Yearly Archives: 2021

UK Hydrogen Gas Grid Trials Gets Go-Ahead

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive has given the go-ahead for the country’s first trial for blending hydrogen into a public natural gas network, operator Northern Gas Networks said July 26. The HyDeploy project will deliver a blend of 20% hydrogen into the natural gas supply to Winlaton, Gateshead, supplying …

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SSE, Siemens Gamesa Forge Onshore Hydrogen Pact

SSE Renewables and Siemens Gamesa have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the opportunity to produce and deliver green hydrogen through electrolysis using energy from two onshore wind farms in Scotland and Ireland. The partnership aims to encompass the full green hydrogen value chain, including construction, supply chain management, …

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USA and Germany – Collaboration on Green Hydrogen

Through a new award program, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) have joined forces to award the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Technical University of Darmstadt a three-year $720,000 research grant ($500,000 from NSF) to explore opportunities to more efficiently produce green hydrogen, a clean and renewable …

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H2 Car maker Riversimple raises £1.5m in latest funding

A mid-Wales hydrogen car manufacturer raised £1.5m in its latest funding round. The crowdfunding campaign launched by Seedrs is now overfunded and it has achieved advanced approval from HMRC for the Enterprise Investment Scheme giving tax incentives for qualifying investors. Riversimple secured a £580,000 investment from Angels Invest Wales with …

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ScottishPower eyes Cromarty Firth for Hydrogen Site

ScottishPower has narrowed down the locations it’s considering for its 35MW electrolyzer site, with the Cromarty Firth identified as “ideal”. As part of the North of Scotland Hydrogen Programme Distilleries Project study, a number of sites around the Firth were identified that could home what is set to be the …

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Russia Gathers Firms to develop Hydrogen Industry

The Russian government has established a working group of industrial firms and ministries to design and implement a plan for the country to secure a share in global hydrogen production and trade. The working group unites state-run and some privately-owned firms from a range of industries with the ministries of …

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New Zealand could have World First’s Green H2 Factory

The fate of Tiwai Point in Southland has been the subject of plenty of speculation, prompted by the news the smelter would be closing down in 2024, costing the region around 1000 jobs. Now it’s been reported that two New Zealand energy companies, Meridian Energy and Contact Energy, are investigating …

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Russian PM creates Hydrogen Working Group

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has created a hydrogen working group in what is seen as an attempt to respond to energy transition demands in its major energy export markets in Europe and Asia. The initiative underscores the dominant view in Russia that its own future production of hydrogen will …

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H2 Auto Giant Fights Climate Regulations to Buy Time.

The Toyota Prius hybrid was a milestone in the history of clean cars, attracting millions of buyers worldwide who could do their part for the environment while saving money on gasoline. But in recent months, Toyota, one of the world’s largest automakers, has quietly become the industry’s strongest voice opposing …

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$173trn Energy Spend Puts Japan’s on Hydrogen High

Torrential floods ravaging Europe and China and infernal heat and forest fires in the North American northwest and Siberia added new urgency to the need to shift away from climate change-fuelling fossil power production around the world as the COP26 conference looms. HYDROGEN: HYPE, HOPE AND HARD TRUTHS Will hydrogen be …

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