H2 News June 2023

H2 News June 2023

🌐 The #pharmaceutical #distributor #Novaltia will install #energy #storage with #hydrogen #fuel cell and 1.5 MW #photovoltaic:

Novaltia’s new pharmaceutical distribution centre, in the Puerta Norte industrial estate in Zaragoza, will have an energy storage system with a hydrogen fuel cell and 1.5 MW of photovoltaic production, as part of an innovation and sustainability plan that has been declared of Regional Interest by the Government Council of Aragon.

Novaltia has estimated the project’s investment at 25 million euros, 10 million of which will be spent on civil works and installations, and the other 15 million on the robotisation of the warehouse.

The works, which will begin next September, will also allow the creation of 33 new direct jobs in addition to the 90 existing ones. In addition, it is estimated that 219 indirect jobs will be created in the coming months… https://bit.ly/3qk8sjs

📰 Expected to produce 123 #tonnes of #green #hydrogen per year! First set of #projects for #hydrogen #production #alkaline #water #hydrogen #production #of #green #energy #megawatt level of #Sinopec is launched:

On 28 May, the photovoltaic power generation electrolysis water hydrogen production demonstration project of Sinopec’s Shengli oil field petrochemical general plant was carried out, and it was announced that the first megawatt-level green energy alkaline water hydrogen production project in Dongying City, Shandong province, was officially put into operation, marking the victory The oil field and the “green hydrogen” production and supply industry in Dongying city have not made significant progress.

This project is Sinopec’s first megawatt-scale green energy alkaline water hydrogen production complex. It uses the green energy generated by the petrochemical complex’s 6-megawatt distributed photovoltaic power generation project as a clean energy source to produce alkaline hydrogen in the petrochemical industry. Complex A set of hydrogen production device using electrolysed water and a back-up energy storage device to ensure smooth operation during the day. The hydrogen product pipeline is transported to the hydrogen pipeline network of the overall petrochemical plant, and a new hydrogen refuelling area is constructed to meet the demand for external hydrogen refuelling supply to hydrogen refuelling stations… https://bit.ly/45CufmB

🛳 A #hydrogen #boat #on #the #Burgundy #Channel #France:

This spring 2023, if you stroll along the banks of the Burgundy canal in the southern Côte d’Or or Saône et Loire, you might see a rather special hydrogen-powered boat.

The “William Grove” is France’s first unlicensed hydrogen-powered boat, which has been cruising the canals of southern Burgundy since this spring. It is a model that walks its silhouette on the waters of the Saône-et-Loire, from Digoin. The “William Grove”, available for charter, can accommodate 2 to 12 passengers. Equipped with a fuel cell, the “William Grove” takes its crew on a full day’s sailing to discover the canals of the Saône-et-Loire… https://bit.ly/3MRcuYd

🔬 Third-generation #electrolysers are developed for #green #hydrogen #production:

Large-scale production of green hydrogen, crucial for the energy transition, requires a completely new type of electrolyser with higher efficiency, lower cost and a circular design. The “Third Generation Electrolysers” project will develop the necessary equipment for electrolysis, splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen and using solar and wind energy. The project started in May 2023 and will run for five years.

Current projects focus more on scaling up current generation electrolyser technology into the first large-scale hydrogen plants >100 MW. Led by #TNO, a consortium of #technical universities and private sector companies will spend the next few years devising and developing a radical new electrolyser design.

Currently, TNO is already working with Dutch parties in the HyScaling project on better performing, more efficient and cheaper second-generation electrolysers (PEM and alkaline technologies) with virtually the same design.

Moreover, for the design of the new generation of electrolysers, TNO is pre-developing Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (sALD) technology, a method for applying ultra-thin layers of functional materials to large surfaces… https://bit.ly/3oQaTKf

🔬 How the #KRISS maximises the #efficiency of #green #hydrogen:

The #Korea Research Institute of #Standards and Science (KRISS) recently presented a breakthrough in the field of green hydrogen: the key to cleaner, more efficient energy. They developed an innovative method to increase the durability and efficiency of the photoanode, a key element in hydrogen production through artificial photosynthesis.

Reputed as a clean and efficient energy source, hydrogen is often controversial because its production currently relies mostly on fossil fuels, known as ‘grey’, which generate greenhouse gases. KRISS is working to enter the era of “green”, carbon-free hydrogen using a renewable production method.

This process is based on photoelectrochemical water splitting, a phenomenon in which a photoanode immersed in an electrolyte absorbs sunlight and converts water into hydrogen and oxygen. However, direct contact of the photoanode with the electrolyte can lead to surface corrosion… https://bit.ly/43Gr7nZ

📆 #Poznań hosted the 2nd #Central #European #Hydrogen #Technology #Forum:

On 16-17 May, Poznań became the meeting point for experts and decision-makers related to the hydrogen market during the 2nd Central European Hydrogen Technology Forum H2POLAND. The event focused on the future of hydrogen technologies, which play a key role in achieving Europe’s energy independence.

The forum, which was held at the Congress Centre in Poznań, brought together numerous international authorities in the field of renewable energy sources. The event’s programme included several dozen discussions and conferences, including workshops organised by the Ministry of Climate and Environment, on the strategy for the development of hydrogen valleys in Poland.

One of the highlights of the event was the signing of the agreement of the 3 Seas Hydrogen Council, aimed at fostering cooperation between the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States in the field of hydrogen technologies and renewable energy sources in Poland. https://bit.ly/3oNDcZU

🛳 #H2 #Barge 1′, the first #cargo #carrier powered by #hydrogen:

Nike expects the ‘H₂ Barge 1’ to reduce #CO2 #emissions by 2,000 tonnes per year.

In its commitment to sustainability and in response to its pledge to take action to help create a better world for all athletes, Nike has unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered freighter, the “H₂ Barge 1”.

The “H₂ Barge 1” is the world’s first hydrogen-powered inland vessel. To create it, Nike retrofitted the original diesel freighter to replace its combustion engine with hydrogen technology, a system that has zero carbon dioxide emissions.

The only substance it emits is moist air and clean water. By using fuel cells and green hydrogen in the “H₂ Barge 1”, Nike expects a reduction of 2,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. In addition, the boat is much quieter than a traditional diesel boat and uses less energy due to hull vibrations and… https://bit.ly/43q2R9R

⏯ (5:00′) Green hydrogen from sugar cane:

The Brazilian coastline is a potential source for the production of green hydrogen, considered the fuel of the future. In mid-2022, work began on what will be the world’s largest factory. More and more investors are betting on this sector in Latin America’s largest country… https://bit.ly/3oOPdOB

💲 The #Government gives 100 million in #aid to #electrolyser projects to produce #renewable #hydrogen:

The Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge has granted 100 million euros in aid to innovative projects of large electrolysers for the production of renewable hydrogen, whose final resolution has published this Monday.

According to the Ministry, the programme is included in the Strategic Project for the Reconstruction and Economic Transformation of Renewable Energies, Renewable Hydrogen and Storage (Perte Erha).

This project seeks to promote the development of electrolysis demonstrators and initiatives for the real integration of high-capacity electrolysers in industrial environments… https://bit.ly/3NgcjHw

🚘 #Hydrogen #car: #Ligier enters the race with the JS2 #RH2:

Developed with #Bosch Engineering and equipped with a hydrogen combustion engine, the Ligier JS2 RH2 RH2 RH2 was unveiled to mark the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

While GCK this week unveiled the Foenix H2, its first hydrogen-powered GT, Ligier is taking advantage of the centenary of the legendary endurance race to unveil the JS2 RH2 RH2, its first hydrogen-powered car.

Hydrogen combustion engine
Developed on the basis of the thermal version, this JS2 RH2 has been developed with Bosch’s engineering teams. Like the Toyota Corolla H2, it is powered by a hydrogen combustion engine, a V6 Turbo capable of developing up to 420 kW (570 hp) of power at 7,000 rpm. Maximum torque is 650 Nm and top speed exceeds… https://bit.ly/42AYx6B

📰 The #Andalusian #Green #Hydrogen #Alliance starts with the creation of six #workinggroups.

The Andalusian Green Hydrogen Alliance has agreed to create six working groups to address a map of the capabilities of the value chain of this energy vector of the future, the regulatory development in the facilities that produce or store it, the necessary financing mechanisms or the promotion of green hydrogen centres in the Campo de Gibraltar, as well as Huelva and Almeria.
The Campo de Gibraltar will be one of the main points of reference in these working groups, as the president of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, stated on 29 March during the act of constitution of this alliance.
The Regional Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines has hosted this week the constitution and first meeting of the Participation Commission of the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Alliance, an initiative promoted by the Regional Government of Andalusia to promote an industrial ecosystem around renewable hydrogen in Andalusia, after the start of the work of the Planning and Monitoring Commission last month…. https://bit.ly/3NmxF5S


The French #energy #company #France has announced the discovery of significant reserves of natural hydrogen in the Lorraine mining basin. Estimates put the figure at 46 billion tonnes, or half of the world’s current annual hydrogen production.This could be a turning point in the French hydrogen sector. A few weeks ago, the company La Française de l’Energie (FDE), which produces energy with a negative carbon footprint, announced an exceptional discovery: researchers from the CNRS in Lorraine found large quantities of white hydrogen in the cellars of the mining basin around the Folschviller axis (Moselle).

The latter is the subject of a drilling programme as part of the Regalor research project (REssources GAzières de LORraines) launched four years ago by scientists from the University of Lorraine and the CNRS with the support of EDF.

Invited to the set of BFM Business this Friday morning, Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Favre explained what this particular form of hydrogen consists of: “White hydrogen is the natural, native hydrogen, the green or grey hydrogen that we produce and which is the hydrogen used in large quantities today, white hydrogen is somewhere on the planet and there is plenty available. It’s usable as it is, it’s possible that it’s the… https://bit.ly/3N20O4P

🚘 #Toyota GR #H2 Concept, the #hydrogen #prototype that looks to Le Mans:

ACO and FIA sketched a few weeks ago a future for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship that had hydrogen as the fuel of the future, first in 2026 for its own category and then in 2030 as the main category. Toyota wants to be on that horizon.

Since Pierre Fillon was recently present at the 24 Hours of Fuji to give the news that the ACO was beginning to look to a hydrogen-oriented future, with the creation of its own category for 2026 and with the possibility that vehicles with this type of propulsion technology (both thermal engines and fuel cells) could form part of the absolute category as early as 2030, and even be 100% of the class.

Until now, the Mission H24 with LMP3 chassis and fuel cell had been the main protagonist of hydrogen development over the last few years, now a giant step forward has been taken after confirming the first of the manufacturers that hope to compete in 2026 in this category. It was time to start showing the cards, so taking advantage of the fact that Friday is a day of no activity for the competitors, it was decided to present the… https://bit.ly/3Ck2Fgq

🌐 #CapitalEnergy allies with #Lhyfe in #offshore #wind linked to #hydrogen.

With the French partner it will build H2O plants for #offshore complexes.

Capital Energy and the French group Lhyfe have formalised an alliance to extend green hydrogen in the offshore wind sector, specifically in some of the offshore complexes that the Spanish group has designed in the waters off the Iberian Peninsula.

The formula agreed by both partners is the installation of green H20 production centres in the aforementioned offshore wind farms. The energy obtained by the turbines can be evacuated to the onshore grid through the substation on duty or diverted for the production of hydrogen based on electricity generated by a 100% renewable route.

This approach avoids congestion in the grid “traffic” to which the energy from offshore wind turbines is fed. It would be another alternative for evacuation and for the production of green H2O, an energy trend that is on the agenda of almost all countries to achieve real sustainability in the fight against climate change… https://bit.ly/3NnTEJB

🌐 How soon will 50,000 tonnes of #hydrogen flow through #Saarland every year?

Energy provider #Creos Germany in #Homburg is already moving ahead with the planning of a regional hydrogen supply system. The steel industry will be the first customer. Hydrogen should be available in large quantities from 2027.

Saarland is setting the course for the biggest changes in industry ever to take place in this region. While the steel industry is pressing ahead with green steel production with an ambitious timetable up to 2027, important prerequisites are being created elsewhere. Because the whole project is unthinkable without the use of large amounts of hydrogen, which is produced without fossil energy, so that the processes remain fossil-free. https://bit.ly/3Nqra2b

📰 From which countries #Germany could import #hydrogen:

Hydrogen is considered a key #energy vector. However, not even half of the substance that will be needed in the future will be produced in Germany. Instead, hydrogen will be imported, from #Africa or #NorthAmerica, for example.

Germany already has a hydrogen agreement with Canada, and gas could also be supplied from southern Europe in the future.

Projects are also being initiated in African countries, for example in Namibia. The country offers a lot of potential for renewable energies due to strong winds and lots of sunshine.

Germany is also in talks with a number of Arab and South-Eastern European countries…. https://bit.ly/43UB0i1

💲Three #Andalusian #projects receive 45 million for the production of #green #hydrogen:

A total of three Andalusian projects have been selected in the call for Line 3 of the #H2 Value Chain Programme resolved by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco), for which they will receive a total of 45 million, at a rate of 15 million per initiative, for the development of innovative projects of large electrolysers for the production of renewable hydrogen…. https://bit.ly/3qEZzRT

📰 #MINEM organised #training course on #green #hydrogen and its regulation in #Peru:

The #Ministry of #Energy and #Mines (MINEM) developed the Training Course on Green Hydrogen and its Regulation in Peru, with the support of the German development cooperation, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, through the measure “Analysis of the conditions of the regulatory and political framework in Peru for the production of green hydrogen”.

During the closing ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Electricity, Jaime Luyo, said that this academic event was held with the aim of generating knowledge about the technologies used in the production, storage, transport, distribution and end use of green hydrogen, as well as the regulations that facilitate its scaling up and… https://bit.ly/3X6keKQ

🌐 The #Zhongrong Technology’s #10,000 Nm³/h #coke-to #hydrogen fuel #tail gas project was put into operation:

On 12 June, Zhongrong Technology’s 10,000 Nm³/h #coke-to #hydrogen #fuel #tail gas project of #Zhongrong Technology was put into operation in Qian’an, Hebei.

The total investment of the project is 117.56 million yuan. It was selected as a key construction project in Hebei Province and a strategic emerging industrialisation project in Hebei Province. Construction will start in April 2022. It has the world’s largest hydrogen to battery fuel production line. country and mainly builds advanced fuel cells. Two sets of hydrogen production devices are used and 8 independent intellectual property rights are transformed. After reaching the capacity, the annual production of hydrogen for fuel cells will be 7,200 tons, which can satisfy the use of 700 heavy fuel cell trucks and other fuel cell vehicles every day. Once the project is completed and put into operation, it will provide a strong guarantee for the hydrogen energy demand of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei fuel cell vehicle city demonstration group, and can achieve an annual output value of 216 million yuan and a profit and tax of 40.76 million yuan…. https://bit.ly/3P7oU0K

💲 #Japan #will #invest $107 billion in #hydrogen supply over 15 years:

Japan plans to invest 15 trillion #yen ($107.5 billion) over the next 15 years to develop the country’s hydrogen industry, the government said on 6 June, in an effort to accelerate efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy using natural gas.

Around the world, countries are rushing to develop hydrogen as a means to reduce emissions in some of the most difficult industries to decarbonise, such as steel production and chemical manufacturing, but also because of its potential use in the clean energy sector.

Japan, which first published its Hydrogen Core Strategy in 2017, on Tuesday announced a revised target to increase hydrogen supply to 12 million tonnes a year by 2040.

The original plan called for Japan’s hydrogen supply to increase from 2 million tonnes per year now to 3 million tonnes by… https://bit.ly/3quX9VF

The first #green #hydrogen #bus is already running in #Palma:

The #vehicle, eighteen metres long and with a capacity for 140 people, will cover among others lines 4 direction Illetas and 35 destination #Aquárium.

The first green hydrogen bus of the #EMT is already running in the centre of Palma. This was announced this morning by the acting mayor, José Hila, together with the councillor for Sustainable Mobility Francesc Dalmau and the manager of EMT Palma, Mateu Marcús. “Palma becomes the first city in Spain to have an eighteen-metre articulated hydrogen bus on the streets. These days we will have it in tests to see if it works well and from here our idea is to incorporate more buses with this type of energy” said Hila…. https://bit.ly/43Z3EyH

📰 #Huelva will have the main #green #hydrogen #factory in #Europe:

This has been announced by the chairman of #Iberdrola, It will produce up to 100,000 tonnes of #green #ammonia to be transported to the port of #Rotterdam and converted back into hydrogen for subsequent distribution.

The chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, has announced the construction in Huelva of a “large green hydrogen plant” of 800 megawatts, which will be the largest in Europe and will produce up to 100,000 tonnes of green ammonia to be transported to the port of Rotterdam and converted back into hydrogen for subsequent distribution.

Galán made the announcement on Tuesday during a visit by the King of the Netherlands, William Alexander, accompanied by the Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, Robert Jetten, to the green hydrogen plant in Puertollano (Ciudad Real).

The Puertollano plant, which currently has a 20-megawatt electrolyser, is the “largest in Europe”, with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year, and a… https://bit.ly/3qJR9Zu

📰 A #Deloitte study sees huge opportunities for North #Africa in building a #hydrogen value chain. But other regions are also benefiting from the hydrogen boom.

In the coming years and decades, Berlin Europe will only be able to cover part of its hydrogen needs with its own production. For countries like Morocco, Tunisia or Algeria, this opens up great opportunities. But Europeans must work to build a pipeline infrastructure from North Africa to Europe, to the benefit of both sides. This is one of the central findings of an as yet unpublished Deloitte study available to Handelsblatt.

According to Bernhard Lorentz, global head of climate and sustainability at Deloitte, a hydrogen pipeline from North Africa to Europe would be a game changer. The infrastructure would give a huge boost to the development of a hydrogen value chain, he told Handelsblatt. “Such a lighthouse project would have enormous appeal, it would be of great interest to Germany and also to the EU. The geostrategic signal that would emanate from this cannot be overestimated,” Lorentz added. “My impression is that the federal government has… https://bit.ly/43CBpWN


The Regional Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Rosa Ana Rodríguez, and the Regional Minister of Sustainable Development, José Luis Escudero, today accompanied King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on his visit to the facilities of the National Hydrogen Centre (CNH2) located in Puertollano, where a collaboration protocol was signed between representatives of the organisation ‘TNO Innovation for life’ and the Delft University of Technology, both from this country, with those responsible for this centre.

Both councillors stressed that the presence of the King of the Netherlands at the CNH “further expands the international dimension of this centre”, which is managed by the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha and the Ministry of Science and which, since its creation in 2007, has been promoting the development of alternative energies based on hydrogen and fuel cells.

The two representatives of the Government of García-Page have highlighted the importance that renewable hydrogen is acquiring within the energy transition that the regional Executive is accelerating in the Community, thanks to its leading position in Spain in the field of renewable energy generation through different technologies, especially solar and wind power.

They also stressed that both talent and business confidence have contributed to the fact that the main companies in the sector are setting up in Castilla-La Mancha and developing important projects such as the first industrial renewable hydrogen production plant in Europe, which is located in Puertollano, or what is going to be the first electrolyser factory in Spain, which is being built in… https://bit.ly/3PbOqCm

📰 #hydrogen #production is mastered at the #Kola #nuclear power plant in an environmentally friendly way:

June marks the 50th anniversary of the #Murmansk region’s main energy enterprise, the #Kola #nuclear power plant. The first in the Arctic Circle, it continues to surprise with innovations even today. In the anniversary year, they are mastering hydrogen production in an environmentally friendly way and are going to build a data processing centre. Half a century beats the atomic heart. The Kola nuclear power plant and its four reactors produce more than half of all electricity in the Murmansk region. More than 10 billion kilowatt-hours per year, and this is really a lot. To replace the energy from at least one reactor, for example, with a conventional thermal power plant, you literally need to burn 40 tanks of fuel oil or 60 wagons of coal in… https://bit.ly/3PoNnia

🔬 The #Irkutsk Region, En+ and #Russian #Hydrogen will establish the Federal Centre of #Chemistry in #Usolye-Sibirskoye:

Russian energy and metallurgical holding En+, the world’s leading producer of low-carbon aluminium and renewable electricity, signed at SPIEF-2023 an agreement with the government of the Irkutsk Region and Russian Hydrogen on cooperation in the field of socio-economic development. of the region, including the project of the Federal Chemistry Centre in Usolye-Sibirsky.

The document was signed by En+ COO Mikhail Khardikov, Irkutsk Region Governor Igor Kobzev and Russian Hydrogen CEO Eduard Malikovich.

According to the agreement, the parties will cooperate on the establishment of the Federal Chemical Centre in Usolye-Sibirsky, as well as on other joint projects for the development of the chemical industry in the Irkutsk region. Along with this, considerable attention will be paid to attracting investments to the region and improving the… https://bit.ly/3CyzOVZ

🌐 The #Danish company #CIP and #Enagás #Renovable team up to invest more than 1.8 billion to produce #green #hydrogen in #Teruel:

The Danish company Copenhagen Insfraestructure Partners (CIP), together with other partners such as Enagás, will start up a green hydrogen production plant in Andorra, in Teruel, with an investment of 1,847 million euros and the generation of 1,024 jobs during its construction phase. In operation, there will be 396 jobs.
This project, called Catalina, includes both the construction and operation of this plant in this town in Teruel, an innovation centre for research and development of electrolysis technology and another centre, but for training, for the operation of renewable energy plants and for the production of green hydrogen.
The initiative has been declared of regional interest and of general interest by the Government Council in order to reduce processing and execution times, and is expected to be carried out as a Plan of General Interest of Aragon (PIGA). Construction of the hydrogen plant is expected to begin in March 2025, and it is expected to be operational by the end of the year. https://bit.ly/3pcXrQH

🔬 #sodium #bicarbonate can #store #hydrogen, the latest news:

Nowadays we often talk about renewable #energy sources due to increasingly pressing climate change. Indeed, fossil fuels are no longer a valid option given the high rate of pollution they cause, making the search for alternative solutions to tackle this climate crisis all the more urgent.

Clean hydrogen is an increasingly promising resource in the field of sustainable energy. Recently, a surprising discovery has caught the attention of experts: sodium bicarbonate can be used to store hydrogen efficiently.

This new technology could open up new perspectives in the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source. Therefore, in this article we will explore the details of this ground-breaking discovery and its possible implications for the future of sustainable energy… https://bit.ly/43NsPV3

🌐 The #Pamesa Group starts using #hydrogen-based #fuel:

Pamesa Group has become the first #ceramics company worldwide, as highlighted in a statement, to use a hydrogen-based fuel to replace natural gas in its production process. It has done so thanks to a partnership with the company eCombustible Energy, which has developed a fuel completely free of carbon emissions. Now, the Castellón-based group plans to implement hydrogen in all its operations.

The pilot plant for this project is located at the Arcillas Atomizadas facilities in Onda, as atomisation plants are even more intensive in gas consumption than the tile factories themselves. According to Pamesa’s press release, green hydrogen is a new fuel that is generated through an improved electrolysis process with significantly higher production efficiency than any other electrolysis technology… https://bit.ly/43JPMsr

📰 Why the #Italy and #Germany #hydrogen deal is important:

Italy and Germany join forces on the #SouthH2 Corridor #project, a pipeline for transporting green hydrogen from North Africa to Italy, Austria and Germany. All the details.

The visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Rome to meet with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has highlighted the agreement between the two countries on a project that is already well known but little covered in the news. This is the SoutH2 Corridor project, a 3,300 km pipeline linking North Africa to the European continent for the transport of hydrogen produced in North Africa, passing through Italy, Austria and Germany.

In fact, the pipeline operators of these three countries are the major players in the initiative, which should be ready by 2030. The Italian part consists of 2,300 km of network. Most of it is an existing network (73%), which will also be adapted to transport hydrogen. On the other hand, 27% will be new pipelines, ready to transport both gas and hydrogen, with a branch that will also allow exports to Switzerland. In Austria, the project will be managed by TAG and Gas Connect, which will provide bi-directional border transport to Slovakia and Germany. Finally, Bayernets will operate the last 300 km section in Germany, for companies in the Bavarian chemical triangle and the Ingolstadt region. Sea Corridor is also part of the consortium of… https://bit.ly/3qLJ46p

📰 Spain is filling up with #electrolysers, the key #technology for #green #hydrogen:

These devices, which treat water with green energy, will help #H2 to power #transport and #industry.

In just a few months, there is not a single citizen who has not heard of green hydrogen. This technology has crept in every time energy transition plans come out. Beyond solar photovoltaic, wind or hydro. Now it is also the turn of a technology that we are gradually discovering where it will be; at what time; and what it will be used for in the future.

Europe wants to install around 40 gigawatts (gw) of electrolysers by 2030: this is the system that generates hydrogen. Spain plans to develop 10% of this amount. In fact, just a week ago, the Ministry of Ecological Transition granted 100 million euros in aid to innovative projects for large electrolysers. This programme is included in the PERTE ERHA (renewables and green hydrogen) and seeks to promote both the development of electrolysis demonstrators and initiatives for the real integration of large-capacity electrolysers in environments… https://bit.ly/3NgHS2n

⛽ #HysetCo opens #Europe’s largest #hydrogen #station on the doorstep of #Paris:

Europe’s largest hydrogen refuelling station has been inaugurated at Porte de Saint-Cloud, on the edge of the Paris ring road. The main contractor, HysetCo, announces a daily production capacity of one tonne of hydrogen for taxis, buses and other public services.

Well, let’s just say. After having managed to align the agendas of all the politicians involved (Ademe, Ile-de-France region and City of Paris), Europe’s largest hydrogen plant has just opened its pumps. It is located at Porte de Saint-Cloud, on the edge of the Paris ring road. Moreover, we can only regret that this inauguration, already postponed once, coincided with the 10th edition of the Hydrogen Days in the territories taking place in Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)… https://bit.ly/46aYCAZ

🌐 #PVH signs #megacontract to supply #trackers for the world’s largest #green #hydrogen plant:

The project will produce up to 600 tonnes per day by the end of 2026.

PV Hardware (PVH) has signed a contract with #Larsen & #Toubro (L&T) to supply solar trackers for a 2.97 gigawatt (GW) photovoltaic plant that will supply the world’s largest hydrogen plant powered entirely by renewable energy, which will be located in Saudi Arabia, the company said.

Specifically, the #NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) project, a joint venture between ACWA Power, Neon and Air Products, will produce carbon-free hydrogen using exclusively renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, to produce up to 600 tonnes of carbon-free hydrogen per day by the end of 2026… https://bit.ly/3JmwC3C

📰 Accelerator Unit promotes 9 #green #hydrogen projects with an investment of 1.8 billion:

The Project Accelerator Unit of the Regional Government of #Andalusia is currently promoting nine projects in the region related to green hydrogen that involve an #investment of 1.8 billion euros and the creation of 6,000 jobs.

This was highlighted this Wednesday in Huelva by the Minister of the Presidency, Interior, Social Dialogue and Administrative Simplification, Antonio Sanz, during his speech at the Tribuna Económica Business Forum.

He pointed out that a total of 20 projects have been announced in Andalusia in relation to green hydrogen and that of these “a total of 9 are already one step away from becoming a reality, with a firm commitment from the Andalusian Government through our most competitive tool and our most important differential advantage, in addition to the lowering of taxes and the… https://bit.ly/3NFD4Fq

👷‍♀ How #hydrogen makes #construction #works more #environmentally friendly:

In addition to #fuel cells and #edrives, more and more companies also offer hydrogen burners for construction machinery. The technology offers some advantages.
The German #Agricultural Society (DLG) gave an insight into current developments related to hydrogen engines. According to a press release, modern hydrogen engines are based on well-known and proven combustion technology and make them suitable for a sustainable future.
The advantage of this is that a hydrogen combustion engine can be installed in the same machine as a diesel engine. It uses the same transmission, cooling system and hydraulics and is therefore just as robust as a diesel engine. https://bit.ly/3NknmOz

📰 The #energy #park in #Bad #Lauchstädt becomes a #hydrogen flagship project:

In Bad Lauchstädt, the opening ceremony of a showcase project for the energy transition in Germany took place. The Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt, Reiner Haseloff, spoke of a milestone. In the energy park, green hydrogen will be produced from wind and water, stored and distributed. The living laboratory may be the beginning of a new hydrogen economy, but it only represents a fraction of Germany’s needs.

The whole thing is called a living laboratory, costs 210 million euros and is located right next to underground salt caverns, which are intended to serve as hydrogen storage facilities, says project manager Cornelia Müller-Pagel: “In the project, we completed a cavern with a working gas volume of 50 million cubic metres. That’s the equivalent of about 5,000 tonnes of hydrogen. And the Monument to the Battle of the Nations fits twice in this… https://bit.ly/3PrHlh4

⚖ #Europe lays the foundations for #regulating the massive #entry of #renewable #hydrogen in the coming years:

The #delegated #acts #presented are part of a comprehensive EU policy framework for hydrogen that includes investments in energy infrastructure and state aid rules, as well as renewable hydrogen legislative targets for the industry and transport sectors.

Europe is leading the way towards a low-carbon economy and has taken an important step by presenting two delegated acts setting out detailed rules defining renewable hydrogen – also known as green hydrogen – in the European Union.

Thus, the European Commission defines in the first act under which conditions hydrogen, hydrogen-based fuels or other energy carriers can be considered renewable fuels of non-biological origin (#RFNBO). The second act establishes a methodology for calculating the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of renewable fuels of non-biological origin (#RFNBO), which are considered to be renewable fuels of non-biological… https://bit.ly/3JmuUiM

✈ #AeroDCS has succeeded in flying a #UAV powered by a #hydrogen fuel cell: The #German company AeroDCS has described the tests of the Air Barrow system as “successful”.

It takes just 40 seconds and is only a few metres above ground level, but the Air Barrow has succeeded, setting a milestone for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). The system from German company AeroDCS managed to lift itself off the ground using the power of a hydrogen fuel cell… https://bit.ly/3JwylTZ

🔬 China’s first high-pressure pure #hydrogen #pipeline test was successful and all results met expectations:

On 25 June, China’s first high-pressure pure hydrogen pipeline test was successful at the National Pipeline Network Group’s pipeline fracture control test site, which provides technical support for China’s future realisation of large-scale, low-cost, long-distance pure hydrogen transportation.

At the Hami National Pipeline Network Group’s pipeline fracture control test site, staff completed the 6.3 MPa pipeline hydrogen loading test and the 9.45 MPa pipeline blast test, and all results met expectations.

Qiu Shujuan, technical expert of Western Pipeline Company of the National Pipeline Network Group: We used a one-month test, which includes two stages of hydrogen loading (pipeline) and blasting (pure hydrogen) test, to verify the hydrogen compatibility, barrier properties and sealing of pipeline connections… https://bit.ly/3qZzSf0

🚅 The #FCH2Rail, a #hydrogen #train powered by #Toyota #fuel cells, is now running in Spain:

The FCH2Rail, a hydrogen-powered train developed by a European consortium using Toyota technology, has just started testing between Zaragoza and the Pyrenees. It will soon be running on other Spanish lines.

The hydrogen train FCH2Rail (Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications), a project promoted by a European consortium that includes the Spanish companies Renfe Operadora, Adif, CAF and Centro Nacional de Hidrógeno; the Portuguese company IP (Infraestructuras de Portugal); the German companies DLR and STT, and Toyota Motor Europe (TME), has taken another important step in its development by starting test circulation on the Zaragoza-Canfranc line, which connects the Aragonese capital with the Pyrenees. The train will soon run on other Spanish lines… https://bit.ly/3ppurFK

📰 Forget #oil: start-ups produce unlimited “#geological” #hydrogen:

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that there is an untapped source of clean #energy deep underground that can provide far more energy than we need: hydrogen created by natural geological processes. And, like the early days of the oil industry in the 19th century, this is spawning a wave of new drilling companies competing to be the first to find large deposits.

“They are now seen as wildcatters for oil,” says Doug Wicks, director of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency.

On a global scale, the amount of geological hydrogen could be “astronomical”, he says, depending on how widespread the geological conditions are needed for pockets of iron-rich water to form near tectonic faults.

“It’s potentially 150 trillion metric tons,” Weeks explains. “A billion tons will power the United States for the entire… https://bit.ly/3Pxs9il

🔬 Unlocking the future of green #hydrogen with high-efficiency #catalysts:

A group of #scientists has increased the efficiency of iridium catalysts used in the production of green hydrogen by 5-12%. This reduces the required amount of iridium, a rare element, making the process more cost-effective and boosting efforts towards a carbon-neutral society.

The race to realise the widespread use of intermittent renewable energy has taken a step forward with new research by experts at the University of Adelaide that improves the efficiency of iridium-based catalysts.

“Currently, it is difficult for commercial iridium oxide catalysts to achieve both high activity and stability in proton exchange membrane water electrolysis (PEMWE),” explains Associate Professor Yao Zheng, from the University of Adelaide and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering… https://bit.ly/3NOYzDG

⛽ In #Rome the first #circular #hydrogen #fuelling #station:

The first circular hydrogen refuelling station will open in Rome on #Ardeatina street and will be built by #Q8 in collaboration with #Maire (the engineering company that develops and implements innovative technologies to support the energy transition) with funding from the NRRP.

The refuelling station will have a capacity of up to around 700 kg per day and will supply light and heavy duty public and private vehicles. Its use will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 75% compared to the use of diesel. The station will be based on the technological solution developed by MyRechemical, a subsidiary of NextChem, for the conversion of non-recyclable waste into circular hydrogen, which will be produced in the first waste-to-hydrogen plant in #Italy, which MAIRE is developing in the capital as part of the #EU “#IPCEI Hy2Use” project.

This technology is based on a circular approach that makes it possible to obtain hydrogen by closing the waste cycle and minimising CO2 emissions. It is also a sustainable solution in economic terms, as circular hydrogen costs less than green hydrogen… https://bit.ly/3CPn4KM

👩‍🏫 #UNIA and #Cepsa promote a #summer #course on #renewable #hydrogen in #industry:

The International University of Andalusia (UNIA) and Cepsa are promoting this year at the Santa María de la Rábida headquarters in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva), the summer course Renewable Hydrogen in Industry, which will run from 10 to 13 July under the direction of Olivia Infantes, director of Hydrogen Regulation and clean energies at the oil company.

As indicated by the educational institution in a press release, the rector of the UNIA, José Ignacio García, and the head of Cepsa have signed a collaboration agreement, accompanied by the head of Institutional Relations and Cepsa Foundation in Andalusia and the Canary Islands, Jesús Velasco, and the director and deputy director of the Huelva branch of the UNIA, María de la O Barroso and María del Carmen Sánchez, respectively.

The aim of this course is to present the current state of use of grey hydrogen and, subsequently, to describe the context that encourages the production and uses of green hydrogen, which will replace the previous one and will become a new energy vector, for direct use or for the production of decarbonised fuels… https://l.linklyhq.com/l/1qAIw

🔬 #BioPhoto: #green #hydrogen from #organic #waste:

This initiative, coordinated by #Cetaqua, is a clear example of energy and ecological transition, contributing to the promotion of a clean, circular and decarbonised economy.

In Spain, around 500,000 tonnes of hydrogen are consumed annually as an industrial raw material in different sectors. Most of this hydrogen comes from the reforming of natural gas, which generates CO2 emissions from the use of this fossil fuel. In this context, the BioPhoto project will develop a technology for the production of green hydrogen from organic waste.

Green hydrogen, also known as renewable hydrogen, is 100% sustainable as it does not emit polluting gases during combustion or in the production process. This fuel is thus postulated as an unrivalled tool to replace fossil fuels in those sectors that are most difficult to decarbonise, contributing to the fight against climate change.

The use of organic waste for the production of hydrogen will help to create a new value chain that, apart from producing clean energy, will allow the recovery of organic waste that could have an impact on the environment if it is not managed properly… https://l.linklyhq.com/l/1qGMe

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