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Siemens Energy will connect state’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm to the grid

Cheniere and Glencore Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC, has entered into a binding liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement with a subsidiary of Glencore plc.

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.

Diamond Green Diesel Expansion project in Louisiana Nears Startup

Valero announced in its third quarter results presentation that its 50/50 joint venture (Valero and Darling Ingredients) renewable diesel project in Norco, Louisiana had completed construction and was in the process of starting up production.

Lummus and Clariant to Provide Technology to India’s first PDH Plant

Lummus announced this week that it and its catalyst partner, Clariant Catalysts, have won a major contract award for GAIL of India’s upcoming propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Usar, Maharashtra. This plant is expected to be the first PDH plant in India.

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.

Cerilon Begins Planning $2.8 Billion GTL Plant in North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Commerce and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announced recently that the North Dakota Development Fund has approved its initial support for Cerilon of Calgary to begin development of a significant gas to liquids (GTL) complex to be built in Trenton, North Dakota.

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.

Sri Lanka Poised to Join LNG Market

The country’s push to become an LNG importer is gathering pace, bolstered by the island nation’s location on major shipping lanes.

Ambitious offshore wind leasing strategy

The US Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland has outlined the path forward for future offshore wind leasing to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30GW of offshore wind energy by 2030.

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.

Lightsource bp launches Bighorn Solar project in Colorado – powering world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar

Global solar leader Lightsource bp, together with Xcel Energy and EVRAZ North America, today celebrated the dedication of its new 300-megawatt Bighorn Solar project. Lightsource bp, a 50:50 joint venture with bp, unveiled the solar project that will help reduce emissions and support more than 1,000 jobs at EVRAZ’s Pueblo steel mill – the world’s first steel mill to be powered largely by solar energy

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.

Worley Awarded Services Contract for Ras Tanuras Residue Upgrade

Worley of Australia has been awarded a services contract for a residue upgrade project by Saudi Aramco on October 12, 2021. This residue upgrade project will be placed on the large Ras Tanuras refinery complex grounds.

Cheniere and ENN Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: LNG) announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC (“Cheniere Marketing”), has entered into a liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with ENN LNG (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“ENN LNG”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENN Natural Gas Co., Ltd. (“ENN Natural Gas”).

Dow Plans World’s First Net Zero Ethylene and Derivates Complex

Dow recently announced that is has begun planning the first ever net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site in regard to scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions.

ADNOC Scraps Plans for 400,000 bpd Ruwais Refinery

ADNOC of Abu Dhabi stated this week that it will cease its current plans for a new 400,000 barrels per day refinery in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Changes in the economy for the project were cited as the likely reason for this decision.

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.

Oil Demand in India Pushes Refinery Developments

Oil demand in India is expected to push construction of new refining projects in the region, as this demand could more than double to 11 million barrels per day by 2045. With this growth anticipated, new projects have been developing throughout the year to stay on pace to capitalize on this demand.

Qatar Petroleum commences LNG ship orders for the North Field expansion projects

Qatar Petroleum announced today that it has ordered four new LNG carriers from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. Ltd. (Hudong), a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC).

McDermott Signs on to Cauvery Project in Nagapattinam

McDermott International announced in early October that it had won a key contract for the significant upcoming Cauvery project in Nagapattinam, India. This contract was described by McDermott to be for project management consultancy and EPC management services for the Package 2 portion at the project. No contract value was stated at press time.

Construction Begins for Southern Libya Refinery

The Libya National Oil Company recently announced that the construction process for an upcoming refinery in Southern Libya had officially begun. This project has been on hold for many years until plans were revived in 2017.