Japan opens world’s largest green hydrogen plant
The hydrogen plant is situated in Fukushima, near the site of the nuclear disaster of 2011. The hydrogen plant makes use of 18.000 km2 of solar arrays, that are able to produce 20 MW. The electrolyser fed by the solar arrays is able to produce up to 100 kg of hydrogen per hour! Read more on the world’s largest power plant.
Produce hydrogen from manure
The German company Graforce is deepening into new ways of producing hydrogen. They have found a promising alternative for electrolysis. The new technology is able to produce green hydrogen from animal manure, without emitting CO2. The new technology is promised to be inexpensive and highly efficient. Will this be the new breakthrough? Read more on this alternative for electrolysis.
Biggest European hydrogen project of Europe planned in Groningen
Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell Netherlands are planning to start the biggest green hydrogen project in Europe, called NortH2. Their project includes an enormous wind park at sea, which is designated to generate electricity for the production of hydrogen. The project is meant to produce enough hydrogen to cover the energy usage of 12,5 million Dutch households. Read more on the NortH2 project.
First hydrogen-powered train in the Netherlands
The first hydrogen-powered train has arrived in the Netherlands last Wednesday. ProRail wants to do research on the transition to hydrogen-powered trains. The company is working on a CO2-neutral railway from 2050. The first test drives are to be taken place between Groningen and Leeuwarden. Read more on the first hydrogen-powered train in the Netherlands.
Dutch public transport implements fifty new hydrogen buses
Minister of Environment and Living van Veldhoven has recently signed an agreement to implement 50 new hydrogen buses in the provinces of Zuid-Holland, Groningen and Drenthe. All buses will be in use before 2021, but 20 buses will be ready to transport passengers already in 2020. The implementation of hydrogen buses is not unexpected. In 2016 the Dutch government agreed that from 2025 each new bus implemented in public transportation should be emission free. From 2030 no buses in public transportation are allowed any emission. Want to read more? Check https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/actueel/nieuws/2019/11/20/vijftig-nieuwe-waterstofbussen-in-het-openbaar-vervoer.
Hydrogen fuel cells for ships
Hydrogen does not only prove to be promising in the automotive sector. Havyar Group has now started working on a fuel cell system to use in large ships. They want to achieve this by connecting several fuel cells in parallel, resulting in a total output of up to 3.2 MW. The goal is to develop a hydrogen-powered system, approved by the International Maritime Organisation for safety purposes. Want to read more? Click on https://h2.live/en/news/1029
BMW makes statement by building hydrogen-fueled X5
As one of the biggest developers of electric cars, BMW has illustrated a new prototype of a hydrogen driven car on the international car-congres IAA in Frankfurt. BMW has chosen not to design a new car, but to implement their hydrogen tanks and fuel cell into one of their existing designs, the BMW X5. The company believes that hydrogen can be an interesting alternative or supplement to the existing battery-electric driven cars. BMW Group expects to offer hydrogen driven cars at the earliest in 2025. Click here to read more https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/netherlands/article/detail/T0300679NL/de-bmw-i-hydrogen-next-onthuld-op-iaa-in-frankfurt?language=nl