Hydrogen

Unigel installs the first industrial-scale green hydrogen production site in Brazil using thyssenkrupp nucera technology

Unigel installs the first industrial scale green hydrogen plant in Brazil. The company, which is one of the largest chemical companies in Latin America and the largest manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers in Brazil, invests a total of US$ 120 million in the development of the production site for green hydrogen. Unigel relies on the world-leading technology of thyssenkrupp nucera.

Large-volume electrolysis plant is to be built in Burgenland

The largest electrolyser in Austria to date will be built in Burgenland. When fully expanded, 40,000 tons of green hydrogen will be produced from 300 MW of wind and solar energy . This makes the project – initiated by Burgenland Energie together with VERBUND and partners – one of the largest hydrogen projects, even in a European comparison. In a joint press conference, Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler, Governor Hans Peter Doskozil, VERBUND CEO Michael Strugl and Burgendland Energie CEO Stephan Sharma presented the joint plans. Green hydrogen is an important step towards energy independence and climate neutrality, as is unanimously emphasized.

European Commission approves up to EUR 5.4 billion of public support by fifteen Member States for the hydrogen technology value chain

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI') to support research and innovation and first industrial deployment in the hydrogen technology value chain. The project, called “IPCEI Hy2Tech” was jointly prepared and notified by fifteen Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.

Buckeye Partners completes Bear Head Clean Energy acquisition

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (Buckeye) today announced that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Bear Head Energy, Inc. (Bear Head), which is developing a large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia production, storage and export project in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia with hydrogen electrolyzer capacity of over two gigawatts.

HyCC launches 500-megawatt hydrogen project in the port of Amsterdam

Hydrogen company HyCC has launched Project H2era to construct a 500-megawatt green hydrogen plant in the Amsterdam port area. The project, launched in cooperation with the Port of Amsterdam, is a major step forward in the development of the regional hydrogen economy to help decarbonize industry and mobility.

Air Products and VPI Sign Joint Development Agreement for Large-scale, Low-carbon Hydrogen Production in Humber

Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen producer, and power generator VPI, are pleased to announce the signing of a joint development agreement to drive forward the “Humber Hydrogen Hub” or “H3”, which seeks to develop a flagship 800MW low-carbon hydrogen production facility in Immingham, UK. The majority of hydrogen produced would be used to decarbonise VPI Immingham’s existing power production.

bp and thyssenkrupp Steel work together to advance the decarbonisation of steel production

bp and thyssenkrupp Steel today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on the development of long-term supply of low carbon hydrogen and renewable power in steel production, helping accelerate the steel industry’s wider energy transition.

HIF Global begins approval process for its first carbon neutral eFuels manufacturing facility in Australia

HIF Global, the world’s leading eFuels company, announced today that it has begun the development of Australia’s first large-scale, carbon-neutral eFuels production facility in Tasmania. HIF Asia Pacific, a wholly owned subsidiary of HIF Global, filed a Notice of Intent (NoI) with the Tasmanian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) seeking approval for the facility, which will be located in north-west Tasmania.

NTPC REL and GACL to collaborate in Renewable Energy and synthesizing Green Chemicals

n order to realize green energy and green hydrogen objectives and the GOI’s efforts towards carbon-neutrality economy, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between NTPC RE Limited (NTPC REL) and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) on 6th July’2022 at New Delhi. The MoU was signed by Shri Harshad R Patel, IAS, Managing Director, GACL and Shri Mohit Bhargava, Chief Executive Officer, NTPC REL.

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.

Hydrogen partnership to advance new pilot facility with CleanBC support

The move towards more low carbon gases in B.C. continues as a new pilot project in Port Moody will produce zero-carbon hydrogen. A partnership between FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC), Suncor Energy (Suncor) and Hazer Group Limited (Hazer) will bring a groundbreaking new technology to the province to produce clean burning hydrogen from natural gas.

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.