Germany Reaches 50 H2 Filling Stations

| Germany: Potsdam

The launch of the 50th public hydrogen service station has been celebrated by H2 MOBILITY, a company formed by Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL to advance hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Germany. Located in Potsdam and with a refueling time of under 5 minutes, the station has capacity to refuel up to 40 vehicles per day and a facility for future refuelling of hydrogen buses. Read more »

Experts Discuss NGV Innovation and Challenges

| USA: Washington DC

USA_ANGI_154859_KTLaCrossefuelisland_websiteScott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe reports on the Innovations in Natural Gas Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure session held as part of WGC 2018 (conducted by the International Gas Union (IGU) and American Gas Association (AGA)). The session explored the drivers for innovation in NGVs and fueling infrastructure and examined what, if anything, could and should be done to encourage further innovations. Read more »

Air Products Accelerates China’s Hydrogen Infrastructure Development

| USA: Lehigh Valley PA

Air Products SmartFuel® H2 dispenserGlobal industrial gases company Air Products has signed cooperation and equipment supply agreements with Beijing Sinoscience Fullcryo Technology Co., Ltd. (Fullcryo) to accelerate the development of hydrogen infrastructure and support Fullcryo’s first, and also China’s first, commercial-scale liquid hydrogen-based fueling station. Read more »

KOGAS Plans Nearly USD 900 Million Investment in LNG for Mobility

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Yonhap
KOGAS LNG terminal

(Image courtesy of KOGAS)

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a state-operated energy company, says it will invest 1 trillion won (US$895 million) by 2025 to establish infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and trucks, as well as hydrogen-fueled vehicles, reports news agency Yonhap. The announcement confirms views expressed by Ministry officials, KOGAS and KANGV earlier this year to develop the sector. Read more »

Shell Kicks Off Hydrogen Refuelling Network in The Netherlands

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam

Refuelling with Hydrogen by ShellFour new hydrogen refueling stations, two in the Amsterdam region, one in The Hague and one in Pesse (Drenthe), mark the beginning of Shell’s plan to establish a network of hydrogen filling stations in the Netherlands. The intention is that hydrogen will be available at these four stations by the beginning of 2020 at the latest. Read more »

Zhengzhou to Trial 20 Yutong New Hydrogen Buses

| China: Zhengzhou

Yutong Fuel Cell BusZhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. (Yutong), a large-scale modern bus manufacturing company located in Zhengzhou in China’s Henan province, says Zhengzhou Public Transportation Corporation (ZPTC) will put into use two hydrogen fuel cell buses in the city this week. The start-up will be followed by a further 18 buses as part of a commercial demonstration operation. Read more »

Toyota’s ‘Beta’ Fuel Cell Truck Steps Beyond Proof of Concept

| USA: Traverse City MI

Second version of Fuel Cell Heavy TruckThis week, Toyota contributed majorly to the future of zero-emission trucking by unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan. The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle, in part by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill. Read more »

WEH® Breakaway Couplings Increase Safety During CNG Refuelling

| Germany: Illertissen

WEH Break AwayWEH GmbH, a leading manufacturer in fluid systems connection technology based in Illertissen, Germany, designs products to enhance the safety and functionality of the expanding global CNG filling station network for self-service operation. The recently introduced WEH® breakaway couplings, also available for hydrogen stations, can offer a substantial additional safety factor at these stations. Read more »

BENEFIC Funds CNG, L-CNG and H2 Stations

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein

Netherlands PitPoint CNG StationThe European BENEFIC project, which aims to accelerate the realization of infrastructure for environmentally friendly vehicles and vessels, has approved funding to support the construction of multiple Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations, hydrogen stations and one L-CNG station in Belgium and The Netherlands. Read more »