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BP subsidiary to drill first pure hydrogen reserve in Huesca

A subsidiary of a large oil business, Helios Aragón, would invest 900 million euros to acquire helium and hydrogen in two reserves in Monzón and Barbastro.

The DGA and the corporation are counting on a change in the law governing this gas to ensure the viability of the project.

The management guarantees that “conventional methods” of extracting natural gas and oil, not “fracking,” will be employed instead.


India to get hydrogen train by the end of 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister for railroads and communications, announced on Sunday that the first hydrogen train to be manufactured and designed entirely domestically would debut in December 2023.

According to the minister, just as Vande Bharat, Indian Railways is developing new environmentally friendly trains that are being designed by engineers.

The Railways is producing the Vande Metro train to replace the ones created in the 1950s and 1960s.

Currently, the Railways is building 12 km of railway track every day, compared to just 4 km per day under the United Progressive Alliance government, which was run by the Congress from 2004 to 2014.

Although the Prime Minister has set a target of 20 kilometers of railroad lines being laid per day, the Minister stated that the Railways will be able to do so by the end of the current year.


ACEA and Hydrogen Europe ask the EU for “more ambition”

In order to meet the minimum objectives established by the European Parliament, the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) and the group Hydrogen Europe have written a joint letter to the EU’s member nations requesting “more ambition” in the deployment of hydrogen refueling stations in Europe.

In order to ensure that there is at least one hydrogen generator every 100 kilometers in both the basic and community road networks by the end of 2030, among other things, the two organizations have expressed their “worry.” They believe that the Member States are not doing enough to achieve this goal.

In this regard, they emphasized that the goal of the European Parliament also involves having a hydro generator in every metropolitan node and a minimum of 700 bars of hydrogen dispensers in each hydrogen filling station, as well as a liquid hydrogen refueling station every 400 kilometers.


Duke wants hydrogen as part of NC’s future energy mix

Several significant Southeastern utility firms, including Duke Energy, established a consortium last month with the objective of exploring prospects centered around a clean-burning fuel to support them in achieving ambitious carbon-reduction targets in the next decades.

According to climatologists, in order to prevent the onset of catastrophic climate change events and keep the warming of the Earth that has already been “baked” into the system from past emissions to a still dangerous 1.5 Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, by the end of the century, humans must dramatically and quickly reduce the pumping into the atmosphere of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

However, the power source in question wasn’t nuclear, solar, wind, or any other sustainable energy. It was hydrogen, a typical substance that has received much attention as the clean energy of the future.

Dominion Energy, the Southern Company, and the Tennessee Valley Authority are part of the alliance that recently unveiled intentions to create a Southeast Hydrogen Hub to support the development of scalable, integrated hydrogen-related projects by the industries in the area. The action follows the recent infrastructure bill from President Biden, which includes $8 billion in federal support for regional hydrogen centers.


Hoogeveen to convert first homes to hydrogen

The Hoogeveen Council will make a decision about the construction of 100 hydrogen homes in the brand-new Nijstad-Oost neighborhood at the start of the next year. The first six residences in the nearby neighborhood of Erflanden will be converted to hydrogen. The latter should take place in 2023 summer.

Residents (voluntary) involvement is necessary in order to transform the six homes in the Erflanden district. In a communication to the community, it is stated that “We cannot pick these residences at random.” “It must be about houses that are as near to Nijstad-Oost as possible.” Another requirement is that they are all close to one another.


SoCal Gas’ request to track costs for hydrogen pipeline system approved

The Southern California Gas Company’s request to track costs for moving the first phase of Angeles Link, a green hydrogen pipeline system that could provide clean, dependable, renewable energy to the Los Angeles region, was granted by the California Public Utilities Commission, it was announced Friday.

According to SoCal Gas, if all goes according to plan, Angeles Link could be the largest green hydrogen pipeline system in the country and support significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation, industrial processes, heavy-duty trucks, and other difficult-to-electrify sectors of the Southern California economy.

“The public interest is served if SoCalGas begins undertaking a feasibility study of the Project immediately,” the CPUC ruled in its final ruling.

Additionally, the EPA requested that SoCalGas assist California’s application for a portion of the $8 billion in possible federal money to promote regional hydrogen hubs by joining other Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems members.


Fuel cell train launch in Hesse delayed

The first fuel cell trains on the Taunus network appear to be off to a rocky start. Only two of the six H2 trains that were recently slated to operate in the Taunus region can reportedly be used right now because of technical issues.

The Hessenschau local newspaper reports that there are issues with the vehicles’ refueling as well as other things. Actually, the Coradia iLint should go along the RB15 line between Waldsolms-Brandoberndorf and Frankfurt, Bad Homburg, and. “At the moment, this is not possible. As a result, a rail replacement service was established, which takes care of around half of the trips, according to the Hessenschau.

At Industriepark Höchst, where Infraserv Höchst runs a hydrogen filling station compatible with the trains, the blue and white Coradia iLint trains are refueled. In addition to the actual refueling facilities, hydrogen storage and compressor facilities were also constructed for this reason. The track facilities in the industrial park were also upgraded.


Cryomotive opens its development center

For its joint project CryoTRUCK, the German firm Cryomotive has inaugurated its hydrogen tank development facility and secured sizable funding.

The first CRYOGAS hydrogen tank prototypes are currently being developed, manufactured, and assembled at this facility in Pfeffenhausen, Lower Bavaria. These enable the storage of cryogenic hydrogen gas created by liquid hydrogen being compressed or cooled at extreme conditions.

This gasoline is designed for heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles (such as ships and commercial vehicles) that need a lot of power to deliver cargo over long distances. Fuel cell trucks fitted with Cryomotive’s high-performance system have a supply time of between 10 and 15 minutes and can go up to 1000 kilometers.