The Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (Jogmec) and Germany’s H2Global Foundation have agreed to cooperate on clean hydrogen, while officials from Japan and South Africa met this week to discuss hydrogen collaboration opportunities.
Researchers in Norway have investigated the technical potential of implementing subsea pumped hydro storage at water depth not exceeding 2,000 m. They also identified potential locations for these storage systems based on energy density.
A new study by ManpowerGroup and Cepsa suggests that green hydrogen and biofuels could create more than 1.7 million new green jobs in Europe by 2040, while Airbus, Vattenfall and other partners have agreed to assess the feasibility of hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway.
Fred. Olsen has completed a 124 kW pilot project to serve as a testing ground to refine its Brizo floating solar solution. The tech is designed to address challenges posed by wave and wind loads.
H2 Green Steel has secured funds to produce green steel in Sweden, while ZeroAvia has locked down support to develop a mobile liquid hydrogen (LH2) refueling truck for heavy-duty applications.
Reliance Industries is selling REC Solar Holdings’ kerf-based polysilicon manufacturing subsidiary, REC Solar Norway, to Elkem ASA, a silicon-based materials supplier. Upon completion of the sale, it will retain the technology and intellectual property rights for kerf-based polysilicon.
A number of hydrogen projects are moving forward in the United States, Germany and Denmark. In other developments, the German state of Saxony is teaming up with other partners, including the Czech Republic, to set up a hydrogen network in Eastern Europe.
In November 2022, Germany’s Energie Baden Württemberg and steelmaker Salzgitter Group signed one of Europe’s first power purchase agreements (PPAs) for hydrogen production. More have followed and with the European Union introducing rules to govern green hydrogen, an industry is planning for its future.
Elcogen and Convion have revealed test results for their new solid oxide electrolyzer, with an electrical efficiency above 85%. It could potentially facilitate the production of 39 kWh of electrical energy per kilogram of green hydrogen.
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