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Hydrogen newsletter 4-10 September 

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A team of MIT researchers is developing  to deliver and store the hydrogen onboard trucks

A team of MIT researchers to explore a cost-effective way to transport and store hydrogen using liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs). The team is developing a disruptive technology that allows LOHCs to not only deliver the hydrogen to the trucks, but also store the hydrogen onboard.

Currently, LOHCs, which work within existing retail fuel distribution infrastructure, are used to deliver hydrogen gas to refueling stations, where it is then compressed and delivered onto trucks equipped with hydrogen fuel cell or combustion engines.

This current approach incurs significant energy loss due to endothermic hydrogen release and compression at the retail station.

To implement such a design, the team aims to modify the truck’s powertrain (the system inside a vehicle that produces the energy to propel it forward) to allow onboard hydrogen release from the LOHCs, using waste heat from the engine exhaust to power the “dehydrogenation” process.

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H2 Green Steel raises €1.5 billion in equity to build the world’s first green steel plant

In the largest private placement in Europe this year, H2 Green Steel has raised about €1.5 billion in equity from an investor group led by Altor, GIC, Hy24 and Just Climate. The round will finance the world’s first large-scale green steel plant and Europe’s first giga-scale electrolyzer.

The private placement is co-led by new investor Hy24, together with existing investors Altor, GIC and Just Climate. The transaction also includes new investors Andra AP -fonden and Temasek as well as a group of existing investors that continue to support H2 Green Steel with additional equity funding, including AMF, Cristina Stenbeck, Hitachi Energy, IMAS Foundation, Kinnevik, Schaeffler, Vargas and Wallenberg Investments holding company FAM.

The proceeds will finance the construction and development of H2 Green Steel’s flagship large-scale green steel plant in Boden, Sweden. Groundworks have been ongoing on site in Boden since summer 2022, and through this transaction H2 Green Steel takes another big leap towards start of operations end of 2025.

The plant will deliver steel with up to 95 percent less CO2 emissions compared to steel produced with traditional blast furnace technology. This is made possible by replacing coal in the production process with hydrogen, produced on-site with Europe’s largest electrolyzer, using electricity from renewable sources.

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Norway and Germany to set up a joint task force to work on their plans to transport hydrogen between the two countries

Norway and Germany have  agreed to set up a joint Task Force to follow up the results of an ongoing joint feasibility study, which is looking into possibilities to transport hydrogen and CO2 between Germany and Norway. The industry-led joint feasibility study explores the technical and economic feasibility of large-scale hydrogen supply solutions, in particular through a large-scale pipeline. In a second part the study also includes solutions for CO2 transport from Norway to Germany. The feasibility study is undertaken by Gassco and dena (Deutsche Energie-Agentur) on behalf of the industry, and includes a large number of industrial partners.

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JET H2 Energy and EWE sign agreement to build a hydrogen filling station network in the northwest of Germany

The EWE-JET H2 Energy collaboration initially plans to build four hydrogen filling stations in Brake, Cuxhaven, Leer and Schortens. These are to be funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport as part of the HyPerformer project “Hyways for Future” and as part of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. In total, JET H2 Energy has planned the construction and operation of around 200 public hydrogen filling stations in Germany EWE had originally intended to build the hydrogen filling station in Schortens as part of the “HyFri” project in cooperation with the district of Frisia, the public transport company DB Regio and Friesen Elektra. With its core competence in filling station construction and operation, JET H2 Energy will support this project in Frisia.

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Bavarian largest hydrogen filling station for trucks and buses is opened 

Hy2B Wasserstoff GmbH opened a first public green hydrogenation on a private bus depot in Hofolding, south of Munich, the Hy2B stated.

The new station is designed to fill 25 trucks and buses a day with up to 30 kg of 350 bar gaseous compressed hydrogen per fill. From middle of September 2023 the company plans to fill 10 fuel cell buses and trucks on a daily bases leading to a throughput of around 300 kg of #hydrogen per day.

#greenhydrogen is delivered with gaseous compressed hydrogen trailers of a capacity of 1.25 tons each at a pressure level of 380 bars; the energy contained in one trailer corresponds to 41.667 kWh, equivalent to more than 650 middle class electric vehicle #batteries

#hydrogen delivery to the station works by swapping trailers: once one trailer is empty, a new one is delivered, connected and ready to be used in around 10 to 15 minutes. The empty trailer is then towed back to the electrolyzer filling station. This trailer swap concept is the fastest way to deliver #hydrogen without interrupting the station operation and may be the future of #hydrogen bus and truck stations.

Starting mid-September, up to ten MVV buses and the first hydrogen trucks will be refueled there.To ensure a carbon-neutral operation, green hydrogen is dispensed at the filling station, which is produced locally in the HyBayern region.

Hydrogen Optimized Receives $3.6 M Canadian Government Loan to Increase Clean Hydrogen Production

FedDev Ontario funding will help company reach the scale required to become a global leader in the fast-growing clean hydrogen equipment market, the company announced.

Hydrogen Optimized Inc., a subsidiary of Key DH Technologies Inc. (KEY), has been awarded an over $3.5-million repayable contribution from the Government of Canada to automate and expand its RuggedCell™ water electrolyzer manufacturing capacity in Owen Sound, Ontario.

The funds will go toward an $11-million project that will increase RuggedCell™ electrolyzer production at the company’s Owen Sound manufacturing facility five-fold to 5,000 electrolyzer units per year of clean hydrogen production systems, and create 50 high-quality full-time jobs.

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SGMF joins GCMD to develope guidelines on the use of ammonia as a marine fuel

The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) announced  the signing of a 2-year Coalition Partnership agreement during Gastech 2023.Under this partnership agreement, GCMD and SGMF will collaborate to shape standards through developing guidelines on the use of ammonia as a marine fuel. 

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Hyundai-Kia Motors and Korean Institute KIMM developed the world’s highest level hydrogen engine technology on 100% hydrogen fuel

The joint research team of the Korean Institute KIMM and the lab of Hyundai-Kia Motors used 100% developed a ‘direct injection hydrogen engine’ and proved its world-class excellence through performance evaluation.

Researchers injected hydrogen directly into the combustion chamber at a pressure of 30 times higher than that of the existing Hyundai Motor Company hybrid vehicle engine and used a turbocharger to increase engine performance to achieve high thermal efficiency in all areas from starting to increased engine load. Stable operation was achieved by maintaining .

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United H2 Limited forms a hydrogen generator business & secures global distribution rights

United H2 Limited (“UHL”) has formed a joint venture with an established hydrogen generator manufacturer in Shenzhen, China, which will see it get exclusive global rights to sell hydrogen generators across the world, the company announced.

The generators will have a power range of up to 135kW — increasing to 1MW in the next 9-12 months — which can support large industrial sectors, such as oil & gas, mining, construction, agriculture, manufacturing and other remote communities/sites.

PWRH2 is currently seeking off-takers and country-specific distributors/retailers, as it prepares to begin delivering products to market in Q1 CY24.UHL is targeting $US500m in revenues in year three and will seek to take PWRH2/PHGL public on a global securities exchange within the next 24-36 months.

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Lhyfe and VSB Energies Nouvelles sign a first long-term contract for the supply of green hydrogen

In 2021, VSB Energies Nouvelles commissioned the Buléon wind farm, which it now operates, in the heart of the Morbihan region of Brittany, and with a total capacity of 13.2 MW. Lhyfe Bretagne, a green and renewable hydrogen production site for Brittany which Lhyfe has started building, is also located in Buléon. The facility, which will produce up to 2 tonnes of hydrogen a day (with installed capacity of 5 MW), will be operational in late 2023.

Under this 16-year electricity supply contract, 100% of the green electricity produced by the VSB Energies Nouvelles wind farm in Buléon will be for the Lhyfe Bretagne site, which will supply the local area with green hydrogen for uses related to mobility and industrial processes.

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Extreme E off-road racing plans switch to hydrogen as Extreme H from 2025

The Extreme E electric off-road racing series whose team owners include Formula One champions Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button, is planning a switch to hydrogen as Extreme H from 2025.

Founder Alejandro Agag told Reuters on Thursday that a decision would be made in the next few months but teams were supportive.Those involved include famed motorsport brands McLaren, Andretti and Ganassi.

“Extreme H will become a world championship. Extreme E will continue running in 2024 and probably that will be its last year,” said Agag.

The Paris-based governing FIA and Extreme E announced last week a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create the first hydrogen off-road world championship.

As part of that framework, Extreme H would become an FIA championship in 2025 and then a full world championship from 2026.


H2 Green Steel raises €1.5 billion in equity to build the world’s first green steel plant 

In the largest private placement in Europe this year, H2 Green Steel has raised about €1.5 billion in equity from an investor group led by Altor, GIC, Hy24 and Just Climate, the company announced. The round will finance the world’s first large-scale green steel plant and Europe’s first giga-scale electrolyzer.  

The private placement is co-led by new investor Hy24, together with existing investors Altor, GIC and Just Climate. The transaction also includes new investors Andra AP - fonden and Temasek as well as a group of existing investors that continue to support H2 Green Steel with additional equity funding, including AMF, Cristina Stenbeck, Hitachi Energy, IMAS Foundation, Kinnevik, Schaeffler, Vargas and Wallenberg Investments holding company FAM.  

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H2FLY And Partners Complete World’s First Piloted Flight of Liquid  Hydrogen Powered Electric Aircraft

H2FLY, the Stuttgart, Germany-based developer of hydrogen-electric powertrain systems for aircraft,  announced it has successfully completed the world’s first piloted flight of an electric aircraft powered by liquid hydrogen.

The H2FLY team has completed four flights powered by liquid hydrogen as part of its flight test campaign, including one flight that lasted for over three hours. The flights were completed with H2FLY’s piloted HY4 demonstrator aircraft, fitted with a hydrogen-electric fuel cell propulsion system and cryogenically stored liquid hydrogen that powered the aircraft.

Results of the test flights indicate that using liquid hydrogen in place of gaseous hydrogen will double the maximum range of the HY4 aircraft from 750 km to 1,500 km, marking a critical step towards the delivery of emissions-free, medium- and long-haul commercial flights.

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GET H2 Nukleus: Authorities approve construction and operation of large electrolyser plant in Lingen

The GET H2 Nukleus hydrogen project has passed an important milestone. The relevant authority in Oldenburg has granted permission for the construction and operation of the first two 100-Megawatt (MW) electrolysers on the site of the RWE gas-fired power plant in Lingen to the operating company “Nukleus Green H2”, a subsidiary of RWE.

The 200-MW plant will be able to produce up to 35,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year. The hydrogen is intended to enable industrial companies to significantly reduce their carbon emissions. 

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Former ‘Megawatt Valley’ to metamorphose into the UK’s largest inland hydrogen cluster

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, Cadent, and some of the region’s leading organisations such as Uniper, Toyota, Midlands Engine, East Midlands Freeport and Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership have formed a new industrial partnership called East Midlands Hydrogen, that is poised to become the UK’s largest inland hydrogen cluster.

The East Midlands region is perfectly set up for large-scale low carbon hydrogen production through electrolysis. Previously known as ‘Megawatt Valley’, its high voltage electrical transmission power lines were originally constructed to enable power export from the string of coal-fired power stations built along the river Trent. Available water from the river, coupled with imported renewable energy could enable ‘Megawatt Valley’ to metamorphose into a hydrogen production heartland at GW scale, with multiple forecasts received for a total of 500MW production capacity across the region.

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Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to LATTICE Technology Co., Ltd. for its innovative design and development of a 75,000 CbM floating liquified hydrogen (LH2) import terminal. 

The import terminal will receive the liquefied hydrogen from an LH2 carrier and store it, allowing for gas and liquid hydrogen to be supplied on demand. All the terminal functions are contained on a barge – a non-propelled floating unit, that can be fabricated and tested in a shipyard before delivery. The LH2 containment system, the V-CCS (Vacuum Cargo Containment System) consists of a Lattice Pressure Vessel (LPV) with vacuum polyurethane insulation and a flexible gas-tight membrane barrier to minimize the size of the barge hull, eliminate boil-off and substantially reduce the insulation weight. 

The floating LH2 terminal project team is led by Korean and Australian companies: LATTICE Technology, KOMAC, KOGAS Tech, KAIST, Elecseed and LH2 Energy. This international collaboration project is funded by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP). The project will be continued with further design development and optimization of the integrated unit until the end of 2023. 

Daejun ChangTechnical Supervisor of LATTICE Technology, said: “The barge-mounted import terminal is an innovative and fast-track solution for intercontinental shipping of liquid hydrogen in that it can be fabricated and deployed in a copy-and-paste way to shorten the delivery time with cost effectiveness, fabrication quality, and operational safety secured”. 

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FuelCell Energy has launched a hydrogen production facility at the Port of Long Beach in California

FuelCell Energy (FCE) has taken a significant step towards it mission to enable a world empowered by clean energy through our first-of-its-kind, clean energy Tri-gen System at the Port of Long Beach in southern California, the company announced.

The innovative system, commissioned by Toyota Motor North America and operated and serviced by FCE, is fueled by directed biogas from California landfills and is powering the automotive company’s largest port facility in North America. 

FuelCell Energy’s innovative fuel cell technology supports Toyota’s operations at the port through an electrochemical process that converts directed renewable biogas into electricity, green hydrogen, and usable water with a highly efficient, combustion-free process that emits virtually no air pollutants. The FuelCell Energy Tri-gen System is the first in the world to generate renewable electricity, renewable hydrogen, and usable water simultaneously, supporting the processing of about 200,000 Toyota vehicles through the port annually


ANGI Energy Systems delivered two first hydrogen dispensers to customer 

ANGI Energy Systems( headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin) has dispatched the first two of six state-of-the-art hydrogen dispensers from its headquarters in Janesville, Wisconsin.

“Our first hydrogen dispensers have officially shipped to Chart Industries, Inc., marking a significant milestone in our journey towards a cleaner, greener future, the company said.

 These dispensers will be used in Chart’s innovative transportable refuelers, offering readily deployable hydrogen solutions for fleets.

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The architect of China’s  electric-car push prefers fuel-cell vehicles in some cases 

Fuel-cell vehicles will be key especially in China’s northwest, where distances between cities are long and electric-car adoption remains low, Wan Gang said Wednesday in Munich, The Japan Times reported.

The architect of China’s world-leading electric-car push is convinced hydrogen vehicles will play an important role in the world’s biggest auto market.

Fuel-cell vehicles will be key especially in China’s northwest, where distances between cities are long and electric-car adoption remains low, Wan Gang said Wednesday in Munich.

“First we need to build a green hydrogen system,” Wan said at a German-Chinese conference on the sidelines of the IAA car show. In some regions, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen cars could even be more prevalent than fully electric models, he said.

A former Audi executive who went on to become China’s science-and-technology minister, Wan convinced leaders two decades ago to bet on vehicle electrification, selling it not only as a way to boost economic growth but also to tackle China’s dependence on oil imports and pollution. His strategy — using government subsidies to bring carmakers and drivers on board — made China the dominant market for EVs.

Promoting hydrogen is “very beneficial” as the fuel can also be used in maritime and rail transport, said Wan, a mechanical engineer trained in Germany. Especially China’s commercial-vehicle fleet could benefit from hydrogen drivetrains, he added.


PetroChina has started building a groundbreaking solar-to-hydrogen project in the Gansu province

Plans include three water alkaline electrolysers and two proton exchange membrane hydrogen production stations

China’s onshore giant PetroChina has started building a groundbreaking solar-to-hydrogen project in the country’s northwestern Gansu province, marking the beginning of a series of similar projects planned for deployment on its existing fields across China, The Upstream reported on 6 September.

Scheduled for completion at the end of next year, the project envisages construction of four water electrolysis hydrogen production units each with capacity of 1000 cubic metres per hour. When completed in late 2024, the project will be able to produce 2100 tonnes per annum of green hydrogen.

The photovoltaic power generation module has a photovoltaic installed capacity of 30 megawatt peak for hydrogen production by electrolysis.


Italy’s Eni and Saudi Acwa Power sign accord to develop green hydrogen project

Italy’s Eni  and Saudi Acwa Power  signed  a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a green hydrogen project in the Middle East and Africa at the Investment Forum between Italy and Saudi Arabia in Milan, the Reuters reported.

At the same event, held as Italy and Saudi Arabia struck a deal to boost investment  Acwa Power also struck an MoU with regional utility A2A  and electrodes maker De Nora  to cooperate on green hydrogen.

Italy and Saudi Arabia are in talks about a potential Saudi investment in Rome’s new strategic fund , Italy’s Industry Minister Adolfo Urso said on Monday, as the two signed a deal to forge closer economic relations, particularly in energy.

The “Made in Italy” fund, which was approved in May, will have an initial endowment of 700 million euros ($756 million) in 2023 and an additional 300 million next year in state cash.

Sources have previously told Reuters that Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is courting sovereign wealth funds to increase the fund’s firepower. The scheme would support Italian companies operating in key supply chains, while also aiming to boost procurement and reuse of “critical raw materials”. 

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Japan Fukui and ClassNK collaborate to develop a safety relief valve for a cargo tank of liquefied hydrogen carriers

Fukui Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (FUKUI) and ClassNK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning a joint study on a safety relief valve for a cargo tank of liquefied hydrogen carriers at the “Gastech2023” held in Singapore.

As part of the efforts to establish key technologies for hydrogen transport, FUKUI and ClassNK have agreed to jointly conduct a study for the installation of safety relief valves for cargo tanks of liquefied hydrogen carriers on actual ships, the ClassNK stated.

On photo: Right: Mr. Yo Fukui, President and CEO, FUKUI

Left: Mr. Hayato Suga, Executive Vice President, ClassNK

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Yokogawa to Supply Energy Management System for Yuri Green Hydrogen Project in Australia

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that its subsidiary Yokogawa Australia has received an order from Monford Group Pty Ltd. to supply an energy management system (EMS) for the initial phase (“phase 0”) of the Yuri Green Hydrogen Project, which is constructing an industrial-scale renewable hydrogen production complex in Australia.

The Yuri project is being undertaken in the Pilbara region of Western Australia by Yuri Operations Pty Ltd, a joint venture between ENGIE Renewables Australia Pty Ltd and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A consortium consisting of the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) companies Technip Energies and Monford Group Pty Ltd. is constructing these facilities, which will consist of an 18-megawatt solar power plant, an 8-megawatt battery energy storage system (BESS), and a 10-megawatt electrolyzer. Using carbon-free solar energy, this facility will be able to produce up to 640 tons of green hydrogen per year. 

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Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES), HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), and yards from the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) announced collaboration on the development of ammonia burning engine, the EPS stated on 6 September. The announcement comes a year after EPS, HHI, and ABS signed a similar MoU for the construction of a series of mid or large gas carriers. EPS has also ordered a series of Newcastlemaxes and Very Large Gas Carriers with CSSC which will be fitted with the MAN ES ammonia engines.

These vessels are expected to be delivered from 2026 onwards.

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A group of companies established the Hydrogen in Aviation alliance

A group of leading companies in the UK aviation and renewable energy sectors including easyJet, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Ørsted, GKN Aerospace and Bristol Airport, have  established the Hydrogen in Aviation (HIA) alliance to accelerate the delivery of zero carbon aviation, the easyJet announced. HIA will work to ensure the UK capitalises on the huge opportunity hydrogen presents to both the aviation industry and country as a whole.

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet and first Chair of HIA, said:  

“There is no doubt that the UK has the potential to become a world leader in hydrogen aviation, which could bring with it a £34bn per annum boost to the country’s economy by 2050, but in order to capture this opportunity, rapid change is needed and the time to act is now”.

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The high-performance vehicle with a hydrogen engine, JS2 RH2 is unveiled

At the 24H of Le Mans, Ligier Automotive and Bosch Engineering unveiled their first high-performance vehicle with a hydrogen engine: the JS2 RH2. 

ICON Technology & Process Consulting , with its pioneering expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, is thrilled to collaborate with Ligier Automotive and Bosch Engineering on this H2 Technological Demonstrator project and shape the future of hydrogen-powered vehicles, the ICON said.

Notably, ICON leverages the cutting-edge capacities of iconPlatform to rapidly prepare, run, and analyze simulations using iconCFD best-in-class high fidelity solvers. This powerful fusion of skills and technology is propelling us towards a greener, more efficient, and high-performing era in transportation. Stay tuned for more on this innovative journey!

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WinGD and Samsung Heavy Industries to cooperate on developing ammonia-fuelled engines

Swiss marine power company WinGD and shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have agreed to cooperate on future fuel vessel applications with ammonia-fuelled engines. The memorandum of understanding, signed during the Gastech conference in Singapore this week, indicates a strong intention on the part of SHI to install WinGD’s X-DF-A dual-fuel ammonia engines on forthcoming newbuild vessels.

The cooperation will include preparing X-DF-A for integration with wider ammonia fuel systems and auxiliary machinery across a range of vessel designs, including oil tankers, container ships and ammonia carriers. The project is in line with WinGD’s previously announced timeframe of bringing X-DF-A ammonia engines into service from Q1 2025.

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WAE unveils EVRh at Cenex LCV: A high-performance hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle platform

WAE Technologies (WAE) launches ultra-high performance hydrogen fuel cell electric architecture, EVRh, the company announced. EVRh demonstrates the potential of hydrogen (H2) hybrid powertrain systems, as a parallel-hybrid derivative of its EVR rolling chassis concept. With an industry-leading Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) battery pack at its core, EVRh is capable of discharging 430kW of power and having a 120kW charge power, providing maximum vehicle performance. EVRh enables sub-2.5secs 0-100km/h acceleration with a vehicle mass less than 1900kg, with a range of 600km.

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ABS Signs MOU with KHIA and the University of Ulsan to Develop Hydrogen-Fueled Vessel

The American bureau of shipping (ABS), a global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries,  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Hydrogen Industry Association (KHIA) and the University of Ulsan, Foundation for Industry Cooperation (UOUFIC) to develop a small, 40-seat vessel for tourism, equipped with electric propulsion using a 350-kW hydrogen fuel cell.

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Volvo Trucks tests hydrogen-powered electric trucks on public roads

The trucks have been tested on public roads for the first time, Volvo announced on 5 of September. Volvo’s hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks will use two fuel cells with a capacity to generate 300 kW of electric power. To make it extra-challenging, the tests have been conducted above the Arctic Circle in the north of Sweden – in an extremely cold climate.

“Trucks are operating seven days a week and in all types of weather. The harsh conditions on public roads in northern Sweden, with ice, wind and lots of snow, make an ideal testing environment,” says Helena Alsiö, VP Powertrain Product Management at Volvo Trucks. 

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Proton Motor presented the new plant of hydrogen fuel cells in Bavaria 

Proton Motor Power Systems plc , the designer and producer of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid systems, announced that the company’s new site, which represents a sevenfold increase in production space, was officially presented to approximately 80 Proton Motor customers, industry network players and media representatives at an opening event. With the new 13,500qm2 production facility in Fuerstenfeldbruck, near Munich, Proton Motor is setting a milestone in the industrialisation and serialisation of hydrogen fuel cells. The new production facility is expected to be operational in 2024, at which point the current Puchheim facility will become the development centre for fuel cell stacks and hydrogen fuel cell engines.

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Norwegian Moss Maritime has got AIP  for LH2 carrier containment system from DNV

Moss Maritime, owned by the Italian company Saipem, has been granted an Approval in Principle from the classification society DNV for a containment system for ship transport of liquefied hydrogen (LH2), the company announced.

The LH2 containment system design is inspired by the well-known Moss LNG spherical containment system, having 50 years of track record in the LNG shipping industry. The robust Moss LNG tank technology has been modified and upgraded to meet the strict requirements for transport of LH2 at a temperature of -253°C.

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Heads of Agreement for the sale of Low Carbon Hydrogen/Ammonia produced in US with German company Uniper

JERA Co., Inc., through its subsidiary JERA Americas Inc., has signed a Heads of Agreement with Uniper Global Commodities S.E. (“Uniper”) in Germany and ConocoPhillips in the United States for the sale to Uniper of low carbon hydrogen/ammonia produced in the US, the company announced on 5 September.

“To supply low carbon hydrogen/ammonia, our company, in collaboration with ConocoPhillips, is developing a manufacturing base in the US Gulf Coast that will produce hydrogen on a large scale and convert it into ammonia. We aim to start commercial production at the end of the 2020s at a plant with an initial production capacity of approximately 2 million tons per year and will accelerate the study of the basic design”, the JERA said.

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ExoTechnologies and RONN team up on hydrogen propulsion

The Isle of Man-based ExoTechnologies, the owner of Glasgow boat builder Ultimate Boats, and Arizona-based hydrogen car and truck maker RONN have entered a hydrogen propulsion partnership, the Offshore -energy. biz reported. 

The companies, which signed a Letter of Intent (LoI), are expected to develop clean hydrogen electric propulsion systems for commercial, tactical and military high-performance watercraft to be built by Ultimate Boats in Scotland.

Last year, Ultimate Boats launched its first fully recyclable workboat made from its patented DANU composite material for Police Scotland, and ExoTechnologies CEO Shane Mugan said that he wants to go one step further with RONN and develop an ‘industry-disrupting’ hydrogen-propelled craft.

Mugan noted: “We are very excited to announce our new partnership with a pioneer like the RONN. We share an outlook and passion for driving decarbonization. We are aiming to develop a clean hydrogen electric propulsion solution for our boats. This new system will propel our recyclable high-performance craft into a new era of marine technology.”

Ronn Ford, Chairman & CEO at RONN, added: “The power of our collaboration with ExoTechnologies is in our shared vision of creating a sustainable future through innovative


Toyota reveals hydrogen fuel cell electric Hilux prototype

The ground-breaking pick-up was revealed at Toyota Manufacturing UK’s vehicle plant in Derby, England, where it has been developed in a joint project with consortium partners, supported by UK Government funding. Hilux is a global icon of the Toyota brand with a reputation for exceptional reliability and durability. The development project has explored how these qualities might be maintained while adopting a new fuel cell electric zero emission powertrain.

The new powertrain uses core elements from the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric sedan – technology that has proved its quality in almost 10 years of commercial production. When driven, the fuel cell produces no tailpipe emissions other than pure water.

Hydrogen is stored in three high-pressure fuel tanks, giving the prototype Hilux an expected driving range of more than 600 km – significantly further than might be achieved with a battery electric system. The hybrid battery, which stores electricity produced on-board by the fuel cell, is positioned in the rear load deck, avoiding loss of cabin space.

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The first electrolyzer stacks delivered to the construction site of P2X Solutions’ hydrogen plant in Harjavalta

Finland’s first industrial-scale green hydrogen production plant project reached an important milestone as the deliveries of electrolysis equipment needed in hydrogen production in Harjavalta stated. Delivered by the German company Sunfire, the electrolyzers split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable energy.

The electrolysis equipment to be installed in Harjavalta consists of four roughly 10-meter-long and about 100-ton stacks, each of which produces green hydrogen at a capacity of 5 MW. Together, the four stacks have 20 MW of capacity.

“In terms of hydrogen production, the electrolysis equipment is the most critical piece of technology. Its arrival in Harjavalta is a significant step towards green hydrogen production. The intensive and smooth 18-month cooperation with Sunfire has now materialized as the delivery of the first electrolyzer stacks,” says Herkko Plit, CEO of P2X Solutions.

The construction of P2X Solutions’ green hydrogen production plant began with excavation work in the summer of 2022, and the buildings reached their rooftop height in the beginning of June 2023. During the fall of 2023 and winter of 2024, approximately one hundred employees will be working at the construction site on equipment, piping and electrical work, among other things.

“Overall, constructing the plant has progressed as planned – many thanks for that to the construction site team and our partners, who have already worked for over 420 days without any accidents leading to absences,” Plit concludes.

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AFC Energy and TAMGO sign exclusive distribution agreement for H-Power Fuel Cell Generators to Saudi and MENA Markets

AFC Energy, a provider of hydrogen energy solutions,  announced on 4 September that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Saudi Arabia’s The Machinery Group LLC, trading as TAMGO, to market and sell AFC Energy’s zero emission hydrogen fuelled H-Power Generators into  Saudi Arabian industrial and off-grid power markets, and a further 16 surrounding countries. This region’s rental power market is already worth more than USD1.6bn and is projected to increase to USD3.2bn by the end of 2030.

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QUANTRON announced road-show on battery-and hydrogen-powered vehicles  “Q on the Road” in Embse

“On September 13th and 14th, you can expect electrifying impressions of QUANTRON and our zero-emission trucks right here in Embsen, Germany. See for yourself and test the trucks on the designated test track”, the company stated.

“Our battery- and hydrogen-powered vehicles are proof that sustainable mobility requires no compromises—and you can experience this first-hand”. 

Register now and become a part of this electrifying experience in Embsen:

An American, a Brit and a Swede will soon attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hydrogen gas balloon

Three adventurers are planning to fly a hydrogen gas balloon over the Atlantic Ocean this September , living in a basket about the size of a large dinner table for the potentially record-breaking, five-day journey.

The adventurers — an American, a Brit and a Swede in their 60s and 70s – shared details of the upcoming trip with USA TODAY.

The adventurers broke down some figures involved in the flight:

  • Amount of hydrogen gas being used: 90,000 cubic feet, or about 6,400 pounds
  • Amount of sand being used for ballast: 4,800 pounds in 160 bags
  • Gallons of water for drinking: 23
  • Basket size: 6.5 x 5 feet
  • Balloon: 1,000 yards of lightweight nylon taffeta fabric

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Researchers developing automated monitoring system for high-pressure hydrogen tank

 In the joint research project HyMon, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF are working with partners to develop a sensor-based on-board structural monitoring system that will enable continuous surveillance of the H2 pressure tanks, thereby ensuring a high level of safety for hydrogen vehicles. The research work focuses on acoustic emission sensors. If a single carbon fiber tears in the pressure tank, a sound wave is generated that travels through the fibers. The sensors detect this high-frequency sound wave, which allows them to determine the number of broken fibers.

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MHI Receives Order for Front-End Engineering and Design of Hydrogen Fluoride Production Plant in Kitakyushu City

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a hydrogen fluoride production plant, including utility facilities in Hibikinada Oceanfront Industrial Park in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, the company announced on 4 August. The order is from Mexichem Fluor Japan Ltd., the Japanese entity of Mexichem Fluor, C.V. (Koura), a global corporation involved in raw fluorinated materials and the production of fluorine compounds.

This is a joint project between Mexichem Fluor Japan and Sojitz Corporation, a general trading company. Hydrogen fluoride will be produced from sources Mexican fluorspar from Koura, an Orbia business with the aim of building a framework for a reliable supply of fluorine compounds in Japan. The project was selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s “Program for Promoting Investment in Japan to Strengthen Supply Chains” (Round 3).

Fluorine compounds made from hydrogen fluoride are an essential component in semiconductor production and lithium ion batteries. 

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Korean hydrogen drone maker Hylium to open branch in Essen, Germany

Korea-based Hylium Industries, a hydrogen-powered drone maker, plans to open a European branch in Essen, Germany in 2024, EWG (Essen Business Promotion Agency) has announced.

The company is already receiving assistance through the “HyTechCheck” program, which aims to support H2 technology companies in entering the European market.

The EWG said it has set up meetings with well-known Essen companies that can help with market entry or use the hydrogen drone themselves. “These include H2UB, TÜV NORD GROUP, E.ON, Rosin Büdenbender Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Linde GmbH.

Hylium Industries launched its hydrogen drone weighing over 20kg and with a wingspan of 2m at the 22nd German Energy Law Day 2023 in Essen on 22 August.


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