Fallin to get £20 million hydrogen fuel hub
Plans revealed last week might result in the creation of a £20 million hydrogen fuel hub close to Fallin.
In an effort to lessen its dependency on natural gas, insulation company Superglass has partnered with Carlton Power to supply it with green hydrogen for its Stirling facility.
A location has been designated next to the Polmaise recycling facility run by Stirling Council. While ideas and a precise site are still being worked on, according to Carlton, the initial project will probably take up about two to three acres plus landscaping.
Five to ten full-time operating positions could be added after construction is finished, potentially adding up to 200 employment overall.
EVREC among Newfoundland hydrogen developers
The second round of the bidding process for the opportunity to develop wind-to-hydrogen facilities on Crown land in Newfoundland and Labrador has been entered by nine companies, including Canada’s Exploits Valley Renewable Energy Corp. on July 18.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry of Industry, Energy and Technology, which is awarding development rights, announced earlier this month that it had received 24 bids from 19 firms during the first stage. Nine offers from nine different companies were chosen out of those to move on to the next round. The companies’ names were kept a secret.
By 2050, Canada wants to source 30% of its final energy needs from clean hydrogen. The bidder’s experience and financial resources for the proposed project’s planning, construction, and operation were evaluated in the first phase.
PowerCell and H2FLY agree new order for aircraft fuel cell systems
With German H2FLY, PowerCell has agreed to deliver fuel cell systems for use in aircraft. The order is worth 40 million SEK, and 2023 and 2024 are the delivery years.
In June 2022, PowerCell and H2FLY agreed on a first order worth 45 MSEK. The first order covered services, tests, and deliveries of multi-megawatt fuel cell installations. The additional 1.8 megawatt fuel cell systems, along with services and tests, are part of the follow-up order.
RHC’s recommendations for maritime hydrogen fuel regulation
An impartial group of specialists from many sectors known as the Regulatory Horizons Council has issued its suggestions for actions that would “kick-start wide-ranging discussions on the current regulation of hydrogen fuel in the maritime sector.”
To identify potential legal obstacles to the widespread use of hydrogen, the RHS met with stakeholders in the maritime sector in the UK and internationally.
It was discovered that there is currently a lack of advice on risk assessment, adding that the lack of a standard method for evaluating risk results in approval delays and redesigns and that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is thought to handle regulation with an excessive degree of caution.
Additionally, it is believed that there is a lack of direction in the development of port infrastructure, as many port operators lack incentives to make the necessary investments, and those who are more eager are constrained by a lack of regulations regulating hydrogen storage. Additionally, there are no established universal standards that would provide system compatibility across ships and shorelines.
Renault hydrogen van gets award in France
At the awards event held on July 12 at the Parc de Saint Cloud (Paris, France), the Millésime 2023 Trophies jury gave the Renault Master Van H2-TECH the trophy for Heavy Commercial Vehicle of the Year.
Renault Master Van H2-TECH, a hydrogen-powered vehicle, stands out for its 30 kW fuel cell technology, which is supported by a 57 kW electric motor connected to a 33 kWh battery. Additionally, it offers features that are suitable for professionals who use it frequently, like a load volume of 12 m3 for moving goods and packages and a height of 1.80 m for standing within.
Renault Master Van H2-TECH enables enterprises and local governments to maintain their operations competitively with a zero-emission vehicle thanks to its optimal refilling time of just 5 minutes and a range of up to 400 km.
Soraya Kim Larkin joins H2 Power
Entrepreneur Dan Dietrich set out to assemble an A-Team for the renewable hydrogen sector when he created H2 Power Co. Soraya Kim Larkin, the most recent hire, has been given the title of Division President, underscoring the firm’s commitment to excellence and innovation in hydrogen solutions. Larkin brings with her a lot of commercial acumen and leadership experience. She was previously the CTO Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Partnerships and Operations in Research & Advanced Engineering (R&A) at Ford Motor Company.
Larkin has experience working with both General Motors in Michigan and international law firms in Canada. He is a corporate attorney by training and has a background in mergers and acquisitions. Because of her work with the Global Commercialization Group at the University of Texas at Austin, where she marketed cutting-edge products based on NASA methods, she has significant technology commercialization skills.
Toyo Glass hydrogen study gets NEDO funding
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”) chose the Japanese bottle manufacturer’s topic, Research and Development of the Utilization of an Oxygen and Hydrogen Combustion Flame as the Heat Source for Melting Soda-Lime Glass.
Since oxygen-hydrogen combustion only produces water vapour in the exhaust gas and operates at a higher flame temperature than traditional air combustion, it has the potential to be a clean and energy-efficient method of melting glass.
Toyo Glass wants to develop a decarbonizing technology for high-temperature heat demand, which has made it difficult to achieve carbon neutrality because of the energy conversion barrier. Using electric power generated from renewable energy sources, water can be electrolyzed to create hydrogen without releasing any CO2. As a byproduct of the operation, oxygen is produced as well.
Green hydrogen project via indigenous collaboration
One of Australia’s largest renewable energy initiatives, creating green hydrogen products for both the domestic and international markets, is being carried out in collaboration with indigenous communities and climate change advisory business Pollination.
The East Kimberley Clean Energy Project will use the area’s plentiful sunshine, fresh water, and export-ready harbor to build Australia’s first hub for the generation of hydrogen and ammonia using only renewable energy.
The project is being developed through a unique partnership in which the Kimberley Land Council, Pollination, and the traditional landowners, MG Corporation and Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation, will participate as equal shareholders in both the project development process and the business established to oversee it, Aboriginal Clean Energy (ACE).
The project has finished its scoping, and over the following 12 months, development will proceed. Construction might start as early as the end of 2025, with the start of production by the end of 2028, pending the completion of the feasibility and fund raising stages.