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Coverage of hydrogen since May 29, 2024.

New project aims to make Atlantic Canada a greenhydrogen research hub

"...Commercially, green hydrogen is produced using a process called water electrolysis, in which an electrolyzer powered by a renewable energy source such as wind or solar splits fresh water into hydrogen and oxygen. Unlike other methods of producing hydrogen, which can involve the use of natural gas, coal, or non-renewable energy, green hydrogen does not result in any greenhouse gas emissions. A hindrance to more widespread use is that commercial proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers require precious metals as catalyst materials on its anode (iridium) and cathode (platinum)..."

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World's first hydrogen-powered commercial ferry set to operate on San Francisco Bay, officials say

"...Frank Wolak, president and CEO of the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association, said the ferry is meaningful because its hard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vessels..."

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Feds announce $11 million in funding for clean energy projects, mostly in Alberta

"...CALGARY Eleven clean energy projects, most of which are based in Alberta, have been selected to receive a total of $11 million in federal funding..."

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Ottawa investing in clean energy tech with focus on hydrogen and SMRs

"...This includes $5 million for three Alberta-based projects selected through the Energy Innovation Program's (EIP) clean fuels and industrial fuel switching call for proposals. These projects aim to develop methods for low-emission hydrogen production from methane and carbon capture for clean fuels..."

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New BC Hydro program for installation of rooftop solar, battery-storage systems

"...“By ramping up B. C. 's production of clean energy and using it more efficiently, we can drive economic growth for communities all over the province and ensure households, businesses and industries can power up with clean energy, from renewable electricity like wind and solar to biofuels, hydrogen and renewable natural gas,” Osborne said..."

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What Is There to Debate About U.S. Clean Hydrogen Incentives?

"...Evolved Energy found that, cumulatively, the Three Pillars avoid 192 million to 416 million metric tonnes of CO2 (MtCO2) through 2030, and even more in the years beyond. Some studies also examine impacts of the proposed flexibility, with Rhodium Group, for example, estimating that a poorly administered 5% allowance that uses fossil fuels rather than clean energy could emit up to 1. 5 billion MtCO2 through 2035, when the credit is slated to expire..."

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Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections

"...MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australias main opposition party on Wednesday announced plans to build Australias first nuclear power plants as early as 2035, arguing the governments policies for decarbonizing the economy with renewable energy sources including solar, wind turbines and green hydrogen would not work..."

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Ballard signs partnership deal with Vertiv for backup power systems for data centres

"...Nicolas Pocard, vice-president of marketing and strategic partnership at Ballard, says the agreement allows the companies to work together to offer cost-effective, zero greenhouse gas emission fuel cell backup power solutions that are scalable..."

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Natural resources remain backbone of Canadas trade and prosperity : op-ed

"...Canada is a mid-sized economy accounting for roughly 2 per cent of global production. Within North America, we represent less than one-tenth of the collective output of the three national economies. Canada is also an open economy that relies on cross-border flows of trade, investment and knowledge to sustain our high living standards..."

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Alberta government criticizing clean electricity targets, incentivizing carbon capture at Global Energy Show

"...Albertas energy policy was centre stage at the Global Energy Show in Calgary on Tuesday..."

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Pass or flunk? Canada's clean-energy report card

"...These provinces were the only two to score the lowest possible ranking on the Clean Energy Canada scorecard. The Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut were not graded because of the unique challenges these jurisdictions face. Screenshot of the Clean Energy Canada scorecardAlberta isn’t living up to its potential to be a renewable energy power house, stated the report..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention hydrogen.

Is natural hydrogen the solution?

Duration: 40:46

"...There seems to be a lot of excitement about natural hydrogen lately..."

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TAFE unveils hydrogen-powered prototype tractor

Duration: 4:27

"...When agriculture is ready for hydrogen-powered tractors, TAFE says they'll be ready to roll..."

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Farm Safety Roundup, Ep 2: The invisible risk of hazardous atmospheres

Duration: 17:57

"...In farming, there are plenty of easily identifiable hazards: running PTOs, heavy equipment, an ornery cow..."

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Revisiting: Hydrogen 101

Duration: 29:11

"...Source: Terra Informa..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about hydrogen.

Why Solid State Might Save The Combustion Engine

"...With all the buzz around electric motors, lithium-ion batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, and sustainable fuels, I was totally surprised to hear about a solid-state combustion engine! Imagine an engine that's nearly 80% efficient (compared to just 40% for traditional combustion engines) and can run on any fuel! ..."

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Blue Hydrogen. The greatest fossil fuel scam in history?

"...Blue hydrogen is being enthusiastically promoted by natural gas producers as the simplest and cheapest answer to decarbonising our economies..."

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Setting standards for renewable cities (w/ Dr. Walter Mrida)

"...Electricity is used on demand and will be directed to an electrolyzer to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, supplying the refuelling station for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles..."

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Is green hydrogen the answer to the climate crisis? | DW Documentary

"...Green hydrogen produces zero emissions and many believe it holds the key to limiting global warming..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about hydrogen relevant to the latest news.

Techno-economic and environmental analysis for the application of renewable energy sources in seaports

"...The current study aims to study the environmental benefits and techno-economic challenges of converting three Egyptian ports to eco-friendly green ports by using solar panels, offshore wind turbines, and hydrogen fuel cells..."

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Critical assessment of biorefinery approaches for efficient management and resource recovery from water hyacinths for sustainab

"..., compost, biofertilizer, and mulch, energy resources such as bioethanol, biomethane, biohydrogen, and biochar, and other resources such as biopolymers, animal feed and fish feed, and high-value chemicals have been gaining popularity in the last decade..."

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Exploring the 3E, hydrogen, and ammonia creation potentials of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant using an air-cooled conde

"...Africa has the greatest potential to transition to more sustainable energy sources due to its enormous renewable energy resource potential, particularly solar..."

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Technological evolution of large-scale blue hydrogen production toward the U.S. Hydrogen Energy Earthshot

"...We apply experience curves to estimate the evolving costs of blue hydrogen production and to further examine the economic effect on technological evolution of the Inflation Reduction Act?s tax credits for carbon sequestration and clean hydrogen..."

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Chemical dynamics in a radioactive platinum

"...These novel insights have far-reaching implications in various industrial and engineering applications, including the development of catalytic converters, the optimization of hydrogen fuel cells, the efficient oxidation of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons, and advancements in materials processing techniques..."

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Review of: Matthews J. A solar-hydrogen economy: Driving the green hydrogen industrial revolution

"...The solar hydrogen economy is then a circular economy which, according to the author, can generate unlimited amounts of energy in a sustainable way..."

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Porous Carbon-Supported Cobalt Catalyst for CO Hydrogenation to Gasoline Range Hydrocarbons

"...Direct conversion of carbon monoxide into fuel through Fischer?Tropsch synthesis (FTS) is economically and environmentally beneficial as an alternative clean energy source..."

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A review on WO3-based composite photocatalysts: synthesis, catalytic mechanism and diversified applications

"...This technology uses semiconductor photocatalysts to convert solar energy into directly usable chemical energy, showing great potential for application in environmental pollutant purification and clean energy production, with broad development prospects..."

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Energy, Exergy, Economic, and Environmental (4E) analysis of circular biodiesel and glycerol upcycling

"...The development of sustainable bioenergy technologies is positioned as a fundamental pillar for the development of local economies and a promising solution for the energy sector decarbonization..."

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Valorization of residual lignocellulosic biomass in South America: a review

"...In South America, RLB is used to produce biogas, syngas, hydrogen, bio-oil, biodiesel, torrefied biomass, pellets, and biomass briquettes..."

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