has published The Hydrogen Safety Review for Gas Turbines, SOFC, and High Temperature Hydrogen Production to review and summarize the unique safety challenges involved with the production, transportation and storage of hydrogen. The Review is part of NETL’s Hydrogen Safety Field Work Proposal to... Read more →

Germany-based RENK Group, a manufacturer of mission-critical drive technologies, is supplying three high-speed special gear units via RENK-Maag GmbH, a group company, for compressors for the production of green steel to Siemens Energy Compressors GmbH as part of the “SALCOS” (Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking) project of the Salzgitter AG steel... Read more →

HyIron, with the support of the state of Lower Saxony, has commissioned what it says is the world’s largest direct reduction plant for green iron on the site of RWE’s Emsland gas-fired power plant. At the plant, iron ore will be reduced solely with the aid of green hydrogen. The... Read more →

Australia-based hydrogen fuel cell vehicle company H2X Global recently secured a US$57-million deal with US-based firm, Verde Mobility Inc., to fastrack H2X’s delivery of 800 hydrogen-powered vehicles. The deal will finance the delivery of H2X Global’s US$300 million in purchase agreements for vehicles that include the Warrego (utility vehicle), Paroo... Read more →

In an open-access paper published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science, a team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report the results of techno-economic analyses of several design and operation scenarios for H2 direct iron reduction (DRI) systems for the production... Read more →

A new report released by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and GHD Advisory calls for Australia to focus on the refueling infrastructure to support hydrogen-powered transport—alongside electric vehicles—or risk being left behind its international counterparts. While battery electric vehicles will drive decarbonization of road transport in Australia, there are opportunities... Read more →

Schaeffler has developed a new generation of metallic bipolar plates featuring a novel design and an innovative coating system. Schaeffler’s new plates enable a fuel cell stack power density of 4.6 kW per liter of fuel cell volume (including end plates and compression hardware). Fuel cell stacks made using the... Read more →

DOE awards $34M to 19 projects to advance clean hydrogen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded nearly $34 million to 19 industry- and university-led research projects that will advance technology solutions to make clean hydrogen a more available and affordable fuel for electricity generation, industrial decarbonization, and transportation. The projects are additional selections for the $160-million funding opportunity DE-FOA-0002400,... Read more →

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has added two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to its fleet. This technology is the first of its kind in Nevada, and the buses are the first hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to be operational statewide. The hydrogen buses were funded with... Read more →