A first-of-its-kind hydrogen power plant at the Port of Long Beach has received the go-ahead from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The project was in limbo for months after Southern California Edison (SCE) said it would not purchase excess electricity from the plant due to concerns about the kind of fuel used to generate the electricity.
The CPUC approval will allow the Toyota Port of Long Beach FuelCell Energy hydrogen project to move forward. The project is a partnership between Toyota Motor North America and FuelCellEnergy, a developer of fuel-cell power plants. It is expected to produce 2.35 megawatts of electricity and 1.2 tons of hydrogen per day – enough to power the plant’s operation and commercial vehicle projects.
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Automated last-mile deliveries will generate up to $48.4 billion in revenue by 2030, even though automated deliveries will only address 20% of all parcel deliveries. The market for parcel delivery will grow from a total of 107 billion parcels delivered in 2019, generating $350 billion in revenue, to 289 billion parcel deliveries in 2030, generating $665 billion in revenue, according to Automating the Last Mile, from Lux Research.
“Politics overall has become so divisive that we don’t seem to be able to agree on simple things. Trucking absolutely reflects that nasty trend as evidenced by the lack of decency and thoughtfulness in the posts we can all read on any trucking Facebook page.”
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