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Four Australian ports could become hydrogen hubs

The Queensland government of Australia determined that four ports in the state may function as centres for the export of hydrogen.

According to a government research, Townsville, Abbot Point, Mackay/Hay Point, and Gladstone are the ports best suited for exporting hydrogen.

Based on a renewable energy capacity of 24.3 GW, Townsville in north Queensland could export 1.15 million tonnes of hydrogen annually. Based on a 30.6GW capacity for renewable energy, Abbot Point could export 1.38 million tonnes of hydrogen annually. While Gladstone could export 610,000 t/yr of hydrogen utilizing renewable energy capacity of 16GW, the Mackay/Hay Point ports could transport 780,000 t/yr requiring 20.8GW of renewable energy.


Sonatrach to start two hydrogen pilots

The Sonatrach group plans to start two pilot projects in 2023 and 2024 to produce green hydrogen.

Both of the two pilot projects have been created to complement one another and will each offer particular lessons.

The Sonatrach group is committed to the energy transition by implementing renewable energy projects, diversifying its energy sources, and lowering its carbon footprint in its primary activities.


Shell’s first hydrogen stations to open in France

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The TEN-T corridors will see the deployment of Shell’s first hydrogen stations in France.

The impending arrival of Shell’s initial installations in France has been announced.

Heavy goods vehicles will be able to utilize Shell’s hydrogen stations in France, which are primarily targeted at professionals and captive fleets. They will be built on a technology that operates at 350 and 700 bars of pressure.


Turkish engineers develop hydrogen based system from defense industry

New generation drones and circulating ammunition threats will be cost-effectively and delicately eliminated by the hydrogen-propelled smart defense system created within the Turkish defense sector.

At the SAHA EXPO Defense, Aerospace Industry Fair, Gürba Defense Technologies debuted its Intelligent Defense System Hydro-GIDS. Smail Demir, President of the Presidency of Defense Industries, reviewed the Hydro-GIDS, which consists of radar, electro-optic, hydrogen-propelled launcher, and communication systems that are set up on a trailer.

The system, which can autonomously detect, diagnose, and track asymmetric targets, is able to fire fixed-wing munitions and other precision-guided ammunition through its launcher because of the unique software created by Gürba Defense Technologies. Thus, from target identification through target elimination, the Hydro-GIDS Intelligent Defense System provides its users with a comprehensive solution.

The launcher of the Gürba Defense Technologies-created Hydro-GIDS System uses a hydrogen-fed propulsion system. This propulsion method enables the launchers to be utilized more than once once the ammo is discharged, and the ammunition being thrown experiences significantly less shock, reducing the possibility of malfunctions.

Gürba Defense Technologies is still working on Hydro-GIDS configurations that can shoot various types of ammunition. The company has already finished producing the prototype of the Hydro-GIDS System, which can shoot fixed-wing circulating ammo. This year, security forces will be able to use the Hydro-GIDS System.


WFO launches Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Committee

World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has established its Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Committee as a brand-new, truly global industry initiative to support the acceleration of commercial-scale offshore wind to hydrogen installations around the globe.

Following the successful formation of the Offshore Dispute Resolution Committee and the Floating Offshore Wind Committee, this will be the WFO’s third committee.

Magnus Killingland will serve as the chairman of the new Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Committee. Magnus advises on industrial difficulties for a quick and secure energy transition as the DNV Segment Lead for Hydrogen and CCS in Northern Europe.

All WFO members are welcome to attend the inaugural Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Committee meeting on November 2, 2022.


RWE bids for seabed permit in Poland to interconnect wind and hydrogen

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Five offshore wind seabed permits in the Polish Baltic Sea, which will be combined with hydrogen, have begun competitive processes in Poland.

With a combined capacity of 7.8 gigawatts (GW), RWE has made bids for all five regions, including site 44.E1, which is close to its F.E.W. Baltic II project. For this specific offshore wind farm, Sharco Duo, RWE has created a thorough concept. The 1.8 GW location is situated in the central Polish Baltic Sea, northwest of the Supsk Bank.

When developing, building, and running Sharco Duo, RWE anticipates significant synergies with its F.E.W. Baltic II project and operational base in Ustka. The novel electricity storage techniques combined with green hydrogen production, both onshore and offshore, are part of RWE’s distinctive design concept for Sharco Duo, which facilitates the seamless integration of the offshore wind farm into the Polish energy system.

The Sharco Duo offshore wind farm is ready to be developed and put into operation, with the first power being generated as early as 2028. When fully operational, it will be able to generate enough green electricity to meet the annual needs of 11 million Poles.


Berto and Hyliko offer hydrogen vehicles

The Berto Group and Hyliko will offer a range of zero emission vehicles, primarily distribution carriers, to round out the rental company’s Flexy Green offering.

The business cooperation stipulates that hydrogen vehicles with drivers will be accessible starting in 2023, initially through fleet-wide retrofits of Renault Trucks diesel trucks.

Hyliko aims to offer vehicles with new chassis by 2025 through partnerships with manufacturers. Along with fleet management services, the joint offer includes the provision of ultra-green fuel through a network of hydrogen filling stations.


Centrica adds hydrogen to gas supply at Lincolnshire power station

In order to better understand the role of hydrogen in power production, Centrica Business Solutions will begin injecting hydrogen into its gas peaking plant in North Lincolnshire as part of a UK-first trial with HiiROC.

The Net Zero Technology Centre, which has awarded 20 projects a total of £8 million through its Open Innovation Programme, will contribute funding to the 12-month study.

The Brigg 49MW gas-fired plant is intended to supply demand during periods of high demand or when renewable energy generation is insufficient; it normally runs for less than three hours per day. Hydrogen is expected to make up no more than 3% of the gas mixture during the experiment, which is scheduled to begin later next year, then increase to 20% incrementally following the project. The long-term goal is to transition to 100% hydrogen and implement comparable technology across all gas-fired peaking plants.