Nikola Creates Hydrogen Truck for European Market

| USA: Phoenix AZ | Source: Nikola Motor Company

nikola tre1 (for Europe)U.S. hybrid truck manufacturer Nikola Motor Company has responded to growing interest from European customers by creating a hydrogen-electric truck for their market. Named the ‘Nikola Tre’ (three), the truck has 500 to 1,000 HP, 6×4 or 6×2 configurations and a range of 500 to 1,200 kilometers depending on options. Read more »

CGA Renewable Gas Funding Proposal Receives Support

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Gas Association

Canada - CGA Proposal Renewable Gas (cover clip)The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) last month said it received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the Government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program. A persuasive element of the proposal relates to the immediate benefit derived from switching transportation to this clean fuel. Read more »

Hexagon Tank Assembly Selected for First Full-size H2 Refueling Station in Netherlands

| Norway: Ålesund | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA
Resato H2 Station Schematic

(Image: Resato)

Hexagon Composites has been selected by Resato International BV, based in Assen, Netherlands, to supply high-pressure hydrogen tanks assembly for the first Dutch full-sized hydrogen refueling station in The Hague. Resato, a leading manufacturer in high pressure technologies, is working with Shell Kerkhof & Zn to set up the new refueling station serving three users per 15 minutes. Read more »

Hexagon to Supply H2 Tanks for New Flyer Fuel Cell Buses

| USA: Lincoln NE | Source: Hexagon Composites

Hexagon Lincoln Hydrogen storageNorth America’s largest transit bus maker, New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), has ordered high-pressure hydrogen tanks from Hexagon Composites to be used on 25 of its Xcelsior® hydrogen fuel cell (or fuel cell-electric) transit buses. Read more »

Enagás Signs with Aragon for Renewable Gases Future

| Spain: Aragon | Source: Enagás

Enagás HQIn Spain, the Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment of the Government of Aragon (in north-eastern Spain) and the CEO of Enagás have signed an agreement for the development of renewable gases such as hydrogen and biomethane (RNG). The agreement is part of the Government of Aragon’s objective of promoting energy saving and efficiency and the use of renewable energies. Read more »

Hexagon Acquires Testing Technology for Type 4 HP Cylinders

| USA: Denver CO | Source: Hexagon Composites ASA

Hexagon Lincoln CylindersHexagon Composites ASA has moved to acquire the technology testing company Digital Wave Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado. With this acquisition, Hexagon Composites will fully integrate capabilities for testing and requalification of high-pressure cylinders. Read more »

Graforce Produces Environmentally Friendly HCNG from Wastewater

| Germany: Berlin | Source: Graforce

Graforce plasmalysis demo plant in Berlin-AdlershofThe Berlin-based tech company Graforce has introduced a unique technology which it calls Plasmalysis. It saves resources in its highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. The process adds biogas to produce hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) – a cost-effective, environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles. Read more »

Fuel Cell for the Future Developed by VW and Stanford

| Volkswagen | Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen has partnered with Stanford University in the USA to bring about the next major advance in fuel cell technology. The fuel cell is regarded as a serious alternative to the classic electric car with battery cells. However, the biggest problem is the comparatively high cost of the technology. Now, a new process has been developed that significantly reduces this disadvantage. Read more »

Alstom’s Hydrogen Trains Commence Passenger Service in Germany

| Germany: Bremervörde | Source: Alstom

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterSaint-Ouen-based Alstom, one of Europe’s largest railway manufacturers which has a focus on sustainable mobility, has celebrated the arrival of the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train entering into service in Germany. The world premiere, in Bremervörde, in Lower Saxony, took place in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Transport of Lower Saxony, the Federal Ministry of Transport and the transport authorities of LNVG and EVB. Read more »