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Renewables

Ørsted progresses Incheon offshore wind project development

South Korea – For the development of the 1.6 GW Incheon offshore wind project, Ørsted has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Korean state-owned utilities Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) and Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO).

Oil&Gas

Anaergia to supply renewable liquified natural gas in Italy

Italy – Anaergia has signed a contract with Agriferr, an Italian agricultural industry company, to supply its industry-leading organic waste treatment solutions.

Renewables

RWE expands Polish renewables

Poland – RWE is expanding its renewables portfolio in Poland: the Polish Energy Regulatory Office awarded the company Contract for Difference (CfD) awards for solar projects with a total capacity of more than 20 megawatts at the end of December.

Renewables

Bluefield buys UK solar and wind portfolio

United Kingdom – Bluefield Solar has acquired a 47.5 megawatt peak (MWp) operational solar and wind portfolio from Good Energy Group.

Storage

FREYR battery cells for Honeywell energy storage solutions

Norway – Honeywell and FREYR Battery have signed an agreement under which FREYR will use Honeywell’s leading technology offerings in their manufacturing process, subject to viability.

CCUS

Circular carbon dioxide seeks balance

Although the storage and recirculation of CO2 are often mentioned in the same breath, they are two very different sports. Both options are necessary to reduce CO2 emissions and to ensure a smooth energy and raw material transition. According to Earl Goetheer of TNO and Peter Moser of RWE, added value and energy consumption have […]

Sustainable energy

Wärtsilä supports Italy’s sustainable energy development

Italy – Cassano d’Adda in Italy will get a 110 MW flexible power plant from Wärtsilä, powered by natural gas.

CCUS

Fortum and Danish heating operator in CO2 capture and recycling feasibility study

Denmark – Fortum and Danish district heating operator Fjernvarme Fyn will do a feasibility study together to assess the possibilities of capturing and recycling CO2.

Hydrogen

Largest renewable hydrogen consortium in Spain revealed

Spain – The SHYNE (Spanish Hydrogen Network) project, comprised of 33 entities from various sectors and the largest renewable hydrogen consortium in Spain, was presented at Campus Repsol.

Renewables

Shell buys Italian solar company

Italy – Shell has bought out solar development company solar-konzept Italia Srl (SKI) in its entirety from solar-konzept International GmbH.

Hydrogen

Green hydrogen strategy to aid Ireland in meeting net zero goals

Ireland – According to a new report published by Wind Energy Ireland, green hydrogen produced from renewable electricity can play an important role in Ireland’s transition to a net-zero society, boost the economy, and make energy supply more secure.

Renewables

Vattenfall and Fred. Olsen Seawind get nod for floating wind farm in Scotland

United Kingdom – Vattenfall won the Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind offshore leasing round with their partner Fred. Olsen Seawind.

Hydrogen

French HyPSTER project ready for construction

France – Clean Hydrogen Partnership-supported HyPSTER project, the first green hydrogen storage demonstration in a salt cavern, is ready to begin construction.

CCUS

PGS in Endurance Carbon Capture and Storage deal in UK

United Kingdom – BP has awarded PGS a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) 3D seismic acquisition contract over the Endurance reservoir.

Renewables

50Hertz and TenneT bring wind power from North Sea into German power grid

Germany – 50Hertz and TenneT plan to work together to bring wind power generated in the North Sea into the German power grid.

Renewables

Fugro to undertake surveys for Denmark’s Energy Island

Denmark – The North Sea Energy Island project’s cable route surveys will be performed by Fugro under a new contract with Energinet.

Key to powerful battery materials: Precursor cathode active materials (green and brown powder), lithium carbonate (white powder) and cathode active materials (black powder).
Hydrogen

$1 billion loan to commercialize turquoise hydrogen

United States – The US Department of Energy has conditionally granted Monolith a $1.04 billion loan to expand its turquoise hydrogen and carbon black production operations in Hallam, Nebraska. 

Circular economy

LG Chem to boost plastics recycling

South Korea/United Kingdom – LG Chem will make a full-fledged entry into the chemical recycling business in order to build a plastics circular economy.

CCUS

New company for transportation and storage of liquefied CO2 established

Norway – NYK and the Norwegian Knutsen Group have formed a joint venture company to develop a global liquefied CO2 marine transportation and storage business based on the Knutsen-developed PCO2 technology, which allows for the transport of liquified CO2 at ambient temperatures.

Storage

New discovery to help renewable energy storage design

Switzerland – EPFL researchers have made a significant discovery that will aid in the design of renewable energy storage systems.

Renewables

Ørsted and partners get floating offshore wind site in Scotland

United Kingdom – Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has selected the consortium of Ørsted, Falck Renewables, and BlueFloat Energy to enter into an Option Agreement for a new floating offshore wind site off Scotland’s north-east coast.

Renewables

Scotland awards seabed rights for offshore wind

United Kingdom – “ScotWind” seabed tender results were announced by Crown Estate Scotland. They put up for auction 8,600 square miles of ocean that could be used for offshore wind farms capable of generating nearly 25 GW.

Renewables

Shell and ScottishPower to develop floating wind in UK

United Kingdom – As part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing, Shell and ScottishPower have secured joint offers for seabed rights to develop large-scale floating wind farms.

Hydrogen

Australian FFI and German Covestro in green hydrogen deal

Germany/Australia – Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), an Australian-based green energy company, has signed an agreement with German Covestro, to supply green hydrogen and its derivatives, including a green ammonia.

Sustainable energy

EBRD achieves record green finance in 2021

United Kingdom – An all-time high of €5.4 billion (or 51% of total business volume) was reached in 2021 by EBRD green financing.

Renewables

New German government unveils renewables expansion plan

Germany – Robert Habeck, Germany’s new Green Economy and Climate Minister, unveiled his energy and climate plans through 2022.

Renewables

Equinor and bp to advance US offshore wind

United States – Equinor and bp have completed the Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) for Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Renewables

Nordex Group adds to Finnish order portfolio

Finland – Enefit Green, a leading renewable energy producer in the Baltic region, has ordered Nordex Group’s first product in Finland.

Biobased

West Virginia University introduces new bioenergy model

United States – An innovative bioenergy model called “FUN-BioCROP” developed at West Virginia University will help farmers improve man age production while also boosting a renewable energy source that will not increase atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Chemcycling

World’s first commercial alcohol-to-jet SAF plant gets Microsoft funding

United States – LanzaJet’s alcohol-to-jet sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant has received a $50 million investment from the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund.

UK's offshore wind farm completes turbine commissioning
Renewables

UK’s offshore wind farm completes turbine commissioning

United Kingdom – The Triton Knoll offshore wind farm’s turbine commissioning has been completed successfully.

Renewables

SSE Renewables to bid in Dutch offshore wind tender

The Netherlands – SSE Renewables intends to submit a bid in a tender for the 1.4GW Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone in the Netherlands, scheduled for the first half of 2022 .

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