Ammonia to hydrogen technology tested in fuel cell cars for first time

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CSIRO successfully refuels two fuel cell vehicles with it ultra-high purity hydrogen. Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced the successful road testing of two fuel cell cars powered by its ammonia to hydrogen technology. The organization became the first to demonstrate the production of “very clean hydrogen” produced from ammonia. The two fuel cell vehicles selected for the road test in Australia were the Toyota Mirai and the Hyundai Nexo, according to a CSIRO news release. They hydrogen was produced in Queensland using CSIRO’s membrane technology.…

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New water electrolysis technology to generate green hydrogen

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Thyssenkrupp’s new tech could produce hydrogen from renewable sources for large projects. Industrial-scale water electrolysis technology has been developed by German-based company Thyssenkrupp for the purpose of producing green hydrogen. More specifically, the technology created by the diversified industrial group was developed to make hydrogen production an economically viable solution for large projects using clean energy, reported The Chemical Engineer. The water electrolysis tech splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. Although hydrogen has the potential to be a low-carbon alternative fuel and power source for multiple applications, currently one of…

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Aberdeen hydrogen energy storage facility to offer free tours to generate public interest

Free tours of the hydrogen refueling station will take place in September. The Aberdeen City Hydrogen Energy Storage (ACHES) facility will be hosting a series of free tours for the general public in September. The tours are for members of the general public who are interested in hydrogen fuel vehicles as a low carbon transport. ACHES is the second hydrogen refueling station in the Scottish city. Located on Langdykes Road in Cove, the Aberdeen City Hydrogen Energy Storage facility is a crucial part of the city’s investment in hydrogen technology.…

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Scientists discover new green hydrogen production method using electrocatalysis

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The new eco-friendly method could be a viable alternative to platinum electrodes. Researchers from Sweden’s Linköping University (LiU) have discovered a new and efficient green hydrogen production method using electrocatalysis. This method, which produces hydrogen gas from water, uses electrodes with nanotruss structures of iron oxide instead of using platinum electrodes which are both expensive and difficult to obtain. The researchers have developed a method to control the production of ferromagnetic nanostructures. The green hydrogen production method was discovered when the group of researchers at LiU, led by Professor Ulf…

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First PtG energy storage facility in North America is now operational

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North America’s first major energy storage facility using hydrogen is open in Canada. The announcement regarding the opening of the PtG energy storage plant was made by Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and Hydrogenics Corporation. The two Canada-based companies jointly own and operate the facility, which is located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The facility is expected to lower costs for Ontario consumers. Both Asia and Europe have already deployed power-to-gas (PtG) energy storage projects, but this is the first large scale PtG energy storage project of its kind in North America.…

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ITM Power to help Japan Build its Hydrogen society

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Multi-megawatt carbon-free hydrogen projects to be developed in Japan. Japan’s hydrogen society is set to expand, thanks to a new strategic partnership agreement that has been announced between ITM Power and Sumitomo Corporation. The new agreement will allow for the development of multi-megawatt renewable projects in Japan. These projects will be based on ITM Power’s electrolyser products. Part of the new deal between the two companies will see UK hydrogen specialist, ITM Power, supply Sumitomo with its multi-megawatt electrolyser systems. These systems can be integrated into wider projects on an…

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World’s First mobile liquid hydrogen refueling station launched

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Hylium Industries Inc. seeks to help resolve the hydrogen fueling stations shortage. The South Korean-based company that aims to be the leader in worldwide liquid hydrogen power technologies, has released the first-ever mobile liquid hydrogen refueling station. What’s more, the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, which throws its support behind promising technology companies who strive to enter global markets, announced that it expects the mobile hydrogen fuel station will play a significant role in resolving the hydrogen fuel station shortage in Korea and overseas. Hylium’s station manages to efficiently and safely store…

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New research explores how ammonia could be utilized for hydrogen storage

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Siemens is investing a new form of energy storage for renewable sources. Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, Siemens, has opened a new and innovative facility to study new hydrogen storage possibilities that involve the use of ammonia. The new facility is thought to be the first of its kind in the world. The $2 million proof-of-concept plant opened by the German-based company in Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK was funded by Siemens and Innovate UK, a government agency in the United Kingdom. The one-of-a-kind plant is where Siemens intends to test the…

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CEOG project uses solar power to produce hydrogen

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New project is the world’s largest solar-to – storage system HDF Energy, a hydrogen company based in France, has launched its new CEOG project. The project aims to become the world’s largest solar energy and storage plant. Instead of batteries, the project will use hydrogen as a form of chemical storage for the electricity it generates. The project will be built in three stages, with the first stage beginning this year as HDF Energy works to find a location for its new initiative. CEOG project will produce 50 GWh of…

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Agility Fuel Solutions unveils a new hydrogen storage system for large trucks

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Company launches its large-capacity ProCab H storage system for commercial trucks Agility Fuel Solutions has announced the launch of its large-capacity “ProCab H” hydrogen storage solution. The storage system is designed for commercial trucks powered by fuel cells. The company has also released a mobile application that is meant to provide information on the various fuel types used by medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The new storage system could help make trucks equipped with fuel cells viable. Storage system is comprised of cylinders that can store up to 33.9 kilograms…

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Formic acid could help solve the hydrogen storage problem

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Researchers develop new system that pulls hydrogen fuel from formic acid Researchers from the GRT Group and EPFL have developed a new prototype fuel cell that is based on formic acid. Formic acid can act as a carrier for liquid hydrogen and could help overcome some of the storage challenges that have faced hydrogen fuel cells for several years. With the demand for fuel cells on the rise, finding new ways to store and transport hydrogen is becoming important. Formic acid may be the key to an longstanding storage issue…

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Researchers develop new material that could help set up a hydrogen society

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New material may pave the way for a hydrogen society Researchers from the UC Davis College of Letters and Science have overcome a major technical challenge concerning the use of hydrogen fuel. This new advancement may open up the way to establishing a hydrogen society, something that Japan has been working to achieve in recent years. The research team has developed new nanofoams that can be used to store hydrogen in an efficient manner. These nanofoams could help solve the storage problem that has faced hydrogen for many years. Hydrogen…

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Hexagon to develop new hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles

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Hexagon wins $10 million contract to develop hydrogen tanks Hexagon Composites, a Norwegian company, has announced that it has been awarded a $10 million contract from an as yet unnamed company. Per the contract, Hexagon will be producing new gas cylinders that are designed to store compressed hydrogen. These gas cylinders will then be used to power fuel cell vehicles. This will offer up yet another hydrogen storage solution for those interested in developing and launching fuel cell vehicles. Company has extensive experience with hydrogen fuel Hexagon has significant experience…

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Elcogen fuel cell technology to power clean energy hub

TALLINN – European fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen will supply its technology for a groundbreaking new project demonstrating how reversible solid oxide cells can be used in innovative clean energy storage systems. Elcogen’s market-leading solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology will be used in the upcoming REFLEX project, which will operate an energy hub coupled to solar and mini-hydro renewable sources to provide both electricity and heat to the nearby technology park. At the heart of this energy hub, Elcogen SOFCs will be operating either in electrolysis mode (SOEC) – to store excess electricity to produce hydrogen – or in fuel cell mode (SOFC) when energy…

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Air Liquide commissions world’s largest hydrogen storage facility, underground

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New hydrogen storage facility will be located in Texas Air Liquide has commissioned the world’s largest hydrogen storage facility, which will be based in Beaumont, Texas. The new hydrogen storage facility will be located in an underground cavern and will compliment Air Liquide’s already considerable hydrogen supply line. The cavern is 1,500 meters below the surface and is 70 meters in diameter. According to Air Liquide, the cavern will be able to store enough hydrogen to power a backup, large-scale methane reformer for 30 days. Hydrogen continues to grow in…

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Hyundai’s Ioniq ranked as the most fuel efficient fuel cell vehicle

New Ioniq wins a major victory in the United States South Korean automaker Hyundai has achieved a major victory with its new electric sedan, called the Ioniq. The company has been promoting its latest fuel cell vehicle for a relatively short period of time, but this vehicle has already garnered significant praise. Much of this praise comes from the United States, where the Ioniq has been dubbed the most efficient electric vehicle every produced. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that the Ioniq is even more efficient than its competitors…

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