EnerVenue tests metal-hydrogen battery safety
The UL 9540A cell-, module-, and unit-level evaluation of thermal runaway fire propagation has been finished by US energy storage business EnerVenue. The business has also received UL 1973 certification for their energy storage vessels.
Testing under UL 9540A entails increasingly larger-scale fire tests starting at the cell level and moving up to the module level, unit level, and eventually the installation level. In battery energy storage systems, the tests are intended to assess the danger of thermal runaway and fire spread.
During the UL 9540A test, the majority of lithium-ion technologies cause fires at the cell level. Manufacturers are adding more protection around cells to meet testing requirements and prevent thermal runaway at the module level, for example, a punctured lithium-ion cell will catch fire.
Energy Storage Vessels from EnerVenue successfully passed UL 9540A testing at the cell level without any flames being seen during an induced thermal runaway.
Pure Hydrogen names non-executive director
The Honorable Adam Giles, a former chief minister of the Northern Territory, has been named as a non-executive director by Pure Hydrogen Corporation.
Giles will bring expertise in regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and leadership to the position thanks to a solid background in politics and business.
His vast experience in the public and private sectors of energy, infrastructure, and resources is anticipated to significantly advance Pure Hydrogen’s goal of becoming Australia’s top-choice and most affordable hydrogen provider and manufacturer.
Giles has held a number of prominent corporate positions after leaving parliament, including a protracted association with Hancock Prospecting, where he presently serves as the interim CEO of Hancock Agriculture and its subsidiary beef producer S Kidman & Co. In addition, he serves as non-executive director of the private business Norcliffe Mining Services and non-executive chairman of Locksley Resources.
Workshop on use of saltwater as source of renewable chemicals and hydrogen
The European Innovation Council, the Directorate-General Research and Innovation, the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, the EuroTech Universities Alliance, and the EU project ANEMEL are hosting a joint workshop to discuss the critical issue of reducing water impact for the future large-scale production of RFNBOs and valuable minerals in all regions.
The purpose of this workshop is to address the use of seawater for a variety of purposes, such as the synthesis of chemicals and fuels that are renewable, mining, or the storage of energy.
Innovative desalination techniques, such as brines treatment, direct seawater electrolysis, or the use of seawater for co-electrolysis, will be discussed by a multidisciplinary panel of professionals from business, academia, and policymakers. In order to accomplish the goals of the EU Green Deal, the experts will create a white paper outlining technologies that use saltwater as a source and should receive substantial backing from the European Commission.
Former tobacco factory in Northern Ireland leading the way in clean hydrogen bus production
Once a hub for cigarette production in Northern Ireland, the Gallaher’s factory in Ballymena has been transformed into a site for clean bus production by Wrightbus. The company, which used to make buses with diesel engines just four years ago, now produces battery-powered and hydrogen-powered buses.
Wrightbus has set its sights on hydrogen as a major player in the transition to zero-emission transport. The company’s focus on hydrogen is driven by the need to meet stringent emissions targets set by governments worldwide. Hydrogen-powered buses have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, as they produce only water and heat as byproducts. In addition, they can travel long distances on a single tank of hydrogen, making them an attractive option for public transportation.
Wrightbus’s investment in hydrogen technology has already yielded positive results. In 2022, 60% of the buses the company produced were clean, in terms of exhaust-pipe emissions, and this year, 90% will be in that category. Hydrogen-powered buses have already been deployed in several cities across the world, including London, Aberdeen, and Hamburg.
The former tobacco factory’s transformation into a site for clean bus production has been lauded as a significant milestone in Northern Ireland’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The shift towards hydrogen technology is expected to drive economic growth and create job opportunities in the region, with Wrightbus poised to expand its operations in the coming years.