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 →

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 →