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    Le Pétomane
    James Morris: "But, for now, many of the companies pushing hydrogen aren’t doing so to save the planet. They’re doing so to save their business models in a time of extreme transition towards greener technologies and e-mobility. If we are to solve the climate crisis, we need to take their propaganda with a pinch of salt and opt for solutions that can actually deliver the emissions reductions we need in time."

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmorris/2021/07/31/is-hydrogen-just-oil-and-gas-greenwashed/amp/
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    dave
    The U.S. can cut its carbon emissions to zero by 2050 — but it will have to build far more wind and solar farms, battery storage facilities, transmission lines and still-unproven energy systems than it’s ever built before to get there. And that won’t happen without a drastic transformation in every aspect of how this infrastructure is built today.

    So says a new report from Australian engineering company Worley, based on last year’s groundbreaking modeling of a U.S. net-zero carbon future by a Princeton University–led research team.

    The challenge will include quadrupling the already record-setting pace of wind and solar development set in recent years, doubling or tripling U.S. transmission grid capacity and replacing most fossil-fueled vehicles and building heating with electric-powered systems by mid-century. It could also entail building a fleet of long-duration energy storage systems, advanced nuclear reactors and carbon capture and storage facilities — all of which have yet to be successfully commercialized.

    “Ambition, targets, agreements and technology development are all necessary, but alone they are not enough to achieve our mid-century targets,” Worley CEO Chris Ashton said in the report’s introduction...

    https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/heres-how-we-can-build-clean-power-infrastructure-at-huge-scale-and-breakneck-speed/
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    Ballard to Provide Fuel Cell System for Fusion-Fuel’s H2Evora Hydrogen Production Project in Portugal
    VANCOUVER, CANADA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that it has received a purchase order for one of its 200-kilowatt (kW) FCwaveTM fuel cell modules from Fusion-Fuel, an innovative green hydrogen solutions company headquartered in Portugal (www.fusion-fuel.eu; Nasdaq: HTOO), to be integrated into Fusion-Fuel’s H2Evora project in the Évora region of Portugal. The H2Evora project will use Fusion-Fuel’s new HEVO electrolyzer design to produce green hydrogen that will power the FCwaveTM module for generation of zero-emission electricity. Ballard plans to deliver the FCwaveTM module to Fusion-Fuel this year.

    Fusion-Fuel’s HEVO electrolyzer is small, lightweight, able to be mass produced and can be combined with a high-efficiency solar cell attached to a specially designed concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar panel in order to leverage the sun’s energy – both electrical and thermal – for production of highly competitive zero-emission green hydrogen. By attaching the HEVO electrolyzer directly to the CPV solution, very high solar-to-electric conversion is enabled, while also generating heat that improves efficiency of the HEVO electrolyzer.

    The H2Evora project will be Fusion-Fuel’s first utility-scale solar-to-hydrogen plant, ultimately consisting of 15 HEVO electrolyzers producing close to 15 tons of green hydrogen annually. A portion of this hydrogen will enable generation of over 240MWh of electricity from Ballard’s FCwaveTM module, which will be fed into Portugal’s grid during periods of peak demand. The Project will permit evaluation of a number of use cases, including: conversion of hydrogen into electrical energy through a fuel cell; hydrogen blending in the natural gas network; and compression and bottling of hydrogen for industrial applications.

    At the launch ceremony held today in Portugal, Mr. João Wahnon, Fusion-Fuel Head of Business Development, said, “We have developed the HEVO as a modular miniaturized electrolyzer that can support a range of applications, from large-scale hydrogen generation to smaller-scale onsite hydrogen production. Collaboration with Ballard Power Systems is an exciting and strategic development, since the combination Fusion Fuel’s technology with Ballard’s market-leading PEM fuel cell system can provide an interesting off-grid power solution.”

    Rob Campbell, Ballard’s Chief Commercial Officer noted, “Fusion-Fuel’s H2Evora project is an exciting step in the demonstration of sustainable electricity generation at competitive cost. We are excited to be working with such an innovative company in the clean energy frontier and intend to jointly pursue opportunities for customers seeking to decarbonize their business in an affordable and efficient way.”
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    StockStuffer
    $BE conversation
    I’m thinking with how $BE $PLUG $FCEL $BLDP $SPWR $FSLR and $CSIQ traded the same getting trashed for two week leads me to think a major fund or a few linked were lightening the load. You would have thought you were looking at the same stock with exact up and downswings on the minute. $FSLR pleased someone and the solar stocks broke back up a bit off the overall alternative energy trend. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell leader $BE reports after the bell and the individual companies might start moving on their own again. There is a lot to listen out for on Marine applications, Carbon capture, and their incumbent standard fuel cell that
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    DOJ
    Everyone has their opinions. Over the last 30 years as alternative energy solutions have been nothing but a pipe dream the slow steady mistakes have produced learning. Commercial solar panels are producing at 22% with Oxford PV soon to ship 29% - no question solar has arrived - Wind is the same way. Hydrogen is close but another 24 months will shape this world. Battery tech turned the corner this year - lets say it is at 22% if we metaphor it to solar with 29% coming shortly - over the next 12 months. 22% has an ROI then 29% results in more than a good idea. We can opine all we like - over the next 24 months things are going to change alot - the world electrifies. As for Ballard - they have working products - I want to see one more major R+D release - then the auto companies may come crawling to them - why - competition - if they can't bring fuel cells online when their competition can - from Ballard - that is the wild card people forget. Time to market - even if you have to buy the tec from someone else cause you were caught flatfooted - you have to have it. Besides - it is kind of like the moon landing - it is exciting to watch. 1) you can't outlaw technology and 2) you can't hold it back.
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    DOJ
    I do not know what the number is, I have not taken the time to add them up. I would guess investment in hydrogen over the next 5 years to be approx 3 billion - might be low. I do know that the world's electrification has started and it will force competition to be the first and not the last, the last will fail. I have not heard of failures in Ballards product like say FCELs. Different markets and tec but still fuel cells. William McKinley was the first president to ride in a self-propelled vehicle around 1901 - it was an electric ambulance taking him to the hospital . Le Pew drones on (they are electric too(drones), most of them anyway) about 2% EV - alls one has to do is look at the investment --- win place or show will not be determined by this board - but as it always is - the market place. It is practically a holy story - turning water into hydrogen - as one example. Not sure why this is not profound for all - making hydrogen has to be done. Anyone can point to 100's of reasons why something can not work - these people - they will never get anywhere - they will never see the future - they will NEVER invent anything. Problems are meant to be solved - at one company I was at, one of the leaders would say, "find, fix and move on". How innovation works.
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    Greg
    https://interestingengineering.com/iron-air-battery-stores-energy-at-10-the-cost-of-lithium-ion

    Not just a lab project, prototype factory is under construction. Two years from now, why would you use curtailed electricity to make hydrogen instead of putting it into a utility scale battery? Ballard will dominate the heavy engine category, but not much else. Dreams of a $100/share stock are just that, dreams.
    A new mass storage iron-air battery pilot project is backed by Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. They work via "reversible oxidation of iron."
    A new mass storage iron-air battery pilot project is backed by Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. They work via "reversible oxidation of iron."
    interestingengineering.com
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    Franck
    You can see the video on the TATA deal by searching " 100% made in india Tata Motors bags order for 15 hydrogen-based fuel cell buses from Indian Oil ".Impossible to post the link.It's in Hindi.Hydrogen Fuel cell buses would be so helpful for Indian mega cities,Mumbai,21 000 000,clean and fresh air with oxygen is urgently needed...And it's easy to produce abundant hydrogen there thanks to sun and solar panels,and
    costly oil imports would be not necessary.
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    dave
    Yet another Solar+Storage plant to be build in the U.S.

    From PV Magazine "Terra-Gen secures $800 million in financing for solar + storage project in California"

    This is funding for the initial phase that will include 346MW of solar and 1,501MWh of battery storage. That is sufficient storage to store a full day's production from the solar, so the solar plant is fully dispatchable. No longer is solar relegated to only when the sun is shining, at least on sunny days. There will still be a need for other resources on days when the sun does not shine enough.
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    Richard
    Hyundai
    https://www.hyundainews.com/en-us/releases/3362

    Kind Regards
    Richard Rosado
    Hyundai's XCIENT Fuel Cell Hitting the Road in California - Hyundai Newsroom
    www.hyundainews.com
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    dave
    Global plug in car sales hit a record in June, of almost 9% of market, and HEV sales at a record 11% of market.

    https://insideevs.com/news/523953/global-plugin-car-sales-june2021/
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    dave
    According to a new study, 73% of GHG emissions from electric production come from just 5% of power plants.

    Targeting these plants for replacement with cleaner power sources is a good starting point for tackling climate change.

    search article titled "Want Quick Progress on Climate Change? Clean Up ‘Hyper-Polluting’ Coal Plants"
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    Franck
    SNAM from Italy declared that they have tested successfully different percentages of blending of natural gas and – including as much as 100% hydrogen – in existing pipes.So if the electric grid is already existing for BEV,the pipeline network is already existing for hydrogen FC vehicles.It's confirming many other experiments in the Netherlands,UK,France,Germany...etc.As for Italy,there's enough sun and wind in the south to make them an important producer of hydrogen needed in the north of Italy.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/30/renewable-hydrogen-can-travel-through-existing-pipelines-ceo-says-.html
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    Le Pétomane
    CATL officially launches their sodium ion battery..Due to energy density likely limited to storage applications. Next generation of their battery may be suitable for transportation applications as they will compete on cost and safety if nothing else

    https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/07/20210730-catl.html
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    Richard
    Nuvera(HY)
    https://www.nuvera.com/blog/topic/press-releases

    Best Regards
    Richard Rosado
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