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  • #16
    Thanks BIll for the links and a walk down memory lane.


    • #17
      Hydrogen Powered Future for 2021 Mike Strizki Hydrogen Powered Future for 2021

      Toyota Mirai daily output 2kg H2 = 100mi range

      How To Fill Your Fuel Cell at Home (H2 tank expires in 8 years)

      Hydrogen; Nature's Fuel
      13-17min Kraus Global (LPG CNG H2 LNG) 80% dispensers sold outside U.S.
      18minute PowerTap onsite H2 generator uses water/methane

      Joule Box Portable Hydrogen Power Plant

      (worldwide, most commercial hydrogen is steam refracted from natural gas)



      • #18
        Nov. 18, 2020 - HyBlend Project for Blending Hydrogen in Natural Gas Pipelines

        The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead a new R&D project known as HyBlendTM to address the technical barriers to blending hydrogen in natural gas pipelines.

        Hydrogen produced from renewable, nuclear, or other resources can be injected into natural gas pipelines, and the blend can then be used by conventional end users of natural gas to generate power and heat. Several projects worldwide are demonstrating blends with hydrogen concentrations as high as 20%, but the long-term impact of hydrogen on materials and equipment is not well understood. Questions such as are pipelines compatible with hydrogen and how will hydrogen blends affect appliances and other equipment in buildings will be studied.



        • #19
          A Kenworth/Toyota hydrogen-fueled daycab was towed through Oregon 20 Jan 2021 on its way from Mt Vernon (Paccar testing grounds) / Kirkland WA (mfg plant) to Port of Las Angeles CA. A review of press releases shows the development began in 2017 and comprised four stages of development:

          Green Z.E.C.T. (zero emission cargo transport) Jan 2018
          $7M project; 150mi range; 565HP; 1850 lb ft torque; 6 tanks (life 6-10yr) 5000psi - 5kg H2 each with heaters/chillers to maintain range; 15min fill time; 39 H2 stations nationwide; 2000 lb battery weight plus 1500 lb controller; Li-ion battery to smooth power delivery. The T680 ran trials in the Seattle area.

          White ZERO April 2019
          Since 2017, the original two Proof of Concept hydrogen trucks have logged more than 14,000 miles of testing and real-world drayage operations in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
          The electric traction motor used to move the wheels and the onboard battery are both larger (1.6 kWh versus 12 kWh, for the batteries), but the fuel cell stack itself is exactly the same as the one in the Mirai sedan. The only difference there is that the trucks will use two stacks while the Mirai only needs one.
          Beyond the vehicles themselves, two new heavy-duty hydrogen fueling stations will be built as part of the Shore-to Store Project. One will be in Wilmington, California and the other will be in Ontario, California. The two new stations will join three additional stations located at Toyota’s Long Beach Logistics Services and Gardena R&D facilities to form an integrated, five-station heavy-duty hydrogen fueling network for the Los Angeles basin. Over 1 ton of 100% renewable hydrogen will be dispensed per day at the Toyota Logistics Services station to be operated by Shell, and important research and development advances will be incorporated at a pair of stations operated by Air Liquide. Fully refueling one of the hydrogen trucks will take between 20 and 25 minutes, but with improved technology that time could drop down to 10 or 15 minutes, Toyota representatives said.
          Toyota has previously announced the construction of the Tri-Gen facility which will be the first megawatt-sized carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with hydrogen fueling in the world. The 100% renewable plant will use agricultural waste to generate water, electricity, and hydrogen that will support Toyota Logistics Services’ (TLS) operations at the Port of Long Beach.
          The amount of energy required to move a fully-loaded truck 350 miles takes about 70 gallons of diesel today, which is the equivalent of 55 kilograms of compressed hydrogen or around 1,000 kWhs of fully charged batteries. Given that truckers are used to a five-minute refueling time when using diesel, the 15-25 minute hydrogen refueling time makes more sense than a two-hour recharge time for an electric truck using a 500-kW fast charger, Kenworth says.

          White ZERO Nov 2020
          Kenworth T680 FCEV $41M
          Deliveries to Port of Las Angeles CA:
          - 2 this month: 1 Toyota Logistics Services; 1 Southern Counties Express
          - 8 more 2021: 3 Toyota Logistics Services 3 UPS; 2 Total Transportation Services
          Paccar announced this week that Kenworth is delivering 10 hydrogen fuel cell Kenworth T680 trucks to several customers for field testing in the Port of Los Angeles. The Port of Oakland says 10 battery-electric Peterbilt drayage trucks will be heading to the port early next year to Shippers Transport Express. Fuel Cell Electric compares to Battery Electric:
          - The Kenworth T680 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle offers 470 hp and a 350-mile range with a 15-minute refueling time.
          - The Peterbilt 579EVhas logged over 50,000 miles. It offers 670 hp and a 150 mile range. It can be recharged in 3-4 hours.

          Blue ZERO Dec 2020

          Toyota is using second-generation fuel cell stacks from its 2021 Mirai passenger car to give a 300mi range hauling 80,000lb. Hydrogen fuel is expensive compared to batteries but it avoids the weight and cargo-reducing penalty created by having thousands of pounds of batteries on board.
          Toyota is just one of several companies developing hydrogen fuel cell trucks. Daimler Trucks and Volvo Group have an agreement to co-develop fuel cell systems for Class 8 trucks. But they will use them in their own branded products and will compete against each other. Daimler owns the Freightliner and Western Star brands in the U.S. Volvo sells under its name and the Mack label. Earlier this year, Hyundai launched a cargo-hauling service using its fuel cell trucks for two large retailers in Switzerland. It plans to grow the business to 1,600 trucks over the next several years.

          Above information compiled from these news releases:





          • #20
            Convenience Store News 10/23/2020 - Lawmakers Call for the End of Gasoline Vehicles

            U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.) unveiled the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2020 to end U.S. sales of new gas-powered vehicles in 15 years. The Act would fix a patchwork of state-level policies by setting a federal zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) standard to boost the market for battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Nineteen additional lawmakers co-sponsored the Zero Emission Vehicles Act.

            The standard would require that by 2025, 50 percent of sales for new passenger vehicles are ZEVs, and ramp up 5 percent each year to 100 percent by 2035. The ZEV standard would only be applied to the sale of new cars. The proposed legislation follows a similar measure in California. In September, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that that California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 2035, giving automakers 15 years' notice to boost their zero-emission efforts.

            Newsom also wants medium and heavy duty commercial trucks to be 100 percent zero-emission by 2045 "where feasible," as Convenience Store News previously reported.



            • #21
              Gasoline car ban is an executive order - seems to be a new substitute for laws passed in a legislature. Seems it can be rescinded by the next "executive" as is seen with Keystone pipeline, fracking, carbon credits, . . .



              • #22
                John Beltz Snyder Jan 25, 2021 - Biden signed an executive order . . to replace federal fleet with EV's

                The federal government maintains a fleet of 645,000 vehicles: 272,000 light trucks, 102,000 medium-duty trucks, 39,000 heavy trucks, 224,000 passenger vehicles and 8,000 other vehicles like buses and ambulances.

                Biden didn’t provide a timeline for replacement and Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s nominee for Department of Transportation, indicated he would work to support the idea of a “vehicle miles traveled” tax.