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Uniper hires Sunfire to build a 30 MW electrolyzer

Sweden – Under Project Air, Uniper has given the Dresden-based company Sunfire the go-ahead to construct a 30 MW pressured alkaline electrolysis plant that would produce green hydrogen using clean wastewater and renewable electricity. The ultimate investment choice has not yet been made.

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Project Air gets €97 million grant from EU Innovation Fund

Germany – An agreement providing Project Air €97 million from the Innovation Fund has been signed by Perstorp, a fully owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), Uniper, a German energy firm, and the European Climate, Infrastructure, and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).

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TotalEnergies rolls out LNG deals in Oman

Oman – TotalEnergies has begun producing gas from onshore Block 10 in the Sultanate of Oman and has reached a deal with Oman LNG for a long-term LNG purchase contract, both of which are in accordance with its growth plan in gas and LNG, a fuel contributing to the energy transition.

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European windports enter collaboration agreement

Europe – To accomplish the European offshore wind goals, six European windports will collaborate. The six ports have come to the conclusion that cooperation is necessary in order to meet the agreed-upon capacity of 65 GW of offshore wind energy in 2030.

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Wärtsilä report: Digitalization fears threaten maritime progress

Denmark – According to Wärtsilä’s “Debunking the Mythical Beasts of Maritime Digital Transformation” report, even though 78% of industry professionals concur that change and technological innovation are good for the maritime industry, nearly half (45%) admit to having a volatile attitude towards technology and over a third (36%) say they are actively resistant to change.

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bp explores construction of hydrogen hub in Germany

Germany – bp will assess the viability of constructing a new hydrogen hub in Germany. The Wilhelmshaven project is anticipated to contain an ammonia cracker that might produce up to 130,000 tons of low-carbon hydrogen per year from green ammonia starting in 2028.

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Wintershall Dea exits Russia

Russia – Wintershall Dea aims to entirely quit Russia in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations, following the Supervisory Board’s approval of the Management Board’s principle decision to exit.

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RWE installs megabattery in Germany

Germany – The first megabattery in Germany has been fully installed. RWE was able to construct a battery system with a total capacity of 117 megawatts (128 megawatt hours / MWh) in approximately 14 months.

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European oil majors prefer biofuels over green hydrogen

Belgium – A recent study conducted for Transport & Environment (T&E) found that investments in biofuel processing are eight times bigger. This shows that the “huge bet” placed by Europe’s oil companies on hydrogen as the world’s transportation fuel of the future is not as large as it first appears to be.

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Thyssengas buys RWE natural gas pipeline for hydrogen transfer

The Netherlands/Germany – A natural gas pipeline with a length of around twelve kilometers has been purchased by Thyssengas GmbH from RWE Generation SE. In the Netherlands, this connects Kalle in the municipality of Hoogstede with Vlieghuis in the municipality of Coevorden (county of Bentheim).

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Fraunhofer IKTS expands Freiberg site

Germany – Fraunhofer IKTS has integrated the Circular Carbon Technologies KKT research group from Freiberg. The institute hopes to utilize electrolysis, hydrogen, and power-to-X synergies to generate circular economy carbon sources.

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EU and Japan lead hydrogen patenting globally

Germany – An analysis of patents conducted jointly by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency indicates that the development of hydrogen technology is moving toward low-emissions options like electrolysis.

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Gismarvik chosen for Errai CCS project’s CO2 terminal

Norway – Horisont Energi has entered into an option agreement with Haugaland Naeringspark to put the land-based CO2 terminal for the Errai carbon capture and storage project at Gismarvik, Rogaland, where Haugaland Naeringspark has one of Norway’s major industrial regions.

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Wood Mackenzie anticipates surge in CCUS projects in 2023

United Kingdom – Through 2022, the pipeline of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects worldwide has grown by more than 50%, and announcements made in every sector demonstrate great momentum. However, more is required if businesses and nations are to achieve their net zero goals.

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New JV explores hydrogen production from waste in Japan

Japan – Iwatani Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and JGC Holdings Corporation have inked a preliminary agreement to investigate a joint venture in the Nagoya Port area of Aichi Prefecture to produce low-carbon hydrogen utilizing waste plastic gasification facilities.

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RWE and Harbour Energy explore CCS options in UK

United Kingdom – RWE has formed a development cooperation with Harbour Energy to explore options for capturing, transporting, and storing CO2 from RWE’s gas-fired power plants using Viking CCS (previously V Net Zero), Harbour Energy’s CO2 transport and storage network.

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$2.6B hydrogen pipeline between Spain and France

Spain/France – The cost of an underwater pipeline to transport green hydrogen between Spain and France, according to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, is estimated to be around 2.5 billion euros ($2.6 billion). He also expressed hope that the European Union will contribute to the project’s funding.

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Electrification of Njord field to cut CO2 emissions

Norway – Njord A will be electrified as part of a cooperative effort with OKEA to reduce production-related greenhouse gas emissions. The Ministry of Petroleum and Industry has received a revised plan for development and operation (PDO) that Equinor filed on behalf of the Njord licensing partners.

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EU hands out €144.6M for Belgian CO2 export hub

Belgium – Air Liquide, Fluxys Belgium, and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges will receive €144.6 million from the EU Commission as part of the Connecting Europe Facility for Energy (CEF-E) investment program. The money will be used to build cooperative CO2 export and transportation facilities on the port platform in Antwerp.

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EnBW to import LNG and hydrogen via Stade

Germany – EnBW will import three billion cubic meters of LNG yearly beginning with the commissioning via the Hanseatic Energy Hub in Stade. EnBW will also be able to use ammonia as a hydrogen-based energy source in the future.

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New Dutch campaign to reduce CO2 emissions in shipping

The Netherlands – The fuel choice of the container shipping company is typically not greatly influenced by businesses who import or export their freight via vessel. In order for businesses to have some or all of their sea freight transported using sustainable fuel, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and GoodShipping are collaborating on a campaign to educate them about the “insetting” idea.

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North Sea gas output increasing for energy transition

The Netherlands – The final gas will start to flow from the Dutch gas fields around 2045, marking the end of the country’s 1959-starting gas exploitation. However, in order to shape the energy transition and lessen reliance on imported gas, North Sea output will expand in the upcoming years.

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IEA: Global energy crisis boosts renewable power

France – In a new analysis, the IEA believes the global energy crisis is accelerating renewable power installations, which will virtually quadruple in the next five years, replacing coal as the leading source of electricity generation and helping keep global warming below 1.5 °C.

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Dutch to build two nuclear plants in Borssele

The Netherlands – In Borssele, the Dutch government proposes to build two new nuclear power facilities. The government would financially support the development of the power stations, which must be operational by 2035 at the latest.

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Furetank tests Equinor’s waste-based renewable fuel

Norway – The new Equinor fuel blend that contains leftover cooking oil has completed its first journey aboard the dual-fuel tanker Fure Valö. According to the preliminary test results, it maintains the same excellent performance as standard marine gasoil while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

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Dragons’ Den: industrial solar heat and power 

EIES22 – Dutch company Suncom Energy can produce concentrated solar heat for industry. Moreover, it also developed an affordable heat battery. Continuous supply of heat and power from solar energy thus seems a step closer. During Dragons’ Den of Transition (DDoT), the start-up is looking for industrial partners to make this more marketable. 

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Energy islands key to Europe’s future energy infrastructure

Europe – Nearly all of Europe’s 30 GW of offshore wind farms are linked to the energy system via subsea power cables that go from each individual wind farm back to home nation. Many of them will connect to new “energy islands” in the not-too-distant future, centralizing the transmission of the energy they create.

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KfW launches first green hydrogen funding platform in the world

Germany/Egypt – At the UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, KfW presented the first financing platform in the world for specialized financing of green hydrogen infrastructure and introduced its derivatives along with the Federal Ministries for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK).

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