Been a while since I had time to surf and post, so this is a longish bunch of links. All GCC:
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/0 ... ystor.html
Consortium developing flat hydrogen storage solution for fuel cell vehicles: FlatHyStor
. . . The project called FlatHyStor—“Functional design and testing of an innovative hydrogen tank system”—with a total project budget of 6 million Euros has been granted funding by the German BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy).
The aim of the project is to develop an advanced hydrogen storage system solution for the flat space of light-duty car underbodies that are usually intended for the integration of the battery modules in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
The consortium is led by BMW AG, which will coordinate the different activities and provide the technical specifications for the storage system integration and application. Hexagon Purus will develop the high-pressure hydrogen cylinders as well as the corresponding vehicle integration structure. Robert Bosch GmbH will develop the advanced tank valve and high-pressure regulator technology and TesTneT Engineering GmbH will deliver the validation of the storage components according to the latest codes and standard evolutions.
The first prototypes of the 700 bar high-pressure storage systems are due to be delivered by the end of 2022.
Flat storage will really help with space utilization and designing cars that can be BEVs or FCEVs. Such storage has been the driving force behind nanotube etc. tank development.
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/0 ... 15-rr.html
Rolls-Royce, Porterbrook to investigate potential for synthetic & net zero fuels in fuel cells and engines for rail decarbonization
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/0 ... amaha.html
Toyota commissions Yamaha to develop hydrogen-fueled 5.0L V8; follow-on from Nov 2021 announcement
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/0 ... oerfi.html
DOE issues two RFIs to move ahead with IIJA $9.5B clean hydrogen initiatives
. . . Feedback received from these RFIs will also support DOE’s Hydrogen Shot efforts to cut to cost of clean hydrogen to $1 per 1 kilogram in one decade.
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https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/0 ... rdagy.html
Electrolyzer company Verdagy closes $25M funding round led by TDK Ventures
. . . Syndicate members represent leaders in a wide range of industries focused on the use of green hydrogen and renewable energy for deep decarbonization, and include (in alphabetical order) BHP Ventures, Doral Energy Tech Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Orbia Ventures, Shell Ventures, and Temasek.
Spun out of Chemetry in early 2021 with seed investment from Khosla Ventures, Verdagy is leveraging years of electrochemical experience to develop technology that will meet the cost and performance targets necessary for broad adoption of green hydrogen across multiple industries.
Verdagy’s novel approach to large-scale water electrolysis is to incorporate the advantages of alkaline electrolysis (AWE) and proton exchange membrane electrolysis (PEM) while designing out their inherent limitations.
Verdagy created a new membrane-based approach to electrolysis leveraging very large active area cells, with the ability to operate at industry-leading high current densities and a wide dynamic operating range.
This approach enables low capital and operating costs and is expected to meet or exceed the US Department of Energy’s targets for water electrolysis.
Verdagy operates laboratory and pilot plant facilities in Moss Landing, California to further develop and rapidly scale the technology platform.
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2022/0 ... irbus.html
Airbus and CFM collaborating on hydrogen combustion demonstration program
Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, to collaborate on a hydrogen demonstration program that will take flight around the middle of this decade.
The program’s objective is to ground- and flight-test a direct combustion engine fueled by hydrogen, in preparation for entry-into-service of a zero-emission aircraft by 2035. The demonstration will use a A380 flying testbed equipped with liquid hydrogen tanks prepared at Airbus facilities in France and Germany. Airbus will also define the hydrogen propulsion system requirements, oversee flight testing, and provide the A380 platform to test the hydrogen combustion engine in cruise phase.
The ZEROe Demonstrator flying testbed is the A380 MSN1—the first A380 to roll off Airbus’ production line. . . .
CFM International (CFM) will modify the combustor, fuel system, and control system of a GE Passport turbofan to run on hydrogen. The engine, which is assembled in the US, was selected for this program because of its physical size, advanced turbo machinery, and fuel flow capability.
It will be mounted along the rear fuselage of the flying testbed to allow engine emissions, including contrails, to be monitored separately from those of the engines powering the aircraft. CFM will execute an extensive ground test program ahead of the A380 flight test. . . .