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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News SunHydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  

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

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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Adani Group,  

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

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

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

Doosan Planning S. Korean Hydrogen Fuel Cells Plant (Int]l.)
Date: 2022-01-10
In Seoul, Doosan Group subsidiary Doosan Fuel Cell Co. Ltd. is reporting plans to construct a 79,200 square-meter hydrogen fuel cells manufacturing plant near Saemangeum in North Jeolla province, South Korea. The roughly $121.2 plant is expected to be completed and online by 2024.

South Korea began using hydrogen fuel cell power plants to fuel microgrids in 2018, when the army inaugurated its first charging station open for civilians and announces plans for 50 additional sites in the near future. Late in 2021, Doosan inked an agreement to export hydrogen fuel cells to China and partnered with Hyundai to test fuel cell distribution for powering microgrids. (Source: Doosan Fuel Cell Co. Ltd., PR, PetroPlaza, Jan., 2021) Contact: Doosan Fuel Cell,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Doosan news,  Fuel Cell news,  Energy Storage news,  Microgrid news,  

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

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

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

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

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

Motorcycle Makers Partner on Hydrogen Fueled Engines (Alt. Fuel)
Date: 2022-01-05
Japanese motorcycle manufacturers Yamaha and Kawasaki are reporting a joint R&D agreement to develop hydrogen internal combustion engines for future motorcycle models. The companies see hydrogen as an alternative to electric power-trains, supporting the creation of zero-emission motorcycles that will expand hydrogen-powered mobility.

The agreement is part of a larger collaboration towards the goal of carbon neutrality, in which Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Yamaha Motor Company, Subaru Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation have entered into an agreement, according to the release.

Since 2010, Kawasaki has focused on hydrogen as a next-generation energy source and has developed technologies for the production, transportation and use of hydrogen throughout the supply chain. Kawasaki also plans to transport hydrogen using its proprietary liquefied hydrogen transporter. (Source: Yamaha, Kawasaki, The Bharat Express News, 4 Jan., 2022)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Alternative Fuel,  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RNESL Acquiring Battery Maker Faradion Limited (Int'l.M&A)
Reliance New Energy Solar,Faradion
Date: 2021-12-31
Mumbai, India-headquartered Reliance New Energy Solar Limited (RNESL) is reporting a definitive agreements to acquire a 100 pct equity stake in Sheffield, UK-based Faradion Limited through secondary transactions for a total value of £94.42 million based on an enterprise value of £100 million. Closing is expected in early January 2022, according to the regulatory filing.

Faradion's patented sodium-ion battery technology is sustainable, low cost, and scalable, has high density at par with lithium-ion phosphate and has patented zero-volt safe transport and storage. Reliance will use Faradion's technology at its proposed fully integrated energy storage giga-factory as part of the Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex project at Jamnagar, India.

As previously reported, RNESL has investments in German “green solar wafers” technology company NexWafe GmbH, signed another pact with Danish company Stiesdal A/S for hydrogen electrolyser, acquired 100 pct stake in solar panel manufacturer REC Solar Holdings AS from China National Bluestar (Group) Co, and acquired a 40 pct stake in Sterling & Wilson Power. The company made its first strategic move in the renewable energy sector with a $50 million investment in US-based energy storage company Ambri Inc. (Source: RNESL, Website PR, 30 Dec., 2021); Contact: RNESL:, +91 22) 2278 5000, fax +91 22) 2278 5185,; Faradion Limited , +44 0 114 224 2421,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Reliance New Energy Solar news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  Faradion news,  

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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bloom Energy,  Fuel Cell,  Hydrogen,  NTPC ,  

Hitachi Zosen, Yulin Chemical Developing RNG in China (Int'l. )
Hitachi Zosen, Yulin Chemical
Date: 2021-12-29
Osaka, Japan-headquartered engineering company Hitachi Zosen Corp. and China's Yulin Chemical will work together to develop renewable natural gas (RNG) for industrial and household use. The two companies will oversee the trial project in China's Yulin Economic and Technological Development Zone in northern Shaanxi Province.

Hitachi Zosen will build a plant capable of producing 17,657 cubic feet (500 m3) of synthetic methane an hour from hydrogen and carbon dioxide sourced from local factories by Yulin Chemical.

The project is backed by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). (Source: Hitachi Zosen, Gas Compression, 28 Dec., 2021) (Contact: Hitachi Zosen, +81-6-6551-9101, Facsimile: +81-6-6551-9111, › english

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hitachi Zosen,  Yulin Chemical,  RNG,  

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

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

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

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

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

EC Acts to Decarbonize Gas Markets (Int'l. Report)
European Commission
Date: 2021-12-22
In Brussels, the European Commission (EC) reports it has adopted a set of legislative proposals to decarbonize the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable and low-carbon gases, including renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen.

The proposals aim to establish a market for hydrogen, create the right environment for investment, and enable the development of dedicated infrastructure, including for international trade, and to make it easier for renewable and low-carbon gases to access the existing gas grid by removing tariffs for cross-boarder interconnections and lowering tariffs at injection points. The proposals also create a certification system for low-carbon gases to ensure a level playing field in assessing the full greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint of different gases and allow the EU member states effectively compare and consider them in their energy mix.

The 27-member EU trading bloc is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 pct by 2030 and to become climate neutral by 2050. (Source: European Commission, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: European Commission,

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission,  RNG,  Hydrogen,  

Greenlane Renewables to Acquire Italian Biogas Specialist (M&A)
Greenlane Renewables
Date: 2021-12-20
British Columbia-headquartered Greenlane Renewables Inc. is reporting a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held, Viccenza, Italy-based Airdep S.R.L., a provider of biogas desulfurization and air deodorization products.

The acquisition will add an in-house, effective and proven technology to remove hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from biogas to Greenlane's portfolio of biogas upgrading systems that produce low-carbon and carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG. It will also add an attractive line of products for sales into existing and new biogas projects globally, independent of the full biogas upgrading system.

Since its founding in 2011, Airdep has deployed over 100, H2S treatment systems that use a proprietary liquid reagent for removal of H2S in biogas. The Airdep system offers lower capital and operating costs than competing methods, and is especially compelling for use in higher flow, higher H2S concentration applications.

Consideration for the acquisition will include $8million cash, $1.4 million in Greenlane shares, and additional contingent earn-out consideration of up to $3.6 million to a maximum total of $13 million. Closing is anticipated in January, 2022 and is subject to customary closing conditions. (Source: Greenlane Renewables, PR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: Airdep S.R.L., Andrea Valerio,; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenlane Renewables,  Greenlane Biogas,  RNG,  

Railroad Giants Investigating Hydrogen Locomotive Fuel (Alt. Fuel)
BNSF,Canadian Pacific Railway
Date: 2021-12-20
AP is reporting Fort Worth, Texas-headquartered BNSF Railway is investigating the use of hydrogen as a replacement for diesel locomotive fuel and plans to work with Chevron on fueling infrastructure for possible tests, details of which have not been announced. BNSF is the second largest railway in North America.

In Canada, Calgary-headquartered Canadian Pacific Railway -- North Americas 4th largest railway -- is reported to be planning to use three hydrogen-powered locomotives the province of Alberta sometime next year. CP received a $15 million grant earlier this year to double the amount it planned to invest in the program. (Source: BNSF, AP, Dec., 2021) Contact: BNSF Railway,; Canadian Pacific Railway, 888-333-6370,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Canadian Pacific Railway,  BNSF,  

Mote Constructing CCUS, Biomass-to-Hydrogen Plant (Ind. Report)
Mote Hydrogn,CarbonCure
Date: 2021-12-20
California-based climatetech company Mote Hydrogen reports it is constructing a facility in California's Central Valley to convert woody biomass and agricultural wastes into hydrogen fuel while also capturing, using, and sequestering (CCUS) CO2 emissions that result from its process.

The company's process heats biomass in a limited-oxygen environment to above 1500 degree F, converting it to a mixture of gases that is reacted, separated, and purified into hydrogen for sale as a transportation fuel and CO2 for storage. The remaining ash is sold as a fertilizer additive.

Mote is in talks with Nova Scotia-headquartered CarbonCure Technologies on the potential of permanently storing its CO2 in concrete using CarbonCure's carbon removal technology, which is used in CO2 mineralization systems at concrete plants.

Engineering work on the facility, which is expected to produce around 7 million KGs of hydrogen and remove 150,000 metric tpy of CO2, is underway for an expected start-up in 2024. (Source: Mote Hydrogen, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Mote,,; CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Niven, CEO, (902) 442-4020,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CarbonCure,  Mote Hydrogen Woody Biomass,  CCUS,  Hydrogen,  

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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Green Hydrogen,  

SCF Ventures Invests in Qube Emissions Monitoring Tech. (Ind. Report)
SCF Ventures, Qube Technologies
Date: 2021-12-15
SCF Ventures is reporting an investment in Calgary, Alberta-based emissions monitoring specialist Qube Technologies. Qube's "internet-of-things" (IoI) technology enables oil and gas operators to monitor and better detect, measure, and reduce their methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2021, Qube received the world's first regulatory approval to replace traditional leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs utilizing Qube's technology to reduce fugitive emissions by up to 90 pct while offering cost savings, improved safety, and verifiable data that prove environmental stewardship, according to the company. (Source: SCF Ventures, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Qube Technologies, Alex MacGregor, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SCF Ventures,  Qube Technologies,  GHG,  Emission Monitor,  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Platts Launches Carbon-Neutral Hydrogen Price Assessments (Ind. Report, New Prod. & Tech.)
    S&P Global Platts
    Date: 2021-12-13
    S&P Global Platts is reporting the launch of carbon-neutral hydrogen (CNH) price assessments at six locations around the globe, reflecting the carbon-accounted market value of the energy carrier in key hubs impartially between production pathways.

    The assessments consider carbon-neutral trading activity which avoid, remove or offset CO2 emissions in the production of hydrogen such as electrolysis and methane reforming combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS). The assessments reflect the carbon-neutral value of hydrogen as it leaves the production facility at key hubs in Northwest Europe, the Middle East, Far East Asia, Australia, California and the US Gulf Coast.

    The first assessments of Platts Carbon Neutral Hydrogen were published Dec. 9, with regional differentials already evident. CNH prices in the US were the lowest across the selection, with Platts USGC CNH priced at $1.70/kg. In the Asia-Pacific Region Platts CNH was assessed at $3.45/kg on an ex-works basis Australia, versus the Middle East CNH assessment of $4.05/kg. The Far East CNH price was much higher with a carbon neutral hydrogen price of $7.95/kg, while the assessment for CNH NW Europe was €7.35/kg ($8.30/kg).

    S&P Global Platts Analytics Hydrogen Production Asset Database shows a pipeline of around 20 million mt of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production coming online by 2030, should all announced projects be realized. (Source: S&P Global Platts, PR, 9 Dec., 2021) Contact: S&P Global Platts,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Platts,  Carbon Neutral,  Hydrogen,  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Capstone Wins Austrian Fiber Manufacturing Plant Order (Int'l.)
    Capstone Green Energy
    Date: 2021-12-06
    Van Nuys, California-based carbon reduction and onsite green energy solutions specialist Capstone Green Energy Corp. reports its Austrian Distributor Wels Strom GmbH has been contracted by IFG Asota -- part of the International Fibres Group -- to supply a CHP system for their fiber manufacturing plant in Linz, Austria.

    The new system, which will provide on-site power for the facility operations and manufacturing process. will channel exhaust heat to a boiler to produce steam for the plant's production machinery. This is a new energy concept for this kind of application as the exhaust gas is fed to the waste heat flue of the steam boiler via an exhaust pipe.

    The combination of the energy system and steam boiler provides a highly efficient, low emissions solution. Further, a portion of the fuel used by the Capstone system will be hydrogen. (Source: Capstone Green Energy, PR, 3 Dec., 2021) Contact: Capstrone Green Energy,; Wels Strom GmbH,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    oneworld Alliance to Purchase SAF from Aemetis (Ind. Report)
    oneworld Alliance , Aemetis
    Date: 2021-12-03
    The New York, New York-headquartered oneworld Alliance of airlines reports its member air carriers plan to purchase more than 350 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over seven years beginning in 2024 from Cupertino, California-based Aemetis.

    The SAF will be produced at the Aemetis Carbon Zero plant currently under development in Riverbank, California. The facility will use waste wood to produce cellulosic hydrogen, which is then combined with wastes and non-edible sustainable oils and zero carbon intensity hydroelectric electricity to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

    oneworld members include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Qatar Airways. (Source: oneworld Alliance, Website, PR, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: oneworld Alliance,; Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  Renewable Diesel,  SAF,  

    Oberon Fuels Expanding rDME Commercial Production (Ind. Report)
    Oberon Fuels
    Date: 2021-12-01
    San Diego-based renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transportation fuel producer Oberon Fuels is reporting the addition of three new team members to focus on expanding Oberon's production and rDME markets development.

    Founded in 2010, Oberon Fuels is the only company currently producing rDME commercially. Renewable DME significantly reduces emissions and carbon intensity when used in place of traditional fuels: as an energy-dense, cost-effective means to transport and store renewable hydrogen; as a blending agent with liquified petroleum gas (LPG, or propane); and as a diesel replacement in compression ignition engines.

    When produced using the Oberon process, the California Air Resources Board has calculated that dairy biogas-based rDME has an estimated carbon intensity (CI) value of -278. Renewable DME used as a transportation fuel can quickly decarbonize the transportation sector while greatly reducing the emissions of particulate matter, greenhouse gases and other pollutants, according to the company, (Source: Oberon Fuels, PR, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: Oberon Fuels,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Oberon Fuels,  DME,  Alternative Fuel ,  DME,  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    EGA, GE Planning Decarbonisation, CCUS Roadmap (Int'l. Report)
    Emirates Global Aluminium, GE Gas Power
    Date: 2021-11-29
    In Abu Dhabi, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and GE Gas Power are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a joint steering committee to develop a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of EGA's existing GE natural gas turbines by exploring hydrogen as a fuel, as well as carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) solutions. The roadmap will include a strategy to support low-carbon industries to contribute towards the achievement of the UAE's Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.

    EGA has 33 GE natural gas turbines at Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah, with a total power generation capacity of 5,200 MW. Electricity generation accounts for a significant proportion of EGA's total greenhouse gas emissions, according to the release. (Source: Emirates Global Aluminium, Emirates News, 28 Nov., 2021) Contact: GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Joseph Anis, Pres., CEO,; Emirates Global Aluminium,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Gas Powe,  r Decarbonization,  CCS,  Carbon Emissions,  CCUS,  

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Shell Planning Singapore Biofuels Plant (Int'l. Report)
    Date: 2021-11-24
    Petroleum giant Shell is reporting plans to build a biofuels plant in Singapore to help the company meet its target of reducing emissions by half by 2030. The planned 550,000-tpy plant will produce biofuels from cooking oils and animal fats, which are then used to produce diesel for road transport, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or chemicals, according to a company release.. The facility is subject to a final investment decision.

    Shell is seeking to produce around 2 million tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025 and process 1 million tpy of plastic waste globally. The company is also exploring hydrogen and a regional carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub. (Source: Shell, PR, Nov., 2021)

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    Australia-Germany Supporting Hydrogen Supply Chain Projects (Int'l.)
    Hydrogen,Australian Renewable Energy Agency
    Date: 2021-11-24
    In the Land Down Under, the Ministry for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction is reporting Australia and Germany are working together to strengthen bilateral cooperation on the development of hydrogen technology.

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will lead the new joint Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator (HyGATE) supporting real-world pilot, trial, demonstration and research projects along the hydrogen supply chain. Australia has committed $50 million to the HyGATE initiative and Germany has committed €50 million which will be invested new hydrogen projects. Australia's funding is provided under the $565.8 million committed in the 2021-2022 Budget initiative to establish low emissions technology partnerships.

    The Australian Government's 2019 National Hydrogen Strategy sets out a vision for Australia to become a major global hydrogen supplier by 2030. The government is investing over $1.2 billion to accelerate the development of an Australian hydrogen industry, including $464 million to develop up to seven clean hydrogen industrial hubs in regional Australia. (Source: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Website Release, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon. Angus Taylor, Minister, +02 6277 7120,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Australian Renewable Energy Agency,  

    Canberra Releases Australia's Bioenergy Roadmap (Int'l. Report)
    Date: 2021-11-24
    In Canberra, Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, the Hon. Angus Taylor, has unveiled the Australia Bioenergy Roadmap. It includes new analysis which confirms the adoption of key technologies, which would see $10 billion added to Australia's GDP by 2030 and the creation of 26,200 full-time jobs. The roadmap also confirms that bioenergy could provide up to 40 pct of Australia's total energy consumption by the 2050s.

    The Australian government has committed $33.5 million to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA} to support the bioenergy sector through co-funding additional research, development and deployment of advanced sustainable aviation (SAF) and marine biofuels and to help make advanced biofuels more cost competitive with traditional jet and maritime fuels.

    To date, the Government, through ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), has invested just under $500 million in Australian organic waste, biogas, biomass, biofuels and related low-carbon fuels projects. Current Government measures underway to support the Australian bioenergy sector include:

  • The consideration of biogas, as well as hydrogen, in the National Gas Law review through Energy Ministers;

  • The development of a new Emissions Reduction Fund method for biomethane by the Clean Energy Regulator ;

  • Biofuels being considered as part of the industry-wide fuel standards review;

  • Bioenergy being utilized in Government-supported microgrid studies.

    The biogas measures together aim to help the development of a voluntary zero-emissions gas markett hat will drive early demand for clean hydrogen and other zero-emissions gases and recognise consumers' voluntary purchase of zero-emission gas.

    Download Australia Bioenergy Roadmap HERE (Source: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Website Release, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon. Angus Taylor, Minister, +02 6277 7120,,; ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia Biofuel,  Biofuels,  ARENA,  Biogas,  Hydrogen,  

  • Shell Planning Singapore Biofuels Plant (Int'l. Report)
    ,Royal Dutch Shell
    Date: 2021-11-24
    Shell plans to build a biofuels plant in Singapore to help the company meet its target of halving emissions by 2030. The company intends to construct a 550,000-tonne a year biofuels plant that can make hydrogen from cooking oils and animal fats, which are then used to produce diesel for road transport, aviation fuel or chemicals, according to a statement from the company. The facility is subject to a final investment decision.

    Shell is seeking to produce around 2 million tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025 and process 1 million tpy of plastic waste globally. The company is also exploring a regional carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub. (Source: Shell, PR, Nov., 2021)

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    Eni's New Renewable Energy Arm Planning IPO (Int'l. Report)
    Date: 2021-11-24
    In Rome, Italian oil, gas, and energy provider Eni is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its retail and renewable energy arm, which it recently renamed Plenitude. The new company will comprise all group's business for the development of renewable energy, the sale of energy solutions, and the creation of a widespread EV charging network.

    Eni completed a 31 MW solar plant at one of its chemical industry sites in Sardinia and is planning to install 220 MW of PV power plants in the country as well as a 14 MW floating PV project. It also launched a partnership with Italian state-owned utility Enel to bring online 20 MW of hydrogen capacity between 2022 and 2023

    Eni is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050, according to the company website. (Source: Eni, PR, Website, 22 Nov., 2021) Contact: Eni, +39 06 598 21 / Fax: +39 06 598 22141

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    NW Natural Gas Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050 (Ind. Report)
    NW Natural Gas
    Date: 2021-11-22
    Portland, Oregon-headquartered NW Natural is touting its "VISION 2050: Destination Zero" plan to be carbon neutral by 2050 with a program of more aggressive energy efficiency actions coupled with new equipment technologies that reduce energy consumption, according to its website.

    The company is also seeking to replace conventional natural gas supplies with lower-carbon energy sources, including renewable natural gas (RNG) captured and converted from organic waste and trash and also clean hydrogen that can blend with waste carbon dioxide and be converted into synthetic natural gas. (Source: NW Natural Gas, PR, The Columbian, 20 Nov., 2021) Contact: NW Natural Gas,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NW Natural Gas,  Carbon Emissions,  RNG,  Carbon Neutral,  

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

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

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    Svante, Technip Energies Partner on CC Tech. (Int'l. Report)
    Svante, Technip Energies
    Date: 2021-11-22
    Technip Energies and Svante are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop Svante's solid sorbent carbon capture (CC) technology and provide integrated solutions from concept to project delivery. The partnership will explore opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Russian Federation markets where Svante's technology would be selected by end clients for heavy industrial carbon capture projects -- cement and limestone, blue hydrogen, refineries, petrochemicals, steel, pulp and paper and others. The cooperation will be worldwide for blue hydrogen plants using Technip Energies' steam methane reformer (SMR) technology.

    Svante's solid sorbent technology captures carbon directly from industrial post-combustion flue gases as a non-intrusive end-of-the-pipe solution to produce pipeline-grade carbon dioxide. (Source: Technip Energies, Svante, PR, Hydrocarbon Engineering, 22 Nov., 2021) Contact: Technip Energie, Phil Lindsay, Vice-President Investor Relations, +44 203 429 3929,,; Svante,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Svante,  Technip Energies,  Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Capture,  

    JM Joins International Hydrogen Energy Centre (Ind. Report)
    Johnson Matthey,International Hydrogen Energy Center
    Date: 2021-11-19
    London-headquartered Johnson Matthey reports it has joined the newly launched International Hydrogen Energy Center (IHEC), which is part of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), aimed at accelerating large-scale production, transportation, storage and use of hydrogen and transitioning the world to a net-zero carbon emission society.

    At its inaugural meeting on 10 Nov., IHEC agreed to the following:

  • To build an extensive network around IHEC to ensure global reseach and knowledge are shared and avoid duplication.

  • To transition to a hydrogen economy, the entire value chain(s) need to be covered rather than solely focusing on producing hydrogen, also consider the hydrogen applications and their roll-out to avoid them lagging behind. If not corrected, this will lead to a supply/demand imbalance.

  • The other elements of an emerging value chain, for example business planning, project finance, the development of holistic approaches to promote hydrogen deployment are also key.

  • The production, distribution, storage and use of hydrogen needs to happen safely. A globally aligned approach to safety is important and the global supply chains that will be developed, need to be developed safely.

    Johnson Matthey is active in emission control catalysts, industrial catalysts, absorbents, process technologies, fine chemicals, active pharmaceutical ingredients, chemical products, medical device components, colours, coatings, fuel cell technology, battery technology, hydrogen and others on a global scale. (Source: Johnson Matthey, Website PR, 16 Nov., 2021) Contact: Johnson Matthey,,; International Hydrogen Energy Center,; UNIDO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Matthey,  Hydrogen,  International Hydrogen Energy Center ,  

  • Amsterdam Biofuel Storage Project Underway (Int'l. Report)
    VTTI New Energy
    Date: 2021-11-19
    In the Netherlands, Rotterdam-headquartered VTTI New Energy reports its 75,000 cubic meter capacity Eurotank Amsterdam biofuels storage project will be commissioned by the end of the year for operational start-up in early 2022. The facility will supply mixed biofuels (B-7 or more), hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) to the facility's new truck rack and upgraded jetty, according to a release.

    The project is inline with VTTI New Energy's focus on exploring new renewable energies opportunities, including renewable natural gas (RNG), hydrogen carrier fuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and waste-to-renewable energy solutions. (Source: VTTI New Energy, PR, Bunkerspot, 18 Nov., 2021) Contact: VTTI New Energy, +31 10 453 20 20

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

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

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

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