Hydrogen Busses – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ Sat, 07 May 2022 03:34:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sbs-depot.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Hydrogen Busses – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ 32 32 A brighter future for jobs in Tasmania https://sbs-depot.com/a-brighter-future-for-jobs-in-tasmania/ Sat, 07 May 2022 03:34:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/a-brighter-future-for-jobs-in-tasmania/ Secure, well-paying jobs will be a key part of Tasmania’s better working future. Labor will invest in the future of jobs and manufacturing in Tasmania – with $26 million pledged to create jobs and ensure Tasmania is a state that does things. Over the past decade, under the Liberals, 85,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost. […]]]>

Secure, well-paying jobs will be a key part of Tasmania’s better working future.

Labor will invest in the future of jobs and manufacturing in Tasmania – with $26 million pledged to create jobs and ensure Tasmania is a state that does things.

Over the past decade, under the Liberals, 85,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost. Australia ranks last in the OECD for manufacturing self-sufficiency. Our manufacturing sector is less than half the size it was in the 1990s.

Today, Labor announces new partnerships with local industry to secure existing jobs and support new jobs and opportunities:

  • $5 million to help kick-start LINE Hydrogen’s George Town project – using collocated solar panels to produce green hydrogen to replace diesel in Tasmania’s trucks and buses.
    • The first stage of the project should include the production of hydrogen and 24 hydrogen trucks which will be leased to industrial partners.
  • $2 million to help expand Costa’s East Davenport Berry distribution center, supporting up to 140 jobs throughout the year.
  • $11 million to partner with Ingham’s to implement a certified zero-carbon business model – protecting over 120 local jobs and pioneering sustainable manufacturing in the poultry sector, which can be scaled across Australia.
  • $2 million to support a feasibility study and early development costs for the Whaleback Energy Park proposed by Westcoast Renewable Energy.
    • This has the potential to use the abundant wind and water resources of the West Coast to produce green hydrogen for use in Tasmania, as well as for export to the mainland and the world.
    • If fully operational, the Whaleback Energy Park could create more than 4,500 construction jobs and more than 550 permanent full-time jobs.

This is on top of the $6 million in work announced earlier in the week to secure the future of Waverley Mills, supporting textile manufacturing and 120 ongoing jobs.

The workforce will develop Tasmanian industry and boost local manufacturing. We will work with industry to protect and grow jobs, as well as attract private investment to Tasmania.

Local businesses will also be able to access equity and loans through Labour’s $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund.

This will help create new capabilities and opportunities to innovate in transportation, defense, resources, food and beverage processing, medical science, renewable energy and low-emission technologies, manufacturing and value addition.

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World’s Largest Hydrogen Battery Hybrid Mining Haul Truck Goes Into Service https://sbs-depot.com/worlds-largest-hydrogen-battery-hybrid-mining-haul-truck-goes-into-service/ Fri, 06 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/worlds-largest-hydrogen-battery-hybrid-mining-haul-truck-goes-into-service/ UK-based multinational mining company Anglo-American today launched a prototype of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mining haul truck in South Africa. Hydrogen Battery Hybrid Mining Truck Photo: Anglo-American The 2-megawatt (MW) hydrogen-battery hybrid truck generates more power than its diesel predecessor and is capable of carrying a payload of 290 tonnes (320 tons). The truck includes […]]]>

UK-based multinational mining company Anglo-American today launched a prototype of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mining haul truck in South Africa.

Hydrogen Battery Hybrid Mining Truck

Photo: Anglo-American

The 2-megawatt (MW) hydrogen-battery hybrid truck generates more power than its diesel predecessor and is capable of carrying a payload of 290 tonnes (320 tons).

The truck includes a 1.2 MWh battery, as the transport truck system uses multiple fuel cells, which provide up to 800 kW of power.

It is designed to operate under the day-to-day operating conditions of its PGM mine in Mogalakwena, in northeastern South Africa. The mine is the largest open pit platinum group metal mine in the world. Anglo American intends to replace a fleet of 40 trucks there which consume around one million liters of diesel per year.

The truck is part of Anglo American’s nuGen Zero Emissions Transportation Solution (ZEHS), a green hydrogen system at the mine site. The system will draw power from a solar farm to power a hydrogen electrolyser to split water, which will then supply trucks with green hydrogen.

Project ZEHS is expected to be fully operational by 2026. It is the first step to making eight of the company’s mines carbon neutral by 2030. The global mining company has set a goal to bring all of its net-zero operations by 2040.

News24 reports:

“People told us three years ago that it wouldn’t happen, it’s not a good idea. Now they’re really starting to realize that,” Soles said during a presentation in the southeastern city. “Our vision is to see this unfold in our business and in the mining industry. It’s Anglo’s choice whether or not to commercialize this.”

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segmented; By Electrolyte Type, By Vehicle Type, By Component & Region – Global Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis 2019-2020 and Forecast to 2031 https://sbs-depot.com/segmented-by-electrolyte-type-by-vehicle-type-by-component-region-global-market-size-share-trend-analysis-2019-2020-and-forecast-to-2031/ Thu, 05 May 2022 10:26:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/segmented-by-electrolyte-type-by-vehicle-type-by-component-region-global-market-size-share-trend-analysis-2019-2020-and-forecast-to-2031/ ReportLinker COVID-19 Impact on Automotive Fuel Cells Market to Exceed Value of 2.1 Billion in 2021 with a CAGR of 47.4%. . Product Overview In motor automobiles, fuel cells are used, which are powered by H2 fuel. New York, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “COVID-19 Impact on […]]]>

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COVID-19 Impact on Automotive Fuel Cells Market to Exceed Value of 2.1 Billion in 2021 with a CAGR of 47.4%. . Product Overview In motor automobiles, fuel cells are used, which are powered by H2 fuel.

New York, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “COVID-19 Impact on Automotive Fuel Cell Market: Segmented; By Electrolyte Type, By Vehicle type, By Component, And Region – Global Analysis of market size, share and trends for 2019-2020 and forecast to 2031” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06272884/?utm_source=GNW
This type of fuel is stored in a high-pressure tank and then supplied to a fuel cell, in which oxygen and hydrogen from the air react to generate electricity. Unlike typical fuel cell vehicles, which typically run on diesel/gasoline, fuel cell vehicles generate electricity using a combination of hydrogen and oxygen. For its operation, fuel cells generally consume oxygen from the atmosphere and compressed hydrogen. Since most fuel cells emit only water and heat, they are referred to as zero-emission vehicles. For car manufacturers, automotive technology is an attractive offer since it allows them to produce high-energy cells capable of powering vehicles.

Market Highlights
The global automotive fuel cell market is expected to project a notable CAGR of 47.4% in 2031.

The global automotive fuel cell industry is expected to grow due to factors such as government support and policies as well as increased consumer awareness. Additionally, the automotive fuel cell market is driven by new developments in fuel cell technology as well as stringent emissions regulations.

Global Automotive Fuel Cell: Segments
PEMFC Segment Expected to Grow with Highest CAGR in 2021-31

The global market is segmented on the basis of electrolyte type into Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC), Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC), Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC) and Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) . The Proton Exchange MFC has represented the majority of technical advancements in fuel cells. Market expansion is driven by growing demand for renewable energy generation and reliance on fuel cell-powered public transport systems in developed countries. Additionally, the features of PEMFC such as increased efficiency, low operating costs, quick maintenance, and improved reliability and operability are expected to increase demand for the technology over the projection period.

Passenger Vehicle Segment Expected to Grow with Highest CAGR in 2021-31

On the basis of vehicle type, the market is segmented into passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs). With a growing rate of adoption, increasing personal mobility, and multiple emission rules implemented by various governments, the passenger car sub-segment is currently dominating the market. Additionally, many customers and governments are choosing clean and low-emission vehicles, which has increased the demand for the fuel cell passenger car segment. However, many governments are adopting fuel cell buses to minimize carbon emissions, and buses are likely to expand accordingly shortly.

Market dynamics
Drivers

Growing demand for fuel cell vehicles in automotive and transportation

Fuel cell vehicles offer long range, fast fueling, quiet operation, and zero greenhouse gas emissions or air pollution. As a result, fuel cells are well suited for transportation and automotive applications. Fuel cells are a scalable and versatile source of electricity that can be used in a wide range of transportation applications, including material handling vehicles, buses, trains, automobiles, defense vehicles and vehicles light commercial vehicles (VUL). In advertising applications, fuel cells are also used as stationary fuel sources. Fuel cells can be used as a major power source, backup power source, and heat and power source in combined heat and power systems. Additionally, governments are taking steps to promote the use of fuel cells for transportation, which could help the transportation and automotive segments of the fuel cell market grow even faster.

Increase R&D efforts and investments

The majority of global R&D efforts are focused on the development and advancement of fuel cell cars, which is likely to open up new market opportunities. However, research and development activities related to utilities and drones for the defense sector, as well as portable power generation units, have grown considerably in recent years. The increased attention of governments around the world to the use of sustainable energy sources has increased global investments in fuel cell-based electricity generation. As a result, increased investment enhances future and current innovation growth in the fuel cell market.

Detention
High cost of hydrogen filling station

Compared to petroleum, diesel, and other fuels, the cost of setting up a hydrogen fueling station and supporting infrastructure is extremely high. The development of hydrogen fueling infrastructure around the world has been hampered. Indeed, hydrogen is a highly flammable fuel, which requires expensive equipment as well as appropriate protection and safety measures. As a result, car costs are rising, hampering the global adoption of fuel cell motor vehicles.

Global Automotive Fuel Cell: Key Players
Ballard Power Systems
Company overview, business strategy, key product offerings, financial performance, key performance indicators, risk analysis, recent development, regional presence, SWOT analysis

ITM power
AFCC
BorgWarner Inc.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Hyundai Motor Company
Nissan Motor Corporation
Honda Motor Company Inc.
Toshiba
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH
Other top players
Global Automotive Fuel Cell: Regions
The global automotive fuel cell market is segmented on the basis of regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. The North American zone holds the highest market share and is expected to witness the fastest growth in the coming years. The huge demand for cars associated with fuel cells has increased R&D and innovations coming to market are the reason why North America is the biggest market. The United States and Canada both have the most hydrogen outlets and are home to the world’s leading fuel cell manufacturers. Even though the demand for vehicle gasoline is expected to increase in almost all regions.

Impact of Covid-19 on Automotive Fuel Cells Market

The impact of the pandemic on supply chains will influence hydrogen-based technologies, which require a well-coordinated supply chain and a large amount of money to demonstrate. The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted current hydrogen consumption by petroleum refining, steel production and the chemical sector, according to the IEA. According to the International Energy Agency, gasoline consumption demand for essential hydrogen chemicals (such as methanol) would drop due to pandemics. Sales of hydrogen-based transportation fuels have increased over the forecast period. Overall, the global outbreak has had a significant influence on the fuel cell industry.

Global Automotive Fuel Cell is further segmented by region into:

North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, YOY Growth, CAGR – US & Canada
Latin America Market size, share, trends, opportunities, annual growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and rest of Latin America
European Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, YOY Growth, CAGR – UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey and Rest of Europe
Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, YoY Growth, CAGR of Asia-Pacific Market – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia and Rest of APAC
Middle East & Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, YoY Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa & Rest of MENA
The Global Automotive Fuel Cell report also contains analysis on:
Automotive fuel cell segments:

By type of electrolyte
PEMFC
PAFC
FCA
MFC
By type of vehicle
Tourism vehicle
Tailgate
Sedan
Commercial vehicles
commercial vehicle
Light commercial vehicle
heavy duty vehicle
By component
fuel processor
power conditioner
fuel stack
Other
Automotive fuel cell dynamics
Automotive fuel cell size
Offer and demand
Current trends/issues/challenges
Competition and companies involved in the market
Market value chain
Market drivers and restraints
Scope and segmentation of the Automotive Fuel Cell Market report
Report attribute details
The value of the market size in 2021 2.1 billion
Revenue forecasts in 2031 99.6 billion
CAGR growth rate of 47.4% from 2021 to 2031
The base year for the 2020 estimate
Quantitative Units Revenue in Million USD and CAGR from 2021 to 2031
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Business Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Trends
Segments Covered Electrolyte Type, Vehicle Type, Component Application and Region
Regional scope North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Major companies featured Ballard Power Systems, ITM Power, AFCC, BorgWarner Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company, Nissan Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Company Inc., Toshiba, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH and other prominent players.
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Mayoral candidates talk transportation, 90-day plans and new initiatives https://sbs-depot.com/mayoral-candidates-talk-transportation-90-day-plans-and-new-initiatives/ Tue, 03 May 2022 06:08:40 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/mayoral-candidates-talk-transportation-90-day-plans-and-new-initiatives/ The six candidates for South Yorkshire’s new mayor answered questions on Friday afternoon ahead of the May 5 election. They spoke at the South Yorkshire Mayoral Hustings event, which was organized in association with business organizations including CBI, FSB, Doncaster Chamber, Sheffield Chamber and Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber alongside media partner TheBusinessDesk.com. Candidates from the […]]]>

The six candidates for South Yorkshire’s new mayor answered questions on Friday afternoon ahead of the May 5 election.

They spoke at the South Yorkshire Mayoral Hustings event, which was organized in association with business organizations including CBI, FSB, Doncaster Chamber, Sheffield Chamber and Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber alongside media partner TheBusinessDesk.com.

Candidates from the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Green, Yorkshire and SDP parties set out their positions on key issues including the Green Industrial Revolution.

Moderated by Alex Turner, co-managing director of TheBusinessDesk.com at UTC Doncaster, the candidates shared their views on what should be the priority for the region as it enters its second term of devolution.

Opening the session, Bex Whymen of the Green Party noted that although she is new to the political space, her ambition is to be the “critical friend”, supporting businesses and economic prospects in the region.

Whymen said her background as a business and product analyst means she focuses on regional agility, to ensure she can react quickly to respond to challenges and opportunities. She said these are the approaches she wants to work on during the next term as mayor.

Then the bookies’ current favorite for the job, Labour’s Oliver Coppard, took the opportunity to say that as a proud resident of South Yorkshire he was fed up with the area “being left out and left for account “. However, he was quick to point out that it was not just a lack of support and investment from the central government, but also “what we are doing here”.

He explained that he feels South Yorkshire is an area that needs ‘ambition’ and that’s what he wants to bring out if elected as Mayor of the Underground.

Coppard was trailed by his closest competitor in the polls, Simon Biltcliffe of the Yorkshire Party.

Like many within his party who have sought votes in other municipal, local and national elections, Biltcliffe highlighted the opportunity in Yorkshire and briefly mentioned his hope for a “devolution deal in the Yorkshire” – an idea that gave the last talks about leveling. coming from London seems as far away as it has ever been.

Asked about his priorities in the first 90 days if elected, Biltcliffe said he thought there were two things to consider immediately. The first he described as a marketing challenge, to make the region known to those who do not know it as a place to live, work and vacation.

The Barnsley businessman also explained a concept raised in his manifesto regarding the twinning of regions.

“Oxfordshire LEP has agreed to twin with South Yorkshire for expansion,” he explained, noting that Oxfordshire offers a number of challenges for businesses looking to expand there. He said that through his initiative, there would be a matchmaking service to connect businesses to enable them to connect on projects and make the region the easiest place “in the country to relocate or s ‘to expand”.

Watkinson, the Conservative candidate to replace Dan Jarvis, who chose not to contest his seat in this election, explained that his key idea for the role would be to help “navigate people through bananas”, which he described as filling in forms and creating a new “business hub.”

The hub he described would house “all jobs” and allow candidates to apply in order to solve the trick he says the region lacks when it comes to jobs. He said he believes candidates don’t know where to go to find jobs and that through the hub they can find the right people for the right jobs.

One area that most candidates seemed aligned with was the environment and the opportunities it provides through companies like ITM Power. However, SDP candidate David Bettney, a former member of the military and entrepreneur with a business background in the Middle East, said he would focus on bringing manufacturing back to the region, albeit with a bit of a push. – as he said – “controversial” opinion.

“I don’t agree with anyone’s claims about the timing of net zero. I would say you handle it [shift to net zero] by 2050/2060 you introduce nuclear first and then you introduce all the other energy systems after that. Otherwise, you will have an energy deficit.

He added that if you want businesses to be able to succeed and be globally competitive, you have to “have a grown-up conversation about energy.” He spoke in favor of shale gas and noted that only when the energy is sorted can the economic growth the region needs and deserves be delivered.

As the conversation continued, all of the candidates talked about making a difference in transportation.

Biltcliffe said he believed the region needed to make a quantum difference by investing in the right kinds of transport, pointing to the options available in London, from hydrogen and electric buses to options such as Citymapper – a technological means of transport that found in other key cities. but not yet in Yorkshire.

Some of the candidates cited solving the bus problem – a subject that has had mayors on both sides of the Pennines seeking a solution in recent years. Liberal Democrat candidate Joe Otten, a councilor in Sheffield, said buses should be any mayor’s “number one priority”.

He said, “The reason [buses are the number one priority] it is because A the network is not good enough, it is not a means of transport that you would choose if you had the choice. And the second reason is that it’s actually something the mayor has the power to do something about.

Otten added that in reality the mayor needs to look at broader issues such as skills, housing and business support, but it was important to remember that while the mayor will be able to influence them, he or she does not have a “unique power with which you can transform” these areas.

Following other candidates sharing his 90-day plan, Coppard quoted Mike Tyson as saying, “Everybody’s got a plan until they’re punched in the face.”

But looking at priorities and away from business, he said the Combined Authority may need to “reset” some of the relationships it has with key stakeholders, including businesses. Also, possibly playing in front of the public, Coppard cited one of the jobs at the top of his list which would be to fight for GB Rail to come to Doncaster.

As the conversation continued, it was clear that all of the candidates were passionate about the opportunity to be mayor. As Beckie Hart, regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber at the CBI, described it, “there were similar views and differing views, so certainly a lot to think about for the business community.”

Hart closed the proceedings by noting that whoever South Yorkshire’s next mayor is, it is crucial that he is “absolutely relentless in his engagement with central government and really tries to ensure that he creates the tailwinds for ensure that businesses can continue to invest and grow”.

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The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala https://sbs-depot.com/the-first-hydrogen-powered-toyota-mirai-is-registered-in-kerala/ Mon, 02 May 2022 04:11:54 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/the-first-hydrogen-powered-toyota-mirai-is-registered-in-kerala/ The Kerala registered Toyota Mirai has been finished in a very attractive red exterior color and the model has been registered at the Trivandrum Regional Transport Office. Since the Toyota Mirai is a fuel cell electric vehicle, the vehicle carried a green license plate instead of the usual white license plate. Although the Toyota Mirai […]]]>

The Kerala registered Toyota Mirai has been finished in a very attractive red exterior color and the model has been registered at the Trivandrum Regional Transport Office. Since the Toyota Mirai is a fuel cell electric vehicle, the vehicle carried a green license plate instead of the usual white license plate.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

Although the Toyota Mirai costs more than Rs 1 crore, the car has been exempted from paying taxes as the car will be used for research purposes. Speaking of the pilot project, it is an excellent initiative by the Indian government considering our dependence on fossil fuels.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

The pilot project conducted by iCAT (International Center for Automotive Technology) will use the second generation Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) and the pilot project was recently inaugurated by Mr. Nitin Gadkari (Minister of Roads, Transport and Highways).

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

Unlike battery-powered cars like Tesla, fuel cell electric vehicles can be refueled like conventional vehicles by filling the tank with hydrogen instead of fossil fuels like gasoline or diesel.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

In addition, FCEVs (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) generate their own electricity and considering that almost 51% of the electricity produced in India comes from coal, fuel cell electric vehicles are much more environmentally friendly than conventional ones. conventional electric vehicles.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

Since fuel cell vehicles are lighter and can be recharged in minutes, they are a more viable option for powering long-distance vehicles such as trucks and buses, as today’s battery electric vehicles today take at least an hour to fully charge despite using very powerful chargers. .

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

Another advantage of hydrogen as a fuel is in its method of production as it can be produced using renewable energy sources, making it much more sustainable than any other viable fuel source.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

Speaking of Toyota Mirai FCEV, the first concept car was unveiled in 2011 at the Tokyo Motor Show as Toyota FCV-R. The first generation Toyota Mirai FCEV was produced from 2014 to 2020.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

This model was powered by a 152 hp electric motor with 335 Nm of torque. In addition, it had two hydrogen tanks with a total capacity of 122 liters.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

This configuration, together with the 1.6 kWh battery, gave the first generation Toyota Mirai a range of 502 km according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) cycle. In addition, the model produced water at the rate of 240 ml every 4 km.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

The current generation Toyota Mirai is a rear-wheel-drive car and it is powered by a more powerful 182hp electric motor with 300Nm of torque. Additionally, the FCEV now sports 3 hydrogen tanks for a combined storage of 141 liters of hydrogen.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

This configuration allows the Toyota Mirai to travel a total of 647 km under the EPA cycle. Additionally, the second-generation Toyota Mirai earned a 5-star Euro-NCAP crash test safety rating.

The first hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is registered in Kerala

Thoughts on the Toyota Mirai and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Through research programs like these, the pilot program could accelerate the future possibilities of FCEVs in India. Additionally, FCEVs are a much more sustainable mode of transportation given that the power source can also be made sustainable.

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The partnership between Saertex and Pontis Engineering offers a complete and sustainable mobility package https://sbs-depot.com/the-partnership-between-saertex-and-pontis-engineering-offers-a-complete-and-sustainable-mobility-package/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:09:12 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/the-partnership-between-saertex-and-pontis-engineering-offers-a-complete-and-sustainable-mobility-package/ Photo credit: Saertex, Pontis Engineering Saertex (Saerbeck, Germany) and Pontis Engineering (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) have agreed on a new close cooperation focusing on the field of “last mile delivery”, which offers electric and hydrogen commercial vehicles a more sustainable mobility solution for the transport of people and goods. merchandise. In particular, the partnership aims to […]]]>

Photo credit: Saertex, Pontis Engineering

Saertex (Saerbeck, Germany) and Pontis Engineering (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) have agreed on a new close cooperation focusing on the field of “last mile delivery”, which offers electric and hydrogen commercial vehicles a more sustainable mobility solution for the transport of people and goods. merchandise. In particular, the partnership aims to help customers define the best possible composite design and manufacture with the best material available. Pontis’ expertise in engineered engineering solutions combined with Saertex’s bespoke reinforcement materials will enable partners of both companies to offer their OEM customers a more complete package with a higher value proposition.

The “Last-Mile Delivery” sector in particular is at the center of the collaboration. Electric or hydrogen commercial vehicles are a convenient and clean transport solution for transporting people and goods quickly and inexpensively and are particularly important for mobility in metropolitan areas and city centers, the central area of ​​the “last kilometer “. Lightweight designs using glass, carbon or natural fiber composites play a key role here, Saertex notes, to achieve greater range optimization (for battery-powered vehicles).

“To shape the mobility of the future, OEMs need lightweight structures at an affordable cost. Composite materials can meet these needs. However, to realize the full potential, materials, vehicle design and parts production must be combined,” says Steven Bakker, Commercial Director at Saertex. “That is why we are convinced that the combination of the design and prototyping expertise of Pontis and the reinforcement expertise and production capacity of Saertex will bring crucial added value to all customers who produce parts. composites. The collaboration between these three parties will strengthen the position of our customers when working with an end manufacturer in the last mile delivery sector.

Pontis specializes in engineered solutions for the development of composite products, with an emphasis on innovation, cost effectiveness and quality. This includes a wide range of services covering the entire process, from design to series production and transport.

“Pontis is actively seeking strategic collaborations with renowned partners to provide even better responses to the challenges of sustainable development. By leveraging our joint knowledge of engineering and materials, we are able to deliver optimal solutions in terms of design, weight, durability, manufacturability and cost,” confirms Sjef van Breugel, CEO of Pontis Engineering. “The growing commercial vehicle market [e.g., busses, shuttle buses, last-mile delivery vehicles and special purpose vehicles] has defined new requirements and new challenges for the composites sector. Sustainability requirements and declining volumes require a different approach to be commercially viable.

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Brighton and Hove News » We urgently need a clean air zone – here’s how you can help https://sbs-depot.com/brighton-and-hove-news-we-urgently-need-a-clean-air-zone-heres-how-you-can-help/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/brighton-and-hove-news-we-urgently-need-a-clean-air-zone-heres-how-you-can-help/ Living by the sea and surrounded by a national park, you might think that Brighton and Hove are either immune, already protected, or suffer from minimal levels of air pollution. But you would be wrong. The latest official annual state of air quality report available for our city shows the results of air quality monitors […]]]>

Living by the sea and surrounded by a national park, you might think that Brighton and Hove are either immune, already protected, or suffer from minimal levels of air pollution. But you would be wrong.

The latest official annual state of air quality report available for our city shows the results of air quality monitors for the 2020 lockdown year.

Unfortunately, the data shows that our city, in 2020, still experienced an annual average of air polluting nitrogen dioxide that breached UK legal limits on several roads and at levels that can seriously damage health.

Incredibly, illegal levels of air pollution have existed in a year where the number of miles traveled on our roads is down more than 20% from 2019 and where for long periods of the year , we were locked in and barely drove.

The good news is that air quality throughout 2020 has improved across all monitors.

Some areas have seen big improvements in air quality, but other areas have only seen very minor improvements.

For example, air pollution in North Street and London Road, despite monitoring results showing it was still above UK legal limits, was reduced by 37% and 31% respectively, and of Marlborough Place, near Valley Gardens, reduced by 40%.

However, only very small reductions in air pollution levels have been recorded at Grand Parade opposite North Road, the A259 at Portslade and Hollingdean Road – 3%, 3% and 10% respectively.

The UK legal limits are not as strict or as up to date as the World Health Organization guideline limits. North Street, for example, was five times more polluted in 2020 than WHO guideline limits.

The unfortunate news is that these reductions in pollution levels were most likely only temporary, as traffic appears to have returned to levels seen in 2019.

The majority of the pollution found in the most polluted places in our city, usually next to our busy roads and main streets, where nitrogen dioxide levels are highest, is emitted by vehicles running on diesel or gasoline.

Among these vehicles, the 10% most polluting and oldest vehicles are responsible for 30 to 40% of the pollution.

This small number of vehicles – responsible for so much of the pollution – is often owned by individuals, including businesses. These are the easy wins we should focus on when looking to improve air quality.

A 2020 study estimated that up to 48% of asthma cases in Barcelona were caused by air pollution. Studies like these help highlight the extent of illness caused by air pollution.

Fourteen per cent of us in Brighton and Hove have been diagnosed with asthma – and many of them are at risk of getting the disease from our city’s polluted air.

Reducing air pollution is so important to our health. Dirty air also has strong links to lung cancer, CPOD, heart disease, developmental problems in children, stroke, diabetes, dementia and shorter lives.

Those most at risk from air pollution are those who live, work or study near these busy roads and those who walk, cycle and even drive on these roads.

A clean air zone, also known as an ultra-low emission zone, focuses on the dirtiest and most polluting 10% of vehicles, with other vehicles completely unaffected.

An independent report recommended a zone covering all of Brighton and Hove but would exempt residents until 2030, along with exemptions for other groups.

Clean Air Zones allow for government funding to set up the program and provide cash for residents to receive cash for scrapping dirty vehicles, helping them switch to cleaner models and finance zero-emission public transport.

Photo by Rufa A-zade/Wikimedia/Creative Commons

These filthy vehicles would still be allowed to cross the city, but would be charged a small fee, perhaps around £8 as in Birmingham, or around the cost of a one-day bus pass for two.

The Clean Air Zone, a government program to improve air quality, legally requires that all profits be spent on improvements that would purify the air.

Which 10% of vehicles produce so much pollution? Gasoline vehicles older than around 2003 and diesel vehicles older than 2015, but with likely exemptions for local residents.

As long as these old polluting vehicles remain on our roads, high levels of pollution, as well as individual stories of air pollution-related illnesses, will still exist in our city.

I ask people to support a strong and effective Clean Air Zone to target all of our heavily polluted and illegally polluted roads and improve the air quality and health of everyone in our city.

I believe our city should be a healthy place to live, work and play. Such a small percentage of our vehicles shouldn’t be allowed to cause so many health issues when the tools exist to make improvements.

We must also provide financial tools to help those who have dirty vehicles to modernize them.

A clean air zone does all of these things. You can tell the council you want clean air by signing the clean air zone petition here.

A clean air zone is the most effective tool our council has to improve air quality. The air pollution in Brighton and Hove and the poor health outcomes of many is a problem that can be solved and we should have a plan urgently.

Adrian Hill is an air quality campaigner who lives in Brighton.

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Saudi Arabia seeks to position NEOM as a leader in hydrogen https://sbs-depot.com/saudi-arabia-seeks-to-position-neom-as-a-leader-in-hydrogen/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/saudi-arabia-seeks-to-position-neom-as-a-leader-in-hydrogen/ At the first-ever conference dedicated exclusively to decarbonized hydrogen in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), attendees thoroughly explored the technical and financial complexities of initiating major projects. They covered projects announced by various consortia around the world, all in the early development stage. An exception appeared in the $5 billion hydrogen-based ammonia plant […]]]>

At the first-ever conference dedicated exclusively to decarbonized hydrogen in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), attendees thoroughly explored the technical and financial complexities of initiating major projects.

They covered projects announced by various consortia around the world, all in the early development stage. An exception appeared in the $5 billion hydrogen-based ammonia plant in Saudi Arabia, a project of the NEOM Energy & Water Company.

Many conference attendees and panelists saw NEOM’s ambitious green hydrogen-in-ammonia project as the likeliest leader. They said they are confident that of the many major green hydrogen initiatives now making headlines, this one at least will reach actual production.

Discussions took place at the MENA Global Hydrogen Conference, held in Dubai last month. It brought together more than 200 participants for two days of panels and networking. Sponsored by the MENA Hydrogen Alliance, an initiative of Dii Desert Energy, the conference was organized by the UK-based Green Power Conferences World Hydrogen Leaders networking platform.

NEOM close to FID

NEOM, the clean energy city being developed in northwestern Saudi Arabia, was launched in 2019 with support from the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). In 2020, it announced a joint venture to develop a major green hydrogen and ammonia production facility in the new city’s industrial sector, owned equally by NEOM and two partners.

Acwa Power, a Riyadh-based power generation developer now half-owned by PIF, will lead the development of the wind and solar assets. The American company Air Products will develop a hydrogen-based ammonia plant. It will be the exclusive acquirer and will invest $2 billion in distribution.

The plant will produce 650 tonnes

Buyer Options

Cornelius Matthes, CEO of Dii Desert Energy, says NEOM is a leader for several reasons. First, it highlights the players involved, with ACWA Power’s impressive track record as a renewable energy developer and Air Products’ substantial financial depth making it a credible guarantor of all levies. of the project.

He also says that the purely commercial nature of the project adds to its viability. Although the Saudi leadership is a key partner, they expect the project to succeed without direct subsidy.

“If you look at the announcements of major projects, they are often subject to special regulatory conditions and subsidies,” he says. “This is a bold project without any such support.”

Matthes’ organization, Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative), is a Dubai-based public-private sector association that promotes the development of renewable energy. Founded in 2009 with the support of the German government to explore the potential of renewable energy from the MENA region to supply European electricity markets, it is currently pursuing its Desertec 3.0 program which considers renewable energy as the basis of complete energy systems.

He sees, as the final piece of the puzzle of any major hydrogen project, a critical need to secure buyers. Again, he sees significant benefits for NEOM.

“It’s an Air Products bet on a market that starts in four years,” he says. “They are looking at options in Europe, especially in the mobility sector.”

Matthes refers to the growing range of hydrogen-based infrastructure in Germany, which already has more than 100 hydrogen filling stations (currently fueled with gray hydrogen). He sees building momentum for a hydrogen market for cars, buses, trains and trucks, appearing for example in Daimler Trucks’ advanced work on its GenH2 Truck.

Such private sector initiatives find support in Germany’s National Hydrogen Strategy, approved in 2020, accompanied by a stimulus package that supports more than 60 carbon-free hydrogen projects in the country.

According to Matthes, such developments in Germany and elsewhere in Europe are the necessary counterpart to supply projects in the MENA region.

“Today, we need clarity on the levies, without this we cannot finance any project,” he said. “That’s why Dii connects production and demand.”

He says that when buyers are identified, European buyers can decide the amounts and benefit from competition among producing countries in the MENA region.

Pipeline potential

The remarkable drop in the cost of renewable energy has surely enabled green hydrogen commercial ventures such as NEOM. It is also clear that low-cost renewable energy is not enough to launch them.

“It will take bold partnerships between government and industry,” says Matthes, “something like a ‘Marshall Plan’ for hydrogen.”

To really launch a hydrogen economy in the MENA region, Matthes points to a key infrastructure that could result from international collaboration. A gas pipeline linking the eastern Mediterranean to Europe would be the kind of “Marshall Plan” project he has in mind.

While gas pipelines in the western Mediterranean currently connect Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco to Spain, Portugal and Italy, there is no gas pipeline to the east. But a hydrogen-enabled pipeline could be a breakthrough for NEOM and others. Matthes says that within a radius of 300 kilometers from Sharm el-Sheikh (where the COP 27 conference will take place this fall) are places with a potential generation potential of more than 100 GW in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.

He believes that if carriers of liquid organic hydrogen can help launch commercial hydrogen, pipelines will be a key piece of infrastructure. These alone will be able to meet the massive demand forecast for the so-called “hydrogen backbone” in Europe. A pipeline can easily transport the 2 GW capacity of NEOM and much more, as a large pipeline could have a capacity of up to 60 GW. This would dwarf the capacity of submarine power cables.

Its implementation would require bold commitments from governments in a long-term partnership for the import of green molecules. The European Investment Bank (EIB) would be the most logical entity to manage the project, thinks Matthes.

“Nord Stream 2 is now obsolete,” he says. “It’s 11 billion euros stuck under the Baltic Sea.”

“An Eastern Mediterranean pipeline of similar capacity could be built for 15 to 17 billion euros, or around 50% more”, than the now-suspended Nord Stream 2.

In search of a certification system

The MENA Hydrogen Alliance took advantage of the conference to launch a working group dedicated to hydrogen certification. This certification piece of the hydrogen puzzle was announced the same week on Friday, leading conference organizers to acclaim the first-ever conference in the Middle East devoted exclusively to carbon-free hydrogen as “Hydrogen Week”. of Dubai”.

By Alan Mammoser for Oilprice.com

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Innovation for a safe and environmentally friendly future – with ELAFLEX refueling technology https://sbs-depot.com/innovation-for-a-safe-and-environmentally-friendly-future-with-elaflex-refueling-technology/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/innovation-for-a-safe-and-environmentally-friendly-future-with-elaflex-refueling-technology/ Listening to the times, equipped for the mobility of today and tomorrow. Meet Elaflex at UNITI in Hall 5, Stand 5B02. © ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG Elaflex has been involved in the management of alternative and renewable fuels for decades. The company provides refueling products for LPG, CNG, LNG, cryogenic or compressed hydrogen […]]]>

Listening to the times, equipped for the mobility of today and tomorrow. Meet Elaflex at UNITI in Hall 5, Stand 5B02.


Elaflex has been involved in the management of alternative and renewable fuels for decades. The company provides refueling products for LPG, CNG, LNG, cryogenic or compressed hydrogen as well as biodiesel and gasoline with ethanol or methanol blends: “from terminal to nozzle”.

For an environmentally friendly future, a wide range of fuels and new production methods have become more important. A technology-driven mobility and approach plays a key role at UNITI expo 2022 (May 17-19) in Stuttgart.

Already responding to today’s challenges and ready for tomorrow, Elaflex will present these new product solutions:

The LNG refueling system consists of N-LNG nozzle, VC-LNG vent fitting, LNG hose assemblies and SB-LNG safety brakes. They allow the safe and fast refueling of heavy vehicles (trucks and buses) for service stations. For terminals and ship bunkering, Elaflex offers DCC dry couplers and custom CBC breakaway couplers in sizes up to 10″.

For hydrogen H2 in the low pressure range, the H2 pipe type and the ERV-H2+ expansion joint were developed. They feature high strength and very low permeation for hydrogen transfer and processing.

In the range of compressed hydrogen H2ball valves and check valves as well as quick couplings are now available.

For refueling trucks with Cryogenic Liquid Hydrogen LH2, Elaflex offers the N-LH2 nozzle. The LH2 will be used in the heavy transport sector by the main truck manufacturer.

The famous CNG dispensing system is completed with SB-CNG safety brakes and CNG hoses.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) can also be mixed with DME, a liquid made from renewable raw materials. The new ZVG 2 DME nozzle type can be used with the EFL 6 hose on the LPG dispenser. Another addition is the ZVG 2K nozzle for J15 fill point fittings (Japan and Korea).

The AdBlue® HEAT system is used to reliably heat AdBlue® in a dispensing pipe. It keeps the urea solution liquid even at ambient temperatures of -40°C. For heating inside the hose, the new type of Slimline 16 AdBlue HEAT hose must be installed together with the electronic heating controller EH 300 U.

As a leading customized hose reel system supplier Fitted with hose and fitting/nozzle, Elaflex is the only company to also supply hose reels with an integrated vapor recovery system.

To meet ELAFLEX at the UNITI fair
Stuttgart, Germany
May 17 – 19, 2022
Hall 5, Booth 5B02

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Brighton and Hove News » £28million increase for Brighton bus services https://sbs-depot.com/brighton-and-hove-news-28million-increase-for-brighton-bus-services/ Fri, 08 Apr 2022 14:49:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/brighton-and-hove-news-28million-increase-for-brighton-bus-services/ Plans to make Brighton’s bus services faster, cheaper and more reliable have received £27.9million of government funding. Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Buses are already working on how to achieve a series of targets to get more people on board. The Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), which was approved by councilors […]]]>

Plans to make Brighton’s bus services faster, cheaper and more reliable have received £27.9million of government funding.

Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Buses are already working on how to achieve a series of targets to get more people on board.

The Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), which was approved by councilors last September, includes testing of improved frequencies on less busy routes, possible new bus lanes on the A23 and the A259, the move to all-electric fleets, more limited stopping services, simplified fares and better bus shelters.

Funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) will be released once a formal agreement – ​​known as an ‘enhanced partnership’ – is formally agreed.

And the council also learned this week that its £499,500 bid from the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) to retrofit the exhausts of around 40 buses to reduce emissions has also been successful.

Councilor Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: ‘This is fantastic news for the future of bus travel in Brighton & Hove and I would like to thank our team at council for his hard work in setting up the BSIP. .

“We already have excellent use of buses in the city and a great relationship with local bus operators. This funding will help us build on the work in progress, continue to improve bus services and get more people on the bus.

“Getting more people to use public transport is vital if we are to reduce carbon emissions in the city and address the climate emergency we face. Improving our bus network and making services accessible to all is a key element in achieving this.

Ed Wills, chief executive of Brighton and Hove and Metrobus, said: “We are delighted that the Department for Transport (DfT) has granted the city an interim amount of £27.9 million to implement a plan to improve the local bus service (BSIP)

“We work hard every day to provide frequent and reliable bus service to the community.

“With the funding from BSIP, we look forward to implementing other initiatives in addition to what we are currently providing.

“Ultimately, our common goal with Brighton and Hove City Council is to get more people out of their cars and onto buses to tackle climate change and make busing a natural choice.”

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