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19 July 2024
Letter on hydrogen: Reality check
Deepening policy uncertainty threatens to have a chilling effect on the industry as it heads into the second half of a critical year for its development
17 July 2024
Fortescue pushes back green hydrogen targets
Leading developer deprioritises three projects as it restructures to create value for shareholders
16 July 2024
Germany’s dash for hydrogen gathers pace
Federal government and states grant a combined €4.6b to projects across the value chain, despite struggling economy and pressure on public finances
15 July 2024
Mexico’s new president backs hydrogen
The country’s first female leader signals greater support for low-carbon energy, including hydrogen, as part of wider shift in energy policy
11 July 2024
Gulf Energy Information appoints Catherine Watkins as CCO to drive market expansion
Watkins will leverage her financial acumen and strategic insight to lead Gulf’s commercial initiatives across media, events, and market intelligence
9 July 2024
Dorset storage project eyes key role in UK hydrogen network
Salt caverns linked to cluster in southern England could bridge gap between supply and offtake profile
8 July 2024
Cepsa developing €1b e-methanol plant
Plant in Huelva to be one of the largest e-methanol producers in the world, with a capacity of 300,000t/yr
4 July 2024
Power and capital costs inflate LCOH in Netherlands
Green hydrogen costs for projects in the Netherlands estimated to be in a €9.3–15.9/kg range as developers faces higher input prices, according to government-sponsored study
3 July 2024
Letter on hydrogen: Chasing Africa’s green prize
BP has joined the international push to try to unlock North Africa’s potential as a major green hydrogen producer and exporter
2 July 2024
SLB sees hydrogen as anchor to decarbonise industrial sector
Strength of low-carbon hydrogen is in areas that are hard to electrify, with technological breakthroughs and scaling up key to cost reduction
1 July 2024
Regulatory and standardisation hurdles for scalability
Industry experts at Women in Hydrogen 50 panel discussion stress the need for streamlined regulations and clearer guidelines to advance global hydrogen initiatives
24 June 2024
Gulf NOCs feel their ways towards decarbonisation
Saudi Arabia lags the UAE in both standalone carbon capture and its deployment of low-emission hydrogen
24 June 2024
Nepal harnesses hydropower for green hydrogen push
Use of surplus hydropower could see Himalayan country become one of world’s lowest-cost producers
21 June 2024
Italy revives energy hub ambitions via North Africa hydrogen corridor
Hydrogen imports from Africa could offer Italy opportunity to develop into a southern Europe energy hub, a goal it already pursued for natural gas
20 June 2024
NEXTCHEM awarded PDP contract for multi-billion-euro Hail and Ghasha project
MAIRE announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions) will act as technology design integrator to develop the process design package (PDP) for the hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery unit of the Hail and Ghasha gas development project.
19 June 2024
Lhyfe, Deutsche Bahn to use green hydrogen for climate-neutral trains
Lhyfe has built and will operate a green hydrogen production plant for Deutsche Bahn in Tübingen, where DB Energie is testing new technologies for sustainable rail energy supply, including the 'H2goesRail' project.
19 June 2024
Topsoe, ABB and Fluor form alliance on standardised concept for SOEC factory
Topsoe, ABB and Fluor have formed an alliance to design a standardized concept for building Topsoe’s next SOEC factory.
18 June 2024
MOL refines green strategy ahead of major investment
Hungarian refiner aims to build experience of green hydrogen production through deployment of pilot projects ahead of a larger commitment to the sector
18 June 2024
Wartsila’s hydrogen power plant game-changer
World’s first large-scale 100% hydrogen-ready engine power plant aims to balance intermittent renewables
17 June 2024
Letter from London: Hydrogen’s risk allocation puzzle
Finding a way to efficiently share risk between developers, offtakers and financiers is crucial to unlocking investment in green hydrogen projects, according to speakers at the FT Hydrogen Summit in London
14 June 2024
Europe faces reality check on hydrogen ambitions
The growing disparity between hopes for hydrogen and real-world implementation will require re-evaluation of policy support and scope
13 June 2024
Letter on hydrogen: Saudi lights torch as MENA trailblazes
NEOM helps encourage ambitious hydrogen strategies as region looks to decarbonise various sectors to help meet economic diversification targets
12 June 2024
Japan the litmus test for Asian hydrogen
Rising costs and infrastructure hamper competitiveness of low-carbon hydrogen, especially in transport sector, despite much government support
10 June 2024
Cepsa advances biofuel production with new plant
Spanish firm is working with Bio-Oils on €1.2b facility that will boost Europe's renewable fuel capacity, while biomethane will substitute natural gas in low-carbon hydrogen production
7 June 2024
Tunisia secures debut green projects
An EU-backed plan to pipe clean energy from the North African country is starting to attract international investors in green hydrogen production projects
6 June 2024
Japan and Europe join hands to develop global hydrogen market
Regions’ respective trade bodies sign memorandum of understanding to bolster deployment of and trade in hydrogen, underscoring the growing international cooperation in the sector
5 June 2024
Ceres inks contract with Shell for green hydrogen project
The developer continues the second phase of its collaboration with Shell as incentives rise for the development of commercially scalable applications of green hydrogen
4 June 2024
Letter on hydrogen: Europe’s green power predicament
Recent auctions have exposed Europe’s north-south renewables divide, but wind and solar in the Middle East and North Africa will ultimately win out
30 May 2024
Colombia looks to assert green hydrogen dominance
Government backing and vast renewable resources underpin Latin American country’s ambitions to be major exporter
29 May 2024
EU eyes tighter rules in future green auctions
Larger bond payments and shorter startup windows likely as EU looks to build on success of inaugural European Hydrogen Bank auction
23 May 2024
Johnson Matthey reins in hydrogen tech investment as demand cools
Slowdown evident across entire green hydrogen value chain but sector still seen as long-term growth engine, UK-based technology company says
22 May 2024
Leakage threatens hydrogen’s climate potential
High probability that energy vector will under-deliver on its promise unless rapid progress is made on monitoring leakage across supply chain, warns Environmental Defense Fund
17 May 2024
Cepsa developing large-scale green molecule projects in southern Spain this decade
Company’s Positive Motion strategy to be at forefront of the EU’s green hydrogen, e-fuel derivatives and biofuels drive to decarbonise and solve energy trilemma
15 May 2024
Letter from Rotterdam: Ready for take-off?
Huge turnout for Rotterdam trade show masks worrying lack of progress for nascent industry confronting the harsh realities of transition
8 May 2024
EU’s 2040 emission targets raise questions over hydrogen goals
Commission modelling of emission reduction pathway implies undershoot of current hydrogen production and imports targets, according to speakers at a recent Hydrogen Europe event
8 May 2024
Letter on hydrogen: Can cars join the lost highway?
Hydrogen cars may not have much credibility, but the same could have been said about EVs not too long ago
3 May 2024
Oman completes green licensing round
Australia’s Fortescue and France’s EDF Renewables among the successful bidders as second-round auction draws green hydrogen projects worth about $11b
1 May 2024
EU set to miss 2030 electrolyser target by 76%
High costs and uncertainty over offtake agreements are delaying project investment decisions, according to Aurora Energy Research
1 May 2024
Southern and Nordic projects triumph in EU green auctions
Low clearing prices in first European Hydrogen Bank auction reflect fierce competition for green hydrogen subsidies and buyers’ willingness to pay premium
1 May 2024
MHI eyes commercialisation of SOEC technology
Japanese company launches test module at Takasago Hydrogen Park with aim to deploy megawatt-scale demonstration project of electrolyser technology
24 April 2024
China poised for rapid hydrogen demand growth
Demand for energy purposes to outpace feedstock applications by the 2040s as government policies drive consumption, says DNV
24 April 2024
Topsoe plans $400m US production base
Danish firm joins growing list of European electrolyser manufacturers establishing production in US as IRA incentives prove strong draw
19 April 2024
Masdar sets sights on North American hydrogen
UAE renewables developer weighs opportunities to join green hydrogen projects in US and Canada, Andreas Bieringer, director of green hydrogen business development and commercial, tells Hydrogen Economist
17 April 2024
Letter from India: Turning hydrogen hub dreams into reality
Building green hydrogen ports and lower production costs key to becoming global exporter
16 April 2024
EU aims to approve green hydrogen certifiers in Q2
European Commission to provide list of approved certifiers in a move that is expected to help unlock investment in the sector
9 April 2024
Project risks constrain green growth in sub-Saharan Africa
Higher country-level risk and green hydrogen project execution risks are driving up financing costs, according to the Hydrogen Council and McKinsey
4 April 2024
Stanlow offers blueprint for low-carbon refining
EET’s $2.4b plan to decarbonise major refinery in northwest England hits key milestone with CO₂ pipeline approval
3 April 2024
Letter on hydrogen: Innovation crucial to solving green cost conundrum
Policymakers must back development of new electrolyser technologies as well as the scale-up of established designs to bring down stubbornly high costs
28 March 2024
Morocco unveils its green hydrogen offering
Investment landscape is firming up in North African country with potential to become one of the world’s major exporters
22 March 2024
Mabanaft deal paves way for Canada–Germany import corridor
German energy firm and Canada-based Pattern Energy aim to ship green ammonia to Hamburg in latest move to secure imports to Europe’s largest economy
22 March 2024
Vallourec targets on-site hydrogen storage market
French company prepares for commercial launch of underground storage system to be deployed at green hydrogen production and consumption sites
21 March 2024
Letter from Saudi Arabia: Gulf countries well set to be hydrogen leaders
Region has competitive edge in low-carbon hydrogen, but infrastructure and export challenges are key roadblocks to overcome
18 March 2024
India’s green hydrogen revolution taking shape
Major Indian companies are venturing into the sector thanks to government support, but cost and incentive questions persist
13 March 2024
Egypt struggles to mobilise green hydrogen investment
Developers outline provisional plans to invest in multiple projects, but progress to FID remains elusive
13 March 2024
Japan targets Southeast Asia’s hydrogen potential
Government’s decarbonisation drive, deep economic ties and beneficial geography drive investment in the region
8 March 2024
Vietnam sets challenging hydrogen targets
Prime minister approves strategy aimed at ramping up production of green and blue hydrogen by 2030
6 March 2024
Letter on hydrogen: Storage matters
Europe must accelerate the development of large-scale hydrogen storage to ensure reliable supplies as demand for the energy vector grows
1 March 2024
Letter from the UK: A positive legacy for OPEC?
Oil producer group could spearhead the shift to cleaner energy in member countries and be part of transition solution
29 February 2024
Letter from London: Just do the transition
Deployment of clean energy technology is gathering pace, but the transition is way behind where it needs to be
28 February 2024
Engie urges caution on pace of hydrogen deployment
Applications in hard-to-abate industries will take longer than previously expected to develop, warns CEO
21 February 2024
EU plans second green hydrogen auction by year-end
European Commission encouraged by high demand for production subsidies offered through first pilot of European Hydrogen Bank auction
19 February 2024
UAE makes inroads in target markets
Emirati firm’s latest hydrogen deals include South Korean production and northern European supply
14 February 2024
H2 Green Steel banks 30% premium
Hydrogen-based steelmaker on track to scale-up production at first large-scale plant in northern Sweden
12 February 2024
North and South America draw up maps for hydrogen future
US and Canada are planning major hydrogen investments, while Central and South American countries face challenges in realising their significant potential
12 February 2024
World Hydrogen 2024 returns to Rotterdam
Summit and exhibition, 13–15 May, promises its most impactful event yet
9 February 2024
Western Europe has strong lead in global hydrogen projects
The region has a far higher market share than any other and is continuing to invest heavily in hydrogen capacity and infrastructure
7 February 2024
Africa aims high on hydrogen
The continent is looking to significantly boost its production of the fuel for both export and domestic consumption
6 February 2024
Middle East’s hydrogen ambitions need big investment
The region’s superfluity of renewable energy resources mean it has great potential as a hydrogen developer, but it will come at no small cost
6 February 2024
Germany to tender for hydrogen-ready power plants
Gas-fired facilities will be required to switch to 100% hydrogen by 2040, government says in new strategy for country’s power system
5 February 2024
Australia leads the way in Asia-Pacific hydrogen
The country is at the forefront of the region’s hydrogen race, but Asia’s other major economies have big plans of their own
5 February 2024
Ammonia demand seen pivoting to energy
Power generation and maritime sector offtake expected to eclipse fertiliser industry demand by 2040, according to producers
2 February 2024
Hydrogen set for major role in transition
Massive investment in renewable energy and electrolyser capacity will be needed if countries are to reach their ambitious net-zero goals
31 January 2024
Letter on hydrogen: In for the long haul
New initiatives to secure supplies and build out refuelling networks signal growing confidence in hydrogen-powered trucking in Europe
29 January 2024
Mitsubishi eyes ammonia power growth in Europe
Turbine manufacturer lines up more ammonia conversions at European gas-fired power plants
22 January 2024
Outlook 2024: Latin America will continue to be a place of innovation
The region is well placed to lead on the energy transition, embracing oil and gas as a transition fuel
17 January 2024
Outlook 2024: How digitalisation can help enable the hydrogen economy
The time for us to act on hydrogen technology is now, and if we hope to achieve success, digitalisation will play a critical role in those efforts
17 January 2024
Johnson Matthey sees clean fuel tech ‘hypergrowth’
Demand for technology and components deployed in the SAF and blue hydrogen sectors is booming, UK-based company tells Hydrogen Economist
16 January 2024
Outlook 2024: EU hydrogen and sustainable fuel policies
Shaping the framework of a key market
15 January 2024
Outlook 2024: Prime factors around global biofuel growth
Biofuels are addressing the energy trilemma through sustainability and security, but affordability remains a challenge
12 January 2024
IEA cuts growth forecasts for hydrogen-linked renewables
Deployment of solar and wind to power electrolysers seen slowing as green hydrogen projects struggle to reach FID
11 January 2024
Egypt’s green hydrogen sector hits legislative milestone
Parliament passes new law designed to incentivise developers to firm up investment commitments
10 January 2024
8 Rivers ‘game-changing’ hydrogen tech makes commercial debut
US company to deploy 8RH2 methane-based production process at large-scale ammonia facility in Texas
10 January 2024
Equinor and Linde to develop Dutch blue hydrogen project
Facility at Eemshaven will reform Norwegian gas and supply industrial consumers via Dutch and German pipeline networks
9 January 2024
Outlook 2024: Regulatory convergence of the IRA and international subsidiary models
The EU and Japan are developing regulations to counterbalance the US’ perceived protectionist strategies
9 January 2024
Oil and gas now has green licence
The hydrocarbons industry must start to deliver in 2024 on the quiet approvals granted at last year’s COP, which was also dubbed ‘Conference of the Petrostates’
9 January 2024
EU bets on Africa as hydrogen powerhouse
Renewables-rich continent has vast potential as supplier to the EU and other regions, but project developers face multiple challenges
8 January 2024
Outlook 2024: Progress with growing pains – Developing a global hydrogen ecosystem
A competitive pricing structure, collaboration between public and private sectors and supportive policies all required to justify hydrogen development
3 January 2024
Letter on hydrogen: IRA’s reality check
Proposed regulation of production tax credits exhibits many of the complexities and tight definitions contained in EU’s green hydrogen framework
2 January 2024
Investors flock to Oman summit
The sultanate’s potential to become a major green hydrogen player gains recognition among international investors
2 January 2024
Outlook 2024: Crunch time for hydrogen
The nascent low-carbon hydrogen sector needs 2024 to be a breakthrough year if it is to get within striking distance of the production targets set by policymakers
22 December 2023
Outlook 2024: Changes and trends in the offshore energy sector
Wind among emerging technologies developing offshore
19 December 2023
Hydrogen sector must build on COP28 progress
Strong international definition of hydrogen as well as certification of transport and infra-structure safety standards are vital for the development of a global market
14 December 2023
UK green projects secure up to £2b in subsidies
Country’s first allocation round awards electrolytic hydrogen projects attractive gas-linked strike prices, but total capacity falls short of government’s ambition
14 December 2023
Outlook 2024: Competing priorities for green industrial policy
Three overarching policy goals can be seen to achieve decarbonisation
13 December 2023
COP28 deal backs global hydrogen scale-up
Agreement calls for acceleration of hydrogen production and other low-carbon technologies as global emissions trajectory falters
13 December 2023
Atlantic Canada eyes exports as green push gathers pace
Supportive government and exceptional wind power potential position region for success in green hydrogen market
12 December 2023
COP28 brings flurry of UAE hydrogen deal-making
Deals announced by Abu Dhabi clean energy developer Masdar are strongly focused on developing hydrogen supplies to Europe
11 December 2023
Outlook 2024: Oman – Taking a leading role in the global energy transition
Oman offers an attractive destination for investment in the energy transition
8 December 2023
ExxonMobil charts own course on transition
The US oil major is leveraging its skillset to develop a low-carbon portfolio spanning CCS and blue hydrogen to lithium for EV batteries
7 December 2023
Outlook 2024: NEOM Green Hydrogen Project: A blueprint for the future?
Significant potential for green hydrogen across the Middle East
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