At Agritechnica, Cummins confirmed its commitment to the hydrogen economy as part of its Destination Zero strategy. Following recent acquisitions and investment, Cummins’ focus is on three key areas for hydrogen: the production of green hydrogen; the management and transportation of hydrogen; and the application of hydrogen in engines and... Read more →

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) embarked on a year-long collaboration with Honeywell Aerospace in 2023 to prototype and support the commercialization of a novel cartridge-based hydrogen fuel storage solution for UAVs. The project, Fuel Additives for Solid Hydrogen (FLASH) Carriers in Electric Aviation, is a new hydrogen carrier technology... Read more →

A team of MIT researchers led by William H. Green, the Hoyt Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering, is developing a technology that allows liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs) not only to deliver hydrogen to the trucks, but also to store the hydrogen onboard. Their findings were recently published in the... Read more →

Regular maintenance of hydrogen high-pressure storage systems is mandatory to prevent hazardous situations from occurring. However, the tank inspection that is currently required every two years consists merely of an external visual inspection. Damage inside the tank cannot be detected using this conventional inspection method. In the joint research project... Read more →

GKN Aerospace, Marshall and Parker Aerospace to explore liquid hydrogen fuel systems for fuel-cell and engined aircraft

GKN Aerospace, Marshall, and Parker Aerospace will collaborate under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore liquid hydrogen fuel system solutions for the next generation of zero-emission aircraft. Hydrogen propulsion, whether through fuel cells or combustion, is a pathway for the aviation industry to achieve its ambitious goal of net-zero... Read more →

NETL publishes review of safety challenges of production, transportation and storage of hydrogen

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has published The Hydrogen Safety Review for Gas Turbines, SOFC, and High Temperature Hydrogen Production to review and summarize the unique safety challenges involved with the production, transportation and storage of hydrogen. The Review is part of NETL’s Hydrogen Safety Field Work Proposal to... Read more →

DOE awards $34M to 19 projects to advance clean hydrogen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded nearly $34 million to 19 industry- and university-led research projects that will advance technology solutions to make clean hydrogen a more available and affordable fuel for electricity generation, industrial decarbonization, and transportation. The projects are additional selections for the $160-million funding opportunity DE-FOA-0002400,... Read more →

A team from Nanjing University, Hubei Normal University and Zhejiang University has developed a cobalt-doped graphdiyne catalyst for catalytically decomposing ammonia (NH3) to generate H2. The composite catalyst significantly enhances the reactivity and stability of ammonia decomposition. In a paper in the journal Fuel, the researchers report that the Co-doped... Read more →

Alberta to award $45M in funding to innovative hydrogen projects

The government of the Canadian province of Alberta will launch two hydrogen funding competitions using the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund. The new funding will support hydrogen technologies to be used in production, transmission and distribution, storage, and in industries such as heavy-duty transportation, industrial heat and chemicals.... Read more →

Canada-based Vortex Energy has completed a hydrogen storage capacity assessment for the East and West Salt Structures at the Robinsons River Salt Project. The work was done by the company’s contracted consultant partner, RESPEC Consulting, a geology, geophysical and engineering consultancy with direct experience in underground hydrogen storage caverns. Salt... Read more →

Nikola Corporation and Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), a global green energy and metals company, announced that FFI will acquire Nikola’s Phoenix Hydrogen Hub (PHH) project. (Earlier post.) FFI will bring the capital and resources required to fully develop the project and the parties are working towards a hydrogen supply agreement... Read more →

Fabrum and Chart Industries execute MoU for micro-scale liquefiers for hydrogen

New Zealand-based Fabrum and Chart Industries have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on the manufacture and sale of Micro-Scale Liquefiers for hydrogen and other gases. The collaboration targets the rapidly increasing demand for liquefaction systems as industries work to decarbonize and transition to new energy sources. The Micro-Scale Liquefier... Read more →

Nikola Corporation and BayoTech, Inc., an innovator in hydrogen production, transportation and storage solutions, announced an agreement to advance reliable hydrogen supply for zero-emission commercial fuel cell electric vehicle fleets. The strategic supply agreement includes the purchase of up to 50 Nikola Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, up... Read more →

MTU Aero Engines and MT Aerospace develop fuel system for liquid hydrogen

MTU Aero Engines and aerospace company MT Aerospace are jointly developing a complete liquid hydrogen fuel system for commercial aviation. The partners announced the project today at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. The first application will be MTU’s Flying Fuel Cell. (Earlier post.) The two companies began jointly... Read more →

Haydale working with Viritech on development of Type 5 hydrogen pressure vessels for Ford-led project

Global technologies and materials group Haydale will contribute to Viritech’s development of fuel cell hydrogen electric vehicles (FCHEVs). Viritech secured a major role in Ford Motor Company’s three-year hydrogen fuel cell E-Transit trial. (Earlier post.) For the Ford project, Viritech will develop hydrogen pressure vessels using its proprietary integrated mounting... Read more →

Toyota will enter the ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2023 Round 2 NAPAC Fuji SUPER TEC 24 Hours Race, to be held from May 26 to 28, with the #32 ORC ROOKIE GR Corolla H2 Concept (hydrogen-powered Corolla) running on liquid hydrogen. (Earlier post.) It is the first time in the... Read more →

An economic study by research group Steer, and commissioned by T&E, looked at future operating costs of hydrogen planes on intra-European flights and found that they could be an efficient, cost competitive technology to decarbonize the sector, provided kerosene is taxed adequately. (If fossil kerosene is taxed in line with... Read more →

DOE to award nearly $42M to 22 projects to advance clean hydrogen technologies

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award nearly $42 million in funding for 22 projects to advance critical technologies for producing, storing, and deploying clean hydrogen. DOE also announced $17.8 million to establish a new North American university research consortium that will help states and tribal communities implement grid... Read more →

Ricardo working with sHYpS consortium on fuel cell propulsion for passenger ships

Ricardo is working with the sustainable HYdrogen powered Shipping (sHYpS) consortium to design and develop hydrogen fuel cell propulsion technologies to power the next generation of zero emissions passenger ships. sHYpS is centered around the idea of developing a swappable storage system for liquid hydrogen, based on new 40' c-type... Read more →

One of the challenges of constructing a global hydrogen economy is hydrogen transportation by sea. A new approach developed by researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and international colleagues proposes using solid air (nitrogen or oxygen) as a medium for recycling cooling energy across... Read more →

GTT, TotalEnergies, LMG Marin and Bureau Veritas join forces to develop a large-scale LH2 carrier

GTT, TotalEnergies, LMG Marin and Bureau Veritas have signed an agreement for a Joint Development Project (JDP) to develop a 150,000 m3 capacity liquid hydrogen (LH2) carrier concept design fitted with GTT’s membrane-type containment system. Low-carbon hydrogen offers a promising solution to decarbonize hard-to-electrify industries as well as heavy-duty terrestrial... Read more →

ZeroAvia and Absolut Hydrogen partner to develop liquid hydrogen refueling infrastructure for aircraft operations

ZeroAvia and Absolut Hydrogen will jointly explore liquid hydrogen (LH2) production, storage and refueling at airports. The partners will work together to build and demonstrate liquefaction and liquid hydrogen storage in an airport context and ultimately explore the technology developments, concept of operations, safety procedures and standards for larger-scale deployment... Read more →

Technology group Wärtsilä, along with Norway-based Höegh LNG and other partners, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), University of South-East Norway, Sustainable Energy and BASF SE have received funding of approximately @5.9 million from the Norwegian Government for the development of ammonia as a hydrogen carrier for the energy market. The... Read more →

Honeywell UOP has introduced its Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC), a solution that enables the long-distance transportation of clean hydrogen. This cost-effective solution can help meet the growing requirements for hydrogen use across various industries by leveraging existing refinery and transportation infrastructure. While hydrogen is expected to play a critical... Read more →

Chart Industries, a leading global engineering design and manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas markets, and Nikola Corporation executed a strategic collaboration agreement including liquid hydrogen storage tanks, transport trailers, and the development of new mobile and modular hydrogen refueling stations... Read more →

A new hydrogen compressor developed at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) can improve the efficiency and reliability of hydrogen compression used in the refueling of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The SwRI-developed linear motor-driven reciprocating compressor (LMRC) is designed to compress hydrogen as a fuel source for FCEVs and other hydrogen-powered... Read more →

Viritech, a developer of high-performance hydrogen powertrain solutions for the automotive industry, is extending its cooperation with Haydale, a global technology solutions company and a developer of functionaliZed graphene-enhanced nanomaterials. The two companies will work together on solutions for hydrogen pressure vessels for the automotive industry, initially focusing on commercial... Read more →

Ammonia-to-power company Amogy raises $139M Series B-1; led by SK Innovation

Amogy Inc., a developer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions (earlier post), announced a $139-million Series B-1 fundraising. The round was led by SK Innovation, joined by other global investors including Temasek, Korea Zinc, Aramco Ventures, AP Ventures, MOL PLUS, Yanmar Ventures, Zeon Ventures and DCVC. SK Innovation had already... Read more →

Saudi Aramco and Linde Engineering to develop new ammonia cracking technology

Saudi Arabia-based Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, and Linde Engineering, a global leader in the production and processing of gases, signed an agreement jointly to develop a new ammonia cracking technology. The collaboration between the two companies will combine Linde Engineering and Aramco’s experience... Read more →

Chart Industries and ZEV Stations executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling the two companies to collaborate on novel deployment for US-based, multimodal hydrogen stations with Chart equipment. Working together, the companies’ goal is development of fast-fuel multiple modes for heavy-duty transportation at the same station, uniting different standards of... Read more →

Liquid hydrogen-powered Corolla suffers fire, will not race in Super Taikyu Series Suzuka

Toyota’s #32 ORC ROOKIE GR Corolla H2 Concept (hydrogen-powered Corolla) (earlier post), which was scheduled to participate in the ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2023 Powered by Hankook Round 1 Suzuka to be held on 18 and 19 March 2023, will not be racing. During a private test run at Fuji... Read more →

Universal Hydrogen in collaboration to study green hydrogen supply and logistics solutions for Japanese airlines

Universal Hydrogen (earlier post) has formed a collaboration with three Japan-based companies to study—and ultimately to develop—a green hydrogen supply and logistics solution that will enable Japanese airlines to scale their utilization of hydrogen-powered aircraft in the very near-term. Collectively, Universal Hydrogen alongside Sojitz Corporation, Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc., and... Read more →

DOE Technology Commercialization Fund accepting applications for hydrogen leakage detection and quantification technologies

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is calling for applications for the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) Fiscal Year 2023 Technology Commercialization Fund Base Annual Appropriations National Laboratory Call for FECM Program-Led Topics. (DE-LC-000L101) This year’s topics include Hydrogen Quantification for technologies that can quantify leakage... Read more →

Amogy Inc., a developer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions (earlier post), signed a letter of intent and a lease with Sustainable Energy Catapult Center in Norway to initiate testing operations for Amogy’s 200kW ammonia-to-power platform at the recently-launched testing facility for new and sustainable energy solutions in Stord, Norway.... Read more →

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM are developing ammonia-based systems for a mobile, decentralized energy supply in the infrastructure, transportation and industry sectors. Several of the research projects were showcased for the first time at the recent Hannover Messe. An alternative to fossil fuels is power-to-X... Read more →

Researchers create ultrathin nanosheets of MgB2 metal hydride that increase hydrogen storage capacity

A collaboration including scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Sandia National Laboratories, the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has created 3-4 nanometer ultrathin nanosheets of a MgB2metal hydride that increase hydrogen storage capacity significantly. The research appears in the journal Small. Metal boride nanostructures... Read more →

ENEOS Corporation has constructed a demonstration plant in Brisbane, Australia, to produce methylcyclohexane (MCH), a liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC), using its proprietary low-cost electrochemical synthesis of organic hydride method Direct MCH. (Earlier post.) The plant will begin operation this month. Methylcyclohexane (MCH) is a liquid hydrogen carrier made by... Read more →

HySiLabs raises 13€M in Series A; siloxane liquid carriers for hydrogen

HySiLabs, a France-based developer of a siloxane liquid carrier for hydrogen, announced a €13-million Series A financing led by Equinor Ventures, and joined by the European Innovation Council Fund, EDP Ventures and PLD Automobile, with the support of historical investors Kreaxi, Région Sud Investissement and CAAP Création. The funding will... Read more →

With the keel laying, construction has begun at Next Generation Shipyards in the Netherlands of Neo Orbis, a 20m fuel-cell hybrid port vessel using sodium borohydride as a solid-state hydrogen storage medium. The pilot project is being executed in collaboration with H2Ships, Port of Amsterdam, TU Delft Fuel (the inventor... Read more →

Masdar, Port of Amsterdam and partners to explore exporting green hydrogen from Abu Dhabi to Europe

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, a developer of renewable energy projects and urban development, Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG, Evos Amsterdam and Zenith Energy Terminals have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the development of a green hydrogen supply chain between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam to support Dutch and European markets.... Read more →

DOE to award $47M to develop affordable clean hydrogen technologies in support of Hydrogen Shot

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $47 million in funding (DE-FOA-0002920) to accelerate the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of affordable clean hydrogen technologies. Projects funded under this opportunity will reduce costs, enhance hydrogen infrastructure, and improve the performance of hydrogen fuel cells—advancing the Department’s Hydrogen Shot... Read more →

Nikola launches HYLA brand for its energy products

Nikola Corporation has created a new global brand, HYLA, to encompass the company’s energy products for producing, distributing and dispensing hydrogen to fuel its zero-emissions trucks. The HYLA brand represents Nikola’s hydrogen-focused energy business by supporting our fuel cell electric vehicles and those of other OEMs. Hydrogen energy is the... Read more →

European Clean Hydrogen Partnership launches €195M 2023 call for proposals

The European Clean Hydrogen Partnership launched its 2023 call for proposals. A total of €195 million will be made available for projects that support the creation of clean hydrogen technologies. A total of 26 topics will be part of the call for proposals. Renewable hydrogen production: 7 topics, €49M Hydrogen... Read more →

thyssenkrupp Uhde and ADNOC—a diversified energy and petrochemicals group wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi—have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore a long-term partnership to create new markets for hydrogen and promote global clean energy value chains. The agreement will focus on a joint project development... Read more →

A group of researchers from China and Japan has identified a key inhibitor to hydrogen desorption in magnesium hydride (MgH2) solid-state hydrogen storage materials. Details of their findings were published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Currently, hydrogen is stored by three methods: high-pressure gaseous hydrogen storage; low-temperature liquid... Read more →

Vopak and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies will incorporate an equal shared joint venture, named LOHC Logistix, for hydrogen storage, transport and supply based on Hydrogenious’ Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology. (Earlier post.) This is one of the major steps both companies have agreed on recently to push LOHC market solutions... Read more →

Hydrogen infrastructure company GenH2 launched the LS20 Mobile Liquid Hydrogen System, an end-to-end liquefication and storage system. The mobile liquefaction unit offers a space-optimized, fully integrated liquid hydrogen solution to be used in a range of applications from transportation to energy backup to accelerating the use of liquid hydrogen through... Read more →

The US Department of Energy (DOE) intends to issue $750 million in funding to reduce the cost of clean-hydrogen technologies. (DE-FOA-0002921) The activities to be funded under this FOA support Sec. 40314 of the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” which amended Title VIII of the “Energy Policy Act” (EPAct) of... 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 →

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 →