The project will initially incorporate a new 100MW electrolyser facility that will produce hydrogen for e-methanol production and deliver renewable-based hydrogen to the transpotation and industrial sectors. Electrolyser production capacity will be increased to 1.85GW in the early 2030s.
The Engie hydrogen production site will be located on the site of the Eems power plant in Eemshaven, with the electrolyser powered by 200MW of offshore wind. The EEW carbon capture plant will be integrated with the existing waste-to-energy plant in Farmsum and will capture biogenic CO2 from the flue gases of the plant's production lines.
OCI's BioMCN methanol facility in Farmsum has the capacity to combine hydrogen and biogenic CO2 to produce e-methanol.
The Engie and OCI/BioMCN plants will be connected to the hydrogen network that Gasunie is developing in the Netherlands and Northern Germany.
. (Source: Engie SA, PR, May., 2022) Contact: Engie, www.engie.com/en
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The commercial scale Protos plant in the north west of England will incorporate ABSL's RadGas process technology and will convert 150,000 tpy of household waste into renewable low-carbon fuel while avoiding roughly 160,000 tpy of carbon dioxide emissions when fully operational in 2025. (Source: Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd., Website PR, 11 May, 2022)
Contact: Protos Biofuels, Martin Hopkins, Advanced Biofuel Solutions, +44 1793 832860, www.absl.tech; Greenergy, +44 (0)20 7404 7700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenergy.com
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The NREL research analyzed an emerging water-splitting technology -- solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production -- which can be potentially more energy efficient than producing hydrogen via the commonly used electrolysis method requiring electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. STCH relies on a two-step chemical process in which metal oxides are exposed to temperatures greater than 1,400 degrees C and then re-oxidized with steam at lower temperatures to produce hydrogen.
The research looks at the system-level design and techno-economic analysis for integrating possible materials into a solar-fuel platform and supporting the DOE's HydroGEN program. The material discovery in the HydroGEN program involved machine learning, defect calculations, and experimental work to develop new perovskite materials. The researchers need to identify perovskites capable of handling the high temperatures required while hitting performance targets.
This work shows part of a portfolio of techno-economic analysis focused on hydrogen production pathways each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Electrolysis, for example, is commercially available and the electricity required can come from photovoltaics (PV). The PV cells used, however, only capture a section of the solar spectrum. STCH uses the entire spectrum. The concentrated solar thermal power enables STCH to create the chemical reaction. Active research to identify the best materials for the STCH process is critical to the success of this method for hydrogen production, the NREL scientists noted.
This research is funded by the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office. NREL is the U.S. DOE's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC.
(Source: NREL, 10 May, 2022) Contact: NREL, Patrick Davenport, Zhiwen Ma, Genevieve Saur, www.nrel.gov; DOE Hydrogen Shot, www.energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/hydrogen-shot
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The pilot project will demonstrate how existing natural gas storage infrastructure can be utilized to accelerate the energy transition by bridging the timing and location challenges of matching hydrogen production and consumer demand.
FortisBC notes it was the first utility in Canada to provide its customers with RNG in 2011, setting the groundwork for delivering other renewable and low carbon gases, like hydrogen, to British Columbians. Developing a better understanding of hydrogen transportation and storage adds to the expanding expertise the organization is developing as it pushes towards having at least 15 percent of its gas supply be renewable and low carbon by 2030. (Source: FortisBC, Website PR, 5 May, 2022) Contact: FortisBC, Joe Mazza, VP Energy Supply and Resource Development, 778-879-3753, email@example.com, www.fortisbc.com/RNG, www.fortisbc.com
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The company also completed conversion of the facility's hydrocracker to renewable diesel service.
CVR expects the feedstock pre-treatment unit will be installed at the Wynnewood location in Q2, 2023. (Source: CVR Energy Inc., PR, Website, May, 2022) Contact: CVR Energy Inc. www.cvrenergy.com
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NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, do business as NV Energy. NV Energy is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(Source: NV Energy, Website PR, 4 May, 2022) Contact: NV Energy, www.nvenergy.com
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North Yorkshire, UK-based biomass power producer DRAX Group operates 7 pellet plants in the US and is the world's leading producer and user of sustainable biomass.
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The GHG reductions reflected in this year's report reveal a 10.6 pct decrease from 2019 to 2020 and a 21.4 pct decrease from 2005 levels. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased 10.5 pct, and there was a 10.4 pct drop in emissions in the electric power sector. The electric power sector decrease is attributed to a decrease in electricity demand of about 2.5 pct and also reflects the continued shift from coal to less carbon intensive natural gas and renewables," the report notes.
The annual report is submitted to the United Nations under the Framework Convention on Climate Change by April 15.
Down load the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks report HERE . (Source: US EPA, PR, EHS Administration, May, 2022) Contact: US EPA, www.epa.gov
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Valero noted the higher sales volumes to the Q4 2021 start-up of its DGD expansion project (DGD 2). Additional production capacity is expected later this year. The company’s DGD 3 project in Port Arthur, Texas, which is expected to be operational in Q4 this year, will boost DGD’s total capacity to approximately 1.2 billion gpy of renewable diesel and 50 million gpy of renewable naphtha.
Valero reported $1 million in first quarter operating income for its ethanol segment, compared to a $56 million operating loss reported for the same period of last year. Ethanol production volumes averaged 4 million gpd for the three-month period, up 483,000 gpd compared to Q1, 2021. The company expects to produce 4 million gpd of ethanol in Q2, 2022, according to the release.
Valero also noted it continues to evaluate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable hydrogen, and additional renewable naphtha and CCS projects. (Source: Valero, PR 26 April, 2022) Contact: Valero Renewable Fuels, Joe Gorder, Pres., (800) 324-8464, www.valero.com
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Valero noted the higher sales volumes to the Q4 2021 start-up of its DGD expansion project (DGD 2). Additional production capacity is expected later this year. The company's DGD 3 project in Port Arthur, Texas, which is expected to be operational in Q4 this year, will boost DGD's total capacity to approximately 1.2 billion gpy of renewable diesel and 50 million gpy of renewable naphtha.
Valero reported ethanol production volumes averaged 4 million gpd for the three-month period, up 483,000 gpd compared to Q1, 2021. The company expects to produce 4 million gpd of ethanol in Q2, 2022, according to the release.
Valero also noted it continues to evaluate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable hydrogen, and additional renewable naphtha and CCS projects. (Source: Valero, PR 26 April, 2022) Contact: Valero
Joe Gorder, Pres., (800) 324-8464, www.valero.com
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The project, which is expected to take 14 years to complete, includes the upgrading or replacement of equipment and systems for all 20 power generating units as well as the improvement of the hydropower plant's measurement, protection, control, regulation and monitoring systems. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 3 May, 2022) Contact: GE Renewable Energy Hydro Solutions, Pascal Radue, Pres., CEO, www.ge.com
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This funding, which is available over five years until 2027, was announced as part of Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan, unveiled at the end of 2020. It is aimed at helping communities launch clean heat and power projects such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and biomass and bolstering energy efficiency measures. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, PR, 25 April, 2022)
Contact: Natural Resources Canada, www.nrcan.gc.ca
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As previously reported, the new hydrogen hub will convert more than 220 MW of renewable energy daily to 100 metric tons of green hydrogen that will be stored in two salt caverns.
Mitsubishi Power will provide the hydrogen equipment integration, including the 220 MW of electrolyzers, gas separators, rectifiers, medium-voltage transformers and distributed control system.
The hydrogen storage hub will be adjacent to the Intermountain Power Agency's (IPA) IPP Renewed Project and support that 840-MW, hydrogen-capable gas turbine combined cycle power plant presently under construction. That plant initially will run on a blend of 30 pct green hydrogen and 70 pct natural gas starting in 2025, growing to 100 pct hydrogen by 2045. (Source: BV, Website PR, 26 April, 2022) Contact:
Black & Veatch Black & Veatch, www.bv.com;
Mitsubishi Power, www.power.mhi.com;
Intermountain Power Agency, www.ipautah.com
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The 250MW 25 Mile Creek project is currently under construction and expected to come online before the year end.
Enel Green Power has around 100 plants across North America including hydroelectric, wind, solar and geothermal totaling roughly 10.1 GW, according to the company website. (Source: Enel Green Power America, PR, 29 April, 2022) Contact: Enel Green Power North America Inc., www.enelgreenpower.com/countries/north-america
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Under their MoU, Olin will provide hydrogen production and operational support and Plug Power will market the hydrogen and provide logistical support for delivery.
Plug Power aims to produce 70 tpd of green hydrogen by the end of 2022 and is on track to deliver 500 tpd by 2025 and 1,000 tpd by 2028, according to the release. (Source: Plug Power Inc., PR, 2 May, 2022) Contact: Plug Power Inc., www.plugpower.com; Olin Chemical, www.olin.com
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The collaboration will undertake a large-scale hybrid project, merging renewable power generation and hydrogen and ammonia production for the fertilizer sector in Brazil -- the world's fourth-largest consumer of fertilizer. The collaboration will work toward nullifying the country's agricultural dependency on imported grey ammonia by producing green ammonia locally. The project is slated to be operational by 2027.
India is the world's second-largest grey hydrogen consumer at roughly 7 million tpy -- expected to grow to 12 million tpy by 2030 jumping to 28 million tpy by 2050.
According to Bloomberg NEF, the global steel industry will need an investment of $278 billion, in addition to using green hydrogen technologies to eliminate GHG emissions by 2050.
(Source: Aker Clean Hydrogen, Website, PR, 28 April, 2022) Contact: Aker Clean Hydrogen, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.akercleanhydrogen.com; SOWITEC, www.sowitec.com/en; Statkraft, www.statkraft.com
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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)
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Under the conditions of their long-term, take-or-pay agreement, s Air Products will construct, own and operate a new hydrogen plant and renewable fuels manufacturing facilities will be operated by World Energy. The project is scheduled to come on-line in 2025.
As part of the agreement, Air Products has extended its Southern California hydrogen pipeline network to supply hydrogen to the existing World Energy facility and to further increase supply reliability for all of Air Products' hydrogen pipeline network customers in Southern California. The expanded pipeline network will also enable Air Products to provide low-or-zero-carbon hydrogen in the future. Air Products and World Energy will collaborate on innovations to transition to green hydrogen inputs, further reducing the carbon intensity of the fuels it produces.
According to its website, "Air Products is a first mover in the hydrogen energy transition and has already announced and begun several large mega-projects in the U.S. and around the world." In 2021, Air Products announced a $4.5 billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana to produce over 750 million standard cubic fpd of blue hydrogen. The Louisiana project followed an earlier 2021 announcement of a multi-billion-dollar net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and a previous 2020 announcement of the multi-billion-dollar green hydrogen/ammonia production facility joint venture in NEOM, Saudi Arabia powered by renewable energy for the production and export of carbon-free hydrogen to global transportation markets, according to the release. (Source: Air Products, PR, 25 April, 2022)Contact: Air Products, Robert Tikovsky, VP Process Gases, www.airproducts.ca; World Energy, Gene Gobolys, Pres., 617-889-7300, Fax --617-887-2411, email@example.com, www.worldenergy.net
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HVO is a low carbon, low emission, fossil-free and sustainable alternative to conventional fossil diesel which eliminates up to 90 pct of net CO2 and reduces nitrogen oxide (NOX), particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions.
(Source: Veolia UK, April, 2022) Contact: Veolia UK,
Pascal Hauret, Managing Director Municipal, Estelle Brachlianoff, CEO, Investor Relations: + 33 1 85 57 84 76 / 84 80, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.veolia.com
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This funding, which is available over five years until 2027, is part of Canada's Strengthened Climate Plan which was announced at the end of 2020. The Plan is intended to help communities launch clean heat and power projects such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and biomass and energy efficiency measures. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, PR, 25 April, 2022)
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Following demolition work, , Getech will begin the development of its planned green hydrogen facilities, subject to necessary approvals.
Concurrently, Getech continues to progress the engineering design of the Inverness green hydrogen production, storage and dispensing facilities, which it intends to expand into a regional Highlands hydrogen network.
The UK government is targeting at least 50 pct of its 10GW by 2030 hydrogen production to come from green hydrogen. (Source: Getech, renews, 25 April, 2022) Contact: Getech, Dr Jonathan Copus, CEO,
+44 (0)113 322 2200, email@example.com, www.getech.com
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"Heavy-duty transport is the ideal use case for hydrogen. The long-range capabilities and fast refueling mean they can match and exceed the performance of diesel trucks -- while producing zero emissions at the tailpipe. Battery electric trucks -- the only other zero-emission alternative -- quickly run into payload issues. Long-distance trips require massive battery packs which reduces the amount of weight the truck can carry due to weight restrictions and cargo space. The further the trucks need to go, the less they can transport.
"Storage space isn't a problem with hydrogen-powered trucks. Fuel cells take up less room than battery packs. For long-distance trips, where maximizing the amount of cargo per truck is a key consideration, this is a valuable benefit, according to BayoTech.
"A hydrogen truck can complete a cross-country drive 35 pct faster than a battery-powered truck. Hydrogen trucks refuel 15 times faster than their battery-powered counterparts. Long-haul trucking also delivers diesel-like performance while producing zero emissions. High cargo capacity, fast fueling, and a lower total cost of ownership than electric trucks. It's the ideal combination. And as hydrogen fueling infrastructure expands, costs will reduce further.
"The biggest question port operators and fleet managers have is about the source of the hydrogen. Where are they going to refuel their trucks? BayoTech's BayoGaaS® Hydrogen Hubs provide a low-cost, low-carbon fuel solution. We install and operate a hub to generate onsite hydrogen. The hubs are quick to deploy, have a small footprint of only 0.25 acres, and utilize existing natural gas infrastructure," according to the BayoTech release. (Source: BayoTech, Blog, April, 2022) Contact: BayoTech Inc., Steve Jones, 505-977-7954, www.bayotech.us
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The proposed facility would incorporate Haldor Topsoe's proprietary HydroFlex and H2bridge technologies for the production of hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from locally-sourced waste fats and similar feedstocks. Fluor Corp. is the project contractor and will provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services, as well as detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management support.
Refuel Energy expects to make a final investment decision in 2023. If approved, production at the new facility would start in 2025.
(Source: Refuel Energy Inc., PR, 20 April, 2022) Contact: Refuel Energy Inc.,
Zohrab Mawani, Co-Founder, (902) 835-6608, www.refuelthefuture.com
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The Iberdrola group has become one of the leaders in the Australian renewable energy market following the acquisition of Infigen Energy in 2020, now Iberdrola Australia, a vertically integrated renewable energy company with 940 MW of installed capacity and a portfolio of more than 3 GW of renewables projects at different stages of development in the states of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 20 April, 2022) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrola.com
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AirCapture develops on-site, modular technology that captures CO2 from the air using waste heat from manufacturing plants, enabling customer operations to go carbon neutral and even negative. OCOchem transforms recycled CO2, water and zero-carbon electricity to produce formic acid, a globally traded commodity chemical and emerging electro-fuel.
The goal is to use both companies' technology to design an integrated carbon capture and conversion plant that uses waste steam from Nutrien's fertilizer facility to extract CO2 from the air and then convert it, with water and electricity, to make formic acid. The formic acid can then be stored, transported, and used directly in many industrial, consumer, transportation, and agricultural industries. Additionally, it can be used to transport green hydrogen safely and cost-effectively in an energy-dense liquid carrier form to a customer site where the hydrogen can be released for industrial use or as an alternative transportation fuel.
Nutrien, one of the world's largest fertilizer manufacturers, has committed to achieve at least a 30 pct reduction in GHG emissions per ton of fertilizer by 2030. (Source: OCOChem, Website PR, 25 April, 2022)
Contact: OCOchem, Todd Brix, Co-Founder and CEO , www. ocochem.com; AirCapture LLC, www.aircapture.com
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The EPA's assessment considers diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas produced from canola/rapeseed oil via a hydrotreating process and proposes to find that these pathways would meet the lifecycle GHG emissions reduction threshold of 50 percent required to qualify to generate RINs for advanced biofuels (D5) and biomass-based diesel (D4) under the RFS program.
Pathways for Renewable Fuels details are HERE and HERE .
(Source: US DOE, April, 2022) Contact: EPA Renewable Fuels Program, 800-385-6164,
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The announcement coincides with National Grid's effort to team up with other utilities to seek federal funds for a regional clean hydrogen hub and to tap into $8 billion in funding included in the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Congress passed last fall. The hubs would involve regional clusters of hydrogen producers and distributors, storage facilities and end users.
Presently, Natural gas provides about half of the heat for buildings in Massachusetts, and is a major source of carbon emissions. National Grid's plan calls for roughly half of the state's building heat to come from electricity by 2050, with the remainder from renewable natural gas (RNG) or “green” hydrogen, or a hybrid mix of electricity and those cleaner gas sources. (Source: National Grid, April, 2022) Contact: National Grid, John Pettigrew, CEO, www.nationalgridus.com
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The AAPA notes that when hydrogen is used in a fuel cell or a mono-fuel internal combustion engine, it is a zero-carbon fuel. Alternatively, when it is used in a dual-fuel combustion engine, carbon emissions are significantly reduced compared to pure fossil fuels.
Currently, hydrogen is more expensive than natural gas and will require technological advancements to accommodate its storage on ocean-going vessels. However, setting up infrastructure for brown and grey hydrogen (i.e. hydrogen processed using coal or natural gas) can be an effective way to transition to green hydrogen fuel (i.e. processed using renewable energy sources, like solar or wind) when it becomes more cost effective. Industry pilot projects have implemented hydrogen as a maritime fuel source on small vessels successfully, paving the way for the widespread use of hydrogen as a marine fuel, according to the AAPA.
To promote the use of hydrogen in the maritime industry, the Hydrogen for Ports Act of 2021 seeks to establish a competitive grant program to support the purchase, installation, construction, facilitation, maintenance, and/or operation of hydrogen or ammonia-fueled technology in the maritime shipping industry.
(Source: American Association of Port Authorities,
PR, 21 April, 2022) Contact: American Association of Port Authorities, 703.684.5700,
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Together, the three projects could come in at roughly $3 billion (CDN). Power generated by the three projects would be purchased by Hydro-Quebec under separate PPAs and included in the volume of energy available to supply its various markets. The decision regarding whether each project is carried out will depend on Hydro-Quebec's evolving needs. The three projects include:
The FEED contract covers engineering of the floating wind turbine substructures for the proposed 800 megawatts offshore wind farm. The design of the substructures will include Technip Energies' in-house floater technology INO15™. With a capacity of 15 megawatts, INO15™ technology is a three columns semi-submersible floater which is well suited for fabrication in large series.
According to the company website, Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition operates in 34 countries and has a leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. (Source: Technip Energies, PR Website, April, 2022) Contact: Technip Energies, www.technipenergies.com; Equinor South Korea, www.equinor.com/en/where-we-are/south-korea.html
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In addition to hydrogen the station offers gasoline and other liquid fuels as well as electric vehicle charging at up to 175 kW. The station supplies hydrogen with both 700 and 350 bar filling pressures. Passenger cars and other light-duty vehicles refuel at 700 bar, while 350 bar is used mainly for heavy-duty vehicles, such as buses and trucks.
TotalEnergies operates 24 hydrogen service stations in Germany as part of the H2 Mobility joint venture and is working to expand its network of service stations to include biomethane, hydrogen, LNG and electricity. (Source: TotalEnergies Marketing Netherlands, PR, April, 2022) Contact: TotalEnergies Marketing Netherlands, www.corporate.totalenergies.nl/en/total-netherlands
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At present, this plant mainly manufactures gas turbines, the most powerful and efficient in the world, which can currently work with up to 50% hydrogen, and by 2030 they will be able to do so with 100%.
At the Berlin location, individual electrolyser cells will be manufactured and combined to form functional modules (stacks) which will be assembled into larger units based on the capacity required. The critical element here is the move to mass production, as reasonably priced and affordable electrolysers are the prerequisite for being able to meet the growing demand for hydrogen, according to the release. (Source: Siemens Energy, PR April, 2022) Contact: Siemens Energy, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html
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At the Berlin location, individual electrolyser cells will be manufactured and combined to form functional modules assembled into larger units based on the capacity required. The critical element here is the move to mass production, as reasonably priced and affordable electrolysers are the prerequisite for being able to meet the growing demand for hydrogen. Siemens Energy relies on PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolysis. (Source: Siemens Energy, PR April, 2022) Contact: Siemens Energy, Christian Bruch, President and CEO , www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html
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As per the agreement, MASDAR will explore the development of and investment in a range of renewable energy projects, including ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV), floating solar PV and hydropower projects, with a potential capacity of up to 1 gigawatt (GW).
Kyrgyzstan, which aims to reduce GHG emissions by as much as 44 by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, presently generates roughly 90 pct of its electricity from aging hydropower plants.
(Source: MASDAR, PR, Trade Arabia, 14 April, 2022)Contact: Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, +971 2 653 3333, www.masdar.ae
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TotalEnergies is also expanding its targets to reduce methane emissions 50 pct from 2020 levels by 2025 and 80 pct from 2020 levels by 2030, in keeping with its move towards zero methane. To that end, TotalEnergies will invest $13 billion to $16 billion over the 2022 to 2025 period, with 60 pct of the funds earmarked for the development of decarbonised renewable energies and the remainder for biofuels, LNG, biogas, hydrogen and e-fuels. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, Mar., April, 2022) Contact: TotalEnergies, Bernard Pinatel, Pres., Refining and Chemicals, Pres. Gas, Renewables & Power, Investor Relations, +33 (0)1 47 44 46 46 l, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.totalenergies.com
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Basic design work is expected to begin this quarter and the eventual investment decision will be taken based on elements including customer contracts and the availability of the necessary permits.
According to the developers, the demand for green hydrogen in the energy and transportation the energy sector in the Netherlands and Germany is growing and an import terminal for green ammonia will be a vital part of a hydrogen infrastructure designed to meet the emerging needs.
Ghlin, Belgium-based HES currently operates at a location in Maasvlakte with quayside capacity and direct access from the sea. Gasunie also has existing infrastructure of storage tanks and a system of pipelines. Vopak, with six ammonia terminals around the world, has extensive experience in the safe storage of ammonia.
(Source: HES International, PR Website, April, 2022)
HES International, +32 (0)65 400300, www.hesinternational.eu; Gasune, www.gasunie.nl/en; Vopak, www.vopak.com
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According to the release, the production of green methanol requires a renewable carbon source from PCC's silicon metal plant, which emits about 150,000 tpy of CO2, and renewable power from Landsvirkjun's power stations. The process of methanol synthesis requires the input of pure CO2 and hydrogen from water electrolysis, with the only by-product being oxygen and water. (Source: Landsvirkjun, PR, April, 2022) Contact: Landsvirkjun, www.landsvirkjun.com
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The platform enables the purchase or sale of biomethane guarantees of origin (GOs) as well as biomethane with our without GOs. In addition to a bulletin board, auctions will also be available to enable suppliers and buyers to interact in a common marketplace, which will simplify trade conclusions and processing, according to CEGH.
Around 0.1 TWh of biomethane is currently being fed into Austria's natural gas network. By 2050, 5 TWh of green gas should be available.
(Source: Central European Gas Hub, Website PR, 4 April, 2022)
Contact: Central European Gas Hub, Gottfried Steiner, CEO, www.cegh.at
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The focus of the collaboration is on extracting value from carbon insets, which represent the actions taken by an organization to fight climate change within its own value chain, as opposed to offsets, which are typically paying for a project to capture atmospheric carbon dioxide The companies plan to launch a program with US growers to measure and track carbon intensity scores for corn and soy in the production of sustainable aviation fuel and other low-carbon hydrocarbon fuels somewhere else, according to the release.
The companies plan to launch a program with US growers to measure and track carbon intensity scores for corn and soy in the production of sustainable aviation fuel and other low-carbon hydrocarbon fuels.
(Source: GEVO, Website PR, 5 April, 2022) Contact: Farmers Edge, Wade Barnes, CEO, www.farmersedge.ca; GEVO, David George, Snr. VP Verity Tracking, Dr. Paul Bloom, Chief Carbon and Innovation Officer, www.gevo.com
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Each project will serve First Hydrogen's automotive division and accommodate both a large refueling station for commercial vehicles with on-site hydrogen production to serve the Liverpool, Manchester, London, and the Thames Estuary areas, and a larger hydrogen production site of between 20 and 40MW, for a total of between 80MW and 160MW.(Source: First Hydrogen Group, Website PR, April, 2022) Contact:
First Hydrogen Group, Nicholas Wrigley, CEO, www.firsthydrogen.com
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Next Hydrogen will combine its unique technology and electrolysis expertise with Black & Veatch's market leadership in large-scale industrial engineering solutions to target broad applications worldwide for industrial and transportation customers, according to the release. (Source: Next Hydrogen, PR, 7 April, 2022)
Contact: Next Hydrogen, Raveel Afzaal, Pres., CEO, 647-578-6360, email@example.com, www.nexthydrogen.com;
Black & Veatch Black & Veatch, www.bv.com
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The project will focus on the gaseous helium produced from Proton Green's St. Johns gas unit in Apache County atop one of the largest gaseous helium reserves in North America, with an estimated 33 Bcf of helium in accessible reservoirs. Notably, helium produced from the region contains no hydrocarbons, according to the release.
Lone Cypress will be responsible for the construction and operation of all the associated midstream helium gathering and processing infrastructure. Lone Cypress Energy Services will also perform all the engineering and technological solutions needed to support the capture and transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced during the helium production process as well as emissions from power plants and industrial facilities in the neighboring vicinity. These emissions will be geologically sequestered in an isolated formation within the St. Johns Gas Unit with upwards of 1 billion metric tons of storage capacity, subject to regulatory approvals. (Source: Proton Green LLC, PR, 7 April, 2022) Contact: Proton Green. LLC, Steve Looper, CEO, www.protongreen.com; Lone Cypress Energy Services, LLC, www.lonecypressenergyservices.com.
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The MEAs are based on Advent's proprietary high temperature proton exchange membrane technology (HT-PEM) which can operate with almost any low-carbon or zero-carbon fuel and withstand extreme temperatures, pollution and humidity, leading to a longer lifetime and lower total cost of ownership versus LT-PEM.
The MEAs will support Safran Power Units which feature higher performances with lower environmental footprint and operating costs. MEAs form the heart of the fuel cell, and their performance determines the lifetime, efficiency, weight, and to a large extent, the cost of the end electrochemistry products, according to the release.
(Source: Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc., PR, 7 April, 2022)
Contact: Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, CEO,
www.advent.energy; Safran Power Units, www.safran-group.com
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The project, which combines 45 MWp PV solar energy production site with 30 MW battery storage using the same grid connection an innovative co-located storage, is one of the UK's first co-locations for PV and battery energy solar storage (BESS) with shared grid export capacity.
The project is slated to break ground before the year end for commissioning and start-up in mid 2023. When fully operational the project will generate 45 GWh per year of renewable energy -- sufficient power for approximately 11,400 family homes.
In conjunction with this news, BayWa r.e. has signed a new operations and maintenance contract for storage sites, in partnership with Ingenious. The two locations, Bourne Park South Storage and Slepe Farm Storage, both in Dorset, are also innovative BESS sites. (Source: BayWa, Website PR, 7 April, 2022) Contact: BayWar r.e. UK, Stefan Tait, Head of Energy Storage and Hydrogen, www.baywa-re.com; Harmony Energy, +44 0 1423 799 109 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.harmonyenergy.co.uk
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EIB is lending €53 million and ICO €35 million, both loans being certified as green financing. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 5 April, 2022) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrola.com
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The LNG terminal in Stade is set to become a central hub for the import of liquefied natural gas to Germany. The Hanseatic Energy Hub, a terminal for liquefied gases at the industrial site in Stade, Germany, will be ready to use from 2026 with a planned re-gasification capacity of around 12 billion cubic mpy in an existing industrial park. Besides LNG, , the terminal is also designed for low-carbon energy sources such as bio-LNG and synthetic methane in a first phase. With the growing global supply of climate-neutral energy sources, in a second step the hub is also set to be used to import hydrogen-based fuels, such as ammonia. (Source: EnBW, PR, 31 Mar., 2022) Contact: EnBW, +49 721 63-255550, www.enbw.com; Hanseatic Energy Hub GmbH, Johann Killinger, Dir., 040 / 696 387 64 4, email@example.com
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The facility is expected to use approximately 200,000 tpy of imported woody biomass fuel produce approximately 350 GWh per year of electricity, all of which will be sold to Shikoku Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Company. Construction is slated to break ground this june for completion and commercial operation in August, 2024.
JAPEX specialises in hydrocarbon exploration, production, and transportation. The company produces crude oil, natural gas, and LNG reserves globally (Source: JAPEX, Website, 1 April., 2022) Contact: Japan Petroleum Exploration, www.japex.co.jp/en
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The planned "Project Cyclus", which will use wood chips, wood waste, bagasse or "other opportunity fuels", to provide power for Houston-Headquartered Fidelis's 73,000 bpd sustainable aviation fuel, (SAF) renewable diesel, green hydrogen production facility.
Fidelis will sequester the biogenic CO2 in a carbon sink developed and secured by its subsidiary, Capio Sequestration, LLC according to a previously announced operating agreement between Capio and the State of Louisiana.
B&W will provide engineering, design, equipment and technology services to support the development of the biomass-fueled plant that will produce clean energy with a net-negative carbon impact of over 2 million tpy. (Source: Fedelis New Energy, Website PR, 31 Mar., 2022)
Contact: Fidelis New Energy, Dan Shapiro, CEO, (832) 551-3300 ,
www.fidelisinfra.com; Kiewit Industrial, www.kiewit.com/markets/industrial; Capio SequestrationLLC, www.fidelisinfra.com/project/capio-sequestration
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