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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Thu May 13, 2021 6:19 pm

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Mitsubishi Power & Texas Brine partner on large-scale salt cavern storage for hydrogen to support decarbonization efforts in the eastern US
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... brine.html

Mitsubishi Power Americas and Texas Brine Company are collaborating to develop large-scale long-duration hydrogen storage solutions to support decarbonization efforts across the eastern United States. Long-duration hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the transition to a net zero carbon energy future.

This collaboration expands Mitsubishi Power’s capability to store hydrogen safely and cost effectively in salt caverns in strategic locations across North America. The nation’s largest brine producer, Texas Brine, and its affiliates have salt positions in New York, Virginia, Texas and Louisiana that will enable access to major load centers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and the Gulf Coast. . . .

caverns for decades in the US Gulf Coast. Expanding the use of salt caverns for hydrogen energy storage in other regions offers a significant opportunity to create an infrastructure for clean energy resources throughout the US to benefit industries such as power, transportation and manufacturing that are targeting net zero carbon emissions.
Fusion Fuel Green partners with CCC to develop green hydrogen demonstrator plants in Middle East
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... nfuel.html

. . . CCC and Fusion Fuel have agreed to cooperate on projects involving the production of green hydrogen for potential clients in the refining and petrochemical industries in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

The companies plan to develop demonstrator plants in several countries in the region, namely Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar. . . .

HEVO is Fusion-Fuel’s proprietary miniaturized PEM electrolyzer. It has been specifically designed to be small, lightweight and possible to be mass produced. Its simplicity allows it to be versatile in its use. It can be combined with a high-efficiency solar cell and attached to a specifically designed concentrated photovoltaic solar panel. . . .

The announcement of this partnership came shortly after Fusion Fuel reached a collaboration agreement with the Elecnor Group for the development of green hydrogen projects in Spain using Fusion Fuel’s HEVO-SOLAR technology.

HEVO-SOLAR combines more than one hundred of Fusion-Fuel’s HEVO electrolyzers with a specially-designed high efficiency concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar module to make optimal use of both the electrical and thermal energy from the sun. . . .

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction partners with RevoTech on production of hydrogen from waste plastic
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... oosan.html

. . . RevoTech will be applying its continuous pyrolysis technology to convert waste plastic into gas, while Doosan will be developing the main equipment and processes for reforming the product gas into hydrogen. The continuous pyrolysis technology is achieved through the continuous input of raw materials which in turn enables continuous production, leading to greater ease in expanding the scale of processing and securing economic feasibility.

The pyrolysis of waste plastic refers to the thermal degradation of plastic, which involves high molecular weight hydrocarbons being broken down into smaller molecules at high temperatures to produce valuable byproducts in the forms of gas or liquid.

Doosan is working on developing a hydrogen reformer that has the capacity to produce 0.3 tons of hydrogen per day by 2021 and plans to have this installed for operation at RevoTech, which is located in Mungyeong of North Gyeongsang Province. A demonstration will be carried out thereafter, before commercially launching the technology for producing more than 3 tons of hydrogen per day from waste plastic. . . .

Port of Corpus Christi, Ares Management sign memorandum of understanding for green hydrogen production, renewable energy generation
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... 2-pcc.html

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with funds managed by the Infrastructure and Power strategy of Ares Management Corporation with the intention of developing renewable energy infrastructure on Port-owned property to support the production of green hydrogen and optionally to provide renewable power directly to the port and its customers.

The MOU outlines preliminary provisions for a renewable energy and clean fuel hub that will consist of solar facilities, battery storage facilities and electrolyzer facilities to be located on Port-owned property. The first set of facilities will be made up of an up to ~210MW solar project and an up to 840MWh battery storage facility, which will be capable of powering an electrolyzer facility to produce ~9,000 MT of green hydrogen per year, with the possibility of expanding the facilities over time, including the possibility of providing renewable power directly to the port’s operations. . . .
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Mon May 17, 2021 4:52 pm

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Suncor and ATCO partner on potential world-scale hydrogen project in Alberta
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... uncor.html

Two Canadian companies, Suncor Energy and ATCO Ltd., are collaborating on early stage design and engineering for a potential blue hydrogen project near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The project would produce more than 300,000 tonnes per year of hydrogen, reduce Alberta’s CO2 emissions by more than two million tonnes per year, significantly advance Alberta’s hydrogen strategy, generate substantial economic activity and jobs across the province, and make a sizable contribution to Canada’s net zero ambition, the partners said.

The project will advanced technology to capture more than 90% of the emissions generated in the hydrogen production process (i.e., “blue hydrogen”). . . .

The hydrogen production facility would be located at ATCO’s Heartland Energy Centre near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and could be operational as early as 2028, provided that it has the required regulatory and fiscal support to render it economic. A sanctioning decision is expected in 2024. In addition to supplying hydrogen to Suncor and the Alberta gas grid, the project would make hydrogen volumes available for Alberta’s other industrial, municipal and commercial transport users.

The parties anticipate that Suncor would construct and operate the hydrogen production and CO2 sequestration facilities and ATCO would construct and operate associated pipeline and hydrogen storage facilities. The hydrogen production facility design would be capable of being replicated, allowing for the construction of subsequent project phases.

It is expected that 85% of the produced clean hydrogen would be used to supply existing energy demand. Specifically, 65% of the output would be used in refining processes and cogeneration of steam and electricity at the Suncor Edmonton Refinery, reducing refinery emissions by 60%. In addition, approximately 20% of the output could be used in the Alberta natural gas distribution system, also further reducing emissions.

Although several provincial and federal policies, fiscal programs and regulations have already been put in place to support significant decarbonization and the development of a leading low-carbon fuels industry, further regulatory certainty and fiscal support is required for the project to progress to a sanctioning decision.
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Thu May 20, 2021 7:21 pm

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Consortium developing green hydrogen megaproject in Oman
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... -oman.html

. . . The consortium has been collaborating on the project for more than three years, which will consist of 25 gigawatts (GW) of renewable solar and wind energy at full capacity to produce millions of tons of zero-carbon green hydrogen per annum.

The hydrogen can be used locally, exported directly, or converted into green ammonia for international export. The consortium partners will leverage their broad existing commercial relationships and partnerships to secure long-term product sales agreements.

Given the site’s strategic location between Europe and Asia, as well as excellent solar irradiance and wind resource facing the Arabian Sea, the development is positioned to offer a secure and reliable supply of green fuels globally at a competitive price.

Green hydrogen is expected by some to grow into a US$2.5-trillion market by 2050. Demand comes from the shipping sector, which requires green ammonia for its significant decarbonization needs; the aviation sector, which will utilize synthetic fuels made from green hydrogen; parts of the ground transportation sector, such as rail and trucking, which are expected to adopt green hydrogen as a fuel source; as well as heavy industry located in areas such as North West Europe that will use green hydrogen to fuel their industrial processes including the production of steel.

In addition, power companies across East Asia with a legacy reliance on coal and gas are planning to transition to green ammonia in order to reduce their carbon emissions.

The consortium has been conducting wind and solar monitoring analysis in Al Wusta Governorate in Central Oman since 2019. Renewable power generation will benefit from very high and stable levels of solar and wind energy, exhibiting the optimal diurnal profile of strong wind at night and reliable sun during the day. The project is also located near the coast for seawater intake and electrolysis. Existing energy infrastructure in Oman provides additional future options to develop synthetic fuels for the aviation sector, which will be critical for decarbonization. . . .

LADWP joins HyDeal LA, targets green hydrogen at $1.50/kg by 2030
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... ealla.html

. . . In addition to LADWP, HyDeal LA leaders include 174 Power Global, Mitsubishi Power, and SoCalGas. Key implementation partners include Clifford Chance, Corporate Value Associates (CVA), Cranmore Partners, Energeia, Marathon Capital, Sheppard Mullin, and Strategen.

Phase 1 of HyDeal LA will architect the high-value competitive supply chain necessary to achieve $1.50/kg delivered green hydrogen in the LA Basin, and achieve in-principle agreement on the necessary terms and conditions to achieve production, storage, transport and delivery of green hydrogen at scale. . . .

Bloom Energy and Idaho National Laboratory to test use of nuclear generation to power solid-oxide electrolyzer for H2 production
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... bloom.html

. . . Bloom Energy’s electrolyzer has a higher efficiency than low-temperature electrolyzer technologies, thereby reducing the amount of electricity needed to produce hydrogen. The steam supplied to the electrolyzers can also be generated by the thermal energy produced by the nuclear power plant, bolstering the overall efficiency of hydrogen production further. . . .
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Sat May 22, 2021 7:02 pm

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Aquarius Engines unveils free-piston linear engine operating on 100% hydrogen
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... arius.html

. . . The original Aquarius Engines Generator is currently undergoing successful field tests in North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. Aquarius Engines recently announced partnership deals with Nokia in the field of remote communication and energy equipment management in addition to establishing a subsidiary in Tokyo and partnering with Japanese auto-parts manufacturers TPR and Honda-affiliate Musashi Seimitsu.

The 10kg Aquarius Engine was invented in 2014 and is designed to be used as an onboard power generator in a vehicle or as a stand-alone electricity generator. Unlike most conventional engines that are made of hundreds of parts, the Aquarius Engine has just twenty components and one moving part. The lightweight streamlined design makes it inexpensive and highly efficient with minimal need for maintenance, compared to traditional engines. . . .


Daimler Truck and Shell target accelerated rollout of hydrogen-based trucking in Europe; refueling infrastructure and rollout of fuel-cell vehicles
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... shell.html

. . . Shell intends initially to rollout a hydrogen-refueling network joining three green hydrogen production hubs at the Port of Rotterdam, Cologne and Hamburg. From 2024, Shell aims to launch heavy-duty refueling stations between the three locations and Daimler Truck aims to hand over the first heavy-duty hydrogen trucks to customers subsequently in 2025.

The plan aims to expand the hydrogen powered freight corridor continuously, which will cover 1200 kilometers by 2025, in order to deliver 150 hydrogen refueling stations and around 5,000 Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty fuel cell trucks by 2030. . . .


ACEA publishes interactive map showing hydrogen truck refueling stations needed in Europe by 2025 and 2030
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... -acea.html


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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Tue May 25, 2021 4:59 pm

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Cummins selects Spain for GW electrolyzer plant, partners with Iberdrola on green hydrogen value chain
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... mmins.html

Cummins Inc. joined government leaders and partner Iberdrola, one of the world’s largest energy companies, to announce its plans for one of the world’s largest electrolyzer plants for the production of green hydrogen to be located in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. This investment in Spain comes on the heels of Iberdrola and Cummins’ decision to partner together on large-scale hydrogen production projects in Spain and Portugal. . . .

A site selection search within the Guadalajara area of Castilla-La Mancha is currently underway for Cummins’ new €50-million PEM electrolyzer plant that will house system assembly and testing for approximately 500 MW/year and will be scalable to more than 1 GW/year.

The facility, which will initially be 22,000 square meters, is anticipated to open in 2023, creating 350 new jobs as production ramps up. Cummins is rapidly growing its capabilities to provide hydrogen technologies at scale. Cummins has deployed more than 600 electrolyzers in 100 countries globally.

As part of this alliance, the 230-MW green hydrogen project in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva, Andalusia, Spain)—that Iberdrola has planned for the leading fertilizer producer Fertiberia—will become a benchmark for large electrolysis projects. Cummins will be the electrolyzer supplier for the Palos project and through the experience acquired in the project, Iberdrola and Cummins will jointly collaborate in the design of solutions for large electrolysis projects. Cummins and Iberdrola are also collaborating on a hydrogen refueling station in Barcelona, Spain with additional partnership and broader collaboration opportunities anticipated in the future.

Iberdrola has submitted 53 hydrogen-related projects to the Next Generation EU program, which would activate investments of €2.5 billion to achieve an annual production of 60,000 tn/year.

The green hydrogen production capacity under this plan would be equivalent to 20% of the national target (4GW installed capacity by 2030) and would ensure that around 25% of the hydrogen currently consumed by Spain would not generate any CO2 emissions. This and related Iberdrola hydrogen projects are anticipated to fuel economic and job growth, contributing to the creation of approximately 4,000 skilled jobs across 500 local suppliers.

In Castilla-La Mancha, Iberdrola operates 2,376 MW of renewable energy—wind power and photovoltaic—which makes it the third autonomous community with the highest green megawatts installed by Iberdrola in Spain. Recently, the company has completed three photovoltaic projects in the region, totaling 150 MW, and builds Puertollano photovoltaic plant (100 MW).

BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... -basf.html

In Ludwigshafen, Germany, Dr. Martin Brudermüller (BASF) and Dr. Markus Krebber (RWE), accompanied by Chairman of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union (IG BCE) Michael Vassiliadis, presented a project idea that envisions a new 2 GW offshore wind farm in the German North Sea to provide the Ludwigshafen chemical site with green electricity and enable CO2-free production of hydrogen. . . .

The 2GW wind farm will produce around 7,500 GWh of green electricity per year This would be in addition to the planned 20 GW by 2030 in existing legislation. The green electricity would therefore meet the criterion of additionality.

The potential offshore sites for this project are ones that are currently only planned for the period after 2030 according to Germany’s Site Development Plan and Network Development Plan. RWE will develop, build and operate the wind park. BASF will own a stake.

Around 80% of the approximately 7,500 GWh produced by the wind park will be supplied as green electricity for innovative technologies for CO2 reduction and thus power the transformation of BASF sites in Germany, especially the Verbund site in Ludwigshafen. . . .
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Wed May 26, 2021 10:31 pm

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Mercedes-Benz takes stake in H2 Green Steel; to begin use of green steel in 2025
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... -h2gs.html
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Sat May 29, 2021 4:44 pm

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Johnson Matthey and Plug Power partner on next-generation electrolyzer technology for green hydrogen
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... 28-jm.html

. . . The collaboration will focus on the development, validation and incorporation of JM’s advanced materials in Plug Power’s electrolyzer systems. The companies will also investigate the development of a closed-loop recycling system for the critical platinum group metals (PGM) used as catalysts in these systems. . . .

As the world’s largest secondary refiner of PGM, JM is placed to drive the creation of closed-loop recycling systems within the green hydrogen supply chain.

Plug Power is a leading manufacturer of electrolyzers used to manufacture green hydrogen. The company has made a significant commitment to be a major player in the generation of green hydrogen with plans to achieve 500T of capacity daily in the US by 2025, 1,000T globally by 2028.

Germany investing €8B+ in 62 large-scale hydrogen projects; “We are making Germany a hydrogen country”
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... anyh2.html

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) selected 62 large-scale hydrogen projects this week, which are to be state-funded as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Important Project of Common European Interest, IPCEI). . . .

The €8 billion is made up of federal and state funds. Around €4.4 billion comes from the Federal Ministry of Economics and up to €1.4 billion from the Federal Ministry of Transport. The remaining funds are made available by the federal states. Investments totaling €33 billion are to be triggered, including more than €20 billion from private investors.

The 62 major hydrogen projects were selected from more than 230 project outlines received and represent the entire value chain of the hydrogen market.

In the BMWi department, 50 project outlines were selected. These include project sketches for generation plants that together comprise more than 2 gigawatts of electrolysis capacity for the production of green hydrogen. This corresponds to 40% of the target set in the National Hydrogen Strategy of 5 gigawatts by 2030.

Hydrogen pipeline projects will advance with a total length of around 1,700 km (1,056 miles). A particularly large amount of emissions can be saved in the CO2-intensive steel industry. ArcelorMittal, Stahl Holding Saar, Salzgitter Stahl and Thyssenkrupp SteelAll have submitted investment projects.

A number of innovative projects in the chemical industry use the CO2-free production of hydrogen for the production of ammonia or synthetic fuels for freight or air traffic.

The Federal Ministry of Transport is funding 12 projects in the mobility sector. These concern the development and manufacture of fuel cell systems and vehicles—from cars to trucks to municipal vehicles.

In addition, for example, the development of a nationwide and cross-border networked hydrogen refueling infrastructure is being promoted. Also, the aerospace and maritime sector is addressed.

The German projects are funded as part of a European project (IPCEI Hydrogen) together with up to 22 European partner countries. The various national projects are to be networked with one another in such a way that all countries benefit from one another and a European hydrogen economy can be built up together.
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:18 pm

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DOE launches Energy Earthshots initiative; Hydrogen Shot first; $1/kg in 1 decade
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... 2shot.html
Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm launched the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Earthshots Initiative to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. The first Energy Earthshot—Hydrogen Shot—seeks to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% to $1 per kilogram in one decade.

Industries are beginning to implement clean hydrogen to reduce emissions, but there are still many hurdles to deploying it at scale. Currently, hydrogen from renewable energy costs about $5 per kilogram.

The Hydrogen Shot establishes a framework and foundation for clean hydrogen deployment in the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan, which includes support for demonstration projects. . . .

As part of the launch, at the DOE’s Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, DOE’s Hydrogen Program issued a Request for Information (RFI) on viable hydrogen demonstrations, including specific locations, that can help lower the cost of hydrogen, reduce carbon emissions and local air pollution, create good-paying jobs, and provide benefits to disadvantaged communities. (DE-FOA-0002529) Topics in the RFI include:

Hydrogen Production, Resources, and Infrastructure

End Users for Hydrogen Based on Specific Regions, Cost, and Value Propositions

Greenhouse Gas and Other Pollutant Emissions Reduction Potential

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), Jobs, and Environmental Justice

Science and Innovation Needs and Challenges

CMB.TECH opens first multimodal hydrogen refueling station, presents dual-fuel hydrogen truck Lenoir
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... 8-cmb.html

CMB.TECH has opened the first multimodal hydrogen refueling station in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the first refueling station to produce green hydrogen which will be used to power ships, tube trailers, cars, trucks and buses. In addition to the hydrogen refueling station, CMB.TECH launched a hydrogen truck with the symbolic name: Lenoir, a reference to the French-speaking Belgian who in 1860 built the first internal combustion engine powered by hydrogen.

CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge) is a diversified shipping and logistics group based in Antwerp. CMB owns and operates 139 seagoing vessels in dry bulk (Bocimar), container transport (Delphis), chemical tankers (Bochem) & crew transfer vessels (Windcat). CMB.TECH is CMB’s cleantech division.

CMB.TECH is strongly committed to hydrogen solutions for industrial and maritime applications. The launch of the Hydroville in 2017, the first hydrogen-powered passenger ship, gave impetus to this commitment. Until now, the Hydroville has been supplied with hydrogen by a tube trailer (mobile hydrogen refueling station). From now on the Hydroville, in addition to the other hydrogen applications of CMB.TECH, will be able to refuel in Antwerp. . . .

The hydrogen refueling station will be built at the Port House in Antwerp. CMB.TECH deliberately chose this location on the border between the city and the port to be able to supply hydrogen to the many industrial applications in the port on the one hand and on the other to keep it easily accessible to the general public.

Lenoir truck. In addition to the hydrogen refueling station, CMB.TECH launched a dual-fuel truck running on hydrogen. The dual fuel technology is feasible, affordable and green and allows for the conversion of different applications in the short term. . . .

Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... -yara.html

Trafigura Pte Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, and Yara International ASA, a leading global ammonia player, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and promotion of the use of ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping and to explore possible opportunities to work together on certain clean (green and blue) ammonia fuel infrastructure and market opportunities.

Greenhouse gas emissions from the global maritime sector are increasing. The Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas study, published in August 2020, predicts that emissions could increase by as much as 130% by 2050 compared with 2008 levels. To reverse this trend the ships in use, the fuels that power them and the related infrastructure all need to change as the industry transitions to low- or zero-carbon maritime fuels. . . .

Under the MoU announced today, Trafigura and Yara intend to collaborate in the following areas:

The supply of clean ammonia by Yara to Trafigura Group companies;

Exploration of joint R&D initiatives for clean ammonia application as a marine fuel; and

Development of new clean ammonia assets including marine fuel infrastructure and market opportunities. . . .

Trafigura has co-sponsored the R&D of MAN Energy Solutions’ ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime vessels, has performed in-depth studies of transport fuels with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and has published a white paper on the need for a global carbon levy for shipping fuels to be introduced by International Maritime Organization.

Yara is a world leader in ammonia, with long experience and leading positions within global ammonia production, logistics and trade. The Oslo-based company produces roughly 8.5 million tonnes of ammonia annually. Yara employs a fleet of 11 ammonia carriers, including 5 fully owned ships, and owns 18 marine ammonia terminals with 580 kt of storage capacity—enabling it to produce and deliver ammonia across the globe. Yara recently established a new clean ammonia unit to capture growth opportunities in emission-free fuel for shipping and power, carbon-free fertilizer and ammonia for industrial applications.

Delta-EE: Europe tracking to 2.7 GW of operational hydrogen electrolyzer capacity by 2025; well short of EU target
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... ltaee.html

A new study by Delta-EE, a specialist new energy research & consulting company, has found that the total announced project capacity of the rapidly growing European hydrogen electrolyzer market would take the green hydrogen sector to 2.7 GW by 2025—a nearly 50-fold increase on capacity built over the last ten years.

However, time is running out to establish the many projects on the 100s of MW scale required to achieve an EU target of 6 GW by 2024. . . .

In the last ten years, the project activity around clean hydrogen has been growing quickly, with 67 operational projects including electrolyzers, and targeting new energy applications developed across 13 different countries.

These projects offer a total capacity of 56 MW, producing an estimated 4,700 tonnes of green hydrogen per year. Approximately half of this is consumed by the transport industry, and approximately one third is used for decarbonizing industrial applications, such as petrochemical refining.

Today nearly half of all European electrolyzer capacity is in Germany, while no other country has more than 10 MW installed. However, the sector is expanding fast; the first major projects in several countries (e.g. Spain, Netherlands, Denmark) will be at the 10s of MW scale in 2021/22 and will soar towards the 100s MW by 2025.

A key factor in this growth will be the increase in manufacturing capacity of electrolyzer manufacturers. Today’s leading manufacturers such as Nel Hydrogen, ITM Power, Cummins and McPhy, are all building factories capable of producing 100s of MW if not GWs of electrolyzers a year. . . .
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Re: Hydrogen and FCEVs discussion thread

Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:58 pm

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Air Products announces multi-billion dollar net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... ducts.html

. . . Canada’s clean energy diversification strategy and regulatory framework make clear that hydrogen is a key enabler for carbon neutrality by 2050. Aligned with that vision, Air Products began work in 2018 on the core of this world-scale energy complex in Edmonton, which will begin with a transformative $1.3 billion (CAD) net-zero hydrogen production and liquefaction facility expected onstream in 2024. . . .

The project relies on an innovative combination of well-established technologies. The new facility will capture more than 95% of CO2 produced by generating hydrogen from the feedstock natural gas and store it safely back underground (i.e., blue hydrogen). Hydrogen-fueled electricity will offset the remaining five percent of emissions.

Air Products’ hydrogen business in Alberta is envisioned to reach more than 1,500 tonnes of hydrogen production per day and achieve greater than three million tonnes per year of CO2 capture. Initially, Air Products will build, own, and operate a new net-zero hydrogen complex consisting of a:

World-scale Auto-Thermal Reformer (ATR) hydrogen production facility, featuring Haldor Topsoe technology, to be built on a large project site in Edmonton that has room for expansion;

Carbon capture operations capable of achieving 95% removal of CO2 from the complex. The CO2 will be permanently sequestered by leveraging the Wolf Carbon Solutions wholly-owned and operated Alberta Carbon Trunk Line;

Power generation facility fueled 100% by hydrogen, including NovaLT16 turbines provided by Baker Hughes, to produce clean electricity for the entire facility and export to the grid, offsetting the five percent remaining CO2 to achieve the net-zero hydrogen facility design;

30 tonnes-per-day hydrogen liquefaction facility designed by Air Products, the first of such liquid hydrogen operations around the world to provide clean hydrogen to the growing industrial and mobility hydrogen markets across Western Canada;

World-scale air separation facility, designed by Air Products to support the ATR operation and to produce clean liquid oxygen and nitrogen for the merchant industrial gas market; and

Connection to Air Products’ existing Alberta Heartland Hydrogen Pipeline network for enhanced reliability and phased decarbonization of the entire network.

The hydrogen liquefaction facility will play a critical role in the developing hydrogen economy across Western Canada. Hydrogen will help to meet society’s need for sustainable transportation, especially for heavy-duty vehicles where hydrogen excels compared to other technologies.

Hydrogen is seen as having a substantial technological advantage over battery electric vehicles in heavy-duty applications due to those vehicles’ duty-cycles, especially in Canada’s extreme climate conditions. . . .

Plug Power to build green hydrogen plant in Georgia
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... power.html

Plug Power plans to build a green hydrogen production plant in Camden County, Georgia, to serve customers across the southeastern United States. The announcement affirms Plug Power’s continued commitment to establish the first North American green hydrogen supply network, as the Camden County plant extends Plug Power’s service coverage across the entire eastern seaboard of the US.

The plant will produce 15 tons per day of liquid green hydrogen, produced using 100% renewable energy and intended to fuel transportation applications, including material handling and fuel cell electric vehicle fleets.

Plug Power is investing $84 million in the facility, which is expected to create at least 24 jobs in the local community starting in 2022.

As a focal point for Plug Power’s green hydrogen network and the broader US hydrogen economy, Camden County, GA, presents many strategic advantages. With proximity to Interstate 95 (I-95), the main north-south highway on the East Coast of the US, the location enables easy access to the region’s commercial and industrial centers, including Plug Power customers such as Home Depot and Southern Company. . . .

The Camden County plant will join previously announced facilities in South Central Pennsylvania and the Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing (STAMP) Park as key milestones toward Plug Power’s goal of producing more than 500 tons per day of hydrogen by 2025. . . .
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

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