Hydrogen

Entergy Seeks to Build NatGas/Hydrogen Power Plant in Texas

U.S. electric company Entergy Corp wants to build a power plant in Texas capable of burning a combination of natural gas and hydrogen as more consumers seek to transition from dirty fossil fuels to carbon-free sources of energy.

Perspective: Why Green Hydrogen — Not Grey — Could Help Solve Climate Change

Green hydrogen is more expensive to produce, but it can be manufactured with zero emissions using renewable electricity to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. Globally, less than 2% of hydrogen is produced this way.

German Hydrogen Council: Pipelines Most Economical Way to Move Hydrogen

Germany’s National Hydrogen Council determined pipeline transport is the most economical option to move hydrogen for distances up to about 10,000 km (6,213 mi), even if it would require building new pipelines.

Dutch Government Grants Subsidy to PosHYdon, Offshore Green Hydrogen Production Project

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has awarded a subsidy of 3.6 million euro to the PosHYdon project, which is the world's first offshore green hydrogen pilot on a working platform.

INNIO Jenbacher Launches Hydrogen-Ready Gas Engines

Most of the currently installed INNIO Jenbacher natural gas fueled fleet can be upgraded to operate with up to 25% volume of hydrogen in pipeline gas or converted from natural gas to 100% hydrogen operation.

Cost of Hydrogen Gas Leaks Worth Taking into Consideration

Despite hydrogen’s widespread appeal and many benefits, it is imperative to remember that it is still a potentially dangerous gas. It is colorless and odorless, making it naturally imperceptible to humans.

National Grid Studies UK Hydrogen Pipeline Network Potential

National Grid is exploring the potential of a 1,243-mile (2,000-km) hydrogen pipeline network across the U.K. Reaching a goal of delivering hydrogen power to consumers by 2030 will take an abundance of planning and work.

Shell Opens 10 MW German Hydrogen Electrolyzer to Boost Green Fuel Output

Royal Dutch Shell launched Europe's biggest hydrogen electrolysis plant at the Wesseling site of its Rheinland refinery after two years of construction, as it expands further into alternative energies.

U.S. Natural Gas Companies Put Hydrogen to the Test

At least two dozen U.S. energy firms, including Dominion Energy Inc and Sempra Energy, have started producing hydrogen or testing its viability in natural gas pipes to take advantage of existing infrastructure as the world prioritizes lower-carbon fuels.

Pipeline Research Council Establishes Emerging Fuels Institute

The institute will provide PRCI members the opportunity to execute the research needed to ensure the safe transportation and storage of the next generation of energy, such as hydrogen, renewable natural gas, and other potential gas and liquid fuel sources.

Australia Rejects $36 Billion Wind, Solar, Hydrogen Project

The Australian government has rejected plans for a $36 billion wind, solar and hydrogen project in a remote area of Western Australia, leaving what would have been one of the world's largest green energy projects in limbo for now.

Global Energy Infrastructure Collects Data on 1,600+ Hydrogen Projects

There are more than 1,600 hydrogen projects happening globally, including some in research and concept phases and large-scale hydrogen production units, according to data tracked by Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI).

Gas Industry Responds to Climate Change, Readies Transition

In the midst of winter this year, a panel of academics and energy industry experts gathered online with Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy to map out pathways for making and using hydrogen.

West Coast Greets ‘Cleaner’ Pipe Conversion

Between the California towns of Paramount and Carson, about 40 miles south of Los Angeles, a pipeline that once shipped crude oil from the former to the latter is another step closer to transporting hydrogen gas instead.

11 EU Countries Oppose Plan to Prolong Gas Project Funding

Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and eight other countries will reject a plan to prolong European Union support for cross-border natural gas projects, and instead push for rules to exclude fossil fuels.

H2Tech Solutions Virtual Conference Attracts Thousands

More than 2,000 people worldwide registered to hear more than 40 experts on fuel, chemical, and industrial applications for hydrogen speak at the first H2Tech Solutions, a virtual conference held by Gulf Energy Information’s H2Tech.

National Grid Studying UK Hydrogen Pipeline Network Potential

National Grid is exploring the potential of a 2,000-km (1,243-mi) hydrogen pipeline network across the UK. Reaching a goal of getting hydrogen power to consumers by 2030 will take “huge amounts of planning and work.”

Italy's Snam in World First with Test of 30% Gas-Hydrogen Blend in Steel Forging

Gas transport group Snam said on Wednesday a 30% blend of natural gas and hydrogen had been used for the first time to power furnaces at a steelmaker in northern Italy.

Bloom Energy, Idaho National Laboratory to Use Nuclear Energy to Generate Hydrogen

Bloom Energy’s electrolyzer converts water (or steam) into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can then be injected into the natural gas pipeline, stored and used for power generation with a fuel cell at a later time, dispensed to fuel cell vehicles, or used by industrial processes that consume large amounts of hydrogen.

Suncor to Develop Hydrogen Project in Alberta Amid Renewables Push

Suncor Energy will develop a clean hydrogen project near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in one of the most significant steps taken by an oil sands producer to cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.

Oil and Gas Investor EnCap Raises $1.2 Billion Energy Transition Fund

EnCap Investments said on Tuesday it has closed a $1.2 billion fund dedicated to investments in the burgeoning energy transition space, the first time the private-equity firm has raised money specifically for clean energy.

Energinet and Gasunie Studying Feasibility of Hydrogen Pipeline Infrastructure

Energinet and Gasunie published a technical pre-feasibility study for transporting hydrogen via a 350-450 km (217-279 mi) pipeline from Esbjerg or Holstebro in Denmark to Hamburg in Germany.

Australia Backs Three 'Green' Hydrogen Projects with More Than A$100 Million

Australia said it had awarded A$103 million ($80 million) to back three 'green' hydrogen projects, hiking its planned funding by almost 50% as the government seeks to speed up commercial production of the gas using renewable resources.

AquaDuctus Pipeline to Transport Green Hydrogen from North Sea to Land

GASCADE, Gasunie, RWE and Shell are progressing with the AquaDuctus pipeline project, which will transport green hydrogen from the North Sea directly to the continent, according to a news release.

Research Into Hydrogen Transportation by Pipeline Increasing

The research regarding hydrogen transportation by pipeline is increasing and becoming more coordinated, a presentation at the 17th Annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference indicates.

RWE CEO Supports More Rapid Switch to Green Hydrogen Pipelines

Germany's regulation for using future supplies of carbon-free hydrogen on existing and new pipelines for natural gas should be undertaken jointly rather than separately, the chief executive of utility RWE said on Friday.

European Hydrogen Backbone: How a Dedicated Hydrogen Infrastructure Can be Created

This paper presents the European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB): a vision for a truly European undertaking, connecting hydrogen supply and demand from north to south and west to east.

Perspective: Oil Execs, Environmentalists Could Support Hydrogen for Climate Solution

Some see hydrogen as a potential substitute for hard-coal coke in making steel. It also offers energy companies a future market using processes they know. It can be liquefied, stored, and transported through existing pipelines and LNG ships, with some modifications.

RWE Plans to Bring Australian 'Green' Hydrogen to Europe

Germany's RWE plans to bring hydrogen produced in Australia to Europe, as big energy firms look to create new global routes for the cleaner alternative to fossil fuels.

Nikola, IVECO and OGE Plan Hydrogen Distribution by Pipeline

Nikola Corporation, IVECO and OGE announced they will collaborate to establish a business structure for transporting hydrogen via pipeline network from production sources to hydrogen fueling stations in support of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

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