Hydrogen

French aircraft maker Airbus says battery technology is developing too slowly and that it will turn to hydrogen technology with a view to putting a long haul zero emissions aircraft in the air by 2035.

“Batteries are not improving at the rate needed to achieve that ambition,” Airbus head of zero-emission aircraft Glen Llewellyn said at a media event on Monday (Europe time), as was reported by FlightGlobal.

 

The Coradia iLint is fully approved for the Austrian network and has successfully completed passenger operation tests with ÖBB

Azerbaijan - Developers of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) have started feasibility studies on blending hydrogen with the natural gas the pipeline will bring in from Azerbaijan, the TAP head said.

“The company has kicked off a technical study and we hope to be in a position to make a first assessment by the end of June next year,” TAP managing director Luca Schieppati told Reuters on Wednesday.

TAP is the final leg of a $40 billion project named the Southern Gas Corridor, which will carry 10 billion cubic metres of gas per year from the giant Shah Deniz field into Europe.

Bahrain's Oil and Gas Holding Company (nogaholding), the National Oil and Gas Authority’s investment arm, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Air Products to assess the feasibility of developing a hydrogen economy in the kingdom.

Bangladesh hydrogen Innovations - The Bangladeshi government has launched a pilot hydrogen production project as part of its effort to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to clean energy.

Hydrogen Innovations Brunei - Brunei Darussalam has started to produce hydrogen, called SPERA Hydrogen, from processed gas to be generated during the production process of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has been exporting it to Japan since the end of 2019. Hydrogen is basically classified as clean energy because no carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted after its combustion and it is therefore expected to be used globally in the future. Brunei’s CO2 emission is mainly from road transport due to high consumption of gasoline and diesel oil, and power generation which relies on consumption of natural gas.

Hydrogen Innovations - A new report on hydrogen decarbonisation pathways, published by the Hydrogen Council, shows that low-carbon hydrogen supply at scale is economically and environmentally feasible.

Hydrogen Innovations News - Electricity production by renewable sources such as solar, wind and tidal hydraulics now offers the most promising solutions to our current energy demands, taking a clean environment into consideration1. However, the electricity produced directly from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, may be negatively impacted by fluctuations in relevant geographical factors, such as cloud cover and low winds2. This then leads to an interrupted supply of the renewable energy, hence renewable energy must be stored and then used on demand for specific applications2. Among the various energy storage technologies, storage in the form of hydrogen is considered most preferable, due to the ability to store large amounts of energy for short and long periods of time, which can be decoupled upon demand3.

Hydrogen Innovations Cyprus -Green hydrogen has been described as the rockstar of new energies

Hydrogen Innovations Cambodia - Although hydrogen is currently used for industrial activities such as ammonia production or refining, it has great potential to become one of the clean energies of the future. Energy uses of hydrogen are: a) fuel for fuel cell vehicles in the road transport sector, b) fuel for power generation (starting from a mixture with natural gas shifting gradually to 100% hydrogen), and c) heating fuel for boilers and furnaces in the industrial sector.

Hydrogen Innovations Bhutan - This paper considers the technical and economic feasibility of using renewable energy with hydrogen as the energy storage medium for two remote communities in Bhutan, selected to illustrate two common scenarios presenting different challenges. The Royal Government of Bhutan has published plans to provide electricity to all households in the next 20 years, but the practical problems of extending the grid over long distances and mountainous terrain will make that target difficult and expensive to achieve.

#Hydrogeninnovations - This gray goo provides a safe and simple form of storage for clean hydrogen energy.
Researchers at Fraunhofer have presented Powerpaste packs based on magnesium for the storage of clean hydrogen energy at density ten times greater than that of a lithium battery.

DB Regio Bus is trialling a hydrogen-powered bus on the streets of Frankfurt, Germany.

The H2.City Gold model, manufactured by CaetanoBus, will run on route 59 via Griesheim to Frankfurt-Höchst and refuel at a special filling station on the grounds of an industrial park in Frankfurt Höchst.

Hydrogen Innovations - In about three years, Navistar plans to start selling low-emission hydrogen-powered heavy trucks under a partnership with General Motors and a small distribution company called OneH2.

Hydrogen Innovations: Rising expectations and potential hurdles.

The last couple of years have increasingly seen hydrogen, which had so far taken the backseat in energy transition narrative compared with other options, suddenly being trumpeted as the missing link for reaching carbon neutrality. Although the energy world has gone through previous phases of excitement about hydrogen, the current cycle is attracting an unprecedented amount of interest.

Hydrogen innovation China - On 18th November Energy Post, in partnership with the EU-China Energy Cooperation Platform, hosted a series of online workshops under the theme “China: Carbon Neutral by 2060”. The purpose was to understand the Chinese landscape and uncover opportunities for Europe. Here, the moderator for our “Hydrogen” panel, Gökçe Mete, summarises the workshop which included an expert panel discussion and questions from the audience. Taking part were Tudor Constantinescu (Principle Advisor to the Director General, DG ENER), Joachim von Scheele (Global Director Commercialisation, Linde PLC) and Mickael Naouri (Corporate Affairs Director, Air Liquide). The workshop covered blue and green hydrogen, ambitious production targets, investment, innovation, hard-to-abate sectors, heavy transport, hydrogen fuel cells, regulations, fair competition and more. The challenges of giving birth to the hydrogen economy are tremendous, but that has not stopped it entering the decarbonisation plans of both the EU and China.

Understanding the challenges to widespread hydrogen adoption

Hydrogen Innovation - Research into hydrogen as a potential energy carrier to power future zero-emission aircraft has been intensifying in recent years. But the road to hydrogen-powered aircraft requires significant effort inside the aviation industry and beyond. From hydrogen storage, cost and infrastructure to public perceptions about safety, the aviation sector is working to mature the technology while tackling some major challenges.