HydrogenPro to expands green hydrogen production at Texas facility
With the construction of a new 500 MW production facility in Texas, HydrogenPro will increase its operations in the US.
By doing this, HydrogenPro will assume a dominant market position and turn into the only large-scale provider of systems and technologies for high-pressure alkaline electrolysers.
With this change, HydrogenPro will be able to produce 800 MW of product overall, which is a significant step toward building a global footprint. Up to $50 million USD is the anticipated cost of the entire investment. An innovative electrode production plant that is separate from the investment cost is a technological game-changer for the HydrogenPro solutions portfolio. The R&D division of HydrogenPro in Denmark is where this technology was developed.
Michelin India hydrogen cell ready for use
The French tire manufacturer Michelin India has placed a strong emphasis on the constantly increasing demand for energy saving and has a fully constructed hydrogen cell ready for installation at its plant.
Since there is no legislation on hydrogen fuel, Amar Variawa, Country Director for Michelin India, stated that the business is collaborating with the government to develop a strategy for the use of hydrogen for commercial purposes. He stated at the fifth foundation day of DY Patil International University in Pune that the business has invested 5,000 crore in its facility in Tamil Nadu for the production of radial truck and bus tires and wants it to be as green as possible.
The government’s hydrogen mission and the actions around it were praised by Variawa. He also provided a summary of Michelin’s initiative to fortify tires on vehicles utilized in the defense industry.
Viritech and HORIBA MIRA developing hydrogen powertrain for HGVs
Viritech and HORIBA MIRA are developing hydrogen powertrain systems for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to preserve diesel vehicle cost and efficiency.
The firms are developing technologies and services to prepare vehicle OEMs, tier suppliers, and fleet operators for fleet trials of fuel cell electric HGV prototypes by 2025.
Intelligent Energy (IEL) of the UK will supply its IE-DRIVE HD fuel for the jointly designed HGV prototype platform and support the fuel cell powertrain development.
Frontier Energy completes Bristol Springs renewable project stage 1 DFS.
The Final Feasibility Study (DFS) for Stage 1 of Frontier Energy’s Bristol Springs Renewable Electricity Project in Western Australia has been completed.
The DFS estimates that the stage-one project (114 Megawatt solar farm) will generate around 4.9Mkg pa of green hydrogen annually.
Based on updated assumptions and important inputs, the study estimates a total production cost of around $2.77 for every kilogram of hydrogen.
According to the firm, the project gains from being close to the existing infrastructure and has the potential to become a leader in the Australian green hydrogen industry.
In order to expedite offtake and funding prior to a final investment decision (FID), which is anticipated later this year, Frontier Energy is now in discussions.
“Hydrogen, Ireland’s Potential” conference of to be held in Cork
Cork’s ever-expanding potential as Ireland’s hub for hydrogen is poised to receive another boost. Under the subject “Hydrogen, Ireland’s Potential,” the March 29–30 Partner Conference of the Belfast Met–led EU hydrogen project GenComm will be held in Cork.
The event will feature presentations from a variety of significant players in the Irish energy sector, including ESB, Gas Networks Ireland, Irving Oil, EIH2, the IDA, and Energy Cork.
Due to its existing and natural infrastructure, the Cork region has recently received attention from Minister of Transport, Climate, Environment, and Communications Eamon Ryan. This gathering supports that viewpoint. The co-host of the event, Energy Cork, is an industry-driven cluster that works to support business and employment in Cork’s energy sector.
Coons suggests more funding for hydrogen support
In a bipartisan plan co-led by U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, research, production, and use of green hydrogen might receive yet another significant boost. Coons and Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn are the cosponsors of the Hydrogen Infrastructure Initiative, a package of four government spending projects that also has the support of five other lawmakers from both parties.
Teijin creates portable fuel cell and pressure vessel units
Teijin Limited has created a fuel cell unit that is small, light, and extremely transportable, as well as a companion pressure vessel unit that draws hydrogen fuel from three compact cylinders. The innovative approach to integrated fuel cell operation and convenient fuel delivery is anticipated to contribute to an increase in the range and application of fuel cells.
In a demonstration with Tokyu Construction, which is taking part in a significant reconstruction of the Shibuya Station region of Tokyo, the units will be deployed for the first time starting in June 2023. Teijin anticipates starting to sell commercial versions of the fuel cell and pressure vessel in Japan around the spring of 2024 after verifying performance during the demonstration.
German gas industry achieves breakthrough in hydrogen introduction
With the widespread adoption of hydrogen, the German gas sector has made progress.
The Gas and Water Industry Association (DVGW) wrote to Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens), and Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner (FDP) to inform them that “all pipeline steels are fundamentally suitable for the transport of hydrogen,” according to the letter.
Cepsa joins Andalusian Hydrogen Cluster
Cepsa has joined the Andalusian Hydrogen Cluster, the region’s first organization dedicated to the development of this energy vector. This cluster provides knowledge about this technology and its applications and markets, as well as development, research, and implementation in Andalusia.
Positive Motion includes green hydrogen. At its Andalusia Energy Parks, Cepsa is constructing 2 GW of green hydrogen, 1 GW in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) and another in San Roque (Cádiz). The Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley, Europe’s largest hub, will include Cepsa’s two hydrogen facilities and cost 3,000 million euros. It has agreements with Fertiberia, EDP, Enagás Renovable, Alter Enersun, Damas, the Algeciras-Rotterdam corridor project, and ACE Terminal.
It will reduce air pollution by six million tons of CO2 and other gases and particulates. Green hydrogen will replace gray hydrogen in industrial processes and multiply the production of renewable energy to replace fossil fuels.