Europe

Project Air in Sweden: Uniper commissions Sunfire to build a 30 MW electrolyzer

In one of the flagship projects of the energy transition, the Swedish “Project Air", implementation is moving full steam ahead. Uniper has commissioned the Dresden-based company Sunfire to build a 30 MW pressurized alkaline electrolysis plant which will generate green hydrogen using renewable electricity and purified wastewater. The final investment decision is still pending.

Stockholm Exergi launches unique negative emissions offering – strong customer interest immediately

Stockholm Exergi recently made it possible for its district heating customers to purchase negative emissions from the company’s future BECCS facility. Alongside their commitments to reduce emissions, more and more companies are seeing a need for negative emissions to reach net-zero targets or to further reduce their carbon footprint. Through their purchases, customers are simultaneously making additional contributions to the financing of Stockholm Exergi’s BECCS plant, which is scheduled to be operational in 2026.

Equinor awards Linde major FEED contract advancing H2H Saltend low carbon hydrogen project

Energy company Equinor has awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for H2H Saltend to Linde Engineering, and an operation and maintenance service contract to BOC.

Foresight Group continues support of green hydrogen with latest plant in Germany

Foresight’s investment will finance a large green hydrogen production plant to be built in Borna, Germany The plant will have the capacity to produce around 6,000 tonnes (200,000 MWh) of green hydrogen per year during the first 100 MW phase

HH2E announces its second major green hydrogen production project in Germany

The HH2E Thierbach project is located in the region of Borna and designed for an initial input capacity of 100 MW by 2025, scalable to over 1 GW by 2030 First phase of project (100 MW) is supported by two substantial institutional investors in green energy and environmental infrastructure, Foresight and HydrogenOne.

Floating LNG terminal arrives at Brunsbüttel and increases German liquid gas import capacity

This morning, the floating liquefied natural gas terminal “Hoegh Gannet” arrived at Brunsbüttel’s Elbehafen port near Hamburg. In the near future, liquid gas from LNG carriers can be regasified and then fed into the German gas network via this Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU).

bp reveals plans to evaluate expansion of Germany’s green energy port with a new hydrogen hub

bp will evaluate the feasibility of building a new hydrogen hub in Germany. The project, which would be located in Wilhelmshaven, is expected to include an industry leading ammonia cracker which could provide up to 130,000 tons of low-carbon hydrogen from green ammonia, per year, from 2028.

Bulgaria Looking to Revive 186-Mile Trans-Balkan Pipeline Project

Bulgaria is looking to revive a trans-Balkan oil pipeline project to secure non-Russian crude oil supplies for its only oil refinery on the Black Sea, controlled by Russia's Lukoil, President Rumen Radev said on Tuesday.

Flexens spin-off HydRe receives an 800,000 euro investment grant from the Finnish Energy Authority to build Finland’s first hydrogen refuelling station in Lieto

HydRe was founded at the beginning of 2022 as a Flexens spin-off company to develop a network of hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy transport in Northern Europe. In November, the HydRe team applied for a Finnish Energy Authority investment grant.

Nel signs agreement with HH2E for potential 120 MW capacity in Germany

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has agreed with HH2E for a FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) study and a Letter of Intent for two 60 MW electrolyser plants in Germany. The FEED will commence after a firm purchase order is made, and the parties intend to conclude a contract for electrolyser equipment within the first half of 2023.

Equinor and RWE have agreed to work together to develop large-scale value chains for low carbon hydrogen.

The partners aim to replace coal fired power plants with hydrogen-ready gas fired power plants in Germany, and to build production of low carbon and renewable hydrogen in Norway that will be exported through pipeline to Germany.

H2Carrier AS and Anori A/S to co-operate in developing a large PtX project in Greenland

H2Carrier AS and the Greenland based company Anori A/S have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the purpose of developing the first commercial wind farm in Greenland with subsequent production and export of green ammonia. The wind farm is projected to comprise 1.5GW renewable energy which will supply power to H2Carrier’s floating production vessel for hydrogen and green ammonia, the so-called P2XFloater™. Green ammonia will be stored in tanks onboard the vessel, then exported to smaller shipping vessels and carried to the international market for ammonia. This large project will enable Greenland to play a key role within global decarbonisation.

Northern Lights awards ship management contract to “K” LINE

Northern Lights JV DA and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) have signed contracts for “K” LINE to operate the two first 7,500 m3 liquefied CO2 ships. The ships will be delivered in 2024 and will contribute to the world’s first full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain.

Six partners have signed a cooperation agreement to develop Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor

The EU member states are currently in the process of dynamic changes related to the energy transformation and the decarbonisation of the European economy. Hydrogen is expected to be one of the key fuels in the EU's energy transformation. Now, the gas transmission systems operators (TSOs) are moving in good collaboration from European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) vision to action. On December 14, 2022 TSOs from six EU countries signed a cooperation agreement on a cross border project, Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor.

Lhyfe and Schaeffler enter cooperation agreement to build industrial green hydrogen plant in Germany

Green hydrogen producer Lhyfe and Schaeffler, a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, have signed an agreement to boost green hydrogen production in Bavaria (Germany). The plan is to build and operate an electrolysis plant on Schaeffler’s factory premises in Herzogenaurach, Franconia with a capacity of up to 15 megawatts. Other regional players will also be supplied with green hydrogen from the plant at Schaeffler.

Shell to test carbon capture technology at Technology Centre Mongstad in Norway

Shell Catalysts & Technologies has entered an agreement with Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) to test a technology for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2). The test will start in January 2023 and will last for five months.

280-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Connecting Spain to France to Cost $2.6 Billion

An underwater pipeline set to carry green hydrogen between Spain and France will cost about 2.5 billion euros ($2.6 billion), Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday, adding he hoped the European Union would partly fund the project. The pipeline between Barcelona and Marseille will have a capacity of 2 million tonnes a year and be ready by the end of the decade, Sanchez said at a summit of Mediterranean European Union leaders in the southeastern Spanish port city of Alicante.

Technip Energies Awarded a Contract for Sustainable Aviation Fuels Production at TotalEnergies Grandpuits Zero-Crude Platform in France

Technip Energies (PARIS:TE) has been awarded a contract by TotalEnergies for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) at Grandpuits platform in France.

TES and EWE to build 500-MW electrolyzer at Wilhelmshaven Green Energy Hub

Tree Energy Solutions (TES) and EWE are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build an electrolyzer in TES’ Green Energy Hub in Wilhelmshaven. The electrolyzer is to be installed and operated starting in 2028. The planned capacity of the electrolyzer is 500 MW and one more unit is planned to reach a total capacity of 1 GW. This MoU is in line with Germany’s strategic energy policy to develop clean energy generated by the North Sea and broaden the possible supply for H2. The signing marks a joint interest in delivering national energy security as Germany continues to diversify its energy supply from renewable energy sources.

First FSRU for Germany reaches Rügen

The NEPTUNE enters the Mukran Port today. It is the first FSRU (Floating Storage & Regasification Unit) intended for use at a floating LNG terminal in Germany and is now reaching a German port. Here she makes a stopover before she will start the final transfer to the industrial port of Lubmin. There it will soon take its place in the first and so far, only privately financed LNG terminal that is being developed by Lubmin-based Deutsche ReGas.

Lhyfe and Nantes – Saint Nazaire Port Collaborate to Develop Offshore Renewable Hydrogen

Hydrogen is able to draw on the strong momentum driven by the national strategy for the development of carbon-free hydrogen in France, and as will offshore wind power, this energy source will be called upon to play an increasingly important role in the French and European energy mix.

pHYnix contracts Cummins for 10MW electrolyzer

It will have a production capacity that will progressively reach 4.3 tons of hydrogen per day. The plant located in Alcázar de San Juan has just laid its first stone and is expected to come into operation at the beginning of 2024. Vitale is one of the first European renewable hydrogen production plants and the first in Spain to have different uses on a commercial scale: direct supply to local industrial customers, transport and mobility through distribution to hydrogen filling stations, known as HRS, and finally, injection into the gas network or blending.

Flexens and KIP to develop Finland’s largest H2 plant planned in Kokkola

Project developer Flexens Oy Ab and KIP Infra Oy, part of Kokkola city council, have signed a letter of intent regarding a land lease agreement for a facility with a H2 production capacity of approximately 300 megawatts (MW) in the Kokkola Industrial Park area. Such a facility would certify a strengthened energy and ammonia self-sufficiency for Finland. Production of mainly green H2 and ammonia is meant to start running at the end of 2027. The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs, Mika Lintilä, considers this good news for both Central Ostrobothnia and the development of the Finnish H2 economy.

Finland’s largest hydrogen plant planned in Kokkola

Project developer Flexens Oy Ab and KIP Infra Oy, part of Kokkola city council, have signed a letter of intent regarding a land lease agreement for a facility with a hydrogen production capacity of approximately 300 megawatts in the Kokkola Industrial Park area. Such a facility would certify a strengthened energy and ammonia self-sufficiency for Finland.

Northern Gas Networks and partners to work on an ambitious low-carbon H2 production

Gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has partnered with clean energy pioneers Hygen Energy Holdings (Hygen) and Ryze Hydrogen to work on an ambitious low carbon H2 production and dispensing facility in the heart of Bradford.

Gen2 Energy awards Wood FEED contract for first large-scale green hydrogen production facility in Mosjøen in Norway

Gen2 Energy has awarded Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, the front-end engineering design (FEED) scope for Gen2 Energy’s green hydrogen production facility, located in Mosjøen in northern Norway.

Italy's Emilia Romagna region backs new floating LNG terminal in Ravenna

(Reuters) - Italy's Emilia Romagna region has approved a project for a new floating LNG terminal off the coast of Ravenna in the upper Adriatic sea, it said on Monday, part of the country's broader efforts to replace dwindling Russian gas supplies

pHYnix announces its second 70MW renewable hydrogen production project, Barataria

During the laying of the first stone of Vitale, the first commercial-size renewable hydrogen production project in Spain of 10MW of electrolyzer power, pHYnix presents its second project: Barataria. The production of both plants will add almost 12,000 tons of hydrogen per year.

Centrica and Equinor sign co-operation agreement for East Yorkshire hydrogen hub

Centrica and Equinor have signed a co-operation agreement to explore developing a low-carbon hydrogen production hub at Easington in East Yorkshire, further strengthening the region’s growing status as the UK’s foremost hydrogen super place.

Technip Energies selected as FEED contractor for Uniper’s H2Maasvlakte 100 MW green hydrogen project

Following the announcement by the European Commission that Uniper's H2Maasvlakte project has been selected as an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI), Uniper took another important step towards the realization of their 100 MW electrolyzer project for green hydrogen at the Maasvlakte power plant site in the port of Rotterdam.