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RWE Ireland hosts Kitepower’s maiden test flight

The Netherlands – Dutch startup Kitepower flew their mobile Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) at RWE’s new test facility in Bangor Erris, Ireland.


GET H2 TransHyDE project produces first hydrogen at RWE’s plant

Germany – GET H2 TransHyDE joint project, based in Lingen, Germany, has achieved a significant milestone. For the first time, hydrogen has been produced on the site of the RWE gas-fired power plant in Emsland (KEM) using a high-temperature solid oxide electrolyser (SOEC) developed by Sunfire.


Norwegian Nel to build hydrogen electrolyzer gigafactory in Michigan

United States – Nel, a Norwegian hydrogen company, has selected Plymouth Charter Township, Michigan, as the location for its next gigafactory. Fully developed, the factory will be among the world’s largest electrode manufacturing facilities, with a total annual capacity of 4 GW Alkaline and PEM technology.


Drax notes UK support for bioenergy with carbon capture

United Kingdom – UK’s Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) has indicated that large-scale Power BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage) projects may soon be eligible to participate in an expansion of the Track-1 carbon cluster sequencing process.


Alfa Laval joins HOPE offshore green hydrogen project

Belgium – Alfa Laval joins forces with key industry partners in a landmark project to develop and build the world’s first 10 MW green hydrogen production facility offshore in the North Sea, off the coast of Belgium.

Sustainable energy

Over 40 CSOs unite to launch Coalition on Raw Materials

Europe- CSO Coalition on Raw Materials has officially launched, bringing together over 40 civil society organizations (CSOs) from the European Union and beyond. This united front responds to the ever-growing demand for raw materials essential for driving global green and digital transitions.

Biobased Hydrogen

Galp invests €650M in biofuels and hydrogen at Sines refinery

Portugal – Energy giant Galp has taken a step towards a sustainable and low-carbon future with its recent announcement of a €650 million (approximately $692 million) investment aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the Sines refinery and its product portfolio, ushering in a new era of eco-friendly energy solutions in Portugal.


German UBA proposes waste management as CCS testing ground

Germany – Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in Germany has released a position paper recommending the exploration of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology in waste management.


NKT Victoria sets sail toward greener horizon with biofuels

Norway – NKT has certified its cable-laying vessel, NKT Victoria, to operate on biofuels. This move marks a substantial reduction in the carbon footprint resulting from the vessel’s operations.


Salzgitter orders green hydrogen plant for low-CO2 steel manufacturing

Germany – The Salzgitter Group has chosen Andritz as the supplier of one of Europe’s largest green hydrogen reactors for the Salcos program, which aims to produce essentially CO2-free (green) steel production.

Chemcycling Storage

Shell to store pyrolysis oil at LBC Tank Terminals Rotterdam

The Netherlands – LBC Tank Terminals and Shell Chemicals are working together to store oil produced by the pyrolysis of plastic waste in the Port of Rotterdam.


ABB powers Samskip hydrogen-fueled container ships

The Netherlands – ABB will provide a comprehensive power distribution system for two newbuild short-sea container ships for the Samskip Group, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


AI technology helps to track seabirds at Aberdeen Bay OWF

United Kingdom – The Aberdeen Bay Offshore Wind Farm has started a fresh trial for tracking seabirds. This time, artificial intelligence (AI) is employed to collect precise data regarding the bird’s movements within the wind farm.

Infrastructure Summit

‘Connecting Clusters’ at EIES23 explores the future of European industrial clusters

On December 7th and 8th, the main stage of EIES23 in Antwerp will offer the inspiring side event ‘Connecting Clusters.’ This initiative offers an in-depth look at the crucial role of industrial clusters in Europe amidst the pressing climate change and economic challenges. This gathering will bring together strategic partners, ranging from port companies, transport […]


RWE invest in Dutch battery storage project

The Netherlands – RWE has decided to invest in a Dutch battery storage project that will have a total installed power output of 35 MW and a total storage capacity of 41 MWh.


HyPSTER renewable hydrogen storage project inaugurated in France

France – HyPSTER, the first renewable hydrogen storage demonstrator in a salt cavern financed by the European Union and the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, was inaugurated in France.

Biobased Oil&Gas

Nordsol and RenEco partner on bio-LNG plant in UK

United Kingdom – Dutch bio-LNG installation developer Nordsol is teaming up with RenEco to establish the United Kingdom’s inaugural bio-LNG production facility.


Capsol to undertake carbon capture studies at EU cement plants

Europe – Capsol Technologies has secured feasibility studies for its CapsolEoP (end-of-pipe) carbon capture technology at two major cement plants in the European Union, offering the potential to capture over 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 annually. These studies are scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2023.


Fluxys c-grid – unified effort to redefine CO2 management

Belgium – Fluxys c-grid” has brought together Fluxys Belgium, Pipelink, Socofe, and SFPIM to establish a CO2 network operator.


Fluxys and OQGN partner on green hydrogen in Oman

Oman – Belgian Fluxys, an energy infrastructure company, has committed to acquiring a 4.9% stake in OQGN, a state-owned transmission system operator in Oman, to support its vision on becoming a global leader in renewable hydrogen production thanks to abundant wind and solar resources.


Vattenfall drops plans for biomass power facility in Diemen

The Netherlands – Plans for the Diemen biomass power plant have been abandoned by Vattenfall. In order to look into potential alternatives, the corporation is currently in talks with the concerned municipalities, the province of North Holland, and outgoing Minister Jetten of Climate and Energy.


Vopak sells Rotterdam chemical terminals to Infracapital

The Netherlands – The sale of Vopak’s three chemical terminals in Rotterdam (Botlek, TTR, and Chemiehaven) has been agreed upon with Infracapital for a sum totaling EUR 407 million, including a conditional deferred payment of EUR 19.5 million.


14 companies secure carbon storage licences in UK North Sea

United Kingdom – The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has marked a significant milestone in the United Kingdom’s journey towards a sustainable and carbon-neutral future. NSTA announced the list of 14 companies that have been awarded licenses in the UK’s first-ever carbon storage licensing round.


Ports of Rotterdam and Duisburg strengthen hydrogen cooperation

The Netherlands – A new feasibility study is advancing the collaboration between the ports of Rotterdam and inland port duisport in the creation of European hydrogen chains.


Ineos Project One’s bridging loan guaranteed by Belgium

Belgium – The bridging loan that Ineos takes out to cover the costs of the Project One construction’s suspension has a 250 million euro guarantee from the Flemish Government.


TotalEnergies and Air Liquide join forces for green hydrogen supply in Normandy

TotalEnergies and Air Liquide have entered into an agreement for the long-term supply of green and low-carbon hydrogen to TotalEnergies’ refining and petrochemical platform in Normandy.


Bosch recycles platinum from fuel cells to slash carbon footprint

Bosch, the global technology giant, is embarking on a groundbreaking mission to revolutionize the recycling of fuel cell stacks, with an ambitious aim to recover at least 95% of precious platinum group metals (PGMs) used in these critical components.


TenneT starts Germany’s 700km SuedLink high-voltage line

This 700-kilometer-long transmission line, stretching from northern to southern Germany, promises to revolutionize the country’s energy landscape. With TenneT at the helm, this endeavor represents a colossal ten billion euro investment.


Ursula von der Leyen: Europe beckons billions in hydrogen investment

During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Ursula von der Leyen revealed that the EU is now attracting more investment in hydrogen energy development than both the United States and China combined.


Flemish Government backs BASF and Air Liquide CCS project

Flemish Government has pledged financial support to BASF Antwerp and Air Liquide Large Industry for their Kairos@C project, alongside co-financing approval for the Antwerp@C CO2 Export Hub. This collaborative effort aims to capture and transport CO2 on an industrial scale, potentially avoiding 14 million tons of CO2 emissions over a decade.


BASF, Linde, and SABIC electric cracker nears finish line with transformer installation

Basf, Linde, and Sabic are working on completing the construction of the electric demonstration cracker in Ludwigshafen. Recently, the last transformers were installed. The parties started building the electrically heated steam cracker about a year ago.

Circular economy

What Europe requires to secure its energy transition

The continent’s reliance on clean technology becomes ever more crucial. To safeguard its energy transition against supply chain vulnerabilities, Europe must bolster its domestic clean-tech manufacturing while pursuing diversified supply chains and sustainable practices.

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