The UK government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded funding for a safe hydrogen storage and transport technology demonstrator. The technology was developed by an Australian company, Carbon280. The technology was proposed to the UK authorities by a consortium led (as prime contractor and project administrator) by Netherlands-based long duration energy storage company Corre Energy, and including Carbon 280. For Phase 1 of the programme, which will be a feasibility study for the construction of a prototype system, the consortium was granted £149 922.
The first international shipment of a large quantity of liquified hydrogen arrived in Japan, marking a milestone in the efforts to develop hydrogen as a future alternative carbon-free fuel source. The vessel Suiso Frontier especially built for the purpose completed a voyage lasting approximately three-and-a-half weeks as the next stage in the demonstration project.
The Suiso Frontier, a 380-foot-long vessel, was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan as part of the project which seeks to transport liquefied hydrogen at 1/800 of its original gas-state volume.
Japan’s largest railway company will begin testing the country’s first hydrogen-fueled train next month.
The two car “Hybari” train - a combination of hybrid and the Japanese word for a lark - cost about 4 billion yen ($35 million) to develop and can travel up to 140 kilometers (87 miles) at a top speed of 100 km/h on a single filling of hydrogen.
Namibia's first green hydrogen production plant is expected to cost an estimated US$18 million.
The plant, which is a demonstration hub for hydrogen applications, will be built in the Erongo region. The construction will start this year and is expected to be operational by the end of next year.
Apex Clean Energy, Ares, EPIC Midstream, and PCCA have entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU). Under the MoU, they will explore the development of leading green hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and export operation. This also includes a newly constructed dedicated pipeline and a green fuels hub on the Texas Gulf Coast.