VTT researchers said that chemical energy reserves are needed for short- and long-term balancing in all climate regions, especially northern climates. At the same time, the companies are moving forward with their plans to produce hydrogen in Namibia and Morocco.
Fusion fuel awarded a €2.46 million ($2.71 million) equipment supply contract with the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) for a 550 kW solar to green hydrogen project in Zaragoza, Spain. The project includes the development of an on-site green hydrogen production and distribution system for mobility in Zaragoza, as well as a complementary solar power and energy storage system. The project is being developed in cooperation with Zoilo Ríos gas stations. Fusion Fuel will supply its 22 HEVO-Solar units and the rest of the plant’s equipment for water purification and hydrogen compression and storage to 500 bar. Company expect deliver the equipment to the project in the third quarter of 2023. “Our business development team is focused on our core markets of Portugal and Spain, as well as some of our previously identified focus areas such as North America and Italy.” Fusion Fuel told pv magazine. The PEM electrolyzer technology company explained that they see a disconnect in terms of project implementation and technology adoption. “We try to focus more on projects that can be implemented and communicate them to the market when they have reached a sufficient level of development.”
AW Energy and Kaoko Green Energy Solutions have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on hydrogen production in Namibia. “The MoU is dedicated to the development of renewable energy and aims to produce green hydrogen from renewable energy sources, including wave energy,” said coastal wave energy technology company. Namibia enjoys an “energetic and consistent wave resource,” added AW-Energy CEO Christopher Ridgewell.
CWP Global and Hydrogenated LOHC Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding for a joint feasibility study in 2023 to explore a 500 tonne per day hydrogen transport chain from Morocco to Europe using Hydrogenious’ liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology. “The starting point of the feasibility study is the 15 GW AMUN project near the city of Tan Tan in Morocco. This project focuses on producing ammonia locally from green hydrogen to support the decarbonisation of fertilizers and maritime transport. said a German LOHC technology company.
Nikola Corporation and Voltera signed by a final agreement to develop up to 50 hydrogen refueling stations in North America over the next five years. “This partnership supports Nikola’s previously announced plans to develop 60 stations by 2026,” wrote the carrier. Voltera invests, builds, owns and operates the stations, while Nikola supplies the hydrogen fuel and provides technical expertise.
EWE and Salzgitter signed a declaration of intent for cooperation in the hydrogen industry. “As part of the planned cooperation, EWE and Salzgitter have agreed that EWE will produce and supply green hydrogen, which Salzgitter will use for practically CO2-free steel production”, said An energy service provider based in Oldenburg.