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30 June 2022
Steelmaking with hydrogen faces supply problem – Ieefa
Scarce high-grade iron ore supply is a potential barrier to the widespread use of green hydro-gen in the decarbonisation of steelmaking
30 June 2022
Ineos receives state finance for electrolyser study
Firm plans to build and operate 100MW electrolyser to decarbonise ammonia production at Cologne site
30 June 2022
Investors flock to Oman’s hydrogen sector
Progress of projects on the ground is outpacing policymaking in the sultanate
30 June 2022
Higher diesel prices drive interest in fuel-cell generators – AFC
Company books first commercial order for its S Series system and aims for revenue growth in 2022
29 June 2022
Air Products and Gunvor to develop Dutch ammonia import terminal
An existing Rotterdam site owned by Gunvor will be evaluated
28 June 2022
Shell to use Ceres electrolyser for Indian pilot project
Trials at Shell’s Bengaluru research centre to form first phase of collaboration aimed at scaling up SOEC technology
28 June 2022
Equinor and SSE Thermal buy Triton
Firms will soon start preparations to convert Triton’s Saltend power station to run on blend of natural gas and hydrogen
28 June 2022
EU Council weakens hydrogen targets
Council agrees non-binding goals for renewable fuels of non-biological origin in transport and industry
28 June 2022
Siemens wins first hydrogen train fleet order
Local Berlin rail operator orders seven fuel-cell trains to replace diesel locomotives in December 2024
27 June 2022
Airbus and Linde to work on airport hydrogen infrastructure
Firms will collaborate on developing global supply chains for hydrogen, including production, storage and refuelling infrastructure
25 June 2022
Australia can meet EU hydrogen import target – taskforce
But transporting sufficient green hydrogen supplies between the two will require significant expansion of export and import infrastructure, report says
24 June 2022
Norway funds maritime hydrogen network
Five marine hubs and seven vessels receive government funding
24 June 2022
India could be major hydrogen exporter
Low renewable energy costs combined with low domestic demand could allow country to become an exporter of the fuel, panel says
23 June 2022
Siemens Energy and Air Liquide form European electrolyser JV
Firms unveil plan to ramp up PEM stack production at Berlin facility and to collaborate on research and development
23 June 2022
Finland mandates hydrogen network
State-owned Gasgrid will establish a subsidiary to develop and operate national hydrogen infrastructure
23 June 2022
EU’s war response can ‘supercharge’ hydrogen investment – IEA
RepowerEU targets imply extra $1.3tn of investment as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine gives sector’s momentum a major boost, the agency says
23 June 2022
RWE and Arcelormittal cooperate on green steel
Plan includes joint bidding for offshore wind projects and developing green hydrogen supply for German steel mills
22 June 2022
Equinor evaluates second Humber project
Norwegian energy company submits plans for second blue hydrogen project in UK’s Humber region with potential 2028 startup
22 June 2022
Aviation requires suite of technologies to decarbonise
Sustainable aviation fuel likely to be responsible for bulk of decarbonisation before 2050
21 June 2022
Volvo to sell hydrogen trucks
Firm is in testing phase and will begin to sell fuel-cell electric trucks later this decade
21 June 2022
Woodside and FFI compete for New Zealand project
Firms will provide more detailed proposals to Southern Green Hydrogen joint project development team by end of August
20 June 2022
War adds impetus to Europe’s gas decarbonisation
Gas businesses have embraced the acceleration of decarbonisation prompted by the Ukraine war but are concerned about the feasibility of new targets—especially for hydrogen
17 June 2022
No quick path to FID for Europe’s green hydrogen projects
Multiple proposals but few final investment decisions amid policy uncertainty and other risks, conference speakers say
17 June 2022
Green hydrogen to reshape global energy market
Decentralised production could curb global trade and end era of energy superpowers, conference speakers say
17 June 2022
Blue hydrogen is ‘greenwashing’ – Forrest
Chairman of FFI says governments should pursue only green hydrogen and pivot away from natural gas as soon as possible
16 June 2022
Airports must invest in hydrogen infrastructure – Jacobs
Operators should decarbonise their scope one emissions in the short term by using hydrogen in local applications, consultancy says
16 June 2022
HH2E and MET plan €1bn German green hydrogen project
Facility on former nuclear power site would scale up to 1GW by 2030, developers say
15 June 2022
BP acquires controlling stake in Australian renewables project
Oil major buys 40.5pc share in Asian Renewable Energy Hub, which will supply power to local mines and produce green hydrogen and ammonia
15 June 2022
Hydrogen deployment must triple to reach net zero – DNV
Green hydrogen costs will fall significantly towards 2050 to $1.5/kg but more must be done, says research agency
14 June 2022
Namibian hydrogen turns heads
The desert nation’s potential as a source of clean fuel exports is attracting growing European attention
14 June 2022
TotalEnergies invests in Indian green hydrogen JV
French energy firm is working with Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises on $5bn project initially to produce urea for Indian market
14 June 2022
Sinopec drives down costs on flagship facility
NOC develops integrated supply chain and stronger approach to electrolyser suppliers
13 June 2022
Protium raises £40.5mn in funding round
Cash will allow the firm to accelerate its portfolio of green hydrogen projects and support the development of its in-house digital capabilities
13 June 2022
US gives hydrogen a policy push
Loan guarantees, use of the Defense Production Act and hub funding all form part of White House deployment strategy
10 June 2022
Hydrogen needs $133bn/yr under 1.5°C scenario – Irena
Hydrogen and its derivatives will contribute 10pc of total emissions reductions by 2050, agency says
10 June 2022
China to favour hydrogen for trucking
Better performance of fuel-cell vehicles compared with battery-electric models in colder weather is a significant advantage for hydrogen technology
10 June 2022
Trafigura advances hydrogen projects as profits surge
Trading group progresses projects in Denmark, Norway and Australia as volatile commodity markets deliver record profits
10 June 2022
Plug Power to build Antwerp facility
Port is looking to become major hub for hydrogen trade by developing its own supply
10 June 2022
Quebec sets out green hydrogen and bioenergy strategy
Canadian province’s hydropower infrastructure and forest biomass supply hand it a competitive advantage, says Pierre-Olivier Pineau, professor and chair of energy sector management at HEC Montreal
9 June 2022
Green hydrogen projects to grow rapidly
Wood Mackenzie estimates the global hydrogen project pipeline is 64mn t/yr, with green hydrogen making up 60mn t/yr of that
9 June 2022
ITM winning more contracts
Firm’s backlog stood at 755MW at year-end, with recent agreements including a key deal to construct a 24MW electrolyser for Yara in Norway
9 June 2022
UK must support pink hydrogen – HFCA
Policies needed to support hydrogen projects powered by new wave of nuclear plants, says industry body
8 June 2022
No big shift to hydrogen likely in UK heating – Octopus
Heat pumps likely to win out in household heating as cost of hydrogen will hold it back, CEO of green hydrogen company tells First Element conference
8 June 2022
EU hydrogen backbone commits to supply corridors
Pledge delivered to the European Commission says members of the EHB initiative will deliver the infrastructure required to support EU hydrogen targets
7 June 2022
EU firms ready to invest in Chinese transition
European businesses have the technology to support China’s push for net zero, but policy uncertainty and red tape are hindering investment, says the EU Chamber of Commerce in China
7 June 2022
Bankability of hydrogen projects improving
But more support is needed to provide financial backing and education on hydrogen projects, say panellists at the First Element conference
7 June 2022
DOE moves forward with H2Hub funding
Scheme aims to finance four low-carbon hydrogen hubs in the US by 2026
1 June 2022
British Steel studies use of green hydrogen
Feasibility study to be carried out with RWE, UCL and Materials Processing Institute following government grant
1 June 2022
Namibia Hyphen green hydrogen project targets 2026 startup
Developer Hyphen Hydrogen Energy and government aim to finalise implementation agreement for $10bn project in August
1 June 2022
HydrogenOne zones in on production projects
London-based investment trust eyes projects in 20-150MW range and aims to invest £200mn/yr, managing partner tells Hydrogen Economist
1 June 2022
EU caught between hydrogen targets and climate ambition
Feedback on release of delegated acts shows how laws must support both hydrogen deployment and climate goals
31 May 2022
More support needed for hydrogen finance – EIB
Credit-enhancing mechanisms and advisory support among recommendations set out in report by European Investment Bank
31 May 2022
Hydrogen sector seeks inclusion in EU aviation package
Industry group Hydrogen Europe and two transport associations call for immediate inclusion in RefuelEU Aviation proposals
31 May 2022
South Australia to develop hydrogen laws
New act will cover both blue and green hydrogen and is intended to give a boost to the industry in the state
30 May 2022
IEA lays out industry decarbonisation roadmap
G7 countries must introduce near- and long-term policies to ensure adequate transition, agency says
27 May 2022
Atome expects first revenues next year
Newly established green hydrogen production company is pursuing two projects in Paraguay and one in Iceland and is eyeing further expansion
27 May 2022
Canada’s blue hydrogen export drive
The country is positioning itself as a major hydrogen exporter and simultaneously looking to develop domestic use of the fuel
26 May 2022
Oman green ammonia project takes shape
Air Products, OQ and Acwa agree to work towards multibillion-dollar project at Salalah Free Zone
26 May 2022
Johnson Matthey reorganises with greater hydrogen focus
Investment in AEM electrolyser manufacturer Enapter part of wider strategic reorientation of the business
26 May 2022
Iberdrola to invest €3bn in green hydrogen
Favourable regulation must be deployed to help achieve EU decarbonisation goals, Spanish company’s chairman says
25 May 2022
Chevron eyes energy transition
Chevron New Energies will help the firm decarbonise and develop new lines of business to accelerate the transition, incoming vice-president of hydrogen tells Hydrogen Economist
25 May 2022
Alberta doubles down on hydrogen
Energy minister tells Hydrogen Economist that all forms of low-carbon hydrogen will be needed
24 May 2022
Adnoc takes 25pc stake in H2Teesside design
Announcement is part of a series of agreements between BP and UAE firms to work together on hydrogen projects
24 May 2022
Lhyfe green hydrogen IPO raises €110mn
Portuguese energy group EDPR among anchor investors as French company lists on Euronext stock exchange in first European hydrogen IPO since outbreak of war in Ukraine
24 May 2022
Denmark’s Topsoe to build large-scale electrolyser plant
Solid-oxide plant in Herning will be the largest and most advanced of its type in the world, company says
24 May 2022
EU launches consultation on hydrogen rules
Proposals for definition of renewable hydrogen and methodology for calculating lifecycle emissions have been published
23 May 2022
Nordic countries launch joint hydrogen research scheme
Programme designed to help coordinate and complement national R&D efforts
23 May 2022
Shell joins Brazil’s green hydrogen pilot project
Memorandum of understanding with Port of Acu marks milestone in country’s green hydrogen development, says port’s CEO
20 May 2022
EU hydrogen growth stalls on state aid delays
European Commission must accelerate IPCEI approval process to get on track to meet 2030 targets, CEO of leading hydrogen fund Hy24 tells Hydrogen Economist
20 May 2022
Industry and transport to form 50pc of EU’s 2030 hydrogen demand
European Commission modelling shows dramatic increase in sectoral uptake of the fuel under RepowerEU targets
19 May 2022
UK awards £45mn of hydrogen supply grants
ITM Power and Vattenfall among beneficiaries of scheme to bring down costs of hydrogen supply
18 May 2022
EU to introduce hydrogen CfDs
European Commission is proposing to roll out carbon contracts for difference through the EU Innovation Fund and to double financing for the programme
18 May 2022
Oil windfall fuels Saudi hydrogen plans
High oil prices are helping Riyadh fund its move into hydrogen, with Acwa Power making swift progress on the Neom megaproject
17 May 2022
BP and Linde plan Texas CCS project
CCS will enable Linde to produce low-carbon hydrogen and take CO₂ from other emitters along Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor
17 May 2022
Fed funding to kickstart green hydrogen in Texas
Andrew Stuart, president and CEO of Ontario-based Hydrogen Optimized, talks to Hydrogen Economist about the firm’s plans for the future
17 May 2022
FFI looks to repurpose US coal plant for hydrogen
Firm says plant would enable the decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors and support the development of a green hydrogen hub
17 May 2022
EU ‘must increase’ renewables target to spur hydrogen
Renewable energy target should be lifted to 45pc by 2030 if Europe wants to become a centre of hydrogen expertise, says Hydrogen Europe
16 May 2022
Snam backs CCS and hydrogen developer Storegga
Italian gas network company becomes strategic shareholder as Storegga secures $63mn in third-round fundraise
16 May 2022
EU and Japan dominate hydrogen patents
China is showing increasing interest in the development of electrocatalysts that do not contain precious metals, says a report by Irena and the European Patent Office
13 May 2022
Green hydrogen reaching parity in EU – RMI
Rising gas prices resulting from the war in Ukraine mean blue hydrogen is losing cost-competitiveness with green
12 May 2022
BP eyes second 250MW electrolyser at Rotterdam
Company studies feasibility of facility to supply hydrogen feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel production
12 May 2022
Gail to build PEM electrolyser in India
10MW unit at Vijaipur fertiliser complex will be among largest in the country
12 May 2022
Longi Hydrogen wins Sinopec electrolyser contract
Chinese project worth $471mn aims to produce 20,000t/yr of green hydrogen from June 2023
12 May 2022
CPH2 looks to license electrolyser technology as demand surges
UK manufacturer aims to scale up production of its membrane-free technology following recent IPO, CEO tells Hydrogen Economist
11 May 2022
Queensland signs export deal with Rotterdam
Dutch port looks to grow imports and production in effort to become major trading hub
11 May 2022
State help needed for unbankable hydrogen projects
Governments must step in to help projects progress to stage where banks will provide support, financiers tell World Hydrogen Summit
11 May 2022
Nel orders equipment for second facility
Factory needed to meet growing demand for electrolysers that cannot be met by Heroya site alone
11 May 2022
All colours of hydrogen ‘needed to develop market’
Green and blue forms of the fuel will be necessary to address intermittency and ensure liquid market, says panel at World Hydrogen Summit
10 May 2022
Clear regulation vital for hydrogen – Gasunie
Local, federal and international rules will help industry develop, other panellists at World Hydrogen Summit agreed
10 May 2022
Stronger incentives needed to drive hydrogen demand – ExxonMobil
Uncertainty over uptake of clean hydrogen in sectors such as trucking and shipping is a risk for investors, US oil major tells World Hydrogen Summit
9 May 2022
HydrogenOne invests in electrolyser manufacturer Elcogen
Hydrogen investment fund takes minority stake in solid-oxide technology specialist
9 May 2022
Saltend eyes hydrogen future
Green hydrogen could be added to blue supply in future, says chemicals park operator
9 May 2022
Ukraine invasion puts pressure on gas-to-hydrogen switch – Air Liquide
Incentives for switching to hydrogen are growing but more policy support is still needed
6 May 2022
Cairo and Muscat win new green hydrogen projects
Flurry of developments places Egypt and Oman ahead of regional rivals in race to become exporters of green hydrogen
6 May 2022
Shell close to FID on several hydrogen projects
Electrolyser capacity may well triple or quadruple in next few months as firm looks to invest in hydrogen, CEO says
6 May 2022
Wintershall Dea develops blue hydrogen project in Germany
Oil and gas company proceeds with Wilhelmshaven development despite government’s reluctance to support blue hydrogen
6 May 2022
EU pledges support for electrolyser capacity ramp-up
European Commission and electrolyser makers agree strategy to scale up manufacturing capacity to meet RepowerEU hydrogen targets
5 May 2022
Scottish Power and Storegga develop green hydrogen project
Cromarty Firth facility near Inverness is first of several the companies plan to develop across Scotland by 2030
5 May 2022
RenewableUK calls for green-specific hydrogen policies
Government must develop detailed roadmap to achieve 5GW green hydrogen targets, renewable energy industry association says
5 May 2022
Bosch to invest in electrolyser production
Firm forecasts the global market for electrolyser components will expand to be worth €14bn by 2030
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