Hydrogen

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – 2021 In Numbers

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments.

World’s First Carbon Removal Plant Converting Wood Waste to Hydrogen

Climatetech innovator Mote announced today it is establishing its first facility to convert wood waste into hydrogen fuel while capturing, utilizing, and sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from its process. It’s estimated that more than 500 million metric tons of wood and agricultural waste are generated every year in the U.S., which today is either disposed of via natural decay, landfills, or open-air burn, all of which return carbon to the atmosphere. With the engineering work of their first facility underway, Mote expects to produce approximately seven million kilograms of carbon-negative hydrogen and remove 150,000 metric tons of CO2 from the air annually. That’s equivalent to removing 32,622 cars off the road. Mote expects to start hydrogen production starting as soon as 2024.

Caterpillar, BNSF and Chevron Agree to Pursue Hydrogen Locomotive Demonstration

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Inc. Company (NYSE: CAT), BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance the demonstration of a locomotive powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

ABB and HydrogenPro to optimize green hydrogen production for a low-carbon future

ABB has signed an order with HydrogenPro, a hydrogen plant company, to provide electrical equipment for the world’s largest single stack high-pressure alkaline electrolyser - a system that generates hydrogen by using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Once deployed, at a specially built test facility in Herøya, Norway in 2022, the system will be capable of producing 1,100 normal cubic metres of green hydrogen per hour (Nm3/h).

Air Liquide and Redexis join forces to deploy up to 100 hydrogen refueling stations in Spain by 2030

Air Liquide and Redexis have signed a collaboration agreement to develop a project on the hydrogen mobility value chain in Spain, with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of the transport sector. The two companies have agreed to work on the analysis of the deployment of a network of up to 100 hydrogen refueling stations in Spain before 2030, mostly dedicated to heavy mobility.

Power-to-X plants in Aalborg must capture CO2 and use it for green fuel

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Reno-Nord and Aalborg Forsyning together show the way to a faster green transition with the plans to build one of the world's first commercial Power-to-X plants, which produce green methanol from captured CO2 from waste incineration, green electricity and water.

Desert Bloom Hydrogen: ground-breaking, commercial-scale green hydrogen project to proceed in NT outback

echnology company Aqua Aerem has announced that its breakthrough $US10.75 billion 10GW Desert Bloom Hydrogen project has been granted Major Project Status by the Northern Territory government, paving the way for the production of commercial quantities of green hydrogen from 2023.

Unique investment to build Europe’s first network of green hydrogen filling stations

Swedish investment company Qarlbo makes a unique investment to establish Sweden and Europe’s first network of filling stations for green hydrogen. 24 filling stations will be built with financial support from The Climate Leap (Klimatklivet). The investment is an important step for Sweden’s and the EU’s plans to establish an infrastructure for fossil-free fuels.

ExxonMobil, SGN, Green Investment Group sign MoU to explore potential for Southampton Hydrogen hub

SGN, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Esso Petroleum Company, Limited (an ExxonMobil affiliate) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the use of hydrogen and carbon capture to help reduce emissions in the Southampton industrial cluster. Southampton has one of the largest industrial sectors in the United Kingdom, and is both a critical element of the country’s energy supply chain and an important gateway for trade in global markets.

Planned new green hydrogen project at Port Pirie, South Australia

Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. one of the world’s largest physical commodity trading companies, Nyrstar, a global multi-metals manufacturing business and the State Government of South Australia today announced a joint investment to progress plans to construct a commercial scale green hydrogen manufacturing facility in Port Pirie, a regional city north of Adelaide.

Fortescue Future Industries and AGL Energy aim to repurpose coal-fired power plant sites to generate green hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and AGL Energy (AGL) have agreed to undertake a feasibility study to repurpose infrastructure at the Hunter Valley’s Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations to generate green hydrogen from water, using renewable energy. Today’s announcement reinforces Australia’s potential to become a global green hydrogen superpower, in the process creating thousands of local direct and indirect jobs and strengthening economies in regional Australia.

Strohm and Siemens Gamesa collaborate for offshore wind-to-hydrogen infrastructure

Strohm, the world's first and leading manufacturer of fully bonded, Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the global market leader in offshore wind. The collaboration will focus on developing hydrogen transfer solutions that improve the decentralized green hydrogen concept, whereby green hydrogen is generated in each wind turbine generator and transported to shore by a subsea pipe infrastructure. In this concept power cables are replaced by a pipe infrastructure, storing and transferring hydrogen. Siemens Gamesa has a technical advisory role.

Woodside Energy expands hydrogen portfolio to the United States

Leading Australian energy producer Woodside has announced plans to expand its portfolio of hydrogen production opportunities to the US, securing land in Oklahoma for future development of a modular hydrogen facility and entering a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hyzon Motors.

BlueScope and Shell join forces to develop renewable hydrogen projects in the Illawarra

BlueScope today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell Energy Operations Pty Ltd (“Shell”) to work together to explore and develop renewable hydrogen projects at BlueScope’s Port Kembla Steelworks in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.

Fortescue Future Industries and Indigenous leaders in Canada collaborate on green hydrogen projects

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has signed Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) with three Indigenous Nations in Canada, paving the way for FFI to lead the green hydrogen and green energy revolution across Canada. FFI has signed MoUs with the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation in British Columbia; members of the Homeguard Cree First Nations in northern Manitoba; and the Innu Nation in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Zero-carbon emission flights to anywhere in the world possible with just one stop

Up to 279 passengers could fly between London and San Francisco, USA direct or Auckland, New Zealand with just one stop with the same speed and comfort as today’s aircraft, revolutionising the future of air travel. Developed by a team of aerospace and aviation experts from across the UK collaborating on the government backed FlyZero project, the concept demonstrates the huge potential of green liquid hydrogen for air travel not just regionally or in short haul flight but for global connectivity. Liquid hydrogen is a lightweight fuel, which has three times the energy of kerosene and sixty times the energy of batteries per kilogramme and emits no CO2 when burned.

ENGIE and Masdar form US$5 billion strategic alliance to drive UAE’s green hydrogen economy

ENGIE and Masdar, one of the world’s fastest-growing renewable energy companies, announced that they have signed a strategic alliance agreement to explore the co-development of a UAE-based green hydrogen hub. The two companies are looking to develop projects with a capacity of at least 2 GW by 2030, with a total investment in the region of US$5 billion.

Stanwell solar deal to power hydrogen production in Central Queensland

Stanwell Corporation’s proposed 3,000 MW green hydrogen electrolysis facility at Aldoga, 20 kilometres west of Gladstone, has moved a step closer to being powered by Queensland sunshine. Stanwell, and international renewables company, ACCIONA Energia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on future energy supply for the proposed hydrogen facility.

Total Eren secures lands and launches studoes aiming to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in Chile's Magallanes region

Total Eren, a leading renewable energy Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) based in Paris, is pleased to announce the kick-off of the studies for the development of a large-scale green hydrogen Project called “H2 Magallanes” totalling up to 10 GW of wind installed capacity to be located near the borough of San Gregorio, in the Magallanes region, Southern Chile. The Project ties in with Chile’s ambition to feature among global leaders in the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis, with a target of 25 GW by 2030

Iberdrola and H2 Green Steel sign 2.3 billion euros green hydrogen deal

Iberdrola takes another step towards decarbonisation. Iberdrola and H2 Green Steel have signed an agreement to build a green hydrogen plant with an installed capacity of 1,000 MW and an estimated investment of 2.3 billion euros. The new plant will power with clean fuel a direct steel reduction furnace with a capacity to produce around 2 million tonnes per year of pure green steel, with a 95% reduction in CO2 emissions.

bp plans major green hydrogen project in Teesside

bp today confirmed it is planning a new large-scale green hydrogen production facility in the North East of England that could deliver up to 500Mwe (megawatt electrical input) of hydrogen production ‎by 2030. To be developed in multiple stages, HyGreen Teesside is expected to match production to demand ‎and build on experience to drive down costs. bp is aiming to start production by 2025, with an initial ‎phase of some 60MWe of installed hydrogen production capacity. A final investment decision on the ‎project is expected in 2023.‎

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 4

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments.

Plug Power selected by Fertiglobe's Green Hydrogen consortium to deliver 100MW electrolyzer for Green Ammonia

Plug Power Inc. a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen market, today announces it has been selected by Fertiglobe the strategic partnership between OCI NV and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Scatec ASA, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction, as the technology provider for a 100 megawatts electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen as feedstock for up to 90,000 tons of green ammonia production at EBIC in Ain Sokhna, Egypt.

Sval Energi and Storegga join forces to explore carbon storage on the NCS

Sval Energi has entered into an agreement with Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd (Storegga) to explore joint business opportunities for carbon storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Enters agreement to explore CO2 storage opportunities off the coast of Norway Shared goal of being awarded licenses to store CO2 below the seabed Combines Storegga's carbon capture and storage (CCS) expertise and Sval's vast NCS knowledge and strong business development skills. The purpose of the agreement is to establish a common platform to secure the award of CO2 storage licenses on the NCS through identifying carbon storage opportunities and building a robust business case.

ARENA to lead Australia-Germany’s HyGATE initiative

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced that it will play a key role in the development and delivery of the German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator known as HyGATE.

Air Liquide and BASF welcome support from European Innovation Fund for joint CCS project

Air Liquide and BASF are planning to develop the world’s largest cross-border Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) value chain. The goal is to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at the industrial cluster in the port of Antwerp. The joint project “Kairos@C” has been selected for funding by the European Commission through its Innovation Fund, as one of the seven large-scale projects out of more than 300 applications.

Investment secured for Whitelee Green hydrogen facility

The Green Hydrogen for Scotland partnership has secured £9.4m of funding through the Storage at Scale competition run by The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Greg Hands, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, announced the funding today at ScottishPower’s Whitelee windfarm where the 20MW hydrogen production and storage facility will be built.

Neste to receive funding from the EU Innovation Fund to develop its Porvoo refinery through green hydrogen production and carbon capture & storage

The EU Innovation Fund has given a positive grant decision of EUR 88 million funding to Neste’s green hydrogen and CO2 capture & storage project, which aims to quickly and efficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the Porvoo refinery in Finland. The project introduces carbon capture and storage (CCS) and electrolysis solutions that allow decarbonisation of production at the refinery. The project is currently in the feasibility phase.

EU support for Stockholm Exergi's bio-CCS project

The European Commission announced today that Stockholm Exergi's bio-CCS project - BECCS @ STHLM (bio-CCS - Bio Energy Carbon Capture and Storage) - has been selected for the final step in the selection process to receive support from the EU Innovation Fund. The project was selected for its potential to contribute to the transformation of the European energy sector and the potential to mitigate climate change.

Octopus Hydrogen and MIRA Technology Park Partner to Power Clean Mobility Revolution

Octopus Hydrogen, Octopus Renewables and MIRA Technology Park today confirmed plans to develop a green refuelling forecourt providing hydrogen and EV charging on site at MIRA Technology Park to support the needs of the fastest growing cluster of automotive and mobility technology businesses that are powering the mobility revolution.