Monthly Archives: June 2021

Alstom debuts the World’s first H2 Passenger train in Poland

Alstom has debuted its Coradia iLint hydrogen train on the Railway Research Institute’s test track to highlight the potential for sustainable transport in Poland. Credit: Alstom – The Coradia iLint on the Railway Research Institute’s test track in Żmigród, near Wrocław in Poland. Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen …

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Fuel For Thought

If you’re like most people, you have a fair share of packages, even groceries, delivered. During the pandemic, you probably ordered even more from the likes of Amazon or brick-and-mortar businesses. E-commerce soared upwards of 40 percent in 2020. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Many of those items are sent from warehouses, …

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Toyota Readies H2 Engine Technology For Road Cars

The Japanese firm recently entered a hydrogen-fuelled Corolla into a 24-hour endurance race at Fuji Speedway in Japan, using a lightly modified version of the GR Yaris’s 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine as part of its trial programme. The race car spent just under half the race out on track, with the other 12 hours …

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China – To Spend Billions on Hydrogen Vehicles

Concerns have been raised in China that an investment boom in technology and infrastructure to support hydrogen-powered vehicles risks being undermined because of insufficient supplies of clean H2. Incentivised by government subsidies, 35 projects related to fuel cells, fuel-cell vehicles and hydrogen refuelling stations worth a combined 110bn yuan ($17bn) …

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UK Aviation’s Carbon Plan allow Rising Emissions

The UK aviation industry has announced carbon targets that allow emissions from planes to increase into the mid-2030s. It says buying carbon offsets will result in overall emissions falling compared with 2019 levels. The move was welcomed by government ministers. But environmental groups said the industry was “trying to have its cake …

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South Korea – The Biggest Thing – Hydrogen Fuel

Ground was broken on Monday in South Korea by a local-German joint venture on what is claimed to be the world’s largest liquid hydrogen production facility. South Korean firm Hyosung Heavy Industries and German chemical multinational Linde Group have teamed up for the venture, providently set in the industrial city …

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SuperFuel The $14 Trillion Shipping Industry Change

This enormous $14 trillion industry has been making headlines throughout the last year, but it could draw even more interest in the days ahead. That’s because governments around the world have been backing climate change efforts with multi-trillion-dollar initiatives…And investors are pouring piles of cash into sustainable ESG funds, more than doubling …

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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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