Tag: Hydrogen

Daimler Truck head of truck technology Andreas Gorbach

Mercedes-Benz has been making headlines recently. First, its GenH2 prototype – approved for public road use – completed the #HydrogenRecordRun, where it covered 1047km using just one fill of liquid hydrogen. Soon after, an eActros 600 prototype took the spotlight, travelling over 1000km with only a single intermediate charge. Daimler has since confirmed that the Continue reading Mercedes-Benz pushes the range envelope with hydrogen and electric trucks

Australia is taking a step towards a greener future with the recent agreement between ReNu Energy subsidiary Countrywide Hydrogen and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group. Continue reading Walkinshaw partners with Countrywide Hydrogen  plans for fuel cell truck conversion and production

The collaboration between Viritech, a developer of high-performance hydrogen powertrain solutions for the automotive industry, and Haydale, a specialist in graphene-enhanced nanomaterials, could help create new materials for ‘Type 5’ hydrogen storage tanks, providing a significant market opportunity that could help speed the adoption of hydrogen powered fuel cell powertrains, initially in commercial vehicles. Viritech Continue reading Nanomaterials advance hydrogen storage for fuel cells

A recent swathe of activity within the automotive industry suggests that hydrogen, as an energy source, is becoming more widely accepted as an addition to support battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and meet forthcoming emissions targets.  Following a period of fence-sitting on – and even abandoning – hydrogen projects, established manufacturers are now collaborating to develop Continue reading Hydrogen-fuelled transport back on the agenda

Some car-makers are banking on combining plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technologies to create plug-in fuel cell electric vehicles (PFCEVs) as a way to partially meet their carbon neutrality goals. Why the shift towards PFCEVs? Put simply, they address the elephant in the room of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure – specifically the lack of it.  Continue reading Hydrogen hybrids: Best of both worlds or flash in the pan?

PhD researcher Yemima Ehrnst holding the acoustic device the RMIT research team used to boost hydrogen production through electrolysis to split water

Although hydrogen is the most abundant molecule in the universe, it only exists combined with other elements, for example in water (H2O).  Not only does it have to be extracted using energy-intensive processes, 98 per cent of hydrogen produced today is extracted from fossil fuels. All this results in a large carbon footprint. Continue reading Australia makes ‘green hydrogen’ breakthrough

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