Ansan City and German Aachen promote hydrogen cooperation
Ansan City and the German city of Aachen have signed a memorandum of understanding to work closely together to create new, renewable energy sources like hydrogen.
In April 2019, Ansan City and the German Aachen Special Administrative Area inked a friendly cooperation agreement for mutual growth. Since then, the two have maintained communication and cooperation in a variety of areas, including business support.
The implementation agreement was signed to encourage in-person contacts in the industries of new and renewable energy, hydrogen, and to broaden exchanges to include youth, culture, and tourism.
Following the signing of this agreement, the two cities host seminars and workshops for the development of new and renewable energy sources, information sharing on these sources, the creation of relationships that are advantageous to both cities, such as human exchanges and the attraction of investment, and the promotion of cultural, tourism, and youth exchanges to foster cordial and cooperative relations.
Based on the signing of this implementation agreement with Aachen Special Area City, Ansan City hopes to increase hydrogen industry exchanges with Germany and establish itself as Korea’s representative hydrogen hub city.
Foton Mobility to drive hydrogen buses on Australian roads
When the hydrogen fuel-cell low-floor city model from Foton Mobility passed ADR testing last year, it was a significant advancement toward being able to drive on Australian roads. The distributor is currently well on its way to realizing its vision of a hydrogen network.
Although Foton Mobility is a distributor of zero-emission heavy vehicles owned by Australia, it draws on the vast knowledge of Foton Motors China, which has been making hydrogen buses since 2008.
While Foton Motors has produced more than 1,100 hydrogen buses worldwide, including more than 450 that were placed into operation during the most recent Beijing Winter Olympics, hydrogen fuel-cell buses are part of a significant zero-emissions transformation in Australia.
With TSA making the initial order for two of the tried-and-true low-floor city buses, Foton Mobility is assembling its first fleet of hydrogen fuel-cell buses for Australian operators.
SunHydrogen passes photovoltage milestone
SunHydrogen, a firm creating ground-breaking technology that generates sustainable hydrogen from water and sunshine, revealed that it has passed a significant photovoltage milestone. An accomplishment that might position their technology as one of the most practical methods for manufacturing green hydrogen.
The California-based startup has developed a ground-breaking, portable hydrogen generator based on nanoparticles that splits water molecules into pure green hydrogen and oxygen using solar energy. The company has made significant strides in the improvement of its nanoparticle-based semiconductor units ever since the release of its most famous prototype model to far.
The single-junction semiconductor devices made by the business are capable of producing an open circuit photovoltage of over 0.9 volts. These devices can consistently produce over 1.8 volts when joined as two junctions, with photocurrent densities of 13.2 milliamps per square centimeter per substrate. These outstanding results were obtained at a 25 cm2 scale per substrate and continue to produce reliable results when used with the business’s most recent 1.5 sq ft prototype panel.
AFC rents mega-generator powered by hydrogen to Spanish partner
AFC Energy, a pioneer in fuel cells, decided to expand its product line after a three-month trial of its H-Power clean hydrogen-based generator in Spain.
The British company’s Hi-Tower S-series 50KvA power generator was put through its paces over a six-month period last year by infrastructure construction & management multinational Acciona as part of an evaluation for building sites requiring temporary feeds at high flow.
Today, the manufacturer from Dunsfold, Surrey, announced to investors that it has placed an order with Acciona for a 30kW air-cooled fuel cell and possibly a 45 kWh battery. In accordance with the end user’s power requirements, AFC will purchase and connect a suitable storage system.
The lease will last for six months before opportunities to buy or extend it become available. The expected delivery date is later this year. It was not made public what the order cost.
AeroDCS gets funding for hydrogen-powered UAV development
Rhineland-Palatinate is giving Koblenz-based AeroDCS GmbH a EUR 340,000 innovation award to develop the UAV Air Barrow Fuel Cell.
AeroDCS GmbH, based in Koblenz, is creating a new drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is a remote-controlled, autonomous aerial vehicle. This allows drone operation in unsafe or inaccessible regions.
The new Air Barrow Fuel Cell will fly for 10 hours with a launch mass of 24.9 kilos and an 8-kilogram payload using a battery-electric and hydrogen-based fuel cell propulsion system. Due to its range, the Air Barrow Fuel Cell can be employed in emergency scenarios like the Ahr Valley flood.
Remote aerial sensing maker and service provider AeroDCS GmbH was created in 2019 in Koblenz. The organization offers flight missions with image capture and analysis to ensure pipeline, power line, monument, and building inspections with the support of a 15-person expert team.
GKN Hydrogen opens new tech center in Italy
The new hydrogen technology center of GKN Hydrogen will open in Pfalzen, Italy. Presently, the brand-new, technologically advanced campus employs about 60 highly trained personnel. The company will now oversee its global development and production operations from its new home in the heart of Europe.
Research & development, plant design and production, client application design, and digitization are among the facility’s core competences. Moreover, Pfalzen will house crucial service operations like finance, human resources, and supply chain.
The new GKN Hydrogen Technology Center, regarded as the top competency center in the world for storing green hydrogen in metal hydrides, will carry out numerous R&D initiatives. To encourage regional and global cooperation and knowledge exchange, it will collaborate closely with research organizations, educational institutions, and business partners.
European consultants in Madeira to develop green hydrogen strategy
European consultants are in Madeira to develop the region’s strategy for producing “green hydrogen,” which is expected to be finished by the end of 2023 and implemented over the following three years, according to the Regional Government.
In addition to Portugal, represented by the Autonomous Region of Madeira, nine other nations are involved in the project, which will receive funding through the Recovery and Resilience Program (PRR) of the European Union: Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
According to Rui Barreto, the secretary of the economy of Madeira, “the goal of this project is to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources, in this case, it will be from the wind, with wind energy, which will be transformed into hydrogen and stored in batteries that will then be used to transport passengers in buses.”
The plan, according to Rui Barreto, is “being duly supervised by professionals and international advisors, as well as technicians from the many countries involved,” and it is anticipated that it will be finished by the end of this year and put into action during the next three years.