Valentia Island researching green hydrogen options

Valentia Island in County Kerry was chosen by Clean Hydrogen Partnership to research clean energy options to help Ireland reach net zero.

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership will fund consultants’ H2orizon study on hydrogen’s potential in decarbonizing electricity on Valentia Island, particularly maritime use cases.

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership’s hydrogen experts will investigate how hydrogen from renewable energy may assist electrification in decarbonizing Valentia Island, such as providing green hydrogen infrastructure for tourism and marine mobility and powering industry like the local distillery.
Business and other transport will be examined for hydrogen use.

GenComm supported a renewable energy planning and feasibility assessment for Valentia Island and the surrounding area.

Smart hydrogen-based energy is used in GenComm’s research to solve European towns’ energy sustainability problems.

The Valentia Energy Co-Operative was founded in January 2020 to help stakeholders research and implement renewable energy alternatives.

Charbone listed on OTCQB

The common shares of Charbone Hydrogen Corporation were successfully listed on the OTCQB Venture Market.

The OTC Markets Group has given its approval for the listing, and as of January 26, 2023, the Company’s common shares can now be purchased and sold on the OTCQB. The ticker symbol for Charbone’s common shares is “CHHYF.”

OTC Markets Group asserts that the OTCQB provides investors with transparent, high-quality trading in early-stage and entrepreneurial enterprises, improving market visibility and trading liquidity for investors. The US Securities and Exchange Commission recognizes OTCQB as a reputable public market.

Companies must maintain audited financials through a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) registered firm, be current in their reporting to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and go through an annual verification and management certification process in order to be eligible for trading on the OTCQB.

HySiLabs raises €13 million in series A funding

French liquid hydrogen carrier firm HySiLabs earned €13 million in series A funding.

Equinor Ventures, the CVC section of Norwegian energy company Equinor, leads the financing with PLD Automobile, the EU’s European Innovation Council Fund, and EDP Ventures, Energias de Portugal’s corporate venture arm.

Kreaxi, Région Sud Investissement, and CAAP Création continued to back HySiLabs.

HySiLabs in Aix-en-Provence, France, delivers molecules that store liquid hydrogen.

Midstream infrastructure prevents hydrogen expansion. Hydrogen embrittlement can cause minor leaks in natural gas pipes carrying hydrogen mixtures.

HySiLabs’ silica-based carrier molecule transports liquid hydrogen and releases it as gas when needed. HySiLabs claims its carrier molecule just needs energy to secure hydrogen gas.

Infinite Green Energy to extend solar farm for renewable hydrogen production

After acquiring the 11MW Northam solar farm east of Perth this week, Infinite Green Energy hopes to electrolyze up to four tonnes of renewable hydrogen each day.

The Perth-based business behind the enormous Arrowsmith renewable hydrogen project, also slated for WA, bought the Northam solar farm from Indigenous Business Australia and Bookitja, part of Noongar Property Holdings.

IGE said a $3 million capital offering will follow the $8 million Northam sale, supported by debt and investor cash, to fund MEG HP1 hydrogen project production capacity.

The startup, helmed by former Woodside CEO Peter Coleman, wants to extend the solar farm to 18MW and link a 10MW electrolyser after raising financing.

The issue of 1.5 million new ordinary shares at $A2 will also advance the company’s 23 tonne/day Arrowsmith project.

Tamil Nadu to be included in national green hydrogen mission

The National Green Hydrogen Mission, which would help India switch to low-carbon production methods, reduce fossil fuel imports, and lead this emerging sector, is likely to involve the Tamil Nadu government.

Electrolysis of water with renewable power produces green hydrogen. The industries secretary stated the state would prioritize hydrogen consumption in heavy transportation, fertilizers, and thermal power stations. The southern district of Thoothukudi is becoming a renewable energy hotspot, attracting Rs 82,674 crore in green hydrogen and green ammonia projects.

ACME Green Hydrogen and Chemicals invested Rs 52,474 crore in Thoothukudi to make green ammonia and build solar plants. Krishnan said offshore wind, solar, and hydrogen are good for the state. It also exports hydrogen.

On Wednesday, Nirmala Sitharaman said India is committed to the “panchamrit” and net-zero carbon emission targets by 2070 to promote a green industrial and economic transition. She stated this budget encourages green growth.

THOR project makes significant strides

On the path to the industrialization of such components, the European THOR project, which aims to build thermoplastic composite tanks for hydrogen cars, has made significant strides.

These components must meet not only the safety and performance requirements, but also the technological requirements for mass production and environmental protection. This was the main goal of the recently completed THOR project (Thermoplastic Hydrogen tanks Optimized and Recyclable).

The goal of this European project, which was started to address transportation-related environmental issues, was to create an industrializable thermoplastic composite pressure tank for the storage of hydrogen for use in automobiles and transportation that was also recyclable. Considering that there were few thermoplastic materials that were adequate when the project was launched in 2019, it was a challenging undertaking.

The project’s collaborators (Faurecia, Air Liquide, RINA – CSM, SIRRIS, CNRS Prime, and Cetim) have enlisted the participation of every link in the hydrogen storage supply chain, from technological developers through industrial manufacturers to end users.

Cetim contributed its technical expertise to the project, notably in regards to the design, production, and recyclability of the tanks as well as the materials issues.

15 thermoplastic tanks were created between 2019 and 2022 in association with AFPT, including 2 reference tanks that could withstand burst pressures of about 1500 bar. Following these initial, conclusive tests in THOR, Cetim invested in a new machine designed specifically for the production of thermoplastic tanks. This equipment will be delivered to Cetim in the first quarter of 2023.

Gangneung City to supply 202 hydrogen electric vehicles

According to information released by Gangneung City, “202 hydrogen electric vehicles have been supplied so far this year, and buyers of Hyundai Nexo hydrogen vehicles will receive a purchase subsidy of 34.5 million won each vehicle.”

The city specifically intends to give preference to those in their 20s, including the weak, vulnerable, families with several children, first-time automobile owners, or people who switch from diesel to hydrogen vehicles.

Starting on August 8, anyone over the age of 18 with a resident registration address in Gangneung City, corporations, companies, and organizations with a place of business in Gangneung City, non-profit corporations, and public institutions may apply for a hydrogen vehicle purchase contract and purchase subsidy at any branch of Hyundai Motor Company.

The two-year mandatory driving period must be adhered to after purchasing a vehicle with subsidy support, and if the vehicle is sold during the necessary driving period, the subsidy must be refunded in accordance with the remaining time.

EST to aid global bus fleets decarbonization

First launched globally, the GenComm Enabling Support Tool (EST) helps bus fleets decarbonize.

GenComm, a significant outcome of the Belfast Met-led Interreg North West Europe hydrogen project, helps stakeholders identify hydrogen bus routes. Also, economically viable mixed bus fleets (Hydrogen, Electric, Diesel) are found.

This phase will show you the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Total Carbon Abatement (TCA) for switching to a hydrogen-based bus fleet.

The EST allows community stakeholders to use renewable data analytics to design their own energy solutions. It powers community-driven zero-carbon transitions. and helping communities design H2-based energy solutions, decarbonize energy, and reach net zero.

The model estimates your bus fleet’s hydrogen feasibility. The EST requires fleet size and operational time. After entering information on the web tool, charts will show the bus fleet’s TCO and TCA. This compares hydrogen, battery, electric, diesel, and mixed fleet mobility types.

The online tool requires information on how many buses are in your fleet, their typical operational times, route steepness, whether they are single deck, double deck, or articulated, and fuel prices in your area.

Energy security and cost-effective decarbonisation drive the EST. EST and GenComm focus on hydrogen’s role.

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