Hydrogen

Wood awarded consenting and FEED contracts for the UK’s first hydrogen distribution pipeline infrastructure

Wood has been awarded the consenting and environmental assessment and front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts for Cadent’s HyNet North West, an innovative project that aims to unlock a lower carbon economy for the North West of England and North Wales. The industry-leading HyNet North West project has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions by 10 million tonnes a year by 2030 – the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off the road.

Aberdeen City Council announces bp as preferred bidder for hydrogen partnership

Aberdeen City Council on Monday, 25 October announced bp as its preferred bidder for a commercial partnership which will accelerate the city’s ambitions to become a world-class hydrogen hub. Following a robust tender process which commenced in June, the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub concept will enable the continued development of a hydrogen economy in the city. A key part of the programme will involve the creation of Scotland’s first scalable green hydrogen production facility. Phase 1, which involves delivery of a green hydrogen facility, is targeting first operations from 2024.

Woodside’s H2Perth to make Western Australia a hydrogen powerhouse

Leading Australian energy producer Woodside, with the support of the State Government of Western Australia, has unveiled plans to establish a world-scale hydrogen and ammonia production facility at a site in southern metropolitan Perth. The proposed project, named H2Perth, would be built on approximately 130 hectares of vacant industrial land to be leased from the State in the Kwinana Strategic Industrial Area and Rockingham Industry Zone.

QatarEnergy and H2Korea sign hydrogen energy cooperation agreement

QatarEnergy and Korea’s Hydrogen Convergence Alliance (H2Korea) signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of hydrogen energy. The agreement provides a framework of cooperation in the development of the hydrogen sector in both countries, encouraging growth of the hydrogen industry and expansion of the hydrogen supply chain, in addition to supporting efforts within multilateral fora to accelerate cooperation for hydrogen related technologies worldwide.

Edify granted Development Approval for Green Hydrogen Production Facility at Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct

Edify Energy has been granted development approval to build and operate a green hydrogen production plant of up to 1 GW, as well as a behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic and battery storage facility within the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct in Townsville, Queensland.

Budweiser Brewing Group to go green with hydrogen at Wales brewery, an integral part of plan for brewery to become carbon neutral

Budweiser Brewing Group to go green with hydrogen at Wales brewery, an integral part of plan for brewery to become carbon neutral • Working with UK-based green hydrogen experts, Protium • The two companies have joined forces to revolutionise the brewer’s existing on-site transport and energy generation and consumption, eliminating 15,500 tonnes of CO2e per year • Hydrogen infrastructure expected to produce more than 20MW of renewable energy and green hydrogen to power Magor brewery in South Wales

INOVYN at Runcorn to ramp up hydrogen supply to fuel trucks buses and power generator sectors

INOVYN at Runcorn to ramp up hydrogen supply to fuel trucks buses and power generator sectors • INOVYN, a subsidiary of INEOS, is to upgrade existing low-carbon hydrogen supply to fuel transport in the UK and drive the country’s green transition to net-zero by 2050. • This is part of more than €2bn investment in Green Hydrogen announced by INEOS earlier this week. • Existing hydrogen production at INOVYN’s Runcorn site has the capacity to power over 1,000 buses or 2,000 trucks with low-carbon fuel. • Geir Tuft, CEO INOVYN said: “Hydrogen-powered transport will play a critical role in the UK’s journey to net-zero. As the UK’s leading producer of low-carbon hydrogen, we’re perfectly positioned to drive down emissions reductions in the transport and industrial sector.”

INEOS green hydrogen project accelerates towards net-zero future in Germany by 2045

INEOS green hydrogen project accelerates towards net-zero future in Germany by 2045 • INEOS through its subsidiary INOVYN have announced plans to build a large-scale, 100MW electrolyser to produce green hydrogen at the Koln site in Germany. • The project forms part of more than €2bn investment in Green Hydrogen announced by INEOS earlier this week. • Hydrogen from the new unit would be used in the production of green ammonia. • The complete project will result in a reduction of carbon emissions at Koln by more than 120,000 tonnes per year. • This strengthens INEOS ambitions to achieve net-zero targets set out by the UN and National Governments around the world.

QatarEnergy and Shell join forces to pursue investments in hydrogen solutions

QatarEnergy and Shell have signed an agreement to pursue joint investments in blue and green hydrogen projects in the United Kingdom. The partners will target integrated and scalable opportunities in key sectors where hydrogen could help decarbonize, especially around industrial cluster development and also for the transport sector, with a focus on the London metropolitan area. The collaboration will exploit both companies’ expertise in delivering large and technically complex energy projects.

Enapter Claim Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize award ceremony took place on the 17 October 2021 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Protium to build 40MW flagship green hydrogen project in Teesside

Protium, the UK’s leading green hydrogen energy company has secured a location on Wilton Universal Group’s site in Teesside, marking the area’s largest announced green hydrogen project to date. The project – which cements Teesside’s position as the leading green hydrogen zone in the UK – aims to generate green jobs and economic opportunities for the local community and region.

Louisiana Governor Edwards and Air Products Announce Landmark U.S. $4.5 Billion Blue Hydrogen Clean Energy Complex in Eastern Louisiana

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Air Products Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Seifi Ghasemi are announcing a $4.5 billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana that will make the state a leader in the United States (U.S.) clean energy transition. Air Products is a world-leading industrial gas company that produces and transports hydrogen and other essential industrial gases to many customer facilities in Louisiana, across the U.S. Gulf Coast and around the world.

Monolith enters into agreement to scale clean hydrogen and carbon black technology internationally

The leader in clean hydrogen has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK Inc., the strategic investment arm for South Korea's third-largest conglomerate Monolith, a leader in clean hydrogen and materials production, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SK Inc. to pursue a joint venture for producing clean hydrogen and carbon black products in South Korea. Monolith currently produces clean hydrogen and carbon black in Hallam, Nebraska, with plans for additional U.S.-based growth already underway.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 2

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at September.

MoU for Development of Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Project in Mauritania

The Government of Mauritania, through the Ministry of Petroleum, Mines & Energy and Chariot, the Africa focused transitional energy company, are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to progress a potential green hydrogen development, denominated as “Project Nour”, of up to 10GW

EP Infrastructure, Eustream, NAFTA and RWE sign memorandum of understanding on blue hydrogen development in Slovakia

EP Infrastructure (EPIF), Eustream, NAFTA and RWE Supply & Trading are looking to jointly explore the potential development of state-of-the art blue hydrogen production facilities in eastern Slovakia. To this end the companies have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding. RWE Supply & Trading could off-take and import the produced hydrogen to Germany and other RWE core markets in Western Europe.

Viscofan conducts the first green hydrogen tests in boilers

​This project is a pioneer milestone in the usage of green hydrogen as a source of energy in industrial processes. Viscofan successfully completed on Thursday the tests conducted in the production plant based in Cáseda (Navarre) to progressively substitute the natural gas used in one of their boilers, using green hydrogen instead. The goal of the test was the partial substitution of the natural gas for hydrogen. Thanks to a temporal installation of two hydrogen semitrailers, each one with an approximate capacity of 4,000 Nm3 compressed hydrogen at 200 bar, increasing hydrogen flows of 400 Nm3/h were used.

Will Hydrogen Take Off in the Aviation Sector?

As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, business and leisure air travel will become a viable option again, the need to move people across the globe will return and the aviation industry plays a key role in this.

INEOS Grangemouth moves forward on to the next phase

INEOS Grangemouth has today announced planned further investment of over £1 billion towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions at its site to net zero by 2045, building on the 37% reduction in net CO2 emissions already delivered since acquiring the site in 2005.

Ørsted and Williams join forces to explore clean energy opportunities in the US

Ørsted and Williams have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential jointly developed Power-to-X projects in the US. Through the MOU, the two companies are identifying ways to leverage Ørsted’s renewables and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing experience to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities powered by renewable energy.

Aquaterra Energy, Lhyfe and Borr Drilling form partnership for pioneering offshore green hydrogen jack-up rig production concept

Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, has signed a partnership with renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling to develop an innovative concept for offshore green hydrogen production in the North Sea. The organisations behind Project Haldane, will develop an industrial scale offshore green hydrogen production concept, through the deployment of an electrolyser system on a converted jack-up rig.

Repsol to start up the first electrolyzer at its Petronor refinery

Repsol will start up the first electrolyzer in the northern Spanish region of the Basque Country in the second half of 2022, to produce renewable hydrogen at its Petronor refinery. The facility will have a capacity of 2.5 MW and will involve an investment of €8.9 million, covering also the construction of the necessary infrastructures for the use and distribution of the renewable hydrogen produced.

Six firms to study Australian green hydrogen project

Japanese and Australian companies look at project to produce renewable hydrogen from 1GW electrolyser by 2026 Six companies—four Japanese and two Australian—have signed an agreement to carry out a $10.4mn feasibility study for a 35,000t/yr green hydrogen project in Queensland, Australia that would produce fuel to be shipped to Japan.

Chile green hydrogen tender

Bidders table projects averaging 20MW for commissioning by end-2025 Ten companies have submitted proposals to the Chilean government to build green hydrogen projects to start operations by December 2025 at the latest.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 1

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database. Forty-one new projects were added to our database in the last four weeks across green, turquoise, blue and transportation hydrogen all are currently planned or proposed.

Texas Refinery Turns to Blue Hydrogen

The Javelina Refinery operated by Howard Midstream Energy Partners (HEP) in Corpus Christi is set to become the first carbon-neutral hydrogen production site in south Texas.

Avangrid Sees Hydrogen Future

Avangrid, Inc. the sustainable energy company that is part of Iberdola, released some details on how it intends to expand into the hydrogen sector.

Shell has Eyes on More Hydrogen and CCS projects

Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) has set a goal to cut the carbon intensity of its emissions by 20 percent by 2030 and 45 percent in 2035 before reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

HYPORT Duqm signs cooperation agreement with Uniper to explore green ammonia offtake

Oman’s strategic green hydrogen project HYPORT Duqm has signed a cooperation agreement with energy giant Uniper. Under the cooperation, Uniper will be joining the project team to provide engineering services and negotiate an exclusive offtake agreement of green ammonia.

Western Green Energy Hub in Australia set to transform global green fuels production

An international consortium comprised of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Limited, is announcing today an integrated green fuels mega project in the South-East of Western Australia