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Renewables

RWE building world’s first wind turbines on sea dike dam in The Netherlands

The Netherlands – RWE has constructed the first sea dike dam wind turbines in The Netherlands.

Biobased

Algae and waste could become future zero-emission fuels

United States – According to a US Department of Energy research, over 1 billion tons of biomass could be collected and processed into biofuels in the US sustainably by 2030. However, putting that idea into practice will require advancements in how biomass is cultivated, gathered, and processed. This is especially true for developing feedstocks such […]

Summit

COO Asset Management Uniper key note speaker opening IEIS 2021

Chief Operating Officer Asset Management Holger Kreetz is one of the key notes at the opening of the European Industry & Industry Summit 2021 (December 7th, Rotterdam Ahoy). Recently Uniper announced an agreement for developing the production of green hydrogen at the Uniper Location on Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. Energy company Uniper and the Port of Rotterdam […]

Hydrogen

RWE and John Cockerill to develop German test center for FUREC hydrogen

Germany – RWE and John Cockerill will collaborate to develop a testing facility in Germany to optimize a vital stage in the process of converting domestic garbage into hydrogen.

Renewables

EDF Renewables UK welcomes new partner to Blyth offshore wind farm

United Kingdom – EDF Renewables UK has added addition new partner to its Blyth offshore wind project in north-east England.

CCUS

New joint venture in UK to boost battery storage scheme

United Kingdom – Penso Power, the creator and developer of Europe’s largest operating battery storage scheme, the 100MW Minety project in Wiltshire, has formed a partnership with BW Group.

Hydrogen

Air Liquide boosts renewable hydrogen project in France

France – Previously owning 40% of H2V Normandy, Air Liquide has expanded its investment to 100%. To produce renewable hydrogen in France, a new firm, Air Liquide Normand’Hy, plans to develop a large-scale electrolyzer with a power capacity of at least 200 megawatts (MW). This strategic investment will help the Normandy industrial basin build a […]

CCUS

Alternative path to 100 pct renewable energy using energy storage

United States – As states strive for 100 percent renewable energy, energy storage will be critical in providing a more varied power supply. However, no single technology will be a panacea for all of the world’s energy storage demands.

CCUS

World’s first CO2 capture plant on vessel demonstrated

Japan – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) has successfully separated and recovered carbon dioxide (CO2) from the exhaust gas of the coal carrier vessel ‘Corona Utility,’ which K Line operates for Tohoku Electric Power.

Circular economy

New joint venture focuses on waste plastic chemical recycling in The Netherlands

The Netherlands – Neste and Ravago plan to form a partnership to build a chemical recycling facility in North Sea Port in Vlissingen, The Netherlands.

Renewables

DOE supports 40 US solar projects

United States – DOE has allocated more than $40 million to 40 projects promoting the next generation of solar, storage, and industrial technologies needed to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s climate objective of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035.

Summit

Dragons’ Den of Transition

A new and exciting part of the European Industry & Energy Summit is the Dragons’ Den of Transition. The energy transition needs innovation to keep sustainable energy and feedstock reliable and affordable. Some ground breaking innovations just need a little push to flourish. The closing of the Summit will therefore provide a stage to dragons […]

CCUS

Clipper Eos vessel gets retrofit of carbon capture and storage system

Norway – Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment and Norwegian shipping operator Solvang have agreed to install a full-scale pilot retrofit carbon capture and storage (CCS) system aboard one of Solvang’s ethylene carriers, the 21,000-cbm Clipper Eos.

Renewables

New AI-enabled solar technology helps reduce carbon emissions

United States – Woodside Energy (USA) and Heliogen announced additional steps toward the implementation of new solar energy technology that has the potential to play an important role in the development of Woodside’s future energy business. Woodside has issued Heliogen a Limited Notice To Proceed (LNTP) to start the acquisition of critical equipment for a […]

Renewables

Ørsted farms out stake in German Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm

Germany – Ørsted has inked an agreement with Glennmont Partners to acquire a 50% stake in Ørsted’s 900 MW German offshore wind project Borkum Riffgrund 3.

Hydrogen

INEOS green hydrogen project boosts Germany’s net-zero targets

Germany – INEOS has announced plans to develop a large-scale, 100MW electrolyzer to manufacture green hydrogen at its Köln location in Germany through its subsidiary INOVYN.

Renewables

Iberdrola invests £6bn in UK’s East Anglia Hub

United Kingdom – Iberdrola has spent £6 billion in the development of an offshore wind complex – East Anglia Hub – in the United Kingdom through its subsidiary, Scottish Power.

Hydrogen

Ineos invests more than €2B in green hydrogen in Europe

Europe – INEOS intends to invest more than €2 billion in electrolysis projects around Europe to produce zero-carbon, green hydrogen. The company’s first plants will be developed in Norway, Germany, and Belgium, with investments also planned in the United Kingdom and France.

Biobased

Coca-Cola, Changchun Meihe and UPM to commercialize biomaterials

Germany – The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology, and UPM announced plans for the first commercialization of technologies to efficiently convert second-generation biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG).

Renewables

BayWa r.e. buys Scottish wind farm

United Kingdom – The project rights for Broken Cross Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, have been acquired by BayWa r.e.

Renewables

Largest US offshore wind projects select turbine supplier

United States – Empire Offshore Wind, a partnership between Equinor and bp, has chosen Vestas as its preferred supplier for wind turbine generators for both Empire Wind I and Empire Wind II, two of the largest offshore wind projects in the United States.

Hydrogen

EIB and European Commission boost Europe’s alternative fuels infrastructure

Luxembourg – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission struck an agreement that will allow EU grants to be combined with long-term EIB finance for alternative fuel infrastructure projects.

CCUS

Sale of energy storage project in UK

United Kingdom – RES has announced the sale of the Roaring Hill Energy Storage Project to TagEnergy, a clean electricity firm driving the transition to renewables by investing in competitive generating and storage assets to compete directly and actively in the energy market.

Hydrogen

New green hydrogen project comes to UK’s Teesside

United Kingdom – Protium, the UK’s top green hydrogen energy firm, has secured a spot on the Wilton Universal Group’s Teesside property, making it the area’s largest announced green hydrogen project to date.

Renewables

Norwagian oil major invests in Australian renewable energy business

Norway/Australia – RayGen Resources, an Australian renewable energy technology business, has closed its Series C capital raise with Equinor Ventures.

Renewables

UK kickstarts foreign green investment

United Kingdom – Since the publication of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, more than £5.8 billion in foreign investment in green projects has been secured, as have at least 56,000 employment in the UK’s clean industries.

CCUS

DOE funding to accelerate carbon capture and storage in US

United States – The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in financing for four initiatives aimed at accelerating regional carbon capture, utilization, and storage implementation (CCUS).

Renewables

Ørsted and ZE PAK team up for upcoming auction in Polish Baltic Sea

Poland – ZE PAK, Poland’s largest privately held energy producer, is actively transitioning from coal to renewables, and Ørsted, a global leader in offshore wind with 30 years of experience, have signed a letter of intent to participate in the next auction for Baltic Sea seabed licenses in Poland.

Circular economy

New study to simplify plastic waste chemical recycling

United States – New study from the Cornell University’s College of Engineering aims to simplify the process of chemical recycling – a growing sector that might convert waste goods back into natural resources by physically breaking down plastic into the smaller molecules from which it was originally formed.

Sustainable energy

UPM’s new renewable product to reduce CO2 footprint of rubber and plastics

Germany- UPM BioMotion Renewable Functional Fillers (RFF) are the company’s most recent breakthrough development in the field of sustainable solutions.

Renewables

European Commission supports corporate renewable PPAs

Belgium – As a response to rising energy costs, the European Commission has authorized corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

Biobased

New alternative fiber processing system for tissue production goes live in Germany

Germany – ANDRITZ has successfully started up the primary equipment for an innovative mechanical pulping line provided to Mannheim, Germany-based hygiene and health company Essity.

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