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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Bakken Energy, a developer of affordable clean hydrogen supply, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with each of Cummins Inc. and Schneider National Carriers Inc., to work together on the design of the Heartland Hydrogen Hub to serve the needs of long-haul trucking. In conjunction with the States of North Dakota,... Read more →

Researchers have developed a nickel-stabilized, ruthenium dioxide (Ni-RuO2) anode catalyst for proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis. The ruthenium—a more abundant precious metal—serves as a promising alternative to the more rare and expensive iridium—currently the practical anode catalyst for electrolysis. The Ni-RuO2 catalyst shows high activity and durability in acidic... Read more →

Plug Power, Olin launch JV for 15-ton-per-day green hydrogen plant in Louisiana

Plug Power and Olin Corporation, a leading vertically integrated chlor alkali producer and marketer, launched a joint venture—announced in April (earlier post)—to begin with the construction of a 15-ton-per-day hydrogen plant in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. The joint venture, named Hidrogenii, will support reliability of supply and speed to market for... Read more →

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has entered into a contract for alkaline electrolyzer equipment from Australia-based Woodside Energy for its proposed hydrogen project, H2OK, in Ardmore in the state of Oklahoma. The contract has a total value of about NOK 600 million (US$57 million). This is... Read more →

Air Products plans to invest approximately $500 million to build, own and operate a 35 metric ton per day facility to produce green liquid hydrogen at a greenfield site in Massena, New York, as well as liquid hydrogen distribution and dispensing operations. The commercial operation of this facility is targeted... Read more →

Toshiba Corporation has developed large-scale production technology for electrolysis electrodes that realize high level efficiency in Power to Gas (P2G) technology while reducing the use of iridium, one of the world’s rarest precious metals, to 1/10. P2G uses electrolysis of water to convert renewable energy into hydrogen, for storage and... Read more →

Rolls-Royce and SOWITEC cooperate on power-to-X projects

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and SOWITEC, a specialist in renewable energy projects, have agreed to cooperate with the aim of providing power-to-X projects with a total electrolysis capacity of up to 500 megawatts by 2028. The plants will use renewable energy sources to generate electrical power that will be used to... Read more →

MAN Energy Solutions and the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST) have published their analysis of the framework conditions for the future supply of green hydrogen to the Salzgitter steel site near Hannover. Commissioned by Hydrogen Campus Salzgitter, the study investigates, among other questions, the role locally... Read more →

Chemours plans $200M investment to expand capacity and advanced technology for Nafion ion-exchange materials

The Chemours Company is planning a $200-million investment to increase capacity and advance technology for its Nafion ion exchange materials to support the hydrogen economy. Accelerated climate ambitions and energy challenges have fast-tracked demand for hydrogen power and fuel cell technology. Chemours’ investment will support growing market demand for clean... Read more →

Cemvita Factory announced multiple developments with its Gold Hydrogen business. Cemvita defines Gold Hydrogen as the biological production of hydrogen in the subsurface through the consumption of trapped or abandoned resources. Gold Hydrogen is a novel source of carbon neutral hydrogen produced from depleted oil reservoirs that are ready for... Read more →

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released draft guidance for a Clean Hydrogen Production Standard (CHPS), developed to meet the requirements of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Section 40315. The CHPS is not a regulatory standard, and DOE may not necessarily require future funded activities to achieve the standard. However,... Read more →

DOE opens $7B funding opportunity for regional clean hydrogen hubs: H2Hubs

The US Department of Energy (DOE) opened applications for a $7-billion program (DE-FOA-000279) to create regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) across the country. Projects funded under this funding opportunity are expected to include a Community Benefits Plan. Matching the scale-up of clean hydrogen production to a growing regional demand is... Read more →

The European Commission approved, under EU State aid rules, a second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation, first industrial deployment and construction of relevant infrastructure in the hydrogen value chain. The project, called “IPCEI Hy2Use” was jointly prepared and notified by thirteen Member States:... Read more →

At this year’s Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) expo at AFB Waterkloof in Centurion, Rheinmetall AG is presenting turnkey, mobile modular solutions for producing, storing and transporting CO2-free hydrogen. The mobile solution offered by Group subsidiary Rheinmetall Denel Munition in South Africa assures climate-neutral energy security for stationary and mobile... Read more →

Amogy and Trafigura to research ammonia cracking technology as a facilitator to global hydrogen supply chains

Amogy, a developer of energy-dense ammonia power solutions (earlier post), and Trafigura, one of the largest physical commodity trading groups in the world, are partnering to study the use of ammonia as a carrier to transport clean hydrogen from point of production to point of consumption. The findings of this... Read more →

ENGIE has taken the Final Investment Decision in the development of one of the world’s first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen projects, to be located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the first phase of the Yuri project will produce up to 640 tonnes of renewable... Read more →

Topsoe and First Ammonia sign 5GW electrolyzer agreement for green ammonia

Topsoe and green ammonia early-mover First Ammonia have entered into a capacity reservation agreement to kickstart the global market for green ammonia. Topsoe’s energy-efficient solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC) will be installed in First Ammonia’s green ammonia plants around the world in the coming years. The agreement provides for an... Read more →

UH researchers develop bi-functional catalyst for hydrogen production from seawater and freshwater

Researchers at the University of Houston (UH), with colleagues from Central China Normal University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, have developed a two-electrode catalyst that relies on one compound to produce hydrogen and oxygen efficiently from both seawater and freshwater. A paper on their work... Read more →

Cummins scaling Belgium electrolyzer manufacturing capacity to 1GW through IPCEI support

Cummins will expand PEM electrolyzer manufacturing capacity at its Oevel, Belgium, factory to 1 gigawatt with the support from the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) Hy2Tech program. IPCEI—recently approved by the European Commission, with funding granted by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship Agency (VLAIO)—will help Cummins develop a new... Read more →

Researchers at the University of Melbourne (Australia) have demonstrated a method of direct hydrogen production from air—in situ capture of freshwater from the atmosphere using hygroscopic electrolyte and subsequent electrolysis powered by solar or wind with a current density up to 574 mA cm−2. An open-access paper on what they... Read more →

JERA and Uniper to collaborate on clean ammonia and LNG from the US

JERA & Uniper are collaborating to facilitate the development of the initial production of 2 MTPA of clean ammonia with expansion potential up to 8 MTPA, to accelerate the production and supply of zero-carbon fuels from the US for use in the US, Europe, Japan, and greater Asia. The proposed... Read more →

Researchers at Korea University have developed high-performance, textile-based electrodes for watersplitting (WSE); the non-noblemetal-based electrodes can generate a large amount of hydrogen with low overpotentials and high operational stability. An open-access paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science. An electrochemical water-splitting reaction offers... Read more →

Sasol and ITOCHU to partner on green ammonia and hydrogen

South Africa-based Sasol and Japan-based ITOCHU Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly to study and to develop the market and supply chain for green ammonia with a focus on its use as bunkering fuel and for power generation. The parties will also evaluate ITOCHU’s potential involvement and... Read more →

The Board of Topsoe has made the final investment decision (FID) to begin construction of the world’s largest SOEC electrolyzer manufacturing plant in Herning, Denmark. Plant manufacturing capacity is 500 MW per year with an option to expand to 5 GW. Rendering of SOEC electrolyzer plant. SOEC technology consumes less... Read more →

DOE funding opportunity for nuclear-coupled hydrogen production and use

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking applications for projects in “Nuclear Coupled Hydrogen Production and Use.” This just-announced amendment to an existing funding opportunity aims to support the development of nuclear plant thermal integration that would be required for high-temperature hydrogen production or hydrogen-coupled end uses for nuclear... Read more →

H2Carrier is the designer and owner of the proprietary floating energy production and storage system P2XFloater—the first industrial-scale floating green hydrogen and ammonia facility of its kind in the world. The concept is based on proven floating production, storage and off-take technologies combined with an e-control system capable of balancing... Read more →

Syzygy Plasmonics, LOTTE Chemical and LOTTE Fine Chemical (LOTTE Chemical HQ), and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) announced a joint development agreement to test a photocatalytic reactor for clean hydrogen production. The reactor will be installed and brought online in the second half of 2023 at LOTTE Chemical HQ facilities... Read more →

Plug Power to supply green hydrogen to Amazon

Plug Power signed a hydrogen supply deal with Amazon to provide liquid green hydrogen starting in 2025 to help decarbonize Amazon’s operations as part of its commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040. Specifically, Amazon and Plug have signed a deal for Plug to supply 10,950 tons per year of... Read more →

ABB and Canada-based Hydrogen Optimized have signed an agreement to expand the companies’ existing strategic relationship. This includes an investment by ABB into Key DH Technologies Inc. (KEY), the parent company of HOI, as they seek to accelerate the fast-emerging green hydrogen production segment with unique large-scale architecture. The financial... Read more →

Toyota Motor North America is collaborating with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to build, install and evaluate a 1-megawatt (MW) proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell power generation system at NREL’s Flatirons Campus in Arvada, Colorado. This 3-year, $6.5-million collaboration is funded in part... Read more →

DOE to award $60M to advance clean hydrogen technologies and decarbonize grid

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $40 million in funding to advance the development and deployment of clean hydrogen technologies. To further decarbonize the grid, DOE is also launching a $20-million university research consortium to help states and Tribal communities successfully implement grid resilience programs and achieve decarbonization goals.... Read more →

Fusion Fuel will receive an estimated €10-million grant as part of Component 14 (C-14) of the Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan to develop its 6.6MW HEVO-Industria green hydrogen project in Sines, Portugal. C-14 is focused on accelerating the energy transition by supporting the production of hydrogen and other renewable gases.... Read more →

SK E&S, SK Plug Hyverse partner with Korea South-East Power for green hydrogen & green ammonia production

SK E&S and SK Plug Hyverse—a joint venture (JV) formed in January of this year by SK E&S and Plug Power—will work with Korea Southeast Power Generation (KOEN) to cooperate with green hydrogen and green ammonia projects based on renewable energy resources in Korea and abroad. SK E&S signed a... Read more →

Although the thermocatalytic ammonia decomposition reaction (ADR) is an effective way to obtain clean hydrogen, it relies on the use of expensive and rare ruthenium (Ru)-based catalysts, making it not sustainable or economically feasible. Now, a team from the University at Buffalo, Southern Illinois University, University of South Carolina and... Read more →

A team at the Colorado School of Mines has developed a catalytic membrane reformer (CMR) for the efficient generation of hydrogen (H2) and ammonia (NH3) fuel mixtures. A fraction of the ammonia is decomposed, and the released hydrogen is extracted through a membrane, where it combines with the remaining ammonia,... Read more →

Raven SR plans to use INNIO’s Jenbacher engines [60 Hz] with a “Ready for H2” option to produce renewable energy. The energy system will power and heat Raven SR’s S-Series hydrogen production facility at a sanitary landfill in Richmond, California. (Earlier post.) At the site, landfill gas (LFG) will be... Read more →

Idaho National Lab and Bloom Energy produce hydrogen at record-setting efficiencies

Bloom Energy announced the initial results of its ongoing demonstration with Idaho National Laboratory (INL). With nearly 500 hours of full-load operation completed at the laboratory, Bloom’s high-temperature electrolyzer is producing hydrogen more efficiently than other commercially available electrolyzers, including PEM and alkaline. Researchers at INL have been conducting a... Read more →

Plug selected by NFE for 120 MW green hydrogen plant on Gulf Coast

Plug Power, a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, has entered an agreement with New Fortress Energy Inc. (NFE) for a 120 MW industrial-scale green hydrogen plant near Beaumont, Texas. Expected to be one of the largest of its kind in North America, the... Read more →