German Government is launching 62 Large-Scale Hydrogen Projects that are to be state-funded as part of a joint European hydrogen project (so-called hydrogen IPCEI - Important Projects of Common European Interest).
The € 8 billion state funding is made up of federal and state funds. Around 4.4 billion euros come from the Federal Ministry of Economics; up to 1.4 billion euros from the Federal Ministry of Transport. The remaining funds are made available by the federal states. Investments totaling 33 billion euros are to be triggered, including over 20 billion euros from private investors. The 62 major hydrogen projects were selected from over 230 project outlines received and represent the entire value chain of the hydrogen market.
Offshore green hydrogen storage to be developed in Ireland.
ESB and dCarbonX will assess and develop offshore green hydrogen subsurface storage in Ireland. The joint partnership covers all subsea energy storage offshore in Ireland and will also support the creation of a proposed new ‘Green Hydrogen Valley’ centred around the Poolbeg peninsula in Dublin.
Chinese state-controlled oil giant Sinopec expects to launch its first green hydrogen project in the Inner Mongolia region in 2022.
Located in Ordos, the green hydrogen plant is designed to have annual production capacity of 20,000 tonnes, with a total investment of $405.58 million.
Sinopec is also planning to build a 20,000 tonnes per year green hydrogen plant in Kuqa city in China's northwestern region Xinjiang, powered by a 1,000 MW solar power station.
Denmark-based green hydrogen infrastructure company Everfuel has launched a plan to deliver up to 19 hydrogen fueling stations through Denmark by the end of 2023, part of a project to build a network between Scandinavia and Germany.
The network of hydrogen fueling stations is part of Everfuel's plan to invest Eur1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) in the renewable hydrogen value chain in Europe, with a target of Eur1 billion in hydrogen fueling revenue by 2030.
US-based power company Cummins is to build a hydrogen electrolyser gigafactory in Spain in partnership with Iberdrola.
The €50m ($61m) proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser plant will start up in 2023 in the central region of Castilla-La Mancha, near Madrid, as a 500MW-a-year facility, and will be scalable to more than 1GW/year.
It is the fourth electrolyser gigafactory to be announced in Europe this year, following in the footsteps of the UK’s ITM Power, Norway’s Nel and France’s McPhy. Denmark’s Haldor Topsoe has also unveiled plans for a 500MW plant producing high-efficiency high-temperature solid-oxide electrolysers.
Eiffel Tower illuminated with renewable hydrogen for a laser show during the Paris de l’hydrogène event organised by Energy Observer. The event is showcasing the potential role of hydrogen in France’s green recovery, as well as raising awareness of the energy transition in general.
Air Liquide is participating in this event by supplying 400kg of renewable hydrogen. An electro-hydrogen generator developed by start-up EODev was also used.
For the first time in more than 130 years, an alternative solution has enabled the illumination of the most visited monument in the world.