The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $2.9-billion investment plan that accelerates California’s 2025 electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen refueling goals. The funds will support the deployment of thousands of zero-emission trucks, school buses and transit buses to deliver clean air benefits to communities hit hardest by the impacts... Read more →

Australia-based Provaris Energy has received class approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the design of Provaris’ 26,000 m3 H2Neo compressed hydrogen carrier, the first of its kind to receive this level of approval. This milestone approval follows the completion of extensive Front End Engineering Design (FEED) work... Read more →

Cummins to supply 35MW electrolyzer system to Linde for green hydrogen production in Niagara Falls

Cummins will supply a 35-megawatt (MW) proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer system for Linde’s new hydrogen production plant in Niagara Falls, New York. The plant is expected to start up by 2025. The new plant will be the largest electrolyzer installed by Linde globally and will more than double Linde’s... Read more →

Hyundai Motor Company announced that its heavy-duty, hydrogen-powered XCIENT Fuel Cell truck is entering Israel, its first Middle East market, to establish a hydrogen value chain in the region. Hyundai Motor supplied three XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to Israel as part of a partnership between its Israeli agency Colmobil, hydrogen... Read more →

Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated fuel cell system brand HTWO will supply ENGINIUS, a subsidiary of FAUN Group, with fuel cell systems for mass production of hydrogen-powered commercial trucks. Through this cooperation with FAUN Group, a key player in the European refuse truck market, HTWO will further accelerate its fuel cell... Read more →

Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz insurance companies, has signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Ren-Gas Oy, a green hydrogen and power-to-gas project developer based in Finland. Allianz will provide funding of €25 million to Ren-Gas to support the company’s project portfolio towards execution. Allianz will... Read more →

Aramco, Shandong Energy to collaborate on downstream projects in China; cooperation across H2, renewables and carbon capture technologies

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco), one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, and Shandong Energy Group, are exploring collaboration on integrated refining and petrochemical opportunities in China. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which includes a potential crude oil supply agreement and chemicals... Read more →

Air Products and AES plan to invest ~$4B for mega-scale green hydrogen production facility in Texas; 200 metric tons per day

Air Products and The AES Corporation plan to invest approximately $4 billion to build, own and operate a green hydrogen production facility in Wilbarger County, Texas. This mega-scale renewable power to hydrogen project includes approximately 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power generation, along with electrolyzer capacity capable of... Read more →

Amogy and Ballard to integrate maritime fuel cell engines in zero-emission ammonia-to-power platform

Amogy Inc., a developer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions (earlier post), will purchase fuel cell engines from Ballard Power Systems for ammonia-to-power maritime applications. Ballard’s FCwave engine is a scalable fuel cell system certified for operation in marine environments. (Earlier post.) Amogy’s proprietary ammonia-to-power platform relies on unique ammonia... Read more →

The Danish fuel cell manufacturer Blue World Technologies is developing a methanol fuel cell-powered auxiliary power unit (APU) to replace conventional diesel generators for power supply on board ships. Blue World Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT PEM) fuel cells and will start series... Read more →

bp to explore potential for green hydrogen production in Egypt

bp signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Egypt under which bp will explore the potential for establishing a new green hydrogen production facility in the country. The MoU was signed by bp, Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), the... Read more →

Toyota engineers have created a prototype hydrogen engine road car—the Corolla Cross H2 Concept. By equipping the 1.6l 3-cylinder turbo engine from the GR Corolla with high-pressure hydrogen direct injection engine technology from motorsport activity, and adding the hydrogen tank packaging know-how from Mirai, Toyota was able to create a... Read more →

Cepsa—the Spain-based multinational oil and gas company—will invest more than €3 billion to establish the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley, creating the largest green hydrogen hub in Europe in southern Spain. The project, part of Cepsa’s 2030 strategy Positive Motion, will contribute to Europe’s energy security and independence, in line with... Read more →

ABT e-Line GmbH, a subsidiary of the ABT Group that specializes in alternative drives, has decided to start series development of hydrogen fuel cell vans based on the reception of its demonstrator vehicles. The company gained experience in the integration of fuel cell drives in two large Tier 1 projects... Read more →

Glasgow-based Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) will receive a £15-million (US$17.8-million) grant from the UK Government’s Advanced Propulsion Center to support the commercialization of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck. HVS is developing the UK’s first indigenous, clean-sheet, hydrogen fuel-cell HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle). APC’s funding, which is aimed at supporting... Read more →

A consortium led by Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd (TMUK) will receive funding from UK Government through the Advanced Propulsion Center (APC) for the development of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered Hilux pickup. HiluxH2 In collaboration with Ricardo, ETL, D2H and Thatcham Research, Toyota will adopt second-generation Toyota fuel cell components... Read more →

The BMW Group is commencing production of its BMW iX5 Hydrogen model. Manufacture of the small-series hydrogen-powered vehicle is taking place in the pilot plant at its Munich Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ). The first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) featuring hydrogen fuel cell technology has already completed a program of... Read more →

NuScale Power, along with Shell Global Solutions (Shell) and industry participants will develop and assess a concept for an economically optimized Integrated Energy System (IES) for hydrogen production using electricity and process heat from a NuScale VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant. The project entitled, “Development and Demonstration of... Read more →

Airbus is developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine. The propulsion system is being considered as one of the potential solutions to equip its zero-emission aircraft that will enter service by 2035. Airbus will start ground and flight testing this fuel cell engine architecture onboard its ZEROe demonstrator aircraft towards the... Read more →

Honda will produce an all-new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the recently launched, all-new Honda CR-V starting in 2024 at its Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. This new zero-emissions vehicle will contribute to Honda’s previously announced goal to make battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and FCEVs... Read more →

Rolls-Royce and easyJet report the world’s first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen. The ground test was conducted on an early concept demonstrator using green hydrogen created by wind and tidal power. It marks a major step towards proving that hydrogen could be a zero carbon aviation fuel... Read more →

The technology group Wärtsilä has entered into a joint development agreement with Hycamite TCD Technologies, a privately-owned Finnish company specializing in the development of technology for the thermo-catalytic decomposition (TCD) of methane to produce clean hydrogen and solid carbon. The two companies will work together to enable cost-effective production of... Read more →

Fusion Fuel and Electus Energy to develop 75 MW green hydrogen project in Bakersfield, California; Fusion Fuel’s first US project

Fusion Fuel and Electus Energy have entered into an exclusive joint venture agreement to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in Bakersfield, California. The proposed project is a roughly 75 MW solar-to-hydrogen facility using Fusion Fuel’s HEVO technology (earlier post), capable of producing up to 9,300 tons of green hydrogen... Read more →

UK consortium awarded £7.7 million to develop hydrogen storage using depleted uranium

A UK consortium has been awarded £7.7 million (US$9.3 million) from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) of the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to develop a hydrogen storage demonstrator, in which hydrogen is absorbed on a depleted uranium bed, which can then release the... Read more →

Using only inexpensive earth-abundant raw materials, a team from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. and Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment have created a scalable photocatalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel. The research is published in Science. We show that plasmonic photocatalysis can... Read more →

Green NortH2 Energy receives €2.3M in R&D funding from Business Finland for the development of green hydrogen and ammonia production

Business Finland has awarded €2.3 million in R&D funding to Elomatic Oy’s project development company Green NortH2 Energy. With the loan, the Finland-based company is developing a green hydrogen and ammonia production concept. Green NortH2 Energy intends to set up the first green ammonia production plant in Naantali. Green NortH2... Read more →

A Siemens Energy-led consortium has begun work in Newcastle, UK on a new £3.5 million (US$4.24 million) ammonia cracker prototype designed to produce green hydrogen at industrial scale. The prototype will use ammonia to deliver 200kg of hydrogen a day—enough to power around 5-10 hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses. The ammonia... Read more →

Fusion Fuel has entered the centralized electrolyzer market with the introduction of its HEVO-Chain solution. Rather than relying on a traditional cell-stack, the HEVO-Chain builds off Fusion Fuel’s proprietary HEVO architecture (earlier post), enabling the system to operate at higher efficiency—roughly 49 kWh / kg of hydrogen—and avoid the losses... Read more →

Airbus developing innovative cryogenic tanks to support hydrogen-powered flight; targeting demonstrator tank by 2026-2028

Airbus is developing innovative cryogenic hydrogen storage tanks to support future aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen. Liquid hydrogen needs to be stored at -253 °C. In its simplest terms, says Airbus, there are two main technologies that enable an aircraft to fly directly with hydrogen. You can power an engine... Read more →

Aviation H2 has commenced testing on a Swiwin SW170b-2448 turbine, using jet A fuel to develop the baseline data required to compare the engine’s performance once they convert it to a carbon-free fuel. With the initial trials complete, the company will start pulling apart the engine and designing the modifications,... Read more →

Hyundai’s N Vision 74 hydrogen fuel cell hybrid concept (earlier post) made its US debut at Automobility LA. This concept reveals the Hyundai N sub-brand electrification vision, demonstrating its commitment to zero-emissions technologies. The ‘Rolling Lab’ concept on which it is based is a testbed of future technologies seeking the... Read more →

A Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck prototype has successfully completed its first high-altitude tests on public roads. A major point on the checklist of the test program: crossing the Brenner Pass, one of the main arteries of European freight traffic. In 2019 alone, around 40 million tons of freight were transported by... Read more →

Nel ASA and GM to collaborate on electrolyzers

Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has entered into a joint development agreement with General Motors to help accelerate the industrialization of Nel’s proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer platform. By combining GM’s extensive fuel cell expertise and Nel’s deep knowledge of electrolyzers, the two companies are looking to... Read more →

Cummins and Tata Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the design and development of low- and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions for commercial vehicles in India, including hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines (H2ICE), fuel cells (FC), and battery electric vehicle (BEV) systems. The shift to sustainable mobility is... Read more →

DOE teaming with utilities to support 4 hydrogen demo projects at nuclear power plants

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) are teaming up with utilities to support four hydrogen demonstration projects at nuclear power plants. High-temperature electrolyzers for hydrogen production use both heat and electricity to split water and... Read more →

Fusion Fuel (earlier post) completed the interconnection of its H2Évora plant to the Portuguese electric grid and has successfully commissioned the facility. The demonstration project, comprising 15 HEVO-Solar units and associated balance-of-plant equipment, will produce 15 tons of green hydrogen per year and avoid the emission of 135 tons of... Read more →

The Canadian federal and provincial governments will award approximately $475 million (CAD) (US$357 million) in project funding for Air Products’ multi-billion-dollar landmark net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex in Alberta. (Earlier post.) The facility, already being executed, will make Edmonton, Alberta the center of western Canada’s hydrogen economy and set the... Read more →

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) will work with Wabtec, a leading manufacturer of freight locomotives, to develop the hardware and control strategies for a single-cylinder, dual-fuel engine to demonstrate the viability of using alternative fuels for locomotives. The research focuses on zero-carbon hydrogen... Read more →

GE Gas Power and Shell to collaborate on LNG decarbonization pathway using hydrogen

GE will collaborate with Shell to develop potential lower-carbon solutions aiming to reduce the carbon intensity of Shell’s LNG supply projects around the world; Under this agreement, GE will accelerate development for the use of 100% hydrogen as a low carbon fuel for gas turbines; Focus will be on hydrogen... Read more →

TECO 2030 and its partners will receive €5 million in funding from HORIZON EUROPE for the the hydrogen-powered tanker concept, HyEkoTank. The consortium expects to finalize the grant agreement process by the end of this year, and plans project startup by 1 February 2023. In addition to TECO 2030, Shell... Read more →

IRS seeks feedback on clean hydrogen production tax credit

The US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released three notices requesting public input on several tax credit provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). These include: Credits for Clean Hydrogen Production (45V) and Clean Fuel Production (45Z) (Notice 2022-58) Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration(45Q)... Read more →

Bloom Energy inaugurates high-volume electrolyzer production line

Bloom Energy Corporation inaugurated its high-volume commercial electrolyzer line at the company’s Newark facility, increasing the company’s generating capacity of electrolyzers to two gigawatts. The award-winning technology is the most energy-efficient design to produce clean hydrogen to date. In the last decade, the facility has produced more than 1 gigawatt... Read more →

NREL, Berkeley Lab propose efficiency and stability best-practices for solar water-splitting

Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are providing researchers with a guide to how best to measure the efficiency of producing hydrogen directly from solar power. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting, which relies on sunlight to split water into... Read more →

Nikola and KeyState partner to create low-carbon hydrogen value chain in PA

Nikola Corporation and KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis, a clean hydrogen and chemicals production facility under development, are working together to create Pennsylvania’s first low-carbon hydrogen production value chain, which includes full integration of commercial carbon capture and storage. The KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis Plant proposed for Clinton County would use... Read more →

Norway-based developer of fuel cells for maritime and heavy industry applications TECO 2030 signed a letter of intent (LOI) with AVL on behalf of an undisclosed truck customer for delivery of fuel cell stacks to 30 trucks based on the AVL HyTruck platform, delivery to start end of next year.... Read more →

Rice University researchers and colleagues at Princeton and Syzygy Plasmonics have developed a plasmonic photocatalyst for the direct decomposition of hydrogen sulfide gas into hydrogen and sulfur, as an alternative to the industrial Claus process. A paper on the work appears in ACS Energy Letters. An illustration of the light-powered,... Read more →

At bauma in Munich, Volvo Penta unveiled its 8-liter dual-fuel hydrogen engine as well as the cube battery—which increases the versatility and flexibility of Volvo Penta's electromobility offering, opening up electrification opportunities for more customers across a wider range of industrial subsectors, machines and applications. Dual-fuel hydrogen engine. By using... Read more →

Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell fleet in Switzerland logged 5M km in 2 years

Hyundai Motor Company announced that its fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty trucks in Switzerland has accumulated more than 5 million km in two years. Starting in 2020, the company exported 47 units of the hydrogen-powered, zero-emission commercial trucks to 23 Swiss companies, which are using them for logistics, distribution... Read more →

Researchers from Osaka University have demonstrated a proof-of-concept for a novel molecular hydrogen production method that bypasses the need for expensive purification steps. They developed a system where hydrogen is separated and stored in liquid organic hydrogen carriers by catalysis of triaryl boranes in one seamless process. An open-access paper... Read more →

Researchers in Germany have developed a method to store and release highly pure hydrogen by the interconversion of readily available (bi)carbonate and formate salts in the presence of naturally occurring α-amino acids. An open-access paper on their work is published in ACS Central Science. The reversible storage of hydrogen in... Read more →