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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Record renewable energy capacity added in 2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fugro accelerates Atlantic Shores project

United States – Fugro has completed the first phase of a two-year contract with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores) to establish and operate a centralized, cloud-hosted Geo-data repository for Atlantic Shores’ lease development off the coast of New Jersey in the United States.

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$65M funding for promising energy technologies

United States – The U.S. DOE has provided more than $30 million in federal funding, matched by more than $35 million in private sector funding, for 68 projects aimed at accelerating the commercialization of promising energy technologies.

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Innovate UK grant for waste-to-power project in Vietnam

United Kingdom/Vietnam – Green Fuels Research, in collaboration with the School of Chemical Engineering at Hà Ni University of Science and Technology (HUST), has secured grant funding by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, for a feasibility study into the conversion of pangasius (catfish) mortalities and processing waste into a sustainable biofuel for distributed power generation.

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$8M to develop algae-based technologies for carbon capture

United States – FECM, a department of the U.S. Department of Energy, gave $8 million in federal money for four projects that focus on developing and testing carbon dioxide (CO2) collection and utilization technologies that provide value products and services, biomass, and bi-products.

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Testing new research on offshore wind blade tip improvements

The Netherlands – The TIADE project is a collaboration between GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, and TNO to develop technologies and design methodologies for more efficient operation of next-generation wind turbine rotors, wind farms with huge rotor wakes, and to demonstrate them in the field.

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Developing scalable floating offshore wind substations

Norway – BW Ideol has signed an agreement with Hitachi ABB Power Grids for an industry-first collaboration on the development of scalable floating substations to support the development of profitable commercial-scale floating offshore wind farms with high-capacity wind turbines.

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UK’s transmission-connected battery storage activated

United Kingdom – As part of the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project, Pivot Power, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, Wärtsilä, and Habitat Energy activated the UK’s first grid-scale battery storage system directly connected to the transmission network.

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EnBW and BEE ink solar PPAs in Spain

Spain – Blue Elephant Energy (BEE) and EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) have signed long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a 150-megawatt solar park project in the Spanish area of Andalusia.

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Shell awards Worley for green hydrogen Rotterdam

The Netherlands – Shell awarded Worley an early engineering services contract to support the development of a new 200 megawatt electrolysis-based hydrogen plant. Once complete, the project will be one of the largest commercial green hydrogen production facilities in the world.

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Covestro’s circular ambitions take shape

Germany – We should not be surprised when Covestro will be eventually a major recycler as well as a chemicals producer. Waste plastic, biomass and CO will become the new raw materials for the chemical industry. And “Dead Dog” CO2 will also be reanimated.

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Spain on right path to net zero emissions by 2050

Spain has achieved significant progress toward its goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, but future advances must be supported by stable policies, enough public financing, and incentives for private investment, according to a new policy analysis by the International Energy Agency.

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EIES 2021 in Rotterdam Ahoy

The Netherlands – This year, The European Industry & Energy Summit (EIES) 2021 will be held in Rotterdam Ahoy. On December 7th and 8th , discussions and presentations on the opportunities for transition in European industry will be held in various auditoriums.

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HIP launches $30B UK offshore wind project

HIP launches $30B UK offshore wind project

Hecate Independent Power (HIP) has launched HIP Atlantic Project. The project will see 10,000 MW of fixed and floating wind turbines installed in the North Atlantic and connected to the United Kingdom via long-length, high-capacity HVDC undersea power transmission cables.

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New hydrogen plant development in Italy

New hydrogen plant development in Italy

Renewable and Storage Development Business Unit (RSD BU) of Mytilineos and Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiary NextChem propose to develop technical activities for the deployment of a green hydrogen plant via electrolysis in Italy.

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Pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050

Pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050

International Energy Agency stated in a special study that the world has a plausible pathway to constructing a global energy sector with net-zero emissions by 2050, but it is narrow and demands an enormous transformation of how energy is produced, transported, and utilized globally.

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