Is it a car? Is it a helicopter? No, it’s a Hydrogen CarCopter! MACA the French based start-up created this hydrogen powered concept that aims to revolutionize the way we travel. With a slick aerodynamic body and Top Speed of 246 km/h this prototype is designed for a racing scenario. It’s a green Zero Emission Ride thanks to Fuel Cell and Hydrogen tank onboard. CarCopter will be powered by six 35kW electric engines with a weight of approx 600kg and 5 meters lenght.
The Renault Group just released a brand NEW HUGE Long Term Strategy for the whole company called Renaulution! It’s a big turnover into Electric/Green Vehicles and Renault just teamed up with PLUG POWER one of the biggest Fuel Cell World Producers. The goal is simple: Renault wants to become a LEADER in production of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Light Commercial Vehicles in whole Europe.
TechnipFMC will lead a huge consortium with the biggest names in renewables business to construct and test a new offshore green hydrogen production system. The project is named Deep Purple and has been supported by Innovation Norway with 9 million Euros to continue developing advanced energy systems for offshore wind in combination with green hydrogen production.
Winlaton near Newcastle will be the first UK village on public gas grid to be heated by hydrogen. More than 650 homes in a small village in the first quarter of 2021 will start to use hydrogen being blended into the natural gas network to decrease the CO2 emissions. Hydrogen, that does not emit any CO2 while burning, is the first step to reduce a greenhouse gas emissions of third UK’s biggest emitters: House Heating that is just behind industry and transport!
So here is is! Long awaited brand new generation of Hydrogen powered Toyota Mirai began selling few days ago in Japan! After six years and first Mirai launch in 2014, the new model have over 30% more range, as it can run up to 650 kilometers without refuelling. The seating boosted from four to five and the new design looks… just amazing!
US Engineers are building huge Salt Caves to store huge amounts of Hydrogen. The system of caves in Utah is offering a great natural alternative to storage massive amount of hydrogen. Salt is a great medium for storing and generating the green hydrogen. The Project is set to store enough H2 energy to power 150 000 households for one year and it is sheduled to be ready by 2025 and is managed by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.
The European Union Climate Goals and the Green Hydrogen Megatrend is heating up competition among makers of Electrolyzers. They will try to scale up own production and capture the upcoming wave of orders from EU’s first generation of utility-scale green hydrogen production funded by government subsidies. Electrolyzers within upcoming years surely will become a world scale business and many companies will try to build own machines and develope own solutions like Green Hydrogen Systems from Dennmark is doing right now.
The World’s first four seater Hydrogen Fuel Cell Aircrat DL4-HY4 did it’s maiden, test flight at Stuttgarts Airports on 11 of december 2020. The carbon free electric Zero flights is the future of Aviation and after next several tests this HY4 model will be builded up to 40 passengers, flying in regional flights within next ten years. The range of 2000 km in a single flight is a goal to achieve.
It’s happening now! Japan officially aims to make hydrogen a major power source in whole country by year 2030! The goal is to produce the output of H2 generated power, that is more than 30 nuclear reactors. To achieve such a scale the government will provide approx 20 billion of dollars of founds to support efforts to make hydrogen viable as a fuel for electricy generators that burn without emissions. Japanese companies including Toyota Motor Corp just established a new organisation: The Japan Hydrogen Association, to promote the creation of a hydrogen supply chain in the country. 88 companies had already joined the initiative, including Japan’s biggest refiner Eneos Holdings Inc and trading house Mitsui & Co Ltd.
Deutsche Bahn and Siemens are working together to develop Hydrogen Powered Fuel Cell locomotives. The design will be based on the Mireo Plus Electric model projected by Siemens, with 160km/h top speed, range of 600 kilometers and 15 minutes refuelling time. The partnership involves building a H2 filling station that will begin operation in 2024, the same year as the Hydrogen trains will be trialled!
Ineos, the UK chemical company teamed up with Hyundai and will use he Korean fuel cells in its new Grenadier, an Off-Road Hydrogen Vehicle. Ineos is a LandRover successor and their Grenadier is a Landrover’s Defender New version. That deal is expected to be completed within weeks, with production of the Grenadier set up December 2021!
44 major companies representing the entire supply chain of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, (Honda, Hyundai, Daimler, Hyzon, IVECO, Toyota among them) pledged their support to deliver between 5,000 and 10,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Europe by 2025 and a minimum of 100 hydrogen refuelling stations by then in a Milestone Deal signed during the European Hydrogen Week.
Green Flamingo is an European Union supported initiative based in Portugal and focusing on Green Hydrogen Production. Thanks to Portugal’s high sun exposure, the nation has the huge potential to produce green hydrogen for whole Europe. The Pure Hydrogen could be shipped from the port of Sines to Port of Rotterdam, where the RH2ine infrastructure is ready!
An unique test site that consist a specially built demonstration houses powered and heated by pure Hydrogen called HyStreet was set in Northymberland in United Kingdom! With more than 200 passed tests they are a kind of showroom proving that is a possible and safe to convert home and gas network to hydrogen!
In the cooperation between Terberg Benschop a known tracktor manufacturer and Zepp.Solutions the Fuel Cell Developement Company, the YT203-H2 a fully operational Hydrogen powered Terminal Tracktor is tested in daily full scope operations in the Port of Rotterdam including conteiners uploading and unloading. Zero Emission plus 24 hours heavy-duty performance thanks to fast hydrogen refuelling are the main advantages of that solution!
By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. ENGIE and Springfield City Group formed 50 year strategic alliance to create Greater Springfield in Australian East Queensland a Zero Net Energy City! By 2038 the city will generate more green energy that they consume becoming a successful model for renewable, green energy solutions!
In next year we are about to see a brand new World Racing Series! The wild, extreme locations, great emotions and… All ELECTRIC SUV Rally powered by hydrogen! The Zero Emission Championships will be supported by AFC Energy, one of the biggest hydrogen solutions provider. AFC Energy just announced they will supply each starting team with their Hydrogen Charging stations in every of FIVE planned race locations all over the world. The own teams in the Extreme E World Series will have such a stars like Nico ROsberg and Lewis Hamilton from F1! Lewis, that was able to test the Extreme E SUV, powered by AFC solution said just one sentence after the test drive: “Absolutely Incredible” Enough said!
Australian based company LAVO starts to install their commercial ready hydrogen energy storage system in first customers homes! It’s a complete off grid solution making Your house an independent energy green spot! The batteries, which are nearly 1.7 metres tall and 1.2 metres wide and weigh 196kg, contain a water purifier, an inverter, an electrolyser, four hydride cells and a fuel cell. Green Hydrogen is created in electrolyzer by using the solar energy and then stored in fuel cell. The LAVO solution can storage 40kWh of energy what is more than enough energy for household needs.
The Australian Government has granted approval for Large Renewable Energy Hub in Pilbara, Western Australia. In it’s final stage it will generate over 26GW of renewable wind and solar energy, that will be supplied to Asia in green hydrogen as a storage. Over 5000 jobs created in 10 year project construction time.
Green Hydrogen is a pure, zero emission most wanted type of hydrogen, created in the process of electrolysis by using the only the renewables energy sources. The production COST of Green Hydrogen is still high that’s why the companies are searching for new possibilites to decrease it. Here comes the Agfa with their brand new ZIRFON UTP 500+ electrolysis membrane, that helps to produce the green hydrogen at competitive cost!
The Tech giant is searching the new ways to lengthen the battery life is own devices, and checking the renewable energy sources. Just few days ago the iPhone maker filled a patent application described as “cost effective fuel cell system for a portable computing devices” So the famous Apple MacBooks and iPads may one day be powered by hydrogen fuel cells!
Honda is quitting it’s participation in Formula 1 in order to focus on research and developement of fuel cells technologies, the company announced. Honda builds the power units for Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team actually. The huge news showing how important period of transformation is just in front of us!
The brand new huge innovation hub is now open in Sweden. The Hydrogen Dome of Sweden is the name for the building and a place where the new platform for dialogue on innovation and sustainable green hydrogen developement will be created. It’s a first step to build an inspirating and solid Swedish Campus that will gather projects around hydrogen!
This is a breakthrough! A team of researchers from Michigan State University managed to develop a fully transparent solar panels. Imagine to use this instead of standard windows in architecture, automotive industry, electronics and more! Previous attempts to create such a device have been made, but results were never satisfying enough. Now its finally here! Its a huge step into diversity of green hydrogen developement as using that source of renewables we can easily transfer clear energy into green hydrogen production.
Siemens signed a contract with WUN H2 to to build one of the largest hydrogen production plants in Wunsiedel, Bavaria, Germany. With a power of over 6 MegaWatts in the initial phase, the plant will run 100% on renewable energy and will be totally CO2-free! The electrolysis plant from Siemens Energy will have the capacity to produce over 900 tons of hydrogen per year in this first phase!
ORLEN Group will start to open hydrogen refuelling stations in Czech Republic. Two Benzina stations will be located in Prague and Litvínov and fully operational in 2021. Next stations in Brno, Plzen and Prague, along the D10 motorway will follow. These projects will support the ORLEN Group’s commitment to achieve emission neutrality by 2050.
The European airplane manufacturer AirBus presented their three hydrogen based concepts that within the next 15 years will become the World’s First Zero Emission commercial aircraft! Each of them are representing a quite different approach to the zero emission goal, but all are based on hydrogen as a primary power source, that is a clear sign that AirBus belives this is the only right path to clean aviation fuel!
After three years of developement a stand alone hydrogen powered dual-fuel engine is ready! Build by ABS and shipping company CMB, with a capacity of 1 MegaWatt it can be used on ships, trains or as a standard power generator in hospital, factory or data centre! A 1 MW BeHydro can supply green electricity to 3,000 families and reduces CO2 emissions by 3,500 tons. Thanks to Dual-fuel technology, the engine can continue to supply power, even if no renewable energy or hydrogen is available!
AuroraHut is the Finnish manufacturer of Igloo houseboats, that lately are getting more and more popular worldwide! Following the World GLAMPING trend, that stands for a close to nature camping but with a high standars, it’s a completely new way of making the dream holiday an unforgettable experience, now thanks to hydrogen Fuel Cells in a full harmony with nature!
North Jutland begins the change by putting action behind the Regions decision of strengthening the regional work on climate improvements and the reduction of CO2 emissions.The three hydrogen busses that the North Denmark Region has ordered together with the Municipality of Aalborg, will be running on one citybus line in Aalborg and on selected regional bus lines around Aalborg.
The Coradia iLint Hydrogen train from Alstom was built in Salzgitter, Germany. It uses on-board fuel cells to convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus reducing operating emissions to zero. During the semptember, october and november, the hydrogen train will run for the first time in regular passenger service for ÖBB, the Austrian Federal Railways.