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Hydrogen Renewables

UK supports world’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine

United Kingdom – The UK Government has awarded Vattenfall GBP 9.3 million in innovation funding from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 fund.


New suite of solutions for green hydrogen production from wind and solar

France – GO.H2TM by T.EN, a full suite of carbon-free solutions for green hydrogen production, has been launched by Technip Energies and its affiliates Kanfa and Inocean.

The record-setting solar cell shines red under blue luminescence. Photo by Wayne Hicks, NREL

NREL researchers create record efficiency solar cell

United States – Under one-sun global illumination, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the US Department of Energy created a solar cell with a record 39.5 percent efficiency.


Fast permitting of renewables at heart of Europe’s energy security

Belgium – The European Commission has unveiled a new set of policies aimed at weaning the EU off Russian fossil fuels by 2027.


Three majors collaborate on hydrogen mobility in Europe

Belgium – Air Liquide, CaetanoBus, and Toyota Motor Europe have agreed to collaborate on the development of integrated hydrogen solutions.


Belgium, Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands join forces on offshore wind

Denmark – In the Port of Esbjerg, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Prime Ministers of Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands sign a declaration on a shared vision for offshore wind and related infrastructure in the North Sea.


Gasunie and Fluxys develop Dutch-Belgian hydrogen network

The Netherlands – In the Netherlands and Belgium, Gasunie and Fluxys are developing national hydrogen networks, respectively.

Hydrogen Renewables

Feasibility study for offshore wind-to-hydrogen project

The Netherlands – Engineers from KCI and GE Renewable Energy and Pondera have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study on the Green Hydrogen Centralized Offshore Wind Production Project AmpHytrite.


Ørsted and ARK Nature work on marine rewilding at offshore wind farms

The Netherlands – In a new partnership Ørsted and ARK Nature are testing the potential of rewilding principles to restore vital oceanic biodiversity.


EPS and VM install first carbon capture solution onboard tankers

The Netherlands – Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and Rotterdam-based Value Maritime (VM) have signed a definitive agreement to install carbon capture and filtering systems on the MR tankers M/T Pacific Cobalt and M/T Pacific Gold.


Neste and Nordic Marine Oil introduce new marine fuel for maritime sector

Finland – Neste is testing a new Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel in Scandinavia with its partner Nordic Marine Oil, a solution that will help the maritime sector reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Circular economy

Hydrovolt begins recycling operations in Norway

Norway – Joint venture Northvolt–Hydro for battery recycling In Fredrikstad, southern Norway, Hydrovolt has started commercial recycling operations.


Vattenfall to inaugurate its largest onshore wind farm in Sweden

Sweden – Vattenfall will next week open its largest ever land-based wind farm, the Blakliden Fäbodberget in Sweden, with 84 turbines.


RWE bids in Hollandse Kust West tender

The Netherlands – RWE is participating in the Dutch offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust West (HKW).


Hexicon and EGI to optimize floating wind farm connections

Sweden – Hexicon and Elia Grid International (EGI) have teamed up to connect Floating Offshore Windfarms (FOW) to the onshore grid on a global scale.


SABIC launches new resin made with ocean-bound plastic waste

Saudi Arabia – LNP ELCRIN WF0061BiQ resin, developed by SABIC, is a novel material that uses ocean-bound polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles as a feed stream for chemical upcycling into polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin.

Electrification Hydrogen Oil&Gas

Researchers in Norway to use fuel cells to repower offshore rigs

Norway – SINTEF and NTNU researchers are collaborating to develop technologies and concepts that will make the oil and gas industry more energy efficient and reduce emissions from offshore production.

Circular economy

Farrans builds Keynsham Recycling Hub in UK

United Kingdom – Bath & North East Somerset Council has chosen Farrans Construction as the main contractor for the £39 million Keynsham Recycling Hub.


Ørsted and TotalEnergies jointly bid for Dutch offshore wind

The Netherlands – Ørsted and TotalEnergies have collaborated to submit joint bids for the two Dutch offshore wind tenders Hollandse Kust (west).


Equinor and bp get carbon storage licences

United Kingdom – The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has granted bp and Equinor carbon storage (CS) licenses with an eight-year appraisal period.


Greenalia wraps up site investigation for Spanish floating wind farm

Spain – Greenalia has completed a geophysical survey in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, where the PE Gofio 50 MW floating offshore wind project in the Canary Islands will be built.

Energy efficiency

Hitachi builds integrated waste management facility

United Kingdom – The Rivenhall Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) and Energy Centre project in Essex, United Kingdom, has been awarded to Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), a global green-tech company.


Vestas, European Energy bring future offshore wind tech to Danish Frederikshavn

Denmark – European Energy and Vestas have teamed up to make Frederikshavn, Denmark, a global test and demonstration center for new offshore wind technology.


Peel plans CO2 pipeline network at Protos hub

United Kingdom – Peel NRE, a subsidiary of Peel L&P, has unveiled its plans for a CO2 pipeline network at Protos, a strategic energy and resource hub near Ellesmere Port.


bp bids for Hollandse Kust (west) offshore wind in The Netherlands

The Netherlands – bp has submitted bids for two offshore wind leases in the Netherlands, with a combined generating capacity of 1.4GW.


Queensland and Port of Rotterdam team up for hydrogen development

The Netherlands – Queensland and the Port of Rotterdam will collaborate on hydrogen export supply chain opportunities.


Europe must replace Russian fossil exports while speeding up clean energy

Europe – The Ukraine crisis has shifted Europe’s energy policy priorities, with a greater emphasis on short-term energy supply security and a focus on new supply routes for fossil fuels, with natural gas supply being particularly challenging.

Energy Hydrogen

Ports of Duisburg and Rotterdam deepen energy and hydrogen cooperation

The Netherlands – Duisburg and Rotterdam’s port authorities have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to renew and expand their cooperation agreements.

Circular economy

Jan De Nul inaugurates plastic waste sorting centre in Belgium

Belgium – The new Val’Up Plastic and Packaging Waste Sorting Centre in Mons, Belgium, has been officially opened by the Jan De Nul Group.


Non-price criteria main focus of Dutch offshore wind auctions

The Netherlands – An offshore wind auction for the Hollandse Kust West site is about to come to a close.


Rotterdam to supply 4.6 megatonnes of hydrogen to Europe

The Netherlands – By 2030, the Port of Rotterdam and its cluster of companies can supply 4.6 million tonnes of hydrogen to Northwestern Europe in collaboration with exporting countries.


Gasunie adds second floating LNG facility in Eemshaven

The Netherlands – Gasunie has agreed to lease a floating LNG installation (FSRU) from New Fortress Energy, an American energy infrastructure company.

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