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‘White elephants’ | Green hydrogen will be cheaper than blue H2 in all parts of world by 2030, says BNEF

BNEF global head of strategy Kobad Bhavnagri speaking at the Green Hydrogen Global Assembly in Barcelona on Tuesday morning. Photo: Hydrogen Australia Tenfold reduction in cost of electrolysers and cheap renewable energy present ‘serious problem’ for investments in blue hydrogen and will force gas companies to ‘think again’, explains research …

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A new method can convert solar energy into useful hydrogen

The gas can help decarbonize sectors such as shipping and transportation. JONGHO SHIN/iStock Last month, Japanese researchers from Shinshu University in Nagano developed a two-step method that is dramatically more efficient at generating hydrogen, a clean and renewable fuel, from a photocatalytic reaction. The team, however, indicated that they needed …

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Sinopec selects contractors for world’s largest solar-to-hydrogen project

Record-breaking: Sinopec’s facility in China’s Xinjiang province is being hailed as the world’s largest Photo: SINOPEC Joint venture involving Belgium’s John Cockerill and two other Chinese contractors to supply 13 alkaline-based hydrogen electrolysers Chinese state-owned oil company Sinopec has lined up contractors to supply equipment for what it is being …

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Making waves: On board the world’s first hydrogen-powered ship

An experimental boat is criss-crossing the world on sun, sea and wind alone. Money Mind finds out if this can be scaled up, to power sustainable shipping. This aerial photo taken on Apr 29, 2022 shows the Energy Observer, a boat powered by hydrogen and other renewable energy sources, sailing …

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Provaris Energy advances development of compressed hydrogen carrier

Provaris Energy managing director Martin Carolan says interest in the company’s compressed hydrogen solutions is increasing in the UK and Europe with the current global focus on energy security.  The team behind Provaris Energy’s (ASX: PV1) new compressed hydrogen carrier is advancing the vessel’s final design package for discussions with …

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CCS inspects China’s first hydrogen-fuelled ship “Three Gorges Hydrogen Boat 1”

Photo credit: China Classification Society   China’s first hydrogen-fuelled ship, Three Gorges Hydrogen Boat 1 [三峡氢舟1], has started the inspection process with China Classification Society (CCS). The development in the application of hydrogen fuel cells on ships in China, a project under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of …

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Iwatani Corporation develops technology to handle liquid hydrogen

ANI Tokyo [Japan], May 13 (ANI): HySTRA, a consortium of several Japanese companies, is working on a pilot hydrogen supply chain demonstration project in Australia and Japan that started in 2021. Established in 2016, HySTRA focuses on lignite coal buried as an unused resource in Australia and develops the technology. …

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GAIL to install 10-MW green hydrogen plant in India’s Madhya Pradesh

Hydrogen tanks. Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy   State-owned natural gas processor and distributor GAIL India Ltd (BOM:532155) will build a 10-MW green hydrogen production facility powered by renewables at one of its locations in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The company said in a bourse …

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China readies for post-2025 green hydrogen boom

China’s new green hydrogen development plan treads carefully, but experts expect a boom after 2025. The unveiling in late March by China’s top planning body of a hydrogen development plan that runs through 2035 and lays out initial targets for a green hydrogen roll-out is largely seen as lowballing what …

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Zinc giant seals 9GW wind and solar pipeline for Australian green hydrogen plans

Cullerin Range wind farm. Ark Energy Corp, the offshoot of Korea Zinc, has sealed the purchase of a 9GW pipeline of wind and solar projects as it plots its expansion into green hydrogen production. Ark Energy has completed the purchase of Epuron Holdings, originally announced just before Christmas last year, …

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