Hydrogen

Hydrogen Blending Study Underway in British Columbia

DNV is executing hydrogen blending feasibility studies for Enbridge and FortisBC Energy. The two individual studies will determine the percentage of hydrogen that can be safely transported through existing natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

RWE Gas Storage West Launches Inquiry for Hydrogen Storage Demand

RWE Gas Storage West has initiated a preliminary market survey, inviting hydrogen producers, users, industrial firms, and traders to register their future hydrogen storage requirements until June 2024.

Industry Leaders Partner to Repurpose Natural Gas Pipelines for Hydrogen Transmission

DORIS, ROSEN, and SPIECAPAG have jointly announced the establishment of the Pipeline Transition Alliance, a collaboration aimed at repurposing natural gas pipelines for hydrogen transmission.

Eletrobras Partners with GEP for Green Hydrogen Production in Brazil

Brazil's Eletrobras, Latin America's largest utility, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Green Energy Park (GEP) to study opportunities for green hydrogen production, the companies said on Tuesday.

Energy Transfer Joins CapturePoint for Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative in Louisiana

CapturePoint LLC and Energy Transfer LP have formalized agreements for the joint development of a carbon capture and permanent underground storage project in Louisiana.

U.S. Offers $1.66 Billion Loan to Plug Power for Clean Hydrogen Plants

The U.S. Energy Department on Tuesday said it has offered a conditional loan guarantee of up to $1.66 billion to Plug Power Inc. to help it build up to six plants to produce clean hydrogen.

Exxon, Chevron CEOs Call for Clarity on U.S. Clean Energy Subsidies

Top executives at U.S. oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron Corp. said on Monday that the U.S. needs to clarify rules on energy subsidies to drive the rapid, large-scale investments needed to fight climate change.

Gassco, Gascade to Establish New Hydrogen Pipeline Route Between Norway and Germany

GASCADE and GASSCO have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a hydrogen transport route between Germany and Norway, facilitating hydrogen transportation via pipeline in the North Sea.

OPEC Secretary General: 'End of Oil Not in Sight', Urges Focus on Emissions Reduction

The end of oil is not in sight, OPEC's top official said, as the pace of energy demand growth means that alternatives cannot replace it at the needed scale, and the focus should be on cutting emissions not oil use.

Selection of Material for Hydrogen Services

(P&GJ) — The use of the existing natural gas transportation pipelines for hydrogen gas is an essential strategy to reduce the investment required for hydrogen distribution. However, the existing gas transmission pipelines are generally comprised of steels that are susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement.

Colombian President Proposes Ecopetrol and Petrobras Collaboration on Green Hydrogen

Colombian state energy company Ecopetrol and its Brazilian counterpart Petrobras should work together on developing green hydrogen, Colombian President Gustavo Petro said on Wednesday.

Mexico Seizes Air Liquide's Hydrogen Plant at Pemex Refinery

Mexico expropriated a hydrogen plant at a Pemex state oil refinery that a previous administration sold to French firm Air Liquide, the government announced in an official gazette on Thursday.

GRTgaz Invests $43.4 Million in First French-German Cross-Border Hydrogen Pipeline

French gas grid operator GRTgaz will invest 40 million euros ($43.4 million) in a 110-million-euro planned hydrogen pipeline due to link France and Germany, its Chief Executive Sandrine Meunier said on Wednesday.

Newfoundland and Labrador Approves World Energy's Hydrogen Project

Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province approved renewable energy firm World Energy's hydrogen plant on Tuesday, after more than 80 low-carbon hydrogen production projects have been announced in the country until March.

Baker Hughes, Snam Partner to Decarbonize Italian Gas Network with Hydrogen-Ready Technology

Baker Hughes has secured a contract with Snam, Europe’s primary operator in natural gas infrastructure, to provide advanced technology aimed at decarbonizing the Italian gas network.

Hydrogen Industry Urges Streamlined Process for U.S. Tax Credits

Some companies planning to use new U.S. tax credits to deploy hydrogen projects urged the Treasury Department this week to ease proposed environmental requirements, warning that they could hinder the nascent industry’s takeoff.

India's GAIL to Commission First Green Hydrogen Project in April, Sources Say

State-run natural gas company GAIL (India) Ltd. plans to commission its first green hydrogen project in central India in April, three company sources said.

Exxon, JERA to Partner on U.S. Hydrogen Production Project

Exxon Mobil has entered into an agreement with JERA, Japan's top power generator, to jointly explore the development of a low-carbon hydrogen production project in the United States.

Canada Signs Hydrogen Deal with Germany to Counter Russian Energy Dependency

Canada, citing the need to shun Russian energy, on Monday signed an agreement with Germany that it said would accelerate work towards the commercial-scale trade of clean hydrogen fuel.

CERAWeek: Hydrogen Adoption to Cost Europe, U.S. More Than $1 Trillion

Europe and the U.S. will have to spend in excess of $1 trillion for building infrastructure to enable widespread use of hydrogen fuel, an executive at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on Monday.

U.S. Grants $750 Million for Hydrogen Projects Across 24 States

The U.S. Department of Energy said on Wednesday it is granting $750 million to projects across 24 states that are building capacity to produce and use clean hydrogen.

Morocco Plans to Dedicate 1 Million Hectares to Green Hydrogen Projects

The Moroccan government said on Monday it will allocate 1 million hectares to green hydrogen projects, starting with 300,000 hectares in a first phase, as part of an offer to attract investors.

Vopak, Air Liquide to Develop Hydrogen Pipeline Network in Singapore

The companies will look at developing low-carbon ammonia supply chains in Singapore, including ammonia cracking facilities, storage and handling infrastructure at Vopak's Banyan terminal, as well as distributing low-carbon hydrogen through a hydrogen pipeline network, Vopak said.

Egypt Inks $40 Billion Deals for Green Hydrogen Projects

Egypt has signed seven memoranda of understanding with international developers in the fields of green hydrogen and renewable energy in the Suez Canal Economic Zone that could lead to total investment worth around $40 billion over 10 years, a cabinet statement said on Wednesday.

Iqony Plans Three Hydrogen-Ready Gas Plants in Germany

German firm Iqony plans to build gas-fired plants at three existing sites, a company spokesperson said on Thursday, becoming the latest firm to seek a slice of the government's planned tender for 10 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity.

EU Allocates $402 Million to Italian Energy Groups for Green Hydrogen Project

The European Commission has awarded financing of up to $402 million to set up a 'Green Hydrogen Valley' in Italy's Puglia region, the energy groups involved said.

Germany's SEFE Weighs Investments in Hydrogen Storage, Pipelines

German nationalized gas trader SEFE is exploring transforming some of its underground storage caverns and pipelines to clean hydrogen, its CEO said, indicating this could involve investments of roughly $541 million.

Hydrogen-Blend Pipelines: Fast-Tracking Innovations Leading Fossil Fuel Resurgence

The year 2023 was a time of extremely conflicting messages for the future of fossil fuels and the sundry clean fuel alternatives to meet distance carbon-free climate change goals.

EU Approves $4.9 Billion German State Funds for Hydrogen Projects

The European Commission approved some $4.94 billion in German government funding for 24 German hydrogen projects, the economy ministry said on Thursday as Europe's biggest economy bets on the fuel for decarbonization.

BPCL to Establish First Green Hydrogen Plant at Indian Airport

Indian refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL) said on Wednesday it will set up the first-ever green hydrogen plant inside an airport in the country.