Lhyfe studies green hydrogen potential in Sweden
Together with the city of Harjedalen, Lhyfe will investigate the potential for sustainable hydrogen generation in Sweden.
The purpose of the company’s feasibility study is to decide whether a more thorough evaluation is warranted. Results from the study, which will be initiated this month, are expected to be made public in early 2023.
This feasibility study will examine the potential for producing renewable hydrogen at a capacity of 5 MW without using fossil fuels. The usage of waste heat and coproduced oxygen gas, as well as the availability of land, will also be included in the evaluation, along with other factors such as energy availability and production capacity, technological selection, location, and land availability.
Australian Fortescue to develop hydrogen in Azerbaijan
Fortescue Future Industries of Australia has developed a business strategy for the manufacture and export of environmentally friendly hydrogen in the country of Azerbaijan.
During the second meeting of the panel on renewable energy sources, Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov unveiled the project’s blueprint.
Final comments and ideas were included into a draft decision that was signed off on at the end of the meeting. Thanks to the country’s high degree of investment attractiveness, green energy projects can be carried out with the help of international funding.
Dutch minister receives Hydrogen Roadmap
On the Day of the Climate Agreement, Minister Jetten was given the Hydrogen Roadmap.
The Hydrogen Roadmap is a part of the National Hydrogen Program (NWP). The government and a sizable sector of the economy have joined forces to form the National Water Partnership (NWP), whose members have formally requested that the Dutch cabinet increase its targets for renewable hydrogen in this Roadmap.
Companies, says Energie-Nederland, need as much assurance as possible about the nature of scaling up in the future years. Where will the money come from and what specific sub-goals will be implemented between now and 2030? Thanks to careful planning, the Netherlands has made significant progress in generating offshore wind; now, the country must come up with a similarly effective plan for hydrogen.
A more sustainable economy for the Netherlands requires expansion of the hydrogen market.
Gaussin gets €2 million investment from Méthanor
The company Gaussin will get a €2 million bond investment from Méthanor to help finance its hydrogen-based solutions.
The H2 Racing Truck, the first hydrogen-powered truck competing in the Dakar Rally, was produced by Gaussin and is on display all over the world as part of its World Tour. In the spring, the company also introduced the H2 AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle).
Méthanor purchased a €2 million bond issuance to aid Gaussin financially in the development of its hydrogen technologies. Through this investment, Méthanor is able to further diversify the energy solutions it supports.
Iberdrola provides green hydrogen to CAF in Zaragoza
Iberdrola has completed providing green hydrogen to CAF in Zaragoza in order to carry out the dynamic testing on the track of the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train for the FCH2Rail project.
The answer has been to transport energy from the hydroelectric plant in Barcelona’s Free Trade Zone—the first of its kind built for commercial purposes in Spain and run by Iberdrola—to Zaragoza.
A dispensing system was built to enable the train tanks to be loaded with the highest standards of operability and safety in order to achieve this.
The company intends to provide green hydrogen to CAF from the forthcoming hydrogen plant of the Green Mobility Plaza project for this project as well as for others developed by other companies. Iberdrola and CAF have partnered to promote the use of green hydrogen in the passenger and rail transportation industries. These examinations attest to their dedication to this cause.
Engie to miss 2025 hydrogen target, still on track for 2030
Engie expects to produce four gigawatts of renewable hydrogen by 2025, but it will miss its aim.
Engie planned 600 megawatts of renewable hydrogen capacity by 2025. At the opening of a renewable hydrogen research center near Paris, firm executives said capacity by 2025 will be “a bit less” due to delays in French and European subsidies, which have delayed several projects.
Engie CEO Sebastien Arbola told reporters that the company, which has about 20 green hydrogen projects worldwide, should be able to reach its 2030 ambitions and start some industrial-scale projects with capacities of about 1 GW in the second half of the decade.
Engie stated 75% of their green hydrogen would be made abroad, mainly in the Middle East, Chile, or Brazil, where renewable energy is abundant and cheap. After liquefaction, Engie’s European and US clients would receive hydrogen.
Toulouse companies developing liquid hydrogen drone
The Toulouse-based Isae-Supaero school and drone company Delair have partnered to create a liquid hydrogen drone.
The two are collaborating on this project with Hycco, a startup in Toulouse, and Pragma Industries (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), both of which are more interested in the machine’s potential fuel cell.
This futuristic machine, which is quieter and more durable than its electric version, must become a sellable item while still making progress toward the hydrogen plane. These players are having some trouble coming up with the seven million euros needed for the project, which will culminate in an Atlantic crossing. The collaboration can still proceed despite this.
French transforming thermal cars into hydrogen ones
The French Institute of Petroleum and New Energies, or IFPEN, most likely discovered a way to convert thermal automobiles into hydrogen cars. If the strategy is successful, thermal car owners might decide to travel more sustainably in the future.
It is sufficient to install an electrical box at the same level as the original heat engine for this to function. At 120 km/h and about 3000 rpm, the automobile and the new engine do not produce CO2 and almost do not emit fine particles. The injection circuit would still need to be reviewed and the tank would need to be modified, but these are the initial IFPEN results.
Hera trials civil use of hydrogen
In Castelfranco Emilia, the first trial of using hydrogen in a city gas distribution system has just begun. Inrete Distribuzione Energia, a Hera Group subsidiary that manages the natural gas distribution industry and power, was specifically responsible for introducing a blend of methane and hydrogen into a segment of the Emilian city’s gas infrastructure.
This initiative, which involved about thirty families, is the first of its kind in Italy and aims to research creative uses for green gases, low-impact energy sources that, once fully operational, will be able to support the region’s decarbonization needs and provide significant environmental benefits.