Hydrogen

Gascade and Fluxys Step Up Plans for North Sea Hydrogen Pipeline

Pipeline operators Gascade and Fluxys are stepping up the pace on plans for a green hydrogen pipeline in the North Sea by applying to the European Commission to qualify for fast-track approvals and funding, they said on Monday.

Germany Must Speed Up Hydrogen Plans – Pipeline Group OGE

Germany must accelerate a hydrogen law revision, which is pending in Berlin, to allow for related investments in gas transport networks up to the end of the decade, said the head of gas pipeline operator, Open Grid Europe (OGE).

French Gas Operator GRTgaz Seeks Interest in Building Hydrogen Pipeline

French gas transmission system operator GRTgaz on Thursday opened a Call for Interest, or invitation to participate, to determine the viability of building a hydrogen transport pipeline linking the French side of the Franco-Spanish pipeline BarMar with a local storage facility.

Equinor, RWE to Build Hydrogen Supply Chain for German Power Plants

Equinor and RWE said on Thursday they plan to develop a supply chain for low-carbon hydrogen, allowing Germany to cut its reliance on coal power and thus its CO2 emissions.

Uniper Says Working with UAE's Masdar on Hydrogen Project

German utility Uniper on Thursday said it was involved in a project with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) clean energy company Masdar to produce green hydrogen, confirming a report on Bloomberg

Transitus, Proteum to Produce Hydrogen in Europe Using Natural Gas from North Sea

(P&GJ) — Proteum Energy and Transitus Energy have entered into an agreement to explore joint development opportunities in the U.K., Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Norway to produce low-carbon hydrogen by reforming natural gas resources from the North Sea.

German Pipeline Firms Say They Will 'Make Hydrogen Happen' in 2025

Germany's Gascade, Ontras and terranets have agreed to convert high-pressure gas pipelines to transport low-carbon hydrogen from the Baltic Sea all the way the south of the country by 2025, the companies said on Thursday.

280-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Connecting Spain to France to Cost $2.6 Billion

An underwater pipeline set to carry green hydrogen between Spain and France will cost about $2.6 billion, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday, adding he hoped the European Union would partly fund the project.

Gasunie Set to Oversee North Sea Hydrogen Network Plan

The Dutch government said it would appoint gas grid operator Gasunie to oversee plans to develop a hydrogen network in the North Sea, Energy Minister Rob Jetten said Dec. 2 in a letter to parliament.

Ørsted Plans Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Project in Denmark

Renewable energy firm Orsted on Tuesday said it intends to invest in a large-scale facility in Denmark to produce green hydrogen, considered a cornerstone of the shift to cleaner energy. The first stage of the investment in the so-called Power-to-X facility is estimated at somewhere between $141-$705 million.

Focus: BP Doubles Down on Hydrogen as Fuel of the Future

BP chief executive Bernard Looney is betting on hydrogen to power future low-carbon businesses as the governments of major economies stump up cash to develop the fuel to decarbonize.

Germany Plans 1,118-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Network by 2027

Germany plans to develop a 1,800-km (1,118-mile) hydrogen energy pipeline network by 2027 with state participation, according to an economy ministry draft strategy paper seen by Reuters on Friday.

Repurposing Gas Networks Key to Fulfill Europe’s Hydrogen Ambitions

(P&GJ) — The European Union (EU) has set a target of 11 million tons (10 million tonnes) of renewable hydrogen production domestically by 2030 in a bid to replace fossil fuels in hard-to-abate sectors such as heavy industry and transport.

Hydrogen Takeoff Grounded in Safe Pigging Operations

(P&GJ) — As a critical medium for storing and transporting large volumes of renewably produced energy over long distances, hydrogen is expected to help fuel the drive to net-zero emissions. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), over the next 25 years, hydrogen demand is expected to grow six-fold from today’s levels.

Spain's Cepsa to Invest $3.1 Billion in Green Hydrogen Project

Spanish oil company Cepsa plans to invest $3.1 billion in a green hydrogen project in Andalusia, southern Spain, CEO Maarten Wetselaar said on Thursday. The project will consist of two electrolyzers of 1 gigawatt each in the port cities of Algeciras and Huelva.

US Proposes Rules to Limit Methane Leaks from Public Lands Drilling

The U.S Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management on Monday proposed rules to limit methane leaks from oil and gas drilling on public lands, the latest move by the Biden administration to crack down on the potent greenhouse gas.

Linde Starts Green Hydrogen Production in Greece

Linde, the world's largest industrial gases company, said on Tuesday it has started producing green hydrogen at its facilities in Greece. The U.S.-German company, which supplies gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen to factories and hospitals, said it was the first green hydrogen production in Greece.

TotalEnergies, Air Liquide to Produce Low-Carbon Hydrogen in France

Industrial gases company Air Liquide and TotalEnergies plan to produce low-carbon hydrogen at the Grandpuits site in France, the pair said on Tuesday, as France looks to increase its sources of renewable energy.

Portugal Seeks to Become Major Exporter of Green Hydrogen

Portugal expects to become a major producer and exporter of green hydrogen with 70 private investors or groups planning to spend 10 billion euros ($10.2 billion), the environment minister said on Thursday.

Alaska State Company Proposes Hydrogen Hub, Eyeing Federal Funds

"The Alaska Hydrogen Hub concept anticipates using $850 million in DOE funding along with $3.75 billion in private-sector funds, backed by offtake agreements from hydrogen customers in the U.S. and Asia," the Alaskan state-owned AGDC said.

Mauritania and BP to Explore Green Hydrogen Projects

BP has signed an agreement with Mauritania to explore ways to develop low-carbon hydrogen on a large scale in the West African country, the British energy company said on Tuesday

Nikola, KeyState to Develop Pennsylvania’s First Low-Carbon Hydrogen Value Chain

Electric vehicle maker Nikola Corp. said on Monday it was working with KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis to create Pennsylvania state's first low-carbon hydrogen production supply chain.

Hydrogen Takeoff, Grounded in Safe Pigging Operations

(P&GJ) — As a critical medium for storing and transporting large volumes of renewably produced energy over long distances, hydrogen is expected to help fuel the drive to net-zero emissions. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), over the next 25 years, hydrogen demand is expected to grow six-fold from today’s levels.

Panama to Add Green Hydrogen Production to Major Advanced Biorefinery

The government of Panama and energy companies, including SGP BioEnergy, announced Tuesday that they will add green hydrogen production to an advanced biorefinery in development.

Woodside Energy Awards Nel Contract for US Hydrogen Project

(P&GJ) — Woodside Energy has awarded Nel Hydrogen Electrolyzer AS, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, a contract for the alkaline electrolyzer equipment for H2OK, its proposed hydrogen project in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Sasol, ArcelorMittal to Jointly Explore Green Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Projects

In a statement, Sasol said the two firms would jointly advance a green hydrogen and derivatives study on the Saldanha region's potential as an export hub for green hydrogen and derivatives, as well as green steel production.

Spain's Cepsa Signs Green Hydrogen Shipping Deal with Rotterdam Port

Spanish oil and gas group Cepsa has signed a deal with the Dutch port of Rotterdam to ship green hydrogen from southern Spain to northern Europe, the oil company and the port said on Tuesday, confirming an earlier report by the Financial Times.

EU Approves $5.2 Billion in State Funding for Hydrogen Projects

(P&GJ) — The European Commission has approved $5.15 billion in public funding for hydrogen projects. The commission claimed that this action could lead to an additional $6.7 billion in private sector investments.

More Than 20 Countries Agree to Boost Low-Emission Hydrogen Output by 2030

More than 20 countries, led by Japan, have agreed to boost output of low-emission hydrogen to at least 90 million tonnes a year by 2030 from 1 million tonnes now, the Japanese industry ministry said on Monday.

RWE, Neptune Energy Award Feasibility Study Contract for North Sea Hydrogen Project

RWE and Neptune Energy have awarded a series of technical feasibility study contract awards to Siemens Gamesa, H2SEA and Enersea to support concept engineering work for the H2opZee offshore green hydrogen project in the North Sea. Transportation to shore of this green hydrogen will be via pipeline.