Tag: Hydrogen

In the European Union, according to train manufacturer Alstom, 46 per cent of mainline train tracks aren’t electrified.  As a result, many networks depend on diesel trains that can work on both electrified and non-electrified tracks. While diesel trains are often considered environmentally friendly, if you compare their emissions per passenger kilometre to alternatives such Continue reading Decarbonising non-electrified railways with hydrogen trains

Fleet of 20 Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell SUVs will contribute to emissions reductions The Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is adopting the hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo as part of its drive towards clean transport.  A total of 20 Nexos, which are fuel cell-powered electric vehicles (FCEVs), are due to be introduced to the Government’s fleet. Continue reading Hydrogen-powered Hyundais for ACT

Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group have signed a joint venture agreement to develop and produce hydrogen fuel-cell systems for heavy-duty commercial applications. The move has been in part prompted by the European “Green Deal” climate pact, a target of which is to reach zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.  Both companies share Continue reading Manufacturers race to deploy hydrogen fuel cell technology on commercial trucks

World’s largest hydrogen-powered haul truck now under development Mining multinational Anglo American has announced that it is partnering with Williams Advanced Engineering to aid in the development of its hydrogen-powered electric mining haul truck. The project is part of the global mining company’s ‘FutureSmart Mining’ concept, which aims to develop a sustainable approach to mining Continue reading Hydrogen for haul trucks

Three divisions of South Korea’s giant Hyundai conglomerate have forged an agreement to co-develop hydrogen-powered excavators and forklifts. Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Mobis (the group’s parts division) will develop forklifts this year, followed by an excavator prototype that should be ready in 2021. The equipment is expected to reach the market by Continue reading Hyundai digs hydrogen

In parallel to the development of battery electric vehicles, progress in hydrogen fuel cell technology and the supporting fuel infrastructure is gathering pace both globally and in Australasia. For example, Toyota Australia is pumping $4.3 million into construction of Victoria’s first hydrogen refuelling station at its former car manufacturing site in Altona. The project is Continue reading Hydrogen fuel progress

Ports of Auckland will build a hydrogen production and refuelling facility at its Waitematā port in a joint project with Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and KiwiRail to also invest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles including port equipment, buses and cars. Electrolysis will be used to extract hydrogen from tap water on site, which is then Continue reading NZ to get hydrogen fuel station and vehicles

Hydrogen power has long been touted as a viable and worthwhile alternative to pure electric vehicles.  It is not, after all, without is benefits; besides offering zero local emissions, hydrogen fuel cell-equipped cars can be quickly refuelled and don’t suffer the cold-weather range issues that electric vehicles (EVs) do. Hydrogen can also be produced using Continue reading Toyota and Hyundai drive ahead with their fuel cell technologies

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has demonstrated a technology that could speed up and ease the adoption of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. Its new membrane-based catalysing reactors can extract hydrogen from ammonia, which is comparatively easily handled and transported. This means that existing infrastructure can be utilised to transport ammonia to hydrogen filling stations, Continue reading CSIRO breakthrough on hydrogen transport