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International Bank of Korea invests $8.28 million in the acquisition of Bumhan Fuel Cell

International Bank of Korea invests $8.28 million in the acquisition of Bumhan Fuel Cell

March 3, 2020 |

In South Korea, FuelCellWorks reported that the International Bank of Korea (IBK) announced a 10 billion won ($8.28M) investment in fuel cells via its “IBK-KIP Growth Stepping Stone First Private Equity Fund.” The investment was made to acquire Bumhan Fuel Cell, which was engaged in the design and manufacture of hydrogen fuel cell power generation […]

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GRTgaz injects hydrogen into French gas network using industrial-scale power-to-gas facility

GRTgaz injects hydrogen into French gas network using industrial-scale power-to-gas facility

March 3, 2020 |

In France, FuelCellWorks reported that GRTgaz successfully injected hydrogen into its gas network using its power-to-gas demonstrator named Jupiter 1000. Jupiter 1000 is the first industrial-scale power-to-gas facility that is connected to the French gas transmission network. This demonstrator allows for the exploitation of surplus renewable electricity. The coming weeks will be dedicated to optimizing […]

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Researchers augment the design of solid oxide fuel cells to improve efficiency by 10%

Researchers augment the design of solid oxide fuel cells to improve efficiency by 10%

March 3, 2020 |

In Switzerland, engineers at the Laboratory for Applied Mechanical Design have devised a method to improve the efficiency of domestic solid oxide fuel cells. Solid oxide fuel cells are devices that produce both electricity and heat by oxidizing a fuel such as natural gas or biogas. The engineers added a steam turbine fan that recirculates […]

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

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

March 3, 2020 |

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 […]

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

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

March 3, 2020 |

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 […]

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Australia’s Renewable Energy Agency will review options for a 10% hydrogen gas mixture in existing natural gas pipelines 

Australia’s Renewable Energy Agency will review options for a 10% hydrogen gas mixture in existing natural gas pipelines 

February 25, 2020 |

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced $1.28 million in grant funding to the Australian Gas Networks in order to establish the Australian Hydrogen Center in Adelaide— which is in part supported by ENGIE. The center will investigate the blending of 10% hydrogen into existing natural gas pipelines in South Australia and Victoria, […]

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ERM receives £3.12m to further develop floating offshore wind turbines 

ERM receives £3.12m to further develop floating offshore wind turbines 

February 25, 2020 |

In London, ERM has been awarded £3.12m from the UK Government to further develop its ERM-Dolphyn project which will study the production of green hydrogen at scale from a first-of-its-kind floating offshore wind turbine. The development plan for the project has a target date for the start-up of the 2MW facility by 2024. A 10MW […]

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Providence Asset Group and Nedstack will partner to create hydrogen and lithium-ion hybrid energy solution 

Providence Asset Group and Nedstack will partner to create hydrogen and lithium-ion hybrid energy solution 

February 25, 2020 |

In Australia, Providence Asset Group and Nedstack have signed a strategic partnership agreement to co-develop and deliver hydrogen-based power-to-power solutions for the Australia and Pacific regions. Providence’s hydrogen storage technology and Nedstack’s PEM fuel cell will combine to deliver a hybrid energy storage system that will utilize both hydrogen and lithium battery technology. Their method […]

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Russia undertakes the construction of a hydrogen-powered International Arctic Station

Russia undertakes the construction of a hydrogen-powered International Arctic Station

February 25, 2020 |

In Russia, The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, alongside its Russian foreign partners, have agreed to undertake the construction of a year-round fully autonomous International Arctic Station—equipped with solar and wind generation that will be supplemented by hydrogen storage technology. The station, dubbed Snowflake, is scheduled to begin operation in 2022 at a total […]

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Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Convergence Alliance sign MoU to strengthen the growth of the hydrogen economy in South Korea

Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Convergence Alliance sign MoU to strengthen the growth of the hydrogen economy in South Korea

February 25, 2020 |

In Korea, an MOU has been signed between the Hydrogen Convergence Alliance and Hydrogen Europe to develop the hydrogen economy and improve international hydrogen industry cooperation. The two parties will make efforts to ensure the successful exchange of information and cooperation among hydrogen industry companies in the European Union and the Republic of Korea. As […]

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