Hydrogen energy technologies to drive demand for Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs)

The global market for platinum group metals (PGMs)—which include platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium—will record a 4.47% increase between now and 2029, according to market research firm Mordor Intelligence. In part, market growth will come from growing demand for PGMs in green technologies, including hydrogen energy technologies, in... Read more →


Lhyfe has built and will operate a green hydrogen production plant for Deutsche Bahn (DB) in Tübingen. The electrolysis plant in the innovation hub of DB Energie, a Group subsidiary, has an annual production capacity of up to 30 tons (installed electrolysis capacity of 1 MW). The green electricity comes... Read more →


Technology group Wärtsilä launched the world’s first large-scale 100% hydrogen-ready engine power plant. The IEA World Energy Outlook 2023 shows that hydrogen is an essential component of future power systems. According to the report, the pathway to reach net zero emissions by 2050 requires 17 Mt of hydrogen to be... Read more →


Lhyfe delivers 350 kg of green hydrogen to Géométhane (Engie group) for a salt cavern storage test

Lhyfe, a producer of green and renewable hydrogen, delivered 350 kg of green hydrogen to natural gas expert Géométhane for it to test injecting hydrogen into salt caverns at its Manosque site in the south of France. The injection, which was completed within the day, is a key test for... Read more →


PowerCell launches Marine System 225, an evolution of marine fuel cell offering

PowerCell introduced the Marine System 225, a powerful, compact and advanced maritime power generation system that builds on the success of the Marine System 200. Designed with the extensively validated fuel cell stack platform, the Marine System 225 represents a significant upgrade for maritime applications. Marine System 200 is a... Read more →


Volkswagen AG and Vulcan Green Steel (VGS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a partnership for low-carbon steel—a key element of Volkswagen’s green steel strategy. The volumes of low-carbon steel that Volkswagen AG expects to order will cover a significant proportion of total steel requirements and will be... Read more →


TECO 2030 together with BLOM Maritime and Samskip have received a grant for a pre-project aiming to retrofit Samskip’s vessel Kvitnos with TECO 2030 fuel cells and hydrogen fuel. This project aims to reduce emissions from this LNG-fueled vessel, which currently operates on a weekly multipurpose service from Rotterdam, The... Read more →


German carrier Oberbergische Verkehrgesellschaft (OVAG) has ordered 15 Solaris hydrogen buses. These vehicles will enhance the public transport fleet in the German city of Gummersbach. The contract will be executed in 2025. The 15 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are equipped with fuel cells with a total power of 70... Read more →


DOE awards $9.3M to 6 projects to advance hydrogen technology that converts waste to clean energy

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced six projects selected to receive approximately $9.3 million in federal funding to develop technology solutions to make clean hydrogen a more available and affordable fuel for electricity generation, industrial decarbonization, and transportation. The projects will... Read more →


Presented in sketch form last October in Boulogne Billancourt, the H24EVO is on display in the Hydrogen Village at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Pierre Fillon and Jean-Michel Bouresche, co-presidents of MissionH24 and partners in the program, revealed the model of the brand-new electric hydrogen prototype. Credit : Alexis... Read more →


Hyundai Motor Company’s XCIENT Fuel Cell electric heavy-duty trucks recently surpassed a cumulative driving distance of 10 million km in Swiss fleet usage. This achievement was made in just three years and eight months since the XCIENT Fuel Cell began fleet operations in Switzerland in October 2020. Hyundai sid that... Read more →


Daimler Truck and Kawasaki Heavy Industries to study the optimization of liquid hydrogen supply chains

Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Daimler Truck signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the establishment and optimization for the supply of liquid hydrogen. The collaboration represents an advancement in ongoing efforts to broaden the use of liquid hydrogen, e.g. in road freight transport. The mutual initiative includes the study... Read more →


Elcogen collaborating with TNO to develop advanced solid oxide electrolyzer technology

TNO and Elcogen recently joined forces and initiated a collaboration agreement under the Important Projects of Common European Interest scheme (IPCEI) to develop advanced solid oxide electrolyzer (SOE) technology for future market demands. The primary objective of the partnership is to drive innovation within important projects of common European interest,... Read more →


Glocal Green and Norwegian Hydrogen join forces for green hydrogen in conjunction with bio-methanol production

Glocal Green AS and Norwegian Hydrogen entered into a cooperation agreement for the development and establishment of hydrogen production in connection with Glocal Green’s planned bio-methanol plant. The hydrogen production will be organized into a separate jointly owned company. The bio-methanol will be produced from low-grade biological residual materials and... Read more →


Element Fuels completes site preparation and pre-construction for hydrogen-powered clean fuels refinery and combined-cycle power plant

Element Fuels Holdings, LLC, a company founded to develop and operate scalable, next-generation clean fuels production, has completed site preparation and pre-construction on a new hydrogen-powered refinery and combined-cycle power plant within the Port of Brownsville, Texas. The Element complex is designed to produce and recycle hydrogen using advanced technologies... Read more →


A project to realise a hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Hilux pick-up (earlier post) has moved into its next and final phase. Since the unveiling of the first prototype vehicle in September 2023, Toyota and its consortium partners, supported by UK Government funding, have reached an intensive evaluation and demonstration stage.... Read more →


Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the UK’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell truck OEM, signed a Partnership Agreement with Explore Plant & Transport Solutions (Explore) to supply 30 HVS hydrogen electric tractor units for the company’s fleet. The vehicles will be supported by a service and maintenance plan, full training on the... Read more →


1 in 6 new trucks, buses, and vans in California are zero-emission

The sales of new zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks in California in 2023 have doubled from the prior year, now representing 1 out of every 6 new vehicles sold for services that include last-mile delivery, freight transportation, and school buses, according to a report released by the state today. With... Read more →


ABS and Liberian Registry grant AiP for next-gen ammonia carrier design by HD Hyundai and Capital Gas integrated with Amogy’s ammonia-powered technology

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Liberian Registry are both granting approval in principle (AiP) to HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Capital Gas Ship Management (Capital Gas) for a very large ammonia carrier (VLAC) design. This vessel design features the integration of Amogy’s carbon-free ammonia-to-electrical power system.... Read more →


Planned electrolyzer installations that use electricity to produce hydrogen from water, if built, would expand capacity in the United States from 116 megawatts (MW) of current capacity to 4,524 MW, according to information collected by the US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Program Record. If all the planned projects are implemented,... Read more →


Honda started production of the all-new 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio. The all-new CR-V e:FCEV is the only FCEV made in America, as well as the first production hydrogen FCEV in the United States to combine an all-new... Read more →


Ceres has been awarded a further contract for the second phase of its collaboration with Shell, to cooperate in the design of a solid oxide electrolyzer (SOEC) module, for use in large-scale industrial applications such as synthetic fuels, ammonia and green steel. Ceres has been working with Shell since 2022,... Read more →


Fokker Next Gen is designing a clean sheet aircraft to contribute towards the net zero carbon emission vision of the future of flight. The design is a single aisle narrow body commercial aircraft seating 120 to 150 passengers, and has a flight range of 2,590 km (1,400 nm). The aircraft... Read more →


NSF and DOE partner on new internship opportunity in clean hydrogen energy

The US National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, through its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), have initiated a joint training and professional development opportunity for NSF-supported graduate students in the area of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The opportunity, named Hydrogen INTERN, is offered through... Read more →


CMB.TECH and Damen partner on four hydrogen-powered tugs

CMB.TECH and Damen are collaborating on hydrogen-powered ASD Tugs. Built by Damen, these vessels use CMB.TECH’s innovative dual-fuel hydrogen technology that will significantly reduce emissions. The dual fuel hydrogen ASD Tugs 2812 FF-H2, with 80-tonnes bollard pull meet the most stringent IMO Tier III and EU Stage V standards. The... Read more →


Element 1 and Ballard Power Systems collaborate on hydrogen power solutions

Element 1 Corp and Ballard Power Systems have joined forces to accelerate the adoption of sustainable hydrogen energy solutions. Specifically, the joint effort successfully paired Ballard’s FCwave 200-kW fuel cell module with Element 1’s M/L18 hydrogen generator (235 kg hydrogen per day), producing high-purity hydrogen in the range of 0.7... Read more →


MAN Cryo has been contracted by Torghatten Nord A/S, the Norwegian ferry company, to work on a project encompassing the design and engineering of two hydrogen-powered newbuild RoPax ferries. The project stems from a Norwegian government initiative for major vessels operating on the challenging mainland-Lofoten Islands crossing to become emission-free.... Read more →


PowerCell has signed an order for two 100 kW marine fuel cell systems from O.S. Energy for the Transship II sustainable vessel project. This order represents a significant expansion of PowerCell’s offerings into the segment of smaller commercial and leisure vessels, including both retrofits and new builds and shows that... Read more →


FuelCell Energy and Gyeonggi Green Energy announced that pursuant to a long-term service agreement, GGE has agreed to purchase 42 1.4-megawatt upgraded carbonate fuel cell modules from FuelCell Energy to replace existing fuel cell modules at the Hwaseong Baran Industrial Complex fuel cell power platform, the world’s largest fuel cell... Read more →


Hanwha Aerospace, Hanwha Ocean to develop hydrogen fuel cells for ships

Hanwha Aerospace and Hanwha Ocean, both affiliated with Hanwha Group, Korea’s seventh-largest business group, will jointly develop hydrogen fuel cells for ships as part of a government-led green energy project. Hanwha Aerospace was selected by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to conduct a research and development project for... Read more →


IndianOil equips Indian Army with hydrogen fuel cell bus; MoU to deploy jointly fuel cell technology for heavy-duty e-mobility

IndianOil has handed over a hydrogen fuel cell bus to the Indian Army. This landmark event was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IndianOil and the Indian Army to pioneer the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell technology for heavy-duty e-mobility. The Indian Army is committed... Read more →


CIB invests C$337 million towards hydrogen production and refueling network in Western Canada

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and HTEC, a Vancouver-based designer, builder, owner and operator of hydrogen supply solutions, are partnering to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen production and refueling infrastructure. The CIB’s C$337-million loan (US$247 million) will expedite and expand HTEC’s operations in British Columbia and Alberta. The investment will... Read more →


Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB announced that one of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers is testing custom-made prototypes of a cell material that can significantly reduce the amount of iridium in an electrolyzer cell. The custom-made prototypes delivered by the subsidiary Smoltek Hydrogen have the potential to reduce the iridium load... Read more →


Fortescue’s hydrogen-powered haul truck prototype, dubbed “Europa”, has reached the significant milestone of having operated off hydrogen for the first time. This development marks a major step in Fortescue’s mission to decarbonize heavy industry as well as the company’s partnership with Liebherr Mining. Delivered in collaboration with Liebherr, Europa is... Read more →


Toyota Motor will enterthe ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2024 Empowered by BRIDGESTONE Round 2 NAPAC Fuji SUPER TEC 24 Hours Race, to be held from May 24 to 26, with the #32 ORC ROOKIE GR Corolla H2 Concept, a hydrogen-powered GR Corolla running on liquid hydrogen. (Earlier post.) The durability... Read more →


Volvo Trucks is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests with trucks using hydrogen in combustion engines will begin in 2026, and the commercial launch is planned towards the end of this decade. Volvo trucks with hydrogen-powered combustion engines will feature High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI),... Read more →


Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has successfully completed development of a hydrogen-fueled Class-8 demonstration vehicle, built as part of its industry-supported H2-ICE consortium. The central focus of the demonstration includes development of a Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (H2-ICE) that produces ultra-low NOx and CO2 emissions while still providing enough torque and... Read more →


Hexagon Purus to supply Toyota Motor North America for serial production of heavy-duty fuel cell electric powertrain kits

Hexagon Purus will be supplying a full hydrogen storage system and high voltage battery pack to Toyota North America (TMNA) for serial production of its heavy-duty fuel cell electric powertrain kits. Hexagon Purus’s collaboration with Toyota started in 2017 as Toyota began development of the fuel cell electric powertrain kits... Read more →


Hyundai Motor and autonomous driving software company Plus unveiled the first Level 4 autonomous Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric truck in the US at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. A result of the collaboration between Hyundai Motor and Plus, Hyundai Motor’s XCIENT Fuel Cell truck, equipped with Plus... Read more →


Achates showcases 2.5L opposed-piston engine at ACT Expo

At ACT Expo, Achates Power (API) is displaying one of three engine variants of what it calls the cleanest and most efficient combustion engine architecture to date. With the industry facing massive disruption due to stringent limits on both criteria and CO2 emissions, API’s demonstrations of its opposed-piston engines have... Read more →


Accelera launches next-gen hydrogen and electric solutions for commercial vehicles

Accelera by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins Inc., launched the next generation of several of its decarbonizing technologies that are shaping the future of clean transportation. New versions of its hydrogen fuel cell engines, a high efficiency eAxle, and its next-generation batteries are among the new products Accelera... Read more →


E-powertrain development consultancy CamMotive has unveiled new capability for hydrogen fuel cell testing and development at its laboratory in Cambridge, UK. The dedicated test site has been created to evaluate and optimize the next generation of hydrogen fuel cell technologies for use in transportation and stationary power applications. Our objective... Read more →


Researchers from China, Japan and the US have developed a data-driven model to predict the dehydrogenation barriers of magnesium hydride (MgH2), a promising material for solid-state hydrogen storage. This advancement holds significant potential for enhancing hydrogen storage technologies, a crucial component in the transition to sustainable energy solutions. An open-access... Read more →


MITSUI E&S and its subsidiary company in the US, PACECO, began commercial operations of the first hydrogen fuel cell powered rubber-tired gantry (RTG) Crane “MITSUI-Paceco H2-ZE Transtainer crane” at the Port of Los Angeles. The H2-ZE RTG Transtainer Crane features a PACECO-Mitsui Fuel Cell Power Pack (FCPP) designed to power... Read more →


Intelligent Energy unveils smaller, more powerful fuel cell system targeting passenger cars

Intelligent Energy (IE) unveiled a new hydrogen fuel cell system that is smaller and more powerful than any other solution on the passenger car market. Intelligent Energy’s IE-DRIVE™ system has been designed to give passenger car manufacturers direct access to a smaller, more powerful, turnkey and commercially-viable hydrogen fuel cell... Read more →


Honda will debut a Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on 20 May, showcasing the start of a new demonstration project aimed at future production of fuel cell powered products for the North American market. Honda is seeking new business collaborations as... Read more →


Two years after announcing the “H2 Central Valley Express” project, Symbio unveiled a hydrogen-fueled, regional-haul Class 8 truck developed and integrated by Symbio in California and outfitted with next-generation EV specific tires that offer improved fuel economy and reduced wear from Michelin. The Symbio “H2 Central Valley Express” project aims... Read more →


Plug Power signs 3 GW BEDP contract with Allied Green Ammonia for electrolyzer project in Australia

Plug Power signed a Basic Engineering and Design Package (BEDP) with Allied Green Ammonia (AGA), an Australian company focused on green ammonia production, for a three-gigawatt (GW) electrolyzer plant supplying hydrogen to AGA’s planned ammonia facility proposed for the Northern Territory of Australia. Plug’s BEDP offering is instrumental for project... Read more →


Plug Power integrating fuel cell into Class 6 electric truck

Plug Power unveiled a Class 6, medium-duty fuel cell electric truck. The integration involves a commercial Class 6 chassis cab with an industry-proven electric propulsion system powered by Plug’s ProGen fuel cell technology and integrated with an industry-proven electric propulsion system. Designed specifically for middle-mile deliveries, this vehicle is engineered... Read more →


The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei is further accelerating its hydrogen business activities. On 13 May, company representatives and partners including the Japanese government celebrated the official opening of a new hydrogen pilot plant in Kawasaki, Japan. Operational start of this commercial-scale facility was in March 2024. The trial operation... Read more →