Hydrogen

US Hydrogen Roadmap Report

October 5, 2020 saw a major development in how the United States views hydrogen and its usefulness in clean energy and fuel cell transportation.

Hydrogen for Public Transportation: How some European cities are adopting hydrogen fuel cells for public transit

Fuel cell powered vehicles operate by flowing hydrogen over a membrane and combining it with oxygen. This generates electricity, heat, and water. Compared with traditional gas and diesel powered buses, they drive similarly with the same range and not susceptible to the drawbacks of battery powered vehicles such as decreased range and lengthy recharge times. Many European cities have incorporated their fleet of buses over to hydrogen fuel cells and the number of buses in operation are increasing every month. Emmen and Barcelona have both made large orders in September making 23 cities in Europe with currently operational hydrogen bus lines and another 37 cities planning to launch within the next three to five years.

Haldor Topsoe joins ambitious sustainable fuel project in Denmark

The project aims to develop a ground-breaking hydrogen and sustainable fuel facility based on electrolysis in the Greater Copenhagen Area. The project is expected to be executed by 2030 in three stages, achieving the capacity of 10 megawatts (MW) in 2023, 250 MW in 2027, and 1,3 GW in 2030 respectively.

ZeroAvia completes world's first hydrogen-electric passenger plane flight

ZeroAvia, a leading innovator in decarbonizing commercial aviation, has completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel-cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. The flight took place at the company's R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing.

Evonik and Siemens Energy commission pilot plant for sustainable chemicals

Evonik and Siemens Energy today commissioned a pilot plant sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that uses carbon dioxide and water to produce chemicals. The necessary energy is supplied by electricity from renewable sources. The pilot plant is located in Marl, in the northern Ruhr area, and its innovative technology of artificial photosynthesis should contribute to the success of the energy revolution. It is an essential part of the Rheticus I and II research projects, which are sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with a total of 6.3 million euros.

Pandemic's reset pushes energy firms toward renewables, hydrogen

The economic trauma caused by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed energy companies to step-up investment in renewables, hydrogen and other low carbon alternatives, but fossil fuels will be their dominant business for the foreseeable future, industry executives said.

More hydrogen, less meat: EU’s new climate plan targets every aspect of modern life

The European Union’s executive will unveil an ambitious emissions-cut plan this week that’ll leave no sector of the economy untouched, forcing wholesale lifestyle changes and stricter standards for industries.

MAN Energy Solutions and Wasco to drive Power-to-Gas technology in South-East Asia

MAN Energy Solutions and Wasco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote and commercialize Power-to-X (PtX) projects in South-East Asia.

Xodus selected for landmark Australian green hydrogen project

Xodus selected for landmark Australian green hydrogen project

Italy Can be Hydrogen Hub with Pipeline Imports from Africa - Snam

Italy could become a clean energy hub for Europe by piping hydrogen produced in North Africa from solar power at 10-15% less than it costs to produce locally, according to a new study.

Canada has big plans to use hydrogen to cut emissions - and produce more oil

Canada's main crude-producing province Alberta looks to use hydrogen to fuel expansion of its oil sands without increasing emissions, even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises strong action against climate change.

China's national oil companies outline early green energy plans

China’s top state oil and gas producers - PetroChina, Sinopec Corp and CNOOC Ltd, are working on the following green initiatives.

Rosen Group headed for hydrogen

With more than 30 years of experience in pipeline integrity management, the ROSEN Group is investing in a new challenge to support operators in the transition towards a low-carbon future.

Hydrogen Delivers New Future for Holland’s Pipeline Network

The European Union’s ambitious decarbonization policies and plans for a green economic recovery will have repercussions on the continent’s pipeline networks, none more so than Holland’s.

Pipeline Conference To Explore Germany’s Hydrogen Grid

Join the inaugural Pipeline Opportunities Conference – EMEA (POC-EMEA) from your home or office on September 17 and gain insight into the ongoing challenges operators and service companies face in the region.

Siemens to explore leveraging wind power for hydrogen production

The company, which earlier this year launched the world’s biggest wind turbine, plans to start a pilot project in Denmark to test how its machines could power production of the fuel seen as key to eliminating carbon emissions from transportation and heavy industries.

Europe Faces High Hurdles to Make Hydrogen Hype Reality

The European Union's goal to increase the use of zero-carbon hydrogen faces steep challenges as the move would require billions in investments from countries already reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Williams Announces Goal of 56% Reduction in Carbon Emissions by 2030

Williams has announced its intention to reduce the company's carbon emissions by 56% from 2005 levels by 2030, putting it on track to achieve its net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

Siemens Energy launches its first megawatt green hydrogen production project in China

"Promoting the application and development of renewable hydrogen is of great significance for China to build a modern and cleaner energy system,” said Christian Bruch, CEO of Siemens Energy. “Together with our partner SPIC, we are making an important contribution to tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions.”

UK strives to develop economically viable deepwater wind capabilities

To further exploit the UK’s vast wind power potential, technology advances and cost reductions are required for floating installations to compete commercially against bottom-fixed facilities.

Hydrogen economy offers low-emissions fuel to combat air pollution

The air quality indexes (AQIs) and particulate matter (PM) concentrations in many fast-developing countries and regions are climbing to high levels that are considered extremely hazardous to public health and the environment. For example, the AQI of New Delhi, India was recently assessed above 300 (severe), and PM2.5 (aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 µm), PM10 (aerodynamic diameter < 10 µm) concentrations also reached extremely hazardous levels.

Linde signs MoU to jointly develop China's hydrogen energy industry

Linde announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) subsidiary, CNOOC Energy Technology & Services, to jointly develop the hydrogen energy industry in China.

Neptune Energy joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Neptune Energy has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, supporting the development of the EU’s hydrogen strategy.

World’s largest green hydrogen project will use Haldor Topsoe ammonia technology

A $5 billion dollar green hydrogen production facility to be sited in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, will include Topsoe’s proven ammonia technology.

World’s largest green hydrogen project will supply 650 tons per day of carbon-free hydrogen for transportation globally

Air Products, in conjunction with ACWA Power and NEOM, announced the signing of an agreement for a $5 billion world-scale green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy.

Equinor Plans UK Project to Produce Hydrogen from Natural Gas

Equinor is leading a project to build a plant in Britain that will produce hydrogen from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and storage, with pipelines to transport hydrogen for use by multiple industry and power customers.

EU plans green hydrogen push, with hints of blue

The European Commission wants to rapidly scale up production of “green” hydrogen, a key zero-carbon fuel if heavy industry is to meet European Union climate targets.

Germany paints hydrogen energy future in green, grey, blue and turquoise

Germany’s cabinet passed a national hydrogen strategy as part of a wider push to decarbonize Europe’s largest economy.

Hypower to use Honeywell UOP hydrogen technology for clean fuel cells

Honeywell announced that Beijing HyPower Energy Technology Ltd., a leading hydrogen energy technology provider in China, will adopt Honeywell UOP technologies to supply high-purity hydrogen for fuel cells.

ABB system selected for green hydrogen project

Lhyfe, the French producer and supplier of green hydrogen, has chosen ABB, the world leader in control systems and advanced technologies, to implement an automation solution at its first green hydrogen production site.