CNPC and Sinopec are working to transport hydrogen through pipelines, while Matrix Renewables has expanded its green hydrogen partnership with Rolwind Renovables.
China has announced plans to build a 400-kilometer hydrogen pipeline to bring hydrogen from the resource-rich West to energy-hungry regions in the East. The Xinhua news agency reported that the pipeline will carry 100,000 tons of energy carrier, which can increase the capacity by 500,000 tons. Hydrogen is transported from Ulanqab in China’s Inner Mongolia region to Beijing. According to the article, Sinopec Chairman Ma Yongsheng said it will be the country’s first interregional long-distance hydrogen pipeline. In February, Sinopec launched its first hydrogen demonstration project in the Inner Mongolia region.
The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance is published report on the possible development of six hydrogen import corridors in Europe. The South Central corridor would bring hydrogen from North Africa to Europe via Italy. The Iberian Corridor would connect Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Algeria to France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The North Sea corridor would include liquid hydrogen import facilities and an offshore pipeline from Norway to Germany. The Nordic Baltic Corridor would bring hydrogen from Scandinavia via the Baltic countries, Poland and Germany. The Eastern Corridor would bring hydrogen from Ukraine via Slovakia and Hungary. The Southeast Corridor could also “facilitate the import of hydrogen from neighboring countries through shipping or undersea pipelines.” All corridors would include new transmission lines, conversion of existing infrastructure and storage facilities.
The Port of Rotterdam is developing an 11-hectare site for a green hydrogen plant that operates on wind power and has a maximum output of 1 GW. “The wind farm and the hydrogen plant should be ready around 2028” said port operator. The Dutch Minister for Climate and Energy announced the draft ministerial regulation for the Ver Wind Farm Zone Beta program in IJmuiden. The formal bidding process will start in the second half of 2023.
Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri have submitted grant applications to the US Department of Energy to establish the Mid-Continent Clean Hydrogen Hub (MCH2) in a tri-state area. “Together, we have the opportunity to open new markets for agriculture while strengthening our commitment to American renewable energy,” said Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
Matrix Renewables and Rolwind Renovables hacve announced expanding the partnership through the creation of HYREN, a new platform dedicated to the development and creation of a green hydrogen economy in Spain. “HYREN brings together the projects launched by both companies and starts its journey with a portfolio of national projects with a combined production capacity of more than 1 GW in Andalusia, Aragon and Castilla La Mancha, with the aim of reaching up to 4 GW” said Matrix Renewables.
The first hydrogen has published its vision of an emission-free recreational vehicle (RV). “The RV concept illustrates how First Hydrogen is exploring how fuel cell technology could be applied to larger vehicles.” said Canadian company.