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HYTE: green hydrogen from hydropower in Swiss Alps

Switzerland – Since two years Hydrospider runs a 2 MW green hydrogen plant in the the Swiss Alps. The power is coming from the Alpiq Gösgen hydropower plant, which is over 100 years old. July 1rst HYdrogen Trail Europe (HYTE) will visit the plant.

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IEA: Despite rising costs renewable energy set to grow in 2022

France – New capacity to generate electricity from solar, wind, and other renewable sources will grow even faster than it did in 2021, when it reached a record high, as governments seek to capitalize on renewables’ energy security and climate benefits, says the International Energy Agency.

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UK and India collaborate on offshore wind

United Kingdom/India – The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in the United Kingdom and the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) in India, each country’s leading wind energy research and development center, have agreed a five-year collaboration program.

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Dutch ingredients producer will reuse its own CO2

The Netherlands – DCP ingredients in Ter Apelkanaal will reuse its own CO2 emissions. Its innovative production system uses carbon dioxide as a base for the acid required for their collagen products, instead of the standard nitric or hydrochloric acid.

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IEA: Belgium needs to boost clean energy

Belgium – According to a new policy review by the International Energy Agency, despite notable progress in expanding wind and other clean energy sources, Belgium still requires strong and sustained efforts to reduce its use of fossil fuels, reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and reduce its reliance on energy imports.

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GWEC and GWO deal to power global wind workforce

Belgium – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have signed a new two-year agreement to map out workforce training needs in support of renewable energy development and to meet the massive increase in jobs needed to meet the global energy transition.

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EU backs Enel Green Power’s solar panel Gigafactory in Italy

Italy – Enel Green Power (EGP) and the European Commission have signed a grant agreement to support the development of TANGO (iTaliAN pv Giga factOry), an industrial-scale manufacturing facility for high-performance photovoltaic (PV) modules at EGP’s 3Sun solar panel factory in Catania, Sicily.

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New method for creating hydrogen from seawater

United Kingdom – Torvex Energy and the Material Processing Institute collaborated to validate an innovative and “game-changing” method of producing environmentally friendly hydrogen from seawater that does not produce oxygen gas.

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bp hands out East Coast Cluster contracts in UK

United Kingdom – bp, the operator of Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) and the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), has awarded Genesis an offshore engineering and design contract for the East Coast Cluster project, while Costain has won the onshore contract.

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EU funding for hydrogen at Neste’s Porvoo refinery

Finland – Neste has closed the grant agreement process with the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency of the European Commission. Following the earlier announced positive EU Innovation Fund grant decision of EUR 88 million to Neste’s clean hydrogen project at the Porvoo refinery.

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CRUL and IRENA boost renewable energy research

Italy – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Lazio Region Universities Coordination Committee (CRUL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a new partnership aimed at developing joint research on how to boost renewable energy as a key element in the energy transition.

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New method for hydrogen purification

United States – Hydrogen purification can be simplified by using a pump equipped with membrane materials developed by Chris Arges, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Penn State.

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UK govt boosts clean energy independence

United Kingdom – Thanks to £10 million in government funding, energy entrepreneurs working on innovative ways to reduce the UK’s reliance on expensive fossil fuels will be able to make their plans and ideas a reality.

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