Lhyfe has started offshore hydrogen production through a pilot project in France, and Toyota and its partners have agreed to invest in hydrogen in Thailand. In turn, Australian authorities have approved a hydrogen project in Victoria.
Lhyfe says its Sealhyfe offshore hydrogen production pilot has been successfully towed 20 kilometers into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Le Croisic, France. French company said the platform started offshore hydrogen production on June 20. The project will be tested in real life on a redesigned floating platform connected to the SEM-REV offshore test center in central Nantes, which is already connected to a floating wind turbine. The compact Sealhyfe platform, with an area of less than 200 square meters, can produce up to 400 kilograms of hydrogen per day.
Offshore production of hydrogen for Europe (HOPE) project consortium has received a 20 million euro ($21.9 million) grant from the European Commission. The consortium, which includes partner Lhyfe, goals to demonstrate the feasibility of large-scale offshore production and pipeline transport of renewable hydrogen. The project involves the construction of a 10 MW production unit on the Belgian coast in the North Sea by 2026.
RINA and AFRY have conducted a preliminary study on the feasibility of a direct pipeline connecting the Persian Gulf region and Europe for low-carbon hydrogen transport. Two sides said that the results reveal the potential of the Persian Gulf as a cost-effective source of low-carbon hydrogen for Europe. The analysis shows that the existing infrastructure can transport about 2.5 million tons of hydrogen per year, but the expansion of the pipeline network would further increase the transport capacity.
Australia has granted a permit for an A$51 million ($34 million) renewable hydrogen plant in Victoria. Energy Minister Chris Bowen said that the 10 MW electrolyser is eight times larger than the country’s current largest electrolyser. Located in Albury-Wodonga, the project uses renewable energy from a Victorian wind farm to demonstrate the compatibility of renewable hydrogen with existing gas infrastructure. Renewable hydrogen is distributed through natural gas pipelines mixed with a maximum of 10 percent. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023, and the site is expected to be in use at the end of 2025.
Hydrogène de France (HDF) has signed two agreements to accelerate the development of its hydrogen power plants in the Philippines. The initial contracts were awarded to the Mindanao Development Authority and the Department of Energy of the Philippines, while subsequent contracts were awarded to the National Power Corp., the country’s main utility, said a french company.
Air liquid has come “Official Supporter” of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games under a partnership to contribute to reducing the event’s carbon dioxide emissions. The group supplies renewable hydrogen to part of the official fleet.
Enapter has secured The order from UK-based Intelligent Energy Ltd (IEL) is to supply a 1 MW AEM-Multicore electrolyser. IEL manufactures lightweight hydrogen fuel cell products and uses AEM Multicore to produce hydrogen to test its zero-emission fuel cell products. Delivery is planned for 2024.