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Oil&Gas

Gasunie Zuidbroek nitrogen plant completion expected in October

As of October of this year, Gasunie anticipates that the Zuidbroek nitrogen plant will be fully operational based on new information from the principal contractor, Air Products.

Hydrogen

$90M for joint hydrogen supply chain between Australia and Germany

Germany – Australia and Germany have each put aside A$50 million ($35.5 million) and 50 million euros ($54.4 million) for a collaborative effort to establish a green hydrogen supply chain.

Energy

GreenGo Energy developing €8B green energy park in Denmark

Denmark – A green energy park being developed by GreenGo Energy and Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality will provide 2GW of electrolysis and 4GW of hybrid solar and wind energy.

Biobased

Wärtsilä to provide biogas liquefaction technology in Sweden

Sweden – Wärtsilä will provide biogas liquefaction technology for a major new project in Mönsters, Sweden.

Hydrogen

HH2E to construct new green hydrogen plant in Germany

Germany – HH2E will build and run newgreen hydrogen plant near Borna through a newly formed local company called HH2E Werk Thierbach GmbH.

Hydrogen

Cepsa, Enagás Renovable, Alter Enersun building green hydrogen plant in Spain

Spain – As part of the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley, Cepsa, Enagás Renovable, and Alter Enersun have decided to work together on the construction of a green hydrogen plant in Huelva that will be connected to a solar power plant.

CCUS Energy Hydrogen

Project Air gets €97 million grant from EU Innovation Fund

Germany – An agreement providing Project Air €97 million from the Innovation Fund has been signed by Perstorp, a fully owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Uniper, a German energy firm, and the European Climate, Infrastructure, and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).

CCUS

World’s first carbon capture pilot for smelters launches in Norway

Norway – The first carbon capture pilot for smelters in the world has now been formally launched. The Rana factory of Elkem, which manufactures high-purity ferrosilicon and microsilica, is now connected to the Mobile Test Unit (MTU) that Aker Carbon Capture provided.

CCUS Energy Hydrogen

Eni and Sonatrach partner for Algerian energy projects

Algeria – Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi and Sonatrach CEO Toufik Hakkar signed two agreements in Algiers outlining forthcoming joint initiatives on energy supply, energy transformation, and decarbonization.

Hydrogen Renewables

Ballard to supply fuel cell system for Hollandse Kust Noord

The Netherlands – CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, placed an order for a fuel cell system with Ballard Power Systems.

Sustainable energy

PlasCO2 project transforming greenhouse gas into raw material starts

Germany – Together with three other partners, Evonik has started the PlasCO2 project. The objective is to produce C4 compounds using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw source.

Hydrogen

Gascade, Fluxys apply for PCI designation for North Sea hydrogen pipeline

Germany – Gascade and Fluxys have applied to the European Commission for Project of Common Interest (PCI) designation for the AquaDuctus project, which represents a significant step ahead in their plans for an offshore pipeline for green hydrogen in the North Sea.

Sustainable energy

Liquid Wind explores establishment of Sweden’s third electrofuel facility

Sweden – A feasibility study conducted by Liquid Wind in collaboration with Umea Energi reveals that the Dava cogeneration plant in Umea is an attractive location for Sweden’s third electrofuel facility for the maritime sector.

Oil&Gas

‘If we had 20 LNG terminals in Europe, gas prices would not have shot up so much’

The Netherlands – In no time Dutch Gasunie is repairing a weak spot in the Dutch natural gas system: receipt and storage of liquefied natural gas. Among other things, with the unprecedented rapid construction of the floating terminal in Eemshaven. ‘Good crises do not exist, but crisis does create,’ states Ulco Vermeulen of Gasunie.

Circular economy

Sabic’s plastic recycling facility in Geleen nears completion

The Netherlands – The SABIC recycling facility for plastics is currently finishing up construction in Geleen. The business anticipates producing the first circular polymers this year.

Energy

IEA: Clean energy technology production heralds new industrial era

France – According to a major new IEA report, the manufacturing of clean energy technologies is ushering in a new industrial age in the energy sector that is creating massive new markets and millions of jobs while also posing new risks.

CCUS

EU backs Heidelberg Materials Bulgarian CCUS project

Bulgaria – The ground-breaking CCUS project ANRAV from Heidelberg Materials was given official approval in Brussels under the EU Innovation Fund Grant Agreement.

Oil&Gas

TotalEnergies rolls out LNG deals in Oman

Oman – TotalEnergies has begun producing gas from onshore Block 10 in the Sultanate of Oman and has reached a deal with Oman LNG for a long-term LNG purchase contract, both of which are in accordance with its growth plan in gas and LNG, a fuel contributing to the energy transition.

Circular economy

PureCycle invests €250M in plastic recycling factory in Antwerp

Belgium – The NextGen District will soon house a plastic recycling facility, according to PureCycle and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges.

Renewables

European windports enter collaboration agreement

Europe – To accomplish the European offshore wind goals, six European windports will collaborate. The six ports have come to the conclusion that cooperation is necessary in order to meet the agreed-upon capacity of 65 GW of offshore wind energy in 2030.

Hydrogen

European subsidies for hydrogen technologies accessible

The Netherlands – The European Clean Hydrogen Partnership program has released its most recent Call for Proposals. The creation of ground-breaking hydrogen technology is eligible for a total of 195 million euros in financial assistance.

Hydrogen

EIB gives PUNCH €40M to develop hydrogen tech in Italy and France

France/Italy – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the PUNCH Group have agreed to fund the company’s research, development, and innovation (RDI) efforts with a €40 million loan.

Energy

Wärtsilä report: Digitalization fears threaten maritime progress

Denmark – According to Wärtsilä’s “Debunking the Mythical Beasts of Maritime Digital Transformation” report, even though 78% of industry professionals concur that change and technological innovation are good for the maritime industry, nearly half (45%) admit to having a volatile attitude towards technology and over a third (36%) say they are actively resistant to change.

Hydrogen

bp explores construction of hydrogen hub in Germany

Germany – bp will assess the viability of constructing a new hydrogen hub in Germany. The Wilhelmshaven project is anticipated to contain an ammonia cracker that might produce up to 130,000 tons of low-carbon hydrogen per year from green ammonia starting in 2028.

Oil&Gas

Wintershall Dea exits Russia

Russia – Wintershall Dea aims to entirely quit Russia in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations, following the Supervisory Board’s approval of the Management Board’s principle decision to exit.

Hydrogen

Gasunie and STORAG ETZEL partner on German hydrogen storage

Germany – Together with STORAG ETZEL, Gasunie announced that it would join the hydrogen storage pilot project H2CAST in the Etzel caverns in the German state of Lower Saxony.

Circular economy

Borealis buys majority stake in Belgian recycler Renasci

Belgium – A majority stake in the Belgian recycling business Renasci has been acquired by Borealis.

Hydrogen

Rolls-Royce tests MTU hydrogen engines in Germany

Germany – Rolls-Royce has tested a 12-cylinder gas variant of the mtu Series 4000 L64 engine that is solely fueled by hydrogen.

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Biobased

VARO Energy building largest biogas plant in Northern Europe

The Netherlands – Eighty percent of the shares of Bio Energy Coevorden have been acquired by VARO Energy Group (BEC). One of Europe’s biggest producers of biogas is BEC.

Sustainable energy

Study reveals transport decarbonisation requires degrowth

Spain – A new study examines transportation decarbonization solutions that consider energy and material resources.

Hydrogen

Masdar and Dutch partners to export green hydrogen from UAE to Europe

The Netherlands/UAE – Masdar, the Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG, Evos Amsterdam, and Zenith Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the creation of a green hydrogen supply chain between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam to assist the Dutch and European markets.

Hydrogen

Raven SR, Chevron and Hyzon Motors building waste-to-hydrogen facility

United States – Raven SR, Chevron New Energies, and Hyzon Motors are working to commercialize operations of a green waste-to-hydrogen production facility in Richmond, which will supply hydrogen fuel to Northern California transportation markets.

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