Air Products has signed a deal with ACWA Power and Neom on the construction of a green hydrogen-ammonia facility in northwest Saudi Arabia.
Equinor has said it is leading a project to develop one of the world’s first “at-scale” hydrogen from natural gas plants, in combination with carbon capture and storage (CCS), in the UK.
The media and scientific papers are awash with reports on the transition to net zero energy supply options – hydrogen, CCUS, solar, wind, tide etc.
Berlin’s €9 billion support package for hydrogen has given the power-to-gas industry an injection of impetus it sorely needs in order to get projects off the ground.
The UK’s biggest trade unions have called for UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to formulate a hydrogen power strategy and create a ‘green jobs boom’.
Shell's North Sea boss has said firms will be “very rapidly” challenged by the economics of reducing emissions, calling for collaboration, government and regulatory support.
According to the Energy Saving Trust the average pence/kWhr charges for gas and electricity (standard rate) are 4.17 and 16.36 respectively. We either burn natural gas in our households or we burn natural gas to make electricity to use in our households.
Clean energy solutions provider H2Tec will carry out key upgrades to the European Marine Energy Centre's (Emec's) hydrogen production plant in Orkney.
Hydrogen is ubiquitous in the energy media with most articles hailing its virtues. When combusted there are no carbon emissions and it can be stored for future use. Both these features are ideal qualities in the transition to net zero.
The Scottish Government have declared a climate emergency and have a Net Zero target by 2045. How does this fit with a country that has a significant oil and gas industry?
A north-east carbon capture and hydrogen production project has reached key milestone with the appointment of a major contractor.
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government now has a unique opportunity to take action and lead the world in its response to climate change through this period.
The road to large-scale hydrogen production is likely to be long and riddled with tough challenges, particularly if it is to become a fixture offshore.
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Neptune Energy said today that Belgian energy service firm Deme Offshore had joined the PosHYdon pilot, the world’s first offshore green hydrogen project.
A group of Danish companies are joining forces to steer a project aimed at producing clean fuels for transport in Copenhagen.
In the wake of the historic global economic shutdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, governments are unleashing trillions of dollars in a bid to create jobs and spur economic recovery. The scale of this stimulus is unprecedented, in some cases amounting to more than 10% of countries’ gross domestic product. At the same time, an overwhelming number of economists, finance ministers, and business leaders are saying that much of that money needs to help—and certainly not hinder—our ability to cut emissions.
I recently provided Energy Voice with a couple of articles comparing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). The superior energy efficiency of the BEV was demonstrated supporting the reason why Volkswagen has stopped development of their passenger FCEV. There is much speculation in the automotive press that Mercedes are about to do the same.
DNV GL recently produced a position paper Heading For Hydrogen. It is the findings of a survey of more than 1,000 senior oil and gas professionals covering safety, infrastructure, CCS and policy.
For good reasons hydrogen is receiving much interest in the upstream business. Hydrogen can be synthesized from fossil fuels and the energy can be extracted with zero carbon emissions – it’s a silver bullet.
Hydrogen production has claimed pole position in the oil and gas sector’s decarbonisation drive, a survey shows.
Oil and gas giant BP has announced a substantial investment in an Australian hydrogen project.
My recent Energy Voice article comparing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) generated some interest. To my mind the BEV has clear benefits from an energy efficiency standpoint, as an FCEV requires twice the energy of a BEV.
Neptune Energy today announced Netherlands-based Eneco has joined as a partner on its PosHYdon offshore green hydrogen pilot project.
By decarbonising industrial and domestic heating, I am convinced that hydrogen has a significant role towards achieving net zero. However, the role of hydrogen in the passenger car sector is much less clear. I find it difficult to see how a hydrogen powered fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) can compete with a battery electric vehicle (BEV). That conclusion was reinforced by two recent reports from BloombergNEF and Volkswagen.