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HyNetherlands Green Hydrogen Scheme Planned (Int'l. Report)
Engie SA
Date: 2022-05-13
French multinational utility Engie SA, along with Europe's largest methanol produce OCI, and EEW is reporting their collaboration on the HyNetherlands (HyNL) project in Groningen province, the Netherlands. The project will produce e-methanol by combining hydrogen generated by offshore wind and biogenic carbon dioxide.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  e-methanol,  electrolyser,  Engie SA,  Green Hydrogen,  


UK Municipal Waste-to-Biofuels Plant Progressing (Int'l.)
Advanced Biofuel Solutions,Greenergy
Date: 2022-05-13
In the UK, Protos Biofuels Ltd., , a project developed by Swindon-based Advanced Biofuel Solutions (ABSL) Ltd and London-based biodiesel producer Greenergy, reports its first municipal waste-to-advanced biofuels project has appointed Petrofac to deliver the front-end engineering design (FEED) services and Sumitomo SHI FW to supply the gasifier to convert household waste into synthesis gas (syngas). Proval will design the direct current plasma arc furnace that will be used to clean the syngas and Wood to licence their VESTA process that will convert syngas into biomethane and biohydrogen.

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, mail@greenergy.com, www.greenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuel Solutions,  Greenergy,  Waste-to-Biofuel,  Biofuel,  


NREL Advances Renewable Hydrogen Prod. Methodology (Ind. Report)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date: 2022-05-13
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are reporting perovskite materials may hold the potential to play an important role in a process to produce renewable "green" hydrogen as a carrier to store energy as a substitute for fossil fuels used for transportation, in the production of ammonia, and for other industrial applications. Key to the successful use of hydrogen as a fuel is being able to meet the DOE Hydrogen Energy Earthshot -- a recently announced goal to cut the cost of clean hydrogen by 80 pct to $1 per kilogram within a decade.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News National Renewable Energy Laboratory,  Renewable Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  Hydrogen Earthshot,  


FortisBC Announces Alberta Hydrogen Pilot Project MoU (Ind. Report)
FortisBC
Date: 2022-05-09
In British Columbia, FortisBC Energy Inc. -- a regulated utility -- is reporting a MoU to produce, transport, and burn hydrogen in a small-scale pilot project at the Suffield natural gas storage facility -- part of the AECO Hub™ -- in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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, joe.mazza@fortisbc.com, www.fortisbc.com/RNG, www.fortisbc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News FortisBC,  Hydrogen,  RNG,  


CVR Wynnewood Refinery Producing Renewable Diesel (Ind. Report)
CVR Energy
Date: 2022-05-06
Sugarland, Texas-based CVR Energy Inc. is reporting conversion and start-up of the renewable diesel unit at its Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma. The facility is currently running at roughly 50 pct capacity as the company works toward certification of the renewable diesel product.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News CVR Energy ,  Renewable Diesel,  


NV Energy Seeking New Renewable Energy Projects (Ind. Report)
NV Energy
Date: 2022-05-06
In April, NV Energy issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking new solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, biomass and biogas technology projects with a minimum of 20 MW in size and compliant with the state's existing renewable portfolio standards. NV Energy will also consider proposals that include energy storage systems integrated with renewable energy resources. All proposed projects must allow for a commercial operation date of Dec. 31, 2025. Details and project requirements www.nvenergy.com/2022SpringRERFP.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News NV Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


Notable Quote from DRAX CEO
DRAX
Date: 2022-05-06
"Replacing fossil fuels with clean power from renewables like sustainable biomass and hydro has enabled the UK's electricity system to decarbonise faster than any other major economy, but industry needs to go further than just reducing emissions -- to permanently removing the CO2 in the atmosphere if the UK is to achieve its ambitious climate targets." -- Will Gardiner, CEO, +44 (0) 1757 618381, www.drax.com

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.

More Low-Carbon Energy News DRAX,  


Biomethane, Biogas Notable Quote -- EC Pres. Ursula von der Leyen

Date: 2022-05-06
"We must become independent from Russian oil, coal and gas. We need to act now to mitigate the impact of rising energy prices, diversify our gas supply for next winter and accelerate the clean energy transition. The quicker we switch to renewables and hydrogen, combined with more energy efficiency, the quicker we will be truly independent and master our energy system." -- Ursula von der Leyen , Pres., European Commissions, Mar, 2022

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas news,  Biomethane news,  EC news,  


EPA Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks Report Released (Report Attached)
EPA
Date: 2022-05-06
The US EPA has released its 29th annual report, Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks , an overview of national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 1990 to 2020. The GHG inventory covers; carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride and nitrogen trifluoride.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News US EPA,  GHGs,  Climate Change,  Carbon Emissions,  Methane,  


Valero Touts Ethanol, Renewable Diesel Growth (Ind. Report)
Valero
Date: 2022-05-04
In the Lone Star State, San Antonio-headquartered Valero Energy Corp’s. first quarter 2022 financial results reported both its ethanol and renewable diesel segments production and profits were up. Valero’s Diamond Green Diesel (renewable diesel) joint venture, reported $149 million in operating income for the first quarter, down from $203 million reported for the same period of 2021. Renewable diesel sales volumes averaged 1.7 million gpd during the three-month period, 871,000 gpd higher than in the first quarter of 2021.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Valero,  EThanol,  


Valero Touts Ethanol, Renewable Diesel Growth (Ind. Report)
Valero
Date: 2022-05-04
In the Lone Star State, San Antonio-headquartered Valero Energy Corp's. first quarter 2022 financial results reported both its ethanol and renewable diesel segments production and profits were up. Valero's Diamond Green Diesel (renewable diesel) joint venture, reported $149 million in operating income for Q1, down from $203 million reported for the same period of 2021. Renewable diesel sales volumes averaged 1.7 million gpd during the three-month period, 871,000 gpd higher than in the first quarter of 2021, according to the release.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Valero,  Ethanol,  Renewable Diesel,  Diamond Green Diesel,  


GE to Upgrade World's Second-Largest Hydro Power Plant (Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2022-05-04
GE Renewable Energy's Hydro and Grid Solutions businesses are reporting a joint contract to technologically upgrade the 14 GW Itaipu hydropower plant in Brazil -- the second largest hydropower plant in the world.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Hydro Power,  


BP Talks Renewable Energy, Climate Change -- Notable Quotes
bp
Date: 2022-05-04
"The decarbonization of the power sector is driven by rapid growth in wind and solar power. Wind and solar power generation increases by around 20-fold over the outlook in Accelerated and Net Zero, increasing to around 40,000-45,000TWh and more than accounting for the entire growth in global power generation. And key elements of the low-carbon energy system critical for the world to transition successfully to net zero -- installation of new wind and solar power capacity; sales of electric vehicles; announcements of blue and green hydrogen and CCUS projects -- have all expanded rapidly." "There are signs of a new momentum in tackling climate change. The carbon budget is finite, and it is running out: further delays in reducing CO₂ emissions could greatly increase the economic and social costs associated with trying to remain within the carbon budget." -- Spencer Dale, BP Chief Economist, Mar., 2022

More Low-Carbon Energy News bp news,  Renewable Energy news,  Climate Change news,  


$300Mn Earmarked for Cdn. Remote Renewables Projects (Ind. Report)
Natural Resources Canada
Date: 2022-05-02
In Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada is reporting the Canadian government has earmarked an additional $300 million for clean – renewable energy projects in indigenous, rural and remote Canadian communities.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Resources Canada,  Renewable Energy,  


B&V Tapped as Green Hydrogen Hub EPC Provider (Ind. Report)
Black & Veatch , Mitsubishi Power
Date: 2022-05-02
Overland Park, Kansas-headquartered Black & Veatch (B&V) reports it has been selected by Mitsubishi Power Americas and Magnum Development, co-developers of what will be the world's largest industrial green hydrogen production and storage facility, to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for that Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in Delta, Utah.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Black & Veatch,  Green Hydrogen,  Mitsubishi Power,  


Enel, Clorox Ink 47MW Wind VPPA (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2022-05-02
Andover, Mass.-based Enel Green Power North America Inc. reports inking a 12-year, 47MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Clorox Company for renewable energy generated and delivered to the electricity grid from Enel's 25 Mile Creek wind farm in Oklahoma, starting 1 Jan., 2023.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America ,  Wind,  


Plug Power, Olin Chemical Plan Green Hydrogen JV (Ind. Report)
Plug Power, Olin Chemical
Date: 2022-05-02
In the Empire State, Latham-headquartered electrolyser and fuel cell supplier Plug Power Inc and Niagara Falls -based chemicals giant Olin Corporation are reporting a planned joint venture to construct a 15 tpd green hydrogen production facility in St Gabriel, Louisiana. The facility is expected to be operational in 2023.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Plug Power,  Olin Chemical,  Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen ,  


Aker, Statkraft Partner on Indian, Brazilian Green Hydrogen (Int'l.)
Aker Clean Hydrogen, Statkraft,SOWITEC
Date: 2022-04-29
Lysaker, Norway-headquartered integrated hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol producer Aker Clean Hydrogen reports it is collaborating with renewable energy developers Statkraft and SOWITEC to explore green hydrogen and ammonia production opportunities in India and Brazil's steel and fertilizer sectors. The collaboration aims to use green hydrogen as a substitute for grey hydrogen, fossil-fuel-based hydrogen, coal, and natural gas as feedstocks in the steel and fertilizer industries.

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, post@akercleanhydrogen.com, www.akercleanhydrogen.com; SOWITEC, www.sowitec.com/en; Statkraft, www.statkraft.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Clean Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  Statkraft,  SOWITEC,  


A Hydrogen Primer (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Hydrogen
Date: 2022-04-29
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)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen news,  


Air Products, World Energy Partner on SAF Expansion (Ind. Report)
Air Products, World Energy
Date: 2022-04-27
Pennsylvania-based hydrogen supplier Air Product reports it is partnering with World Energy for a new $2 billion expansion project at World Energy's sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and distribution hub in Paramount, LA County, California. The facility is the world's first commercial scale and North America's only SAF production facility. With the expansion, the facilitys capacity will jump to 340 million gpy.

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, info@worldenergy.net, www.worldenergy.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Products,  World Energy,  SAF,  Biofuel,  Hydrogen,  


Veolia Launches HVO Fuel Powered Fleet (Int’l. Report)
Veolia
Date: 2022-04-27
In the UK, Veolia is reporting an organic waste collection contract with the Broadland District Council and the launch of a new fleet of renewable hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) "green" fueled vehicles to collect food, garden and other wastes for recycling, The contract includes a commitment to reduce operational emissions and develop low carbon solutions.

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, investor-relations@veolia.com, www.veolia.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Veolia ,  HVO,  Biofuel,  Alternative Fuel,  


$300Mn Earmarked for Canadian Clean Energy Projects (Ind. Report)
Natural Resources Canada
Date: 2022-04-27
In Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada is reporting the Canadian government has earmarked an additional $300 million for clean/renewable energy projects in indigenous, rural and remote Canadian communities.

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)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Resources Canada news,  


Scottish Green Hydrogen Hub Work Underway (Int'l. Report)
Getech
Date: 2022-04-27
In the UK, Leeds-headquartered geoscienece and geospatial technology specialist Getech reports demolition work is underway at the former SGN Commercial Services (SGN) gas holder site in Inverness, Scotland, to make way for new green hydrogen facilities. The facility, planned to scale over time to a 20MW capacity, producing roughly 8 tpd of green hydrogen.

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, info@getech.com, www.getech.com

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


BayoTech Touts Hydrogen for Heavy Duty Trucking (Ind. Report)
BayoTech
Date: 2022-04-25
According to Albuquerque, New Mexico-based BayoTech Inc. "It's no wonder there's a global push to reduce emissions coming from heavy-duty vehicles. Transportation produces 29 pct of America's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions -- more than any other sector. In August 2021, the EPA announced a set of rules to reduce GHG emissions caused by the transportation sector. Many of these rules, which come into effect in 2027, target heavy-duty trucks. In addition, California's Advanced Clean Trucks regulations require truck manufacturers to increase the percentage of zero-emission vehicle sales.

"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

More Low-Carbon Energy News BayoTech ,  Hydrogen,  


Refuel Energy Plans SAF, Renewable Fuels Project (Ind. Report)
Refuel Energy Inc
Date: 2022-04-25
In Canada, Bedford, Nova Scotia-based Refuel Energy Inc. reports planning is underway for the construction of a 3,000 bpd renewable fuel plant in Southern Ontario.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Refuel Energy Inc.,  Renewable Diesel,  SAF,  


Iberdrola Acquires Major Aussie Wind Farm (M&A, Int'l.)
Iberdrola
Date: 2022-04-25
Madrid-headquartered Spanish multinational utility Iberdrola SA reports it has acquired the rights to the 1,000 MW Mount James onshore wind farm in North Queensland, Australia. This region will play an important role in meeting the country's economic decarbonisation target of 50 pct renewable energy by 2030 and also has the potential to become a major green hydrogen hub and green materials export corridor, according to the Iberdrola release.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Onshore Wind,  Wind,  Hydrogen,  


AirCapture, OCOchem Carbon Capture Project Funded (Funding)
AirCapture, OCOchem
Date: 2022-04-25
Berkeley, California-based carbon capture specialist AirCapture LLC and Washington-based carbon dioxide conversion company OCOchem are reporting receipt of $2.93 million in US DOE grant funding to design and engineer an integrated carbon dioxide capture and conversion plant co-located at Nutrien's Kennewick Fertilizer Operations plant in Kennewick, Washington State.

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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EPA Canola Oil Pathways Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Ind. Report)
EPA
Date: 2022-04-22
In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathways for certain biofuels that are produced from canola/rapeseed oil and is providing an opportunity for comment on the Agency's lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis of these pathways. With the approval, these fuel pathways would be eligible to generate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), provided they satisfy the other definitional and RIN generation criteria for renewable fuel specified in the RFS regulations.

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, FuelsProgramSupport@epa.gov, www,doe.gov

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National Grid Plans RNG, Green Hydrogen Pipeline by 2050 (Ind. Report)
National Grid
Date: 2022-04-22
In Massachusetts, National Grid (US) reports it plans to "decarbonize" its US natural gas pipeline system with renewable natural gas (RNG) and "green" hydrogen by 2050, in keeping with the Bay State's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by that date.

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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AAPA Advocates Hydrogen as Alternative Marine Fuel (Ind. Report)
American Association of Port Authorities
Date: 2022-04-22
According to the Washington, DC-headquartered American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), hydrogen is energy dense enough for use in large, ocean-going vessels and is a viable alternative marine fuel. But, due to temperature and volume requirements, hydrogen requires large, unique infrastructure investments to scale for industrial purposes.

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, info@aapa-ports.org, www.aapa-ports.org

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Boralex, Energir, Hydro-Quebec Partner on Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Boralex, Energir, Hydro-Quebec
Date: 2022-04-20
In Le Belle Province, Montreal-headquartered Boralex inc., Energir LP and Hydro-Quebec are reporting a partnership to equally develop -- through affiliated companies -- three wind projects of 400 MW each in the Seigneurie de Beaupre territory in Quebec, Canada. Energir, L.P. is the largest natural gas distributor in Quebec and,through its joint ventures, generates electricity from wind power.

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:

  • Des Neiges Wind Farm -- South, in the RCM of La Cote-de-Beaupre (400 MW);

  • Des Neiges Wind Farm -- Charlevoix, in the RCM of Charlevoix (400 MW);

  • Des Neiges Wind Farm -- West, in the RCM of La Cote-de-Beaupre and potentially in the municipality of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury in the RCM of La Jacques-Cartier (400 MW). (Source: Boralex, Website PR, 19 April, 2022) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Decostre, Pres., CEO, www.boralex.com; Energir, Eric Lachance, Pres., CEO, 514-598-349, www.energir.com; Hydro-Quebec, www.hydro-quebec.com

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  • Technip Provides FEED for Korean Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.)
    Technip Energies , Equinoe
    Date: 2022-04-20
    Paris-headquartered Technip Energies reports it has been selected by Equinor South Korea Co Ltd to perform a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for the offshore floating wind Firefly project, 70 kilometers offshore the East Coast city of Ulsan, South Korea. The project is slated for construction in 2027.

    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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    TotalEnergies Opens Netherlands Hydrogen Refueling Station (Int'l.)
    TotalEnergies
    Date: 2022-04-20
    TotalEnergies Marketing Netherlands is reporting the opening of a new hydrogen refueling station in Breda, The Netherlands. The station is part of the Interreg project "Hydrogen region 2.0", which is coordinated by H2 knowledge and cooperation platform WaterstofNet.

    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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    Siemens Energy Investing in Hydrogen Electrolyzer Plant (Int'l.)
    Siemens Energy
    Date: 2022-04-18
    Siemens Energy will start the industrial production of electrolytic modules in Germany. There, in an area of 2,000 square meters, new production lines for electrolyzers are being installed, with an initial investment of US$33 million.

    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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    addbc in Hydrogen Electrolyzer Plant (Int'l.)
    Siemens Energy
    Date: 2022-04-18
    Siemens Energy will start the industrial production of electrolytic modules in Germany. There, in an area of 2,000 square meters, new production lines for electrolyzers are being installed, with an initial investment of $33 million. The plant presently manufactures gas turbines that run on up to 50 pct hydrogen, increasing to 100 pct by 2030.

    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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    MASDAR to Develop Renewables in Kyrgyzstan (Int'l. Report)
    MASDAR
    Date: 2022-04-18
    Abu Dhabi-based MASDAR, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed a MoU with the Kyrgyz Republic's Ministry of Energy to explore the development of renewable energy opportunities in the Central Asian nation and support its clean-energy objectives.

    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 Accelerates Low-Carbon Fuels Targets (Int'l. Report)
    TotalEnergies
    Date: 2022-04-15
    Paris-headquartered super-major TotalEnergies is touting its accelerated strategy to reduce emissions related to sales of petroleum products (Scope 3 oil) by more than 30 pct by 2020 compared with 2015 levels. The company is also aiming for a 40 pct reduction in net Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 compared with 2015 and to reach net-zero by 2050.

    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, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News TotalEnergies,  Methane,  Biofuels,  Hydrogen,  GHGs,  Carbon Emissions,  


    Green Ammonia/Hydrogen Fuel Terminal Planed for Rotterdam (Alternative Fuels, Int'l. Report)
    Green Amonia, Hydrogen
    Date: 2022-04-13
    Energy infrastructure specialist Gasunie, HES International (HES) and international tank storage specialist Vopak report they are partnering to develop an import terminal in Rotterdam for green ammonia as a hydrogen carrier. The terminal will operate on the Maasvlakte under the name ACE Terminal and is expected to be operational from 2026.

    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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    Icelandic Collaboration to Convert CO2 into Marine Alt. Fuel (Int'l)
    Landsvirkjun
    Date: 2022-04-13
    In Reykjavik, Iceland's nation energy company Landsvirkjun and German investment company PCC SE are reporting an agreement to jointly explore carbon emissions capture and utilization (CCU) to be used to produce green methanol as an alternative marine fuel. The companies intend to look into capturing and utilizing carbon emissions from PCC's silicon metal plant in northeast Iceland.

    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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    CEGH Launches Green Gas Trading Platform (Int'l. Report)
    Central European Gas Hub
    Date: 2022-04-11
    In Vienna, Austria, the Central European Gas Hub (CEGH) is reporting the launch of new platform for trading green gases, such as biogas and hydrogen into central and Eastern Europe.

    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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    GEVO, Farmers Edge Partner to Verify Sustainable Fuels (Ind. Report)
    GEVO,Farmers Edge Inc
    Date: 2022-04-11
    Englewood, Colorado-headquartered GEVO and Farmers Edge Inc. in Winnipeg, Manitoba are reporting a memorandum of understanding to work together to deliver a one-of-a-kind, carbon inset management program and to support the sustainable development and full carbon lifecycle tracking of a carbon intensity (CI) score from low-carbon grain through renewable fuels production. The potential combination of Farmers Edge highly precise and proprietary datasets with GEVO's Verity Tracking platform and blockchain technology is expected to create value around agriculturally driven carbon impact.

    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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    First Hydrogen Selects Green Hydrogen Production Sites (Int'l. Report)
    First Hydrogen Energy
    Date: 2022-04-11
    In the UK, First Hydrogen Energy reports it has identified four prime industrial sites for green hydrogen projects totalling up to 16 0MW and is in discussions to secure land rights.

    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, B&V to Develop Green Hydrogen (Ind. Report)
    Next Hydrogen,Black & Veatch
    Date: 2022-04-08
    Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered electrolyzer specialist Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc. is reporting a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction specialist Black & Veatch (B&V) to offer a complete and integrated solution for producing large-scale green hydrogen for industrial customers. Under the MoU Next Hydrogen and Black & Veatch will develop a large-scale, multi-megawatt green hydrogen solution and identify areas for further collaboration and specific opportunities.

    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, info@nexthydrogen.com, www.nexthydrogen.com; Black & Veatch Black & Veatch, www.bv.com

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    Proton Green, Lone Cypress Partner on Helium, CCS (Ind. Report)
    Proton Green
    Date: 2022-04-08
    Houston-headquartered Proton Green, LLC), the operator of one of the leading helium and hydrogen production and carbon sequestration hubs in North America, is reporting a partnership with Tulsa, Oklahoma-headquartered independent energy infrastructure developer Lone Cypress Energy Services, to collectively launch a first of its kind helium exploration and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Arizona.

    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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    Advent Technologies Touts New HT-PEM MEA Orders (Ind. Report)
    Advent Technologies
    Date: 2022-04-08
    Boston-based hydrogen and fuel cell specialist Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. is reporting receipt of new orders for its proprietary Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) from global auxiliary power systems and turbojet engine specialist by Safran Power Units.

    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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    BayWa r.e. Snares UK Solar+Storage Project (Int'l., M&A)
    BayWa r.e.
    Date: 2022-04-08
    BayWa r.e. is reporting the acquisition of the develop rights to the fully-consented Driffield solar+storage project near Kingston-upon-Hull in Yorkshire, England, from Knaresborough-based Harmony Energy.

    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 , info@harmonyenergy.co.uk, www.harmonyenergy.co.uk

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    Iberdrola Secures Funding for Spanish Solar, Green Hydrogen Project (Funding, Int'l.Report)
    Iberdrola, European Investment Bank
    Date: 2022-04-06
    Madrid-headquartered Spanish multinational utility Iberdrola SA reports it has secured € 88 million in loan funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO) to develop a 100MW solar, 20MWh battery and 1000 tpy green hydrogen electrolyser facility in Puertollano, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. When fully operational, the project will be one of the largest plants of its kind in Europe.

    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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    EnBW Expanding into LNG (Int'l. Report)
    EnBW
    Date: 2022-04-06
    German energy major EnBW reports it plans to significantly increase the share of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in its portfolio and, to that end, has inked memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hanseatic Energy Hub. In a first step, EnBW intends to purchase at least three billion cubic mpy of natural gas via the LNG terminal in Stade and is also holding talks on further forms of cooperation.

    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, dialog@hanseatic-energy-hub.de

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    JAPEX Touts Planned Woody Biomass Power Plant (Int'l.)
    Japan Petroleum Exploration
    Date: 2022-04-04
    Tokyo-headquartered Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) reports it is working with Maeda Corporation, Yonden Business Co, and Shinko Denso to develop a 50-MW woody biomass power plant in Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

    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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    B&W, Kiewit, Fidelis Touting Louisiana BECCS Project (Ind. Report)
    B&W, Kiewit, Fidelis
    Date: 2022-04-04
    Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) reports it is partnering with Kiewit Industrial to deliver Fidelis New Energy's planned 200-MW, net -negative carbon impact biomass plant and carbon capture (BECCS) project in Port of Greater Baton Rouge. Louisiana.

    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 , info@fidelisinfra.com, www.fidelisinfra.com; Kiewit Industrial, www.kiewit.com/markets/industrial; Capio SequestrationLLC, www.fidelisinfra.com/project/capio-sequestration

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