ORLEN Unipetrol increases Czech hydrogen station network
At an ORLEN Benzina station in Zálu u Litvnova, ORLEN Unipetrol has inaugurated its second public hydrogen refueling station (HRS) in the Czech Republic.
The new HRS has the same specifications as the original HRS, which was originally made available in March in Prague-Barrandov, and is capable of recharging passenger cars, trucks, and buses. It provides two nozzles with various head shapes to fill vehicles with a 700 bar pressure and trucks and buses with a 350 bar pressure.
With new publicly accessible stations in Pozna and Katowice due to go live soon, the company is also actively developing plans to expand the hydrogen refueling network throughout Poland.
Hy24 hires new managing director
Guillaume Lesueur, the former Head of EDF Pulse Ventures, has been appointed a new Managing Director for green investments at Hy24, the largest manager of clean hydrogen investment funds in the world.
2021 saw the founding of Hy24. This business is a partnership between FiveT Hydrogen and Ardian. With an eye on promoting investments across the whole clean hydrogen value chain, it focuses on green investments with the goal of fostering the expansion of the global H2 ecosystem.
Essity funded for hydrogen paper production
Essity, a Swedish manufacturer of branded single-use items like tissue, toilet paper, and kitchen towels, has received £2.2 million ($2.8 million) from the UK government to experiment with using hydrogen power rather than natural gas in the process of making paper products at its Tawd Mill in Skelmersdale.
The paper mill will employ hydrogen for this purpose for the first time in the UK. Giant rolls of paper are produced at Essity’s Skelmersdale Tawd mill and sent to the company’s other UK production facilities. The completed goods, such as Plenty kitchen towels and Cushelle toilet rolls, are made from these enormous rolls of paper.
Lower Thames Crossing to employ plant that runs on hydrogen
National Highways will use hydrogen-fueled equipment to lessen the Lower Thames Crossing’s carbon footprint. The heavy construction equipment will be powered by hydrogen for the first time in a significant UK infrastructure project.
The Lower Thames Crossing would be the first in the nation to employ hydrogen fuel on a wide scale to power its main construction equipment, such as excavators and dump trucks, despite the fact that projects like HS2 have tested small hydrogen generators. In addition to biofuels, National Highways is studying the utilization of stationary or slow-moving machinery plants and other renewable fuel sources.
The Lower Thames Crossing is a new route that would run through a tunnel under the River Thames to connect Kent, Thurrock, and Essex. By removing over 13 million vehicles off the Dartford Crossing annually, it seeks to reduce traffic there.