Hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries partners with Government of the Republic of Djibouti on green hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is partnering with the Government of the Republic of Djibouti to conduct studies with a view to developing green hydrogen production.

Shell to start building Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

Shell Nederland B.V. and Shell Overseas Investments B.V., subsidiaries of Shell plc, have taken the final investment decision to build Holland Hydrogen I, which will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant once operational in 2025.

First Hydrogen applies to Net Zero Fund for two green hydrogen production sites

Energy and automotive brand, First Hydrogen, is pleased to announce it has has submitted two Green Hydrogen production projects for the initial round of funding through the UK Government’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF) Strand 1 program. The program is funded by the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for £240 million. The NZHF is part of the UK Government’s initiatives to promote the production of home-grown green hydrogen and is a means to achieving the ambitious 10 GW of domestic production by 2030, of which ‘at least’ 5GW will need to be from electrolytic sources.

Rolls-Royce to develop mtu hydrogen electrolyzer and invest in Hoeller Electrolyzer

Rolls-Royce is entering the hydrogen production market and acquiring a 54% majority stake in electrolysis stack specialist Hoeller Electrolyzer, whose innovative technology will form the basis of a new range of mtu electrolyzer products from its Power Systems division. Hoeller Electrolyzer, based in Wismar, Germany, is an early-stage technology company that is developing highly efficient polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) stacks, under the brand name Prometheus, for the cost-effective production of hydrogen.

INEOS in Köln receives state funding for Green Hydrogen feasibility study

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has confirmed EUR 770,000 funding to support a feasibility study for the construction of a 100-megawatt water electrolysis plant for the production of green hydrogen at the INEOS site in Köln/Dormagen. INEOS plans to build and operate a new green hydrogen plant at the site, as part of its EUR 2 billion Euro package of green hydrogen projects across Europe announced in October last year. The project at the Köln site alone could lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of over 100,000 tonnes per year.

Gasunie starts construction of national hydrogen network in the Netherlands

Dutch Minister for Climate and Energy Rob Jetten announced new plans for the construction of a national transport network for hydrogen. Gasunie will develop the hydrogen network in the Netherlands in the coming years, after which it will assume the role of TSO (Transmission System Operator). Gasunie will also play an important role in the storage and import of hydrogen. Due to the expected growth in offshore hydrogen production in the North Sea, Minister Jetten will investigate whether Gasunie can also fulfill the role of grid operator at sea. These new plans are a major step in the development of a more sustainable energy system in the Netherlands.

GKN Hydrogen, SoCalGas and the NREL agree to collaborate on the launch of an innovative hydrogen storage solution project

GKN Hydrogen and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the companies will work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on an innovative green hydrogen storage solution. GKN Hydrogen’s HY2MEGA can enable safe, long duration clean energy storage without the need for compression. At scale, this combined technology could provide resilient power in case of widespread outages. It also highlights the technologies needed to reach carbon neutrality and accelerate clean fuel initiatives.

Ceres and Shell sign agreement for green hydrogen

Ceres, a global leader in fuel cell and electrochemical technology, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Shell to deliver a megawatt scale solid oxide electrolyser (SOEC) demonstrator in 2023. Shell and Ceres are building this partnership to utilise SOEC technology to deliver high-efficiency, low-cost green hydrogen; now widely viewed as a credible route to decarbonise hard-to-abate parts of the energy system that rely on fossil fuels today.

Equinor and SSE Thermal buy Triton

Norwegian energy firm Equinor and UK utility SSE Thermal are buying power company Triton Power from Energy Capital Partners (ECP) for £341mn ($416mn) and starting preparations to use hydrogen in Triton’s Saltend power station on the Humber Estuary in the UK’s East Yorkshire region.

ExxonMobil, Grieg Edge, North Ammonia, GreenH to assess low-emission hub at Slagen terminal in Norway

ExxonMobil, Grieg Edge, North Ammonia, and GreenH have signed a memorandum of understanding to study potential production and distribution of green hydrogen and ammonia for lower-emission marine fuels at ExxonMobil’s Slagen terminal in Norway.

CQ-H2 project receives $15m funding for FEED Study

The Queensland Government has committed $15 million from the Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund to support Stanwell to progress the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for the CQ-H2 renewable hydrogen project

Airbus and Linde to cooperate on hydrogen infrastructure for airports

Airbus and Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on the development of hydrogen infrastructure at airports worldwide.

New Multi-miilion pound hydrogen-powered furnace arrives in Liverpool

A brand-new furnace capable of running on hydrogen has arrived at Liverpool Port. The furnace, which is part of a multimillion-pound investment by Essar Oil UK (EOUK), is heading for Stanlow in Ellesmere Port and will become the first hydrogen-powered furnace of its kind in the UK. It is a vital piece of kit to support the decarbonisation of Essar Stanlow’s operations.

Finland accelerates hydrogen economy: Gasgrid establishes a hydrogen transmission company

A national hydrogen network will be established in Finland. On Wednesday 22 June, the Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy supported expanding the group-level mandate of the wholly state-owned Gasgrid Finland Oy to include hydrogen transmission infrastructure and the development of a related hydrogen market in Finland.

Vision unveiled for first of its kind hydrogen cluster in the East of England

Hydrogen is set to play a key part in the government’s policies for delivering Net Zero by 2050. The East of England is taking a central role through a first-of-its-kind hydrogen cluster centred on core electrolyser projects, say hydrogen experts Hydrogen East as they unveil their vision for what it may look like.

Southland hydrogen moves ahead with final partner selection

Two Australian companies, Woodside Energy and Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) have entered final stage negotiations to become lead developer of the world’s largest green hydrogen production facility in Southland.

LG Chem to Produce and Run NCC Plant on Hydrogen

LG Chem announced its plan to produce hydrogen as a key component of its long-term 2050 Net Zero corporate sustainability goal. Aligned with this goal, South Korea’s largest chemical company said it would establish a plant in Daesan, Korea, with the capacity to produce 50,000 tons of hydrogen annually by the second quarter in 2024. This plant will be the first LG Chem site to produce pure hydrogen, apart from those earned as off-gases.

HH2E and MET plan €1bn German green hydrogen project

German green hydrogen developer HH2E and Swiss energy trader MET Group have unveiled a joint proposal to invest c.€1bn (c.$1.03bn) in more than 1GW of electrolyser capacity in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on Germany’s Baltic coast by 2030.

HYBRIT: A unique, underground, fossil-free hydrogen gas storage facility is being inaugurated in Luleå

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall are inaugurating HYBRIT’s pilot facility for fossil-free hydrogen gas storage at Svartöberget in Luleå, Sweden. The rock cavern storage facility is the first of its kind in the world. The inauguration ceremony marks the start of the two-year test period, which will run until 2024.

bp to lead and operate one of the world's largest renewables and green hydrogen energy hubs based in western Australia

bp today agreed to acquire a 40.5 per cent equity stake in and to become operator of the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), which has the potential to be one of the largest renewables and green hydrogen hubs in the world.

Lhyfe and Chantiers de l’Atlantique sign a MoU to develop offshore renewable green hydrogen production

Lhyfe, a world pioneer and pure player in renewable green hydrogen and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, one of the world’s leaders on the shipbuilding market for highly complex ships and in offshore engineering, announce today at the Seanergy forum dedicated to renewable offshore energy, that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of offshore hydrogen production platforms.

Adani and TotalEnergies to create the world's largest green hydrogen ecosystem

Adani, India's fastest-growing diversified business portfolio, and energy supermajor TotalEnergies of France, have entered into a new partnership to jointly create the world's largest green hydrogen ecosystem. In this strategic alliance, TotalEnergies will acquire 25% minority interest in Adani New Industries Ltd (ANIL) from Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL).

Airbus and Kansai Airports partner to study the use of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the aviation sector in Japan

Airbus and Kansai Airports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the use of hydrogen at three of the Group’s airports in Japan (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Kobe Airport).

Eni inaugurates the first hydrogen refuelling station in Venice Mestre

Eni inaugurated the new San Giuliano Enistation in Mestre, Venice, in the presence of Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, Eni Energy Evolution Chief Operating Officer Giuseppe Ricci and Toyota Motor Italia CEO Luigi Ksawery Luca. This is the first road mobility station to open to the public in an urban area in Italy where it is also possible to refuel using hydrogen

Air Products Awarded Long-Term Hydrogen and Nitrogen Supply Agreement for Indian Oil Corporation

Air Products, a world leader in industrial gases and large-scale project development, execution and operation, today announced the signing of a long-term supply agreement with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), India’s flagship national oil company. Air Products will build, own and operate (BOO) a new industrial gases complex supplying hydrogen, nitrogen and steam to IOCL’s Barauni Refinery in Bihar, India.

Plastic to hydrogen facility in West Dunbartonshire approved

Plans for an innovative £20m facility in West Dunbartonshire to turn waste plastic into hydrogen and support the UK’s energy transition to net zero have been approved. West Dunbartonshire Council have given the green light to the plant, the second of its kind in the UK. The plans were lodged by Peel NRE – part of Peel L&P – for the site at Rothesay Dock on the north bank of the River Clyde.

Plug to Build Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Generation Plant in Europe at Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, will build a 35-tons-per-day green hydrogen generation plant at Port of Antwerp-Bruges in the heart of Europe.

Masdar agrees to develop 4 GW of clean energy projects in Azerbaijan

Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed implementation agreements with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to develop clean and renewable energy projects in the country with a combined confirmed capacity of 4,000 megawatts (MW) as an exclusive concession, with the right to develop an additional 6,000 MW as a second phase, bringing the total production capacity of these projects to 10,000 MW – the largest such signing in Azerbaijan’s history.

ACME Group and Govt of Karnataka sign MoU to invest USD 6.7 billion for Green Hydrogen project

BengaluruGurgaon-based leading renewable energy Company ACME Group and the Government of Karnataka signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to invest about Rs 52,000 crore in the State to set up a Green Hydrogen & Green Ammonia project.

CenterPoint Energy launches green hydrogen project in Minnesota

CenterPoint Energy today announced that its green hydrogen project in Minneapolis is operational. The project uses renewable electricity to safely split hydrogen from water, and the zero-carbon hydrogen is then blended at low concentrations with natural gas in the utility's local distribution system.