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  • Green hydrogen production project in Namibia

    In partnership with a French-German consortium, the Namibian government plans to develop a green hydrogen production facility. Although some of the funding may be secured as early as...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/18
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • First liquefied hydrogen carrier launched in Japan

    In line with its commitment to pave the way for the first "Hydrogen Society", Japan intends to use this carrier to transport hydrogen from Australia, where it is produced from lignite.

    • Publication date : 2020/02/05
  • A project to decarbonise the cold chain in the UK using hydrogen

    The University of Nottingham is looking to develop dual-use energy storage technology capable of supplying hydrogen to a fuel cell and generating direct cooling for refrigeration applications. 

    • Publication date : 2021/06/28
    • Subjects: Environment
  • The world’s first liquified hydrogen carrier ship en route from Japan to Australia

    Since the end of December 2021, the world’s first liquefied hydrogen (LH2) carrier, the “Suiso Frontier”, is achieving its first round trip between Japan and Australia. The voyage is...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
    • Subjects: Environment, Technology
  • Hydrogen liquefaction using a new magnetic cooling technique.

    A recent study proposes a technique that could be used for hydrogen liquefaction using magnetic refrigeration at low temperatures.

    • Publication date : 2021/04/15
    • Subjects: Technology
  • The FresH2 project is testing a hydrogen fuel cell to power the refrigeration unit of a semi-trailer

    Bosch’s French subsidiary has developed a hydrogen fuel cell to replace the diesel power supply traditionally used to power the refrigeration unit of semi-trailers. The system is currently being tested on a...

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
  • Hydrogen update

    Torild Skogsholm, Norway's Minister of Transport and Communication, has announced that Norway intends to create a hydrogen highway. The NOK 30 million (roughly 3.8 million €) Hydro-led HyNor project will make it possible to drive from Oslo to...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Hydrogen highways

    Stuart Energy Systems Corporation, a Canadian company, has exported over 1100 hydrogen systems to over 100 countries. Stuart recently won a major contract with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in the US. Stuart will supply...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Briefs: Hydrogen buses

    Canada is rolling out a 1-year pilot hydrogen project across the country. Two hydrogen-fuelled buses are to come into service in Charlottetown. Each bus will run on a H2 combustion engine and will carry 12 passengers. The federal government is...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Hydrogen technology: Cryogenic Engine

    A liquid oxygen-hydrogen pump fed engine achieved a major technical milestone in throttling capability. It is designed to demonstrate successful throttling from full power down to 10% of its thrust. This flexibility to control the flow of fuel...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Hydrogen technology: Global Observer

    Demand for unmanned aerial vehicles is soaring and companies are racing to produce systems that fly higher for longer periods and can carry heavier payloads. AeroVironment Inc.'s Global Observer can fly at around 20 000 m for as long as a week and...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Liquid hydrogen as a transportation fuel

    With ever-rising petrol prices and global warming issues, alternative fuels for transportation are high up on the priority list. Hydrogen is already used for this purpose in fuel cell vehicles, but liquid-hydrogen-automobile technology is...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Briefs: Fill ’er up with hydrogen!

    The Linde Group, a corporate member of the IIR, recently inaugurated its Hydrogen Centre in Loohhof, near Munich. The 3-million € centre brings the hydrogen highway system a step closer to an economic reality and will serve as a filling station...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Briefs: Mahindra introduces Hy-Alfa hydrogen-powered three-wheeler

    Three-wheeled vehicles are common on the streets in India. However, these vehicles are generally either human-powered or they run on gasoline, often using highly polluting two-stroke motors. Mahindra, a major vehicle manufacturer in India, has its...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • For IIR members only

    Artemis I mission: cryogenic system failure delays launch

    Due to a liquid hydrogen leak in the rocket's core stage, NASA is postponing the launch of the Artemis I mission until late September or October 2022. 

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Member news: Latest news from Air Liquide

    Air Liquid inaugurates a low-carbon hydrogen production unit and promotes the development of helium refrigeration. 

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
  • Editorial by Didier Coulomb

    Energy is one of the main strategic challenges of this century, both in terms of the impact of energy consumption on the environment (greenhouse effect) and above all in terms of the risk of shortages with respect to our society's needs (limited...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/14
  • IJR Editorial: Solar energy, the energy of the future for refrigeration

    Solar refrigeration should become a means of providing cleaner air conditioning and developing cold chains for food and health products where they are still deficient. We need to accompany this development while...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/21
  • Highlights: IIR Statutory Meetings in June 2017

    European project CryoHub presented and Air Liquide Life Science R&D Group Manager Manager presents economic issues and scientific challenges of cryogenic energy storage at the IIR Statutory Meetings in June 2017.

    • Publication date : 2017/07/04
  • IIR member news: Air Liquide

    Air Liquide – benefactor member of the IIR – recently inaugurated Cryocap™, a unique industrial installation that enables the capture of CO2 released during hydrogen production via a cryogenic process.

    • Publication date : 2016/06/01
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG