Hyvia to present hydrogen urban minibus in France

The Master City Bus H2-Tech, a hydrogen-powered urban minibus, will be unveiled by Hyvia, a joint venture between the Renault Group and Plug Power, at the Salon des Maires (France).

The car has a 57 kilowatt (77 horsepower) electric motor connected to a 33 kilowatt-hour battery, along with a 30 kilowatt fuel cell (hydrogen) propulsion system. In particular, the fuel cell converts hydrogen that has been stored (up to 4.5 kg) into energy to run the engine or recharge the battery.

Additionally, according to Renault, the Master City Bus H2-Tech’s distribution network is “growing across Europe” with the help of partners like PVI in France, Mellor in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, Tribes in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and Qibus in Italy.

The Master City Bus H2-Tech from Hyvia will be displayed at the Salon des Maires from November 22 through November 24.

VINCI Energies provides electrical tech for EWE’s underground hydrogen storage in Berlin

The electrical technology for EWE’s underground hydrogen storage facility in a cavern close to Berlin will be provided by Actemium (VINCI Energies).

For this facility, which is located at a depth of 1,000 m, Actemium (VINCI Energies) will provide all electrical technologies, including all electrical installations, instrumentation, monitoring, and control (IMC), as well as the IMC link to the EWE installation in Rudersdorf.

This 500 m3 experimental cavern should be built in 18 months.

Lotte E&C promotes fuel-cell carbon capture

Lotte E&C is advancing the creation of equipment that gathers carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by hydrogen fuel cells used in buildings and delivers it to smart farms located in residential buildings.

In a hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen reacts with oxygen in the air to produce heat, water, and electrical energy in addition to electricity. Despite the fact that burning does not produce air pollution, the hydrogen needed for power generation cannot be found in nature, necessitating a method of extracting hydrogen from molecules.

In instance, city gas is mostly used to produce hydrogen for fuel cells in domestic apartment buildings. This process causes a significant amount of carbon dioxide to be released.

Technology is being developed by Lotte E&C to supply the complex’s smart farms with the carbon dioxide, electricity, and thermal energy produced during this process. When the technology is first presented, it is suggested that by giving smart farms high-concentration carbon dioxide, it can decrease carbon emissions from fuel cells and speed up crop growth. The impact of high-concentration carbon dioxide supplies on crop growth is being investigated by Lotte E&C.

Wiener Neustadt hydrogen commitment creates jobs

The capital of hydrogen in Austria will be Wiener Neustadt. At the Ecoplus location, a hydrogen competence center is planning a network that might result in up to 120 new jobs.

The ideas were created by DACHGWA, a leader in hydrogen technology on a global scale. In total, three competence centers—in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria—are proposed. There will be an investment of 50 million euros.

At the same time, the HTL Wiener Neustadt is constructing the most cutting-edge hydrogen laboratory.

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