Hydrogen, biomass, and ammonia should power Malaysia

Malaysia should concentrate on creating alternative energy sources like biomass, ammonia, and hydrogen, according to Economics Minister Mohd Rafizi Ramli, in order to meet its energy needs in the coming years.

He thinks that concentrating on these alternative energy will complement Malaysia’s strengths in terms of geography, skill, and economic advantages.

He said that various first discussions were undertaken to hasten the adoption of biomass technology, particularly in the agricultural sector.

Rafizi added that operating a petrochemical plant to produce hydrogen is not all that unlike from Malaysia’s experience with oil and gas production.

India’s Union Minister to launch hydrogen-based FCEV

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, will introduce a sophisticated hydrogen-based FCEV in New Delhi.

As part of its commitment to cleaner energy and low-carbon pathways, the federal government has launched the bus. The project is comparable to the one that was previously started in Gujarat at Kevadia.

Recently, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated that the government is looking at new technology as part of the central program and wants to deploy city buses that run on green hydrogen.

According to what he had claimed, the government would utilize these buses in a modal urban center that would begin with 50 vehicles.

ACI applies for EU funding under North Adriatic Hydrogen Vally

The North Adriatic Hydrogen Vally project’s marina operator, Adriatic Croatia International Club (ACI), filed for a funding from the EU.

The first ACI marina, ACI marina Opatija in Icici, will develop the full hydrogen value chain, including renewable energy production, energy storage, energy efficiency, and hydrogen use in water transport.

It did not reveal the value of its EU grant request.

Croatia, Slovenia, and Friuli Venezia Giulia support the North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley. 34 companies produce, store, distribute, and consume hydrogen. The partners will build pilot projects for renewable energy-based green hydrogen production, storage, delivery, and use.

DOE selects Houston hydrogen hubs to apply for $7B funding

When the Department of Energy narrowed the field, Houston may host a federally sponsored hydrogen hub.

Three Texas hydrogen hubs, including two in Houston, were chosen by the DOE to apply for $7 billion in funding to develop hydrogen as a fossil fuel alternative.

The money would help an area already leading in hydrogen, a cleaner-burning gas that many Houston energy businesses use to decarbonize their operations. Hubs would test hydrogen production and usage in natural gas-rich areas.

The hubs include the Leading in Gulf Coast Hydrogen Transition (LIGH2T) hub, HyVelocity hub and
Christi Horizons Clean Hydrogen Hub (HCH2).

Collins Aerospace developing thermoplastics for liquid hydrogen tanks

Under the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, has been chosen to head a consortium developing new thermoplastics technology for the liquid hydrogen tanks required to power hydrogen propulsion architectures in future more environmentally friendly aircraft.

The Collins-led partnership will include NLR, Delft University of Technology, ATR, Novotech, and Unified International in addition to Collins locations in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland, the Netherlands, the United States, and Ireland.

Although liquid hydrogen provides around three times the energy per kilogram as traditional jet fuel, it needs almost four times as much space to get the same amount of energy. This is because liquid hydrogen has a lower specific density. Tank structures made of thermoplastic are being developed as a solution. The new project’s main goal is to create a tank that is both sturdy and lightweight.

UNECE evaluates Turkmenistan’s potential for hydrogen energy

Turkmenistan’s potential for hydrogen energy is being evaluated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

It was mentioned that this proposal also took Turkmenistan’s potential for exporting hydrogen energy into account.

The UNECE further stated that this report aims to advance the growth of renewable energy sources in the area, examine the data, and increase awareness of the enormous potential of this field and its benefits in the focal countries.

EDAG Group supports First Hydrogen’s design of Generation II concept car

New photographs of the concept concepts for the Generation II concept car, which will be offered with either fuel cell or battery-powered electric powertrains, have been released by First Hydrogen Corp.

The most recent sketch depicts the design procedure the Business is working on with the global mobility specialists at EDAG Group.

The photographs provide a closer look at the vehicle’s general appearance as well as some of its technical details. The new designs display the body’s aerodynamic silhouette in addition to the branded vertical taillights and daytime running lights that were unveiled earlier this year. Also, they have fenders that are strong and dynamic-looking and a sizable front grille that is both attractive and useful. The grille, which features First Hydrogen branding, offers the fuel cell at the front of the car the airflow it needs.

First Hydrogen has been testing Generation I fuel cell vehicles while the Generation II fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) concept is still being developed. Generation I light commercial trucks, which were introduced last year, are currently undergoing testing and mileage evaluations before beginning large-scale trials with prominent UK fleet operators. Along with the UK’s Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium, road tests for Generation I are conducted (AHFC).

Nouvelle Aquitaine sees growth in hydrogen development

Through territories that are positioning themselves and making investments, the Nouvelle Aquitaine region is witnessing a growth in the development of hydrogen. The regional council is also conducting a technical and economic study, the findings of which are encouraging, to give visibility to the participants in heavy mobility.

The regions are placing a lot of money on hydrogen as a fuel because it offers a chance to both decarbonize transportation and to see tremendous economic growth. For the purpose of deploying research, innovation, and industrialisation projects for hydrogen solutions locally, various regions have gathered mobility players. This is the situation in New Aquitaine, where the Lot-et-Garonne road system, the ports of Bordeaux and La Rochelle, and Limoges are the primary centers of the dynamic.

Orten Fahrzeugbau-led consortium develops vehicles hydrogen conversion kit

A kit enabling the conversion of extremely energy-intensive commercial vehicles, including refrigerated trucks, to hydrogen is currently being developed by a German partnership led by Orten Fahrzeugbau.

The German federal government is funding this $3 million “H2Kit” project. It will carry on to November 2024. The “Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components” division of the RWTH University of Aachen Chapelle, AE Driven Solutions, and Meyer Fast Service Logistics are the other two members of the collaboration in addition to the conversion expert Orten.

The partners seek to create a modular fuel cell conversion kit that can be used by any car manufacturer and has a reasonably priced range extender as part of this endeavor.

In order to achieve this, the kit will be mounted in a model vehicle in order to evaluate its usability and integration. The “H2Kit” project’s participants want to make the findings of their research available to anyone who is interested.

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