Plug Power finalizes contract to support a major US automobile manufacturer’s material handling operations

Plug Power has finalized a contract to supply a major US automobile manufacturer with hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell solutions that will support material handling operations. The manufacturing campus of more than 6 square miles is dedicated to electric vehicles, batteries and is one of the largest auto manufacturing campuses... Read more →

Topsoe signed an engineering agreement with Approtium, a South Korean industrial supplier of hydrogen, to deliver Topsoe’s proven ammonia cracking technology, H2RETAKE, converting low-carbon ammonia, also referred to as blue ammonia, back into hydrogen. Topsoe will deliver its technology to Approtium’s landmark project in Ulsan, South Korea. The facility is... Read more →

Cleveland-Cliffs completes successful blast furnace hydrogen injection trial at Indiana Harbor #7 blast furnace

Cleveland-Cliffs successfully completed a hydrogen injection trial at its Indiana Harbor #7 blast furnace, the largest blast furnace in North America, with a production capacity of 5.5 million tons of iron a year. This represents the second Cleveland-Cliffs blast furnace to utilize hydrogen as a reductant and fuel source, following... Read more →

Celadyne secures $4.5M to accelerate industrialization of durable fuel cell membranes

Celadyne, a developer of more durable low-permeability membranes for hydrogen fuel cells, raised $4.5 million in seed investment funding in a round co-led by Maniv and Dynamo Ventures, with major participation from EPS Ventures. Current fuel cells struggle with durability because hydrogen crossover inadvertently causes side reactions that lead to... Read more →

thyssenkrupp Steel launched its call for tenders to supply hydrogen to its first direct reduction plant. In conjunction with two innovative melters, this is the centerpiece of the first transformation step in thyssenkrupp's decarbonization process as part of the tkH2Steel project. The hydrogen requirement is being put out to tender... Read more →

DOE to award up to $100M for pilot-scale testing of advanced CO2 removal technologies; funding for projects to produce carbon-negative hydrogen from biomass

The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced up to $100 million to help develop a commercially viable carbon dioxide removal industry in the United States. The funding will support pilot projects and testing facilities to demonstrate and scale carbon dioxide removal technologies... Read more →

Yamaha Motor unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered outboard for recreational boats along with a prototype fuel system integrated into a vessel that the company plans to further refine for testing later this year. (Earlier post.) The effort is part of Yamaha’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by deploying multiple technology... Read more →

The US Department of Energy recently announced $171 million for 49 projects across 21 states to reduce industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and accelerate the development of innovative decarbonization technologies. (Earlier post.) This includes $10 million funded by the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office to demonstrate hydrogen direct reduction... Read more →

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $1.9 billion investment plan that accelerates progress on the state’s electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen refueling goals. These investments will help deploy infrastructure for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) across California, creating the most extensive charging and hydrogen refueling network... Read more →

Hyzon Motors Inc. and privately held New Way Trucks announced a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to develop a fuel cell powered refuse vehicle for the North American market. Hyzon and New Way plan to start the advanced phases of truck development, with the initial base FCEV prototype ready for refuse... Read more →

Researchers from France and Albania have discovered a large natural source of hydrogen gas outgassing from the deep underground Bulqizë chromite mine in Albania. A paper on their discovery is published in Science. Deep crustal production of hydrogen (H2) is a potential source of primary energy if recoverable accumulations in... Read more →

Trillium H2 Power selects Shell Blue Hydrogen Process

Trillium H2 Power LLC (tH2 Power) has awarded Shell Catalysts & Technologies a contract to deliver a Shell Blue Hydrogen Process (SBHP) license agreement. The license is for tH2 Power, which involves building multiple large-scale, low-carbon-hydrogen-fuelled power generation and manufacturing projects at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in rural... Read more →

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are partnering with Achates Power, a leader in designing opposed piston, two-stroke compression ignition engines (earlier post), to develop a hydrogen-powered engine primarily for long-haul commercial vehicles. Argonne scientists recently began testing the hydrogen-powered engine in a demonstration that... Read more →

DOE awarding $20M to 16 projects on geologic hydrogen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million for 16 projects across 8 states to accelerate the natural subsurface generation of hydrogen. This is the first time that the US government has competitively selected teams to research this kind of technology. The 16 teams announced are set to receive... Read more →

In the presence of Rhineland-Palatinate’s Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Petra Dick-Walther, and international media, Andreas Gorbach, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck, and Juergen Nowicki, CEO of Linde Engineering, inaugurated the first public subcooled liquid hydrogen (sLH2) (earlier post) pilot station in Wörth am Rhein,... Read more →

Matteco partnering with Siemens Energy, Horiba, UV and HI ERN to develop efficient, PGM-free electrolyzer; €3M for SEAL-HYDROGEN project

Spain-based Matteco is collaborating with the multinational companies Siemens Energy and Horiba, as well as the Institute of Molecular Sciences (ICMol) of the University of Valencia, and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies (HI ERN), to develop an innovative, sustainable, efficient, and scalable electrolyzer to reduce the cost of... Read more →

A team of researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the University of Pittsburgh has developed a new high-performance catalyst that electrochemically converts carbon dioxide and water into formic acid, which can be used as a hydrogen carrier. An open-access paper detailing the research appears in the journal... Read more →

Nikola Corporation, via the HYLA brand, has opened its first HYLA hydrogen refueling station in Southern California. Featuring an advanced modular fueler, the station at 2445 East Guasti Road in Ontario, California, represents the latest phase in Nikola’s commitment to providing hydrogen refueling solutions for Class 8 trucks. The Ontario... Read more →

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) rail recently awarded Ballard an additional order of 12 fuel cell engines, delivered in 2024. The 200kW FCwave engines will support the expansion of CPKC’s new fleet of hydrogen-powered locomotives planned for regular switching and local freight service applications in Alberta, Canada. To date, Ballard... Read more →

Chiyoda Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation will jointly develop large-scale electrolysis systems and construct a strategic partnership and have signed a basic agreement on cooperation. The overall goal is to contribute to achieving the government targets for the introduction of electrolysis equipment both in Japan and overseas as part of... Read more →

Plug signs basic engineering and design package contract for 500MW electrolyzer in Europe

Plug Power signed a contract to deliver a Basic Engineering and Design Package (BEDP) for a 500 megawatt (MW) electrolyzer project in Europe. The contract increases Plug’s total amount of BEDP contracts to 4.1 gigawatts (GW). Plug started offering a Basic Engineering Design Package (BEDP) to the market in 2022.... Read more →

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall partner to investigate feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. This cooperation will provide better understanding of hydrogen aircraft concepts and operations, supply, infrastructures and refueling needs at airports in order to help... Read more →

DOE awarding $10.5M to 3 projects to advance hydrogen combustion engine innovation

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced 27 projects to receive $71 million to develop innovative and equitable clean mobility options, including $10.5 million for three projects focused on research, development, and demonstration of hydrogen combustion engines. These selections are part of a larger $131 million announcement by DOE’s... Read more →

German transport operator LNVG contracts for 23 Solaris hydrogen buses

Solaris Bus & Coach and public transport operator Lokale Nahverkehrsgesellschaft mbH (LNVG) in the District of Groß-Gerau signed a contract for the supply of 15 Urbino 12 hydrogen units and 8 articulated Urbino 18 hydrogen buses. This is the first order placed by this carrier with Solaris. The hydrogen buses... Read more →

Stellantis Pro One starts in-house production of mid- and large-size hydrogen fuel cell vans in Europe

Stellantis Pro One commercial vehicle lineup is starting in-house production of both mid-size and large hydrogen fuel cell vans in Hordain (France) and Gliwice (Poland), respectively, boosting the company’s zero-emissions offerings. In October 2023, the Company unveiled a full revamp of the van lineup as a key element of the... Read more →

Advent and Airbus in $13M joint benchmarking project of optimized MEA for fuel cells

Advent Technologies recently entered into an agreement for a joint benchmarking project with Airbus regarding an optimized Ion Pair Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) for hydrogen fuel cells. The goal of the project is to accelerate the development of Advent’s MEA and benchmark the Ion Pair MEA against aviation requirements and... Read more →

Lhyfe, one of the world’s pioneers in the production of green and renewable hydrogen, announced that the operating results of its offshore hydrogen production pilot platform, Sealhyfe, which returned to dock in November 2023, confirm that the initial objectives have been met and enable another step forward for the company.... Read more →

HYVIA, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and HYmpulsion are partnering to initiate, encourage and accelerate the deployment of hydrogen mobility in the region. Created in June 2021, HYVIA is a joint venture equally owned by Renault Group and Plug, a leader in turnkey hydrogen and fuel cell solutions. HYVIA ia also presenting... Read more →

DOE selects consortium to bridge early demand for clean hydrogen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) has selected a consortium to help accelerate commercial liftoff of the clean hydrogen economy and support the launch of the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs). (Earlier post.) The consortium—which consists of the EFI Foundation (EFIF), a leader in... Read more →

Yamaha Golf-Car Company (YGC), a consolidated subsidiary of the Yamaha Motor Corporation that sells golf cars in the United States, developed a hydrogen-powered engine golf car concept model, the DRIVE H2. The concept model, the world’s first, is currently exhibited at the Florida-based PGA Show, one of the golf industry’s... Read more →

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, and Daimler Truck Holding AG signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the feasibility of liquid green hydrogen exports from Abu Dhabi (UAE) to Europe by 2030. The MoU was signed in Abu Dhabi by Fawaz... Read more →

GM and Honda have started production at their 50-50 joint venture production facility, FCSM (Fuel Cell System Manufacturing). FCSM is the first large-scale manufacturing joint venture to build fuel cells. FCSM was established in Brownstown, Michigan, in January 2017 based on a joint investment of $85 million. The 70,000-square-foot facility... Read more →

Germany-based Ecoclean has recently begun series production of EcoLyzer modular systems for pressurized alkaline electrolysis (AEL). The robust, low-maintenance electrolyzers are available as scalable standalone solutions and turnkey systems with outputs ranging from 1 to 20 MW. Ecoclean EcoLyzer stack. Photo credit: Ecoclean GmbH Before beginning series production, Ecoclean initially... Read more →

Plug Power has started operation of the largest liquid green hydrogen plant in the US market. This is the largest electrolytic liquid hydrogen production plant, and largest PEM electrolyzer deployment operating in the US, representing a landmark achievement in Plug’s build-out of a vertically integrated hydrogen ecosystem. The plant showcases... Read more →

Amogy and Infinium partnering to explore ammonia and eFuels solutions

Amogy, a developer of ammonia power solutions (earlier post), and leading eFuels provider Infinium (earlier post) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities to integrate their technologies and develop commercial applications across the ammonia and eFuels value chain. To accelerate the decarbonization of heavy industry sectors,... Read more →

ZeroAvia has been awarded $3.25 million in funding by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a first-of-a-kind mobile liquid hydrogen (LH2) refueling truck for heavy-duty applications, including aviation and maritime. Funding for the project comes from the Gas R&D Program administered by the CEC and authorized by the California... Read more →

TECO 2030 is starting its second EU Horizon project, Zero Emission Adriatic Ship (ZEAS), together with 13 partners from various European countries. The overall project grant from EU Horizon is more than €13.5 million; more than €2.3 million is reserved to TECO 2030’s deliverable of 1.2 megawatts (MW) of fuel... Read more →

Toyota’s Woven Capital invests in Corvus Energy to expand zero-emissions energy and international reach for maritime industry

Corvus Energy, a provider of zero-emissions energy solutions for maritime, offshore and port applications, secured an investment from Woven Capital, Toyota’s growth fund, to accelerate the development of its growing product portfolio in battery storage and hydrogen fuel cells, and to support expansion into new geographies. Woven Capital invests alongside... Read more →

Solaris has signed a contract with German operator Ruhrbahn GmbH to supply 19 hydrogen-powered buses to Essen. The vehicles are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025, marking the first presence of Solaris buses on the streets of Essen. The order includes the delivery of nine Urbino 12 hydrogen models... Read more →

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a maritime hydrogen fuel cell system developed by YANMAR Power Technology Co., Ltd. (YANMAR PT). (Earlier post.) This is the first AiP certification for a maritime hydrogen fuel cell system developed by a Japanese manufacturer. Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining attention as... Read more →

Hycamite begins construction of Customer Sample Facility for thermocatalytic decomposition of methane to hydrogen and carbon

Hycamite, the developer of a proprietary process for the thermocatalytic decomposition (TCD) of methane to produce hydrogen and solid carbon (earlier post) has begun construction of the new Customer Sample Facility (CSF) building in Kokkola, Finland. Hycamite has developed a family of catalysts that lowers the temperature needed for methane... Read more →

DOE announces $131M to boost innovative clean mobility; Li-S batteries, hydrogen engines and USABC

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $131 million for projects to advance clean mobility, with $71 million from Fiscal Year 2023 project funding (DE-FOA-0002893, earlier post) awarded to 27 projects. In addition, the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) of Southfield, Michigan, will receive $60 million... Read more →

Neste and partner companies conclude E-Fuel research project; progress in the development of electrofuels

Low-emission e-fuels produced using renewable hydrogen produced by green electricity and carbon capture and utilization (CCU) are suitable for segments that are difficult to electrify, such as aviation and marine. A joint E-Fuel research project demonstrating high temperature electrolysis (SOEC), carbon capture, and hydrocarbon synthesis technologies (earlier post) has now... Read more →

In late 2023, Airbus’ ZEROe teams powered on the iron pod, the future hydrogen-propulsion system designed for Airbus’ electric concept aircraft. As well as the hydrogen fuel cell system, the iron pod contains the electric motors needed to spin a propeller and the units that control and keep them cool.... Read more →

Researchers from the University of São Paulo and Universidad de Jaén in Brazil have shown that hydrogen can be produced from vine shoots—the main waste generated during vine pruning in viticulture, with up to 2 tons generated per hectare annually. Their work evaluates, for the first time, the possibility of... Read more →

Corvus Energy has been awarded funding for the integration of ammonia cracker technology with its Pelican Fuel Cell system. The project, titled “APOLO”, is a collaboration between several partners and aims to solve the challenges of power conversion from ammonia and develop an efficient and flexible ammonia cracking technology for... Read more →

UK-based composites technology company Cygnet Texkimp has delivered a four-axis filament winding machine to the UK National Composites Centre in Bristol where it will form part of a new manufacturing and test facility for hydrogen transportation and storage. The multi-functional filament winding technology has been developed by Cygnet Texkimp to... Read more →

Airbus opens new composite-related ZEROe Development Center in Stade for hydrogen storage technologies

Airbus has opened a ZEROe Development Center (ZEDC) for hydrogen technologies at its Stade site in Germany. The center will accelerate the development of composite hydrogen-system technologies for storing and distributing cryogenic liquid hydrogen. Airbus has long been a pioneer in composite technologies in Germany, both in materials and manufacturing... Read more →

Nuvera Fuel Cells and HELINOR Energy collaborate on developing scalable zero-emission energy solutions for maritime applications

Nuvera Fuel Cells signed a formal technology development agreement with HELINOR Energy, a Norwegian scale-up technology and production provider of next-generation hydrogen fuel cell and fire suppression modules. Under the agreement, HELINOR will fund the development of scalable marine power solutions incorporating Nuvera’s next-generation high-power fuel cell engine technology with... Read more →

In a computational study leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory assessed 160 billion molecules to screen the molecules for suitability as liquid carriers of hydrogen. The team whittled down the candidates to a mere 41; the task passes into the hands... Read more →