The first edition of our “Top 5 Hydrogen News” is about hydrogen generation projects and applications for data centers, fertilizers and cars. It features ACWA Power, Thyssenkrupp, Air Products, Haldor Topsoe, NEOM, Microsoft, Iberdrola, Fertiberia, BMW, NextEra, and Florida Power & Light.
ACWA Power, Thyssenkrupp, Air Products, Haldor Topsoe, and NEOM to produce green ammonia from 4 GW of renewables
For 2025, Air Products, in conjunction with ACWA Power and NEOM, announced a $5 billion green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy. The project will include over four GW of renewable power from solar and wind power. The plan is to produce of 650 tons per day of hydrogen by electrolysis using Thyssenkrupp technology, an unspecified amount of nitrogen by air separation using Air Products technology and 1.2 million tons per year of green ammonia using Haldor Topsoe technology.
Microsoft runs data centers using hydrogen fuel cells as diesel alternative for backup power
Microsoft has successfully tested the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power its data center servers, a first step toward adopting new technologies to eliminate the use of diesel fuel in its emergency power systems.
Iberdrola to start construction of green hydrogen plant in Spain
The project in Puerollano will consist of a 100 MW solar PV plant and hydrogen production system that will use electrolysis. The hydrogen will be used at a Fertiberia ammonia factory in Puertollano to make fertilizers.
BMW to pilot second-generation hydrogen fuel cell drives in its X5
From 2022 on, BMW will be piloting the second generation of its fuel cell drive in a small series in the BMW i Hydrogen Next based on the current X5.
NextEra Energy to build green hydrogen plant in Florida
Through its Florida Power & Light utility, NextEra plans to build a USD65 million project that will use a 20 MW electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen from solar power. If the project receives approval from state regulators it is supposed to be online by 2023.
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