Hydrogen engine ignited from China – pv magazine International


Machinery company Yuchai plans mass production by the end of 2022, targeting tractors and other heavy-duty vehicles in mountainous or plateau areas. Sunfire is installing a 2.6 MW high-temperature electrolyser at Neste’s renewables refinery in Rotterdam, which is scheduled to come on stream in early 2023. At the same time, hydrogen-based projects in the mobility and transport sectors take off in France, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.

machinery company Yuchai ignited YCK16H, the hydrogen engine with the largest displacement (15.93 liters) and power (560 hp) in China. “The ignited YCK16H adopts advanced fuel high pressure common rail, in-cylinder high-pressure direct injection technology and dual-channel turbocharging technology, which can realize homogeneous combustion or in-cylinder stratified combustion as required. “, the company wrote, adding that the motor is smaller and lighter than similar products. The platform can adapt to the purity of the fuel, changing from one fuel to another. The YCK15N natural gas engine, which is based on this platform, has reportedly completed bench tests and vehicle road tests. Mass production is expected by the end of 2022. It can operate at -40°C. “The development of YCK16H provides a good technical platform for the application of a single fuel of ammonia or methanol , ammonia-hydrogen blended fuel and diesel-methanol blended fuel. , and lays the technical groundwork for China to develop zero-carbon internal combustion engines. The engine targets tractors and other heavy duty vehicles in mountainous or upland areas.

sun fire installs a 2.6 MW high-temperature electrolyzer in the Neste renewable products refinery in Rotterdam. The German company called it the world’s first multi-megawatt high-temperature electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen. Sunfire, which plans to enter service in early 2023, has delivered the first two electrolysis modules. “In total, the company will install 12 electrolysis modules on site, making it the world’s largest high-temperature electrolyser installed in an industrial environment,” the company wrote. The chlorinator is based on Sunfire’s SOEC (Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell) technology. It operates at temperatures of 850 C and produces over 60 kg of green hydrogen per hour. “Using industrial waste heat, the electrolyser converts water vapor into hydrogen with the highest conversion efficiencies. Because steam reduces electricity demand, Sunfire’s SOEC technology is the most efficient electrolysis solution on the market. The Dresden-based company reportedly demonstrated an electrical efficiency of 84%.

Amethyst, ArianeGroup, Cetim, HDF Energy, Rubis Terminal, and Sofresid engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop Elemanta H2, a multi-service barge designed to supply green electricity and hydrogen to large ships at birth. The French project aims to deploy mobile solutions providing shore-to-ship power supply services from green or low-carbon hydrogen, in addition to the power grid, for container ships, cruise ships and the tankers. Elemanta H2, which will also allow hydrogen bunkering, will be commissioned in 2025. “The partners have identified the port of Rouen and the Rubis Terminal site as a pioneer site due to its strategic position near Paris”, wrote the companies. HDF Energy will manufacture the hydrogen fuel cell system that will be on board the demonstration barge. “The objective is to standardize and replicate the solution, with higher power levels, in the main European ports, including future large hydrogen hub projects.”

A detailed joint feasibility study by bp and BDCa unit of Linde, concluded that the distribution of hydrogen in the form of compressed gas via a road trailer is the best option to stimulate the UK market for hydrogen for the transport of heavy goods vehicles in the short term. “Longer term, as the market expands into new geographies, liquid and gaseous hydrogen have the potential to play a role,” the companies wrote. bp and BOC are exploring opportunities to collaborate to deploy a first hydrogen fueling infrastructure network for heavy goods vehicles in the UK. They did not provide a timeline for the rollout.

Georgia Power, Mitsubishi powerand the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a validated mixture of hydrogen and natural gas at part-load and full-load at Georgia Power’s McDonough-Atkinson plant in Smyrna, Georgia. “The demonstration project was the first to validate a 20% hydrogen fuel mixture on an advanced-class gas turbine in North America, and the largest such test to date,” writes the American company.

Electric and hydrogen truck company Tevva launched the first hydrogen fuel cell powered heavy goods vehicle (HGV) to be manufactured, designed and mass-produced in the UK. “Tevva’s 7.5-tonne hydrogen electric truck comfortably meets (and exceeds) demanding duty cycles for nearly all urban and extra-urban use cases,” writes the company. The trucks, with a range of up to 310 miles (500 kilometers), are aimed at European and, possibly, North American markets.

Hyundai engine signed a multilateral memorandum of understanding with public and private parties from South Korea and the Czech Republic to support the establishment of a hydrogen mobility ecosystem in the European country. The Czech Republic aims to introduce 50,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2030.

German Development Agency GIZ is in partnership with the Tunisian government on the production of hydrogen. As part of this initiative, Tunisia launched H2vert.TUN, the country’s first green hydrogen project. “Over the next few months, GIZ and the Tunisian Ministry of Energy will start by developing the national green hydrogen strategy – based on international best practices, multi-stakeholder consultations and state-of-the-art technical studies,” wrote Sven Schuppener from GIZ.

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