Daily Archives: June 25, 2021

GM Picks Up Hydrogen Fuel Cell Torch Again

GM dropped a prospective contract with the hydrogen fuel cell startup Nikola like a hot potato last year, after questions surfaced about the latter company. That seemed to spell the end of GM’s interest in the technology, but only if you weren’t paying attention. GM has been dipping a toe …

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Japan Speeds up Hydrogen-Based steelmaking technology

The trade and industry ministry (Meti) today proposed a plan to achieve significant carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction by utilising hydrogen-based steelmaking and direct reduction iron (DRI) technologies. Meti plans to subsidise technology innovation in such steelmaking processes using part of a ¥2 trillion ($18.1bn) government fund created to back green innovation projects …

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Hydrogen-Powered ‘Skateboard’ Truck

Trucking could be rolling towards a hydrogen-powered future—if Gaussin has anything to say about it, that is. The French engineering firm has just unveiled a new “skateboard” platform for freight trucks that promises sustainable cruising sans any harmful emissions. The versatile system comes in two different versions that are both geared toward eco-friendly …

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China’s Hydrogen Roadmap: 4 things to Know

The China Hydrogen Alliance, a government-supported industry group, predicts that by 2025 the output value of the country’s hydrogen energy industry will reach 1 trillion yuan, and by 2030 that China’s demand for hydrogen will reach 35 million tons, accounting for at least 5% of China’s energy system. Increasing the …

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