Vision Fuel Cell Weekly 丨 Hyundai plans to produce clean hydrogen from biogas on a large scale; Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell pickup truck plans to produce 10 units by the end of the yea

Sep 7, 2023

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Industry Dynamic

Hyundai Group Plans to Use Biogas to Produce Clean Hydrogen on a Large Scale

Recently, Hyundai Motor Group announced that it will produce clean hydrogen using biogas generated during food waste treatment.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company, a subsidiary of Hyundai Group. Under the agreement, Sudokwon Landfill Management Company will provide the produced biogas for the next two years, which can produce 216kg of green hydrogen per day, which can charge Hyundai's 34 hydrogen fuel cell electric cars, Nexo.

Ten units will be produced by the end of the year! Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell pickup truck is here

Toyota recently announced a breakthrough hydrogen fuel cell pickup truck prototype and plans to produce 10 units by the end of this year. The prototype is a project developed with consortium partners with funding from the UK government to provide a possible solution for the UK's off-highway, construction and utility sectors in response to the UK's upcoming policy of banning the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicles by 2030.

The prototype hydrogen fuel cell pickup truck uses core elements of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan, a proven technology that has been in commercial production for nearly a decade. The fuel cell produces no tailpipe emissions other than pure water, and hydrogen is stored in three high-pressure fuel tanks, giving the prototype Hilux an expected driving range of more than 600 kilometres, much further than a battery-electric system. The hybrid battery stores the electricity generated by the fuel cells on board, mounted on the rear loading deck to avoid loss of cabin space.

Austrian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Company TECO2030 Moves Towards New Milestone with Fuel Cell Module Coming Soon!

Recently, the TECO2030 plant in Graz, Austria, has started the countdown to its first operational hydrogen fuel cell system, the FCM400. This system, suitable for marine and heavy duty applications, is currently under construction and will soon be validated and tested at the Austrian plant.

Both TECO2030 and AVL have spent more than 30 months developing the fuel cell module, with more than 100 engineers from both companies involved in the joint development. This cross-company co-operation model not only accelerated the project, but also improved the quality and performance of the product.

TECO2030 recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an "undisclosed and well-known" European automotive company for the delivery of its FCM400 hydrogen fuel cell. This news undoubtedly opens up huge business opportunities for TECO2030 and demonstrates the high level of market acceptance of TECO2030's hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Industry Policy

Inner Mongolia: exploring a new model of hydrogen refuelling station integrating hydrogen production, storage and refuelling at the station

On 5 September, the Inner Mongolia Urban Construction Department published a reply to the CPPCC member's "Proposal on Accelerating the Development of Hydrogen-Fuelled Heavy Truck Industry". The Inner Mongolia Urban Construction Department said that the next step will give priority to promoting the construction of hydrogen refuelling stations in Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos and Wuhai, where the hydrogen source is guaranteed, the industrial foundation is good, and the popularisation and application of fuel cell vehicles are many, and exploring the new mode of hydrogen refuelling stations with the integration of hydrogen production, storage and refuelling in the station.

Green hydrogen production capacity of 200,000 tonnes! 30 hydrogen refuelling stations! Baotou City Hydrogen Industry Development Plan (2023-2030)

A few days ago, the People's Government of Baotou City, Inner Mongolia, issued the "Baotou City Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Plan (2023-2030)". Among the clear objectives: by the end of 2030, the city's green hydrogen production capacity will reach 200,000 tonnes. The output value of hydrogen energy equipment industry reaches 60 billion yuan, and by the end of 2030, more than 30 hydrogen energy enterprises will be gathered, and the cumulative investment scale will reach 22 billion yuan. Vehicle enterprises will achieve an annual output of 3,000 hydrogen fuel cell heavy trucks and 1,000 buses and logistics vehicles. In terms of application promotion, by the end of 2030, the number of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will reach more than 5,000, and the number of hydrogen refuelling stations (including joint stations) will reach about 30.

We will strive for national city clusters or hydrogen energy pilot cities! Guangxi's medium- and long-term plan for hydrogen energy released

On 1 September, the Development and Reform Commission of Guangxi Autonomous Region issued the Medium- and Long-Term Plan for Hydrogen Energy Industry Development in Guangxi (2023-2035).

The document points out that by 2025, it will explore the formation of hydrogen production methods that are mainly based on industrial by-products and complemented by hydrogen production from renewable energy sources, hydrogen production from ammonia and hydrogen production from fossil energy sources, strive to reach an annual supply capacity of 2,000 tonnes of high-purity hydrogen, build 10 hydrogen refuelling stations, and promote 500 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Looking ahead to 2030, it will basically meet the region's demand for high-purity hydrogen supply, form a variety of storage and transportation methods such as gaseous, liquid, solid, pipeline, etc., and strive to build more than 50 hydrogen refuelling stations, with the cost of each link continuing to decrease.

Up to 10 million yuan! Dalian Taiping Bay District Launches Policies to Support the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry

Recently, Dalian Taiping Bay Co-operation and Innovation Zone launched six initiatives to support the development of regional hydrogen energy industry (hereinafter referred to as hydrogen six), which is the first policy to support the development of hydrogen energy industry in Taiping Bay, focusing on the key aspects of fixed investment, office and production housing, scientific and technological research and development and innovation, introduction of talents to cultivate and promote the application, and other key aspects of the hydrogen energy industry-related enterprises, organisations and projects stationed in Taiping Bay, to give The support of "real money".

Among them, the project landing incentives for fixed asset investment of more than 20 million yuan of hydrogen energy industry chain upstream and downstream major manufacturing investment projects, according to the fixed asset investment of 10% of the amount of subsidies, up to a maximum of 10 million yuan!