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Thyssenkrupp to Install Green Hydrogen Facility in Rotterdam (Int'l)
Date: 2022-01-12
Essen, Germany-headquartered industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp AG reports its Dortmund, Germany-based thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, Dortmund, has contracted with Royal Dutch Shell for Shell's proposed commercial-scale "Hydrogen Holland I" project in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Under the contract, Thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate a 200-MW electrolysis plant based on its large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. Construction work for the electrolyzers is slated for this coming Spring 2022 for startup and production in 2024, subject to Shell's final investment decision.

The Hydrogen Holland I facility will produce green hydrogen for industry and the transport sector, with electricity coming from offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord), by means of guarantees of origin.

Green hydrogen is a main pillar of the energy transition towards sustainable decarbonization. By 2025, countries representing over 80 pct of the global GDP are expected to enter the hydrogen economy with a dedicated hydrogen strategy, according to the release. (Source: thyssenkrupp, PR, Chemical Engineer, 10 Jan., 2022)Contact: Thyssenkrupp AG,; thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, +49 231 5470,

More Low-Carbon Energy News thyssenkrupp,  Royal Dutch Shell,  Green Hydrogen,  

SunHydrogen Names Dr. Syed Mubeen as CSO (Ind. Report)
Date: 2022-01-12
Santa Barbara, California-headquartered SunHydrogen, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, reports the appointment of Dr. Syed Mubeen as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), effective 1st Jan., this year.

As CSO, Dr. Mubeen will collaborate with SunHydrogen's team and development partners to advance the company's nanoparticle-based hydrogen generation technology. He will also assist Director of Technology Dr. Joun Lee and the larger senior management team with the expansion of scientific staff and research capabilities for the production and scale-up of SunHydrogen's technology.

SunHydrogen is developing a breakthrough, low-cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. By optimizing the science of water electrolysis at the nano-level, our low-cost nanoparticles mimic photosynthesis to efficiently use sunlight to separate hydrogen from water, ultimately producing environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen. Using our low-cost method to produce renewable hydrogen, we intend to enable a world of distributed hydrogen production for renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Dr. Mubeen, a University of Iowa Chemical Engineering Professor, has served as a lead scientist for SunHydrogen since 2015. His expertise is in the intersection of nanotechnology and electrochemical engineering, specifically in the areas of solar fuel and chemical production. (Source: SunHydrogen, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: SunHydrogen, Tim Young, CEO,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunHydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  

Gautam Adani's $70,000,000,000 Green Energy Notable Quote
Adani Group
Date: 2022-01-10
"By 2030, we expect to be the world's largest renewable energy company without any caveat -- and we have committed $70 billion over the next decade to make this happen. There is no other company that has yet made such a large bet on developing its sustainability infrastructure.

"We, therefore, believe that the combination of our renewable capacity and the size of our investment makes us the leader among all global companies in the effort to produce cheap green electricity and green hydrogen." -- Gautam Adani, Adani Group Chairman, Jan., 2022

India's Adani Group wholly-owned subsidiary, Adani New Industries Ltd, plans to develop and operate projects for the synthesis of low carbon fuels and chemicals, low carbon electric power generation and the manufacture of key components/material for green hydrogen related downstream products, wind turbines, solar modules, batteries, electrolyzers and others.

Adani Group companies include Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), the world's largest solar power developer, is targeting 45 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and will invest $20 billion to develop a 2 GW per year solar manufacturing capacity by 2022-23. Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL), the country's largest private sector power transmission and retail distribution company, is looking to increase its share of renewable power procurement from the current 3 pct to 70 pct by FY 2030. (Source: Adani Group, Jan, 2022) Contact: Adani Group, Adani Green Energy, +91-79-2656 5555,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Adani Group,  

SK ecoplant Touts Net Zero City Initiative (Ind. Report)
SK ecoplant
Date: 2022-01-10
Following up on our 27 Oct, 2021 coverage, Seoul, South Korea-based engineering and construction firm SK ecoplant Co. Ltd, has unveiled the first blueprint of its "Net Zero City" initiative for a "circular economy" to reduce resource waste and curb pollution. The initiative is an economic model that attempts to solve environmental and energy problems by utilizing waste and air pollution to generate energy resources.

The Net Zero City blueprint offers innovative environmental and renewable energy solutions utilizing the production of renewable energy-based green hydrogen and fuel cell power generation as well as waste energy. SK ecoplant will also convert air pollution such as syngas generated in sewage treatment plants in the process of incinerating waste and biogas, into energy via fuel cell power generation technology. (Source: Sk ecoplant, PR, Korean Times, 9 Jan., 2022) Contact: SK ecoplant, Park Kyung-il, CEO, 02-3700-7114, 02-3700-8200 -- fax,,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SK ecoplant,  Net-Zero,  Green Hydrogen,  Fuel Cell,  

Johnson Matthey Launches HyCOgen (Ind. Report)
Johnson Matthey
Date: 2022-01-07
In the UK, Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, is reporting the launch of HyCOgen™ -- Reverse Water Gas Shift technology enabling the conversion of captured CO2 and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

By combining HyCOgen with FT CANS Fischer Tropsch technology Johnson Matthey offers an integrated, scalable solution for use in the efficient and cost-effective production of renewable power based SAF.

HyCOgen is a catalysed process to convert green hydrogen and CO2 into carbon monoxide which is combined with additional hydrogen to form synthesis gas (syngas), a crucial building block in the manufacture of fuels and chemicals. The integration with the FT CANS technology provides an end to end, optimized and highly scalable process that turns over 95 pct of the CO2 into high quality synthetic crude oil that can be further upgraded into sustainable drop-in fuel products including SAF, renewable diesel and naphtha.

The scalability of the integrated HyCOgen/FT CANS solution enables cost-effective deployment across a wide range of project sizes -- from small-scale, fed by hydrogen from a single electrolyser, through to world-scale with multiple large electrolyser modules, according to the release. (Source: Johnson Matthey, Website, PR, 5 Jan., 2022) Contact: Johnson Matthey, Jane Toogood, Sector Chief Executive,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Matthey,  SAF,  CO2,  Syngas,  Renewable Diesel,  Carbon Capture,  Green Hydrogen,  

Iberdrola Producing H2 for Barcelona Bus Fleet (Int'l. Alt. Fuel)
Date: 2022-01-03
Madrid-based Iberdrola reports it has begun producing green hydrogen at its Zona Franca facility, in Spain. The fuel will be used by eight state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell buses built by CaetanoBus for the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) fleet. TMB is aiming to "decarbonise public transport and move towards a new mobility with zero polluting emissions," according to the release.

The buses will be fueled with roughly 20 kilos per day of green hydrogen at Iberdrola's refueling plant in the Zona Franca industrial park. Iberdrola received grant funding from the Connecting Europe Facilities for Transport programme of the European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and Environment (CINEA). (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 23 Dec., 2021) Contact: Iberdrola,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Green Hydrogen,  Zer-Emissions,  

National Grid Touts Green Hydrogen Project (Ind. Report)
National Grid
Date: 2022-01-03
In the Empire State, National Grid is reporting a joint project with the Town of Hempstead to build one of the first and largest clean hydrogen projects in the country in Point Lookout on Long Island. For the project, National Grid will expand an existing hydrogen distribution system to heat approximately 800 homes and fuel 10 municipal vehicles.

National Grid is also working with the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Advanced Energy and Research Technology Center at Stony Brook University to assess the compatibility of hydrogen blending in National Grid's existing gas infrastructure.

National Grid is also partnering with Standard Hydrogen Corporation to develop the nation's first multi-use, renewable hydrogen-based energy storage and delivery system in the N.Y. Capital region Subject to regulatory approval, the system will have the ability to power fuel cell automobiles, shift energy peaking, provide backup power, and blend hydrogen into the gas network from a single system.

National Grid has joined the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) Low Carbon Resources Initiative to focus on large scale deployment of technologies like hydrogen and RNG. National Grid is also part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) HyBlend collaborative research project. (Source: National Grid, PR, Website, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: National Grid,; NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090,; GTI, 847-768-0500 847-768-0501 -- fax,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News National Grid,  Green Hydrogen,  NYSERDA,  Gas Technology Institute,  RNG,  NREL,  

Plug Power, Certarus Partner on Green Hydrogen Supply (Ind. Report)
Plug Power, Certarus
Date: 2022-01-03
Latham, New York-based Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, and Houston, Texas-headquartered CNG transportation provider Certarus (USA) Ltd., a unit of Calgary, Alberta-based Certarus Ltd., are reporting a long-term supply and logistics agreement to further scale and expand the infrastructure needed to accelerate the adoption of green hydrogen fuel.

The companies will leverage their collective expertise in hydrogen production, mobile energy distribution and related technologies to enhance the North American supply chain. Plug Power will supply Certarus with up to 10 tpd of green hydrogen from its North American hydrogen production network with initial deliveries expected in Q1 2022. (Source: Plug Power, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Certarus Ltd., (403) 930-0123,; Plug Power, Andy Marsh, CEO, 518-782-7700,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Plug Power,  Certarus ,  Green Hydrogen,  Hydrogen,  

Lightsourcebp Partners on Portuguese Green Hydrogen Projects (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-12-31
London-headquartered global solar energy developer Lightsourcebp and Lisbon-headquartered Portuguese gas utility Dourogas are reporting a green hydrogen joint venture to explore the potential of eight green hydrogen sites and investment in solar and hydrogen infrastructure in Portugal.

As much as 200MWp of solar projects developed by Lightsourcebp will power 130MW electrolysers, developed by Dourogas. The green hydrogen will be injected directly into the country's gas grid. The first project will benefit from a €5 million grant from the EU's Portugal 2020 fund.

As previously reported, Lightsourcebp aims to develop 25GW of solar power by 2025, up from 10GW by 2023. Lightsourcebp has an existing solar pipeline in Portugal of around 1.5GW outside of this new JV. It is also part of hydrogen consortiums in Australia and the UK.

Dourogas, a gas mobility and natural gas utility supplying about 30,000 grid clients in 34 municipalities, is developing a number of green gas projects both with biomethane and hydrogen. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 23 Dec., 2021) Contact: Dourogas, Lightsourcebp,

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

Bloom Energy Tapped for Indian Green Hydrogen Microgrid (Int'l.)
Bloom Energy
Date: 2021-12-29
San Jose, California-headquartered hydrogen fuel cell specialist Bloom Energy reports it has been tapped by NTPC Limited, India's largest energy conglomerate and utility, to provide electrolyzer and hydrogen-powered fuel cell technologies for India's first green hydrogen-based energy storage deployment. Thee project aims to explore large-scale, off-grid hydrogen energy storage and microgrid projects at strategic locations throughout the country.

The collaboration will utilize Bloom Energy's solid oxide, high temperature electrolyzer to generate green hydrogen from solar powered electricity. The project is expected to commence in 2022.

Bloom Energy's high-temperature electrolyzer produces hydrogen more efficiently than low-temperature PEM and alkaline electrolyzers. Bloom's solid oxide fuel cells combine ambient air with natural gas, biogas, hydrogen, or a blend of fuels to produce electricity through a non-combustion electrochemical reaction, resulting in reduced carbon emissions, harmful air pollutants, and water use compared to grid alternatives, according to Bloom. (Source: Bloom Energy, PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Bloom Energy, Edward Vallejo, (267) 370-9717,, ;; NTPC Limited,

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Heliogen Scores $39Mn for Concentrated Solar Deployment (Funding)
Heliogen, DOE SETO
Date: 2021-12-22
Pasadena, California-headquartered concentrated solar specialist Heliogen, Inc. reports receipt of $39 million from the U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to deploy its AI-enabled concentrated solar technology at a commercial-scale facility in California.

The DOE funds will support the implementation of Heliogen's unique concentrated solar technology which couples its AI-powered heliostat field with a supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycle. The heliostat field will efficiently generate higher temperatures than traditional concentrated solar, enabling the cost-effective integration of a sCO2 power cycle. Steam-based power cycles are typically used in thermal energy plants to convert heat into electricity, but advanced sCO2 cycles will reach higher efficiencies at lower cost with a smaller footprint and reduced water use, according to Heliogen.

Heliogen's AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver near 24/7 carbon-free energy in the form of heat, power, or green hydrogen fuel at scale -- for the first time in history.

The DOE SETO supports projects that are expected to improve the affordability, reliability and value of solar technologies on the U.S. grid and tackle emerging challenges in the solar industry. (Source: Heliogen, Website PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Heliogen, Bill Gross, Founder & CEO,; DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, 202-287-1862,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Concentrated Solar,  Heliogen,  DOE SETO,  

Green Hydrogen Notable Quote
Green Hydrogen, RWE
Date: 2021-12-17
"In the end, all hydrogen needs to be green, because green hydrogen is the only fuel which is ... fully decarbonized." -- Markus Krebber, CEO of German Energy Giant RWE, 16 Dec., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen news,  RWE news,  

Green Hydrogen Notable Quote
Green Hydrogen, RWE
Date: 2021-12-17
“In the end, all hydrogen needs to be green, because green hydrogen is the only fuel which is ... fully decarbonized." -- Markus Krebber, CEO of German energy giant RWE, Dec 16 2021,

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Green Hydrogen,  

Science Hydrogen Coalition Launch Announced (Int'l. Report)
Hydrogen Science Coalition
Date: 2021-12-15
An international coalition of scientists, academics and engineers are touting the launch of the Hydrogen Science Coalition to "bring an evidence-based viewpoint to the heart of the hydrogen discussion and ensure that any public investments in hydrogen reflect the most effective path towards net zero emissions by 2050."

The Coalition aims to support green hydrogen as the only true zero-emissions hydrogen made from renewable electricity and emphasizes:

  • Green hydrogen should be deployed for hard to decarbonise sectors, starting with where grey hydrogen is used today, such as for chemical feedstocks and steel production.

  • With blended hydrogen in the existing natural gas grid likely to have a limited impact on emissions -- a maximum 20 pct green hydrogen blend is expected to save only 7 pct. (Source: Hydrogen Science Coalition, Website Dec, 2021) Contact: Hydrogen Science Coalition,

  • MWM Touts Hydrogen Fueled Engines, Genssts (Alt. Fuel Report)
    MWM Engine
    Date: 2021-12-15
    Engine manufacturer MWM reports it will begin a staged roll-out of commercially available MWM generator sets configured to operate on natural gas blended with up to 25 pct hydrogen, beginning in Q4, 2022. The company will also offer retrofit kits that provide hydrogen blending capabilities up to 25 pct hydrogen for select generator sets.

    MWM gas engines can presently be operated with hydrogen blends of up to 10 pct and can be configured to operate on a wide range of biogas fuels. (Source: MWM, Website PR, Diesel & Gas Turbine World, 14 Dec., 2021) PR Contact: MWM, Tim Scott,

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

    Hydrogen Science Coalition Launched (Int'l. Report)
    Hydrogen Science Coalition
    Date: 2021-12-15
    A coalition of international scientists, academics and engineers is reporting the launch of the Hydrogen Science Coalition which aims to "bring an evidence-based viewpoint to the heart of the hydrogen discussion" and ensure that any public investments in hydrogen reflect the most effective path towards net zero emissions by 2050.

    The Coalition aims to support green hydrogen as the only true zero-emissions hydrogen made from renewable electricity and emphasizes:

  • Green hydrogen should be deployed for hard to decarbonise sectors, starting with where grey hydrogen is used today, such as for chemical feedstocks and steel production.

  • Hydrogen should not be used in sectors in which there are cheaper and perhaps more rapidly deployed electrification alternatives, such as in heating and transport.

  • With blended hydrogen in the existing natural gas grid likely to have a limited impact on emissions -- a maximum 20 pct green hydrogen blend is expected to save only 7 pct of emissions -- blending does not make sense and is a waste when there are areas that can have significant and immediate reductions, the Coalition says. (Source: Hydrogen Science Coalition, Website Dec, 2021) Contact: Hydrogen Science Coalition,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen Science Coalition ,  Green Hydrogen,  

  • €200Mn Wind, Green Hydrogen Plant Planned for Ireland (Int'l.)
    Mercury Renewables
    Date: 2021-12-13
    County Mayo, Ireland-based Mercury Renewables reports plans to construct a € 200 combined wind power and hydrogen project at Firlough, in northeast Co Mayo.

    The 75-MW project is expected to come online by 2025 when it will generate sufficient electric power for roughly 45,000 homes as well as produce enough hydrogen to power 1,000 heavy vehicles, which would cut greenhouse gas emissions by about 65,000 tpy -- 2 per cent of the Republic's transport emissions target. (Source: Mercury Renewables, PR, 10 Dec., 2021) Contact: Mercury Renewables, John Duffy, CEO, +44 0 87 0979700,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Mercury Renewables news,  Wind news,  Green Hydrogen news,  

    Fortescue, AGL Announce Green Hydrogen Production Plan (Int'l.)
    Fortescue, AGL
    Date: 2021-12-10
    In the Land Down Under, East Perth headquartered Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and power producer and retailer AGL Energy are reporting an agreement to undertake a feasibility study to repurpose infrastructure at the Hunter Valley's Liddell and Bayswater coal-fired power stations in New South Wales (NSW) to generate green hydrogen. The Liddell and Bayswater power stations currently account for over 40 pct of NSW's CO2 emissions, according to 2019 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data.

    Repurposing of these sites will supercharge NSW to meet its target of halving its emissions by 2030, and prove the role of green hydrogen in decarbonising and demethaning energy and industry in Australia.

    . Pending a feasibility study outcome, initial wind and solar power production could be in the 250 MW range and generate 30,000 tpy of green hydrogen -- sufficient for a hydrogen fueled truck to drive to the moon and back five times. Power for the electrolyser will come from new wind, solar, and supported by new pumped hydro and batteries, generated by FFI, AGL and other parties. (Source: Fortescue Future Industries, PR, 8 Dec., 2021) Contact: AGL Graeme Hunt, CEO, Managing , Fortescue Future Industries, Julie Shuttleworth, CEO, +61 8 6218 8888, Facsimile: +61 8 6218 8880,; AGL Energy,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortescue,  AGL Energy,  Green HYdrogen,  

    AccionaPlug to Address Iberian Green Hydrogen Market (Int'l.)
    ACCIONA Energía,Plug Power
    Date: 2021-12-10
    Latham, New York-headquartered Plug Power Inc. and Madrid-based renewable energy developer ACCIONA Energía are reporting the formation of AccionaPlug, their previously announced 50-50 joint-venture.

    AccionaPlug will develop, operate, and maintain green hydrogen projects throughout the Iberian Penninsula -- Spain and Portugal -- as well as provide storage, transportation, and delivery services to its customers, initially targeting the industrial and mobility business segments. Targeting hydrogen production facilities co-located directly with industrial customers and stand-alone plants that produce hydrogen for regional distribution.

    AccionaPlug expects its first plants to be online in 2023. The new venture aims for substantial market share of the green hydrogen business in Spain and Portugal by 2030, with medium term plans to produce over 100 tpd of green hydrogen.

    The joint venture combines Plug Power’s best in class PEM electrolyzer technology and ACCIONA Energia’s proven leadership in the development of renewable energy projects as a pioneer and the largest independent 100 pct renewable power retailer in Spain and Portugal. (Source: Plug Power, PR 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: ACCIONA Energia,; Plug Power,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ACCIONA Energía news,  Plug Power news,  Hydrogen Fuel Cell news,  Hydrogen news,  

    Abu Dhabi Partners Developing Renewables, Green Hydrogen (Int'l.)
    Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, ADNOC, Masdar
    Date: 2021-12-06
    Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) are reporting they are partnering under the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) brand consolidating their combined efforts in renewable energy and green hydrogen. The partnership will have a combined current, committed, and exclusive capacity of over 23 GW of renewable energy, rising to an expected 50GW by 2030 to become one of the largest clean energy companies of its kind and well positioned to lead the industry globally.

    The new Masdar partnership builds on the creation in January 2021 of the Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance and the November 17, 2021, launch of a new global renewable energy venture between ADNOC and TAQA.

    The new partnership envisions a comprehensive focus on two key areas: renewable energy, and green hydrogen. H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber will remain Chairman of the expanded Masdar entity that will cover both renewables and green hydrogen business areas, further drive de-carbonization of power across local and international markets, while accelerate the UAE's path towards net-zero carbon by 2050 and cementing its leading global role in green hydrogen.

    TAQA will take the leading role with a 43 pct shareholding in Masdar's renewable energy business with Mubadala retaining 33 pct and ADNOC holding 24 pct. Meanwhile, ADNOC will take the leading role with a 43 pct shareholding in Masdar's green hydrogen business, with Mubadala holding 33 pct and TAQA 24 pct respectively. Masdar is active in more than 35 countries across six continents and has developed and invested in projects worldwide worth nearly $20 billion, according to the release. (Source: Masdar, Website PR, 1 Dec., 2021) Contact: ADNOC, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, CEO, +971 2 7070000. +971 2 6023389--fax,; Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, +971 2 653 3333,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Abu Dhabi National Energy Company,  Masdar,  Renewable Energy,  Green Hydrogen,  ADNOC) ,  

    Re-Booted Newfoundland Refinery to Produce SAF, RD (Ind. Report)
    Cresta Fund Management
    Date: 2021-12-01
    Dallas, Texas-headquartered private equity firm Cresta Fund Management is reporting acquisition of a controlling stake in North Atlantic Refining Ltd.'s idled 135,000-bpd refinery in Come-by-Chance, Newfoundland, Canada.

    The refinery, which will be renamed Braya Renewable Fuels, will be converted to initially produce 14,000 bpd of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD) beginning in mid-2022 and possibly green hydrogen at a later date, according to the company. (Source: Cresta Fund Management, PR, Reuters, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: Cresta Fund Management, 214.310.1083,

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

    EBA Highlights Biomethane Ramp-up for Full Renewable Gas Deployment (Int'l. Report Available)
    European Biogas Association
    Date: 2021-11-29
    A just released report from the Brussels-headquartered European Biogas Association notes that 30 - 40 pct of Europe's total gas consumption could be made up of sustainable biomethane by the year 2050.

    The 11th edition of EBA Statistical Report provides an in-depth analysis of and biogas / biomethane's potential and the best pathways to ensure full deployment in a future energy mix.

    The report analyses the current availability of renewable gases in Europe, notably biogas and biomethane. Combined biogas and biomethane production in 2020 amounted to 191 TWh or 18.0 bcm of energy and this figure is expected to double in the next 9 years. By 2050, production can be at least five-fold reaching over 1,000 TWh or as high as 1,700 TWh.

    Agriculture- based biogas and biomethane plants make up the lion's share of the total production, which is now already more than the entire natural gas consumption of Belgium and represents 4.6 pct of the gas consumption of the EU. The biogas and biomethane industries also presently provide over 210,000 green jobs that expected to approximately 420,000 jobs by 2030 and one million or more by 2050. The report also highlights the needed collaboration as well between the biomethane and the other potential major renewable gases, such as green hydrogen in future years.

    Over the last decade, the delivery of dispatchable power and heat from biogas has been very important and its role will continue to some extent. However, the current trend places the emphasis squarely on sustainable biomethane production, and it is expected that this tendency will be amplified in the coming decade: biomethane is a versatile energy carrier, suitable for a range of sectors, including transport, industry, power and heating. 2020 saw the biggest year on year increase in biomethane production so far in spite of the pandemic, with an additional 6.4 TWh or 0.6 bcm of biomethane produced in Europe. An even bigger increase is to be expected in 2021, as a record number of new biomethane plants started production in 2020 and are due to become fully operational within 2021, the report notes.

    Future gas demand can be met by other renewable and low-carbon solutions such as green hydrogen. The development of synergies between green gases will be key to meeting future gas market demands. In line with this, the report highlights the need to develop a vision of how biomethane and hydrogen will integrate with each other in the future. Future infrastructure investments should aim to strengthen the distribution of renewable gases by considering the specific requirements of each gas as well as their most suitable development.

    The report points out as well a clear tendence towards the increasing use of sustainable feedstocks for biogas and biomethane production. These include mostly industrial waste, municipal waste or agricultural residues. It is also expected that the remaining energy crops to produce biogas will be replaced by sustainable cropping, for example with the introduction of sequential cropping systems which at the same time allows for carbon farming and revitalization of the soil.

    The contribution to sustainability is one of the benefits of biogas and biomethane production for our society, but there are many others. As the EBA report points out, a solid calculation of the economic value of the wider benefits of biogas and biomethane is needed, so that the revenue channels for biogas and biomethane producers can be diversified. The translation of these societal benefits into market signals would allow biogas and biomethane production to compete on fairer terms with other types of energy supply while at the same time further stimulating production plants to achieve the highest levels of societal benefit.

    In terms of use by sectors, the need for decarbonization of all transport modes will be especially relevant for the coming years and thus the need for further renewable gas uptake in that sector. According to the report launched today, the sustainable European Bio-LNG (liquified biomethane) production capacity by 2024, considering only confirmed plants, adds up to 10.6 TWh per year. This projected 2024 production capacity could fuel almost 25,000 LNG trucks for the whole year.

    The report, which includes new and more detailed country insights and forecasts, is available on the EBA website. (Source: EBA, PR, Website, 25 Nov., 2021) Contact: EBA, Harmen Dekker, Director,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Biogas Association,  Methane,  Biogas,  RNG,  

    A Hydrogen Primer (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Date: 2021-11-29
    Procuring hydrogen requires its separation from other elements through chemical processes that require energy and have varying degrees of impact on the environment and climate change.

    Gray hydrogen is produced by reforming natural gas, a processing technique used to rearrange the molecular structure of hydrocarbons. In this process, methane is mixed with steam at a high temperature to yield hydrogen and CO2 through a catalytic chemical reaction.

    Roughly 10 kg of CO2 is released into the atmosphere for every 1 kg of gray hydrogen produced, making it the least renewable form of hydrogen with an overall negative climate impact, much like drilling for oil or mining coal. Gray hydrogen is seen as a "bridging" energy alternative and is relatively inexpensive and commonly used in the chemical industry to make fertilizer and for refining oil.

    Blue Hydrogen uses the same chemical processing technique used to make gray hydrogen. The difference, however, is the management of CO2. With blue hydrogen, the CO2 is captured at the production facility and stored separately.

    Blue hydrogen has a significantly lower CO2 impact on the environment than gray hydrogen, but the blue hydrogen process but does not eliminate carbon emissions into the atmosphere entirely.

    Green Hydrogen production process employs electrolysis -- the separation of hydrogen and oxygen molecules by applying electrical energy to water. Utilizing renewable energy sources to generate the electricity for this process is the key to making green hydrogen. This technique yields a closed loop of sustainable energy free of harmful emissions. (Source: JD Power, Sept., 2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  

    Plug Power Tapped for Egyptian Green Ammonia Project (Int'l)
    Plug Power
    Date: 2021-11-26
    Latham, New York-headquartered hydrogen fuel cell pioneer Plug Power Inc. reports it has been selected by Abu Dhabi-headquartered Fertiglobe as the technology provider for a 100 MW electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen as feedstock for the production of up to 90,000 tpy of green ammonia in Sokhna, Egypt.

    Green ammonia is an ideal carrier fuel to store and transport hydrogen, and can help decarbonize numerous sectors which represent around 80 pct of current global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, including as an important alternative fuel in the power sector in Japan and other countries.

    Fertiglobe -- a Netherlands-based OCI NV, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Scatec ASA and Orascom Construction (ORAS) partnership -- produces 6.7 million tpy of urea and merchant ammonia at subsidiaries in the UAE, Egypt and Algeria, making it the largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). (Source: Plug Power, Website PR, 24 Nov., 2021) Contact: Plug Power, Andy Marsh, CEO,; Fertiglobe, Ahmed El-Hoshy, CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Plug Power,  Green Hydrogen,  Amonia,  

    Neste Advances MultiPLHY Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
    Neste, Sunfire
    Date: 2021-11-26
    Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oy reports it has begun the execution phase of the MultiPLHY project aimed at integrating and operating the world's first high-temperature electrolyzer system in multi-megawatt-scale (2.4 MW) at its renewable products refinery in Rotterdam. The project aims to demonstrate production of green hydrogen for the refinery's processes.

    The MultiPLHY project , which launched in early 2020, has completed conceptual design work and detailed engineering work is being finalized.

    In the scope of the project, electrolysis company Sunfire will supply the multi-megawatt electrolyzer based on the innovative solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology operating at high temperatures of 850 degree C. Due to the utilization of heat, the high-temperature electrolyzer requires significantly less electricity to produce one kilogram of green hydrogen.

    The MultiPLHY project has received grant funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme supported Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research. (Source: Neste Corporation, PR, Website, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp., Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior VP, Innovation, +358 50 458 5076,; Sunfire, Nils Aldag, CEO,

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    Neste Green Hydrogen, CCS Wins EU Innovation Funding (Int'l.)
    Neste,EU Innovation Fund
    Date: 2021-11-22
    Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oy is reporting the EU Innovation Fund has agreed to €88 million funding to its green hydrogen and carbon capture & storage (CCS) project at the company's refinery in Porvoo, Finland. The project introduces carbon capture and storage (CCS) and electrolysis solutions that allow decarbonisation of production at the refinery. The project is currently in the feasibility phase.

    The project will strongly contribute to the reaching of both Finland's and the EU's climate targets and has a significant role in Neste's target of carbon neutral production by 2035.Neste anticipates a reduction of more than 4 million tons of CO2 emissions can be achieved at the Porvoo refinery in the first 10 years of operation, according to the Neste release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, 17 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Green Hydrogen,  CCS,  EU Innovation Fund,  

    JM, Hystar Partner to Advance Green Hydrogen Production (Ind. Report)
    Johnson Matthey, Hystar
    Date: 2021-11-19
    London, UK-based Johnson Mattheyis reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lysaker, Norway-based startup Hystar AS, a high-tech spin-out from SINTEF, one of Europe's largest independent research institutions.

    Under the agreement, Johnson Matthey will collaborate with Hystar to provide catalyst coated membranes (CCMs) for use in their innovative proton exchange membrane (PEM) stack and electrolyser system package, which offers a significant improvement in efficiency enabling greater hydrogen production or lower power consumption, ultimately reducing the costs associated with green hydrogen production.

    Johnson Matthey is active in emission control catalysts, industrial catalysts, absorbents, process technologies, fine chemicals, active pharmaceutical ingredients, chemical products, medical device components, colours, coatings, fuel cell technology, battery technology, hydrogen and others on a global scale. (Source: Johnson Matthey, Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Johnson Matthey,,; Hystar AS,

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    Axpo Planning Swiss Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
    Axpo Holding
    Date: 2021-11-17
    Axpo Holding AG, Switzerland's largest producer of renewable energy and an international leader in solar and wind energy trading and the marketing, is reporting plans to construct a green hydrogen production facility close to its run-of-river power plant in Brugg, Switzerland.

    The plant is designed for an installed capacity of up to 15 MW and will produce about 2,000 tpy of green hydrogen by electrolysis. The electricity required for production comes from the nearby Wildegg-Brugg hydropower plant owned by Axpo.

    The plant's hydrogen production will be transported to the filling station of Axpo's local partner, Voegtlin-Meyer, and also sold to other area filling stations to power trucks and buses. Subject to regulatory approvals, the plant is scheduled to come online at the end of 2023. (Source: Axpo Holding AG, Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Axpo Holding AG, +41 56 200 41 10,

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    NW Natural Forms Renewable Natural Gas Subsidiary (Ind. Report)
    Northwest Natural Holding
    Date: 2021-11-15
    Portland, Oregon-headquartered Northwest Natural Holding Co. (NW Natural) is reporting the formation of NW Natural Renewables, a subsidiary focused on supplying renewable fuels processed from existing waste streams and renewable energy sources to utilities and commercial, industrial, and transportation sector customers nationwide.

    NW Natural will initially seek to acquire or develop RNG projects with key permits and feedstock and lease agreements in place. The company previously entered into deals to invest in RNG facilities and purchase the fuel, leveraging a nation-leading RNG tariff. The company is also developing a green hydrogen project and pioneered the use of voluntary carbon offsets and decoupling mechanisms to encourage energy efficiency, according to the company release. (Source: Northwest Natural Holding Co., PR,S&P, 5 Nov., 2021) Contact: NW Natural, Dave Anderson , CEO, Pres., 503-721-2530,

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    Vision Hydrogen Nails Hydrogen Producer VoltH2 Acquisition (M&A)
    Vision Hydrogen, VoltH2
    Date: 2021-11-12
    Jersey City, New Jersey-based Vision Hydrogen Corporation is reporting completion of its $40 million acquisition of Netherlands-headquartered green hydrogen specialist VoltH2 Holdings AG , a developer and supplier of clean hydrogen production facilities for commercial offtake volumes of clean hydrogen to manufacturers, gas and power traders, industrial consumers and the heavy and marine transportation sectors.

    VoltH2 has a track record of developing sites through to permit, having received development approvals to construct a 25MW electrolyser plant scalable to 100MW in the North Sea Port of Vlissingen, Netherlands. The company is also developing a second 25MW -- scalable to 75MW -- electrolyser plant in the North Sea Port of Terneuzen. (Source: Vision Hydrogen, PR, 9 Nov., 2021) Contact: Vision Hydrogen, 551-298-3600,; VoltH2,

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    Hyundai Oilbank, Topsoe Seek Low-Carbon Fuel Opportunities (Int'l)
    Hyundai Oilbank, Topsoe
    Date: 2021-11-12
    In a recent memorandum of understanding (MoU), South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank and Topsoe report they have agreed to jointly seek new opportunities in biorefining, eFuels, carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and other solutions to reduce carbon emissions.

    The MoU will support Topsoe in further optimizing its clean energy technologies and potentially enable Hyundai Oilbank to increase its low-carbon business and meet the company's target that "70 pct of total profit should derive from eco-friendly business by 2030."

    Topsoe develops cutting-edge technologies within green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol, and eFuels. (Source: Hyundai Oilbank,PR, 8 Nov., 2021) Contact: Hyundai Oilbank,; Haldor Topsoe, Henrik Rasmussen, Americas Managing Dir., +45 27 77 99 68,

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    IRENA, WEF Launch Green Hydrogen Roadmaps (Int'l. Report)
    IRENA, World Economic Forum
    Date: 2021-11-05
    Reporting from COP26 in Glasgow, the Abu Dhabi-headquartered International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum (WEF) are reporting the launch of a jointly developed series of Enabling Measures Roadmaps for Green Hydrogen aimed at empowering policymakers to prioritise policies for green hydrogen and accelerate its deployment at the international level in pursuit of a net-zero energy system aligned with a climate-safe 1.5 degrees C scenario.

    According to the release, the global momentum for green hydrogen is growing as a cornerstone of the shift away from fossil fuels. The rapid uptake of green hydrogen is essential for sectors like aviation, international shipping and heavy industry, where energy intensity is high and emissions are hardest to abate. The roadmaps show the top ten measures and critical timelines for their implementation in areas such as cost reduction, demand growth, international standards, infrastructure, and technology developments measures needed to boost the green hydrogen economy globally and enhance public-private dialogue to turn industry recommendations into concrete policy measures and accelerate action on the path to net-zero.

    Download the Green Hydrogen roadmaps HERE . (Source: IRENA, Website PR, 4 Nov., 2021) Contact: IRENA, +97124179000,,; World Economic Forum,

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    Next Hydrogen Announces New Assembly Facility (Alt. Fuel Report)
    Next Hydrogen
    Date: 2021-11-03
    Mississauga, Ontario-based hydrogen electrolyzer designer and manufacture Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc. reports the planned opening of a new 27,000 square foot testing, engineering, product development and assembly facility in Missisauga, near Toronto.

    The Company expects the new facility to realize substantially improved processes, flow and scalability, with more efficient test capabilities and a reduction in lead times. (Source: Next Hydrogen, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Next Hydrogen, Raveel Afzaal, Pres., CEO, 647-578-6360,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Next Hydrogen news,  hydrogen electrolyzer news,  Green Hydrogen news,  

    Ineos Investing $2.3Bn In Green Hydrogen (Int'l. Report)
    Date: 2021-10-27
    London-headquartered INEOS Group has announced a €2 billion ($2.3 billion) investment in green hydrogen. The chemicals giant is Europe's largest existing operator of electrolysis and presently produces and uses 400,000 tpy of low-carbon hydrogen.

    According to the release, Ineos will construct hydrogen plants in Norway, Germany, and Belgium while furthering investments in the UK and France. The plant in Norway will be the first to go live and feature a 20MW electrolyzer. A larger 100MW electrolyzer will then be established at the German site. Ineos says it is also investing in the production of 'blue hydrogen' which can be safely captured and stored (CCS) underground.

    As previously reported, in 2020 Ineos and Korean automaker Hyundai inked a Memorandum of Understanding to further the development of hydrogen technologies . (Source: Ineos, PR, 25 Oct., 2021) Contact: INEOS,

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    E.ON Touts H2.Ruhr Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
    E.ON, Enel, Iberdrola, ABB
    Date: 2021-10-27
    Essen, Germany-headquartered E.ON SE reports it is cooperating with Enel, Iberdrola, ABB and SAP on "H2.Ruhr" and to build an industrial-scale green hydrogen value chain as to serve the European market. The firms will leverage their competitive advantage in renewable production to supply green hydrogen and green ammonia to industrial hubs in central and northern Europe -- with a special focus on the German Ruhr region.

    H2.Ruhr includes the construction of a regional hydrogen pipeline infrastructure including direct connection to a broad spectrum of consumers in the Ruhr area and the development of a terminal to receive, store and distribute roughly 80,000 tpy green ammonia and green hydrogen. H2.Ruhr will also test new innovative technologies at a large-scale, such as the ammonia cracking technology, electrolysis, emission-free transport (via hydrogen or ammonia powered vessels or trucks), as well as the long-distance transport of electricity dedicated for hydrogen production. (Source: E.ON, Website Release, Oct., 2021) Contact: E.ON, +49 2 01 18400,,

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    CC&L Infra., HyStor Partner on Green Hydrogen Projects (Ind. Report)
    CC&L Infrastructure, HyStor Energy
    Date: 2021-10-22
    Toronto, Ontario-headquartered Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) is reporting a strategic partnership with HyStor Energy LP which will develop, commercialize and operate green hydrogen production, storage, and distribution at scale projects in the U.S. -- including the on-site production, storage, and delivery of green hydrogen as both a zero-carbon fuel and a means of storing and producing electricity.

    HyStor Energy is already permitted for hydrogen storage at multiple U.S. Gulf Coast locations which together will form the backbone of a regional hub. This hydrogen hub will have co-located production, transmission, pipeline, rail and other infrastructure, linking these components to add value while driving economies of scale and attracting end-users. The hub is also expected to attract intellectual capital, spur innovation, create jobs and stimulate the local economy as well as deliver a major source of safe, reliable and 100 pct carbon-free energy, according to the release.

    CC&L Infrastructure is an active investor and owner of renewable energy assets with a portfolio of more than 60 hydro, solar, and wind facilities totaling 1.4 GW capacity globally. (Source: CC&L Infrastructure, Website PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: CC&L Infrastructure, Matt O’Brien, CEO, Kaitlin Blainey, VP, (416) 216-8047,,; Hystorenergy, (888) 542-6074,,

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    INEOS Announces €2Bn Green Hydrogen Investment (Int'l.)
    Date: 2021-10-20
    London-headquartered INEOS Group reports it will invest more than €2 billion into electrolysis projects to make zero carbon, green hydrogen across Europe. Its first plants will be built in Norway, Germany, Belgium with investment also planned in the UK and France over a ten year period.

    The first unit to be built will be a 20MW electrolyser to produce clean hydrogen through the electrolysis of water, powered by zero-carbon electricity in Norway. This project will lead to a minimum reduction of an estimated 22,000 tpy of CO2. In Germany INEOS plans to build a larger scale 100MW electrolyser to produce green hydrogen at its Koln site, will result in a reduction of carbon emissions of over 120,000 tpy. It will also open opportunities to develop E-Fuels through Power-to-Methanol applications on an industrial scale.

    INEOS, through its London-based subsidiary INOVYN, is Europe's largest existing operator of electrolysis for green hydrogen production and has extensive experience in the storage and handling of hydrogen, according to the release. (Source: INEOS, Website PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: INEOS,; INOVYN, Wouter Bleukx, Hydrogen Business Manager,

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    Scatec, Fertiglobe to Produce Green Hydrogen in Egypt (Int'l.)
    Date: 2021-10-15
    Oslo, Norway-headquartered renewable energy producer Scatec is reporting an agreement with ammonia producer Fertiglobe plc to jointly develop a 50-100MW green hydrogen facility as feedstock for green ammonia production in Egypt.

    Scatec will build, operate and majority own the facility and ink a long-term off-take agreement with Fertiglobe's subsidiary EBIC. The facility will be located near EBIC in Ain Sokhna and is the first step towards developing a green hydrogen hub in Egypt.

    Scatec develops, builds, owns and operates solar, wind, hydro power plants and energy storage solutions. The company has more than 3.5 GW in operation and under construction on four continents and is targeting 15 GW capacity in operation or under construction by the end of 2025, according to its website. (Source: Scatec, Website PR, 14 Oct., 2021) Contact: Scatec, Raymond Carlsen, CEO, Andreas Austrell, VP IR, +47 974 38 686,,; Fertiglobe,

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    Phillips 66, Plug Power to Advance Green Hydrogen (Alt. Fuels Report)
    Phillips 66, Plug Power
    Date: 2021-10-15
    Houston-headquartered Phillips 66 petroleum major and Latham, N.Y.-based hydrogen fuel cell specialist Plug Power Inc. are reporting a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of low-carbon hydrogen business opportunities.

    Phillips 66, which has 13 wholly owned and joint venture refineries in the U.S. and Europe, owns extensive hydrogen-related infrastructure and uses hydrogen in the manufacturing of transportation fuels. Plug Power has begun construction on green hydrogen production facilities in California, New York, Tennessee and Georgia that will ultimately supply 500 tpd of liquid green hydrogen fuel by 2025.

    As part of this agreement, the companies will explore ways to deploy Plug Power's technology within Phillips 66's operations and advancing hydrogen fueling opportunities for the mobility sector and developing hydrogen-related infrastructure. (Source: Plug Power, Phillips 66, PR. Oct., 2021) Contact: Plug Power,; Phillips 66, Jeff Dietert, IR, 832-765-2297,,

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    Renewable Hydrogen Coalition Announces Leadership Changes (Int'l.)
    Renewable Hydrogen Coalition
    Date: 2021-10-13
    In Brussels, the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition (RHC) is reporting Ignacio Galan, CEO of the Spanish energy group Iberdrola, will be acting as RHC Chairman and Sunfire CEO Nils Aldag will be contributing as Vice-Chair. The RHC aims to:
  • Give a voice to the renewable hydrogen industry in Europe and position Europe as the global leader in renewable hydrogen;

    Build a high-level and interdisciplinary network of innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders from the rapidly growing renewable hydrogen community, including industrial off-takers;

  • Inform the policy debate with concrete proposals for the scaling up and market uptake of renewable hydrogen -- traceability, infrastructure investments, market design, and incentives.

    As recently reported, the European Commission's "Fit for 55" package sets clear targets for the rapid scale-up and use of renewable hydrogen and to make Europe the global leader in renewable hydrogen. (Source: Renewable Hydrogen Coalition, Website, PR. Sept., Oct., 2021) Contact: Renewable Hydrogen Coalition,

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  • FFI Planning Aussie 2 GW Hydrogen Electrolyser Plant (Int'l.)
    Fortescue Future Industries
    Date: 2021-10-13
    In the Land Down Under, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) reports it will invest an initial $115 million in what it says will become the world's largest green-energy infrastructure -- green hydrogen equipment-manufacturing facility near Gladstone in Central Queensland.

    The facility is expected to come in at more than $1 billion and will double the world's green hydrogen-production ability when electrolyser production begins in 2023 when the facility will produce 2 GW of electrolyser capacity per year. (Source: Fortescue Future Industries , PR, 11 Oct., 2021) Contact: Fortescue Future Industries,

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    Octopus, Partners Plan UK Green Hydrogen Projects (Int'l. Report)
    Innova Renewables,Octopus Energy
    Date: 2021-10-08
    In the UK, London-bed Octopus Energy Group's Octopus Hydrogen unit is reporting a strategic partnership with Innova Renewables and Novus to design, build and operate green hydrogen production -- including the installation of electrolysers ranging between 2 and 20MW, compression and mobile hydrogen storage at several of Innova's renewable energy generation sites .

    Novus is working with Innova Renewables to develop 4GW of solar, wind and battery capacity across the UK. Innova has agreed to develop hydrogen production facilities at several of its co-located solar and battery energy storage sites to be directly connected to on-site renewable energy generations which will be purchased via long term PPAs producing between 500 and 2500kg of hydrogen per day.

    Octopus Hydrogen's optimisation software will be used to control electrolysis and when the site exports at full potential, helping balance the grid by choosing the best times to use green electricity to produce hydrogen. (Source: Innova Website Release, 5 Oct., 2021) Contact: Octopus Energy,Octopus Hydrogen, Will Rowe, Founder, CEO , Dominic Bellamy, +44 2045 308369,,; Innova, Robin Dummett, Founder and Managing Director , Kristianne Stanton-Jones, +44 1242 436630,,

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    Hy24 Hydrogen Infrastructure Investment Platform Launched (Int'1)
    Ardian, Hy24
    Date: 2021-10-06
    Paris-headquartered private global investment house Ardian and FiveT Hydrogen, a clean-hydrogen enabling investment platform, are reporting the launch of an equally owned joint venture Hy24 to invest in clean hydrogen infrastructure and global decarbonization.

    Hy24's first €1.5 billion fund will be set up and managed as an impact fund with the aim to reduce global carbon emissions, in accordance with Article 9 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

    The portfolio will be diversified across Europe, Americas and Asia and value chains from upstream projects like green hydrogen production, to downstream projects such as fleet and refueling stations. (Source: Ardian, PR, Website, 3 Oct., 2021) Contact: Ardian, +33 1 4171 9200,

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    Orbital Marine Power Touts Floating Tidal Power Technology (Int'l)
    Orbital Marine Power
    Date: 2021-10-04
    Scotland-based Orbital Marine Power reports its recently deployed 2 MW North Sea offshore O2 turbine -- the world's strongest according to the company -- will be the basis for the "FORWARD-2030" commercialization of the company's floating tidal power plant technology and its integration with wind power, batteries and hydrogen production.

    Orbital is heading an EU-backed consortium of companies and scientific institutions to deliver the €26.7 million FORWARD-2030 project aimed at accelerating the commercial use of floating tidal energy. Forward-2030 stands for Fast-tracking Offshore Renewable energy With Advanced Research to Deploy 2030 MW of tidal energy before 2030. The project will last until 2025.

    The partners will also combine predictable floating tidal energy, wind generation, grid export, battery storage and green hydrogen production. The next Orbital turbine is planned to be integrated with a hydrogen production facility and a battery system at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. It will be installed in O2, 2022.

    The EU supported the endeavor with a €20.5 million grant from the Horizon 2020 program. (Source: Orbital Marine Power, PR, Balkan Green Energy, 2 Oct., 2021) Contact: Orbital Marine Power,

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    A Hydrogen Primer (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Date: 2021-09-29
    Procuring hydrogen requires its separation from other elements through chemical processes that require energy. These processes have varying degrees of environmental and climate impact.

    Gray hydrogen is produced by reforming natural gas, a processing technique used to rearrange the molecular structure of hydrocarbons. In this process, methane is mixed with steam at a high temperature to yield hydrogen and CO2 through a catalytic chemical reaction.

    Roughly 10 kg of CO2 is released into the atmosphere for every 1 kg of gray hydrogen produced, making it the least renewable form of hydrogen with an overall negative climate impact, much like drilling for oil or mining coal.

    Gray hydrogen is viewed as a "bridging" energy alternative. It is relatively inexpensive and commonly used in the chemical industry to make fertilizer and for refining oil, but .

    Blue Hydrogen uses the same chemical processing technique used to make gray hydrogen. The difference, however, is the management of CO2. With blue hydrogen, the CO2 is captured at the production facility and stored separately (CCS)

    Blue hydrogen has a significantly lower CO2 impact on the environment than gray hydrogen, but the blue hydrogen process -- although ecologically friendly than gray hydrogen process -- does not eliminate carbon emissions into the atmosphere entirely.

    The Green Hydrogen production process employs electrolysis -- the separation of hydrogen and oxygen molecules by applying electrical energy to water. Utilizing renewable energy sources to generate the electricity for this process is the key to making green hydrogen. This technique yields a closed loop of sustainable energy free of harmful emissions. (Source: JD Power, Sept., 2021)

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    Green Hydrogen and GHG Emissions -- Notable Quote
    Green Hydrogen
    Date: 2021-09-29
    "We must abandon our dependence on carbon-emitting fuels" -- Chilean Pres. Sebastian Pinera

    Pinera was commenting on a project that is expected to lead to the world's first green hydrogen plant in Chile which, when fully operational in 2022, will produce climate-neutral synthetic fuel that will reduce more than 100,000 tpy greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, The Rio Times, 27 Sept.,2021)

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    Green Hydrogen and GHG Emissions -- Notable Quote
    Green Hydrogen
    Date: 2021-09-29
    "We must abandon our dependence on carbon-emitting fuels" -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

    Pinera was commenting on a project that is expected to lead to the world's first green hydrogen plant in Chile which, when fully operational in 2022, will produce climate-neutral synthetic fuel that will reduce more than 100,000 tpy greenhouse gas emissions. (Source: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, The Rio Times, 27 Sept.,2021)

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    Biden Admin. to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Aviation (Ind. Report)
    LanzaTech, SkyNRG
    Date: 2021-09-24
    The U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office announced more than $64 million in funding for 22 projects focused on developing technologies and processes that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. SkyNRG Americas in partnership with LanzaTech was awarded $1 million in funding for Project LOTUS (Landfill Off-gas To Ultra-low carbon intensity SAF) to design, build, operate, and maintain a production facility that will convert raw landfill biogas into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    According to The White House, aviation represents 11 pct of U.S. transportation-related emissions. The goals set by the Administration are ambitious but achievable with the use of SAF. Landfill gas is an abundant source of waste biogenic carbon, typically comprising -- 50 pct bio-based methane (CH4), 40 pct CO2 , and 10 pct nitrogen (N2). Landfill Off-gas To Ultra-low carbon intensity SAF, or Project LOTUS, will be the first to incorporate nearly all the carbon in raw LFG carbon, including the CO2 found in the raw biogas, into drop-in SAF and renewable diesel. Success in this project will materially increase the supply of low carbon intensity, low-cost SAF in the U.S. and enable rapid build-out of new landfill gas to SAF production capacity across the U.S.

    The project will leverage green hydrogen and LanzaTech's gas fermentation technology to convert LFG to ethanol at an operating landfill. The ethanol will be converted to SAF using the LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. Once the SAF has been produced, SkyNRG Americas has numerous contractual partners including Boeing and Alaska Airlines who are committed to advancing use of the fuel in flight.

    Project LOTUS will enable a new domestic, regional supply chain to produce SAF that meets international ASTM specifications while reducing methane emissions and improving air quality. The resultant aviation fuel is high quality, low soot forming, and sustainably derived, reducing up to 110 pct of greenhouse gas emissions over traditional jet fuels. The funding from DOE will accelerate the commercial rollout of this exciting SAF production path from LFG by reducing the technical and financial risks for future integrated commercial plants across the US.

    Capturing gas from 35 landfills would produce over 500 million gpy of SAF requiring at least 25 commercial-scale biorefineries, creating good paying jobs and creating a secure domestic SAF market. Further, analysis of the overall biogas resource potential indicates that more than 6 billion gallons of SAF could be produced from 25 pct of the biogas produced at U.S. landfills and from anaerobic digestion of organic wastes and other biogas sources. (Source: LanzaTech, Website PR, 23 Sept., 2021) Contact:LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050,,; SkyNRG, +31 20 470 70 20,,

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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,; Siemens Energy AG,; Toyota Tsusho,; Associated British Ports ,

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    Green Hydrogen Electrolyser Maker Expanding Production (Int'l.)
    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 ,,

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