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A hydrogen-powered ultra-class mine haul truck and more Green Hydrogen news this week

hydrogen-powered ultra-class mine haul trucks are promising way of greening the mining industry
A fleet of ultra-class mine haul trucks

Anglo American recently introduced its newest green energy initiative, nuGen, a hydrogen-powered ultra-class mine haul truck which runs on #greenhydrogen. The total laden weight is 510t with a 2-megawatt hybrid battery/hydrogen fuel cell powerplant which is an alternative to the diesel engine used to consume 900,000 litres of diesel annually, The design work has been done collaboratively by Anglo American and our partner First Mode in Seattle, USA.

nuGenTM Zero Emission Haulage Solution is a hydrogen-powered ultra-class mine haul truck. Source: angloamerican.com

India and Italy jointly explore green hydrogen

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his visiting Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio 

India and Italy initiated discussions on working together to strength their potentials in Green hydrogen, biofuels and energy storage. This is an addition to the current strong colloborations and initiatives which India is having with their western allies such as France, the US and UK. The initial discussions happened  after the Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his visiting Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio on Friday (6th May 2020).

India-Italy Will Jointly Explore Partnership In Green hydrogen and Biofuel Sectors
After countries like France, the US and UK, now Italy has also agreed to explore partnerships with India in areas such as green energy, biofuels and energy storage.

NITK to work on green hydrogen 

Professor Vasudeva Madav at National Institute of Technology Karnatak and his team initiating a pilot project that can make green hydrogen via seawater electrolysis. Cost of project is estimated at INR 1 crore and the team is searching finance through their network.

Nitk Project Aims At Producing Green Hydrogen | Mangaluru News - Times of India
Researchers at NITK Surathkal have come up with a pilot project, that can produce green hydrogen through seawater electrolysis. It is a safe and effi

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