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20MW UK Green Hydrogen Project Funded (Int'l., Funding)
Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho
Date: 2021-09-17
In the UK, Uniper, Siemens Energy AG, Toyota Tsusho and Associated British Ports (ABP) are reporting receipt of matched funding from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, to study and help develop roughly 20MW of green hydrogen production for use at the Port of Immingham, either as a direct replacement for diesel and heavy fuel oil or for the production of clean shipping fuels.

The funded study will review the technical and economic feasibility of reducing port greenhouse gas emissions with hydrogen and develop a plan for future development, as well as assess key areas encompassing the conversion of existing infrastructure, the generation and storage of hydrogen and potential end uses of green hydrogen in and around the port.

The completed feasibility study could enable a front-end engineering design study (FEED) to start in 2022, with potential financial investment decisions in 2023 and possible first green hydrogen production by 2025. (Source: Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho, RE News, 16 Sept., 2021) Contact: Uniper, www.uniper.energy; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html; Toyota Tsusho, www.toyota-tsusho.com/english; Associated British Ports , www.abports.co.uk/locations/immingham

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovate UK,  Uniper,  Siemens Energy,  Toyota Tsusho,  Green Hydrogen,  


Green Hydrogen Electrolyser Maker Expanding Production (Int'l.)
Enapter
Date: 2021-09-15
German cleantech company Enapter reports construction is underway on its new, 100 pct renewable energy powered, 82,000 square-metre R&D, production and warehousing facility for green hydrogen-producing electrolysers in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Enapter is aiming to ramp-up production of its patented AEM (Anion Exchange Membrane) Electrolysers AEM Electrolysers for green hydrogen production to 10,000 units per month to meet the growing demand for low-cost hydrogen production solutions.

The new Enapter facility, which is expected to cost roughly €105 million, is slated for mass-production startup in 2023. The project has been supported by the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy with around €9.36 million. Enapter presently provides its AEM Electrolysers to more than 70 integrators and project developers in 40 countries. (Source: Enapter, PR, Website, 13 Sept., 2021) Contact: Enapter, Jan-Hendrik Goldbeck, CEO , Martin Jendrischik, +49 151 2391 5780 , mjendrischik@external.enapter.com, www.enapter.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enapter,  Green Hydrogen ,  


Steel Giant ArcelorMittal Plans 4.5 GW Indian Solar Farm (Int'l.)
ArcelorMittal
Date: 2021-09-13
Luxembourg-based global steel maker ArcelorMittal is reporting plans to invest in hydrogen gas production, wind energy and a 4.5 GW solar wind park in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The solar facility would be set up by ArcelorMittal's HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. unit. (Source: ArcelorMittal, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: www.corporate.arcelormittal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ArcelorMittal,  Green Hydrogen,  Solar,  


Arbor Taps Topsoe TIGAS™ Tech. for Renewable Gas (Ind. Report)
Arbor Renewable Gas, Topsoe
Date: 2021-09-08
In the Lone Star State, Houston-based industrial-scale renewable gasoline and green hydrogen projects developer Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC reports it will use Topsoe's TIGAS™ technology for producing renewable gasoline (RG) at a new facility in the Gulf Coast region. The facility is expected to be operational by 2024 to produce 1,000 bdp of RG with a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

Topsoe will supply the methanol synthesis technologies and the TIADS™ backend gasoline synthesis unit (TIGAS). The methanol synthesis loop is based on the modular MeOH-To-Go™ design. Arbor Gas aims to build out a fleet of cost-effective, safe, and reliable woody biomass to renewable gasoline and renewable hydrogen plants around the world. With an initial focus on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, Arbor Gas brings a unique blend of management, financing, technology and project execution skills to successfully advance its vision of a clean, low carbon transportation fleet utilizing existing infrastructure and vehicles. (Source: Topsoe Website PR, 2 Sept., 2021) Contact: Arbor Renewable Gas, Timothy Vail, CEO , 346.708.7819, info@arborgas.com, www.arborgas.com; Haldor Topsoe, Henrik Rasmussen, Americas Managing Dir., +45 27 77 99 68, www.topsoe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arbor Renewable Gas,  Topsoe,  Renewable gas,  


Indian Green Hydrogen Collaboration Announced (Int'l.)
Ayana Renewable Power,Greenstat Hydrogen
Date: 2021-09-08
India's Ayana Renewable Power and Norwegian-owned Greenstat Hydrogen India, are reporting a MOU to collaborate on developing green hydrogen production projects.

Ayana Renewable Power, a renewable energy platform majority controlled by India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), focuses on development of utility scale renewable energy projects in India. The company aims to be the lowest cost renewable energy producer which utilizes technology to maximize value creation.

The Government of India previously announced plans to launch the National Hydrogen Mission. (Source: Ayana Renewable Power, PR, India Free Press Journal, Sept., 2021) Contact: Ayana Renewable Power, +91 80 4851 1001, www.ayanapower.com; Greenstat Hydrogen, www.greenstat.no

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ayana Renewable Power,  Green Hydrogen,  Greenstat Hydrogen ,  


Reliance Ind. Considers REC Solar Acquisition (M&A)
Reliance Ind., REC Solar
Date: 2021-09-03
Mumbai-based Indian industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries is reportedly planning to acquire Duke Energy Renewables subsidiary REC Solar for roughly $1 billion to $1.2 billion. Reliance is reportedly in talks with several unspecified lenders to support the transaction.

As previously reported, Reliance Industries, which focuses on the energy, petrochemical, natural gas, and other industries, plans to invest $8.1 billion over the next three years to build giga-factories for solar, green hydrogen, energy storage, electrolyzers, and fuel cells, including an integrated PV module factory in France.

REC Solar's annual production capacity stands at roughly 1.8 GW. (Source: Reliance Energy, PR, 2 Sept., 2021) Contact: Reliance Industries, www.ril.com; REC Solar, Singapre-based www.ril.com; REC Solar, Matt Walz, CEO, 805.471.0085, www.recsolar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Reliance Industries,  REC Solar,  


EnCap, Mercuria Invest in Arbor Renewable Gas (Ind. Report)
Arbor Renewable Gas
Date: 2021-08-27
In the Lone Star State, Houston-based industrial-scale renewable gasoline and green hydrogen projects developer Arbor Renewable Gas is reporting investment commitments from EnCap Investments and from Mercuria Energy, a global energy and commodity trading organisation.

Arbor designs, builds, owns and operates facilities that efficiently convert woody biomass into low carbon intensity renewable gasoline and green hydrogen. Arbor Gas also reports SunGas Renewables, a subsidiary of GTI International, has entered into an exclusive joint development agreement with Arbor Gas to provide its gasification systems to Arbor Gas projects. Haldor Topsoe licensed its proprietary process and technology for methanol and gasoline synthesis. (Source: Arbor Renewable Gas, Website PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Arbor Renewable Gas, Timothy Vail, CEO , 346.708.7819, info@arborgas.com, www.arborgas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arbor Renewable Gas,  


Major Mongolian Green Hydrogen Project Gets the Nod (Int'l. Report
Hydrogen Energy Industry Promotion Association
Date: 2021-08-23
In Beijing, the China Hydrogen Energy Industry Promotion Association is reporting the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia Energy Administration has approved a massive power project that will use solar and wind to produce green hydrogen which is widely viewed as vital to China's drive to decarbonize its economy by 2060.

The project includes several plants in the cities of Ordos and Baotou that will use 1.85 GW of solar and 370 MW of wind to produce 66,900 tpy of green hydrogen. Development is slated to get underway this October for commissioning and startup mid-2023, the association reported. Cost and other details were not released. (Source: China Hydrogen Energy Industry Promotion Association, PR, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: China Hydrogen Energy Industry Promotion Association, www.ihfca.org.cn

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  Wind,  Solar,  Hydrogen,  Renewable Energy,  


Nel ASA, SFC Partner on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Energy Storage (Int'l.)
SFC Energy
Date: 2021-08-20
Oslo, Norway-headquartered hydrogen specialist Nel ASA reports it is partnering with Brunnthal/Munich-based fuel cell maker SFC Energy AG to develop the world's first integrated electrolyser and hydrogen fuel cell system for decentralized energy generation and storage.

The partnership will develop industrial solutions to replace less efficient diesel generators with hydrogen fuel cell systems in combination with green hydrogen production through electrolysis. Initially, SFC Energy and Nel will address applications in a power range of up to 50kW with a daily operating time of two to ten hours which can be used as reliable emergency power generators for critical power applications. In the medium-term, the partnership is aiming to develop systems in the power range of up to 500 kW for telecom, data center and auxiliary power unit (APU) markets. The parties aim to introduce the first products to the market during the second half of 2022.

SFC Energy AG is a provider of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions and has delivered more than 50,000 fuel cells to date from production facilities in Germany, Netherlands, Romania and Canada. (Source: Nel ASA, PR, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: SFC Energy AG, Susan Hoffmeister , +49 89 125 09 03-33, susan.hoffmeister@sfc.com, www.sfc.com; Nel ASA , Jon Andre Lokke, CEO, +47 907 44 949, www.nelhydrogen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SFC Energy,  Hydrogen,  Fuel Cell,  Energy STorage,  


Plug Power's GA Liquid Green Hydrogen Plant Underway (Ind. Report)
Plug Power
Date: 2021-08-11
Latham, New York-headquartered Plug Power Inc reports its new $84m green hydrogen production facility that will produce 15 tpd of liquid green hydrogen from 100 pct renewable energy has broken ground in Georgia.

The facility's green hydrogen production is expected to be implemented into refuelling stations to provide a nation-wide hydrogen highway and support the decarbonisation of transportation. (S0urce: Plug Power , PR, H2 View, 10 Aug., 2021) Contact: Plug Power, Any March, CEO, www.plugpower.com, www.plugpower.com/hydrogen/genfuel

More Low-Carbon Energy News Plug Power,  Green Hydrogen,  Hydrogen Transportation Fuel,  


Carbon Price, Green Hydrogen -- Notable Quotes
Green Hydrogen, Carbon Tax
Date: 2021-08-09
"Even if European carbon prices (tax) more than tripled to €200 ($236), hydrogen from renewable energy would still struggle to compete with fossil fuels without further government support.

"To make the average renewable hydrogen project competitive with a fossil alternative will require annual subsidies of as much as €24 billion this decade."

Guidehouse www.guidehouse.com; Agora Energiewende, www.agora-energiewende.de/en, July, 2021

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  Carbon Tax,  Carbon Price,  


PowerTap Takes Stake in Green Hydrogen Tech. AES-100 (M&A)
PowerTap Hydrogen Capital
Date: 2021-07-28
PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp. reports it has acquired 49 pct of AES-100 Inc. -- the owner of exclusive rights and all intellectual property pertaining to the Advanced Electrolyzer System (AES), a novel electrochemical technology that selectively recovers high purity hydrogen from dilute syngas streams.

The technology was invented by Burbank, California-based clean technology specialist T2M Global to address the problem of hydrogen trapped in dilute syngas streams that is wasted on low-value applications. The ability to economically extract high purity, clean hydrogen from gas streams commonly produced by carbon-intensive processes and containing contaminates such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or methane, presents great potential to drive lower emissions footprints for many industrial processes, while unlocking more hydrogen to fuel a cleaner global energy system, according to the release.

The parties expect considerable synergy between the AES and PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling's SMR technology with the AES complementing it via provision of syngas to PowerTap's SMR. This will essentially broaden the pool of feedstock required to produce hydrogen to include biomass in addition to natural gas/renewable natural gas. (Source: PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp., PR, Newswire, 27 July, 2021) Contact: T2M Global, Pinakin Patel, CEO, 203-616-5514, bpatel@t2mglobal.com, www.t2mglobal.com; PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp., Raghu Kilambi, CEO, www.powertapcapital.com; AES-100 Inc., www.aes.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  


Apex, Plug Power Partner on Green Hydrogen Production (Ind. Report)
Apex Clean Energy, Plug Power
Date: 2021-07-28
Following up on our June 11 coverage, Charlottesville, Virginia-based independent renewable energy developer Apex Clean Energy and Latham, New York-based Plug Power, a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, are reporting a 345 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) and a development services agreement for a 100 pct renewable "green" hydrogen production facility to be constructed in Camden County, Georgia.

When fully operational, the plant is anticipated to produce 15 tpd of liquid green hydrogen intended to fuel transportation applications, including material handling and fuel cell electric vehicle fleets. The facility is expected to come in at $84 million with construction starting next year. (Source: Apex Clean Energy, PR, Website, July, 2021) Contact: Apex Clean Energy, 434.220.7595, Fax: 434.220.3712, info@apexcleanenergy.com, www.apexcleanenergy.com; Plug Power, investors@plugpower.com, www.plugpower.com, www.plugpower.com/hydrogen/genfuel

More Low-Carbon Energy News Apex Clean Energy,  Plug Power,  Green HYdrogen,  


Johnson Matthey Acquires Lithium-Sulfur Battery Assets (Int'l. M&A)
Johnson Matthey
Date: 2021-07-28
In the UK, London-headquartered Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, is reporting acquisition of the assets and intellectual property of the bankrupt, Oxford, UK area-based lithium-sulfur battery developer Oxis Energy Ltd.. The assets can be adapted for the manufacture of components for green hydrogen production, according to the release.

According to Johnson Matthey, with a moderate additional investment in upgrades, this transaction will significantly accelerate the scale-up of Johnson Matthey's growing Green Hydrogen business and expand JM's ability to develop, test, and manufacture catalyst coated membranes and advanced materials for electrolysers. (Source: Johnson Matthey, PR, 28 July, 2021) Contact: Johnson Matthey, Robert MacLeod, CEO, Eugene McKenna, Managing Director, Green Hydrogen, www.matthey.com; Oxis Energy Ltd., www.oxisenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Johnson Matthey,  Oxis Energy,  


IOCL Planning India's First "Green" Hydrogen Plant (Int'l.)
Indian Oil Corporation
Date: 2021-07-26
In New Delhi, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) reports it will set up India's first 'Green Hydrogen' plant at its Mathura refinery in Uttar Pradesh.

Green hydrogen is derived from water electrolysis using renewable energy. Biomass-based "brown and grey" hydrogen production technologies also qualify under the green category but are produced through coal gasification and natural gas reforming, respectively generate a significant amount of carbon dioxide. Integration with appropriate carbon capture and utilisation technologies results in Blue hydrogen.

While Indian Oil has been working on various hydrogen production pathways, the current project at Mathura Refinery will be pioneering the introduction of green hydrogen in the Indian oil and gas sector, according to the IOCL release. (Source: IOCL, PR, 25 July, 2021) Contact: Indian Oil Corp., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., www.iocl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corporation ,  Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  Blur Hydrogen,  


Siemens, Fluence to Construct German 100MW/200MWh BESS (Int'l.)
Siemens, Fluence
Date: 2021-07-21
Siemens Smart Infrastructure is reporting a letter of intent with Nordostbayern (Future Energy North-East Bayern) for construction of a turnkey 100MW / 200MWh large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in the town of Wunsiedel, northern Bavaria, Germany.

Subject to financing, energy storage technology and services provider Fluence, which was formed in 2017 as a Siemens-AES Corporation JV, will provide the lithium-ion battery system. Siemens will handle project management including the building of medium-voltage switchgear equipment and facilitating connection to the local high-voltage grid.

Siemens broke ground earlier this month on an 8.75MW green hydrogen electrolyser plant at the Town of Wunsiedel's local "energy park". The plant's proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser will be connected to a 6MW battery storage system that Siemens supplied and installed in 2017. The green hydrogen project is scheduled to go into operation in summer 2022, according to the release. (Source: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, PR, Energy Storage, 20 July, 2021) Contact: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, www.linkedin.com/showcase/siemensinfrastructure, www.new.siemens.com/global/en/company/topic-areas/smart-infrastructure.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens,  Fluence,  Energy Storage,  BESS ,  


Ardian SAS Considering $2.4Bn Green Hydrogen Fund (Int'l.)
Ardian SAS
Date: 2021-07-14
Paris-headquartered French private-equity firm Ardian SAS is reportedly planning to raise as much as €2 billion ($2.4 billion) for a fund that would invest in "green" hydrogen production, transport and distribution infrastructure such as service and fueling stations.

Ardian SAS operates as a private equity firm and invests in transport, health care, life science, and technology sectors and is one of Europe's largest private equity funds with roughly $112 billion in assets. (Source: Ardian SAS, PR, BNN, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Ardian SAS, www.ardian.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  Renewable Energy,  


Korean Chemicals Giant Plans $3.bBn Hydrogen Investment (Int'l)
Lotte Chemical
Date: 2021-07-14
South Korean chemicals maker Lotte Chemical reports it will invest $3.8 billion over 10 years on hydrogen production, in line with its target of supplying 30 pct of South Korea's demand for the clean fuel and of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

The company plans to produce 600,000 tpy of clean hydrogen by 2030. Based on the by-product hydrogen being produced, 160,000 tons of blue hydrogen will be produced by 2025 using carbon capture technology.

By completing the green hydrogen value chain in 2030, Lotte Chemical plans to produce 600,000 tons of clean hydrogen that is a mixture of blue hydrogen (160,000 tons) and green hydrogen (440,000 tons), the company release notes. (Source: Lotte Chemical, PR, ICIS, July, 2021) Contact: Lotte Chemical, www.lottechem.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lotte Chemical,  Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  


Qair Joins Brazilian Offshore Wind, Hydrogen Project (Int'l.)
Qair
Date: 2021-07-12
Qair Brasil, a subsidiary of French company Qair Internacional, is reporting a MoU with Brazil's Ceara State to cooperate on and invest in development of the $6.9 billion, 1,216-GW Dragao do Mar offshore wind park and a 2,240-MW electrolysis plant capable of producing 296,000 tpy of green hydrogen. (Source: Qair Brasil, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: Qair , +33 (0)4 11 95 11 11, contact@qair.energy, www.qair.energy/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Qair,  Offshore Wind,  Hydrogen,  


NY Offers $12.5m for Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen (Funding)
Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Date: 2021-07-12
In Albany, the Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reports the state will make $12.5 million in state funding available to long-duration energy storage technologies and pilot projects exploring the potential for green hydrogen production.

The financing will be awarded through a three-stage competition through June 2022, and is in line with the Empire State's pledge to cut its carbon footprint by 85 pct by 2050. (Source; Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 8 July, 2021) Contact: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Press Office, (518) 474-8418, (212) 682-4640, Press.Office@exec.ny.gov, www.governor.ny.gov, twitter.com/NYGovCuomo

More Low-Carbon Energy News NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo,  Energy STorage,  Green Hydrogen ,  


Carbon Price, Green Hydrogen -- Notable Quotes
Carbon Tax
Date: 2021-07-07
"Even if European carbon prices more than tripled to €200 ($236), hydrogen from renewable energy would still struggle to compete with fossil fuels without further government support.

"To make the average renewable hydrogen project competitive with a fossil alternative will require annual subsidies of as much as €24 billion this decade." -- Guidehouse www.guidehouse.com; Agora Energiewende www.agora-energiewende.de/en -- Bloomberg, July, 2021

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Price,  Carbon Tax,  


Baker Hughes Invests in Bio-methanation Tech. Electrochaea (M&A)
Baker Hughes , Electrochaea
Date: 2021-06-30
Houston-headquartered energy technology firm Baker Hughe is reporting an investment in Muncih-based Electrochaea, a growth stage bio-methanation technology company. Baker Hughes will take a roughly 15 pct stake in the company and enhance its broader carbon capture and utilization (CCU) portfolio and provide an integrated solution for customers across the CO2 value chain to enable the production of low carbon synthetic natural gas (SNG) from captured CO 2 and green hydrogen, helping meet demand for cleaner fuels.

Electrochaea's patented bio-methanation process is an accessible, highly-efficient, scalable and complementary technology to the Baker Hughes CCU portfolio. The two companies will join efforts to accelerate the scale up and industrialization of the technology, and they will develop the commercialization of an innovative integrated CCU solution to transform CO 2 emissions into clean SNG.

Electrochaea is planning to deploy its technology with partners to produce more than 15 billion cubic feet per year of renewable SNG by 2025. Industrial-scale pilot plants have operated in the U.S., Switzerland and Denmark, according to the company. (Source: BakerHughes, PR, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Baker Hughes, Jud Bailey, Inv. Rel., 281-809-9088, www.bakerhughes.com; Electrochaea, Mich Hein, CEO, www.electrochaea.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Baker Hughes ,  Electrochaea,  synthetic natural gas,  Green hydrogen ,  


Fortescue Plans Tasmanian Green Hydrogen Plant (Int'l. Report)
Fortescue
Date: 2021-06-23
In the Land Down Under, East Perth-headquartered iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals Group reports it plans to construct a 250-mw green hydrogen plant at Bell Bay in northern Tasmania.

Fortescue's wholly owned subsidiary Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has entered into an option agreement with Tasmanian Ports Corporation to exclusively negotiate all land and operating access requirements for the proposed plant which could cost as much as $500 million to construct. (Source: Fortescue Metals Group, PR, Australian Financial Review, 21 June, 2021) Contact: Fortescue Metals Group, +61 8 6218 8888, www.fmgl.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortescue,  Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  


J-POWER Joins Green Hydrogen Consortium AquaVentus (Int'l.)
J-POWER, AquaVentus
Date: 2021-06-23
Tokyo-based Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-Power) reports it has joined the German green hydrogen initiative AquaVentus. AquaVentus was established by 26 leading international companies, organizations and research institutions in December 2020 and presently has 60 members. Several projects are currently planned under the AquaVentus initiative and they are targeting to generate green hydrogen from the electricity generated by 10GW offshore wind power station by 2035. J-POWER believes that its participation in the Consortium will provide the company with valuable expertise in production, transportation and usage of green hydrogen.

AquaVentus aims to produce green hydrogen at sea, with the vision of achieving 10 gigawatts of production capacity for green hydrogen from offshore wind energy and transporting it to land by 2035.

AquaVentus project initiatives portfolio includes various sub-projects along the value chain including: development of offshore wind turbines with integrated hydrogen production (AquaPrimus); a large-scale offshore hydrogen park (AquaSector); a central supply pipeline (AquaDuctus); infrastructure for harbors (AquaPortus); hydrogen-based maritime applications and research platform. (Source: Electric Power Development Co., Ltd (J-Power) PR, 22 June, 2021) Contact: J-Power, +03-3546-2211, +03-3546-9532 -- fax, www.jpower.co.jp/english; Aqua Ventus, www.aquaventus.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News J-POWER,  Green Hydrogen,  AquaVentus,  


Ethanol Producer Greenfield Global, Port of Montreal Cooperate on Green Hydrogen (Ind. Report)
Greenfield Global
Date: 2021-06-18
In Quebec, the Montreal Port Authority is reporting a cooperation agreement with Ontario-based ethanol producer Greenfield Global to develop green hydrogen for an indirect shore supply of electrical power for the marine industry. The agreement is intended to identify and implement innovative green energy solutions, of which green hydrogen, ethanol and methanol are at the forefront.

The agreement aims to address commercial shipping's greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) which account for roughly 3 pct of global GHG emissions.

Greenfield is the largest ethanol producer in Canada and owns and operates five ethanol distilleries, four specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants and three next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centers in the United States, Canada and Ireland. (Source: Port of Montreal, Website, PR, H2 View, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Montreal Port Authority, Martin Imbleau, Pres., CEO, 514 283-7011, www.port-montreal.com; Greenfield Global, Howard Field, CEO, (613) 698-0116, howard.field@greenfield.com, www.greenfield.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenfield Global,  Green Hydrogen,  Ethanol,  


Chart, TECO 2030 to Cooperate on Marine CCS Solutions (Ind. Report)
Chart Industries, TECO 2030
Date: 2021-06-14
Atlanta-based Chart Industries, Inc., a provider of technology, equipment and services related to liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biogas and CO2 Capture and other applications, is reporting a 3-year MoU with Lysaker, Norway-headquartered TECO 2030 to jointly develop technological solutions that will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by ships and subsequently store it in liquid form.

The agreement involves the joint development of onboard carbon capture solutions for ships using the Cryogenic Carbon Capture™ (CCC) technology developed by Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES) which was acquired by Chart in December 2020. The SES patented technology, which utilizes Chart's expertise in cryogenic equipment and systems, will separate the CO2 from the ships' exhaust gases, resulting in a high purity liquid CO2 product that is stored onboard in cryogenic storage tanks to be either permanently stored in underground geological formations or be used in CO2 -- consuming industries.

When fully developed, the carbon capture solution will be available as a key element in the TECO 2030 Future Funnel, an exhaust gas cleaning system for ships. TECO 2030 is also developing hydrogen fuel cells for the maritime industry. These will enable ships to switch from fossil fuels to green hydrogen produced by renewable energy and thereby emissions-free.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce carbon intensity in international shipping by 40 pct by 2030, and to cut the total annual greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping by at least 50 pct by 2050 compared to 2008. (Source: Chart Industries, PR, 14 June, 2021) Contact: Chart Industries, Wade Suki, CFA, Inv. Rel., 832-524-7489, wade.suki@chartindustries.com, www.chartindustries.com; TECO 2030, Stian Aakre, CEO, +47 907 08 440, stian.aakre@teco2030.no, www.teco2030.no

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  Chart Industries,  TECO 2030,  Hydrogen,  


IRENA, Morocco Partnering to Advance Green-Hydrogen (Int'l.)
International Renewable Energy Agency
Date: 2021-06-14
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reports it will work the Morocco Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) to strengthen joint collaboration to advance knowledge in renewable energy and advance the national green hydrogen economy in line with Morocco's aim to become a major green hydrogen producer and exporter.

Under the agreement, IRENA and the MEME Morocco will work together to develop technology and market outlook studies, craft public-private models of cooperation in the hydrogen space, explore the development of new hydrogen value chains and lay the groundwork for the trading of green hydrogen at a national and regional level. The two parties will also conduct joint analyses to explore the socio-economic benefits of renewables, emphasising the development of new value chains, job creation at the national level and lessons learned to the broader region.

At the end of 2020, the Kingdom of Morocco had a total installed renewable energy capacity of almost 3.5 GW, according to IRENA. (Source: IRENA, PR, 14 June, 2021) Contact: IRENA, +971 241 79000, info@irena.org, www.irena.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News International Renewable Energy Agency,  Green Hydrogen,  Renewable Energy,  


Plug Power Plans Georgia Green Hydrogen Plant (Alt. Fuel)
Plug Power
Date: 2021-06-11
Latham, New York-headquartered Plug Power Inc. is reporting plans to construct a green hydrogen production plant in Camden County, Georgia.

The new facility will produce 15 tpd of liquid green hydrogen using 100 pct renewable energy and intended to fuel transportation applications, including material handling and fuel cell electric vehicle fleets.

The facility is expected to come in at $84 million with construction starting in 2022. (Source: Plug Power, PR, Website, 10 June, 2021) Contact: Plug Power, investors@plugpower.com, www.plugpower.com, Plug Power GenFuel, www.plugpower.com/hydrogen/genfuel/

More Low-Carbon Energy News Plug Power news,  Renn Hydrogen news,  


Maritime Zero-Emissions Fuels Notable Quotes (Alt. Fuel)
Ocean Conservancy
Date: 2021-06-11
"By 2030, we want ships capable of running on well-to-wake zero-emission fuels -- such as green hydrogen, green ammonia, green methanol, and advanced biofuels -- to make up at least 5 pct of the global deep-sea fleet measured by fuel consumption." -- US DOE

"We're going to look to the ocean to continue to help reduce pollution." -- U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry, Apr., 2021

"We can decarbonize the sector by using zero-carbon fuels like hydrogen and ammonia, instead of dirty fuel oil, to power transoceanic vessels, but the shipping industry has been slow to make to the switch." -- John Lewis, Clean Air Task Force

In April, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry announced the U.S. will join an international effort to achieve zero emissions by 2050 in the global shipping industry -- which emits 1 billion metric tpy of CO2, according to the Ocean Conservancy. Roughly 90 pct of world trade is transported by sea and accounts for nearly 3 pct of the world's CO2 emissions. (Source: Ocean Conservancy, Various Media, June, 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel,  Maritime Fuel,  Low-Carbon Fuel,  


Green Hydrogen Systems IPO Aims for $153Mn (Int'l. Alt. Fuel)
Green Hydrogen Systems
Date: 2021-06-09
Copenhagen-based Green Hydrogen Systems, a maker of electrolysers to produce "clean" hydrogen derived from renewable power, reports it plans to raise $163 million with its IPO. Shares will be priced at 40 Danish crowns ($6.54), valuing the company at about 3 billion Danish crowns ($491 million US).

A.P. Moller Holding, the owner of maritime shipping giant Maersk, holds 18 pct of the company and has committed to buy shares worth 37 million crowns. Maersk is aiming to put the world's first vessel powered by carbon-neutral fuel into operation in 2023. Green Hydrogen Systems' current customers include the world's biggest offshore wind farm developer Orsted and top wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa. The firm is also in talks with Maersk.

Green Hydrogen Systems is backed state pension fund ATP, the Danish Growth Fund and Nordea. (Source: Green Hydrogen Systems, PR, Zawya, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Green Hydrogen Systems, +45 7550 3500, www.greenhydrogen.dk

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EC, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst Partnership Touted (Int'l. Report)
European Commission,Breakthrough Energy
Date: 2021-06-07
European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen and Bill Gates have announced a pioneering partnership between the European Commission and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to boost investments in the critical climate technologies that will enable the net-zero economy. The new partnership aims to mobilize new investments of up to €820 million ($1 billion) between 2022-26 to build large-scale, commercial demonstration projects for clean technologies -- lowering their costs, accelerating their deployment, and delivering significant reductions in CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

The partnership intends to invest in high-impact EU-based projects initially in four sectors with a high potential to help deliver on the economic and climate ambitions of the European Green Deal -- green hydrogen; sustainable aviation fuels (SAF); direct air carbon capture; and long-duration energy storage. In doing so, it seeks to scale up key climate-smart technologies and speed up the transition towards sustainable industries in Europe.

Investment support will take the form of financial instruments and grants. The partnership will also be open to private, philanthropic and national investments by EU Member States through InvestEU or at project level, according to the EC release. (Source: European Commissions, PR, 2 June, 2021) Contact: European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, Pres Breakthrough Energy, www.breakthroughenergy.org EU Innovation Fund, www.ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/innovation-fund_en; EU Green Deal, www.ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/european-green-deal_en

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Mitsubishi, Iberdrola Launch Renewable Energy, Decarbonisation Alliance (Ind. Report)

Date: 2021-05-28
Madrid-headquartered global renewable energy major Iberdrola and Yokahama-headquartered Mitsubishi Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), report they will jointly develop competitive, clean, and safe renewable energy solutions that promote the decarbonisation of industrial production.

The partners will identify opportunities for large scale carbon-free renewable energy generation and storage projects for industry as well develop green hydrogen production facilities, battery storage systems and electrified heat production facilities with the aim of promoting carbon neutral industries in the short- and medium-term. (Source: Iberdrola, Mitsubishi, Power, PR, Website, May, 2021) Contact: Mitsubishi Power, www.power.mhi.com; Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es


Danish Green Hydrogen Systems Planning IPO (Int'l. Report)
Green Hydrogen Systems
Date: 2021-05-28
Kolding, Denmark-headquartered Green Hydrogen Systems, a manufacturer of electrolysers for green hydrogen production, reports it is planning an IPO to raise roughly DKK 1 billion ($164.8 million).

The new funds would be used for R&D, to finance the launch of the new X-Series electrolysers and to potentially expand Green Hydrogen's operations by the end of 2025, according to the release.

Green Hydrogen expects to have 75 MW of capacity by end-2021, reaching 400 MW in the coming years. (Source: Green Hydrogen Systems, PR 25 May, 2021) Contact: Green Hydrogen Systems, Sebastian Koks Andreassen, CEO, +45 7550 3500, www.greenhydrogen.dk

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Gen2Energy, Cromarty Ink Green Hydrogen MOU (Int'l. Report)
Gen2Energy
Date: 2021-05-28
Borre-based Norwegian green hydrogen-specialist Gen2 Energy is reporting a Memorandum of Understanding with the Scottish firm Port of Cromarty Firth to create a commercial pathway to export green hydrogen from Norway into the UK energy market.

According to the company, the development will provide security of supply to customers wanting to adapt green hydrogen solutions, help the Scottish Government realise its ambitions to become a leading hydrogen nation and give a massive boost for the establishment of a green hydrogen hub in the Cromarty Firth, which will become the UK transhipment hub for Gen2Energy's green hydrogen, produced from Norway's surplus renewable energy. (Source: Gen2Energy, Website PR, 25 May, 2021) Contact: Gen2 Energy, Jonas Meyer, CEO, +47 982 21 007, jonas.meyer@gen2energy.com, www.gen2energy.com

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Everfuel, Cabonline Developing Hydrogen Taxis Market (Alt. Fuel)
Everfuel
Date: 2021-05-21
Herning, Denmark-based transportation fuels distributor Everfuel A/S is reporting an agreement with Cabonline, the Nordic region's largest taxi fleet operator, to jointly develop the market for taxis fueled by green hydrogen for zero emission mobility.

Under the agreement, Cabonline will provide its participating taxi license holders with incentives to use new Toyota supplied Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The participating license holders will benefit from discounted hydrogen fuel prices at Everfuel's stations. The initiative will initially be offered only in Helsinki then expanded to Norwegian cities where Everfuel's hydrogen station network is established. (Source: Everfuel, PR, May, 2021) Contact: Everfuel, Jacob Krogsgaard, CEO,+45 2871 8945, jk@everfuel.com, www.everfuel.com

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UPM Advancing Planned Biofuel Growth (Int'l. Report)
UPM
Date: 2021-05-21
Helsinki-headquartered UPM reports basic engineering is underway for a planned next generation 500,000 tpy biorefinery in Kotka, Finland or Rotterdam to produce renewable fuels including sustainable jet fuel (SAF). The company will next define the business case, select the most innovative technology option, including the use of green hydrogen in the production process, and determine the required investment to proceed.

UPM has invested €179 million in the world's first biorefinery producing wood-based renewable diesel and naphtha called UPM BioVerno. The 130,000 tpy UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces UPM BioVerno diesel and naphtha from crude tall oil, a residue of the company's pulp production. (Source: UPM Website, May, 2021) Contact: UPM Biofuels, +358 204 15 111, Fax. +358 204 15 110, www.upm.com/businesses/upm-biofuels

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DEWA Touts Solar Powered Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
DEWA,Siemens Energy
Date: 2021-05-21
In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Siemens Energy are reporting inauguration of the Middle East's first industrial-scale, solar-powered green hydrogen project. Using power provided by the 1,013MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR), the pilot plant is expected to produce around 20.5kg of hydrogen per hour.

DEWA aims to use the project to demonstrate the production of green hydrogen from solar power, as well as the storage and re-electrification of hydrogen. The plant can accommodate future applications and test platforms for the different uses of hydrogen, including potential mobility and industrial uses.

Roughly 1,850MW of solar capacity is currently under construction at the MBR mega-project, which will reach 5GW when fully operational in 2030 and be the world's largest single-site solar plant. (Source: DEWA, PR, May, 2021) Contact: DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html

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Mitsubishi, Iberdrola Launch Decarbonisation Alliance (Ind. Report)
Mitsubishi Power,Iberdrola
Date: 2021-05-21
Madrid-headquartered global renewable energy major Iberdrola and Yokahama-headquartered Mitsubishi Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), report they will jointly develop competitive, clean, and safe energy solutions based on renewable energy that promote the decarbonisation of industrial production.

The partners will identify opportunities for large scale carbon-free renewable energy generation and storage projects for industry as well develop green hydrogen production facilities, battery storage systems and electrified heat production facilities with the aim of promoting carbon neutral industries in the short- and medium-term. (Source: Iberdrola, Mitsubishi, Power, PR, Website, May, 2021) Contact: Mitsubishi Power, www.power.mhi.com; Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es

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Calif. Budget Stresses Energy Storage, Efficiency (Ind. Report)
California Climate Change
Date: 2021-05-17
In Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) just tabled revision to the California budget included $912 million to accelerate progress on climate change mitigation through the energy sector. Newsom's 2021-2022 May Revision to the Governor's Budget was published late last week.

The proposed funding includes: $350 million of support for pre-commercial long-duration energy storage projects and a $250 million industrial energy efficiency General Fund.

The budget also includes: a $35 million General Fund to support the state's policy goals like achieving 100 pct renewable electricity for retail customers by 2045; a $125 million food production facility fund to reduce energy use; and additional $20 million to foster the offshore wind sector; $3.2 billion to support zero emissions vehicles ; and $110 million to accelerate production of green hydrogen to reduce the Golden State's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom , Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Snr. Climate Advisor, (916) 445-2841, (916) 558-3160 - fax., www.gov.ca.gov

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Newsom Supports Climate Change Mitigation Through Energy Sector (Ind. Report)
California Climate Change
Date: 2021-05-17
In Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) just tabled revision to the California budget included $912 million to accelerate progress on climate change mitigation through the energy sector. Newsom's 2021-2022 May Revision to the Governor's Budget was published late last week.

The proposed funding includes: $350 million of support for pre-commercial long-duration storage projects; a $35 million General Fund to support the state's policy goals like achieving 100 pct renewable electricity for retail customers by 2045; a $250 million industrial energy efficiency General Fund; a $125 million food production facility fund to reduce energy use; and additional $20 million to foster the offshore wind sector; $3.2 billion to support zero emissions vehicles ; and $110 million to accelerate production of green hydrogen to reduce the Golden State's reliance on fossil fuels. (Source: Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom , Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Snr. Climate Advisor, (916) 445-2841, (916) 558-3160 - fax., www.gov.ca.gov

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Renewables, Hydrogen High on Calif. Budget Revisions (Ind. Report)
California Climate Change
Date: 2021-05-17
In Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom's (D) just tabled revision to the California budget included $912 million to accelerate progress on climate change mitigation through the energy sector. Newsom's 2021-2022 May Revision to the Governor's Budget was published late last week.

The proposed funding includes: $110 million to accelerate production of green hydrogen; an additional $20 million to foster the offshore wind sector; and a $35 million General Fund to support the state's policy goals like achieving 100 pct renewable electricity for retail customers by 2045.

The budget also calls for; $350 million for pre-commercial long-duration storage projects; a $250 million industrial energy efficiency General Fund; a $125 million food production facility fund to reduce energy use; and $3.2 billion to support zero emissions vehicles. (Source: Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom , Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Snr. Climate Advisor, (916) 445-2841, (916) 558-3160 - fax., www.gov.ca.gov

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ERG Targeting Major Renewables Growth by 2025 (Int'l. Report)
ERG
Date: 2021-05-14
Genoa-headquartered Italian renewable energy developer and operator ERG is reporting plans to increase its wind and solar portfolio by at least 1.5GW over the next five years through the re-powering of existing wind farms, greenfield development and co-development of new capacity and growth through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The company is also considering green hydrogen and energy storage opportunities.

To that end, the company earmarked €2.1 billion ($2.549 US) for the five year period to 2025, €1.9 billion of which is targeted for renewable -- €1.4 billion for 1GW in new wind farms and roughly €500 million for 500MW of new solar capacity. ERG presently has 3,115MW of total capacity, with wind at 1,967MW and solar at 141MW. (Source: ERG, PR, May, 2021) Contact: ERG, www.erg.eu

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Bloom Energy Deploys First Hydrogen Powered Fuel Cell (Ind. Report)
Bloom Energy
Date: 2021-05-12
California-based Bloom Energy reports it and Seoul, South Korea-headquartered SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. have successfully deployed 100 kilowatts of solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFC) powered solely by hydrogen in Ulsan, South Korea, generating zero-carbon onsite electricity.

Bloom Energy first announced its initial plans to enter the commercial hydrogen market in July 2020, which includes an intended 1-MW hydrogen-powered Energy Server installation with SK E&C by 2022. Additionally, Bloom Energy intends to supply its solid-oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC), which are designed to produce green hydrogen via solar and battery, to South Korea in 2022 as part of the RE100 project. The green hydrogen produced by the SOEC, which is created through electrolysis by converting water and renewable electricity into hydrogen without carbon emissions, will be used to power the hydrogen SOFC.

Hydrogen fuel cells, which convert hydrogen into electricity through a non-combustion electrochemical process, are increasingly recognized as an essential tool for full decarbonization, according to the release. (Source: Bloom Energy, PR, Chemical Eng., 28 Apr., 2021) Contact: Bloom Energy, K R Sridhar, CEO, Peter Gross, VP, (408) 543-1547, www.bloomenergy.com

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German MBU, Industry Agree on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (Int'l.)
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Date: 2021-05-10
In Bonn, the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and state governments and industrial leaders have agreed on a roadmap aimed at establishing climate-friendly power-to-liquid (PtL) aviation fuel production.

The PtL roadmap is intended to create the basis for the production of 200,000 tpy or more of sustainable kerosene for German air traffic by 2030 -- one-third of the current fuel requirement for domestic German air traffic. The plan aims to produce PtL fuels from green hydrogen and sustainable CO2 from bioenergy plants and other industry, sources therefore drastically reducing the overall amount of air traffic CO2 emissions.

Although PtL fuels have not yet been produced in relevant quantities or at market prices due to the lack of industrial-scale production facilities, the German government has committed to emissions-free aviation as part of the country’s low-carbon energy transition. (Source: German MBU, PR, Clean Energy Wire, May, 2021) Contact:German BMU, www.bmu.de

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Opportunities and Limits of CO2 Recycling in a Circular Carbon Economy: Techno-economics, Critical Infrastructure Needs, and Policy Priorities (Report Attached)
Columbia Universitys Center on Global Policy
Date: 2021-05-07
The attached report, part of the Carbon Management Research Initiative at Columbia University's Center on Global Policy, examines 19 CO2 recycling pathways to understand the opportunities, technical and economic limits of CO2 recycling products gaining market entry and reaching global scale.

The pathways studied consume renewable (low-carbon) electricity and use chemical feedstocks derived from electrochemical pathways powered by renewable energy. Across these CO2 recycling pathways, the authors evaluated current globally representative production costs, sensitivities to cost drivers, carbon abatement potential, critical infrastructure and feedstock needs, and the effect of subsidies. Based on this analysis, the paper concludes with targeted policy recommendations to support CO2 recycling innovation and deployment. Key findings of the analysis include :

  • CO2 recycling pathways could deliver deep emissions reductions. -- When supplied by low-carbon electricity and chemical feedstocks, CO2 recycling pathways have the combined potential to abate 6.8 gigatonnes of CO2 per year (GtCO2/yr) when displacing conventional production methods.

  • Some CO2 recycling pathways have reached market parity today, while the costs of remaining pathways are high. -- Electrochemical carbon monoxide (CO) production, ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass, concrete carbonation curing, and the CarbonCure concrete process all have an estimated cost of production (ECOP) lower than the product selling price. These pathways have a combined carbon abatement potential of 1.6 GtCO2/yr. Most remaining pathways have an ECOP of 2.5 to 7.5 times greater than the product selling price. In particular locations and contexts, ECOP may be substantially lower, but these costs are representative of CO2 recycling at global scale.

  • Catalyst performance and input prices are the main cost drivers. -- The largest component of ECOP is electricity and chemical feedstock costs, and the main cost drivers are those who influence these two cost components. For electrochemical pathways, ECOP is most sensitive to catalyst product selectivity (the ability of the catalyst to avoid unwanted side reactions), catalyst energy efficiency, and electricity price. For thermochemical pathways, the largest cost drivers are product selectivity, chemical feedstock price, and the price of the electricity used to make the feedstocks.

  • CO2 recycling at the scale of current global markets would require enormous new capacity of critical infrastructure. -- Each pathway at global scale would consume thousands of tWh of electricity, 30--100 million metric tpy of hydrogen, and up to 2,000 Mt of CO2 annually. This would require trillions of dollars of infrastructure per pathway to generate and deliver these inputs, including a combined 8,400 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity and 8,000 GW of electrolyzer capacity across all pathways.

    Based on these findings, the authors recommend the following policy actions:

  • Ensure CO2 recycling pathways are fed by low-carbon inputs. -- Without low-carbon electricity and feedstocks, CO2 recycling could potentially be more carbon-intensive than conventional production.

  • Prioritize certain pathways strategically. -- CO2 recycling methane and ethane production are extremely uneconomic and should be deprioritized. All other pathways are more economically promising and could be the focus of a targeted innovation agenda to reduce costs. In addition, the following pathways that have an ECOP less than 5 times the selling price could be prioritized for early market growth: electrochemical CO production, green hydrogen, ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass, concrete carbonation curing pathways, CO2 recycling urea production, and CO2 hydrogenation to light olefins, methanol, or jet fuel.

  • Target research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) to catalyst innovation to bring down ECOP and reduce input demand. -- Policy makers can promote RD&D to improve the selectivity and energy efficiency of CO2 recycling catalysts. By decreasing a pathway's consumption of electricity and feedstocks, these innovations would both decrease ECOP and alleviate the sizable critical infrastructure needs.

  • Create demand pull for early market CO2 recycling products. -- Governments can use demand pull policies such as public procurement standards to bolster early markets for the most mature CO2 recycling pathways.

  • Promote build-out of critical infrastructure. -- To provide for the substantial infrastructure needs of CO2 recycling, policy makers can seek to remove barriers to and catalyze investment in building renewables installations, transmission lines, electrolyzers, and CO2 transport pipelines.

    Download the report HERE. (Source: Columbia University/ SIPA, Center for Global Energy Policy, 4 May., 2021) Contact: Columbia University, www.energypolicy.columbia.edu

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  • Mitsubishi, PSE Collaborating on Green Hydrogen (Ind. Report)
    Mitsubishi,Puget Sound Energy
    Date: 2021-05-05
    Lake Mary, Florida-headquartered Mitsubishi Power Americas and Washington State-based utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) are reporting an agreement to collaborate on project development and technology solutions, such as green hydrogen production, to support the implementation of large-scale, carbon-free renewable energy generation and storage in PSE's service territory.

    One of the key areas of focus will be the development of green hydrogen production, storage and transportation facilities in addition to developing hydrogen gas turbine combined cycle facilities. This could see the implementation of Misubishi Power's Hydaptive package that optimises integration across renewables, energy storage and hydrogen-enabled gas turbine power plants.

    Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development will also develop green hydrogen storage assets in PSE's territory under the terms on the agreement having previously introduced green hydrogen storage at grid scale in Delta, Utah. (Source: Mitsubishi Power Americas, Website PR, 29 Apr., 2021) Contact: Mitsubishi Power Americas, Paul Browning, Pres., CEO, (407) 688-6100, www.power.mhi.com/regions/amer; Puget Sound Energy, Mary Kipp, Pres., CEO, www.pse.com

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    LG Chem, KIST Partnering to Commercialize CCU (Int'l. Report)
    LG Chem,Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Date: 2021-04-30
    In South Korea, Seoul-headquartered chemicals giant LG Chem reports it is partnering with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) to develop source technologies and promote the commercialization of carbon capture and utilization (CCU) as well as hydrogen energy technologies, which are essential for realizing carbon neutrality. The two organizations aim to jointly develop technologies to produce green hydrogen and utilize thermoelectric energy.

    The South Korean government is calling for the reduction of annual greenhouse gas emissions to 536 million tons by 2030. (Source: LG Chem, PR, AJU, 29 Apr., 2021) Contact: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, +82 2-958-5114, www.kist_school.kist.re.kr; LG Chem, +82 (2) 3773-6951, ltkremark@lgchem.com, www.lgchem.com

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    RWE, Shell Partner on Offshore Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
    RWE, Royal Dutch Shell
    Date: 2021-04-28
    RWE AG oil group Royal Dutch Shell Plc, German natural gas grid operator Gascade Gastransport GmbH and Netherlands-based gas network company Gasunie are reporting a letter of intent intent to collaborate on the development of AquaDuctus, the first German offshore hydrogen pipeline.

    The project is is part of the AquaVentus venture, which envisages the installation of 10 GW of electrolysis capacity in the North Sea by 2035, the German energy group said today. The AquaVentus electrolysers will generate green hydrogen from offshore wind, with the island of Helgoland serving as the main hub. The green hydrogen will be transported to the continent via the AquaDuctus pipeline, which will be able to carry up to one million tonnes of hydrogen a year from 2035. The first step in the initiative will be the completion of a detailed feasibility study, according to the announcement. (Source: RWE, PR, Renewables, 26 Apr., 2021) Contact: RWE, www.rwe.com; www.shell.com/newenergies; Gascade Gastransport GmbH, www.gascade.de/en; Gasunie, www.gasunie.nl/en

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    Thyssenkrupp Inks NA Green Hydrogen Plant Contracts (Ind. Report)
    Thyssenkrupp
    Date: 2021-04-28
    Essen, Germany-headquartered industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp AG is reporting two EPC contracts to construct what it says will be record-size commercial green hydrogen production facilities in North America. One was awarded this month at a Louisiana chemical plant and a larger one in January at a Quebec greenfield site.

    The German firm will construct a 20-MW alkaline water electrolysis plant for Deerfield, Illinois-based hydrogen and nitrogen products specialist CF Industries' ammonia production complex in Donaldsonville, La.. The plant will produce 20,000 tpy of green hydrogen that will be integrated into its existing ammonia production. “Ammonia is a critical enabler for storage and transport of hydrogen and can also be used as a carbon-free fuel, according to CF Industries. Construction is slated to get underway in the second half of this year for completion and commissioning in 2023.

    As previously reported, Thyssenkrupp has also contracted with Canadian utility Hydro Quebec to design a $200 million, 88-MW water electrolysis plant near Montreal that will produce 11,100 metric tpy of green hydrogen. (Source: Thyssenkrupp AG,PR, 27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Thyssenkrupp AG, www.thyssekrupp.com; CF Industries Holdings, Tony Will, CEO, www.cfindustries.com; Hydro Quebec, www.hydroquebec.com

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    OMNI CT Sells First OMNI200™ Hydrogen Unit (Alt. Fuel)
    OMNI Conversion Technologies
    Date: 2021-04-23
    Ottawa, Ontario-based OMNI Conversion Technologies Inc. is reporting the sale of its first unsorted non-recyclable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)-to-hydrogen production unit to produce negative carbon hydrogen in California by the end of 2023.

    OMNI's patented process converts any solid energetic material into OmniSyngas™ to produce clean green hydrogen, biofuels, synthetic natural gas, chemicals or electricity. The OMNI process can produce roughly 5000 tpy of negative carbon hydrogen from 200 tpd of unsorted non-recyclable garbage, plastics woody biomass and other waste with no air emissions. Energy in the garbage replaces electricity otherwise required to make green hydrogen. The circular hydrogen produced could operate some 550 city buses running on hydrogen at a cost less than the current cost of using gasoline or diesel, according to the release. (Source: OMNI Conversion Technologies Inc., Website, 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: OMNI Conversion Technologies, Rod Bryden, CEO, Randy Bennett, 613-287-3127, www.onmict.com

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