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Fortescue and Enel partner on green hydrogen

Initially concentrating on Latin America and Australia, Fortescue Future Industries of Australia and Enel Green Power have established a cooperative development cooperation in the green hydrogen value chain.

Fortescue and Enel claim in a note that they have a same understanding of the critical role that green hydrogen plays in the decarbonization of challenging industries.

The companies want to make green hydrogen more affordable than fossil fuel-based alternatives over the next ten years through this collaboration, according to the statement.


Zhongshan development plan for hydrogen industry released

Recently, the Zhongshan Development and Reform Bureau published the Zhongshan Development Plan for the Hydrogen Industry.

A “One Core & Two Belts” growth hub will be established in Zhongshan, as per the Plan, and the hydrogen industry will be energetically developed there. The eastern portion of Cuiheng New District, formerly known as Ma’an Island, will serve as the core, and the Southwestern Riverside Hydrogen Industry Belt and the Eastern Bay Area Hydrogen Industry Belt will serve as the two belts.

The Cuiheng New District will serve as the epicenter of the Eastern Bay Area Hydrogen Industry Belt, which will also primarily encompass the Torch Development Zone, Minzhong District, and Sanjiao Town. The growth of the hydrogen production, storage, and transportation equipment, as well as the hydrogen cell (automobile) sectors, are the main topics covered.

The Zhongshan Innovation Park will serve as the foundation for the Southwestern Riverside Hydrogen Industry Belt, which will primarily span South District, Dachong Town, Banfu Town, and Shenwan Town. It will carry out core hydrogen technology research, development, and achievement transfer; optimize technological innovation systems and mechanisms; encourage close collaboration and coordinated development among dominant industrial chain enterprises; develop the production of hydrogen-powered vessels; and collaborate with the Eastern Bay Area Hydrogen Industry Belt.


Mitsui deploys first steam boiler using green hydrogen

The first hydrogen steam boiler employing green hydrogen was brought into the Japanese construction industry by Mitsui Sumitomo Construction.

In order to produce precast concrete (PCa) members at the Notogawa factory, Mitsui started operating a hydrogen steam boiler with “zero carbon emissions.”

Until recently, steam boilers used to produce PCa materials at the Notogawa factory accounted for around 60% of the plant’s overall CO2 emissions. Additionally, 20% of the electricity was consumed while equipment like a crane or a factory that produces concrete was in use.

Through the introduction of this hydrogen production device and storage facility as well as the installation of solar panels on the industrial building’s roof, it is intended to move toward the operation of a steam boiler using renewable energy (green hydrogen).


Klein unveils hydrogen power pack for construction industry

The Jettingen-Scheppach municipality’s Klein GmbH has created a new power pack that powers construction equipment including concrete pumps and trucks. Hydrogen fuels the battery drive unit’s operation.

The Scheppach business recently displayed the prototype at Bauma, a trade show for construction equipment, in Munich. The advancement is the outcome of a study supported by Federal Ministry of Economics funding. technical university (TU) Dresden scientists.

Expert estimates place the building sector’s contribution to global CO2 emissions at 10%. The majority of cars and equipment continue to run on diesel. German environmental aid claims that the fine dust and soot emissions from construction sites are comparable to those from all of Germany’s road traffic.


UConn’s new fuel cell gets new look

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The freshly installed fuel cell at the University of Connecticut has a striking new appearance thanks to a student-led design competition that aims to raise awareness of the clean-energy technology.

A 400kW fuel cell was recently replaced with a new 460kW fuel cell that was constructed by HyAxiom, a Doosan firm from South Windsor. The new fuel cell generates 460kW of energy for UConn’s research facilities, including those pioneering fuel cell and microgrid technology at UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering, with a thermal recovery of 1.7 million BTU/hour of usable heat.

The competition to create a “wrap” for the new fuel cell was organized by the Clean Energy Society at UConn, under the direction of Liam Enea ’24 (CAHNR).

John Leo ’26 (ENG) was chosen as the wrap competition’s winner after a board recognized the top four competitors based on their design proposals. The top two finalists had the chance to work with expert graphic designers at University Communications to improve their design concepts. Each of the four finalists earned a cash prize.


BTX Energy in first green hydrogen production from liquid manure

BTX Energy has put into operation a pilot unit for the synthesis of hydrogen from liquid manure.

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By steam reforming biogas from organic wastes such liquid manure, dung, or biowaste, it creates high-purity hydrogen. The container was put into trial operation at the intermediate site at Naturenergie Glemstal in Hemmingen, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, by the plant operator BTX Energy and its project partners.

The steam reforming facility developed by E-Flox is primarily targeted at agricultural enterprises for the decentralized production of green hydrogen and includes an upgraded process and catalyst design by plant manufacturer WS Reformer.

According to BTX, the steam reforming plant can already create green hydrogen at cost-competitive levels from a limited series of a few units per year.