French green hydrogen production specialist, Lhyfe, and Centrica, the UK-headquartered multinational energy company, have signed an agreement to jointly develop offshore renewable hydrogen in the UK, starting with a pilot project in the Southern North Sea. Lhyfe / Centrica Beyond the pilot, Lhyfe and Centrica will also examine an additional
In focus: A case for a European offshore hydrogen backbone
300 terawatt hours (TWh) of green hydrogen could potentially be produced using electricity from offshore wind farms in the North Sea by 2050, and used not only to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors but also to boost the security of energy supply in Europe, a new study has shown.
While high demand spurs U.S. gas production, low-carbon and green shift set to curb emissions
The global energy crisis has put the security of supply at the top of the countries’ agenda worldwide, leading to elevated prices, tight supply and high energy demand. As a result, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) believes that the increased demand will bolster American natural gas production while accelerated
EU’s Net-Zero Industry Act: A chance to scale up net-zero tech or missed opportunity to match US IRA?
As part of the Green Deal Industrial Plan, the European Commission (EC) has proposed new initiatives and a set of actions to scale up the manufacturing of clean technologies in the European Union (EU), including renewable hydrogen, carbon capture, and alternative fuel technologies, among others. Courtesy of the European Commission
Wuhu Shipyard kicks off construction of SAL Heavy’s methanol-ready newbuilds
LR green lights Rotoboost’s pre-combustion carbon capture system
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Rotoboost, a Nordic hydrogen production company, for its pre-combustion Carbon Capture System (CCS) Rotobox. Image credit: Lloyd’s Register Rotobox uses thermocatalytic decomposition process (TCD) onboard marine vessels, where part of the natural gas fuel supply is converted into hydrogen and
Marubeni-funded green hydrogen injection demonstration project kicks off in Portugal
Japan’s Marubeni Corporation has launched the first green hydrogen injection demonstration project in the natural gas distribution network of Portugal through its investment in Floene Energias, a gas distribution system operator in Portugal with over 70% of the country’s market share. Courtesy of Marubeni Corporation According to Marubeni, in this
Papua LNG downstream FEED deal awarded to JGC and Hyundai E&C
JGC Corporation, in partnership with Hyundai Engineering & Construction (E&C), has secured a front-end engineering design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) estimation contract for the downstream LNG facilities of the Papua LNG project. Archive. Courtesy of Santos The contract was awarded by ExxonMobil, which holds a 37.1% interest
TECO 2030 unlocks $4.6 million grant from Innovation Norway
Norway’s cleantech company TECO 2030 has achieved a prerequisite required to release the NOK 50 million ($4.6 million) grant given to the company by Innovation Norway in October 2021. Courtesy of TECO 2030 Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government’s instrument for supporting innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry, granted
Fluxys and GASCADE highlight high offshore hydrogen infrastructure potential for Europe in a DNV study
Infrastructure system operators GASCADE and Fluxys have highlighted the significant advantages of an offshore hydrogen backbone in the North and Baltic Seas in the ‘Specification of a European Offshore Hydrogen Backbone’ study commissioned to the classification society DNV. Illustration only / Archive / Courtesy of DNV According to the companies,
7 new members join methane busting initiative
Seven new members have joined the Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative (MAMII), launched in September 2022. Image credit MAMII New members of the Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative (MAMII) include CoolCo, United Overseas Management, Capital Gas, Celsius Tankers, Global Meridian Holdings, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and TMS Cardiff Gas.
Matson lifts option to convert another vessel to run on LNG
American transportation and logistics company Matson has confirmed plans to convert the main engine of its 2019-built container ship Kaimana Hila to run on LNG. Kaimana Hila; Image credit: Matson/MAN Energy Solutions The ship’s engine will be converted from an MAN B&W S90ME-C10.5 unit to a dual-fuel ME-GI unit that can run