Saleh Al Kharabsheh urges Arab countries to invest in green hydrogen
Saleh Al Kharabsheh, minister of energy and mineral resources, has urged Arab countries to invest in green hydrogen while there are plenty of renewable resources available in order to advance technical and economic integration within the Arab world.
Between October 1 and 3, Kharabsheh spoke at the fifth “Renewable energy and energy efficiency conference” held in Cairo. He emphasized the importance of coordinated efforts among Arab countries to create a regional strategy for green hydrogen.
Dutch king to launch construction of national hydrogen network
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will perform the starting ceremony for the construction of the first part of the national hydrogen network on the Tweede Maasvlakte in Rotterdam on the afternoon of Friday 27 October. This national hydrogen network will connect major industrial clusters in the Netherlands with each other and with Germany and Belgium from 2030 onwards and will be realised by Gasunie subsidiary HyNetwork Services.
The first part of the hydrogen network, a stretch of more than 30 kilometres, runs in Rotterdam from the Tweede Maasvlakte to Pernis, and is expected to be operational in 2025. The national network will eventually have a length of 1,200 kilometres and will largely consist of existing natural gas pipelines that will be reused. The network will have connections to large-scale hydrogen production facilities, import terminals in the seaports and companies in the Netherlands and abroad that will use hydrogen to become more sustainable.
The construction of the national hydrogen network is a major step forward in the Netherlands’ efforts to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Hydrogen is a clean and sustainable fuel that can be used in a variety of applications, including power generation, transportation, and industry.
Deborah Diaz joins ZeroAvia board of directors
Deborah Diaz, a former chief technology officer for NASA, has joined the board of directors of ZeroAvia as a non-executive director. Deborah will collaborate with ZeroAvia’s executive management team and current board members to hasten the business’s strategic transition from a pioneer to a leading worldwide provider of zero-emission airplane engines.
Currently serving as CEO of the technology and strategic growth advisory company Catalyst ADV is Deborah. With Archer Aviation (NYSE: ACHR), Primis Financial (Nasdaq: FRST), Section IO, BRMI, and as a member of the advisory boards of Intel, Equinix, Dell, and Forcepoint, she has considerable experience on corporate boards.
Green Hydrogen Systems appoints interim Chief Executive Officer
Green Hydrogen Systems has appointed Peter Friis as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the company’s Executive Management. Peter Friis will assume the position as of 15 October 2023. CEO, Sebastian Koks Andreassen, will remain available to ensure a smooth handover in the coming months.
Peter Friis holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and an executive MBA. He joins Green Hydrogen Systems with valuable leadership, production, and clean-tech industry experience. Peter Friis comes from a position as managing director and CEO of Kilde Automation. Before that, Peter Friis spent more than 13 years with Vestas Wind Systems in various management positions, mainly within the areas of operations, engineering, automation, and technology.
Alberta govt looking into hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
In a world that has largely accepted electric plug-in vehicles, the Alberta government is looking into the potential of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
In Alberta, which does not yet employ them, Danielle Smith sees a bright future for zero-emission automobiles.
Do you remember when Premier Smith walked next to someone wearing a standout government surplus outfit at a food festival during Alberta’s Hot Donair Summer? She drove an electric vehicle with a hydrogen fuel cell technology with pride to the State of Edmonton.
Smith said after her experience, “They’re pretty zippy. They work pretty well.