Hydrogen

GRTgaz Invests $43.4 Million in First French-German Cross-Border Hydrogen Pipeline

French gas grid operator GRTgaz will invest 40 million euros ($43.4 million) in a 110-million-euro planned hydrogen pipeline due to link France and Germany, its Chief Executive Sandrine Meunier said on Wednesday.

Newfoundland and Labrador Approves World Energy's Hydrogen Project

Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province approved renewable energy firm World Energy's hydrogen plant on Tuesday, after more than 80 low-carbon hydrogen production projects have been announced in the country until March.

Baker Hughes, Snam Partner to Decarbonize Italian Gas Network with Hydrogen-Ready Technology

Baker Hughes has secured a contract with Snam, Europe’s primary operator in natural gas infrastructure, to provide advanced technology aimed at decarbonizing the Italian gas network.

Hydrogen Industry Urges Streamlined Process for U.S. Tax Credits

Some companies planning to use new U.S. tax credits to deploy hydrogen projects urged the Treasury Department this week to ease proposed environmental requirements, warning that they could hinder the nascent industry’s takeoff.

India's GAIL to Commission First Green Hydrogen Project in April, Sources Say

State-run natural gas company GAIL (India) Ltd. plans to commission its first green hydrogen project in central India in April, three company sources said.

Exxon, JERA to Partner on U.S. Hydrogen Production Project

Exxon Mobil has entered into an agreement with JERA, Japan's top power generator, to jointly explore the development of a low-carbon hydrogen production project in the United States.

Canada Signs Hydrogen Deal with Germany to Counter Russian Energy Dependency

Canada, citing the need to shun Russian energy, on Monday signed an agreement with Germany that it said would accelerate work towards the commercial-scale trade of clean hydrogen fuel.

CERAWeek: Hydrogen Adoption to Cost Europe, U.S. More Than $1 Trillion

Europe and the U.S. will have to spend in excess of $1 trillion for building infrastructure to enable widespread use of hydrogen fuel, an executive at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on Monday.

U.S. Grants $750 Million for Hydrogen Projects Across 24 States

The U.S. Department of Energy said on Wednesday it is granting $750 million to projects across 24 states that are building capacity to produce and use clean hydrogen.

Morocco Plans to Dedicate 1 Million Hectares to Green Hydrogen Projects

The Moroccan government said on Monday it will allocate 1 million hectares to green hydrogen projects, starting with 300,000 hectares in a first phase, as part of an offer to attract investors.

Vopak, Air Liquide to Develop Hydrogen Pipeline Network in Singapore

The companies will look at developing low-carbon ammonia supply chains in Singapore, including ammonia cracking facilities, storage and handling infrastructure at Vopak's Banyan terminal, as well as distributing low-carbon hydrogen through a hydrogen pipeline network, Vopak said.

Egypt Inks $40 Billion Deals for Green Hydrogen Projects

Egypt has signed seven memoranda of understanding with international developers in the fields of green hydrogen and renewable energy in the Suez Canal Economic Zone that could lead to total investment worth around $40 billion over 10 years, a cabinet statement said on Wednesday.

Iqony Plans Three Hydrogen-Ready Gas Plants in Germany

German firm Iqony plans to build gas-fired plants at three existing sites, a company spokesperson said on Thursday, becoming the latest firm to seek a slice of the government's planned tender for 10 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity.

EU Allocates $402 Million to Italian Energy Groups for Green Hydrogen Project

The European Commission has awarded financing of up to $402 million to set up a 'Green Hydrogen Valley' in Italy's Puglia region, the energy groups involved said.

Germany's SEFE Weighs Investments in Hydrogen Storage, Pipelines

German nationalized gas trader SEFE is exploring transforming some of its underground storage caverns and pipelines to clean hydrogen, its CEO said, indicating this could involve investments of roughly $541 million.

Hydrogen-Blend Pipelines: Fast-Tracking Innovations Leading Fossil Fuel Resurgence

The year 2023 was a time of extremely conflicting messages for the future of fossil fuels and the sundry clean fuel alternatives to meet distance carbon-free climate change goals.

EU Approves $4.9 Billion German State Funds for Hydrogen Projects

The European Commission approved some $4.94 billion in German government funding for 24 German hydrogen projects, the economy ministry said on Thursday as Europe's biggest economy bets on the fuel for decarbonization.

BPCL to Establish First Green Hydrogen Plant at Indian Airport

Indian refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL) said on Wednesday it will set up the first-ever green hydrogen plant inside an airport in the country.

Mexico Orders Seizure of Hydrogen Plant at Pemex Oil Refinery

Mexico's government has ordered the expropriation of a hydrogen plant at a Pemex oil refinery that was sold to French company Air Liquide during the previous administration, after officials ordered a temporary occupation of the facility last December.

U.S. Official: LNG Export Review Should Consider Impact on Green Hydrogen Market

A review of U.S. LNG that the Energy Department will conduct during a pause on new permits should weigh the impact of gas exports on the development of the emerging green hydrogen market, an administration official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Italy's Snam Initiates Market Test for Hydrogen Demand, Seeks Interest in Carbon Capture Projects

Snam is officially launching a market test for hydrogen demand in Italy and a collection of expressions of interest for carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage, the gas grid operator said on Monday.

Germany Unveils $17 Billion Subsidy Plan for Hydrogen-Ready Gas Power Plants

Germany's government has agreed plans to subsidize gas power plants that can switch to hydrogen, the economy ministry said on Monday, with a price tag of $17 billion in subsidies as part of efforts to supplement intermittent renewable energy and speed up the transition to low carbon generation.

Morocco, Nareva, and GE Vernova Forge Partnership for Green Hydrogen Power Plant in Laayoune

The plant is located in Laayoune, the largest city in Western Sahara, a territory Morocco considers its own but where the Algeria-backed Polisario front seeks to establish its own state.

Gasunie Initiates 746-Mile Hydrogen Network Construction in the Netherlands

Gasunie has initiated the construction of a national hydrogen network in the Netherlands. This $1.6 billion project, commissioned by the Dutch government, aims to establish a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure covering 1,200 kilometers (746 miles).

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2024: New LNG Terminals Sound Beckon Call for More Pipelines

(P&GJ) — It comes as little surprise to those in midstream that during the past year we have continued to see LNG initiatives garner more attention than pipeline projects. However, terminal construction drives new pipeline construction.

Spotlight on Germany: Nation’s Pipelines Nearing Major Changes

The pipelines’ sector of Germany is on the verge of major changes, due to the ongoing conversion to hydrogen and the rapid development of H2 and gas pipelines’ infrastructure throughout the country.

Enbridge, FortisBC to Study Hydrogen Delivery Through Canadian Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

The study will look at the percentage of hydrogen that can be safely transported through gas pipeline infrastructure, such as Enbridge's Westcoast natural gas transmission system, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Marie Tecnimont, Newcleo Team Up to Produce Carbon-Neutral Hydrogen

Newcleo has signed an agreement with Maire Tecnimont's units NextChem Tech and Tecnimont to use its nuclear reactors to decarbonize the chemical industry, including hydrogen production, the two companies said on Wednesday.

German Gas Storage Operators Warn of Overblown Plans for Hydrogen Grids

Germany's future hydrogen demand could fall well short of the baseline the country is assuming in its plans to extend its gas network to carry the fuel, a study commissioned by a storage operators' group showed on Thursday.

Mexico Orders Pemex to Occupy Privately-Operated Hydrogen Plant

Mexico's government on Friday ordered state energy company Pemex to immediately take temporary control of a privately-operated hydrogen plant located inside one of its largest refineries.