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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:27 pm

Via GCC:
DOE and TARDEC to collaborate on hydrogen and fuel cells for military use
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181009-tardec.html

. . . Army TARDEC is the United States Armed Forces’ research and development facility for advanced technology in ground systems. Research is underway at Army TARDEC to develop fuel-cell-powered vehicles for tactical uses, among other activities.

The Energy Department’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, focuses on advancing an innovative portfolio of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through early-stage applied research and development (R&D) of technologies. This R&D includes hydrogen production from diverse domestic resources including renewable, fossil, and nuclear resources, infrastructure development including hydrogen delivery and storage, and fuel cells for transportation, stationary, and mobile applications.
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:11 pm

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Report: Hyundai to ship 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell cars to France by 2025
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181015-hyundai.html

. . . The carmaker plans to sign initial agreements with local companies to promote hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the company said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Hyundai will sign a memorandum of understanding with Air Liquide and Engie for the spread of the emission-free car and charging stations in France. Under the deal, the two French companies will establish fueling stations for FCEVs across France by the target year. The fueling infrastructure is for both passenger and commercial vehicles that use hydrogen. . . .
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:49 pm

Both via GCC:
Hydrogenics to supply large-scale PEM electrolyzer for H2 fueling station in Europe; more than 400 kg per day
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181016-hydrogenics.html

. . . The customer, Maximator GmbH, is a compressor manufacturer which is building a one megawatt facility in Wuppertal to cover the daily needs of more than 10 new fuel cell buses operated by WSW—the local public transit company.

WSW prefers hydrogen-fueled buses over battery ones due to their higher reliability in providing power throughout the day, even on the steep terrain of Wuppertal.

Surplus energy generated by a local waste incinerator will be used to power the electrolyzer and generate hydrogen. The Hydrogenics system will be delivered during 2019. . . .



Toshiba, Philippines government sign MoU on the promotion of autonomous hydrogen energy supply systems
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181016-toshiba.html

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with National Electrification Administration (NEA), an government organization of the Philippines, on the implementation of H2One, a hydrogen-based autonomous energy supply system with renewable energy and the use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation in the Philippines. . . .

In the Philippines, half of the current energy supply is from coal and oil-fired thermal power. The country is also reliant on imports of these fuels, and increasingly sees renewable energy as a chance to improve the self-sufficiency of its energy supply. The country seeks solutions for remote islands with low electrification rates, and ways to reduce risk from typhoons and other natural disasters.

H2One is an integrated system that uses a renewable energy source to electrolyze water to produce hydrogen. . . .

One of the application of H2One is the “Off-grid solution” distributed energy system that allows the supply of clean and stable energy, without influence from the weather, to islands currently reliant on diesel and other generating systems such as thermal power.

Toshiba ESS has been conducting a survey project to develop applications for the H2One in remote islands in the Philippines and Indonesia. Toshiba ESS has already reached a partnership agreement with Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi, an Indonesian government organization, for the spread of H2One throughout Indonesia.
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:31 pm

Via GCC:
Graforce plasma electrolysis for efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water; partnering with Audi
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181018-graforce.html

Berlin-based Graforce Hydro GmbH, the developer of a plasma electrolyzer—the Plasmalyzer—is applying its technology for the highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water.

Mixing in biogas produces hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG)—a cost-effective, environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles that also generates electricity and heat. The technology not only converts wastewater pollutants into valuable energy, but also reduces emissions (CO2, CO, HC) by 30 to 60 percent. Nitrogen oxide emissions are also reduced by up to 60%. Graforce’s partners include carmaker Audi and Berliner Wasserbetriebe. . . .

The current Plasmalyzer offers highly efficient water splitting. This means that hydrogen can be produced from water, in contrast to electrolysis processes currently on the market, at an affordable price using regenerative electricity for around €3/kg instead of €6-8/kg (assuming electricity costs of €0.08 per kWh).

Moreover, unlike other processes, it does not require the water to be purified; that means that non-purified water can also be used.

Graforce is producing hydrogen using the plasmalysis process in its demonstration plant in Berlin. The process uses electricity to split wastewater obtained from biogas, sewage treatment and industrial plants into oxygen and hydrogen. Mixing hydrogen with biogas produces HCNG, which can be used as fuel in natural gas vehicles and in block heating and gas power plants. Only purified water and oxygen remain as waste products.

German carmaker Audi has also been committed for many years to alternative, synthetic fuels. One of the biggest challenges to e-fuel production is the wastewater produced by biogas plants. It requires very expensive cleaning or disposal.

Integrating plasmalysis technology into Audi’s e-fuel plants repurposes the wastewater into hydrogen production while purifying it at the same time. This enables Audi’s systems to be used more efficiently. . . .
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:38 pm

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Nouryon, Tata Steel, Port of Amsterdam to study feasibility of largest green H2 cluster in Europe; 100 MW water electrolysis facility
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181020-nouryon.html

. . . The three parties consider green hydrogen as vital for reaching climate targets and building a more circular economy—e.g., by combining it with emissions from steel manufacture to make new products.

As a first step, the parties will study the feasibility of a 100 megawatt water electrolysis facility to produce up to 15,000 tons of hydrogen per year as well as oxygen at Tata Steel’s IJmuiden site, near Amsterdam.

By using renewable electricity, the initial unit will enable a carbon saving of up to 350,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to the emissions of more than 40,000 households. A final investment decision is expected in 2021. The partner companies have the ambition to further scale up the technology.

Nouryon will operate the facility, while Tata Steel will use the oxygen to further enhance the sustainability of its production processes. The parties will jointly explore different routes to use hydrogen for turning steel mill emissions into useful chemicals and products.

The Port of Amsterdam will focus on the infrastructure for further distribution of green hydrogen, which will be the basis for the development of new industries and zero-emission transport in the Amsterdam area. . . .

The recently presented Dutch Climate Law sets a CO2 reduction target of 49% by 2030 compared to 1990. The parties believe that green hydrogen can make a significant contribution towards this target and aim to reach sufficient scale to absorb all emissions from Tata Steel’s plant in IJmuiden and use it for the production of new materials.

The development of the green hydrogen cluster will also enable emissions-free buses and heavy transport in the entire Amsterdam area.

Nouryon already has 1000 MW of electrolysis capacity installed in various facilities, using three processes: chlor-alkali, sodium chlorate, and water electrolysis.
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:45 pm

GRA wrote:Hyundai to ship 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell cars to France by 2025.


Wow, 5000 whole cars. Really? Only 7 years from now? That’s amazing!!!

In other news, Tesla will build and sell MORE than 5000 electric vehicles... this week.

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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:18 pm

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Australia trials $15M power-to-hydrogen project
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181022-australia.html

A $15-million trial—the largest of its kind in Australia—will use international technology to convert solar and wind power into hydrogen gas, which will then be stored for use across the Jemena Gas Network in New South Wales—Australia’s biggest gas distribution network.

Jemena’s Managing Director, Frank Tudor, said Jemena’s Project H2GO will see a 500kW electrolyzer constructed in western Sydney which is able to generate enough hydrogen to power approximately 250 homes.

It is estimated Jemena’s New South Wales gas network—which delivers gas to 1.3 million customers—is capable of storing as much energy as 8 million Powerwall batteries without further investment or network augmentation.

Jemena’s Project H2GO will be co-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) which has committed $7.5 million in funding for the project.
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:28 pm

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Hyundai Motor, BTIRDI to establish $100M hydrogen energy fund in China; foundation for fuel cell vehicle market
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181030-hyundai.html

Hyundai Motor has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Beijing-Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute (BTIRDI) to establish a Hydrogen Energy Fund. Under this agreement, the South Korean automaker and its Chinese counterpart expect to strengthen their influence in the hydrogen ecosystem while accelerating the advent of a Hydrogen Society. . . .

The binational initiative’s primary objective is to spur investment in the hydrogen industry and value chain while also fostering growth of promising startups in China and Korea. More specifically, the fund will seek for innovative companies that possess various hydrogen-related infrastructures and leadership in core hydrogen technologies. . . .

Hyundai Motor expects that the establishment of the Hydrogen Energy Industry Fund will pave the way for new hydrogen-related business opportunities in China. In particular, the Sino-Korean cooperation will lay a strong foundation for Hyundai Motor to make foray into the Chinese fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) market in the future.

Hydrogen is emerging as a key pillar for future growth in China. In February, the China National Alliance of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell (China Hydrogen Alliance) officially launched to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen in China and promote the construction of a hydrogen society in the country. The Chinese government is also targeting a large-scale deployment of one million FCEVs and one thousand refill stations by 2030. . . .


Also see:
China Electric Vehicles
BEV/FCV
https://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/pdfs/htac_feb18_08_flood.pdf
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:40 pm

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ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main ship propulsion potential
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/11/20181103-abbsintef.html

. . . The testing methodology, to be developed at SINTEF Ocean’s Trondheim-based laboratory, will use two Hydrogenics 30kW fuel cells, set up to model the operation and control of a complete marine power system in a megawatt-scale propulsion plant. ABB’s own software together with SINTEF Oceans vessel simulator capabilities will imitate and play back different load profiles and diesel/battery/fuel cell combinations, and tested in a scaled down laboratory environment. . . .

Another key objective will be establishing how to enhance the control of fuel cell plant in combination with energy storage, and how to optimize efficiency, reliability and the lifetime of fuel cell stacks.

[list]We will be seeking the decisive and practical solutions to develop fuel cell technology for main propulsion. Research will focus not only on fuel flow and fuel handling, but on what a hydrogen ship bunkering infrastructure might look like.

—Kristoffer Dønnestad, R&D engineer, ABB Marine & Ports, Trondheim[/list]
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:18 pm

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Toyota partnering with Melbourne council for Australian first hydrogen FCEV trials
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/11/20181105-mirai.html

. . . From today, three Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), the first of their kind to be driven by members of the public in Australia, will be provided to Hobson’s Bay City Council in Melbourne’s inner west for a 12-week trial.

During that period, the Mirais will be driven by council staff under a range of conditions and at different times of the day. . . .

The trial FCEVs will be refueled at a mobile hydrogen refueler based at Toyota’s former manufacturing site in nearby Altona—a 13-minute drive to Hobson’s Bay City Council.

The trial with Hobson’s Bay City Council will be the first of several trials run by Toyota Australia over the next three years, with Australia’s number one car company planning to loan the Mirai FCEVs to participating companies or organizations for up to 12-weeks at a time.

Forklift Trials. Two hydrogen fuel cell (FC) forklifts are also being trialed at Toyota Australia’s former manufacturing site in Altona. The Toyota Material Handling FC forklifts are the first to be used by Toyota outside of Japan.

Toyota Material Handling Australia’s General Manager of Corporate Compliance and Project Development, Bob Walmsley, said the hydrogen FC forklifts will be used to move parts around the Toyota Parts Centre at the Altona site. . . .
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