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6 October 2022
Lhyfe to build 200MW Netherlands project
Green hydrogen developer aims to commission plant at Delfzijl chemicals cluster by 2026
6 October 2022
Getech advances green hydrogen hubs
The company aims to produce first hydrogen from Shoreham and Inverness projects by 2025 but warns greater demand-side support is necessary for industry takeoff
6 October 2022
Efuels ‘need policy support’
Tax regimes in some countries means low-carbon efuels are treated as fossil fuels, Tokyo conference hears
5 October 2022
Fortescue invests in FSRU for hydrogen imports
Subsidiary FFI takes stake in Tree Energy Solutions as it looks to mobilise imports of hydrogen molecules into Germany
5 October 2022
Acwa eyes third green ammonia mega-project
North Africa among potential locations for another development based on Neom concept, Saudi developer’s hydrogen chief tells Hydrogen Economist
5 October 2022
Canadian geothermal hydrogen project advances
Startup Meager Creek Development Corporation has plans to convert an abandoned geothermal power project to produce green hydrogen
4 October 2022
EU hydrogen cars can refuel every 100km – MEPs
Opinion of Transport and Tourism Committee makes initial Commission proposal more ambitious as EU looks to develop hydrogen refuelling network
4 October 2022
EU hydrogen policy ‘risks being too late’
The bloc is in danger of losing investment to other regions, says industry body Hydrogen Europe
30 September 2022
Ballard expands China presence
Firm to invest $130mn in new manufacturing facility and R&D centre in Shanghai
30 September 2022
First Hydrogen plans move into EU market
Vehicle and infrastructure company aims to trial vans in France and Germany
29 September 2022
Petronas clean energy unit targets rapid expansion
Gentari sets out strategy for aggressive buildout of renewables and hydrogen capacity
29 September 2022
Planning issues hinder Chile’s hydrogen sector
Decisive action needed to accelerate projects in time to meet emerging export demand, industry and trade bodies say
28 September 2022
Yara joins Norwegian high-efficiency PEM pilot
Fertiliser group joins Equinor and Gassco in project to demonstrate electrolyser technology capable of ‘unrivalled’ efficiencies
28 September 2022
Mid-decade project pipeline blooms
Most projects in key markets are targeting startup for 2025, GEI data shows
27 September 2022
Chevron eyes European and Asian hydrogen markets
US oil major is leveraging its experience in the LNG markets as it targets emerging ammonia and hydrogen demand
27 September 2022
RWE and Neptune award contracts for Dutch offshore project
Siemens Gamesa, H2Sea and Enersea win contracts to design green hydrogen development linked to Dutch North Sea offshore wind
26 September 2022
‘World’s largest’ floating wind and green hydrogen project launched
Developers Aquaterra and Seawind plan to start up the 3.2GW Hymed project by 2027
26 September 2022
Egypt grows its green hydrogen pipeline
Cairo prepares to showcase groundswell of investor interest in potential to supply low-carbon bunkering fuel at Cop27 climate talks
23 September 2022
Canada and UAE back clean shipping fuel plans
The Clean Energy Marine Hubs Initiative aims to link up decarbonisation efforts between ports, shipping and energy
23 September 2022
Lhyfe launches offshore green hydrogen pilot
French firm’s world-first development will assess the impact of platform motion and environmental stress from offshore conditions
23 September 2022
UK aims to accelerate clean energy projects
Government includes projects spanning hydrogen, offshore wind, CCS and nuclear on list of priority infrastructure to be delivered as quickly as possible
23 September 2022
Growing interest in PPAs for hydrogen projects – Pexapark
Loosening of power supply criteria and suitability of pay-as-produced contracts to needs of electrolysers are driving activity in PPA market, firm tells Hydrogen Economist
23 September 2022
Electrolyser capital costs could drop 30pc by 2025
Cost of Chinese alkaline systems about a quarter of the price of equivalent systems in Western markets, according to survey conducted by BloombergNEF
22 September 2022
Africa eyes China’s hydrogen truck technology
Replacement of diesel trucks with fuel-cell electric vehicles in Africa offers opportunity for strategic cooperation with China
22 September 2022
EU approves €5.2bn state aid for hydrogen projects
Second wave of projects approved under IPCEI scheme covers 3.5GW of electrolysers
21 September 2022
Lack of visible demand hampering hydrogen projects
Uncertainty over offtakers is the main barrier to securing finance for hydrogen projects, says report by Hydrogen Council and McKinsey
21 September 2022
HydrogenOne remains bullish despite weak economies
London-listed investment company says strong policy support for transition means outlook for clean hydrogen sector is favourable
21 September 2022
Trafigura and Amogy study large-scale ammonia cracking
Two companies agree to research feasibility of large-scale conversion of ammonia back to hydrogen to support growth of global trade
20 September 2022
Ammonia is future of hydrogen – Topsoe
Chemical will come to be the dominant energy carrier for the hydrogen industry, CEO of solid-oxide electrolyser manufacturer tells Hydrogen Economist
20 September 2022
Norway slow to embrace hydrogen export potential
The country's carbon storage potential makes it a good candidate for blue hydrogen exports
16 September 2022
Plug Power under investigation
A class action lawsuit alleges false and misleading statements to investors and insider trading
15 September 2022
China could meet 25pc of global hydrogen demand
The country is ramping up output and could produce 100-150mn t/yr by 2060, says working group of Ministry of Science and Technology
15 September 2022
Woodside and Japanese firms study ammonia supply
Australian energy company and Japanese utilities study options for supply to Japanese power sector
15 September 2022
MEPs loosen green hydrogen production criteria
Amendment would allow renewable hydrogen to be produced from the grid if producers secure PPAs for renewable energy
15 September 2022
Only 20pc of hydrogen projects have reached FID
Analysis of GEI data shows Europe leads the way, but the US and China are set to see rapid growth
14 September 2022
EU to create €3bn hydrogen bank
Institution will guarantee purchases of hydrogen using resources from the EU’s Innovation Fund
14 September 2022
Thyssenkrupp to invest €2bn in hydrogen DRI plant
German steelmaker plans one of world’s largest hydrogen-powered direct-reduced iron facilities at its Duisburg complex
13 September 2022
China’s hydrogen strategy yields results
A number of projects have emerged in the northwestern region of Ningxia, which has good renewable energy resources
13 September 2022
Renewables access challenges EU green hydrogen growth
Access to additional renewable power and ammonia import capacity could constrain EU green hydrogen growth, Japanese bank MUFG tells Hydrogen Economist forum
13 September 2022
Deutsche Bahn eyes role as hydrogen transporter
German national rail company aims to use existing chemical tank wagons to move ammonia from ports to industrial demand centres
13 September 2022
Scotland among cheapest green hydrogen regions
High level of renewable power positions country as highly competitive green hydrogen producer over next two decades, project developer LH2 Europe tells Hydrogen Economist’s Financing the Hydrogen Economy event in Milan
13 September 2022
US offers nuclear hydrogen funding
Nuclear offers cheap way to generate hydrogen, especially for existing reactors struggling to compete with gas
12 September 2022
Hydrogen to compete with diesel in India
Blue hydrogen will reach diesel parity by 2030 and green hydrogen before 2050, says ICCT study
9 September 2022
Greenhyscale looks to provide CO₂ transparency
Project developers plan to provide customers with detailed information on how ‘green’ the hydrogen it produces is
9 September 2022
Change in UK PM unlikely to impact hydrogen momentum
Hydrogen trade associations expect continued support from new prime minister
8 September 2022
EU looks to develop hydrogen links with India
EU-India Green Hydrogen Forum marks beginning of anticipated cooperation on standards, research and policy frameworks
7 September 2022
Hydrogen trucks ‘need policy support’
Policies across four phases of deployment are needed if the total cost of ownership for fleets of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles is to reach parity with diesel fleets
7 September 2022
Hydrogen targets under threat as FIDs lag
Next three years will be critical to industry’s ability to scale up to 2030 capacity targets, say speakers at Gastech
6 September 2022
Total Eren joins 10GW Mauritanian project
Chariot and Total Eren plan to progress feasibility studies and offtake agreements for Mauritania’s flagship Nour project
6 September 2022
Hydrogen represents growing share of platinum demand
Securing supply of iridium and platinum will become increasingly important as sector grows
5 September 2022
CPH2 signs second licensing agreement
Firm looks to license technology to third-party manufacturers to keep costs low and ensure market penetration
5 September 2022
Atome buys land for Paraguay project
Firm aims to take FID before year-end, with completion by 2025
2 September 2022
Germany plans floating LNG and hydrogen import terminal
Berlin continues to use the private sector in its efforts to reduce its dependence on Russian pipeline gas
2 September 2022
Green hydrogen could meet ‘most’ of 2050 demand
Recent announcements on gigafactory construction have led to optimism over longer-term deployment, Rethink Energy says
2 September 2022
UK consults on hydrogen storage and transportation support
A regional or national network for hydrogen transportation and storage could be needed from the mid-2030s
1 September 2022
Topsoe takes FID on solid-oxide electrolyser plant
Firm hopes to begin operations at facility in Denmark in 2024
1 September 2022
Air Products and ABP plan Immingham green hydrogen project
Facility of up to 300MW would use imported green ammonia feedstock from Air Products’ global network
31 August 2022
Qatar to build world’s largest blue ammonia project
QatarEnergy subsidiaries have signed an EPC contract for the 1.2mn t/yr facility, with ambition to start operating plant from early 2026
31 August 2022
Hydrogen trains start running in Germany
15 incumbent diesel trains on route in Lower Saxony replaced with 14 hydrogen-powered passenger trains
31 August 2022
UK slow to start on hydrogen exports
While the government claims the country has ‘strong potential’ as a future exporter, the focus on meeting domestic demand and lack of international trade agreements paints a different picture
30 August 2022
Moroccan ammonia project receives construction loan
Pilot project will simulate different solar and wind load factors to evaluate green ammonia production efficiency
26 August 2022
Plug Power to supply Amazon with green hydrogen
Amazon aims to decarbonise warehouse operations and eventually long-haul trucking through supply deal
25 August 2022
India targets demand-side to meet hydrogen goals
Incoming policy support for green hydrogen could encourage demand and, in turn, capacity deployment
24 August 2022
Germany eyes hydrogen trade corridor with Canada
The two countries target trade flows from 2025 and agree to align on standards and regulation
23 August 2022
German firms sign Canadian supply MoUs
Uniper and Eon eye green ammonia from Point Tupper facility as German and Canadian governments agree to cooperate on hydrogen
23 August 2022
Energy firms object to EU 2035 CCU cutoff clause
Delegated acts on hydrogen are looking to phase out CCU provisions in RFNBOs too early, according to consultation responses
22 August 2022
BMW signs green steel deal
Agreement includes recycling and circular economy measures that will help automaker reduce its carbon footprint
22 August 2022
Marsh launches first hydrogen project insurance
Insurance product will boost investor confidence as project risks covered through construction and startup phase, London-based broker says
22 August 2022
Mobility dominates offtake deals
Mobility sector has agreed raft of deals, but industrial offtakers likely to grow in influence as decade goes on
19 August 2022
MHI, Jera and Singapore’s Jurong Port to explore ammonia-fired power generation
The firms have signed an MoU to develop a 100pc ammonia-fired power plant in effort to reduce emissions and stimulate demand for future ammonia bunkering
18 August 2022
PEM electrolyser technology gaining favour
Green hydrogen project developers are tending to favour proton exchange membrane electrolysis over alkaline technology, IEA data suggests
17 August 2022
UK’s first public hydrogen blending trials completed
Northern Gas Networks to pass results of Gateshead trials to government ahead of final policy decision on blending in 2023
17 August 2022
Loop Energy to open UK manufacturing facility
Firm expects size of hydrogen fuel-cell truck and bus market in UK and Europe to grow to $15bn over next 2-3 years
17 August 2022
Essar takes delivery of hydrogen furnace
Furnace will run on hydrogen from 2026 after Hynet project becomes operational
16 August 2022
RAG bullish on hydrogen storage conversion
Austrian gas storage operator says trials with hydrogen stored in depleted reservoirs show no major issues with key steel and cement components
15 August 2022
US sets new standard for clean hydrogen support
Passing of Inflation Reduction Act confirms US as one of most competitive green hydrogen markets
15 August 2022
Australia eyes rapid hydrogen growth
Projects are increasing in size, but scale-up of capacity will require policy support and billions of dollars in investment
15 August 2022
Buckeye prioritises hydrogen at Point Tupper
Bear Head Clean Energy and new owner Buckeye Partners will site as an $850mn green hydrogen and ammonia hub instead of an LNG export terminal, the project’s COO tells Hydrogen Economist
12 August 2022
2050 scenarios vary on policy unknowns
Demand for low-carbon hydrogen in 2050 could be anywhere between 300mn t/yr and over 800mn t/yr depending on penetration into key sectors after 2030
12 August 2022
UK backs four blue hydrogen projects for clusters
BP and Equinor among successful bidders as government lines up projects to join fast-track East Coast and Hynet clusters
11 August 2022
Nel takes FID on Heroya expansion
Facility’s capacity will double from 500MW/yr to 1GW/yr by April 2024 in €35mn expansion
10 August 2022
US law makes green hydrogen competitive ‘in every sector’ – Plug Power
Tax credits for hydrogen production contained in new Inflation Reduction Act make green hydrogen cheaper than grey in all industrial applications, says Plug Power CEO
10 August 2022
Green steel could reach cost parity by 2050
Use of hydrogen in supply chain and co-location of manufacture with renewables could greatly reduce cost of green steel production, according to Oxford University study
9 August 2022
Uniper reiterates commitment to hydrogen projects
Hydrogen portfolio remains on track in wake of last month’s government bailout, German energy company tells Hydrogen Economist
9 August 2022
Scottish Power plans Felixstowe green hydrogen hub
Utility working with port operator on potential project to supply local and export demand from hub at UK’s busiest container port
8 August 2022
Carlyle and GIC back green ammonia developer Eneus
Capital from global investment firms aimed at developing Scotland-based company’s 14GW project pipeline
5 August 2022
New Fortress Energy agrees electrolyser deal
Company says Inflation Reduction Act set to makes the environment for investment in green hydrogen favourable
5 August 2022
UK awards funding to hydrogen Beccs projects
Government selects 22 organisations to share £5mn of support for demonstration of hydrogen production from bioenergy with carbon capture and storage
4 August 2022
American Airlines invests in Zeroavia
US firm hopes to use developer’s hydrogen-electric engines to power regional flights
3 August 2022
Johnson Matthey and Sinopec agree on technology collaboration
UK company and investment arm of Chinese state oil group to explore cooperation on clean hydrogen and fuel cells
3 August 2022
US act would introduce credits for hydrogen production
Projects making clean hydrogen could get a tax credit of up to $3/kg if bill survives in current form
3 August 2022
Octopus targets first commercial green hydrogen in Q3
Developer takes technology-agnostic approach to electrolysers for planned projects
3 August 2022
Hysata raises $29.5mn in new funding
Australian alkaline electrolyser manufacturer says its capillary-fed electrolysis cell promises reduced capex and opex compared with conventional water electrolysers
2 August 2022
BP evaluates hydrogen shipping options
Not all customers want fuel in the form of ammonia, says CEO Bernard Looney
1 August 2022
Biorefineries boost hydrogen demand
Industrial gases firm Air Liquide says growth of biorefining sector compensating for reduced hydrogen demand in standard refineries
1 August 2022
Newfoundland’s green hydrogen potential causes a stir
Canadian province attracts multiple proposals as developers eye its wind and hydropower resources, energy minister tells Hydrogen Economist
1 August 2022
Hydrogen’s climate benefits in doubt
Research by Environmental Defense Fund warns that hydrogen leakage could contribute to short-term global warming potential
29 July 2022
Shell to develop hydrogen refuelling network in Shanghai
Oil major agrees to form joint venture with local state-owned Shenergy to install up to ten stations by 2027
28 July 2022
Brazil’s Unigel advances green hydrogen project
One of Latin America’s largest chemicals companies has installed 60MW of electrolyser capacity, with first production scheduled for 2023
28 July 2022
BP and Iberdrola in green hydrogen alliance
Companies plan to form joint venture to develop projects across Spain, Portugal and the UK
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