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.

Blue Hydrogen Projects Projected to Exceed 2030 Targets in UK

(P&GJ) — The latest analysis from research and consultancy firm Westwood Global Energy Group showed that blue hydrogen projects account for over 16 GW of total announced hydrogen capacity in the U.K. and Norway, equivalent to approximately 90% of the hydrogen projects total for the same region.

Amazon Signs Green Hydrogen Supply Deal with Plug Power

Plug Power Inc. has signed a deal with Amazon.com Inc. to supply liquid green hydrogen, the companies said on Thursday, sending the hydrogen fuel cell maker's shares up over 12% in early trade.

Shell, Shenergy Form JV to Establish Hydrogen Distribution Hub in China

Shell (China) Ltd. and Shenergy (Group) Co. Ltd. have agreed to form a joint venture to build a network of hydrogen refueling stations in Shanghai, Shell’s first hydrogen refueling network in Asia.

Broker Marsh Unveils First Insurance Facility for Hydrogen Projects

Developed with insurers American International Group and Liberty Specialty Markets, Marsh said the new facility would provide up to $300 million of cover per risk for the construction and start up phases of hydrogen projects globally.

Canada Says Hydrogen Better Than LNG for German Needs

Providing clean hydrogen to Germany and the rest of Europe is a better opportunity for Canada than trying to build LNG terminals, Canada's natural resources minister said last week, but it would require the construction of a new pipeline to transport the gas from Alberta to Europe.

Advent Technologies, DEPA Commercial Collaborate to Develop Greece’s Hydrogen Economy

Advent Technologies Holdings Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with DEPA Commercial, the leading importer of pipeline gas and LNG in Greece, to collaborate on hydrogen projects of common interest.

NFE, Plug Power Partner to Build 120 MW Green Hydrogen Plant on Gulf Coast

New Fortress Energy Inc. has entered an agreement with Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, to build a 120-megawatt (MW) industrial-scale green hydrogen plant near Beaumont, Texas.

Brazil's Unigel Secures $120 Million Investment for Green Hydrogen Project

Brazilian chemical maker Unigel has announced plans to build a green hydrogen plant in the northeastern state of Bahia and has secured an initial investment of $120 million, with the goal of making it one of the largest of its kind in the world.

NTT to Study Hydrogen Transportation Through Existing Pipelines

NTT Anode Energy Corp. has launched a research and development project to study safety measures for the mass transportation of hydrogen through existing pipeline infrastructure.

Chancellor Scholz: Selling Germany Hydrogen a Big Opportunity for Egypt and The World

Germany and Egypt have agreed to cooperate on building out the hydrogen economy as part of Europe's efforts to diversify away from its current dependence on Russian gas, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said after meeting with the Egyptian President.

Taking a Look at 5 Opportunities in a Hydrogen Economy

The United States and many other countries have set goals to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner. To achieve this end, entire economies will need to be decarbonized.