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Egypt and Belgium plan to switch to clean hydrogen

A cooperative endeavor between Egypt and Belgium has been started to make the switch to clean hydrogen. At the session on “The Future of Energy,” which is held as part of the UN Conference on Climate Change, the President of the Republic, Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi, made the corresponding declaration (COP27).

According to Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi, the new effort will permit the use of mechanisms and the development of more practical answers in the area of the energy transition.

The new project of the two nations aims to establish a continuous platform for communication between nations, including energy resource producers and consumers, private sector representatives, and banks. They will be able to plan initiatives and draw funding for the creation of hydrogen energy.


VH2 studies how hydrogen can decarbonize steelmaking

The Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) at Swinburne University is conducting research on the use of hydrogen in the steelmaking process to assist decarbonize the sector.

Gopal Pandey, a PhD candidate, is leading this effort. He is utilizing computational fluid dynamics modeling to explore the engineering implications of employing hydrogen fuel in oxygen blowing, one of the most popular and effective ways to produce steel.

According to Gopal, the steel industry appears to be one of the major contributors to a future clean hydrogen economy given its size. The initiative from VH2 proposes to use hydrogen in place of the current fossil fuel-based sources.


Pertamina and Chevron investigate green hydrogen production using geothermal

In order to take part in the creation of downstream products from future geothermal projects in Sumatra, Indonesia, PT Pertamina is investigating collaboration with Chevron Corporation.

The creation of green hydrogen and green ammonia are two examples of the downstream goods being pursued.

In order to assess the potential for geothermal derivatives in a number of possible geothermal sites in Sumatra, PT Pertamina is thinking of conducting a joint research with Chevron. Later on, Pertamina intends to work with Keppel Corporation to produce ammonia and green hydrogen together. The goal is for the joint study to be finished this year, after which more cooperation will be put into practice.


Hero Future Energies and Karnataka government invest in green hydrogen

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Hero Future Energies (HFE) and the Government of Karnataka to invest around Rs 20,000 crore in the State to establish green hydrogen & renewable energy projects.

Hero Future Energies and Ohmium International formed a strategic alliance earlier this year to design and construct 1000 MW of green hydrogen production plants in India, the UK, and Europe.

Hero Future Energies received a $450 million investment from KKR and the Hero Group in September. In addition to supporting HFE’s efforts to increase its renewable energy capacity and capabilities across technologies including solar, wind, battery storage, and green hydrogen, this investment would put HFE in a position for continued growth.


Probat uses hydrogen for coffee roasters

Probat, a leading manufacturer of coffee roasting equipment in Germany, has created a novel burner technology that uses hydrogen to heat coffee roasters.

It marks the first widespread adoption of hydrogen power systems in the coffee roaster manufacturing sector, which currently relies heavily on natural gas and produces more greenhouse gas emissions as a result.

For increasing roaster production, Probat recently finished a roughly €40 million expansion to the manufacturing facility at its Emmerich, Germany, headquarters.

At the company’s invitation-only Connecting Markets seminar in September, a Probat P05, its first hydrogen machine, was displayed. The objective for offering retrofit components for bigger industrial production roasters is the beginning of next year. Hydrogen burner retrofits will soon be made accessible for current P05-model roasters.


POSCO to feed Pohang Steel Industrial Complex with hydrogen and nitrogen from Pohang Works

POSCO starts building pipelines to feed the Pohang Steel Industrial Complex with the hydrogen and nitrogen produced at the Pohang Works.

The Pohang Works and Pohang Steel Industrial Complex are now connected by hydrogen and nitrogen pipes and hydrogen storage tanks that are being built by POSCO. From the hydrogen and oxygen factories in the Pohang Works to the Pohang Steel Industrial Complex, respectively, hydrogen and nitrogen piping will be constructed along parts of 5.4 km and 4.3 km, and a hydrogen storage tank will be added to the hydrogen plant already in place at the Pohang Works.

Pohang Works currently produces hydrogen by reforming LNG gas, removing nitrogen with a sizable air separation system, and utilizing it in its own steelmaking process.

Steel mills have a competitive advantage in the supply because they generate significant amounts of hydrogen and nitrogen, which results in reduced manufacturing costs when compared to other businesses. The production of by-product hydrogen based on by-gas from steel mills is anticipated to be able to provide a more stable hydrogen supply if the demand for hydrogen increases in the future.

Pohang Works intends to increase production of hydrogen and nitrogen gradually in order to actively meet foreign demand. In addition, the hydrogen charging station that will be constructed close to the steel complex in the early part of next year will continue to supply stable hydrogen by using the pipeline from 2024 after the pipeline is finished, supplying hydrogen and nitrogen to businesses in the Pohang Steel Industrial Complex, such as Posco Steelion.

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