H2 NEWS FEBRUARY 2024

H2 NEWS FEBRUARY 2024

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’ง Green hydrogen, EU funds Puglia Hydrogen Valley.

#Hydrogen #RenewableEnergies #EU.

๐Ÿ’ก The Puglia Green Hydrogen Valley project has been selected for IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) funding of up to 370 million euros. This initiative aims to boost large-scale green hydrogen production in Europe.

๐Ÿš€ The initiative led by Edison, Saipem and Sosteneo aims to establish large-scale green hydrogen production in Europe, including the construction of two plants in Brindisi and Taranto, with a total electrolysis capacity of 160 MW.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3UUsa2H

๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ˆ Spain is considering the future of its energy jewels: adapting regasification plants to hydrogen in a scenario with less gas.

Energy #Regasification #Regasification #Hydrogen

๐Ÿ’ก Spain’s comparative advantage over other EU countries during the energy crisis faces a period of reflection towards a change of model. From 2021, the seven regasification plants spread across Spanish ports made the difference when Russia cut off the flow of natural gas by pipeline and European countries were forced to bring it by ship, from the United States, the main exporter, and also Russia, in second place. No other European country had so much infrastructure to receive this gas – liquefied, converted into liquid – and transfer it in smaller ships to other places or convert it back to a gaseous state, and Spain became one of the main points of entry for gas.

However, plans for this energy to begin to be replaced within a few years by renewable gases such as hydrogen or ammonia will force these plants to adapt to “renewable molecules”. This was indicated a few days ago by the company that manages them, Enagรกs, which is already involved in Germany in a new regasification plant that should be ready in 2027 to be able to treat both gas and green ammonia.

๐Ÿ”„๐ŸŒฑ Source: https://bit.ly/3T7L3xD

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Green hydrogen with seawater and photovoltaic, the renewable bets of the Port of Ferrol.

#GreenHydrogen #RenewableEnergy #PortOfFerrol

๐Ÿ’ก The Port of Ferrol is taking significant steps towards sustainability through the development of projects that have renewable energies as their main focus. Among these projects, the implementation of a green hydrogen project using seawater stands out.

This initiative represents an important step forward in the search for cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions. The integration of various technologies in this project is a clear example of the Port of Ferrol’s commitment to the transition towards a greener energy model.

๐ŸŒŠ The use of seawater as part of the green hydrogen production process is an innovative strategy that offers opportunities to maximise available resources and reduce environmental impact.

๐Ÿค The recent signing of an agreement of intent between the Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao and ArcFox, the Chinese luxury electric car brand, underlines the port’s commitment to the adoption of clean and sustainable technologies.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/4bJQ5rn

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Green hydrogen with seawater and photovoltaic, the renewable bets of the Port of Ferrol.

#GreenHydrogen #RenewableEnergy #PortOfFerrol

๐Ÿ’ก The Port of Ferrol is taking significant steps towards sustainability through the development of projects that have renewable energies as their main focus. Among these projects, the implementation of a green hydrogen project using seawater stands out.

This initiative represents an important step forward in the search for cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions. The integration of various technologies in this project is a clear example of the Port of Ferrol’s commitment to the transition towards a greener energy model.

๐ŸŒŠ The use of seawater as part of the green hydrogen production process is an innovative strategy that offers opportunities to maximise available resources and reduce environmental impact.

๐Ÿค The recent signing of an agreement of intent between the Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao and ArcFox, the Chinese luxury electric car brand, underlines the port’s commitment to the adoption of clean and sustainable technologies.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/4bJQ5rn

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Design hydrogen storage! Central business holding invested 5 billion to establish a subsidiary!

#HydrogenStorage #Innovation #CleanEnergy.

๐Ÿ’ก Significant breakthrough in hydrogen storage! On 25 June 2023, China’s first high-pressure pure hydrogen pipeline test was successfully conducted at the National Pipeline Network Group’s pipeline fracture control test site.

๐Ÿš€ During the test, personnel successfully completed the pipeline hydrogen filling test at 6.3 megapascals and the pipeline blasting test at 9.45 megapascals, meeting all set expectations.

๐Ÿ” This test marks an important milestone, being the first high-pressure in-line test of a non-metallic hydrogen pipeline in China and the first high-pressure pure hydrogen blasting test of a non-metallic pipeline in the country.

๐ŸŒ The test site at the National Pipeline Network Group, the third largest in the world after the UK and Italy, provides important technical support for the future large-scale, low-cost transportation of pure hydrogen in China.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/42Olipk

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง They turn toxic red mud from aluminium production into green steel thanks to renewable hydrogen.

#RenewableHydrogen #GreenSteel #Sustainability.

๐Ÿ’ก Incredible progress towards environmental sustainability! Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Eisenforschung have demonstrated how to turn toxic red sludge, a by-product of aluminium production, into green steel thanks to renewable hydrogen.

Through an innovative process using green hydrogen and electricity, the researchers convert the iron oxide contained in the red sludge into iron using hydrogen plasma in an electric arc furnace. This method makes it possible to produce CO2-free steel in an efficient and economically viable way.

โš™๏ธ With this method, the world’s accumulated 4 billion tonnes of red sludge could potentially be transformed into almost 700 million tonnes of green steel per year, representing one third of global steel production.

๐ŸŒ This breakthrough would not only contribute to a significant reduction in toxic waste from the aluminium industry, but would also help move towards a more circular and sustainable economy.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3I6hZAt

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Big order! Plan to buy 5,000 bottles of hydrogen!

#Hydrogen #RenewableEnergy #Sustainability

๐Ÿ’ก Exciting news in the world of hydrogen! Polaris Hydrogen Energy Network has learned that on February 20, the Kaifeng Power Generation Branch of Henan Electric Power Co., Ltd. of the State Power Investment Group issued an announcement on the long-term hydrogen procurement project tender for 2024. And it plans to buy 5,000 hydrogen cylinders!

๐Ÿš› These hydrogen cylinders, supplied according to a specific use, must meet stringent standards: 40L/bottle, purity โ‰ฅ 99.98%, dew point โ‰ค -50 ยฐC, and pressure โ‰ฅ 13.5MPa.

๐Ÿ“ˆ This massive order reflects the growing interest in hydrogen as a clean and sustainable energy source, and underlines the importance of its role in the transition to a greener future.

๐ŸŒ The acquisition of these hydrogen cylinders represents a significant step towards promoting its use in a variety of applications, from industry to transport, thus boosting the expansion of the hydrogen market globally.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3OVHY17

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Natural hydrogen: according to this study, the world’s reserves are colossal.

#Hydrogen #RenewableEnergy #NaturalResources

๐Ÿ’ก Exciting news in the world of energy! A US Geological Survey report reveals billions of tonnes of natural hydrogen underground, leading geologists to anticipate a possible “gold rush” in the future.

According to the report, estimates suggest the presence of five trillion tonnes of natural hydrogen, an extraordinary amount that could transform the global energy landscape.

Projections of these massive reserves of natural hydrogen open up new possibilities for the production and use of this resource as a clean, renewable source of energy.

๐Ÿ” USGS researcher Geoffrey Ellis shared these findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Denver, underscoring the significant potential of these reserves for the world’s energy future.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3T8bGCL

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง EHM wants to industrialise its 5-stroke hydrogen engine.

#EHM #Hydrogen #RenewableEnergy

๐Ÿ’ก Major breakthrough in the hydrogen sector! The company EHM, based in Chรขteaulin, Finistรจre, aims to industrialise the manufacture of its 265-kilowatt hydrogen-powered 5-stroke engine.

๐Ÿญ Within three years, the company plans to invest โ‚ฌ100 million in a production unit to bring its engine to market, starting with the generator sector.

๐Ÿšš Heavy transport is responsible for a large share of CO2 emissions in Europe, so decarbonisation of this sector is crucial. Converting fleets to cleaner technologies, such as hydrogen, is becoming increasingly imperative. Two major technologies are emerging in this field: electric propulsion using hydrogen fuel cells and direct injection of H2 into combustion engines, the latter being less costly.

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๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Baden-Wรผrttemberg promociona nuevas estaciones de servicio de hidrรณgeno.

#BadenWรผrttemberg #Hidrรณgeno #TransporteSostenible

๐Ÿ’ก ยกNoticias emocionantes desde Baden-Wรผrttemberg! El estado estรก invirtiendo un total de 7,2 millones de euros en la promociรณn de tres estaciones de servicio de hidrรณgeno para camiones.

๐Ÿ’ผ Estas inversiones forman parte del programa “Infraestructura de carga y repostaje de hidrรณgeno para camiones de larga distancia” del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Protecciรณn del Clima y Sector Energรฉtico del estado. Tras la convocatoria de abril de 2023, se seleccionaron cinco proyectos, tres de los cuales recibirรกn financiaciรณn hasta 2026.

๐Ÿš› La construcciรณn de estas estaciones de servicio de hidrรณgeno impulsarรก el desarrollo de la infraestructura necesaria para facilitar el uso de camiones de larga distancia alimentados por hidrรณgeno, promoviendo asรญ el transporte sostenible en la regiรณn.

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๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง White hydrogen, “more than we need underground”.

#Hydrogen #RenewableEnergy #NaturalResources.

๐Ÿ’ก Surprising discoveries in the world of hydrogen! According to a study by the US Geological Survey, there are around 5 trillion tonnes of natural hydrogen stored underground on our planet.

Extracting even a small percentage of this resource could meet global demand for hundreds of years. In 2021, demand was about 94 million tonnes/year and is expected to rise to nearly 180 million tonnes/year by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency’s Net Zero scenario.

These data, reported by the Financial Times, were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Denver. While the accessibility of geological hydrogen may be limited, this staggering figure could have a major impact on the energy world and change future scenarios.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/49ELd56

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Europe’s first green hydrogen auction receives more than 130 bids for 8.5 GW

#GreenHydrogen #European #Auction #RenewableEnergy

๐Ÿ’ก Top news in the green energy sector! The European Hydrogen Bank’s pilot auction has attracted attention with 132 project bids from 17 European countries. This number far exceeds the available budget of โ‚ฌ800 million.

๐Ÿ’ผ At the end of November, Brussels launched the first auction of the European Hydrogen Bank, setting a maximum price of โ‚ฌ4.5/kg. The conditions of the tender were published in September and are financed by the Innovation Fund.

๐Ÿ“ˆ This week it has been confirmed that 132 bids have been submitted for projects located in different European countries in this first pilot tender. The total amount requested for renewable hydrogen production far exceeds the available budget of the Innovation Fund, reaching a total planned electrolyser capacity of 8.5 GW.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/42Qo5P0

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Methanol as a solution for hydrogen storage.

#Methanol #Hydrogen #RenewableEnergy

๐Ÿ’ก Interesting development in the field of renewable energy! Green methanol presents itself as a promising solution for hydrogen storage.

๐Ÿ’ฐ This versatile fuel is produced from green hydrogen by reacting with captured carbon dioxide. It can be used in internal combustion engines and fuel cells, making it ideal for transport.

Green methanol offers a cost advantage and does not require high-pressure storage like hydrogen. Furthermore, it can be distributed using existing infrastructure for fossil hydrocarbons, facilitating its market introduction.

๐ŸŒ In terms of storage, green methanol is an option for storing excess renewable energy in the form of liquid fuel, thus contributing to the transition to a more sustainable future.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/42Jglhq

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ง Iberdrola Boosts Green H2 with an Investment of 9 Billion Euros

#Iberdrola #GreenHydrogen #Decarbonization

๐Ÿ’ก Great news from the green energy sector! Iberdrola has announced its commitment to invest around nine billion euros in the development of green hydrogen projects globally. This initiative is primarily aimed at moving towards decarbonisation and achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.

The company plans to have three gigawatts of green hydrogen capacity installed by 2030, representing an ambitious commitment to clean and sustainable energy. To achieve this goal, they are analysing more than 60 projects in various countries, including Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy, the United States, Brazil, Germany, Australia and Mexico. In addition, they already have two projects in operation.

This strategy reflects Iberdrola’s firm commitment to the transition to a more sustainable future and highlights its role as a leader in the promotion of clean and renewable technologies.

๐ŸŒ Investment in green hydrogen will not only contribute to reducing carbon emissions, but will also drive job creation and promote innovation in the energy sector globally.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3wouSTO

๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง Yamaha Revolutionises Yachting with 400hp Hydrogen V8 Engine

#Yamaha #HydrogenEngine #Boating

๐ŸŒŠ Hello to all boating enthusiasts! Today we bring exciting news of Yamaha’s innovation in the boating world, with the launch of a powerful hydrogen-powered V8 engine.

๐Ÿ”‹ In an effort to achieve carbon neutrality, Yamaha is exploring new technologies such as electric mobility and hydrogen. This V8 engine, unveiled at the recent Miami International Boat Show, is an exciting example of its commitment to sustainability and eco-innovation.

๐Ÿšค With an impressive 400 hp, this engine is a true beast on the water, delivering exceptional performance without compromising the environment. It is an exciting alternative for boating enthusiasts looking for a powerful and environmentally friendly experience.

๐ŸŒฑ Although this engine is initially intended for outboards, its development represents a significant step towards a more sustainable future in the boating industry. Yamaha is leading the way towards cleaner, more environmentally friendly boating.

๐ŸŒŽ With this innovative technology, Yamaha is demonstrating its commitment to environmental preservation and its vision of a future where boating is synonymous with sustainability and environmental responsibility.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3uEtI5Z

๐Ÿš†๐ŸŒฟ Extremadura: Towards Sustainable Mobility with the First Hydrogen Generator for High Speed Trains

#Extremadura #GreenHydrogen #SustainableMobility

๐ŸŒฑ Hello! Today we’ll tell you about Extremadura’s exciting developments in the field of sustainable mobility, with plans to host the world’s first hydrogen plant designed specifically for high-speed trains.

๐Ÿ”‹ Green hydrogen has become an increasingly popular alternative to drive sustainable mobility, and Extremadura is determined to lead this change. The region is working hard to establish the world’s first hydrogen infrastructure for high-speed trains.

๐Ÿš„ This innovative hydrogen plant is expected to be operational by mid-2026, marking a significant milestone in the transition to cleaner and more environmentally friendly transport.

๐Ÿž๏ธ Extremadura is evaluating three possible locations for the hydrogen plant: Expacio Navalmoral de la Mata, Expacio Mรฉrida and the Badajoz Logistics Platform. Whichever site is chosen, this initiative promises to boost the local economy and position Extremadura as a benchmark in the fight against climate change.

๐ŸŒ This exciting project demonstrates Extremadura’s commitment to a more sustainable and green future, where high-speed public transport can operate efficiently and without leaving a footprint on the environment.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/48i2TCl

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ก Koloma: Leading the Clean Fuels Revolution with the backing of Bill Gates.

#Koloma #Hydrogen #CleanEnergies.

๐Ÿš€ Hi! Today we’ll explore the fascinating story of Koloma, a Bill Gates-backed start-up that is leading the drilling wars in search of hydrogen, a clean, renewable energy source.

๐Ÿ’ฐ In its latest round of funding, Koloma raised an impressive $245.7 million, cementing its position as a leader in the developing clean energy field. This achievement has been made possible thanks to the backing of prominent investors such as Khosla Ventures, Amazon and United Airlines.

๐Ÿ›ข๏ธ Koloma stands out for its innovative approach to extracting natural hydrogen from subway reservoirs, a process that promises to be carbon-free and highly efficient. This revolutionary technology has the potential to transform the energy industry and drastically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

๐ŸŒ With the backing of major industry players and total funding in excess of $300 million, Koloma is positioned to lead a new era of clean, sustainable fuels that will help combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3uG8Dby

๐Ÿค๐Ÿ”Œ Pact between Spain and France to boost their light and hydrogen interconnections.

#Interconnections #Energy #Hydrogen.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Spain and France have agreed to strengthen their energy ties by building new electricity connections across the Pyrenees and exploring an underwater corridor to transport green hydrogen between the two countries.

๐Ÿ” The Vice President and Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, has met with French ministers to advance this fundamental agreement. A bilateral commission has been set up to address the technical and financial aspects of these interconnections, demonstrating the strong will of both countries to strengthen their energy cooperation.

๐Ÿค This pact reflects the shared commitment of Spain and France to move towards a more sustainable and collaborative energy future.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3OH1hLD

๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ”‹ Hydrogen stocks 2024: The 15 best for your portfolio.

#Investing #Hydrogen #FinancialMarkets.

๐Ÿ’ผ Hydrogen stocks have been a hot topic in the financial markets in recent years. This guide provides a comprehensive look at hydrogen investments. You will discover how you can invest in this industry, which stocks are the most promising and what factors to consider when doing so.

๐Ÿ” Learn about hydrogen stocks from every angle and take advantage of investment opportunities in this exciting sector.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/4bEcJBk

๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ”‹ Hive processes permits for 800 MW of electrolysis with 1.1 GW solar in Albacete.

#RenewableEnergy #Hydrogen #Albacete.

๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ The British company Hive Energy, with the collaboration of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and Enagรกs, advances in the project to install a hub of up to 9 GW of solar and wind energy and 4 GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030.

๐Ÿž๏ธ The regional government of Castilla-La Mancha has expressed its full support for the HIVE H2 Albamed project for renewable hydrogen production in the province. It plans to install a hub of up to 9 GW of solar and wind power and 4 GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030, with an estimated investment of more than โ‚ฌ10 billion.

๐Ÿ“… During the first half of 2024, permitting and priority project application processing will begin for the second phase of Albamed I, along with the second and third phases of Albamed II. The first phases of Albamed I are located in the Camporroso industrial park.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/42GzVuS

๐Ÿš๐Ÿ’ก Drones will be able to fly much longer: engineers have created a reliable hydrogen “engine”.

Drones #Hydrogen #Technology.

๐Ÿ”‹ Two new design elements have increased the lifespan of hydrogen fuel cells by 1.7 times.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Scientists at Incheon National University (INU, South Korea) and Harvard University (USA) have developed a new material that increases the reliability and durability of hydrogen fuel cells used in unmanned aerial vehicles and cars.

๐Ÿ”ฌ A hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) consists of an anode and cathode separated by a membrane. The hydrogen reacts with a catalyst (platinum applied to the anode) and ejects its electron beyond the atom. The “orphan” electrons are attracted to the anode, becoming an electric current that flows into the motor, driving the mechanisms.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3SVIdM1

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’ง U.S. to allocate $9.5 billion to its green hydrogen strategy.

#US #GreenHydrogen #Investment.

๐Ÿ’ฐ The United States will allocate 9.5 billion dollars to its green hydrogen strategy, announced Lauren Coughlin, commercial attachรฉ of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

๐Ÿญ “This investment will focus mainly on the creation of regional hydrogen plants and electrolysis technology,” she explained during the H2 Hydrogen Expo.

๐Ÿ“ˆ According to the U.S. official, the American Union expects to produce 10 million metric tons per year (mmtm/y) of clean hydrogen by 2030, increasing to 20 mmtm/y by 2040 and reaching 50 tons by 2050.

๐ŸŒ South Korea, meanwhile, expects hydrogen demand to reach 3.9 mmtm by 2030 and 27.9 tons by 2050.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/42DbVIW

๐Ÿ’ก๐ŸŒฑ Unexpected wealth: Albania has discovered huge hydrogen deposits, a clean energy source.

Albania #Hydrogen #CleanEnergy.

๐Ÿ’ง Currently, the main methods of pure hydrogen production are water electrolysis and coke and methane conversion. This is a rather expensive and complicated process. However, at the end of the 19th century, scientists began to discuss the possibility of the existence of almost pure hydrogen in the bowels of our planet.

๐ŸŒ In the late 1980s, the first hydrogen well was discovered. In addition, scientists have found a number of signs of the existence of a large amount of hydrogen in the bowels of the Earth. And most likely, this gas is a source of renewable energy, since it is formed as a result of some processes taking place deep below the surface of the planet.

๐Ÿ” Now, scientists have discovered a huge hydrogen deposit under an old mine in Albania, confirming the above assumptions.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/48hBe4H

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ”ง Wood engineering to coordinate Catalina liquid hydrogen project in Andorra.

Hydrogen #Engineering #RenewableEnergy.

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ”ง The Catalina green hydrogen production project, promoted in Andorra by the Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) consortium together with other partners such as Enagรกs Renovable, through its IK/S Copenhagen Infrastructure Energy Transition Fund, continues to take steps forward.

๐Ÿญ This business corporation has just selected Wood Engineering to take over the supervision and development of this industrial green hydrogen production plant, which will have an initial capacity of 500 MW and an estimated scalability of 2 GW.

๐ŸŒ The plant to be installed in Andorra is to produce enough green hydrogen to satisfy 15% of the current demand for this gas in Spain, which will position our country as a world-class green hydrogen center.

๐Ÿš€ Do you want to know more details? See complete source: https://bit.ly/3SUt1Pl

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’ก Is it worth buying a hydrogen car in 2024: OCU explains its advantages and disadvantages?

hydrogen #cars #cars #consumers.

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’ก Hydrogen cars in Spain for now are a minority. The Organization of Consumers and Users has compared them with other types of cars to see if it’s worth buying one or not.

๐Ÿ” Hydrogen-powered cars are a recent alternative to vehicles with traditional internal combustion engines, which, however, are being rather overshadowed by electric ones. Despite their avant-garde design, in Spain we hardly have hydrogen fuel cell cars on the roads, but it is possible that some users will consider acquiring one in 2024. If so, you will certainly be interested to know what the OCU, the Organization of Consumers and Users, thinks about this particular type of vehicle.

๐Ÿ“‹ Want to know more details, check out the full source!
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๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”‹ Andalusia captures 5,300 million and nearly 18,000 jobs in 23 green hydrogen projects.

#Andalusia #GreenHydrogen #Employment.

๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ”‹ The 23 green hydrogen projects that the Junta de Andalucรญa has identified in the community involve an investment of 5,300 million and the creation of nearly 18,000 jobs. Throughout Spain there are 79 projects in varying degrees of development and processing, which gives an idea of the Andalusian weight, which according to data from the central government not only concentrates almost a third of the initiatives, but also of the public aid mobilized. To the 900 million incentive package announced yesterday by President Pedro Sรกnchez, Andalusian President Juanma Moreno adds another 70 for those who choose the south.

๐Ÿš€ Moreno has informed of these new aids at the inauguration in Huelva of the I National Congress of Green Hydrogen, in which he has insisted on the Andalusian vocation to lead the development of this new source of clean energy in Spain, with the Andalusian Alliance for Green Hydrogen in which 150 institutions and companies participate as the best exponent of this bet in which public and private interests converge.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3HPBVqS

๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง Motorcycles are also betting on hydrogen: the Hydrocycle project promises to become a reality in 2025.

#Hydrogen #Motorcycles #AlternativePropulsion.

๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง There is a lot of talk about the different applications that could accommodate hydrogen as an alternative and emission-free means of propulsion. In automotive, there are already vehicles that employ big H in order to generate electricity to drive the wheels.

๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง There are currently very few fuel cell cars, due to high costs and poor charging infrastructure on the road network. Heavy transport is expected to be a sector where hydrogen will have the greatest potential. But what about two-wheelers: can a fuel cell be installed in a motorcycle?

๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง There are some projects already open in this regard, both those that use hydrogen-powered combustion engines and those that use electric technology powered by hydrogen or fuel cells. The latter case is Hydrocycle, which promises to present a real, working prototype by 2025 through the joint work of German and Czech companies united in the same consortium.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/49rZnX3

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ง Co-firing hydrogen: tackling “the elephant in the room”.

#Hydrogen #Decarbonization #Energy.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ง When talking about co-firing hydrogen, the question is: will we have enough supply and is this the best use of the hydrogen molecule?

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ง Hydrogen, as an alternative fuel for gas turbines, will play a role in decarbonizing traditional power generation, however, industry leaders have raised concerns about whether there is sufficient supply of green hydrogen to sustain this green transformation.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ง “I get into conversations about co-firing hydrogen [and] what comes up almost every time is ‘are we really going to have supply?'”

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ง This was the question posed by Jason Jermark, vice president of Global Services Operations at Siemens Energy, who refers to the hydrogen supply problem as the “elephant in the room.”

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ง Jermark was joined by industry heavyweights Jeffrey Goldmeer, Director of Emerging Technologies – Decarbonization at GE Vernova and Benjamin Thomas, Senior Manager of Hydrogen Production Engineering at Mitsubishi Power Americas for a panel discussion on the future of gas turbine decarbonization.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ง Decarbonization of gas assets with hydrogen and ammonia was the focus of the discussion at POWERGEN International, which took a candid turn to explore some of the headwinds facing the sector.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/3wb0zzX

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ”‹ There will be more hydrogenerators in China than the entire planet in just two years.

hydrogen #China #technology.

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ”‹ 30 cities in the Asian giant could have a total of 1,200 hydrogenerators open, more than there are in the rest of the world.

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ”‹ At a time when electrification is on everyone’s lips, there are those who do not neglect hydrogen. An embryonic technology at the moment despite the fact that several manufacturers have been investing R+D+I in it for years and even some like Honda, Hyundai and Toyota have already marketed, on a low scale, some models (in fact last January a Hyundai Nexo was registered in our country).

The main obstacles for not having yet seen how fuel cell vehicles take off are mainly due to storage, either inside the vehicle itself, in the tanks designed for this purpose, or in the construction of the hydrogenerators themselves. So much so that in Spain, as of today, there are only two public stations and in the whole of the Old Continent the number does not reach 200, a far cry from the more than half a million charging points that are spread throughout Europe. If we open the spectrum a little more, we see that worldwide the number of hydrogenerators does not exceed one thousand. Something that could change starting next year.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/49hPfjS

๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ’ฐ The Government will allocate 900 million euros in aid for 10 green hydrogen projects.

GreenHydrogen #RenewableEnergy #GovernmentAid.

๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ’ฐ Energy generated with renewables has increased by 40%, “doubling the average growth in the EU”. Spain is already the second country in Europe in installed renewable capacity.

๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ’ฐ The Government plans to approve “in the coming weeks” aid in the amount of 900 million euros. As already communicated by the President of the Executive, Pedro Sรกnchez, the objective of this initiative is to finance 10 “large” green hydrogen projects for their participation in the “Major Project of Common European Interest” of this energy vector.

๐Ÿ”— Source: https://bit.ly/49lbHZ8

๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ก The global tide of scientific and technological innovation | “Golden hydrogen”: a new treasure trove of clean fuels.

Innovation #Technology #Hydrogen.

According to the UK’s New Scientist website, explorers around the world are striving to find reserves of “golden hydrogen” (natural hydrogen). The mountains of Oman are at the forefront of the global search for this potentially transformative new fuel. “Golden hydrogen” is a natural, colorless, odorless and environmentally friendly gaseous fuel that produces nothing but water when burned.

๐Ÿ” The search for natural sources of hydrogen was listed as one of the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2023 by Science magazine on December 14 last year. The dream of a hydrogen-powered economy has existed for decades. Using hydrogen in this form will dramatically accelerate the world’s transition to net zero emissions.

๐Ÿ’ง However, almost all of the hydrogen produced globally each year is produced by reacting natural gas with water vapor, a process that releases large amounts of carbon dioxide. While there are cleaner ways to produce hydrogen, these methods currently represent only a small part of the industry.

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๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒฑ Germany approves construction of 10 GW of combined cycle plants on condition of retrofitting to hydrogen by 2035.

Germany #Hydrogen #Energy.

The plan still needs to be evaluated and approved by the European Commission, which has already expressed concerns about the expansion of fossil fuels.

๐Ÿ” Germany has given the green light to one of the largest expansions of combined cycle power plants in Europe. However, this approval comes with the key condition that the projects must be retrofitted with hydrogen between 2035 and 2040, in line with the country’s ambitious environmental targets.

๐Ÿ’ก The decision, reached after protracted negotiations, involves up to 10 gigawatts (GW) spread over four tenders in the short term, which could translate into the construction of between 15 and 20 new facilities.

๐ŸŒ This expansion plan aims to address the growing demand for electricity and ensure a steady supply, especially in the face of intermittent power generation from renewable sources such as solar and wind.

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๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ฐ EUROPE APPROVES โ‚ฌ550 MILLION AID TO ITALY FOR HYDROGEN IN INDUSTRY.

Hydrogen #Industry #StateAid.

In a different scheme from IPCEI, the Commission has accepted an Italian aid scheme to support investments in the use of hydrogen to replace methane and other fossil fuels with renewable hydrogen in industrial processes.

๐Ÿ’ก The scheme in question was authorized under the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework on state aid, adopted by the Commission on March 9, 2023 and amended on November 20, 2023 to support measures in key sectors to accelerate the ecological transition.

๐Ÿ’ผ Under this measure, which will be financed from resources allocated to Italy’s recovery and resilience plan, the aid will take the form of direct grants.

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๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ”‹ Brussels will fund Naturgy and Enagรกs Renovable’s La Robla green hydrogen project!

GreenHydrogen #RenewableEnergy #Innovation.

The renewable hydrogen production plant in La Robla (Leรณn), promoted by Naturgy and Enagรกs Renovable, has been proposed by the European Commission to receive 42 million euros under the Innovation Fund. This program is aimed at the deployment of innovative technologies, processes and products that contribute to the European Union’s decarbonization commitments.

๐Ÿ’ผ This financial backing boosts the development of the project and validates its maturity, giving it a significant competitive advantage.

๐ŸŒ Currently, the European Commission has extended a formal invitation to the promoters to formalize the Grant Agreement, marking the beginning of a collaboration that will not only benefit La Robla but also contribute to the advancement of innovation and technology at national and European level.

๐Ÿ”— Read more: https://bit.ly/3HNVrEh

๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟ EU support for hydrogen investments!

Hydrogen #SustainableInvestments #GreenTransition.

The European Commission has approved a โ‚ฌ550 million state aid package to support investments in the use of hydrogen in industrial processes in Italy. This step is crucial to move towards a net zero emissions economy, in tune with the objectives of the European Green Pact.

๐Ÿ’ผ These grants will be aimed at companies that have submitted projects before the MoSE call deadline of June 30, 2023. These companies will have to adapt their proposals to the requirements established by the European Commission. The aim is to encourage the adoption of hydrogen as a clean and sustainable energy source for industry.

๐Ÿ”— More details: https://bit.ly/3HNOJya

๐ŸŒฟโšก Enagรกs, Canal de Isabel II, Serveo and Redexis lead upcoming green hydrogen plant openings!

GreenHydrogen #SustainableProduction #GreenEmployment.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain is at the forefront of green hydrogen production in Europe, foreseeing the generation of 181,000 jobs linked to green molecules until 2040, which represents 11% of the total employment generated in the European Union and the United Kingdom. This leadership surpasses countries such as the United Kingdom (173,000), Germany (145,000) and France (105,000), according to a report presented by Cepsa and Manpower in Davos.

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ In line with the Hydrogen Roadmap in Spain, it is expected that by 2030 there will be between 100 and 150 hydrogen plants in the country, with an estimated investment of more than 21,000 million euros.

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๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’ผ The women of green hydrogen.

GreenHydrogen #SustainableEmployment #RenewableEnergy #EconomicGrowth.

In the search for sustainable solutions to the climate crisis, green hydrogen has emerged as a promising option in the transition to cleaner energy. A new sector that will generate employment and, according to the study “Green Molecules: the Imminent Revolution in the World of Employment in Europe” by ManpowerGroup and Cepsa, new renewable fuels are expected to create between 1.7 and 2 million jobs in Europe until 2040.

๐ŸŒ Spain will lead this growth, anticipating green hydrogen production and generating 116,000 new jobs in the next decade and 181,000 by 2040. Women will occupy 51% of new jobs in this growth industry, marking a significant milestone for gender equity.

๐Ÿ“ˆ This development will also contribute to Spain’s economic growth, contributing an additional โ‚ฌ15.6 billion by 2040, a 1% increase over 2022 GDP.

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๐ŸŒ Moselle: First Franco-German Hydrogen Transport Network Project to be Presented Soon.

Hydrogen #Transport #FrancoGerman #Project #Energy.

๐Ÿš€ The Ministry for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion describes hydrogen as an “energy carrier” with chemical properties of great energy interest. In Saint-Avold, Moselle, progress is being made on a project called “MozaHyc,” which could connect a hydrogen producer with the German steelmaker SHS via pipelines.

๐Ÿ›ข๏ธ With around 100 kilometers in length, including 70 km on the French side, this project is based on the conversion of old natural gas pipelines, offering an innovative and sustainable solution.

๐Ÿ”— Get more details: https://bit.ly/48USPjL

๐Ÿš€ Enagรกs starts the initial works of the H2Med project!

Enagรกs #H2Med #Hydrogen #infrastructure.

๐ŸŒ Enagรกs has started initial works on H2Med, its ambitious hydrogen infrastructure project. Wood PLC, a leading engineering company, will be in charge of the initial studies for the project, which aims to link the Iberian Peninsula with France to export renewable hydrogen to the center of Europe.

๐Ÿ”ง The initial studies will include project feasibility, environmental impact analysis and cost-benefit assessment. H2Med, also known as BarMar, is an important step in boosting the hydrogen economy in the region.

๐Ÿ‘‰ More information: https://bit.ly/4bjrolk

๐Ÿš—โœˆ๏ธ Air Liquide highlights the role of liquid hydrogen in transportation!

AirLiquide #Hydrogen #SustainableTransportation #Decarbonization.

๐ŸŒ Erwin Penfornis, head of hydrogen at Air Liquide, says decarbonization of transportation is expected to drive hydrogen use by 2035. This could power intensive vehicles such as vans, cabs, trucks, and shipping and air transport.

๐Ÿ’ก Penfornis’ statements come amid the debate over green hydrogen. According to Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, expectations about green hydrogen may be overblown. What are your thoughts on the future of hydrogen in transportation? ๐Ÿ’ฌ
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๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟ Mibgas drives the Hydrogen Market in Spain!

Mibgas #Hydrogen #EnergyMarket #Sustainability.

๐Ÿš€ Mibgas has plans to establish a market for hydrogen in Spain, seeking the active participation of various industry players. The goal is to develop a robust and transparent market for hydrogen in the country.

๐Ÿ’ก Raรบl Yunta, president of Mibgas, announced this initiative during Enagas’ Hydrogen Day. He proposes the creation of a voluntary working group to define the basis of the hydrogen market. He invites stakeholders to join and collaborate in the design of this emerging market.

๐ŸŒ What do you think about boosting the hydrogen market in Spain? ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ”— More details: https://bit.ly/3SGWsTV

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