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SSE and Equinor opt for wind power over green hydrogen in Dogger Bank

United Kingdom – SSE and Equinor have made a significant decision regarding the future of green hydrogen production in the UK’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm project, opting to focus solely on offshore wind power generation.

Energy

The Antwerp Declaration attracts over 500 industry leaders

Belgium – Over 500 industry leaders have joined forces to support the Antwerp Declaration, advocating for a European Industrial Deal to complement the EU Green Deal and safeguard quality jobs across Europe.

Sustainable energy

Clean energy surge mitigates rise in global carbon emissions

France – The latest analysis by global energy experts reveals a promising trend in the fight against climate change: while total energy demand surged, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the energy sector experienced a less pronounced increase in 2023, according to IEA.

CCUS

Starter D-CRBN gets €2.5 million grant for plasma technology

Belgium – Antwerp-based starter D-CRBN has won a €2.5 million grant awarded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Programme. This significant financial injection recognises D-CRBN’s revolutionary CO2 recycling technology.

Renewables

RWE and Masdar finalize UK offshore wind partnership

United Kingdom – RWE and Masdar have finalized their transaction concerning the UK Dogger Bank South (DBS) projects.

Hydrogen

Agfa and VITO partner on green hydrogen production

Belgium – Agfa and VITO have joined forces to develop separator membranes for alkaline water electrolyzers.

Hydrogen

Germany’s hydrogen ambitions derailed amid funding scandal

Germany – Germany’s hydrogen-powered train projects face a setback as the Federal Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Transport suspends funding for new initiatives following corruption allegations.

Electrification

Rockwool’s electrification drive to slash CO2 emissions

The Netherlands – Rockwoolis has embarked on a project to electrify two production lines at its factory in Roermond, the Netherlands.

Storage

Masdar initiates construction of UK battery energy storage projects

United Kingdom – Masdar Arlington Energy, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, has initiated construction on two new battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in the UK.

Circular economy

Fortum and Hydrovolt lead Nordic battery recycling

Finland – Fortum Battery Recycling and Hydrovolt have joined forces to advance sustainable practices in the battery industry, marking a significant step towards establishing a closed-loop system for lithium-ion batteries.

Storage

LBC Tank Terminals to expand its Rotterdam terminal

The Netherlands – LBC Tank Terminals has made the final investment decision to expand its terminal in Rotterdam, boosting its storage capacity to meet the rising demand for chemical storage in northwestern Europe.

Biobased

Fugro undertakes Marine Ecosystem Restoration project

Italy – Dutch Fugro has been entrusted with a monumental task by the Italian government: mapping the coastal habitats of the entire Italian coast.

CCUS

Vattenfall’s Jordbro project targets negative emissions

Sweden – Vattenfall is set to establish its first full-scale facility for the creation of negative emissions in Jordbro, near Stockholm.

Energy

TU/e and EIRES to unlock potential of metal powders for clean energy with NWO funding

The Netherlands – Researchers Xiaocheng Mi and Giulia Finotello from TU/e and EIRES embark on a project funded by NWO’s Open Technology Programme, aiming to revolutionize the energy landscape through the widespread adoption of metal powders as renewable energy carriers.

Biobased Hydrogen

HUI to merge with biofuels company for plastic-to-hydrogen facility

United Kingdom – Hydrogen Utopia International has unveiled plans to merge with a profitable international bio-energy firm, marking a significant step towards establishing the world’s first plastic waste to hydrogen facility.

Hydrogen

Lhyfe plans hydrogen production project in UK

United Kingdom – Lhyfe has set its sights on North Tyneside, UK, for its pioneering hydrogen production project.

Renewables

Iberdrola and O2 Telefónica to power mobile networks with Baltic Eagle OWF

Germany – Iberdrola Deutschland and O2 Telefónica have forged a strategic partnership through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to harness renewable energy from the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

CCUS

Germany explores carbon capture storage and utilization

Germany – Germany plans to embrace carbon capture and sub-seabed storage technology as a key tool to achieve its ambitious climate goals.

Chemcycling

Itero Technologies gets €5M subsidy for chemical recycling

The Netehrlands – Dutch company Itero Technologies receives a €5 million grant to build a demonstration plant for chemically recycling mixed plastic waste, offering a potential solution to the ever-growing plastic pollution crisis.

Connecting Clusters Infrastructure

Covestro CTO argues for European ammonia infrastructure

Germany – Strengthening pipeline infrastructure in particular is an important prerequisite for keeping European industry both sustainable and competitive, according to Thorsten Dreier, CTO of Covestro. Not only hydrogen and CO2 need to be considered. Ammonia transport, for example, should also be prioritised, according to Dreier.

Hydrogen

GeoPura secures £56M investment for green hydrogen development

United Kingdom – GeoPura, a UK-based leader in green hydrogen technology, secured a £56 million investment round, with substantial support from the UK Infrastructure Bank.

Energy

Liquid Wind and partners initiate eFuel Design & Performance Centre

Denmark – Liquid Wind, in collaboration with industry leaders Alfa Laval, Carbon Clean, Siemens Energy, and Topsoe, has inaugurated the eFuel Design & Performance Centre (DPC) in Hørsholm, Denmark.

CCUS Hydrogen

bp to deploy BASF carbon capture tech at Teesside hydrogen project

United Kingdom – bp and BASF have entered a license agreement for the deployment of BASF’s gas treating technology, OASE white.

Energy

Evonik and Uniper launch sustainable district heating project – TORTE

Germany – Evonik and Uniper have unveiled the Technical Options for Thermal Energy Recovery (TORTE) project in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Biobased Hydrogen

Napop integrates hydrogen and fish farming in Norway

Norway – Norwegian Napop is breaking new ground in the realms of sustainable energy and aquaculture with its VIRIDIH2-PISCI project that combines hydrogen production with fish farming.

Circular economy Hydrogen

Next steps for waste to hydrogen

Europe – There are several sources to get hydrogen, including waste. Well-known in the southern part of the Netherlands is RWE’s Furec project at the Chemelot industrial park in Limburg. Some innovative projects in this field are also emerging in the UK. Promising because the cost per tonne of hydrogen produced soon seems to be relatively low.

Biobased Hydrogen

Maire wins €123M Eni EPC deal for hydrogen production at Livorno refinery

Italy – Maire’s subsidiary, KT – Kinetics Technology, has secured a €123 million Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract from Eni to construct a hydrogen production plant at its Livorno refinery, marking a crucial step to transform the facility into a biorefinery.

Hydrogen

Gasunie, Storag Etzel and Patrizia partner on German hydrogen storage

Germany – Gasunie is joining forces with Storag Etzel and Patrizia to develop hydrogen storage caverns in the Etzel salt dome located in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Electrification

Covestro will make Antwerp site more sustainable with RWE’s wind energy

Belgium – Covestro Antwerp and RWE have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the supply of wind energy from the North Sea. The contract runs from 2026 to 2030. It increases the share of renewable energy from 45 to 60 percent of the Antwerp site’s current power requirements.

Biobased Hydrogen

Power2Earth will produce fossil-free fertilizer in Sweden

Sweden – Fertiberia, Lantmännen and Nordion Energi collaborate to establish Sweden’s inaugural fossil-free mineral fertilizer production through the innovative Power2Earth initiative.

Energy

The Antwerp Declaration calls for industrial renewal

Belgium – 73 industry leaders representing nearly 20 industrial sectors have unveiled ‘The Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal’ during a European Industry Summit at BASF’s site in Antwerp.

CCUS

Equinor and Aker Solutions collaborate on carbon reduction at Mongstad

Norway – Aker Solutions has secured a crucial contract from Equinor to conduct a feasibility study for the Mongstad Industrial Transformation project in Vestland county, Norway.

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