The study raises questions on whether depleted onshore and offshore gas fields can be safely and effectively used for hydrogen storage
Plans for a 1.35GW blue hydrogen production facility have been approved by a local council in Cheshire.
Significant progress was made in establishing a competitive hydrogen sector in 2023, but industry leaders say "it all hinges" on decisions made in 2024.
SSE Thermal will develop the scheme with Aberdeen-headquartered infrastructure firm Kellas Midstream.
The UK government will launch a consultation with industry on future gas supply and storage requirements as production from the North Sea declines.
Blue hydrogen is around half the price of green, he noted, after normalising for incentives and penalties. “The models show then that green hydrogen takes over, at around a decade out.”
There are really two options for dealing with carbon emissions. You either avoid them by stopping the burning of hydrocarbons and using something else or, try to collect them as you produce them and hide them away somewhere in the hope they won’t escape. The latter being CCS - carbon capture and storage.
A new report is warning that political instability and a lack of government clarity around support could stunt the rollout of hydrogen projects in the UK.
The UK’s offshore trade body said that the government’s energy transition ambitions do not match up with the ‘unpredictable’ fiscal policies surrounding oil and gas.
Once the right opportunities have been identified, achieving critical mass in terms of volumes is crucial for the economic feasibility of the valley.
INEOS has awarded engineering group Atkins the contract to design its “world scale” low-carbon hydrogen plant at Grangemouth, as it moves to meet net zero targets.
New analysis from Westwood Global has shone a light on the rapid expansion of blue hydrogen on both sides of the North Sea.
With its potential as an energy carrier that supports an increasingly renewable electricity grid, hydrogen can complement and accelerate other technologies required to deliver net-zero by 2050.
Chevron (NYSE:CVX) plans to spend about $2.5 billion building up its hydrogen business this decade as the oil major accelerates investment in low-carbon technologies.
Governments must make “urgent, significant” policy interventions to ensure hydrogen opportunities don’t fade, a report has warned.
Industrial sites and chemicals plants are rarely portrayed as the new clean industries of the future, but many are now at the sharp end of the energy transition.
“This is not a free-for-all of ‘let’s have hydrogen at any cost’,” insists Angela Needle, vice president of trade body Hydrogen UK and strategic director at gas network Cadent.
BP and Linde have announced plans to build a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Texas, with a view to supporting low-carbon hydrogen production at Linde’s Houston facilities.
Scotland’s net zero secretary said the country's oil and gas expertise and close links with Europe would open new hydrogen export opportunities, but stressed it must also bring local investment.
It is full steam ahead for Aberdeen-headquartered Kellas Midstream as it plans to push on with a £750 million investment for a major blue hydrogen project.
Questions of green or blue hydrogen are by the by, there is a major need for construction to get under way in order to achieve net zero participants at the fourth episode of Hydrogen – Tracking Transition said recently.
As 2021 draws to a close and the energy world starts to look ahead to 2022, there seems little doubt that the role of hydrogen will loom ever larger over government energy policy, both here in the UK and globally. So what specifically should we expect?
Aberdeen could become the first city to be powered entirely by hydrogen as soon as the end of the decade under ambitious new plans.
Kellas Midstream has announced plans to develop of a low-carbon blue hydrogen production facility in Teesside.