Hydrogen

Oil and Gas Investor EnCap Raises $1.2 Billion Energy Transition Fund

EnCap Investments said on Tuesday it has closed a $1.2 billion fund dedicated to investments in the burgeoning energy transition space, the first time the private-equity firm has raised money specifically for clean energy.

Energinet and Gasunie Studying Feasibility of Hydrogen Pipeline Infrastructure

Energinet and Gasunie published a technical pre-feasibility study for transporting hydrogen via a 350-450 km (217-279 mi) pipeline from Esbjerg or Holstebro in Denmark to Hamburg in Germany.

Australia Backs Three 'Green' Hydrogen Projects with More Than A$100 Million

Australia said it had awarded A$103 million ($80 million) to back three 'green' hydrogen projects, hiking its planned funding by almost 50% as the government seeks to speed up commercial production of the gas using renewable resources.

AquaDuctus Pipeline to Transport Green Hydrogen from North Sea to Land

GASCADE, Gasunie, RWE and Shell are progressing with the AquaDuctus pipeline project, which will transport green hydrogen from the North Sea directly to the continent, according to a news release.

Research Into Hydrogen Transportation by Pipeline Increasing

The research regarding hydrogen transportation by pipeline is increasing and becoming more coordinated, a presentation at the 17th Annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference indicates.

RWE CEO Supports More Rapid Switch to Green Hydrogen Pipelines

Germany's regulation for using future supplies of carbon-free hydrogen on existing and new pipelines for natural gas should be undertaken jointly rather than separately, the chief executive of utility RWE said on Friday.

European Hydrogen Backbone: How a Dedicated Hydrogen Infrastructure Can be Created

This paper presents the European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB): a vision for a truly European undertaking, connecting hydrogen supply and demand from north to south and west to east.

Perspective: Oil Execs, Environmentalists Could Support Hydrogen for Climate Solution

Some see hydrogen as a potential substitute for hard-coal coke in making steel. It also offers energy companies a future market using processes they know. It can be liquefied, stored, and transported through existing pipelines and LNG ships, with some modifications.

RWE Plans to Bring Australian 'Green' Hydrogen to Europe

Germany's RWE plans to bring hydrogen produced in Australia to Europe, as big energy firms look to create new global routes for the cleaner alternative to fossil fuels.

Nikola, IVECO and OGE Plan Hydrogen Distribution by Pipeline

Nikola Corporation, IVECO and OGE announced they will collaborate to establish a business structure for transporting hydrogen via pipeline network from production sources to hydrogen fueling stations in support of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Germany’s Uniper May Turn Coal Plant Site into Hydrogen Hub

German utility Uniper is studying the conversion of its coal-fired power plant site at Wilhelmshaven on Germany's North Sea coast into an import and electrolysis hub to tap into emerging demand for "green" hydrogen.

Texas Oil Pipelines Face Dry Months as Production Languishes

By the fourth quarter, total utilization of the largest oil pipelines from the Permian is expected to drop to 57%, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said. The nadir during the last market bust in 2016 was roughly 70%.

SSE Thermal and Equinor Planning UK Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Projects

The projects would utilize the parallel hydrogen and CO2 pipeline infrastructure being developed by the Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) partnership – which includes Equinor and SSE Thermal – and offshore CO2 infrastructure.

Archaea Energy, Aria Energy Combine to Form RNG Development, Advancement Company

The business combination with Archaea and Aria, one of the largest companies in the North American landfill gas (LFG) sector, will create a significant U.S. RNG platform.

Denmark’s Orsted Plans Wind Farm, Hydrogen Plant

The proposed plant at the North Sea Port straddling the Dutch-Belgian border is supported by a group of companies that will also pursue an expansion of local pipelines to handle the hydrogen.

Friedrich Vorwerk’s Energy Expertise Could Attract Investors

German energy infrastructure company Friedrich Vorwerk is guiding investors to expect its initial public offering (IPO) to price at 45-48 euros ($53.55-$57.12) per share, one of the bookrunners organizing the deal said on Monday.

Kinder Morgan Forms Energy Transition Ventures Group

Pipeline company Kinder Morgan said on Friday it had formed a new Energy Transition Ventures group to focus on low-carbon energy initiatives.

Reusing Gas Infrastructure for Hydrogen Transportation

The EU’s “Hydrogen Strategy for a Climate-Neutral Europe” of July 2020 is only the latest in a series of programs designed to foster the use of hydrogen to decarbonize and integrate the energy system.

Germany’s Friedrich Vorwerk Plans to Expand in Hydrogen Market

German energy infrastructure firm Friedrich Vorwerk plans an initial public offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the first quarter to accelerate growth in the hydrogen market, its biggest shareholder said.

Energy Firms Bet on Hydrogen Boom, but Payday Far Away

Governments and energy companies are placing large bets on clean hydrogen playing a leading role in efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but its future uses and costs are highly uncertain.

APA Launches Australia's First Hydrogen-Ready Transmission Pipeline Project

Australia’s APA Group announced a landmark hydrogen pilot project to enable the proposed conversion of 43-kilometers (26.7 miles) of Parmelia Gas Pipeline in Western Australia into Australia’s first 100 percent hydrogen-ready transmission pipeline.

Australian Gas Networks Looking to Include Hydrogen in Infrastructure

Australia's natural gas pipeline owners are working to future proof their A$75 billion ($59 billion) in assets amid a global push towards clean energy, running tests to blend hydrogen with gas and produce green methane to replace the fossil fuel.

Germany Looking at Green Hydrogen Co-operation with Russia

Germany is in close communication with Russia about the potential of "green" hydrogen production and transport, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said.

German Government, Gas Industry Locked in Tricky Conflict over Hydrogen Pipelines

The natural gas pipeline industry, which eventually needs to switch to hydrogen, wants an early merger of the two systems and criticized the government's approach for being too slow.

Germany Planning Phased Intro of Hydrogen Pipeline Transport

The initial focus will be on the switching of existing pipelines carrying hydrogen made from fossil fuels to carry "green" hydrogen, which is made from wind and solar energy via electrolysis, and the building of new green hydrogen pipelines.

Siemens Building CO2-Free Hydrogen Plant

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and WUN H2 GmbH signed a contract to build one of the largest hydrogen production plants in Germany. It will be built in Wunsiedel in the north of Bavaria.

PE launches Transition Economist and Hydrogen Economist services

The PE Media Network, publisher of Petroleum Economist, the leading global information service for the full hydrocarbon value chain, is bringing the same analytical depth and rigorous editorial standards to two rapidly-evolving sectors, the energy transition and the emerging hydrogen economy.

Gulf Energy Information Launches H2Tech Journal for the Hydrogen Community

H2Tech is a working technology journal for the hydrogen sector that will be published quarterly in 2021.

Hydrogen: The Future Gas Energy Network

While there is plenty of optimism for hydrogen in these carbon-conscious days, reality also indicates that a lot more R&D is in order to tighten up the technical side and improve the economics.