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27 January 2023
Abu Dhabi steps on the emissions-reduction accelerator
State-owned energy companies are intensifying efforts to decarbonise the emirate’s crude oil production and carve out a leading role in the nascent global hydrogen trade
27 January 2023
Plug walks away from FFI’s Gladstone gigafactory
Australian developer will manufacture in-house technology instead, as Plug argues it can get better value elsewhere
27 January 2023
IHI mulls ammonia conversion for LNG terminals
Japanese engineering firm will study feasibility of minimally modifying LNG receiving and storage terminals during the second half of this decade
26 January 2023
Octopus Hydrogen scraps Kemble project
UK developer has opted to cancel 1MW project at Kemble and reroute electrolyser to Mira owing to delivery issues with the latter
26 January 2023
HH2E announces second German project
Thierbach development will have initial capacity of 100MW by 2025, with potential to scale up to over 1GW by 2030
26 January 2023
Hydrogen limited to 3.4pc of global energy in 2050 – S&P
Conservative forecast assumes multiple constraints on growth and competition from other low-carbon solutions
26 January 2023
FFI and Nikola collaborate on US green hydrogen megaprojects
Australian developer and zero-emissions vehicle firm sign MoU amid growing momentum for hydrogen hubs in the US
25 January 2023
Mabanaft and Hapag-Lloyd to explore ammonia bunkering
The two firms have signed an MoU to evaluate options for low-carbon ammonia bunkering in and around the ports of Hamburg and Houston
25 January 2023
US needs regulatory certainty for hydrogen pipelines
Current system ‘the single biggest impediment’ to developing hydrogen connections, industry insiders say
25 January 2023
Hydrogen fuel a ‘dead end’ for net zero
The fuel is expensive, inefficient and associated with worse environmental impacts than other options when it comes to heating and transport, argues Hydrogen Science Coalition
25 January 2023
North Sea green hydrogen pipeline project progresses
Developers Fluxys and Gascade apply for EU PCI status for Aquaductus pipeline
24 January 2023
Hydrogen Optimized electrolyser demonstrates high performance
Capabilities tested in simulation of inputs from a potential 30GW Mauritanian wind-to-hydrogen project are ‘critical’ to success of green hydrogen mega-projects, manufacturer tells Hydrogen Economist
24 January 2023
Ceres electrolyser tests signal 25pc efficiency gain
Electrolyser and fuel-cell manufacturer says initial tests on new modular technology yield positive results
23 January 2023
Shell-Eneco JV taps Ballard for fuel-cell energy storage
The company will provide a 1MW dispatchable fuel-cell power system integrated into the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore windfarm
23 January 2023
Trafigura sets 3GW green hydrogen target
Trader seeks more exposure to production projects as it nears FID on 1GW Danish facility
23 January 2023
Germany and France forge new H2Med link
The countries have agreed to extend the planned pipeline through France, Portugal and Spain into Germany
20 January 2023
Topsoe to supply Inner Mongolia green ammonia project
Danish company sells dynamic electrolyser technology to China’s Mintal for plant at Baotou
20 January 2023
EU ups hydrogen spend
The bloc has awarded funding to hydrogen projects and opened a call for proposals for €195mn in grants
20 January 2023
Jera picks Yara and CF as potential ammonia suppliers
The Japanese energy firm has selected possible providers of low-carbon ammonia for co-firing at its Hekinan thermal power plant
20 January 2023
Acwa plans Uzbek green hydrogen and ammonia projects
The developer aims to bring its first green hydrogen project in Uzbekistan online by end of 2024
19 January 2023
BP plans large-scale ammonia cracker at Wilhelmshaven
Oil major would use existing infrastructure at German port to send hydrogen to consumers in Ruhr industrial region
18 January 2023
John Cockerill eyes regional manufacturing bases
Firm is looking to manufacture electrolysers in the EU, the Middle East, Morocco, China and North America
18 January 2023
Gasunie joins German hydrogen storage project
Dutch gas network operator enters German hydrogen storage sector by joining pilot project at Etzel in Lower Saxony
17 January 2023
Adnoc and Thyssenkrupp to explore large-scale ammonia cracking
UAE state company taps German technology firm amid growing interest in scaling up ammonia cracking capacity in Europe
17 January 2023
Raven inks Japanese airline SAF agreements
The waste-to-hydrogen company has signed MoUs with JAL and ANA to supply sustainable aviation fuel from 2025
17 January 2023
Enagas to acquire 20pc of future UK–Netherlands hydrogen link
The BBL interconnection flows natural gas between the UK and the Netherlands, but could be converted to carry hydrogen as part of the European Hydrogen Backbone
16 January 2023
GH2 sets green ammonia protocol
Ammonia must be produced from electrolytic hydrogen and have an emissions intensity of no more than 0.3kg CO₂e per kg to qualify as green
13 January 2023
Masdar targets European market via Amsterdam
UAE renewables developer and Dutch firms agree to explore options to supply liquid hydrogen and LOHC through key European port
13 January 2023
India unveils grey-to-green hydrogen transition plan
Government aims to produce at least 5mn t/yr of green hydrogen for domestic consumption by 2030 and corner 10pc of international trade
13 January 2023
Sauk Valley Hydrogen slips to Q2
Invenergy’s first hydrogen project was due to come online at the end of 2022
13 January 2023
Electrolyser manufacturing to rise tenfold by 2030 – IEA
Industry must be wary of regional concentration to avoid supply chain disruption, agency says
13 January 2023
Shell takes 35pc stake in Green Energy Oman
The major has become the main developer and operator of the 25GW flagship project
13 January 2023
Hydrogen stocks rally after halving in 2022
Shares in listed hydrogen companies see strong weekly gains at beginning of the year
12 January 2023
EU and Japan lead on hydrogen patents
The US has lost ground in number of hydrogen patents published over the past decade
12 January 2023
Slow year ahead for hydrogen FIDs?
Policy support for green hydrogen expected to take time to materialise for European and US projects this year
11 January 2023
Plug Power collects hydrogen liquefaction order
TC Energy plans to install the liquefiers at projects it is developing in North America
11 January 2023
Hystar secures $26mn in series B
Norwegian PEM electrolyser manufacturer plans to have gigawatt-scale production capacity in place by 2025
10 January 2023
Western Australia allocates land for five green hydrogen projects
Awards made to Fortescue Metals Group, BP and steelmaker Posco among others
10 January 2023
Chevron backs California waste-to-hydrogen project
US oil major to target local transport markets with hydrogen produced from landfill waste in ‘first of its kind’ joint venture project
9 January 2023
Vopak and Hydrogenious eye the future
Joint venture will make use of growing demand for carrier technologies, firms tell Hydrogen Economist
6 January 2023
Riyadh’s twin-hued hydrogen drive gains momentum
Green continues to outpace blue as the Kingdom shifts from planning to execution
6 January 2023
HH2E taps Nel for Lubmin electrolysers
The Norwegian manufacturer has signed a letter of intent to provide a potential 120MW of capacity to the German developer
5 January 2023
Yara to scale up German ammonia imports
Norwegian fertiliser company will modify existing terminals to increase ammonia import capacity to 3mn t/yr
5 January 2023
RWE and Equinor to cooperate on hydrogen
German and Norwegian companies sign MoU on hydrogen supply and investment in power plants but plan hinges on success of pipeline project
5 January 2023
Portugal to hold hydrogen and biomethane auction
Government to award ten-year contracts for hydrogen via wholesale suppliers of last resort
4 January 2023
India approves $2.3bn green hydrogen plan
Government targets 5mn t/yr of production capacity by 2030
4 January 2023
Greenland offers green ammonia opportunity
H2Carrier and Anori aim to develop a 1.5GW wind project to supply floating production and storage of green hydrogen and ammonia
4 January 2023
Blastr plans €4bn Finnish green steel plant
Norwegian startup aims to begin production by 2026
3 January 2023
Everfuel signs oxygen offtake deal
Danish developer signs conditional agreement to supply byproduct of green hydrogen production to an undisclosed offtaker
3 January 2023
Is hydrogen a sustainable asset class?
Hydrogen is likely to be marginal in sustainable impact portfolios compared with electrification and renewables
28 December 2022
Outlook 2023: Growing focus on a fair and inclusive energy transition
Integrating the principles of a just transition will increasingly be at the core of energy transition strategies
28 December 2022
Outlook 2023: Domestic renewables offer chance for Europe to close supply gap
Planning for the transition to net zero identified hydrogen as a critical component even before the Ukraine war caused an energy crisis
27 December 2022
Outlook 2023: Predicting tomorrow's decarbonisation agenda
With the global energy sector in flux, the versatility of hydrogen is attracting stronger interest from a diverse group of governments and companies
26 December 2022
Outlook 2023: SMRs: The answer to the world’s energy trilemma?
With the right policies, security of supply should not be an opposing force to decarbonisation
23 December 2022
Air Liquide completes Duisburg pipeline
Connection runs 4km from Thyssenkrupp steel mill to hydrogen network
22 December 2022
Air Liquide moves closer to FID on Dutch electrolysers
Award of support from IPCEI Hy2Use scheme has improved business case, says hydrogen supplier
21 December 2022
Outlook 2023: Addressing hydrogen efficiency challenges with plasma
Introducing a competitive, efficient and low-environmental-impact way to produce green hydrogen
21 December 2022
Nel signs US fuelling station deal
Firm will start sourcing long-lead items for 16 hydrogen stations for US energy company
20 December 2022
Orsted takes FID on Swedish e-methanol project
Fuel will be produced from mix of green hydrogen and biogenic CO₂ captured from the Ornkoldsvik combined-heat-and-power plant
19 December 2022
Outlook 2023: Next year must be the year of action for hydrogen
Greater collaboration between governments, producers, OEMs and transport operators can make hydrogen a critical part of the solution for reaching global net-zero emissions
16 December 2022
Strohm completes investment round
Funding rounds will enable Strohm to accelerate the expansion of its manufacturing operations to meet growing demand from the hydrogen and CCUS sectors
16 December 2022
Outlook 2023: New year offers opportunities for hydrogen sector growth
Petronas subsidiary Gentari believes fuel switching by existing grey hydrogen users will kickstart market
16 December 2022
Honeywell and Johnson Matthey to offer blue hydrogen solution
End-to-end technology will enable direct process emissions to be less than 0.1kg CO₂/kg hydrogen
15 December 2022
Timing a challenge for hydrogen storage
High targets for imports of the fuel will make storage critical for guaranteeing security of supply
14 December 2022
EU must not dilute hydrogen network deployment
Targets on deployment as set by the European Parliament are vital to the rollout of hydrogen trucks, industry bodies say
14 December 2022
Outlook 2023: Can hydrogen pass the energy trilemma test?
Hydrogen’s potential to decarbonise hard-to-abate industries is broadly accepted but its long-term security of supply and affordability are under scrutiny as the war in Ukraine rattles energy markets
13 December 2022
UK green hydrogen subsidy round draws 41 projects
Shortlist of developments applying for first-round support scheme expected in Q1 2023, government says in strategy update
13 December 2022
Western Australia updates hydrogen land policy
State releases guidance on how projects will be assessed and policies for conflict resolution
13 December 2022
EU agrees hydrogen carbon border tariffs
Carbon border adjustment mechanism will apply to imported hydrogen as well as other industrial products from 2023
13 December 2022
Muscat turns sights to green steel
Heavyweight investor interest in green steel and bunkering were highlights of Oman’s recent hydrogen summit
12 December 2022
BP to explore Egypt’s green hydrogen potential
The oil major has signed an MoU with the Egyptian government on possible export hub
12 December 2022
Battolyser takes on load-factor issue
Dutch firm claims its technology could enable easier switching between electricity trading and green hydrogen production
9 December 2022
France, Spain and Portugal move ahead with H2Med pipeline
Pipeline will be in two sections and is planned to form a key component of the European Hydrogen Backbone
9 December 2022
Outlook 2023: A wake-up call for shipping
When it comes to green fuel production, inaction remains our greatest enemy
9 December 2022
Air Products and AES plan $4bn Texas green hydrogen plant
Commercial operations expected to start in 2027, with the industrial gases company the exclusive offtaker
9 December 2022
HIF awards Feed contract for Texas efuels plant
Developer plans to produce 750mn l/yr of gasoline from captured carbon and green hydrogen by 2027
9 December 2022
UAE firms take stakes in Masdar renewables reboot
Taqa, Adnoc and Mubadala acquire interests as state investment firm sets ambitious new renewable and green hydrogen targets
9 December 2022
Germany launches first H2Global tender
Scheme aims to import ammonia produced via green hydrogen from 2024
9 December 2022
Oil firms back Rotterdam ammonia cracker project
Group of 18 companies join initiative to study deployment of large-scale central facility at Dutch port
8 December 2022
Trafigura nears FID on 1GW Denmark project
Commodities group bets on mobility demand with $1bn JV project at Esbjerg on southwest coast
8 December 2022
EU must develop blue and green hydrogen resources
Production of both types must grow significantly over the coming years to meet modelled demand
7 December 2022
US and UK announce energy pact
While the two countries aim to cooperate on clean energy, including hydrogen, the impact of the IRA presents risk of supply chain migration from the UK to the US
7 December 2022
Hyzon under shareholder investigation
Law firm Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe is investigating potential securities law violations and unlawful business practices at the hydrogen truck manufacturer
7 December 2022
First commercial hydrogen flights this decade – Zeroavia
Hydrogen-electric technology will be initially limited to short- and mid-range flights, but could outcompete SAF on cost, company says
7 December 2022
Orsted eyes potential 3GW project in west Denmark
Danish energy company and developer Skovgaard Energy sign letter of intent to develop project powered by North Sea offshore wind
7 December 2022
Momentum builds behind Moroccan hydrogen
Government policy and natural advantages are attracting growing investor interest
6 December 2022
RWE plans Namibian ammonia imports
German utility has signed an offtake MoU with project developer Hyphen
6 December 2022
EU pursues hourly matching from Q2 2028
The latest draft of the delegated act requires hydrogen be matched to newbuild renewable electricity within the same bidding zone on quarterly basis up to 1 April 2028, when hourly matching criteria will kick in
6 December 2022
China pivots renewables to green hydrogen production
More than 18GW of new capacity to be aimed at powering electrolysers over next five years as provincial policies drive growth, says IEA
5 December 2022
Posco pledges $40bn for Australian hydrogen and green steel
The South Korean steel giant aims to produce 1mn t/yr of hydrogen in Australia by 2040
5 December 2022
China electrolyser demand to pick up in 2023
Supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19 and higher costs of solar PV units have created drag on hydrogen this year
2 December 2022
UK invests in hydrogen truck R&D
Toyota and Glasgow-based startup HVS to receive funding for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles
2 December 2022
Namibia targets hydrogen and derivatives exports
The country aims to send out 10–15mn t/yr of hydrogen equivalent to demand centres in Europe and Asia by mid-decade
2 December 2022
Cepsa plans €5bn Andalusia green hydrogen hub
Spanish energy firm raises the stakes in Europe’s clean hydrogen sector with plan to deploy 2GW of electrolyser capacity
1 December 2022
Europe’s ammonia import plans need FIDs fast
Quicker action will be required for the EU to hit its ambitious import targets
1 December 2022
Centrica partners with Ryze across hydrogen supply chain
The two firms will jointly develop hydrogen projects at existing Centrica sites
1 December 2022
Green hydrogen could reach cost parity with grey by 2030 – IEA
Increase in carbon prices and continued fall in technology costs could bring renewable form of fuel down in price
30 November 2022
China evaluates PGM hydrogen demand
Alkaline systems are looking to increase PGM loadings to improve production efficiency, while PEM manufacturers are working on the opposite to cut costs
29 November 2022
Woodside joins New Zealand project
Australian oil and gas company selected as partner to develop Southern Green Hydrogen project
29 November 2022
Rising turbine prices could inflate green hydrogen costs
Dedicated wind-to-hydrogen projects face headwinds as embattled turbine manufacturers push though sharp price increases
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