27 September 2023
Germany and UK bid for ‘international leadership’ on hydrogen
Two governments sign joint declaration of intent to cooperate on driving growth of trade and investment in low-carbon hydrogen
26 September 2023
Oman turns attention to midstream
Gulf state plans pipeline network and other infrastructure to support development of large-scale hydrogen production
22 September 2023
Letter on hydrogen: Gold rush
Excitement over natural hydrogen is building, but its potential to contribute meaningfully to global supply is unclear
22 September 2023
Governments must ‘synchronise’ supply and demand goals – IEA
Imbalances between supply and demand ambitions risk derailing production growth, IEA warns
22 September 2023
Certification ‘vital’ to global hydrogen market
Hydrogen Council says new guidelines will help ensure free and fair trade of the fuel as market develops
22 September 2023
IRA uncertainty chilling hydrogen investment – Plug
Greater clarity on rules governing 45V tax credit needed to unlock investment in the US low-carbon hydrogen sector, Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh tells Hydrogen Economist
20 September 2023
Uniper plans green hydrogen project at UK coal power site
German utility has ambition to deploy 500MW of electrolysers at Ratcliffe site in Nottinghamshire
19 September 2023
UAE energy sector decarbonisation drive intensifies
Mideast Gulf state keen to highlight progress made on expanding carbon sequestration capacity and diversifying e-fuels production ahead of COP28
13 September 2023
South Korea to auction more hydrogen power
October auction to allow use of grey hydrogen ahead of expected tightening of criteria in 2024
8 September 2023
H2 Green Steel raises €1.5b in landmark equity deal
Largest private placement in Europe in 2023 puts Swedish hydrogen-based steel plant on track for 2025 startup
7 September 2023
Japan fine tunes its hydrogen strategy
Recent update sets new interim targets, but plan still lacks detailed policies to stimulate domestic demand
7 September 2023
India’s green ambitions face headwinds
Lack of export infrastructure and high production costs among challenges for the country’s nascent electrolytic hydrogen sector
5 September 2023
Industry welcomes EU Hydrogen Bank rules
Extension of completion period, raised ceiling price and reduction in required grant collateral will make applications easier, says Hydrogen Europe
30 August 2023
BP advances Kwinana hydrogen plans
Oil major contracts Technip Energies to install hydrogen plant as plans for wider hub project in Western Australia take step
25 August 2023
US leads quadrupling of global H2 subsidies
Financial heft of IRA far outweighs support offered by Europe and Asia Pacific, BloombergNEF says
24 August 2023
Masdar partners with ZeroAvia on hydrogen
Emirati company strengthens ties with aviation sector with agreement on development of hydrogen supply and refuelling at airports
23 August 2023
Aramco’s Nasser says energy security and sustainability can co-exist
But CEO says prematurely discontinuing investments in fossil fuels threatens serious supply shortfalls and may be counter-productive to energy transition
23 August 2023
Green steel at scale “decades away” – BHP
High cost of hydrogen and CCS will hamper uptake by the steel sector, Australian mining group says
18 August 2023
Electrolyser firms await big contracts to deliver profits
Manufacturers continue to report losses as they invest in ramping up production capacity ahead of an expected spike in demand
18 August 2023
Australia risks falling behind in race for green steel
Grade of country’s vast iron ore reserves incompatible with hydrogen-fuelled DRI process, says Australian Hydrogen Council
15 August 2023
BP backs US developer of low-cost electrolysers
Advanced Ionics’ water vapour technology could produce green hydrogen at scale for less than $1/kg, oil major says
14 August 2023
The hunt is on for natural hydrogen
Discoveries are happening all over the world, but levels of potential resources are unknown
11 August 2023
UK’s H2 champion sets out vision for growth
Development of clusters and use of CFDs can deliver green and blue hydrogen at scale, government expert adviser Jane Toogood tells Hydrogen Economist
9 August 2023
Pretoria’s green hydrogen plans edge forward
Domestic and international investor interest is driving project development
7 August 2023
Saudi Arabia lines up new green hydrogen partners
Japanese and French tie-ups highlight momentum behind the Kingdom’s plans
4 August 2023
Fusion Fuel secures industrial offtaker for Spanish project
Long-term deal marks milestone in pre-FID development of Toledo project, says Nasdaq-listed hydrogen project developer
4 August 2023
UK eyes 15-year support for H₂ storage projects
Government inclined to guarantee project revenues in bid to reassure investors, according to update from Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
3 August 2023
Wood secures new global agreement with Shell
Scotland-based consulting and engineering firm to support oil major’s global energy transition projects under new three-year deal
2 August 2023
German hydrogen strategy faces questions
Issues of supply availability and domestic demand creation raised by an analysts and experts
28 July 2023
UK urged to focus green hydrogen output on aviation
Thinktank says the energy source should be used as SAF by 2030, arguing the sector will be hard to decarbonise without such an approach
27 July 2023
Industry split over hydrogen refuelling targets
Modelling differs on whether infrastructure will be adequate to decarbonise trucking sector
27 July 2023
IMO deal will push shipping towards hydrogen fuels
Methanol order book already starting to grow, but ammonia may take longer due to safety concerns
26 July 2023
Academics pool hydrogen hub ideas
Texas’ LIGH2T hydrogen hub counts the University of Houston as its lead academic partner, and the institution has put together a consortium of eight universities and five community colleges for the project
25 July 2023
China’s green hydrogen producers look overseas
Weak demand at home means producers are targeting export markets and emerging demand from shipping and aviation
25 July 2023
Platinum supply will not inhibit hydrogen sector
High stocks and efficient automotive recycling sector mean FCEVs have high ceiling for growth
24 July 2023
Repurposing pipelines for hydrogen transportation
Modifying natural gas pipelines for use in hydrogen transmission is a cost-effective option, but there are gaps in the standards needed for it to be safe and efficient
20 July 2023
FFI buys US Phoenix Hydrogen Hub project
Acquisition marks Australian developer’s first major move into US hydrogen sector as it hails the impact of IRA
19 July 2023
Developers to mix and match electrolysers for big projects
Combining alkaline and PEM technologies can deliver significant savings over project lifetimes, says Nel
18 July 2023
Masdar and Inpex explore synthetic methane production
Emirati and Japanese firms agree to study feasibility of project in Abu Dhabi with view to exporting fuel to Japan
17 July 2023
Hydrogen investment appetite has become more selective
Investors are becoming pickier about where to put their money in the sector, with some now waiting for the first wave of projects
14 July 2023
Bosch demands more action on hydrogen in Europe
German technology group warns policymakers of need to counter progress in US as it unveils increased investment in hydrogen technology
13 July 2023
EU electrolyser sector juggles supply and demand
Expansion of manufacturing capacity seen as undershooting EU 2025 target amid uncertainty over timing of green hydrogen projects
10 July 2023
HH2E accelerates east German Lubmin project
Developer expects FID later this year in boost to its ambition to be one of Europe’s largest green hydrogen producers
7 July 2023
US launches $1bn initiative to ‘jumpstart’ hydrogen
Funding to focus on demand side for hubs as government warns market uncertainty is delaying projects
7 July 2023
Advanced coating boosts electrolyser capacity by 50pc
UK-based Oxford Nanosystems working with leading electrolyser manufacturers to test and scale up production of advanced metallic-alloy coating
6 July 2023
UAE cabinet backs ambitious hydrogen strategy
Cop28 host targets role as leading supplier with goal to produce 15mn t/yr by 2050 and plan to establish R&D centre by 2031
5 July 2023
BP modelling shows sharp growth in synthetic jet fuel
Synthetic fuels derived from hydrogen could account for nearly a third of jet market by 2050, BP says in update to its Energy Outlook report
5 July 2023
China seen as biggest hydrogen importer in 2030
Import needs overtake Europe as its domestic production buildout lags rising demand, Deloitte modelling shows
5 July 2023
Sinopec starts up Xinjiang mega pilot project
Chinese oil and petrochemicals group says solar-powered green hydrogen facility is largest of its type in the world
30 June 2023
European electrolyser prices ‘far above’ China’s – ETC
Prices in China fall as manufacturing grows rapidly while constrained growth in Europe keeps prices at much higher levels, thinktank says
30 June 2023
BP gets planning approval for Aberdeen hydrogen hub
Green hydrogen production, storage and distribution hub at North Sea oil town expected to start up in 2025
30 June 2023
World Bank backs Chilean green hydrogen investment
New loan is latest move by international community to support development of country’s electrolytic hydrogen production
28 June 2023
Mideast–Europe H2 pipeline seen as feasible
Gulf exporters could potentially supply Europe by pipeline at delivered cost of €2.7/kg, consultants Rina and Afry say in new analysis
28 June 2023
Netherlands accelerates hydrogen push
Government to hold €1bn large-scale electrolyser tender next year and start building domestic hydrogen network in Rotterdam
27 June 2023
South Korea to launch hydrogen power auctions
Pioneering tender process designed to spark competition in hydrogen-based generation
23 June 2023
Hydrogen outlook: Africa, Asia and Canada
Multiple projects, strategies and initiatives are underway throughout Africa, Asia and Canada as the transition to net-zero gains traction
22 June 2023
Engie and Posco launch Oman project
Companies unveil plan for large-scale ammonia production for export to South Korea
22 June 2023
Kazakh mega-project enters pre-Feed phase
German federal president attends drilling ceremony at $50bn project in Kazakhstan’s Mangystau region as the two countries strengthen green hydrogen ties
21 June 2023
EU nations reach deal on renewables target
Agreement comes after the European Commission allows nuclear power to contribute to-wards target
21 June 2023
Hyphen seeks strategic partners
Talks underway with potential new investors to support execution of $10bn green hydrogen project, CEO tells Hydrogen Economist
21 June 2023
Adnoc eyes role as clean tech hub
Recent deals highlight state oil company’s ambitions to be a technology leader in CCS and low-carbon hydrogen
16 June 2023
Masdar struggles for offtake at viable prices
UAE renewables developer calls on Europe to do more to incentivise offtakers to pay green premium for hydrogen
16 June 2023
Texas could be hydrogen export powerhouse
Investment of $30bn in US oil state’s hydrogen infrastructure could create supply base capable of competing for market share in Europe, consultant tells FT Hydrogen Summit
15 June 2023
High-temperature fuel cells advance case for methanol
Avoiding methanol reconversion costs could improve the fuel’s prospects as a carrier derivative for hydrogen molecules, says Advent Technologies
14 June 2023
Spanish firms line up export route to Rotterdam
Cepsa and Iberdrola take steps towards creation of ammonia corridor to Ace terminal
14 June 2023
Oman can be top Middle East hydrogen exporter, IEA says
Meeting 2030 production target requires $33bn of investment and a massive buildout of renewables, the IEA says in gushing report on the Gulf state’s hydrogen potential
12 June 2023
Atome pivots Paraguay project to CAN
UK-based developer extends scope of green ammonia project to calcium ammonium nitrate in response to market feedback, CEO Olivier Mussat tells Hydrogen Economist
8 June 2023
Ontario’s hydrogen strategy divides opinion
One year on from its launch, Hydrogen Economist interviewees offer diverging views on the provincial government’s strategy and its impact to date
8 June 2023
Transitioning the maritime sector to a greener future
Shipping is set for a key role transporting green fuels such as hydrogen, but all stakeholders must work together to de-risk development of the value chain, says chair of Clean Energy Marine Hubs initiative
7 June 2023
US hydrogen roadmap provides focus on demand
Strategy aims to ensure supply-side targets are matched with cost parity on demand side
6 June 2023
Germany launches carbon CfD scheme
Government expects to budget more than €10bn for subsidy programme in response to US IRA
5 June 2023
Egypt lands new green methanol investment
Norway’s Scatec lines up second project, but wider sector has lost some momentum since Cop27 as industry awaits government’s hydrogen strategy
2 June 2023
Compressed hydrogen leads midstream technology race
Analysts say compressed hydrogen supply chains will develop before those of liquid hydrogen and LOHCs
1 June 2023
EU leans on Germany in push for hydrogen imports
German government grants all member states access to auction platform and agrees to joint procurement with EU
1 June 2023
TotalEnergies turns to US for first synthetic gas project
French major forms joint venture with Tree Energy Solutions to develop large-scale project with 1GW electrolyser
31 May 2023
Plug bets on Finland with $6bn green project
US electrolyser manufacturer forms consortium to deploy 2.2GW of capacity in Nordic country to supply European markets and domestic green steel production
31 May 2023
Hubs ‘vital’ to hydrogen economy development
Panellists on a webinar hosted by Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week say hubs can help companies share risk and infrastructure in the first stages of a hydrogen economy
26 May 2023
8 Rivers launches 'game-changing' hydrogen production process
Technology could produce ultra-low carbon hydrogen from natural gas at less than $1/kg, US firm tells Hydrogen Economist
25 May 2023
Namibia sets benchmark with Hyphen royalties deal
Agreement between government and developers opens way for feasibility study of $10bn green hydrogen project
24 May 2023
New electrolyser technology could cut ammonia costs
A new type of electrolyser cell that produces highly pressurised hydrogen could greatly reduce the levelised cost of ammonia, developer tells Hydrogen Economist
24 May 2023
IEA’s Menendez hopeful of hydrogen jump but warns economic case not made
The agency’s hydrogen expert says the fuel needs to account for 12–13pc of the global energy mix by 2050 to reach net zero, but hurdles remain
23 May 2023
Neom achieves financial close at $8.4bn
World’s largest green hydrogen project supported by 30-year offtake deal with Air Products
22 May 2023
Johnson Matthey secures supply deal with Hystar
UK-based company to supply membrane electrode assemblies for use in ultra-high efficiency PEM electrolysers under three-year contract
22 May 2023
IEA’s Birol sees role for oil and gas as part of ‘orderly’ energy transition
Tackling both the energy security crisis and the climate crisis means clean energy push must be secure and affordable
19 May 2023
Permitting bottlenecks hamper hydrogen projects
Surge of proposals not matched by capital commitments as governments are swamped with planning and permitting applications, according to report from the Hydrogen Council and McKinsey
18 May 2023
UK triples target for new hydrogen subsidy round
Government raises ambitions for second round of electrolytic hydrogen subsidy awards as it chases 2025 capacity goal
17 May 2023
Global platinum supply tightest for a decade
Market for key electrolyser metal swings into deficit as demand surges and supply drops, says World Platinum Investment Council
17 May 2023
South Australia to streamline planning process
New legislation will provide ‘one window to government’ in effort to make approvals simpler for companies
15 May 2023
Efuels a route to use otherwise wasted wind – HIF
Developer plans to apply lessons learned from Haru Oni pilot project in Chile to future facilities, CEO for Emea tells Hydrogen Economist
15 May 2023
US a top priority for hydrogen sector
A fifth of North American projects have taken FID or beyond, compared with 7pc in the rest of the world
12 May 2023
Permitting and regulation still a challenge for EU hydrogen
Complex regulatory environment slowing development of projects, industry players tell conference
11 May 2023
Aramco blue hydrogen ambitions intact despite weak sales
Saudi state-owned company restates production goal as high costs deter potential offtakers
10 May 2023
Gasunie goes to market with hydrogen storage capacity
Dutch company to offer capacity at Groningen salt cavern in open season starting in mid-June
10 May 2023
Hydrogen for heat ‘far more challenging’ than industrial switching – BP
Senior vice-president at oil major anticipates relative complexity of managing stakeholders and retrofitting will make hydrogen for domestic heating difficult to deploy in the short term
10 May 2023
Europe to lose two-thirds of storage capacity in hydrogen conversion
Hydrogen’s lower energy content per cubic metre compared with natural gas will have major implications for the European energy system, RAG CEO tells Hydrogen Economist
9 May 2023
Australia budgets A$2bn for hydrogen incentives
The government will provide revenue support for renewable hydrogen production
9 May 2023
Hyphen to supply Namibian green ammonia through Koole Terminals
The developer aims to start supplying green ammonia through the Port of Rotterdam by early 2028
5 May 2023
No to additionality for US tax credits – FCHEA
Trade association warns additionality requirements will push costs of green hydrogen up and disincentivise investment in the US
5 May 2023
Avaada receives $1bn from Brookfield for Indian green hydrogen and ammonia
The developer is in advanced discussions with potential investors toward an additional $200mn
5 May 2023
Bloom demonstrates largest solid-oxide electrolyser
The 4MW system can produce 20–25pc more hydrogen per MW than low-temperature electrolysers
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