#Hydrogen Fuel


Hydrogen Demand: And Now The Contentious Disappointments

In the first part of this series, I projected and explained the plummeting hydrogen demand from petroleum refining and fertilizer, the biggest sources of demand today, through 2100. In the second part, I explored the flat demand segments, and the single source of significant demand increase I see for hydrogen in the next 20 years. In this final assessment, I look at the great but false hopes for a hydrogen economy: transportation, long-term storage, and heat.
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Did This Construction Company Just Save the Internal Combustion Engine?

British heavy machinery maker, JCB has developed a combustion engine that works on Hydrogen. As with the entire industry, pushing for electric powertrains, JCB too initially jumped on the trend and soon realized that there are some major setbacks with battery technology for their applications. They feel that Hydrogen provides a better way to go green. What does this mean for the combustion engine? Well, Let’s find out.
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Hydrogen-Powered Ford Ranger Starts At Almost $140,000

We're patiently waiting for the all-new Ford Ranger to arrive. The model that finally arrived in America after years of absence was already a little past its prime when it got here, so we've been eager to learn everything we can about the latest model. But while we're obsessing over what's coming next, a company in Australia has been working on giving the old Ranger hydrogen power. We reported on this last month, excited to learn more about this clever idea. It seems that this new machine, called the H2X Warrego, is being lapped up by buyers around the world, but that could slow down once they see the pricing.

Germany: 80 Million Euros to Fraunhofer for Fuel Cell Production

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is funding the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s National Action Plan for Fuel Cell Production with 80 million euros. Financing is provided by the future fund of the “Concerted Action Mobility” and is intended to promote the transformation of the automotive industry – in particular the supplier industry.

Australian govt boosts hydrogen hubs funding by USD 110m

September 20 (Renewables Now) - The Australian government on Monday announced AUD 150 million (USD 110m/EUR 93m) in additional grant funding to help develop “clean” hydrogen hubs in regional Australia. The additional funding will back two more locations under the Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs programme. The size of the programme...

Natural Gas Spotlight: The Blue Hydrogen Advantage

Hydrogen is on the table as the best next fuel for transportation. And it has street cred: It’s the highest-performing fuel among the options. Transition to it comes with many challenges. They’re resolvable. But doing so will take much time and money for global replacement of crude oil in transportation.

Report: The UAE leads the emerging global market for hydrogen

Abu Dhabi (WAM) An international report confirmed that the UAE has the foundations and competitive advantages that would enable it to become one of the world’s largest and least expensive producers of low-carbon hydrogen. The recently published report, entitled “The Role of the United Arab Emirates in the Global Hydrogen Economy”, clarified the importance of hydrogen as a future fuel and the strong start of the UAE to benefit from its current assets to take a leading role in this market.

Hydrogen electric bus hits streets of Moscow

The Government of Moscow is to test a hydrogen electric bus on the streets of the Russian capital next year in collaboration with Kamaz and Rusnano. Maksim Liksutov, deputy mayor of Moscow for Transport, says Moscow is open for cooperation with various organisations that produce zero-emission vehicles. “So, we have...
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Sponsored: Green Rides: Fuel Cell Vehicles Provide Important Environmental Advantages

The world is quickly recognizing that electric vehicles are the only feasible option for fully decarbonizing the transportation sector. Passenger vehicles are one of the primary sources of greenhouse gases, and the exhaust from internal combustion engines will need to be eliminated entirely if we hope to defeat climate change. When speaking about EVs, most people think of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) like the Nissan Leaf, but fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) like Toyota’s Mirai are also powered by electricity. A fuel cell consumes diatomic hydrogen molecules (H2) to produce electricity, releasing harmless water vapor into the atmosphere. BEVs and FCEVs are often referred to collectively as “zero-emission vehicles” (ZEVs).

What Are Hydrocarbon Compounds?

Let’s consider the various compounds of carbon and element one (hydrogen). These are called hydrocarbon compounds. And hydrocarbons are extremely important in our lives. Natural gas, methane, butane, gasoline, and many other fuels, even candle wax, are hydrocarbons. So we begin with a single carbon atom and continue with hundreds of carbon atoms that are bonded with one another to form more complex compounds.

Gastech to highlight region’s evolving hydrogen industry

Hydrogen will dominate the talks this week at one of the biggest global energy conferences of the year, to be held in the UAE. World leaders in energy transition and pioneers in evolving hydrogen and other clean fuel technologies will take centrestage at Gastech, an exhibition and conference, which will run from September 21 to 23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Sewer gas could be used to produce clean hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen sulphide is emitted from manure piles and sewer pipes and is a key byproduct of industrial activities including refining oil and gas, producing paper and mining. The process detailed in the study carried out by scientists at The Ohio State University uses little energy and a relatively cheap material—the chemical iron sulphide with a trace amount of molybdenum as an additive.

PV-generated hydrogen cost projected to drop to €0.7 and €1.8/kg by 2030

A group of European researchers led by Finland's Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) has sought to assess the capital (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) of hydrogen electrolysis powered by utility-scale solar for the next three decades and have predicted the cost of the green fuel may drop from around €0.031-€0.081 currently to €0.02-€0.05 by 2030 and €0.01-€0.027 by 2050.
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Feds promote emerging energy tech, with some help from Wyoming

First came Kennedy’s moonshot. Then, in 2012, came the Solar SunShot. This summer, U.S. Department of Energy launched the Energy Earthshots Initiative. “The Energy Earthshots are really an all-hands-on-deck-call for innovation and collaboration,” said Sunita Satyapal, director of the department’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office. “How do we really accelerate clean energy technologies and tackle the really tough remaining barriers? And how do we quickly deploy emerging clean energy technologies?”