Vision Fuel Cell Weekly 丨 800km range, Isuzu hydrogen fuel cell heavy truck released; Jilin, Hebei, Xinjiang and other places released hydrogen-related policies

Oct 26, 2023

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Industry Dynamic

Technological breakthrough! Dalian Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a new technology for hydrogen production from seawater to freshwater.

Recently, a team of researcher Deng Dehui and associate researcher Liu Yanting from the Energy and Environment Small Molecule Catalysis Research Centre (Cluster 509) of the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis Fundamentals, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), has developed a new technology for hydrogen cogeneration from seawater to produce freshwater, focusing on the needs of hydrogen production for near-shore/off-shore offshore wind power, and has completed the testing and validation of the 25-kilowatt-class device based on this technology.

In recent years, China's installed capacity of offshore wind power has continued to increase significantly. As of 2022, the cumulative installed capacity of China's offshore wind power has exceeded 30 million kilowatts, accounting for about 54% of the world, and the problem of in situ consumption of near-shore/off-shore offshore wind power is becoming increasingly prominent. The development of offshore wind power based electrolysis hydrogen technology is of great significance in solving the problems of local consumption of offshore wind power and energy shortage, and realising the goal of "double carbon". However, offshore wind power electrolytic water hydrogen production technology currently exists in the shortage of freshwater resources, seawater composition is complex and other issues, there is an urgent need to develop new methods and new technologies for the preparation of green hydrogen using seawater as raw material.

Stellantis: will launch Dodge Ram hydrogen fuel cell pickup trucks

Stellantis this week confirmed its plans to launch four electric pickup trucks in North America, according to foreign media sources. The first will be the 2025 Ram REV BEV, the second will be a 4xe version of the Jeep Gladiator, the third will be an electric version of the Ram Rampage, and the fourth will be a Ram Dodge Ram hydrogen fuel cell pickup.

Stellantis said it will show off its full line-up of updated smart grid-connected vans on 23 October and promised to launch the new Ram ProMaster EV this year.As part of the automaker's plans to boost its commercial light-duty vehicles, the company said it will have "four electric pickups in the next two years, including the 2024 new Ram 1500 REV and an upcoming hydrogen fuel cell solution."

Cool like Porsche 911, range of more than 1,000km, hydrogen fuel cell sports car Sunswift 8 will be produced in Australia

According to foreign media news, Australia is about to produce the first autonomous hydrogen fuel cell car. It is reported that this is a two-seater sports car developed by a team from the University of New South Wales, which previously set a Guinness World Record with its four-seater solar car. The project is in its infancy, but will soon be in high gear, with production set to take place in Australia in the future.

800km range, mobile power generation! Isuzu Hydrogen Fuel Cell Heavy Duty Truck Released

The GIGA hydrogen fuel cell truck jointly developed by Isuzu and Honda has been released to the public, which has a maximum range of up to 800 kilometres and can even be used as a mobile power station, according to foreign media sources.

This hydrogen fuel cell truck has a gross weight of 25 tonnes. It is equipped with a Honda fuel cell stack and a 56kg hydrogen storage system. It is said to have a range of 800 kilometres (500 miles) on a single fill. Interestingly, the hydrogen fuel cell truck can also be used as a mobile power plant. Honda says it's "equipped with an external output power function" that could come in handy in the event of a disaster. The two ports can deliver up to 530 kilowatt hours of power.

Increased hydrogen transport! EU: cut heavy-duty vehicle emissions by 45 per cent by 2030

EU leaders have agreed to cut heavy-duty vehicle emissions by 45 per cent by 2030, and the European Council has backed a plan to make all city buses zero-emission by 2035, according to foreign media sources. The European Council's proposal for massive emissions reductions in the heavy-duty transport sector would effectively phase out fossil fuel-powered vehicles in favour of hydrogen zero-emission trucks or battery-powered buses.

Industry Policy

Jilin: special financial support around the development of hydrogen energy industry

On October 19, Jilin Energy Bureau responded to the proposal of "Suggestions on Improving the Output and Transformation Efficiency of Hydrogen Energy Technology Achievements in the Province", which pointed out that: around the major scientific and technological innovation needs for the development of the hydrogen energy industry, focusing on supporting the "neck" of the key core technologies and large-scale production of safe technology research and development, and to give special financial support. The maximum subsidy of 2 million yuan for the completion and commissioning of this year.

Built and put into operation this year, the maximum subsidy of 2 million! Tangshan, Hebei Province, released the implementation rules for hydrogen station construction subsidies.

Recently, the Development and Reform Commission of Tangshan City issued the "Implementation Rules for Subsidising the Construction of Hydrogen Stations in Tangshan City", which states that: the subsidy for hydrogen stations built and put into operation in 2023 will be RMB 2 million; the subsidy for hydrogen stations built and put into operation in 2024 will be RMB 1 million; and the subsidy for hydrogen stations built and put into operation in 2025 will be RMB 0.5 million.

Several Measures to Promote High-Quality Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Shihezi City, Bashi Division, Xinjiang (Trial)

On 17 October, the Development and Reform Commission of Bashi Shihezi released Several Measures to Promote High-Quality Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Shihezi City, Bashi Division (Trial). Its key measures are as follows:

1. new hydrogen energy equipment production incentives. Development of electrolytic water hydrogen production devices; 2. R&D innovation incentives. Provide 100,000 yuan of encouragement funds for units declaring the construction of hydrogen energy innovation platforms; provide one-time incentives of 1 million yuan and 500,000 yuan for units that won the national and autonomous region-level technological innovation platforms for the first time in the previous year, respectively. Support for enterprise technological innovation, the invention patents and utility model patents in hydrogen energy declared by local enterprises will be rewarded 10,000 yuan and 5,000 yuan each respectively.3. Hydrogen fuel cell equipment manufacturing incentives. Since the first business income, reward 20,000 yuan/vehicle for electric stack, bipolar plate; 25,000 yuan/vehicle for membrane electrode, air compressor, proton exchange membrane; and 30,000 yuan/vehicle for catalyst, carbon paper, and hydrogen circulation system. Each key component product will be rewarded up to 5 million yuan per year.

Four ministries and commissions: green hydrogen refining and other technologies to complete industrialisation, large-scale demonstration and validation, supporting the national carbon emissions peak before 2030

On 25 October, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the National Energy Administration (NEA), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MOE) jointly issued a guideline on the promotion of green, innovative and high-quality development of the oil refining industry.

In terms of hydrogen energy, the document pointed out that: green hydrogen refining, carbon dioxide capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and other technologies to complete industrialisation, scale demonstration and verification, and the construction of a number of green and low-carbon benchmark enterprises that can be learnt from and replicated, to support the peaking of the national carbon emissions by 2030.

Explore the direct conversion of hydrogen production tail gas and catalytic cracking flue gas into carbon dioxide, the dry reforming of carbon dioxide and methane, and the demonstration of carbon dioxide hydrogenation technology to make oil products and chemicals. Support hydrogen production and use of hydrogen to reduce carbon. Promote the integration and development of the oil refining industry with renewable energy, and encourage enterprises to vigorously develop hydrogen production from renewable energy. Support the construction of green hydrogen refining demonstration projects, promote green hydrogen substitution, and gradually reduce the amount of hydrogen produced from coal in the industry. Encourage the strengthening of hydrogenation process selectivity, implement hydrogen network system integration and optimisation, and reduce carbon emissions from hydrogen production devices.