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Automotive

Plastic Omnium signs technological partnership with McPhy for hydrogen solution boost

Collaboration to improve the performance and connectivity of composite high-pressure vessels with hydrogen stations, speed up transition to carbon-free mobility.

Energy Storage

Umoe Advanced Composites enters JV for large-scale glass fiber pressure vessel production in China

Large-scale production facility ramps up hydrogen expansion, with an annual production capacity of 12,000 glass fiber pressure vessels. 

CW Tech Days webinar explores composites in the hydrogen economy

Two-day webinar series presented by Gardner Business Media May 18 and 25 features a range of experts that will examine emerging hydrogen demand and the role composites will serve in this space.

Automotive

Nikola Corp. selects Hexagon Purus to supply Type IV hydrogen cylinders for serial production

High-performance composite pressure vessels to be tested and validated later in 2021, and certified for distribution in European and North American markets.

Aerospace

Universal Hydrogen Series A funding to build and test full-scale hardware for hydrogen commercial aircraft

$23.5 million in funding to set Universal Hydrogen on a path to have carbon-free airplanes using composite tanks in commercial service by 2025.

Automotive

Faurecia showcases composite hydrogen demonstrator for commercial vehicles at Auto Shanghai event

Seven-tank hydrogen storage system designed to provide more than 700 kilometers of autonomy for long-distance and high-load commercial trucks.

Filament Winding

Huntsman Advanced Materials resin systems meet composite pressure vessel requirements

Araldite resin systems cover wet and towpreg filament winding and RTM manufacturing processes for increased productivity and greater part consistency.

Aerospace

Airbus ASCEND program to explore liquid hydrogen and superconductivity for zero-emission aircraft

Cryogenic hydrogen as cold source for lightweight, low-electrical loss powertrain, with composite materials as possible insulation.

Energy Storage

Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles

Zero-emission fuel cell technology first available on Citroën, Opal and Peugeot vehicles with more to come.

Aerospace

Additional funding secures ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric engine development

Additional raise of $24.3 million in funding to accelerate developments for 50-plus seat aircraft and support commercial airline initiatives to adopt hydrogen.

Marine

Zero-emissions cargo ship to be powered by hydrogen and wind

The ship, to be developed by Norwegian partners along with rotor sail developer Norsepower, is expected to enter service in 2024.

Automotive

Hexagon Purus reports significant customer, contract growth for 2020

Since its 2020 spin-off, the company has been awarded numerous contracts, indicating increased adoption of composite pressure vessels, fuel storage and electric drivetrain solutions.

Energy Storage

Hopium unveils hydrogen vehicle concept

The Hopium Māchina offers unparalleled performance for a high-end hydrogen vehicle, including optimized fuel cell system technology and carbon fiber hydrogen tanks.

Automotive

Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems

Hydrogen storage systems to be supplied by Faurecia for a fleet of Renault’s light commercial vehicles range. Production begins end of 2021.

Aerospace

Clean Sky 2 study emphasizes need for hydrogen-powered aviation development

Independent study found hydrogen as primary energy source for aircraft propulsion, outlines roadmap and required policy actions for hydrogen aviation, fuel cell technology development.

Design/Simulation

Canadian Pacific announces hydrogen-powered locomotive pilot project

Line-haul locomotive will be retrofitted with hydrogen fuel cells and battery technology to drive the locomotive's electric traction motors.

Energy Storage

Hydrogen theme day of Composites United e.V. is a big success

The European network’s “Hydrogen Storage — Opportunities for Fiber Composites” on Jan. 19, 2021 experienced more than 350 registrations.

ZeroAvia secures additional funding to accelerate hydrogen-powered aviation

Amazon, Shell add to $21.4 million in venture funding plus U.K. government $16.3 million grant for HyFlyer II project to deliver 19-seat H2 aircraft by 2023.

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