Octopus eyes solar, battery and green hydrogen plans
After a revenue-sharing pact with First Nations communities, Octopus Australia is eyeing huge solar and battery storage projects and the green hydrogen supply industry in the Northern Territory. The arrangement with the Larrakia Nation and Jawoyn Association created Desert Springs Octopus, a majority Indigenous-owned firm funded by Octopus Australia with a $1 billion pipeline of projects.
These include 100 MW to 150MW of large-scale solar and 30MWh to 50MWh of battery storage near Darwin, hinting that it will bid in Jacana’s new solar and battery auction. Desert Spring Octopus is also considering adding 10MW to 15MW of solar with 2 MWh to 3MWh of battery storage to the Defence portfolio and 60MW to 80MW for a significant mining operation.
The new venture plans to create green hydrogen projects to help the NT Government reach its $40 billion GDP by 2030.
SFC Energy installs hydrogen fuel cells in Deutsche Telekom mobile transmission towers
During a music festival, SFC Energy’s mobile hydrogen fuel cell was employed as a temporary power source for mobile communication for the first time. Deutsche Telekom AG tested the SFC Energy H2Genset, a top provider of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, as an eco-friendly power source for its mobile transmission tower at the Nibirii electronic music festival in Düren, Germany.
For the first time ever, Deutsche Telekom ran a mobile base station entirely on green hydrogen while it was in use at the Nibirii Festival. These transmitter masts can be operated without a fixed power source in emergency situations as well as at outdoor concerts, trade shows, and festivals.
Port Authority of Valencia acquires hydrogen fuel cell reachstacker
Hyster, a producer of container handling equipment, has sold a hydrogen fuel cell reachstacker to the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV).
The H2Ports project, which aims to incorporate hydrogen-powered vehicles and equipment into port operations, includes the reachstacker as one of its components. The Hyster reachstacker is a zero-emission machine that uses a Nuvera fuel cell to transform hydrogen into power.
Hyster claims that the hydrogen is stored on board in high-pressure tanks and can be refilled in 10 to 15 minutes. The reachstacker can raise huge containers as effectively as a diesel version because the batteries that power the electric motors and hydraulic systems are charged by the on-board hydrogen fuel cell.