8 June 2023
Ontario’s hydrogen strategy divides opinion
One year on from its launch, Hydrogen Economist interviewees offer diverging views on the provincial government’s strategy and its impact to date
8 June 2023
Transitioning the maritime sector to a greener future
Shipping is set for a key role transporting green fuels such as hydrogen, but all stakeholders must work together to de-risk development of the value chain, says chair of Clean Energy Marine Hubs initiative
7 June 2023
US hydrogen roadmap provides focus on demand
Strategy aims to ensure supply-side targets are matched with cost parity on demand side
6 June 2023
Germany launches carbon CfD scheme
Government expects to budget more than €10bn for subsidy programme in response to US IRA
5 June 2023
Egypt lands new green methanol investment
Norway’s Scatec lines up second project, but wider sector has lost some momentum since Cop27 as industry awaits government’s hydrogen strategy
2 June 2023
Compressed hydrogen leads midstream technology race
Analysts say compressed hydrogen supply chains will develop before those of liquid hydrogen and LOHCs
1 June 2023
EU leans on Germany in push for hydrogen imports
German government grants all member states access to auction platform and agrees to joint procurement with EU
1 June 2023
TotalEnergies turns to US for first synthetic gas project
French major forms joint venture with Tree Energy Solutions to develop large-scale project with 1GW electrolyser
31 May 2023
Plug bets on Finland with $6bn green project
US electrolyser manufacturer forms consortium to deploy 2.2GW of capacity in Nordic country to supply European markets and domestic green steel production
31 May 2023
Hubs ‘vital’ to hydrogen economy development
Panellists on a webinar hosted by Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week say hubs can help companies share risk and infrastructure in the first stages of a hydrogen economy
26 May 2023
8 Rivers launches 'game-changing' hydrogen production process
Technology could produce ultra-low carbon hydrogen from natural gas at less than $1/kg, US firm tells Hydrogen Economist
25 May 2023
Namibia sets benchmark with Hyphen royalties deal
Agreement between government and developers opens way for feasibility study of $10bn green hydrogen project
24 May 2023
New electrolyser technology could cut ammonia costs
A new type of electrolyser cell that produces highly pressurised hydrogen could greatly reduce the levelised cost of ammonia, developer tells Hydrogen Economist
24 May 2023
IEA’s Menendez hopeful of hydrogen jump but warns economic case not made
The agency’s hydrogen expert says the fuel needs to account for 12–13pc of the global energy mix by 2050 to reach net zero, but hurdles remain
23 May 2023
Neom achieves financial close at $8.4bn
World’s largest green hydrogen project supported by 30-year offtake deal with Air Products
22 May 2023
Johnson Matthey secures supply deal with Hystar
UK-based company to supply membrane electrode assemblies for use in ultra-high efficiency PEM electrolysers under three-year contract
22 May 2023
IEA’s Birol sees role for oil and gas as part of ‘orderly’ energy transition
Tackling both the energy security crisis and the climate crisis means clean energy push must be secure and affordable
19 May 2023
Permitting bottlenecks hamper hydrogen projects
Surge of proposals not matched by capital commitments as governments are swamped with planning and permitting applications, according to report from the Hydrogen Council and McKinsey
18 May 2023
UK triples target for new hydrogen subsidy round
Government raises ambitions for second round of electrolytic hydrogen subsidy awards as it chases 2025 capacity goal
17 May 2023
Global platinum supply tightest for a decade
Market for key electrolyser metal swings into deficit as demand surges and supply drops, says World Platinum Investment Council
17 May 2023
South Australia to streamline planning process
New legislation will provide ‘one window to government’ in effort to make approvals simpler for companies
15 May 2023
Efuels a route to use otherwise wasted wind – HIF
Developer plans to apply lessons learned from Haru Oni pilot project in Chile to future facilities, CEO for Emea tells Hydrogen Economist
15 May 2023
US a top priority for hydrogen sector
A fifth of North American projects have taken FID or beyond, compared with 7pc in the rest of the world
12 May 2023
Permitting and regulation still a challenge for EU hydrogen
Complex regulatory environment slowing development of projects, industry players tell conference
11 May 2023
Aramco blue hydrogen ambitions intact despite weak sales
Saudi state-owned company restates production goal as high costs deter potential offtakers
10 May 2023
Gasunie goes to market with hydrogen storage capacity
Dutch company to offer capacity at Groningen salt cavern in open season starting in mid-June
10 May 2023
Hydrogen for heat ‘far more challenging’ than industrial switching – BP
Senior vice-president at oil major anticipates relative complexity of managing stakeholders and retrofitting will make hydrogen for domestic heating difficult to deploy in the short term
10 May 2023
Europe to lose two-thirds of storage capacity in hydrogen conversion
Hydrogen’s lower energy content per cubic metre compared with natural gas will have major implications for the European energy system, RAG CEO tells Hydrogen Economist
9 May 2023
Australia budgets A$2bn for hydrogen incentives
The government will provide revenue support for renewable hydrogen production
9 May 2023
Hyphen to supply Namibian green ammonia through Koole Terminals
The developer aims to start supplying green ammonia through the Port of Rotterdam by early 2028
5 May 2023
No to additionality for US tax credits – FCHEA
Trade association warns additionality requirements will push costs of green hydrogen up and disincentivise investment in the US
5 May 2023
Avaada receives $1bn from Brookfield for Indian green hydrogen and ammonia
The developer is in advanced discussions with potential investors toward an additional $200mn
5 May 2023
Bloom demonstrates largest solid-oxide electrolyser
The 4MW system can produce 20–25pc more hydrogen per MW than low-temperature electrolysers
4 May 2023
RAG launches world’s first geological hydrogen storage pilot
Austrian company will test hydrogen withdrawals at Rubensdorf site at the end of this year to gauge potential for seasonal storage
4 May 2023
Nel chooses Michigan for electrolyser gigafactory
Planned collaboration with General Motors a key factor in decision to site 4GW PEM electrolyser factory in state
2 May 2023
BP sees hydrogen portfolio doubling by year-end
Oil major retains heavy focus on use of low-carbon hydrogen at its refineries and eyes tanker fuel market
28 April 2023
Ohmium raises $250mn to fund capacity increase
US electrolyser manufacturer secures private equity investment as sector enters period of rapid growth
27 April 2023
Consortium links up German hydrogen projects
Firms developing hydrogen projects and pipelines agree to form corridors between Wilhelmshaven, Cologne, Rhine-Ruhr and Lower Saxony
26 April 2023
EU sets 70pc SAF target by 2050
Deal includes subtargets for synthetic fuels
26 April 2023
Hydrogen mobility revs up in Alberta
Air Products has announced it will build the province’s first hydrogen refuelling station, while Nikola supplies a hydrogen commercial vehicle demonstration project
26 April 2023
Middle East primed for more mega-projects
US also well placed as developers eye IRA support, but hesitancy has crept into European hydrogen sector after some early gains
26 April 2023
China and India take diverging paths in green hydrogen transition
A focus on energy security drives differing focus on role of gas in hydrogen production, while both countries are expected to be major hubs for electrolyser manufacturing
26 April 2023
HIF secures permit for Matagorda efuels facility
The developer aims to complete financing and begin construction in 2024
25 April 2023
Dow partners with Linde for low-carbon ethylene cracker
Industrial gases firm will supply low-carbon hydrogen to planned complex at Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta, Canada
25 April 2023
Longi wins bid to supply green ammonia megaproject
The Da’an project in Jilin is expected to produce 180,000t/yr
24 April 2023
ExxonMobil and Keppel to explore low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia for Singapore
Asset management firm is building a hydrogen-ready power plant on Jurong Island for startup by 2026
24 April 2023
RWE and Kellas partner on UK green hydrogen
The two firms aim to develop gigawatt-scale capacity in Teesside
24 April 2023
Denmark opens green hydrogen and derivatives tender
Subsidy scheme is expected to support 100–200MW of projects
21 April 2023
Aramco ships certified blue ammonia to Japan
FOC will co-fire the ammonia at its Sodegaura refinery
21 April 2023
Clarification needed for US green hydrogen investment wave
The Treasury is mulling requirements for additionality, temporal matching and deliverability
21 April 2023
Europe must ‘change gear’ on hydrogen support – Hy24
Investment fund calls for coordinated efforts by EU member states to build out refuelling networks and accelerate uptake of hydrogen in heavy-duty transport
20 April 2023
Linde to build Singapore’s largest electrolyser
The industrial gases firm has secured offtake from Evonik for methionine production
19 April 2023
RWE and Badenova to build 50MW green hydrogen plant and pipeline
The project is due to begin producing up to 8,000t/yr of hydrogen from end-2026
19 April 2023
HDF plans Indonesia green hydrogen-to-power projects
The French developer has signed an MoU with Indonesia’s state-owned power firm PLN
19 April 2023
EU hydrogen policy mired in complexity
The EU’s policy regime is designed to stimulate both the supply of and demand for hydrogen, but may end up discouraging the corporate appetite for the risk needed to get to FID
18 April 2023
Salzgitter secures €1bn in government finance for green steel
The first stage of its Salcos decarbonisation programme is due to start operations by end-2025
18 April 2023
G7 calls for cooperation on hydrogen standards and certification
Group agrees to develop a ‘rule-based, transparent global market’, amid IEA report calling for greater harmonisation between certification systems
17 April 2023
Australia slips behind on hydrogen deployment
While the country was one of the first to publish a national hydrogen strategy and has more than 106 operational or planned projects, it trails other nations on large-scale projects reaching FID
14 April 2023
Norway funds floating ammonia-to-hydrogen project
The government has provided a project led by Hoegh LNG and Wartsila with NOK60mn, equivalent to 50pc of expected costs
14 April 2023
Netherlands readies subsidy for world’s first offshore wind-hydrogen tender
RWE and Vattenfall express interest in 500MW Dutch offshore electrolyser project that could use existing gas pipeline for export
14 April 2023
UK opens round two of Net Zero Hydrogen Fund
Applicants must demonstrate plans to develop projects by 2025
13 April 2023
Australia to export green hydrogen to Indonesia by end-2023
Marubeni’s A$12.5mn pilot project in South Australia, part-funded by Japanese government, will begin operations this August
13 April 2023
Bear Head secures approvals for 2GW Point Tupper plant
Second Point Tupper project secures permits as Canada gears up for hydrogen and ammonia exports
13 April 2023
Ecopetrol must be 'fundamental partner' on green hydrogen – Petro
Colombian president calls for potential green hydrogen exports to Europe
13 April 2023
PKN Orlen secures €158mn grant for 100MW green hydrogen plant
The European Commission has approved Polish state aid toward the electrolyser project, due to start operations in 2027
12 April 2023
Onyx plans 1.2GW blue hydrogen project
Company plans 2028 commissioning for project sited next to its coal power plant in the port of Rotterdam
12 April 2023
Amp to develop 5GW South Australia green hydrogen and ammonia project
The developer has signed a strategic framework agreement including land lease and common infrastructure use with mining firm Iron Road
12 April 2023
Netherlands to hold €300mn green hydrogen import auction through H2Global
Dutch government agrees to synchronise upcoming green hydrogen derivates tender with Germany; Austria, Belgium also in talks
11 April 2023
First largescale solid-oxide electrolyser installed at Neste’s Rotterdam refinery
Sunfire has installed 2.6MW of capacity at one of Europe’s largest biofuels refineries
11 April 2023
India kickstarts auction for green hydrogen and electrolyser incentives
Bidders could secure a maximum incentive of $0.61/kg toward green hydrogen production and $54.23/kW toward electrolyser manufacturing
11 April 2023
EU considers funding for Ukraine hydrogen valleys
Proposed production hubs could generate up to 220,000t/yr of hydrogen starting from 2027. But ongoing war and attacks on energy infrastructure may be a barrier to development
6 April 2023
Idemitsu Kosan to purchase efuels from HIF
The Japanese firm will also co-invest in new efuels facilities and supply captured carbon dioxide
6 April 2023
Kimberly-Clark to fire green hydrogen at UK factories
Onsite electrolysers will be developed by Octopus-RES JV Hyro, which has already seen three projects shortlisted for government revenue support
6 April 2023
Kazakh hydrogen exports to Europe ‘already possible today’
Hyrasia One developer Svevind tells Hydrogen Economist it has seen particular interest from EU offtakers in its green hydrogen and ammonia megaproject
6 April 2023
Developers progress African green hydrogen projects with domestic offtake
While the continent could see a wave of export-oriented projects in the long term, developers such as HDF Energy and FFI are focusing on developments that could supply domestic power and agrichemicals
5 April 2023
BP contracts KBR for hydrogen project management
KBR will work with BP through front-end design, construction, commissioning and startup of projects in its global portfolio
4 April 2023
ExxonMobil to store CO₂ from Linde blue hydrogen complex
The oil major will deposit up to 2.2mn t/yr from the planned $1.8bn facility in Texas
4 April 2023
H2 Green Steel to explore Anglo American iron supply
The two firms will trial the use of lump iron from South Africa’s Kumba mines and Minas-Rio in Brazil as feedstock for Swedish green steel plant
4 April 2023
Nordex makes foray into green hydrogen
Wind turbine manufacturer forms joint ventures focused on project development and electrolyser manufacturing
4 April 2023
Snam-Hera Modena hydrogen hub gets €19.5mn boost
The Italian firms have received regional government funding, recently unlocked by the EU
4 April 2023
EU proposes €4/kg subsidy cap for green hydrogen auction
Bidding developers must have pre-contractual arrangements in place with offtaker, equipment manufacturer and lender, as well as a ten-year renewable PPA, European Commission says in consultation
3 April 2023
EU approves Italy’s €450mn renewable hydrogen support scheme
The Italian government will provide grants of up to €20mn to integrated renewables and hydrogen production projects on brownfield sites
3 April 2023
FFI signs renewable PPA for 300MW Norway project
Statkraft will supply renewable power to planned Holmaneset green hydrogen and ammonia plant if FID is taken
3 April 2023
RWE installs alkaline electrolysers at Lingen pilot
The full 14MW is expected to begin operations this autumn
31 March 2023
First liquid hydrogen ferry starts operations in Norway
Norled has received final approvals for its pilot liquid hydrogen-fuelled ferry from the Norwegian Maritime Authority
31 March 2023
Hy2gen contracts Technip for Quebec green ammonia project pre-Feed
Developer aims to commission 220,000t/yr project by 2028
31 March 2023
Green hydrogen competes with big business for renewable PPAs
Corporate and utility buyers are seen as more credible counterparties in increasingly competitive market
31 March 2023
Scotland ‘a great place’ for green hydrogen development
Project developers that have secured grants tell Hydrogen Economist they are optimistic, despite incentives competition with US and EU
30 March 2023
UK shortlists 20 projects for revenue support
The government has also allocated grants worth £37.9mn to 15 projects through the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund to cover development and capital costs
30 March 2023
EU agrees transport and industrial use target for hydrogen
Provisional deal on Renewable Energy Directive mandates 42pc of hydrogen for industrial use to be green and 1pc of renewable fuels for transport to be RFNBOs
30 March 2023
European Council adopts hydrogen infrastructure position
Proposed hydrogen and gas markets package includes creation of new body for hydrogen network operators
29 March 2023
Canada unveils hydrogen investment tax credit
Projects seeking full rate must have carbon intensity below 4kg of CO₂/kg of hydrogen produced and meet labour requirements
28 March 2023
Fusion Fuel signs second Portuguese hydrogen offtake agreement
The green hydrogen company will supply 30t/yr to Hydrogen Ventures from Q4 over ten years to serve mobility applications in Portugal
28 March 2023
EU mandates hydrogen refuelling stations by end-2030
Member states are required to prepare deployment plans by 2027 to support hydrogen-powered road mobility
28 March 2023
Adnoc explores ammonia supply to German chemicals sector
UAE company signs agreement with German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and chemicals park manager Currenta to develop supply chain
28 March 2023
Hydrogen deployment ‘off track’ to meet net zero – Irena
The sector will need $170bn/yr in investment by 2050 for energy system to be consistent with 1.5°C limit to warming, says association
24 March 2023
Germany and Denmark to build hydrogen pipeline
The two countries plan to roll out land-based transmission infrastructure between western Denmark and northern Germany from 2028
24 March 2023
OX2 launches 1.9GW Swedish green energy hub
The Neptunus project could produce up to 225,000t/yr of green hydrogen
24 March 2023
African hydrogen: Just energy transition or renewed energy colonialism?
The continent could see billions of dollars in GDP from hydrogen development over the coming decades. But a recent report argues the rush to develop projects for export to Europe will outsource negative impacts of development to the Global South
24 March 2023
Too big to start?
Hydrogen projects need to be developed at large scale to secure offtake from end-users wary of security of supply—but this throws up hurdles for financing, argues the EBRD
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