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4 August 2021
Japanese ship engine manufacturers look to hydrogen
Three firms will work together to develop different types of hydrogen-fuelled engines
4 August 2021
Siemens Energy eyes hydrogen future
Financial and regulatory support needed to ease past the early-adopter stage, says Armin Schnettler, CEO of New Energy Business at Siemens Energy
4 August 2021
Fertiglobe sells first blue ammonia cargo to Japan
Abu Dhabi wants to expand blue ammonia production to meet demand in East Asian markets
4 August 2021
Hydrogen projects update - edition 9
Hydrogen Economist looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments
3 August 2021
Eneos and Neoen to work on hydrogen supply chain
Two firms will look to bring down costs of producing fuel in Australia and shipping it to Japan
3 August 2021
The future of e-fuels – part one: Maritime shipping
Price of green ammonia could fall to challenge fuel oil as capex and renewable electricity costs come down
2 August 2021
UK could lead world in hydrogen – Xodus
Nation must develop its offshore wind resources and incentivise both green and blue hydrogen
2 August 2021
US tax credit bill includes hydrogen
Energy Sector Innovation Credit would offer tax credits for solar, wind, hydrogen, energy storage, CCS and nuclear
30 July 2021
Iberdrola’s Avangrid sets sights on US green hydrogen push
US unit proposes multiple green hydrogen projects as it looks to leverage its portfolio of wind and solar generation
29 July 2021
EIB signs deal with Hydrogen Europe
Bank will provide financial advisory support and financing products for nascent green hydrogen projects
29 July 2021
World’s first tidal hydrogen project underway
Floating turbine will generate electricity from tidal movements and power onshore electrolyser
28 July 2021
EU finances nascent hydrogen technologies
Four projects demonstrating new technologies receive financing from EU innovation fund
28 July 2021
UK road freight needs clarity on hydrogen – Lords
Government must ban diesel HGVs by 2040 and outline alternative options, says committee
28 July 2021
British Columbia’s comprehensive hydrogen strategy
Province commits to financial incentives and direct support for hydrogen industry and eyes potential as exporter
27 July 2021
Hydrogen demand models vary widely
Collation of 14 different scenarios by World Energy Council shows uncertainty over sector’s growth
27 July 2021
Firms study German offshore green hydrogen project
Project seen as proof of concept for 10GW offshore hydrogen park by 2035
26 July 2021
Hydrogen debate must move beyond colours - WEC
A lack of clarity around the issue could prematurely exclude some technologies, council says in new report
26 July 2021
Imminent UK hydrogen strategy will look at blue as well as green
Strategy will differ from EU and German models in that state spending will be lower and focus will be on blue and green hydrogen
26 July 2021
Integrating renewable PPAs into green hydrogen projects
Developers will need to adapt strategies to location and policy environment
22 July 2021
Subsidy boost for Neptune’s Dutch offshore green hydrogen pilot
First green hydrogen project on a working offshore platform will blend into existing natural gas pipelines
21 July 2021
Hydrogen key in low-carbon home heating – Cadent
Hydrogen boilers can easily replace gas boilers, while the UK gas distribution network has already seen necessary upgrades
20 July 2021
Italian glass firms to cut emissions with hydrogen
Working group will blend hydrogen with natural gas in manufacture process
20 July 2021
Hydrogen costs must fall to reach diesel parity – study
Hydrogen fuel-cell buses still more expensive than diesel ones to operate, according to study by AC Transit
20 July 2021
Clean hydrogen scale-up needs big balance sheets behind it – BofA
Taking clean hydrogen into mainstream requires strong government support and oil majors’ financial clout, America’s second biggest bank says
19 July 2021
Uniper lines up green ammonia supply from Oman
Agreement with Hyport Duqm hydrogen project also includes engineering services
16 July 2021
Equinor and SSE plan major hydrogen storage in east England
Upgrade of existing natural gas storage would create one of world’s largest hydrogen sites in Humber cluster
15 July 2021
Hydrogen project announcements accelerate – Hydrogen Council
Total investment in projects along the whole value chain amounts to an estimated $500bn before 2030
15 July 2021
Cummins is working across the hydrogen sector
Engine could be cheaper to run than hydrogen fuel cells, especially for heavy vehicles
15 July 2021
US $1/kg hydrogen goal ‘feasible’ – Wood Mackenzie
But nation needs electrolyser and spending targets to flesh out strategy, consultancy says
15 July 2021
EU outlines new hydrogen transport targets
Targets on fuel use and refuelling network laid out in latest package of measures
13 July 2021
Shell eyes Canadian CCS and hydrogen project
Proposal follows successful deployment of a pilot project known as Quest CCS
13 July 2021
Australia’s green hydrogen plans to drive solar growth
Solar PV could account for a fifth of power generation by 2030, says Wood Mackenzie
13 July 2021
Ark Energy buys trucks from Hyzon Motors
Trucks will replace diesel equivalents, reducing CO₂ emissions by 1,400t/yr
12 July 2021
EU hydrogen demand larger than thought – Deloitte
Demand for hydrogen ramps up substantially over the 2030s and 2040s, according to Deloitte scenarios
12 July 2021
Shell to help develop Norway Aukra hydrogen hub
Firm has signed a memorandum of understanding with CapeOmega and Aker Clean Hydrogen
12 July 2021
Big Oil’s climate flight
Hydrogen is key to strategy to decarbonise, with the development of ‘green’ refineries showing how it can be done
9 July 2021
Hydrogen on track for passenger and freight rail
Europe leads way with passenger trains while North America focuses on locomotives for freight
9 July 2021
Green Hydrogen “can compete” with blue in EU
Reduction in installation costs and siting of production in specific regions is key, says analysis by Aurora Energy Research
9 July 2021
Hydrogen must be 50/50 blue and green – BP
Oil and gas producer defends blue hydrogen expansion but UN climate champion calls this position “crazy”
8 July 2021
Abu Dhabi looks to develop green ammonia project
Project will also feature a storage facility at Khalifa Port with the hope of becoming a trade hub
8 July 2021
Hydrogen projects update - edition 8
Hydrogen Economist looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments
7 July 2021
Range of green hydrogen technologies needed – DNV
Firm foresees a role for all four main technologies due to range of necessary applications
7 July 2021
Germany tests maintenance of hydrogen-fuelled plane
Project to demonstrate impact of liquid hydrogen fuelling of retired Airbus 320 at Hamburg airport
7 July 2021
AEM technology firm gets German state funding
Technology developer Enapter says it could lower costs of green hydrogen production
7 July 2021
Shell and Uniper to collaborate on hydrogen
Firms will work together to connect sources of supply with areas of demand
6 July 2021
Germany must advance hydrogen CfD plans – advisory body
Long-term support seen as essential for investment planning as industry transitions to low carbon
6 July 2021
Europe leads rapid growth in hydrogen blending – IEA
Blending hydrogen in gas networks can provide a transitional solution until dedicated hydrogen networks are developed
6 July 2021
Hyzon and Chart sign liquid hydrogen truck deal
Liquid hydrogen technology gives hydrogen trucks twice the range
6 July 2021
UK can deploy 80GW blue hydrogen – HFCA
Fuel will be an essential part of UK’s goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, says industry body
5 July 2021
HGEN eyes London’s first listing of clean hydrogen fund
Chemicals group Ineos commits to invest in IPO as fund targets big returns from sector
5 July 2021
Remove CO₂ protection to make green hydrogen competitive – NGO
Free allocations in the EU ETS means grey hydrogen producers are protected from carbon costs
2 July 2021
Shell starts up Europe’s biggest PEM electrolyser at German refinery
Second phase to raise 10MW capacity to 100MW at advanced planning stage
2 July 2021
Hydrogen legislation must not be too prescriptive
Finding the right balance between regulation and the market will be vital to ensure growth of hydrogen economy
2 July 2021
Keep hydrogen legislation pragmatic
All forms of hydrogen production must be encouraged initially to scale up infrastructure and demand
2 July 2021
Dutch government backs Gasunie hydrogen network project
Netherlands positions itself as gateway to Europe for global hydrogen market
1 July 2021
China poised for major push into hydrogen – DNV
Global hydrogen economy seen benefitting as Beijing launches policies to support widespread deployment
1 July 2021
US hydrogen industry eyes tax credit
Stimulus needed on both supply and demand sides of the equation if hydrogen economy is to be accelerated, says industry lobby group
30 June 2021
Red II could impede hydrogen – lobby groups
Renewable Hydrogen Coalition and Hydrogen Europe say additionality and geographic requirements could impede development of production
30 June 2021
Svevind targets Kazakh green hydrogen production
Stated aim of 30GW of electrolysers to produce 3mn t/yr of green hydrogen would make region one of world’s largest producers
30 June 2021
Sohar green hydrogen hub takes shape
Fast-moving plans to decarbonise Oman’s industrial hub are attracting international attention
30 June 2021
Canada’s ATCO has big plans for clean hydrogen
Iconic Western Canadian company advances hydrogen strategy on several fronts on the back of bullish long-term outlook for industry
30 June 2021
Equinor triples UK clean hydrogen production goal
Additional production to supply Keadby hydrogen power station in Yorkshire
29 June 2021
How energy traders can benefit from Europe’s emerging hydrogen market
Development of liquid markets will require sufficient marketable hydrogen volumes as well as free access to pipelines, terminals and storages
28 June 2021
Three questions that define hydrogen’s future
Hydrogen and electrification technologies do not have to be in competition
28 June 2021
EU hydrogen market to ramp up by 2025
Project announcements and cluster linkages will help an internal market develop
25 June 2021
US oil and gas sector weighs transition options
Carbon capture and hydrogen high on agenda, but good returns from hydrocarbons still a priority
23 June 2021
Green hydrogen could already be competitive in some regions – Irena
Potential levelised cost of green hydrogen could be cheaper than blue based on recent renewables auction prices
23 June 2021
Societe Generale identifies hydrogen opportunities
Hydrogen economy will develop locally, regionally, and then internationally, says global head of advisory and project finance Allan Baker
23 June 2021
Omaha targets pivot from gas to hydrogen
The US city's public power utility is investing in hydrogen-capable gas turbines as the US starts to evaluate green hydrogen production
22 June 2021
Hydrogen projects update - edition 7
Hydrogen Economist looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments
21 June 2021
Canada moving on blue hydrogen
Unveiling of major new projects this month signals start of push to meet clean hydrogen strategy goals
16 June 2021
US DOE lays out price targets in fresh hydrogen push
The department targets $2/kg for production and $2/kg for delivery and distribution for transport applications
16 June 2021
LA backs hydrogen trucks to cut port emissions
Port of Los Angeles seeks to eliminate emissions from myriad short-haul vehicles by 2030
15 June 2021
PE Live: Hydrogen closes gap on diesel parity
Scaling up production and infrastructure will lead to more competitive hydrogen pricing over next few years
15 June 2021
Latin America eyes hydrogen exports
Uruguay and Colombia follow Chile’s lead
15 June 2021
PE Live: Haulage best suited to hydrogen fuel cells
Heavy-duty road transport is likely to be dominated by hydrogen technologies rather than battery electric vehicles, says panel
15 June 2021
Norway outlines hydrogen plans
Government will seek to establish five hydrogen hubs in coastal regions by 2025
14 June 2021
Compressed hydrogen a potential option for shipping
Ships could be better-suited to short-haul voyages, offering market scalability, according to Global Energy Ventures
11 June 2021
Southern California looks to hydrogen
Local alliance aims to reduce price of green hydrogen to $1.50/kg by 2030
11 June 2021
Germany must accelerate hydrogen strategy – BDI
Industry federation calls for further incentives to drive demand and forging of international ties to secure imports
9 June 2021
Green hydrogen investment bounces back
Project announcements ramp-up in 2021 following a lean period during 2020, says Wood Mackenzie
9 June 2021
US underlines bullish stance on nuclear hydrogen
Demonstration projects and research underway to bring the cost of high temperature electrolysis down to parity with steam methane reforming
8 June 2021
Trucks offer a market for hydrogen
US firm is partner in the Saudi Arabian project, which will produce 650t/d of green hydrogen from 2025
8 June 2021
Hydrogen projects update - edition 6
Hydrogen Economist looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments
4 June 2021
Providence Asset Group eyes Australian hydrogen growth
Group aims to finance a pipeline of hydrogen technology initiatives and applications across the value chain
4 June 2021
Dii Desert Energy's vision for green hydrogen
Cornelius Matthes, chief executive of Dii Desert Energy, talks to Hydrogen Economist about the future for hydrogen and the Mena region
3 June 2021
Hydrogen valleys see investment rise
Projects are becoming larger and more complex, with a greater focus on industry rather than mobility
3 June 2021
Severstal and Gazprom Neft cooperate on use of hydrogen
Joint project to explore use of methane-hydrogen blends in steel production and carbon capture
3 June 2021
HyXchange looks to replicate European natural gas hubs
Dutch hydrogen exchange project takes shape with plans for spot market simulation
2 June 2021
Modular approach “could help” hydrogen market grow
Connecting modular electrolyser units helps plants scale quickly and deals with the intermittency of renewable generation
2 June 2021
Hydrogen sector investments continue – IEA
A number of early-stage hydrogen technology companies all had successful fundraising rounds in recent months
1 June 2021
Abu Dhabi hedges hydrogen bets
Carbon mitigation the immediate focus but green ammonia also on agenda for leading solar power generator
1 June 2021
Chile pushes on with hydrogen strategy
Country is forging international partnerships to help move the strategy forward, says IHS Markit’s Etienne Gabel
27 May 2021
Natixis looks to hydrogen
French investment bank has developed a hydrogen strategy based on equity and debt investment opportunities
27 May 2021
Green hydrogen imports to compete with EU production
Costs of transport could be outweighed by very low costs of renewable generation in South America, the Middle East and North Africa
25 May 2021
Everfuel to launch hydrogen vehicle fuelling network in Denmark
New network supports EU initiative to create hydrogen corridor from Hamburg to Oslo
25 May 2021
Hydrogen projects update - edition 5
Hydrogen Economist looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments
24 May 2021
Electrolyser makers jostle for position in Europe
Manufacturers target large-scale production as hydrogen industry supply chains emerges
24 May 2021
Hydrogen sector to bounce back – BIoomberg
Bloomberg Intelligence expects investments in the sector to rise dramatically in the next few years
24 May 2021
Oman chosen for vast green hydrogen project
A government-backed international investment consortium aims to make the sultanate a global giant in zero-carbon fuel
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