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Hydrogen

Next step in German offshore hydrogen park

Germany – Project partners RWE, Shell, Gasunie and Equinor signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaSector project.

Hydrogen

DEI+ subsidy for offshore green hydrogen pilot

The Netherlands – The green hydrogen pilot project PosHYdon will receive 3.6 million euros from the Demonstration Energy and Climate Innovation (DEI+) grant fund. PosHYdon is the world’s first offshore green hydrogen pilot on an operational platform. With this grant, the consortium can start the pilot.

Hydrogen

SSE and Equinor plan hydrogen storage facility

United Kingdom – SSE Thermal and Equinor are developing plans for one of the world’s largest hydrogen storage facilities at their existing Aldbrough site on the East Yorkshire coast. The facility could be storing low-carbon hydrogen as early as 2028.

Hydrogen

DNV to study safety offshore green hydrogen production

France – DNV will lead the process safety study to identify the main environmental, safety and operational risks for the world’s first offshore hydrogen production facilities.

Storage

Wärtsilä to deliver 100MW of energy storage

United Kingdom – The technology group Wärtsilä will supply 100MW / 200MWh of energy storage systems to Pivot Power for its next two projects in the West Midlands. The systems will support the roll-out of Pivot Power’s innovative Energy Superhub model.

Circulair economy

UNEP demystifies finance for the circular economy

Kenya – UNEP published a report on financing the circular economy and finds that it could generate 4.5 trillion dollar in economic output by 2030.

UK researchers help cut costs of solar technology
Renewables

Offshore solar system has survived North Sea for 1.5 years

The offshore solar system of Oceans of Energy survived all storms in the past 18 months. This shows the system is ready for the realization of combined offshore solar and wind projects. creating 100 to 5.000 MW of offshore solar energy per project. 

EU €17.5B green economy transition fund approved
Sustainable energy

Green Deal pushes boundaries to 55 percent CO2-reduction

Belgium – The European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Compared to 1990 levels.

Sustainable energy

EC presents Fit for 55 in 2030 package

Belgium – Executive VP Timmermans will present today the European Commission’s Fit for 55 in 2030 package and debate with Environment Committee members of the European Parliament (MEPs), on the day of its adoption.

Hydrogen

FrieslandCampina’s first hydrogen-powered milk truck

The Netherlands – Milk and Diary producer FrieslandCampina puts it’s first hydrogen powerd truck into use. The truck will collect milk in the Dutch Groningen region, but will expand as the hydrogen infrastructure allows it.

Record renewable energy capacity added in 2020
Sustainable energy

Call for massive acceleration renewable energy

Europe – 18 Members of the parliament and 22 industry CEO’s signed an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans. The thirty influencers try to push the EC to show more ambition towards renewable energy.

Hydrogen

Concept study new offshore system for green hydrogen

Norway/Portugal – TechnipFMC and research partners are joining forces to develop a conceptual engineering and economic feasibility study for a new offshore system. Goal of the Behyond-project is to produce green hydrogen from offshore wind power.

Hydrogen

Collaboration on hydrogen for biofuels

Sweden – Vattenfall and Preem concluded conditions are excellent for building an electrolysis plant for producing hydrogen gas for biofuel in Lysekil.

Biobased

Haldor Topsoe to build catalyst plant in the U.S.

Denmark – Haldor Topsoe will build a 15,000 ton per year hydroprocessing catalyst plant at the company’s existing Bayport production site in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.

Storage

Decommissioned windblades used for storage system

Switzerland – A partnership agreement between Enel Green Power and the Swiss energy storage company Energy Vault aims to integrate the recycling of decommissioned wind turbine blades into the weights used by their innovative gravitational energy storage system.

V236-15,0MW
Sustainable energy

Vestas pre-selected tenderer for He Dreiht project

Denmark/Germany – Vestas has been named the pre-selected tenderer at EnBW’s 900 MW He Dreiht project to supply the offshore wind turbines. This wil mark the world`s first commercial deployment of the new V236-15.0 MW offshore turbine.

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CCUS

The Humber and Teesside join forces for CCUS

United Kingdom – A collaboration between Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), Net Zero Teesside and Zero Carbon Humber, the East Coast Cluster has the potential to capture, transport and store up to 27 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year by 2030.

Storage

Verkor raises €100m to develop battery cells

France – Verkor will break ground on an advanced R&D facility and pilot line for high-performance battery cells and intelligent manufacturing . This is a leap forward in its roadmap to 50 GWh battery production capacity by 2030.

Hydrogen

Lhyfe builds Danish hydrogen production site

France/Denmark – Lhyfe has announced its first projects in Denmark. The Nantes-based company has been asked to play a role in the new Danish industrial park GreenLab, one of Europe’s first official and regulatory energy testing zones. Lhyfe and its partners will install a hydrogen production site equipped with 24 MW electrolysis by the end of 2022.

Hydrogen

Shell and Uniper join forces in hydrogen

Germany/the Netherlands – Shell and Uniper have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore accelerating the development of a hydrogen economy in Europe. Under the MoU they intend to find joint opportunities to couple industrial and mobility demand with hydrogen supply, production and storage.

Hydrogen

Kazakhstan gets 30 gigawatt green hydrogen plant

Germany/Kazakhstan – German investor and project developer Svevind Energy and Kazakh Invest National Company have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding Svevind’s plan to develop and realise mega-sized facilities for producing green hydrogen. Svevind plans to do so by utilising the vast resources of wind and solar power in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Svevind plans […]

Hydrogen

Shell opens Europe’s largest PEM electrolyser

Germany – Shell has started up Europe’s largest hydrogen electrolyser of its kind at its energy and chemicals park Rheinland, in Germany. As part of the Refhyne consortium and with funding from the European Commission, the 10 megawatt PEM electrolyser uses renewable energy to initially produce up to 1,300 tonnes of green hydrogen a year.

Oil&Gas

Strong rebound natural gas demand in 2021

Natural gas demand is set to rebound strongly in 2021 and will keep rising further if governments do not implement strong policies to move the world onto a path towards net-zero emissions by mid-century, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

Oil&Gas

EBRD ceases oil and gas investments to comply with Paris targets

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will cease investing in upstream oil and gas projects by the end of 2022 as part of its plan to align its operations with the Paris Agreement’s climate change targets.

Hydrogen

Air Products to build hydrogen plant in Canada

Canada – Air Products have presented plans to build a large zero-emission hydrogen energy complex. The construction of the complex involves an investment of almost 1 billion euros. Within Canada’s clean energy strategy, hydrogen is a key component in achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Fully aligned with that vision, Air Products began work on the […]

Renewables

Vattenfall builds new warehouse at Port of Esbjerg

Vattenfall establishes the largest warehouse in Northern Europe to stock essential wind turbine main components and spare parts.

CCUS

Windship Technology and Calix Limited target zero-emissions shipping

Windship Technology announced an exclusive joint development agreement with Australian company Calix Limited to develop and integrate Calix’s onboard carbon capture system RECAST into its whole-ship solution.

CCUS

CCS critical to meet Paris Agreement commitments

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a critical necessity for the oil and gas industry to meet the Paris Agreement’s commitments, but according to Wood Mackenzie, it will only become financially viable if firms collaborate to develop shared-CCS hubs.

CCUS

Technip performs concept study Barents Blue ammonia

Technip Energies has been selected by Horisont Energi to perform a concept study for the design of the landmark Barents Blue carbon-neutral ammonia plant in Hammerfest, northern Norway.

Storage

BASF builds prototype plant for battery recycling

BASF will build a prototype battery recycling facility in Schwarzheide, at the site of its cathode materials plant.

Hydrogen

Infrastructure greatest hurdle in hydrogen economy

Energy professionals identify lack of investment in infrastructure as the joint-highest risk their organizations face in relation to hydrogen. And a significant majority (78%) say repurposing existing infrastructure will be crucial to developing a large-scale hydrogen economy.

Oil&Gas

1.7 billion dollar oil and gas investments in Norway

Norway – Equinor and Aker BP announced intentions to develop four oil and gas discoveries totaling 14.5 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.69 billion) as part of Norway’s efforts to increase output from existing assets.

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