Europe

Rail – Germany investing 227M – Focus-Batteries – H2

Germany will invest some €227 million to support the electrification of rail, with a focus on batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, including charging and refueling infrastructure. Currently, 61% of the rail network in Germany is electrified with overhead lines. Conventional rail vehicles with diesel engines are currently used almost exclusively on non-electrified …

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Russian Railways to Develop Hydrogen Mainline Trains

Russian Railways, RUSNANO and the Sinara Group signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of mainline locomotives using a power plant based on hydrogen fuel cells together with lithium-ion batteries. Russian Railways will act as a potential customer of locomotives, while the Sinara Group, represented by the Sinara—Transport Machines Machine-building Holding, …

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Italy seeks up to 1.5 Billion -Giant Electrolyser Plant

MILAN – Italy plans to raise up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.79 billion) to build a 1 gigawatt-per-year electrolyser factory as part of plans to become a European green hydrogen hub, internal documents and sources said. Hydrogen is gaining traction as a form of energy as the European Union seeks …

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UK Consortium takes lead on next-gen Hydrogen Tanks

A consortium of UK companies, Ultima Forma, Lentus Composites and the National Composites Centre (NCC), have joined forces to develop a novel, high pressure hydrogen storage tank aimed for use in HGV, bus and off highway applications.   Project Hystor has secured funding as part of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s …

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‘Hydrogen Valley’ Projects Sprout Up Across Europe

Projects to create a full hydrogen value chain combining production, infrastructure and use all in one region are sprouting up across Europe, but more needs to be done to accelerate their development, according to supporters. There are just over 20 hydrogen valley projects in Europe and a further two in the …

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UK’s – ‘State of Hydrogen Nation’

The UK could miss out on millions in investments and tens of thousands of jobs in the next decade unless the Government raises its 5GW hydrogen target, according to a report published today. More than three-quarters of respondents to Hydrogen Strategy Now’s ‘State of the Hydrogen Nation’ survey said the …

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Air Liquide supplies H2-“Paris de l’Hydrogène” Expo

Air Liquide supplied the renewable hydrogen necessary to light up the Eiffel Tower for a laser show during the “Paris de l’hydrogène” event organised by Energy Observer. The hydrogen is also used to power the exhibition village. Originally the first autonomous, zero-emission hydrogen vessel, Energy Observer now combines expeditions and …

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Zero-e H2 Ambulance Wins Share of Gov Funding

Projects, including a zero-emission ambulance with a hydrogen range extender, have received a share of £20 million Government funding. The winners, of the Department for Transport’s research and development competition, also included the manufacturer of an onboard plug-in device that provides drivers with data on battery health. It is aimed …

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Finding a Friend in Green Hydrogen Russia

Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest says the company has been warmly welcomed in Russia where it is considering hydropower and green hydrogen projects. Russia’s ambassador to Australia, Alexey Pavlovsky, confirmed the Fortescue interest in projects in the far east of the country. Andrew Forrest and Russia’s Minister of Industry …

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Britain can win the race for Hydrogen Supremacy

Japan has made an unprecedented commitment to hydrogen power as an alternative energy source, investing US$19.2 billion in the technology in new funding alone. As first out of the starting blocks, Japan has staked its claim as the world leader in the industry. We are at a critical juncture, however, …

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