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Hydrogen and a story of a simple fuel, and SimpleFuel

March 2, 2020 |
Hydrogen and a story of a simple fuel, and SimpleFuel

There are two places in the world we thought there would long have been a hydrogen project built or announced. One, at the Port of Amsterdam in The Netherlands, and one at the Prairie View Industrial Center complex near Ames, Iowa. The absence of projects reminds us that it is not always about the project […]

Low carbon hydrogen on the way in the UK

February 19, 2020 |
Low carbon hydrogen on the way in the UK

From the UK, news is arriving out of research circles about a project called HyPER project (Bulk Hydrogen Production by Sorbent Enhanced Steam Reforming), that will construct a state-of-the-art 1.5 MWth pilot plant at Cranfield University to test an innovative hydrogen production technology that substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The project  has received £7.5M ($10M) […]

Toyota’s Woven City: a city of the future powered by hydrogen fuel cells, today

February 12, 2020 |
Toyota’s Woven City: a city of the future powered by hydrogen fuel cells, today

In perhaps the boldest move on urban development and future mobility since Walt Disney announced his EPCOT project in 1966, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered […]

64 million reasons the DOE thinks hydrogen’s moment is now: The [email protected] story

February 5, 2020 |
64 million reasons the DOE thinks hydrogen’s moment is now: The H2@Scale story

The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $64 million in funding to advance innovations that will build new markets for the [email protected] initiative. This investment will support transformational research and development, innovative hydrogen concepts that will encourage market expansion and increase the scale of hydrogen production, storage, transport, and use. The DOE stated: Hydrogen […]

Who’s the Mystery Date? Green hydrogen for renewable diesel’s stealthy project

January 15, 2020 |
Who’s the Mystery Date? Green hydrogen for renewable diesel’s stealthy project

From Planet Houston we’ve heard that ENGlobal inked a $20 million to supply process modules that will be used to construct a complete hydrogen production facility. The plant will be a major component of an otherwise unidentified renewable diesel facility with an expected maximum production of 10,000 barrels of renewable diesel per day. ENGlobal — […]

Market News

Hy-Hybrid Energy launches the International Hydrogen Aviation Association

March 10, 2020 |
Hy-Hybrid Energy launches the International Hydrogen Aviation Association

In the United Kingdom, Hy-Hybrid Energy’s CEO has announced the formation of the International Hydrogen Aviation Association (IHAA) which will ultimately form an ideal platform to collaborate on bringing hydrogen to the skies. The first International Hydrogen Aviation Conference will focus on the use of hydrogen in aviation, the associated benefits, and emerging challenges. The […]

Wales Hydrogen Trade Association launched

March 10, 2020 |
Wales Hydrogen Trade Association launched

In the United Kingdom, FuelCellWorks reports that the Wales Hydrogen Trade Association was launched at the Arup Office in Cardiff Bay, with the core aim of the association geared toward the advancement of the hydrogen economy in Wales. Director of Ynni Glan— one of 19 organizations that comprise the association— noted that “Wales has a […]

Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency approves $32.7 million fuel-cell installation

March 10, 2020 |
Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency approves $32.7 million fuel-cell installation

In New York, the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency announced that it has closed on the application for economic development incentives for Orbit Bloom Energy, who are seeking to develop 1.5 acres of vacant property for the installation of a fuel cell. The total cost of the six-megawatt fuel cell is $32.7 million, which […]

Japan opens $189 million hydrogen production facility

March 10, 2020 |
Japan opens $189 million hydrogen production facility

In Japan, Asia.Nikkei reported that a $189 million hydrogen production facility, just north of the ruined Fukushima nuclear power plant, has officially been opened. The facility will serve as a proving ground for technology developed by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization. The solar-powered hydrogen generation station can produce enough gas to fill […]

Oman puts forth plans for 250 to 500 MW green hydrogen plant

March 10, 2020 |
Oman puts forth plans for 250 to 500 MW green hydrogen plant

In Oman, TradeArabia reported that plans have been put forth to set up a large scale ‘green hydrogen’ project in the Duqm Special Economic Zone. The promotor of the project, DEME Group, announced an “exclusive partnership” with Omani investors to support the development of a “world-leading” green hydrogen plant in Duqm. As a first step […]

R&D

KEPCO successfully demonstrates ‘hydrogen storage liquid technology,’ receives certificate to build a storage facility based on the new technology

March 10, 2020 |
KEPCO successfully demonstrates ‘hydrogen storage liquid technology,’ receives certificate to build a storage facility based on the new technology

In South Korea, FuelCellWorks reported that KEPCO has successfully demonstrated the ability to store 20 Nm3 (normal cubic meters) of hydrogen per hour using their novel ‘hydrogen storage liquid technology’ (LOHC). Up until KEPCO’s demonstration, research on the technology has remained at the basic level of 1Nm3. KEPCO stated that it has received a certificate […]

Researchers from Tokyo University use α-FeOOH, a form of rust, to improve upon hydrogen production efficiency 

March 3, 2020 |
Researchers from Tokyo University use α-FeOOH, a form of rust, to improve upon hydrogen production efficiency 

In Japan, researchers from the Tokyo University of Science have identified a new technique that uses rust and light to speed up hydrogen production from an organic waste solution. There were three major obstacles, as described by the authors. The catalyst needed to be suitable for the use of light energy, the catalyst had to […]

South Korea develops a new catalyst that recycles greenhouse gases into fuel, hydrogen, and industrial chemicals   

February 25, 2020 |
South Korea develops a new catalyst that recycles greenhouse gases into fuel, hydrogen, and industrial chemicals   

In South Korea, ScienceDaily has reported that the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a cheap catalyst that recycles greenhouse gases into ingredients that can be used in fuel, hydrogen gas, and other chemicals. The research— in part supported by the Saudi-Aramco-KAIST CO2 Management Center and the National Research Foundation of […]

Ohio State researchers develop a single-molecule capable of capturing the full spectrum of visible light, enhancing the hydrogen production yield

February 18, 2020 |
Ohio State researchers develop a single-molecule capable of capturing the full spectrum of visible light, enhancing the hydrogen production yield

In Ohio, researchers from The Ohio State University have developed a single molecule that is capable of collecting energy from the entire visible spectrum of sunlight, allowing the molecule to harness 50% more solar energy than current solar cells. When the researchers shined a LED light on an acid solution containing their molecule, the result […]

Israeli scientists use water in a supercritical state to extract hydrogen from organic matter

February 11, 2020 |
Israeli scientists use water in a supercritical state to extract hydrogen from organic matter

In Israel, researchers have developed a method to turn carbon-containing waste into gas using water at a supercritical temperature— or water that has been heated to more than 374 degrees Celcius and pressurized to more than 219 atmospheres. Supercritical water has unique properties that allow it to decompose organic matter and weakly dissolve inorganic substances. […]

Policy

An announcement expected for an EU-wide partnership to develop clean hydrogen technology

March 10, 2020 |
An announcement expected for an EU-wide partnership to develop clean hydrogen technology

In Brussels, European Views reported that Europe will announce plans this week for an EU-wide partnership to develop clean hydrogen fuel technology. There are plans for a “clean hydrogen alliance,” as well as a new industrial strategy for Europe to follow the precedent set by the launch of the European Battery Alliance last year. Given […]

UK establishes Hydrogen Task Force comprised of a coalition of leaders in the hydrogen industry

March 3, 2020 |
UK establishes Hydrogen Task Force comprised of a coalition of leaders in the hydrogen industry

In the United Kingdom, H2 View reported that a Hydrogen Taskforce has officially been launched that includes partners at the heart of the energy system such as Arup, Arval, Baxi, BNP Paribas, BOC, BP, Cadent, DBD, ITM Power, Shell, and Storengy. The coalition hopes to establish hydrogen stations in the UK by 2025 and would […]

The Netherlands and Germany jointly investigate possibilities for the large scale production of green hydrogen

February 25, 2020 |
The Netherlands and Germany jointly investigate possibilities for the large scale production of green hydrogen

In the Netherlands, Germany and the Netherlands have come together to jointly investigate the possibilities for large scale production of green hydrogen. The two countries have commissioned a feasibility study— which is part of a trilateral project launched by the Dutch Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, […]

Colorado Senator authors bill with the capability to enhance the presence of the hydrogen economy in Colorado

February 18, 2020 |
Colorado Senator authors bill with the capability to enhance the presence of the hydrogen economy in Colorado

In Colorado, EnergyNews reports that Senator Chris Hansen has authored a bill that would require natural gas utilities in Colorado to integrate renewable energy— where suppliers would source some of their gas from dairies, landfills, and other sources. The bill would require 5% renewable natural gas by 2025, and 15% within a decade. As an […]

The Department of Energy establishes a collaboration with Hyundai to asses hydrogen technologies

February 11, 2020 |
The Department of Energy establishes a collaboration with Hyundai to asses hydrogen technologies

In Washington D.C., the DoE and Hyundai Motor Company have announced a collaboration to assess the current status of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies’ performance in order to identify and address the challenges they face. As part of this partnership, Hyundai will provide five Hyundai NEXO fuel cell vehicles to the DoE and support the […]