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Forsee Power supplies battery systems for Hyliko hydrogen trucks

Forsee Power has been selected as a partner by Hyliko, the first hydrogen mobility platform devoted to the decarbonization of road freight transport, to provide the PULSE 2.5 intelligent battery system for its first hydrogen heavy goods trucks.

Hyliko, a leader in the French market, is the first hydrogen mobility platform committed to the decarbonization of road freight transport. It provides a “turnkey” offer for the provision and maintenance of hydrogen heavy goods vehicles, production and distribution of hydrogen that is “super green,” and carbon footprint management through its network of refueling and management stations.

Two different hydrogen truck versions are available from Hyliko: a 44t tractor and a 26t 62 and 64 carrier. Starting with the first deliveries expected in 2023, the Forsee Power batteries will be mounted on these pioneering cars. The architecture of heavy goods trucks can be optimized for improved hydrogen utilization thanks to the high level of performance at high power for a reduced size provided by the Pulse 2.5 modules from Forsee Power.


Chinese SWS design for LNG/hydrogen powered VLCC gets RINA approval

For Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, RINA is creating a very large crude-oil carrier (VLCC) vessel that can run on LNG and hydrogen (SWS). OK in theory.

Based on the outcomes of cooperative projects with Liberia Marine, the Liberia Administration, Wartsila, ABB, Hellbio (a division of Metacon AB), and RINA, SWS will generally deploy LNG/Hydrogen-fueled vessels.

A HellBio gas reformer is used in the propulsion system to split LNG molecules into hydrogen and carbon dioxide using steam and LNG. Internal combustion engines and fuel cells both use hydrogen as a direct fuel source.


Cyprus’ first green hydrogen station gets funding

The first green hydrogen station in Cyprus, which will help cut greenhouse gas emissions, will be funded by the European Commission.

According to MCK Future Fuels, one of the organizations that worked on the project with the European Commission and is part of the Ketonis Holdings group, this is the first time a project from Cyprus has been granted funding from the innovation fund of the European Commission.

The green hydrogen generation and refueling station, known as GreenH2CY, is regarded as ground-breaking not just in Cyprus but also throughout all of Europe, according to the business. It was emphasized that by encouraging the decarbonization of the transportation sector, it helps to meet the goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

A PEM-type electrolyser will be installed and run as part of the project. 150 tonnes of hydrogen fuel are anticipated to be produced annually by the hydrogen plant. The yearly equivalent of this is 627 tonnes of diesel fuel. In order for the finished product to qualify as green, the energy will be provided by a local renewable energy provider who will use Guarantees of Origin (GOs) to prove that only renewable energy sources were used.


MingZhu to deploy 700 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

MingZhu Logistics Holdings reached an agreement with Shenzhen Guoqing New Energy Technology Company and Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Company. To increase the competitiveness of the hydrogen fuel cell industry, the three businesses will cooperate.

By the end of 2023, MingZhu hopes to have deployed 700 new-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with assistance from the other two businesses.

MingZhu is a 4A-Grade trucking company that provides services in 29 regions across China with a sizable fleet of more than 1500 trucks. MingZhu is a significant participant in China’s “Belt and Road” program, which will use effective transportation networks to connect important economic sectors across the nation’s regions. To usher in a new phase of Chinese transportation and economic development, the corporation has indicated a strong ambition to invest in environmentally friendly transportation vehicles.

This agreement is a significant step toward a wider network of transportation services and more energy-efficient vehicles. These vehicles will be used by MingZhu throughout its extensive existing transportation network, which also includes bulk cargo transportation in Xinjiang and cold chain freight transit between cities in the Pearl River Delta region.


Galicia aims to become benchmark in hydrogen industry

To make Galicia a “international benchmark” in this industry, the Galician Industrial Alliance for Green Hydrogen was formally introduced.

“It is increasingly clear: we are immersed in a new industrial revolution and the industry is required to reduce emissions and opt for clean energy sources,” said the president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda.

The General Secretary of Industry, Paula Ura, stated that the goal of this alliance is to “create a public-private collaboration plan to develop an industrial fabric linked to this new technology.” Galicia has the chance to become a leader, according to Ura, and to “demand the essential infrastructures so that this exponential growth is further strengthened.”


CVE Chile explores hydrogen implementation with solar

With a strong emphasis on Small Distributed Generation Means (PMGD), where they are not only examining pure solar systems but also hybrid systems with battery storage and even green hydrogen, CVE anticipates reaching 70 renewable MW installed in Chile.

In light of this, the company is considering projects that would use distributed H2 generation and lithium-ferrophosphate batteries for storage. These projects would maintain CVE’s vision of producing energy from renewable sources for customers who are close to the plants, despite the fact that they would have high capital costs and PMGD costs today.

Even though green hydrogen-powered PMGD plants won’t be practical to install by 2023, independent renewable energy producers throughout the world have set their sights on creating this kind of alternative and researching the relevant licenses.


Port au Port Peninsula wind-hydrogen megaproject creates tensions

The Port au Port Peninsula is either facing an economic upheaval or an environmental crisis, depending on who you ask.

In 2019, 45% of residents received employment insurance. World Energy GH2, a new startup, claims its innovative wind-hydrogen project would create hundreds of employment and millions in revenue.

That idea requires 164 200-metre-tall turbines in an area the size of St. John’s.

The project’s staunchest supporters claim the area’s population will soar when it starts. The peninsula’s harshest detractors claim turbines and kilometers of new access roads will transform it.

Experts doubt the megaproject’s viability. The first of its kind in Canada, it would generate more electricity than the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project to power a shydrogen and ammonia production complex at Stephenville, a few kilometres east of the Port au Port Peninsula, for US$12 billion.

World Energy GH2 proposed 164 Port du Port Peninsula wind turbines in June to the provincial administration. Environmental review will affect some turbine locations, according to the business.

After World Energy cleared many acres of Crown land for environmental studies, photographs of murky water spilling in the ocean from Cointre’s Brook, Mainland’s backup water source, appeared on social media in late November. After heavy rains, runoff reached the brook, but fences and dams cleared it.

World Energy said wind turbines will be at least a km from peninsula residences. Before the project begins, ecological and noise impact evaluations must be undertaken.

A firm representative said that studies will take until at least next fall, delaying government approval of the project by months. Several project-concerned residents say they’ve lost faith in the process.

In August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with Risley and other directors in Stephenville, weeks after World Energy’s plans were announced. Stephenville’s new technician training program is also recruiting.

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