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 →

Plug receives $1.66B conditional commitment loan guarantee from DOE for green hydrogen development pipeline

Plug Power received a conditional commitment for an up to $1.66 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) to finance the development, construction, and ownership of up to six green hydrogen production facilities. The production facilities, which will be selected for financing in accordance with... Read more →

Bosch Engineering and Ligier Automotive have taken their Ligier JS2 RH2 hydrogen-powered demonstrator vehicle (earlier post) to the next level. In recent months, tests have been carried out to test the engine and the entire vehicle for robustness and endurance performance and to optimize the drive concept further. By systematic... Read more →

H3 Dynamics has been contracted by Airbus UpNext for the supply of a customized airworthy 500 kW (0.5MW) hydrogen fuel cell as part of a demonstrator to replace the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) on an Airbus aircraft. On conventional airliners, the APU is a supplementary engine that operates on standard... Read more →

AFC Energy partners with Illuming for scaled manufacture of fuel cell plates and stacks

AFC Energy, a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, appointed North America’s Illuming Power as the first scaled manufacturer of fuel cell plates and stacks for AFC’s S Series air-cooled platform. Under a multi-year program, Illuming, through its international network, will deliver completed and commissioned S Series fuel cell... Read more →

RIKEN researchers develop new method to reduce amount of iridium in electrolyzers

Catalyst stability and expense remain serious obstacles to widespread adoption of hydrogen generation using proton-exchange membrane electrolysis. In a study published in Science, researchers led by Ryuhei Nakamura at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan report a new method that reduces the amount of iridium needed... Read more →

Argonne launching project to decarbonize iron production; microwave-powered hydrogen plasma in a rotary kiln furnace

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently announced $28 million in funding under the Revolutionizing Ore to Steel to Impact Emissions program. (Earlier post.) The DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory will be receiving $3 million over three years in one of the 13 new projects for this... Read more →

At the 2022 Paris Motor Show, Alpine presented its Alpenglow concept, embodying the brand’s ongoing research into hydrogen-powered combustion engines for sports cars, with the potential for high performance both on the road and in competition, in line with the brand’s decarbonization targets. Alpine has now presented the Alpine Alpenglow... Read more →

Australian hydrogen electrolyzer manufacturer Hysata raises US$111M led by bp Ventures and Templewater

Australia-based Hysata has closed a US$111-million B round with strong backing from existing major strategic and financial global investors. The company said that the investment demonstrates global recognition for its high efficiency electrolyzer (95% system efficiency, 41.5 kWh/kg incl BoP) with intrinsically low capex and a capital efficient path to... Read more →

Electric Hydrogen announced $100 million in corporate credit financing to support manufacturing and deployment of their innovative 100MW electrolyzer plants, which enable the lowest cost production of green hydrogen. The funding was led by HSBC, with participation from J.P. Morgan, Stifel Bank, and Hercules Capital. Electric Hydrogen’s complete 100MW plant... Read more →

Seven hydrogen-related projects to receive more than $300M in 48C tax credits

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced details for 35 projects across 20 states that received a total of $1.93 billion in allocations of the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (48C). This information was voluntarily shared with DOE by the recipients of the tax credits, including the following seven... Read more →

Bramble Energy completes £1.8 million SuRV project; optimized fuel cell stack assembly

Cleantech and Hydrogen fuel cell technology specialist Bramble Energy has successfully completed a project aimed at accelerating the transition to an electrified automotive industry in the UK, funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC)’s Scale-up Readiness Validation (SuRV) program. As part of the Automotive Transformation Fund—a program created to... Read more →

New Way Trucks and hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Hyzon revealed North America’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric refuse truck at Waste Expo in Las Vegas. The HFCEV will be part of pilot programs throughout California, beginning with Recology, an employee-owned solid waste and recycling hauler based in San Francisco. The... Read more →

US West Coast refiners are using more hydrogen purchased from merchant suppliers than from their own production, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). From 2012 to 2022, hydrogen purchased by refiners in the region increased 29% to about 550 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d). Over the same... Read more →

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University have developed an innovative Au@Cu7S4 yolk@shell photocatalyst which is responsive to both visible and near infrared (NIR) region wavelengths. This photocatalyst has demonstrated remarkable efficiency in solar hydrogen production, achieving an excellent quantum yield under illumination by... Read more →

Germany’s BALIS 2.0 Project to develop and test 350 kW fuel cell system for commercial aircraft

The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) announced the launch of the BALIS 2.0 Project. Led by H2FLY and supported by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Diehl Aerospace, the project aims to develop and to test a high-performance fuel cell system with an output of 350 kW... Read more →

DOE awards $5M to Avium to develop high-performing electrolyzer stacks

Avium, an alkaline electrolysis company supported by Tallgrass, is receiving a three-year, $5-million award from the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE funding will accelerate the commercialization of robust and reliable alkaline electrolyzers by combining Avium’s proven low-cost, high-efficiency catalysts with stacks designed to handle Avium’s higher hydrogen production rates.... Read more →

DOE announces $8M to advance electrolyzer and fuel cell manufacturing RD&D leveraging R2R consortium

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $8 million for up to 15 research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that leverage DOE’s Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Consortium. (Earlier post.). This funding provides an opportunity for private sector entities to partner with national labs to receive funding via cooperative research and development agreements... Read more →

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office releases multi-year program plan

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) published its Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), a detailed strategy and planning document that will help guide clean hydrogen innovation and research in the coming years. The MYPP sets forth HFTO’s mission, goals, and strategic approach relative to... Read more →

Researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia explored the conversion of methane into hydrogen in the gas reservoir with zero oil saturation via steam methane reforming initiated by in situ gas combustion. A paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel. In the experimental... Read more →

Plug Power signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Allied Green Ammonia (AGA), an Australian company focused on green ammonia production, to supply up to 3 gigawatts (GW) of Plug electrolyzer capacity for AGA’s upcoming hydrogen-to-ammonia facility proposed for the Northern Territory of Australia. Following the MOU, Plug and AGA... Read more →

FuelCell Energy and Toyota Motor North America celebrated the grand opening of the first-of-its-kind “Tri-gen” system at the Port of Long Beach, California. Tri-gen uses biogas to produce renewable electricity, renewable hydrogen, and usable water, and was built to support the vehicle processing and distribution center for Toyota Logistics Services... Read more →

Hyundai Motor Company marked the official launch of NorCAL ZERO Project—an initiative that is utilizing the company’s hydrogen fuel cell technology to bring zero-emission freight transportation to the San Francisco Bay Area and California’s Central Valley. The dedication event held at Oakland’s FirstElement Fuel Hydrogen Refueling Station brought Hyundai Motor... Read more →

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Uniper enter green hydrogen partnership

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its Energy Transition Fund, and Uniper have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen collaboration on bringing green hydrogen from CIP’s HØST PtX Esbjerg project to Germany. The partnership between CIP and Uniper, a global energy merchant and one of the world’s largest power producers,... Read more →

Toyota Motor North America renames California R&D office as new North American Hydrogen Headquarters (H2HQ)

Reaffirming its commitment to support fuel cell and additional hydrogen-related products and technology toward a hydrogen economy, (TMNA) is renaming the TMNA R&D California office as its new North American Hydrogen Headquarters (H2HQ). The office workspace at the new H2HQ was recently redesigned for its teams working from research and... Read more →

The Netherlands Agency Enterprise (RVO) has granted RWE a funding commitment of €124.9 million for its Eemshydrogen project. Eemshydrogen is a project to build a 50-megawatt electrolysis plant at RWE’s site in Eemshaven to produce green hydrogen. RWE plans to operate the electrolyzer with green electricity from its Westereems wind... Read more →

Lhyfe, a producer of green and renewable hydrogen, and Ugitech, a subsidiary of Swiss Steel Group, a leader in long stainless steel products, signed of a memorandum of understanding for the creation of a green hydrogen production unit at Ugitech’s Ugine site (Savoie, France), to decarbonize part of the steelmaker’s... Read more →

CSX, CPKC unveil first hydrogen-powered locomotive

CSX unveiled its first hydrogen-powered locomotive, marking a significant milestone in sustainable freight transportation. This achievement is the result of a successful partnership between CSX and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC). The hydrogen locomotive was converted from an existing diesel locomotive using a hydrogen conversion kit developed by CPKC. The... Read more →

ZeroAvia will be offering some of its key components designed for its hydrogen-electric engines to other clean aviation innovators. The move allows ZeroAvia to build upon the multi-billion dollar per annum market for its hydrogen-electric powertrain family, maximizing the company’s investment in R&D and its strategy of vertical integration. With... Read more →

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding to support the development of innovative approaches for hydrogen gas emissions detection and quantification. The focus of this new ARPA-E effort is on detecting emissions throughout the full hydrogen supply chain, from production to end use. Cost-effective,... Read more →

Two hydrogen-powered passenger ferries ordered by Norwegian transport company Torghatten Nord are set for Lloyd’s Register (LR) class following Approval in Principle (AiP) awarded in August 2022. Designed by The Norwegian Ship Design Company to operate in the challenging waters of the Vestfjordstrekninga fjord in the Arctic Circle, the two... Read more →

GILLIG expands zero-emission lineup with introduction of BAE Systems & Ballard-powered hydrogen fuel cell electric bus

GILLIG, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States, will be expanding its transit bus portfolio with a hydrogen fuel cell powered bus, to be developed in collaboration with BAE Systems and Ballard Power Systems. The GILLIG hydrogen fuel cell bus, which is currently in development, will... Read more →

DOE HTFO to develop and launch innovative clean hydrogen prize

The US Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), in partnership with domestic and global partners, plans to develop an innovative competition entitled Equitable and Clean Opportunities for Hydrogen Deployment – the Eco-H2 Prize. The Eco-H2 Prize will invite competitors to apply sustainability assessment tools and frameworks... Read more →

Ohmium International, a company that designs, manufactures, and deploys advanced Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, is collaborating with Chilean company H2 Green Mining to develop green hydrogen projects to help decarbonize mining operations in the country. H2 Green Mining is a joint venture between Susterra, a subsidiary of the engineering... Read more →

Topsoe plans to build $400M electrolyzer factory in US

Topsoe plans to build in Chesterfield, Virginia a factory that will manufacture Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells (SOEC) (earlier post) that are essential to the efficient production of clean hydrogen and derivatives such as eAmmonia and eMethanol. Subject to Final Investment Decision (FID), this more than $400-million investment would mark Topsoe’s... Read more →

NGK INSULATORS and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will develop jointly a hydrogen purification system that uses membrane separation to purify hydrogen-nitrogen mixture gas after ammonia cracking. The companies expect the technology to contribute to the establishment of a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain enabling high-volume transport. This joint project aims... Read more →

AVL and Red Bull Advanced Technologies partner to develop high-power-density fuel cell technology

Mobility technology company AVL is partnering with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance arm of Red Bull Racing Group, to develop the next generation of ultra-high-power density fuel cell technology. The lightweight solutions are expected to be two-thirds lighter than conventional fuel cell systems, thereby paving the way for net-zero... Read more →

In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB), the public transport operator in Frankfurt am Main, has placed an order for 9 Solaris Urbino 18 articulated hydrogen buses. There are already 23 hydrogen-powered Solaris buses running in the city, supplied in 2022 and 2024. Deliveries of the articulated buses from the latest order are scheduled... Read more →

Smoltek Nanotech Holding announced that group company Smoltek Hydrogen completed a successful long-term test of the company’s newly developed material for PEM electrolyzer cells. During 1000 hours of continuous operation, at 2 A/cm2, the company has produced hydrogen with only 0.2 mg iridium/cm2 without any degradation of the nanostructure in... Read more →

DFDS to deploy two battery electric vessels on the English Channel by 2030

Denmark-based international shipping and logistics company DFDS (Det Forenede Dampskibs- Selskab) reaffirmed its commitment to the electrification of cross-channel transport after meeting with UK Minister for Investment and Regulatory Reform, Lord Dominic Johnson. DFDS‘s long-term goal is to have up to six battery-powered vessels operating on its routes on the... Read more →

MOL Group has inaugurated a 10 MW capacity green hydrogen plant —the largest in Central and Eastern Europe—in Százhalombatta. The €22-million investment makes fuel production more sustainable: the plant will reduce the Danube Refinery’s carbon dioxide emissions by 25,000 tonnes. The 10 megawatt electrolysis unit created by Plug Power produces... Read more →