Mon Apr 22, 2019, 09:51 PM

Kenworth, Toyota Show First Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck for Ports | 4/22/19

The first production fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck jointly developed by Toyota Motor Corp. and Kenworth Truck Co. will begin service in the fourth quarter of this year, the companies said Monday.

The goal is to develop green cargo-hauling trucks that can replace diesel big rigs and reduce pollution at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., complex, the nation’s largest.

The new truck is the first of 10 planned under a $41 million California Air Resources Board grant matched by Toyota, Kenworth and Royal Dutch Shell. They are part of the “Shore to Store” project of California Climate Investments, which supports greenhouse gas emissions reductions with money from the sale of carbon credits.

Toyota Logistics Services will operate four of the trucks. United Parcel Service will get three, Total Transportation Services Inc. will get two, and Southern Counties Express will get one... more:

Guess how many Hydrogen Fuel Cell Stacks China mass produced today....

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:47 AM

1. Where will all this free hydrogen come from?

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:20 PM

2. So glad you asked

First of all, where did you get this "free hydrogen" bullshite?

I have never ever posted any hydrogen article that claims the use of "free hydrogen".

That's something you have imagined.

Anyway, Toyota is building a hydrogen station at the Port of Long Beach


Fueling the Future
Toyota has big plans for Port of Long Beach facility

The auto industry giant is seeking to build the world’s first large-scale, 100 percent renewable power plant. The pioneering fuel-cell facility would generate electricity to power all of Toyota Logistics Services’ operations at the Port and produce hydrogen fuel to support a new generation of zero-emission cars, trucks and equipment.

“This project is among the many ways we are laddering up to how we can be a net positive company for people and the environment,” said Russ Koble, Advanced Technology and Environmental Communications Manager for Toyota Motor North America, Inc. “Given the Port of Long Beach’s commitment to environmental stewardship and our longstanding partnership of more than 40 years, the Port is a natural fit for this project.”

Having already generated tremendous buzz in environmental and advanced vehicle technology circles, the project made its official debut at the Port in June. The unveiling came in the form of an environmental study of a wholesale reconfiguration of the terminal known as the Toyota Logistics Services Improvement Project. The Port is circulating the study for public review and comment through July 10.

The analysis shows that environmental impacts during construction would be mitigated and plant operations would have no significant negative environmental impacts. It also indicates the project’s energy efficiency and zero emissions objectives align with the Port’s aggressive air quality goals outlined in the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update...

Project Portal opens the door to the hydrogen economy

A staunch proponent of a hydrogen society, Craig Scott has spent eighteen years working in the hydrogen field at Toyota Motor North America. Over the last four years, he has helped to create and develop the company’s hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty trucks, known as Project Portal, through his product planning and corporate strategy role as Director of Advanced Technologies. After developing a successful proof-of-concept called Alpha, Project Portal this year began testing Beta, the second iteration of its hydrogen truck. As the project demonstrates a zero-emission solution for transporting goods throughout the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, it is also illustrating the crucial synergy between the heavy-duty and light-duty vehicle markets that will open the door to an affordable hydrogen economy for everyone...more

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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:26 PM

3. UPS will start using Toyota's zero-emission hydrogen semi trucks

Toyota's Project Portal, which brings its zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell tech to commercial trucks, has been graduating through various stages since the pilot program kicked off in 2017. Now, it's ready to put some of these trucks to work with other companies.

Toyota announced this week that it has entered the next stage of Project Portal. The automaker has unveiled the latest version of its hydrogen fuel-cell semi truck, which was developed jointly with truck manufacturer Kenworth. This next step will see 10 examples of this truck being used for several companies' drayage operations in the Los Angeles area. This latest swath of zero-emission trucks is expected to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Like previous iterations of Project Portal, the latest trucks rely on a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, which takes compressed hydrogen gas and converts it to electricity, with the only byproduct being potable water. The fuel stacks, which are borrowed from the Mirai hydrogen car, combine with a battery to provide a range north of 300 miles.

While that might not seem like all that much for a semi, it's important to note that drayage involves moving goods over short distances -- Toyota says this range is about twice the average distance a truck of this kind can expect to travel in a single day.... more:

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