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30 November 2023
China plans key role for green hydrogen
Production of green hydrogen and fuels from rapidly expanding renewable power sector becoming increasingly important to country’s energy strategy
29 November 2023
Irish site earmarked for Europe’s first ammonia power plant
Centrica and Mitsubishi agree to explore development of facility at Bord Gais Energy site in Cork
28 November 2023
Outlook 2024: How to drive ultra-low-carbon hydrogen expansion
Clean hydrogen will be one of the next decade’s biggest energy transition growth areas. To meet our net-zero goals, we must prioritise efficiency
24 November 2023
Bidding opens for EU hydrogen bank subsidies
Projects can now bid for the first tranche of funding from the EHB
24 November 2023
TES taps cheap renewables for green gas push
Synthetic methane enables delivery of green molecules via existing gas infrastructure, CCO Yves Vercammen tells Dan Feldman, partner at law firm King & Spalding
23 November 2023
Jordan’s green hydrogen plans gain traction
Investors are starting to register interest in the kingdom’s potential to be a significant producer and exporter
21 November 2023
EU backs Brazilian green gigaproject
Talks also underway with Kazakhstan, Australia and Oman as the EU widens its search for diverse and reliable supplies of low-carbon hydrogen
17 November 2023
Green hydrogen costs surge up to 65% in a year
Higher electrolyser and finance costs among factors inflating LCOH but green hydrogen seen holding market share compared to blue, says McKinsey and Hydrogen Council
16 November 2023
Germany’s €20b hydrogen network project edges forward
Natural gas TSOs aim to start construction in 2024 after submitting draft application to government
14 November 2023
A hydrogen benchmark: developing a price for hydrogen
Transparent pricing will be key to developing the hydrogen economy
14 November 2023
Green project pipeline growth slows – Topsoe
Danish electrolyser manufacturer also raises concerns over renewable power access as it gears up for push into US market
13 November 2023
Brazil eyes green hydrogen potential
Latin America’s largest country lays groundwork to accelerate production and become a major global exporter
10 November 2023
Iridium market must seek careful balance
Thrifting, substitution and recycling will be key to avoid imbalance in market for precious metal used in electrolysers
3 November 2023
Electrolyser manufacturers bullish amid market headwinds
Firms are being more careful with order timing, but long-term fundamentals remain promising
2 November 2023
Hydrogenious sets sights on Middle East
The firm is building links with port operators, regulatory authorities, EPC firms and hydrogen project developers as it looks to raise awareness of its transport technology
1 November 2023
Letter on hydrogen: American dream
The US’ relentless push to create a low-carbon hydrogen economy will benefit the industry’s development in all regions
31 October 2023
China lauds Europe hydrogen policy
Europe is leading the way on R&D level and development of policy framework for low-carbon hydrogen, says official of China’s State Grid Energy Research Institute
30 October 2023
China ‘represents challenge’ to EU hydrogen economy
The hydrogen economy in China is accelerating rapidly as the EU struggles to adequately capitalise its market mechanisms
30 October 2023
Neom blazes green hydrogen trail
Neom Green Hydrogen Company’s success may be difficult to repeat but provides important lessons – and similarities -- for future projects
30 October 2023
Gasunie starts building Dutch H2 network
Netherlands’ domestic hydrogen pipeline network will span 1,200km of largely existing gas pipelines from 2030
27 October 2023
Shell ‘refocuses’ hydrogen strategy on trucks and industry
Oil major drops plans for hydrogen in light mobility and cuts jobs in wider overhaul of low-carbon solutions business
26 October 2023
Scottish green gigaproject moves to FEED
Statera Energy contracts Worley for first phase of Europe’s largest green hydrogen project
25 October 2023
Neom on track and eyeing expansions
Four key projects now underway designed to support and accompany the flagship Neom project
25 October 2023
Acwa eyes green trade via Amsterdam
Saudi company signs MOU with infrastructure developers to explore plans for hydrogen export corridor via Dutch port
19 October 2023
LCOH cost components evaluated by new tool
A tool developed by the EPRI examines various inputs to calculate the levelised cost of hydrogen
18 October 2023
GH Power slashes hydrogen cost with circular reactor
Canadian company nears commercial operation of technology to produce green hydrogen at $2/kg, chief operating officer Gary Grahn tells Hydrogen Economist
17 October 2023
ITM Power joins EU manufacturers in eyeing US market
UK-based PEM electrolyser manufacturer will start to bid for US projects following the introduction of incentives under the IRA
17 October 2023
SLB guides big industry to hydrogen future
Global technology company working closely with steel and other decarbonising industrial sectors as they start to integrate hydrogen into their processes, says Gavin Rennick, president of the firm’s New Energy business
16 October 2023
US backs seven regional hubs with $7b funding offer
DOE selects projects spanning broad range of production technologies and end-uses in its biggest hydrogen funding commitment to date
13 October 2023
Letter from Rotterdam: Somewhere over the rainbow
The ultimate prize for the low-carbon hydrogen sector is a significant share of the global energy mix, but multiple challenges stand in the way
13 October 2023
Economics of clean hydrogen and ammonia ‘very challenged’ – Aramco
Buyers in Asia reluctant to commit despite Saudi state firm being one of the lowest-cost producers
12 October 2023
HyDeal claims green hydrogen offtake at €2.5/kg
Large-scale Spanish green hydrogen hub attributes highly competitive price to production from cheap solar power
9 October 2023
Netherlands targets small projects with €250m auction
Government to launch tender next month aimed at supporting green hydrogen projects of less than 50MW
4 October 2023
Hystar plans major North America expansion
Norwegian electrolyser manufacturer says North American operations could eclipse its European business by 2030
3 October 2023
Letter on hydrogen: Caveat emptor
The use of innovative risk management techniques used in other commodity markets can help overcome the impasse between producers and offtakers that threatens to stall the hydrogen sector’s growth
27 September 2023
Germany and UK bid for ‘international leadership’ on hydrogen
Two governments sign joint declaration of intent to cooperate on driving growth of trade and investment in low-carbon hydrogen
26 September 2023
Oman turns attention to midstream
Gulf state plans pipeline network and other infrastructure to support development of large-scale hydrogen production
22 September 2023
Letter on hydrogen: Gold rush
Excitement over natural hydrogen is building, but its potential to contribute meaningfully to global supply is unclear
22 September 2023
Governments must ‘synchronise’ supply and demand goals – IEA
Imbalances between supply and demand ambitions risk derailing production growth, IEA warns
22 September 2023
Certification ‘vital’ to global hydrogen market
Hydrogen Council says new guidelines will help ensure free and fair trade of the fuel as market develops
22 September 2023
IRA uncertainty chilling hydrogen investment – Plug
Greater clarity on rules governing 45V tax credit needed to unlock investment in the US low-carbon hydrogen sector, Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh tells Hydrogen Economist
20 September 2023
Uniper plans green hydrogen project at UK coal power site
German utility has ambition to deploy 500MW of electrolysers at Ratcliffe site in Nottinghamshire
19 September 2023
UAE energy sector decarbonisation drive intensifies
Mideast Gulf state keen to highlight progress made on expanding carbon sequestration capacity and diversifying e-fuels production ahead of COP28
13 September 2023
South Korea to auction more hydrogen power
October auction to allow use of grey hydrogen ahead of expected tightening of criteria in 2024
8 September 2023
H2 Green Steel raises €1.5b in landmark equity deal
Largest private placement in Europe in 2023 puts Swedish hydrogen-based steel plant on track for 2025 startup
7 September 2023
Japan fine tunes its hydrogen strategy
Recent update sets new interim targets, but plan still lacks detailed policies to stimulate domestic demand
7 September 2023
India’s green ambitions face headwinds
Lack of export infrastructure and high production costs among challenges for the country’s nascent electrolytic hydrogen sector
5 September 2023
Industry welcomes EU Hydrogen Bank rules
Extension of completion period, raised ceiling price and reduction in required grant collateral will make applications easier, says Hydrogen Europe
30 August 2023
BP advances Kwinana hydrogen plans
Oil major contracts Technip Energies to install hydrogen plant as plans for wider hub project in Western Australia take step
25 August 2023
US leads quadrupling of global H2 subsidies
Financial heft of IRA far outweighs support offered by Europe and Asia Pacific, BloombergNEF says
24 August 2023
Masdar partners with ZeroAvia on hydrogen
Emirati company strengthens ties with aviation sector with agreement on development of hydrogen supply and refuelling at airports
23 August 2023
Aramco’s Nasser says energy security and sustainability can co-exist
But CEO says prematurely discontinuing investments in fossil fuels threatens serious supply shortfalls and may be counter-productive to energy transition
23 August 2023
Green steel at scale “decades away” – BHP
High cost of hydrogen and CCS will hamper uptake by the steel sector, Australian mining group says
18 August 2023
Electrolyser firms await big contracts to deliver profits
Manufacturers continue to report losses as they invest in ramping up production capacity ahead of an expected spike in demand
18 August 2023
Australia risks falling behind in race for green steel
Grade of country’s vast iron ore reserves incompatible with hydrogen-fuelled DRI process, says Australian Hydrogen Council
15 August 2023
BP backs US developer of low-cost electrolysers
Advanced Ionics’ water vapour technology could produce green hydrogen at scale for less than $1/kg, oil major says
14 August 2023
The hunt is on for natural hydrogen
Discoveries are happening all over the world, but levels of potential resources are unknown
11 August 2023
UK’s H2 champion sets out vision for growth
Development of clusters and use of CFDs can deliver green and blue hydrogen at scale, government expert adviser Jane Toogood tells Hydrogen Economist
9 August 2023
Pretoria’s green hydrogen plans edge forward
Domestic and international investor interest is driving project development
7 August 2023
Saudi Arabia lines up new green hydrogen partners
Japanese and French tie-ups highlight momentum behind the Kingdom’s plans
4 August 2023
Fusion Fuel secures industrial offtaker for Spanish project
Long-term deal marks milestone in pre-FID development of Toledo project, says Nasdaq-listed hydrogen project developer
4 August 2023
UK eyes 15-year support for H₂ storage projects
Government inclined to guarantee project revenues in bid to reassure investors, according to update from Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
3 August 2023
Wood secures new global agreement with Shell
Scotland-based consulting and engineering firm to support oil major’s global energy transition projects under new three-year deal
2 August 2023
German hydrogen strategy faces questions
Issues of supply availability and domestic demand creation raised by an analysts and experts
28 July 2023
UK urged to focus green hydrogen output on aviation
Thinktank says the energy source should be used as SAF by 2030, arguing the sector will be hard to decarbonise without such an approach
27 July 2023
Industry split over hydrogen refuelling targets
Modelling differs on whether infrastructure will be adequate to decarbonise trucking sector
27 July 2023
IMO deal will push shipping towards hydrogen fuels
Methanol order book already starting to grow, but ammonia may take longer due to safety concerns
26 July 2023
Academics pool hydrogen hub ideas
Texas’ LIGH2T hydrogen hub counts the University of Houston as its lead academic partner, and the institution has put together a consortium of eight universities and five community colleges for the project
25 July 2023
China’s green hydrogen producers look overseas
Weak demand at home means producers are targeting export markets and emerging demand from shipping and aviation
25 July 2023
Platinum supply will not inhibit hydrogen sector
High stocks and efficient automotive recycling sector mean FCEVs have high ceiling for growth
24 July 2023
Repurposing pipelines for hydrogen transportation
Modifying natural gas pipelines for use in hydrogen transmission is a cost-effective option, but there are gaps in the standards needed for it to be safe and efficient
20 July 2023
FFI buys US Phoenix Hydrogen Hub project
Acquisition marks Australian developer’s first major move into US hydrogen sector as it hails the impact of IRA
19 July 2023
Developers to mix and match electrolysers for big projects
Combining alkaline and PEM technologies can deliver significant savings over project lifetimes, says Nel
18 July 2023
Masdar and Inpex explore synthetic methane production
Emirati and Japanese firms agree to study feasibility of project in Abu Dhabi with view to exporting fuel to Japan
17 July 2023
Hydrogen investment appetite has become more selective
Investors are becoming pickier about where to put their money in the sector, with some now waiting for the first wave of projects
14 July 2023
Bosch demands more action on hydrogen in Europe
German technology group warns policymakers of need to counter progress in US as it unveils increased investment in hydrogen technology
13 July 2023
EU electrolyser sector juggles supply and demand
Expansion of manufacturing capacity seen as undershooting EU 2025 target amid uncertainty over timing of green hydrogen projects
10 July 2023
HH2E accelerates east German Lubmin project
Developer expects FID later this year in boost to its ambition to be one of Europe’s largest green hydrogen producers
7 July 2023
US launches $1bn initiative to ‘jumpstart’ hydrogen
Funding to focus on demand side for hubs as government warns market uncertainty is delaying projects
7 July 2023
Advanced coating boosts electrolyser capacity by 50pc
UK-based Oxford Nanosystems working with leading electrolyser manufacturers to test and scale up production of advanced metallic-alloy coating
6 July 2023
UAE cabinet backs ambitious hydrogen strategy
Cop28 host targets role as leading supplier with goal to produce 15mn t/yr by 2050 and plan to establish R&D centre by 2031
5 July 2023
BP modelling shows sharp growth in synthetic jet fuel
Synthetic fuels derived from hydrogen could account for nearly a third of jet market by 2050, BP says in update to its Energy Outlook report
5 July 2023
China seen as biggest hydrogen importer in 2030
Import needs overtake Europe as its domestic production buildout lags rising demand, Deloitte modelling shows
5 July 2023
Sinopec starts up Xinjiang mega pilot project
Chinese oil and petrochemicals group says solar-powered green hydrogen facility is largest of its type in the world
30 June 2023
European electrolyser prices ‘far above’ China’s – ETC
Prices in China fall as manufacturing grows rapidly while constrained growth in Europe keeps prices at much higher levels, thinktank says
30 June 2023
BP gets planning approval for Aberdeen hydrogen hub
Green hydrogen production, storage and distribution hub at North Sea oil town expected to start up in 2025
30 June 2023
World Bank backs Chilean green hydrogen investment
New loan is latest move by international community to support development of country’s electrolytic hydrogen production
28 June 2023
Mideast–Europe H2 pipeline seen as feasible
Gulf exporters could potentially supply Europe by pipeline at delivered cost of €2.7/kg, consultants Rina and Afry say in new analysis
28 June 2023
Netherlands accelerates hydrogen push
Government to hold €1bn large-scale electrolyser tender next year and start building domestic hydrogen network in Rotterdam
27 June 2023
South Korea to launch hydrogen power auctions
Pioneering tender process designed to spark competition in hydrogen-based generation
23 June 2023
Hydrogen outlook: Africa, Asia and Canada
Multiple projects, strategies and initiatives are underway throughout Africa, Asia and Canada as the transition to net-zero gains traction
22 June 2023
Engie and Posco launch Oman project
Companies unveil plan for large-scale ammonia production for export to South Korea
22 June 2023
Kazakh mega-project enters pre-Feed phase
German federal president attends drilling ceremony at $50bn project in Kazakhstan’s Mangystau region as the two countries strengthen green hydrogen ties
21 June 2023
EU nations reach deal on renewables target
Agreement comes after the European Commission allows nuclear power to contribute to-wards target
21 June 2023
Hyphen seeks strategic partners
Talks underway with potential new investors to support execution of $10bn green hydrogen project, CEO tells Hydrogen Economist
21 June 2023
Adnoc eyes role as clean tech hub
Recent deals highlight state oil company’s ambitions to be a technology leader in CCS and low-carbon hydrogen
16 June 2023
Masdar struggles for offtake at viable prices
UAE renewables developer calls on Europe to do more to incentivise offtakers to pay green premium for hydrogen
16 June 2023
Texas could be hydrogen export powerhouse
Investment of $30bn in US oil state’s hydrogen infrastructure could create supply base capable of competing for market share in Europe, consultant tells FT Hydrogen Summit
15 June 2023
High-temperature fuel cells advance case for methanol
Avoiding methanol reconversion costs could improve the fuel’s prospects as a carrier derivative for hydrogen molecules, says Advent Technologies
14 June 2023
Spanish firms line up export route to Rotterdam
Cepsa and Iberdrola take steps towards creation of ammonia corridor to Ace terminal
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