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Tallgrass and Equinor to develop US hydrogen and ammonia

United States – Large-scale low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia projects in North America are being developed by Tallgrass and Norwegian energy giant Equinor.

Oil&Gas

ONE-Dyas makes final investment decision for North Sea gas field

The Netherlands – ONE-Dyas has taken a final investment decision for the development of the N05-A gas field in the North Sea with partners EBN and Hansa Hydrocarbons.

Hydrogen

Feasibility studies awarded for H2opZee hydrogen project

The Netherlands – Siemens Gamesa, H2SEA, and Enersea have been contracted by the H2opZee green hydrogen consortium led by RWE and Neptune Energy to conduct technical feasibility studies for the project.

Hydrogen

H2 Green Steel and GreenIron H2 to recycle iron waste and residuals

Sweden – GreenIron H2 and H2 Green Steel have committed to work together to reduce emissions and promote circularity at the H2 Green Steel plant in Boden, Sweden.

Sustainable energy

TotalEnergies and SARIA to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Grandpuits

France – TotalEnergies and SARIA have signed a deal to advance the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne) zero-crude platform.

Hydrogen

Shell selects automation contractor for Holland Hydrogen I plant

The Netherlands – Shell has hired Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a Japanese electrical engineering and software firm, to automate the majority of the procedures involved in the construction of its Holland Hydrogen I plant in Rotterdam.

Oil&Gas Renewables

First LNG delivery to Brunsbüttel terminal from RWE and ADNOC

Germany/UAE – RWE has signed deals with both ADNOC for LNG deliveries and Masdar for offshore wind.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen Council: Industrial hydrogen projects need greater funding

Belgium – According to a new analysis by the Hydrogen Council, there has never been a more pressing need to increase funding for large-scale hydrogen energy projects in industry.

Chemcycling

Interzero supplies waste for Eastman’s French recycling plant

France – Eastman’s molecular recycling facility in Normandy, France, will receive up to 20,000 metric tons per year of PET household packaging waste from Interzero.

Hydrogen

Chinese inexpensive hydrogen tech to take over global market

China – China is purchasing every vote to capture the top spot in the production of hydrogen globally, a crucial fuel for decarbonizing industry and transportation.

Sustainable energy

Boston Metal’s molten oxide electrolysis may decarbonize global steel

United States – Boston Metal’s patented molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) process takes advantage of clean electricity to transform low-grade iron ore into high-purity molten iron.

Hydrogen

US launches historic $7B hydrogen funding opportunity

United States – The U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting proposals for its $7 billion regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) program.

Hydrogen HYTE

Lhyfe inaugurates world’s first offshore hydrogen production facility

Today hydrogen producer Lhyfe has inaugurated its offshore renewable green hydrogen production demonstrator in Saint-Nazaire. The project marks the first time that hydrogen will be produced at sea.

Hydrogen

EU authorizes $5.2B public funding for hydrogen projects

Belgium – The European Commission has authorized up to 5.2 billion euros (roughly $5.2 billion) in public funding for hydrogen projects.

Hydrogen

HYBRIT pilot facility for hydrogen storage starts operating in Sweden

Sweden – The HYBRIT pilot facility, which stores fossil-free hydrogen, has begun operations in Lulea, Sweden.

Hydrogen

Air Products plans second liquid hydrogen plant in Rotterdam

The Netherlands – Air Products plans to start building a second hydrogen liquefaction plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

CCUS Summit

Dragons’ Den: chemical building blocks from CO2

Oxylum, a spin-off from University of Antwerp, already produces formic acid from CO2 with a relatively small electrolyzer. And it can also produce other chemical building blocks. During the Dragons’ Den of Transition on November 30th at Chemelot, the company is looking for chain partners to scale up.

CCUS

Eni UK aims to store carbon at Hewett depleted gas field

United Kingdom – The Hewett depleted gas field in the North Sea is the target of a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project proposed by Eni UK, which aims to decarbonize the Bacton and Thames Estuary region.

Hydrogen

Norwegian chemical giant Yara builds hydrogen plant in Australia

Australia – For its ammonia facilities near Karratha, Western Australia, Norwegian chemical giant Yara has partnered with French energy firm ENGIE to create a renewable hydrogen plant.

Hydrogen

Port of Rotterdam expands hydrogen and CO2 transportation capacity

The Netherlands – The Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded Swietelsky Rail Benelux B.V. the contract to construct a new pipeline strip along the Moezelweg.

Hydrogen

TECO 2030 launches new containerized fuel cells concept

Norway – Taking the concept of containerized fuel cells to a new level, TECO 2030 has introduced the TECO 2030 Power Barge.

Oil&Gas

French TotalEnergies launches Fenix offshore gas project in Argentina

Argentina – Fenix Gas Development, located 60 km off the coast of Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina, has received the final investment decision from TotalEnergies, a French multinational integrated energy and petroleum corporation.

Sustainable energy

Europe’s largest green electrofuel facility gets environmental permit

Sweden – The environmental permission for the first large-scale green electrofuel facility for the marine industry has been granted to the Swedish green fuels project FlagshipONE, owned jointly by Liquid Wind and Ørsted.

Circular economy Renewables

Neste’s Porvoo refinery to become renewable and circular site

Finland – Neste, a Finnish oil refining firm, has begun a strategic study to convert its Porvoo, Finland refinery to a facility for renewable and circular solutions rather than the refining of crude oil.

CCUS

New way to transform carbon dioxide into ethylene

United States – A team of University of Illinois Chicago researchers has identified a method to transform 100% of carbon dioxide extracted from industrial exhaust into ethylene, a critical building element for plastic manufacturing.

Hydrogen

Topsoe and First Ammonia in 5GW green ammonia deal

Denmark – Topsoe and First Ammonia have signed a capacity reserve agreement in order to jumpstart the worldwide market for green ammonia.

Hydrogen

HyCC and VNG to develop green hydrogen projects

The two businesses penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at an existing electrolysis plant in Bitterfeld.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen will not dominate energy market in the future

Hydrogen won’t be the main energy source in the future, it will still be crucial to global climate policy.

Hydrogen

Siemens and Shell sign MoU on green hydrogen solutions

Shell Global Solutions International and Siemens Smart Infrastructure have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on creating green hydrogen-focused low-carbon energy solutions.

Energy

Shell CEO steps down

At the end of 2022, Ben van Beurden will leave his position as Shell’s CEO, and Wael Sawan will take over.

Hydrogen HYTE

HYTE Blog#2 The situation matters everywhere

Europe – Location matters. So does the type of business. Political conditions certainly. The Hydrogen Trail Europe offers several lessons. Especially about the different choices different companies make in different locations with different circumstances.

Chemcycling

Europe’s largest advanced recycling facility to be located in Germany

Mura wants to build a new – Europe’s largest – advanced recycling plant at Dow’s Böhlen location in Germany.

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