Netze BW has increased the amount of hydrogen it feeds into the Oehringen regional network in southwestern Germany from 20 percent to 30 percent. pv magazine spoke with project manager Heike Grüner about the project’s next steps.
ToyotaThe company’s new electrolysis equipment, which uses the Mirai vehicle’s fuel cell stack and other technology, will be put into operation in March at the Denso Fukushima Corporation plant. “It will serve as a place to introduce the technology to promote its widespread use in the future,” said Japanese car manufacturer. Toyota added that it would accelerate efforts to build a model for local consumption of locally produced hydrogen, using electrolysis equipment to produce clean hydrogen and burn it in one of the plant’s gas furnaces.
The Committee on Climate Change said that hydrogen is linked to three of the ten priorities for delivering a reliable carbon-free electricity system for the UK. The UK’s independent climate change adviser stressed that the government should define priority hydrogen investments by 2024, finalize ad hoc funding mechanisms by the end of the year to support the development of 10 GW of low-carbon hydrogen generation and accelerate. development of new business models for hydrogen transport. According to the report, the role of hydrogen in warming is limited.
Australian researchers Monash University have isolated an enzyme that can convert small concentrations of hydrogen in the atmosphere into a continuous current of electricity, paving the way for a future where devices are powered literally from nothing. A research team led by Rhys Grinter, Ashleigh Kropp and Chris Greening from Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Melbourne isolated and analyzed the genetic code of an enzyme that allows soil bacteria to consume hydrogen and extract energy from it.
The Atlantic Council said green hydrogen could boost development in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly South Africa, Namibia and Kenya. “The Southern Corridor Development Initiative is a partnership between Namibia’s Green Hydrogen Council and Germany’s Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, following the hydrogen valley model. The project is expected to produce 300,000 tons of green hydrogen by 2030 from 5 GW to 6 GW of installed renewable energy capacity. said Atlantic Council. According to the report, the export potential depends on finding a solution to local energy poverty, inequality between nations and energy networks within the region.