Panasonic launches ultrasonic meter to measure hydrogen flow
A new ultrasonic meter from Panasonic can measure hydrogen flow rates and concentration in environments with high relative humidity.
In a variety of fluid applications, ultrasonic flow meters employ ultrasound to detect the fluid velocity. By computing the time difference ratios between ultrasonic pathways entering a pipe, such devices can provide more accurate gas flow measurements as compared to traditional meters. The GB-L1CMH1A solution from Panasonic is a brand-new item built on technology that the company previously created for gas meters.
The system can function without affecting the fuel cell’s operational state, according to the Japanese electronics maker. A wide range of hydrogen flow rates and concentrations can be measured using it. It also has monitoring features for humidity, pressure, and temperature.
Tevva’s hydrogen-electric truck achieves 350 miles on single charge
The hydrogen-electric prototype of Tevva, a zero-emission truck manufacturer located in the UK, has logged slightly under 350 kilometres on a single charge.
The hydrogen fuel cell range extender is installed on the 7.5-tonne dual-energy vehicle, which also has a lithium battery.
Between Tevva’s London offices and Berwick-on-Tweed, the northernmost town in England, where the English and Scottish borders meet, the testing program covered more than 1,000km (621 miles).
In June of last year (2022), Tevva presented the 7.5-tonne hydrogen range-extended truck, claiming it could go 310 miles (499 km).
St-Georges Eco-Mining and Altima to produce cheap & clean hydrogen in Canada
An agreement has been reached via a legally binding term sheet between Altima Resources and St-Georges Eco-Mining subsidiary H2SX to proceed with the production of inexpensive and clean hydrogen (ccH2) in Canada.
Altima has stated its aim to convert natural gas from gas & condensate wells in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, using H2SX’s hydrogen generation (ccH2) and nano-carbon technology. For projects and businesses with typical natural gas production of 65 MMcf/d or less, H2SX will collaborate and cooperate only with Altima in British Columbia and Alberta.
Following the achievement of milestones and in accordance with the terms of the agreement (ccH2), Altima will grant H2SX 6,000,000 common shares.
Altima has agreed to build a hydrogen processing facility utilizing the patented technology in addition to issuing Performance Shares. In relation to the gas wells it already runs and future ones, Altima will finance and co-operate with the hydrogen production facility(s). Prior to any profit sharing between the joint venture partners, Altima will get a full reimbursement for all capital expenses.
Altima will be in charge of providing and managing the natural gas input into the joint venture operations, as well as all supporting infrastructure and logistics, and will be compensated for the sales of hydrocarbons to the green hydrogen operation through this producing joint venture.
New Flyer chooses Hexagon Purus third time as hydrogen bus partner in North America
The largest mass mobility solutions provider in North America, New Flyer, has chosen Hexagon Purus as its supplier of hydrogen cylinders for the third consecutive year.
A division of NFI Group called New Flyer is actively taking the lead in North America’s transition to zero-emission transportation, installing eco-friendly buses and infrastructure in towns and cities across the U.S. and Canada.
The Xcelsior CHARGE H2, a serially produced hydrogen fuel cell electric transit bus from New Flyer, will continue to use Type 4 hydrogen storage cylinders from Hexagon Purus, giving it a driving range of up to 350 miles/560 kilometers on a single fill-up. This contract is expected to be worth about USD 2.5 million in total (approximately NOK 25 million).
The Type-4 hydrogen storage cylinders will be manufactured at the recently opened Hexagon Purus factory in Westminister, Maryland (U.S.). More than 80 New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell electric transit buses have received hydrogen cylinders from Hexagon Purus since 2020.
Analysts question feasibility of upgrading gas networks to hydrogen for BCI and Macquarie in Britain
Despite ongoing worries about the plan’s cost, safety, and impact on the climate, the public pension plan that oversees the retirement assets of 715,000 British Columbians has invested in a natural gas transmission network that promotes a dangerous proposal to utilize hydrogen for home heating.
The announcement of the B.C. Investment Management Corporation (BCI) and Macquarie Asset Management, which jointly own 60% of the £9.6 billion, 7,600 km gas network in Britain, has sparked a barrage of criticism from analysts who question the viability of converting entire gas networks to safely handle a notoriously volatile, difficult-to-handle molecule.
According to the terms of the agreement, Macquarie and BCI now hold a 60% stake in National Gas, a new business that will take over the gas transmission system that was formerly owned and run by National Grid, the largest electrical utility in the UK. The gas metering division of National Gas, which has more than seven million residential, commercial, and industrial accounts, “will invest in innovation to futureproof the UK, including by repurposing existing assets working in collaboration with the UK government and industry partners to deliver a hydrogen “backbone” for Britain,” the two partners said in a release after the deal closed.