United Kingdom – SSE and Equinor have made a significant decision regarding the future of green hydrogen production in the UK’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm project, opting to focus solely on offshore wind power generation.
Belgium – Over 500 industry leaders have joined forces to support the Antwerp Declaration, advocating for a European Industrial Deal to complement the EU Green Deal and safeguard quality jobs across Europe.
France – The latest analysis by global energy experts reveals a promising trend in the fight against climate change: while total energy demand surged, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the energy sector experienced a less pronounced increase in 2023, according to IEA.
Belgium – Antwerp-based starter D-CRBN has won a €2.5 million grant awarded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Programme. This significant financial injection recognises D-CRBN’s revolutionary CO2 recycling technology.
United Kingdom – RWE and Masdar have finalized their transaction concerning the UK Dogger Bank South (DBS) projects.
Belgium – Agfa and VITO have joined forces to develop separator membranes for alkaline water electrolyzers.
Germany – Germany’s hydrogen-powered train projects face a setback as the Federal Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Transport suspends funding for new initiatives following corruption allegations.
The Netherlands – Rockwoolis has embarked on a project to electrify two production lines at its factory in Roermond, the Netherlands.
United Kingdom – Masdar Arlington Energy, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, has initiated construction on two new battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in the UK.
Finland – Fortum Battery Recycling and Hydrovolt have joined forces to advance sustainable practices in the battery industry, marking a significant step towards establishing a closed-loop system for lithium-ion batteries.
The Netherlands – LBC Tank Terminals has made the final investment decision to expand its terminal in Rotterdam, boosting its storage capacity to meet the rising demand for chemical storage in northwestern Europe.
Italy – Dutch Fugro has been entrusted with a monumental task by the Italian government: mapping the coastal habitats of the entire Italian coast.
Sweden – Vattenfall is set to establish its first full-scale facility for the creation of negative emissions in Jordbro, near Stockholm.
The Netherlands – Researchers Xiaocheng Mi and Giulia Finotello from TU/e and EIRES embark on a project funded by NWO’s Open Technology Programme, aiming to revolutionize the energy landscape through the widespread adoption of metal powders as renewable energy carriers.
United Kingdom – Hydrogen Utopia International has unveiled plans to merge with a profitable international bio-energy firm, marking a significant step towards establishing the world’s first plastic waste to hydrogen facility.
Germany – Iberdrola Deutschland and O2 Telefónica have forged a strategic partnership through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to harness renewable energy from the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Germany – Germany plans to embrace carbon capture and sub-seabed storage technology as a key tool to achieve its ambitious climate goals.
The Netehrlands – Dutch company Itero Technologies receives a €5 million grant to build a demonstration plant for chemically recycling mixed plastic waste, offering a potential solution to the ever-growing plastic pollution crisis.
Germany – Strengthening pipeline infrastructure in particular is an important prerequisite for keeping European industry both sustainable and competitive, according to Thorsten Dreier, CTO of Covestro. Not only hydrogen and CO2 need to be considered. Ammonia transport, for example, should also be prioritised, according to Dreier.
United Kingdom – GeoPura, a UK-based leader in green hydrogen technology, secured a £56 million investment round, with substantial support from the UK Infrastructure Bank.
Denmark – Liquid Wind, in collaboration with industry leaders Alfa Laval, Carbon Clean, Siemens Energy, and Topsoe, has inaugurated the eFuel Design & Performance Centre (DPC) in Hørsholm, Denmark.
United Kingdom – bp and BASF have entered a license agreement for the deployment of BASF’s gas treating technology, OASE white.
Germany – Evonik and Uniper have unveiled the Technical Options for Thermal Energy Recovery (TORTE) project in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Norway – Norwegian Napop is breaking new ground in the realms of sustainable energy and aquaculture with its VIRIDIH2-PISCI project that combines hydrogen production with fish farming.
Europe – There are several sources to get hydrogen, including waste. Well-known in the southern part of the Netherlands is RWE’s Furec project at the Chemelot industrial park in Limburg. Some innovative projects in this field are also emerging in the UK. Promising because the cost per tonne of hydrogen produced soon seems to be relatively low.
Italy – Maire’s subsidiary, KT – Kinetics Technology, has secured a €123 million Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract from Eni to construct a hydrogen production plant at its Livorno refinery, marking a crucial step to transform the facility into a biorefinery.
Germany – Gasunie is joining forces with Storag Etzel and Patrizia to develop hydrogen storage caverns in the Etzel salt dome located in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Belgium – Covestro Antwerp and RWE have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the supply of wind energy from the North Sea. The contract runs from 2026 to 2030. It increases the share of renewable energy from 45 to 60 percent of the Antwerp site’s current power requirements.
Sweden – Fertiberia, Lantmännen and Nordion Energi collaborate to establish Sweden’s inaugural fossil-free mineral fertilizer production through the innovative Power2Earth initiative.
Belgium – 73 industry leaders representing nearly 20 industrial sectors have unveiled ‘The Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal’ during a European Industry Summit at BASF’s site in Antwerp.
Norway – Aker Solutions has secured a crucial contract from Equinor to conduct a feasibility study for the Mongstad Industrial Transformation project in Vestland county, Norway.