World news: Japan, UAE, China, Australia, Europe

Japan has completed the world’s first liquefied hydrogen transport tests by sea as part of an ambitious project to commercialize a hydrogen supply chain, from production to transportation, storage, and utilization, by 2030.
The project operation base is located on an artificial island near Kobe airport. The world-first liquefied hydrogen carrier, Suiso Frontier, is located there.
The initiative has the support of the Japanese government and Australia. It is led by a consortium of seven Japanese companies led by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

The aviation sector is working on a plan for the first emission-free commercial airline route that operates a 19-seater airplane between Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTHA) and London. The airplane, which is being developed by ZeroAvia, will fly entirely on hydrogen.
In order to set up this commercial route, ZeroAvia and Royal Schiphol Group are partnering to develop hydrogen refueling facilities at the airport and integrate them with airport processes. The two companies are also focusing on commerce, infrastructure and regulation.

State-owned utility Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, or DEWA, has invited consulting companies to make proposals for the development of a strategy for the production of green hydrogen as the emirate is seeking to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Green hydrogen will be central to the development of the green mobility sector and will play a key role in cutting carbon emissions from various industries and generating electrical and thermal energy.

The first China-developed hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive started a trial run on a railway line for coal transport in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The hydrogen energy locomotive project was jointly launched by the Inner Mongolia subsidiary of the State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC), CRRC Datong Co., Ltd., and the Hydrogen Energy Co., Ltd. of SPIC.

Woodside Petroleum will invest more than $746 million to build a carbon-neutral hydrogen and ammonia production facility in Western Australia.
Woodside said at full capacity the project would produce up to 1,500 tonnes a day, or 547,500 tonnes a year, of hydrogen for export, in the form of ammonia and liquid hydrogen. It aims to begin construction in 2024, subject to commercial and regulatory approvals.

French green hydrogen producer Lhyfe and US-based fuel cells and electrolysers maker Plug Power Inc have joined forces to realise opportunities throughout Europe.
Lhyfe and Plug Power are targeting a total hydrogen capacity of 300 MW by 2025 through this new alliance, with plans to also initiate the development of a 1-GW production site.