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Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

The northern German states aim to rely on hydrogen technology alongside wind power during the country’s energy transition (Energiewende), a conference of experts on green hydrogen was told here on Monday. “The north has a huge chance with its wind farms,” emphasized Enak Ferlemann, parliamentary state secretary of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport. Excess electricity … Continue reading Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

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Goldwind joins 20GW hydrogen plan in China

Goldwind has signed up as one of the first partners in a wind-to-hydrogen project in northeast China that eventually wants 20 GW of wind turbines producing green fuel for a new-look clean transportation system. The project in the city of Baicheng, Jilin province – which also aims to eventually harness 15 GW of solar PV … Continue reading Goldwind joins 20GW hydrogen plan in China

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Concentrated Solar Power to Produce H2

Since spring, the sun has been shining in Jülich at the push of a button and 10,000 times brighter than normal. It is in this town in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia that the German Aerospace Center, DLR, inaugurated its Synlight system comprised of 149 high-output lights that can simulate concentrated solar power. The … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power to Produce H2

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Electrification and clean hydrogen key to decarbonising economies

Wind energy together with clean hydrogen can play a vital role in decarbonising economies, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson will tell delegates at the Gas Infrastructure Europe conference today in Prague. Wind power is now 154 GW capacity and accounts for 10.4% of power demand in the EU. And it now supports the wider energy system … Continue reading Electrification and clean hydrogen key to decarbonising economies

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WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

On March 22nd, WindEurope joined forces with the hydrogen community to hold a joint technical workshop exploring synergies between wind power and hydrogen energy. The large sector-coupling potential of such a synergy could expand the use of wind energy far beyond the power sector and lead to significant emission reductions throughout the whole economy. Because … Continue reading WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

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Siemens to open plant to turn electricity from wind energy into hydrogen

Siemens will on Thursday start an energy project to convert wind power into hydrogen for re-use as a general fuel or in natural gas pipelines.   Siemens’ electrolysis plant in Mainz is based on Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology, which allows the capture and storage of electricity into hydrogen. It said the plant can process … Continue reading Siemens to open plant to turn electricity from wind energy into hydrogen

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Integrated hydrogen system for tidal energy storage

EMEC has procured an electrolyser to convert power generated at its tidal test site in Orkney to hydrogen fuel.  The ground-breaking new project will pilot the storage of electricity from different forms of renewables, overcoming island grid constraints.   ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, has won a competitive tender to supply … Continue reading Integrated hydrogen system for tidal energy storage

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Toyota (TM) to Allow Royalty-Free Usage of FCV Patents

Toyota Motor Corporation has decided to share nearly 5,680 of its fuel cell vehicle (FCVs) related patented technologies (including those with pending applications) royalty-free, in an effort to make FCVs more popular. These include 1,970 patent licenses related to fuel cell stacks, 290 patent licenses related to high-pressure hydrogen tanks and 3,350 patent licenses related … Continue reading Toyota (TM) to Allow Royalty-Free Usage of FCV Patents

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Toyota Motor Corporation today revealed the exterior design and Japan pricing of its hydrogen fuel-cell sedan

First unveiled as a concept at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the car will launch in Japan before April next year, and preparations are underway for launches in the US and Europe during their summer of 2015. In Japan, the fuel-cell sedan will go on sale at Toyota and Toyopet dealerships, priced at approximately 7 … Continue reading Toyota Motor Corporation today revealed the exterior design and Japan pricing of its hydrogen fuel-cell sedan

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Researchers Harness Solar Energy During Day for Use at Night

Solar energy has long been used as a clean alternative to fossil fuels such as coal and oil, but it could only be harnessed during the day when the sun's rays were strongest. Now researchers led by Tom Meyer at the Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have … Continue reading Researchers Harness Solar Energy During Day for Use at Night

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E.ON inaugurates power-to-gas unit in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany using wind energy

E.ON inaugurated a power-to-gas (P2G) unit in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany today. The unit uses wind power to run electrolysis equipment that transforms water into hydrogen which is injected into the regional gas transmission system. The hydrogen becomes part of the natural gas mix and can be used in a variety of applications, including space … Continue reading E.ON inaugurates power-to-gas unit in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany using wind energy

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Batteries and hydrogen have immense potential as energy storage media

Energy storage media are to help compensate for fluctuations in the power grid. From 30 September to 2 October 2013, industry experts will be presenting a variety of solutions at the f-cell, BATTERY+STORAGE, e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG and Solar Energy Solutions conferences in Stuttgart, Germany. Meeting the demand for energy from renewable energy sources and thus … Continue reading Batteries and hydrogen have immense potential as energy storage media

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Hydrogen plant starts storing wind energy in Germany

A power-to-gas (P2G) unit installed by E.ON in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany today injected hydrogen into the natural gas system for the first time as part of a function test. During the test, which lasted three hours, the unit produced 160 cubic meters of hydrogen, which was injected into the gas pipeline system. It marks … Continue reading Hydrogen plant starts storing wind energy in Germany

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Hyundai to make world’s first mass production of fuel cell cars

Hyundai Motor will mass produce fuel cell cars powered by hydrogen for the first time across the globe. The ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle, the hydrogen-powered version of Hyundai’s Tucson sport utility vehicle (SUV), will be mass produced starting Friday, according to an e-mailed statement. By rolling off the assembly line at its plant in the … Continue reading Hyundai to make world’s first mass production of fuel cell cars

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Ford joins Daimler, Nissan to develop fuel cell vehicles

Ford, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler have announced an alliance to jointly-develop affordable hydrogen-powered vehicles that could be on the road as soon as 2017. The effort is focused on bringing down the cost on fuel cells, which are devices that generate electricity through a chemical reaction that combines hydrogen and oxygen to make … Continue reading Ford joins Daimler, Nissan to develop fuel cell vehicles

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The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Industries

2012 was a dynamic year for the fuel cell and hydrogen industries. The year saw widespread restructuring, increased rollouts of new business models, a sharp increase in sales and interest in the residential combined heat and power (resCHP) segment, and overall revenue generation of over $1 billion. The year ahead promises similar upheaval, with increases … Continue reading The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Industries

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