TPH2 established to create public hydrogen transport in Bologna

In Bologna, a new firm called TPH2 was established to create hydrogen-powered public transportation.

Given that Bologna is one of the 100 European cities committed to attaining climate neutrality by the year 2030, Tper, the regional public transportation provider that covers Bologna and Ferrara, and Hgenaration Srl jointly announced the introduction of the new service.

The Emilian capital’s hydrogen project calls for the construction of the necessary infrastructure support as well as an investment of over 90 million euros for the purchase of 127 hydrogen buses by June 2026, of which the first 34 will be delivered by the end of 2024. This is made possible by Pnrr funds obtained from the Municipality.

Bulane raises €14M for its technology deployment

The Hérault-based SME Bulane, creator of ground-breaking electrolyzers for hydrogen combustion applications, has finished funding 14 million euros with the goal of decarbonizing industrial heating systems and structures.

Nicolas Jerez, the founder, aims to use his technology, which is currently developed, both in France and abroad. A clean industrial flame made from the hydrogen that is found in water naturally is generated by the Hérault SME Bulane. It creates and produces electrolyzers for combustion applications that enable the production of a high temperature flame locally, without the need for gas storage, and with very little carbon emissions.

It finished its 14 million euro fundraising effort on January 24. After raising 2.7 million euros in 2015 and a second 2.8 million euros in 2018, Bulane has already completed its third financing round.

Hydrogen to revive Devonport’s Mersey River ferry service

A Tasmanian ferry service that was previously criticized for being unsafe and unsustainable and was believed to have made its last voyage may resume service this year, but using hydrogen power instead of diesel.

One of Australia’s oldest ferry services, the Spirit of Devonport has been transporting commuters across the Mersey River between East Devonport and the city center since 1855.

But the service was discontinued in 2022 due to a sharp decrease in passenger numbers and worries about the safety of the ship.

Kinetic Transport claimed to have now secured Kedge Marine as the ferry’s new owner. The company, according to managing director Adam Brancher, is spending $500,000 to get the boat back on the water.

The passenger ferry would be propelled by hydrogen rather than diesel, though. With the intention of returning to Devonport before the end of the year, the ferry was scheduled to be transported to Hobart to have the hydrogen fuel cell installed.

Concerns expressed about Ellesmere Port Hydrogen Village

Justin Madders, the MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, and Louise Gittins, the leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, have addressed a letter to the Secretary of State expressing concern that the Hydrogen Village project in Whitby has advanced without their support.

In place of the current natural gas used for heating, cooking, and hot water, 100% hydrogen will be used in the dwellings.

The two expressed “concerns” in a letter to Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, yesterday (January 24), regarding Cadent’s submission of the entirety of Ellesmere Port for consideration under BEIS’s Hydrogen Town initiative and the “unanswered” questions.

In the letter, Madders and Louise also highlighted their worries about the “distress and worry” that this initiative is producing for constituents in their area.

Buru provide 2H Resources operations update

A status report on the operations of Buru Energy Limited’s (Buru) fully owned hydrogen and helium company, 2H Resources, has been published. A reputable and active natural hydrogen explorer is 2H Resources.

It has been acknowledged that natural hydrogen, sometimes known as “gold” hydrogen, occurs naturally in the earth’s crust and provides considerable comparative benefits in terms of cost and emissions.

Taking advantage of both established geological know-how and cutting-edge, developing technologies, 2H Resources was an early adopter in the new sector of natural hydrogen development. In one of Australia’s most promising regions for natural hydrogen, 2H Resources has built a large presence. The company is working fast to explore these regions, including commissioning an independent resource evaluation that has validated their significant potential.

Infrastructure delays Ineos Grenadier hydrogen FCEV

The lack of infrastructure support, according to Ineos, has prevented it from building a fully operational hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric version of its Grenadier wagon and pickup.

Ineos Automotive commercial director Mark Tennant said the company firmly believes in hydrogen power but lacks the essential confidence that the infrastructure will be constructed internationally in an interview with CarExpert this week at the introduction of the Grenadier wagon in Scotland.

There are just seven hydrogen refueling stations in the entire United Kingdom. There are currently only three refueling stations in Australia that sell hydrogen to the general public, and even at those, prior arrangement is necessary.

The Grenadier FCEV currently lacks a locked-in powertrain, and it is uncertain whether it will enter full-scale series production. The slightly smaller full battery electric vehicle scheduled to debut in 2026 seems to be the object of serious attention.

Antonie hydrogen vessel’s hull heads to the Netherlands from Shanghai

The demonstration project’s first hydrogen-powered inland cargo ship was built. It is expected to enter operation later this year.

A large coalition of companies and the Dutch government sponsor the WEVA Project to showcase hydrogen-powered shipping and accelerate inland shipping legislation and regulations. This ship will help fossil-fuel-free inland shipping.

The first inland hydrogen vessel’s hull left Shanghai on a large lift vessel for the Netherlands in February. YZCB deployed the hull late in 2022. Concordia Damen will furnish the ship in the Netherlands. It should launch in 2023.

Antonie, a 443-foot fuel cell-powered ship, can carry 3,700 tons. Unlike diesel-powered inland shipping, hydrogen fuel cells will generate electricity to power the vessel.

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