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, www.thyssekrupp.com; thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, +49 231 5470, www.thyssenkrupp-uhde-chlorine-engineers.com
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.SunHydrogen.com
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"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, email@example.com, www.adanigreenenergy.com
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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, www.skecoplant.com, eng.sk.com/companies/sk-ecoplant,
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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, www.doosanfuelcell.com
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.matthey.com
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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)
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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, www.iberdrola.com
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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, www.nationalgridus.com; NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov;
GTI, 847-768-0500 847-768-0501 -- fax, email@example.com, www.gti.energy
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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, www.certarus.com; Plug Power, Andy Marsh, CEO, 518-782-7700, www.plugpower.com
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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, www.dourogas.pt:
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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, www.ril.com; Faradion Limited , +44 0 114 224 2421,
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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, Edward.Vallejo@bloomenergy.com, www.bloomenergy.com ; www.bloomenergy.com/technology/powering-the-future; NTPC Limited, www.ntpc.co.in
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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, www.hitachizosen.co.jp › english
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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, www.heliogen.com; DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, 202-287-1862,
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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, ec.europa.eu
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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, www.airdep.eu;
Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenlanebiogas.com
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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, www.bnsf.com; Canadian Pacific Railway, 888-333-6370, www.cpr.ca
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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, email@example.com, www.motehydrogen.com; CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Niven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carboncure.com
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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, www.qubeiot.com
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The Coalition aims to support green hydrogen as the only true zero-emissions hydrogen made from renewable electricity and emphasizes:
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, www.mwm.com.br
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The Coalition aims to support green hydrogen as the only true zero-emissions hydrogen made from renewable electricity and emphasizes:
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, www.spglobal.com
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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, email@example.com, www.mercuryrenewables.ie
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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,
www.fmgl.com.au; AGL Energy, www.agl.com.au
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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, www.acciona-energia.com;
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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, www.CapstoneGreenEnergy.com; Wels Strom GmbH, www.eww.at/ueber-uns/wels-strom-gmbh
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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, www.adnoc.ae; Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, +971 2 653 3333, www.masdar.ae
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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, www.oneworld.com; Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com
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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, www.oberonfuels.com
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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,
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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.
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, www.europeanbiogas.eu
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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, www.ge.com/gas-power; Emirates Global Aluminium, www.ega.ae
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Gray hydrogen is produced by reforming natural gas, a processing technique used to rearrange the molecular structure of hydrocarbons. In this process, methane is mixed with steam at a high temperature to yield hydrogen and CO2 through a catalytic chemical reaction.
Roughly 10 kg of CO2 is released into the atmosphere for every 1 kg of gray hydrogen produced, making it the least renewable form of hydrogen with an overall negative climate impact, much like drilling for oil or mining coal. Gray hydrogen is seen as a "bridging" energy alternative and is relatively inexpensive and commonly used in the chemical industry to make fertilizer and for refining oil.
Blue Hydrogen uses the same chemical processing technique used to make gray hydrogen. The difference, however, is the management of CO2. With blue hydrogen, the CO2 is captured at the production facility and stored separately.
Blue hydrogen has a significantly lower CO2 impact on the environment than gray hydrogen, but the blue hydrogen process but does not eliminate carbon emissions into the atmosphere entirely.
Green Hydrogen production process employs electrolysis -- the separation of hydrogen and oxygen molecules by applying electrical energy to water. Utilizing renewable energy sources to generate the electricity for this process is the key to making green hydrogen. This technique yields a closed loop of sustainable energy free of harmful emissions. (Source: JD Power, Sept., 2021)
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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, www.plugpower.com; Fertiglobe, Ahmed El-Hoshy, CEO, www.fertiglobe.com
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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, www.neste.com; Sunfire, Nils Aldag, CEO, www.sunfire.de
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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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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor
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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 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.
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(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, email@example.com, www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor; ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arena.gov.au
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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 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 www.eni.com
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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, www.nwnatural.com
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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, www.neste.com
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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, email@example.com, www.technipenergies.com; Svante, www.svante.com
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At its inaugural meeting on 10 Nov., IHEC agreed to the following:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.matthey.com; International Hydrogen Energy Center, www.hydrogenenergycenter.org; UNIDO, www.unido.org
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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 www.vtti.com
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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, email@example.com, www.matthey.com;
Hystar AS, www.hystar.com
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