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.
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.
France – DNV will lead the process safety study to identify the main environmental, safety and operational risks for the world’s first offshore hydrogen production facilities.
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.
The offshore solar system of Oceans of Energy survived all storms in the past 18 months. This shows the system is ready for the realization of combined offshore solar and wind projects. creating 100 to 5.000 MW of offshore solar energy per project.
Belgium – The European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Compared to 1990 levels.
The Netherlands – Milk and Diary producer FrieslandCampina puts it’s first hydrogen powerd truck into use. The truck will collect milk in the Dutch Groningen region, but will expand as the hydrogen infrastructure allows it.
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.
Norway/Portugal – TechnipFMC and research partners are joining forces to develop a conceptual engineering and economic feasibility study for a new offshore system. Goal of the Behyond-project is to produce green hydrogen from offshore wind power.
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.
Denmark/Germany – Vestas has been named the pre-selected tenderer at EnBW’s 900 MW He Dreiht project to supply the offshore wind turbines. This wil mark the world`s first commercial deployment of the new V236-15.0 MW offshore turbine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will cease investing in upstream oil and gas projects by the end of 2022 as part of its plan to align its operations with the Paris Agreement’s climate change targets.
Vattenfall establishes the largest warehouse in Northern Europe to stock essential wind turbine main components and spare parts.
Windship Technology announced an exclusive joint development agreement with Australian company Calix Limited to develop and integrate Calix’s onboard carbon capture system RECAST into its whole-ship solution.
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.
Technip Energies has been selected by Horisont Energi to perform a concept study for the design of the landmark Barents Blue carbon-neutral ammonia plant in Hammerfest, northern Norway.
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.
Norway – Equinor and Aker BP announced intentions to develop four oil and gas discoveries totaling 14.5 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.69 billion) as part of Norway’s efforts to increase output from existing assets.
New Zealand – The University of Canterbury’s (UC) research on the electrodes used in flow batteries has the potential to assist produce cheaper, longer-lasting batteries for more renewable energy storage.
United Kingdom – Eni UK and Uniper have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore decarbonization measures in North Wales collaboratively.
United States – Hasler Ventures intends to commercialize a Purdue University-patented technology that could increase the volume of waste plastic recycling.
Australia- Mineral Carbonation International (MCi), an Australian cleantech company, has received one of the largest individual awards from its inaugural Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) Fund.
Norway – Aker Clean Hydrogen has made a private placement investment in Meraker Hydrogen, resulting in a 20% stake in the company.
Denmark – Vattenfall is constructing Northern Europe’s largest storehouse for crucial main components and spare parts for wind turbines.
France – Carbios global consortium consisting of Nestlé, L’Oréal, Suntory Beverage & Food Europe and PepsiCo has unveiled water bottles based on a novel recycling technology.
France -FLSmidth will provide equipment to replace clinker with ecologically friendly clay, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 16 percent when compared to present cement products.
Norway – Hynion and Greenlogix have agreed to launch a joint venture to market a novel production technique that produces hydrogen for Hynion’s hydrogen filling stations, as well as economically appealing solid-state carbon as a secondary product line.
Belgium – DEME has held a special naming ceremony for the world’s first DP2, twin-hulled Service Operation Vessel ‘Groenewind’.
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.
United Kingdom – ScottishPower Renewables has launched an innovative pilot initiative to minimize its carbon footprint by utilizing waste vegetable oil to power crew transfer vessels at its flagship East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
United Kingdom – Infinite renewable energy company has launched its first Energy Centre at the Rassau industrial estate in south Wales.
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.
Australia/China – IRENA and the MEE of the People’s Republic of China have extended existing cooperation on energy transition.
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.
Germany – Vestas has received a firm order from Parkwind for the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project, to supply 27 V174-9.5 MW turbines 19 km north east off the coast of Rugen Island in the German Baltic Sea.
The Netherlands – Vattenfall and BASF have agreed to sell 49.5 percent of Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
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.
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.
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.
Germany – The Finnish company UPM-Kymmene selected Siemens Energy to supply electrification, automation, and digitalization packages for a next-generation biorefinery currently under construction in Leuna, Germany.
Sweden – Vattenfall has created a climate-smart hydrocarbon concrete with less cement content that can cut carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter.
Australia – The Clean Energy Council has expressed its dissatisfaction with the Federal Government’s attitude to solar panel waste.
United States – Recurrent Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has increased its energy storage footprint in the United States by contracting to build five top Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in 2021 and 2022.
Sweden – Ovako is forming a partnership with the Volvo Group, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Sweden, H2 Green Steel, and Nel Hydrogen to invest in hydrogen production at Hofors,
Sweden – The IKEA Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation are teaming up to create a $1 billion worldwide platform to combat climate change and energy poverty.
United Kingdom/United States – Oil and gas major, bp, has invested $7 million in smart electric vehicle (EV) charging firm, IoTecha.
Spain – Enerfin, a subsidiary of Elecnor, plans to build a green hydrogen production plant called “GREEN H2 Langosteira” in the Port of A Coruña, in Punta Langosteira.
Germany – Neste and LyondellBasell have agreed a long-term commercial partnership in which LyondellBasell will source Neste RE, a feedstock made from 100 percent renewable bio-based feedstock such as waste and leftover oils and fats.
Finland – Fortum has decided to extend its lithium-ion battery recycling capacity by constructing a new hydrometallurgical plant in Harjavalta, Finland.
Canada – Pembina and TC Energy intend to collaborate on the development of a global carbon transportation and sequestration system that will be capable of carrying more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 yearly once completed.
Finland- Wärtsilä and Vantaa Energy, have signed a co-operation agreement for pre-engineering and development of a Power-to-Gas (P2G) plant for Vantaa Energy.
Germany – Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, SABIC, and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have joined forces in an innovative circular economy pilot project to demonstrate the viability of closed-loop recycling of single-use face masks.
Finland – Wärtsilä is actively supporting a co-programmed collaboration between the European Commission and the Waterborne Technology Platform.
Finland – Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been granted a contract to provide one of Europe’s largest battery energy storage systems (BESS) to Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) on the island of Olkiluoto.
Spain – Life Ecomethylal Project, coordinated by Alimplas, has resulted in the building of a chemical recycling plant that converts one kilo of non-recyclable waste into half a kilo of methylal.
Denmark/United States – Newly launched Blue Energy Studio, a collaborative venture founded by Newlab and Ørsted, is aimed to spur innovation toward a future powered by renewable energy.
Australia – Rio Tinto has collaborated with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to investigate if hydrogen may be used in place of natural gas in alumina refineries to cut emissions.
United States – A multi-lab team of scientists from ORNL is researching the feasibility of using energy-dense biofuels like biocrude and bio-oil to meet new emission limits for cargo ships.
Switzerland – Burckhardt Compression in Shenyang, China, is producing the Diaphragm Compressor, which will be exported to Switzerland as a container-installed compression unit.
United States – The DOE announced $200 million in financing over the next five years for electric vehicles, batteries, and connected cars research at DOE national labs and new DOE partnerships to encourage electric vehicle innovation.
Finland – Vestas will provide EnVentus turbines to the 102 MW Närpiö Norrskogen project, being developed by EPV Energy in western Finland.
Denmark – The 100 MW straw-fired unit at Copenhagen’s Avedøre Power Station has been identified by Ørsted as the best point source of sustainable CO2 for the future phases of the Green Fuels for Denmark Power-to-X faciity.
United Kingdom – Fugro-led consortium that includes AS Mosley and the University of Strathclyde has developed a mooring line fatigue tracker that safely and cost-effectively monitors offshore floating wind turbines.
United Kingdom – AqualisBraemar LOC has partnered with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) to construct an emission-free hydrogen fuel cell passenger and car ferry, a first for Europe.
Canada – SFU anticipates that the new $33 million Corix biomass facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from heating by 80%.
Norway – Kongsberg Maritime (KM) will design and equip two construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) for the Norway-based shipowner Awind.
United States – Oberon Fuels, a producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has began production of the first-ever renewable DME (rDME) in the United States, as well as the world’s first commercial production of this molecule.
The Netherlands – Gidara Energy has picked the port of Amsterdam as the location for its Advanced Methanol Amsterdam biofuel project (AMA).
Germany – GE Renewable Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a multi-year partnership with neowa to disassemble decommissioned German onshore wind turbines and recycle various components, helping to drive the circularity of the wind industry.
France – GE Renewable Energy and LafargeHolcim signed a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate circular economy solutions that make use of resources from decommissioned wind turbines.
Norway – Long-term developments in the world’s energy markets, as well as how politicians, technologies, businesses, and consumers can influence them, continue to create news, Equinor writes.
United States – Lummus Technology and Energy Internet Corp. (EIC) will partner in developing technology to store and generate electricity for the data center sector utilizing compressed or liquefied air.
Norway – Ørsted enters a coalition with Fred. Olsen Renewables and Hafslund Eco to form a long-term cooperation to develop offshore wind in Norway.
France- Capgemini has launched a new Sustainable IT service to assist clients in reducing their IT carbon footprint.
Australia – Endua, a new Australian startup, will construct hydrogen-powered energy storage, with the goal of supplying on-demand, sustainable, reliable, and inexpensive power.
United Kingdom – Researchers from WMG University of Warwick and Loughborough University will investigate the various methods to optimize lead-acid battery management in ESS applications.
Italy – Corinth Pipeworks is completing orders with Snam for 440km of pipes. The order is one of the first in Europe for high-pressure newly built pipes certified to transport up to 100 percent hydrogen for a transmission gas pipeline.
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.
Norway – The partnership between Trafigura and Yara International has agreed to collaborate on ammonia fuel research and promotion, as well as ammonia fuel infrastructure and market opportunities.
Denmark – The final of 72 turbines was installed at Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak, Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm.
CMB.TECH will open the first multimodal hydrogen refuelling station in Antwerp.
Saipem and Naval Energies, a subsidiary of Naval Group, signed an agreement for the acquisition of Naval Energies’ floating wind business.
BayoTech and IBMS Group will collaborate to create the UK’s first renewable hydrogen project, which will use biomethane from food waste as a feedstock.
Peel NRE intends to build its second waste plastic to hydrogen facility in West Dunbartonshire, on the north bank of the River Clyde, Scotland.
Vestas has signed an agreement with CS Wind for the acquisition of Vestas’ tower manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colorado.
As part of Mission Innovation, the governments of Denmark, Norway, and the United States will spearhead a new Zero-Emission Shipping Mission in collaboration with the Global Maritime Forum and the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
Ørsted has pledged to reuse, recycle, or recover all wind turbine blades in its global portfolio of onshore and offshore wind farms after they are decommissioned.
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.
BASF Japan and Mitsui Chemicals have launched a joint study to increase chemical recycling in Japan.
European Energy, a Danish green energy provider, has started construction on its first wind farm in Lithuania, at Anyksciai.
Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, will pursue plans for the UAE’s first waste-to-hydrogen project in conjunction with UK-based Chinook Sciences.
In order to use more natural gas, Vattenfall was awarded a permission and Dutch SDE++ subsidy to develop a 150 MW “Power-to-Heat” E-boiler at the company’s heat and power plant Diemen in Amsterdam.
Cerulean Winds has disclosed a concept to speed the decarbonization of oil and gas assets through an integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development.
Global Energy Group (GEG) has joined the Salamander floating wind project to help the design, development and execution planning for the project.
Global Energy Ventures has signed an agreement with German ILF Beratend Ingenieure (ILF Consulting Engineers) to find and develop green hydrogen projects in Europe and Australia.
Ørsted has finalized the sale of its interest in the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).
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.
Wärtsilä has become a member of an international alliance led by the Port of Rotterdam Authority that secured € 25 million in EU funding to implement initiatives focused at sustainable and smart port logistics.
Ørsted and HOFOR (Greater Copenhagen Utility) have reached an agreement to obtain green power for a portion of the projected 1.3 GW Green Fuels for Denmark project, which will produce sustainable fuels in the Greater Copenhagen area.
The Hydrogen Innovation Center, Italy’s first national center of excellence for hydrogen technologies, has been launched by Snam.
Liqvis, a subsidiary of Uniper, and EnviTec Biogas have signed an agreement for the supply of bio-LNG.
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.
Thanks to £44 million in government financing, tens of thousands of UK homes, businesses, and public buildings are one step closer to benefiting from greener, cleaner energy.
Equinor has completed the purchase of an Łeba port property to serve as the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Polish Baltic Sea offshore wind projects.
Envision Digital’s businesses in the Netherlands and France will work with the Port of Antwerp to develop green port solutions to minimize greenhouse emissions (GHG) at ports, among other things.
EI-H2 plans to build the country’s first green hydrogen facility in Co Cork, Ireland.
With widespread use of electricity, increased need for energy storage and conversion, McGill University has established the McGill Centre for Innovation in Energy Storage and Conversion (McISCE).
Equinor, RWE Renewables, and Hydro REIN have inked an offshore wind partnership agreement in Norway.
Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) and Peel NRE have secured £250,000 from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Net Zero Innovation Portfolio for the Ince Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage project (InBECCS).
IHA has produced a research and policy study titled ‘The green hydrogen revolution: hydropower’s transformative role’, which highlights how hydropower might play a key role in green hydrogen growth.
Iberdrola and Vestas have agreed to supply 50 units of the V174-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine to the Baltic Eagle project, which is being developed off the coast of Rügen in German Baltic Sea.
The Port of Cromarty Firth and Gen2 Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a commercial channel for green hydrogen imports from Norway into the UK energy market.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have published a study that demonstrates what can be accomplished if manufacturers began using new recyclable plastic on a broad basis.
Cummins has joined Iberdrola to reveal its plans for one of the world’s largest electrolyzer plants for the production of green hydrogen to be located in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
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.
Everfuel and Hydro’s renewable hydrogen company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for hydrogen development.
The UK has invested £166.5 million in green technologies to assist the country fulfill its world-leading climate ambitions.
Illinois Basin – Decatur Project (IBDP), a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project designed to evaluate and test the technology at commercial scale, has been finalized by ADM and the University of Illinois.
Alcoa Corporation is trialing new technology to reduce carbon emissions in the alumina refining process.
The Fraunhofer IWES has started construction work on a third rotor blade test bench at its Großer Westring site in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Iberdrola and Mitsubishi Power will collaborate on the development of competitive, clean, and safe renewable energy solutions that will promote the decarbonization of industrial output in various places throughout the world.
Malta has joined forces with Duke Energy to study the socioeconomic, environmental and operational benefits of converting retiring coal units into long-duration, zero-emissions energy storage systems.
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.
Researchers at NREL and other DOE institutions are looking at the use of marine biofuels as part of a global effort to reduce sulfur and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships.