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Japanese Tech – to Slash Green Hydrogen Costs

Japanese energy company Eneos and plant engineer Chiyoda will build a facility that manufactures hydrogen without carbon dioxide emissions at one-third the current cost, a breakthrough in the nation’s push toward decarbonization. The plant will use a proprietary electrolysis technology to significantly lower necessary investment, with the aim of bringing …

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Hydrogen – Hottest Thing – in Green Energy

Solar panels and wind turbines can’t clean up everything. Making steel, for instance, calls for higher temperatures than traditional electric furnaces can deliver. That’s why plans for blunting climate change now envision a big role for hydrogen in curbing industrial emissions and for powering cars, trucks and ships. So-called green …

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Land Rover’s next Defender Will Run on Hydrogen

Modern electric cars are finally gaining traction on American roads. Tesla and other automakers are redefining the family vehicle, while companies like Rimac are building the next battery-powered hypercar. But despite the fact that this new tech is still in its infancy, manufacturers are still looking for the next big breakthrough in automotive …

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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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Virtual Summit on Green H2 among BRICS Nations

Starting today, India is organizing a two-day virtual summit (June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021) on green hydrogen initiatives involving the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) nations. The event will be anchored by India’s largest power producer and one of the global energy majors, NTPC Ltd., …

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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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‘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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Hydrogen Fuels Australia partners with Europeans

Hydrogen Fuels Australia is partnering with European companies to launch what is claimed to be Australia’s first modular hydrogen production and integrated fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) refueling facility. In partnership with Skai Energies, Swedish firm Nilsson Energy, Plug Power and Danish company Green Hydrogen Systems, Hydrogen Fuels Australia is …

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US Department of Energy Initiative to Lower H2 Cost

Cost declines are seen as being critical to meaningful penetration of low carbon hydrogen – and this has been leading to ever more ambitious long term targets. In a March 11 Future Energy Outlooks Special Report, S&P Global Platts Analytics discussed challenging industry targets of renewable hydrogen cost of Eur1.50/kg by 2030 …

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