Promising research could lead to the production of clean hydrogen

A Stanford graduate student may have found a solution to platinum catalysts. Scientists around the world continue their quest to find cheap and clean hydrogen fuel production methods that do not require the use of expensive metals, like platinum. Now, a graduate student from Stanford University, Xinjian Shi, has revealed in a recent study, published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, that he may have found a solution using cobalt. Cheap and abundant metal sulfides can be transformed into powerful electrodes for HERs. Like other scientists searching for cheap…

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Iceland to begin hydrogen fuel production at geothermal power plant

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ON Power has announced it will start its experimental production of hydrogen. The Icelandic geothermal power utility is set to start hydrogen fuel production later this month near its Hellisheidi geothermal power plant in Southwest Iceland, which is located close to the country`s capital, Reykjavik. The hydrogen station is part of a bigger European research project. Along with two other Icelandic companies – Orkan and Icelandic New Energy – ON Power is participating in a European hydrogen research project. As part of its participation, it has purchased an electrolyte, which…

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Scientists discover new and cheaper hydrogen fuel production method

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A unique catalyst can help harvest fuel from water. An inexpensive material has been developed for hydrogen fuel production by researchers from the University of Houston and the California Institute of Technology in the United States. This novel catalyst can help split water to produce hydrogen fuel without the need for an additional catalyst, ETEnergyWorld reported. The new catalyst performs both functions required to split water. Traditionally, in order to split water for hydrogen fuel production, it is a process that requires two catalysts. One is needed to create a…

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Toshiba and Iwatani aim to build a hydrogen supply chain for Japan

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Companies come together to expand access to hydrogen fuel Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation has launched a new demonstration project to establish a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain. The company has partnered with the Iwatani Corporation for this new initiative. A hydrogen production facility based in the Hokkaido Prefecture is at the heart of the new project. The facility produces a relatively small amount of hydrogen by drawing electricity from a local hydropower plant, which was constructed by Toshiba. New facility will be providing hydrogen to Toyota as well as…

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Hydrogen research receives more support from the DOE

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Agency is issuing more funding for promising hydrogen projects The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $3.5 million in funding for hydrogen research and development. The federal agency is looking to support projects that focus on using nuclear energy to produce hydrogen fuel. Such projects could optimize thermal and electrical energy production in the country and give nuclear power a way to help boost the expansion of fuel cell technology. The funding from the DOE is being issued through the agency’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office. Nuclear power…

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Indian researchers use concentrated solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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Research team aims to determine the economic feasibility of solar-produced hydrogen Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have begun a new study that is focused on determining the economic feasibility of solar-driven electrolysis used to produce hydrogen fuel. The study is meant to provide a framework for how solar hydrogen production could be used in an economically viable manner. Hydrogen has gained some popularity in India in recent years, but still has significantly less support that other forms of clean power and conventional fossil-fuels. Researchers were able to…

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Researchers develop new device that could make hydrogen production more efficient

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New device harnesses sunlight to generate hydrogen A team of researchers from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and the University of Michigan have developed a new, stable artificial photosynthesis device that could make hydrogen production significantly more efficient. The device makes use of a method called direct water splitting. Unlike conventional hydrogen production methods, the new device will only make use of water and sunlight. Researchers believe that the new device will help make hydrogen less expensive and more attractive to several sectors. Researchers believe that the new device could…

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Researchers use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel

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New hydrogen production method taps into the power of the sun Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed a new way to use solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel. The new method is meant to make hydrogen much more attractive from a cost standpoint. Researchers believe the method will also make hydrogen much more available to those that need it, such as those with fuel cell vehicles. Notably, the method is considered and environmentally friendly way to produce the fuel as it makes use of solar energy rather than…

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New project in Brunei could help build Japan’s hydrogen society

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New project will deliver hydrogen fuel to Japan The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) has announced that it will begin delivering hydrogen fuel to Japan. AHEAD is comprised of four Japanese companies that have an interest in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The hydrogen that will be delivered to Japan will be sourced from the small island nation of Brunei in the South China Sea. This supply is meant to help Japan make progress in its efforts to establish a functioning hydrogen society. Facility expected to…

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Large hydrogen production facility being built in Austria

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Austria is home to a new large-scale hydrogen production project A new large-scale hydrogen production facility is being built in Austria. The facility is part of a project to decarbonize steel production and use clean energy to make industries more environmentally friendly. Called H2FUTURE, the project brings together several companies that have an interest in clean power. These companies are working together to make “green” hydrogen production a reality. This will involve using renewable energy in the production process, effectively eliminating harmful emissions. Facility expected to be fully operational in…

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New hydrogen fuel production facility to be built in Australia

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Australia teams with Japanese company to build new hydrogen facility The Australian government has formed a new partnership with Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Through this partnership, Australia will be converting brown coal into hydrogen fuel, which will then be delivered to Japan. The initiative is part of Australia’s goal to become a major supplier of hydrogen to Japan and several other countries that are investing heavily in fuel cell technology. Notably, this partnership may help add momentum to Japan’s plans to establish a functional hydrogen society. Facility will use brown…

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Hydrogen fuel research wins more support from the Department of Energy

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Agency to offer $39 million in new funding to support research and development The U.S. Department of Energy is set to provide some $39 million to support the research and development of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The federal agency believes that research will be vital to addressing the current challenges that fuel cells face. The funding will also aid in research focused on hydrogen production, distribution, and storage. Such research could help hasten the development of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure in many parts of the country. ElectroCat project aims…

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New white papers highlight the value of smart hydrogen

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Smart hydrogen could help make renewable energy networks stronger A team of 11 European research partners, which includes NUI Galaway and the Belfast Metropolitan College, have released new white papers concerning the concept of “smart hydrogen.” This type of hydrogen is produced through the use of renewable energy, which makes the fuel considerably more environmentally friendly than what is available today. The white papers are part of the GenComm project, which is an initiative focused on determining the maturity of hydrogen-based technology and how it can be used at new…

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Air Products breaks ground on new hydrogen fuel production facility

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New facility will help expand company’s hydrogen network Air Products, a leading producer of chemical gases, has broken ground on a new steam methane reformer facility in Louisiana. The new facility is part of the company’s overarching plan to expand its 600-mile hydrogen pipeline along the Gulf Coast. Air Products will be working with the Huntsman Corp. to develop the new facility but will own and operate the facility itself. The facility will be responsible for producing carbon monoxide, hydrogen fuel, and steam, which will then be used by the…

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ITM Power to use power-to-gas for hydrogen fuel production

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Company wins grant for feasibility study in Massachusetts ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen technologies, has announced that it has been awarded with a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). The grant will be used to fund a power-to-gas feasibility study. The study is meant to assess the potential for a power-to-gas system to be used in the production of hydrogen fuel. This fuel would be used in the Massachusetts region. ITM Power will be working with Holyoke Gas and Electric, a gas and electric utility. Study…

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ITM Power to study renewable hydrogen fuel production

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ITM Power receives grant to launch new feasibility study ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has received a grant from the Canadian government. The grant has been issued through British Columbia and will help fund a feasibility study concerning renewable hydrogen fuel production. The study itself will take place within British Columbia and may help shed some light on new ways to produce the hydrogen needed to power new vehicles and industries that are beginning to use fuel cells more frequently. New project…

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