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European Commission unveils ambitious plan to boost hydrogen sixfold by 2024, driving down the costs and eliminate emissions from industry and transportation

Joanna Sampson » H2 View »

Talking about her vision for the transition to a climate neutral Europe, the Commissioner said, “To reach climate neutrality by 2050, we need to fundamentally transform our energy system and clean hydrogen will have a key role to play, as it has great potential to decarbonise sectors where electrification is impossible or too costly.”

“Therefore, we will propose a roadmap to scale up renewable hydrogen production and use in Europe.”

Ewa Krukowska » Bloomberg Green » (paywall)

“What you need for hydrogen to be a successful energy source and storage facility in the future: you need the production to be within the price range, you need transport and storage facilities and you need the market,” said Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Union’s executive arm. “With our strategy we want to stimulate all three.”
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Hyundai has shipped the first 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty trucks to Switzerland for commercial use [Updated]



Updated » Video added below.

  • Powered by 190-kW hydrogen fuel cell system, XCIENT Fuel Cell can travel approximately 400 km (248 miles) on a single charge
  • Refueling time for each truck takes approximately 8~20 minutes

The Hyundai Motor Company plans to ship a total of 50 XCIENT FCEVs (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) to Switzerland this year, with handover to commercial fleet customers starting in September. Hyundai plans to roll out a total of 1,600 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks by 2025.

“XCIENT Fuel Cell is a present-day reality, not as a mere future drawing board project. By putting this groundbreaking vehicle on the road now, Hyundai marks a significant milestone in the history of commercial vehicles and the development of hydrogen society,” said In Cheol Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Vehicle Division at Hyundai Motor. “Building a comprehensive hydrogen ecosystem, where critical transportation needs are met by vehicles like XCIENT Fuel Cell, will lead to a paradigm shift that removes automobile emissions from the environmental equation.”

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Hyundai displays it’s hydrogen fuel-cell powered truck concept, the HDC-6 NEPTUNE, at H2 Mobility + Energy Show 2020 in Korea

Hyundai HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept

Hyundai HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept

Hyundai is showcasing the HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept, a hydrogen-powered Class 8 heavy-duty truck, at the H2 Mobility + Energy Show 2020 in Korea until July 3rd.

Hyundai’s mobile fuel cell generator utilizes two fuel cell stacks also used in NEXO, the world’s first dedicated fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), generating a maximum output of 160 kW. The power allows the generator to be used for various applications, such as charging two EVs simultaneously, or electric buses and trucks.

The hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric concept debuted at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show last October. Hyundai is working to expand it’s involvement with hydrogen to commercial vehicle markets, and plans to launch HDC-6 NEPTUNE within the next three to four years.

Also on display is the industry-leading FCEV NEXO with a range of 609 km on a single charge. Launched in 2018, NEXO recorded nearly 5,000 units sold in 2019.

Hyundai is also showcasing a mobile fuel cell generator at the event, hinting at the possibility of fuel cell systems expanding usage to other industries as a clean alternative to diesel generators.

Below » Video of Hyundai NEXO.

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Jaguar Land Rover has started work on Project Zeus » developing hydrogen fuel-cells for vehicles

The UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), is funding, to the tune of £73m (over 80m euro / USD$91.2m) to ten projects that air to make mobility more sustainable. Project Zeus is one of these.

Molly Lempriere » Current News »

The UK’s automotive sector is to receive £73.5 million in grants to help develop green transport technologies like electric vehicles (EVs) and safeguard jobs.

Ten projects across the country have been selected by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which look at everything from the manufacturing of crash-resistant batteries to developing new lighter electronics systems for vehicles.

Transport minister Rachel Maclean said: “As we look to kickstart our green transport recovery, new technologies and cleaner fuels are going to play an even greater role in achieving our aim of a greener and more prosperous economy.

Jonathan Burn » Auto Express »

Jaguar Land Rover is looking into the development of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as part of a £73.5million Government funded programme into the automotive sector to help reduce carbon emissions.

Known as Project Zeus, JLR is working on the technology with a number of UK-based partners, including Delta Motorsport, Marelli Automotive Systems and UKBIC.

More » UK Government Press Release, elective, Carscoops, InsideEVs, Green Car Reports

9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention scheduled for Montréal from June 20–24, 2021

At WHTC 2021 attendees will have the opportunity to present their technical findings and advancements in hydrogen and fuel cells, as well as participate in f-cell+HFC The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Event for marketing and networking.

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WHTC together with f-cell+HFC will join two important worlds – innovative technologies and international markets with scientific research and business cases. Presented over a span of five days, the combined convention will offer three days of activities, including plenaries, seminars, technical sessions,and an international trade show, as well as a full day of technical and industry tours in the Montréal area. The region is home to a world-renowned hydrogen and fuel cell cluster with pioneering companies and ground-breaking research facilities. The call for papers will open in July 2020.

Note » This event has been posted to our EV Events calendar.

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f-cell+HFC 2020 goes digital for 2020

Molly Burgess / H2 View »

On 9th-10th September, Vancouver’s hydrogen and fuel cell event f-cell+HFC 2020 will go digital.

The decision was shared today due to current international regulations surrounding the coronavirus crisis; however, event organisers have said the agenda and conference agenda remain similar to the original plan.

Sharing the new arrangements, f-cell+HFC, said, “Our new interactive event platform offers live content with video and text Q&A discussions, an interactive digital trade show, and a host of one-on-one networking and matchmaking features.”

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Hydrogen fuel cells are ‘set for takeoff’ after first successful UK test flight

ZeroAvia Flies The Europe's Largest Zero Emission Aircraft at Cranfield, UK!

ZeroAvia successfully completed the first electric-powered flight yesterday of a commercial-scale aircraft in the UK.

The test flight is viewed as a significant milestone both for the UK’s net zero and green aviation ambitions, and for ZeroAvia on the journey to demonstrating long-distance zero emission flights in large aircraft.

The company successfully completed the first flight of the new version of its powertrain from its base at Cranfield Airport in a six-seater Piper-M.

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Canada is developing national hydrogen strategy

Andrew Moore / S&P Global Platts »

Natural Resources Canada confirmed June 7 it is developing a national hydrogen strategy, joining a number of countries in doing so.

“We are seeking to identify opportunities for clean hydrogen production and optimal end-use across the economy, in the short, medium, and longer term, while also identifying export market growth potential for Canadian clean hydrogen, as well as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and services,” said the agency in a statement emailed to S&P Global Platts.

Countries that have released a national hydrogen strategy include the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

The European Commission is slated to present a hydrogen strategy for the EU on June 24.

A 7.5 tonne tanker, converted to run on hydrogen or diesel, is set to hit roads this year, delivering major emissions reductions for Yorkshire Water

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UK-based ULEMCo has worked with Yorkshire Water to produce what is believed to be the first water tanker anywhere to operate on hydrogen fuel. The new 7.5 tonne bowser has been converted from a standard truck to use hydrogen dual fuel, an approach that allows fleet managers to transition more quickly to low carbon operation.

Carrie Hampel / electrive »

Yorkshire Water utility has put a hydrogen-powered water truck in operation. The hydrogen vehicle is the first in the Yorkshire Water fleet, and part of a 10-year plan to decarbonise its fleet.

What the company is saying is the first vehicle of its kind, the water truck was converted to a dual fuel approach that allows fleet managers flexibility while they transition off polluting fuels because the vehicle can use either hydrogen or diesel in operation.

The first hydrogen vehicle was delivered by Yorkshire Water Innovation and is a 7.5-tonne large good vehicle (LGV) clean water tanker. The water tanker will be deployed in the company’s supply restoration team in South Yorkshire.

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