May 17, 2020

New Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Makes Debut

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Hyundai Tucson ix FCEV hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
Hyundai is turning heads at the 2011 Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Expo in Washington, D.C. this week. The company has unveiled their new Tucson ix FCEV...
Hyundai is turning heads at the 2011 Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Expo in Washington, D.C. this week. The company has unveiled their new Tucson ix FCEV, equipped with a 100-kilowatt fuel cell system and two hydrogen storage cylinders. It can travel over 400 miles on a single tank of fuel—a 76 percent improvement over previous models. When compared to gasoline fuel tanks, the car achieves approximately 70 miles per gallon—a 15 percent improvement over previous models.

"We are excited to share the latest in Hyundai's fuel cell technology," said Dr. Tae Won Lim, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor Company's Fuel Cell Vehicle Group. "After several years of testing, we have identified ways to maximize fuel efficiency without compromising driving experience and powertrain range. We hope to continue this momentum in finding ways to better fuel cell technology and performance."

The company plans to test drive about 50 of the new Tucsons throughout 2011. A limited amount of Tucsons will then be available to the public in 2012, with mass production scheduled for 2015.

This is the 3rd generation Tucson fuel cell vehicle released by Hyundai.

"The Tucson ix FCEV shows that Hyundai is taking a multi-faceted approach to improving fuel economy, developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles along with its patented Blue Drive technology," said John Juriga, Powertrain Director at Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. "Hyundai is committed to developing a diverse portfolio of fuel efficient options for our customers, as seen with our Sonata Hybrid, turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and the all-new 1.8-liter Nu engine delivering 40 mpg highway for the Elantra. The introduction of the new FCEV is just another example of all the things we're doing to increase the ecological friendliness and the fuel economy of our products."

Source: Hyundai Motor America
 

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Apr 23, 2021

Drax advances biomass strategy with Pinnacle acquisition

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Dominic Ellis
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Drax is advancing biomass following Pinnacle acquisition it reported in a trading update

Drax' recently completed acquisition of Pinnacle more than doubles its sustainable biomass production capacity and significantly reduces its cost of production, it reported in a trading update.

The Group’s enlarged supply chain will have access to 4.9 million tonnes of operational capacity from 2022. Of this total, 2.9 million tonnes are available for Drax’s self-supply requirements in 2022, which will rise to 3.4 million tonnes in 2027.

The £424 million acquisition of the Canadian biomass pellet producer supports Drax' ambition to be carbon negative by 2030, using bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and will make a "significant contribution" in the UK cutting emissions by 78% by 2035 (click here).

Drax CEO Will Gardiner said its Q1 performance had been "robust", supported by the sale of Drax Generation Enterprise, which holds four CCGT power stations, to VPI Generation.

This summer Drax will undertake maintenance on its CfD(2) biomass unit, including a high-pressure turbine upgrade to reduce maintenance costs and improve thermal efficiency, contributing to lower generation costs for Drax Power Station.

In March, Drax secured Capacity Market agreements for its hydro and pumped storage assets worth around £10 million for delivery October 2024-September 2025.

The limitations on BECCS are not technology but supply, with every gigatonne of CO2 stored per year requiring approximately 30-40 million hectares of BECCS feedstock, according to the Global CCS Institute. Nonetheless, BECCS should be seen as an essential complement to the required, wide-scale deployment of CCS to meet climate change targets, it concludes.

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