Hydrogen

Challenges of Converting Pipelines to Hydrogen Service

(P&GJ) — ASME B31.8, ASME B31.4, and CSA Z662 have well-deserved international reputations as best-in-class, evidenced by their frequent reference by documents within other jurisdictions. However, the standards don't contain explicit requirements to address the design, construction and operational challenges presented by transporting gaseous hydrogen at transmission pressures.

Hydro-Rich Tajikistan Plans to Produce 1 Million Tons of Hydrogen by 2040

Hydropower-rich Tajikistan plans to produce 1 million metric tons of green hydrogen by 2040 for usage at home and exports to neighboring central Asian countries, its Minister of Energy and Water Resources Daler Juma told Reuters on Monday.

PLIDCO Introduces Hydrogen-Compatible Fittings for Pipeline Maintenance and Repairs

(P&GJ) — The Pipe Line Development Company (PLIDCO) has launched a new range of products for use with hydrogen pipelines in response to the emerging transition toward hydrogen and other alternative energy sources.

Germany's SEFE Studying Hydrogen Production, WIGA Stake Hike

Nationalized German gas importer and trader SEFE on Tuesday said it was interested in clean hydrogen production under its remit to help spearhead the green energy transition.

EPA: Biden's Climate Act to Cut US Emissions by 2030 by 35-43%

The U.S. economy is on track to spew between 35% and 43% less carbon dioxide by 2030 from 2005 levels as a consequence of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a U.S. government report released on Tuesday showed.

Chevron Buys Majority Stake in Utah Hydrogen Storage Project

Chevron has acquired a majority stake in the world's largest proposed storage facility for hydrogen from renewable energy. Last year, the Delta, Utah project received the first U.S. Department of Energy loan for clean energy in nearly a decade, of $504 million.

Japan's Mitsui, Others to Jointly Study Hydrogen, Ammonia Supply Chain in Osaka

Japan's Mitsui & Co., Mitsui Chemicals, IHI Corp. and Kansai Electric Power Co. will conduct a joint study for establishing a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain in the Osaka coastal industrial zone, the companies said.

Newfoundland Selects Multiple Wind Farm Projects to Power Hydrogen Plants

Canada's gusty Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador selected four companies on Wednesday to develop wind farms to supply power for new hydrogen plants, conditional on further approvals.

Japan's Eneos, Osaka Gas Study Building Large E-Methane Facility in Osaka

Japan's top refiner Eneos and city gas supplier Osaka Gas said on Tuesday they have begun a joint study of construction of an e-methane facility with the capacity to produce 60 million cubic meters of the fuel per year.

Germany's August Global Investment Plans to Build Hydrogen Plant in Indonesia

Germany's Augustus Global Investment plans to invest $500 million in Indonesia's Aceh province to build a green hydrogen plant next year, its CEO Fadi Krikor said on Monday.

First US Gulf Offshore Wind Auction to Fuel Region's Green Hydrogen Push

The U.S. Gulf Coast region, the nation's primary offshore source of oil and gas, has cheap electricity and lacks state mandates for renewable energy procurement, making it an unlikely place to expand one of the most expensive forms of clean energy.

Brazil Mulls Tax Incentives for Green Hydrogen Projects

Brazil is mulling granting tax incentives for green hydrogen production, a key step for the energy sector to ignite renewable fuel projects and keep pace with international competitors investing in the sector, experts and sources told Reuters.

Fidelis New Energy to Develop Carbon Neutral Hydrogen Facility in West Virginia

(P&GJ) — Fidelis New Energy has made the strategic decision to establish its inaugural net-zero carbon hydrogen production facility, featuring FidelisH2 proprietary technologies, along with a data center campus and a greenhouse system in Mason County, West Virginia.

Brazil Studying Some $30 Billion in Low-Carbon Hydrogen Projects, Secretary Says

Brazil is studying some $30 billion in projects looking to produce low-carbon hydrogen, an official from the country's mines and energy ministry said on Wednesday, estimating the country has a potential output of 1.8 billion metric tons.

BP Backs Green Hydrogen Start-Up Aiming to Cut Fuel's Costs

BP has invested in a start-up company developing technology seeking to use vapor from heavy industry to sharply reduce the production costs of zero-carbon hydrogen.

Challenges to Biden's Carbon Plan Emerge from U.S. Power Sector

Edison Electric Institute has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revisions of the proposed power plant standards, which hinge on the widespread commercial availability of carbon capture and storage and low-emissions green hydrogen, adding the agency's vision was "not legally or technically sound."

SGN Project to Repurpose UK Gas Pipeline to Carry Hydrogen Gets Green Light

The $38 million project will trial 100% hydrogen gas through a 30-km (19-mile) decommissioned gas pipeline between Grangemouth and Granton in Scotland.

Wood Completes FEED Studies for 2,000 Miles of Low Carbon Pipeline Projects in North America

(P&GJ) — Wood has announced that it is delivering concept and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for nearly 2,000 miles of onshore low-carbon pipelines in North America.

Government of Alberta Commits $50 Million to Advance Hydrogen Innovation Projects

(P&GJ) — The Government of Alberta has announced $50 million in funding to support researchers, innovations, companies and the industry to develop technologies that are critical to advancing Alberta’s hydrogen roadmap and natural gas strategy.

Tecnicas Reunidas, Ansaldo Energia to Develop RWE Hydrogen Plant in Germany

A consortium comprising Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas and Italy's Ansaldo Energia is set to develop a hydrogen-ready combined cycle power plant in Germany for utility RWE, the Spanish engineering firm said on Monday.

ROSEN Conducts Research on Hydrogen Embrittlement

(P&GJ) — The ROSEN Group, together with National Gas (formerly National Grid Gas Transmission), has started researching ways to mitigate the potential for embrittlement of pipeline steel in hydrogen service.

Germany's Updated Hydrogen Strategy Sees Heavy Reliance on Imported Fuel in Future

The German cabinet approved a new hydrogen strategy, setting guidelines for hydrogen production, transport infrastructure and market plans.

Mitsubishi Power Delivers Hydrogen-Ready Gas Turbines to Utah Project

(P&GJ) — Mitsubishi Power Americas has delivered two M501JAC advanced-class gas turbines to the Intermountain Power Project (IPP) Renewed project in Delta, Utah. A pipeline from the ACES Delta hub will feed the IPP Renewed project with hydrogen to operate the J-Class turbines.

Spain's Enagas to Gauge Hydrogen Appetite as It Seeks EU Subsidies

Spanish natural gas grid operator Enagas is to start gathering data on hydrogen supply and demand as it moves forward with plans for national and international hydrogen pipelines it expects will get significant European Union subsidies.

Australian Firm FFI Dives into U.S. Market with Phoenix Hydrogen Hub Acquisition

(P&GJ) — Australian green hydrogen developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has made its first move into the U.S. market by purchasing the Phoenix Hydrogen Hub (PHH) project in Buckeye, Arizona, from fuel-cell truck manufacturer Nikola for $24 million.

India's ACME Group Gets $490 Million in Funding for Oman Project

Indian renewable energy company ACME Group said on Friday it raised $487.98 million in fresh funding from infrastructure finance firm REC, to start its green hydrogen and ammonia project in Oman.

EverWind to Invest $1 Billion in Hydrogen, Ammonia Production to Power Nova Scotia Project

EverWind Fuels said on Monday it would invest $1 billion in renewable energy generation to power its green hydrogen and ammonia production project in Nova Scotia.

Riyadh, Tokyo to Cooperate on Energy Security, Hydrogen and Ammonia

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it remains committed to securing oil supplies for Japan and will continue cooperating with Tokyo on clean hydrogen, ammonia, and recycled carbon fuels.

Gas Operator DESFA Looking to Build 336-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline for $1.12 Billion

DESFA said that the 540-km (336-mile) pipeline will be part of a European corridor connecting regions with high potential for hydrogen production with central Europe and southern Germany, where significant demand is expected by 2030.

TC Energy Urges Canada to Speed Permits for Energy Transition Projects

TC Energy has more than 20,000 kilometers (14,300 miles) of pipeline in western Canada that could be repurposed to carry carbon dioxide for sequestration underground or transport low-emissions hydrogen, CEO Francois Poirier said.