On June 7th, Fuel Cells Works attended Hyzon’s Analyst and Investor day in Groningen, the Netherlands along with a respectable number of analysts and investors. The event allowed analysts and investors to hear from the Hyzon management team on what it is doing to stay on track with building out its operations and securing supplies of hydrogen. Attendees also were able to talk with the upper management team, and, perhaps best of all, the event allowed them to take part in a private ride and drive event of a bona fide Hyzon Class 8 truck that is as real and tangible as any Kenworth or Peterbilt (just with the major advantage of Hyzon’s truck producing only water vapor for its emissions).
Without any doubt, the best place to have been on June 4th was in Assen, the Netherlands at the Bonte Wever Hotel where the 2021-2022 H2GP season was brought to a positive conclusion with a sprinkling of surprises! Oakwood High School’s Pink team secured first place with its car completing over 1,300 laps in six hours!
The 2021-2022 H2GP season has been nothing less than sensational. Despite Covid-19 and a number of students graduating from high school students, teachers, and the whole Horizon Educational team rallied, and in so doing pulled off the best H2GP season so far. Now we are less than a week away from the H2GP World Finals which will be held in Assen, Netherlands on 06.04.2022!
Throughout history, natural disasters — excessive heat, flooding, wildfires, massive storms, etc. — have had severe implications on everything from the environment to human health and the economy. Within the past 50 years, there were approximately 11,000 weather-related disasters driven by climate change, accounting for 2 million fatalities and $3.64 trillion in losses.
Fossil fuels have accounted for 90% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide since 1900. Additionally, about 78% were derived from fossil fuel combustion and industrial operations between 1970 and 2011.
While at ACT 2022 last week Fuel Cells Works sat down with Nuvera’s chief commercial officer, Kedar Murthy. Nuvera is working on establishing itself globally as the go-to manufacturer of fuel cells for heavy-duty applications, but it does offer a variety of power output options in order to accommodate multiple power requirements as Kedar mentions below.
At the 2022 ACT Expo Fuel Cells Works sat down with SoCalGas’ Jawaad Malik who is its VP of strategy and sustainability, and chief environmental officer to talk about hydrogen. SoCalGas is deeply involved in hydrogen and fuel cells between its Angeles Link project, its purchases this year of Toyota Mirais, and other projects, and SoCalGas is the largest proponent of hydrogen use amongst utility companies in the United States.
While the ACT 2021 Conference and Expo may have been an impromptu splash for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, the ACT 2022 Conference and Expo is definitely a purposeful event for the industry. ACT 2022 has about 8,000 attendees, over 150 exhibitors, and plenty of people here are eager to talk about any part of the hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem.
Climate change presents a clear and present threat to everyone and everything on the planet. We have a plan to reduce the impact of climate change and prevent a full-blown climate crisis, but it hinges on being able to reduce global CO2 emissions dramatically. The goal is to reduce them by 50% before 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
There has been an uptick in ecological awareness of human impacts on climate change and more people are seeking greater energy efficiency. This is especially true when it comes to their residential HVAC systems.