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Azerbaijan - Developers of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) have started feasibility studies on blending hydrogen with the natural gas the pipeline will bring in from Azerbaijan, the TAP head said.

“The company has kicked off a technical study and we hope to be in a position to make a first assessment by the end of June next year,” TAP managing director Luca Schieppati told Reuters on Wednesday.

TAP is the final leg of a $40 billion project named the Southern Gas Corridor, which will carry 10 billion cubic metres of gas per year from the giant Shah Deniz field into Europe.

Bahrain's Oil and Gas Holding Company (nogaholding), the National Oil and Gas Authority’s investment arm, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Air Products to assess the feasibility of developing a hydrogen economy in the kingdom.

Bangladesh hydrogen Innovations - The Bangladeshi government has launched a pilot hydrogen production project as part of its effort to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to clean energy.

Hydrogen Innovations Brunei - Brunei Darussalam has started to produce hydrogen, called SPERA Hydrogen, from processed gas to be generated during the production process of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has been exporting it to Japan since the end of 2019. Hydrogen is basically classified as clean energy because no carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted after its combustion and it is therefore expected to be used globally in the future. Brunei’s CO2 emission is mainly from road transport due to high consumption of gasoline and diesel oil, and power generation which relies on consumption of natural gas.

Hydrogen Innovations Cyprus -Green hydrogen has been described as the rockstar of new energies

Hydrogen Innovations Cambodia - Although hydrogen is currently used for industrial activities such as ammonia production or refining, it has great potential to become one of the clean energies of the future. Energy uses of hydrogen are: a) fuel for fuel cell vehicles in the road transport sector, b) fuel for power generation (starting from a mixture with natural gas shifting gradually to 100% hydrogen), and c) heating fuel for boilers and furnaces in the industrial sector.

Hydrogen Innovations Bhutan - This paper considers the technical and economic feasibility of using renewable energy with hydrogen as the energy storage medium for two remote communities in Bhutan, selected to illustrate two common scenarios presenting different challenges. The Royal Government of Bhutan has published plans to provide electricity to all households in the next 20 years, but the practical problems of extending the grid over long distances and mountainous terrain will make that target difficult and expensive to achieve.

Hydrogen innovation China - On 18th November Energy Post, in partnership with the EU-China Energy Cooperation Platform, hosted a series of online workshops under the theme “China: Carbon Neutral by 2060”. The purpose was to understand the Chinese landscape and uncover opportunities for Europe. Here, the moderator for our “Hydrogen” panel, Gökçe Mete, summarises the workshop which included an expert panel discussion and questions from the audience. Taking part were Tudor Constantinescu (Principle Advisor to the Director General, DG ENER), Joachim von Scheele (Global Director Commercialisation, Linde PLC) and Mickael Naouri (Corporate Affairs Director, Air Liquide). The workshop covered blue and green hydrogen, ambitious production targets, investment, innovation, hard-to-abate sectors, heavy transport, hydrogen fuel cells, regulations, fair competition and more. The challenges of giving birth to the hydrogen economy are tremendous, but that has not stopped it entering the decarbonisation plans of both the EU and China.

#Hydrogeninnovations - Hydrogen Innovations Georgia Asia - Green hydrogen: Georgia & Ukraine entering the market?

1. CURRENT STATE OF HYDROGEN PROJECTS IN CHINA

Hydrogen Innovation China - In 2018, China’s annual hydrogen production exceeded 20 million tonnes, and it has become the world's largest hydrogen energy producer and consumer. Production and sales of metal hydrogen storage materials have now surpassed Japan and China is fast becoming the world's largest hydrogen storage material producer and retailer. China produces mainly “grey” hydrogen with “green” hydrogen accounting for a very small proportion (less than 1%). It is likely that fossil fuel-based hydrogen will continue to be the main form of hydrogen produced in China over the next decade.

1. CURRENT STATE OF HYDROGEN PROJECTS IN JAPAN

Development of Hydrogen in Japan
Hydrogen Innovations Japan - Japan is one of the further advanced countries in relation to developing hydrogen projects and has the advantage of having a designated government policy supporting the uptake of hydrogen, coupled with a public acceptance of hydrogen projects in the domestic-energy mix.

1. CURRENT STATE OF HYDROGEN PROJECTS IN RUSSIA

Hydeogen Innovations Russia - Russia is witnessing a growing interest at governmental and industry sector levels in the development of the hydrogen industry. There have been efforts in this regard since the early 2000s, when a number of research and development projects were started in the hydrogen space. The Russian company Norilsk Nickel invested USD 40 million specifically for this purpose. This was generally in line with worldwide trends at that time of looking for alternative sources of energy with reduced emissions. However, by the 2008 financial crisis when oil prices plummeted, any research in hydrogen energy in Russia was suspended and Norilsk Nickel stopped financing the project.

#Hydrogeninnovations - Hydrogen Innovations India -Green hydrogen is expected to start becoming cost competitive with hydrogen from fossil fuels in India by 2030, finds a new report from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

It may feel as though the electric car has been crowned the future of transportation.

Auto companies have plans to make more electric car models, and sales — still only a tiny fraction of the overall market — are expected to get a boost as more countries pass regulations to reduce carbon emissions. But Japan isn't sure that the battery-powered electric car is the only future, and it's betting big on something it says makes more sense in big cities: hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

 

 

Siemens Energy has signed a multi-phase agreement with Afghanistan to establish the country as an energy hub in central Asia by developing a modern, sustainable and cost-effective power system that incorporates renewable energy generation.

Hydrogen Innovations - Siemens Energy has unveiled plans to build a solar-powered green hydrogen plant in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The first phase of the demonstration program will focus on the production of green hydrogen for passenger cars and buses in the Masdar City area.

NAGOYA – Toyota Motor Corp. and its group companies are stepping up efforts to develop auto parts for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and expand their market amid a global shift to eco-friendly cars that do not emit carbon dioxide.

The largest automaker in Japan last month released its second-generation hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan, meaning “future” in Japanese, with a longer range than the previous model, which was the world’s first mass-produced fuel-cell vehicle.

The United States government will provide a $500,000 scientific grant to a small Armenian company involved in the development of fuel cells, a forward-looking technology to transform hydrogen and oxygen into electricity.