Ammonia cracks hydrogen test, AFC Energy shares increase
According to fresh test results, AFC Energy’s next-generation ammonia cracker technology has successfully produced 99.99% hydrogen from single reactor testing, meeting the requirements for fuel cell applications set by other countries.
Shares of AFC Energy were up 4% on Monday at the time of writing. The hydrogen produced by AFC Energy’s ammonia cracker and purifier, according to independent testing by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, contains ammonia at quantities below those allowed by the ISO 14687:2019 standard for fuel cell grade hydrogen.
The outcomes demonstrate how scalable and flexible ammonia cracking technology from AFC Energy can produce fuel cell-grade hydrogen.
A significant achievement for the cracker technique is the capacity to satisfy the ISO standard for residual ammonia “parts per billion” in hydrogen. It shows promise for expanding “ammonia to power” applications in stationary and maritime settings.
TNPA issues RFI for hydrogen projects in South Africa
A request for information (RFI) for the construction of a terminal facility and associated facilities for hydrogen projects at its commercial seaports has been made by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).
A hydrogen import and export terminal for activities using hydrogen is developed, designed, built, financed, operated, and maintained as part of the RFI.
At the ports of Cape Town, Durban, East London, Mossel Bay, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, and Saldanha Bay, this includes green hydrogen, green ammonia, green methanol, and/or grey hydrogen.
Green fuel based on CO2 and hydrogen testring at Bottrop sewage treatment plant
At the Bottrop sewage treatment plant, a pilot project involving the creation of green fuel based on CO2 and hydrogen will be tested. The development of a demonstration plant was anticipated, according to the wastewater treatment plant’s operator, The Emschergenossenschaft. The project’s premise is that sewage treatment facilities not only utilize a lot of energy, but also generate renewable energy that will be used to create e-fuels.
According to a spokeswoman for the Emschergenossenschaft, the sewage treatment process generates a significant amount of carbon dioxide (CO2). Additionally, the water management organization generates excess green power at the sewage treatment facility as part of its own energy production, which can be turned into hydrogen. The project’s goal is to create methanol that can be stored.
T2C public transportation network to test hydrogen buses
Clermont Auvergne Métropole and Clermont City Public Transport Service (SMTC-AC) have announced that they will test a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles on a key line of the T2C public transportation network as part of their energy transition policy and desire to invest in future technologies.
The operation and maintenance of 14 new and modified hydrogen-powered vehicles will be the responsibility of Keolis Group beginning in September 2024 and continuing for a total of ten years. The Group will also serve as the experiment’s project manager, which is a first. As a result, it will coordinate the partner businesses engaged in the project’s execution, encompassing everything from the production of renewable hydrogen to refueling the fleet and exchanging the acquired experience.
On October 18, 2023, at Rencontres Nationales du Transport Public (RNTP), the national transportation conference, the project’s partners presented this pilot test. Marie-Ange Debon, chairwoman and group CEO of Keolis, Olivier Bianchi, mayor of Clermont-Ferrand and president of the Clermont Auvergne Métropole, and François Rage, chairman of SMTC-AC, were also in attendance.