Deloitte says blue and green hydrogen could supply 13 percent of U.S. industrial process heat by 2050, with strong policy incentives, carbon pricing and hydrogen supply targets as primary policy variables.
Ohm has secured $250 million in a Series C funding round. It said the funds will allow it to expand to 2 GW of annual generation capacity and support projects in the US, Europe, India and the Middle East. The money also supports research and development programs to reduce the costs of green hydrogen production, said manufacturer of proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis systems.
Worley and Advisian are evaluating Xcel Energy’s natural gas system in the United States to determine the feasibility of injecting and blending hydrogen along its 36,000 miles of distribution pipelines and 2,200 miles of transmission pipelines. When the assessment is complete in July, it will provide Xcel Energy with the information it needs “to guide informed decisions about how to move forward with mid-level infrastructure upgrades and adaptations,” Worley said.
BPGasunie, Nowega, NWO, Salzgitter, Thyssengas and Uniper have signed the agreement letter of intent to combine their hydrogen projects in northwestern Germany. The goal of the alliance is to connect Wilhelmshaven as a future hydrogen import and production location with the industrial consumption centers of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. BP and Uniper are planning projects in Wilhelmshaven for the import and production of hydrogen. At the same time, Gasunie, Nowega, NWO and Thyssengas are working to modify existing transport pipelines and build new H2 pipelines.
H-Tec Systems has started the construction of a development site for PEM electrolyzer tubes in Hamburg. “In the future, the H-Tec Systems Stack Manufacturing and Development Center will combine stack development, production, testing and service in one place,” said the German company.Automated production enables a potential total electrolysis capacity of up to 5 GW through PEM electrolysis stacks. The production line should be ready in 2024. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) financed the construction of the automated factory. The aim is to investigate processes for the manufacture of PEM electrolysis stacks and electrolyzers in Germany.
Hynion Sweden has received a grant of SEK 61.4 million ($5.94 million) from the Swedish Energy Agency for the construction of two hydrogen refueling stations in Sweden. Hynion and the municipality of Jönköping have signed a lease agreement for the land area of the Torsvik logistics area south of Jönköping. The capacity of the hydrogen filling station that will be put into use this year is 1,500 kg of hydrogen per day. “Torsvik is Sweden’s fastest growing logistics area, located in a strategic location on the E4 road, between the capitals of Scandinavia and close to the mainland. Several major players such as IKEA, Elgiganten, DHL and PostNord have set up warehouses here. said Swedish company.