Hydrogen


Japanese-Australian venture extracts hydrogen from 'dirty' coal

Japanese-Australian venture extracts hydrogen from 'dirty' coal

(ATF) Australia's brown coal reserves are being used to produce hydrogen in a joint venture with a Japanese company to prove the liquefied gas can be exported safely, the project sponsors said on March 12.Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries is running the $387 million pilot project with government support from both …

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Asia-Pacific still trying to match Europe’s hydrogen push 

Asia-Pacific still trying to match Europe’s hydrogen push 

Barcelona-based Naturgy is pushing Europe’s clean hydrogen development even further than projected, leaving Asian-Pacific nations in its wake.On February 18, the energy company presented a project proposal to the Spanish government to build 38 hydrogen refuelling stations scattered across the country. A proposed second stage would see as many as …

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Taking green hydrogen to the next level with fossil fuel cost parity 

Taking green hydrogen to the next level with fossil fuel cost parity 

Europe continues to take the global lead in green hydrogen development, seemingly leaving the rest of the world in its rear view mirror. Even more remarkable is that its pivot to the cleanest of all fuel choices comes amid the worst health crisis to hit the planet in more than …

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Beijing trips on its misguided energy build-out policy

Beijing trips on its misguided energy build-out policy 

(ATF) Beijing has been caught in its own political cross-hairs. Last year, during the worst of the Covid-19 crisis, China approved a near-record number of new coal power plants to help numerous provincial governments weather the economic impact of the pandemic.However, seemingly in contradiction of that build-out mandate, which had …

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Shell to focus on biofuels, electric-charging, LNG and hydrogen

Shell to focus on biofuels, electric-charging, LNG and hydrogen

(ATF) Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it will invest up to $6 billion a year in green energy with more funding for biofuels and electric car charging. The Anglo-Dutch conglomerate – the world's largest oil and gas trader and the fifth biggest company in the world, according …

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Bad news for global oil producers, hydrogen wants your market share

Bad news for global oil producers, hydrogen wants your market share

(ATF) Over the last few years there has been a marked pivot in global energy markets. First, increased liquefied natural gas (LNG) usage, mainly for power generation and industrial usage, was supposed to replace coal and help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while helping countries meet their 2015 Paris Climate …

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Sumitomo halts new oil investments in switch to greener power

Sumitomo halts new oil investments in switch to greener power

(ATF) Japanese trading house Sumitomo will stop investing in new oil development projects as it shifts away from fossil fuel businesses amid a global push to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to a weekend report.The move comes as global miners and Japanese trading companies cut their exposure to coal operations, …

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Siemens spin-offs turn their attention to hydrogen-producing turbines 

Siemens spin-offs turn their attention to hydrogen-producing turbines 

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy are developing a commercial offshore wind turbine that produces hydrogen via electrolysis, the companies have revealed, marking a breakthrough for the mass production of renewable hydrogen.The companies are investing 120 million euros ($146 million) in the system, which has not been previously reported on. It …

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Korea's SK Group takes $1.5 billion stake in US hydrogen company

Korea's SK Group takes $1.5 billion stake in US hydrogen company

(ATF) South Korean conglomerate SK Group said it would take a 9.9% stake worth $1.5 billion in US hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power and form a joint venture to supply Asian markets, the companies said.As part of deal, a US unit of SK Group will acquire about 51.4 million …

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China needs to take its hydrogen game to a new level

China needs to take its hydrogen game to a new level

(ATF) A lot of news has broken recently about developing hydrogen to help displace the use of fossil fuels, including natural gas, the cleanest burning fossil fuel. However, it appears at this junction that the industry still has a long way to go to help the fuel address climate change …

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