Tag: hydrogen

Millions in Australian government funding for renewable methane, hydrogen, solar hydropower projects

Millions in Australian government funding for renewable methane, hydrogen, solar hydropower projects

May 17, 2020 |

From the land down under arrives news of millions pouring in for renewable energy – $1.1 million (about $700K USD) funding pouring into renewable methane, $3 million (nearly $2 million USD) for building a world-first solar hydropower plant, and $1.7 million (a little over $1 million USD) to look at scaling up renewable hydrogen for […]

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NREL research into fueling big rigs could help more hydrogen vehicles hit the road

NREL research into fueling big rigs could help more hydrogen vehicles hit the road

May 3, 2020 |

In California, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers suggest a shift in long-haul trucking toward hydrogen would necessitate a coast-to-coast network of fueling stations and answers to certain questions like bottlenecks, challenges, fueling methods and protocols and other questions they are now looking at to expand hydrogen’s usage as a fuel. With few exceptions, most of […]

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Oberon Fuels combats Covid-19 economy with new hires, renewable DME facility upgrades

Oberon Fuels combats Covid-19 economy with new hires, renewable DME facility upgrades

April 26, 2020 |

It’s a tale of optimism and hope during ‘Rona Cyclona as we look for any good news in the biofuels industry. In comes news of public-private investments, rural economic development and employment, and even human health. With two new executive position veteran hires, up to 8 new plant managers, and putting to use a $2.9 […]

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Snam and RINA team up to accelerate the development of hydrogen

Snam and RINA team up to accelerate the development of hydrogen

April 12, 2020 |

In Italy, Snam, a leading energy infrastructure company, and RINA, a global testing, inspection, certification and engineering consultancy services firm, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the hydrogen sector, in order to realize the significant potential of hydrogen as a fundamental energy carrier in the fight against climate change and industrial decarbonization. The […]

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A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

March 22, 2020 |

In South Korea, a research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, or UNIST, has presented a new biofuel system that uses lignin found in biomass for the production of hydrogen. The system decomposes lignin with a molybdenum (Mo) catalyst to produce high value-added compounds, and the electrons extracted in the process effectively […]

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Neste invests in Sunfire, tech developer of high-temperature electrolysis

Neste invests in Sunfire, tech developer of high-temperature electrolysis

March 8, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste acquired a minority stake in Sunfire GmbH, a Germany-based developer of high-temperature electrolysis technology. The company’s patented technology allows the production of renewable hydrogen as well as the direct conversion of water and CO2 into raw material for petrochemical products. In addition to Neste’s equity investment in Sunfire, both companies will work […]

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Sasol to consider replacing coal with hydrogen to lower fuel’s carbon footprint

Sasol to consider replacing coal with hydrogen to lower fuel’s carbon footprint

December 21, 2019 |

In South Africa, Engineering News reports that energy and chemicals company Sasol is looking at a demo project to install Fischer-Tropsch assets with “green hydrogen” made from renewable energy and water using electrolysis. According to Engineering News, Sasol uses coal and water right now in their hydrogen production, but since the company wants to lower […]

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Spanish researchers make hydrogen from algae breakthrough

Spanish researchers make hydrogen from algae breakthrough

September 23, 2019 |

In Spain, a team from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at the University of Cordoba has been searching for ways to increase hydrogen production by using microorganisms, specifically microalgae and bacteria. In this vein, researchers were able to increase hydrogen production by combining unicellular green alga called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with Escherichia coli bacteria. The […]

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FuelCell energy’s carbonate fuel cell tech produces graphene and carbon fiber

FuelCell energy’s carbonate fuel cell tech produces graphene and carbon fiber

August 18, 2019 |

In Missouri, New Energy Opportunities reports that FuelCell Energy’s solid oxide cells produce electricity more efficiently than a steam-fired generator, but the efficiency is driven by the hydrogen that is also produced in the process. FuelCell Energy’s molten carbonate fuel cell technology can be used to produce graphene and carbon fiber materials from virtually all […]

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Scientists look at how nature builds hydrogen-producing enzymes

Scientists look at how nature builds hydrogen-producing enzymes

July 28, 2019 |

In Germany, a team from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Oxford has found out how hydrogen-producing enzymes, or so-called hydrogenases, are activated during their biosynthesis. They showed how the cofactor – a part of the active center and at the same time the heart of the enzyme – is introduced into the interior. […]

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