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Energy Hydrogen

RWE plans hydrogen-ready combined-cycle gas turbine at Gersteinwerk in Werne

Germany – RWE is planning to build hydrogen-ready gas-fired power plants at the company’s power plant sites in Germany to contribute to a successful coal phase-out by 2030. Following Weisweiler in the Rhenish mining area, the company is now pressing ahead with plans for such a plant at a possible second site in Werne in […]

Energy

Thorizon signs R&D agreement with EDF

France – Dutch-French start-up Thorizon and EDF R&D have signed an agreement to move forward with the design of the Thorizon One molten salt reactor. EDF is reviewing Thorizon’s calculations and conducting further analysis to see how the reactor can fit into EDF’s plans. The Thorizon One can produce 100 MW of electricity. The reactor […]

Energy

Wärtsilä power plant will provide critical grid balancing in UK

United Kingdom – Wärtsilä is supplying a 48 MW peaking power plant to support the growing use of renewables in the United Kingdom. When completed, the plant will provide essential grid balancing power generation alongside an existing 49 MW peaking plant in Brigg, Lincolnshire. This will create nearly 100 MW of fast response assets capable […]

Energy Hydrogen

TE H2 partners with VERBUND on large green hydrogenproject in Tunesia

France – TE H2, a joint-venture between TotalEnergies and Eren Groupe, together with VERBUND, Austria’s leading electricity company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Tunisia to study the implementation of a large green hydrogen project named “H2 Notos” for export to Central Europe through pipelines. H2 Notos aims to produce green […]

Uniper is planning to build a battery storage system at the Heyden power plant site in Petershagen together with NGEN, a leading provider of energy solutions.
Energy

Uniper plans to build a battery energy storage system in Petershagen

Germany – Uniper is planning to build a battery storage system at the Heyden power plant site in Petershagen together with NGEN, a leading provider of energy solutions. The battery storage system with a capacity of 50 MW/100 MWh is expected to go into operation in 2025. The battery storage system will consist of 26 […]

Energy

RWE makes investment decision for  Nordseecluster with 1.6 gigawatts

Germany – RWE has made the investment decision for its Nordseecluster, involving offshore wind projects with a total capacity of 1.6 gigawatts (GW). The wind farms will be built in the North Sea, about 50 kilometres north of the island of Juist. Suppliers of the main components have already been selected for the cluster as […]

Storage

Neste expands partnership with VTTI

The Netherlands – Neste has further expanded its capability to supply sustainable aviation fuel to customers in Europe in cooperation with VTTI, a global leader in energy storage and developer of energy infrastructure. Neste commissioned terminal capacity at VTTI’s ETT terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for the storage and blending of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). […]

Infrastructure

DuPont plans to split up into three independent companies

US – DuPont plans to split up into three distinct, publicly traded companies. Under the plan, DuPont would execute the proposed separations of its Electronics and Water businesses. New DuPont will continue as a diversified industrial company following completion of the separations. As independent entities, both Electronics and Water will benefit from increased focus and […]

Energy Sustainable energy

Swiss Steel Group joins pioneering consortium for green energy

Germany – Swiss Steel Group is participating in an pioneering consortium for the production and procurement of green energy. The ‘Initiative EE-Industrie’ consists of 19 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany. It aims to build, operate and utilize wind and photovoltaic plants for self-supply with green electricity. Based on initial forecasts, the consortium will […]

Electrification Energy

ArcelorMittal can count on low cost nuclear energy for electrification site Ghent

Belgium – Today, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Federal Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten signed a letter of intent with ArcelorMittal Belgium in Ghent. According to the agreement, the Belgian government guarantees the supply of nuclear energy at a favorable price to the company for a period of ten years. ArcelorMittal Belgium […]

First pile of CCS project Yara Sluiskil driven
CCUS

First pile of CCS project Yara Sluiskil driven

The Netherlands – Today the first pile was officially driven for Yara’s CCS project in Sluiskil. Starting in 2026, this project will provide a CO2 reduction of 12 million tons of CO2. The plant to liquefy CO2 is being built by Linde. It is the largest in the world and requires an investment of 194 […]

Energy Hydrogen

European Council signs off on gas and hydrogen market package

Brussels – The Council adopted a regulation and a directive establishing common internal market rules for renewable and natural gases and hydrogen and reforming the existing EU gas legislation. The new rules will help make the shift to renewable and low-carbon gases, in particular hydrogen, in the energy system, with a view to achieving the […]

CCUS

ArcelorMittal launches CCS pilot plant in Ghent

Belgium – ArcelorMittal, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), BHP and Mitsubishi Development have successfully launched the CO2 capture pilot plant at ArcelorMittal Ghent’s blast furnaces in Belgium. The plant is scheduled to run in Ghent for one to two years. During this period, the parties will test the feasibility of scaling up the technology. The companies […]

Energy

Aramco signs agreement with Pasqal to deploy first quantum computer

Saudi Arabia –  Aramco has signed an agreement with Pasqal, a global leader in neutral atom quantum computing, to install the first quantum computer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The agreement will see Pasqal install, maintain, and operate a 200-qubit quantum computer, which is scheduled for deployment in the second half of 2025. Pasqal […]

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First steps in Sabic’s transformation on Chemelot

Netherlands – Currently, Sabic at Chemelot is permanently closing the 55-year-old cracker Olefins 3. It is not a direct result of the current malaise in European industry, but a well-considered strategy. Pruning is never fun, states general manager John Bruijnooge. ‘But when your garden grows and blossoms again in spring like never before, you have long forgotten about it.’

Hydrogen

RWE announces large scale green hydrogen plant on Ineos-site  in Scotland

Scotland – RWE plans to develop a groundbreaking green hydrogen project at the Ineos-site in Grangemouth Scotland. The initial capacity is anticipated to be up to 200MWe, potentially producing up to 3.6 tonnes of hydrogen per hour, with ambitions for potential expansion to 600Mwe at a later date. The project, could be operational by 2029. […]

Energy

Cepsa applies PEM and alkaline electrolysis in large green hydrogen project

Spain – Siemens Energy will supply PEM electrolysis technology for Cepsa’s hydrogen project at the La Rábida Energy Park in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) in southern Spain. The electrolysis capacity is 100 MW. In the project, Cepsa uses alkaline-water technology in addition to PEM electrolysis. This involves a capacity of 300 MW. Thyssenkrupp nucera […]

Biobased Energy

Nordsol and Prodeval create bio-LNG from olive oil waste

Portugal – Nordsol, a Dutch company in the field of bio-LNG technology, and the French company Prodeval, active in biogas treatment, will jointly build a large bio-LNG plant in southern Portugal. The new plant will convert waste from olive oil production into biogas and then bio-LNG. The new plant will be near a major olive […]

Chemcycling

BlueAlp builds advanced plastic recycling plant for Italian waste processor

The Netherlands – Dutch innovative company BlueAlp is to join forces with Italian waste processor Recupero Etico Sostenible (RES) to build Italy’s first advanced plastic recycling plant. The two parties expect to commission the plant by mid-2026. Under the agreement between the two companies, BlueAlp will provide a technology license and handle the engineering, procurement […]

CCUS

Shell investigates potential CO2 storage in North Sea aquifers

The Netherlands – Shell Netherlands Offshore Carbon Storage NL (SOCS NL) has been granted an exploration license to store CO2 in so-called saline aquifers under the North Sea. The license covers an area of nearly 1,500 square kilometers about 15 kilometers off the Dutch coast, off the Maasvlakte. Aquifers are saltwater-bearing layers in the deep […]

Energy

Uniper’s green Wilhelmshaven projects officially recognized by EU

Germany – Uniper’s hydrogen projects in Wilhelmshaven, the “Green Wilhelmshaven Electrolyser” and the “Green Wilhelmshaven Terminal”, have been selected by the European Commission for the list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI). With this, Uniper is part of cross-border infrastructure projects that link energy systems across EU countries. With the PCI status comes associated benefits […]

Sustainable energy

Engie and Solarge place circular solar installation at Sabic Genk

Belgium – Engie, Solarge and Sabic are joining forces for a 2.4 MW solar installation at Sabic’s site in Genk. The solar panels produced by Solarge in the Netherlands are 100% recyclable and are made of Sabic PP compound (polypropylene) which makes them weigh much less than traditional solar panels. Engie tested the panels intensively […]

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CCUS

Yara International and Kongsberg Digital enter collaboration on digital twin technology

Sweden – Yara International and Kongsberg Digital, a provider of industrial software, have entered into a two-year agreement under which Kongsberg Digital will develop digital twin technology for Yara’s factories in Herøya in Norway and Sluiskil in the Netherlands. Twin technology will be implemented into the carbon capture project at Yara’s facility in Sluiskil, Netherlands. […]

Circular economy

LyondellBasell Weighs Strategic Options for European Assets

US – LyondellBasell weighs its strategic options for its European operations within its Olefins & Polyolefins and Intermediates & Derivatives business units. The company wants to concentrate on activities that provide a long-term competitive advantage. In doing so, it wants to grow the Circular and Low Carbon Solutions business. The company announced last year that […]

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Energy

Shell sells Singapore energy and chemicals park

Singapore – Shell Singapore sells it energy and chemicals park to a joint venture company between the Indonesion company Chandra Asri Capital and commodity trader Glencore. The deal comprises its integrated refining and chemicals assets on Pulau Bukom and Jurong Island. The Pulau Bukom assets include a 237,000 barrels-per-day refinery and a 1.1 million tonnes-a-year […]

New study in Japan to accelerate chemical recycling
Chemcycling

Important milestone Plastic2Chemicals project Indaver

Belgium – Indaver has successfully made the first products at its new pre-treatment facility in Willebroek. Pretreatment of plastic waste streams is essential in the recycling process, especially for plastics that cannot be mechanically recycled, the company says. Indaver wants to make these end-of-life waste plastics suitable for chemical recycling. The pretreatment process consists of […]

Hydrogen

Everfuel finds German industrial offtaker for supply of 10,000 tons of green hydrogen per year

Denmark – Everfuel, a producer of green hydrygen has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with a large industrial offtaker in Germany for the supply of up to 10,000 tons of green hydrogen per year from 2028. The undisclosed customer expects to increase consumption of green hydrogen over time in accordance with its plans for […]

Oil&Gas

BASF expands production capacity of Basoflux® at its site in Tarragona Spain

Spain – BASF plans to expand the global production capacity of its Basoflux® range of paraffin inhibitors at its site in Tarragona, Spain. This investment will enable BASF’s Oilfield Chemicals business to meet the current and future demand of novel paraffin inhibitors for the Oil & Gas industry. Additional assets will create efficiencies and flexibility […]

Sustainable energy

Liquid Wind’s FlagshipTWO  granted environmental permit

Sweden – FlagshipTWO, Sweden’s second large-scale production facility of green electrofuel (eMethanol), has received the environmental permit for its planned operations in Sundsvall, Sweden. The facility is expected to be ready for production in 2027. FlagshipTWO is Liquid Wind’s second eFuel project for the production of eMethanol. The facilityhas been granted approval to produce up […]

Circular economy

IPP brings ammonia, methanol and melamine plants from BASF in Ludwigshafen on the market

Germany – International Process Plants (IPP), a global leader in the purchase and sale of process plants and equipment, brings the ammonia, methanol and melamine plants at BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen on the market. The plants became available through the restructuring BASF announced in 2023. BASF will continue to produce ammonia and methanol at […]

Sustainable energy

Stockholm Exergi signed permanent carbon removal agreement with Microsoft

Sweden – Stockholm Exergi signed a contract with Microsoft covering 3.33 million tonnes of permanent carbon removals from bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) at Värtan, Stockholm. The deliveries of the carbon removal certificates to Microsoft are planned to start in 2028 and continue for a period of ten years. The agreement with Microsoft […]

Energy Infrastructure

Belgium and Namibia jointly develop new port for green fuels

Belgium/Namibia – During a state visit by the Belgian King to Namibia, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges and Namibia’s port authority, Namport, signed an agreement. The two parties want to jointly build a new port north of the Walvis Bay facilities. The new port should become a hub for green industry and logistics, storage and bunkering […]

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