Monthly Archives: June 2021

Hydrogen Tax Incentives to Fuel the Energy Transition

Roughly 10 million metric tons of hydrogen are produced every year in the United States, enough to power 20 to 30 million cars or 5 to 8 million homes.1 Yet this hydrogen production is used primarily not to power cars or homes but to refine petroleum, produce fertilizer, and treat metals.2 Transitioning …

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Irish Firm Produces England’s first H2 Fuel Buses

TWENTY environmentally friendly buses manufactured in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, have taken to the streets of London.  The hydrogen fuel cell buses, which are the first of their kind to be launched in England, will produce no pollution from their exhausts and join more than 500 electric buses in the core …

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Qair’s Multibillion-Dollar Hydrogen Plans For BraziL

France’s Qair is looking at building two green hydrogen plants in Brazil with total investment of around U$8bn. The projects in the northeast states of Ceará and Pernambuco will help meet the French government’s demand for hydrogen and be fueled by renewable energy generated by Qair. “The Brazilian northeast has outstanding …

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Germany – Chile sign accord to boost H2 cooperation

Germany and Chile on Tuesday signed a letter of intent for a bilateral alliance on hydrogen production and trade to try to facilitate a renewable energy hydrogen supply chain between the countries, the economy ministry said in a press release. The two will set up a task force to build …

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Great Wall Motors China – Aiming Big – On Hydrogen

China’s Great Wall Motors is to invest 3 billion yuan ($456.4 million) over three years into hydrogen-related research and development, as part of its efforts to become a major company in the global fuel cell vehicle market. The carmaker released the plan earlier this week, which details that the company …

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ZeroAvia – expanding its Hydrogen Aviation Program

ZeroAvia secures two Dornier 228 aircraft for the next phase of its research and development for clean hydrogen-electric aviation. The 19-seat program will take place at the company’s newest facility in Kemble, UK, with additional support from its Hollister, CA location. This 600kW hydrogen-electric powerplant initiative builds on the company’s technological achievements and flight testing …

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Looking at New Approach – Hydrogen Expansion – BP

Hydrogen has the power to “reinvent” natural gas, and BP plc is looking to take the lead in the transition, a top executive said earlier this month. BP’s energy economics team and the International Energy Agency (IEA) are forecasting a big role for hydrogen in the transition from fossil fuels …

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Aramco Sees Major Hydrogen Market Forming

Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco is stepping up efforts to promote initiatives in hydrogen technology and investments to reduce carbon emissions, after a harrowing investor smackdown for Big Oil. “Hydrogen is real,” Aramco Chief Technology Officer Ahmad Al Khowaiter told CNBC in an interview Sunday, after a day of presentations …

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Germany Takes The Lead In Pivotal Year For Hydrogen

Announcements of large new electrolyser projects, and the formation of consortia to build them, are appearing in the news almost daily. What began as a few announcements a year ago is now reaching a crescendo.  The growing number of projects would indicate that capacity to produce green hydrogen will increase sharply …

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Uruguay Hydrogen Project ‘Dataroom’ Drawing interest

A Uruguayan dataroom opened this year for a green hydrogen pilot scheme has drawn “excellent” levels of interest, according to energy and mining minister Omar Paganini. Uruguay is planning to launch an associated bidding round in the second half of the year for investment incentives spanning electricity supply and grid connection, as well …

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