Hydrogen

Italy Pens Draft for National Hydrogen Strategy

Italy has released a draft National Hydrogen Strategy in an ongoing effort to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy.

Fortescue, Origin assess green ammonia, hydrogen plants in Australia's Tasmania

Fortescue Metals Group and Origin Energy Ltd announced separate plans to assess building ammonia export plants in the Australian island state of Tasmania, as both seek to tap opportunities in renewable energy.

Italy Drafts Guidelines for National Hydrogen Strategy

Italy has set out guidelines for a national hydrogen strategy to help decarbonize the economy as it phases out coal and boosts renewable energy production to meet long-term climate targets.

Yellow Hydrogen: A Carbon Free Method of Developing More Cost-Effective Hydrogen

In the hydrogen industry blue and green hydrogen get most of the press. They are seen as the two best methods of developing hydrogen while lowering carbon emissions. Blue hydrogen is the more economic choice for the near term while green is the long-term choice with the expectation that costs will be driven down through government incentives and economies of scale. But there are other methods of developing carbon free hydrogen today with lower costs. Nuclear facilities around the world are already generating large amounts of clean electricity and heat.

Linde and Evonik offer joint technology solution for extracting hydrogen

Currently there is growing interest in the prospect of using the existing natural gas infrastructure more extensively to transport hydrogen (H2) – green H2 in particular. Numerous initiatives have already been launched around the world in order to develop enabling technology concepts.

Siemens Energy partners with Linde Engineering to accelerate decarbonization efforts

The downstream oil and gas industry is under intense pressure to improve efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, comply with strict environmental regulations, and demonstrate that it can be part of a sustainable future. At the same time, plant operators face the ever-present challenge of lowering costs and maintaining profitable operations.

BP, Orsted launch green hydrogen project at German oil refinery

BP and Danish renewable energy group Orsted have partnered to develop zero-carbon hydrogen at a German oil refinery, BP's first full-scale project in a sector that is expected to grow rapidly.

Enbridge releases energy transition strategy for a lower carbon future

Canada’s largest pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. released a long-term strategy in early November to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 35% by 2030 and achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050.

European Hydrogen Backbone: How European Nations Are Banding Together To Build A Continental Hydrogen Market

In June of 2020 several European gas infrastructure companies, with the support of Guidehouse, developed a report outlining plans to create an interconnected network for the development and movement of hydrogen and biomethane. As energy needs continue to increase across Europe and a global demand to decrease carbon output, clean hydrogen is increasingly becoming the biggest contender to resolve these issues.

World-leading $240 million hydrogen project launched, supported by $37 million upgrade to Pt Bonython jetty

South Australia’s intention to create a green hydrogen export industry has taken a big step forward, with the launch today of a world-leading $240 million hydrogen project. This project would be the largest green ammonia plant in the world, being sixty times larger than Australia’s largest electrolyser at Tonsley in Adelaide.

Transition to a clean European hydrogen economy starts in Den Helder

Building a blue hydrogen plant in the dutch northern coastal Den Helder region, could lead to a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions and make a European hydrogen network possible. The H2Gateway consortium has presented an exploratory analysis of the possibilities for the production of blue hydrogen in Den Helder in order to achieve a Dutch and European CO2free hydrogen economy.

Baker Hughes signs agreement to acquire Compact Carbon Capture technology

Baker Hughes has announced it is acquiring Compact Carbon Capture (3C), a pioneering technology development company specializing in carbon capture solutions. The acquisition underpins Baker Hughes’ strategic commitment to lead in the energy transition by providing decarbonization solutions for carbon-intensive industries, including oil and gas and broader industrial operations.

Shell Catalysts & Technologies launches the Shell Blue Hydrogen Process

Shell Catalysts & Technologies is launching the Shell Blue Hydrogen Process, which integrates proven technologies to increase significantly the affordability of greenfield projects for “blue” hydrogen production from natural gas along with carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). Affordable blue hydrogen enables the decarbonization of hard-to-abate heavy industries while creating value for refiners and resource holders.

The Netherlands: Hydrogen Land

Groningen, 30 October 2020 – Today, businesses and government bodies in the Northern Netherlands will present their investment plan for hydrogen in their region to various Dutch MPs. The plan includes investments totalling up to 9 billion euros and could secure some 66,000 existing jobs in areas like gas infrastructure and mobility and help create between 25,000 (in 2030) and 41,000 (in 2050) new jobs in areas like maintenance and operations.

Hydrogen prospectus reveals future of South Australia renewables

The South Australia state government will today launch its hydrogen prospectus, detailing three hydrogen hubs to position the region at the forefront of global clean hydrogen production and exportation.

Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage: The technology helping us to bridge energy use from hydrocarbons to renewables

Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a technology designed to capture almost 90% of CO2 left by the generation of electricity or the separation of hydrogen from hydrocarbons. While this technology is nothing new, the interest surrounding CCUS has gained momentum in recent months as hydrogen production has become a hot button topic around the globe. Why is CCUS of interest in the hydrogen community?

Italian rail operator and Snam to study hydrogen for trains

Italian rail operator Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) has signed an agreement with Europe’s biggest gas transport group Snam to study using hydrogen for its transport network.

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland to Expand Hydrogen Footprint

The Government of Alberta released its long-term Natural Gas Vision and Strategy in October, detailing key initiatives to strengthen the provinces’ hydrogen sector.

Rising demand for hydrogen attracts interest of U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical companies

U.S. petrochemical companies that already produce hydrogen as a by-product in processes like ethane cracking or while making chlorine are exploring new revenue possibilities.

TechnipFMC invests in McPhy and signed a MoU to accelerate green hydrogen

TechnipFMC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with McPhy, a leading manufacturer and supplier of carbon-free hydrogen production and distribution equipment, pursuant to which the two companies will jointly work on technology development and project implementation. TechnipFMC is also making an equity investment in McPhy.

Baker Botts adds CCUS to its Global Hydrogen Practice Group

With an increasing shift towards electrification and a lower carbon global economy, Baker Botts adds Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage to its Hydrogen Practice.

DNV GL Leads Hydrogen Readiness Study for Italian Gas Network

Oil and gas research firm DNV GL has been hired by Italian utility company SGI to assess the feasibility of switching the company's gas distribution network to hydrogen.

Hydrogen in Asia-Pacific: Creating the model of green hydrogen import/export for the next decade

Australia, Japan, and South Korea are leading the way when it comes to hydrogen delivery. Both Japan and South Korea have long term plans for hydrogen utilization and the importation and exportation of green hydrogen plays a critical role in the roadmap for these nations. Australia’s heavy investment along their western shoreline of green hydrogen facilities makes them an excellent partner in fulfilling the future hydrogen needs of Japan.

Hydrogen’s growing influence in the US: How can the US take part in the global hydrogen industry

October 5, 2020 saw a major development in how the United States views hydrogen and its usefulness in clean energy and fuel cell transportation. With support from major global corporations including Air Liquide, Chevron, Cummins, Daimler AG, Microsoft, Nikola Motors, Plug Power, Shell, Toyota and many others, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) released their “Roadmap To A US Hydrogen Economy”.

Siemens to build large CO2-free hydrogen production plant in southern Germany

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and WUN H2 GmbH signed a contract to build one of the largest hydrogen production plants in Germany. It will be built in Wunsiedel in the north of Bavaria. With a power intake of six megawatts in the initial development phase, the plant will run solely on renewable energy and will be CO2-free.

ENEL and AME are planning the first green hydrogen plant in Chile

Enel Green Power Chile (EGP Chile), a subsidiary of Enel Chile, is planning to participate with Chilean power company AME and prospective partners ENAP[1], Siemens Energy and Porsche, in the installation of a pilot plant for green hydrogen production through an electrolyzer fueled by wind energy in Cabo Negro.

Global Project Data update for October 2020

Although the gas processing and LNG industries took a major hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, new project announcements within the sector have increased for two straight months

The Last Barrel

Energy transition taking shape

PosHYdon: The key to unlocking offshore hydrogen’s future energy potential

The PosHYdon pilot project will create the world’s first offshore green hydrogen production plant in the Dutch North Sea. The project will gain experience in integrating working energy systems at sea and producing hydrogen in an offshore environment.

Hyundai delivers first fuel cell trucks to Switzerland

South Korean car maker Hyundai has presented the first seven hydrogen-powered trucks to customers in Switzerland, out of 50 such vehicles scheduled this year to bring zero-emission commercial vehicles to European roads.