Renewables

Ørsted enters into collaboration with Liquid Wind in green fuels with investment in large-scale e-methanol project in Sweden

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Liquid Wind AB to acquire a 45% ownership interest in Liquid Wind AB's e-methanol project FlagshipONE. FlagshipONE is a late-stage development project and could become the world's first large-scale e-methanol project. Liquid Wind AB plans to establish a number of facilities around Sweden to phase out fossil fuels in the shipping sector, of which FlagshipONE will be the first.

The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2, generates first power

When fully operational, Hornsea 2’s 165 8 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be capable of generating 1.32 GW of clean electricity – taking the title of ‘world’s largest operating offshore wind farm’ from its sibling project Hornsea 1. Together, the two projects will be capable of providing enough power for well over 2.3 million homes.

RWE is driving hydrogen plans forward in Wales

RWE, one of the world’s leading global renewable companies, has announced the signing of a contract with professional services firm Jacobs to investigate the production and supply of green hydrogen at the Pembroke Power Station site.

World’s First Carbon Removal Plant Converting Wood Waste to Hydrogen

Climatetech innovator Mote announced today it is establishing its first facility to convert wood waste into hydrogen fuel while capturing, utilizing, and sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from its process. It’s estimated that more than 500 million metric tons of wood and agricultural waste are generated every year in the U.S., which today is either disposed of via natural decay, landfills, or open-air burn, all of which return carbon to the atmosphere. With the engineering work of their first facility underway, Mote expects to produce approximately seven million kilograms of carbon-negative hydrogen and remove 150,000 metric tons of CO2 from the air annually. That’s equivalent to removing 32,622 cars off the road. Mote expects to start hydrogen production starting as soon as 2024.

UK Government Gives Vattenfall Consent

The UK Government has awarded planning consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Boreas offshore windfarm.

Desert Bloom Hydrogen: ground-breaking, commercial-scale green hydrogen project to proceed in NT outback

echnology company Aqua Aerem has announced that its breakthrough $US10.75 billion 10GW Desert Bloom Hydrogen project has been granted Major Project Status by the Northern Territory government, paving the way for the production of commercial quantities of green hydrogen from 2023.

Strohm and Siemens Gamesa collaborate for offshore wind-to-hydrogen infrastructure

Strohm, the world's first and leading manufacturer of fully bonded, Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the global market leader in offshore wind. The collaboration will focus on developing hydrogen transfer solutions that improve the decentralized green hydrogen concept, whereby green hydrogen is generated in each wind turbine generator and transported to shore by a subsea pipe infrastructure. In this concept power cables are replaced by a pipe infrastructure, storing and transferring hydrogen. Siemens Gamesa has a technical advisory role.

BlueScope and Shell join forces to develop renewable hydrogen projects in the Illawarra

BlueScope today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell Energy Operations Pty Ltd (“Shell”) to work together to explore and develop renewable hydrogen projects at BlueScope’s Port Kembla Steelworks in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.

Zero-carbon emission flights to anywhere in the world possible with just one stop

Up to 279 passengers could fly between London and San Francisco, USA direct or Auckland, New Zealand with just one stop with the same speed and comfort as today’s aircraft, revolutionising the future of air travel. Developed by a team of aerospace and aviation experts from across the UK collaborating on the government backed FlyZero project, the concept demonstrates the huge potential of green liquid hydrogen for air travel not just regionally or in short haul flight but for global connectivity. Liquid hydrogen is a lightweight fuel, which has three times the energy of kerosene and sixty times the energy of batteries per kilogramme and emits no CO2 when burned.

Stanwell solar deal to power hydrogen production in Central Queensland

Stanwell Corporation’s proposed 3,000 MW green hydrogen electrolysis facility at Aldoga, 20 kilometres west of Gladstone, has moved a step closer to being powered by Queensland sunshine. Stanwell, and international renewables company, ACCIONA Energia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on future energy supply for the proposed hydrogen facility.

Total Eren secures lands and launches studoes aiming to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in Chile's Magallanes region

Total Eren, a leading renewable energy Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) based in Paris, is pleased to announce the kick-off of the studies for the development of a large-scale green hydrogen Project called “H2 Magallanes” totalling up to 10 GW of wind installed capacity to be located near the borough of San Gregorio, in the Magallanes region, Southern Chile. The Project ties in with Chile’s ambition to feature among global leaders in the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis, with a target of 25 GW by 2030

New York's First Offshore Foray

The US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Record of Decision, setting the stage for New York’s first offshore windfarm to begin construction.

bp plans major green hydrogen project in Teesside

bp today confirmed it is planning a new large-scale green hydrogen production facility in the North East of England that could deliver up to 500Mwe (megawatt electrical input) of hydrogen production ‎by 2030. To be developed in multiple stages, HyGreen Teesside is expected to match production to demand ‎and build on experience to drive down costs. bp is aiming to start production by 2025, with an initial ‎phase of some 60MWe of installed hydrogen production capacity. A final investment decision on the ‎project is expected in 2023.‎

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 4

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments.

Plug Power selected by Fertiglobe's Green Hydrogen consortium to deliver 100MW electrolyzer for Green Ammonia

Plug Power Inc. a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen market, today announces it has been selected by Fertiglobe the strategic partnership between OCI NV and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Scatec ASA, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction, as the technology provider for a 100 megawatts electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen as feedstock for up to 90,000 tons of green ammonia production at EBIC in Ain Sokhna, Egypt.

UAE, Jordan and Israel collaborate to mitigate climate change with sustainability project

The governments of Jordan, Israel and the United Arab Emirates on 22 November 2021 signed a landmark declaration of intent to build renewable electricity and water desalination capacity and address the threat posed by climate change on energy and water security in the region.

Investment secured for Whitelee Green hydrogen facility

The Green Hydrogen for Scotland partnership has secured £9.4m of funding through the Storage at Scale competition run by The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Greg Hands, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, announced the funding today at ScottishPower’s Whitelee windfarm where the 20MW hydrogen production and storage facility will be built.

Arbor Renewable Gas Picks Beaumont for Renewable Plant Location

Arbor Renewable Gas of Houston, Texas recently announced that it has decided upon a 53-acre site in Beaumont, Texas to be the location of the company’s initial renewable gasoline plant.

Triangle Energy Plans Renewable Refinery in Australia

Triangle Energy Limited of Australia announced recently that FEED studies had begun for a proposed 5,000 barrel per day renewable refinery in Western Australia. This refinery would be modular in design and have a flexible feedstock ability.

Alberta’s Northern Petrochemical Corporation Announces $2.5 Billion Petrochemical Project

Northern Petrochemical Corporation (NPC) of Alberta announced on November 10th, 2021, that it plans to build a carbon neutral ammonia and methanol facility in what will be the Greenview Industrial Gateway in northwestern Alberta on 265 acres.

Wood Wins EPC Contract for Renewable Diesel Expansion in Louisiana

Wood PLC announced in early November that it had won an engineering, procurement, and construction management services contract with Renewable Energy Group of Iowa for its upcoming renewable diesel expansion project in Geismar, Louisiana. This expansion project will take the current production capacity from 90 million gallons per year to 340 million gallons per year in 2024.

Howden to Supply Compressors for Shell’s Biofuel Project in Rotterdam

Howden of Scotland recently announced that it has agreed to supply compressors for the upcoming Shell owned biofuel facilities under development in the Netherlands. This complex will be at the former Pernis refinery site in Rotterdam and will be one of the largest of its kinds in Europe upon its completion.

UK Government Makes £230 Million Pledge

The UK Government has pledged £230 million in new funding in its Autumn Budget, released the week before COP26, for the offshore wind industry.

Green energy for New York

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Chile Welcomes Repsol

Repsol has completed the construction of its first joint windfarm in Chile with Ibereolica Renovables.

Floating Along Nicely

According to research by trade association RenewableUK, the orderbook for global offshore floating wind projects currently stands at 54GW.