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April 11, 2022updated 21 Apr 2022 10:11am

Gaussin Introduces Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Vehicles for Port Operations

Concept: French transportation company Gaussin has unveiled the AGV PERFORMANCE, the world’s first hydrogen-powered fuel-cell automated guided vehicles (AGV H2) for port operations. It can drive itself in a no-infrastructure, mixed-traffic environment, assisting in the automation of numerous elements of material handling and port applications.

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How can hydrogen ride the sustainability wave?

The Hydrogen market is expected to expand significantly in the next few years – GlobalData has tracked more than 43.6 mtpa of total active and upcoming low carbon hydrogen production capacity (green and blue hydrogen). As the industry develops and the cost of producing hydrogen drops, demand is expected to increase significantly. As a result, countries across the world are announcing much needed supporting policy framework for hydrogen. While refining and ammonia production have traditionally been the key consumer sectors for hydrogen, new uses such as transport and energy storage are set to influence the market. While green hydrogen presently has a small share in the overall production mix, it is poised to increase given the ambitious targets announced by various countries. GlobalData’s report provides insights into key issues in the emerging hydrogen space, such as:
  • Hydrogen value chain
  • Demand drivers
  • Key application areas
  • Technology trends
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Nature of Disruption: The AGV PERFORMANCE is a completely autonomous electric Container Transporter designed for brown and greenfield ports. This entirely electric or hydrogen-powered vehicle allows for zero-emission operations as well as improved and quieter working environments. It has a unique and robust electrical design, as well as a chassis built from Gaussin’s historical AGV know-how, providing better agility and fluidity in automated operations. fuel cell/hydrogen (FCEV) and full electric (BEV) variants of the vehicles are currently available. BEV and FCEV vehicles complement each other, meet a series of requirements, and offer advantages in different use cases. AGV assists port operators in making the transition to zero-emission operations quickly while also providing extended working hours, shorter and less frequent refueling, and quiet and efficient transportation.

Outlook: To move cargo to and from ships, ports have traditionally relied on diesel-powered trucks and tractors running in a cluster environment. This has a considerable contribution to CO2 emissions. Ports are ideal locations for hydrogen-powered transport trucks and container handling equipment, according to various studies, because they are natural locations for hydrogen transfer, storage, and refueling for a wide range of applications. Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles are now a feasible choice for port operators aiming to meet both efficiency and environmental goals, owing to decreasing hydrogen production costs. The AGV is said to provide a considerable contribution to the predicted operational efficiency in this demanding setting. Gaussin’s new vehicle allows for a shift away from diesel-powered systems, enabling not only the integration of hydrogen into port operations but also for the generation of demand for the clean energy carrier. The AGV PERFORMANCE, according to the company, finds implementation in the world’s largest container terminals.

This article was originally published in Verdict.co.uk

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How can hydrogen ride the sustainability wave?

The Hydrogen market is expected to expand significantly in the next few years – GlobalData has tracked more than 43.6 mtpa of total active and upcoming low carbon hydrogen production capacity (green and blue hydrogen). As the industry develops and the cost of producing hydrogen drops, demand is expected to increase significantly. As a result, countries across the world are announcing much needed supporting policy framework for hydrogen. While refining and ammonia production have traditionally been the key consumer sectors for hydrogen, new uses such as transport and energy storage are set to influence the market. While green hydrogen presently has a small share in the overall production mix, it is poised to increase given the ambitious targets announced by various countries. GlobalData’s report provides insights into key issues in the emerging hydrogen space, such as:
  • Hydrogen value chain
  • Demand drivers
  • Key application areas
  • Technology trends
Read this report and formulate winning strategies for your business.
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